Regulatory, Energy & Environment Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
January 28, 2013
1:30 p.m. - Room 317 City Hall

NOTE:  All cellular telephones and electronic devices to be switched to a non-audible function during Council and Committee meetings.

Committee Members Present:  Glidden (Chair), Gordon, Samuels, Schiff, Goodman, Hofstede (quorum 4)

Council Committee Coordinator:  Peggy Menshek (612) 673-2287


 Licenses & Consumer Services

 1.  License Applications:
      Grant licenses recommended for approval.
      (See separate Licenses Agenda - Not available in electronic format)
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 2.  Burch Steak and Pizza Bar, 1934 Hennepin Ave:
      a)  Application for On-Sale Liquor Class E with Sunday Sales License; and
      b)  Approve Business License Operating Conditions.
      Staff Report:  Burch Steak and Pizza Bar Inspector ReportBurch Conds  
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 3.  French Meadow Bakery and Cafe, 2610 Lyndale Ave S:
      Application for On-Sale Wine with Strong Beer Class E License (permanent expansion of premises).
      Staff Report:  French Meadow Bakery & Cafe Inspector ReportFrench Meadow Plan   
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 4.  The Lounge, 411 2nd Ave N:
       Application for On-Sale Liquor Class A with Sunday Sales.
       Staff Report:  The Lounge Inspector Report  
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 5.  Old Colony EZ Stop, 1717 Broadway St NE:
      Approve License Settlement Conference recommendations relating to Off-Sale Beer License.
      Staff Report:  Old Colony EZ Stop LSC  
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 6.  Union Liquor Store, 3219 Penn Ave N:
      Approve License Settlement Conference recommendations relating to Off-Sale Liquor License.
      Staff Report:  Union Liquor Store LSC  
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 7.  La Colonia Restaurant, 2205 Central Ave NE:
      Approve License Settlement Conference recommendations relating to On-Sale Wine with Strong Beer Class E License.
      Staff Report:  La Colonia Restaurant LSC  
      Action Taken:  Approved.

Finance & Property Services 

 8.  Fire Station No. 4 - Photovoltaic System Installation:
      Authorize increase to contract with Energy Concepts by $1,060, for a revised contract total of $59,560, to allow for additional roof preparation work.
      (Refer to W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report:  Fire Station No 4 RCA  
      Action Taken:  Approved.

City Coordinator

 9.  Minneapolis Community Environmental Advisory Commission:
      a)  Approve repealing Resolution 1990R-142 entitled "Creating the Minneapolis Environmental Commission"; and 
      b)  Approve resolution re-establishing the Citizen Environmental Advisory Committee as the Minneapolis Community Environmental Advisory Commission (CEAC).
      Staff Report:  CEAC RCACEAC Resolution  
      Action Taken:  Approved.

Set Public Hearing

10.  Conditions on Licenses:
       Set a public hearing for February 11, 2013 to receive comments on the following amendments to the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances authorizing the City Council to impose reasonable conditions on a business license when a documented violation exists to protect and promote public peace, good order, livability and security:
      a)  Title 14, Chapter 362 relating to Liquor and Beer:  Liquor Licenses; and
      b)  Title 13, Chapter 259 relating to Licenses and Business Regulations:  In General.
      Staff Report:  License Conditions RCAChapter 362 OrdnChapter 259 Ordn  
      Action Taken:  Public Hearing set for February 11, 2013

Public Hearings

Health Department

11.  Commercial Building Energy Rating and Disclosure:
       Ordinance amending Title 3, Chapter 47 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Air Pollution and Environmental Protection:  Air Pollution, amending the chapter title and adding a new section providing for commercial building energy rating and disclosure. (Glidden; Introduced 11/16/2012)  
       Staff Report:  Commercial Bldg Rating & Disclosure Policy RCAComm Bldg Energy Rating & Discl Ch 47 Ordn;  Informational  Website   PowerPoint Presentation    
      Action Taken:  Approved.

Licenses & Consumer Services

12.  Commercial Pedal Cars:
       Ordinance amending Title 13 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Licenses and Business Regulations, adding a new Chapter 306 licensing and regulating commercial pedal car businesses.  (Hofstede; Introduced 6/29/2012)  
      Staff Report:  Commercial Pedal Cars RCACommercial Pedal Cars Hearing NoticeCommercial Pedal Cars Ordn  
      Action Taken:  Approved.

13.  Northgate Brewing, 3134 California St NE:
       Application for Off-Sale Malt Liquor Growler License.  
       Staff Report:  Northgate Brewing Hearing NoticeNorthgate Brewing Inspector Rpt  
      Action Taken:  Approved.

14.  Spill the Wine, 901 W Lake St:
       Application for Sidewalk Cafe License and On-Sale Liquor Class E License.
       Staff Report:  Spill the Wine Hearing NoticeSpill the Wine Inspector RptSpill the Wine Plan   
      Action Taken:  Approved.

15.  Ultra Wash, 2112 E Lake St:
       Application for Extended Hours License to operate 24 hours per day.   
       Staff Report:  Ultra Wash Hearing NoticeUltra Wash Inspector Rpt   
      Action Taken:  Approved.

Quasi-Judicial Hearings

Department of Regulatory Services

16.  Rental Dwelling License at 2431 Chicago Ave:
       Recommendation to revoke license held by Abdulaziz Sheikh.
       Action Taken 1/14/2013:  Postponed one cycle.
      Staff Report:  2431 Chicago Ave RCA2431 Chicago Ave Findings 
      Action Taken:  Approved revocation.

17.  Rental Dwelling License at 2120 Emerson Ave N:
       Recommendation to revoke license held by Camisha Terry.  
       Staff Report:  2120 Emerson Ave N RCA2120 Emerson Ave N Findings  
      Action Taken:  Approved revocation.

Licenses & Consumer Services 

18.  Taxi Driver's License:  
       Recommendation to revoke Taxi Driver's License held by Mark Bradley Koursh.
       Staff Report:  Taxi Driver's License RCATaxi Driver's License Findings  
      Action Taken:  Postponed one cycle.

Notice: A portion of this meeting may be closed to the public pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Section 13D.03 or 13D.05.

Next Committee Meeting:  February 11, 2013

Committee actions referred to the next Council Meeting:  February 8, 2013

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