Regulatory, Energy & Environment Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
April 4, 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), Samuels, Schiff, Goodman, Hofstede (quorum 4)
Committee Member Absent:  Gordon

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


 Health Department

 1.  Recognition of Perc-Free Dry Cleaners:
      Presentation of the 2013 Minneapolis Green Business Awards for Pollution Reduction recognizing the following dry cleaners for their use of perchloroethylene (perc)-free dry cleaning processes:
      • Colonial Cleaners
      • Peter Pan Dry Cleaners
      • Hiawatha Cleaners & Launderers
      • Prestige Cleaning Center
      • Sew Biz Tailoring
      • Uptown Cleaners
      • White Way Cleaners
      • Mulberry's Garment Care
      Staff Report:  Perc-Free Dry Cleaners RCA
     Action Taken:  Received and filed.


 Licenses & Consumer Services

 2.  License Applications:
      Grant licenses recommended for approval.
      (See separate Licenses Agenda - Not available in electronic format)  
     Action Taken:  Approved, as amended to postpone the following:  (a) Item 41 (Page 5) Food Group Holdings LLC, dba Social House, 2919 Hennepin Ave; and (b) Item 60 (Page 7) Uptown Drink LLC, dba Uptown Tavern and Rooftop.

 3.  Le Meridien Chambers Mpls, 901 Hennepin Ave:
      Application for On-Sale Liquor Class B with Sunday Sales and 2:00 a.m License (New Proprietor).
      Staff Report:  Le Meridien Chambers Mpls Inspector Report 
     Action Taken:  Approved.

 4.  T's Place, 2713 E Lake St:
      Application for On Sale Liquor Class B with Sunday Sales (upgrade from Class C-2) to upgrade level of entertainment to allow DJ's.
      Staff Report:  T's Place Inspector Report 
     Action Taken:  Approved.

 5.  Terzo, 2221 W 50th St:
      Application for On-Sale Wine Class E with Strong Beer License (New Owner).
      Staff Report:  Terzo Inspector Report 
     Action Taken:  Approved.

 6.  Amore Victoria, 1601 W Lake St:
      Application to amend Business License Operating Conditions relating to an On-Sale Liquor Class E with Sunday Sales License to allow increase in rooftop dining area from 88 to 108 patrons, including eight seats for customer waiting.  
      Staff Report:  Amore Victoria Amended ConditionsAmore Victoria Rooftop Plans      
     Action Taken:  Approved.

 7.  DJ Foreign Auto Care, 2626 University Ave NE:  
      Approve Business License Operating Conditions relating to Motor Vehicle Repair Garage License.
      Staff Report:  DJ Foreign Auto Care Conditions  
     Action Taken:  Approved.

 8.  CC Club, 2600 Lyndale Ave S:
      a)  Application for On-Sale Liquor Class E with Sunday Sales with private outdoor deck.
      b)  Approve Business License Operating Conditions.
      Staff Report:  CC Club ConditionsCC Club Inspector ReportCC Club Plan   
     Action Taken:  Approved.

Referred by Committee of the Whole/Intergovernmental Relations Committee

City Coordinator

 9.  Energy System Pathways Study:
      a)  Direct City Coordinator staff to complete by August 2013 a draft energy vision that establishes goals for future performance of the energy system serving Minneapolis;
      b)  Direct City Coordinator staff to complete by January 2014 a study of the potential options to meet Minneapolis' energy vision; and
      c)  Allocate funds for work through January 2014.
      (Refer to W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report:  Energy System Pathways Study RCA 
     Action Taken:  Approved.

Public Hearings

 Licenses & Consumer Services

10.  The Kenwood, 2115 21st St W:
       Application for Permanent Expansion of Premises License to operate a Sidewalk Cafe with four two-top tables.
       Staff Report:  The Kenwood Hearing NoticeKenwood Inspector ReportKenwood Cafe Plan  
      Action Taken:  Approved.

11.  The Soap Factory, 514 2nd St SE:
        Application for Rental Hall License.
        Staff Report:  The Soap Factory Hearing NoticeSoap Factory Inspector Report   
       Action Taken:  Approved.

12.  Toppers Pizza, 5447 Nicollet Ave: 
       a)  Application for an Extended Hours License to operate until 3:00 a.m. seven days per week; and
       b)  Approve amended Business License Operating Conditions.
       Staff Report:  Toppers Pizza Hearing NoticeToppers Pizza Inspector ReportToppers Amended Conditions 
       Action Taken:  Approved.

 Department of Regulatory Services

13.  Rental Dwelling Licensing Conditions:
       a)  Ordinance amending Title 12, Chapter 244 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Housing:  Maintenance Code, adding language for the imposition of reasonable conditions or restrictions upon a rental dwelling license pursuant to Section 259.165 (Glidden; Introduced 3/30/2012); and
       b)  Approve Standard Operating Procedures relating to the process for imposing rental dwelling license conditions.
       Staff Report:  Rental License Conditions RCA;  License Conditions ORDRental License Conditions Standard Operating Procedures;   Amendment to Section 244.1960(a) 
       Action Taken:  Approved, as amended to include an amendment to Section 244.1960(a).

14.  Exhibition and Temporary Markets:
       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 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:  Markets RCAMarkets ORDMarkets AMENDED ORD   
       Action Taken:  Approved, as amended to limit food vendors and agricultural products to less than 25% of all vendors, up to a maximum of ten (10) food vendors, at the temporary market or exhibition.

Quasi-Judicial Hearings

15.  Rental Dwelling License at 1918 Golden Valley Rd:
       Recommendation to revoke license held by One Zero, LLC - Arriel McDonald.  
       Staff Report:  1918 Golden Valley Rd RCA1918 Golden Valley Road FINDINGS   
       Action Taken:  Approved revocation.

16.  Rental Dwelling License at 900 26th Ave NE:
       Recommendation to revoke license held by John Egelkrout.
       Staff Report:  900 26th Ave NE RCA900 26th Ave NE 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:  April 15, 2013

Committee actions referred to the next Council Meeting:  April 12, 2013

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