Regulatory, Energy & Environment Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
February 11, 2013
1:30 p.m. - Room 317 City Hall

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

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

Consent

 Licenses & Consumer Services

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

 2.  Aspen Suites, 425 7th St S:
      Application for On-Sale Liquor Class B with Sunday Sales, Hotel, and Swimming Pool Licenses (New Owner).
      Staff Report:  Aspen Suites Inspector Report  
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 3.  JJ's Coffee & Wine Bistro, 1011 Washington Ave S:
      Application for On-Sale Wine Class D with Strong Beer License (New Wine License).
      Staff Report:  JJ's Coffee & Wine Bistro Inspector ReportJJ's Plan  
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 4.  Parkway Pizza, 4359 Minnehaha Ave:
      Application for On-Sale Wine Class E with Strong Beer License (New Owner).
      Staff Report:  Pkwy Pizza Inspector Rpt;  Pkwy Pizza Plan 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

Set Public Hearing

 5.  Pedicabs:
      Set a public hearing for February 25, 2013 to receive comments on amendments to Title 13, Chapter 305 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Licenses and Business Regulations:  Pedicabs, to allow electric-assist pedicabs.   (Gordon; Introduced 7/20/2012)
      Staff Report:  Electric-Assist Pedicab RCAChap 305 Ordn 
      Action Taken:  Postponed.

Public Hearing

 Licenses & Consumer Services

 6.  The Commons Hotel, 615 Washington Ave SE:
      Application for Permanent Expansion of Premises License for outdoor patio adjacent to restaurant space in hotel.
      Staff Report:  The Commons Hotel Hearing NoticeCommons Inspector Rpt;  Commons Plan   
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 7.  Dusty's Bar, 1319 Marshall St NE:
      Application for On-Sale Liquor Class B with Sunday Sales License.
      Staff Report:  Dusty's Bar Hearing NoticeDusty's Bar Inspector Rpt 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 8.  Morrissey's Irish Pub, 913 W Lake St:
      Application for On-Sale Liquor Class C-1 with Sunday Sales License.
      Staff Report:  Morrissey's Irish Pub Hearing NoticeMorrissey's Inspector Rpt
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 9.  Penn Gas Stop, 2606 Penn Ave N:
      Application for Extended Hours License to operate 7 days per week 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
      Staff Report:  Penn Gas Stop Hearing NoticePenn Gas Stop Inspector Rpt 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

10.  Psycho Suzi's Motor Lounge, 1900 Marshall St NE:
       Application for Permanent Expansion of Premises License for an upper deck above existing deck and patio area.
       Staff Report:  Psycho Suzi's Hearing NoticePsycho Suzi's Inspector RptPlan  
      Action Taken:  Approved.

11.  Seward Community Cafe, 2129 E Franklin Ave:
       Application for On-Sale Wine Class C-1 with Strong Beer License.
       Staff Report:  Seward Community Cafe Hearing NoticeSeward Cafe Inspector Rpt & Plan 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

12.  Business Operating Conditions:
       a)  Ordinances amending the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances authorizing the City Council to impose reasonable conditions on a business license in rare situations in which a documented violation(s) exists and the business has been unwilling to take reasonable steps to protect and promote public safety, good order, livability and security:
            •  Title 14, Chapter 362 relating to Liquor and Beer:  Liquor Licenses;
            •  Title 13, Chapter 259 relating to Licenses and Business Regulations:  In General (Introduced 8/3/2012)
       b)  Approve Standard Operating Procedures on the process for imposing business operating conditions.
       Staff Report:  License Conditions RCAConditions Hearing NoticeConditions SOP362 Ordn;  259 Ordn  
      Action Taken:  Approved.

Quasi-Judicial Hearing

 Licenses & Consumer Services

 13.  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:  Approved revocation.

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 25, 2013

Committee actions referred to the next Council Meeting:  February 22, 2013

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Last updated Feb. 12, 2013