Regulatory, Energy & Environment Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
September 9, 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.  Muse Event Center, 107 3rd Ave N:
      Application for On-Sale Liquor Class B with Sunday Sales and 2:00 a.m. License. (New business)
      Staff Report:  Muse Event Center Inspector Report 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 3.  Whole Foods Market, 222 Hennepin Ave:
      Application for On-Sale Wine Class E with Strong Beer License to operate culinary school. (New business - public hearing held 8/19/2013)
      Staff Report:  Whole Foods Inspector Report
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 4.  SuperAmerica, 641 Broadway St NE:
      Approve Business License Operating Conditions relating to Grocery, Food Manufacturer, Tobacco, and Gasoline Filling Station Licenses.
      Staff Report:  SuperAmerica Conditions
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 Department of Regulatory Services 

 5.  Rental Dwelling License at 237 26th Ave NE:
      Approve reinstatement of license to be held by Desta Foghe.
      Staff Report:  237 26th Ave NE RCA237 26th Ave NE Management Plan  
      Action Taken:  Approved.

Public Hearings

 Licenses & Consumer Services

 6.  Kilimanjaro Restaurant, 3021 5th Ave S:
      a)  Application for Extended Hours License to operate from 6:00 a.m.to 3:00 a.m. daily; and
      b)  Application for Sidewalk Cafe License to allow seating for 14 patrons at seven (7) tables (sidewalk cafe hours limited to 10:00 p.m.).
      Staff Report:  Kilimanjaro Restaurant Hearing NoticeKilimanjaro Restaurant Inspector ReportKilimanjaro Cafe Plan 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 7.  Travail, 904 W Broadway:
      Application for On-Sale Liquor Class E License. (New business)
      Staff Report:  Travail Hearing NoticeTravail Inspector Report 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

Quasi-Judicial Hearings

 CPED/Business Licensing 

 8.  True Thai Restaurant, 2627 Franklin Ave E:
      Recommendation to revoke On-Sale Wine Class E with Strong Beer License due to delinquent taxes owed to the State of Minnesota.  
      Staff Report:  True Thai Restaurant RCATrue Thai Documentation 
      Action Taken:  Approved revocation.

 9.  Chapter 249 Property at 2639 Oliver Ave N:
      Recommendation of Nuisance Condition Process Review Panel to uphold the Director's Order and approve staff recommendation to demolish the property.
      Staff Report:  2639 Oliver Ave N RCA2639 Oliver Ave N Findings 
      Action Taken:  Approved demolition.

Discussion

  City Coordinator

10.  Sherco Coal Plant - Comment Submission:
       Authorize submission of comments urging the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to direct Xcel Energy to include in its 2014 Integrated Resource Plan a timeline for replacing Sherco Coal Plant's Units 1 and 2 with clean energy.
      Staff Report:  Sherco Coal Plant Comments RCASherco LTR  
      Action Taken:  Approved.

11.  Energy Pathways Study - Energy Vision:
       Receive and file City of Minneapolis Energy Vision 2014.
       Staff Report:  Energy Vision RCA & Energy Vision 2014Energy Vision PowerPoint  
      Action Taken:  Received and filed.

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:  September 23, 2013

Committee actions referred to the next Council Meeting:  September 20, 2013

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Last updated Sep. 10, 2013