Regulatory, Energy & Environment Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
June 17, 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 Members 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.  MAYA Cuisine, 1840 Central Ave NE:
      Application for On-Sale Liquor Class E with Sunday Sales and 2 AM License.
      Staff Report:  MAYA Cuisine Inspector Report  
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 3.  Camden Tavern Bar & Grill, 4601 Lyndale Ave N:
      Application for On-Sale Liquor Class E with Sunday Sales License.
      Staff Report:  Camden Tavern Inspector Report  
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 4.  Town Hall Lanes, 5019 34th Ave S:
       Application for On-Sale Liquor Class C-2 with Sunday Sales and Bowling Alley Licenses.
       Staff Report:  Town Hall Lanes Inspector Report  
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 5.  Social House, 2919 Hennepin Ave:
      Application for Permanent Expansion of Premises and upgrade to On-Sale Liquor Class B with Sunday Sales License.
      Staff Report:  Social House Inspector Report 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 6.  Chicago Grill BBQ Soul Food, 1123 W Lake St:
      Approve Business License Operating Conditions relating to Food Manufacturer License.
      Staff Report:  Chicago Grill BBQ Soul Food Conditions  
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 7.  Tacos El Primo, 2717 12th Ave S:
      Approve License Settlement Conference recommendations relating to Mobile Food Vehicle Vendor License.
      Staff Report:  Tacos El Primo LSC 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 City Coordinator  

 8.   Xcel Energy Annual Reliability and Smart Grid Report:
       Authorize submission of comments to the State regarding Xcel Energy’s Annual Report, Petition Service Quality Performance, and Smart Grid Report.
       Staff Report:  Xcel Report RCAXcel Comments 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

Referred by Committee of the Whole 6/13/2013

9.  Sake Off-Sale Local Approval:
     Resolution approving Laws of Minnesota 2013 Legislative Session; Chapter 42, Section 11 authorizing the City to issue off-sale sake license to licensed brewery producing sake under authority of Minnesota Statutes section 340A.301.
     Staff Report:  Sake Off-Sale Local Approval RCA
     Action Taken:  Referred to staff.

10.  Intoxicating Malt Liquor Local Approval:
       Resolution approving Laws of Minnesota 2013 Legislative Session; Chapter 42, Section 14 authorizing the City, notwithstanding any other requirements under Minnesota Statutes, section 340A.404, Subdivision 5, to authorize a holder of an on-sale wine license who is also licensed to sell 3.2 percent malt liquors at on-sale to also sell intoxicating malt liquors at on-sale without an additional license under authority of Minnesota Statutes section 340A.411.
       Staff Report:  Intoxicating Malt Liquor Local Approval RCA
     Action Taken:  Referred to staff.

 Referred by City Council 6/14/2013

11.  Beer and Liquor Establishment Regulations:
       Subject matter of the following ordinances amending Title 14 of the Code relating to Liquor and Beer, repealing provisions related to restroom facilities:
       a) Chapter 368 relating to Beer Regulations (repealing section 368.90).
       b) Chapter 364 relating to Liquor Regulations (repealing section 364.110).  (Colvin Roy)
     Action Taken:  Referred to staff.

12.  Food Establishment Regulations:
       Subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 10, Chapter 188 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Food Code: Administration and Licensing (repealing section 188.450 relating to toilet facilities).   (Colvin Roy)  
     Action Taken:  Referred to staff.

Public Hearings

 Licenses & Consumer Services

13.  Hilton Minneapolis, 1001 Marquette Ave:
       Application for Permanent Expansion of Premises to include an exterior patio area at the front of the hotel when a function is held in the adjoining Gallery Ballroom.
      Staff Report:  Hilton Hearing NoticeHilton Inspector ReportHilton Plan   
      Action Taken:  Approved.

14.  514 Studios, 514 3rd Ave N:
       Application for Rental Hall License.
      Staff Report:  514 Studios Hearing Notice514 Studios Inspector Report  
      Action Taken:  Approved.

15.  Minneapolis Event Center, 212 2nd St SE:
       Application for Rental Hall License.
       Staff Report:  Minneapolis Event Center Hearing NoticeMpls Event Center Inspector Report   
      Action Taken:  Sent forward without recommendation.

16.  Lake Street Express, 640 E Lake St:
       Application for Extended Hours License to operate 24-hours per day.
       Staff Report:  Lake Street Express Hearing NoticeLake Street Express Inspector Report 
      Action Taken:  Approved staff recommendation to deny application.

 Department of Regulatory Services

17.  Rental Property Licensing Regulations:
       Ordinance amending Title 12, Chapter 244 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Housing:  Maintenance Code, adding a provision to require rental property owners or their designee to respond to inquiries from the Department of Regulatory Services or Environmental Management/Health Department staff in a reasonable period of time. (Johnson - Introduced 4/12/2013)  
       Staff Report:  Rental Property Licensing Regulations RCARental Property Licensing ORD 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

Quasi-Judicial Hearings

 Department of Regulatory Services

18.  Rental Dwelling License at 1005 19th St E:
       Recommendation to revoke license held by Abdulaziz Sheikh.      
       Staff Report:  1005 19th St E RCA1005 19th St E FOF   
      Action Taken:  Approved staff recommendation to revoke license.

 Remanded from Court of Appeals

 19.  Property at 2639 Oliver Ave N:
        Refer to Nuisance Condition Process Review Panel.
        Court of Appeals Opinion
       Action Taken:  Referred to Nuisance Condition Process Review Panel.

Discussion

 City Coordinator

20.  Minneapolis Climate Action Plan:
       a)  Adopt the Minneapolis Climate Action Plan;
       b)  Direct Sustainability staff to continue to track community greenhouse gas emissions on an annual basis and report, through the Sustainability Indicators Report, progress towards goals as well as the impact of activities that occurred in the previous year;
       c) Direct Sustainability staff to work across departments and with the Community Environmental Advisory Committee to identify climate action strategy priorities and bring to the Council policy and funding requests on an ongoing basis; and
       d) Direct Sustainability staff to incorporate the goals and, where appropriate, specific strategies from the Climate Action Plan into the Energy Pathways Study and specifically the City Energy Vision which will be developed during that study. 
       Staff Report:  Minneapolis Climate Action Plan RCAMinneapolis Climate Action Plan WebsiteMinneapolsi Climate Action Plan PowerPoint    
      Action Taken:  Approved.

21.  Energy System Pathways Study:
       a)  Direct the City Coordinator to enter into an agreement with the Center for Energy and Environment for the Energy System Pathways Study, at a cost not to exceed $250,000; and
       b)  Waive any conflict of interest between the City and McGrann Shea and consent and authorize McGrann Shea to perform legal research and services as a subcontractor with the Center for Energy and Environment in this matter.
       (Refer to W&M/Budget)
       Staff Report:  Energy System Pathways Study RCA 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

Postponed

22.  Rental Dwelling License at 1603 Girard Ave N:  
       Recommendation to revoke license held by Ronnie and Sarah Holliday.  
      Staff Report:  1603 Girard Ave N RCA1603 Girard Ave N FOF  
      Action Taken 5/13/2013 and 6/3/2013:  Postponed.  
      Action Taken:  Postponed.

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:  July 8, 2013

Committee actions referred to the next Council Meeting:  June 28, 2013

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