In this Agenda ...
REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES
Community Development
Health, Energy & Environment - No Reports
Intergovernmental Relations
Public Safety & Regulatory Services
Transportation & Public Works
Ways & Means/Budget
Zoning & Planning
Motions
Resolutions
New Business

Minneapolis City Council Agenda

Friday, March 10, 2006 at 9:30 a.m.

Council Chamber, Room 317 City Hall

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Present: Council President Johnson, Vice President Lilligren, Majority Leader Benson, Minority Leader Gordon, Council Members Ostrow, Hofstede, Samuels, Goodman, Glidden, Schiff, Remington, Colvin Roy and Hodges
(Majority vote of all members, 7; 2/3 vote of all members, 9)

1. Roll call. 13-0

2. Adoption of the agenda.

Action Taken: Adopted, as amended to delete Motion relating to setting public hearing for reappointment of Police Chief William P. McManus.

3. Acceptance of minutes of the regular meeting of February 24, 2006.

Action Taken: Accepted.

4. Referral of petitions and communications and reports of the City officers to proper Council committees and departments.

Action Taken: Referred.

Community Development

1. Land Sale (3434, 3438 & 3422 - 4 th St N):

Passage of Resolution authorizing sale to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, Inc ( 9 votes).
Early signing by Mayor requested

Action Taken: Approved.

2. University Gateway Corporation (200 Oak St SE):

Passage of Resolution giving approval to issue bonds for McNamara Alumni Center University of Minnesota Project.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Minneapolis Leased Housing Associates I, LLP (re Whittier Townhomes Project, 333 E 25 th St & 2738 Stevens Ave S):

Passage of Resolution granting preliminary approval to issue bonds to acquire & renovate 12-unit townhouse complex.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. MFW Properties, LLC (re Washington Court Apartments, 2101 Washington St NE):

a) Passage of Resolution giving preliminary approval to issue bonds for a 38-unit multi-family rental housing facility; b) Approve use of $580,000 of 2005 Affordable Housing Trust Fund; c) Authorize directions to staff for implementation of proposal.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Courage Center Facilities (3915 Golden Valley Rd, Mpls & 8046-83 rd St NE, Maple Lake):

Passage of Resolution giving preliminary approval to issue bonds for improvements & equipping of facilities; Refer subject matter to Mpls Community Development Agency (MCDA) Board of Commissioners.

Action Taken: Approved.

6. DeLaSalle High School (One DeLaSalle Dr):

Passage of Resolution giving preliminary approval to issue refinancing bonds used to finance construction in 2002 of gymnasium & remodel classrooms; Refer subject matter to Mpls Community Development Agency (MCDA) Board of Commissioners.

Action Taken: Approved.

7. 2006 Preliminary Planning Fund:

Approve allocations for various projects.

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred Report to Transportation Ways & Means/Budget Committee

8. Hennepin County 2005 Transit-Oriented Development Grant:

Accept grant funds for pedestrian lights to be installed in public right-of-ways near neighborhood light trail transit stations; Passage of Resolution increasing Community Planning & Economic Development (CPED) appropriation ( 9 votes).

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget Committee

9. Land Sale (1838 Dupont Ave N):

a) Authorize redevelopment contract & land sale documents for sale to Bobbie Fern; b) Passage of Resolution authorizing land sale to Bobbie Fern; c) Passage of Resolution increasing CPED appropriation ( 9 votes).

Action Taken: Approved.

10. EDBAR Family Limited Partnership (re Ambassador Press, Inc, 1400 Washington Ave N):

Passage of Resolution giving final approval to issue refinancing bonds for manufacturing facility.

Action Taken: Approved.

11. Land Sale (2400, 2401, 2415, 2417 & 2419 Bloomington Ave S):
Passage of Resolution authorizing sale of properties to Powderhorn Residents Group, Inc ( 9 votes).

Action Taken: Approved.

12. Village in Phillips Phase 2 Redevelopment Project (re Bloomington Ave S & E 24 th St):

a) Passage of three Resolutions - 1) Approving Village in Phillips, Phase 2 Tax Increment Finance Plan & District, Modification No. 1 to Phase 1 TIF Plan & Modification No. 2 to Redevelopment plan; 2) Authorizing issuance of pay-as-you-go tax increment revenue note; 3) Establishing CPED Fund "Village in Phillips Phase II" & appropriating funds; b) Approve Term Sheet.

Action Taken: Approved.

13. Locus Architecture, Inc (re 1401 Central Ave NE):

a) Approve development concept; b) Passage of three Resolutions - 1) Authorizing acquisition of property from State of Minnesota; 2) Authorizing sale to Locus Architecture, Inc; 3) Increasing CPED appropriation; c) Authorize execution of purchase agreement ( 9 votes).

Early signing by Mayor requested.

Action Taken: Approved.

14. Environmental Remediation Grant Awards:

Authorize acceptance & appropriation of Metropolitan Tax Base Revitalization Account grant projects, MN Department of Employment & Economic Development grant projects; & Hennepin County Environmental Response Fund grant projects; Passage of Resolution increasing CPED appropriation ( 9 votes).

Action Taken: Approved.

15.Metropolitan Council Grant Awards:

Authorize acceptance & appropriation of Livable Communities Demonstration Account & Local Housing Incentives Account grant awards; Passage of Resolution increasing CPED appropriation ( 9 votes).

Action Taken: Approved.

16. Lowell Curve Project (1900 Willow Ave):

Approve use of Community Development Block Grant/Homeownership Program funds for project.

Action Taken: Approved.

17. Riverside & Crablex Property (re vicinity of 5 th St & 15 th Ave):

a) Approve Agreement for Mutual Vehicular Access between the City of Mpls, Riverside Plaza, LP & Crablex, Inc; b) Passage of Resolution appropriating CPED funds.

Action Taken: Approved.

Health, Energy & Environment - No Reports

Intergovernmental Relations

1. Shingle Creek/Creekview Park Project:

Passage of Resolution supporting the MN Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Recreation Grant application for park funding assistance.

Early signing by Mayor requested.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Instant Runoff Voting (IRV):

Passage of Resolution creating an IRV task force to look at proposal(s) for IRV in Minneapolis.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Motor Vehicle Sales Tax Revenue:

Passage of Resolution supporting passage of proposed amendment to the MN Constitution dedicating all motor vehicle sales tax revenue to transportation.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. City's 2006 Legislative Agenda:

Approve amendment to agenda to add language relating to immigrant populations.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. City's Fiscal Year 2007 Federal Legislative Agenda:

Approve amendment to agenda to add language relating to immigrant populations.

Action Taken: Approved.

Public Safety & Regulatory Services

Public Safety & Regulatory Services agenda of 3/1/06

1. Sapor (428 Washington Av N):

Grant On-Sale Liquor Class E License (upgrade from Wine Class E).

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Liquor, Wine and Beer Licenses:

Grant applications.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Business Licenses:

Passage of Resolution granting applications.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Gambling Licenses:

Passage of Resolution granting applications.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Broadway Liquor Outlet (2210 W Broadway):

Passage of Resolution approving Technical Advisory Committee recommendations relating to Off-Sale Liquor License.

Action Taken: Approved.

6. Quest (110 5th St N):

Passage of Resolution granting renewal application for On-Sale Liquor Class A with Sunday Sales License, subject to conditions.

Action Taken: Approved.

7. Clampdown Parking Enforcement (1730 New Brighton Blvd):

Passage of Resolution approving Technical Advisory Committee recommendations relating to Vehicle Immobilization Service Company License.

Action Taken: Approved.

8. Nicollet Island Inn (95 Merriam St):

Passage of Resolution approving Technical Advisory Committee recommendations relating to On-Sale Liquor with Sunday Sales License.

Action Taken: Approved.

9. Metropolitan Emergency Services Board:

Designate John Dejung as primary City representative on the Technical Operations Committee for Enhanced 911 reporting to the Board; and that Tom Donohoe be designated as the alternate.

Action Taken: Approved.

10. Chapter 249 Property at 2446 15th Av S:

Authorize demolition of property.

Action Taken: Approved.

11. Chapter 249 Property at 1626 E Lake St:

Authorize demolition of property.

Action Taken: Referred back to committee.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget

12. Fees related to 911 responses to Personal Injury Accidents:

Amend report passed August 22, 2003 to change fee structure charged to insurance companies from a flat rate of $400 per patient to a new tiered fee schedule to charge $560 per patient for each engine company response; and $700 per patient for each ladder/rescue company response.

Action Taken: Approved.

13. Professional Services between Minneapolis and St. Paul Fire Departments:

Execute grant-funded contract for professional services with City of St. Paul Fire Department to reimburse St. Paul for overtime costs incurred by personnel who attended the Structural Collapse Training as planned in the 2005 Homeland Security Grant.

Action Taken: Approved.

14. Fire Department Emergency Medical Service Training:

Authorize issue Request for Proposals for specialized EMS training for all of Fire Department Emergency Medical Service Technicians, pending approval of Permanent Review Committee.

Action Taken: Approved.

15. Policing Services at Public Housing Locations:

Execute amendment to contract with Minneapolis Public Housing Authority to provide enforcement and community policing services; and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation.

Action Taken: Approved.

16. Minnesota Gang Strike Force:

Accept grant award of $320,000 and execute grant agreement with State of Minnesota to support one captain and up to six officers from Police Department to serve on Metro Gang Strike Force for two-year period; and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

17. Police Department Donation:

Accept cash donation of $1,500 from Wakefield Charitable Foundation, in care of U.S. Trust Company, to purchase Police canines, as needed, or for the care of current canines. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

18. Law Enforcement Support to Little Earth Housing Community:

Accept grant funds of $400,000 from Little Earth for one sergeant and two officers to work with residents on community policing, crime prevention and law enforcement; and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

Transportation & Public Works

1. Block Events:

Passage of Ordinance amending Title 17, Chapter 455 of Code relating to Streets and Sidewalks: Block Events, establishing a new "large block event" category, extending the hours allowed for block events, and clarifying amplified sound permit requirements for residential block events.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Fire Station No. 17 (330 E 38th St):

Authorize negotiation and execution of an architectural and engineering design services agreement with Hagen, Christensen, and McILwain Architects for the expansion and alteration of Fire Station No. 17, in an amount not to exceed $95,000.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Loring Bike Bridge:

Authorize increase in contract with Edward Kraemer & Sons, Inc. in the amount of $37,386.21 to provide for supplemental agreements and change orders associated with the project. No additional appropriation required.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Chicago Avenue Bridge:

Authorize increase in contract with Lunda Construction Company in the amount of $52,692.70 to provide for supplemental agreements and change orders associated with the project. No additional appropriation required.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Harriet Maintenance Facility:

Authorize increase in contract with Northern Air Corporation in the amount of $22,903 to allow for construction contingencies provided as part of the original project budget. No additional appropriation required.

Action Taken: Approved.

6. Lyndale Av N Street Reconstruction Project (W Broadway to Plymouth Av):

Passage of Resolution designating the locations and streets to be improved.
(9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

7. Lyndale Av N Street Reconstruction Project (W Broadway to Plymouth Av):

a) Receive cost estimate of $3,104,000 for the project and the list of benefited properties;
b) Direct the City Engineer to prepare proposed street reconstruction special assessments against the benefited properties; and
c) Set a public hearing to be held on April 4, 2006.
(9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

8. Sale of Land:

a) Affirm April 2, 2004 City Council approval of the "private sale" method for the disposition of 1315-1319 Penn Av N; and
b) Set a public hearing to be held on March 21, 2006.

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget

9. Plymouth Avenue Bridge in Wirth Park:

Passage of Resolutions:
a) Increasing the appropriation and revenue for the project by $1,265,563.98, to be reimbursed by State Bridge Bonds; and
b) Requesting the City of Minneapolis to fund in excess of State Bridge Bonds for the project.

Action Taken: Approved.

10. North Regional Library Lease:

Authorize ten-year lease with the Library Board to provide office space for Regulatory Services' staff at the North Regional Library facility (1315 Lowry Av N) at a net rent rate of $15.00 per square foot.

Action Taken: Approved.

11. Property Acquisition:

a) Authorize acquisition of a portion of the properties located at 601 25th Av SE and 2001 6th St SE for a purchase price and fees of approximately $1,000,000, to construct the SEMI/University Research Park public infrastructure; and
b) Passage of Resolution increasing the 2006 revenue budget and appropriating funds for the acquisition.

Action Taken: Approved.

12. Bid:

OP #6558, Accept low bid of Meyer Contracting, Inc., in the amount of $1,155,809.40, to accomplish Heritage Park improvements and stormwater treatment.

Action Taken: Approved.

Joint Report with Ways & Means/Budget

13. Streetcar Study:

Authorize increase in contract with Nelson\Nygaard, Meyer Mohaddes, Associates, Inc., and S.E.H., in the amount of $300,000 to complete a Streetcar Study as part of the Ten-Year Transportation Action Plan, pending City Attorney review; and direct staff to re-work the Scope of Services to include additional tasks specific to the needs of the City of Minneapolis.

Action Taken: Approved.

Motion by Hofstede to recommend that any future transportation studies and planning by the City of Minneapolis include and promote transportation modes that are accessible to all Minneapolitans, especially to those residents who live in neighborhoods where they are less likely to have independent forms of transportation. This includes any studies and planning for the addition of streetcars to the transit network.

Action Taken: Approved.

Ways & Means/Budget

1. Legal Settlements:

Passage of Resolution approving settlement of the claim of NDN Drywall ($5,000); Boone Trucking ($14,000); Martha Golds-Obondi ($30,000); Janet Lynn Hodnik and Timothy P. McCarthy ($25,000) and Authorize the City Attorney's Office to execute any documents necessary to effectuate the settlement and release of claims.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Payment of Legal Fees:

Authorize payment of legal fees as follow: a) $1,108.28 to Frederic Bruno and Associates for services provided to Officers John Engle and Jason Walters; and
b) $5,663.20 to Frederic Bruno and Associates for services provided to Officers Timothy Savior, Dave Matthes, Mike Williams, Matt Kipke, Phillip Gangnon, Thomas Goset, Kevin Lazarchic, Stephanie Weibye and David Hanson.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Master Legal Services Agreement:

Authorize the City Attorney to amend the "Master Agreement" for the period of January 1, 2004 through December 31, 2006 with Creighton, Bradley & Guzetta, LLC (now known as Bradley & Guzetta, LLC) law firm.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Unisys - Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP):

Authorize execution of amendment to Contract #C-18881 increasing the scope of the agreement by $218,050.50. This enables 14 remote sites the ability for Voice over Internet Protocol services.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. 2006 Minneapolis Board of Equalization:

Passage of Resolution establishing the 2006 Minneapolis Board of Equalization and approving appointment of the Board members.

Action Taken: Approved.

6. New Central Library Project - Change Orders:

Passage of Resolution approving construction change orders with the following: Change Order No. 5 increasing Contract Number C-20133 with HKL Cladding Systems, Inc. ($207,008); Change Order No. 4 increasing Contract Number C-20073 with New Mech Companies ($26,296); Change Order No. 5 increasing Contract Number C-20480 with Spacesaver Storage Systems, Inc. ($29,419); Change Order No. 4 increasing Contract Number C-21852 with PCL Construction Services, Inc. ($142,895); Change Order No. 11 increasing Contract Number C-20366 with Egan Companies, Inc. d.b.a. Egan Mechanical ($191,803); and Change Order No. 13 increasing Contract Number C-20481 with PCL Construction Services, Inc. ($146,378).
Early signing by Mayor requested

Action Taken: Approved.

7. Utility Billing Insert:

Approve April 2006 utility billing insert providing information announcing the May 20, 2006 "Grand Opening" of the Minneapolis Central Library building.

Action Taken: Approved.

8. Edison Youth Hockey Arena Sale:

Authorize negotiations of final purchase agreement to sell the Edison Youth Hockey Arena to the Park Board.

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred Report from Zoning & Planning

9. Artist in Residence in Transit Corridors:

Authorize issuance of a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a public artist(s) for CPED Artist in Residence in Transit Corridors; Authorize staff to execute agreement with selected artist in an amount not to exceed $60,000.

Action Taken: Approved.

Zoning & Planning

1. Edward J. Bock III (vicinity of 4301 Ewing Ave S):

Passage of Resolution to vacate an alley right-of-way for use as private property.

Action taken: Approved.

2. Humboldt Investors, LLC (Humboldt Industrial Park, 2601 49 th Ave N):

Passage of Ordinance to rezone property to permit an industrial office/warehouse building.

Action taken: Approved.

3. Relocation of Public Benches:

Approve direction to Community Planning & Economic Development staff to relocate artist-designed bus benches originally commissioned for Hennepin Ave.

Action taken: Approved.

Motions

1. City Payroll:

Motion by Ostrow that regular payrolls of City employees under Council jurisdiction for the month of April, 2006 be approved and ordered paid.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Police Chief Reappointment:

Motion by Samuels to set a public hearing in the PS&RS Committee on March 22, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. to consider the reappointment of Police Chief William P. McManus for a term beginning January 2, 2007 and ending January 2, 2010.

Action Taken: Deleted from agenda.

3. Ordinance Introduction:

Motion by Ostrow to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 15 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Offenses--Miscellaneous by adding a new Chapter 405 relating to Sexual Offenders, for first reading and referral to the Public Safety and Regulatory Services Committee (establishing a residence location prohibition for designated sexual offenders).

Action Taken: Referred to PS&RS.

Resolutions

1. Honorary Resolution:

Resolution by all Council Members honoring the 2006 Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest Winners.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Honorary Resolution:

Resolution by all Council Members honoring Jay Smith for his many years of service to the City of Minneapolis.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Honorary Resolution:

Resolution by all Council Members honoring George M. Kissinger for his many years of service to the City of Minneapolis.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Honorary Resolution:

Resolution by Schiff honoring Neighborhood Development Center.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Honorary Resolution:

Resolution by all Council Members honoring Kirby Puckett and declaring Sunday March 12, 2006 to be "Kirby Puckett Memorial Day" in the City of Minneapolis.

Action Taken: Approved.

New Business

1. Ordinance Introduction:

Motion by Ostrow to introduce an ordinance amending Title 15, Chapter 385 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Offenses--Miscellaneous: In General, for first reading and referral to the Public Safety & Regulatory Services Committee (housekeeping corrections to trespassing ordinance passed 12/2/05).

Action Taken: Referred to PS&RS.

Adjournment - The Minneapolis Community Development Agency (MCDA) Board of Commissioners will meet upon adjournment of the City Council Meeting.

Notice: A portion of this meeting may be closed to the public pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Section 13D.03 or 13D.05.

Next Regular City Council Meeting: March 31, 2006
City Clerk e-mail: councilcommitteecoordinators@minneapolismn.gov
Minneapolis Web Page: www.minneapolismn.gov

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