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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
January 15, 2021 - 9:30 am
Online Meeting
Members Present: 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.
    Action Taken: Adopted
    Action Taken: Accepted
  3. Referral of petitions, communications, and reports of the City officers to the proper Committees.
    Action Taken: Referred

New Business

  1. Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Mayoral report This link open a new window(2021-00102)
    Action Taken: Received and filed
  2. Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): State of Emergency This link open a new window(2020-00391)
    Action Taken: Adopted
Business, Inspections, Housing & Zoning Committee
This link open a new windowJan 5, 2021 - Committee Report
  1. Orale Mexican Eats, 5447 Nicollet Ave, (Ward 11), for an On Sale Liquor with Sunday Sales, Limited Entertainment License and Expansion of Premises (interior) for a total of 60 seats This link open a new window(2021-00008)
    1. Approving application for Orale Mexican Eats, 5447 NICOLLET AVE Minneapolis, MN, (Ward 11) submitted by Diamond Lake MB LLP, BLLiquor, LIC391759, for an On Sale Liquor with Sunday Sales, Limited Entertainment License (license upgrade), subject to final inspection and compliance with all provisions of applicable codes and ordinances.
    2. Approving application for Orale Mexican Eats, 5447 NICOLLET AVE Minneapolis, MN, (Ward 11) submitted by Diamond Lake MB LLP, BLAmend, LIC391761, for an Expansion of Premises License for an interior total of 60 seat capacity, subject to final inspection and compliance with all provisions of applicable codes and ordinances.
    Action Taken: Adopted
  2. Amendment to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 2020 Consolidated Plan Action Plan for COVID-19 Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA-CV) supplemental funding This link open a new window(2020-01235)
    1. Directing staff to include a summary of public comments in the 2020 Consolidated Plan Action Plan Amendment 

    2. Authorizing submittal of an Amendment to the 2020 Consolidated Plan Action Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) outlining uses of Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA-CV) funding and programming recommendations.

    3. Accepting a HOPWA-CV grant from HUD in the amount of $252,199, to address COVID-19 response actions for eligible HOPWA persons.

    4. Authorizing a grant agreement with HUD to receive HOPWA-CV funding. 

    5. Authorizing agreements with Clare Housing, JustUs Health and Hennepin County to implement HOPWA-CV programming.

    6. Passage of Resolution approving appropriation of funds to the Finance and Property Services Department.

    Action Taken: Adopted
  3. Interim use permit: AT&T Mobility, 10 W Lake St This link open a new window(2021-00028)
    Action Taken: Adopted
  4. Interim use permit: Jeff Ellerd, on behalf of The Wall Companies, 525 Malcolm Ave SE This link open a new window(2021-00031)
    Action Taken: Adopted
  5. Certificate of Appropriateness appeal: Daniel Hunt, 614 15th St E This link open a new window(2021-00023)
    Action Taken: Adopted
  6. Conditional use permit, variance, and site plan review appeal: 3308 Lyndale Ave S This link open a new window(2021-00032)
    Action Taken: Adopted as amended
  7. Variance appeal: Lianna Weissblum and Ryan Ledin, 4724 York Ave S This link open a new window(2021-00030)
    Action Taken: Referred to BIHZ meeting of Jan 19, 2021
  8. Liquor license approvals for January 5, 2021 This link open a new window(2021-00024)
    1. Holiday #3826, 2700 UNIVERSITY AVE SE Minneapolis, MN, (Ward 2) submitted by NB Petroleum LLC, BLBeerOff, LIC392177
    2. Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, 920 2ND AVE S Minneapolis, MN, (Ward 7) submitted by RCSH Operations Inc, BLAmend, LIC391701
    3. The Kenwood, 2115 21ST ST W Minneapolis, MN, submitted by JD Restaurants, LLC, BLWine, LIC392139
    4. CAPITAL GRILLE OF MINNEAPOLIS #8010, 801 HENNEPIN AVE Minneapolis, MN, (Ward 7) submitted by CAPITAL GRILLE HOLDINGS INC, BLAmend, LIC392113
    Action Taken: Adopted
  9. Liquor license renewals for January 5, 2021 This link open a new window(2021-00025)
    Action Taken: Adopted
  10. Bids for HVAC services for Rental Repair Program This link open a new window(2021-00027)
    Action Taken: Adopted
  11. Alley vacation and utility easement: Bryan Farquhar, on behalf of Trilogy, 2841 Hennepin Ave This link open a new window(2021-00029)
    1. Approving an application submitted by Bryan Farquhar, on behalf of Trilogy, to vacate (PLAN11365) a portion of the alley adjacent to 2841 Hennepin Ave, subject to easement by the City of Minneapolis.

    2. Approving an application submitted by Bryan Farquhar, on behalf of Trilogy, to vacate (PLAN11365) the existing utility easement located at 2841 Hennepin Ave.

    3. Passage of Resolution vacating the north-south alley and the east-west alley, laying north of the Midtown Greenway, between Hennepin & Girard Aves (Vacation File No. 1747).

    4. Passage of Resolution vacating the utility easements within a portion of a previously vacated north-south and east-west alley, laying north of the Midtown Greenway, between Hennepin & Girard Aves (Vacation File No. 1748).

    Action Taken: Adopted
  12. Rezoning: Basim Sabri, 2910 Pillsbury Ave This link open a new window(2021-00020)
    1. Approving an application submitted by Basim Sabri to rezone (PLAN11869) the property located at 2910 Pillsbury Ave from the I1 Light Industrial District to the C2 Neighborhood Corridor Commercial District with the PO Pedestrian Oriented Overlay District to construct a mixed-use building.

    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
  13. Rezoning: Mahmoud Abumayyaleh, 3101 4th Ave S and 411 31st St E This link open a new window(2021-00026)
    1. Approving an application submitted by Mahmoud Abumayyaleh to rezone (PLAN11879) the properties located at 3101 4th Ave S and 411 31st St E from the R1A Multiple-family District to the R4 Multiple-family District to construct a new triplex.

    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
  14. Heritage Preservation Commission appointments This link open a new window(2021-00007)
    1. Approving the following Council appointments for three-year terms beginning January 1, 2021, and ending December 31, 2023: Margo Struthers, Seat 7, Ward 13, and Alicia Nystrom, Seat 8, Ward 7.

    2. Approving the following Mayoral appointment for an unexpired term beginning January 1, 2021, and ending December 31, 2021: Ethan Boote, Seat 5, Ward 10.

    3. Approving the Council reappointment of Claire VanderEyk, Seat 9, Ward 8 for a three-year term beginning January 1, 2021, and ending December 31, 2023. 

    Action Taken: Adopted
  1. Legal Settlement: Graciela Cisneros v. Minneapolis et al This link open a new window(2021-00040)
    Action Taken: Adopted
  2. Contract amendment with LeJeune Steel Company for increased steel supply for Public Service Building Project This link open a new window(2021-00041)
    Action Taken: Adopted
  3. Contract amendment with Prevolv, Inc. for workplace systems furniture for the Public Service Building Project This link open a new window(2021-00042)
    Action Taken: Adopted
  4. Contract amendment with Top-All Roofing, Inc. for roofing work for Public Service Building Project This link open a new window(2021-00044)
    1. Authorizing an increase to Contract No. COM0000869 with Top-All Roofing, Inc., in the amount of $26,187 for a total amount not to exceed $1,991,857, for an increase in roofing work for the Public Service Building Project.

    2. Authorizing a no cost amendment to Contract No. COM0000869 with Top-All Roofing, Inc., for the project schedule update based upon progress through Jan 5, 2020.

    Action Taken: Adopted
  5. Contract amendment with Grazzini Brothers and Company for additional tile and stonework for Public Service Building Project This link open a new window(2021-00045)
    Action Taken: Adopted
  6. Contract amendment with Kevitt Companies for increased site work for Public Service Building Project This link open a new window(2021-00047)
    Action Taken: Adopted
  7. Contract amendment with Modern Piping, Inc. for mechanical work for Public Service Building Project This link open a new window(2021-00048)
    Action Taken: Adopted
  8. Contract amendment with MA Mortenson Company for carpentry and casework installation for Public Service Building Project This link open a new window(2021-00059)
    Action Taken: Adopted
  9. Contract amendment with RTL Construction, Inc. for drywall and fire proofing work for the Public Service Building Project This link open a new window(2021-00050)
    Action Taken: Adopted
  10. Contract amendment with MA Mortenson Company for increased site improvement work for Public Service Building Project This link open a new window(2021-00049)
    Action Taken: Adopted
  11. Contract amendment with Technology Management Corporation for information technology and audio-visual services for Public Service Building Project This link open a new window(2021-00069)
    Action Taken: Adopted
  12. Contract amendment with Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle Ltd for architect and engineer services for Public Service Building Project This link open a new window(2021-00070)
    Action Taken: Adopted
  13. Amendment to Art Contracts This link open a new window(2021-00052)
    1. Approving amendments to Contract No. COM0001383 with Bully Creative Shop L.L.C.

    2. Approving amendments to Contract No. COM0001386 with Minneapolis Public Schools, Special School District No. 1.

    3. Approving amendments to Contract No. COM0001385 between the City of Minneapolis and Charles E. Caldwell.

    4. Approving amendments to Contract No. COM0001384 with McFarlane Media Interests, Inc.

    Action Taken: Adopted
  14. Contracts for Housing Stabilization Pilot Program (HSP) This link open a new window(2020-00895)
    Action Taken: Adopted
  15. Lease with Keep It Real LLC, dba Barzia at the Haaf Parking Ramp This link open a new window(2021-00057)
    Action Taken: Adopted
  16. Contract amendment and extension with Kelber Catering, Inc. This link open a new window(2021-00058)
    Action Taken: Adopted
  17. Contract amendment with Meet Minneapolis This link open a new window(2021-00060)
    Action Taken: Adopted
  18. Contract amendment with Ungerboeck Systems, Inc. for the Minneapolis Convention Center's Event Business Management System (EBMS) This link open a new window(2021-00046)
    Action Taken: Adopted
  19. Contract amendment with Advance Terrazzo & Tile Co., Inc. for the Minneapolis Convention Center Terrazzo Floor Update This link open a new window(2021-00043)
    Action Taken: Adopted
  20. Grant application to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) for the Convention Center relief grant This link open a new window(2021-00061)
    Action Taken: Adopted
  21. Transgender Equity Council Appointments This link open a new window(2021-00054)
    1. Approving the following Council appointments for two-year terms beginning Jan 1, 2021, and ending Dec 31, 2022: CeCe McDonald, Seat 1, Ward 9; Kenzie Weller, Seat 2, Ward 8; Tarrence Robertson, Seat 3, Ward 9; Gabriella Renee Spencer, Seat 4, Ward 6; Ash Ray, Seat 5, Ward 4.

    2. Approving the following Council reappointment for a two-year term beginning Jan 1, 2021, and ending Dec 31, 2022: Hunta Williams, Seat 6. 

    3. Authorizing waiver of the residency requirement (Minneapolis Code of Ordinances 14.180) for the appointment of Hunta Williams.

    Action Taken: Adopted
  22. 2021 COVID-19 Emergency Sick Leave for City Employees This link open a new window(2021-00056)
    1. Ratifying and adopting the terms of Emergency Regulation No. 2020-21.

    2. Establishing a 2021 Emergency Sick Leave plan for City employees under the same terms and conditions as Emergency Regulation No. 2020-21 with an end date of December 31, 2021. 

    Action Taken: Adopted
  23. Contract amendment with RSP Architects' Design for the Hiawatha Maintenance Facility Campus Expansion Project This link open a new window(2021-00092)
    Action Taken: Adopted
  24. Support for impeachment of President Trump This link open a new window(2021-00094)
    Action Taken: Adopted as amended
  1. Minneapolis Advisory Committee on Aging appointments This link open a new window(2021-00021)
    1. Approving the following council appointments to the Minneapolis Advisory Committee on Aging for two-year terms, beginning January 1, 2021 and ending December 31, 2022: Kathleen Quinn, Seat 1, Ward 1; Melinda Ludwiczak, Seat 8, Ward 8; Jean DesMarias, Seat 12, Ward 12.

    2. Approving the following council appointments to the Minneapolis Advisory Committee on Aging for an unexpired two-year term, beginning January 1, 2020 and ending December 31, 2021: Florence Castner, Seat 5, Ward 5.

    3. Approving the following Mayoral appointments for a two-year term beginning January 1, 2021 and ending December 31, 2022: Angelique Kingsbury, Seat 14, Ward 5; Beth Winnick, Seat 17, Ward 13.

    Action Taken: Adopted
  2. Public Health Advisory Committee appointments This link open a new window(2021-00022)
    1. Approving the following Council appointment for a two-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2020, and ending Dec. 31, 2021: Fatima Jaffer, Seat 9, Ward 9.

    2. Approving the following Council appointments for two-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2021, and ending Dec. 31, 2022: Lisa Nicotra, Seat 7, Ward 7; and Andrew Crook, Seat 13, Ward 13. 

    Action Taken: Adopted
  3. Minnesota Department of Health grant for the Safer Sex Intervention project appropriation amendment This link open a new window(2021-00033)
    Action Taken: Adopted
  4. Minnesota Department of Human Services grant for hygiene/sanitation supplies This link open a new window(2021-00034)
    1. Accepting a Minnesota Department of Human Services Grant (CFR-ESP) in the amount of $69,640, to assist homeless service providers in responding to COVID-19 by providing hygiene/sanitation supplies for the period Apr 1, 2020, through Feb 1, 2021, or until 60 days after expiration of the peacetime emergency declared by the governor in an executive order that relates to the infectious disease known as COVID-19, whichever occurs earlier. 

    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.

    Action Taken: Adopted
  5. Minnesota Department of Health grant for COVID 19 vaccine planning This link open a new window(2021-00035)
    1. Accepting a grant from the Minnesota Department of Health in the amount of $77,448 for COVID 19 vaccine planning, for the period Dec 1, 2020, through Jun 30, 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. 

    Action Taken: Adopted
  6. Minneapolis Public Schools, Special School District No. 1 contract for COVID-19 consulting services This link open a new window(2021-00036)
    1. Authorizing a contract for service from the Minneapolis Public Schools, Special School District No.1 in the amount of $35,000 to provide COVID-19 technical assistance with contact tracing and notification, for the period from Jan 1, 2021, through Jun 30, 2021, or until all obligations set forth in agreement have been fulfilled. 

    2. Authorizing an agreement with Special School District No. 1 for the services.

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

    Action Taken: Adopted
  7. Minnesota Department of Health grant for maternal child health appropriation amendment This link open a new window(2021-00037)
    Action Taken: Adopted
  8. Minnesota Department of Human Services Grant for School Based Clinics' Coronavirus relief activities This link open a new window(2021-00038)
    1. Accepting a Minnesota Department of Human Services Grant (COVID Grant Relief fund), in the amount of $36,863, to enhance School Based Clinic mental health provider telehealth services incurred between Mar 1, 2020, through Dec 30, 2020.

    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.

    Action Taken: Adopted
  9. Revenue contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves for the Minneapolis Police to provide bomb detection at Target Center during approximately fifty (50) Timberwolves games This link open a new window(2021-00039)
    Action Taken: Adopted
  1. Contract amendment with multiple parties for a skyway extension on the 900 Nicollet Mall block This link open a new window(2021-00010)
    Action Taken: Adopted
  2. Contract amendment with Lametti & Sons for the Fridley Softening Plant I-Conduit and New Stop Logs Project This link open a new window(2021-00013)
    Action Taken: Adopted
  3. Gift acceptance from Metro Transit and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for Metro Mobility buses and passenger vans This link open a new window(2021-00011)
    Action Taken: Adopted
  4. Grant applications to Minnesota Department of Transportation for Federal Transportation Funds: National Highway Performance Program and Bridge Off-System Program This link open a new window(2021-00012)
    1. Authorizing the submittal of a grant application to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) for Federal Transportation Funds through the MnDOT National Highway Performance Program.

    2. Authorizing the submittal of a grant application to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) for Federal Transportation Funds through the MnDOT Bridge-Off System Program.

    Action Taken: Adopted
  5. Whittier/Lyndale Protected Bikeway Project: Layout approval This link open a new window(2021-00014)
    Action Taken: Adopted
  6. Bid for 2021-2023 citywide turf Installation This link open a new window(2021-00015)
    Action Taken: Adopted
  7. Bid for Vincent Ave N Sanitary and Storm Sewer Replacement Project This link open a new window(2021-00016)
    Action Taken: Adopted
  1. 2021 State Pay Equity Implementation Report This link open a new window(2021-00093)
    Action Taken: Referred to POGO meeting of Jan 27, 2021

Notice of Ordinance Introductions

  1. Special service district advisory board composition ordinance This link open a new window(2021-00103)
    Action Taken: Notice given
  2. Hospitality Worker Right to Recall ordinance This link open a new window(2021-00108)
    Action Taken: Notice given
  3. Historic use variance ordinance This link open a new window(2021-00107)
    Action Taken: Notice given
  4. Storm Water Management ordinance This link open a new window(2021-00109)
    Action Taken: Notice given
  5. Renter eviction protections ordinance This link open a new window(2021-00106)
    Action Taken: Notice given
  6. Rent stabilization charter amendment This link open a new window(2021-00104)
    1. Gordon, Ellison, and Bender give notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of an ordinance, to be submitted to the voters at the November 2, 2021, municipal election, proposing amendments to Article IV of the City Charter relating to City Council, pertaining to explicitly adding the City's authority to exercise power to control rents on private residential property in the City.

    2. Gordon, Ellison, and Bender give notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of an ordinance, to be submitted to the voters at the November 2, 2021, municipal election, proposing amendments to Article I of the City Charter relating to General Provisions, pertaining to adding initiative and referendum for the sole purpose of exercising the City's authority to control rents on private residential property in the City.

    Action Taken: Notice given
  7. Public safety charter amendment This link open a new window(2021-00105)
    Action Taken: Notice given

Introduction & Referral Calendar

  1. Elevator and conveyance device ordinance This link open a new window(2020-01283)
    Action Taken: Introduced, given its first reading, and referred to BIHZ meeting of Jan 19, 2021
  2. Bird-safe building ordinance This link open a new window(2020-01282)
    Action Taken: Introduced, given its first reading, and referred to BIHZ meeting of Jan 19, 2021

Resolutions

  1. Robin Hutcheson honorary resolution This link open a new window(2021-00068)
    Action Taken: Adopted

Announcements

Adjournment



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