Minneapolis City Council Agenda

 

Regular Meeting

March 18, 2016 – 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 by:

      1. Adding a staff direction relating to the Workplace Partnership Group under the Order of Motions.

      2. Deleting the 2016 Sludgeathon Day honorary resolution under the Order of Resolutions.

3.   Acceptance of minutes of the regular meeting of February 26, 2016.

      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

Community Development & Regulatory Services

CDRS Committee Report of 3/1/2016

1.   Appointment of Director of Regulatory Services (16-00228)

Approving the appointment by the Executive Committee of Noah Schuchman to the appointed position of Director of Regulatory Services for a two-year term beginning Jan. 4, 2016.

Action Taken: Adopted.

2.   Plymouth Stevens House, LP bond issuance: 1500 Plymouth Ave N and 2625 Stevens Ave S (16-00291)

Passage of Resolution granting approval to the issuance of up to $17,500,000 in Tax Exempt Multifamily Housing Revenue Entitlement Bonds to finance the acquisition, construction, and rehabilitation of a 207-unit multifamily rental housing development.

Action Taken: Adopted.

3.   Liquor, Business & Gambling License Applications (16-00292)

Approving Department of Licenses & Consumer Services agenda recommendations for Liquor, Business & Gambling licenses.

Early signature by Mayor requested.

Action Taken: Adopted.

4.   Business License Operating Conditions: Aqua City Motel, 5739 Lyndale Ave S (16-00293)

Adopting the Business License Operating Conditions Agreement negotiated between the City of Minneapolis and Aqua City Motel, allowing the licensee to retain the Hotel License at 5739 Lyndale Ave S, subject to adherence with the conditions therein.

Action Taken: Adopted.

5.   Business License Operating Conditions: Metro Inn Motel, 5637 Lyndale Ave S (16-00294)

Adopting the Business License Operating Conditions Agreement negotiated between the City of Minneapolis and Metro Inn Motel allowing the licensee to retain the Hotel License at 5637 Lyndale Ave S, subject to adherence with the conditions therein.

Action Taken: Adopted.

6.   Business License Operating Conditions: Sssdude-Nutz, 317 14th Ave SE (16-00295)

Adopting the Business License Operating Conditions Agreement negotiated between the City of Minneapolis and Sssdude-Nutz, allowing the licensee to obtain the Extended Hours License at 317 14th Ave SE, subject to adherence with the conditions therein.

Action Taken: Adopted.

7.   Extension of development timeframe under previous land sale: 2029, 2033, and a portion of 2101 W Broadway, to Plymouth Christian Youth Center (PCYC) or affiliated entity (16-00296)

Approving an 18 month extension of the development timeframe under a previously approved land sale of the property at 2029, 2033, and a portion of 2101 W Broadway to Plymouth Christian Youth Center (PCYC) or affiliated entity.

Action Taken: Adopted.

8.   Restated Unified City of Minneapolis Housing Policy (16-00298)

Passage of Resolution adopting a Restated Unified City of Minneapolis Housing Policy.

Action Taken: Adopted.

9.   Legal settlement: Ronald and Julie Folger v. City of Minneapolis (16-00299)

Authorizing the tentative settlement of Ronald and Julie Folger v. City of Minneapolis by permitting plaintiffs to apply for rental licenses prior to the expiration of the five-year ineligibility period under M.C.O. § 244.1910 (13)(a), and authorizing any documents necessary to effectuate the settlement.

Action Taken: Adopted.

10.  Business Technical Assistance Program (B-TAP) funding recommendations (16-00300)

Authorizing negotiation and contracts for the Business Technical Assistance Program (B-TAP), subject to modifications as approved by the CPED Director.

Action Taken: Adopted.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means Committee

11.  Environmental grant acceptance for Fall 2015 Brownfield Grant round (16-00297)

1.   Accepting Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) grants, and Metropolitan Tax Base Revitalization Account (TBRA) grants.

2.   Authorizing grant, subrecipient and/or disbursement and related agreements for the grants.

3.   Passage of Resolution approving appropriation of funds to CPED.

Action Taken: Adopted.

12.  Target Center renovation project authorization to proceed (16-00301)

1.   Approving the final design, budget, and schedule for the Target Center Renovation Project.

2.   Approving Mortenson’s Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) of $102.8 million and authorizing an amendment to the Construction Manager at Risk Agreement incorporating the GMP and other material terms.

3.   Authorizing additional agreements and amendments contemplated by the Renovation Agreement: Project “Go Ahead Letter”; Financing Disbursement Agreement; Target Center Operating Agreement Amendments; Target Center Playing Agreement Amendments

4.   Authorizing amendments to the following project agreements to incorporate changes necessitated by the revised construction schedule: Project Architect Agreement Amendments; Project Owners Representative Agreement Amendments; Outside Legal Counsel Agreement Amendments.

5.   Authorizing a contract with Berkley Assurance Company for Owners Protective Professional Indemnity insurance based on acceptance of their low bid.

6.   Authorizing the appropriation of $128.9 million in project costs incurred to be repaid by City financing, AEG payments, and Timberwolves/Lynx payments as outlined in the Renovation Agreement.

7.   Authorizing the appropriation of additional funds through the Target Center Fund for City Permit Fees, Sales Taxes, Financing Fees, and other non-GMP expenses.

8.   Authorizing a Pedestrian Bridge Easement Agreement with the Minnesota Ballpark Authority and the Twins organization.

Early signature by Mayor requested.

Action Taken: Adopted.

 

 

Intergovernmental Relations

IGR Committee Report of 3/3/2016

1.   Conflict of interest review for lobbyist firms (16-00320)

Authorizing waiver of conflict of interest for Fredrikson & Byron to provide governmental affairs services for the City.

Action Taken: Adopted.

2.   Amendment to City of Minneapolis Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Federal Policies Agenda (16-00321)

  1. Authorizing an amendment to the FY2015 Federal Policies Agenda to include a policy position recommending that the federal Center for Disease Control be authorized by Congress to conduct research on firearms safety and violence prevention.
  2. Passage of Resolution supporting Congressional funding for gun violence research.

Action Taken: Adopted.

3.   Updates to City of Minneapolis 2016 Policy Positions and Legislative Agenda (16-00322)

1.   Approving staff-recommended updates to the City of Minneapolis’ 2016 Policy Positions as follows:

1.      In the Local Government Finance section, on page 3, modify the following statement as follows: “Diversification of revenue sources and investment options available to local governments, including cities.”

2.      In the Capital Bonding section, on page 3, delete “$609,000” and insert “$1.029 million”.

3.      In the Transportation and Transit System Funding section, on page 4, insert the following language: “The City supports full state funding for the I-35W and Lake Street Transit/Access project, which will leverage significant federal resources, ensure the timely completion of other related projects, and increase access to jobs and educational opportunities through improved and expanded transit service to currently underserved communities in Minneapolis.

4.      Any related formatting/technical changes needed as a result of these modifications.

2.   Approving staff-recommended updates to the City of Minneapolis’ 2016 Legislative Agenda as follows:

1.      In the Capital Investment section, delete “$609,000” and insert “$1.029 million”.

2.      In the Transportation section, add a new statement as follows “The City supports full state funding for the I-35W and Lake Street Transit/Access project, which will leverage significant federal resources, ensure the timely completion of other related projects, and increase access to jobs and educational opportunities through improved and expanded transit service to currently underserved communities in Minneapolis.”

3.      Any related formatting/technical changes needed as a result of these modifications.

Action Taken: Adopted.

4.   Updates to the City of Minneapolis' 2016 Policy Positions - Public Safety Section (16-00327)

Approving staff-recommended updates to the City of Minneapolis’ 2016 Policy Positions, Public Safety Section as outlined in amended policy position document.

Action Taken: Adopted.

5.   Federal Housing Policy Related to Sale of Non-Performing Loans (mortgages) by federal agencies (16-00323)

Passage of a resolution requesting the Federal Housing Finance Agency to provide the City of Minneapolis with information about delinquent mortgages in the city and requesting an expansion of its sales to public agencies, nonprofits and small investors, and also requesting that federal agencies hold off on further sales to investors.

Action Taken: Adopted.

6.   Amending Federal Aviation Policy Positions to include opposition to the privatization of Air Traffic Control (16-00324)

Authorizing an amendment to the Federal Aviation Policy Positions adopted in March 2015 to include a statement that the City supports “maintaining Air Traffic Control (ATC) within the purview of FAA and opposes privatization of ATC.”

Action Taken: Adopted.

 

 

Public Safety, Civil Rights & Emergency Management

PSCREM Committee Report of 3/2/2016

1.   Small and Underutilized Business Enterprise Program extension ordinance (16-00213)

Passage of Ordinance amending Title 16, Chapter 423 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Planning and Development: Small and Underutilized Business Enterprise Program, amending the sunset date of the Small and Underutilized Business Enterprise Program.

Early signature by Mayor requested.

Action Taken: Adopted.

2.   Repealing prohibitions about congregating on streets or sidewalks ordinance (16-00073)

Passage of Ordinance amending Title 17, Chapter 427 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Streets and Sidewalks: In General, repealing Section 427.220 entitled "Congregating on streets or sidewalks."

Action Taken: Adopted.

3.   Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Minnesota Police for the Minneapolis Police Department to make available tactical response equipment, personnel, and other resources during emergency operations (16-00305)

Authorizing an ongoing Memorandum of Understanding to have the Minneapolis Police Department extend its services beyond its jurisdiction for the purpose of providing mutual aid in the form of Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) emergency tactical response (known as “Operation 100’s”) to the University of Minnesota Police Department.

Action Taken: Adopted.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means Committee

4.   Minnesota Board of Firefighter Training and Education (MBFTE) training reimbursement (16-00304)

1.   Accepting MBFTE funding under the Round 8 training reimbursement program in the amount of $66,720, for training conducted between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016.

2.   Passage of Resolution approving appropriation of funds to the Fire Department.

Action Taken: Adopted.

5.   Revenue contract with the University of Minnesota for security services at the TCF Stadium for the Vikings Play-Offs Football game on January 10, 2016 (16-00306)

1.   Authorizing a revenue agreement for up to $16,000 with the University of Minnesota for the Minneapolis Police Department to provide security services for the Vikings Play-Offs Football game at the TCF Stadium on Jan. 10, 2016.

2.   Passage of Resolution approving appropriation of funds to the Police Department.

Action Taken: Adopted.

6.   Revenue contract between the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority and the City of Minneapolis Police department to provide security services (16-00307)

1.   Authorizing a revenue agreement for up to $25,000 with the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority for the Police Department to provide security services at 1707 3rd Ave S for estimated three months beginning on March 6, 2016.

2.   Passage of Resolution approving appropriation of funds to the Police Department.

Action Taken: Adopted.

7.   Contract for PATROL (Peace Officer Accredited Training OnLine) with the League of Minnesota Cities for registration costs (16-00308)

Authorizing a contract with the League of Minnesota Cities for up to $76,190 for access to the PATROL (Peace Officer Accredited Training OnLine) accredited training for MPD officers.

Action Taken: Adopted.

8.   Contract amendment with the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine Center for Police canine care (16-00309)

Authorizing an increase to Contract No. 39925 with the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine of $15,000, for a total of $42,595, for the medical services for the Police K-9s.

Action Taken: Adopted.

 

 

Transportation & Public Works

TPW Committee Report of 3/1/2016

1.   Warrington Area Residential Resurfacing Project: Amending project designation (16-00276)

Passage of Resolution amending Resolution 2016R-012, passed Jan. 15, 2016, to add additional streets to be resurfaced in the Warrington Area Residential Street Resurfacing Project.

Action Taken: Adopted.

2.   Central Corridor Light Rail Transit (LRT) Project: Amendment to Subordinate Funding Agreement 18 (16-00280)

Authorizing Amendment No. 2 to Subordinate Funding Agreement 18 with the Metropolitan Council extending the term of the agreement through 2016.

Action Taken: Adopted.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means Committee

3.   Standish Area Residential and Howe Area Residential Resurfacing: Project approval and assessment (16-00274)

1.   Passage of Resolution ordering the work to proceed and adopting special assessments for the projects.

2.   Passage of Resolution requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation authorize the City’s issuance and sale of assessment bonds for the projects. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Adopted as amended.

4.   Unpaved Alley Resurfacing Program (west of Xerxes Ave between 28th St W and Cedar Lake Pkwy): Project approval and assessment (16-00275)

1.   Passage of Resolution ordering the work to proceed and adopting special assessments for the project.

2.   Passage of Resolution requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation authorize the City’s issuance and sale of assessment bonds for the project. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Adopted.

5.   8th St S Reconstruction Project: Contract with Alliant Engineering, Inc. for engineering and design services (16-00277)

Authorizing negotiation and execution of a contract with Alliant Engineering, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $1,235,000 for engineering and design services for the 8th St S Reconstruction Project.

Action Taken: Adopted.

6.   E 38th St Reconstruction Project: Agreement with Minnesota Commercial Railroad for crossing surface installation (16-00278)

Authorizing an agreement with Minnesota Commercial Railroad in an amount up to $76,240 for railroad crossing surface installation in conjunction with the E 38th St Reconstruction Project.

Action Taken: Adopted.

7.   Road maintenance agreement with Hennepin County (16-00279)

Passage of Resolution authorizing Proposed Road Maintenance Agreement No. PW-19-20-15 with Hennepin County effective Jan. 1, 2016, through Dec. 31, 2018, providing reimbursement to the City for routine maintenance on certain County State Aid roadways and bridges located within the corporate limits of the City.

Action Taken: Adopted.

8.   Contract amendment with Morcon Construction Company for elevator modernization at various parking ramps (16-00281)

Authorizing Change Order No. 1 to Contract No. 39576 with Morcon Construction Company in the amount of $58,442.33, for a revised contract total of $4,825,867.33, for various additions, updates, and improvements to parking ramp elevators through Jan. 12, 2016.

Action Taken: Adopted.

9.   Hennepin County Bicycle and Sidewalk Grant Program funding applications (16-00283)

Passage of Resolution supporting the submittal of 2016 Hennepin County Bicycle and Sidewalk Grant Program applications and authorizing the commitment of local funds per federal requirements to support approved projects.

Action Taken: Adopted.

10.  Bid for fine aggregate (16-00284)

Accepting low bid of Fischer Mining, LLC (OP No. 8224) for an estimated annual expenditure of $187,400, to furnish and deliver fine aggregate through March 31, 2017, for the Public Works Paving Division, and authorizing a contract for the service.

Action Taken: Adopted.

 

 

Ways & Means

WM Committee Report of 3/14/2016

1.   Disposal of Surplus Property Ordinance (16-00210)

1.   Passage of ordinance amending Title 2, Chapter 18 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to disposal of surplus property, to allow for donations of City of Minneapolis personal property.

2. Directing procurement staff of the Finance & Property Services Department to develop a policy and procedure for disposal of surplus property, and report back to the Ways & Means Committee by the end of June 2016.

Action Taken: Adopted.

2.   Defense and indemnification of Officer Blayne Lehner in the matter of Luis Daniel Garcia v. Blayne Lehner and City of Minneapolis (16-00341)

Approving City staff’s denial of defense and indemnity pursuant to Minn. Stat. sec. 466.07 subd. 1 for Blayne Lehner in the matter of Luis Daniel Garcia v. Blayne Lehner and the City of Minneapolis, U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota Court File No. 15-03214(SRN/HB) and adopting the relevant factual bases as set forth in numbers 1-36, 40-43 and 63-65 of the Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Recommendation of Chief Administrative Law Judge Tammy L. Pust in Office of Administrative Hearings matter 84-6010-32810.

Early signature by Mayor requested.

Action Taken: Adopted.

3.   Legal settlement of Jesse McLemore v. City of Minneapolis (16-00342)

Approving the settlement of lawsuit Jesse McLemore v. City of Minneapolis, Court File No. 14-CV-04828, in the amount of $40,000 payable to plaintiff Jesse McLemore and plaintiff's attorneys, and authorizing the City Attorney's Office to execute any documents necessary to effectuate settlement.

Action Taken: Adopted.

4.   Contract amendment with the Domestic Abuse Project (DAP) for 24-hour domestic abuse hotline services  (16-00343)

Authorizing a contract amendment with Domestic Abuse Project (DAP) to provide 24-Hour Domestic Abuse Hotline Services, increasing the not-to-exceed amount by $120,000 for a new total of $270,000 through Dec. 31, 2016.

Action Taken: Adopted.

5.   Memorandum of Agreement with the Local Initiatives Support Corporation for consultation services (16-00344)

Authorizing a Memorandum of Agreement in the amount of $5,000 with the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) to engage a consultant to create and implement a development strategy for a Southwest Light Rail Transit (SWLRT) corridor-wide public art program.

Action Taken: Adopted.

6.   Contract amendment with Lynn Anderson for professional leadership and project advisory services (16-00345)

Authorizing a contract increase for Contract No. C-40058 with Lynn Anderson for a new total not-to-exceed $100,000, and extending through Dec. 31, 2016.

Action Taken: Adopted.

7.   Bids for Rainwater Storage and Irrigation System retrofit project (16-00347)

Accepting the low bid of Peterson Companies, Inc. (OP No. 8208) in the amount of $977,700 to furnish and deliver all labor, materials, and incidentals necessary for the Rainwater Storage and Irrigation System retrofit project for the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Action Taken: Adopted.

8.   Contract amendment with Common Sense Consulting to provide leadership development and cultural intelligence training (16-00348)

Authorizing amendments to Contract No. C-38702 with Common Sense Consulting by:

1.      Increasing the contract by the amount of $25,000 for a new contract total of $75,000; and

2.      Extending the contract term to Mar. 31, 2017, to provide Cultural Intelligence Training, Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) self-assessment and coaching for three program cohorts scheduled throughout 2016.

Action Taken: Adopted.

9.   Contracts with three recruitment services vendors to fill various IT positions (16-00349)

Authorizing contracts with True Source IT, LLC; On-Demand Group; and Lancesoft, Inc. for three years through Mar. 20, 2019, for a not-to-exceed amount of $450,000, with the City’s sole option to extend the contract two additional one-year terms or one additional two-year term to provide potential candidates to fulfill specific information technology positions.

Action Taken: Adopted.

10.  Contract Amendment with Sogeti USA, LLC, for WorkForce Director application software (16-00350)

Approving increase to Contract No. C-38446 with Sogeti USA, LLC, of $800,000 for the support and maintenance of the City’s WorkForce Director application software for a not-to-exceed amount of $1,700,000.

Action Taken: Adopted.

11Issuance of term loan note for Target Center Renovation project (16-00351)

Passage of Resolution awarding the sale of a $74,000,000 Taxable General Obligation Sales Tax Note (Target Center Project), Series 2016 to Wells Fargo Bank, NA and establishing the forms, terms, and security of such obligations; and making findings and providing covenants and directions relating to the issuance of the note.

Early signature by Mayor requested.

Action Taken: Adopted.

 

 

Zoning & Planning

ZP Committee Report of 3/3/2016

1.   Front yard setback variance appeal: Moxy Uptown, 1121 W Lake St and 3005 Emerson Ave S (16-00287)

Granting an appeal submitted by Ben Graves of Graves Hospitality, regarding the City Planning Commission decision denying a variance (BZZ-7544) of the front yard setback requirement along Emerson Ave S from 15 feet to zero feet, for a new six-story hotel with 123 rooms for the property located at 1121 W Lake St and 3005 Emerson Ave S.

Action Taken: Adopted.

2.   Conditional use permit and variances appeal: Moxy Uptown, 1121 W Lake St and 3005 Emerson Ave S (16-00288)

Denying an appeal, with conditions on the approval, submitted by Philip Qualy, et al, regarding the following City Planning Commission decisions approving applications (BZZ-7544) for a new six-story hotel with 123 rooms for the property located at 1121 W Lake St and 3005 Emerson Ave S:

1.   A conditional use permit to increase height in the C3A district from 4 stories, or 56 feet, to 6 stories, 72.5 feet, subject to conditions.

2.   A variance to increase the maximum floor area ratio from 2.7 to 3.78.

3.   A variance to reduce the east rear yard setback requirement from 15 feet to zero, subject to conditions.

4.    A variance to reduce the minimum loading requirement from one large space to zero.

Action Taken: Adopted.

3.   Vacation and alley easement agreement, vacation, and easement acquisition: Portions of Main St NE and 30th Ave NE (16-00273)

1.   Approving the Street Vacation and Alley Easement Agreement as outlined in the CPED staff report.

2.   Approving an application submitted by BNSF Railway Company to vacate the right-of-way of Main St NE from 29th Ave NE to 31st Ave NE and the right-of-way of 30th Ave NE, west of Main St NE; and adopting staff findings.

3.   Approving the acquisition of the alley easement, consistent with the Comprehensive Plan.

4.   Passage of Resolution approving Vac-1634.

Action Taken: Adopted.

4.   Preservation Regulations ordinance (15-01431)

Passage of Ordinance amending Title 23, Chapter 599 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Heritage Preservation: Heritage Preservation Regulations, to simplify the required findings for Certificate of Appropriateness applications.

Action Taken: Adopted.

5.   Linden Hills Zoning Overlay District ordinance (15-01366)

1.   Approving the Linden Hills Rezoning Study and adopting staff findings, including the finding that obtaining consent signatures for the rezoning of properties from residential to commercial in the Linden Hills Rezoning Study would be impractical.

2.   Passage of Ordinance amending Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code, revising the Linden Hills Overlay District and Pedestrian Oriented Overlay District:

1.   Chapter 521 Zoning Districts and Maps Generally.

2.   Chapter 551 relating to Overlay Districts.

  3.  Passage of Ordinance amending Title 20, Chapter 521 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code: Zoning Districts and Maps Generally, amending the zoning map  as part of a rezoning study consistent with the guidance of the Linden Hills Small Area Plan.

Action Taken: Adopted.

6.   Rezoning: Ben Graves, 1121 W Lake St and 3005 Emerson Ave S (16-00289)

1.    Approving an application submitted by Ben Graves to rezone (BZZ-7544) the properties located at 1121 W Lake St and 3005 Emerson Ave S.

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.   Tobacco Dealers Licenses in the C-1 Zoning District ordinance (16-00270)

Pursuant to notice, motion by B. Johnson 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 Community Development & Regulatory Services Committee, amending provisions related to Tobacco Dealers Licenses in the C-1 Zoning District.

Action Taken: Introduced, given its first reading, and referred to CDRS Committee.

2.   Severance pay for appointed employees ordinance (16-00290)

Pursuant to notice, motion by B. Johnson to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 2, Chapter 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Administration: Personnel, for first reading and referral to the Ways & Means Committee, amending provisions related to severance pay for appointed employees.

Action Taken: Introduced, given its first reading, and referred to WM Committee.

3.   Regulations for establishments that provide free food, clothing, and services ordinance (16-00385)

Motion by Glidden to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code, for first reading and referral to the Zoning & Planning Committee, amending regulations for establishments that provide free food, clothing, and services: (Unanimous consent required)

1.   Chapter 535 Regulations of General Applicability.

2.   Chapter 536 Specific Development Standards.

3.   Chapter 537 Accessory Uses and Structures.

4.   Chapter 541 Off-Street Parking and Loading.

5.   Chapter 546 Residence Districts.

6.   Chapter 547 Office Residence Districts.

7.   Chapter 548 Commercial Districts.

8.   Chapter 549 Downtown Districts.

Action Taken: Introduced, given its first reading, and referred to ZP Committee.

 

Resolutions

1.   2016 Garden Club of America honorary resolution (16-00315)

Passage of Resolution recognizing The Garden Club of America.

Action Taken: Adopted.

2.   2016 Sludgeathon Day honorary resolution (16-00316)

Passage of Resolution recognizing the Lupus Foundation of Minnesota and Cory Cove's Sludgeathon 2016.

Action Taken: Deleted from the agenda.

3.   2016 National Blue and Green Day honorary resolution (16-00317)

Passage of Resolution recognizing National Blue and Green Day.

Action Taken: Adopted.

4.   Earth Hour 2016 honorary resolution (16-00380)

Passage of Resolution supporting Earth Hours 2016.

Action Taken: Adopted.

5.   2016 North High Polars Boys Basketball honorary resolution (16-00383)

Passage of Resolution recognizing the North High Boys Basketball Championship.

Action Taken: Adopted.

6.   Martin Olav Sabo honorary resolution (16-00388)

Passage of Resolution honoring Martin Olav Sabo.

Action Taken: Adopted.

 

Motions

1.    Workplace Partnership Group staff direction (16-00390)

Directing the City Coordinator and the City Attorney to organize, convene, and lead a multi-department work group to review and respond to the recommendations of the Workplace Regulations Partnership Group (WPG) for a municipal policy on earned sick leave, including:

1.    Draft an ordinance for a municipal earned sick leave policy for City Council consideration.

2.    Develop a recommendation for a program to administer the municipal sick leave policy, including identifying a responsible department charged with implementing and enforcing any proposed ordinance, preparing a plan for start-up and ongoing operating costs, and creating a communications and outreach plan and timeline.

3.    Identify outstanding concerns about a municipal sick leave policy and unresolved issues, including but not limited to issues identified in the WPG Report regarding casual employees and others with unique employment arrangements, issues articulated in the Cramer dissenting opinion, and those issues collected through community listening sessions, and propose strategies to mitigate, minimize, or resolve such concerns with the policy or administration of a municipal sick leave program to the extent practicable and not in conflict with the overall intent of the WPG Report.

The foregoing directives are to be reported back to a specially-called meeting of the Committee of the Whole on May 5, 2016.

In addition, the City Coordinator, along with assistance from a multi-department work group, will develop a recommendation for a permanent Workplace Regulations Partnership Group, to be reported back to the Committee of the Whole no later than Wednesday, May 25, 2016.

Action Taken: Adopted.

New Business

1.   20 Year Neighborhood Park Plan ordinance (16-00381)

B. Johnson and Goodman give notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 2, Chapter 16 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Administration: Finance, adding a new Article XIV entitled 20 Year Neighborhood Park Plan.

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: April 1, 2016

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