Regulatory, Energy & Environment Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
March 18, 2013
1:30 p.m. - Room 317 City Hall

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

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.  Aqua City Motel, 5739 Lyndale Ave S:
      Approve Business License Operating Conditions relating to Hotel/Motel License.
      Staff Report:  Aqua City Motel Conds 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 3.  Metro Inn Motel, 5637 Lyndale Ave S:
      Approve Business License Operating Conditions relating to Hotel/Motel License.
      Staff Report:  Metro Inn Motel Conds      
      Action Taken:  Approved.

Department of Regulatory Services   

 4.  Housing Board of Appeals:
      Approve appointment of Lisa Smestad to the Housing Board of Appeals for a term to expire December 31, 2013 filling the unexpired term of Environmental Health Designee Becky McIntosh.
       Staff Report:  Housing Board of Appeals RCA 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 5.  Rental Dwelling License at 729 16th St E:
      Approve reinstatement of license to be held by Channing Scott.
      Staff Report:  729 16th St E RCA729 16th St E PLAN 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 Health Department 

 6.  Energy Efficiency Work:
      Authorize execution of a license agreement with Don Bailey to grant to the City a perpetual, non-exclusive, assignable, and royalty-free license agreement to permit the City and its assigns for the use of an energy benchmarking tool to conduct energy efficiency work related to an Environmental Assistance Grant from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
      Staff Report:  Energy Efficiency Work RCA 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 7.  Energy Star Portfolio Manager Training:
      Authorize execution of a license agreement with the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) granting CEE a perpetual, non-exclusive, and royalty-free license to permit CEE to conduct additional Energy Star Portfolio Manager Training to building owners and operators in Minneapolis.
      Staff Report:  Energy Star Portfolio Manager Training RCA 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

City Coordinator 

 8.  Solar Activities:
      Authorize execution of a contract with the Minnesota Department of Commerce to accept reimbursement of up to $3,593 for staff time for solar activities.
      (Refer to W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report:  Reimbursement for Solar Activities RCA 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

Set Public Hearings

Department of Regulatory Services   

 9.  Rental Dwelling Licensing Conditions:
      Set a public hearing for April 4, 2013 to receive comments on an ordinance amending Title 12, Chapter 244 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Housing:  Maintenance Code, adding language allowing the imposition of reasonable conditions or restrictions on rental dwelling licenses. (Glidden; Introduced 3/30/2012)
      Staff Report:  Chapter 244 ORDStandard Operating Procedures   
      Action Taken:  Public hearing set as indicated.

10.  Flea Markets:
       Set a public hearing for April 4, 2013 to receive comments on an ordinance amending Title 13, Chapter 321 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Licenses and Business Regulations:  Secondhand Dealers, allowing temporary markets/flea markets for the sale of arts, crafts, antiques, and/or secondhand goods by any person, partnership, corporation or association to be sold at tables, stalls, or booths at a fixed location and licensed by the City of Minneapolis.  (Schiff; Introduced 8/17/2012)
      Staff Report:  Flea Market RCAFlea Market ORD  
      Action Taken:  Public hearing set as indicated.

Public Hearings

 Licenses & Consumer Services

11.  Aster Cafe, 125 Main Street SE:
       Application for Permanent Expansion of Premises License to increase current outdoor patio area with seating for a total 131 patrons.
       Staff Report:  Aster Hearing NoticeAster Inspector ReportAster Diagram  
      Action Taken:  Approved.

12.  The 1029 Bar, 1029 Marshall St NE:
       Application for Permanent Expansion of Premises License to increase current outdoor patio area with seating for a total of 32 patrons.
       Staff Report:  The 1029 Bar Hearing Notice;  The 1029 Inspector ReportThe 1029 Diagram     
      Action Taken:  Approved.

Quasi-Judicial Hearings

Department of Regulatory Services

13.  Rental Dwelling License at 3151 Arthur St NE:
       Recommendation to revoke license held by Julie Boie.
       Staff Report:  3151 Arthur St NE RCA3151 Arthur St NE Findings  
      Action Taken:  Approved revocation.

14.  Rental Dwelling License at 237 26th Ave NE:
       Recommendation to revoke license held by Desta Foghe.
       Staff Report:  237 26th Ave NE RCA;  237 26th Ave NE Findings  
      Action Taken:  Approved revocation.

15.  Chapter 249 Property at 2501 Golden Valley Rd:
       Recommendation of Nuisance Condition Process Review Panel to uphold the Director's Order and approve staff recommendation to demolish the property.
      Staff Report:  2501 Golden Valley Rd RCA2501 Golden Valley Rd Findings2501 Golden Valley Rd Supplemental Findings   
      Action Taken:  Approved demolition, to be stayed for a period of six months subject to the following:  a) proof of sale to a qualified entity; and b) proof of financing for rehabilitation of the property.  Adopted Findings of Fact and Recommendation, and directed the City Attorney's Office to develop Supplemental Findings to incorporate additional findings based on evidence made a part of the record at the time of the quasi-judicial hearing.

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:  April 4, 2013

Committee actions referred to the next Council Meeting:  March 29, 2013

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Last updated Mar 21, 2013