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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 8, 2021 - 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. Referral of petitions, communications, and reports of the City officers to the proper Committees.
Business, Inspections, Housing & Zoning Committee
Sep 28, 2021 - Committee Report
  1. Land Sale: 613 33rd Ave N This link open a new window(2021-00954)
    1. Passage of Resolution authorizing the sideyard sale of the property at 613 33rd Ave (Disposition Parcel No. 864) to Michael Zappa for $300, subject to conditions.

    2. Waiving requirement in City Real Estate Disposition Policy to allow the sale of a “buildable lot” for sideyard.

  2. Andy's Diner, 1500 West Lake Street, (Ward 7) for an On Sale Wine with Strong Beer, No Live Entertainment license This link open a new window(2021-01047)
    1. Approving application for Andy's Diner, 1500 LAKE ST W Minneapolis, MN, submitted by Fat Cat Eats LLC, BLWine, LIC395632 for an On Sale Wine with Strong Beer, No Live Entertainment license.
  3. Selam Restaurant, 3860 Minnehaha, (Ward 12) for an On Sale Wine with Strong Beer, No live entertainment license This link open a new window(2021-01049)
    1. Approving application for Selam Restaurant, 3860 MINNEHAHA AVE Minneapolis, MN, submitted by Selam Restaurant/Coffee LLC, BLWine, LIC394271 for an On Sale Wine with Strong Beer, No LIve Entertainment license.
  4. Indeed Brewing Company, 711 15th Ave NE, (Ward 1) for an expansion of premises, adding a Sidewalk Cafe license This link open a new window(2021-01066)
    1. Approving application for Indeed Brewing Company, 711 15TH AVE NE Minneapolis, MN, (Ward 1) submitted by INDEED BREWING CO LLC, BLAmend, LIC395763 for an expansion of premises.
    2. Approving application for Indeed Brewing Company, 711 15TH AVE NE Minneapolis, MN, (Ward 1) submitted by Indeed Brewing Company MN, LLC, BLFood, LIC394186 for a Sidewalk Cafe license.
  5. Heather's, 5201 Chicago Ave, (Ward 11) for a permanent expansion of premises, adding a Sidewalk Cafe license This link open a new window(2021-01048)
    1. Approving application for Heather's, 5201 CHICAGO AVE Minneapolis, MN, (Ward 11) submitted by 5201 Chicago LLC, BLAmend, LIC395756 for a permanent expansion of premises.
    2. Approving application for Heather's, 5201 CHICAGO AVE Minneapolis, MN, (Ward 11) submitted by 5201 Chicago LLC, BLFood, LIC395758 for a Sidewalk Cafe license.
  6. Variance appeal: Ashii Vrohidis, 3748 W Bde Maka Ska Pkwy This link open a new window(2021-01062)
    1. Denying an appeal submitted by Ashii Vrohidis regarding the decision of the Zoning Board of Adjustment approving the following variances (PLAN13119) to construct various improvements within the established front yard and interior side yard located at 3748 W Bde Maka Ska Pkwy: 

      1. Variance to reduce the required front yard from 26 feet and 2 inches to 1 foot 2 inches for the construction of retaining walls that do not maintain natural grade.
      2. Variance to reduce the required interior side yard from 5 feet to 4 feet 1 inch for the construction of retaining walls that do not maintain natural grade.
      3. Variance to reduce the required front yard from 26 feet and 2 inches to 4 inches for the construction of raised planting beds.
      4. Variance to reduce the required interior side yard from 5 feet to 2 inches for the construction of raised planting beds.
  7. Liquor license approvals for September 28, 2021 This link open a new window(2021-01057)
    1. El GuanajuaTown Mexican Restaurant, 311 LAKE ST E Minneapolis, MN, (Ward 9) submitted by Mi Lindo Guanajuato LLC, BLLiquor, LIC395976
    2. Stop N Shop, 3050 1ST AVE S Minneapolis, MN, (Ward 8) submitted by Zerka Fuel Inc, BLBeerOff, LIC395245
    3. D'Amico Catering at the Walker Art Center, 1750 HENNEPIN AVE Minneapolis, MN, (Ward 7) submitted by D'Amico Catering LLC, BLLiquor, LIC395761
    4. Loews Minneapolis Hotel, 601 1ST AVE N Minneapolis, MN, (Ward 3) submitted by Loews MH Operating Company LLC, BLAmend, LIC395529
    5. Farmers Kitchen + Bar; Farmers Kitchen and Bar, 750 2ND ST S Minneapolis, MN, (Ward 3) submitted by Minnesota Farmers Union Alliance LLC, BLLiquor, LIC396146
  8. Liquor license renewals for September 28, 2021 This link open a new window(2021-01058)
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  9. Gambling license approvals for September 28, 2021 This link open a new window(2021-01056)
    1. Firefighters for Healing, 3134 CALIFORNIA ST NE Minneapolis, MN, submitted by Firefighters for Healing, BLGeneral, LIC396377
  10. Community Code Support Program Memorandum of Understanding with Xcel and CenterPoint Energy This link open a new window(2021-01012)
    1. Authorizing execution of a Memorandum of Understanding with Xcel Energy and CenterPoint Energy to engage in the Community Code Support Program which includes a legally binding mutual confidentiality agreement.

  11. State Grant Requirement for Pioneers and Soldiers Cemetery Restoration Project This link open a new window(2021-01063)
    1. Passage of Resolution dedicating $253,711 for the Finance & Property Services Department in the CPSD12 Fund (04100-9010123) for the Pioneers and Soldiers Cemetery restoration project.

  12. Temporary lease with the United States Postal Service: 10 W Lake St This link open a new window(2021-01064)
    1. Authorizing the City to enter into a lease agreement with the United States Postal Service for space at 10 W Lake St through March 31, 2023, with two three-month extensions at the option of the Director of Community Planning and Economic Development.

  13. Contract with Affordable Housing Connections to serve as the Certifying Entity for Inclusionary Zoning This link open a new window(2021-01068)
    1. Authorizing a contract with Affordable Housing Connections to serve as the Certifying Entity for Inclusionary Zoning, for a period of three years with an option to extend annually for up to two years. 

  14. Regulation of amphitheaters ordinance This link open a new window(2021-00803)
    1. Passage of Ordinance amending Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code, adding regulations for amphitheaters:

      1. Chapter 520 Introductory Provisions.
      2. Chapter 536 Specific Development Standards.
      3. Chapter 537 Accessory Uses and Structures.
      4. Chapter 541 Off-Street Parking, Loading, and Mobility.
      5. Chapter 546 Residence Districts.
      6. Chapter 547 Office Residence Districts.
      7. Chapter 548 Commercial Districts.
      8. Chapter 550 Industrial Districts.
      9. Chapter 551 Overlay Districts.
  15. Final Upper Harbor Terminal Coordinated Plan This link open a new window(2021-01069)
    1. Approving the Upper Harbor Terminal (UHT) Coordinated Plan.

    2. Approving dedication of net ground lease payments into a special revenue fund to support North Side anti-displacement and wealth creation initiatives.

  16. Commemorative street name addition: Council Member Jeremiah Ellison, Plymouth Ave N between Penn Ave N and Oliver Ave N This link open a new window(2021-01071)
    1. Approving an application submitted by Council Member Jeremiah Ellison to add the commemorative street name of name of Richard Copeland Way to Plymouth Ave N between Penn Ave N and Oliver Ave N.

Policy & Government Oversight Committee
Oct 6, 2021 - Committee Report
  1. Transgender Equity Council Update and Recommendations This link open a new window(2021-00240)
    1. Directing staff from the Division of Race and Equity in the City Coordinator’s Office to convene and staff a workgroup which includes staff from the City Attorney’s Office, Civil Rights Department, Community Planning & Economic Development, Finance & Property Services, and members of the Transgender Issues Workgroup to evaluate the authority, feasibility, and implementation steps involved with a City requirement that all single-stall restrooms in City owned/operated buildings and City-licensed businesses be gender neutral. The workgroup shall report back to the Business, Inspections, Housing & Zoning Committee (or its successor committee) in the first quarter of 2022.

  2. COVID-19 employee vaccination policy This link open a new window(2021-01008)
    1. Approving the COVID-19 Employee Testing and Proof of Vaccination Policy.

  3. City Energy and Climate Action Policy: Comments to state agencies This link open a new window(2021-01076)
    1. Authorizing the Sustainability Director and City Attorney to submit comments to state regulatory agencies during calendar years 2021-2022 in matters that impact the City’s energy and climate-related policies.

    2. Authorizing the Sustainability Director and City Attorney to comment and intervene in MN PUC docket 21-135 and 21-138 in the matter of the recovery process for cost impacts due to February gas market conditions.

  4. Gift acceptance of tabling fees and/or sponsorships for the 2021 Trans Equity Summit This link open a new window(2021-01072)
    1. Passage of Resolution accepting donation of tabling fees and/or sponsorships for the 2021 Trans Equity Summit. 

  5. Contract amendments for 2021 Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) programming This link open a new window(2021-00975)
    1. Authorizing an increase to Contract No. COM0001208 with Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority, in the amount of $590,402 for a total amount not to exceed $1,766,341.12, and an extension through July 31, 2024, for tenant-based rental housing assistance out of 2021 Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) funding.

    2. Authorizing an increase to Contract No. COM0001209 with Rainbow Health Minnesota, in the amount of $950,865 for a total amount not to exceed $2,490,025, and an extension through July 31, 2024, for tenant-based rental housing assistance out of 2021 Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) funding.

  6. Contract amendment with Municipal Code Corporation for basic and enhanced codification services This link open a new window(2021-01073)
    1. Authorizing an increase to Contract No. C-39151, with Municipal Code Corporation, in the amount of $60,000 for a total amount not to exceed $310,000, for basic and enhanced codification services.

  7. Contract amendment with CPMI LLC for owner’s project representative services for City Hall Office Space Renovation Project This link open a new window(2021-01074)
    1. Authorizing an increase to Contract No. COM0001488 with CPMI LLC, in the amount of $263,520 for a total amount not to exceed $488,520, for owner’s project representative services for the City Hall Office Space Renovation Project.

  8. Contract amendment with TerminalFour, Inc. for support and maintenance of the City’s Web Content Management System This link open a new window(2021-01075)
    1. Authorizing an increase to Contract No. C-44154 with TerminalFour, Inc., in the amount of $268,102 for a total amount not to exceed $1,979,143, for the support and maintenance of the City’s Web Content Management System (WCMS).

  9. Bid for Minneapolis Convention Center snow plowing and removal This link open a new window(2021-01077)
    1. Accepting the low bid of Robb Phillip Willman, submitted on Event No. 1695, in the annual amount of $188,500, to provide all materials, labor, equipment, and incidentals necessary for Minneapolis Convention Center snow plowing and removal for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 winter seasons, and authorizing a contract for the project, all in accordance with City specifications.

  10. Fire Station No. 1: Reapproving and extending expired project appropriations and bond authorizations This link open a new window(2021-01080)
    1. Passage of Resolution reapproving project appropriations and bond issuance authorizations for Fire Station No. 1 renovation and expansion, approved in calendar years 2014 and 2015, in the amount of $3,000,000.

  11. Solid Waste and Recycling Facility: Reapproving and extending expired project appropriation and bonding authorization This link open a new window(2021-01081)
    1. Passage of Resolution reapproving project appropriations and bond issuance authorizations for the New Solid Waste and Recycling Facility, approved in calendar year 2015, in the amount of $7,000,000.

  12. 4th St SE Street Lighting Projects: Reapproving and extending expired project appropriations and bonding This link open a new window(2021-01083)
    1. Passage of Resolution reapproving project appropriations and bond issuance authorizations for the 4th St SE Street Lighting Projects, approved in calendar year 2017, in the amount of $113,030 for the project from 25th Ave SE to 29th Ave SE; and in the amount of $95,000 for the project from 29th Ave SE to Malcolm Ave SE.

  13. South Hay Area Residential Street Resurfacing Project: Reapproving and extending expired project appropriations and reinstating bonding This link open a new window(2021-01085)
    1. Passage of Resolution reapproving project appropriations for the South Hay Area Residential Street Resurfacing Project, approved as part of the 2017 Street Resurfacing Program, approved in 2017, in the amount of $892,207.25.

    2. Passage of Resolution amending Resolution 2017R-216 entitled “Requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation authorize the City to issue and sell City of Minneapolis bonds in the amount of $770,300 for certain purposes other than the purchase of public utilities,” passed May 12, 2017, and amended Aug 4, 2017, to reinstate $121,910 of bonding for the South Hay Area Residential Street Resurfacing Project, part of the 2017 Street Resurfacing Program.

  14. Bond request for the Parking On-Street Systems-Meter Replacement Project in the 2021 Capital Budget This link open a new window(2021-01084)
    1. Passage of Resolution amending Resolution 2020R-369 entitled “Requesting that the Board of Estimate and Taxation authorize the City to incur indebtedness and issue and sell City of Minneapolis bonds in the amount of $48,925,000 for certain purposes other than the purchase of public utilities,” passed Dec 9, 2020, to include the Parking On-Street Systems-Meter Replacement Project (PK008) for bonding authorization in an amount up to $3,000,000.

  15. Bond realignment for 2020 and 2021 capital projects for the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board This link open a new window(2021-01086)
    1. Passage of Resolution amending Resolution 2019R-397 entitled "Requesting that the Board of Estimate and Taxation authorize the City to incur indebtedness and issue and sell City of Minneapolis bonds in the amount of $45,972,000 for certain purposes other than the purchase of public utilities," passed Dec 11, 2019, to approve the reallocation of previously approved bonding authorizations for projects of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.

    2. Passage of Resolution amending Resolution 2020R-368 entitled "Requesting that the Board of Estimate and Taxation authorize the City to incur indebtedness and issue and sell City of Minneapolis bonds in the amount of $50,141,000 for certain purposes other than the purchase of public utilities," passed Dec 9, 2020, to approve the reallocation of previously approved bonding authorizations for projects of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. 

  16. Legal settlement: Conciliation Court matter of Elizabeth Howell v. City of Minneapolis This link open a new window(2021-01082)
    1. Approving of settlement of the Conciliation Court matter of Elizabeth Howell v. City of Minneapolis, by payment of $1,500 to Elizabeth Howell, and authorizing the City Attorney's Office to execute any documents necessary to effectuate the settlement.

  17. Pohlad Foundation grant for alternative Mental Health Response and a Police Early Intervention System This link open a new window(2021-01091)
    1. Accepting a grant from the Pohlad Foundation, in the amount of $700,000, for the support of Mental Health Alternative to police response and development of a Police Early Intervention System. 

    2. Authorizing a contract with the Pohlad Foundation for the Reducing Harm through Collaborative Solutions Initiative award. 

    3. Passage of Resolution approving appropriation of funds to the City Coordinator's Office and the Police Department. 

  18. Hiawatha Maintenance Facility Campus Expansion This link open a new window(2021-00461)
    1. Directing staff from Finance & Property Services, Public Works, Community Planning & Economic Development, and the Office of Sustainability – in alignment with the City’s Southside Green Zone policy, the City’s resolution declaring racism a public health emergency, and the City’s resolution establishing a truth and reconciliation process – to:

      1. Implement Option B as presented at the Committee of the Whole meeting on Aug 5, 2021, by continuing with the Hiawatha Campus Expansion with the exception of the Outreach and Training Facility and new Central Stores building.
      2. Report back to the Business, Inspections, Housing & Zoning Committee by Nov 30, 2021, with options for setting aside the land associated with the Outreach and Training Facility and new Central Stores building (approximately 3.0 acres on the southwest corner of the city-owned site bordered by 28th Street, Longfellow Avenue, and 27th Street) for sale for community uses, including the following components: (a) Community engagement plan developed with input from community stakeholders, including East Philips Neighborhood Institute (EPNI), Southside Green Zone Task Force, Native American-led community organizations and other community-based organizations and residents; and (b) Establish development objectives and goals for a request for proposals (RFP) process to solicit community-led redevelopment proposals.
Public Health & Safety Committee
Sep 30, 2021 - Committee Report
  1. Right to Counsel ordinance This link open a new window(2021-00654)
    1. Passage of Ordinance amending Title 7 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Civil Rights, adding a new Chapter 143 entitled "Right to Counsel" to create a right to counsel for tenants facing eviction. 

Transportation & Public Works
Sep 29, 2021 - Committee Report
  1. Sanitary sewer service availability charges This link open a new window(2021-00879)
    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 as on file in the City Engineer's Special Assessment Office.

  2. Water and sewer service line repair assessments This link open a new window(2021-00880)
    1. Passage of Resolution adopting the assessments, levying the assessments, and adopting the assessment rolls for water and sewer service line repairs or replacements on the lists of properties as on file with the City Engineer’s Special Assessment Office.

  3. Contract with SRF Consulting Group, Inc. for design and construction management of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Pedestrian Ramps This link open a new window(2021-01050)
    1. Authorizing a contract with SRF Consulting Group, Inc., in the amount of $204,800, for a period of one year and two months, for the design and construction management of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Pedestrian Ramps.

  4. Contract amendment with Michels Corporation for the Pump Station No. 5 North Flood Wall Rehabilitation Project This link open a new window(2021-01051)
    1. Authorizing an increase to Contract No. COM0002647 with Michels Corporation, in the amount of $72,080.42 for a total amount not to exceed $2,112,264.39, for additional work performed as part of the Pump Station No. 5 North Flood Wall Rehabilitation Project.

  5. Contract amendment with Lunda Construction Company for the 10th Ave SE River Bridge Rehabilitation Project This link open a new window(2021-01052)
    1. Authorizing an increase to Contract No. COM0001220 with Lunda Construction Company, in the amount of $2,164,410.37 for a total amount not to exceed $55,218,800.03, for additional work due to unforeseen conditions on the 10th Ave SE River Bridge Rehabilitation Project, all in accordance with City specifications.

  6. Bryant Ave S (Lake St W to 50th St W) Street Reconstruction: Project designation, cost estimate, and setting public hearing This link open a new window(2021-01053)
    1. Passage of Resolution designating the location and improvements of certain existing streets in the Bryant Ave S (Lake St W to 50th St W) Street Reconstruction Project, Special Improvement of Existing Street No. 6764 (PV126).

    2. Adopting report receiving the cost estimate in the amount of $20,515,000, directing the preparation of proposed special assessments against the list of benefited properties, and setting a public hearing for Nov 10, 2021, to consider the project, assessments, and the abandonment and removal of areaways in conflict with the project.

  7. Franklin Ave W (Hennepin Ave S to Lyndale Ave S) Street Reconstruction: Project designation, cost estimate, and setting public hearing This link open a new window(2021-01054)
    1. Passage of Resolution designating the location and improvements of certain existing streets in the Franklin Ave W (Hennepin Ave S to Lyndale Ave S) Street Reconstruction Project, Special Improvement of Existing Street No. 6772 (PV154).

    2. Adopting report receiving the cost estimate of $2,705,000, directing the preparation of proposed special assessments against the list of benefited properties, and setting a public hearing for Nov 10, 2021, to consider the project, assessments, and the abandonment and removal of areaways in conflict with the project.

  8. Hennepin Ave Theatre District Street Lighting Project and Annual Operation and Maintenance Costs: Cancellation of assessments This link open a new window(2021-01055)
    1. Passage of Resolution directing the Hennepin County Auditor to cancel the special assessments for the Hennepin Avenue Theatre District Street Lighting Project No. 2221L, for the payable 2022 and subsequent years’ tax files, as the infrastructure related to the project has been removed.

    2. Passage of Resolution directing the Hennepin County Auditor to cancel the special assessments for the Annual Operation and Maintenance Costs for the Hennepin Avenue Theatre District Street Lighting Project No. 01290, for the payable 2022 and subsequent years’ tax files, as the infrastructure related to the project has been removed. 

  9. Bid for 11th and Marquette Ramp - Epoxy Overlay of Helices This link open a new window(2021-01061)
    1. Accepting the low bid of Paragon Restoration II, Inc., submitted on Event No. 1686, in the amount of $172,330, to provide all materials, labor, equipment, and incidentals necessary for the 11th and Marquette Ramp - Epoxy Overlay of Helices Project, and authorizing a contract for the project, all in accordance with City specifications.

Introduction & Referral Calendar

  1. Amplified sound permitting ordinance This link open a new window(2021-01070)
    1. Pursuant to notice, motion by Osman to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 15, Chapter 389 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Offenses—Miscellaneous: Noise, for first reading and referral to the Public Health & Safety Committee, amending regulations related to amplified sound permitting.

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Adjournment


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