Community Development and Regulatory Services Committee Agenda
Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota
 
Regular Meeting
February 3, 2015 – 1:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m. (note time change)
Room 317, City Hall
 
Members Present:  Council Members Lisa Goodman (Chair), Jacob Frey, Kevin Reich, Abdi Warsame, Alondra Cano and John Quincy (Quorum 4)
 
Council Committee Coordinator: Irene Kasper 612-673-2219
 
Public Hearings
Department of Community Planning & Economic Development (CPED)
1.   Land Sale (3354 Penn Ave N) (15-00138)
a)   Approving the sale of 3354 Penn Avenue North to New Horizon Real Estate Development, LLP for $59,908;
b)  Authorizing a Redevelopment Contract and related documents. 
Action Taken:  Approved.
2.   Land Sale (2001 Washington St NE) (15-00139)
Considering a resolution authorizing sale of property to Brandon Rawl for $244,000 $250,000, subject to conditions: a) land sale closing must occur on or before 60 days from the date of offer acceptance, and b) payment of holding costs of $300.00 per month from the date of offer acceptance to the date of closing if land sale closing does not occur on or before 60 days from date of offer acceptance. The sale conditions may be waived or amended with approval of the CPED Director.
Action Taken: Approved, as amended to reflect an increased sale price of $250,000.
CPED/License & Consumer Services
3.   Eat Street Social (18 W 26 St) (15-00140)
Considering an On Sale Liquor with Sunday Sales, Class B license (License Upgrade).
Action Taken:  Approved.
 
Consent
CPED/License & Consumer Services
4.   License Applications (15-00140)
Granting licenses recommended for approval (see separate Licenses Agenda-not available in electronic format). 
New liquor, wine & beer establishment owners, licenses, permanent expansions, upgrades and added conditions to existing licenses detailed as follows: Edman Coffee Shop, 620 16 Ave S (Operating Conditions); Five Star Coffee, 120 ½ W Lake St (Operating Conditions); Morrissey’s Irish Pub, 913 W Lake St (Expansion of Premises);  Pat’s Tap, 3510 Nicollet Ave (Remove Operating Conditions); Tinto Cocina & Cantina, 901 W Lake St (New Proprietor).
Action Taken: Approved.
Regulatory Services
5.   Rental Dwelling License Re-Instatement (3934-36 Nokomis Ave S – Owner - Macain Companies LLC, Paul Eide) (15-00141)
Recommending re-instatement of license.
Action Taken: Approved.
6.   Rental Dwelling License Re-Instatement (3609 Cedar Ave S – Owner – Divina Suarez): (15-00142)
Recommending re-instatement of license.
Action Taken: Approved.
CPED
7.   Tubman Center West (3111 1st Ave S) (15-00143)
Authorizing the extension of the maturity date of existing Tubman Center West loans to April, 2020.
Action Taken: Approved.
8.   Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) (15-00144)
Authorizing a contract with Hennepin County (HC# A141052) for the operation of the MFIP to receive a total of $95,000 for the period of January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015. The dollar amount has already been appropriated into the 2015 budget. 
Action Taken: Approved.
9. Issuance of Tax-exempt Revenue Bonds in 2015 (15-00145)
Authorizing staff to take certain actions throughout 2015 in order to utilize tax-exempt revenue bond financing for various City industrial/manufacturing projects (Refer to W&M).
Action Taken: Approved.
10. Minnesota Housing Finance Agency (MHFA) Community Homeownership Impact Funds (15-00146)
a)   Authorizing acceptance of MHFA Single Family Fall 2014 Community Homeownership Impact Funds award totaling $25,000;
b)   Approving resolution appropriating funds;
c)   Authorizing execution of grant, sub-recipient and/or disbursement and related agreements for City of Minneapolis and Minnesota Housing Finance Agency funds for the HOM program;
d)   Approving the Homeownership Opportunity Minneapolis (HOM) program guidelines to provide down payment and closing cost assistance, and when necessary, lead abatement loan assistance to Minneapolis homebuyers;
e)   Approving a contract with Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation in the amount of $871,450 to fund program loans and lead abatement work and to cover administrative costs associated with their lending services (Refer to W&M).
Action Taken: Approved.
11. Minnesota Home Ownership Center Contract (15-00147)
a)   Approving an amendment to contract 35981 with the Minnesota Home Ownership Center in the amount of $275,000 for homeownership counseling ($95,000), foreclosure prevention counseling ($80,000) and outreach ($100,000);
b)   Authorizing signature of the contract amendment with Minnesota Home Ownership Center.
Action Taken: Approved.
Referred from City Council 1/30/2015
12. Hotel, Motel and Bed & Breakfast Ordinances 
Referring to staff the subject matter of ordinances amending the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances, amending regulations for hotels, motels and bed and breakfast establishments (by Frey):
a)   (15-00055) Amending Title 12, Chapter 244 relating to Housing: Maintenance Code;
b)   (15-00056) Amending Title 13, Chapter 297 relating to Licenses and Business Regulations: Hotels;
c)   Amending Title 13, Chapter 297A relating to Licenses and Business Regulations: Bed and Breakfast Facilities.
Staff Reports:  None
Action Taken: Approved.
Intergovernmental Relations/Grants & Special Projects
13. 2015 U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Grant (15-00148)
Authorizing issuance of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for implementation of the 2015 HOPWA Grant from HUD (Refer to W&M).
Action Taken: Approved.
 
Discussion
 
CPED
14. Great Streets Façade Improvement Program Administration Contracts (15-00149)
Authorizing execute of $330,000 in contracts for Great Streets Façade Improvement Matching Grant Program Administration.
Action Taken: Approved.
 
Notice: A portion of this meeting may be closed to the public pursuant to MN Statutes Section 13D.03 or 13D.05
 
Next Committee Meeting: February 17, 2015
Committee actions will be referred to the next Council Meeting: February 13, 2015
 
Committee Coordinator email: Councilcommitteecoordinators@minneapolismn.gov
 
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