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Minneapolis City Council Agenda

City Council of the City Council
and
Minneapolis Community Development Agency Operating Committee
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Regular Meeting
October 2, 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, Jamal Osman, 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 Sep 18, 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).

Business, Inspections, Housing & Zoning Committee
Sep 22, 2020 - Committee Report
  1. GYU-KAKU Minnesota, 3025 Lyndale Ave (Ward 8) for an On Sale Liquor with Sunday Sales, No Live Entertainment license (expansion of premises) This link open a new window(2020-00963)
    1. Approving application for GYU-KAKU Minnesota, 3025 LYNDALE AVE S Minneapolis, MN, (Ward 8) submitted by KCL DaFa Inc, BLAmend, LIC390723, for an On Sale Liquor with Sunday Sales, No Live Entertainment License (expansion of premises), subject to final inspection and compliance with all provisions of applicable codes and ordinances.
  2. Berry Sweet Kitchen, 5406 34th Ave S, (Ward 11) for an On Sale Liquor with Sunday Sales, No Live Entertainment license This link open a new window(2020-00974)
    1. Approving application for Berry Sweet Kitchen, 5406 34TH AVE S Minneapolis, MN, (Ward 11) submitted by Berry Sweet Kitchen Inc, BLLiquor, LIC379860, for an On Sale Liquor with Sunday Sales, No Live Entertainment License, subject to final inspection and compliance with all provisions of applicable codes and ordinances.
  3. Commercial Property Sale ordinance This link open a new window(2020-00638)
    1. Considering an ordinance amending Title 13 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Licenses and Business Regulations, adding a new Chapter 353 entitled "Commercial Property Sale" to require the advanced notice of sale of commercial property.

  4. Land sale: 3648 Columbus Ave This link open a new window(2020-00849)
    1. Passage of Resolution authorizing the sideyard sale of the property at 3648 Columbus Ave (Disposition Parcel No. 04), to Kathryn A. Cooney or an affiliated entity for $3,600, subject to conditions.

  5. Land sale: 2034 James Ave N This link open a new window(2020-00851)
    1. Passage of Resolution authorizing the sale of the property at 2034 James Ave N (Disposition Parcel No. MH-263), to M2 Progression Development LLC or affiliated entity for $5,100, subject to conditions.

  6. Land sale: 2038 James Ave N This link open a new window(2020-00852)
    1. Passage of Resolution authorizing the sale of the property at 2038 James Ave N (Disposition Parcel No. MH-213), to M2 Progression Development LLC or affiliated entity for $5,100, subject to conditions.

  7. Land sale: 2028 James Ave N This link open a new window(2020-00853)
    1. Passage of Resolution authorizing the sale of the property at 2028 James Ave N (Disposition Parcel No. MH-262), to M2 Progression Development LLC or affiliated entity for $5,600, subject to conditions.

  8. Land sale and development terms: Baldwin Square, 4140-4146 Fremont Ave N This link open a new window(2020-00910)
    1. Passage of Resolution authorizing the sale of the property at 4140-4146 Fremont Ave N (Disposition Parcel No. TF-287) to Baldwin Square Group LLC or an affiliated entity for $1.00, subject to conditions.

    2. Approving the term sheet as a basis for a redevelopment contract with Baldwin Square Group LLC or an affiliated entity.

    3. Authorizing a redevelopment contract and related documents in accordance with the term sheet.

    4. Approving a Commercial Property Development Fund Loan of $750,000 to Baldwin Square Group LLC or an affiliated entity.

  9. Minor subdivision and variances appeal: Katharine Lange, 3908 Abbott Ave S This link open a new window(2020-00958)
    1. Granting an appeal submitted by Katharine Lange regarding the following decisions of the City Planning Commission (PLAN11311) to subdivide an existing parcel into two parcels for the property located at 3908 Abbott Ave S; and adopting findings:

      1. Approving a variance to reduce the minimum lot area requirement from 6,000 square feet to 5,350 square feet for Parcel 1 and to 5,348 square feet for Parcel 2, subject to conditions.
      2. Approving a variance to reduce the minimum lot width requirement from 50 feet to 42.5 feet for both parcels, subject to conditions.
      3. Approving a minor subdivision, subject to conditions.
  10. Liquor license approvals for Sep 22, 2020 This link open a new window(2020-00961)
    1. Brasa Rotisserie, 812 46TH ST W Minneapolis, MN, submitted by Brasa 3 LLC, BLWine, LIC390690
    2. Urban Liquor, 2201 UNIVERSITY AVE NE Minneapolis, MN, (Ward 1) submitted by Urban Liquor Inc, BLLiqOff, LIC383585
  11. Gambling license approvals for Sep 22, 2020 This link open a new window(2020-00962)
    1. Minneapolis Riverview Lions, 310 HENNEPIN AVE E Minneapolis, MN, submitted by Minneapolis Riverview Lions, BLGeneral, LIC391183
    2. MN YOUTH ATHLETIC SERVICES, 1430 LAGOON AVE Minneapolis, MN, submitted by MN YOUTH ATHLETIC SERVICES, BLGeneral, LIC391182
  12. Local approval of special law: Liquor Licenses for Minneapolis Sculpture Gardens, Boom Island Park and Downtown Commons Park This link open a new window(2020-00953)
    1. Passage of Resolution approving Laws of Minnesota 2020, Chapter 103, Section 2, authorizing on-sale intoxicating liquor licenses for caterers and contractors having a contract with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board at the following locations: Minneapolis Sculpture Gardens, Boom Island Park and Downtown Commons Park.

  13. Extension of maturity date for two City affordable housing loans and authorizing the loans to be subordinated to new project debt This link open a new window(2020-00954)
    1. Authorizing the extension of the maturity date for two existing City affordable housing loans for the Lydia Apartments Project by approximately 27 years, from 2033 to 2060, to match all of the project debt after the refinancing.

    2. Authorizing the subordination of the loans to other project debt.

  14. Contract amendments with eligible providers for employment and training services This link open a new window(2020-00976)
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  15. Children's Health Care revenue bond issuance This link open a new window(2020-00957)
    1. Passage of Resolution authorizing the issuance of up to $85,500,000 in tax-exempt revenue bonds by the City of Minneapolis and the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of the City of Saint Paul for Children's Health Care, a Minnesota nonprofit corporation providing health care services in Minneapolis and surrounding area.

  16. Vacation resolution correction: Danny Perkins, 336 2nd St NE This link open a new window(2020-00960)
    1. Passage of Resolution amending Resolution 2020R-217 entitled "Vacating the utility easements within a portion of the previously vacated 4th Ave NE (Vacation File No. 1742)," passed August 14, 2020, by updating the feet of the area to be vacated.

Policy & Government Oversight Committee
Sep 30, 2020 - Committee Report
  1. 2019-2021 City Council and Committee calendars This link open a new window(2018-01386)
      1. Ratifying the 2021 calendar of regular meetings for City Council, Council Committees, and Independent Committees, as amended.
      2. Directing the City Clerk to publish and post the 2021 calendar, in amended final form, in appropriate places as notice of regular meetings.
      3. Authorizing the City Clerk to incorporate changes to the 2021 calendar, as necessary, to accommodate the needs of the City Council.
  2. Election judge and deputy city clerk appointments for the Nov. 3, 2020 General Election This link open a new window(2020-00987)
    1. Passage of Resolution approving the appointment of election judges and deputy city clerks for the Nov 3, 2020, General Election; and authorizing the Director of Elections to appoint additional election judges and deputy city clerks as necessary.

  3. Legal settlement: Workers' Compensation claim and Public Employees Retirement Association Duty Disability appeal concerning Fire Motor Operator Travis Payer This link open a new window(2020-00989)
    1. Approving the settlement of the Workers' Compensation claim of Travis Payer and the City's Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) appeal, by payment of $200,000 to Mr. Payer and his attorneys, and authorizing the City Attorney's Office to execute any documents necessary to effectuate the settlement.

  4. Capital project closeout with appropriation and bond reallocation adjustments within the Municipal Building Commission's Capital Project Fund This link open a new window(2020-00990)
    1. Passage of Resolution amending the 2020 Capital Improvement Appropriation Resolution authorizing closure and appropriation adjustments for capital projects, as indicated on Schedules A thru C, and reallocation of excess bond proceeds to projects requiring additional funding.

  5. Legal settlement: Mohamed Ahmed v. City of Minneapolis, et al. This link open a new window(2020-00991)
    1. Approving the settlement in the lawsuit Mohamed Ahmed v. City of Minneapolis, et al. (Court File No. 27-CV-20-4069) by payment of $9,000 plus mediation costs to Plaintiff and his counsel, and authorizing the City Attorney's Office to execute any documents necessary to effectuate the same.

  6. Contract amendment with B2Gnow/AskReply, Inc. dba B2Gnow for the support and maintenance of the City’s compliance management system This link open a new window(2020-00992)
    1. Authorizing an extension to the initial term of Contract No. C-44407 with B2Gnow / AskReply Inc. dba B2Gnow for an additional one-year term through December 31, 2024, for the support and maintenance of the City’s compliance management system.

  7. Legal settlement: Andrew Browne v. Nicholas Sciorrotta, Jr. This link open a new window(2020-00993)
    1. Approving payment of the Rule 68 judgment in the lawsuit of Andrew Browne v. Nicholas Sciorrotta, Jr. (Court File No. 20-cv-01569) in the amount of $10,000 to Plaintiff and $4,047.50 to his attorney as reasonable attorney's fees and costs, and authorizing the City Attorney's Office to execute any documents necessary to effectuate satisfaction of the judgment and settlement.

  8. Contract amendment with DataNet Systems Corp., for the support and maintenance of the City’s Legislative Information Management System (LIMS) This link open a new window(2020-00996)
    1. Authorizing an extension to Contract No. C-40242 with DataNet Systems Corp. (DataNet) for an additional five-year period, through September 30, 2025, and increasing the contract in the amount of $400,000 for a total amount not to exceed $1,644,000 for the support and maintenance of the City’s Legislative Information Management System (LIMS).

  9. 2020 Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL) grant for 2020 Elections This link open a new window(2020-00997)
    1. Accepting a grant from Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL), in the amount of $2,297,342, to implement the Safe Voting Plan, a vision for a safe, inclusive, and secure voting process for the 2020 Elections.

    2. Authorizing an agreement with Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL) for the grant.

    3. Passage of Resolution adjusting the appropriation and revenue for the Elections and Voter Services Department.

Public Health & Safety Committee
Sep 24, 2020 - Committee Report
  1. Food catering ordinance This link open a new window(2020-00175)
    1. Passage of Ordinance amending Title 10 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Food Code, amending and adding provisions related to food catering:

      1. Chapter 186 In General.
      2. Chapter 188 Administration and Licensing.
  2. Assistance to Firefighters Grant - COVID-19 Supplemental Program from FEMA to purchase personal protective equipment for the Fire Department This link open a new window(2020-00977)
    1. Accepting a COVID-19 supplemental Assistance to Firefighters grant from FEMA, in the amount of $301,500, for the purchase of personal protective equipment.

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

  3. Training reimbursement from the Minnesota Board of Firefighter Training and Education (MBFTE) This link open a new window(2020-00978)
    1. Accepting reimbursement from the Minnesota Board of Firefighter Training and Education (MBFTE) in the amount of $83,200, for MBFTE-approved training conducted between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021.

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

  4. Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to host four Public Health Associates (PHAP) This link open a new window(2020-00979)
    1. Authorizing an agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to host four Associates from the Public Health Associates Program (PHAP) in the Minneapolis Health Department for a two-year period, beginning Oct 15, 2020.

  5. Contract with City University of New York/John Jay College of Criminal Justice for strategic advising This link open a new window(2020-00980)
    1. Authorizing a contract with City University of New York on behalf of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, in an amount not to exceed $275,000, for ongoing strategic advising with the specific aims of supporting the core Minneapolis Group Violence Intervention (GVI) implementation team.

  6. MPD Community Navigators personnel funds transfer This link open a new window(2020-00986)
    1. Authorizing the one-time transfer of $50,000 from the City Attorney's Office to the Police Department for the personnel costs for two grant-funded Community Navigator positions.

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

  7. Transforming Community Safety engagement plan outline and deliverables This link open a new window(2020-00988)
    1. Approving an engagement plan outline and deliverables related to Transforming Community Safety.

Transportation & Public Works
Sep 23, 2020 - Committee Report
  1. Sanitary sewer service availability charges This link open a new window(2020-00820)
    1. Passage of Resolution adopting the assessments, levying the assessments, and adopting the assessment roll for sanitary sewer service availability charges (SAC) on the list of properties on file in the City Engineer's Special Assessment Office.

  2. Sidewalk repair and construction assessments This link open a new window(2020-00824)
    1. Passage of Resolution adopting and levying the assessments and adopting the assessment roll for sidewalk repair and construction for the 2019 construction season on the list of properties dated Aug 6, 2020.

  3. Snow and ice removal from public sidewalks assessments This link open a new window(2020-00823)
    1. Passage of Resolution adopting and levying the assessments and adopting the assessment roll for sidewalk snow and ice removal charges for the 2019-2020 winter season on the list of properties dated Aug 6, 2020.

  4. Contract amendments with Custom Products and Services and Stonepros LLC for sidewalk and parking lot snow clearing, removal, and ice control services for Special Service Districts This link open a new window(2020-00938)
    1. Authorizing an increase to Contract No. C-44482 with Custom Products and Services, in the amount of $540,720 for a total amount not to exceed $1,622,160, for sidewalk and parking lot snow clearing, removal, and ice control services for Special Service Districts for the 2020-2021 season.

    2. Authorizing an increase to Contract No. COM0000009 with Stonepros LLC, dba Snowpros, in the amount of $620,400 for a total amount not to exceed $1,861,200, for sidewalk and parking lot snow clearing, removal, and ice control services for Special Service Districts for the 2020-2021 season.

  5. Contract amendment with Safety Signs LLC for rental of traffic control devices This link open a new window(2020-00959)
    1. Authorizing an increase to Contract No. C-44480 with Safety Signs LLC, in the amount of $380,000 for a total amount not to exceed $1,932,610, for the rental of additional traffic control devices.

  6. Contract amendment with Meyer Contracting, Inc. for 61st St W Street Reconstruction Project This link open a new window(2020-00964)
    1. Authorizing an increase to Contract No. C-43775 with Meyer Contracting, Inc., in the amount of $309,591.06 for a total amount not to exceed $3,942,052.59, to complete additional work related to winterizing activities and adjustments to quantities for the 61st St W (Lyndale Ave S to Nicollet Ave S) Street Reconstruction Project.

  7. Contract amendment with Olson & Nesvold Engineers for 28th Ave S Bridge Replacement Project This link open a new window(2020-00965)
    1. Authorizing an increase to Contract No. C-42029-10 with Olson & Nesvold Engineers, to exceed the Tier II $300,000 consultant pool cap and increase the contract by $196,623 for a total amount not to exceed $496,623, for the 28th Ave S Bridge Replacement Project.

  8. Contract amendment with Suburban Elevator of Minnesota for elevator maintenance This link open a new window(2020-00966)
    1. Authorizing an increase to Contract No. C-41404 with Suburban Elevator of Minnesota (Amendment No. 3), in the amount of $410,000 for a total amount not to exceed $2,273,728, for scheduled elevator maintenance and repairs through the end of the contract on Sept 10, 2021.

  9. Webber Pkwy, 44th Ave N, Lyndale Ave N, and Humboldt Ave N (from Penn Ave N to Lyndale Ave N) Street Reconstruction Project: Project designation, cost estimate, and setting public hearing This link open a new window(2020-00967)
    1. Passage of Resolution designating the location and improvements proposed to be made in the Webber Pkwy, 44th Ave N, Lyndale Ave N, and Humboldt Ave N (from Penn Ave N to Lyndale Ave N) Street Reconstruction Project, Special Improvement of Existing Street No. 6777 (PV074).

    2. Adopting report receiving the cost estimate in the amount of $14,400,000, directing the preparation of proposed special assessments against the list of benefited properties, and setting a public hearing for Nov 4, 2020, to consider the project, assessments, and the abandonment and removal of areaways in conflict with the project.

  10. 4th St N and S (2nd Ave N to 4th Ave S) Street Reconstruction: Project designation, cost estimate, and setting public hearing This link open a new window(2020-00968)
    1. Passage of Resolution designating the location and improvements proposed to be made in the 4th St N and S (2nd Ave N to 4th Ave S) Street Reconstruction Project, Special Improvement of Existing Street No. 2285 (PV095)

    2. Adopting report receiving the cost estimate in the amount of $17,561,000, directing the preparation of proposed special assessments against the list of benefited properties; and setting a public hearing for Nov 4, 2020, to consider the project, assessments, and the abandonment and removal of areaways in conflict with the project.

  11. Uniform Assessment Rates: Establishing 2021 rates This link open a new window(2020-00971)
    1. Passage of Resolution establishing uniform assessment rates for street construction, street renovation, street resurfacing, and alley construction and resurfacing improvements for the 2021 calendar year.

  12. Bid for Wenonah West Lift Station Project This link open a new window(2020-00969)
    1. Accepting the low bid of Minger Construction Companies, Inc., submitted on Event No. 1157, in the amount of $1,308,218.01, to provide all materials, labor, equipment, and incidentals necessary for the Wenonah West Lift Station Project, and authorizing a contract for the project, all in accordance with City specifications.

  13. Bid for Pump Station No. 5 Masonry & Pier Repair Project This link open a new window(2020-00970)
    1. Accepting the low bid of Stillwater Masonry Restoration, Inc., submitted on Event No. 1117, in the amount of $250,000, to provide all materials, labor, equipment, and incidentals necessary for the Pump Station No. 5 Masonry & Pier Repair Project in 2021, and authorizing a contract for the project to be completed by Oct 31, 2021, all in accordance with City specifications.

Notice of Ordinance Introductions

    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 2, Chapter 41 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Administration: Information Governance, adding a new article entitled “Facial Recognition Technology.”

Introduction & Referral Calendar

  1. Built form policies of Minneapolis 2040 ordinances This link open a new window(2020-00984)
    1. Pursuant to notice, motion by Schroeder, Gordon, and Reich to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code, for first reading and referral to the Business, Inspections, Housing & Zoning Committee, adopting regulations implementing the built form policies of Minneapolis 2040, including establishing new zoning districts and amending the citywide zoning map accordingly:

      1. Chapter 520 Introductory Provisions.
      2. Chapter 521 Zoning Districts and Maps Generally.
      3. Chapter 525 Administration and Enforcement.
      4. Chapter 527 Planned Unit Development.
      5. Chapter 530 Site Plan Review.
      6. Chapter 531 Nonconforming Uses and Structures.
      7. Chapter 535 Regulations of General Applicability.
      8. Chapter 536 Specific Development Standards.
      9. Chapter 537 Accessory Uses and Structures.
      10. Chapter 541 Off-Street Parking and Loading.
      11. Chapter 546 Residence Districts.
      12. Chapter 547 Office Residence Districts.
      13. Chapter 548 Commercial Districts.
      14. Chapter 549 Downtown Districts.
      15. Chapter 550 Industrial Districts.
      16. Chapter 551 Overlay Districts.
    2. Pursuant to notice, motion by Schroeder, Gordon, and Reich to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 22, Chapter 598 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Land Subdivision: Land Subdivision Regulations, for first reading and referral to the Business, Inspections, Housing & Zoning Committee, adopting regulations implementing the built form policies of Minneapolis 2040.

  2. Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area Plan ordinances This link open a new window(2020-00985)
    1. Pursuant to notice, motion by Schroeder, Gordon, and Reich to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code, for first reading and referral to the Business, Inspections, Housing & Zoning Committee, adopting regulations implementing the Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area Plan, including establishing new zoning overlay districts and amending the citywide zoning map accordingly:

      1. Chapter 520 Introductory Provisions
      2. Chapter 521 Zoning Districts and Maps Generally
      3. Chapter 525 Administration and Enforcement
      4. Chapter 527 Planned Unit Development
      5. Chapter 535 Regulations of General Applicability
      6. Chapter 551 Overlay Districts
    2. Pursuant to notice, motion by Schroeder, Gordon, and Reich to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 22, Chapter 598 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Land Subdivision: Land Subdivision Regulations, for first reading and referral to the Business, Inspections, Housing & Zoning Committeeadopting regulations implementing the policies of the Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area Plan.

Resolutions

  1. Jeff Hayden honorary resolution This link open a new window(2020-01019)
    1. Passage of Resolution honoring the civic service and community contributions of Minnesota State Senator Jeff Hayden.

Addendum

  1. 2020 CARES Act funding update This link open a new window(2020-01028)
    1. Referring to the Policy & Government Oversight Committee a report on how funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act have been spent to date, and how the City plans to spend the remaining funds.

Announcements

Adjournment


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