Minneapolis City Council Agenda

Friday, September 3, 2010 at 9:30 a.m.

Council Chamber, Room 317 City Hall

Minneapolis, Minnesota

NOTE: All cellular telephones, pagers and BlackBerry devices to be switched to a non-audible function during Council and Committee meetings.

Present: Council President Johnson, Vice President Lilligren, Majority Leader Schiff, Minority Leader Gordon, Council Members Reich, Hofstede, Samuels, Goodman, Glidden, Tuthill, Quincy, Colvin Roy and Hodges
(Majority vote of all members, 7; 2/3 vote of all members, 9)

1. Roll call. 13-0

2. Adoption of the agenda.

Action Taken: Adopted.

3. Acceptance of minutes of the Adjourned Session of August 16, 2010 and the Regular Meeting and Adjourned Session of August 20, 2010.

Action Taken: Accepted.

4. Referral of petitions and communications and reports of the City officers to proper Council committees and departments.

Action Taken: Referred.

Committee of the Whole

1. Civilian Review Authority Chair:

Approve reappointment of Donald Bellfield as CRA chair.

Action Taken: Approved, as amended.

Community Development

1. City of Mpls 2009 Consolidated Annual Performance & Evaluation Report:

Authorize submittal to the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Land Sale (re property adjacent to 1300 New Brighton Blvd):

Passage of Resolution authorizing acquisition & disposition of property from Hennepin County to USTP Services, LLC & FORT, LLC. ( 9 votes).

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Land Sale (re 416 - 22nd Ave N):

Passage of Resolution authorizing sale of property to Urban Homeworks, Inc ( 9 votes).

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Saks Ground Lease, Parking Agreement & Sale Agreement:

Authorize one year extension to agreements ( Refer to Mpls Community Development Agency Board of Commissioners

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Classification of Tax Forfeited Land:

Passage of Resolution classifying various properties as non-conservation land, with related actions.

Action Taken: Approved.

6. Hawthorne EcoVillage:

Grant Exclusive Development Rights to Project for Pride in Living.

Action Taken: Approved.

7. Family Housing Fund:

Approve redirection of funds from Don't Borrow Trouble Campaign to Tenants in Foreclosure Project.

Action Taken: Approved.

8. 129 Plymouth Ave N:

Grant Exclusive Development Rights to Lupe Development Partners, LLC; Approve direction to staff to continue analysis of Lupe's proposal.

Action Taken: Approved.

9. Metropolitan Council Livable Communities Act Housing Goals:

Passage of Resolution establishing goals & confirming the continuation of the City's participating in the Livable Communities Act.

Action Taken: Approved.

10.2010 Affordable Housing Incentive Fund:

Passage of Resolution granting approval for the Hennepin County Housing & Redevelopment Authority to provide financial assistance to eight projects in Mpls.

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget

11. Parcel C Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Plan & Heritage Landing Apartments TIF Plan:

Passage of Resolution approving Modification No. 1 to both TIF Plans.

Action Taken: Approved.

12. Lyndale Green TIF Plan:

a) Passage of three Resolutions 1) Approving TIF Plan; 2) Establishing the Lyndale Green Fund & appropriating funds; 3) Authorizing issuance of Limited Revenue Pay-As-You-Go TIF Notes to Brighton Lyndale Development, LLC; b) Approve redevelopment contract business terms; c) Authorize Great Street Gap Financing Loan; d) Authorize redevelopment & other funding agreements.

Action Taken: Approved.

13.Demolition of 7 Structures (3738 Fremont Ave N, 1320 Knox Ave N, 2023 Queen Ave N, 2638 Girard Ave N, 2938 Sheridan Ave N, 1514 Thomas Ave N & 2700 Morgan Ave N):

Accept low bid of A.M.E. Excavating, Inc. d/b/a All Metro Excavating.

Action Taken: Approved.

14. Demolition of 9 Structures (2501 4 th St N, 2321 4 th St N, 2714 Colfax Ave N, 642 Buchanan St NE, 1911 EM Stately St, 2623 Newton Ave N, 2659 Queen Ave N, 3750 Queen Ave N & 2218 Lyndale Ave N):

Accept low bid of Moen Concrete, Inc.

Action Taken: Approved.

15. Environmental Protection Agency Brownfield Assessment Grant Funding:

Approve amended guidelines for use of EPA grant funds.

Action Taken: Approved.

16. Grain Belt Office Building (1215 Marshall St NE):

Accept Historical & Cultural Heritage Grant from Minnesota Historical Society; Passage of Resolution increasing appropriation ( 9 votes).

Action Taken: Approved.

17. Metropolitan Urban Indian Neighborhood Revitalization Program Phase II Neighborhood Action Plan:

a) Approve Modification No. 3, adding language relating to building of an elders housing facility; b) Approve reallocation of funds; c) Authorize contracts necessary to implement modification.

Action Taken: Approved.

18. Housing Improvement Area (HIA):

Approve direction to staff to draft a HIA policy & related procedures.

Action Taken: Approved.

19. Mpls Neighborhood stabilization Program 2:

Approve contracting change in Mpls Program Administration from Hennepin County, Community Works & Transit to the Greater Metropolitan Housing Corp.

Action Taken: Approved.

Public Safety & Health

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget

1. Police Enforcement around University of Minnesota Campus:

Execute agreement with University of Minnesota to accept up to $60,000 to provide enhanced police enforcement primarily in neighborhoods around the U of M campus; and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation (9 votes).

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Security Services at Gopher Football Games:

Execute agreement with University of Minnesota to accept up to $14,200 to provide security at TCF Bank Stadium during 2010 Gopher football games; and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation (9 votes).

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Security Services at Vikings Football Games:

Execute agreement with Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission for Police and Public Works services for 2010 Vikings football games; and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation (9 votes).

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Nice Ride Bike Share:

Execute contract with Nice Ride Minnesota to expand current bike share network into North Minneapolis ($228,500).

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Lead Prevention Education:

Execute contract with Minnesota Department of Health to accept $1,500 to produce a lead poisoning prevention week community event; and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation (9 votes).

Action Taken: Approved.

6. Nurse Family Partnership Program:

Execute contract with Minnesota Department of Health to accept $29,702 for implementation of the NFP program; and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation (9 votes).

Action Taken: Approved.

7. School Based Clinic Program Services:

Execute contract with Minneapolis Public Schools to accept $36,000 to expand mental health services at Washburn High School; and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation (9 votes).

Action Taken: Approved.

8. Electronic Records for School Based Clinic Program:

Execute contract with Stratis Health for consulting services in preparation for implementation of electronic health records ($10,000).
Early Signature by Mayor Requested.

Action Taken: Approved.

9. Skyway Senior Center:

Accept grant award of $75,000 from the UCare Fund of the Minnesota Medical Foundation to support operations at the Senior Center; and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation (9 votes).

Action Taken: Approved.

Regulatory, Energy & Environment

1. Institutional Food:

Passage of Ordinance amending Title 10, Chapter 186 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Food Code: In General, regulating institutional food service and defining "institutional/congregate food service", "confectionery", "food manufacturer", and "restaurant".

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Parking:

a) Return to author subject matter of Ordinance amending Title 13 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Licenses and Business Regulations, adding a new Chapter 318 to provide for a temporary event parking permit.

b) Passage of Ordinance amending Title 13, Chapter 319 of the Code relating to Licenses and Business Regulations: Open Air Motor Vehicle Parking Lots, amending various provisions to allow for and regulate temporary event parking.
Early Signature by Mayor Requested.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Blackbird Cafe (3800 Nicollet Av):

Grant On-Sale Wine Class D with Strong Beer License.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar (2001 University Av SE):

Sent forward without recommendation application for On-Sale Liquor Class E with Sunday Sales License, and to expand the premises for seating for 116 people on the outdoor patio.

Action Taken: Approved, with conditions, by passage of Resolution.

5. Cafe Target (1000 Nicollet Av):

Grant On-Sale Liquor Class E with Sunday Sales License.

Action Taken: Approved.

6. Kimchi House (307 Oak St SE):

Passage of Resolution approving Business License Operating Conditions relating to Restaurant License.

Action Taken: Approved.

7. Pizzeria Lola (5557 Xerxes Av S):

Passage of Resolution approving Business License Operating Conditions relating to On-Sale Wine Class E with Strong Beer License.

Action Taken: Approved.

8. Yak & Yeti (23 4th St NE):

Passage of Resolution approving Business License Operating Conditions relating to Restaurant License.

Action Taken: Approved.

9. Liquor, Wine and Beer Licenses:

Passage of Resolution granting applications.

Action Taken: Approved.

10. Business Licenses:

Passage of Resolution granting applications.

Action Taken: Approved.

11. Gambling Licenses:

Passage of Resolution granting applications.

Action Taken: Approved.

12. Tienda La Poblanita (1617 E Lake St):

Passage of Resolution approving License Settlement Conference recommendations relating to Grocery License.

Action Taken: Approved.

13. Property at 2726 Stevens Av:

Approve demolition.

Action Taken: Postponed to 9/24/2010.

14. Property at 3201 4th St N:

Approve demolition.

Action Taken: Approved.

15. Rental Dwelling License at 2728 17th Av S:

Revoke license held by Robin Keaton.

Action Taken: Approved.

16. Rental Dwelling License at 3503 Colfax Av N:

Revoke license held by Kevin Murray.

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred reports to Ways & Means/Budget

17. Grant for Local Government and School District Renovations:

a) Accept grant award of $137,806.75 from Minnesota Department of Commerce, Office of Energy Security, for energy conservation measures at five City facilities.

b) Provide the required City match from various capital budget accounts.

c) Negotiate and execute documents associated with the grant (9 votes).

Action Taken: Approved.

18. Bid for Demolition of 1020 Newton Av N:

OP #7333, accept low bid of Buberl Recycling and Composting to accomplish the demolition of one structure for the Department of Regulatory Services.
Early Signature by Mayor Requested.

Action Taken: Approved.

19. Bid for Demolition of 3001-11 Lake St:

OP #7332, accept low bid of Buberl Recycling and Composting to accomplish the demolition of one structure for the Department of Regulatory Services.
Early Signature by Mayor Requested.

Action Taken: Approved.

Transportation & Public Works

1. Interchange Working Group Appointments:

Passage of Resolution approving the appointment of Council Members Colvin Roy, Samuels, and Lilligren to serve on The Interchange Working Group.

Action Taken: Approved substitute resolution.

2. Second Avenue Tunnel Rehabilitation Project:

OP 7345, Accept low responsive bid of Engineering and Construction Innovations, Inc., in the amount of $635,445, to furnish all labor, materials, equipment, permits, and incidentals necessary to accomplish the repair of the 2nd Ave Storm Tunnel, contingent upon review and approval of the Civil Rights Department.
Early Signature by Mayor Requested.

Action Taken: Approved.

Ways & Means/Budget

1. Reimbursement of Legal Fees:

Authorize payment to Kelley, Wolter & Scott, P.A. for legal services provided to Chief of Police, Timothy Dolan ($60,883.35).

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Utility Billing Insert:

Approve the October 2010 utility billing insert providing information about fall street sweeping and pickup of leaf bags and branches.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Mayors Against Illegal Guns:

a) Accept grant funds ($75,000) to hire a Regional Coordinator to coordinate and plan illegal gun-related initiatives, events and media opportunities to focus solely on public safety, illegal gun, and crime reduction; and
b) Passage of Resolution appropriating funds (9 votes).

Action Taken: Approved.

Zoning & Planning - No Reports

Motions

1. City Payroll:

Motion by Hodges that regular payrolls of City employees under Council jurisdiction for the month of October, 2010 be approved and ordered paid.

Action Taken: Approved.

Resolutions

1. Gift Acceptance:

Passage of Resolution approving acceptance of gift of books entitled "Target Field: The New Home of the Minnesota Twins" from Minnesota Twins and Twins Sports, Inc.

Action Taken: Approved.

Unfinished Business

1. Ordinance Introduction:

Per previous notice (8/20/2010), Samuels moves to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 4, Chapter 64 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Animals and Fowl: Dogs, Cats, Ferrets, and Rabbits, for first reading and referral to the Public Safety & Health Committee (amending various regulations pertaining to dangerous and potentially dangerous animals).

Action Taken: Referred to Public Safety & Health Committee.

2. Ordinance Introduction:

Per previous notice (8/20/2010), Glidden moves to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 1, Chapter 2 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Administrative Enforcement and Hearing Process: Assessment of Civil Fines for Property Related Violations, for first reading and referral to the Regulatory, Energy & Environment Committee (amending Section 2.120 to remove the date of assessment certification).

Action Taken: Referred to Regulatory, Energy & Environment Committee.

New Business

1. Ordinance Introduction ( Unanimous consent required):

Lilligren moves to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title16, Chapter 423 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Planning and Development: Small and Underutilized Business Program, for first reading and referral to the Committee of the Whole (extending the expiration of Chapter 423 to March 31, 2011).

Action Taken: Referred to Committee of the Whole.

Announcements

Adjournment

1. The Minneapolis Community Development Agency (MCDA) Board of Commissioners will meet upon adjournment of the City Council Meeting.

2. Adjournment to Room 315, City Hall, for the purpose of discussing the matter of Campion & Associates v. City of Minneapolis.

Action Taken: Approved settlement.

Notice: A portion of this meeting may be closed to the public pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Section 13D.03 or 13D.05.

Next Regular City Council Meeting: September 24, 2010
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