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An outline of matters presented during the meeting arranged by a prescribed order.

Minneapolis City Council Agenda

City Council of the City Council
and
Minneapolis Community Development Agency Operating Committee
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Regular Meeting
July 31, 2020 - 9:30 am
Online meeting
Members: Council Members Lisa Bender (President), Andrea Jenkins (Vice-President), Andrew Johnson (Majority Leader), Cam Gordon (Minority Leader), Kevin Reich, Steve Fletcher, Phillipe Cunningham, Jeremiah Ellison, Lisa Goodman, Alondra Cano, Jeremy Schroeder, and Linea Palmisano
(Majority vote of all members, 7; 2/3 vote of all members, 9; quorum 7)
Clerk: Jackie Hanson, (612) 673-2216

Call to Order

  1. Roll Call.
  2. Adoption of the agenda.
  3. Acceptance of minutes of the regular meeting of Jul 17, 2020.
  4. Referral of petitions, communications, and reports of the City officers to the proper Committees.

New Business

  1. Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Mayoral report This link open a new window(2020-00405)
    1. Receiving and filing the Mayoral report relating to the local public health emergency resulting from imminent health conditions caused by the presence of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).

  2. Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): State of Emergency This link open a new window(2020-00391)
    1. Passage of Resolution amending Resolution 2020R-075 entitled “Approving and extending the Mayor’s Declaration of Local Public Health Emergency resulting from imminent health conditions caused by the presence of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19),” adopted March 19, 2020.

Business, Inspections & Zoning Committee
Jul 21, 2020 - Committee Report
  1. Certificate of Appropriateness and Historic Variance appeals: Michael Radel and Robert Van Nelson, 1219 W 31st St This link open a new window(2020-00778)
    1. Denying an appeal submitted by Michael Radel and Robert Van Nelson regarding the decision of the Heritage Preservation Commission approving the Certificate of Appropriateness application and Historic Variance (PLAN10967) for the Joyce Memorial Methodist Church, a historic landmark located at 1219 W 31st St; and adopting staff findings.
  2. Conditional use, variance, and site plan review appeal: Max Ellis, on behalf of South Uptown Neighborhood Association, 3501-3525 Hennepin Ave This link open a new window(2020-00779)
    1. Denying an appeal submitted by Max Ellis, on behalf of South Uptown Neighborhood Association, regarding approval of the following decisions of the City Planning Commission (PLAN10800) to allow for the retention of a one-story commercial building and construction of a five-story building addition with 1,408 square feet of additional commercial space and 74 apartments for the properties located at 3501-3525 Hennepin Ave; and adopting staff findings: 

      1. Conditional use permit to allow for an increase in height from 4 stories/56 feet to 5 stories/59 feet.
      2. Variance to reduce the front yard setback for the building along Hennepin Ave from 15 feet to 4 feet for the proposed building addition, from 15 feet to 13 feet for ground level patios, from 15 feet to 4 feet for a transformer and from 15 feet to zero for walkways.
      3. Variance to reduce the reverse corner front yard setback along 35th St W from 20 feet to 15 feet for the building and 20 feet to 8 feet for balconies for the first 25 feet from the shared property line with 1411 35th St W.
      4. Variance to reduce the rear yard setback from 13 feet to 5 feet for the building addition and from 13 feet to 1 foot for the balconies.
      5. Variance to reduce the southern interior side yard setback from 13 feet to 5 feet for the building (exposed portion of the first floor parking garage) and to reduce the southern interior side yard setback from 13 feet to 7 feet for projecting balconies.
      6. Variance to increase maximum lot coverage allowance from 70 percent to 86 percent for the properties located at 3509-3525 Hennepin Ave.
      7. Variance to increase the lot impervious surface allowance from 85 percent to 86 percent for the properties located at 3509-3525 Hennepin Ave.
      8. Site plan review to allow for the retention of a one-story commercial building and construction of a five-story building addition with 1,408 square feet of commercial space and 74 apartments.
  3. Rezoning: Tony Kriha, 3501-3525 Hennepin Ave This link open a new window(2020-00782)
    1. Approving an application submitted by Tony Kriha to rezone (PLAN10800) the properties located at 3501-3525 Hennepin Ave to add the SZ Split Zoning Overlay District to allow for the retention of a one-story commercial building and construction of a five-story building addition with 1,408 square feet of additional commercial space and 74 apartments.

    2. Approving an application submitted by Tony Kriha to rezone (PLAN10800) the property located at 3501 Hennepin Ave from the C1 Neighborhood Commercial District to the C3A Community Activity Center District to allow for the retention of a one-story commercial building and construction of a five-story building addition with 1,408 square feet of additional commercial space and 74 apartments.

    3. Approving an application submitted by Tony Kriha to rezone (PLAN10800) the properties at 3509-3517 Hennepin Ave from C1 Neighborhood Commercial District to OR2 High Density Office Residence District to allow for the retention of a one-story commercial building and construction of a five-story building addition with 1,408 square feet of additional commercial space and 74 apartments.

    4. Approving an application submitted by Tony Kriha to rezone (PLAN10800) the properties at 3523-3525 Hennepin Avenue from the R4 Multiple-Family District to the OR2 High Density Office Residence District to allow for the retention of a one-story commercial building and construction of a five-story building addition with 1,408 square feet of additional commercial space and 74 apartments.

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

  4. Local Historic District Designation: Lynnhurst Residential Historic District This link open a new window(2020-00754)
    1. Passage of Resolution approving the local historic district designation (PLAN10924) of the Lynnhurst Residential Historic District which includes the following sixty-six (66) properties: 
      4600, 4608, 4616, 4626, 4634, 4640, 4648, 4700, 4710, 4720, 4730, 4736, 4746, and 4756 Dupont Ave S; 

      4600, 4601, 4608, 4609, 4615, 4618, 4621, 4626, 4631, 4632, 4637, 4644, 4645, 4652, 4655, 4700, 4701, 4708, 4709, 4716, 4717, 4724, 4725, 4735, 4736, 4740, 4741, 4752, and 4753 Emerson Ave S; 

      4600, 4601, 4612, 4620, 4621, 4626, 4629, 4638, 4639, 4650, 4653, 4700, 4705, 4715, 4716, 4725, 4726, 4732, 4735, 4740, 4741, 4751, and 4754 Fremont Ave S.

  5. Rezoning: CKMJ Holdings II LLC, 2911 Grand St NE This link open a new window(2020-00780)
    1. Approving an application submitted by CKMJ Holdings II LLC to rezone (PLAN11009) the property located at 2911 Grand St NE from the R2B Two-family District to the R5 Multiple Family District to establish a Cluster Development and construct a new two-story residential building with a total of eight units.

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

  6. Rezoning: Keith Lentz, 2641 Fremont Ave S This link open a new window(2020-00781)
    1. Approving an application submitted by Keith Lentz to rezone (PLAN10855) the property located at 2641 Fremont Ave S from the R2B Multiple Family District to the R3 Multiple Family District to add one dwelling to an existing multiple-family dwelling with three units.

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

  7. Rezoning: Dan Oberpriller, 1127 4th St SE and 411 12th Ave SE This link open a new window(2020-00783)
    1. Approving an application submitted by Dan Oberpriller to rezone (PLAN10764) the properties located at 1127 4th St SE and 411 12th Ave SE from the R5 Multiple-Family District to the C3A Community Activity Center District to construct a new six-story mixed use building with 60 dwelling units and 522 square feet of commercial space.

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

  8. Rezoning: Michael Appleman, 1820 Girard Ave S This link open a new window(2020-00776)
    1. Approving an application submitted by Michael Appleman to rezone (PLAN10971) the property located at 1820 Girard Ave S from the R2 Multiple-family District to the R3 Multiple-Family district to allow a four-unit residential use in an existing structure.

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

  9. Rezoning: South Face Investments, LLC, 3136 Minnehaha Ave This link open a new window(2020-00775)
    1. Approving an application submitted by South Face Investments, LLC to rezone (PLAN10958) the property located at 3136 Minnehaha Ave from the R2B Two-family District to the R5 Multiple-family District, retaining the Pedestrian Oriented Overlay District to construct a new three-story residential building with 18 dwelling units.

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

  10. Alley vacation: Heidi Rathmann, for Olson Housing, 461 Girard Terrace This link open a new window(2020-00777)
    1. Approving an application submitted by Heidi Rathmann (PLAN10689) to vacate a 20-foot utility easement on the property located at 461 Girard Terrace (Olson Housing), subject to the easement rights by Xcel Energy and CenterPoint Energy.

    2. Passage of Resolution vacating a 20’ utility easement in the alley between Olson Memorial Hwy, and Girard Terrace, east of Humboldt Ave N (Vacation File No.1738).

Policy & Government Oversight Committee
Jul 23, 2020 - Committee Report
  1. Freelance worker protections ordinance This link open a new window(2019-00699)
    1. Passage of Ordinance amending Title 2, Chapter 40 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Administration: Workplace Regulations, adding a new article establishing freelance worker protections by requiring contracts for freelance work and increasing opportunities for enforcement of those contracts.

  2. Legal settlement: Claim of Dominic Yemoh Harris This link open a new window(2020-00737)
    1. Approving the settlement of the claim of Dominic Yemoh Harris by payment of $12,500 to Dominic Yemoh Harris and his attorneys, and authorizing the City Attorney's Office to execute any documents necessary to effectuate the settlement.

  3. Legal settlement: Brandy Steberg v. City of Minneapolis Police Department, et al. This link open a new window(2020-00746)
    1. Approving the settlement of the duty disability benefits claim of Brandy Steberg by payment of $3,368 to Brandy Steberg and his attorneys and withdrawal of the appeal of continued obligations, and authorizing the City Attorney's Office to execute any documents necessary to effectuate the settlement.

  4. Local government amicus brief in United States Supreme Court case of Fulton v. City of Philadelphia This link open a new window(2020-00753)
    1. Authorizing the City, acting through the City Attorney's Office, to join other local governments in filing an amicus brief to the United States Supreme Court in the case of Fulton v. City of Philadelphia.

  5. COVID-19 response grant from Women's Foundation This link open a new window(2020-00771)
    1. Accepting a grant from the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota, in the amount of $7,500, for the purpose of contracting with a local organization to implement a direct assistance program for those most impacted by and/or most vulnerable to COVID-19.

    2. Passage of Resolution approving appropriation of funds to the City Coordinator's Office.

  6. Agreement with Substance Church, Inc. for joint use of parking lot This link open a new window(2020-00743)
    1. Authorizing a no cost joint use agreement with Substance Church, Inc. for joint use of the surface parking lot adjacent to both the Convention Center and Substance Church, Inc.

  7. Contract amendment with Restoration and Construction Services LLC for 3rd Ave Ramp Repair Project This link open a new window(2020-00722)
    1. Authorizing an increase to Contract No. COM0001086 with Restoration and Construction Services LLC, in the amount of $45,625 for a total amount not to exceed $265,685, and an extension through Sept 30, 2020, for additional work required for the 3rd Ave Ramp Repair Project due to unforeseen conditions.

  8. Contract amendment with Meisinger Construction Company, Inc. for Command Center Relocation Project This link open a new window(2020-00723)
    1. Authorizing an increase to Contract No. COM0000664 with Meisinger Construction Company, Inc., in the amount of $19,971 for a total amount not to exceed $732,471, and an extension through Sept 30, 2020, for additional work required due to unforeseen conditions for the Command Center Relocation Project.

  9. Hennepin County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) financial assistance from the 2020 Affordable Housing Incentive Fund This link open a new window(2020-00739)
    1. Passage of Resolution approving the Hennepin County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) to provide financial assistance from the 2020 Affordable Housing Incentive Fund  (AHIF) to eight projects as follows:

      1. 3301 Nicollet, 3301 Nicollet Ave S
      2. Bloom Lake Flats, 3020 16th Ave S 
      3. Gardens of Bryn Mawr, 2800 N Wayzata Blvd 
      4. Snelling Yards Senior Housing, 3601 E 44th St 
      5. Stonehouse Square, 215 Broadway St NE 
      6. Wadaag Commons, 1912 22nd St E 
      7. CLCLT - Homebuyer Initiated Program
      8. CLCLT - Twin Cities African American Land Trust Initiative
  10. 2020 Quarterly Donation Reports This link open a new window(2020-00473)
    1. Passage of Resolution accepting 2nd Quarter 2020 donations made to the City of Minneapolis valued under $15,000.

  11. Best Value Contracting for Phase 1: City Hall Office Space Improvements Project This link open a new window(2020-00724)
    1. Authorizing the Municipal Building Commission to utilize the Best Value Contracting award process for the Phase 1 City Hall Office Space Improvements Project.

  12. Contract with Colliers International for bond underwriting services This link open a new window(2020-00727)
    1. Authorizing a contract with Colliers International, which recently acquired Dougherty & Co LLC, in the amount of $250,000, for bond underwriting services for an initial three-year period.

  13. Fire Station No. 1 and Fire Station No. 11: Re-approving and extending expired bond authorizations and project appropriations This link open a new window(2020-00748)
    1. Passage of Resolution re-approving bond issuance authorizations for Fire Station No. 1 renovation and expansion, as approved in Resolution 2014R-522, and New Fire Station No. 11, as approved in Resolution 2015R-499, and re-approving capital project appropriations as approved in Resolutions 2014R-520 and 2015R-497, respectively.

  14. Contract amendments with Grazzini Brothers and Company for terrazzo flooring for Public Service Building Project This link open a new window(2020-00732)
    1. Authorizing an increase to Contract No. COM0001347 with Grazzini Brothers and Company, in the amount of $3,447 for a total amount not to exceed $632,360, for increased terrazzo flooring for the Public Service Building Project.

    2. Authorizing a no cost amendment to Contract No. COM0001347 with Grazzini Brothers and Company for the project schedule update based upon progress through Jan 5, 2020.

  15. Contract amendment with RTL Construction, Inc. for drywall and fire proofing for Public Service Building Project This link open a new window(2020-00731)
    1. Authorizing an increase to Contract No. COM0001070 with RTL Construction, Inc., in the amount of $75,249 for a total amount not to exceed $5,203,689, for increased drywall and fireproofing work for the Public Service Building Project.

  16. Contract amendment with MA Mortenson Company for carpentry and casework for Public Service Building Project This link open a new window(2020-00733)
    1. Authorizing an increase to Contract No. COM0001069 with MA Mortenson Company, in the amount of $10,092 for a total amount not to exceed $6,255,099, for increased carpentry and casework installation for the Public Service Building Project.

  17. Contract amendment with Distinctive Cabinet Design, Inc. for casework and millwork supply for Public Service Building Project This link open a new window(2020-00734)
    1. Authorizing an increase to Contract No. COM0001531 with Distinctive Cabinet Design, Inc., in the amount of $2,130 for a total amount not to exceed $1,189,373, for an increase in scope for casework and millwork (tax exempt) material supply for the Public Service Building Project.

  18. Contract amendment with Modern Piping, Inc. for mechanical work for Public Service Building Project This link open a new window(2020-00736)
    1. Authorizing an increase to Contract No. COM0000416 with Modern Piping, Inc., in the amount of $65,371 for a total amount not to exceed $28,092,095, for increased costs for mechanical work for the Public Service Building Project.

  19. Contract amendment with Technology Management Corporation for information technology and audio-visual services for Public Service Building Project This link open a new window(2020-00744)
    1. Authorizing an increase to Contract No. C-43358 with Technology Management Corporation, in the amount of $56,170 for a total amount not to exceed $510,767, for additional information technology and audio-visual consulting services for the Public Service Building Project.

  20. Bid for audio/visual communications for Public Service Building This link open a new window(2020-00738)
    1. Accepting the low bid of Advanced Systems Integration, LLC, submitted on Event No. 1018, for the Base Bid and Alternate 1, in the amount of $1,016,572.17, to provide all materials, labor, equipment, and incidentals necessary for the audio/visual communications for the Public Service Building, and authorizing a contract for the project, all in accordance with City specifications.

  21. COVID-19 testing grant from Minnesota Department of Health This link open a new window(2020-00749)
    1. Accepting a grant from the Minnesota Department of Health, in the amount of $25,000, for COVID-19 testing, particularly in BIPOC communities, for the period June 1, 2020, through Feb 1, 2021.

    2. Authorizing an agreement with the Minnesota Department of Health for the grant.

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

  22. Emergency Services Response to COVID-19 grant from Minnesota Department of Human Services This link open a new window(2020-00750)
    1. Accepting a grant from the Minnesota Department of Human Services Emergency Services Program COVID-19 Response Fund, in the amount of $31,396, to assist homeless service providers in responding to COVID-19 for the period May 1, 2020, to Feb 1, 2021.

    2. Authorizing an agreement with the Minnesota Department of Human Services for the grant.

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

  23. Agreement with Regents of the University of Minnesota for Medical Center Residency Program This link open a new window(2020-00751)
    1. Authorizing a no cost Agreement of Institutional and Program Affiliation with the Regents of the University of Minnesota and the Minneapolis Health Department for the Medical Center Residency Program, effective Sept 1, 2019, through Aug 31, 2024.

  24. License agreement with Metropolitan Council for Metropass Program This link open a new window(2020-00725)
    1. Authorizing a five-year license agreement with Metropolitan Council, in the amount of approximately $685,000 for the first year, for the City of Minneapolis Voluntary Employees' Metropass Program.

  25. 2020 One Minneapolis Fund grant panelist recommendations This link open a new window(2020-00745)
    1. Authorizing a contract with The Dial Group, in the amount of $18,000, for the Changemakers Apprenticeship Program that will engage Black, Asian, Low-Income Youth in North Minneapolis through a leadership program, training them to leverage art, culture, and creativity to solve community issues. 

    2. Authorizing a contract with the West Broadway Business and Area Coalition, in the amount of $25,000, in partnership with Juxtaposition Arts, to use their skateable art plaza, modular parklet, and hosting capacities to create a safe, sanitary, recreational place for youth and patrons of West Broadway food-based businesses on the Emerson intersection. 

    3. Authorizing a contract with African Community Services, in the amount of $18,500, to provide information, advocacy, and services to the East African, renter, and the low-income community regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. 

    4. Authorizing a contract with Heritage Youth Sports Foundation, in the amount of $25,000, to train Minneapolis high school student athletes to serve as peer educators, teaching Minneapolis youth, ages 5-14, the Discovery of Self (DoS) curriculum. 

    5. Authorizing a contract with National Society of Black Engineers, in the amount of $18,500, for the Project Increase the Number, a community-driven and collaboration-centered initiative to improve diversity, equity and inclusion in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). 

    6. Authorizing a contract with Inquilinxs Unidxs por Justicia, in the amount of $25,000, which will provide training and support for the all-tenant governance committee overseeing the conversion of five South Minneapolis apartment buildings into a not-for-profit community controlled housing cooperative. 

    7. Authorizing a contract with the Southeast Asian Diaspora Project, in the amount of $25,000, to provide critical COVID-19 support to Southeast Asian diaspora community while engaging and developing community leaders around a community-driven pandemic response and recovery. 

  26. Gift acceptance from New American Economy for technical research and report This link open a new window(2020-00747)
    1. Passage of Resolution accepting donation from New American Economy of technical research culminating in a report entitled, “New Americans in Minneapolis.”

  27. 2020 Alley Renovation Program This link open a new window(2020-00642)
    1. Passage of Resolution cancelling the designation of the 2020 Alley Renovation Program, Special Improvement of Existing Alleys No. AL020 2020 (9 alleys located throughout the City of Minneapolis).

    2. Deleting a Resolution requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation authorize the City to issue and sell assessment bonds in the amount of $96,841.09 for the 2020 Alley Renovation Program.

  28. Downtown Business Improvement Special Service District: 2021 proposed services and service charges This link open a new window(2020-00764)
    1. Passage of Resolution authorizing the Downtown Business Improvement Special Service District to use budget reserves for the 2021 operating plan and budget.

  29. Cooperative agreement with Hennepin County for Presidents Bicycle Boulevard Project This link open a new window(2020-00756)
    1. Authorizing a cooperative agreement with Hennepin County, whereby the City will receive an amount not to exceed $100,000, for construction costs related to the bikeway for the Presidents Bicycle Boulevard Project. 

  30. Contract amendment with Minnesota Department of Transportation for I-35W and Lake Street Transit Access Project This link open a new window(2020-00757)
    1. Authorizing an increase to Cooperative Agreement No. C-42598 with the Minnesota Department of Transportation, in the amount of $461,616 for a total amount not to exceed $5,622,862, for additional costs related to local street construction, watermain, sanitary sewer, and storm drain utility improvements as part of the I-35W and Lake Street Transit Access Project (PV074).

  31. Contract amendment with Meyer Contracting, Inc. for Mid-City Industrial Reconstruction Project This link open a new window(2020-00758)
    1. Authorizing an increase to Contract No. C-44004 with Meyer Contracting, Inc., in the amount of $634,021.50 for a total amount not to exceed $11,274,469.51, for additional project work and costs associated with unforeseen conditions on the Mid-City Industrial Reconstruction Project.

  32. Contract amendment with Corval Constructors, Inc. for Fridley Softening Plant Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Renovation Project This link open a new window(2020-00730)
    1. Authorizing an increase to Contract No. COM0001568 with Corval Constructors, Inc., in the amount of $25,672 for a total amount not to exceed $298,327, due to unforeseen conditions encountered during the Fridley Softening Plant Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Renovation Project.

  33. Contract amendment with City of St. Paul for water connection point This link open a new window(2020-00774)
    1. Authorizing addendum No. 1 to Contract No. C-43112 between the City of Minneapolis and the Board of Water Commissioners of the City of St. Paul to govern an additional connection point between the water distribution systems in order to provide a small portion of either city with water service under emergency or other limited conditions.

  34. Bid for Penn Ave N Water Main Structural Lining Project This link open a new window(2020-00773)
    1. Accepting the low bid of Michels Corporation, submitted on Event No. 997, in the amount of $496,424, to provide all materials, labor, equipment, and incidentals necessary for the Penn Ave N Water Main Structural Lining Project, and authorizing a contract for the project, all in accordance with City specifications.

  35. Bid for Skylight Fall Protection Project at Fridley Water Plant This link open a new window(2020-00766)
    1. Accepting the low bid of HySafe, submitted on Event No. 1099, in the amount of $604,678, to provide all materials, labor, equipment, and incidentals necessary for the Skylight Fall Protection Project at the Fridley Water Plant, and authorizing a contract for the two-year project with completion on Dec 31, 2021, all in accordance with City specifications.

  36. Bid for LED street light fixture equipment This link open a new window(2020-00726)
    1. Accepting the low, responsive, responsible bid from B and L Supply, Inc., submitted on Event No. 1074, in the amount of $272,880, to furnish and deliver LED street light fixture equipment, all in accordance with City specifications.

  37. Bid for Pavement Marking: Downtown Crosswalks and Stop Bars This link open a new window(2020-00768)
    1. Accepting the sole bid of Sir Lines-A-Lot, Inc., submitted on Event No. 1126, in the amount of $174,700, to provide all materials, labor, equipment, and incidentals necessary for the Pavement Marking: Downtown Crosswalks and Stop Bars, and authorizing a contract for the project, all in accordance with City specifications.

  38. Amendment to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 2020 Consolidated Plan Action Plan for COVID-19 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG-CV) Round 2 supplemental funding This link open a new window(2020-00741)
    1. Authorizing an amendment to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 2020 Consolidated Plan Action Plan for COVID-19 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG-CV) Round 2 supplemental funding.

    2. Approving staff recommended budget priority allocations and strategies for inclusion in the amendment.

    3. Directing staff to prepare and submit the 2020 Consolidated Plan Action Plan Amendment to U.S. HUD for ESG-CV Round 2 funding.

    4. Accepting a forthcoming ESG-CV Round 2 grant in the amount of $9,697,637 from U.S. HUD.

    5. Authorizing a grant agreement with U.S. HUD for ESG-CV Round 2 funds.

    6. Passage of Resolution approving appropriation of ESG-CV Round 2 funds to the Community Planning and Economic Development Department.

  39. 2020 Emergency Solutions Grant Supplemental Funding (ESG-CV) funding recommendations This link open a new window(2020-00740)
    1. Approving up to $2,747,555 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act ESG Round 1 grant funds for The Gordon Center Project, located at 2220 16th Ave N, by Hennepin County or their assigns.

    2. Approving up to $1,752,445 in CARES Act ESG Round 2 grant funds for The Gordon Center Project, located at 2220 16th Ave N, by Hennepin County or their assigns, conditioned on the City's receipt of said funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

    3. Approving up to $2,000,000 in CARES Act ESG Round 2 grant funds for the Exodus 2.0 Project, located at 1007 14th St E, by Catholic Charities or their assigns, conditioned on the City's receipt of said funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

    4. Approving up to $1,814,000 in CARES Act ESG Round 2 grant funds for the American Indian Community Development Corporation (AICDC) Shelter Project, located at 2012-2103 Cedar Ave S, by AICDC or their assigns, conditioned on the City's receipt of said funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

    5. Authorizing contracts and agreements with the organizations receiving the ESG funding awards.

    6. Authorizing a Joint Powers Agreement with Hennepin County for CARES Act ESG shelter operations funding.

  40. Amendment to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 2020 Consolidated Plan Action Plan for COVID-19 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV) reprogramming This link open a new window(2020-00742)
    1. Approving reprogramming existing COVID-19 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV) funding to a new project: Housing Stabilization and Evictions Prevention Legal Services.

    2. Authorizing an amendment to the 2020 Consolidated Plan Action Plan describing the new project: Housing Stabilization and Evictions Prevention Legal Services.

    3. Directing staff to issue notice to receive public comment on the amendment during the public comment period of July 27-31, 2020. 

    4. Directing staff to prepare and submit the 2020 Consolidated Plan Action Plan Amendment to U.S. HUD for reprogrammed CDBG-CV funding.

    5. Authorizing a contract with Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid, in the amount of up to $1,200,000, to implement Housing Stabilization and Evictions Prevention Legal Services Project.

  41. Aquifer thermal energy storage (ATES) system in the Towerside Innovation District This link open a new window(2020-00763)
    1. Directing staff to proceed with devoting further staff time and incurring consultant expenses up-to-$20,000 for the evaluation of the next phase for the proposed use of the Common Bond Fund program to finance an aquifer thermal energy storage (ATES) system in the Towerside Innovation District, and proceed with engaging bond counsel and the underwriters with input from Towerside Innovation District on the selection, provided that the following requirements can be met:

      1. An entity other than the City of Minneapolis agrees to pay bond counsel and underwriting costs and will escrow funds to the City based on written estimates or proposals from necessary outside contractors to cover the costs in the event that the bond transaction should not go through. The City and Towerside will work together to obtain proposals and commitments from outside vendors as to their payment expectations in the event of a non-sale;
      2. Phase I District Energy System energy consumers will sign long-term energy service contracts covering the cost of all Phase I debt payments for the system, prior to final bond issuance;
      3. The Towerside Innovation District secures and commits funding to conduct final engineering testing, including verification of aquifer velocity, estimated at $100,000;
      4. The District Energy System and the long-term energy service agreements will serve as collateral for Common Bond Fund financing;
      5. Staff will require that Wall Companies place a deed restriction on their property within the Towerside Innovation District to require future buildings on the site to connect to the District Energy System;
      6. The City of Minneapolis will have representation on the decision-making board of the Towerside District Energy System entity; and
      7. Structure the financing in such a way that no debt payments will be required until revenue begins to be generated by energy service contracts.

      Further directing staff to return to the Council for final approval of any bond issuance.

Notice of Ordinance Introductions

  1. Short-term rentals ordinance (Zoning Code) This link open a new window(2020-00839)
    1. Fletcher 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, establishing regulations for short-term rental units:

      1. Chapter 520 Introductory Provisions.
      2. Chapter 535 Regulations of General Applicability.
      3. Chapter 536 Specific Development Standards.
      4. Chapter 546 Residence Districts.
      5. Chapter 547 Office Residence Districts.
      6. Chapter 548 Commercial Districts.
      7. Chapter 549 Downtown Districts.
      8. Chapter 551 Overlay Districts.
  2. University Area Overlay District ordinance This link open a new window(2020-00840)
    1. Gordon 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 the standards of the University Area Overlay District:

      1. Chapter 520 Introductory Provisions
      2. Chapter 521 Zoning Districts and Maps Generally
      3. Chapter 551 Overlay Districts

Introduction & Referral Calendar

    1. Pursuant to notice, motion by Palmisano to introduce an ordinance amending Title 2, Chapter 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Administration: Personnel, for first reading and referral to the Policy & Government Oversight Committee, amending Section 20.360 relating to easing restrictions for furloughs immediately before or after paid holidays.

Unfinished Business

  1. Revising Minneapolis Homes homeownership products to align with Minneapolis 2040 comprehensive plan This link open a new window(2020-00680)
    1. Considering amendments to guidelines for Minneapolis Homes: Homeownership Opportunity Minneapolis to clarify financial wellness counseling requirements and modify income requirements.

    2. Considering amendments to guidelines for Minneapolis Homes: BUILD/REHAB to acquire and sell vacant buildings without city financing to eliminate blight, discontinue the BUILD homebuyer incentive, and REHAB down payment assistance.

    3. Considering guidelines for Minneapolis Homes: Financing to produce and sustain affordable homeownership units throughout the City of Minneapolis and expand options to create perpetually affordable housing.

    4. Considering modified guidelines to Missing Middle Rental Pilot to focus on 2 to 20 unit affordable rental projects, subject to budget authority.

  2. Perpetually affordable ownership land trust housing model This link open a new window(2020-00679)
    1. Considering guidelines for a City-sponsored perpetually affordable ownership land trust housing model.

    2. Considering amendments to the City of Minneapolis Unified Housing Policy to clarify requirements for ownership units, expand the applicability of affordability requirements for city-assisted projects, and clarify that large development projects that receive a City Council waiver associated with pass-through funding do not need to include affordable units in each building.

Addendum

  1. Voting Rights Act anniversary honorary resolution This link open a new window(2020-00842)
    1. Passage of Resolution commemorating the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act.

Announcements

Adjournment

  1. Community Safety and Violence Prevention charter amendment This link open a new window(2020-00668)
    1. Adjourn to Monday, August 10, 2020, at 10 a.m. to consider an ordinance, to be submitted to the voters, proposing amendments to Article VII of the City Charter relating to Administration and Article VIII of the City Charter relating to Officers and Other Employees, pertaining to the creation of a new Charter Department to provide for community safety and violence prevention, and the removal of the Police Department as a Charter Department; and to conduct a public hearing.


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