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					                                                                                                     AGENDA
                                                                                               OCTOBER 4, 2010


6:30 p.m. SPECIAL STUDY SESSION – Council Chambers
                                               Discussion Items
 1.      6:30 p.m.        Formation of a Convention and Visitors Bureau


7:30 p.m. CITY COUNCIL MEETING – Council Chambers
1. Call to Order
   1a.     Pledge of Allegiance
   1b.     Roll Call

2. Presentations
   2a.    Daniel Kubes Retirement Recognition Resolution
   2b.    2010 Evergreen Awards

3. Approval of Minutes
   3a.   Study Session Meeting Minutes of September 13, 2010
   3b.   Special City Council Meeting Minutes of September 13, 2010

4.    Approval of Agenda and Items on Consent Calendar
NOTE: The Consent Calendar lists those items of business which are considered to be routine and/or which need no
discussion. Consent items are acted upon by one motion. If discussion is desired by either a Councilmember or a member
of the audience, that item may be moved to an appropriate section of the regular agenda for discussion. The items for the
Consent Calendar are listed on the last page of the Agenda.

             Recommended Action:
             Motion to approve the agenda as presented and to approve items on the consent calendar.
             (Alternatively: Motion to add or remove items from the agenda, motion to move items from consent
             calendar to regular agenda for discussion and to approve those items remaining on the consent calendar.)

5. Boards and Commissions
   5a.    Appointment of Citizen Representative to Boards and Commissions.
          Recommended Action: Motion to appoint citizen representative Gregg Lindberg as a
          commissioner to the Community Education Advisory Council (CEAC) to fill the position
          vacated by Bob Malooly who has resigned. If appointed, Mr. Lindberg will serve the
          remainder of the term through June 30, 2012.

6. Public Hearings - None

7. Requests, Petitions, and Communications from the Public

8. Resolutions, Ordinances, Motions and Discussion Items
   8a.    First Reading of Ordinance Amending Section 8-33 Fees and the Section 8-333
          Provisional License.
Meeting of October 4, 2010
Special Study Session and City Council Agenda


             Recommended Action: Motion to adopt First Reading of Ordinance amending Section
                   -                          -
             8-33 -- Fees, and Section 8-333 -- Provisional License and set Second Reading for October
             18, 2010.

    8b.      First Reading - Gambling Ordinance Amendments.
             Recommended Action:
             1. Motion to approve first reading of ordinance amendment to Chapter 15, Section 15-9
                 of City Code concerning charitable gambling regulations of increasing the local
                 gambling tax to 1.25% and to set second reading for October 18, 2010.
             2. Motion to approve first reading of ordinance amendment to Chapter 15 Section 15-8
                 requiring organizations to contribute to a 10% Contribution Fund, and to set second
                 reading for October 18, 2010.


9. Communication
Auxiliary aids for individuals with disabilities are available upon request. To make arrangements, please call the
Administration Department at 952/924-2525 (TDD 952/924-2518) at least 96 hours in advance of meeting.
Meeting of October 4, 2010
Special Study Session and City Council Agenda


4. CONSENT CALENDAR


 4a.       Adopt a Resolution appointing student election judges and additional regular election judges
           needed to staff the polls at the General Election to be held November 2, 2010.
 4b.       Adopt the following Resolutions Imposing Civil Penalties for Liquor License Violations
           according to the recommendation of the City Manager:
            • Resolution imposing civil penalty for liquor license violation on August 24, 2010 at
                Taste of India, 5617 Wayzata Blvd.
            • Resolution imposing civil penalty for liquor license violation on August 24, 2010 at
                TGI Friday’s, 5875 Wayzata Blvd.
            • Resolution imposing civil penalty for liquor license violation on August 24, 2010 at
                Crave, 1603 West End Blvd.
            • Resolution imposing civil penalty for liquor license violation on August 26, 2010 at
                Trader Joe’s, 4500 Excelsior Blvd.
            • Resolution imposing civil penalty for liquor license violation on August 27, 2010 at
                Vescio’s Cucina, 4001 State Highway 7.
 4c.       Adopt Second Reading of Ordinance adopting fees for 2011 as outlined in Appendix A of
           the City Code of Ordinances, approve summary, and authorize publication.
 4d.       Adopt Resolution to recognize Police Sergeant Dan Kubes’ retirement after 27 years of
           service to the City of St. Louis Park.
 4e.       Approval of Filing of Vendor Claims




 St. Louis Park Economic Development Authority and regular City Council meetings are carried live on Civic TV cable
 channel 17 and replays are frequent; check www.parktv.org for the schedule. The meetings are also streamed live on the
 internet at www.parktv.org, and saved for Video on Demand replays. The agenda is posted on Fridays on the official
 city bulletin board in the lobby of City Hall and on the text display on Civic TV cable channel 17. The agenda and full
 packet are available by noon on Friday on the city’s website.
                                                                  Meeting Date: October 4, 2010
                                                                               Agenda Item #: 1

Regular Meeting         Public Hearing       Action Item        Consent Item     Resolution
                        Ordinance            Presentation       Other:
EDA Meeting             Action Item          Resolution         Other:
Study Session           Discussion Item      Written Report     Other:



TITLE:
Formation of a Convention and Visitors Bureau.

RECOMMENDED ACTION:
No formal action is required at this time. Staff wishes to provide an update on the public process
undertaken to date, explain the necessary steps to formally create a Convention and Visitors Bureau,
obtain feedback on draft CVB documents, and answer any questions relating to the formation of the
organization.

POLICY CONSIDERATION:
Does the City Council wish to proceed with the formal creation of a Convention and Visitors
Bureau to serve St. Louis Park?

BACKGROUND:
On September 29, 2009 staff provided the City Council with information regarding its investigation
into the formation of a convention & visitors bureau (CVB) to further promote St. Louis Park
within the Twin Cities region and beyond as a meeting and tourism destination. It was explained
that in order for such an organization to be financially viable it would require approval of a local
lodging tax of up to 3%. The creation of such a lodging tax is allowed by state statute. The City
Council then directed staff to continue its exploration of the concept.

Subsequently, staff along with the TwinWest Chamber of Commerce President met with local
hoteliers and informed them of the exploration of a CVB and discussed with them the benefits and
concerns they had with forming such an organization. Staff also held focus groups with other
potential partners in the community which included businesses, the school district, and recreation
groups to solicit their feedback. The tone and comments from these meetings was such that further
exploration ensued.

Staff then prepared a Concept Plan which more clearly expressed the need for a CVB, what might be
its mission and marketing focus, as well as how such an organization could be structured and
funded. This Concept Plan was presented to five of the six local hoteliers and they were asked to
review and comment. Staff also discussed the CVB concept with the St. Louis Park Business Council
and the TwinWest Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Staff then followed up again with
the area hoteliers to obtain their feedback.

On June 7, 2010 staff provided the City Council with updated information regarding the formation
of a convention & visitors bureau and reviewed the draft Concept Plan. The Council consensus and
direction was to proceed with the formation of a convention and visitors bureau for St. Louis Park.
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Staff subsequently conducted additional research on CVBs and met with or talked to CVB
representatives from Eagan, Roseville, Des Moines, IA., and Grapevine, TX, as well as Explore
Minnesota Tourism. In addition, a meeting was held with local hoteliers on September 9th in which
they were asked to provide feedback on the draft Marketing Plan for the proposed CVB.

On September 28th a meeting was held with community stakeholders (local hoteliers, Parktacular,
Park Nicollet, SLP Schools, TwinWest Chamber representatives, area businesspeople etc.-
organizations whose businesses or events might likely benefit from and/or utilize the services of a
CVB) as a means to inform them on the status of the proposed CVB, to receive feedback, and to
respond to questions or concerns. The meeting went well and no opposition was expressed to the
formation of a CVB or the adoption of a lodging tax.

Formal Next Steps
As noted in the staff report of September 27th a consultant was recently retained to conduct
additional background research and begin the task of drafting the necessary documents needed to
formally create a CVB. These documents have been prepared so as to provide stakeholders with an
understanding as to how the proposed St. Louis Park CVB might be structured. The most important
documents (Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, Operating Agreement and Lodging Tax Ordinance)
have been subject to review and revision by the City Attorney and are summarized below. Drafts of
these documents are attached for City Council review and comment.

      Articles of Incorporation
      This document formally names the entity, its location, and its purpose. This document is the
      legal record of how the organization is to be managed. The general nature of the proposed
      corporation and its purposes are as follows:
       
          •   To professionally promote tourism, meetings, conventions, and special events in the City
              of St. Louis Park and to provide vigorous marketing programs designed to effectively
              stimulate increased economic activity in this area.

          •   To strengthen our community’s businesses and organizations, further the city’s identity,
              and stimulate regional prosperity;

          •   To acquire, preserve and distribute educational, civic, social, commercial and economic
              statistics and information of value;
       
          •   Its plan of operation shall be to serve as an administrator of funds collected from city
              lodging taxes and to conform and adhere to uniform financial accounting and reporting
              provisions and other requirements set forth in applicable state statutes, as well as any and
              all requirements set forth in ordinances within the City.

      Three individuals need to be identified initially to serve as founders of the organization and
      sign the proposed Articles of Incorporation. It is suggested that these individuals include: the
      Mayor, City Manager and a representative of the TwinWest Chamber of Commerce.
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      It is necessary to write and file the Articles of Incorporation prior to applying for tax-exempt
      status from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The IRS requires specific language to be used
      describing the charitable purpose of the organization, and the requirements it must follow for
      exemption.

      The main purpose of incorporating an organization is that of risk management. Filing articles
      of incorporation with the Minnesota Secretary of State’s Office provides a limited liability for
      the governing body of the organization. Incorporating an organization also provides stability
      during personnel changes, eases future relationships with funders, contractors and employees,
      and provides the means to apply for tax-exempt status through the IRS.

      To formally incorporate, the Articles of Incorporation need to be submitted to the Secretary of
      State along with a completed application and a $70 filing fee.

      Bylaws
      The bylaws serve as the rule book for the organization. Section 317A of the Minnesota
      Statutes is the basis for Minnesota’s nonprofit law, and the proposed organization’s bylaws
      conform to this statute. The proposed bylaws are flexible and relatively easy to amend as the
      organization develops. The specific purposes of the Corporation include, but are not limited
      to:

        •    Promote St. Louis Park, Minnesota as a destination by attracting meetings, conventions,
             tourism, and special events.

        •    Contribute and support the economic well-being and identity of the City of St. Louis
             Park.

        •    Provide leadership with community and business partners to provide an outstanding
             visitor experience.

      The proposed bylaws provide for the size of the Board of Directors (no fewer than 9 and no
      more than 15 members), the composition of the Board, their qualifications, meeting
      requirements, officers, standing committees, finances, and how to address conflicts of interest.
      As you will note in the Bylaws, the City is proposed to have two members on the CVB board
      made up of the Mayor and City Manager.

      Operating Agreement
      The Operating Agreement delineates the initial working relationship between the CVB and
      the City. It specifies the responsibilities and services to be rendered by both parties particularly
      during the CVB’s first year of operation.

      Lodging Tax Ordinance
      Minn State. 469.190, Subd. 1 authorizes local governments the ability to adopt an ordinance
      imposing a tax of up to three percent (3%) of the gross receipts of lodging at a hotel, motel,
      rooming house, tourist court or resort. The proposed ordinance provides for a 3% lodging tax.
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      Pursuant to State Statute, ninety-five percent of the gross proceeds from any lodging tax must
      be used to fund a local convention or tourism bureau for the purpose of marketing and
      promoting the city as a tourist or convention destination. According to the opinion of the
      Minnesota Attorney General, the tax proceeds collected are limited to expenditures for
      advertising or similar types of marketing or promotion of the City as a tourist or convention
      center that enhances the attractiveness of the community.

At the point the City Council is comfortable with the direction of the proposed CVB, an ordinance
creating a lodging tax will be brought to the City Council for its consideration. The ordinance will
require two readings. The City Council will also be asked to formally approve the Operating
Agreement between the CVB and the City. The Operating Agreement would then be submitted to
the CVB’s new Board of Directors for formal approval as well.

FINANCIAL OR BUDGET CONSIDERATION:
The formation of a convention and visitors bureau would require approval by the City Council and
a lodging tax of up to 3% to serve as the organization’s primary revenue source. The City would
likely provide some upfront funding and in-kind services during approximately the first half of the
year to cover some of the proposed organization’s initial start-up costs. Such funding would derive
from the Development Fund. The bulk of these expenses would then be paid back as the room tax
revenue is collected. Under state statute, the City may retain up to 5% of the lodging tax revenue for
administrative expenses. Ultimately, the goal is to have the CVB wean itself from the bulk of City
services and operate independently.

Based on a conservative estimate of revenues from a 3% lodging tax, the first year budget for the
CVB is proposed to be approximately $565,000. Attached is a draft of a budget for the CVB based
on this estimate.

VISION CONSIDERATION:
St. Louis Park is committed to being a connected and engaged community. The intent behind the
formation of a CVB is that it would strengthen awareness of St. Louis Park as a convention and
visitor destination and stimulate additional economic activity within the community.

Attachments:              Concept Plan
                          Articles of Incorporation
                          Bylaws
                          Operating Agreement
                          Lodging Tax Ordinance
                          Draft Annual Budget

Prepared by:              Greg Hunt, Economic Development Coordinator
Reviewed by:              Kevin Locke, Community Development Director
Approved by:              Tom Harmening, City Manager and EDA Executive Director
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What is a Convention & Visitor Bureau?
Convention and visitor bureaus (CVBs) are not-for-profit destination marketing organizations which provide
a variety of helpful services to the traveling public, meeting/convention planners as well as local businesses
and organizations. CVBs are usually membership organizations consisting of hospitality related businesses and
related entities that rely on tourism and meetings for revenue.
The fundamental mission of a convention and visitor bureau is the promotion of a destination through the gen-
eration of visits from tourists, and business travelers as well as the attraction of meetings and conventions which
then generate overnight lodging for a destination, visits to restaurants, and shopping revenues thus furthering a
community’s economic development. Convention and visitor bureaus are directly responsible for marketing the
destination brand through travel and tourism “product awareness” to visitors.

Services
Typically, a convention and visitors bureau provides information about a destination’s lodging, dining, at-
tractions, events, museums, arts and culture, history and recreation. The organization works with tourists and
meeting/convention planners to provide valuable information on their local area. Their goal is to help make a
visitor’s trip or a conference attendees’ meeting a more enjoyable and rewarding experience. They work closely
with conference facilities that will offer large spaces for larger meetings, trade shows, and conventions than can
be accommodated in area hotels. Usually, CVBs have a local office where one can find maps, brochures, travel
professionals, local insight, visitors guides, souvenirs and more.
For visitors, CVBs are like a key to the city. As an unbiased resource, CVBs serve as a broker or an official
point of contact for convention and meeting planners, tour operators and visitors. They assist planners with
meeting preparation and encourage business travelers and visitors alike to patronize various hospitality related
businesses and visit various local cultural, historic, and recreational sites.




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Background
In 2009, the St. Louis Park City Council asked City staff to explore the viability of a convention and visitors bu-
reau for St. Louis Park given the increasing number of hotel rooms and other amenities within the city.

The City partnered with the TwinWest Chamber of Commerce as it began this process, met with each St. Louis
Park hotelier, and held focus groups with other community partners, including business, recreation, and educa-
tional institutions.

While each stakeholder group had its own observations and questions, several things became clear:

• St. Louis Park has unrealized market potential for increasing its annual number of business and leisure visits,
  thereby generating additional economic activity within the community.
• St. Louis Park has a sufficient number of hotel rooms, meeting spaces, restaurants, and community amenities
  to acommodate such travelers;
• St. Louis Park could benefit greatly from community marketing efforts and the services that a convention and
  visitors bureau could provide;
• St. Louis Park could likely financially support a convention and visitors bureau; and
• St. Louis Park is a destination that should be marketed for all it has to offer.

Although the City began introducing coordinated marketing efforts into its general operations through the cre-
ation of a communications division approximately three years ago, this division is tasked with marketing the
City’s services, programs, initiatives and goals to residents, business owners and the Twin Cities at large. The
City’s role is not to engage in the promotion and marketing of private business, which should be the role of a
convention and visitors bureau.

What Makes St. Louis Park a Destination?
Location
St. Louis Park offers a central location within the inner ring of the Twin Cities that is both safe and convenient.
Located immediately west of Minneapolis, the city is less than 5 miles from downtown and 15 miles from Min-
neapolis/St. Paul International Airport (MSP). From St. Louis Park the traveling public can enjoy direct access to
I-394, US169, SH7, SH100 as well as close proximity to SH62. Given its ease of access, meeting and event plan-
ners are increasingly seeing St. Louis Park as a desirable hub for functions and overnight stays. Within the next
few years, getting to and from St. Louis Park will be even easier when the Southwest Light Rail Transit (SWLRT)
opens three stations in the city providing direct access to downtown Minneapolis. These stations will be located
in proximity to Highway 25 & Belt Line Blvd, Highway 7 & Wooddale Ave, and Louisiana Ave & Oxford St.




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Amenities
As a result of its pivotal location, St. Louis Park is a convenient place to hold an event and is home to one of the
largest offerings of hotel rooms outside of Minneapolis and St. Paul. St. Louis Park augments these offerings with
a growing and unique mix of amenities. The following list is representational and not all inclusive.

Hospitality
Local Hotels Rooms
• Double Tree                         297
• Minneapolis Marriott West           195
• Spring Hill Suites                  126
• Homewood Suites                     124
• Towne Place Suites                  106
• Lakeland Inn                        24
   Subtotal                           872

Planned Hotels Rooms
• Marriott Courtyard                  162
   Subtotal                           162

Total                                1,034

Travelers Assistance
• American Automobile Association (AAA), St. Louis Park

Shopping Venues
Local                      Restaurants               Shops/Services
• The West End                  9                         15
• Knollwood Mall                6                         29
• Excelsior and Grand           4                         12
• TexaTonka                     6                         10
• Costco/Home Depot             7                          8
• Byerlys/Target
• Excelsior Boulevard
• NordicWare Factory Outlet
Immediate Area
• Ridgedale Shopping Center
• Southdale Shopping Center
• Galleria Shopping Center
• Uptown
• 50th & France
• Downtown Minneapolis
• Mall of America
• Eden Prairie Center



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Restaurants
A wide variety of dining choices from comfortable elegance to fast food, from American to various ethnicities are
available throughout St. Louis Park and in close proximity. Within the last few years, St. Louis Park has greatly
expanded its restaurant offerings and has become a dining destination within the Twin Cities.

Entertainment
Local
• Kerasotes ShowPlace Theatres - state-of-the-art 14 screen movie complex
• St. Louis Park High School
• St. Louis Park Library
• Wolfe Park Veterans’ Memorial Amphitheater
• Roller Garden Skating Center
• Park Tavern
• TexaTonka Lanes
Immediate Area
• Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis
• Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis
• Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, St. Paul
• Northrop Auditorium, Minneapolis
• Target Center, Minneapolis
• Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul
• Orpheum Theater, Minneapolis
• Children’s Theater, Minneapolis
• State Theater, Minneapolis
• The Dakota, Minneapolis
• First Avenue, Minneapolis
• Famous Dave’s, Uptown Minneapolis
• Lake Harriett Band Shell, Minneapolis
• Target Field, Minneapolis
• Midway Stadium, St. Paul
• HHH Metro Dome, Minneapolis
• Minneapolis Convention Center
• Mall of America, Bloomington
• Minnesota Zoo, Apple Valley
• Como Zoo, St. Paul
• ValleyFair, Shakopee
• Canterbury Park, Shakopee
• Chanhassen Dinner Theatre, Chanhassen
• Plymouth Playhouse, Plymouth
• Old Log Theater, Excelsior
• International Market Square, Minneapolis




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Museums/Historical Places
Local
• Pavek Museum of Broadcasting
• Historic Milwaukee Rd Depot, Jorvig Park, St. Louis Park
• Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest
• Eruv
Immediate Area
• General Mills Betty Crocker Kitchens, Golden Valley
• The Works Technology Discovery Center, Edina
• Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
• Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis
• Mill City Museum, Minneapolis
• The Bakken Museum, Minneapolis
• Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul
• Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul
• Minnesota Children’s Museum, St. Paul
• Historic Fort Snelling, St. Paul

Recreational Facilities
Local
• Westwood Nature Center (160- acre nature preserve)
• 24 miles of biking/hiking trails that connects from Chaska to downtown Minneapolis
• 52 city parks (including two off-leash dog parks)
• 5 Park Pavilions
• 6 Park Picnic Shelters
• The Rec Center (2 indoor ice arenas, outdoor Aquatic Park & Skateboard Park)
• Jewish Community Center
• Oak Hill Splash Pad
• Skippy Field baseball complex
• Bally Total Fitness
• LA Fitness
• Lifetime Fitness
• St. Louis Park school facilities
• Minneapolis Golf Club, St. Louis Park
• Minikahda Club, border of St. Louis Park & Minneapolis
• Meadowbrook Golf Course, border of St. Louis Park & Edina
• Interlachen Country Club, Edina
• Edina Country Club, Edina
• Brookview Golf Course, Golden Valley
• Golden Valley Country Club, Golden Valley
• Oak Ridge Country Club, Hopkins
Immediate Area
• Edinborough Park, Edina
• Chain of Lakes, Minneapolis (including Cedar Lake, Lake Calhoun, Lake Harriet, and Lake of the
   Isles)
• Three Rivers Park District
• Hyland Park Reserve, Bloomington
• MN Landscape Arboretum, Chanhassen
• Water Park of America, Bloomington
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Community Festivals and Events
Local
• Parktacular
• Summer Concert Series
• Jewish Humor Festival
• July 4th Fireworks
• Farmers Market on the Plaza
• Various sports tournaments
Immediate Area
• Uptown Art Festival
• Edina Art Fair
• Aquatennial
• Holidazzle
• State Fair
• Art a Whirl
• Winter Carnival
• Twin Cities Marathon

Outdoor Public Art
Local
• Allegory of Excelsior, Excelsior & Grand
• Aurora Organ, The West End
• Bee Way, The West End
• Family Celebration, Homewood Suites
• Windtrace, Ellipse on Excelsior Plaza
• Rhythm of Living, Hoigaard Village
• W. 36th Street (various pieces)
• Dream Elevator, Wooddale Pointe Plaza (to be constructed)
Immediate Area
• Various pieces on the grounds of General Mills Corporate Headquarters
• Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
• Various outdoor art pieces downtown Minneapolis

Medical Facilities
Local
• Park Nicollet Clinic
• Methodist Hospital
• Frauenshuh Cancer Center
• Melrose Institute
• Health Partners Clinic West
• The Emily Program
• Davita Kidney Dialysis Center
• St. Louis Park Dialysis
• LifeScan Upright, MRI
• Maternity Care Center
• Minnesota Neurological Clinic



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Office Facilities
There is approximately 2.75 million square feet of office space within a mile of The West End area. An additional
1.1 million square feet of office space has been approved for development at The West End. International compa-
nies and other major employers are located here and in close proximity.

As a result of St. Louis Park’s location and facilities, it’s understandable why St. Louis Park is increasingly being
seen as a desirable hub for overnight stays.

Why should St. Louis Park create a Convention & Visitors Bureau?
In addition to the above, when factoring in proximity to downtown Minneapolis (with its major league sports fa-
cilities and world prominent theaters and museums) as well as other nearby shopping areas (including the Mall of
America), it’s understandable why St. Louis Park is increasingly being seen as a desirable hub for overnight stays.

Given all the amenities in St. Louis Park as well as nearby, St. Louis Park is a logical destination for business and
leisure travelers. Yet St. Louis Park lacks a means for making the travelling public fully aware of all that it has to
offer. Currently there is no organization charged with marketing the city and packaging its venues and amenities.
Such activities do not coincide with the mission of the City of St. Louis Park or that of the TwinWest Chamber of
Commerce. Nor are convention and visitors bureaus in nearby cities likely to promote St. Louis Park as a destina-
tion beyond “overflow facilities”. Area businesses have indicated that they would appreciate the convenience of a
local convention and visitors bureau and would utilize its services so as to direct their guests to places to stay, eat,
shop, and recreate while in town. Local meeting, event, and sports tournament organizers have likewise expressed
a need for event planning, visitor services and promotion.

If a convention and visitors bureau were formed in St. Louis Park it could fill the above needs, drive additional
travelers and visitors to St. Louis Park as well as generate additional economic activity within the city. According
to the Minnesota Association of CVB’s every one dollar invested in tourism promotion brings $53 in gross sales,
$20.40 in wages and $4.60 in state and local taxes

Travel and tourism one of Minnesota’s economic engines and CVB’s are one of the key drivers. A CVB would
likely generate substantial direct and indirect revenue for St. Louis Park through its marketing and sales efforts.


What would be the purpose of a Convention & Visitors Bureau?
The creation of a convention and visitors bureau would allow St. Louis Park to realize its market potential for
attracting travelers, meetings and events. A convention and visitors bureau could specialize in developing conven-
tions, meetings, conferences, tours, community events and visitations to St. Louis Park.

A convention and visitors bureau would be charged with marketing St. Louis Park locally, regionally and nation-
ally as a convenient travel destination within the Twin Cities and to provide exceptional customer service and
detailed destination information to business and leisure travelers; area facilities; employers, as well as community
organizations. It would handle all inquiries, requests, and correspondence in a prompt, courteous, and fair manner.




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Why not partner with other local bureaus?
St. Louis Park is in a competitive marketplace with the cities of Minneapolis, St. Paul, Bloomington as well as
northern suburbs; each offering a tourism bureau. If created, the St. Louis Park convention and visitors bureau
would need to develop collaborative relationships with these and area tourism bureaus (Eagan, Minneapolis
North, Burnsville, etc.) in the area. St. Louis Park offers one of the larger offerings of hotel rooms in the metro
area and the community is ripe for promoting itself as a convenient destination hub in the region.

How would a Convention & Visitors Bureau be Funded?
Minn. Stat. §469.190, Subd. 1 authorizes the City Council the ability to adopt an ordinance imposing a tax of up
to three percent (3%) on the gross receipts from lodging at a hotel, motel, or rooming house.

The convention and visitors bureau would be expected to explore advertising opportunities, business member-
ships, grants and other revenue opportunities to augment its budget.

Twenty - four metro area communities collect a lodging tax and use the money effectively to promote their areas,
bringing visitors and generating revenue for their communities.

Expenditures
Ninety-five percent of the gross proceeds from any lodging tax must be used to fund a local convention or tourism
bureau for the purpose of marketing and promoting the city as a tourist or convention destination.

According to the opinion of the Minnesota Attorney General, the tax proceeds collected are limited to expendi-
tures for advertising or similar types of marketing or promotion of the City as a tourist or convention destination.

How could a Convention & Visitors Bureau be managed?
A board of directors would be appointed by the City of St. Louis Park, with representatives from TwinWest
Chamber of Commerce, hotels, retailers, schools, and other businesses. The board would prepare bylaws, approve
vision and mission statements, establish strategic and marketing plans, set operating policies, approve annual
budgets, and hire a management staff. The bureau would likely be operated by a small staff headed by an execu-
tive director.

Who stands to benefit from a Convention & Visitors Bureau?
A convention and visitors bureau could market St. Louis Park on behalf of a wide variety of businesses that serve
the traveling public. These may include lodging providers, restaurants, local attractions, festivals, parks, muse-
ums, services, retail stores, golf courses, area employers and community organizations.




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Would the Convention and Visitors Bureau have a marketing strategy?
A convention and visitors bureau, in cooperation and consultation with its community partners, could focus on:
  • promoting St. Louis Park as a leisure tourism destination;
  • developing St. Louis Park as a meetings and conventions destination;
  • stimulating economic growth in the community in collaboration with the EDA;
  • marketing all the amenities the community offers; and
  • providing exceptional customer service

Leisure Tourism
Studies show that in the leisure travel market, consumers are planning shorter, regional vacations to drive mar-
kets, which bodes well for St. Louis Park. Ensuring that St. Louis Park is thought of as a great “destination hub
within the TwinCities” will require innovative marketing efforts, such as direct advertising and marketing and
dovetailing on the recent success and media coverage on the Shops at West End and Excelsior & Grand. Consid-
eration should also be given to leveraging partnerships to boost regional marketing efforts with travel packaging
– e.g., hotel stay, dinner and transportation to and/from a Twins or Vikings game, for example.

Meetings and Conventions
St. Louis Park has many facilities within the community that can service the meeting and small convention mar-
kets, and a convention and visitors bureau could develop this untapped market an recruit groups to the community.
Primary target market segments are state, regional and local business associations, medical, sports and recreation
groups, and religious and multi-cultural organizations.

St. Louis Park, with its close proximity to the Minneapolis Convention Center, could also be more thoroughly
promoted as an auxiliary location for larger national conventions or events.

Economic Growth
A convention and visitors bureau could work with the city’s Economic Development Authority (EDA) to promote
economic growth in the community. With the EDA fostering the development, redevelopment and revitalization
of the business centers in St. Louis Park, while working to retain its base of existing businesses, the convention
and visitors bureau could also augment efforts to recruit businesses that are complementary to the community.

Marketing and Communications
An effective convention and visitors bureau requires a strong marketing and communications plan. The conven-
tion and visitors bureau would maximize its advertising dollars by actively pursuing national, regional and local
media coverage through press releases, media and familiarization tours, and develop a strong internet and social
media presence, as well as traditional print and broadcast media.




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Customer Service
A convention and visitors bureau would ensure that visitors enjoy St. Louis Park to the fullest extent possible to
stimulate return visits. It would focus on developing relationships with local, regional and national meeting plan-
ners, including our large sports and recreation segment, in addition to servicing the individual tourist. As customer
expectations require sophisticated services to maintain a competitive advantage in the marketplace, a convention
and visitors bureau would need to deliver outstanding levels of personal assistance to all who utilize their services,
from the large corporate meeting planner to the individual tourist.

See Attachment, “CVB Focus Areas” for possible goals for each marketing focus area.


What is the projected timeline for creating a Convention and Visitors Bureau and
what does the projected budget look like?

Projected Timeline
May/ June 2010                               Receive direction from City Council on CVB formation

July/August 2010                             Prepare governance documents for presentation to City
                                             Council and others

September/October 2010                       Adopt ordinance authorizing up to a 3% lodging tax

October/November 2010                        Begin collecting lodging tax

November/December 2010                       Determine final Board Makeup/Selection
                                             Undertake office space needs assessment

January/March 2011                           Determine final staffing needs
                                             Hire Staff

April/May 2011                               Marketing Development

June 1, 2011                                 Open for Business




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Preliminary Projected Budget
It’s anticipated that a Convention & Visitors Bureau would have an annual budget of approximately $550,000.
Revenues from a lodging tax would significantly support the budget, however, additional revenue would be cap-
tured from other businesses through the sale of advertising and sponsorships. Additionally, it’s anticipated that the
CVB would pursue other funding sources such as grants and partnerships. It’s anticipated that more than $100,000
would be spent directly on marketing St. Louis Park and its hotels and amenities annually.

      Revenue
      Approx. Available Lodging Tax            $566,000

      Expenses
      Staffing                                 $250,000
                                               (3-4 FTE - executive director, sales and marketing, support)

      Equipment/Misc                           $100,000

      Space                                    $ 50,000

      Marketing                                $100,000

      Special Fund                             $ 50,000 (consideration for transportation, promotions, etc.)
                                               $550,000
Why is now the right time to create a Convention & Visitors Bureau?
In 2006, as part of Vision St. Louis Park, the St. Louis Park City Council reviewed and discussed the work of
eight vision action teams which consisted of participants from throughout the community. These groups worked
for six months to put together goals, action steps, timelines and suggestions for additional partnerships. The teams
also developed a one-page statement on what St. Louis Park will look like in 2016 should their dreams come true.

With the involvement of more than 750 residents, workers, businesspeople, organizations and agencies, the initia-
tive created a roadmap for the future of the City and fostered a strong community spirit.

Conclusions for the visioning process included a commitment to connecting and engaging our community, being
a leader in environmental stewardship, providing a well-maintained and diverse housing stock, and promoting
and integrating arts, culture, and community aesthetics in all City initiatives.

What this process taught us was that this community is proud of all that we have to offer and it’s time to share all
of that with the rest of our region, state and nation. A convention and visitors bureau will allow us to accomplish
that. In addition, the time is right given recent development in St. Louis Park. Significant investments in The West
End and neighboring hotel and medical facilities have added to the community buzz and position St. Louis Park
as an even stronger destination for visitors and travelers.

The traveling public, area facilities, employers and community organizations are currently in need of the services
that a convention and visitors bureau would provide, and the sooner such an entity is organized and operating, the
sooner they all would benefit.

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Potential CVB Focus Areas
Leisure Tourism
A convention and visitors bureau could promote St. Louis Park as a leisure destination to the local, regional, state
and national travel markets by developing and implementing programs designed to generate room nights; increase
visitation to attractions; promote community offerings, such as festivals and sporting events, and to impact retail
establishments and restaurants.


Goal/Initiative – Increase Room Nights. A convention and visitors bureau could work to increase room night
stays, visits and business by leisure travelers from the local, regional, state and national markets.


Goal/Initiative - Maximize Vehicle Visitor Market. An initiative of a convention and visitors bureau could be to
work with AAA Minneapolis and others to promote St. Louis Park as a leisure destination to its local, regional,
state and national branches to capture and maximize the vehicle visitor market. A convention and visitors bureau
could also work with local, regional and state tour bus operators to provide same.


Goal/Initiative – Develop Local Support and Education. A convention and visitors bureau could work to educate
the local community about St. Louis Park as a highly desirable leisure travel destination, which would include
working with our local festival and sporting event organizers. This could then be branched out to regional, state
and national markets.


Goal/Initiative – Develop Customer Promotions. A convention and visitors bureau could develop innovative pro-
motions to increase awareness of and travel to St. Louis Park as a leading leisure travel destination, which may
involve travel discounts or incentives.


Meetings, Conventions and Events
If a goal of a convention and visitors bureau is to develop the community as a meeting, convention and event
destination, examples of some goals are:

Goal/Initiative – Promotion of Brand Presence to Market Segments. Allocate appropriate proportion of personnel
to market St. Louis Park as a meeting and convention destination. This could include sales trips, tradeshows, site
visits and familiarization tours.


Goal/Initiative – Develop Promotional Budget. Allocate funds to promote brand presence to appropriate market
segments to market St. Louis Park as a meetings and conventions destination. In addition to advertising, this may
include a transportation reserve fund or other resource pool that could provide a competitive advantage to a con-
vention and visitors bureau.



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Goal/Initiative – Training. Develop and utilize training to increase effectiveness of personnel devoted to promot-
ing St. Louis Park as a meeting and convention destination.


Goal/Initiative – Develop Multi-Cultural Market. St. Louis Park is a diverse community and a convention and
visitors bureau explore ways to maximize this advantage and leverage St. Louis Park’s reputation for diversity and
unique characteristics to attract these groups.


Goal/Initiative – Develop Sports Market. Continue to further develop St. Louis Park as a destination for local,
regional, state and national amateur sports teams.


Goal/Initiative – Develop Medical Market. Continue to further develop St. Louis Park as a destination for re-
nowned medical services – cancer center, eating disorder clinic, vascular center, working collaboratively with our
partners in the medical industry.


Goal/Initiative – Develop Event Market. Explore the expansion or creation of community events that would at-
tract visitors from the region, state or even nationally that could further enhance the community’s profile (i.e.,
community festivals, art fairs, concert series, etc.).


Economic Growth
A convention and visitors bureau could work with the city Economic Development Authority (EDA) to promote
economic growth in the community. With the EDA fostering the development, redevelopment and revitalization
of the business centers in St. Louis Park and working to retain its base of existing businesses, the convention and
visitors bureau could also compliment these efforts to recruiting businesses that are compatible and complimen-
tary.


Goal/Initiative – Develop Partnership with Economic Development Authority (EDA). Develop a strong partner-
ship with the EDA to assist in accomplishing its goals which in turn benefits a convention and visitors bureau by
allowing it to promote St. Louis Park as a viable and attractive community in which to visit and do business.


Goal/Initiative – Develop Joint Marketing Goals. The EDA and convention and visitors bureau could work col-
laboratively on joint marketing initiatives to encourage and promote all aspects of what St. Louis Park has to offer.




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Goal/Initiative – Maximize Resources. Many of the goals and desired outcomes of a convention and visitors bu-
reau and the EDA will be the same – promoting St. Louis Park as a desired location where people can live, work,
visit and play. These two entities could work collaboratively together (i.e., business retention, new job creation,
etc.) to identify these common goals and find ways to maximize the collective resources.


Marketing and Communications
A convention and visitors bureau should strive to increase awareness in the media and the public that St. Louis
Park is a meeting, convention and leisure destination. This could be accomplished with effective public relations
and advertising and marketing campaigns that promote St. Louis Park through advertising, promotions, publica-
tions, website, research and public and media relations.


Goal/Initiative – Develop Media and Public Relations. Develop proactive media and public relations through
press releases to local, regional, state and national media and others.


Goal/Initiative – Develop Advertising Campaigns. Develop creative concepts that promote St. Louis Park as an
outstanding destination for meetings and conventions, group and trade shows, and the business, sporting, medical
and leisure tourism markets.


Goal/Initiative – Develop Promotional Materials. Develop promotional materials to support the efforts of promot-
ing St. Louis Park as a top destination for meetings and conventions, group and trade shows, and the business,
sporting, medical and leisure tourism markets.


Goal/Initiative – Implement E-Marketing Plan. Create and implement a comprehensive E-Marketing Plan to
reach that large number of the travel market that utilizes the internet to plan trips. This will include development
and implementation of a website and web-based marketing for the convention and visitors bureau.


Goal/Initiative – Training and Education. A convention and visitors bureau should encourage ongoing training,
education and site visits for staff and volunteers to enhance first-hand knowledge of the attractions and amenities
in St. Louis Park and the surrounding area to result in the highest level of customer service possible.




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Visitors Center/Office
The main purpose of a convention and visitors bureau in St. Louis Park is to promote the community as a year-
round destination to identified market segments and to provide superior customer service to the leisure and busi-
ness travelers that visit the City. A convention and visitors bureau should provide thorough and efficient customer
service with outstanding collateral materials to visitors in order to facilitate longer overnight stays and encourage
return visits.


Goal/Initiative – Store-front Presence. A convention and visitors bureau may wish to consider a storefront pres-
ence in a highly visible location within the community.

A few reasons why a store front is important are:

•     Customer Service
•     Convenience
•     Credibility
•     Visibility


Goal/Initiative – Awareness of Visitors Center. A convention and visitors bureau would be charged with creating
an awareness of the benefits of maintaining a visitors center to the local, regional, state and national markets and
the service offerings it can provide.




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                            ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
                                         OF
                 ST. LOUIS PARK CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU

        We, the undersigned, for the purpose of forming a corporation under and pursuant to the
provisions of Minnesota Statutes Chapter 317A, known as the Minnesota Nonprofit Corporation
Act, do hereby associate ourselves together as a body corporate and adopt the following Articles of
Incorporation:

                                                  ARTICLE I

        The name of this corporation shall be St. Louis Park Convention and Visitors Bureau.

                                                 ARTICLE II

        The name and address of the incorporator of this corporation is as follows:




                                                 ARTICLE III

        The names and addresses of the initial Board of Directors are as follows:

                 Jeff Jacobs, Mayor of the City of St. Louis Park
                 5005 Minnetonka Boulevard
                 St. Louis Park, Minnesota 55416

                 Tom Harmening, City Manager of the City of St. Louis Park
                 5005 Minnetonka Boulevard
                 St. Louis Park, Minnesota 55416




                                                 ARTICLE IV

        The general nature of the business of said corporation and the objects or purposes proposed
to be transacted, promoted, or carried on are:



 
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        To professionally promote tourism, meetings, conventions, and special events in the City of
        St. Louis Park and to provide vigorous marketing programs designed to effectively stimulate
        increased economic activity in this area.

        To strengthen our community’s businesses and organizations, further the city’s identity, and
        stimulate regional prosperity;

        To acquire, preserve and distribute educational, civic, social, commercial and economic
        statistics and information of value;

        Its plan of operation shall be to serve as an administrator of funds collected from city lodging
taxes under Section 477A.016 and to conform and adhere to uniform financial accounting and
reporting provisions and other requirements set forth in Section 477A, as well as any and all
requirements set forth in ordinances within the City.

                                                 ARTICLE V

       The corporation shall observe all local, state and federal laws which apply to a non-profit
organization as defined in section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code.

                                                 ARTICLE VI

        The duration of this corporation shall be perpetual.

                                                ARTICLE VII

       The location of its registered office in this state shall be ________________________, St.
Louis Park, Minnesota, 554__.

                                                ARTICLE VIII

        The corporation shall have no members.

                                                 ARTICLE IX

        No member, officer, or director of this corporation shall be personally liable for the debts or
obligations of this corporation of any nature whatsoever, nor shall any of the property of the
members, officers, or directors be subject to the payment of the debts or obligations of this
corporation.




 
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                                                 ARTICLE X

        The management of this corporation shall be vested in a Board of Directors consisting of
such number, not less than nine (9), as may be specified in the Bylaws. They shall be elected by for
such terms as may be provided in the Bylaws. The Board of Directors shall have full authority to
adopt the initial Bylaws and to amend or repeal such Bylaws.

                                                 ARTICLE XI

         These articles may be amended by a majority vote of the Board of Directors any meeting
called for that purpose upon ten (10) days’ notice.

      IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, we have hereunto set our hands this _____ day of
__________, 2010.

                                                                ____________________________




 
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                                     BYLAWS
                                       OF
                 ST. LOUIS PARK CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU

        This instrument constitutes the Bylaws of the ST. LOUIS PARK CONVENTION AND
VISITORS BUREAU, a Minnesota nonprofit corporation (the “Corporation”). The Corporation is
incorporated under and pursuant to the Minnesota Nonprofit Corporation Act, Minnesota Statues
Chapter 317A, as amended (the “Act”). The Bylaws help to regulate and manage the internal affairs
of the Corporation.

                                              SECTION I
                                           GENERAL PURPOSE

        The specific purposes of the Corporation shall include, but not be limited to:

    •   Promote St. Louis Park, Minnesota as a destination by attracting meetings, conventions,
        tourism, and special events.

    •   Contribute and support the economic well-being and identity of the City of St. Louis Park.

    •   Provide leadership with community and business partners to provide an outstanding visitor
        experience.

                                                 SECTION II
                                                  MEMBERS

        The Corporation shall have no members.

                                            SECTION III
                                        BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Section 3.1      Composition Of Board

        The Board of Directors (hereinafter the “Board”),shall be composed of not less than nine (9),
nor more than fifteen (15) directors appointed pursuant to Article X of the Articles of Incorporation
for a three (3) year term. The terms of the directors shall be staggered such that each year one-third
(1/3) of the director positions shall be subject to election. The initial Board of Directors shall have
designated terms of one, two and three years to effectuate the term staggering described hereunder.
In the event the Immediate Past Chair’s term as a director expires prior to the conclusion of the
Immediate Past Chair’s term of service as the Immediate Past Chair of the Corporation, the
Immediate Past Chair shall serve as an ex-officio 16th member of the Board of Directors until the
Immediate Past Chair’s term as Immediate Past Chair has been completed.
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Section 3.2      Qualifications

        Directors shall have the following qualifications:

        3.2.1 Two directors shall be members of the hotel/motel industry in the City of St. Louis
              Park, defined as owners, officers or employees of a hotel/motel in the City of St.
              Louis Park;

        3.2.2 At least three directors shall be members of the general business community other
              than a member of the hotel/motel industry;

        3.2.3 One Director shall be the Mayor of St. Louis Park and one director shall be the City
              Manager of St. Louis Park;

        3.2.4 One director shall be a representative nominated by TwinWest Chamber of
              Commerce;

        3.2.4    One director shall be a representative of the non-profit community in the City of St.
                 Louis Park.

Section 3.3      Limitation Of Terms

       No director elected, except the Mayor and City Manager of St. Louis Park, shall serve more
than two (2) consecutive three (3) year terms. Election by the Board to fill an unexpired term or
term of a director which can be filled by the Board of Directors may be in addition to the two (2)
consecutive full terms.

Section 3.4      Vacancies On The Board

        A director shall be deemed to have resigned from the Board in the event that any of the
following occur:

        3.4.1 The director is absent from three (3) consecutive regular meetings of the Board
              unless the absence is a result of illness or has otherwise been excused by a majority
              vote of the Board;

        3.4.2 The director ceases to be employed by or affiliated with the organization, which
              employed such director, or with which the director was affiliated, at the time he or
              she became a member of the board of directors.

        The Board shall have the authority to fill vacancies, which occur during the year by reason of
death, resignation or removal of directors.
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Section 3.5      Meetings Of The Board

       Regular Board meetings shall be held at a time, place and frequency as may be determined by
the Chair or President, provided that no less than four (4) meetings are held each year. A conference
among directors by a means of communication through which the directors may simultaneously hear
each other during the conference is a board meeting, if the same notice is given of the conference as
would be required for a meeting, and if the number of directors participating in the conference is a
quorum. A director may participate in a board meeting by any means of communication through
which the directors, other directors participating, and all directors physically present at the meeting
may simultaneously hear each other during the meeting. Participation in a meeting by any of the
above-mentioned means is personal presence at the meeting.

Section 3.6      Notice Of Board Meetings

        Notice of regular or special board meetings shall be given as prescribed hereunder to each
board member no less than five (5) or more than thirty (30) days before the meeting, excluding the
day of the meeting.

Section 3.7      Special Meetings

        Special meetings of the Board of Directors may be called at any time upon request of the
Chair, the President or any four (4) or more directors, provided that any such request shall specify
the purpose or purposes for the meeting. The President shall set the date for the special meeting
within three (3) working days of making or receiving such a request and shall give not less than one
(1) day nor more than five (5) days written notice of the time, place and purpose of such special
meeting.

Section 3.8       Waiver Of Notice

        Any director may execute a written waiver of notice of any meeting required to be given by
statute or by any provision of these Bylaws either before, at, or after that meeting, and such waiver
when signed and filed as hereinafter provided shall be equivalent to notice. Such waiver shall be filed
with the President, who shall enter it upon the minutes or other records of that meeting.
Appearance at a meeting by a director shall be deemed a waiver of notice thereof, unless the
appearance is solely for the purpose of asserting the illegality of the meeting.

Section 3.9      Quorum At Board Meetings

        At any duly called board meeting, 50% of the members of the Board of Directors shall
constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. In the absence of a quorum, a majority of the
directors present may adjourn a meeting from time to time until a quorum is had. Notice of any
adjourned meeting need not be given other than by announcement at the meeting at which
adjournment is taken.
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Section 3.10 Action At Board Meetings

       The directors shall take action by the affirmative vote of a majority of those directors present
and entitled to vote at a duly called meeting.

Section 3.11 Action Without A Meeting

       Any action that may be taken at a meeting of the Board of Directors may be taken without a
meeting when authorized in writing signed by all of the directors.

                                          SECTION IV
                                  ELECTION OF BOARD MEMBERS

Section 4.1      Nominating Committee

       The Chair shall appoint a Nominating Committee consisting of five (5) members. The
Chair of the Board and the President shall be ex-officio members of the Nominating Committee.
The remaining three (3) at large members of the Nominating Committee shall be appointed by the
Chair of the Board. The duties of the Nominating Committee shall be to:

        4.1.1 Recommend qualified candidates to the Board of Directors to fill expiring terms;

        4.1.2 Propose a slate of qualified candidates for the annual election of Directors;

        4.1.3 Propose a slate of qualified candidates for the annual election of officers;

        4.1.4 Obtain a written response from each candidate.

Section 4.2      Nominations & Elections

        The Nominating Committee shall present to the Board of Directors a slate of candidates to
replace Directors whose regular terms are expiring:

        4.2.1 Each candidate must have agreed to accept the responsibility of directorship;

        4.2.2 This election shall take place during a regular meeting of the directors, called in
              accordance with the provisions of these bylaws.

Section 4.3      Commencement Of Terms

         The terms of the Board of Directors, shall commence January 1, subject to the provisions of
Article III, Section 3.4.

Section 4.4        Mayor and City Manager

          The Mayor and City Manger of St. Louis Park are ex officio voting members of the Board
of Directors and do not stand for election.
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                                                 ARTICLE V
                                                 OFFICERS

Section 5.1      Election Of Officers

        The Board of Directors at its first meeting of the fiscal year shall elect officers. The
Nominating Committee shall propose a slate of qualified candidates for the election of officers. At
the meeting, the floor shall be open for the nomination of candidates. Any member of the Board of
Directors shall be eligible to elected as an officer (other than as President). The Board shall elect the
following officers each year: Chair, Chair-Elect and Treasurer. All officers (other than the
President) shall serve for a term of one year or until their successor assumes the duties of office, and
they shall be members of the Board of Directors.

Section 5.2      Duties Of Officers

        The duties of the officers of the Corporation shall be as follows:

        5.2.1 Chair of the Board. The Chair of the Board shall preside over all meetings of the
              Board of Directors and Executive Committee; and in consultation with the Board
              and the President, shall appoint all committee chairs. He or she shall also perform
              such other duties as may be determined from time to time by the Board of Directors;

        5.2.2 Chair-Elect. The Chair-Elect shall serve as assistant to the Chair of the Board and
              preside at meetings in the absence of the Chair; serve as chair of any annual program
              planning committees; and shall serve as Chair of the Board for the year following the
              term as Chair-Elect;

        5.2.3 President. The President shall be the chief executive officer of the corporation and
              shall be the primary spokesperson of the Corporation. The President shall also serve
              as the Secretary and maintain official records of the Corporation. The President shall
              be responsible for the day to day operations, and be employed by the Board of
              Directors who shall fix his or her compensation from time to time. The President
              has the authority to hire, fire, promote, demote, and adjust compensation of others.
              In addition, he or she shall perform such other duties as may be determined from
              time to time by the Board of Directors or officers;

        5.2.4 Treasurer. The Treasurer shall be the chief financial officer of the corporation and
              shall oversee the corporate treasury, provide input in annual budgeting, long range
              financial planning, and investment decision. The Treasurer shall perform such other
              duties as may be directed from time to time by the President or the Chair.
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Section 5.3      Vacancies

        The Board of Directors shall have the authority to fill vacancies, which occur during the year
by reason of death, resignation or removal.

Section 5.4      Executive Committee

        The Executive Committee shall be composed of five (5) members. The Executive
Committee shall consist of the Chair of the Board, Chair-Elect, President, and Treasurer. The fifth
(5th) member of the Executive Committee shall be an at-large Board member appointed by the Chair
of the Board.

        5.4.1 The Chair of the Board shall serve as the Chair of the Executive Committee;

        5.4.2 The Executive Committee shall act for and on behalf of the Board of Directors when
              the Board is not in session or otherwise unavailable. The Executive Committee shall
              not take action contrary to, or in a manner that would be a substantial departure
              from, the direction established by the Board or in a manner which would represent a
              major change in the affairs, business, or policy of the Board. All actions by the
              Executive Committee shall be subject to review and ratification by the Board of
              Directors.

        5.4.3 Notice of meetings of the Executive Committee shall be given as prescribed
              hereunder to each committee member as least one (1) day before the day the meeting
              is to be held;

        5.4.4 At any duly called meeting of the Executive Committee, a majority of the members
              of the Executive Committee shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business;

        5.4.5 The Executive Committee may take action by the affirmative vote of a majority of
              those members present and entitled to vote at a duly called meeting;

        5.4.6 Any action that may be taken at a meeting of the Executive Committee may be taken
              without a meeting when authorized in writing signed by all of the members of the
              Executive Committee.
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                                              ARTICLE VI
                                           INDEMNIFICATION

         To the full extent provided by the Minnesota Nonprofit Corporation Act, as amended from
time to time, or by other applicable provisions of law, each person who was or is a party or is
threatened to be made a party to any threatened, pending or completed action, suit or proceeding,
wherever and by whomsoever brought (including any such proceeding, by or in the right of the
corporation), whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative, by reason of the fact that he or
she is or was a member, director, or officer of the corporation, or he or she is or was serving at the
specific request of the Board of Directors of the corporation as a director, officer, employee or agent
of another corporation, partnership, joint venture or other enterprise, shall be indemnified by the
corporation by the affirmative vote of a majority of the directors present at a duly held meeting of
the Board of Directors for which notice stating such purpose has been given against expenses,
including attorneys’ fees, judgments, fines and amounts paid in settlement actually and reasonably
incurred by such person in connection with such action, suit or proceeding; provided, however, that
the indemnification with respect to a person who is or was serving as a director, officer, employee or
agent of another corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust or other enterprise shall apply only to
the extent such person is not indemnified by such other corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust
or other enterprise. The indemnification provided by this Article shall inure to the benefits of the
heirs, executors and administrators of such person and shall apply whether or not the claim against
such person arises out of matters occurring before the adoption of this provision of the Bylaws.

                                        ARTICLE VII
                                 COMMITTEES AND TASK FORCES

Section 7.1.     Committees

        7.1.1 The Board of Directors shall define the powers and duties of all committees and
              groups of the Corporation and shall annually review, evaluate and approve all
              activities and proposed programs resulting therefrom. The Board shall approve any
              new or revised policy before being implemented by any committee or group.

        7.1.2 The Chair of the Board, in consultation with the President and as ratified by the
              Board of Directors shall establish committees and appoint committee chairs and
              members as necessary. Committee appointments shall be at the will and pleasure of
              the Chair of the Board and shall terminate at the end of each fiscal year.

        7.1.3 Committees shall investigate issues, make recommendations to the Board, and
              conduct other activities as may be delegated by the Board.

        7.1.4 The Chair of the Board may discharge a committee when its work has been
              completed and its report presented, or may be discharged by the Board of Directors
              at any time.
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Section 7.2      Task Forces

       The Chair of the Board and President may from time to time appoint task forces when
appropriate to undertake special projects as requested by the Board. The Chair of the Board shall
appoint task force chairs through the same process as committee chairs are appointed on an annual
basis. Task forces shall make their reports and recommendations pursuant to the direction of the
Board. Subject to the discretion of the Board, a task force may continue into a subsequent fiscal year
and until its work has been completed and report presented.

                                                ARTICLE VIII
                                                 FINANCES

Section 8.1      Funds

        All money paid to the Corporation shall be placed in a general operating fund, except as
specifically provided by any state, or Federal law, or regulation. Such funds shall be kept on deposit
in financial institutions approved by the Board of Directors.

Section 8.2      Disbursements

        Following adoption of the annual budget, the President shall be authorized to make
disbursements on accounts and expenses provided for in the budget without additional approval of
the Board. All disbursements shall be by check. No member, committee, task force or volunteer
thereof shall contract any debt on behalf of the Corporation, which shall in any manner render the
Corporation liable for the payment of any sum unless the same shall have been approved by the
Board of Directors. No appropriation of money or other property of the Corporation shall be made
for any purpose other than as provided in the budget, and other than to defray the legitimate
expenses of the Corporation, except by a majority vote of the directors present at any meeting of the
Board of Directors.

Section 8.3      Fiscal Year

        The fiscal year of the Corporation shall terminate on December 31.

Section 8.4      Budget

        The President shall submit a budget of estimated expenses and revenues for the coming year
to the Board for approval prior to September 1 of the next fiscal year.

Section 8.5      Financial Review

        The Chair of the Board shall appoint a Finance Committee of at least three individuals, with
one member being that of Treasurer. The Finance Committee shall recommend to the Board the
scope and type of the annual financial report for the Corporation and an individual or firm to
conduct the reporting. Following the approval of the Board, the selected individual or firm shall
conduct an investigation and present a written report and recommendations to the Board. Copies of
the report and recommendations shall be available upon request by members at the Chamber office
during regular business hours.
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                                           ARTICLE IX
                                  SOLICITATION OF MEMBERSHIP

         The Corporation shall not solicit memberships from the business community or the public
at large.

                                                 ARTICLE X
                                                  NOTICE

         Whenever under the provisions of these Bylaws notice is required to be given to any director
it shall be construed to require personal notice, but such notice may be given: (i) in writing by U.S.
Mail by depositing it in a post office box within the State of Minnesota, in a post-paid, sealed
envelope addressed to such director at his or her last known address, (ii) by telegraphic or facsimile
letter addressed to such director at his or her last known facsimile number, or (iii) by electronic email
correspondence addressed to such director at his or her last known email address. Such notice shall
be deemed to have been given at the time when deposited in the U.S Mail; if by telecopy, when
transmitted to a telecopier number designated by the director or member, or if by electronic email
correspondence, when sent from the transmitting computer.

                                                ARTICLE XI
                                               DISSOLUTION

         The Corporation shall use its funds only to accomplish the objectives and purposes specified
in the Articles and these Bylaws, and no part of said funds shall inure, or be distributed, to others
within the Corporation. On dissolution of the Corporation, and unspent lodging tax proceeds shall
be distributed to the City of St. Louis Park any other funds remaining shall be distributed exclusively
for exempt purposes described in Section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code as now enacted or
hereafter amended, to one or more regularly organized and qualified charitable, educational,
scientific, or philanthropic organizations to be selected by the Board of Directors.

                                          ARTICLES XII
                                   PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE

       Robert Rules of Order newly revised shall be the final source of authority in all questions of
parliamentary procedure when such rules are not inconsistent with the Articles or Bylaws of the
Corporation and the laws of Minnesota.

                                     ARTICLE XIII
                        STANDARD OF CARE/CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Section 13.1 Standard of Care

        It is the responsibility of each director of this corporation to discharge his or her duties as a
director in good faith, in a manner the person reasonably believes to be in the best interests of this
corporation, and with the care an ordinarily prudent person in a like position would exercise under
similar circumstances.
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Section 13.2 Conflict of Interest

        A contract or other transaction between this corporation and:

        (a)      one or more of its directors, or a member of the family of a director;

        (b)      a director of a related organization, or a member of the family of a director of a
                 related organization; or

        (c)      an organization in or of which one or more of the corporation’s directors or a
                 member of the family of the director are directors, officers or legal representatives or
                 have a material financial interest,

        (d)      notwithstanding anything the above provisions, a contract with the City of St. Louis
                 Park or any other governmental subdivision or governmental agency is not a conflict
                 of interest,

is not void or voidable because the director or directors or the other individual or organization are
parties or because the director or directors are present at the meeting of the Board of Directors or a
committee at which the contract or transaction is authorized, approved or ratified, if:

        (a)      the contract or transaction was, and the person asserting the validity of the contract
                 or transaction sustains the burden of establishing that the contract or transaction was,
                 fair and reasonable as to the corporation at the time it was authorized, approved or
                 ratified; or

        (b)      the material facts as to the contract or transaction and as to the director’s or directors’
                 interest are fully disclosed or known to the Board or a committee, and the Board or
                 committee authorizes, approves or ratifies the contract or transaction in good faith by
                 a majority of the Board or committee, but the interested director or directors shall
                 not be counted in determining the presence of a quorum and shall not vote.

Section 13.3 Definitions

        For the purpose of this Article XIII:

        (a)      a director does not have a material financial interest in a resolution fixing the
                 compensation of the director or fixing the compensation of another director as a
                 director, officer, employee or agent of the corporation, even though the first director
                 is also receiving compensation from the corporation; and

        (b)      a “member of the family” of the director is the spouse, parents, children and spouses
                 of children, brothers and sisters or spouses of brothers and sisters of the director, or
                 any combination of them.
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                                               ARTICLE XIV
                                              AMENDMENTS

        These Bylaws may be amended or altered by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Board of
Directors, provided that notice for the meeting includes the proposal(s) for amendments. Notice of
any proposed amendment shall be submitted to the Board by notice, as stated in Article X no less
than five (5) nor more than thirty (30) days before the meeting, excluding the day of the meeting.

CERTIFICATION

These bylaws were approved at a meeting of the board of directors by a two-thirds majority vote on
________________________, 20__.

ST. LOUIS PARK CONVENTION
AND VISITORS BUREAU

By:                                                             Date:
        Secretary
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                               CITY OF ST. LOUIS PARK
                                        AND
                 ST. LOUIS PARK CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU

                                       OPERATING AGREEMENT

        THIS AGREEMENT made and entered into this _____ day of ________________,
20__, by and between the City of St. Louis Park, a Minnesota municipal corporation hereinafter
referred to as “City” and St. Louis Park Convention and Visitors Bureau, a Minnesota non-profit
corporation, hereinafter referred to as the “Bureau”.

        WHEREAS, the City has imposed a tax on lodging to fund a convention and visitors bureau
in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, Section 469.190; and

       WHEREAS, the Bureau has the staff, facility, and experience to carry out the objectives of
promoting the City as a destination for all forms of tourism including visitors, meetings,
conferences, and conventions.

        NOW, THEREFORE, the parties agree as follows:

        1. Term.    The term of this Agreement shall commence on the ___ day of
           _______________, 20___, and continue until cessation by mutual agreement or until
           withdrawal by one the parties hereto in accordance with the following provisions:

             A. The party withdrawing from this Agreement shall provide the other party written
                notice to that effect.
             B. Withdrawal shall be effective ninety (90) days after written notice of withdrawal is
                given.
             C. In the event that this Agreement is terminated, the Bureau shall remit to the City all
                proceeds held by the Bureau generated from the lodging tax imposed under City
                ordinance.

        2. Services Rendered by Bureau. The Bureau shall furnish the following services:

             A. Informational services in responding to inquiries about the City via U.S. Mail,
                computer (internet), telephone and personal contacts.
             B. Provide planning, coordination, and registration assistance to organizations, business
                and groups.
             C. Supply support material including, but not limited to name badges, maps,
                accommodations lists, and information in general.
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             D.Prepare and present audiovisual presentations to groups to attract visitors, meetings,
                convention and special events to the City and the area.
             E.Distribute brochures, maps, and guides of the city/area to potential visitors and to
                meeting and event planners.
             F.Provide representation at trade shows, conventions, and exhibits to attract new visitors
                to the City.
             G.Promote the City as a destination through statewide, regional, national and
                international advertising and marketing of the City and the area’s hospitality industry
                and attractions.
             H.Promote and support local festivals and special events.

        3. Charges. Basic services provide pursuant to Paragraph Two (2) of this Agreement shall
           be without charge to the person or organization utilizing such services unless authorized
           by contractual agreement or action of the Bureau’s Board of Directors.

        4. Budget. The Bureau shall submit its annual operating budget for review and approval;
           by the City prior to September 1 of each year. Such budget shall detail specifically the
           uses to which monies received shall be spent to provide such services as described in
           Paragraph Two (2) of this Agreement.

             It is understood between the parties that the actual revenues being generated under
             Paragraph Five (5) may vary from the amounts anticipated in the budget. For this
             reason it is agreed that the budget may be modified without prior consent of the City,
             providing that any adjustments shall be made by a two-thirds vote of the Bureau’s Board
             of Directors.

             Notwithstanding any other language to the contrary the Bureau shall not expend any
             sums beyond its revenues.

        5. Funding. On or near the 15th day of each month, the City shall remit to the Bureau, for
           funding of the Bureau, 95% of the lodging tax payments received by the City, less
           refunds, in the preceding month during the term of this Agreement.

        6. Verification of Expenditures. The Bureau will provide the City a copy of the Bureau’s
           audited annual financial statements, showing budget figures, properly itemized and
           verified by the Bureau’s president. The chief financial officer of the City shall have the
           right to access the official financial books and organizational records of the Bureau at any
           time during normal business hours, provided forty-eight (48) hours notification to
           Bureau’s president or treasurer, to audit any items of revenue or expenditure.
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        7. Hold Harmless. Any and all employees of the Bureau or any other persons, while
           engaged in the performance of any service required by the Bureau under this Agreement,
           shall not be considered employees of the City, and any or all claims that may or might
           arise under the Workers’ Compensation Act of the State of Minnesota on behalf of said
           employees or other persons while so engaged, and any and all claims made by a third
           party as a consequence of any act or omission on the part of the Bureau, or its agents or
           employees or other persons while engaged in any of the services provided to be rendered
           herein, shall in no way be the obligation or the responsibility of the City. In connection
           therewith, the Bureau herby agrees to indemnify, save and hold harmless, and defend the
           City and all of its officers, agents, and employees from any and all claims, demands,
           actions, or causes of actions of whatever nature or character arising out of or by reason of
           the execution or performance of the services provided for in this Agreement.

        8. Discrimination. The Bureau, in providing services hereunder shall comply with the
           provisions of Minnesota Statute, Section 181.59 as the same may be amended from time
           to time. The Bureau shall not discriminate against any person or firm in any of its
           activities pursuant to Minnesota Statute, Section 181.59 which is incorporated into this
           Agreement as though set forth in its entirety.

        9. Insurance. The Bureau shall carry insurance to cover its employees and agents while
           performing services pursuant to this Agreement. Such insurance shall provide
           comprehensive general liability and property damage coverage to the Bureau and its
           employees and agents in such amounts as will equal the applicable limits of liability to
           which the City may be held pursuant to state statute as the same may be amended from
           time to time. The Bureau shall also carry Workers’ Compensation as required by
           Minnesota Statute, Section 176.182 and provide the City with proof of compliance with
           Section 176.182 to commencement of services thereunder.

        10. Board Members. The St. Louis Park City Manager and the St. Louis Park Mayor must
            be member of the Board of Directors of the St. Louis Park Convention and Visitors
            Bureau.

        11. Laws. The Bureau will comply with all applicable Federal, State, and local laws in the
            performance of its obligations hereunder.

        12. Advertisement. All brochures, listings, or advertisements of specific lodging facilities
            shall include mention of all facilities paying the lodging tax imposed by the City.
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        13. Integration. This document is fully integrated, embodying the entire Agreement
            between the parties. Any amendment to this Agreement shall be in writing and executed
            in the same manner as the Agreement.

        14. Amendment. This Operating Agreement may be amended by mutual consent of both
            parties.

        15. Audit. The Bureau shall have an annual financial audit of the Bureau performed by an
            independent certified public accounting firm. The Bureau shall furnish a copy of this
            annual financial audit to the City at no cost to the City.



IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed this Agreement as of the day and year
first above written.

CITY OF ST. LOUIS PARK



By: ______________________________________________ Dated: __________________
      It’s Mayor



By: ______________________________________________ Dated: __________________
      It’s City Manager



ST. LOUIS PARK CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU



By: _____________________________________________ Dated: __________________
      Its’ President



By: ____________________________________________                Dated: __________________
      It’s Chair of the Board
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                            AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 8
                                  TO ADD A NEW ARTICLE
                             PROVIDING A LOCAL LODGING TAX

THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ST. LOUIS PARK ORDAINS:

Section 1.      Chapter 8 of the St. Louis Park Code of Ordinances is amended by adding a new
Article IV to read as follows:

                                             ARTICLE IV
                                         LOCAL LODGING TAX

Sec. 8-800. Definitions.

       Unless otherwise expressly stated, wherever used in this Article, the following words shall
have the meanings given to them by the Section.

        Lodging means the furnishing for consideration of lodging at a hotel, motel, rooming house,
tourist court, or resort, other than the renting or leasing of it for a continuous period of thirty (30)
days or more.

        Operator means a person who provides lodging to others, or any office, agent or employee of
such person.

Sec. 8-801. Imposition of Tax.

        There is hereby imposed a tax of three percent (3%) on the gross receipts from the furnishing
for consideration of lodging.

Sec. 8-802. Collection.

         Each operator shall collect the tax imposed by this Article at the time rent is paid. The tax
collections shall be held in trust by the operator for the City. The amount of tax shall be separately
stated from the rent charged for the lodging.

Sec. 8-803. Payment and Returns.

       The taxes imposed by this Article shall be paid by the operator to the City not later than
twenty-five (25) days after the end of the month in which the taxes were collected. At the time of
payment the operator shall submit a return upon such forms and containing such information as the
City may require. The return shall contain the following minimum information:

        (1)      The total amount of rent collected for lodging during the period covered by the
                 return.

        (2)      The amount of tax required to be collected and due for the period.

        (3)      The signature of the person filing the return or that of his agent duly authorized in
                 writing.

        (4)      The period covered by the return.

        (5)      The amount of uncollectible rental charges subject to the lodging tax.
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The operator may offset against the taxes payable with respect to any reporting period, the amount
of taxes imposed by this Article previously paid as a result of any transaction the consideration for
which became uncollectible during such reporting period, but only in proportion to the portion of
such consideration which became uncollectible.

Sec. 8-804. Examination of Returns, Adjustments, Notices, Demands and Audit.

         After a return is filed, the City shall examine it and make any investigation or examination of
the records and accounts of the person making the return deemed necessary for determining its
correctness including a formal audit. The tax computed on the basis of such examination shall be
the tax to be paid. If the tax due is found to be greater than that paid, such excess shall be paid to
the City within ten (10) days after receipt of a notice thereof given either personally or sent by
registered mail to the address shown on the return. If the tax paid is greater than the tax found to be
due, the excess shall be refunded to the person who paid the tax to the City within ten (10) days after
determination of such refund.

Sec. 8-805. Refunds.

         Any person may apply to the City for a refund of taxes paid for a prescribed period in excess
of the amount legally due for that period, provided that no application for refund shall be considered
unless filed within one year after such tax was paid, or within one year from the filing of the return,
whichever period is the longer. The City shall examine the claim and make and file written findings
thereon denying or allowing the claim in whole or in part and shall mail a notice thereof by
registered mail to such person at the address stated upon the return. If such claim is allowed in
whole or in part, the City shall credit the amount of the allowance against any taxes due under this
Article from the claimant and the balance of the allowance, if any, shall be paid by the City to the
claimant.

Sec. 8-806. Failure to File a Return.

         If any operator required by this Article to file a return shall fail to do so within the time
prescribed, or shall make, willfully or otherwise, an incorrect, false, or fraudulent return, the operator
shall, upon written notice and demand, file such return or corrected return within five (5) days of
receipt of such written notice and shall at the same time pay any tax due on the basis thereof. If such
person shall fail to file such return or corrected return, the City shall make a return or corrected
return, for such person from such knowledge and information as the City can obtain, and assess a tax
on the basis thereof, which tax (less any payments theretofore made on account of the tax for the
taxable period covered by such return) shall be paid within five (5) days of the receipt of written
notice and demand for such payment. Any such return or assessment made by the City shall be
prima facie correct and valid, and such person shall have the burden of establishing its incorrectness
or invalidity in any action or proceeding in respect thereto. If any portion of a tax imposed by this
Article, including penalties thereon , is not paid within thirty (30) days after it is required to be paid,
the City Attorney may institute such legal action as may be necessary to recover the amount due plus
interest, penalties, the costs and disbursements of any action. Upon a showing of good cause, the
City may grant an operator one thirty (30) day extension of time within which to file a return and
make payment of taxes as required by this Article provided that interest during such period of
extension shall be added to the taxes due at the rate of ten percent (10%) per annum.
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Sec. 8-807. Penalties.

        If any tax imposed by this Article is not paid within the time therein specified for the
payment, or an extension thereof, there shall be added thereto a specific penalty equal to ten percent
(10%) of the amount remaining unpaid. The amount of tax not timely paid, together with any
penalty provided by this Section, shall bear interest at the rate of eight percent (8%) per annum from
the time such tax should have been paid until paid. Any interest and penalty shall be added to the
tax and be collected as part thereof.

Sec. 8-808. Violations.

         Any person who shall willfully fail to make a return required by this Article; or who shall fail
to pay the tax after written demand for payment, or who shall fail to remit the taxes collected or any
penalty or interest imposed by this Article after written demand for such payment or who shall refuse
to permit the City to examine the books, records and papers under his or her control, or who shall
willfully make any incomplete, false or fraudulent return shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

Sec. 8-809. Use of Proceeds.

        Ninety five percent (95%) of the proceeds obtained from the collection of taxes pursuant to
this Article shall be used in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 469.190 as the same may be
amended from time to time to fund a local convention or tourism bureau for the purpose of
marketing and promoting the City as a tourist or convention center.

Sec. 8-810. Appeals.

         Any operator aggrieved by any notice, order or determination made by the City under this
Article may file a petition for review of such notice, order or determination detailing the operator's
reasons for contesting the notice, order or determination. The petition shall contain the name of the
petitioner, the petitioner's address and the location of the lodging subject to the order, notice or
determination. The petition for review shall be filed with the City Clerk within ten (10) days after
the notice, order or determination for which review is sought has been mailed or served upon the
person requesting review. Upon receipt of the petition the City Manager, or the Manager's designee,
shall set a date for a hearing and give the petitioner at least five (5) days' prior written notice of the
date, time and place of the hearing. At the hearing, the petitioner shall be given an opportunity to
show cause why the notice, order or determination should be modified or withdrawn. The petitioner
may be represented by counsel of petitioner's choosing at petitioner's own expense. The hearing shall
be conducted by the City Manager or the Manager's designee, provided only that the person
conducting the hearing shall not have participated in the drafting of the order, notice or
determination for which review is sought. The person conducting the hearing shall make written
findings of fact and conclusions based upon the applicable sections of this Article and the evidence
presented. The person conducting the hearing may affirm, reverse or modify the notice, order or
determination made by the City. Any decision rendered by the City Manager pursuant to this
subdivision may be appealed to the City Council. A petitioner seeking to appeal a decision must file
a written notice of appeal with the City Clerk within ten (10) days after the decision has been mailed
to the petitioner. The matter will thereupon be placed on the Council agenda as soon as is practical.
 The Council shall then review the findings of fact and conclusions to determine whether they were
correct. Upon a determination by the Council that the findings and conclusions were incorrect, the
Council may modify, reverse or affirm the decision of the City Manager or his designee upon the
same standards as set forth in this subdivision.
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Section 2.       This Ordinance shall take effect fifteen days after its publication.

        ADOPTED this ______ day of _______________, 2010, by the City Council of the City
of St. Louis Park.

                                                                CITY OF ST. LOUIS PARK


                                                                By:
                                                                      Jeffrey W. Jacobs, Mayor

ATTEST:


Nancy Stroth, City Clerk

APPROVED AS TO FORM:


City Attorney
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       DRAFT                                                    St. Louis Park Convention and Visitors Bureau
                                                                            2011 Operating Budget

                                                                                                                                                  Annual 
                               January  February      March       April     May     June     July    August     Sept    October   Nov   Dec       Budget
Acct REVENUE
     Lodging Revenue
         Double Tree                                                                                                                                   188,516
                                                                                                                                               $        
         Homewood                                                                                                                                        79,076
                                                                                                                                               $          
         Lakeland                                                                                                                                        15,183
                                                                                                                                               $          
         Mpls Mariott West                                                                                                                             123,358
                                                                                                                                               $        
         Spring Hill                                                                                                                                     79,709
                                                                                                                                               $          
         Towne Place                                                                                                                                     67,056
                                                                                                                                               $          
     Advertising Sales                                                                                                                                   10,000
                                                                                                                                               $          
     Interest Income                                                                                                                                       4,800
                                                                                                                                               $            
     Miscellaneous                                                                                                                                         1,200
                                                                                                                                               $            
     TOTAL REVENUE                                                                                                                                     568,898
                                                                                                                                               $        

     EXPENSES
     Wages
         Base Salary                                                                                                                                   170,000
                                                                                                                                               $        
         Commissions                                                                                                                                     20,000
                                                                                                                                               $          
         Bonus/Incentive                                                                                                                                 10,000
                                                                                                                                               $          
     Payroll Taxes
         Payroll Service                                                                                                                       $               750
         Taxes                                                                                                                                           15,300
                                                                                                                                               $          
         Unemployment                                                                                                                                      2,000
                                                                                                                                               $            
         Workers' Comp                                                                                                                                     1,000
                                                                                                                                               $            
     Contractors                                                                                                                                           5,000
                                                                                                                                               $            
     Training/Education                                                                                                                                    6,000
                                                                                                                                               $            
     Benefits
         Health Insurance                                                                                                                      $                ‐
         Dental Insurance                                                                                                                      $                ‐
         Life/LTD/STD Ins                                                                                                                      $               600
         Flex Spending                                                                                                                                     9,900
                                                                                                                                               $            
         Cell Phone                                                                                                                                        1,200
                                                                                                                                               $            
     Retirement
        Employer Cont                                                                                                                                    10,000
                                                                                                                                               $          
         Admin Fees                                                                                                                            $               750
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  DRAFT                                                   St. Louis Park Convention and Visitors Bureau
                                                                      2011 Operating Budget

                                                                                                                                            Annual 
                         January  February      March       April     May     June     July    August     Sept    October   Nov   Dec       Budget
Total Personnel Exp                                                                                                                              252,500
                                                                                                                                         $        

Rent/Utilities
    Rent/Lease                                                                                                                                     18,000
                                                                                                                                         $          
    Electric/Gas                                                                                                                                     1,200
                                                                                                                                         $            
    Maintenance                                                                                                                                      1,200
                                                                                                                                         $            
Technology Services
    Telephone/Fax                                                                                                                                    4,800
                                                                                                                                         $            
    Internet                                                                                                                                         1,200
                                                                                                                                         $            
    Cable                                                                                                                                $               960
    Server Maintenance                                                                                                                               6,000
                                                                                                                                         $            
Postage ‐ General                                                                                                                                    1,200
                                                                                                                                         $            
Office Supplies
    Stationary                                                                                                                                       2,000
                                                                                                                                         $            
    General                                                                                                                              $               500
    Miscellaneous                                                                                                                                    1,000
                                                                                                                                         $            
Insurance
    General Liability                                                                                                                                1,800
                                                                                                                                         $            
    D & O Ins.                                                                                                                           $               600
Equipment Rental
    Copier/Printer                                                                                                                                   4,800
                                                                                                                                         $            
    Postage Machine                                                                                                                      $               600
Accounting/Legal
    Accounting Assist                                                                                                                                1,200
                                                                                                                                         $            
    Review/Audit Fees                                                                                                                                2,500
                                                                                                                                         $            
    Legal Counsel                                                                                                                                    1,500
                                                                                                                                         $            
Depreciation                                                                                                                             $                ‐
Total Operating Exp                                                                                                                                51,060
                                                                                                                                         $          

Leisure
    Advertising                                                                                                                                    45,000
                                                                                                                                         $          
    Promotional Items                                                                                                                              15,000
                                                                                                                                         $          
    Direct Mail                                                                                                                                    12,000
                                                                                                                                         $          
Group Tour
      Special Study Session Meeting of October 4, 2010 (Item No. 1)
      Subject: Formation of a Convention and Visitors Bureau                                                                            Page 45

  DRAFT                                                   St. Louis Park Convention and Visitors Bureau
                                                                      2011 Operating Budget

                                                                                                                                             Annual 
                         January  February      March       April     May     June     July    August     Sept    October   Nov   Dec        Budget
    Advertising                                                                                                                                    35,000
                                                                                                                                         $          
    Promotional Items                                                                                                                                4,000
                                                                                                                                         $            
    Packages                                                                                                                                         7,500
                                                                                                                                         $            
    Grants/Incentives                                                                                                                              10,000
                                                                                                                                         $          
    Trade Show Travel                                                                                                                                6,000
                                                                                                                                         $            
    Sales Blitz                                                                                                                                      2,000
                                                                                                                                         $            
Meetings/Conventions
    Advertising                                                                                                                                    24,000
                                                                                                                                         $          
    Promotional Items                                                                                                                                3,000
                                                                                                                                         $            
    Group Incentives                                                                                                                                 5,000
                                                                                                                                         $            
    Sales Blitz                                                                                                                                      1,500
                                                                                                                                         $            
Sports Marketing
    Advertising                                                                                                                                      6,500
                                                                                                                                         $            
    Grants                                                                                                                                           4,000
                                                                                                                                         $            
    Direct Mail                                                                                                                                      1,200
                                                                                                                                         $            
Medical Marketing
    Advertising                                                                                                                                      5,000
                                                                                                                                         $            
    Incentives/Coupons                                                                                                                               1,500
                                                                                                                                         $            
    Direct Mail                                                                                                                                      1,500
                                                                                                                                         $            
Intl' Marketing
    Advertising                                                                                                                                      5,000
                                                                                                                                         $            
    Promotional Items                                                                                                                    $               500
Communications
    Website Hosting                                                                                                                                  6,000
                                                                                                                                         $            
    On‐line RSVP                                                                                                                                   18,000
                                                                                                                                         $          
    Visitors Guide                                                                                                                                 20,000
                                                                                                                                         $          
Media Relations                                                                                                                                      5,000
                                                                                                                                         $            
Partnership Marketing
    Community Sponsor                                                                                                                                2,500
                                                                                                                                         $            
    Community Events                                                                                                                                 5,000
                                                                                                                                         $            
    Miscellaneous                                                                                                                        $               500
Dues/Subscriptions
    DMAI                                                                                                                                             1,000
                                                                                                                                         $            
    MACVB                                                                                                                                $               250
      Special Study Session Meeting of October 4, 2010 (Item No. 1)
      Subject: Formation of a Convention and Visitors Bureau                                                                            Page 46

  DRAFT                                                   St. Louis Park Convention and Visitors Bureau
                                                                      2011 Operating Budget

                                                                                                                                             Annual 
                         January  February      March       April     May     June     July    August     Sept    October   Nov   Dec        Budget
    MSAE                                                                                                                                 $               250
    ASAE                                                                                                                                             1,000
                                                                                                                                         $            
    Other                                                                                                                                $               500
Mileage ‐ General                                                                                                                                    2,500
                                                                                                                                         $            
Committee Expenses
    Board ‐ Monthly                                                                                                                      $               600
    Board Retreat                                                                                                                                    1,600
                                                                                                                                         $            
    Marketing Cmte                                                                                                                       $               600
Miscellaneous Exp                                                                                                                                    1,200
                                                                                                                                         $            
Total Program Exp                                                                                                                                261,700
                                                                                                                                         $        


TOTAL EXPENSES                                                                                                                                   565,260
                                                                                                                                         $        


NET INCOME (LOSS)                                                                                                                                    3,638
                                                                                                                                         $            
                                                                    Meeting Date: October 4, 2010
                                                                                Agenda Item #: 2a

Regular Meeting     Public Hearing      Action Item        Consent Item      Resolution     Ordinance
                    Presentation        Other:
EDA Meeting         Action Item         Resolution         Other:
Study Session       Discussion Item     Written Report     Other:



TITLE:
Daniel Kubes Retirement Recognition Resolution.

RECOMMENDED ACTION:
The Mayor is asked to read the attached Resolution and present a plaque to Police Sergeant Dan
Kubes to recognize his 27 years of service to the City of St. Louis Park.

POLICY CONSIDERATION:
None.

BACKGROUND:
City policy states that employees who retire or resign in good standing with over 20 years of service
will be presented with a Resolution from the Mayor, City Manager, and City Council.

Dan will be in attendance for the presentation at the beginning of the meeting. The Mayor is asked
to read the Resolution and present Dan with a plaque in recognition of his years of service to the
City of St. Louis Park.

FINANCIAL OR BUDGET CONSIDERATION:
None.

VISION CONSIDERATION:
None.

Attachments:           Resolution

Prepared by:           Ali Fosse, HR Coordinator
Reviewed by:           Nancy Deno Gohman, Deputy City Manager/HR Director
Approved by:           Tom Harmening, City Manager
City Council Meeting of October 4, 2010 (Item No. 2a)                                              Page 2
Subject: Daniel Kubes Retirement Recognition Resolution


                                     RESOLUTION NO. 10- _____

                                RESOLUTION OF THE
                     CITY COUNCIL OF ST. LOUIS PARK, MINNESOTA,
                        RECOGNIZING THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF
                          AND EXPRESSING APPRECIATION TO
                                   DANIEL KUBES

        WHEREAS, Dan Kubes began his employment with the City of St. Louis Park over 27
years ago on September 19, 1983; and

        WHEREAS, Dan has served as a Patrol Officer, in several special assignments and as a
Police Sergeant; and

       WHEREAS, Dan has earned the admiration and respect of his coworkers for his dedication,
enthusiasm, professionalism, sense of humor and hard work; and

       WHEREAS, through his dedication, determination and leadership, Dan has earned the
appreciation and respect of the organization and community; and

       WHEREAS, Dan will spend his retirement traveling, golfing, biking and cooking with his
wife, Debbie;

       NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of St. Louis
Park, Minnesota, by this Resolution and public record, would like to thank Police Sergeant Daniel
Kubes for his great contributions and over 27 years of dedicated services to the City of St. Louis Park
and wish him the best in his retirement.

Reviewed for Administration:                         Adopted by the City Council October 4, 2010




City Manager                                         Mayor

Attest:




City Clerk
                                                                   Meeting Date: October 4, 2010
                                                                              Agenda Item #: 2b

Regular Meeting     Public Hearing     Action Item        Consent Item      Resolution     Ordinance
                    Presentation       Other:
EDA Meeting         Action Item        Resolution         Other:
Study Session       Discussion Item    Written Report     Other:

TITLE:
2010 Evergreen Awards

RECOMMENDED ACTION:
The Mayor is requested to present the 2010 Evergreen Awards to the following recipients:
    •   8925 W. 31st St. – Julie Sweitzer and Steve Kahlenbeck
    •   3248 Alabama Ave. S. - Catherine and Jon Gjerde
    •   Louisiana Oaks Condominiums – 3251 Louisiana Ave. S - Rex and Linda McKee –
        Association Board Members (Rex is President)
    •   4221 Minnetonka Boulevard – Dr. David Hertelendy

POLICY CONSIDERATION:
Not applicable.

BACKGROUND:
The Evergreen Award is presented each year in recognition of properties that are uniquely designed,
landscaped and well maintained with an emphasis on landscaping that is visible to the passerby.
Businesses, apartments and houses are all eligible to receive the award.

The judges selecting the Evergreen Award recipients are comprised of Parks and Recreation Advisory
Commission members, past Evergreen Award winners, volunteers and staff who have a keen interest
in flowers, plants, landscaping and landscape design. There were five judges inspecting this year’s
nominations.

There were 11 nominations this year spread throughout the City. Winners are presented with an
award certificate and a Dwarf Alberta Spruce tree.

FINANCIAL OR BUDGET CONSIDERATION:
Not applicable.

VISION CONSIDERATION:
Well maintained landscaping enhances the beauty of St. Louis Park. This program is consistent with
one of the Council’s Strategic Directions of “...promoting aesthetics…” in the community.

Attachments:       None

Prepared by:       Stacy Voelker, Administrative Secretary
                   Jim Vaughan, Environmental Coordinator
Reviewed by:       Cindy Walsh, Director of Parks and Recreation
Approved by:       Tom Harmening, City Manager
                                                                    Meeting Date: October 4, 2010
                                                                                Agenda Item #: 3a

                                                                       UNOFFICIAL MINUTES
                                                               CITY COUNCIL STUDY SESSION
                                                                 ST. LOUIS PARK, MINNESOTA
                                                                          SEPTEMBER 13, 2010
The meeting convened at 6:30 p.m.

Councilmembers present: Mayor Jeff Jacobs, Phil Finkelstein, Anne Mavity, Paul Omodt (arrived at
8:07 p.m.), Julia Ross, Susan Sanger, and Sue Santa.

Councilmembers absent: None.

Staff present: City Manager (Mr. Harmening), Deputy City Manager/Human Resources Director
(Ms. Gohman), Fire Chief (Mr. Stemmer), City Clerk (Ms. Stroth), Director of Parks & Recreation
(Ms. Walsh), Community Development Director (Mr. Locke), Director of Inspections (Mr.
Hoffman), Housing Program Coordinator (Ms. Larsen), Environmental Coordinator (Mr.
Vaughan), Utilities Superintendent (Mr. Anderson), Public Works Coordinator (Mr. Merkley),
Senior Planner (Mr. Walther), Controller (Mr. Swanson), Finance Supervisor (Mr. Heintz), City
Assessor (Mr. Bultema), Communications Coordinator (Mr. Zwilling), and Recording Secretary
(Ms. Hughes).

1.      Future Study Session Agenda Planning – September 20 and September 27, 2010

Mr. Harmening presented the proposed special study session agenda for September 20th and the
proposed study session agenda for September 27th.

Mr. Harmening introduced Mike Rose, reporter from Patch.com, AOL’s hyper-local community
news website set to debut later this year.

2.      Environmental Activities Update 2008-2010

Ms Gohman presented the staff report and introduced the members of the City’s E-Group,
including Jamie Zwilling, Brian Hoffman, Scott Merkley, Scott Anderson, Jim Vaughan, Kathy
Larsen, Cindy Walsh, and Kevin Locke.

Mr. Zwilling presented an overview of his role as overall communications coordinator for the work
of the E-Group, including responsibility for the City’s website, media, public information pieces,
and the community at large. He stated that the City’s website has an environment section which
provides links to useful information pertaining to environmental initiatives. He stated that staff
follows the Vision Statement regarding environment and we incorporate it in all we do.

Mr. Hoffman presented an overview of his work on compliance and energy management, including
an audit analysis of the City’s existing facilities and an evaluation of the existing building conditions
to determine what energy improvements can be made. He indicated that other areas of focus
include the City’s equipment and fleet, indoor and outdoor air quality, Radon awareness, and noise
pollution.
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Mr. Merkley presented an overview of his work on solid waste recycling. He stated that the City’s
2009 garbage collection tonnages decreased 2.6% from 2008 and recycling increased by 2.5% from
2008. He advised the City participates in a recycling revenue sharing from with Eureka whereby the
City has received over $93,000 in revenue sharing from recycling; this revenue is used to enhance the
City’s recycling program and other related activities. He discussed the Zero Waste event held at the
Westwood Nature Center for Earth Day 2010 and indicated that the City will be hosting two
workshops in October regarding backyard composting; other activities include working with the
elementary schools to promote recycling, a joint project with Eureka to create a promotional video
regarding the Twin Cities Free Market.

Mr. Anderson presented an overview of his work on the City’s surface water management plan,
storm water pollution prevention plan, erosion control and groundwater remediation. He stated
other areas of focus include hazardous materials and spills and the City’s water wellhead protection
plan, which includes practices to protect the City’s source water and identifies potential sources of
contamination. He indicated that the first energy study was completed in 1989 on the City’s water
treatment plants aimed at improving energy efficient operations through the use of variance
frequency drives; the study resulted in a decrease in kilowatts per million gallons of 2,345 kw/mg in
1993 to 1,950 kw/mg in 2008.

Mr. Vaughan presented an overview of his work on education and natural resources management,
including property owner consultations, policy assistance and implementation, community
aesthetics, rain gardens, native vegetation, pesticides and fertilizers, protected waters, compliance and
wetlands. He discussed the City’s annual Arbor Day celebrations, Beautify the Park program, Adopt
a Garden program, Pick up the Park program, and the various programs available at Westwood
Nature Center.

Ms. Larsen presented an overview of her work on planning and incentives, including environmental
oversight and enhancement aimed at increasing environmental consciousness. She stated that other
areas of focus include decreasing dependence on cars, adoption by the City of a green building
policy, and implementation of an assistance program for green home improvements.

Councilmember Ross asked how the City is actively working with residents that live on lakes to
educate them on erosion control and/or pollutants.

Mr. Vaughan stated that the City has educational materials available to residents on the importance
of buffer zones and use of native vegetation; the City also actively works with the watershed district
on these issues.

Councilmember Mavity stated she would like to see more focus on walk/bike initiatives. She
indicated she would also like to find ways to allow more citizen input into the overall process. She
indicated that there needs to be a venue or some way for residents to provide input, share
information, and ask questions on environmental issues in order to support the sustainability
movement.

Councilmember Sanger reiterated her suggestion that the Council consider appointing a temporary
environmental task force and requested that the Council have a further discussion regarding this
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issue. She stated that there needs to be some sort of mechanism where residents can talk to each
other and collectively promote or address issues.

Councilmember Finkelstein expressed his thanks to the E-Group members for their efforts on behalf
of the City. He stated his concern with adding another task force is the additional burden to staff
and added he was not in favor of a separate environmental commission. He stated environmental
work is part of everything we do in our work. He stated he would like to see additional focus on
recycling in the business community and to give consideration to a pilot program at Park Nicollet or
Methodist Hospital. He stated he would also like to see recycling instituted for the City’s multi
housing associations.

Councilmember Santa requested that Council receive an update on its work with respect to storm
water, trails and sidewalks, the flood proofing program, and the City’s efforts regarding forestry and
Emerald Ash Borer.

Councilmember Ross stated that she agrees with Councilmember Finkelstein. She would also like to
see efforts made to increase awareness among the City’s bars and restaurants on recycling and to
encourage use of mass transit as it relates to the environment.

Councilmember Mavity stated she feels we are missing a venue for residents to give input and this
could be done in a variety of ways such as a survey, topical listening segments, or input on the web.

Mayor Jacobs stated there are other ways of adding to how input is received such as a cable show,
web blog, or other social media.

It was the consensus to bring back to Council the discussion on a venue for residents to have input
on Energy or Environment in the Community.

3.      GreenStep Cities Update and Carbon Footprint Measurement

Ms. Gohman presented the staff report.

Ms. Larsen stated that the carbon footprint measurement is intended to provide a baseline of the
community’s current carbon footprint. She advised that in order to accomplish this, software is
required to take these measurements and convert energy uses to understandable and comparable
units. She explained that the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) has
the software to accomplish this and St. Louis Park has been chosen as one of the pilot cities;
membership in ICLEI would be required to obtain access to the software.

Councilmember Santa stated that it will be important to consider not only how much energy the
community is using, but also how that usage is mitigated and the associated savings.

It was the consensus of the City Council to direct staff to move forward with membership in ICLEI
and to place this item on the regular agenda for City Council action.
City Council Meeting of October 4, 2010 (Item No. 3a)                                        Page 4
Subject: Special City Council Meeting Minutes September 13, 2010


4.      Storage – Fire Station No. 1

Mr. Harmening presented the staff report.

Mr. Walther advised that staff has been working on accommodating the storage needs for records
and election equipment and has identified two options for handling those needs. He indicated that
the election equipment is proposed to be moved to the Municipal Service Center which will provide
a climate controlled space as well as a workspace for staff and election judges. He stated that the
City’s additional records storage needs can be accommodated by either (1) building a partial
basement at Fire Station No. 1 at a cost of approximately $407,000 or (2) by adding additional
space to the second floor of Fire Station No. 1 over apparatus bays #1 and #2 at a cost of
approximately $112,000.

Councilmembers Finkelstein and Ross stated that they supported Option No. 2.

Councilmember Sanger stated that she could not support Option No. 1 because of the cost. She
asked if staff has considered using the space at City Hall for records storage when the fire
management staff moves out.

Councilmember Mavity agreed that Option No. 1 is too expensive. She asked if the addition of two
feet to the second floor of Fire Station No. 1 will visually impact the neighborhood.

Mr. Walther replied this additional two feet will have no impact to the neighborhood.

It was the consensus of the City Council to direct staff to proceed with Option No. 2 (build space
on the second floor of Fire Station No. 1 over apparatus bays #1 and #2).

5.      Charitable Gambling Ordinance Amendments

Ms. Gohman presented the staff report and reviewed the policy questions for Council consideration.
She stated that the City Attorney has advised that the Council may add another exemption to the
required contribution to the 10% Contribution Fund where lawful gambling activity occurs on
premises owned and operated by a nonprofit corporation.

Councilmember Sanger indicated the legal status of an entity at which charitable gambling takes
place has nothing to do with the use of the proceeds. She stated she was not in favor of a separate
exemption for entities that are nonprofit because their legal status is irrelevant.

Councilmember Omodt stated that in his opinion, one of the goals is to keep more donations in the
community and to retain more oversight of the use of charitable gambling proceeds.

Councilmember Mavity stated that the current proposal is that of the 100% of charitable gambling
funds that are raised, if the proceeds are not expended within the City, then 10% of those proceeds
must go to the 10% Contribution Fund, and the remaining 90% can be spent however it chooses
within the state law and within the trade area. She indicated she did not feel the impact to the
charitable gambling organizations would be that dramatic.
City Council Meeting of October 4, 2010 (Item No. 3a)                                             Page 5
Subject: Special City Council Meeting Minutes September 13, 2010


Councilmember Finkelstein stated that the Council has previously expressed concern about who was
getting the charitable gambling proceeds and how those proceeds were being spent. He indicated he
felt that an exemption should be given to the American Legion as a nonprofit establishment.

Councilmember Sanger stated that there would be nothing to stop an organization from filing for
nonprofit status in order to qualify for an exemption.

Mr. Harmening reminded the Council that the City is not the authority that determines whether a
particular organization’s expenditures are permissible or lawful, that authority rests with the State.

Councilmember Ross stated that she felt it was important to support the American Legion.

Councilmember Mavity asked if a nonprofit owner and operator of charitable gambling, like the
American Legion, can be the recipient of those charitable gambling funds. She stated if the answer is
yes, then this issue is moot.

Ms. Gohman agreed to research Councilmember Mavity’s question and report back to Council.

Councilmember Omodt asked what would happen if the Council took no action on this particular
issue. He stated the intent of the Council was not to micromanage the charitable gambling
operations in the City as well as to keep as much of the charitable gambling proceeds in the
community.

It was the consensus of the City Council to direct staff to prepare separate motions for Council
consideration of the proposed gambling ordinance amendments regarding the local gambling tax
increase, a 10% Contribution Fund requirement, and exemptions for those organizations who
expend 100% of their lawful purpose expenditures within the City of St. Louis or for those
organizations where gambling occurs on a premises owned or operated by a nonprofit corporation.

6.      Discussion on 2011 Budget, Capital Improvement Plan, Long Range Financial
        Management Plan, Utility Rates, Franchise Fees, and Final Levies

Mr. Harmening presented the staff report and stated since the time of Council’s adoption of the
preliminary tax levy on September 7th, staff has received information from the County with respect
to the fiscal disparities pool that will impact the tax levy. He advised that the City’s tax base
remained stable, particularly in the commercial and industrial areas, and this will result in a larger
contribution to the fiscal disparities pool. He added that any change to the maximum tax levy will
not impact the final 2011 budget and relates only to the truth in taxation notices mailed to residents
later this year.

Mr. Swanson reviewed the City’s net tax capacity, approximately $56 million, which drives the
City’s tax rate. He advised that the City’s net tax capacity has changed due to changes in market
value, changes in fiscal disparities, and changes in TIF tax capacity, resulting in the City’s increased
net contribution to the fiscal disparities pool of $2.7 million, or an increase of 125%.
City Council Meeting of October 4, 2010 (Item No. 3a)                                           Page 6
Subject: Special City Council Meeting Minutes September 13, 2010


Mr. Bultema explained the rationale for the fiscal disparities pool and the impact of the City’s TIF
districts coming on line.

Mr. Swanson discussed the County’s fiscal disparities calculation and stated that the City’s
contribution increased by approximately $1.5 million. He explained that the City’s commercial
properties decreased in value less than other metro communities and the City experienced more new
development and redevelopment than other communities. He advised that the City’s TIF capacity
increased by approximately $367,000 due to projects like the West End, and as taxable market
valuations increased the City’s fiscal disparities contribution increased. He presented information
regarding estimated City taxes for 2011 based on a 4.88% levy using the revised net tax capacity.
He also presented information regarding various levy amounts and the impact of these amounts on
the 2011 and projected 2012 budgets. He stated that the 2012 budget will be significantly impacted
by the fire station debt service.

It was the consensus of the City Council to not make any changes to the 2011 budget, including the
2011 preliminary property tax levy.

Councilmember Sanger encouraged staff to provide residents with information before the truth in
taxation notices are mailed regarding the Council’s discussion and how the fiscal disparities pool
impacts their share of property taxes.

Councilmember Finkelstein requested that the Council continue to monitor the 2011 budget as it
relates to the contract with Golden Valley. He also requested that the Council continue to discuss
the 2012 budget as it relates to the City’s bonding for the fire stations. He stated that it will be
important for the Council to remain cognizant of any budget impacts as a result of legislative actions
and the impact of State budget cuts on the City and its ability to provide services.

Councilmember Mavity requested that the Council hold a discussion regarding potential budget cuts
and the implication of those budget cuts to the City.

7.      Communications/Meeting Check-in (Verbal)

There were no communications.

The City Council conducted its meeting check-in.

The meeting adjourned at 9:21 p.m.

Written Reports provided and documented for recording purposes only:

8.      Proposed Rental Licensing Ordinance Changes
9.      Eliot School Draft Design Guidelines
10.     Liquor License Application – El Gordo Uno, Inc. Historical Information

______________________________________ ______________________________________
Nancy Stroth, City Clerk                                 Jeff Jacobs, Mayor
                                                                Meeting Date: October 4, 2010
                                                                            Agenda Item #: 3b

                                                                  UNOFFICIAL MINUTES
                                                        SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING
                                                            ST. LOUIS PARK, MINNESOTA
                                                                     SEPTEMBER 13, 2010

1.     Call to Order

Mayor Jacobs called the meeting to order at 9:22 p.m.

Councilmembers present: Mayor Jeff Jacobs, Phil Finkelstein, Anne Mavity, Paul Omodt, Julia
Ross, Susan Sanger, and Sue Santa.

Councilmembers absent: None.

Staff present: City Manager (Mr. Harmening), Deputy City Manager/Human Resources Director
(Ms. Gohman), Controller (Mr. Swanson), Finance Supervisor (Mr. Heintz), City Assessor (Mr.
Bultema), Communications Coordinator (Mr. Zwilling), and Recording Secretary (Ms. Hughes).

       1a.     Roll Call

2.     Resolutions, Ordinances, Motions and Discussion Items

       2a.     2011 Preliminary Budget and Property Tax Levy Update

       Council discussed the 2011 Preliminary Budget and Property Tax Levy.

       No action was taken.

3.     Adjournment

       It was moved by Councilmember Sanger, seconded by Councilmember Santa, to adjourn
       the meeting.

       The motion passed 7-0.

The meeting adjourned at 9:24 p.m.

______________________________________ ______________________________________
Nancy Stroth, City Clerk                          Jeff Jacobs, Mayor
                                                                     Meeting Date: October 4, 2010
                                                                     City Council Agenda Item #: 4a

Regular Meeting     Public Hearing      Action Item      Consent Item      Resolution    Ordinance
                    Presentation        Other:
EDA Meeting         Action Item         Resolution          Other:
Study Session       Discussion Item     Written Report      Other:

TITLE:
Appointing Student Election Judges and Additional Regular Election Judges for the 2010 General
Election.

RECOMMENDED ACTION:
Motion to adopt a resolution appointing student election judges and additional regular election
judges needed to staff the polls at the General Election to be held November 2, 2010.

POLICY CONSIDERATION:
None

BACKGROUND:
On June 21, Council adopted Resolution No. 10-064 appointing judges for the Primary and
General Elections of 2010. Since that time, our office has worked with the staff of St. Louis Park
High School and Benilde/St. Margaret’s High School to recruit and train student judges. This
resolution appoints 85 student judges along with additional regular judges recruited to serve on
November 2nd and on the absentee ballot board. The names of these additional election judges are
being presented for approval by the attached resolution.

The total number of election judges serving for the General Election is approximately 230. In an
effort to accommodate judges unable to work the entire 15-18 hour day, many of our judges will be
working half day shifts. The City Clerk’s office is required to administer a minimum of 2.5 hours of
training to each person serving as an election judge and an additional 1 hour of training for those
serving as Chair and Co-Chair Judges.

Currently, there are approximately 30,000 registered voters in St. Louis Park

FINANCIAL OR BUDGET CONSIDERATION:
Election expenses for judges are included in the adopted 2010 budget and judges pay has remained
the same for many years. Election judge hourly pay is as follows: $8.00 student judges, $8.25
regular judges, $9.25 co-chair judges and $9.75 chair judges.

VISION CONSIDERATION:
St. Louis Park is committed to being a connected and engaged community through recruitment and
training of community members to serve as Student Election Judges and Regular Election Judges.

Attachments:           Resolution

Prepared by:           Kris Luedke, Office Assistant
Reviewed by:           Nancy Stroth, City Clerk
Approved by:           Tom Harmening, City Manager
City Council Meeting of October 4, 2010 (Item 4a)                                                          Page 2
Subject: Appointing Student Election Judges and Additional Election Judges for the 2010 General Election


                                      RESOLUTION NO. 10-_____

            RESOLUTION APPOINTING STUDENT ELECTION JUDGES
         AND ADDITIONAL REGULAR ELECTION JUDGES TO SERVE AT THE
                  GENERAL ELECTION ON NOVEMBER 2, 2010

       WHEREAS, The 2010 General Election is to be held on November 2, 2010 and the City
must act to appoint judges of the election by resolution of the City Council; and

         WHEREAS, Resolution No. 10-064 was adopted on June 21, 2010; and

        WHEREAS, student judges have been recruited as well as additional judges need to staff the
polls on Election Day or to serve on the absentee ballot board:

       NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that in addition to the persons appointed by
Resolution 10-064, the following persons have agreed to serve as Student Trainee Election Judges:
 First Name        Last Name                                    First Name        Last Name
 Marcus            Barone                                       Thaine            Heller
 Caleb             Barthel                                      Amelia            Hogan
 Nico              Basic                                        Martha            Hogan
 Evan              Battle                                       Diana             Hurley
 Carissa           Beers                                        Anthony           Huyck
 Evan              Beyer                                        Devin             Johnson
 Jessica           Bigibindavyi                                 Tim               Keogh
 Mary              Biglow                                       Erika             Kjos
 Jared             Bloomfield                                   Meghan            Klatt
 Allison           Boettcher                                    Annie             Kluis
 Alexander         Borash                                       Mirian            Lema
 Ella              Brakob                                       Kathryn           Martin
 Kelsey            Brown                                        Olivia            Martinson
 Lydia             Brubaker                                     Zak               Matthews
 Tyler             Burns Brodersen                              Gillian           Maxson
 Ellen             Carisch                                      Shreya            Mehta
 Emily             Casey                                        Alex              Meier
 Hannah            Corbett                                      Jacob             Meier
 Mara              Daly                                         Reid              Meuwissen
 Patrick           Daly                                         Lauren            Meyer
 Sam               Dayton                                       Elizabeth         Miller
 Matt              Dembosky                                     Tyler             Mullen
 Chris             Flood                                        Chris             Oestreich
 Scott             Foltz                                        Sam               Paquette
 Amanda            Gales                                        Alex              Polach
 Hannah            Geressu                                      Tiana             Press
 Becky             Germscheid                                   Jon               Prieto
 Sofia             Gonzalez-Baldwin                             Kirby             Pucket, Jr.
 Kevin             Greening                                     Kyle              Ribich
 John              Hansen                                       Maxfield          Rotent
 Robin             Heider                                       Megan             Sawatzky
 Grace             Helgager                                     Michaela          Shapiro
 City Council Meeting of October 4, 2010 (Item 4a)                                                           Page 3
 Subject: Appointing Student Election Judges and Additional Election Judges for the 2010 General Election

   First Name       Last Name                                    First Name        Last Name
   Theresa          Sheehan                                      Justin            Towers
   Jenna            Sheldon                                      Melissa           Vandersteen
   Ashley           Slattery                                     Nick              Visneski
   Megan            Smith                                        Emma              Vitale
   Grace            Steffenhagen                                 Shane             Wagner
   Donald           Stephens                                     Emma              Walker
   Jake             Stewart                                      Charlotte         Waterhouse
   Eric             Swabey-Keith                                 Samuel            Weisner
   Joseph           Theilen                                      Donyelle          Williams
   Chelsea          Theilmann                                    Henry             Williams
   Jack             Tift                                         Matt              Woelfel
   Becca            Tourville                                    Jordan            Zinda



 LET IT BE FURTHER RESOLVED that the following persons are hereby appointed as
 additional Regular Election Judges:
   Precinct     First Name     Last Name                          Precinct     First Name     Last Name
       2        Katherine      Kloehn                                13        Patricia       Davis
       3        William        Kenyon                                14        Beverly        Fricke
       5        Helen          Lipets                                15        Annette        St. Lawrence
       6        Dana           Uhrig-Fox                             15        Cecile         Javinsky
       7        Bill           Allen                                 17        Alpha          Jarju
       8        Roger          Grisim                             Alternate    Dell           Askegaard
       8        John           Davis                              Alternate    Thomas         Babcock
       8        Carolyn        Turk                               Alternate    Shammi         Lochan
       9        Melissa        Connell                            Alternate    Mary Jo        Lochan
      10        William        Robinson                           Alternate    Steve          Rasmussen
      11        Kimball        Justesen                           Alternate    Richard        Struxness
      11        Lillian        Goltzman                           Alternate    Richard        Sworsky
      13        Edward         Kasan

 Additional Absentee Ballot Board Judges
     First Name       Last Name
     Debbie           Fischer
     Darla            Monson
     Lori             Vail
     Tricia           Wegner-Koense

Reviewed for Administration                              Adopted by the City Council October 4, 2010


City Manager                                             Mayor

 Attest:


City Clerk
                                                                     Meeting Date: October 4, 2010
                                                                                Agenda Item #: 4b

Regular Meeting      Public Hearing      Action Item      Consent Item       Resolution     Ordinance
                     Presentation        Other:
EDA Meeting          Action Item         Resolution         Other:
Study Session        Discussion Item     Written Report     Other:

TITLE:
Imposing Civil Penalties for Liquor License Violations.

RECOMMENDED ACTION:
Motion to adopt the following Resolutions Imposing Civil Penalties for Liquor License Violations
according to the recommendation of the City Manager:

    •   Resolution imposing civil penalty for liquor license violation on August 24, 2010 at Taste of
        India, 5617 Wayzata Blvd.
    •   Resolution imposing civil penalty for liquor license violation on August 24, 2010 at TGI
        Friday’s, 5875 Wayzata Blvd.
    •   Resolution imposing civil penalty for liquor license violation on August 24, 2010 at Crave,
        1603 West End Blvd.
    •   Resolution imposing civil penalty for liquor license violation on August 26, 2010 at Trader
        Joe’s, 4500 Excelsior Blvd.
    •   Resolution imposing civil penalty for liquor license violation on August 27, 2010 at Vescio’s
        Cucina, 4001 State Highway 7.

POLICY CONSIDERATION:
Does the City Council concur with the administrative hearing decision of the City Manager to
impose penalties for liquor license violations occurring on August 24, August 26 and August 27,
2010 at five establishments in St. Louis Park? If the City Council should disagree with the City
Manager’s recommendation, a hearing would need to be scheduled for the Licensee to appear before
the City Council for further consideration.

BACKGROUND:
As required by state statute, liquor compliance checks were conducted by the St. Louis Park Police
Department in August 2010. Under the direction of Police officers, an underage buyer attempted to
purchase alcoholic beverages at the 48 licensed establishments throughout the city. Five of the
licensed establishments failed the compliance check. Citations were issued to the server involved in
each case and forwarded to Hennepin County District Court for consideration of criminal penalties.

The City is responsible for imposing civil penalties on the business establishment that failed the
compliance check. Minnesota Statutes 340A.415 limits civil penalty fees of up to $2,000 for each
violation. Ordinance No. 2329-07 adopted May 7, 2007 by the City Council states the
presumptive civil penalties for the violations of selling alcohol to an underage person are as follows:
City Council Meeting of October 4, 2010 (Item No. 4b)                                                     Page 2
Subject: Imposing Civil Penalty for Liquor License Violations


        1st Violation                2nd Violation                   3rd Violation            4th Violation
                                      within 3 yrs                   Within 3 yrs             Within 3 yrs
           $2,000                      $2,000 and                     $2,000 and               Revocation
                                    1 day suspension               3 day suspension


Administrative Process
Liquor license violators can choose to appear at an administrative hearing before the City Manager
or appeal directly to the City Council. Four establishments with liquor violations appeared at the
administrative hearings held on September 17, 2010 and one appeared on September 21, 2010. At
those hearings the City Manager, City Clerk, and Lieutenant Harcey reviewed each violation in
detail and discussed preventive measures that could be taken to ensure that future violations do not
occur. Lieutenant Harcey discussed training provided by the St. Louis Park Police Department. At
the end of each hearing a penalty fine was determined by the City Manager in accordance with the
City’s ordinance. All License holders signed stipulations agreeing to the facts of their case and
accepting the fine imposed.

The establishments and fines set are as follows:

   Establishment                 Address               Violation       Number of       Fine/Penalty
       Name                                              Date          Violations
                                                                      within 3 years
 Crave                  7924 State Highway 7            8/24/10              1           $ 2,000
 Taste of India         5617 Wayzata Blvd               8/24/10              1           $ 2,000
 TGI Friday’s           5875 Wayzata Blvd               8/24/10              1           $ 2,000
 Trader Joe’s           4500 Excelsior Blvd             8/26/10              1           $ 2,000
 Vescio’s               4001 State Hwy 7                8/27/10              2           $ 2,000 and
                                                                                         1 day liquor license
                                                                                         suspension which
                                                                                         occurred on Tuesday,
                                                                                         September 28, 2010

FINANCIAL OR BUDGET CONSIDERATION:
Not applicable.

VISION CONSIDERATION:
Not applicable

Attachments:               Resolutions

Prepared by:               Kris Luedke, Office Assistant
Reviewed by:               Nancy Stroth, City Clerk
Approved by:               Tom Harmening, City Manager
City Council Meeting of October 4, 2010 (Item No. 4b)                                               Page 3
Subject: Imposing Civil Penalty for Liquor License Violations




                                      RESOLUTION NO. 10 -______


                             RESOLUTION IMPOSING CIVIL PENALTY
                               FOR LIQUOR LICENSE VIOLATION
                                OCCURRING AUGUST 24, 2010 AT
                                       TASTE OF INDIA
                                     5617 WAYZATA BLVD

       WHEREAS, on August 24, 2010, a liquor license violation, sale of liquor to a minor,
occurred at Taste of India, located at 5617 Wayzata Blvd in St. Louis Park; and

        WHEREAS, the liquor license violation was the first occurrence at this establishment within
three years; and

        WHEREAS, the license holder, has stipulated that the incident occurred and was a violation
of the city liquor license ordinance Sections 3-73 through 3-75; and

        WHEREAS, the license holder was informed of the civil penalty process and has agreed to
accept the administrative penalty as set by the City Manager and as approved by the City Council.

        NOW THEREFOR BE IT RESOLVED, that a civil penalty of $2000 is hereby imposed
on the license holder pursuant to City Code Section 3-75.


 Reviewed for Administration:                             Adopted by the City Council October 4, 2010




 City Manager                                             Mayor

 Attest:




 City Clerk
City Council Meeting of October 4, 2010 (Item No. 4b)                                               Page 4
Subject: Imposing Civil Penalty for Liquor License Violations




                                      RESOLUTION NO. 10 -______


                             RESOLUTION IMPOSING CIVIL PENALTY
                               FOR LIQUOR LICENSE VIOLATION
                                OCCURRING AUGUST 24, 2010 AT
                                         TGI FRIDAY’S
                                     5875 WAYZATA BLVD


       WHEREAS, on August 24, 2010, a liquor license violation, sale of liquor to a minor,
occurred at TGI Friday’s, located at 5875 Wayzata Blvd in St. Louis Park; and

        WHEREAS, the liquor license violation was the first occurrence at this establishment within
three years; and

        WHEREAS, the license holder, has stipulated that the incident occurred and was a violation
of the city liquor license ordinance Sections 3-73 through 3-75; and

        WHEREAS, the license holder was informed of the civil penalty process and has agreed to
accept the administrative penalty as set by the City Manager and as approved by the City Council.

        NOW THEREFOR BE IT RESOLVED, that a civil penalty of $2000 is hereby imposed
on the license holder pursuant to City Code Section 3-75.


 Reviewed for Administration:                             Adopted by the City Council October 4, 2010




 City Manager                                             Mayor

 Attest:




 City Clerk
City Council Meeting of October 4, 2010 (Item No. 4b)                                               Page 5
Subject: Imposing Civil Penalty for Liquor License Violations




                                      RESOLUTION NO. 10 -______


                             RESOLUTION IMPOSING CIVIL PENALTY
                               FOR LIQUOR LICENSE VIOLATION
                                OCCURRING AUGUST 24, 2010 AT
                                           CRAVE
                                     1603 WEST END BLVD


       WHEREAS, on August 24, 2010, a liquor license violation, sale of liquor to a minor,
occurred at Crave, located at 1603 West End Blvd in St. Louis Park; and

        WHEREAS, the liquor license violation was the first occurrence at this establishment within
three years; and

        WHEREAS, the license holder, has stipulated that the incident occurred and was a violation
of the city liquor license ordinance Sections 3-73 through 3-75; and

        WHEREAS, the license holder was informed of the civil penalty process and has agreed to
accept the administrative penalty as set by the City Manager and as approved by the City Council.

        NOW THEREFOR BE IT RESOLVED, that a civil penalty of $2000 is hereby imposed
on the license holder pursuant to City Code Section 3-75.


 Reviewed for Administration:                             Adopted by the City Council October 4, 2010




 City Manager                                             Mayor

 Attest:




 City Clerk
City Council Meeting of October 4, 2010 (Item No. 4b)                                               Page 6
Subject: Imposing Civil Penalty for Liquor License Violations




                                      RESOLUTION NO. 10 -______


                             RESOLUTION IMPOSING CIVIL PENALTY
                               FOR LIQUOR LICENSE VIOLATION
                                OCCURRING AUGUST 26, 2010 AT
                                        TRADER JOE’S
                                    4500 EXCELSIOR BLVD


       WHEREAS, on August 26, 2010, a liquor license violation, sale of liquor to a minor,
occurred at Trader Joe’s, located at 4500 Excelsior Blvd in St. Louis Park; and

        WHEREAS, the liquor license violation was the first occurrence at this establishment within
three years; and

        WHEREAS, the license holder, has stipulated that the incident occurred and was a violation
of the city liquor license ordinance Sections 3-73 through 3-75; and

        WHEREAS, the license holder was informed of the civil penalty process and has agreed to
accept the administrative penalty as set by the City Manager and as approved by the City Council.

        NOW THEREFOR BE IT RESOLVED, that a civil penalty of $2000 is hereby imposed
on the license holder pursuant to City Code Section 3-75.


 Reviewed for Administration:                             Adopted by the City Council October 4, 2010




 City Manager                                             Mayor

 Attest:




 City Clerk
City Council Meeting of October 4, 2010 (Item No. 4b)                                               Page 7
Subject: Imposing Civil Penalty for Liquor License Violations




                                      RESOLUTION NO. 10 -______


                             RESOLUTION IMPOSING CIVIL PENALTY
                               FOR LIQUOR LICENSE VIOLATION
                                OCCURRING AUGUST 27, 2010 AT
                                       VESCIO’S CUCINA
                                    4001 STATE HIGHWAY 7


       WHEREAS, on August 27, 2010, a liquor license violation, sale of liquor to a minor,
occurred at Vescio’s Cucina, located at 4001 State Highway 7 in St. Louis Park; and

        WHEREAS, the liquor license violation was the second occurrence at this establishment
within three years; and

        WHEREAS, the license holder, has stipulated that the incident occurred and was a violation
of the city liquor license ordinance Sections 3-73 through 3-75; and

        WHEREAS, the license holder was informed of the civil penalty process and has agreed to
accept the administrative penalty as set by the City Manager and as approved by the City Council.

        NOW THEREFOR BE IT RESOLVED, that a civil penalty of $2000 and one day liquor
license suspension to be on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 is hereby imposed on the license holder
pursuant to City Code Section 3-75.


 Reviewed for Administration:                             Adopted by the City Council October 4, 2010




 City Manager                                             Mayor

 Attest:




 City Clerk
                                                                     Meeting Date: October 4, 2010
                                                                                 Agenda Item #: 4c

Regular Meeting      Public Hearing     Action Item         Consent Item      Resolution     Ordinance
                     Presentation       Other:
EDA Meeting          Action Item        Resolution          Other:
Study Session        Discussion Item    Written Report      Other:



TITLE:
Second Reading of Ordinance Adopting Fees for 2011.

RECOMMENDED ACTION:
Motion to Adopt Second Reading of Ordinance adopting fees for 2011 as outlined in Appendix A of
the City Code of Ordinances, approve summary, and authorize publication.

POLICY CONSIDERATION:
Does the Council agree with the proposed revisions to the 2011 fee schedule to reflect adjustments
to fees charged for programs and services called for by ordinance?

BACKGROUND:
Sec. 1-19 of the St. Louis Park Ordinance Code states that fees called for within individual
provisions of the Code are to be set by ordinance and listed as Appendix A of the Code. Each year
our fees are reviewed by departments prior to renewal and as part of our budget process. Some fees
must be set and adjusted in accordance with our ordinance; other fees are allowed to be set
administratively. All fees are reviewed based on comparison to other cities in the metro area, changes
in regulation(s) and to make sure our business costs are covered for such service. The Administrative
Services Department has worked with individual departments to complete this review and their
recommendations are included in the attached ordinance.

On September 20, 2010, Council approved first reading of the fee schedule and set second reading
for October 4, 2010. If approved, the fee increases will be effective January 1, 2011. Fees, rates and
charges called for by resolution or set by a department, are not required by law to be included in the
Appendix A City Code fee schedule. Utility fees for 2011 water, sewer, storm water, and solid waste
rates are scheduled for approval later this year.

FINANCIAL OR BUDGET CONSIDERATION:
Each Department Director has reviewed Appendix A of the City Code. Fire Department,
Information Resources, Police Department are recommending no increase in their fees for 2011.
The Inspections and Community Development Departments have each proposed fee increases
which are the shown in Appendix A (attached). Unless otherwise noted, proposed fee increases
reflect the increased costs of providing services. The proposed fee increases have been incorporated
into the proposed 2011 budget.

Community Development Department
Community Development is proposing one change of additional language to clarify installation of
permanent signs to include signs with and without footings and separate fees for each.
City Council Meeting of October 4, 2010 (Item No. 4c)                                             Page 2
Subject: Second Reading of an Ordinance Adopting Fees for 2011


Inspections Department
Permit and license fees proposed by the Inspections Department were increased when appropriate
consistent with the “fee for service” program philosophy. A combination of related costs, recent
increases, comparative fees in other cities, and customer resistance to continual increasing charges are
also factored into the process. As a result of this evaluation, one fee is recommended to decrease,
some fees are proposed to remain unchanged, and others increased the suggested 2-3% inflationary
adjustment. Some fees increase slightly more as a result of rounding up the fee to the nearest $5.00.

Food and Beverage Licenses
The net effect of all proposed fee changes for Food and Beverage Licenses and an increase in the
number of licensed establishments, will result in an increase of $12,635 in projected 2011 revenue.

Food Class Low
The Food Class Low license is issued for prepackage food sales and minor food preparation only.
The proposal for 2011 is to decrease the current license fee from $300 to $225. Inquiries were
received as to the seemingly high cost of our Food Low license fee of $300, resulting from a older
time spent analysis and inflationary creep over the years. Staff time spent on the average facility for
licensing, inspection, and follow-up has not been as intensive as the fee would indicate. Decreasing
this fee brings the charge in line with the services being provided to the average business with this
class of license.

Food Class High + and Large Grocery Store (25,000 sq ft+)
The Food Class High license is for establishments with onsite food preparation and dining services
along with certain sized grocery stores. A 6% increase is proposed due to the significant amount of
time utilized at these larger, more complex establishments by inspectors for routine annual
inspection, follow-up inspections, and complaint investigations occurring over the year.

Mechanical Competency Card
What initially appears to be a rather large 20% increase from the current fee of $25 to the proposed
fee of $30 actually amounts to only a $1.67 per year since the Card is valid for 3 years. A current
code requirement for contractors renewing is for the cardholder to complete 6 hours of education.
The fee covers not only the administrative processing time, but also continuing education classes
provided yearly by City staff on Mechanical Code requirements and updates.

VISION CONSIDERATION:
None at this time.

Attachments:              Ordinance
                          Summary Publication

Prepared by:              Nancy Stroth, City Clerk
Reviewed by:              Nancy Deno Gohman, Deputy City Manager/HR Director
Approved by:              Tom Harmening, City Manager
City Council Meeting of October 4, 2010 (Item No. 4c)                                            Page 3
Subject: Second Reading of an Ordinance Adopting Fees for 2011



                                       ORDINANCE NO. ____-10

                ORDINANCE ADOPTING FEES FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2011

THE CITY COUNCIL OF ST. LOUIS PARK ORDAINS:

        Section 1.      Fees called for within individual provisions of the City Code are hereby set
by this ordinance for calendar year 2011.

        Section 2.    The Fee Schedule as listed below shall be included as Appendix A of the City
Code and shall replace those fees adopted November 2, 2009 by Ordinance No. 2378-09 which is
hereby rescinded.

  CITY CLERK'S OFFICE
               Administrative Penalties
                 First Violation                                                                 $25
                 Each Subsequent in Same Calendar Year                       add $10 to previous fine


  COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
               Amendment Filing Fee
                 Single Family                                                                   $50
                 Other Uses                                                                    $120
               Amendment Time Extension                                                          $75
               Comprehensive Plan Amendments                                                 $2,000
               Conditional Use Permit                                                        $2,000
                 Major Amendment                                                             $2,000
                 Minor Amendment                                                             $1,000
               Fence Permit
                 Installation                                                                    $15
               Numbering of Buildings (New Addresses)                                            $50
               Official Map Amendment                                                          $500
               Parking Lot/Driveway Permit
                 Installation/Reconstruction                                                     $75
               Planned Unit Development
                 Preliminary PUD                                                             $2,000
                 Final PUD                                                                   $2,000
                 Prelim/Final PUD Combined                                                   $2,250
                 PUD - Major Amendment                                                       $2,000
                 PUD - Minor Amendment                                                       $1,000
               Registration of Land Use                                                         $50
               Sign Permit
                 Erection of Temporary Sign                                                      $30
                 Erection of Real Estate, Construction Sign 40+ ft                               $30
                 Installation of Permanent Sign without footings                                 $75
City Council Meeting of October 4, 2010 (Item No. 4c)                                                     Page 4
Subject: Second Reading of an Ordinance Adopting Fees for 2011


               Installation of Permanent Sign with footings                                              $100
               Special Permits
                 Major Amendment                                                                       $2,000
                 Minor Amendment                                                                       $1,000
               Subdivision Dedication
                 Park Dedication (in lieu of land)
                   Commercial/Industrial Properties                        5 percent of current market value
                                                                                     of the unimproved land
                                                                               as determined by city assessor
                    Multi-family Dwelling Units                                     $1,500 per dwelling unit
                    Single-family Dwelling Units                                    $1,500 per dwelling unit
                    Trails                                                 $225 per residential dwelling unit
               Subdivisions/Replats
                 Preliminary Plat                                                       $500 plus $50 per lot
                 Final Plat                                                                            $300
                 Combined Process and Replats                                           $750 plus $25 per lot
                 Exempt and Administrative Subdivisions                                                $300
               Tree Replacement
                 Cash in lieu of replacement trees                                      $115 per caliper inch
               Traffic Management Plan
                 Administrative Fee                                              $0.10 per sq ft of gross floor
               Variances
                 Commercial                                                                              $500
                 Residential                                                                             $300
               Zoning   Appeal                                                                           $300
               Zoning   Letter                                                                            $50
               Zoning   Map Amendments                                                                 $2,000
               Zoning   Permit
                 Accessory Structures, 120 ft or less                                                     $25
               Zoning Text Amendments                                                                  $2,000


  FIRE DEPARTMENT
               Fireworks Display Permit                                                 Actual costs incurred
               Service Fees
                 Service Fee for fully-equipped and staffed vehicles       $500 per hour for a ladder truck
                                                                       $325 per hour for a full-size fire truck
                                                                              $255 per hour for a rescue unit
                 Service Fee of a Chief Officer                                                $100 per hour
               Tent Permit
                 Tent over 200 sq. ft.                                                                 $75.00
                 Canopy over 400 sq. ft.                                                               $75.00


  INSPECTIONS DEPARTMENT
               Building Demolition Deposit
                 1 & 2 Family Residential & Accessory Structures                                       $2,500
                 All Other Buildings                                                                   $5,000
City Council Meeting of October 4, 2010 (Item No. 4c)                                         Page 5
Subject: Second Reading of an Ordinance Adopting Fees for 2011


               Building Demolition Permit
                 1 & 2 Family Residential & Accessory Structures                             $150
                 All Other Buildings                                                         $220
               Building Moving Permit                                                        $500

               Business Licenses
                 Billboards                                                     $140 per billboard
                 Commercial Entertainment                                           $270    $275
                 Courtesy Bench                                                               $45
                 Dog Kennel                                                          $140 $145
                 Environmental Emissions                                             $305    $310
                 Lodging (Hotel/Motel)
                    Building Fee                                                     $155 $160
                    Unit Fee                                                           $9 $9.25
                 Massage Therapy Establishment                                               $325
                    Massage Therapy License                                                   $95
               Therapists holding a Massage Therapy                                           $25
               Establishment License
                 Pawnbroker
                    License Fee                                                             $2,000
                    Per Transaction Fee                                                      $1.50
                    Investigation Fee                                                       $1,000
                    Penalty                                                           $50 per day
                 Sexually Oriented Business
                    Investigation Fee (High Impact)                                          $500
                    High Impact                                                             $4,500
                    Limited Impact                                                           $125
                 Tobacco Products & Related Device Sales                                     $485
                 Vehicle Parking Facilities
                    Enclosed Parking                                                 $200 $205
                    Parking Ramp                                                     $150 $155
               Certificate of Occupancy
                 For each condominium unit completed after building                          $100
                 occupancy
                 Change of Use (does not apply to 1 & 2 family dwellings)
                                                         Up to 5,000 sq ft                   $280
                                                        5,001 to 25,000 sq ft                $440
                                                       25,001 to 75,000 sq ft                $650
                                                      75,001 to 100,000 sq ft                $860
                                                 100,000 to 200,000 sq ft                   $1,070
                                                         above 200,000 sq ft                $1,280
                 Temporary Certificate of Occupancy                                           $50
               Certificate of Property Maintenance
                 Certificate of Property Maintenance Extension                                $50
                 Change in Ownership
City Council Meeting of October 4, 2010 (Item No. 4c)                                                              Page 6
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                    Single Family Dwellings                                                               $210 $215
                    Duplex (2 Family dwellings)                                                                   $295
                    Condominium Unit                                                                       $130 $135
                    Multi-Family (apartment) Buildings                                $250 per building + $12 per unit
                    All Other Buildings:
                                                              Up to 5,000 sq ft                            $280 $290
                                                           5,001 – 25,000 sq ft                                   $440
                                                        25,001 to 75,000 sq ft                                    $650
                                                       75,001 to 100,000 sq ft                                    $860
                                                     100,000 to 200,000 sq. ft                                  $1,070
                                                           above 200,000 sq. ft                                 $1,280
                 Temporary Certificate of Property Maintenance                                                      $60

               Construction Permits (building, electrical, fire protection,
               mechanical, plumbing, pools, utilities)
                 Building and Fire Protection Permits Valuation
                    Up to $500                                                                         Base Fee $42.25

                    $500.01 to $2,000.00                                           Base Fee $42.25 plus $1.80 for each
                                                                                         additional(or fraction thereof)
                                                                                                    $100 over $500.01
                    $2,000.01 to $25,000.00                                       Base Fee $69.25 plus $14.00 for each
                                                                                        additional (or fraction thereof)
                                                                                                $1,000 over $2,000.01
                    $25,000.01 to $50,000.00                                         Base Fee $391.25 plus $10.10 for
                                                                                   each additional (or fraction thereof)
                                                                                              $1,000 over $25,000.01
                    $50,000.01 to $100,000.00                                     Base Fee $643.75 plus $7.00 for each
                                                                                        additional (or fraction thereof)
                                                                                              $1,000 over $50,000.01
                    $100,000.01 to $500,000.00                                    Base Fee $993.75 plus $5.60 for each
                                                                                        additional (or fraction thereof)
                                                                                             $1,000 over $100.000.01

                    $500,000.01 to $1,000,000.00                                    Base Fee $3,233.75 plus $4.75 for
                                                                                   each additional (or fraction thereof)
                                                                                             $1,000 over $500,000.01
                    $1,000,000.01 and up                                            Base Fee $5,608.75 plus $4.25 for
                                                                                   each additional (or fraction thereof)
                                                                                           $1,000 over $1,000,000.01
                 Electrical Permit
                    Installation, Replacement, Repair                                                    $42.50 $43
                                                                                              + 1.75% of job valuation
                    Installation of traffic signals per location                                                 $150
                    Single family, one appliance                                                          $42.50 $43
                 Erosion Control Permit
                    Application and Review                                                                        $150
City Council Meeting of October 4, 2010 (Item No. 4c)                                                   Page 7
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                 ISTS Permit
                    (sewage treatment system install or repair)                                       $125
                 Mechanical Permit
                    Installation, Replacement, Repair                                         $42.50 $43
                                                                                   + 1.75% of job valuation
                 Mechanical Permit (cont'd.)
                    Single Family Exceptions:
                      Replace furnace, boiler or furnace/AC                                         $60.00
                      Install single fuel burning appliance with piping                             $60.00
                      Install, replace or repair single mechanical appliance                 $42.50 $43
                 Plumbing Permit
                    Installation, Replacement, Repair                                         $42.50 $43
                                                                                   + 1.75% of job valuation
                    Single Family Exceptions:
                      Repair/replace single plumbing fixture                                   $42.50 $43
                 Private Swimming Pool Permit                                     Building permit fees apply
                 Public Swimming Pool Permit                                      Building permit fees apply
                 Sewer and Water Permit (all underground private utilities)
                   Installation, Replacement, Repair                                           $42.50 $43
                                                                                   + 1.75% of job valuation
                 Single Family Exceptions:
                    Replace/repair sewer or water service                                     $71.50 $73
               Competency Exams Fees
                 Mechanical per test                                                                    $30
                 Renewal - 3 year Mechanical                                                     $25 $30
               Contractor Licenses
                 Mechanical                                                                             $95
                 Solid Waste                                                                          $195
                 Tree Maintenance                                                                       $85
               Dog Licenses
                 1 year                                                                                 $25
                 2 year                                                                                 $37
                 3 year                                                                                 $50
                 Potentially Dangerous Dog License – 1 year                                           $100
                 Dangerous Dog License – 1 year                                                       $250
                 Interim License                                                                        $15
                 Off-Leash Dog Area Permit (non-resident)                                               $55
                 Penalty for no license                                                                 $40
               Food and Beverage Equipment Permit
                 Installation (used equipment valued as new)                   $50 + 1.75% permit valuation
                 Plan Review Fee                                                          35% of permit fee
               Food and Beverage Licenses
                 Class E (multi-site educational facilities)                                        $2,800
                 High + & large grocery store (25,000 sq ft +)                             $1,250 $1,325
City Council Meeting of October 4, 2010 (Item No. 4c)                                                        Page 8
Subject: Second Reading of an Ordinance Adopting Fees for 2011


                 High + small grocery store (to 25,000 sq ft)                                       $900 $925
                 Class H (establishment with on-site preparation of food                                    $850
                 and dining service)
                 Class L - (prepackaged food)                                                       $300 $225
                 Class M - (coffee shop)                                                                    $580
                 Class V - (food vending machine)                                                            $15
                 Temporary Food Service
                    3+ days                                                                                 $150
                    1 to 3 days                                                                             $100
                    Concession - Seasonal (Class S)                                                         $180
                    Prepackaged Food Only                                                                    $40
               Inspections
                 After Hours Inspections                                         $65 per hour (minimum 2 hrs.)
                 Installation of permanent sign w/footing inspection           Based on valuation using building
                                                                                                    permit table
               Re-Inspection Fee (after correction notice issued and has not                                $130
               been corrected within 2 subsequent inspections)
               Insurance Requirements
                 Circus                                                             $1,000,000 General Liability
               Commercial Entertainment                                           $1,000,000 General Liability
                 Mechanical Contractors                                             $1,000,000 General Liability
                 Solid Waste                                                        $1,000,000 General Liability
                 Tree Maintenance & Removal                                         $1,000,000 General Liability
                 Vehicle Parking Facility                                           $1,000,000 General Liability
               ISTS Permit
                 Sewage treatment system install or repair                                                  $125
               License Fees - Other
                 Investigation Fee                                                       $300 per establishment
                                                                                      requiring a business license
                 Late Fee                                                      25% of license fee (minimum $50)
                 License Reinstatement Fee                                                                $250
                 Transfer of License (new ownership)                                                         $75
               Plan Review
                 Building Permits                                                             65% of Permit Fee
                 Repetitive Building                                            25% of Permit Fee for Duplicate
                                                                                                      Structure
                 Electrical Permits                                                           35% of Permit Fee
                 Mechanical Permits                                                           35% of Permit Fee
                 Plumbing Permits                                                             35% of Permit Fee
                 Sewer & Water Permits                                                        35% of Permit Fee
                 Single Family Interior Remodel Permits                                       35% of Permit Fee
               Public Sanitary Facilties - Swimming Pools, Whirlpool,
               Sauna (Dry or Steam), Public Bath or Shower, Training Beds
               or Similar Facilities
                 Class I                                                                            $800 $820
                 Class II                                                                           $440 $450
City Council Meeting of October 4, 2010 (Item No. 4c)                                      Page 9
Subject: Second Reading of an Ordinance Adopting Fees for 2011


                 Class III                                                         $280 $285
               Rental Housing License
                 Single Family Unit                                       $95 per dwelling unit
                 Duplex both sides non-owner occupied                          $145 per duplex
                 Housing Authority owned single family dwelling units              $15 per unit
                 Condominium/Townhouse/ Cooperative                                $75 per unit
                 Multiple Family
                   Per Building                                                    $155 $160
                   Per Unit                                                       $10 $10.25
               Temporary Noise Permit                                                    $60
               Temporary Use Permits
                 Amusement Rides, Carnivals & Circuses                                    $260
                 Commercial Film Production Application                                    $80
                 Petting Zoos                                                              $60
                 Temporary Outdoor Retail Sales                                           $110
               Vehicle Decals
                 Catering                                                                  $75
                 Solid Waste                                                                $20
                 Tree Maintenance & Removal                                                  $8


  POLICE DEPARTMENT
               Animals
                 Animal Impound
                   Initial impoundment                                                      $25
                    2nd offense w/in year                                                   $40
                    3rd offense w/in year                                                   $50
                   4th offense w/in year                                                    $75
                 Boarding Per Day                                                           $25
                 Dangerous Dog Annual Review Hearing                                      $250
                 Potentially Dangerous Dog Annual Review Hearing                          $100
               Criminal Background Investigation
                 Volunteers & Employees                                                      $5
               False Alarm
                 First                                                                      $0
                 Each subsequent in same year                                             $100
                 Late payment fee                                                          10%

               Solicitor/Peddler Registration                                             $150
               Vehicle Forfeiture
                 Administrative fee in certain vehicle forfeiture cases                   $250


  PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT
               Installation/repair of Sidewalk, Curb Cut or Curb          $10 per 10 linear feet
               and Gutter Permit
                 Administrative Fee (all permits)                                          $50
City Council Meeting of October 4, 2010 (Item No. 4c)                                                   Page 10
Subject: Second Reading of an Ordinance Adopting Fees for 2011


               Permit to Exceed Vehicle Weight Limitations                                           $30 each
               (MSC)
               Record Deed Transfer with Hennepin County                              $120 + Recording Cost
               Winter Parking Permit
                 Caregiver parking                                                                     $25
                 No off-street parking available                                                  No Charge
                 Off-street parking available                                                         $125
               Street, Alley, Utility Vacations                                                       $300
               Work in Public Right-of-Way Permit
                 Administrative Fee (all permits)                                                         $50
                 Hole in Roadway/Blvd (larger than 10" diameter)                                $50 per hole
                 Trenching in Roadway                                                 $400 per 100 linear feet
                                                                                           (minimum $400)
                 Trenching in Boulevard                                               $200 per 100 linear feet
                                                                                           (minimum $200)


Section 3.       This ordinance shall take effect January 1, 2011.

                         Public Hearing/First Reading            September 20, 2010
                         Second Reading                          October 4, 2010
                         Date of Publication                     October 14, 2010
                         Date Ordinance takes effect             January 1, 2011

Reviewed for Administration:                            Adopted by the City Council October 4, 2010




City Manager                                            Mayor

Attest:                                                 Approved as to form and execution:




City Clerk                                              City Attorney
City Council Meeting of October 4, 2010 (Item No. 4c)                                             Page 11
Subject: Second Reading of an Ordinance Adopting Fees for 2011




SUMMARY


                                      ORDINANCE NO. _____-10

                       AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING FEES CALLED FOR
                        BY ORDINANCE FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2011


This ordinance sets 2011 fees as outlined in Appendix A of the City Code of Ordinances. The fee
ordinance is modified to reflect the cost of providing services and is completed each year to
determine what, if any, fees require adjustment. This ordinance shall take effect January 1, 2011.


                                                    Adopted by the City Council October 4, 2010


                                                             Jeffrey W. Jacobs /s/
                                                             Mayor


A copy of the full text of this ordinance is available for inspection with the City Clerk.

Published in St. Louis Park Sailor: October 14, 2010
                                                                      Meeting Date: October 4, 2010
                                                                                 Agenda Item #: 4d

Regular Meeting      Public Hearing      Action Item         Consent Item      Resolution      Ordinance
                     Presentation        Other:
EDA Meeting          Action Item         Resolution          Other:
Study Session        Discussion Item     Written Report      Other:



TITLE:
Daniel Kubes Retirement Recognition Resolution.

RECOMMENDED ACTION:
Motion to adopt Resolution to recognize Police Sergeant Dan Kubes’ retirement after 27 years of
service to the City of St. Louis Park.

POLICY CONSIDERATION:
None.

BACKGROUND:
City policy states that employees who retire or resign in good standing with over 20 years of service
will be presented with a Resolution from the Mayor, City Manager and City Council.

This consent item will officially adopt the resolution that honors Dan Kubes for his years of service.

FINANCIAL OR BUDGET CONSIDERATION:
None.

VISION CONSIDERATION:
None.

Attachments:           Resolution

Prepared by:           Ali Fosse, HR Coordinator
Reviewed by:           Nancy Deno Gohman, Deputy City Manager/HR Director
Approved by:           Tom Harmening, City Manager
City Council Meeting of October 4, 2010 (Item No. 4d)                                              Page 2
Subject: Daniel Kubes Retirement Recognition Resolution


                                     RESOLUTION NO. 10- _____

                                RESOLUTION OF THE
                     CITY COUNCIL OF ST. LOUIS PARK, MINNESOTA,
                        RECOGNIZING THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF
                          AND EXPRESSING APPRECIATION TO
                                   DANIEL KUBES

        WHEREAS, Dan Kubes began his employment with the City of St. Louis Park over 27
years ago on September 19, 1983; and

        WHEREAS, Dan has served as a Patrol Officer, in several special assignments and as a
Police Sergeant; and

       WHEREAS, Dan has earned the admiration and respect of his coworkers for his dedication,
enthusiasm, professionalism, sense of humor and hard work; and

       WHEREAS, through his dedication, determination and leadership, Dan has earned the
appreciation and respect of the organization and community; and

       WHEREAS, Dan will spend his retirement traveling, golfing, biking and cooking with his
wife, Debbie;

       NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of St. Louis
Park, Minnesota, by this Resolution and public record, would like to thank Police Sergeant Daniel
Kubes for his great contributions and over 27 years of dedicated services to the City of St. Louis Park
and wish him the best in his retirement.


Reviewed for Administration:                         Adopted by the City Council October 4, 2010




City Manager                                         Mayor

Attest:




City Clerk
                                                                   Meeting Date: October 4, 2010
                                                                               Agenda Item #: 4e

Regular Meeting     Public Hearing     Action Item        Consent Item      Resolution   Ordinance
                    Presentation       Other:
EDA Meeting         Action Item        Resolution         Other:
Study Session       Discussion Item    Written Report     Other:



TITLE:
Vendor Claims.

RECOMMENDED ACTION:
Motion to accept for filing Vendor Claims for the period September 18, 2010 through October 1,
2010.

POLICY CONSIDERATION:
Not applicable.

BACKGROUND:
The Finance Department prepares this report on a monthly basis for Council’s review.

FINANCIAL OR BUDGET CONSIDERATION:
None.

VISION CONSIDERATION:
Not applicable.

Attachments:          Vendor Claims

Prepared by:          Connie Neubeck, Account Clerk
         City Council Meeting of October 4, 2010 (Item No. 4e)
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Vendor                                 Business Unit                    Object                             Amount
A-1 OUTDOOR POWER INC                  PARK MAINTENANCE G & A           GENERAL SUPPLIES                    124.36
                                                                                                            124.36


ABM EQUIPMENT & SUPPLY INC             GENERAL REPAIR                   EQUIPMENT MTCE SERVICE              139.15
                                                                                                            139.15


ACTION FLEET INC                       GENERAL REPAIR                   EQUIPMENT MTCE SERVICE              313.29
                                                                                                            313.29


ADVANCED ENGINEERING & ENVIRON         WATER UTILITY G&A                GENERAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES      1,319.90
                                                                                                           1,319.90


AECOM INC                              PE INVEST/REVIEW/PER             IMPROVEMENTS OTHER THAN BUILDI     6,852.41
                                                                                                           6,852.41


ALEX AIR APPARATUS INC                 OPERATIONS                       EQUIPMENT MTCE SERVICE              133.86
                                                                                                            133.86


ALLIANCE MECH SRVCS INC                H.V.A.C. EQUIP. MTCE             BUILDING MTCE SERVICE               346.00
                                                                                                            346.00


ALLIED BLACKTOP                        CONSTRUCTION PAYMENTS            IMPROVEMENTS OTHER THAN BUILDI   225,145.67
                                                                                                         225,145.67


ALMSTEAD'S SUPERVALU                   SCHOOL GROUPS                    GENERAL SUPPLIES                       5.57
                                                                                                               5.57


AMERICAN MESSAGING                     POLICE G & A                     TELEPHONE                             65.50
                                                                                                              65.50


AMERICAN TIRE DISTRIBUTORS             PARK AND RECREATION BALANCE SH   INVENTORY                           516.62
                                                                                                            516.62


AMERIPRIDE LINEN & APPAREL SER         PUBLIC WORKS OPS G & A           OPERATIONAL SUPPLIES                150.87
                                       PARK MAINTENANCE G & A           OPERATIONAL SUPPLIES                  88.72
                                       ENTERPRISE G & A                 GENERAL SUPPLIES                    125.75
                                       VEHICLE MAINTENANCE G&A          OPERATIONAL SUPPLIES                146.95
                                       WATER UTILITY G&A                OPERATIONAL SUPPLIES                  16.93
                                       SEWER UTILITY G&A                OPERATIONAL SUPPLIES                  89.05
                                       STORM WATER UTILITY G&A          OPERATIONAL SUPPLIES                  14.84
                                                                                                            633.11
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                                                                        9/18/2010 -   10/1/2010

Vendor                                Business Unit                    Object                               Amount
AMES CONSTRUCTION                     CONSTRUCTION PAYMENTS            IMPROVEMENTS OTHER THAN BUILDI   1,543,363.09
                                                                                                        1,543,363.09


ANDERSEN INC, EARL                    INSTALLATION                     OTHER IMPROVEMENT SUPPLIES          3,479.81
                                                                                                           3,479.81


ANDREW, MARK                          WATER UTILITY G&A                GENERAL CUSTOMERS                     285.25
                                                                                                             285.25


ASPEN MILLS                           OPERATIONS                       OPERATIONAL SUPPLIES                1,126.05
                                                                                                           1,126.05


AT&T                                  COMMUNICATIONS/GV REIMBURSEABL   TELEPHONE                              32.19
                                                                                                              32.19


ATKINS, MARY                          INSPECTIONS G & A                MULTI-FAMILY HOUSING                   95.00
                                                                                                              95.00


AUTOMOBILE SERVICE                    GENERAL REPAIR                   EQUIPMENT MTCE SERVICE                492.96
                                                                                                             492.96


B&D ASSOCIATES INC                    HOIGAARD VILLAGE - PUBLIC ART    OTHER CONTRACTUAL SERVICES         14,800.00
                                                                                                          14,800.00


BACHMAN'S PLYMOUTH                    BEAUTIFICATION / FLOWERS         LANDSCAPING MATERIALS                 115.16
                                                                                                             115.16


BALSER, AMY HOERNER                   INSPECTIONS G & A                MECHANICAL                            210.00
                                                                                                             210.00


BARNA, GUZY & STEFFEN LTD             HUMAN RESOURCES                  GENERAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES         194.75
                                                                                                             194.75


BARR ENGINEERING CO                   STORM WATER UTILITY G&A          OTHER IMPROVEMENT SERVICE           3,500.00
                                                                                                           3,500.00


BATTERIES PLUS                        PARK AND RECREATION BALANCE SH   INVENTORY                             371.92
                                      VEHICLE MAINTENANCE G&A          GENERAL SUPPLIES                      213.73
                                                                                                             585.65


BECKER ARENA PRODUCTS                 ARENA MAINTENANCE                BLDG/STRUCTURE SUPPLIES                84.39
                                                                                                              84.39
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Vendor                              Business Unit                    Object                           Amount


BELT LINE PROPERTIES INC            GO BONDS-FIRE STATIONS G&A       RENTAL BUILDINGS                 1,400.00
                                                                                                      1,400.00


BLOOMINGTON, CITY OF                INSPECTIONS G & A                GENERAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES     176.00
                                                                                                       176.00


BOYER TRUCK PARTS                   PARK AND RECREATION BALANCE SH   INVENTORY                        2,187.50
                                                                                                      2,187.50


BRAUN INTERTEC CORPORATION          ENGINEERING G & A                ENGINEERING SERVICES             1,311.25
                                    GO BONDS-FIRE STATIONS G&A       BUILDINGS & STRUCTURES           1,267.75
                                                                                                      2,579.00


BROOKSIDE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSN         NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION GRANT   OTHER CONTRACTUAL SERVICES        241.42
                                                                                                       241.42


BRYAN ROCK PRODUCTS INC             PATCHING-PERMANENT               OTHER IMPROVEMENT SUPPLIES       1,062.51
                                                                                                      1,062.51


CALHOUN TOWERS APTS                 OPERATIONS                       RADIO COMMUNICATIONS              741.00
                                                                                                       741.00


CENTERPOINT ENERGY                  FACILITY OPERATIONS              HEATING GAS                       390.91-
                                    PARK MAINTENANCE G & A           HEATING GAS                       250.84
                                    WESTWOOD G & A                   HEATING GAS                        20.06
                                    NATURALIST PROGRAMMER            HEATING GAS                        20.06
                                    WATER UTILITY G&A                HEATING GAS                      1,812.67
                                    REILLY G & A                     HEATING GAS                        15.86-
                                    SEWER UTILITY G&A                HEATING GAS                        30.34
                                                                                                      1,727.20


CENTERPOINT ENERGY SERVICES IN      ENTERPRISE G & A                 HEATING GAS                     11,724.72
                                                                                                     11,724.72


CENTRAL PENSION FUND                EMPLOYEE FLEXIBLE SPENDING B/S   OTHER RETIREMENT                10,000.00
                                                                                                     10,000.00


CITIZENS INDEPENDENT BANK           GENERAL FUND BALANCE SHEET       DUE TO OTHER GOVTS                 69.51-
                                    ADMINISTRATION G & A             TRAINING                           60.00
                                    HUMAN RESOURCES                  GENERAL SUPPLIES                  182.91
                                    HUMAN RESOURCES                  RECOGNITION                       285.44
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                                                                      9/18/2010 -   10/1/2010

Vendor                              Business Unit                    Object                            Amount
                                    HUMAN RESOURCES                  CITE                               142.28
                                    DESKTOP SUPPORT/SERVICES         GENERAL SUPPLIES                    19.90
                                    FINANCE G & A                    SEMINARS/CONFERENCES/PRESENTAT     178.61
                                    FINANCE G & A                    MISC REVENUE                           .60-
                                    COMM DEV PLANNING G & A          TRAINING                           388.00
                                    POLICE G & A                     OPERATIONAL SUPPLIES                48.27
                                    POLICE G & A                     POLICE EQUIPMENT                   286.06
                                    POLICE G & A                     MEETING EXPENSE                     24.00
                                    E-911 PROGRAM                    POLICE EQUIPMENT                   887.24
                                    OPERATIONS                       OFFICE SUPPLIES                     53.63
                                    OPERATIONS                       GENERAL SUPPLIES                   682.40
                                    OPERATIONS                       FIRE PREVENTION SUPPLIES           168.00
                                    OPERATIONS                       OPERATIONAL SUPPLIES               733.24
                                    OPERATIONS                       EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS             680.00
                                    SAFETY SERVICES                  SEMINARS/CONFERENCES/PRESENTAT     398.00
                                    PARK AND RECREATION BALANCE SH   DUE TO OTHER GOVTS                    7.98-
                                    ORGANIZED REC G & A              GENERAL SUPPLIES                   126.07
                                    ORGANIZED REC G & A              TRAINING                          2,427.00
                                    ADULT PROGRAMS                   GENERAL SUPPLIES                      8.57
                                    SUMMER PLAYGROUNDS               OTHER CONTRACTUAL SERVICES          28.97
                                    WESTWOOD G & A                   OFFICE SUPPLIES                     15.64
                                    WESTWOOD G & A                   GENERAL SUPPLIES                   265.79
                                    FAMILY PROGRAMS                  GENERAL SUPPLIES                    65.10
                                    BUILDING MAINTENANCE             BLDG/STRUCTURE SUPPLIES             43.79
                                    INSTRUCTIONAL SKATING LESSONS    OPERATIONAL SUPPLIES              1,458.60
                                    WATER UTILITY G&A                OTHER CONTRACTUAL SERVICES         265.00
                                    SOLID WASTE COLLECTIONS          GENERAL SUPPLIES                      5.13
                                    SOLID WASTE RECYCLING GRANT      SEMINARS/CONFERENCES/PRESENTAT     380.00
                                    GROUNDS MAINTENANCE/REPAIR       SEMINARS/CONFERENCES/PRESENTAT     100.00
                                    TECHNOLOGY REPLACEMENT           OFFICE EQUIPMENT                   220.91
                                    TECHNOLOGY REPLACEMENT           BANK CHARGES/CREDIT CD FEES           6.63
                                                                                                      10,557.09


COMCAST                             IT G & A                         DATACOMMUNICATIONS                 159.95
                                                                                                        159.95


COMMISSIONER OF TRANSPORTATION      TRAINING                         OTHER CONTRACTUAL SERVICES         107.86
                                    CE MATERIALS TESTING             IMPROVEMENTS OTHER THAN BUILDI    2,482.87
                                                                                                       2,590.73


CONCRETE ETC INC                    PARK IMPROVE CAPITAL PROJECT     OTHER CONTRACTUAL SERVICES        3,742.50
                                    UNINSURED LOSS G&A               UNINSURED LOSS                     501.25
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                                                                      9/18/2010 -   10/1/2010

Vendor                              Business Unit                    Object                        Amount
                                                                                                   4,243.75


COOKE JP CO                         GENERAL FUND BALANCE SHEET       DUE TO OTHER GOVTS                5.46-
                                    FINANCE G & A                    OFFICE SUPPLIES                 84.86
                                                                                                     79.40


CREATIVE PRODUCT SOURCING INC       GENERAL FUND BALANCE SHEET       DUE TO OTHER GOVTS              37.04-
                                    DARE PROGRAM                     OPERATIONAL SUPPLIES           575.87
                                                                                                    538.83


CRIMSON DESIGN & BUILDERS LLC       WATER UTILITY G&A                GENERAL CUSTOMERS               32.14
                                                                                                     32.14


CRONIN, SEAMUS                      SOCCER                           OTHER CONTRACTUAL SERVICES     385.00
                                                                                                    385.00


CUB FOODS                           POLICE G & A                     SUBSISTENCE SUPPLIES           114.99
                                                                                                    114.99


CURRAN-MOORE, KIM                   SOFTBALL                         OTHER CONTRACTUAL SERVICES     875.00
                                                                                                    875.00


CUSTOM REMODELERS INC               INSPECTIONS G & A                MECHANICAL                      77.80
                                                                                                     77.80


DAKOTA SUPPLY GROUP                 WATER UTILITY G&A                OTHER IMPROVEMENT SUPPLIES    2,704.11
                                                                                                   2,704.11


DERCKS, SCOTT                       NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION GRANT   OTHER CONTRACTUAL SERVICES     100.00
                                                                                                    100.00


DISCOUNT STEEL INC                  ROUTINE MAINTENANCE              GENERAL SUPPLIES                32.34
                                                                                                     32.34


DJ ELECTRIC SERVICES INC            PARK IMPROVE CAPITAL PROJECT     OTHER CONTRACTUAL SERVICES   10,000.00
                                                                                                  10,000.00


EGAN COMPANIES INC                  SYSTEM REPAIR                    OTHER CONTRACTUAL SERVICES     804.45
                                                                                                    804.45


EHLERS & ASSOCIATES INC             2005A GO IMPROVEMENT BOND G&A    OTHER CONTRACTUAL SERVICES    2,000.00
                                                                                                   2,000.00
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                                                                         9/18/2010 -   10/1/2010

Vendor                                 Business Unit                    Object                        Amount


EMERGENCY APPARATUS MTNCE              PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE         EQUIPMENT MTCE SERVICE        1,472.85
                                       GENERAL REPAIR                   EQUIPMENT MTCE SERVICE         294.57
                                                                                                      1,767.42


ENVIRONMENTAL EQUIPMENT & SERV         GENERAL REPAIR                   EQUIPMENT MTCE SERVICE         640.69
                                                                                                       640.69


ESRI                                   TECHNOLOGY REPLACEMENT           EQUIPMENT MTCE SERVICE       33,123.47
                                                                                                     33,123.47


FACTORY MOTOR PARTS CO                 PARK AND RECREATION BALANCE SH   INVENTORY                      580.19
                                                                                                       580.19


FASTENAL COMPANY                       GENERAL BUILDING MAINTENANCE     BLDG/STRUCTURE SUPPLIES           8.32
                                                                                                          8.32


FERGUSON WATERWORKS                    WATER UTILITY G&A                OTHER IMPROVEMENT SUPPLIES   25,078.10
                                                                                                     25,078.10


FORSELL, WENDY                         SUNSET RIDGE                     COLLECTED BY CITY              215.00
                                                                                                       215.00


FRIEDGES LANDSCAPING INC               PARK EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE       OTHER CONTRACTUAL SERVICES    1,262.50
                                                                                                      1,262.50


GARTNER REFRIG & MFG INC               ARENA MAINTENANCE                BUILDING MTCE SERVICE          618.00
                                                                                                       618.00


GENERAL REPAIR SERVICE                 WATER UTILITY G&A                EQUIPMENT MTCE SERVICE        1,187.49
                                                                                                      1,187.49


GENERAL SAFETY EQUIPMENT CORP          PARK AND RECREATION BALANCE SH   INVENTORY                      200.48
                                                                                                       200.48


GOPHER STATE ONE-CALL INC              WATER UTILITY G&A                OTHER IMPROVEMENT SERVICE     1,022.20
                                                                                                      1,022.20


GRAINGER INC, WW                       INSPECTIONS G & A                TRAINING                       139.47
                                       BUILDING MAINTENANCE             BLDG/STRUCTURE SUPPLIES        103.07
                                                                                                       242.54
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                                                                      9/18/2010 -   10/1/2010

Vendor                              Business Unit                    Object                       Amount
GRANITE LEDGE ELECTRICAL CONTR      WIRING REPAIR                    OTHER CONTRACTUAL SERVICES   1,895.39
                                                                                                  1,895.39


GRIGGS, COLBY                       WATER UTILITY G&A                GENERAL CUSTOMERS             121.51
                                                                                                   121.51


HAMILTON, MIKE                      SOFTBALL                         OTHER CONTRACTUAL SERVICES    100.00
                                                                                                   100.00


HAWKINS INC                         WATER UTILITY G&A                OPERATIONAL SUPPLIES         2,721.54
                                    WATER UTILITY G&A                OTHER                        5,395.00
                                                                                                  8,116.54


HEALEY, MICHAEL                     ATHLETIC CAMPS                   OTHER CONTRACTUAL SERVICES    400.00
                                                                                                   400.00


HENNEPIN COUNTY ELECTIONS           ADMINISTRATION G & A             POSTAGE                      1,117.25
                                                                                                  1,117.25


HENNEPIN COUNTY INFO TECH           POLICE G & A                     EQUIPMENT MTCE SERVICE       2,240.00
                                    OPERATIONS                       RADIO COMMUNICATIONS          800.00
                                    OPERATIONS                       EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS        256.00
                                                                                                  3,296.00


HENNEPIN COUNTY SHERIFFS ACCTG      POLICE G & A                     SUBSISTENCE SERVICE          1,558.90
                                                                                                  1,558.90


HENNEPIN COUNTY TREASURER           POLICE G & A                     SUBSISTENCE SERVICE          3,258.00
                                                                                                  3,258.00


HIGHVIEW PLUMBING INC               INSPECTIONS G & A                MULTI-FAMILY HOUSING           57.20
                                                                                                    57.20


HIRSHFIELDS                         PAINTING                         BLDG/STRUCTURE SUPPLIES       188.22
                                                                                                   188.22


HOIGAARD'S CUSTOM CANVAS INC        PARK AND RECREATION BALANCE SH   DUE TO OTHER GOVTS             60.84-
                                    AQUATIC PARK MAINTENANCE         GENERAL SUPPLIES              945.84
                                                                                                   885.00


HOME DEPOT CREDIT SERVICES          GENERAL BUILDING MAINTENANCE     BLDG/STRUCTURE SUPPLIES      1,078.88
                                    ROUTINE MAINTENANCE              GENERAL SUPPLIES              281.42
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Vendor                               Business Unit                    Object                        Amount
                                     SKATING RINK MAINTENANCE         OTHER IMPROVEMENT SUPPLIES     186.05
                                     BUILDING MAINTENANCE             BLDG/STRUCTURE SUPPLIES         76.65
                                     PARK IMPROVE CAPITAL PROJECT     OTHER CONTRACTUAL SERVICES      58.05
                                                                                                    1,681.05


HOME HARDWARE                        PARK MAINTENANCE G & A           GENERAL SUPPLIES                93.62
                                                                                                      93.62


HOME TITLE INC                       WATER UTILITY G&A                GENERAL CUSTOMERS               90.08
                                                                                                      90.08


HOWES, JEFFREY                       KICKBALL                         OTHER CONTRACTUAL SERVICES     100.00
                                     SOFTBALL                         OTHER CONTRACTUAL SERVICES      25.00
                                                                                                     125.00


HOWES, JESSICA                       VOLLEYBALL                       OTHER CONTRACTUAL SERVICES     207.00
                                     KICKBALL                         OTHER CONTRACTUAL SERVICES     225.00
                                                                                                     432.00


HOWES, KRISTINE                      KICKBALL                         OTHER CONTRACTUAL SERVICES     325.00
                                     SOFTBALL                         OTHER CONTRACTUAL SERVICES     500.00
                                                                                                     825.00


HSBC BUSINESS SOLUTIONS              FACILITIES MCTE G & A            BLDG/STRUCTURE SUPPLIES       1,838.20
                                                                                                    1,838.20


HUBBELL LIGHTING INC                 SYSTEM REPAIR                    OTHER IMPROVEMENT SUPPLIES   41,837.26
                                                                                                   41,837.26


HUNSTAD, JOSH                        WATER UTILITY G&A                GENERAL CUSTOMERS              162.54
                                                                                                     162.54


I.U.O.E. LOCAL NO 49                 EMPLOYEE FLEXIBLE SPENDING B/S   UNION DUES                    1,570.25
                                                                                                    1,570.25


IFP TEST SERVICES                    OPERATIONS                       RECRUITMENT                   2,125.00
                                                                                                    2,125.00


IMPLEX.NET INC                       CABLE TV G & A                   OTHER CONTRACTUAL SERVICES    1,154.95
                                                                                                    1,154.95


INSIGHT EDGE                         HUMAN RESOURCES                  ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT     950.00
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Vendor                                 Business Unit                    Object                          Amount
                                                                                                         950.00


INTEGRA TELECOM                        IT G & A                         TELEPHONE                       2,420.94
                                                                                                        2,420.94


INVER GROVE FORD                       PARK AND RECREATION BALANCE SH   INVENTORY                         46.24
                                       GENERAL REPAIR                   EQUIPMENT MTCE SERVICE          1,506.10
                                                                                                        1,552.34


IPMA-HR                                HUMAN RESOURCES                  SUBSCRIPTIONS/MEMBERSHIPS        360.00
                                                                                                         360.00


J&D 14-93 LP                           WATER UTILITY G&A                GENERAL CUSTOMERS                 10.24
                                                                                                          10.24


JEFFERSON FIRE & SAFETY INC            OPERATIONS                       OPERATIONAL SUPPLIES             843.78
                                                                                                         843.78


JERRY'S MIRACLE MILE                   VEHICLE MAINTENANCE G&A          GENERAL SUPPLIES                  35.31
                                                                                                          35.31


JOHN HENRY FOSTER MN                   PARK AND RECREATION BALANCE SH   INVENTORY                        101.72
                                                                                                         101.72


JZ ELECTRIC                            INSPECTIONS G & A                ELECTRICAL                        90.00
                                                                                                          90.00


KAUFMAN, TERRY                         SOFTBALL                         OTHER CONTRACTUAL SERVICES       325.00
                                                                                                         325.00


KELLER, JASMINE Z                      EMPLOYEE FLEXIBLE SPENDING B/S   WAGE GARNISHMENTS                276.92
                                                                                                         276.92


KIMLEY-HORN AND ASSOCIATES, IN         ESCROWS                          POINT OF SALE HOUSING PROGRAM   2,700.00
                                                                                                        2,700.00


KINDLER, KIM                           WATER UTILITY G&A                GENERAL CUSTOMERS                 13.83
                                                                                                          13.83


KLEIN, BRAD & LANICA                   REFORESTATION FUND               OTHER CONTRACTUAL SERVICES        82.26
                                                                                                          82.26
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Vendor                              Business Unit                    Object                        Amount
KNOX COMPANY                        PARK IMPROVE CAPITAL PROJECT     OTHER CONTRACTUAL SERVICES     356.96
                                                                                                    356.96


KOELSCH, DONNA                      WATER UTILITY G&A                GENERAL CUSTOMERS               43.98
                                                                                                     43.98


KRAUSE, DOUGLAS & NANCY             REFORESTATION FUND               OTHER CONTRACTUAL SERVICES      79.80
                                                                                                     79.80


KRUGE-AIR INC                       BLDG/GROUNDS OPS & MAINT         BUILDING MTCE SERVICE          383.75
                                                                                                    383.75


KUHL, SUSAN                         WATER UTILITY G&A                GENERAL CUSTOMERS               94.66
                                                                                                     94.66


LARSON, JH CO                       GENERAL BUILDING MAINTENANCE     BLDG/STRUCTURE SUPPLIES        197.73
                                                                                                    197.73


LAW ENFORCEMENT LABOR SERVICES      EMPLOYEE FLEXIBLE SPENDING B/S   UNION DUES                    2,310.00
                                                                                                   2,310.00


LEAGUE OF MINNESOTA CITIES          ADMINISTRATION G & A             SUBSCRIPTIONS/MEMBERSHIPS       20.00
                                                                                                     20.00


LEAGUE OF MN CITIES                 GENERAL FUND BALANCE SHEET       PREPAID EXPENSES             16,014.00
                                    ADMINISTRATION G & A             SUBSCRIPTIONS/MEMBERSHIPS     8,007.00
                                                                                                  24,021.00


LEAGUE OF MN CITIES INSURANCE       UNINSURED LOSS B/S               PREPAID EXPENSES             94,277.75
                                                                                                  94,277.75


LEWIS, DON                          EMPLOYEE FLEX SPEND G&A          TUITION                        450.19
                                                                                                    450.19


LINDSAY KNOLLWOOD LLC               WATER UTILITY G&A                GENERAL CUSTOMERS               18.80
                                                                                                     18.80


MACKINNON, JAMES                    ESCROWS                          PMC ESCROW                   10,000.00
                                                                                                  10,000.00


MACQUEEN EQUIP CO                   PARK AND RECREATION BALANCE SH   INVENTORY                      107.90
                                                                                                    107.90
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Vendor                                 Business Unit              Object                            Amount


MAGNEY CONSTRUCTION INC                CONSTRUCTION PAYMENTS      IMPROVEMENTS OTHER THAN BUILDI   37,802.92
                                                                                                   37,802.92


MAGRUDER, MARTHA                       WATER UTILITY G&A          GENERAL CUSTOMERS                  109.06
                                                                                                     109.06


MAPLE CREST LANDSCAPE                  SSD 1 G&A                  OTHER CONTRACTUAL SERVICES         230.30
                                       SSD 2 G&A                  OTHER CONTRACTUAL SERVICES         168.41
                                       SSD 3 G&A                  OTHER CONTRACTUAL SERVICES         240.59
                                       SSD #4 G&A                 OTHER CONTRACTUAL SERVICES         150.19
                                                                                                     789.49


MATRIX LASER CARE INC                  FINANCE G & A              GENERAL SUPPLIES                   138.38
                                                                                                     138.38


MAYER ELECTRIC CO                      INSPECTIONS G & A          ELECTRICAL                          48.00
                                                                                                      48.00


MBPTA                                  INSPECTIONS G & A          TRAINING                            80.00
                                                                                                      80.00


MCLINN, SUSAN                          WATER UTILITY G&A          GENERAL CUSTOMERS                   59.01
                                                                                                      59.01


MEMA                                   OPERATIONS                 SUBSCRIPTIONS/MEMBERSHIPS           40.00
                                                                                                      40.00


MENARDS                                ROUTINE MAINTENANCE        EQUIPMENT PARTS                    249.87
                                       WESTWOOD G & A             GENERAL SUPPLIES                    22.02
                                       WATER UTILITY G&A          BLDG/STRUCTURE SUPPLIES            140.57
                                                                                                     412.46


METRO FIRE INC                         OPERATIONS                 EQUIPMENT PARTS                     58.00
                                                                                                      58.00


MIDWAY INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY CO IN         BLDG/GROUNDS OPS & MAINT   BUILDING MTCE SERVICE              804.44
                                                                                                     804.44


MIDWEST ASPHALT CORP                   SEALCOAT PREPARATION       OTHER IMPROVEMENT SUPPLIES       13,556.67
                                                                                                   13,556.67
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Vendor                                 Business Unit                    Object                            Amount
MIDWEST BADGE & NOVELTY CO             OPERATIONS                       GENERAL SUPPLIES                   328.83
                                                                                                           328.83


MIDWEST TESTING LLC                    WATER UTILITY G&A                OTHER CONTRACTUAL SERVICES        1,335.00
                                                                                                          1,335.00


MINNEAPOLIS FINANCE DEPT               PAWN FEES                        OTHER CONTRACTUAL SERVICES         652.00
                                                                                                           652.00


MINNESOTA CHILD SUPPORT PYT CT         EMPLOYEE FLEXIBLE SPENDING B/S   WAGE GARNISHMENTS                 1,275.48
                                                                                                          1,275.48


MINNESOTA DEPT HEALTH                  WATER UTILITY G&A                OTHER CONTRACTUAL SERVICES       21,571.00
                                                                                                         21,571.00


MINNESOTA STATE FIRE CHIEFS AS         OPERATIONS                       TRAINING                           760.00
                                                                                                           760.00


MINT CONDITION DETAILING               PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE         EQUIPMENT MTCE SERVICE             186.38
                                                                                                           186.38


MINUTEMAN PRESS                        SUPPORT SERVICES G&A             OFFICE SUPPLIES                    189.40
                                                                                                           189.40


MN FALL MAINTENANCE EXPO               TRAINING                         SEMINARS/CONFERENCES/PRESENTAT     270.00
                                                                                                           270.00


MOBILE RADIO ENGINEERING               SEWER UTILITY G&A                OTHER IMPROVEMENT SERVICE          320.48
                                                                                                           320.48


MORRIE'S PARTS & SERVICE GROUP         PARK AND RECREATION BALANCE SH   INVENTORY                           27.21
                                                                                                            27.21


MOTOROLA                               COMMUNICATIONS/GV REIMBURSEABL   EQUIPMENT MTCE SERVICE            1,707.15
                                                                                                          1,707.15


MRPA                                   SOFTBALL                         OTHER CONTRACTUAL SERVICES         336.00
                                                                                                           336.00


MSA                                    ENVIRONMENTAL G & A              SEMINARS/CONFERENCES/PRESENTAT     250.00
                                                                                                           250.00
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Vendor                              Business Unit                    Object                        Amount
MUSCO SPORTS LIGHTING LLC           PARK IMPROVE CAPITAL PROJECT     OTHER CONTRACTUAL SERVICES   17,855.61
                                                                                                  17,855.61


MVTL LABORATORIES                   REILLY BUDGET                    OTHER CONTRACTUAL SERVICES     250.00
                                                                                                    250.00


MYERS TIRE SUPPLY CO                GENERAL REPAIR                   GENERAL SUPPLIES               160.71
                                                                                                    160.71


NAPA (GENUINE PARTS CO)             ROUTINE MAINTENANCE              GENERAL SUPPLIES                  7.24
                                    PARK AND RECREATION BALANCE SH   INVENTORY                     1,626.59
                                    PARK MAINTENANCE G & A           GENERAL SUPPLIES                83.04
                                    VEHICLE MAINTENANCE G&A          GENERAL SUPPLIES                50.49
                                    WATER UTILITY G&A                EQUIPMENT MTCE SERVICE          76.52
                                                                                                   1,843.88


NELSON, DAVID                       WATER UTILITY G&A                GENERAL CUSTOMERS               70.78
                                                                                                     70.78


NELSON, SCOTT                       HUMAN RESOURCES                  ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT     250.00
                                                                                                    250.00


NEP CORP                            VEHICLE MAINTENANCE G&A          GENERAL SUPPLIES                87.21
                                                                                                     87.21


NEUMANN, NEAL                       SOFTBALL                         OTHER CONTRACTUAL SERVICES     662.50
                                                                                                    662.50


NEXTEL COMMUNICATIONS               ADMINISTRATION G & A             TELEPHONE                       80.54
                                    HUMAN RESOURCES                  TELEPHONE                      157.85
                                    RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT           TELEPHONE                      588.58
                                    ASSESSING G & A                  TELEPHONE                       73.54
                                    FINANCE G & A                    TELEPHONE                      178.16
                                    EDA / HA REIMBURSEMENT           TELEPHONE                      407.71
                                    POLICE G & A                     TELEPHONE                     1,097.48
                                    OPERATIONS                       TELEPHONE                      525.77
                                    INSPECTIONS G & A                TELEPHONE                       73.54
                                    ENGINEERING G & A                TELEPHONE                      266.68
                                    PUBLIC WORKS OPS G & A           TELEPHONE                      454.22
                                    PARK AND REC G&A                 TELEPHONE                      168.71
                                    ORGANIZED REC G & A              TELEPHONE                      365.48
                                    PARK MAINTENANCE G & A           TELEPHONE                      402.22
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Vendor                                Business Unit                    Object                      Amount
                                      ENVIRONMENTAL G & A              TELEPHONE                     78.88
                                      WESTWOOD G & A                   TELEPHONE                    308.69
                                      REC CENTER/AQUATIC PARK SAL      TELEPHONE                     73.54
                                      VEHICLE MAINTENANCE G&A          TELEPHONE                    120.79
                                      WATER UTILITY G&A                TELEPHONE                    373.52
                                      SEWER UTILITY G&A                TELEPHONE                    187.11
                                      SOLID WASTE G&A                  TELEPHONE                     39.80
                                                                                                   6,022.81


NORTH STAR ART GLASS INC.             UNINSURED LOSS G&A               UNINSURED LOSS              1,200.00
                                                                                                   1,200.00


NORTH WORKS OCCUPATIONAL HEALT        HUMAN RESOURCES                  RECRUITMENT                 4,124.00
                                                                                                   4,124.00


NORTHLAND HOME EXTERIORS              INSPECTIONS G & A                MULTI-FAMILY HOUSING          77.80
                                                                                                     77.80


NORTHWEST METRO DRUG TASK FORC        TASK FORCE                       GRANTS - STATE             37,768.31
                                                                                                  37,768.31


NRPA                                  ORGANIZED REC G & A              TRAINING                     145.00
                                                                                                    145.00


NUSS TRUCK & EQUIPMENT                PARK AND RECREATION BALANCE SH   INVENTORY                    138.56
                                                                                                    138.56


OACHS, KENT                           WATER UTILITY G&A                GENERAL CUSTOMERS            127.29
                                                                                                    127.29


OFFICE DEPOT                          HUMAN RESOURCES                  OFFICE SUPPLIES               38.27
                                      ASSESSING G & A                  OFFICE SUPPLIES               26.26
                                      FINANCE G & A                    OFFICE SUPPLIES               91.63
                                      GENERAL INFORMATION              OFFICE SUPPLIES               27.00
                                      POLICE G & A                     OFFICE SUPPLIES              287.90
                                      POLICE G & A                     OPERATIONAL SUPPLIES            8.74
                                      INSPECTIONS G & A                GENERAL SUPPLIES              81.04
                                      PUBLIC WORKS G & A               OFFICE SUPPLIES              230.85
                                      HOUSING REHAB G & A              OFFICE SUPPLIES                 3.74
                                                                                                    795.43


OHLIN SALES INC                       OPERATIONS                       OPERATIONAL SUPPLIES          45.30
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Vendor                              Business Unit                    Object                           Amount
                                                                                                        45.30


PARTS PLUS                          PARK AND RECREATION BALANCE SH   INVENTORY                         270.18
                                                                                                       270.18


PBBS EQUIPMENT CORP                 BUILDING MAINTENANCE             BLDG/STRUCTURE SUPPLIES           501.55
                                                                                                       501.55


PERFETTI, JOHN                      REFORESTATION FUND               OTHER CONTRACTUAL SERVICES        145.17
                                                                                                       145.17


PETTY CASH                          WATER UTILITY G&A                GENERAL SUPPLIES                   11.29
                                    WATER UTILITY G&A                OTHER CONTRACTUAL SERVICES           5.70
                                                                                                        16.99


PETTY CASH - WWNC                   WESTWOOD G & A                   GENERAL SUPPLIES                   79.27
                                    OTHER SUMMER CAMPS               GENERAL SUPPLIES                   18.04
                                                                                                        97.31


POSTMASTER - PERMIT #603            WATER UTILITY G&A                POSTAGE                           214.54
                                    SEWER UTILITY G&A                POSTAGE                           214.54
                                    SOLID WASTE COLLECTIONS          POSTAGE                           214.54
                                    STORM WATER UTILITY G&A          POSTAGE                           214.54
                                                                                                       858.16


PRAIRIE LAWN & GARDEN               PARK AND RECREATION BALANCE SH   INVENTORY                          23.91
                                                                                                        23.91


PRECISION LANDSCAPE & TREE          TREE DISEASE PUBLIC              CLEANING/WASTE REMOVAL SERVICE   9,294.92
                                                                                                      9,294.92


PRO HELMETS                         OPERATIONS                       OPERATIONAL SUPPLIES              194.34
                                                                                                       194.34


QUALITY RESTORATION SERVICES I      STORM WATER UTILITY G&A          OTHER IMPROVEMENT SERVICE        4,342.77
                                                                                                      4,342.77


QWEST                               COMMUNICATIONS/GV REIMBURSEABL   TELEPHONE                        1,191.63
                                                                                                      1,191.63


RAPID GRAPHICS & MAILING            WATER UTILITY G&A                POSTAGE                            33.50
                                    SEWER UTILITY G&A                POSTAGE                            33.50
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Vendor                               Business Unit                    Object                            Amount
                                     SOLID WASTE COLLECTIONS          POSTAGE                             33.50
                                     STORM WATER UTILITY G&A          POSTAGE                             33.50
                                                                                                         134.00


ROSE, ANDREA                         WATER UTILITY G&A                GENERAL CUSTOMERS                   28.89
                                                                                                          28.89


ROYAL CONCRETE PIPE INC              STORM WATER UTILITY G&A          OTHER IMPROVEMENT SERVICE          196.65
                                                                                                         196.65


SCHOEBEN'S WINDOW CLEANING SER       PARK BUILDING MAINTENANCE        OTHER CONTRACTUAL SERVICES         664.03
                                     BUILDING MAINTENANCE             BUILDING MTCE SERVICE              804.56
                                                                                                        1,468.59


SCHWAAB INC                          INSPECTIONS G & A                GENERAL SUPPLIES                    40.95
                                                                                                          40.95


SEH                                  PE DESIGN                        IMPROVEMENTS OTHER THAN BUILDI   62,404.00
                                     SEWER UTILITY G&A                GENERAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES     1,900.75
                                     STORM WATER UTILITY G&A          OTHER CONTRACTUAL SERVICES         308.00
                                                                                                       64,612.75


SHADYWOOD TREE EXPERTS INC.          TREE DISEASE PRIVATE             CLEANING/WASTE REMOVAL SERVICE    5,824.69
                                                                                                        5,824.69


SHERWIN WILLIAMS                     PARK MAINTENANCE G & A           GENERAL SUPPLIES                    15.98
                                                                                                          15.98


SHERWIN-WILLIAMS CO                  GRAFFITI CONTROL                 OTHER IMPROVEMENT SUPPLIES          62.18
                                                                                                          62.18


SIMPSON CO INC, M.E.                 WATER UTILITY G&A                GENERAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES    26,964.00
                                                                                                       26,964.00


SLP ASSOC OF FIREFIGHTERS #993       EMPLOYEE FLEXIBLE SPENDING B/S   UNION DUES                        1,599.53
                                                                                                        1,599.53


SMITH, COLLEEN                       WATER UTILITY G&A                GENERAL CUSTOMERS                   90.21
                                                                                                          90.21


SPELTZ, ROMELE                       RENTAL                           PROGRAM REVENUE                     64.00
                                                                                                          64.00
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Vendor                              Business Unit                    Object                             Amount


SPORTS TECHNOLOGY INC               PARK IMPROVE CAPITAL PROJECT     OTHER CONTRACTUAL SERVICES         8,750.00
                                                                                                        8,750.00


SPRINT                              IT G & A                         DATACOMMUNICATIONS                 1,456.00
                                                                                                        1,456.00


SQUARERIGGER SOFTWARE               TECHNOLOGY REPLACEMENT           OFFICE EQUIPMENT                   5,480.00
                                                                                                        5,480.00


SRF CONSULTING GROUP INC            PE PLANS/SPECS                   IMPROVEMENTS OTHER THAN BUILDI    13,477.11
                                    CE DESIGN                        IMPROVEMENTS OTHER THAN BUILDI      320.65
                                                                                                       13,797.76


ST CROIX REC CO                     PARK IMPROVE CAPITAL PROJECT     OTHER CONTRACTUAL SERVICES         1,732.44
                                                                                                        1,732.44


ST LOUIS PARK SENIOR HIGH CHOI      NEIGHBORHOOD PUBLIC ART          OTHER CONTRACTUAL SERVICES         3,000.00
                                                                                                        3,000.00


ST PAUL, CITY OF                    POLICE G & A                     TRAINING                            900.00
                                                                                                         900.00


STANLEY ACCESS TECH LLC             GENERAL BUILDING MAINTENANCE     BUILDING MTCE SERVICE               215.00
                                                                                                         215.00


STATE SUPPLY CO                     BUILDING MAINTENANCE             BLDG/STRUCTURE SUPPLIES             118.37
                                                                                                         118.37


STREICHER'S                         POLICE G & A                     OPERATIONAL SUPPLIES                742.79
                                    POLICE G & A                     POLICE EQUIPMENT                     32.05
                                    ERU                              OPERATIONAL SUPPLIES                 29.99
                                    VEHICLE MAINTENANCE G&A          GENERAL SUPPLIES                     47.14
                                                                                                         851.97


SUBURBAN GM PARTS                   PARK AND RECREATION BALANCE SH   INVENTORY                            28.27
                                                                                                          28.27


SUBURBAN TIRE WHOLESALE             PARK AND RECREATION BALANCE SH   INVENTORY                          1,926.83
                                                                                                        1,926.83


SUNSET RIDGE CONDOMINIUM ASSN       SUNSET RIDGE                     OTHER CONTRACTUAL SERVICES       336,377.45
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Vendor                              Business Unit                    Object                             Amount
                                                                                                      336,377.45


SUPERIOR FORD                       PARK AND RECREATION BALANCE SH   INVENTORY                              6.54
                                    GENERAL REPAIR                   EQUIPMENT MTCE SERVICE             1,228.23
                                                                                                        1,234.77


TELELANGUAGE INC                    ADMINISTRATION G & A             OTHER CONTRACTUAL SERVICES           39.99
                                                                                                          39.99


TERMINIX INT                        BUILDING MAINTENANCE             BUILDING MTCE SERVICE                97.00
                                                                                                          97.00


THE DAMA CO                         PARK IMPROVE CAPITAL PROJECT     OTHER CONTRACTUAL SERVICES          154.97
                                                                                                         154.97


THERMASTOR PRODUCTS GROUP           REILLY BUDGET                    EQUIPMENT PARTS                     255.13
                                                                                                         255.13


TIMESAVER OFF SITE SECRETARIAL      ADMINISTRATION G & A             OTHER CONTRACTUAL SERVICES          272.69
                                                                                                         272.69


TRAUTMANN, KYLE                     SOFTBALL                         OTHER CONTRACTUAL SERVICES          100.00
                                                                                                         100.00


UNIFORMS UNLIMITED (FIRE)           OPERATIONS                       GENERAL SUPPLIES                    542.90
                                    OPERATIONS                       OPERATIONAL SUPPLIES                323.55
                                                                                                         866.45


UNITED RENTALS NORTHWEST INC        SEWER UTILITY G&A                RENTAL EQUIPMENT                    993.34
                                                                                                         993.34


UNITED WAY OF MINNEAPOLIS AREA      EMPLOYEE FLEXIBLE SPENDING B/S   UNITED WAY                          211.00
                                                                                                         211.00


UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA             TREE DISEASE PRIVATE             OTHER IMPROVEMENT SUPPLIES           50.00
                                                                                                          50.00


UNO DOS TRES COMMUNICATIONS         POLICE G & A                     OTHER CONTRACTUAL SERVICES          110.00
                                                                                                         110.00


UPPER CUT TREE SERVICE              TREE DISEASE PRIVATE             CLEANING/WASTE REMOVAL SERVICE    12,158.10
                                                                                                       12,158.10
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      Subject: Vendor Claims                                                                                Page 20

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                                                                Council Check Summary                    Page -         19

                                                                9/18/2010 -   10/1/2010

Vendor                               Business Unit             Object                         Amount


USA BLUE BOOK                        STORM WATER UTILITY G&A   OPERATIONAL SUPPLIES            246.94
                                                                                               246.94


VAIL, LORI                           HUMAN RESOURCES           RECOGNITION                     307.00
                                                                                               307.00


VAUGHAN, JIM                         ENVIRONMENTAL G & A       MILEAGE-PERSONAL CAR            103.50
                                                                                               103.50


VIKING INDUSTRIAL CTR                WATER UTILITY G&A         OPERATIONAL SUPPLIES            240.15
                                                                                               240.15


WALKER PARKING CONSULTANTS           ESCROWS                                                   642.77
                                                                                               642.77


WASTE MANAGEMENT OF WI-MN            SOLID WASTE COLLECTIONS   GARBAGE/REFUSE SERVICE        57,297.47
                                     SOLID WASTE COLLECTIONS   YARD WASTE SERVICE            23,869.95
                                     SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL      GARBAGE/REFUSE SERVICE        30,897.22
                                     SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL      YARD WASTE SERVICE            10,189.28
                                                                                            122,253.92


WATER CONSERVATION SERVICE INC       WATER UTILITY G&A         OTHER IMPROVEMENT SERVICE       220.00
                                                                                               220.00


WHIPPS, MATTHEW                      SOFTBALL                  OTHER CONTRACTUAL SERVICES      100.00
                                                                                               100.00


WILLIAMS SCOTSMAN INC                MUNICIPAL BLDG            RENTAL BUILDINGS                157.37
                                                                                               157.37


WOIFRAM, KATJANA HELEN               SOCCER                    OTHER CONTRACTUAL SERVICES      385.00
                                                                                               385.00


XCEL ENERGY                          OPERATIONS                ELECTRIC SERVICE                  20.91
                                     PUBLIC WORKS OPS G & A    ELECTRIC SERVICE              18,737.89
                                     PARK MAINTENANCE G & A    ELECTRIC SERVICE               4,558.94
                                     BRICK HOUSE (1324)        ELECTRIC SERVICE                  31.94
                                     WW RENTAL HOUSE (1322)    ELECTRIC SERVICE                111.36
                                     WATER UTILITY G&A         ELECTRIC SERVICE              36,461.26
                                     REILLY G & A              ELECTRIC SERVICE               1,687.68
                                     SEWER UTILITY G&A         ELECTRIC SERVICE               3,239.79
           City Council Meeting of October 4, 2010 (Item No. 4e)
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                                                                         9/18/2010 -   10/1/2010

Vendor                                 Business Unit                    Object                                Amount
                                       STORM WATER UTILITY G&A          ELECTRIC SERVICE                     2,340.76
                                                                                                            67,190.53


XIOTECH CORP                           TECHNOLOGY REPLACEMENT           OFFICE EQUIPMENT                    25,664.47
                                                                                                            25,664.47


YARDLEY, DEBRA                         REFORESTATION FUND               OTHER CONTRACTUAL SERVICES             146.69
                                                                                                               146.69


YOCUM OIL CO INC                       PARK AND RECREATION BALANCE SH   INVENTORY                           25,479.55
                                                                                                            25,479.55


YOUNG, DARCY                           NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION GRANT   OTHER CONTRACTUAL SERVICES              50.00
                                                                                                                50.00


ZIP PRINTING                           ORGANIZED REC G & A              PRINTING & PUBLISHING                  118.54
                                                                                                               118.54


                                                                                          Report Totals   3,059,350.75
                                                                  Meeting Date: October 4, 2010
                                                                              Agenda Item #: 5a

Regular Meeting    Public Hearing     Action Item        Consent Item      Resolution   Ordinance
                   Presentation       Other: Boards and Commissions
EDA Meeting        Action Item        Resolution         Other:
Study Session      Discussion Item    Written Report     Other:


TITLE:
Appointment of Citizen Representative to Boards and Commissions.

RECOMMENDED ACTION:
Motion to appoint citizen representative Gregg Lindberg as a commissioner to the Community
Education Advisory Council (CEAC) to fill the position vacated by Bob Malooly who has resigned.
If appointed, Mr. Lindberg will serve the remainder of the term through June 30, 2012.

POLICY CONSIDERATION:
Does the Council wish to appoint this individual to the Community Education Advisory Board for
the term listed above?

BACKGROUND:
City Council interviewed Mr. Lindberg on February 16, 2010 for an opening on the Police Advisory
Commission (PAC) but was not appointed. Mr. Lindberg’s application was also forwarded to the
school district for consideration on the Community Education Advisory Commission (CEAC) for
which they had opening. CEAC has indicated to the City Clerk’s office that they recommend Mr.
Lindberg be appointed to their Commission.

FINANCIAL OR BUDGET CONSIDERATION:
Not applicable.

VISION CONSIDERATION:
Not applicable

Prepared by:          Kris Luedke, Office Assistant
Reviewed by:          Nancy Stroth, City Clerk
Approved by:          Tom Harmening, City Manager
                                                                      Meeting Date: October 4, 2010
                                                                                  Agenda Item #: 8a

Regular Meeting      Public Hearing     Action Item      Consent Item       Resolution    Ordinance
                     Presentation       Other:
EDA Meeting          Action Item        Resolution           Other:
Study Session        Discussion Item    Written Report       Other:


TITLE:
First Reading of Ordinance Amending Section 8-33 Fees and the Section 8-333 Provisional License.

RECOMMENDED ACTION:
Motion to adopt First Reading of Ordinance amending Section 8-33 – Fees, and Section 8-333 –
Provisional License and set Second Reading for October 18, 2010.

POLICY CONSIDERATION:
Does the Council wish to proceed with the adoption of the amendments to Chapter 8 including the
prorated license fees, provisional multi-family rental license and detailed process for revocation,
suspension or non-renewal?

BACKGROUND:
Most of the 300 multi-family rental buildings and 7,000 units are well operated and managed and
are a very important part of our housing base. Unfortunately if a building owner or management
allows continual deterioration of their property and criminal activity to occur, it creates a negative
effect on other building residents, neighbors and the entire community.

Council discussed during the March 1st Study Session possible tools that could be added to the
program to help properties from becoming deteriorated and negatively affecting the community.
Tools considered included a provisional license as an intermediate step before revocation is
considered as well as a more detailed and practical method of implementing a license suspension or
revocation if needed.

The draft rental licensing ordinance was presented to City Council at the June 7, 2010 Study
Session. The discussion included establishing criteria for the provisional license, mitigation plan
once the property was issued a provisional license and a provisional license fee applied to only the
properties that are issued the provisional license. The proposed criteria discussed included
establishing an appropriate threshold number for police contacts per dwelling unit; activities
occurring in the building or on the property that create on-going public safety concerns; and failure
to maintain properties in continued compliance with property maintenance codes. The other
component of the proposed rental licensing ordinance that was discussed was to provide detail to the
process and implications if a license were not to be renewed, suspended, or revoked.

Council directed staff to hold informational meetings for all current multi-family rental property
license holders. The two meetings were held June 29 and July 1, 2010. Representatives from the
Inspections and the Police Department were in attendance. Overall, the owners supported the
proposed revisions to the existing license requirements. Questions included number and types of
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calls that would trigger the provisional license and what effect would this have on the responsible
owners. A letter was sent to all current multi-family rental property license holders regarding the
scheduled first reading of the proposed license ordinance.

Staff provided a written report to Council at the September 13, 2010 Study Session to review the
draft ordinance and provide comment before scheduling the first reading. The only change
occurring since that report was the addition of a sentence that specifies that retaliation against
tenants is grounds for license revocation, suspension or non-renewal.

DISCUSSION:
Section 8-33
One additional item that has been included to the ordinance relating to Sec. 8-33, is a change to
pro-rate all business license fees on a semi-annual basis. Presently, if a new business opens between
Jan 1 and December 1, they must submit payment for an entire year license fee. The code currently
states that if a new business opens within the last 30 days of the license term (during December) a
license for the following year is issued. The proposed change would allow for the new business that
opens between July 1 and December 1 to pay a license fee equal to one-half the annual fee set in
Appendix A. This is a simple and easy to calculate reduced fee system that creates more perceived
fairness in the licensing program.

This will not affect City revenue since new business licenses are not known or include in budget
preparation. This is a business friendly change to create a more positive impression when opening a
business within the City.

Section 8-333 Provisional License
The ordinance is designed to enhance our current rental licensing program and provide additional
tools to reduce the affect of neglected or poorly managed multi-family rental properties for residents
and the community. New provisions in the ordinance would apply only to rental buildings with
three or more units. The existing Crime-Free program ordinance requirements have been successful
in resolving concerns arising in single family and duplex units.

The two primary components of the proposed rental license ordinance would be to establish a
provisional license, and a more specific process for revocation, suspension or non-renewal of a license
if ever needed:

        Provisional License - The intent of a provisional license would be to assist the property
        owner in creating a mitigation plan and correcting deficiencies in the business operation
        effecting residents and the community. A property will be considered for a provisional
        license when one or more of these three conditions exist:

        1) The average number of Police contacts per dwelling unit in the proceeding twelve month
           period exceeds a threshold. Licensed premises with between three and eleven dwelling
           units would need to average 1.0 or more Police contacts per dwelling unit and licensed
           premises with twelve or more dwelling units would need to generate an average of 0.7 or
           more Police contacts per dwelling unit.
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        2) Activities occurring in the building or on the property that create an on-going public
           safety concerns, including severity of issues, intimidation of tenants, and failure to comply
           with crime-free provisions.

        3) Failure to maintain properties in continued compliance with property maintenance codes.

        To help determine an appropriate threshold of crime/nuisance calls associated with the
        Crime-Free Program, staff reviewed data on the number of Police contacts for rental
        buildings with three or more units from 2008 and 2009. Using the collected data, it was
        apparent that a tiered system would be reasonable to trigger action for facilities of different
        sizes and to fairly treat all licensed premises. Other cities with similar ordinances have this
        average call level set between 0.5 and 1.0 call per unit per year.

        Issuing a provisional license would establish a mitigation plan for the owner with specific
        requirements to assist in returning the business to a regular license. The provisional license
        will be issued for one year only. The plan may include steps to reduce certain activities,
        changes in tenant screening procedures, security measures, building repairs, 24 hour on-site
        management, and other related criteria. Operating under a provisional license would require
        the licensee to provide the City with a current copy of their insurance certificate, monthly
        written report describing the progress and status of the approved mitigation plan. The City
        may contact the property owner’s insurance company to inform them of the change in their
        license status.

        To compensate the City for the additional time to review and manage a provisional license, a
        provisional license fee would be paid by the property owner so as not to penalize owners of
        all other regular licensed establishments. The provisional license fee is proposed to be twice
        the total annual license fee for each building and units as set in Appendix A. That is
        sufficient amount of time for the property owner to correct all problems with the property.

        Revocation, Suspension or Non-renewal of a License - The second program component
        being proposed would provide substantially more detail to the process and implications if a
        license were not to be renewed, suspended, or revoked. Currently, operating a rental
        building without a license is a misdemeanor offense. Unlike some other business license
        types, the closing of a rental building and asking residents to leave their home due to the
        actions of the manager/owner is not a practical course of action. This proposal would
        establish that existing tenants, not in violation of current crime-free requirements, could
        remain in their units with a suspended building license provided the building remains in
        habitable condition. Vacant units however, could not be rented by the owner until a valid
        license is restored to the building. This provides a financial interest for the owner to correct
        the issues. Prosecution for operating without a license could still occur.

        Sec. 8-334 (b) 6 was added as grounds for revocation, suspension or non-renewal of license.

Attached is the ordinance prepared by the City Attorney.
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FINANCIAL OR BUDGET CONSIDERATION:
No budget changes are proposed at this time, licensing and inspection are intended to be a fee for
service program.

VISION CONSIDERATION:
St. Louis Park is committed to quality housing and being engaged with providing a safe and
healthful community.

Attachments:          Ordinance

Prepared by:          Ann Boettcher, Inspection Services Manager
Reviewed by:          Brian Hoffman, Director of Inspections
Approved by:          Tom Harmening, City Manager
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                    AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 8 OF THE
                  ST. LOUIS PARK CODE OF ORDINANCES TO PROVIDE
                    FOR A PROVISIONAL RENTAL HOUSING LICENSE


THE CITY OF ST. LOUIS PARK DOES ORDAIN:

Section 1.      Chapter 8 of the St. Louis Park Code of Ordinances is amended by amending the
following section:

Sec. 8-33. Fees.

    Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, all fees for licenses under this chapter, including
investigation fees, shall be set by ordinance of the city council and listed as appendix A of this Code.
New fees called for by any ordinance subsequently adopted may be adopted by ordinance of the
council at second reading and codified into Appendix A at the time of the next annual review by the
council. In the case of contractor, business and animal licenses, license applications received within
the last 30 days of the license term will be issued a license for the following year in the fee amount
set for the following calendar year. New business licenses issued licenses between July 1 and
December 1 shall be charged a license fee equal to one-half the annual fee set forth in Appendix A.

Section 2.      Chapter 8 of the St. Louis Park Code of Ordinances is amended by adding the
following section:

Sec. 8-333. Provisional Licenses.

(a)     A licensed premises is only eligible for a provisional license under the following
        circumstances:

        (1)      a licensed premises with between three and eleven dwelling units has generated an
                 average of 1.0 or more police contacts per dwelling unit in the preceding twelve (12)
                 month period; or

        (2)      a licensed premises with twelve or more dwelling units that has generated an average
                 of 0.7 or more police contacts per dwelling unit in the preceding twelve (12) month
                 period; or

        (3)      the existence of substantial on-going public safety concerns; or

        (4)      licensee’s consistent failure to maintain compliance with property maintenance and
                 other City Code requirements.

(b)     Police contacts counted to determine whether a provisional license is required include
        disorderly use activities, criminal activity and drug related criminal activity defined in
        Section 8-331. The police contact shall be counted if it involves an incident that occurs
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        anywhere on the licensed premises regardless of who is involved, or near the licensed
        premises if the contact involves tenants or guests of the licensed premises.

(c)     Police contacts will not be counted for purposes of determining whether a provisional license
        is required where the victim and suspect are “family or household members” as defined in
        the Domestic Abuse Act, Minnesota Statutes, Section 518B.01, Subd. 2 (b) and where there
        is a report of “Domestic Abuse” as defined in the Domestic Abuse Act, Minnesota Statutes,
        Section 518B.01, Subd. 2 (a).

(d)     The period of time used to determine whether a provisional license is required based upon
        the number of police contacts is the twelve (12) month period ending two months before the
        expiration of the existing license. Additionally, upon sixty (60) days notice to the licensee, a
        regular license may be converted to a provisional license if substantial on-going public safety
        concerns exist.

(e)     The existence of substantial on-going public safety concerns that make a licensed premises
        only eligible for a provisional license even though the number of police calls does not meet
        the above threshold shall be determined by the Chief of Police. Factors that will be
        considered include the nature and severity of the incidents giving rise to the police contacts,
        any evidence that tenants are being discouraged or intimidated from making police contacts,
        the level of community policing activity compared to similar properties, the number of
        guests and other non-tenants at the premises and the licensee’s timeliness and diligence in
        evicting or otherwise addressing public safety concerns.

(f)     If a licensee is determined to be only eligible for a provisional license, the licensee must
        submit to the City manager or designee for review a mitigation plan for the license period.
        The mitigation plan shall describe steps proposed by the applicant to reduce the number of
        police contacts and public safety concerns to a level that qualifies for a regular license. The
        mitigation plan may include such steps as changes in tenant screening procedures, changes in
        lease terms, security measures, rules and regulations for tenant conduct and security
        personnel. If there has been a consistent failure to promptly meet property maintenance and
        other code requirements, the mitigation plan shall describe the steps to eliminate the
        problem.

(g)     In addition to an approved mitigation plan, a provisional license will only be issued if the
        following conditions are also met:

        (1)      Owner and manager or managers have all successfully completed, or will promptly
                 complete, a training program provided or specified by the City.
        (2)      Managers must be resident managers or on-site managers who are on site or available
                 24 hours a day.

        (3)      The licensee must provide the City with a current Certificate of Insurance providing
                 proof of property and general liability coverage. The City may notify the insurer of
                 the license status of the property.
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(h)     After giving the applicant an opportunity to be heard, the City Manager or designee shall
        approve, disapprove, or approve with conditions the application and the mitigation plan. In
        evaluating a mitigation plan, the City Manager or designee will consider, among other
        things, the facility, its management practices, the nature and seriousness of the causes for
        police contacts and general public safety concerns, and the expected effectiveness of measures
        identified in the plan to reduce the number of police contacts or incidents of property
        maintenance and other code violations. In evaluating a mitigation plan submitted by an
        applicant already under a provisional license, the City Manager or designee will also consider
        the effectiveness of measures identified in any previous mitigation plan and the need for
        different or additional measures to reduce police contacts, address overall public safety
        concerns or reduce property maintenance and other code violations.

(i)     The licensee shall comply with the mitigation plan as approved or modified by the City
        Manager or designee. No later than the tenth day after each calendar month, the licensee
        shall mail or deliver to the City Manager or designee a written report describing all steps
        taken in furtherance of the mitigation plan during the preceding month. A provisional
        license will be issued for up to a maximum of twelve months.

(j)     The fee for a provisional license shall be established by ordinance. The licensee having a
        regular license converted to a provisional license within the regular license term must pay the
        license fee difference.

Section 3.      Chapter 8 of the St. Louis Park Code of Ordinances is amended by adding the
following section:

Sec. 8-334. License Suspension, Revocation, Denial and Non-Renewal.

(a)     Every regular or provisional rental housing license issued under the provisions of Section 8-
        326 to 8-333 is subject to suspension, revocation or non-renewal pursuant to Section 8-36.

(b)     The City may revoke, suspend or decline to renew any regular or provisional rental housing
        license issued pursuant to Sections 8-326 to 8-333 upon any of the following grounds:

        (1)      false statements on any application or other information or report required by this
                 Chapter to be given by the applicant or licensee.

        (2)      failure to pay any application, penalty, reinspection or reinstatement fee required by
                 this Chapter and City Council resolution.

        (3)      failure to correct deficiencies indentified in violation notices within the specified time
                 for maintaining the building and property in compliance with Sec. 8-329 or failure
                 to accommodate inspections are required by Sec. 8-330.

        (4)      failure to comply with the provisions of an approved mitigation plan in the case of
                 provisional licenses.
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        (5)      failure to operate or maintain the licensed premises in conformity with all applicable
                 state laws and regulations and this Code of Ordinances.

        (6)      actions by the licensee which constitute either intimidation of or retaliation against a
                 tenant relating to the initiation of a police contact, the reporting of a potential
                 property maintenance violation or other communication to any public official or
                 other third party about the condition of the property or activities occurring on or
                 near the licensed premises.

        (7)      any other violation of this Chapter.

(c)     Licenses may be suspended for up to six (6) months and may, after the period of suspension,
        be reinstated subject to compliance with this Chapter and any conditions imposed by the
        City at the time of suspension. Licenses that are revoked will not be reinstated until the
        owner has applied for and secured a new license and complied with all conditions imposed at
        the time of revocation.

(d)     In the event that a license is suspended, revoked or not renewed, it shall be unlawful for the
        owner or the owner’s duly authorized agent to thereafter permit any new occupancies of
        vacant or thereafter vacated rental units until such time as a valid license may be restored.
        Revocation, suspension or non-renewal of a license shall not excuse the owner from
        compliance with all state laws and regulations and this Code of Ordinances for as long as any
        units in the facility are occupied. Failure to comply with all terms of this Chapter during the
        term of revocation, suspension or non-renewal is a misdemeanor and grounds for extension
        of the term of such revocation or suspension or continuation of non-renewal, or for a
        decision not to reinstate the license, notwithstanding any limitations on the period of
        suspension, revocation or non-renewal.

 (e)    Nothing in this section shall permit occupancy of a licensed premises or individual dwelling
        unit if the Certificate of Occupancy is revoked or the licensed premies or unit is posted
        uninhabitable.

Section 4.      Chapter 8 of the St. Louis Park Code of Ordinances is amended by adding the
following section:

Sec. 8-335. Provisional License Fee

The fee for a provisional license shall be twice the amount of an equivalent regular license, with such
fee being set by ordinance by the City Council and codified as part of Appendix A to the City Code.
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Section 5.       This Ordinance shall take effect fifteen days after its publication.

        ADOPTED this ______ day of _______________, 2010, by the City Council of the City
of St. Louis Park.

                                                              CITY OF ST. LOUIS PARK


                                                              By:
                                                                       Jeffrey W. Jacobs, Mayor

ATTEST:


Nancy Stroth, City Clerk

APPROVED AS TO FORM:


City Attorney
                                                                    Meeting Date: October 4, 2010
                                                                                Agenda Item #: 8b

Regular Meeting     Public Hearing      Action Item       Consent Item      Resolution     Ordinance
                    Presentation        Other:
EDA Meeting         Action Item         Resolution         Other:
Study Session       Discussion Item     Written Report     Other:


TITLE:
First Reading - Gambling Ordinance Amendments

RECOMMENDED ACTION:
Please see below for the specific motions the City Council may wish to consider.

POLICY CONSIDERATION
Does the Council wish to approve the proposed gambling amendments to Chapter 15?
   • Increase the local gambling tax to 1.25%
   • Require a 10% Contribution Fund
Does the Council wish to include exemptions to the proposed ordinance?
   • Exemption to the 10% contribution fund requirement for those organizations who expend
     100% of their lawful purpose expenditures within St. Louis Park.
   • Exemption to the 10% contribution fund requirement for those organizations located on a
     premises owned and operated by a nonprofit corporation.

BACKGROUND:
At the public hearing held on September 13, 2010, it was the consensus of the Council to direct staff
to prepare separate motions for Council consideration of the proposed gambling ordinance
amendments. These amendments related to increasing the local gambling tax to 1.25%, and require
a 10% Contribution Fund with or without exemptions for those organizations who expend 100% of
their lawful purpose expenditures within the City of St. Louis Park and for those organizations
where lawful gambling activity occurs on premises owned and operated by a nonprofit corporation.

The following motions have been prepared for Council consideration:

    1. Motion to approve first reading of ordinance amendment to Chapter 15, Section 15-9 of
       City Code concerning charitable gambling regulations of increasing the local gambling tax to
       1.25% and to set second reading for October 18, 2010. Comment: This amendment of
       Section 15-9 will increase the local gambling tax to 0.0125 percent (one and one quarter
       percent) from 0.0010 percent (one tenth of one percent) to cover administrative expenses of
       the City of St. Louis Park.

    2. Motion to approve first reading of ordinance amendment to Chapter 15 Section 15-8
       requiring organizations to contribute to a 10% Contribution Fund, and to set second
       reading for October 18, 2010. Comment: This amendment of Section 15-8 includes new
       language to require gambling organizations to contribute to a Fund administered and
       regulated by the City, for distribution by the city for lawful purposes authorized under
       Minnesota Statute in an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of the organization's net profits
       derived from lawful gambling.
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If the ordinance amendment to Section 15-8 is approved, the following additional exemptions
could be voted on by council:
    •   Motion to approve exemption to Section 15-8 relating to the required contribution to the
        10% percent Contribution Fund for organizations that expend 100 percent of their lawful
        purpose expenditures within the City of St. Louis Park.
    •   Motion to approve exemption to Section 15-8 relating to the required contribution to the
        10% Contribution Fund where lawful gambling activity occurs on premises owned and
        operated by a nonprofit corporation.

Council question regarding direct donations
At the September 13, 2010 meeting, Council requested clarification whether the American Legion
can receive a contribution directly to themselves. Staff contacted the State Gambling Control Board
and confirmed that the American Legion cannot receive a direct contribution from the gambling
organization operating at their premises.

Lawful Purpose Expenditures
The city does not have authority on what specific lawful purpose expenditures must be made. This
is governed by state law and the authority rests with the organization and its membership.

Lawful purpose expenditure amounts include all taxes, fees, and charitable lawful purposes
contributions. Expenditures are determined from net profit after all prizes and allowable expenses
including payroll, rent, advertising, product, and office supplies are accounted for.

2010 Timetable of Gambling Discussion
April 12 – Study Session Meeting – Gambling 101
April 28 – Open House with staff and gambling managers
June 28 – Study Session Meeting
August 9 – Study Session written report
September 7 – Public Hearing and First Reading of proposed gambling amendments
September 13 – Study Session discussion
October 4, 2010 – Continued First Reading of proposed gambling amendments
October 18, 2010 – Proposed Second Reading
November 12, 2010 – Proposed date ordinance becomes effective

10% Contribution Fund
Cities who establish a 10% Contribution Fund must file a report each year on or before March 15th
with the State Gambling Control Board to report the amount received and a detail listing of how the
funds were disbursed. A reasonable fund balance can be carried forward to the following year. All
disbursements from the 10% Contribution Fund must meet the criteria regulated by State Law.

Gambling Reporting
Gambling organizations in St. Louis Park submit a monthly reporting form showing distributions of
proceeds and local tax due. Organizations are allowed to accumulate funds and are not required to
distribute proceeds on a monthly basis. Because many months there are no distributions made, staff
is proposing the 10% contribution be reported and submitted annually by January 31 of the
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following year. Staff would present to council in March of each year the amount available for
allowable allocations from the proposed 10% contribution fund.

FINANCIAL OR BUDGET CONSIDERATION:
The attached spreadsheet of 10% contribution fund projection shows estimated amounts of
contributions as it relates to data from 2009.

VISION CONSIDERATION:
Not Applicable.

Attachments:            Proposed Ordinance Section 15-9 (local tax)
                        Proposed Ordinance Section 15-8 (contribution fund)
                        10% Contribution Fund Projection

Prepared by:            Nancy Stroth, City Clerk
                        Darla Monson, Finance Accountant
Reviewed by:            Nancy Deno Gohman, Deputy City Manager/HR Director
                        Tom Scott, City Attorney
Approved by:            Tom Harmening, City Manager
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                            PROPOSED ORDINANCE NO. _____-10

                 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 15, SECTION 15-9
                    OF THE ST. LOUIS PARK CODE OF ORDINANCES
                        CONCERNING GAMBLING LOCAL TAX

THE CITY OF ST. LOUIS PARK DOES ORDAIN:

           SECTION 1. Section 15-9 of the City Code is hereby amended to provide as follows:

Sec. 15-9. Local tax.

Any organization authorized to conduct lawful gambling shall pay to the city on a monthly basis a
local gambling tax in the amount of 0.0010 percent (one tenth of one percent) 0.0125 percent (one
and one quarter percent) of the gross receipts of a licensed organization from all lawful gambling less
prizes actually paid out by the organization. Payment shall be made no later than 25 days after the
end of the preceding month and shall be accompanied by a copy of the monthly return filed with the
Minnesota Department of Revenue.

        SECTION 2. This ordinance shall be deemed adopted and take effect fifteen days after its
publication.

                  Public Hearing First Reading                      September 7, 2010
                  First Reading continued                           October 4, 2010
                  Second Reading                                    October 18, 2010
                  Summary Ordinance Published                       October 28, 2010
                  Ordinance takes effect                            November 12, 2010


 Reviewed for Administration:                            Adopted by the City Council October 18, 2010


 City Manager                                            Mayor

 Attest:                                                 Approved as to form and execution:


 City Clerk                                              City Attorney
City Council Meeting of October 4, 2010 (Item No. 8b)                                             Page 5
Subject: First Reading - Gambling Ordinance Amendments


                            PROPOSED ORDINANCE NO. _____-10

                 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 15, SECTION 15-8
                    OF THE ST. LOUIS PARK CODE OF ORDINANCES
                 CONCERNING GAMBLING DISTRIBUTION OF PROCEEDS

THE CITY OF ST. LOUIS PARK DOES ORDAIN:

           SECTION 1. Section 15-8 of the City Code is hereby amended to provide as follows:

Sec. 15-8. Distribution of Proceeds

    (a) Each organization licensed to conduct gambling within the city shall contribute to a fund
administered and regulated by the City, for distribution by the city for lawful purposes authorized
under Minnesota Statute an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of the organization's net profits
derived from each individual site at which lawful gambling is conducted within the city. For
purposes of this section, net profits are profits less amounts expended for allowable expenses.

    (b) Each organization conducting lawful gambling within the city must expend 90 percent of its
lawful purpose expenditures on lawful purposes conducted or located within the trade area. The
contribution required in subsection (a) above shall be considered as part of the 90 percent
expenditure. This section applies only to lawful purpose expenditures of gross profits derived from
lawful gambling conducted on a premises within the city. At the end of each organization's fiscal
year, each organization must file with the city a report prepared by an independent certified public
accountant documenting compliance with the requirements of this section. In addition, each
organization must submit monthly to the city a completed Schedule C/D-LG1010.

        SECTION 2. This ordinance shall be deemed adopted and take effect fifteen days after its
publication.

                  Public Hearing First Reading                      September 7, 2010
                  First Reading continued                           October 4, 2010
                  Second Reading                                    October 18, 2010
                  Summary Ordinance Published                       October 28, 2010
                  Ordinance takes effect                            November 12, 2010


 Reviewed for Administration:                            Adopted by the City Council October 18, 2010

 City Manager                                            Mayor

 Attest:                                                 Approved as to form and execution:

 City Clerk                                              City Attorney
City Council Meeting of October 4, 2010 (Item No. 8b)
Subject: First Reading - Gambling Ordinance Amendments   Page 6

				
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