Minneapolis City Council Agenda

 
Regular Meeting
November 20, 2015 – 9:30 a.m.
Room 317, City Hall
 
Members Present: 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, and Andrew Johnson
Members Absent: Council Member 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 the following under the Order of New Business:
      1. A motion relating to the creation of an Infill Development Work Group.
      2. A notice of intent to introduce an ordinance amending provisions relating to the Car Sharing Program.
3.   Acceptance of minutes of the regular meeting of November 6, 2015.
      Action Taken: Adopted.
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 Committee Report of 11/18/2015
1.  Amendment to City of Minneapolis Health Reimbursement Arrangement Plan (the HRA Plan) (15-01446)
Authorizing an amendment to the HRA Plan effective Jan. 1, 2016, that will increase administration fees charged against the accounts of HRA Plan members who have separated from service from $1.50 per month to $3.45 per month. Fees would continue to be charged beginning January 1st following the year in which a former employee incurred a one-year break in service.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Preliminary Designation of Community Action Agency for the City of Minneapolis (15-01445)
1.   Passage of Resolution authorizing staff to file with the Minnesota Department of Human Services a Notice of Intent to Designate a Successor Community Action Agency.
2.   Directing staff to arrange for a public hearing and return to City Council to request final designation for the successor agency.
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.  Workplace Regulations Partnership Operating Principles (15-01373)
Approving operating principles of the Workplace Regulations Partnership.
Action Taken: Adopted.
4.  Workplace Regulations Partnership appointments (15-01373)
Approving appointments to the Workplace Regulations Partnership.
Action Taken: Adopted, as amended.
 
Community Development & Regulatory Services
CD&RS Committee Report of 11/10/2015
1.  Liquor, Business & Gambling License Applications (15-01405)
Approving Department of Licenses & Consumer Services agenda recommendations for Liquor, Business & Gambling licenses.
Early signature by Mayor requested.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.  Year 2015 Housing Revenue Entitlement Bonds carry-forward (15-01406)
Passage of Resolution authorizing the carry-forward of $49,090,273 of the Year 2015 Tax Exempt Multi-family Housing Entitlement Revenue Bonds for multi-family housing.
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.  Anishinabe Wakiagun development debt restructure and assumption by Anishinabe Bii Gii Wiin: 1600 E 19th St (15-01409)
Authorizing Anishinabe Wakiagun Limited Partnership’s request to consolidate, restructure, forgive accrued interest and allow an assumption of outstanding City debt of $565,000 on the Anishinabe Wakiagun development; assumption of the debt by the Anishinabe Bii Gii Wiin Housing Limited Partnership through 2060 and consent to re-plat the development site.
Action Taken: Adopted.
4.  Commercial Community Garden Policy (15-01408)
1.   Passage of Resolution delegating authority to the Community Planning and Economic Development department director or designee and to the Public Works department director or designee to make and execute City Commercial Garden Lease form contracts.
2.   Adopting commercial garden criteria for determining a parcel’s eligibility for lease or sale as a commercial garden space.
3.   Authorizing execution of leases of up to five years in length for commercial gardens on parcels determined to be undevelopable, as referenced in the commercial garden criteria.
4.   Approving the commercial garden lease standards.
5.   Approving support for enforcement of the removal of unauthorized gardens on City-owned vacant parcels.
Action Taken: Adopted, as amended.
5.  Modification to Community Garden Policy (15-01426)
1.   Adopting the community garden criteria for determining a parcel’s eligibility for lease or sale as a community garden space.
2.   Authorizing execution of leases of up to five years in length for community gardens on parcels determined to be undevelopable.
3.   Approving the community garden lease standards.
4.   Approving support for enforcement of the removal of unauthorized gardens on City-owned vacant parcels. 
Action Taken: Adopted, as amended.
Referred Reports to Ways & Means Committee
6.  2015 levy for special assessments and adoption of assessment rolls (15-01428)
1.   Passage of Resolutions levying the special assessments on the associated properties, adopting the assessment rolls and directing the City Clerk to transmit certified copies of the assessment rolls to the Hennepin County Auditor with collection to begin on the 2016 real estate tax statements: (9 votes)
1.   Levy 1080 - Removal of Offensive Matter (Rubbish); Levy 1081 - Removal of Offensive Matter (Weeds); Levy 1084 - Removal of Offensive Matter (Hazardous Trees); Levy 1085 - Removal of Offensive Matter (Brush/Plant Growth); Levy 1086 - Inoperable Vehicle Tow Administrative Fees
2.   Levy 1089 - Unpaid Administrative Citations (Housing)
3.   Levy 1092 - Emergency Demolition of Property
4.   Levy 1095 - Chapter 249 Building Demolition
5.   Levy 1096 - Vacant/Boarded Housing Registration
6.   Levy 1097 - Re-Inspection Fees (Housing)
7.   Levy 1098 - Securing of Buildings (Police Board Up)
8.   Levy 1099 - Securing Abandoned Buildings
9.   Levy 1120 - Sewer Overflow
10. Levy 1121 - Unpaid Administrative Citations (Construction Code Services-Un-permit work)
11. Levy 1124 - Unpaid Administrative Citations (Environmental)
12. Levy 1125 - Unpaid Administrative Citations (Construction Code Services)
13. Levy 1126 - Unpaid Administrative Citations (Fire Inspection Services)
14. Levy 1161 - Nuisance Abatement (Housing)
15. Levy 1163 - Unpaid Administrative Citations (High Occupancy Dwellings)
16. Levy 1165 - Unpaid Administrative Citations (Zoning)
17. Levy 1176 - Re-Inspection Fees (Zoning)
18. Levy 1180 – Chapter 249 Council Approved Rehabilitation
2.   Authorizing the Director of the Hennepin County Taxation Department to place assessments against certain properties to defray the cost of work performed under authority of Regulatory Services to correct nuisance or hazardous conditions on these properties.
Early signature by Mayor requested.
Action Taken: Adopted.
7.  Reopening of Nicollet and Lake project: 30 W Lake St (15-01427)
1.   Authorizing purchasing 30 W Lake St for $5,275,000, pursuant to the Purchase Agreement, closing on December 1, 2015.
2.   Authorizing the negotiation, signing, and implementation of an option agreement to purchase the leased fee estate of 10 W Lake St for an amount not to exceed $8,000,000, subject to terms and conditions described.
3.   Passage of Resolution approving appropriation of up to $6,275,000 within the CPED budget to provide temporary funding for the above-described actions.
Early signature by Mayor requested.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Elections & Rules
E&R Committee Report of 11/18/2015
1.   Professional services agreement with Minneapolis Public Schools for election administration and related support services (15-01468)
Authorizing a professional services agreement with Special School District No. 1 (Minneapolis Public Schools) for professional election administration and related support services for the period Jan. 1, 2016, through Dec. 31, 2019.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Health, Environment & Community Engagement
HE&CE Committee Report of 11/9/2015
1.   Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council: Appointments (15-01400)
1. Confirming the following Mayoral appointments for two-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2016, and ending Dec. 31, 2017:
1. Beth Dooley, Ward 7, Reappointment, Seat No. 9.
2. Pakou Hang, Ward 9, Reappointment, Seat No. 13.
3. Russ Henry, Ward 12, Reappointment, Seat No. 10.
4. DeVon Nolen, Ward 5, Reappointment (Mayoral appointed Co-chair), Seat No. 11.
5. Caroline Devany, Ward 9, Appointment, Seat No. 12.
6. Allison Meyer, Ward 6, Appointment, Seat No. 14.
7. Ruhel Islam, Ward 12, Appointment, Seat No. 15.
2. Approving the following City Council appointments for two-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2016, and ending Dec. 31, 2017:
1. Zoe Hollomon, Ward 9, Reappointment, Seat No. 7.
2. Jillia Pessenda, Ward 1, Reappointment, Seat No. 3.
3. Saba Andualem, Ward 12, Appointment, Seat No. 1.
4. LaCora Bradford Kesti, Ward 6, Appointment, Seat No. 2.
5. Martin Brown, Ward 6, Appointment, Seat No. 4.
6. Journey Gosselin, Ward 9, Appointment, Seat No. 5.
7. Magdalena Kaluza, Ward 6, Appointment, Seat No. 6.
8. Latasha Powell, Ward 5, Appointment, Seat No. 8.

Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Minneapolis Community Environmental Advisory Commission (CEAC): Appointments (15-01401)
Approving the following appointments to fill unexpired two-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2015, and ending Dec. 31, 2016:
1. Jenna Grave, representing Clean Water Action, City Council appointment representing environmental advocacy group.
2. Ricardo McCurley, Mayoral appointment representing residents.
 
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   Minneapolis Advisory Committee on Aging: Appointment (15-01336)
Approving City Council appointment of Debra Jacoway, Ward 8, for a term beginning Jan. 1, 2015, and ending Dec. 31, 2016.
Action Taken: Adopted.
4.   Neighborhood Revitalization Program: Policy for Expenditure of Funds (15-01338)
1.   Approving Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) Plan Review Guidelines.
2.   Directing Neighborhood & Community Relations and Finance & Property Services staff that any neighborhood for which a Phase II funded contract is amended to remove funds or closed out with a balance remaining in that contract, that neighborhood shall be allowed to contract the amount released back to their Phase II Plan as a result of the amendment or close-out of that contract.
Action Taken: Adopted.
Referred Report to Ways & Means Committee
5.   Prevention and management of hypertension and pre-diabetes: Agreements (15-01403)
Authorizing agreements with the following clinics to implement process and care improvements for hypertension and pre-diabetes management for priority adult populations in Minneapolis for up to 24 months:
1.   Neighborhood HealthSource, $100,000.
2.   Hennepin County/NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center, $100,000.
3.   University of Minnesota/Community University Health Care Center, $100,000.
Early signature by Mayor requested.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Intergovernmental Relations
IGR Committee Report of 11/12/2015
1.   2016 City of Minneapolis Policy Positions (15-01439)
1.    Reviewing and approving modifications to the City of Minneapolis’ current policy positions in preparation for the 2016 Legislative Session.
2.    Directing staff to update the State and Federal legislative agendas to reflect policy positions set out in the Rail Safety Resolution urging legislation to enhance freight rail safety.
Action Taken: Adopted.
Referred Report from Transportation & Public Works Committee
2.   Rail Safety Resolution (15-01363)
Passage of Resolution urging legislation to enhance freight rail safety. 
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Public Safety, Civil Rights & Emergency Management
PSCR&EM Committee Report of 11/17/2015
Referred Reports from Ways & Means Committee
1.   Police mounted patrol boarding services contract (15-01440)
1.   Authorizing negotiation and execution of a three-year contract with Horsemen, Inc. for boarding police Mounted Patrol horses, in the amount of $93,000 for 2016.
2.   Authorizing the granting of a waiver to the Minneapolis Living Wage and Responsible Public Spending Ordinance for the contracted services.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Downtown Improvement District contract amendment for increased Summer Police enforcement (15-01441)
1.   Authorizing contract amendment with the Downtown Improvement District to accept additional revenue of $949.12 for increased police enforcement services.
2.   Passage of Resolution approving appropriation to the Police Department.
3.   DWI Enforcement Officer grant award from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety-Office of Traffic Safety (15-01448)
Accepting a grant from the Minneapolis Department of Public Safety-Office of Traffic Safety in the amount of $122,186 to support a DWI Enforcement Officer. (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Transportation & Public Works
T&PW Committee Report of 11/10/2015
1.   2015 Levy of various Public Works Department special assessments (15-01395)
Passage of Resolution approving levy of various 2015 Public Works Department special assessments and adopting the assessment rolls. (9 votes)
Early signature by Mayor requested.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   2016 Uniform Assessment Rates (15-01394)
Passage of Resolution establishing the 2016 construction, street renovation, street resurfacing, and alley construction and resurfacing Uniform Assessment Rates. (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   Solid Waste and Recycling Services: Commercial pricing structure change (15-01414)
Approving commercial pricing structure change for Solid Waste and Recycling Services.
Action Taken: Adopted.
4.   Prioritized Bridge Replacement List (15-01415)
Passage of Resolution establishing a Prioritized Bridge Replacement List to allow bridge projects to be eligible for state funding.
Action Taken: Adopted.
5.   7th St N Street Reconstruction Project (1st Ave N to 2nd Ave N): Variance request (15-01416)
Passage of Resolution requesting a variance from Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) State Aid Operations Rules for the horizontal profile on 7th St N from 1st Ave N to 2nd Ave N.
Action Taken: Adopted.
6.   38th St E Street Reconstruction (38th St E between Hiawatha Ave and Minnehaha Ave): Project designation and setting public hearing (15-01393)
1.   Passage of Resolution designating the location, streets, and improvements proposed to be made in the project.
2.   Adopting report receiving the cost estimate, directing preparation of proposed special assessments against the benefited properties, and setting a public hearing for January 19, 2016.
3.   Passage of Resolution establishing parking restrictions on 38th St E between Hiawatha Ave and Minnehaha Ave.
Action Taken: Adopted.
7.   3rd Ave S Redesign Project (1st St S to 16th St S): Variance request (15-01417)
Passage of Resolution requesting a variance from Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) State Aid Operations Rules for the reconfiguration of 3rd Ave S between Washington Ave S and 3rd St S.
Action Taken: Adopted.
8.   W 29th St Street Reconstruction Project: Layout and easements (15-01421)
Approving the layout for the reconstruction of W 29th St from Bryant Ave S to Lyndale Ave S, and authorizing the negotiation and execution of easements with private property owners to secure additional right-of-way, if necessary. 
Action Taken: Adopted.
Referred Reports to Ways & Means Committee
9.   Northern Tributary to 35W North Tunnel Modeling Project: Funding agreement (15-01412)
Authorizing execution of a funding agreement with the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO) for the Northern Tributary to 35W North Tunnel Modeling Project. Funding will be provided by MWMO in an amount not to exceed $99,750.
Action Taken: Adopted.
10. North Region Watershed Modeling Project: Funding agreement (15-01413)
Authorizing execution of a funding agreement with the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO) for the North Region Watershed Modeling Project. Funding will be provided by MWMO in an amount not to exceed $155, 619.
Action Taken: Adopted.
11. Nicollet Mall Public Art: Agreement corrections (15-01418)
Authorizing corrections to two previously approved agreements for Nicollet Mall Public Art as follows:
1.   Blessing Hancock, Skyrim Studio, Arizona, Series of Suspended Lanterns, $225,000.
2.   Tristan Al-Haddad, Formations Studio, Georgia, Design a Key Feature, $200,000.
Action Taken: Adopted.
12. Impound Lot Improvement Project (15-01422)
1.   Approving the Concept Plan that reduces the Impound Lot size and shifts it easterly.
2.   Authorizing Public Works and Finance and Property Services Department staff to proceed with project implementation for reducing/modifying the Impound Lot and the Impound Lot building improvements.
Action Taken: Adopted.
13. Bid for liquid carbon dioxide (15-01419)
Accepting low bid of Poet Ethanol Products, LLC (OP No. 8163) for an estimated annual expenditure of $200,000 to furnish and deliver liquid carbon dioxide for the Water Treatment and Distribution Division through Oct. 31, 2016, and authorizing a contract for the services.
Action Taken: Adopted.
14. Bid for Columbia Heights Mixing Chambers Hallway Painting Project (15-01420)
Accepting low bid of Finishing Touch Plus (OP No. 8180) in the amount of $195,351 to furnish and deliver all labor, materials, and incidentals necessary for the Columbia Heights Mixing Chambers Hallway Painting Project for the Water Treatment and Distribution Division, and authorizing a contract for the project.
Action Taken: Adopted.
15. Bid for automated meter reading equipment (15-01424)
Accepting single bid of Itron, Inc. (OP No. 8184) for an estimated annual expenditure of $600,000 to furnish and deliver radio frequency-based automated meter reading equipment to the Water Treatment and Distribution Division, and authorizing a contract for the service.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Ways & Means
W&M Committee Report of 11/16/2015
1.   Personal Injury Claim of Ryan T. Leitschuh (15-01449)
Approving the settlement of the personal injury claim of Ryan T. Leitschuh by payment of $15,000 to the claimant and his attorneys, McEllistrem, Fargione, Landy, Rorvig & Eken, and authorizing the City Attorney’s Office to execute any documents necessary to effectuate the settlement.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Worker's Compensation claim Richard A. Wakaruk v. City of Minneapolis (15-01450)
Approving the settlement of a Workers’ Compensation claim in Wakaruk v. City of Minneapolis by payment of $115,000 to Richard A. Wakaruk and his attorneys, Menk & Menk, and authorizing the City Attorney’s Office to execute any documents necessary to effectuate the settlement.
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   Worker's Compensation claim Timothy D. Nielsen v. City of Minneapolis (15-01451)
Approving the settlement of a Workers’ Compensation claim in Nielsen v. City of Minneapolis by payment of $126,800 to Timothy D. Nielsen and his attorneys, McCoy, Peterson & Jorstad, and authorizing the City Attorney’s Office to execute any documents necessary to effectuate the settlement.
Action Taken: Adopted.
4.   Placement of attorneys and law firms on the Legal Services Panel (15-01452)
1.   Approving the City Attorney’s recommendation for placing law firms on the City’s Legal Services Panel; and,
2.   Authorizing the City Attorney to negotiate and enter into “Master Agreements” for the period of Jan. 1, 2016, through Dec. 31, 2018, with a not-to-exceed cost for each agreement of $300,000 for the three-year period; and,
3.   Authorizing waiving the request for proposals process for conflicts covered by the collective bargaining agreement with the Minneapolis Police Officers Federation.
      Action Taken: Adopted.
5.   Contract with DataNet Systems Corporation for a Legislative Information Management System (15-01250)
Authorizing a three-year contract with DataNet Systems Corporation through Sept. 30, 2018, with the option to extend up to two (2) additional one-year terms, for for the design, implementation and support of the Legislative Information Management System (LIMS), for a not-to-exceed amount of $950,000.
Action Taken: Adopted.
6.    Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for Creative City Making Minneapolis (15-01454)
1.    Authorizing acceptance of National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Art Works grant in the amount of $50,000.
2.    Passage of Resolution increasing the 2015 appropriation in Fund 01300 Department 8400100 by $50,000. (9 votes)
      Action Taken: Adopted.
7.   Contract with the Minnesota Department of Commerce for weatherization data conversion to public summary data (15-01455)
Authorizing a professional and technical services contract with the State of Minnesota Department of Commerce to prepare summary data for the State based on nonpublic or private weatherization data provided by the State, such contract to include, among other provisions, an agreement by the City to hold harmless and indemnify the State as to all the City’s actions regarding the data that might give rise to liability. The contract is for $0 and expires June 30, 2016, or until all obligations have been met, whichever occurs first.
Action Taken: Adopted.
8.   Contract amendment with Meisinger Construction for contract close-out (15-01456)
Authorizing a contract increase for Contract No. C-39401 with Meisinger Construction (OP No. 8041) in the amount of $16,311 for a new contract total of $290,311 to process all invoices through the end of the current contract.
Action Taken: Adopted.
9.   Contract amendment with Versacon, Inc. for contract close-out (15-01457)
Authorizing a contract increase for Contract No. C-39172 with Versacon, Inc. in the amount of $14,010 for a new contract total of $184,444 to process all invoices through the end of the current contract.
Action Taken: Adopted.
10. Contract amendment with Peterson Companies for contract close-out (15-01458)
Authorizing a contract increase for Contract No. C-39574 with Peterson Companies (OP No. 8088) in the amount of $4,050.33 for a new contract total of $151,050.33 to process all invoices through the end of the current contract.
Action Taken: Adopted.
11. Bid for operable wall partition replacement project (15-01459)
Accepting low responsive bid of Hufcor, Inc. (OP No. 8171) in the amount of $331,403 to furnish and deliver all labor, materials and incidentals necessary for the operable wall partition replacement project for the Minneapolis Convention Center and authorizing a contract for this project, all in accordance with our specifications.
Action Taken: Adopted.
12. Tax-exempt term loans with US Bank for Nicollet Mall project (15-01460)
Passage of Resolution authorizing the issuance of General Obligation Tax-Exempt Term Loans with US Bank for temporary financing of $25,000,000 for construction of the new Nicollet Mall project, approximately $18,700,000 of new net debt financing for various previously approved City capital improvements, approximately $6,300,000 for refunding the City’s General Obligation Various Purpose Refunding Bonds, Series 2005B and finally allowing for amending and extending the terms of two existing loans totaling $42,195,000 with US Bank at more favorable interest rates and terms.
Action Taken: Adopted.
13. Acceptance of gifts for the construction of the Downtown East Commons (15-01391)
Passage of Resolution for the acceptance of charitable gifts from Green Minneapolis and Ryan Companies US, Inc. for construction of interim enhancements to the Downtown East Commons. (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted.
14. Contract amendment with Jinfonet Software, Inc. for the JReport reporting software (15-01461)
Authorizing an increase of $50,000 to Contract No. C-28810 with Jinfonet Software, Inc., for a new not-to-exceed total of $100,000 extend for three additional years through Dec. 31, 2018, and update Terms and Conditions to reflect current standards. JReport is used by the Solid Waste Information System (SWIS) to generate many of the Solid Waste & Recycling customer letters and crew work orders. 
Action Taken: Adopted.
15. Contract amendment with Kells Innovation for the Mozart data collection system (15-01462)
Authorizing an increase of $80,000 to Contract C-38920 with Kells Innovation for a new not-to-exceed total of $98,750, extend two additional years plus two one-year options, through December 31, 2019 and update Terms and Conditions to reflect current standards.
Action Taken: Adopted.
16. Contract Amendment with N. Harris, d/b/a Systems & Software, Inc. for the utility billing system (15-01463)
Authorizing an amendment to Contract No. C-98-12701 with N. Harris to add a cash-receipt payment option to the utility billing system.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Zoning & Planning
Z&P Committee Report of 11/12/2015
1.   Parking area variances appeal: Bryan Walters, 3515 2nd Ave S (15-01374)
Granting an appeal submitted by Bryan Walters, on behalf of Silver Tree, LLC, of the decision of the Zoning Board of Adjustment denying the following variance applications (BZZ-7189) to allow a parking area for the property located at 3515 2nd Ave S, and adopting Findings of Fact as submitted by the City Attorney’s Office:
1.   Variance to reduce the minimum drive aisle requirement.
2.   Variance to allow less than 6 feet separation between a parking area and habitable space of a dwelling.
3.   Variance to allow a parking area in a required interior side yard adjacent to the south lot line.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Floor area ratio variance appeal: Giancarlo Casale, 113 E 26th St (15-01375)
Denying an appeal submitted by Giancarlo Casale of the decision of the City Planning Commission approving a variance (BZZ-7381) to increase the maximum Floor Area Ratio (FAR) from the permitted 2.04 to 2.38 to allow for the construction of a new mixed-use building with ground floor commercial space and 70 dwelling units, for the property located at 113 E 26th St.
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   Non-conforming use appeal: Basim Sabri, on behalf of Karmel Properties, LLC, 2910-2936 Pillsbury Ave S (15-01434)   
Denying an appeal submitted by Basim Sabri, on behalf of Karmel Properties, LLC, of the decision of the City Planning Commission approving land use applications (BZZ-7324) for the expansion of a non-conforming use with an added sixth condition, for additions to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floors for new tenant space, for the property located at 2910-2936 Pillsbury Ave S, and adopting Findings of Fact as submitted by the City Attorney’s Office.
Action Taken: Adopted.
4.   Landmark designation: Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder Building, 3744 4th Ave S (15-01390)   
Passage of Resolution approving the landmark designation (BZH-28269) of the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder Building located at 3744 4th Ave S, subject to the condition that the designation applies to the exterior of the building.
Action Taken: Adopted.
5.   Landmark designation: Anson Brooks Mansion, 2445 Park Ave (15-01377)
Passage of Resolution approving the landmark designation (BZH-27790) of the Anson Brooks Mansion at 2445 Park Ave, subject to the following conditions:
1.   The designation includes the entire property, including the exteriors of the principal structure and the garage.
2.   The Secretary of Interior’s Standards for Treatment of Historic Properties will be used to evaluate alterations to the property.
Action Taken: Adopted.
6.   Rezoning: Jeremy Stanbary, 1313 Chestnut Ave (15-01376)
1.   Approving an application submitted by Jeremy Stanbary to rezone (BZZ-7387) the property located at 1313 Chestnut Ave, by adding the Industrial Living Overlay District to the existing LI Light Industrial District and DP Downtown Parking Overlay District, to allow the addition of an indoor theater.
2.   Passage of Ordinance amending Title 20, Chapter 521 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code: Zoning Districts and Maps Generally.
Action Taken: Adopted.
7.   Loring Park Rezoning Study (15-01435)
1.   Adopting the Loring Park Rezoning Study, and staff findings, including the finding that obtaining consent signatures for the rezoning of properties from residential to commercial in the Loring Park Rezoning Study would be impractical.
2.   Approving the zoning map amendment for the rezoning of parcels, noting the following:
1.   Keep the zoning of the Basilica properties OR3 rather than OR2 (15 16th St N, 1601 Laurel Ave, and 1604 Laurel Ave).
2.   Rezone the St. Mark’s property OR2 (515 Oak Grove St).
3.   Staff shall return to the City Planning Commission with recommendations related to Phase II of their recommendation within 12 months.
4.   Staff shall reopen the small area plan policy guidance related to built form to reflect the decisions made in the zoning update.
Action Taken: Adopted.
  3.  Passage of Ordinance amending Title 20, Chapter 521 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code: Zoning Districts and Maps.
8.   Webber Park Library vacations: Hennepin County, 45th Ave N and Humboldt Ave area (15-01436)    
1.   Approving an application submitted by Hennepin County to vacate the remainder of the alley in James Gillespie’s Fourth Addition from Humboldt Ave N easterly for approximately 179.32 feet to a dead end.
2.   Passage of Resolution approving the alley vacation (Vac-1639).
3.   Approving an application submitted by Hennepin County to vacate 45th Ave N from Humboldt Ave N easterly to the cul-de-sac, subject to the provision of an easement to CenterPoint Energy.
4.   Passage of Resolution approving the vacation (Vac-1640).
Action Taken: Adopted.
9.   Webber Park Library rezonings: Hennepin County, portions of 45th Ave N and Humboldt Ave (15-01437)     
1.   Approving an application submitted by Hennepin County to rezone (BZZ-7378) the following properties, to construct a new library:
1.   The properties located at 1407, 1411, 1413, and a portion of 1423 45th Ave N, from the R4 District to the C1 District.
2.   A portion of the property located at 1423 45th Ave N, from the C2 Neighborhood Corridor Commercial District to the C1 Neighborhood Commercial District.
3.   A small portion of the property located at 4414 Humboldt Ave N, from the C2 Neighborhood Corridor Commercial District to the C1 Neighborhood Commercial District.
2.   Passage of Ordinance amending Title 20, Chapter 521 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code: Zoning Districts and Maps Generally.
 
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Introduction & Referral Calendar
1.   Preservation regulations: Notice (15-01431)
Pursuant to notice, motion by Warsame to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 23, Chapter 599 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Heritage Preservation: Heritage Preservation Regulations, for first reading and referral to the Zoning & Planning Committee, simplifying the required findings for certificate of appropriateness applications.
Action Taken: Ordinance introduced, given its first reading, and referred to the Zoning & Planning Committee.
 
Unfinished Business
1.   Water and sewer service line repair assessment (15-01030)
Passage of Resolution adopting and levying the assessment for water and sewer service line repairs for the property located at 1729 N 2nd St, and directing transmittal of the assessment to the Hennepin County Auditor. (9 votes)
Action Taken: Deleted from the agenda.
 
New Business
1.   Infill Development Work Group (15-01503)
Motion by Yang to direct staff to create and support a work group tasked with identifying strategies for the marketing, sale, development, and use of government owned lots in Minneapolis.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Car Sharing Program ordinance: Notice (15-01509)
Reich gives notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of the following ordinances amending the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances:
1.    Title 13, Chapter 259 relating to Licenses and Business Regulations: In General, adding Car Share Operators to the list of staff approved business licenses.
2.    Title 18, Chapter 478 relating to Traffic Code: Parking, Stopping and Standing, adding a new Title XI authorizing the Public Works Director to regulate car share operators doing business in the City.
Action Taken: Notice given.
 
Announcements
 
Adjournment
1.   Adjourn to Room 315 for a closed session to receive a security briefing.
2.   Adjourn to December 9, 2015, at 6:05 p.m. in the Council Chamber for the purpose of conducting a public hearing and adopting the 2016 budget.
 
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: December 11, 2015
 
Submit written comments about agenda items to: councilcomment@minneapolismn.gov
 
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