Minneapolis City Council Agenda

 

Regular Meeting

January 13, 2017 – 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.

3.    Acceptance of minutes of the regular meeting of December 9, 2016, and the adjourned session held December 7, 2016.

        Action Taken: Accepted.

4.    Referral of petitions, communications, and reports to proper Committees.

        Action Taken: Referred.

 

Reports of Standing Committees

Committee of the Whole

COW Committee Report of Jan. 11, 2017

1.    Proposed Charter amendment: Use of premiums received in a bond sale (16-01495)

Passage of Ordinance amending Article IX, Section 9.4 of the Minneapolis City Charter relating to Finance: Debt to address a technical amendment to the City Charter pertaining to bond proceeds. (13 votes)


Action Taken: Tabled.

2.    Sick and safe time and extended employment programs ordinance (16-01527)

Passage of Ordinance amending Title 2, Chapter 40 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Administration: Workplace Regulations, exempting certain state subsidized extended employment programs from coverage under the requirements of Chapter 40.

Action Taken: Adopted.

 

Community Development & Regulatory Services

CDRS Committee Report of Jan. 3, 2017

1.    Land sale: 3956 Snelling Ave S to Ahmed A. Jama (17-00014)

Passage of Resolution approving the sale of the property at 3956 Snelling Ave S (Disposition Parcel No. TF-923) to Ahmed A. Jama for $50,000, subject to conditions. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Adopted.

2.    Land sale: 1008 Morgan Ave N to Andre Duke (17-00015)

Passage of Resolution approving the sale of the property at 1008 Morgan Ave N (Disposition Parcel No. TF-938) to Andre Duke for $5,000, subject to conditions. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Adopted.

3.    Land sale: 3726 Logan Ave N to Wilson Molina (17-00016)

Passage of Resolution approving the sale of the property at 3726 Logan Ave N (Disposition Parcel No. TF-879) to Wilson Molina for $8,000, subject to conditions. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Adopted.

4.    Land sale: 3751 Logan Ave N to Wilson Molina (17-00017)

Passage of Resolution approving the sale of the property at 3751 Logan Ave N (Disposition Parcel No. TF-877) to Wilson Molina for $24,000, subject to conditions. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Adopted.

5.    Land sale: 3759 Colfax Ave N to Wilson Molina (17-00018)

Passage of Resolution approving the sale of the property at 3759 Colfax Ave N (Disposition Parcel No. TF-922) to Wilson Molina for $25,000, subject to conditions. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Adopted.

6.    Land sale: 4236 Snelling Ave S to Wilson Molina (17-00019)

Passage of Resolution approving the sale of the property at 4236 Snelling Ave S (Disposition Parcel No. TF-924) to Wilson Molina for $30,000, subject to conditions. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Adopted.

7.    Massage and Bodywork License application: Massage Meadows, Inc, doing business as Massage Meadows, 401 W Lake St (17-00022)

Adopting the administrative hearing officer’s findings and conclusions recommending denial of the Massage and Bodywork License application submitted by Massage Meadows, Inc, doing business as Massage Meadows at 401 W Lake St.

Action Taken: Adopted.

8.    Rental dwelling license revocation: 3101/3103 Queen Ave N, Jim F. Thomas (16-01535)

1.    Approving revocation of Rental Dwelling License.

2.    Adopting the Findings of Fact, Conclusions and Recommendation prepared by the Department of Regulatory Services.

Action Taken: Adopted.

9.    Liquor, Business & Gambling License Applications (17-00021)

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

Early signature by Mayor requested.

Action Taken: Adopted.

10.  Crescent Moon Market, doing business as Crescent Moon Market, business license operating conditions: 3653 Chicago Ave (17-00024)

Adopting the Business License Operating Conditions Agreement negotiated between the City of Minneapolis and Crescent Moon Market allowing the licensee to obtain the Tobacco license with adherence to the conditions contained therein.

Action Taken: Adopted.

11.  Interstate Parking Company of MN, LLC doing business as Interstate Parking Company, business license operating conditions: Lot located at 330 1st Ave N (17-00025)

Adopting the Business License Operating Conditions Agreement negotiated between the City of Minneapolis and Interstate Parking Company of MN, LLC allowing the licensee to retain the Parking Lot License for a lot at 330 1st Ave N with adherence to the conditions contained therein.

Action Taken: Adopted.

12.  Option Agreement with United Properties Development, LLC for Nicollet Hotel Block redevelopment: 30 3rd St S (17-00026)

Authorizing an option agreement with United Properties Development, LLC for the previously proposed Gateway Project at 30 3rd St S.

Action Taken: Adopted.

13.  Minneapolis Workforce Council name change (17-00027)

Approving change in the name of the Minneapolis Workforce Council to the Minneapolis Workforce Development Board.

Action Taken: Adopted.

14.  Lake Street Reconstruction and Streetscaping Project easements: 30 W Lake St and 10 W Lake St (17-00028

Passage of Resolution authorizing the Finance Officer to execute a Quit Claim Deed and Waiver of Compensation in favor of Hennepin County for a temporary construction easement, a permanent sidewalk and utility easement, and a permanent streetscape easement across a portion of City-owned 30 W Lake St for the Lake Street Reconstruction Project and authorizing the CPED Director to consent to the conveyance of similar easements by the owners of 10 W Lake St.

Action Taken: Adopted.

15.  Appointing UMB Bank, National Association, as Successor Trustee for St. Olaf Residence, Inc. revenue bonds (17-00029)

Passage of Resolution appointing UMB Bank, National Association, as Successor Trustee for City of Minneapolis Health Care Facilities 501 (c)(3) Tax-exempt Revenue Bonds Series 2005 for St. Olaf Residence, Inc.

Action Taken: Adopted.

16.  Modifications to Term Sheet for 800 Washington Ave S Project (17-00030)

Approving modifications to the Term Sheet with Mortenson Development, Inc. or an affiliated entity to reflect the construction of a ten-story mixed-use building and allowing an additional six months on the timeline for executing a redevelopment contract and closing deadline.

Action Taken: Adopted.

17.  Global Participation Agreement for the MinnDocs Project (17-00034)

1.    Authorizing a Global Participation Agreement for the MinnDocs Project.

2.    Authorizing CPED and City Attorney staff to assist in developing and implementing a set of common loan documents that could be used for affordable rental housing projects that employ a variety of state and local funds.

Action Taken: Adopted.

18.  Upper Harbor Terminal redevelopment master developer team selection (17-00032)

1.    Approving selection of team led by United Properties (including THOR Development and First Avenue Productions) as “master developer” with which City and MPRB will collaborate to pursue redevelopment of the UHT site (pending successful negotiation of an exclusive rights agreement); and

2.    Authorizing City staff to work with MPRB staff and the master developer team to negotiate an exclusive rights agreement that will guide the collaborative planning process and then return to seek Council authorization to execute that agreement no later than May 1, 2017.

Action Taken: Adopted.

19.  Open Access Technology International, Inc. (OATI) bond issuance: 7901 Computer Ave S, Bloomington, MN (17-00020)

1.    Passage of Resolution approving up to $30,000,000 in City of Minneapolis Taxable Limited Tax-Supported Economic Development Revenue Bonds, Series 2017, for Open Access Technology International, Inc. (OATI), or an affiliated company, to be issued through the Minneapolis Common Bond Fund.

2.    Authorizing amendments to the 2010 bond documents.

3.    Authorizing a work force protection agreement with OATI.

Action Taken: Adopted.

20.  Contract with Hennepin County for cost sharing of Minnesota Family Investment Program Employment and Training services (17-00031)

Authorizing an agreement (Contract HC#A165792) with Hennepin County for the City of Minneapolis’ Employment and Training staff to provide administrative assistance in implementing and monitoring the Minnesota Family Investment Program’s employment and training services, in an amount not exceed $95,000, for the duration of Jan. 1, 2017 to Dec. 31, 2017.

Action Taken: Adopted.

21.  Bid for private water service disconnects and sewer cut offs (17-00035)

Authorizing acceptance of single bid of Pete’s Water and Sewer submitted on Official Publication No.8360 for an estimated expenditure of $75,000, to furnish and deliver private service water disconnects and sewer cut offs, and authorizing a contract for the services, all in accordance with City specifications.

Action Taken: Adopted.

22.  Infill Housing Working Group recommendations (16-01622)

1.    Directing CPED staff to return with proposed modifications to infill housing land sale and subsidy programs that achieves objectives of the Infill Housing Working Group.

2.    Authorizing acceptance of $500,000 in Minnesota Housing Finance Agency Impact Fund for Infill Housing Development, and execution of related agreements.

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

Action Taken: Adopted.

 

Health, Environment & Community Engagement

HECE Committee Report of Jan. 9, 2017

1.    Public Health Advisory Committee Appointments (17-00045)

1.    Approving the following Council appointments for two-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2017, and ending Dec. 31, 2018: Amal Karim, Ward 3, Seat 3; and Kowsar Mohamed, Ward 6, Seat 6.

2.    Approving the following Council reappointments for two-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2017, and ending Dec. 31, 2018:  Akisha Everett, Ward 4, Seat 4; Jahana Berry, Ward 5, Seat 5; Kathy Tuzinski, Ward 13, Seat 13; Jane Auger, Member Representative from Hennepin County Public Health Department, Seat 16; Yolonde Adams-Lee, Member at Large, Seat 18; and Joseph Colianni, Member at Large, Seat 20.

Action Taken: Adopted.

2.    Variance process to allow dogs in some establishments (17-00043)

Directing Health Department staff, with a target date of June 15, 2017, to develop and implement a variance process to Minnesota Rule 4626.1585 6-501.115, “Prohibiting Animals” in accordance to Minnesota Rule 5626.1690 8-103.10,  “Variance Request; Procedures,” in such a manner as to allow companion animals accompanied by their owner/designee into certain establishments where such activity is currently prohibited by the Minnesota Food Code.  This variance should, as much as possible, be written to allow such activity in tap rooms and coffee houses in addition to other possible establishments.  Changes should require clear signage indicating that dogs are allowed in the establishment.  Additionally, reasonable requirements limiting where dogs are permitted within an establishment to keep them from areas where food is directly made or prepared, and clear expectations of animal handling should be included.

Action Taken: Adopted.

3.    Amendment to agreement with Center for Energy and Environment for professional building benchmarking and disclosure services (17-00042)

Authorizing an amendment to Contract No. C-39087 with the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE), increasing the contract by up to an additional $70,000 and extending the contract through March 31, 2018, to continue professional building benchmarking and disclosure services.

Action Taken: Adopted.

4.    Amendment to agreement with Omada for on-line diabetes education services (17-00047)

Authorizing Amendment No. 1 to Agreement No. 40446 with Omada to continue on-line diabetes education services for a no-cost date extension only through Dec. 31, 2017.

Action Taken: Adopted.

5.    Federal Lead and Healthy Homes grant application (17-00048)

1.    Authorizing the submittal of a grant application to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control, for an amount not to exceed $3,500,000 for a three-year period to provide lead remediation and healthy homes services for up to 300 homes of low income residents.

2.    Approving matching contribution requirement of 10% to be met within department budget and match funds from property owners receiving grant funds.

Action Taken: Adopted.

6.    Grant from Wilder Research Center for School Based Clinic research project (17-00049)

1.    Accepting federal Department of Education funding from Wilder Research Center in the amount of $24,000 to participate in a study on intervention strategies in School Based Clinics.  (9 votes)

2.    Authorizing an agreement with Wilder Research Center for the grant.

3.    Passage of Resolution appropriating the funds to the Health Department.

Action Taken: Adopted.

7.    Accepting Minnesota Department of Health federal home visiting funds (17-00050)

1.    Accepting federal funding from the Minnesota Department of Health in the amount of $1,534,194 for public health nurse home visiting for low income and at risk families.  (9 votes)

2.    Passage of Resolution appropriating the funds to the Health Department.

Action Taken: Adopted.

8.    Contract with Pillsbury United Communities to provide sexual health services for young men of color (17-00046)

Authorizing an agreement with Pillsbury United Communities in an amount not to exceed $85,000, to provide sexual health services for young men of color for the period Feb. 1, 2017, through Dec. 31, 2017, with the option to extend the contract for $85,000 annually for up to two additional years contingent upon funding and performance.

Action Taken: Adopted.

9.    Contract with Pillsbury United Communities to provide sexual health services for young men of color (17-00046)

Directing Health Department staff to request up to $100,000 in 2016 rollover funds to support sexual health services for young people of color.

1.    HECE approved.

2.    WM denied.

Action Taken: Referred to HECE meeting of Jan. 23, 2017.

 

Intergovernmental Relations

IGR Committee Report of Jan. 5, 2017

1.    Resolution supporting the resettlement of Syrian refugees in Minneapolis and the State of Minnesota (17-00053)

Passage of Resolution supporting the resettlement of Syrian refugees in Minneapolis and calling upon other Minnesota communities to join in supporting a stronger national effort to resettle the most vulnerable Syrian refugees.

Action Taken: Adopted.

2.    2017 City Policy Positions and Legislative Agenda (16-01499)

Approving additional updates to the 2017 Legislative Agenda as adopted by the City Council on Dec. 9, 2016, and the 2017 Policy Positions as adopted by the City Council on Nov. 18, 2016.

Action Taken: Adopted.

 

Transportation & Public Works

TPW Committee Report of Jan. 3, 2017

1.    Special Service District Advisory Boards: Appointments  (17-00013)

Approving the following Council appointments to Special Service District Advisory Boards for two-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2017, and ending Dec. 31, 2018:

1.    50th & France Special Service District (Ward 13):  Robert Sykes, Seat 1; Laura Steffes, Seat 2; Steve Young, Seat 3; and Jeffrey Peterson, Seat 4.

2.    54th & Lyndale Special Service District (Wards 11 and 13):  Daniel Campo, Seat 1; Vikki Johnson, Seat 2; and Jeff Linder, Seat 3.

3.    Bloomington-Lake Special Service District (Ward 9):  Victorino Geniz, Seat 1; Maria Lala, Seat 2; Julie Ingebretsen, Seat 3; Becky George, Seat 4; and Jose Cruz, Seat 5.

4.    Central Avenue Special Service District (Ward 1):  Katherine Bakke, Seat 1; Amy Fields, Seat 2; Ruksapol (Joe) Hatch-Surisook, Seat 3; James Higgins, Seat 4; Lynda MacDonald, Seat 5; Scott McCleary, Seat 6; and Patty Shoenbauer Grell, Seat 7.

5.    Chicago Avenue South Special Service District (Wards 8 and 11):  Joyce Tesarek, Seat 1; Harvey McLain, Seat 2; and Bob Gustafson, Seat 3.

6.    Chicago-Lake Special Service District (Wards 6 and 9):  Bertha Ruiz, Seat 1; Dave Burrill, Seat 2; and David Johnson, Seat 3.

7.    Dinkytown Special Service District (Ward 3):  Frank Vescio, Seat 1; Jeff Ashland, Seat 2; Irwin Hershkovitz, Seat 3; and Mike Mulrooney, Seat 4.

8.    East Lake Special Service District (Wards 2 and 9):  Andrew Papacosta, Seat 1; Alan Puder, Seat 2; Scott Cramer, Seat 3; Steve Krause, Seat 4; Thomas Frattallone, Seat 5; Zayda Harsha, Seat 6; and Naveen Shrestha, Seat 7.

9.    Eat Street Special Service District (Wards 6, 7, and 10):  Tammy Wong, Seat 1; Ann Benrud, Seat 2; Joanne Christ, Seat 3; and Sam Turner, Seat 4.

10.  Linden Hills Special Service District (Ward 13):  Donald Hawkinson, Seat 1; Mark Dwyer, Seat 2; Mark Settergren, Seat 3; Kordie Reinhold, Seat 4; and Peter Hinke, Seat 6.

11.  Lyndale-Lake Special Service District (Wards 8 and 10):  Linda McHale, Seat 1; Denise Arambadjis, Seat 2; Cole Rogers, Seat 3; John Meegan, Seat 4; and Christina Le, Seat 5.

12.  Lowry Hill Special Service District (Wards 7 and 10):  Dan Conway, Seat 1; Tom Delaney, Seat 2; Tom Fletcher, Seat 3; Jean Rottman, Seat 4; and Stephanie Shimp, Seat 5.

13.  Stadium Village Special Service District (Ward 2):  Paul Larson, Seat 1; Pierre Willette, Seat 2; Craig Scott, Seat 3; Jimmy Finch, Seat 4; and Daniel Oberpriller, Seat 5.

14.  Uptown Special Service District (Wards 7 and 10):  Jacqueline Knight, Seat 1; Robert Sorenson, Seat 2; Ross Fefercorn, Seat 3; Jeff Herman. Seat 4; Bill Frothinger, Seat 5; and Michael Finn, Seat 6.
 

Action Taken: Adopted.

2.    42nd Ave N Street Reconstruction Project from Xerxes Ave N to Lyndale Ave N:  Project designation, setting public hearing, and parking restrictions (17-00003)

1.    Passage of Resolution designating the location and improvements proposed to be made in the project.

2.    Adopting report receiving the cost estimate of $11,500,000, directing the preparation of proposed special assessments against the list of benefited properties, and setting a public hearing to be held on Feb. 14, 2017, to consider the project, assessments, and the abandonment and removal of areaways in conflict with the project.

3.    Passage of Resolution ordering the installation of parking restrictions on 42nd Ave N between Xerxes Ave N and Lyndale Ave N, per the approved layout.

Action Taken: Adopted.

3.    2017 Concrete Street Rehabilitation Program:  Project designation and setting public hearing (17-00005)

1.    Passage of Resolution designating the location and improvements proposed to be made in the project.

2.    Adopting report receiving the cost estimate of $5,770,000, directing the preparation of proposed special assessments against the list of benefited properties, and setting a public hearing to be held on Feb. 28, 2017, to consider the project, assessments, and the abandonment and removal of areaways in conflict with the project.

Action Taken: Adopted.

4.    I-35W and Lake St Transit Access Project:  Project designation, setting public hearing, and parking restrictions (17-00006)

1.    Passage of Resolution designating the location and improvements proposed to be made in the project.

2.    Adopting report receiving the cost estimate of $150,000,000, directing the preparation of proposed special assessments against the list of benefited properties, and setting a public hearing to be held on Feb. 14, 2017, to consider the project, assessments, and the abandonment and removal of areaways in conflict with the street reconstruction component of the project.

3.    Adopting report receiving the cost estimate of $37,000, directing the preparation of proposed special assessments against the list of benefited properties, and setting a public hearing to be held on Feb. 14, 2017, to consider the project, assessments, and the abandonment and removal of areaways in conflict with the streetscape component of the project.

4.    Passage of Resolution ordering the installation of parking restrictions on Lake St between Blaisdell Ave S and 5th Ave S, per the approved layout.

Action Taken: Adopted.

5.    I-35W and Lake St Transit Access Project:  Supplemental Agreement with Minnesota Department of Transportation for cost participation in public infrastructure design (17-00007)

Passage of Resolution authorizing negotiation and execution of a supplemental agreement to the  cooperative agreement with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) for cost participation in the design of public infrastructure, including watermain, for the series of projects along I-35W between the I-94 Commons and approximately 42nd St S, commonly referred to as the I-35W and Lake St Transit Access Project.

Action Taken: Adopted.

6.    Sale of city-owned vehicle to University of Minnesota  (17-00001)

Authorizing negotiation and execution of the sale of a 2003 Freightliner MT55 Step-Van (Police Command Van Unit No. 75004) to the University of Minnesota.

Action Taken: Adopted.

7.    4th Ave S Signal Upgrade Project:  Contract amendment with Thomas & Sons (17-00002)

1.    Authorizing an amendment to Contract No. C-40316 with Thomas & Sons, increasing the contract by $73,349.03, for a revised contract total of $1,575,000, for additional conduit and fiber installation not included in the original bid for the 4th Ave S Signal Upgrade Project between 3rd St and 9th St.

2.    Accepting an additional $282,072 in Federal Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) grant funds.  (9 votes)

3.    Passage of Resolution adjusting the appropriation and revenue for the project to reflect the additional funding.

Action Taken: Adopted.

8.    Grant acceptance from State Safe Routes to School funds for Lyndale School Crossings Project (17-00004)

1.    Accepting grant from Minnesota Department of Transportation for State Safe Routes to School funds in the amount of $310,000 for Lyndale School Crossings Project.  (9 votes)

2.    Authorizing a grant agreement with the Minnesota Department of Transportation for the grant.

3.    Passage of Resolution approving appropriation of funds to the Public Works Department.

Action Taken: Adopted.

9.    Lime Sludge Holding Tank Repair Project:  Contract amendment with TMI Coatings, Inc. (17-00008)

Authorizing an amendment to Contract No. C-41127 with TMI Coatings, Inc., increasing the contract by $18,146.40, for a revised contract total of $139,696.40, for additional services associated with the Lime Sludge Holding Tank Repair Project.

Action Taken: Adopted.

10.  Metropolitan Council Municipal Infiltration and Inflow Grant Program:  Grant acceptance (17-00009)

1.    Accepting an additional $474,920.06 for a state bond funded grant agreement with the Metropolitan Council Municipal Infiltration and Inflow Grant Program to fund CIPP (cured-in-place pipe) lining and repairs of existing sewers.  (9 votes)

2.    Passage of Resolution adjusting the appropriation and revenue for the program to reflect the additional funding.

Early signature by Mayor requested.

Action Taken: Adopted.

11.  Downtown East Commons 2017 Operations (17-00012)

1.    Authorizing an agreement with Green Minneapolis in an amount up to $1,375,500 to operate the Downtown East Commons through an initial term of Dec. 31, 2017.

2.    Authorizing waiving a Request for Proposals for any agreements between Green Minneapolis and its professional service subcontractors, but Green Minneapolis shall otherwise comply with City contracting ordinances.

3.    Passage of Resolution authorizing the acceptance of charitable gifts from Green Minneapolis for the operations and construction of the Downtown East Commons.  (9 votes)

Action Taken: Adopted.

12.  Bid for Lyndale Safe Routes to School Project (17-00010)

Accepting low bid of Ti-Zack Concrete, Inc. (OP No. 8320) in the amount of $395,177.80 to furnish and deliver all labor, materials, and incidentals necessary for the Lyndale Safe Routes to School Project, and authorizing a contract for the project.

Action Taken: Adopted.

13.  Bid for Columbia Heights Filtration Plant Partial Masonry Project (17-00011)

Accepting low bid of Building Restoration Corporation (OP No. 8362) in the amount of $317,005 to furnish and deliver all labor, materials, and incidentals necessary for the Columbia Heights Filtration Plant - Partial Masonry Project, and authorizing a contract for the project.

Action Taken: Adopted.

 

Ways & Means

WM Committee Report of Jan. 9, 2017

1.    Settlement of lawsuit by Deborah Krueger (17-00054)

Approving the settlement of this lawsuit by Deborah Krueger by payment of $12,500 to Deborah Krueger and her attorneys, and authorizing the City Attorney’s Office to execute any documents necessary to effectuate settlement.

Action Taken: Adopted.

2.    Legal settlement - Dominique Sabas v. City of Minneapolis, et al. (17-00055)    

Approving the settlement of the lawsuit Dominique Sabas v. City of Minneapolis, et al. (Court File No. 27-CV-15-13631), by payment of $175,000 to Dominique Sabas and her attorneys, and authorizing the City Attorney’s Office to execute any documents necessary to effectuate settlement.

Early signature by Mayor requested.

Action Taken: Adopted.

3.    Legal Settlement - Sheila Potocnik v. Walter Carlson and City of Minneapolis (17-00056)

Approving the settlement of the lawsuit Sheila Potocnik v. Walter Carlson and City of Minneapolis (Court File No. 13-CV-2093), by payment of $155,000 to Sheila Potocnik and her attorneys, and authorizing the City Attorney’s Office to execute any documents necessary to effectuate settlement.

Action Taken: Adopted.

4.    Legal Settlement – Kelly Marie Engebretson v. Aitkin County, et al. (17-00057)

Approving the settlement of the lawsuit Kelly Marie Engebretson v. Aitkin County, et al. (Court File No. 14-CV-1435), by the payment of $7,500 to Plaintiff Kelly Engebretson and $17,750 to her attorneys at Sapentia Law Group, PLLC, and authorizing the execution by the City Attorney's Office of any documents necessary to effectuate the settlement.

Action Taken: Adopted.

5.    Reduction of Assessment for 2518 Second Street North (17-00058)

Authorizing the reduction of the special assessment against property located at 2518 2nd Street North (P.I.D. 029-24-21-0049) for the reconstruction of 26th Avenue North from $118,732.52 to $115,000.

Action Taken: Adopted.

6.    Capital Long-Range Improvement Committee (CLIC) Appointments (17-00059)

Approving the following Council and Mayoral appointments and reappointments to CLIC for two- year terms, beginning January 1, 2017 and ending December 31, 2018:

1.      Alexander Tsatsoulis and  Jeremy Bergerson, Ward 2.

2.      Theresa Upton and Adam Netland, Ward 3.

3.      Jeffrey Strand and Raymond Schoch, Ward 4.

4.      Dennis Wagner and Cecilia Clements, Ward 5.

5.      Cecil Smith, Ward 6.

6.      John Bernstein and William Gullickson, Jr., Ward 7.

7.      Christopher Schommer, Ward 8.

8.      Steve Brandt, Ward 8, replacing Jim Kumon.

9.      Katie Jones Schmitt, Ward 10.

10.   Ryan Pulkrabek and Willie Bridges, Ward 11.

11.   Cassaundra Adler, Ward 12.

12.   Tara McBride, Ward 12, replacing Diane Bourgeois.

13.   Kai Gudmestad and Jack Malone, Ward 13.

14.   Nicholas Minderman, Matt Perry, Erica Mauter and Jill Garcia, Mayoral reappointment.

Action Taken: Adopted.

7.    Lease with the Walker Art Center for equipment storage at Vineland Ramp (17-00060)

Authorizing a two-year lease with the Walker Art Center at $385 per month for equipment storage in parking stalls at the Vineland Parking Ramp.

Action Taken: Adopted.

8.    Acquisition of real estate from Hennepin County for the East Side Storage & Maintenance Facility Project (17-00061)

1.   Authorizing the acquisition of 2651 University Ave NE- Parcel 1 from Hennepin County for $1,000 plus transaction costs for the East Side Storage & Maintenance Facility Project, and

2.   Authorizing staff to proceed with Torrens Title Registration or Proceedings Subsequent, if needed, to ensure clear title to the four parcels comprising 2651 University Ave NE.

Action Taken: Adopted.

9.    Bid for City traffic and maintenance facility paint tumbler project (17-00062)

Approving acceptance of the single bid of United Surface Preparation (OP No. 8358) in the amount of $99,289.70 to furnish, deliver and install  rubber mill tumblast machine at the City traffic and maintenance facility.

Action Taken: Adopted.

10.  Settlement of claims of Deshaun A. Robinson, Devyn E. O’Curran, Chea W. Bemah, Caylea M. Wade, Michael L. Hughes and Thalia G. Johnson (17-00068)

Approving  the settlement of the claims of Deshaun A. Robinson, Devyn E. O’Curran, Chea W. Bemah, Caylea M. Wade, Michael L. Hughes and Thalia G. Johnson, by payment of $150,000 to Caylea M. Wade, as their designee, and authorizing the City Attorney’s Office to execute any documents necessary to effectuate settlement.

Action Taken: Adopted.

 

Zoning & Planning

ZP Committee Report of Jan. 5, 2017

1.    Heritage Preservation Commission appointments (17-00036)

Approving the following City Council appointments and reappointments to the Heritage Preservation Commission:

   1.    Diana Dyste, Seat 10, Ward 12, for a three-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2017, and ending Dec. 31, 2019.

2.    Laurel Fritz, Seat 8, Ward 12, for a one-year term, beginning Jan. 1, 2017, and ending Dec. 31, 2017.

3.    Barbara Howard, Seat 3, Ward 10, for a three-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2017, and ending Dec. 31, 2019.

4.    Ginny Lackovic, Seat 1, Ward 2, for a three-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2017, and ending Dec. 31, 2019.

5.    Ian Stade, Seat 6, Ward 11, for a three-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2017, and ending Dec. 31, 2019.

6.    Madelyn Sundberg, Seat 4, Ward 8, for a two-year term, beginning Jan. 1, 2017, and ending Dec. 31, 2018.

Early signature by Mayor requested.

Action Taken: Adopted.

2.    Vacation: Civil Site Group, 1203 Washington Ave S (17-00037)

1.    Approving an application submitted by Civil Site Group to vacate part of a public alley that extends from 12th Ave S to the middle of the project site, subject to retention of easements for Excel Energy and CenterPoint Energy.

2.    Passage of Resolution approving Vac-1650.

Action Taken: Adopted.

3.    Rezoning: The Ackerberg Group, 861 Hennepin Ave E (17-00038)

1.    Approving an application submitted by The Ackerberg Group to rezone (PLAN-3251) the property located at 861 Hennepin Ave E to add the Industrial Living Overlay District to allow for a wider variety of commercial uses, including an esthetic salon.

2.    Passage of Ordinance amending Title 20, Chapter 521 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances related to Zoning Code: Zoning Districts and Maps Generally.

Action Taken: Adopted as amended.

4.    Rezoning: REX 26 Developers LLC, 2601-2621 Lyndale Ave S (17-00039)

1.    Approving an application submitted by REX 26 Developers LLC to rezone (BZZ-8014) the following properties to allow for a new mixed-use development: 2601-2607 Lyndale Ave S from C1 to C2; and 2609, 2613, 2617, and 2621 Lyndale Ave S from OR2 to C2.

2.    Passage of Ordinance amending Title 20, Chapter 521 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances related to Zoning Code: Zoning Districts and Maps Generally.

Action Taken: Adopted.

5.    Local historic landmark designation: Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, 5100 James Ave N (17-00040)

Passage of Resolution approving the local historic landmark designation (BZH-28967) of the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church located at 5100 James Ave N.

Action Taken: Adopted.

6.    Local historic district designation: Tilsenbilt Homes Historic District (17-00041)

Passage of Resolution approving the local historic district designation (PLAN3226) of the Tilsenbilt Homes Historic District.

Action Taken: Adopted as amended.

 

Reports of Special Committees

Audit Committee

Audit Committee Agenda of Jan. 10, 2017

1.    Audit Committee reappointment of Scott Neal (17-00087)

Approving the reappointment of Scott Neal to the Audit Committee, for a three year term, beginning Jan. 1, 2017, and ending Dec. 31, 2019.
 

Action Taken: Adopted.

 

Notice of Ordinance Introductions

1.    Board member stipend for Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Adjustment ordinance (17-00066)

B. Johnson gives notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 20, Chapter 525 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code: Administration and Enforcement, increasing the per meeting stipend paid to members of the City Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Adjustment.

 

Action Taken: Notice given.

2.    Occupancy regulations ordinance (17-00067)

Frey gives notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code, amending occupancy regulations:

1.    Chapter 520 Introductory Provisions.

2.    Chapter 546 Residence Districts.

3.    Chapter 547 Office Residence Districts.

4.    Chapter 548 Commercial Districts.

5.    Chapter 549 Downtown Districts.

6.    Chapter 551 Overlay Districts.

Action Taken: Notice given.

 


Introduction & Referral Calendar

1.    Charitable gambling: Organizational eligibility ordinance (16-01669)

Pursuant to notice, motion by Frey to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 13, Chapter 268 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Licenses and Business Regulations: Lawful Gambling, for first reading and referral to the Community Development & Regulatory Services Committee, amending provisions related to organizational eligibility for gambling licensure

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

2.    Downtown Business Improvement Special Service District: Petitioning requirement (16-01670)

Pursuant to notice, Goodman and Frey to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 17, Chapter 465 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Streets and Sidewalks: Downtown Business Improvement Special Service District, for first reading and referral to the Transportation & Public Works Committee amending petitioning requirement to match state statute.

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

 

Resolutions

1.    2017 Wear Red Day honorary resolution (17-00071)

Passage of Resolution declaring February 3, 2017, National Wear Red Day in the City of Minneapolis.

Action Taken: Adopted.

2.    2017 International Angelman Day honorary resolution (17-00072)

Passage of Resolution recognizing February 15, 2017, as International Angelman Day in the City of Minneapolis.

Action Taken: Adopted.

3.    2017 National Mentoring Month honorary resolution (17-00086)

Passage of Resolution recognizing Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Action Taken: Adopted.

4.    2016 North High Polars Football Team honorary resolution (17-00090)

Passage of Resolution honoring the 2016 Minneapolis North High Polars Football Team.

Action Taken: Adopted.

5.    Tilsenbilt Homes honorary resolution (17-00110)

Passage of Resolution honoring the Tilsenbilt Homes as one of the first FHA-Backed Residential Housing Developments in the United States to be Marketed to Buyers of All Races.

Action Taken: Adopted.

 

 

Motions

1.    Lowry Hill East Rezoning Study ordinance (16-00872)

Motion by Bender to return to author the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 20, Chapter 551 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code: Overlay Districts, relating to the rezoning study in the Lowry Hill East Neighborhood.

Action Taken: Adopted.

 

New Business

1.   Workplace Advisory Committee appointments (17-00095)

       1.   Approving the following Council appointments for one-year terms, beginning Jan. 1, 2017, and ending Dec. 31, 2017:

             Molly Glasgow, Seat 1 (Business Association), Ward 4, Metro Independent Business Alliance

Rebecca Lucero, Seat 7 (Not for Profit), Ward 9, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits

Christina Cortez, Seat 9 (Employee), Ward 9, CTUL

Abou Amara, Seat 11 (Employee), Ward 6, Neighborhoods Organizing for Change

Mae Brooks, Seat 15 (Park Board), Ward 5, Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board

2.   Approving the following Council appointments for two-year terms, beginning Jan. 1, 2017, and ending Dec. 31, 2018:

      Andrew Papacosta, Seat 2 (Business Association), Ward 2, Main Street Alliance

      Holly Hatch-Surisook, Seat 6 (Small/Independent Business), Ward 1, Owner, Sen Yai Sen Lek

      Wade Luneburg, Seat 8 (Employee), Ward 3, UNITE

      Ginger Jentzen, Seat 10 (Employee), Ward 10, 15 Now

      Cacje Henderson, Seat 12 (Employee), Ward 5, Take Action MN

      Chelsie Gabiou, Seat 14 (Organized Labor), Minnesota AFL-CIO

      Ben Schweigert, Seat 16 (Public Employee), Ward 8, Hennepin County.

       3.   Confirming the following Mayoral appointments for one-year terms, beginning Jan. 1, 2017, and ending Dec. 31, 2017:

Jim Rowader, Seat 3 (Mid to Large Employer), Ward 10, Target

Kate Davenport, Seat 5 (Small/Independent Business), Eureka Recycling

Brian Elliot, Seat 13 (Organized Labor), Ward 11, SEIU Minnesota State Council

       Action Taken: Adopted.

Announcements

 

Adjournment

1.    Adjourn to January 17, 2017, at 9:15 a.m. in the Council Chamber for the purpose of considering a proposed Charter amendment relating to the use of premiums received in a bond sale.

 

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:  January 27, 2017

 

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