Minneapolis City Council Agenda

 

Regular Meeting

May 26, 2017 – 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 Jacob Frey, Blong Yang, Abdi Warsame, Lisa Goodman, Alondra Cano, Lisa Bender, and Linea Palmisano

Members Absent:  Council Members Kevin Reich and Andrew Johnson

 

(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 May 12, 2017.

Action Taken: Accepted.

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

Action Taken: Referred.

 

Reports of Standing Committees

Community Development & Regulatory Services

CDRS Committee Report of May 16, 2017

1.    Land sale: 3631 Colfax Ave N to Northside Home LLC (17-00655)

Passage of Resolution approving the sale of the property at 3631 Colfax Ave N, (Disposition Parcel No. TF-950), to Northside Home LLC for $20,000, subject to conditions. (9 votes)

Action Taken:  Adopted.

2.    Land sale: 3823 Bryant Ave N to City of Lakes Community Land Trust (17-00656)

Passage of Resolution approving the sale of the property 3823 Bryant Ave N, (Disposition Parcel No. TF-949), to City of Lakes Community Land Trust for $60,000, subject to conditions. (9 votes)

Action Taken:  Adopted.

3.    Land sale: 3542 Lyndale Ave N to PRG, Inc. (17-00657)

Passage of Resolution approving the sale of the property at 3542 Lyndale Ave N, (Disposition Parcel No. TF-946), to PRG, Inc. for $20,000, subject to conditions. (9 votes)

Action Taken:  Adopted.

4.    Land sale: 2335 Upton Ave N to Salem, Inc. (17-00658)

Passage of Resolution approving the sale of the property at 2335 Upton Ave N, (Disposition Parcel No. TF-914), to Salem, Inc. for $30,000, subject to conditions. (9 votes)

Action Taken:  Adopted.

5.    Land sale: 916 Newton Ave N to Salem, Inc. (17-00659)

Passage of Resolution approving the sale of the property at 916 Newton Ave N, (Disposition Parcel No. TF-895), to Salem, Inc. for $38,000, subject to conditions. (9 votes)

Action Taken:  Adopted.

6.    Land sale: 1715 Oliver Ave N to PRG, Inc. (17-00660)

Passage of Resolution approving the sale of the property at 1715 Oliver Ave N, (Disposition Parcel No. TF-899), to PRG, Inc. for $32,000, subject to conditions. (9 votes)

Action Taken:  Adopted.

7.    Land sale: 1426 Penn Ave N to PRG, Inc. (17-00661)

Passage of Resolution approving the sale of the property at 1426 Penn Ave N, (Disposition Parcel No. TF-901), to PRG, Inc. for $28,000, subject to conditions. (9 votes)

Action Taken:  Adopted.

8.    Land sale: 1110 Irving Ave N to Northside Home LLC (17-00662)

Passage of Resolution approving the sale of the property at 1110 Irving Ave N, (Disposition Parcel No. TF-929), to Northside Home LLC for $55,000, subject to conditions. (9 votes)

Action Taken:  Adopted.

9.    Avivo, doing business as Resource, Inc. refunding bonds: 1900, 1908, 1825, 1826 Chicago Ave and 900 20th Ave S (17-00505)

Passage of Resolution amending Resolution No. 2017R-182 entitled “Giving host approval to the issuance of revenue obligations for the refinancing of a project for the benefit of Avivo, doing business as RESOURCE, Inc., a Minnesota nonprofit corporation (the “Borrower”), for facilities at 1900, 1908, 1825, 1826 Chicago Ave and 900 20th Ave S, in the City of Minneapolis, Minnesota (the “City”), by the City of Landfall Village, Minnesota (the “Issuer”) therefor,” passed April 28, 2017, adding language to reflect the public hearing process.

Early signature by Mayor requested.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

10.  Wellington Condominium Housing Improvement Area ordinance (17-00578)

1.    Passage of Ordinance amending Title 16, Chapter 421 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Planning and Development: Housing Improvement Areas, adding a new Article II entitled "Wellington Condominium Housing Improvement Area" to establish the area and impose fees to pay for housing improvements within the area.

2.    Passage of Resolution imposing housing improvement fees on various condominium units located within the Wellington Condominium Housing Improvement Area.

3.    Passage of Resolution authorizing the issuance of taxable general obligation bonds to finance housing improvements within the Wellington Condominium Housing Improvement Area.

4.    Authorizing appropriate agreements with the Wellington Condominium Association and Western Bank to facilitate HIA financing for the project.

Early signature by Mayor requested.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

11.  Liquor, Business, and Gambling applications (17-00663)

Approving Liquor, Business, and Gambling Licenses as recommended in the Licenses & Consumer Services Agenda for May 16, 2017, subject to final inspection and compliance with all provisions of applicable codes and ordinances.

Early signature by Mayor requested.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

12.  Business license operating conditions for Uptown Hospitality, doing business as Mansion at Uptown: 2901 Hennepin Ave (17-00664)

Adopting the Business License Operating Conditions Agreement negotiated between the City of Minneapolis and Uptown Hospitality, Inc., doing business as Mansion at Uptown, allowing the licensee to retain the On Sale Liquor with Sunday Sales Class B License at 2901 Hennepin Ave, subject to adherence with the conditions contained therein.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

13.  Youth at Work Competitive Grant Program application (17-00665)

Authorizing submittal of a State of Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development SFY2018-2019 Youth at Work Competitive Grant application.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

14.  Labor Reentry Program grant partnership application (17-00666)

Authorizing the City to partner with Midwest Urban Strategies to submit a grant application to the U.S. Department of Labor Reentry Program.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

15.  Project analysis authorization for the Condos on Blaisdell Project: 2500 Blaisdell Ave S (17-00667)

1.    Authorizing continued analysis of the Condos on Blaisdell Condominium Project at 2500 Blaisdell Ave S, to determine if Housing Improvement Area (HIA) financing assistance is appropriate.

2.    Authorizing negotiation of the terms and conditions of a financing agreement with the Condos on Blaisdell Condominium Homeowners Association if staff determines that HIA assistance is appropriate, and preparation of the HIA ordinance, HIA resolution, bond resolution, and other documents as needed. All such terms and conditions, ordinances, resolutions, and other documents would be subject to further City Council review, discussion, and approval or denial.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

16.  2017 Metropolitan Council’s Transit Oriented Development Grant program application for Bassett Creek Valley Redevelopment (17-00669)

Passage of Resolution authorizing submission of predevelopment grant application to the Metropolitan Council’s TOD Predevelopment Grant program for the Bassett Creek Valley Redevelopment.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

17.  2017 Affordable Housing Trust Fund Request for Proposals (17-00668)

1.    Approving the 2017 Affordable Housing Trust Fund Request for Proposals, Program Policies and Procedures.

2.    Directing staff to return to the Community Development & Regulatory Services Committee on June 6, 2017, with a proposal to, a one-time basis, consider additional gap funding for projects currently caught in the pipeline as a result of federal tax credit market issues.

Early signature by Mayor requested.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

18.  License Settlement Conference recommendations: Surdyk’s Liquor, Inc., doing business as Surdyk’s Liquor, 303 E Hennepin (17-00506)

Adopting the Business License Settlement Agreement negotiated between the City of Minneapolis and Surdyk’s Liquor, Inc., allowing the licensee to retain the Off Sale Liquor License for Surdyk’s Liquor at 303 E Hennepin, subject to adherence with the conditions contained therein.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

 

Health, Environment & Community Engagement

HECE Committee Report of May 15, 2017

1.    Permit requirements for amplified sound equipment ordinance (17-00541)

Sending forward without recommendation an Ordinance amending Title 15, Chapter 389 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Offenses--Miscellaneous: Noise, amending permit requirements for sound amplifying equipment.

Action Taken:  Referred to Health, Environment & Community Engagement Committee meeting of June 5, 2017.

2.    Accepting additional grant funds from the Public Health Institute to assess community impact of climate change (17-00629)

1.    Accepting an additional $10,000 in grant funds from the Public Health Institute to address public health and climate change in Minneapolis. (9 votes)

2.    Authorizing Amendment No. 1 to Agreement No. 40203 with the Public Health Institute to accept the additional $10,000 in grant funds, for a new contract total of $40,000, and extending the agreement end date from June 30, to Dec. 31, 2017.

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

Action Taken:  Adopted.

3.    Consent Decree between Northern Metals LLC, State of Minnesota, and City of Minneapolis (17-00628)

1.    Accepting $600,000 over three years from the consent decree with Northern Metals for health mitigation strategies around lead poisoning and asthma. (9 votes)

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

3.    Passage of Resolution requesting the State to allocate the Northern Metals civil penalty to projects that serve residents of North and Northeast Minneapolis and directing Minneapolis Health Department staff to work with community members from North and Northeast Minneapolis to plan for the use of the City of Minneapolis' settlement.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

 

Public Safety, Civil Rights & Emergency Management

PSCREM Committee Report of May 17, 2017

1.    Gift acceptance for travel related costs from Y-12 National Security Complex (17-00675)

Passage of Resolution accepting donation for travel related expenses estimated at $3,300 from the Y-12 National Security Complex for Officer Vicki Karnik and Officer David Velasquez to attend The Alarm Response Training in Oak Ridge, TN, from June 5 - 9, 2017.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

2.    Contract amendment with SMG for the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) to provide bicycle police in the neighborhoods adjacent to US Bank Stadium during large scale events (17-00681)

Authorizing an amendment to Contract No. C-41089 with SMG to add four (4) Bicycle Rapid Response Team (BRRT) officers for law enforcement support in the neighborhoods adjacent to US Bank Stadium, compensated at $96 per hour per officer for approximately nine (9) hours per event for up to twenty-five (25) large scale events.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

3.    Contract amendment with Sogeti USA, LLC, for WorkForce Director™ software support (17-00676)

Authorizing an increase to Contract No. C-38446 with Sogeti USA, LLC, in the amount of $2,400,000 for a not-to-exceed total of $4,100,000, and extending the contract through Dec. 31, 2021, for the support and enhancement of a software application called WorkForce Director™.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

 

Transportation & Public Works

TPW Committee Report of May 16, 2017

1.    Penn-Oliver Concrete Streets Rehabilitation Program: Project approval and assessment (17-00631)

1.    Passage of Resolution ordering the work to proceed and adopting special assessments in the amount of $96,252.29 for the Penn-Oliver Concrete Streets Rehabilitation Program, Special Improvement of Existing Street No. 5280R (CPV17108).

2.    Passage of Resolution requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation authorize the City’s issuance and sale of assessment bonds in the amount of $96,255 for the project. (9 votes)

Early signature by Mayor requested.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

2.    Memorandum of Understanding with Mississippi Watershed Management Organization and Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board for stormwater management improvements in northeast Minneapolis (17-00632)

Authorizing a Memorandum of Understanding with the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board that will guide stormwater management improvements in the 1NE Watershed, encompassing parts of northeast Minneapolis.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

3.    Mattress collection and recycling agreement (17-00633)

Authorizing a mattress collection and recycling agreement between Emerge and the City of Minneapolis for a term of three (3) years, with the option to extend the contract on an annual basis for two (2) additional years, for an anticipated contract amount of $815,000 the first year, $875,000 the second year, and $938,000 the third year, with increasing costs for each subsequent year if extended.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

4.    Master Partnership Agreement with Minnesota Department of Transportation (17-00634)

Passage of Resolution authorizing Master Partnership Contract No. 1028149 between the State of Minnesota, Department of Transportation and the City of Minneapolis effective July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2022.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

5.    2018-2020 Minneapolis Open Streets: Organizer selection and agreement (17-00635)

1.    Approving the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition as the 2018-2020 Open Streets organizer.

2.    Authorizing an agreement with the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition for planning and management services for 2018-2020 Open Streets.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

6.    Contract with the City of Bloomington for the purchase of wholesale water from Minneapolis (17-00636)

Authorizing a 20-year contract with the City of Bloomington for the provision of wholesale water to the City of Bloomington.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

7.    Contract amendment for St. Anthony Parkway Bridge Project (17-00637)

1.    Authorizing an amendment to Overpass Agreement No. BF10004973 with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway extending the temporary construction easement and terms of the agreement until Dec. 31, 2017, at a cost of $7,850.

2.    Passage of Resolution authorizing the execution of Amendment No. 1 to the inter-agency agreement with the Minnesota Department of Transportation for participation in Force Account and Advance Construction Agreement No. 06259 for the St. Anthony Parkway Bridge Project No. 9698 (CBR110), increasing the reimbursable amount from $336,000 to $480,000.

3.    Authorizing an amendment to the temporary construction easement with Ellis Properties LLC, at 3147 California St NE, extending the easement duration until Dec. 31, 2017, at a cost of $21,000.

4.    Passage of Resolution increasing the appropriation for the Public Works Department by $1,000,000 to reflect revenue received from the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

8.    Northern Lights Express (NLX): Joint Powers Agreement amendment and cost participation (17-00638)

1.    Authorizing the City of Minneapolis’ 2017 participation in the Minneapolis-Duluth/Superior Passenger Rail Alliance Board for the development of the Northern Lights Express in the total amount of $4,485.

2.    Authorizing an amendment to the Minneapolis-Duluth/Superior Passenger Rail Alliance Joint Powers Agreement to allow for payment of these funds in 2017, per the City budget.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

9.    Northern Lights Express (NLX): Tier 2 Environmental Assessment (17-00639)

Approving staff comments on the Tier 2 Environmental Assessment for the Northern Lights Express Project to submit to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

10.  Water Service Line Repair: Assessment removal for 3609 Aldrich Ave S (17-00640)

Passage of Resolution directing the Hennepin County Auditor to remove the special assessment for water service line repair improvement for payable 2017 and subsequent years’ tax files for the property located at 3609 Aldrich Ave S in the amount of $5,750.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

11.  Minneapolis Downtown Business Improvement District and Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project: Assessment removal for 350 Park Ave (17-00641)

Passage of Resolution directing the Hennepin County Auditor to remove the special assessments for the payable 2017 and subsequent years’ tax files for the property located at 350 Park Ave in conjunction with the Minneapolis Downtown Business Improvement District and the Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project (CPV085).

Action Taken:  Adopted.

12.  4th St SE (25th Ave SE to 29th Ave SE) Street Reconstruction and Street Lighting Project: Assessment reduction for 2813 4th St SE (17-00642)

1.    Passage of Resolution amending Resolution 2017R-040 entitled “Ordering the work to proceed and adopting the special assessments for the 4th St SE, Municipal State Aid (MSA) 447, Street Reconstruction Project, from 25th Ave SE to 29th Ave SE, Special Improvement of Existing Street No. 2286,” passed Jan. 27, 2017, due to a reduction of the special assessment for the property located at 2813 4th St SE (CPV094).

2.    Passage of Resolution amending Resolution 2017R-041 entitled “Requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell City of Minneapolis bonds in the amount of $450,160 for certain purposes other than the purchase of public utilities,” passed Jan. 27, 2017, to reduce the bond request for the street reconstruction component of the project.

3.    Passage of Resolution amending Resolution 2017R-042 entitled “Ordering the work to proceed and adopting the special assessments for the 4th St SE, Municipal State Aid (MSA) 447, Street Lighting Project, from 25th Ave SE to 29th Ave SE, Special Improvement of Existing Street No. 2286L,” passed Jan. 27, 2017, due to a reduction of the special assessment for the property located at 2813 4th St SE.

4.    Passage of Resolution amending Resolution 2017R-043 entitled “Requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell City of Minneapolis bonds in the amount of $113,030 for certain purposes other than the purchase of public utilities,” passed Jan. 27, 2017, to reduce the bond request for the street lighting component of the project.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

13.  Sale of portion of vacated alley at 2011 1/2 Lake St E to Special School District No. 1 (17-00643)

Authorizing execution of a property purchase agreement for the sale of excess land from the City of Minneapolis to Special School District No. 1 for a portion of vacated alley located at 2011 1/2 Lake St E for nominal consideration. (9 votes)

Action Taken:  Adopted.

14.  26th St East/West and 28th St East/West Protected Bikeway (Hennepin Ave to Portland Ave): Variance request from Municipal State Aid Standards and layout approval (17-00644)

1.    Passage of Resolution directing the City Engineer to proceed with a variance request from State Aid Rules per Administrative Variance to State Aid Operations Rules, for number of lanes on 26th St W from Lyndale Ave S to Hennepin Ave S, and number of lanes on 28th St W from Hennepin Ave S to Blaisdell Ave S.

2.    Approving the layout for the installation of protected bikeways on 26th St East/West and 28th St East/West between Hennepin Ave S and Portland Ave S (BIK28).

Action Taken:  Adopted.

15.  61st St W (Lyndale Ave S to Nicollet Ave S) Street Reconstruction: Layout approval (17-00645)

1.    Approving the layout for the 61st St W (MSAS 276) Street Reconstruction Project between Lyndale Ave S and Nicollet Ave S (PV103).

2.    Authorizing negotiation with private property owners to acquire easements and additional right-of-way, if necessary for the project.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

16.  Bid for construction of the ABC Parking Ramp LED Lighting Project (17-00673)

Accepting third low bid of Peoples Electric Company, Inc. submitted on Official Publication No. 8373, in the amount of $2,258,500, to provide all materials, labor, equipment, and incidentals necessary for the construction of the ABC Parking Ramp LED Lighting Project, and authorizing a contract for the service, all in accordance with City specifications.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

17.  Bid for variable message signs and communications hardware (17-00646)

Accepting second low bid of Daktronics, Inc. submitted on Official Publication No. 8423, in the amount of $111,520, to furnish and deliver variable message signs and communications hardware, and authorizing a contract for the service, all in accordance with City specifications.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

18.  Bid for cleaning large diameter storm sewer system (17-00674)

Accepting low bid of American Environmental LLC submitted on Official Publication No. 8427, in the amount of $246,288, to provide all materials, labor, equipment, and incidentals for the cleaning of the large diameter storm sewer system, and authorizing a contract for the service, all in accordance with City specifications.

Early signature by Mayor requested.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

19.  Commercial Waste Study (17-00647)

Directing Solid Waste and Recycling staff to establish an internal working group to evaluate options of the Commercial Waste Collection Study to be incorporated into the Zero Waste Plan and return to the Transportation & Public Works Committee with recommendations for next steps no later than Sept. 12, 2017.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

20.  2017 Public Works Week (17-00649)

Passage of Resolution declaring the week of May 21, 2017, as National Public Works Week.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

 

Ways & Means

WM Committee Report of May 22, 2017

1.    Request by Officer Michael Griffin for reimbursement of criminal defense fees (17-00684)

Denying the request by Officer Michael Griffin for reimbursement of criminal defense fees in the amount of $75,000 related to the prosecution of Officer Griffin in U.S.A. v. Griffin, (Court File No. 15-cr-00160).

Action Taken:  Postponed to Council meeting of June 16, 2017.

2.    Legal Settlement – Claim of Christopher E. Daeger (17-00697)

Approving the settlement of Workers’ Compensation claim of Christopher E. Daeger by payment of $110,000 to Christopher E. Daeger and his attorneys, Law Office of Thomas D. Mottaz, and authorizing the City Attorney’s Office to execute any documents necessary to effectuate the settlement.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

3.    Contract amendment with Meisinger Construction Company, Inc. for contract close-out (17-00685)

Authorizing an increase to Contract No. C-41650 with Meisinger Construction in the amount of $163,820, for a new total of $978,720, for close-out on the Convention Center mezzanine-level office remodel project.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

4.    Gifts Acceptance and Donations under $15,000 for April 2017 (17-00686)

Passage of Resolution accepting the April 2017 gifts and donations valued under $15,000 made to the City of Minneapolis.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

5.    Acquisition by Condemnation of Two Properties for the East Side Storage & Maintenance Facility project (17-00687)

Approving property acquisitions by condemnation for the East Side Storage & Maintenance Facility and authorizing payment of $335,000 to District Court Administrator for 2625 University Ave NE and payment of $215,000 to Waterstone Investments, Inc. and Prime Security Bank for 2629 University Ave NE.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

6.    Employee Life and Disability Insurance and Leave Management Administration Request for Proposals (RFP) (17-00688)

Authorizing the issuance of a Request for Proposals (RFP) from qualified firms to provide life insurance, disability insurance coverage, and leave management administration effective Jan.1, 2018.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

7.    Contract amendment with Automon, LLC, for Practice Manager software support and maintenance (17-00689)

Authorizing an extension to the Automon, LLC Contract, C-22110, through June 30, 2022 and an increase of $255,000 for a new not-to-exceed total of $1,451,115 for the support and maintenance of the Practice Manager case management software system.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

8.    Contract Amendment with Sierra-Cedar, Inc. for PeopleSoft module implementation (17-00690)

1.    Authorizing an extension to Contract No. C-38180 with Sierra-Cedar, Inc. through Dec., 31, 2018, and increasing the contract by the amount of $1,573,930 for a new total $9,990,970 for implementation of three (3) PeopleSoft modules in COMET relating to supplier diversity. 

2.    Passage of Resolution appropriating $1,802,917 to the Information Technology Department to cover the additional contract cost and the purchase of the necessary third PeopleSoft module. 

Action Taken: Adopted.

9.    2017 Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Request for Proposals (RFP) (17-00691)

Authorizing the issuance of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for projects to provide services and programming that address Housing Opportunities for persons with AIDS (HOPWA) grant priorities to be funded by the forthcoming 2017 HOPWA grant.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

10.    2017 and 2018 Non-Represented employees salary schedule (17-00692)

1.    Approving an increase to the salary and wage schedules, including longevity, by 2.25% for all classified jobs in the Non-Represented group effective at the start of the pay period that includes March 1, 2017.

2.    Approving an increase to the salary and wage schedules, including longevity, by 2.35% for all classified jobs in the Non-Represented group effective at the start of the pay period that includes February 1, 2018.

3.    Authorizing step progression, subject to satisfactory or better performance.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

11.    2017 and 2018 Politically Appointed employees salary schedule (17-00693)

1.    Approving an increase to the salary and wage schedules, including longevity, by 2.25% for all titles in the Politically Appointed group effective at the start of the pay period that includes March 1, 2017.

2.    Approving an increase to the salary and wage schedules, including longevity, by 2.35% for all titles in the Politically Appointed group effective at the start of the pay period that includes February 1, 2018.

3.    Authorizing step progression, subject to satisfactory or better performance.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

12.    Appointed position in the Human Resources Department:  Director Total Compensation (17-00694)

1.    Adopting findings that the proposed position meets the criteria in Section 20.1010 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances, City Council to Establish Positions.

2.    Approving the appointed position of Director Total Compensation, evaluated at 625 total points and allocated to Grade 13.

3.    Passage of Ordinance approving the salary schedule for the position, which has a salary range of $110,149 to $130,574, in accordance with the adopted compensation plan for appointed officials, effective May 19, 2017.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

 

Zoning & Planning

ZP Committee Report of May 18, 2017

1.    Land use application appeal: Zach Stofferahn, 419 Washington Ave N (17-00650)

Denying an appeal submitted by Zach Stofferahn regarding decisions of the City Planning Commission approving the following land use applications (PLAN3861), to construct a new office building, for the property located at 419 Washington Ave N:

1.    Conditional use permit for a parking garage, subject to conditions.

2.    Conditional use permit to increase the height of the building from the permitted 10 stories, or 140 feet, to 13 stories, or 140 feet, subject to conditions.

3.    Site plan review for a new office building, subject to conditions.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

2.    Rezoning: Minnehaha Crossing, LLC, 2900 28th Ave S and 2941 26th Ave S (17-00653)

1.    Approving the following applications submitted by Minnehaha Crossing Redevelopment to rezone (PLAN3896) the properties located at 2900 28th Ave S and 2941 26th Ave S, to allow a new school:

1.    2900 28th Ave S from C1 (Neighborhood Commercial District) to C3S (Community Shopping Center District) and retaining the PO Overlay District.

2.    2941 26th Ave S from C3A (Community Activity Center District) to C3S (Community Shopping Center District) and retaining the PO Overlay 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.

3.    Malcolm Yards Comprehensive Plan Amendment: 518 Malcolm Ave SE, 501 Malcolm Ave SE, 445 Malcolm Ave SE, 501 30th Ave SE, 419 29th Ave SE, and 504 29th Ave SE (17-00652)

1.    Approving an application, notwithstanding staff recommendation, submitted by Wall Development Company, amending the City’s Comprehensive Plan (PLAN3857) as follows, for portions of the properties located at 518 Malcolm Ave SE, 501 Malcolm Ave SE, 445 Malcolm Ave SE, 501 30th Ave SE, 419 29th Ave SE, and 504 29th Ave SE:

1.    Amending the boundary of the Southeast Minneapolis Industrial (SEMI) Employment District to exclude 9.44 acres of property along the southern edge of the district.

2.    Amending the future land use map in The Minneapolis Plan for Sustainable Growth to re-guide the site from the “Industrial” designation to “Transitional Industrial” designation.

2.    Adopting findings as prepared by the City Planning Commission.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

4.    Alley vacation: North Loop Partners, LLC, 419 Washington Ave N (17-00654)

1.    Approving an application submitted by North Loop Partners, LLC, to vacate part of the alley adjacent to 419 Washington Ave N, subject to the retention of easements by Comcast and CenturyLink.

2.    Passage of Resolution approving Vac-1665.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

 

Notice of Ordinance Introductions

1.    Multiple-family rental dwellings advance notice of sale ordinance (17-00721)

Goodman and Glidden give notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 12, Chapter 244 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Housing: Maintenance Code, to add provisions requiring advance notice of sale of multiple-family rental dwellings.

Action Taken: Notice given.

2.    Business Made Simple: Temporary alcohol licenses for events ordinance (17-00722)

Goodman and Reich give notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 14 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Liquor and Beer, amending various provisions relating to temporary licenses for events, as follows:

1.    Chapter 360 in General.

2.    Chapter 362 Liquor Licenses.

3.    Chapter 363 Wine Licenses.

4.    Chapter 364 Liquor Regulations.

Action Taken:  Notice given.

3.    Regulation of short-term rentals ordinance (17-00742)

Frey gives notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 12, Chapter 244 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Housing: Maintenance Code, amending and adding provisions related to the regulation of short-term rentals.

Action Taken:  Notice given.

4.    Short-term rental service provider ordinance (17-00743)

Frey gives notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 13 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Licenses and Business Regulations, adding a new Chapter 351, entitled Short-Term Rental Service Provider.

Action Taken:  Notice given.

5.   Regulation of short-term rentals ordinance (17-00744)

        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, adding provisions related to the regulation of short-term rentals.

        1.    Chapter 520, Introductory Provisions

        2.    Chapter 525, Administration and Enforcement

        3.    Chapter 535, Regulations of General Applicability

        4.    Chapter 536, Specific Development Standards

        5.    Chapter 537, Accessory Uses and Structures

        6.    Chapter 541, Off-Street Parking and Loading

        7.    Chapter 546, Residence Districts

        8.    Chapter 547, Office Residence Districts

        9.    Chapter 548, Commercial Districts

        10.  Chapter 549, Downtown Districts

        11.  Chapter 551, Overlay Districts

Action Taken: Notice given.

6.    Tobacco sales ordinance (17-00749)

Gordon and Bender give notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council 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, amending regulations relating to the sale of tobacco.

Action Taken: Notice given.

 

Introduction & Referral Calendar

1.    Municipal minimum wage ordinance (17-00723)

Motion by Glidden, Cano, Gordon, Bender, Frey, B. Johnson, Quincy, Warsame, Goodman, and Palmisano  to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 2, Chapter 40 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Administration: Workplace Regulations, for first reading and referral to the Committee of the Whole for a public hearing to be held June 22, 2017, at 3:30 p.m., adding a new Article IV entitled "Municipal Minimum Wage." (Unanimous consent required)

Action Taken:  Introduced, given its first reading, and referred to Committee of the Whole.

 

Resolutions

1.    Timothy Giles honorary resolution (17-00699)

Passage of Resolution honoring Timothy O. Giles for his service and dedication to the City of Minneapolis.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

 

Motions

1. Municipal minimum wage ordinance (17-00723)

Motion by Glidden, Cano, Gordon, Bender, Frey, B. Johnson, Quincy, Yang, Warsame, Goodman, and Palmisano directing staff to:

1.    Set and provide proper notices for the following schedule of public meetings related to the consideration of a municipal minimum wage ordinance, including:

1.    A special meeting of the Committee of the Whole to be scheduled on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. for the purpose of presenting a draft municipal minimum wage ordinance.

2.    A special meeting of the Committee of the Whole to be scheduled on Thursday, June 22, 2017, at 3:30 pm for the purpose of conducting a public hearing on the proposed municipal minimum wage ordinance.

3.    The regular meeting of the Committee of the Whole to be scheduled on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. for the purpose of reviewing and formulating a recommendation on the final draft of a municipal minimum wage ordinance to be submitted to the full City Council at its regular meeting on Friday, June 30, 2017, at 9:30 a.m.

2.    Draft a minimum wage ordinance for presentation at a special meeting of the Committee of the Whole to be scheduled on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at 3:00 p.m., which shall include recommendations from the “Staff Report on a Minimum Wage Policy,” and specifically:

1.    Consistent with current state law, the ordinance shall apply to anyone who works in Minneapolis for any amount of time;

2.    Setting a universal wage level of $15 to be indexed to inflation after the initial target wage is met;

3.    All workers are subject to minimum wage, regardless of tips, consistent with state policy;

4.    A training wage may be paid to youth up to the age of 20 years for no more than 90 days, consistent with current state law;

5.    A tiered phase-in period that reaches a maximum wage of $15 four (4) years after ordinance adoption for large businesses and a longer period for smaller businesses, with consideration for up to three (3) tiers of business size; and

6.    The Department of Civil Rights shall be responsible for enforcement of the minimum wage ordinance.

3.    Report back to City Council on mechanisms for implementation of additional staff recommendations from the “Staff Report on a Minimum Wage Policy,” including:

1.    Funding a regular review of the minimum wage ordinance, including an annual evaluation of the impact on the local economy, and an examination of how the policy implementation specifically impacts tax receipts, wages, and unemployment rates of Minneapolis workers; and

2.    Identifying ways to support businesses and smaller business in particular.

Action Taken: Adopted.

 

New Business

1.    2017 State of the City Address (17-00671)

Receiving and filing the 2017 State of the City Address by Mayor Betsy Hodges.

Action Taken:  Received and Filed.

 

Announcements

 

Adjournment

 

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

 

Next City Council Meeting: June 16, 2017

 

Submit written comments about agenda items to: councilcomment@minneapolismn.gov

 

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