Regulatory, Energy & Environment Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
October 7, 2013
1:30 p.m. - Room 317 City Hall

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

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


 Licenses & Consumer Services

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

 2.  Radisson Plaza Hotel Minneapolis, 35 7th St S:
      Application for On-Sale Liquor Class A with Sunday Sales, Hotel, Catering, and Sidewalk Cafe Licenses.  (New Proprietor)
      Staff Report:  Radisson Plaza Hotel Minneapolis Inspector Report
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 3.  The Rabbit Hole, 920 E Lake St:
      Application for On-Sale Liquor Class E with Sunday Sales License. (New Business)
      Staff Report:  The Rabbit Hole Inspector Report
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 4.  Broadway Winner, 626 W Broadway:
      Approve Business License Operating Conditions relating to Grocery, Gasoline Filling Station, Tobacco Dealer, Off-Sale 3.2 Beer, and Ice Producer Licenses.
      Staff Report:  Broadway Winner Conditions 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 5.  Emerson Food Market, 2628 Emerson Ave N:
      Approve Business License Operating Conditions relating to Grocery and Tobacco Dealer Licenses.
      Staff Report:  Emerson Food Market Conditions 
      Action Taken 9/23/13:  Postponed one cycle. 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 6.  License Regulations:
      Ordinance amending Title 13, Chapter 341 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Licenses and Business Regulations:  Taxicabs clarifying definitions and language related to taxicab rideshare companies. (Glidden)
      Action Taken:  Public hearing scheduled for 10/21/2013 cancelled; Referred to staff.

 City Coordinator

 7.  City Tree Program:
      Authorize execution of agreement with Tree Trust, in an amount not to exceed the budgeted allocation, to manage City Tree Program in 2014 with an option for one-year contract extensions in 2015, 2016, and 2017.  
      (Refer to W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report:  City Tree Program RCA 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 Department of Regulatory Services 

 8.  Property at 3434 Dupont Ave N:
      Approve waiver of 60-day waiting period requirement to demolish property as set forth in Chapter 249.
      Staff Report:  3434 Dupont Ave N RCA3434 Dupont Ave N Photos 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 Referred by City Council 10/4/2013

 9.  Mandatory Food Service Requirements:
      Subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 14, Chapter 362 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Liquor and Beer: Liquor Licenses, amending mandatory food service requirements.  (Schiff)  
      Action Taken:  Referred to staff.

10.  Massage Establishments:
       Subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 13 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Licenses and Business Regulations, adding a new Chapter 286 entitled Massage Establishments).  (Glidden)
       Action Taken:  Referred to staff.

Set Public Hearing

11.  Wine License Regulations:
       Set a public hearing to be held on November 4, 2013 to consider an ordinance amending Title 14, Chapter 363 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Liquor and Beer:  Wine Licenses, amending the definition of restaurant to allow for more than one musician as permitted entertainment for establishments holding Class C-2 wine licenses (Schiff - Introduced 8/31/2012)
      Staff Report:  Title 14, Chapter 363 Ordinance Amendment
      Action Taken:  Public hearing set for November 4, 2013.

Public Hearings

 Licenses & Consumer Services

12.  Anytime Fitness, 2104 W Broadway:
      Application for Extended Hours License to operate 24 hours per day, seven days per week.  (New Business)
      Staff Report:  Anytime Fitness Hearing NoticeAnytime Fitness Inspector Report
      Action Taken:  Approved.

13.  Kyatchi, 3758 Nicollet Ave S:
       Application for On-Sale Wine Class E with Strong Beer and Sidewalk Cafe Licenses.  (New Business)
       Staff Report:  Kyatchi Hearing NoticeKyatchi Inspector ReportKyatchi Plan; Kyatchi Inspector Report - REVISED 
      Action Taken:  Approved application per Revised Inspector Report with sidewalk cafe closing at 10:00 p.m. on weekdays.

14.  Loose Wiles Freehouse, 701 Washington Ave N:
       Application for On-Sale Liquor Class E with Sunday Sales to operate as a brewpub; Off-Sale Malt Liquor to operate as a brewery and sell growlers, and 2:00 a.m. State License.  (New Business)
      Staff Report:  Loose Wiles Freehouse Hearing NoticeLoose Wiles Inspector ReportLoose Wiles Plan
      Action Taken:  Approved.

Quasi-Judicial Hearings

  Department of Regulatory Services 

15.  Rental Dwelling License at 2914 Queen Ave N:
       Recommendation to revoke license held by Kolbe LLC, Pentagon Management Group LLC, Neima Mehran.  
       Staff Report: 2914 Queen Ave N RCA2914 Queen Ave N Findings
       Action Taken:  Approved revocation.  City Attorney's Office directed to draft findings in support of the Committee's decision.

16.  Rental Dwelling License at 2435 Elliot Ave:  
       Recommendation to revoke license held by Emma Weatherspoon.  
       Staff Report:  2435 Elliot Ave RCA2435 Elliot Ave Findings
       Action Taken:  Approved revocation.

17.  Rental Dwelling License at 1500 26th St E:  
       Recommendation to deny application for Rental Dwelling License to be held by Abdulaziz Sheikh.  
       Staff Report:  1500 26th St E RCA1500 26th St E Findings
       Action Taken:  Approved recommendation to deny application.  City Attorney's Office directed to draft findings in support of the Committee's decision.

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:  October 21, 2013

Committee actions referred to the next Council Meeting:  October 18, 2013

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