Minneapolis City Council Agenda
 
Regular Meeting
May 15,2015 – 9:30 a.m.
Room 317, City Hall
 
Members: Council President Barbara Johnson, Vice President Elizabeth Glidden, Majority Leader John Quincy, Minority Leader Cam Gordon, Council Members Kevin Reich, Jacob Frey,
Blong Yang, Abdi Warsame, Lisa Goodman, Alondra Cano, Lisa Bender, Andrew Johnson, and Linea Palmisano
 
(Majority vote of all members, 7; 2/3 vote of all members, 9; quorum 7)
 
Council Committee Coordinator: Jackie Hanson 612-673-2046
 
Call to Order
1.   Roll Call.
2.   Adoption of the agenda.
Action Taken: Adopted, as amended to include under the Order of Resolutions a resolution honoring the 2015 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest Winners.
3.   Acceptance of minutes of the regular meeting of May 1, 2015.
Action Taken: Accepted.
4.   Referral of petitions, communications and reports of the City officers to the proper Committees and departments.
Action Taken: Referred.
 
Reports of Standing Committees
Committee of the Whole
COW agenda of 5/13/2015
1.   MSP Noise Oversight Committee (NOC) Appointment (15-00584)
Passage of resolution reappointing Council Member John Quincy as the City’s designated representative to the NOC and appointing Loren Olson, IGR staff, as the alternate, for terms beginning June 26, 2015, and ending June 25, 2017.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Community Development & Regulatory Services
CD&RS agenda of 5/5/2015
1.   Land Sale (4039 Aldrich Ave N) (15-00553)
Passage of Resolution authorizing sale of property to Amy E. Holubar and Dawn M. Hunt for $3,800, subject to conditions ( 9 votes).
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Land Sale (1418 Sheridan Ave N) (15-00554)
Passage of Resolution authorizing sale of property to City of Lakes Community Land Trust for $1 plus reimbursement of City costs of $5,415 subject to conditions (9 votes).
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   Land Sale (2523 Washington St NE) (15-00555)
Passage of Resolution authorizing sale of property to Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation for $20,300, subject to conditions. (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted.
4.   Rental Dwelling License (3324 23rd Ave S – owner Margot Kapacs) (15-00557)
Approving revocation of license.
Action Taken: Adopted.
5.   Liquor, Business & Gambling License Applications (15-00556)
Approving Department of Licenses & Consumer Services agenda recommendations for Liquor, Business & Gambling licenses.
Early signature by Mayor requested.
Action Taken: Adopted.
6.   Stinson Wine & Spirits (2315 18th Ave NE) (15-00556)
Passage of Resolutions:
a)   Rescinding Resolution No. 2012R-182 entitled “Approving Business License Operating Conditions relating to the Off-Sale Liquor License held by Stinson Wine & Spirits, LLC, 2315 18th Ave NE,” passed April 13, 2012; and
b)   Approving Business License Operating Conditions relating to the Off Sale Liquor License held by Stinson Wine & Spirits, LLC, 2315 18th Ave NE, Minneapolis.
Action Taken: Adopted.
7.   Nicollet Mall Sidewalk Cafe Agreement (15-00558)
Approving request to allow Sidewalk Cafes located on the Nicollet Mall to operate intermittently over the next two years during construction.
Action Taken: Adopted.
8.   Great Streets Business District Support Contracts (15-00559)
Authorizing Community Planning & Economic Development staff to negotiate contracts for business district support activities. 
Action Taken: Adopted.
9.   Family Housing Fund Board of Directors Appointment (15-00560)
Confirming the Mayoral appointment of Senta Leff for the 2015-2018 term.
Action Taken: Adopted.
Referred Reports to Ways & Means Committee
10. Permit Fees Ordinance (15-00307)
Passage of Ordinance amending Title 5, Chapter 91 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Building Code: Permit Fees, discontinuing the practice of having the refund processing fee tied to an annual rate increase, to establish the director’s fee schedule with adjusted fees effective April 1, 2015, and removing the automatic annual minimum adjustment of three percent. 
Action Taken: Adopted.
11. 2015 Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Entitlement Grant (15-00561)
Approving funding from the City’s 2015 HOPWA entitlement grant to Minnesota AIDS Project (MAP) not to exceed $504,500, and to Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority (Metro HRA) not to exceed $503,613, and authorizing execution of contracts as necessary to implement the City’s 2015 HOPWA grant program.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Health, Environment & Community Engagement
HE&CE agenda of 5/4/2015
1.   Reconstructing Senior Citizen Advisory Committee (15-00543)
Passage of Resolution reconstructing the senior Citizen Advisory Committee as the Minneapolis Advisory Committee on Aging; and rescinding Resolution 99R-025 entitled “Restructuring the Senior Citizen Advisory Board”, as amended.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Minneapolis Senior Citizen Advisory Committee Appointments (15-00544)
Approving the following Mayoral/Council President appointments for two year terms beginning January 1, 2015: Diane Sprague (Member-at-Large); Charlie Lakin (Ward 2); Flo Castner (Ward 5); Paulette Will (Ward 10); and Hazel Tanner (Ward 11).
Action Taken: Adopted.
Referred Report to Ways & Means Committee
3.   Minneapolis Highrise Representative Council Contract (15-00542)
Authorizing execution of an amendment to the contract with the Minneapolis Highrise Representative Council, to add up to an additional $50,000 to the contract value to expand the scope of the current work and extend the contract termination date to December 31, 2015.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Public Safety, Civil Rights & Emergency Management
PSCR&EM agenda of 5/6/2015
Referred Reports to Ways & Means Committee
1.   Video Analytics System for the Police Department (15-00581)
Authorizing execution of an annual contract agreement with IBM, in the amount of $16,000, for the licensing, servicing and training of a video analytics system to be used as a pilot program in the Police Department, with the total system cost of $100,000, provided from an Urban Area Security Initiative Grant. 
Action Taken: Adopted substitute report.
2.   DWI Officer and Vehicle Grant (15-00582)
Authorizing execution of a grant agreement to receive $156,000 from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety for the Police Department to add a DWI Officer to the Traffic Unit and for the purchase of an equipped police vehicle; and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation. (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Taxes
Taxes agenda of 5/13/2015
1.   2015 Minneapolis Board of Appeal and Equalization (15-00592)
Approving Board of Appeal and Equalization Report.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Transportation & Public Works
T&PW agenda of 5/5/2015
1.   National Public Works Week (15-00552)
Passage of Resolution declaring the week of May 17, 2015, as National Public Works Week.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Hiawatha Golf Course Feasibility Study (15-00550)
Authorizing negotiation and execution of a Cooperative Agreement with Minnehaha Creek Watershed District and Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) to identify and evaluate potential reconfigurations of the Lake Hiawatha Golf Course to best serve the shared goals of the parties including water quality and drainage improvements while maintaining MPRB’s needs for the golf course.
Early signature by Mayor requested.
Action Taken: Adopted.
Referred Reports to Ways & Means Committee
3.   26th St E and 28th St E Street Resurfacing Project (15-00546)
a)   Passage of Resolution ordering the work to proceed and adopting special assessments for the project.
b)   Passage of Resolution requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation to authorize the City’s issuance and sale of assessment bonds for the project. (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted.
4.   Minnehaha Ave Street Reconstruction Project (26th St E to 24th St E) (15-00547)
a)   Passage of Resolution ordering the work to proceed and adopting special assessments for the project.
b)   Passage of Resolution requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation to authorize the City’s issuance and sale of assessment bonds for the project.
c)   Passage of Resolution ordering the abandonment and removal of areaways located in the public right-of-way in conflict with the project. (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted.
5.   Nicollet Mall Street Reconstruction Project (15-00548)
a)   Passage of Resolution ordering the work to proceed and adopting special assessments for the project.
b)   Passage of Resolution requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation to authorize the City’s issuance and sale of assessment bonds for the project.
c)   Passage of Resolution ordering the abandonment and removal of areaways located in the public right-of-way in conflict with the project. (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted as amended.
6.   8th St SE Street Reconstruction and Street Lighting Project (15-00549)
Authorizing execution of an agreement with the University of Minnesota for the construction of 8th St SE, from 15th Ave SE to approximately 1,100 feet east ending in a cul-de-sac.
Early signature by Mayor requested.
Action Taken: Adopted.
7.   2015 Downtown Minneapolis Transportation Management Organization (TMO) Grant (15-00551)
a)   Authorizing execution of a Metropolitan Council pass-through Subrecipient Grant Agreement to provide up to $413,623 in federal grant funding for Transportation Demand Management (TDM) projects in effect from January 1 through December 31, 2015.
b)   Authorizing execution of FTA Fiscal Year 2015 and subsequent Certifications and Assurances, and certifying compliance with requirements pursuant to the terms of the agreement.
c)   Authorizing execution of City Agreements with the Downtown Minneapolis TMO to perform specific work efforts outlined in the Met Council Contract providing for the federal grant funding.
d)   Passage of Resolution appropriating the funds. (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Ways & Means
W&M agenda of 5/11/2015
1.   Minneapolis Cable Communication Franchises (15-00314)
Passage of Ordinance amending Appendix H of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Minneapolis Cable Communication Franchises, by adding a new Chapter 2 granting a cable franchise to CenturyLink, and adopting Findings of Fact and Recommendation as prepared by the City Attorney.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Civil Service Commission Appointment (15-00493)
Approving the reappointment of Christine Siewert as Civil Service Commissioner for a
three-year term beginning March 1, 2015, and ending February 28, 2018.
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   Civil Service Commission Appointment (15-00494)
Approving the reappointment of Macey Wheeler as Civil Service Commissioner for a
three-year term beginning March 1, 2014, and ending February 28, 2017.
Action Taken: Adopted.
4.   Legal Settlements:
Approving the following legal settlements
a)     (15-00566) Steven Skolasinski v. Officer James Bulleigh ($9,961).
b)     (15-00567) Kim P. Carter v. City of Minneapolis and Calvin Cook ($79,000).
Action Taken: Adopted.
5.   Legal Services regarding Jones Harrison Residence (15-00568)
Authorizing waiver of any conflict of interest between the City of Minneapolis and Stinson Leonard Street (the “Firm”) arising out of the Firm’s proposed representation of the borrower for the issuance of conduit revenue bonds for the Jones Harrison Residence.
Action Taken: Adopted.
6.   Legal Services regarding Fairview Health System (15-00569)
a)    Consenting to the selection of Dorsey & Whitney LLP (the "Firm") to serve as bond counsel to the City for the issuance of Revenue Bonds (Fairview Health System), Series 2015 on behalf of Fairview Health System and initially purchased by Citibank and RBC Capital Markets; and
b)    Authorizing waiver of any conflict of interest arising out of the Firm’s proposed representation of Fairview, Citibank, RBC Capital Markets and the Metropolitan Airports Commission in matters unrelated to this transaction and future bond issuances.
Action Taken: Adopted.
7.   Minneapolis Television Network Board Appointment (15-00570)
Approving the appointment of Darryl A. Bullock (Ward 4) to Seat 2 to fill the unexpired term of Seth Goodlaxson for a term ending expire January 15, 2017.
Action Taken: Adopted.
8.   Convention Center Waste Hauling Services (15-00571)
Authorizing execution of an amendment to contract C-37095 with Allied Waste Service of North America (dba Republic Services of the Twin Cities) to extend to year three of the three year contract, and increasing the amount by $95,000, for a new total estimate of $285,000, to provide waste hauling services.
Action Taken: Adopted.
9.   2015 1st Quarter Gift Acceptance (15-00572)
Passage of Resolution accepting 2015 1st Quarter gifts. (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted.
10. Special Assessment Hardship Deferrals (15-00573)
Passage of Resolution establishing a hardship deferral program for special assessments and Repealing Resolutions 80R-365 and 93R-134.
Action Taken: Adopted.
11. Geographical Information Services (GIS) Plotter (15-00574)
a)    Authorizing execution of a contract with Canon Solutions America, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $10,000 over a three-year term, for the support and maintenance of the GIS plotter.
b)    Authorizing the use of Canon's contract documents.
Action Taken: Adopted.
12. Enterprise Performance Management System (15-00575)
Authorizing execution of an amendment to Contract C-32017 with Halogen Software Inc. by increasing the amount by $125,921.25 for a new contract total amount not to exceed $425,921.25 over the life of the contract, to provide system software to track, monitor and manage organizational and employee performance. 
Action Taken: Adopted.
13. Public Works Accident Vehicle Reporting (15-00576)
a)    Authorizing execution of a two-year contract with Appendio, Inc. (CIP Reporting), in a total amount not to exceed $50,000, for Public Works to outsource their internal accident data collection and reporting.
b)    Authorizing the use of Appendio's contract documents.
c)    Customizing the liability terms and conditions of the contract.
d)    Authorizing the ability to terminate the contract for convenience after the first year term.
Action Taken: Adopted.
14. Travel Donation - Energy Systems Transformation Conference (15-00577)
Passage of Resolution accepting gift of travel expenses from Urban Sustainability Directors Network via an Innovations Fund Grant for Gayle Prest, Manager of Environmental Programs, and Brendon Slotterback, Sustainability Program Coordinator, to attend a conference in Boulder, Colorado, regarding energy systems transformation. (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted.
15. Travel Donation - Better Buildings Policy Summit (15-00578)
Passage of Resolution accepting gift of travel expenses from the Department of Energy for Brendon Slotterback, Sustainability Program Coordinator, to speak at the Better Business Buildings Policy Summit in Washington, DC. (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted.
16. Travel Donation - Deep Greenhouse Gas Reductions Conference (15-00579)
Passage of Resolution accepting gift of travel expenses from Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance for Gayle Prest, Manager of Environmental Programs, and Brendon Slotterback, Sustainability Program Coordinator, to attend a conference in Vancouver, Canada regarding deep greenhouse gas reductions. (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted.
17. Travel Donation - Community Sustainability Indicators Conference (15-00580)
Passage of Resolution accepting gift of travel expenses from Urban Sustainability Directors Network for Gayle Prest, Manager of Environmental Programs, to attend a conference in Washington, DC regarding community sustainability indicators. (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Zoning & Planning
Z&P agenda of 5/7/2015
1.   4609 28th Ave (15-00563)
Granting an appeal filed by Lora Grgich of the decision of the City Planning Commission denying the following land use applications, and adopting Findings of Fact and Recommendation as prepared by the City Attorney, allowing a third-story addition and roof top deck to a nonconforming four-plex for the property located at 4609 28th Ave S:
a)    Expansion of a nonconforming use to allow a third-story addition to a four-plex in the R2B Two-family District.
b)    Conditional use permit to increase the height of the building in the SH Shoreland Overlay District from 2.5 stories or 35 feet to 3 stories or 35 feet.
c)    Variance to increase the floor area ratio of the building from .5 to .87.
d)    Variance to reduce the north interior side yard setback from 9 feet to 4.8 feet.
e)    Variance to reduce the south interior side yard setback from 9 feet to 4.9 feet.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Single- and Two-family Dwelling Floor Area Ratio Ordinance (15-00122)
Passage of the following Ordinances amending Title 20 of the Minneapolis Zoning Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code, relating to the calculation of floor area of single- and two-family dwellings:
a)    Chapter 546 relating to Residence Districts.
b)    Chapter 547 relating to Office Residence Districts.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Introduction & Referral Calendar
1.   Ordinance Introduction (15-00534)
Pursuant to notice, motion by Gordon and Palmisano to introduce the subject matter of the following ordinances amending Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code, for first reading and referral to the Zoning & Planning Committee (developing requirements for design of skyways).
a)   Chapter 535 relating to Regulations of General Applicability; and
b)   Chapter 549 relating to Downtown Districts.
Action Taken: Ordinance introduced, given its first reading, and referred to the Zoning & Planning Committee.
2.   Ordinance Introduction (15-00536)
Pursuant to notice, motion by Yang and Gordon to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 13, Chapter 281 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Licenses and Business Regulations:  Tobacco Dealers, for first reading and referral to the Health, Environment & Community Engagement Committee (regulating sales). 
Action Taken: Ordinance introduced, given its first reading, and referred to the Health, Environment & Community Engagement Committee.
3.   Ordinance Introduction (15-00537)
Pursuant to notice, motion by A. Johnson to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 13, Chapter 267 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Licenses and Business Regulations: Amusements, for first reading and referral to the Community Development & Regulatory Services Committee (repealing Article IX, Musical Jukeboxes).
Action Taken: Ordinance introduced, given its first reading, and referred to the Community Development & Regulatory Services Committee.
4.   Ordinance Introduction (15-00538)
Pursuant to notice, motion by A. Johnson to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 13, Chapter 296 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Licenses and Business Regulations:  Hospitals, for first reading and referral to the Community Development & Regulatory Services Committee (repealing Chapter 296).
Action Taken: Ordinance introduced, given its first reading, and referred to the Community Development & Regulatory Services Committee.
5.   Ordinance Introduction (15-00539)
Pursuant to notice, motion by A. Johnson to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 13, Chapter 299 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Licenses and Business Regulations: Ice Sale and Manufacture, for first reading and referral to the Community Development & Regulatory Services Committee (amending and repealing selected provisions).
Action Taken: Ordinance introduced, given its first reading, and referred to the Community Development & Regulatory Services Committee.
6.   Ordinance Introduction (15-00540)
Pursuant to notice, motion by A. Johnson to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 15, Chapter 385 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Offenses Miscellaneous:  In General, for first reading and referral to the Public Safety, Civil Rights & Emergency Management Committee (repealing Section 385.70 entitled Hats, conduct in theaters).
Action Taken: Ordinance introduced, given its first reading, and referred to the Public Safety, Civil Rights & Emergency Management Committee.
7.   Ordinance Introduction (15-00535)
Pursuant to notice, motion by Reich to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 14, Chapter 362 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Liquor and Beer: Liquor Licenses, for first reading and referral to the Community Development & Regulatory Services Committee, for a public hearing to be held May 19, 2015 (amending provisions pertaining to off-sale malt liquor and distilled spirits sales regulations for brewers and micro distilleries).
Action Taken: Ordinance introduced, given its first reading, and referred to the Community Development & Regulatory Services Committee.
8.   Ordinance Introduction (Unanimous Consent Required) (15-00594)
Motion by Frey to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 14, Chapter 364 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Liquor and Beer: Liquor Regulations, for first reading and referral to the Community Development & Regulatory Services Committee, for a public hearing to be held May 19, 2015 (amending provisions pertaining to Sunday sales hours).
Action Taken: Ordinance introduced, given its first reading, and referred to the Community Development & Regulatory Services Committee.
Resolutions
1.   Honorary Resolution (15-00595)
Passage of Resolution recognizing Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Honorary Resolution (15-00596)
Passage of Resolution honoring Community Covenant Church.
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   Honorary Resolution (15-00597)
Passage of Resolution designating May 15, 2015, as Black Forest Inn Day in the City of Minneapolis.
Action Taken: Adopted.

4. Honorary Resolution (15-00598)

Passage of Resolution honoring the 2015 Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest Winners.
Action Taken: Adopted.    
Motions
1.   Residential Housing Density (15-00599)
Motion by Frey to direct Community Planning & Economic Development staff to pursue a comprehensive plan amendment to resolve the existing inconsistency in residential density ranges for the very high density category of land use, and to more accurately reflect the City’s goals for growth and achievable density limits for that category.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
New Business
1.   Notice of Intent (15-00600)
Quincy gives notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of an ordinance amending Appendix H of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Minneapolis Cable Communication Franchises (amending Comcast franchise provisions in accordance with the Franchise Settlement Agreement).
Action Taken: Notice Given.
2.   Notice of Intent (15-00594)
Frey gives notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 14, Chapter 364 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Liquor and Beer: Liquor Regulations (amending the provision pertaining to Sunday sales hours for establishments with on-sale licenses).
Action Taken: Notice Given. (Duplication of Introduction & Referral Calendar Item No. 8)
3.   Notice of Intent (15-00602)
Frey gives notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 14, Chapter 360 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Liquor and Beer: In General (amending provisions related to late hours food and entertainment).
Action Taken: Notice Given.
4.   Notice of Intent (15-00603)
Goodman gives notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 9, Chapter 174 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Fire and Police Protection: Minneapolis Fire Department; Fire Prevention Bureau (amending combustible contaminate levels relating to commercial hood and exhaust cleaning).
Action Taken: Notice Given.
Announcements
 
Adjournment
 
 
Notice: A portion of this meeting may be closed to the public pursuant to MN Statutes Section 13D.03 or 13D.05
 
Next City Council Meeting: June 5, 2015
 
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