In this Agenda ...
REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES
Claims
Community Development
Health, Energy & Environment
Intergovernmental Relations
Public Safety & Regulatory Services
Taxes
Transportation & Public Works
Ways & Means/Budget
Zoning & Planning
Motions
Resolutions
New Business
Announcements

Minneapolis City Council Agenda

Friday, May 26, 2006 at 9:30 a.m.

Council Chamber, Room 317 City Hall

Minneapolis, Minnesota

NOTE: All cellular telephones, pagers and BlackBerry devices to be switched to a non-audible function during Council and Committee meetings.

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. (12-1)

2. Adoption of the agenda.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Acceptance of minutes of the regular meeting of May 12, 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.

Claims

1. Claims Appealed from the Staff Claims Committee:

Passage of Resolution denying claims appealed from the Staff Claims Committee to the Claims Committee of the Minneapolis City Council.

Action Taken: Approved.

Community Development

1. University Gateway Corporation (re McNamara Alumni Center U of M, 200 Oak St SE):

Passage of Resolution giving preliminary & final approval to issue bonds for standby cooling facility.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Land Sale (re Village in Phillips Redevelopment Project, 2427 Bloomington Ave):

Passage of Resolution authorizing land exchange & sale of property.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Land Sale (1135 Irving Ave N):

Passage of Resolution approving sale of property to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Land Sale (1910-25th Ave N):

Passage of Resolution approving sale to Alpha Community Development Corporation.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Land Sale (419 Logan Ave N):

Passage of Resolution approving sale to Jay D. Nord.

Action Taken: Approved.

6. Land Sale/Subdivision (407, 409 & 411 - 33rd Ave N):

a) Passage of Resolution approving subdivision of 409-33rd Ave N; b) Passage of Resolution approving sale of 407 & 409 - 33rd Ave N to The Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation.

Action Taken: Approved.

7. Land Sale (1929 Newton Ave N):

Passage of Resolution approving sale to Willenbring Companies, Inc.

Action Taken: Approved.

8. Heritage Park Redevelopment Project-Phases 3 & 4:

Authorize additional 60 days to negotiate a term sheet with Centex Homes.

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred Report from Transportation & Public Works

9. Village in Phillips Redevelopment Project-Phase 2 (re 2412-16th Ave S):

Authorize staff directives for realigning the alley & using parcel for regional stormwater facility.

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget

10. Land Sale (Grain Belt Housing Project, 1221 Marshall St NE, 130-13th Ave NE & 132-23 - 13th Ave NE):

a) Passage of Resolution approving sale of properties to Sheridan Development Company, LLC; b) Passage of Resolution increasing the Community Planning & Economic Development appropriation.

Action Taken: Approved.

11. Target Center Lighting Control System:

Accept low bid submitted by Collins Electrical Systems, Inc, dba Collisys.

Action Taken: Approved.

12. Target Center Architectural & Engineering Services:

Authorize issuance of Request for Proposals.

Early signature by Mayor requested

Action Taken: Approved.

13. Target Center Architectural & Engineering Services:

Approve temporary waiver from City's Request for Proposals procurement policy for professional service contracts to allow multiple Standard Agreements with Leo A Daly for continued architectural & engineering services.

Early signature by Mayor requested

Action Taken: Approved.

14. Northeast Community Development Corporation:

Authorize contract for professional services to provide retail recruitment, branding & marketing services on Central Ave; Passage of Resolution appropriating funds.

Action Taken: Approved.

15. Heritage Park Redevelopment Project:

Approve reprogram of Residential Finance Mortgage program income to Heritage Housing, LLC to qualified purchasers as second mortgage loans under the Sumnerfield Affordable Ownership Program; Passage of Resolution appropriating funds.

Action Taken: Approved.

16. Neighborhood Revitalization Program 2006 Administrative budget:

a) Approve increase to 2006 budget to satisfy remaining 2005 budget obligations; b) Passage of Resolution increasing appropriation; c) Authorize contracts as needed; Direction to staff to not submit mid-year budget adjustments in the future.

Action Taken: Approved.

Health, Energy & Environment

1. Latino Advisory Committee:

Approve Mayoral appointments/reappointment for terms to expire December 31, 2007 Sharifa Elaraj; James Carlson Otero; Rosita Balch; Aureliano Maria DeSoto;
Gloria Liliana Rivera-Quinones; Luisa Cabello Hansel; and Lorna Grauvilardell.

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred Report to Ways & Means/Budget

2. Lead Hazard Reduction:

Amend contract with Minnesota Remodeling and Restoration to increase bid price for window replacement.

Action Taken: Approved.

Intergovernmental Relations

1. Instant Runoff Voting:

Refer to Charter Commission proposed ordinance amending Chapter 2 of the Minneapolis City Charter, eliminating primary elections for City offices, amending filing dates, and allowing for Single Transferable Vote, Ranked Choice Voting or Instant Runoff Voting.

Action Taken: Approved.

Public Safety & Regulatory Services

1. Chapter 249 Process:

a. Passage of Ordinance amending Title 12, Chapter 249 of Code relating to Housing: Vacant Dwelling or Building, Nuisance Condition, increasing the fee for vacant building registration; creating a revolving fund for abatement of buildings in a nuisance condition; and amending the procedure for holding nuisance abatement hearings, effective October 1, 2006.
b. Passage of Resolutions rescinding previous resolution regarding canceling special assessments and charges against tax forfeited properties; and Adopting a new policy for canceling special assessments and charges against tax forfeited properties, with the exception of special assessments that will be re-directed to a revolving fund.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Wine License Requirements:

Passage of Ordinance amending Title 14, Chapter 363 of Code relating to Liquor and Beer: Wine Licenses, deleting the 75 seat requirement for live entertainment in establishments with wine licenses and replacing it with a 50 seat requirement.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Bowling Centers:

Return to Author ordinances amending Title 14, Chapter 360 of Code relating to Liquor and Beer: In General, and Chapter 362 relating to Liquor and Beer: Liquor Licenses, exempting bowling centers from the requirement that 60% of total gross revenue come from sale of food and beverage.

Action Taken: Approved, returned back to author.

4. Charly’s Polleria Restaurant (2851 Central Av NE):

Grant On-Sale Wine Class E with Strong Beer License.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Brits Pub & Eatery (1110-12 Nicollet Mall):

Grant On-Sale Liquor Class C-1 with Sunday Sales License (expansion of premises on private property for interior and exterior areas).
Early Signature by Mayor Requested

Action Taken: Approved.

6. Liquor, Wine and Beer Licenses:

Passage of Resolution granting applications.

Action Taken: Approved.

7. Business Licenses:

Passage of Resolution granting applications.

Action Taken: Approved.

8. Gambling Licenses:

Passage of Resolution granting applications.

Action Taken: Approved.

9. Chapter 249 Property at 2511 James Av N:

Authorize demolition, to be effective August 15, 2006.

Action Taken: Approved.

10. Chapter 249 Property at 3448 20 th Av S:

Authorize demolition.

Early signature by Mayor requested

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred Report to Ways & Means/Budget

11 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant:

Authorize staff to aggressively pursue the SAFER Grant; Certify that the City has knowledge that Fire Department has submitted the grant application; and Commit to providing necessary funding for 12 full-time firefighters to meet City’s cost sharing obligation over the next five years.

Action Taken: Approved, as amended with staff directions.

Taxes

1. 2006 Board of Equalization:

Approve assessment rolls.

Action Taken: Approved.

Transportation & Public Works

1. RFP for Engineering Services:

Authorize Request for Proposals (RFP) for engineering services for the design and construction of the Fridley Membrane Filtration Plant. Funds are available within the existing project budget.
Early Signature by Mayor Requested

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Traffic Signal Control System:

Authorize increase in contract with Fortran Traffic Systems, Ltd. in the amount of $63,873 to provide for an extension of the existing maintenance contract through June 30, 2006.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. New Fire Station No. 14 (2002 Lowry Av):

Authorize increase in contract with Rochon Corporation in the amount of $35,046 to allow for minor modifications to the architectural, structural, mechanical and electrical work in the construction of the fire station.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. New Fire Station No. 14 (2002 Lowry Av):

Authorize increase in contract with Ankeny Kell Architects in the amount of $10,095 to provide for additional architectural and engineering services for the design of the fire station.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Local Surface Water Management Plan:

Direct the proper City officers to submit a draft Minneapolis Local Surface Water Management Plan to the Metropolitan Council, Bassett Creek Water Management Commission, Minnehaha Creek Watershed District, Mississippi River Watershed Organization, and Shingle Creek Watershed Management Commission for review and comment.

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred Report to Ways & Means/Budget

6. Bid:

Authorize amendment to OP No. 5515, increasing the contract with Electronic Design Company by $325,000 for the implementation of security monitoring functions at the Government Center and Centre Village Parking Ramps.

Action Taken: Approved.

Ways & Means/Budget

1. Nicollet Mall 2007 Operating Budget:

a) Passage of Resolution approving the 2007 operating budget in the amount of $1,263,101; directing staff to prepare the appropriate assessment roll; and
b) Passage of Resolution increasing the Nicollet Mall 2006 Appropriation by $230,607.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Ethics in Government Ordinance:

Return to Author Ordinance amending Title 2, Chapter 15, Section 15.120 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances (by striking the word "appointed") to allow appointed officials to apply for City loans.

Action Taken: Approved, returned back to author.

3. New Central Library Project - Change Order:

Approve Change Order No. 5 decreasing the contract with E.R. Berwald Roofing Company, Inc. by $186,945.

Early signature by Mayor requested

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Minneapolis Employee Benefit Consulting Services:

Authorize execution of contract with Buck Consultants for consulting services related to Healthcare Plan Management.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. New Appointed Position - Technology Services Manager:

a) That the council may establish that the position meets the criteria in Seciton 20.1010 of the code;
b) Approve proposed appointed position allocated to grade 11, 540 points; and
c) Approving annual salary in accordance with the adopted appointed employee’s compensation plan, effective April 1, 2006.

Action Taken: Approved.

6. Blogs:

Passage of Resolution authorizing elected officials to create and maintain City-Supported Blogs.

Action Taken: Approved, as amended with staff directions.

Zoning & Planning

1. Extendicare Homes (re block bounded by Clinton Ave S, 26 th St E, 3 rd Ave S and 25 th St E):

Passage of Resolution to vacate part of a vacant public alley for use as part of green space for adjacent properties.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Minneapolis Arts Commission:

Confirm Mayoral appointment of Katherine Nordahl.

Action Taken: Approved.

Motions

1. Use of Alleys by Pedestrians:

Motion by Ostrow on behalf of Lilligren to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance enacting Title 15, Chapter 385 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Use of Alleys by Pedestrians, for first reading and referral to the Public Safety & Regulatory Services Committee (to prohibit use of alleys for through pedestrian traffic, except for abutting property owners, tenants, their guests and invitees, law enforcement personnel, emergency medical or fire personnel, persons performing public service activities or inspections, and person performing services for public or private utility, garbage collection, or communication companies).

Action Taken: Referred to Public Safety & Regulatory Services.

Resolutions

1. Honorary Resolution:

Resolution by all Council Members honoring Ken Ziegler for his years of dedicated service to the City of Minneapolis.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agents:

Resolution by all Council Members demanding that Immigration and Customs Enforcement Officials wear visible identification clearly distinguishing them as Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.

Action Taken: Approved.

New Business

1. Ordinance Introduction:

Motion by Hofstede to introduce an ordinance amending Title 12, Chapter 244 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Housing: Maintenance Code, for first reading and referral to the Public Safety & Regulatory Services Committee (relating to lodging establishments).

Action Taken: Referred to Public Safety & Regulatory Services.

2. Ordinance Introduction:

Motion by Hofstede to introduce an ordinance repealing Title 13, Chapter 298 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Licenses and Business Regulations: Lodging Houses, for first reading and referral to the Public Safety & Regulatory Services Committee (transferring authority to Title 12, Chapter 244).

Action Taken: Referred to Public Safety & Regulatory Services.

Announcements

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: Friday, June 16, 2006
City Clerk e-mail: councilcommitteecoordinators@minneapolismn.gov
Minneapolis Web Page: MinneapolisMN.gov

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