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

Minneapolis City Council Agenda

Friday, June 30, 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.

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 include additional Motions #3 and #4.

3. Acceptance of minutes of the regular meeting of June 16, 2006 and the adjourned session of June 16, 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. MacPhail Center for Music (501-2nd St S):

Passage of Resolution granting preliminary approval to issue bonds for new musical center.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Land Sale (1029-22nd Ave N):

Passage of Resolution authorizing sale to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, Inc.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Land Sale (2636 Bloomington Ave S):

Passage of Resolution authorizing sale to Powderhorn Community Council.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Land Sales (1101 W Broadway, 1831 Emerson Ave N, 1838, 1834 & 1836 Fremont Ave N):

Passage of Resolution authorizing sale to 1101 West Broadway Partners, LLC; Approval of term sheet for redevelopment contract.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. St. Anne's Senior Housing Project:

Passage of Resolution requesting that Hennepin County Housing & Redevelopment Authority provide financial assistance.

Action Taken: Approved.

6. Tax Forfeited Land:

Passage of Resolution approving classification of certain forfeited land as non-conservation & the conveyance thereof.

Action Taken: Approved.

7. American Dream Downpayment Initiative:

Approve modification to guidelines.

Action Taken: Approved.

8. The Children's Theatre Company:

Passage of Resolution authorizing second amendment to Disbursement Agreement to revise scope of 2003 project.

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget

9. Grain Belt Office Building (1215 Marshall St NE):

Passage of Resolution increasing the Department of Community Planning & Economic Development (CPED) appropriation to cover holding costs as preparation to transfer office building to private ownership.

Action Taken: Approved.

10. Property at 2814 Knox Ave N:

Accept low bid of Iyawe & Associates Builders, Inc for renovation of property.

Action Taken: Approved.

11. Heritage Park Project:

a) Authorize acceptance of grant funds from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for pollution remediation of two sites in Bassett Creek Valley area; b) Passage of Resolution appropriating funds; c) Authorize amendment to contract agreement with SRF Consulting Group, Inc by extending termination date & increasing amount for work provided ( 9 votes).

Action Taken: Approved.

12. King Field Neighborhood Revitalization Program:

a) Approve Phase II NRP Action Plan; b) Passage of Resolution appropriating funds; c) Approve reserving funds for future year expenditures; d) Authorize contracts as necessary.

Action Taken: Approved.

13. 2006 Metropolitan Council Livable Communities Demonstration Account Grant Program:

Sent forward without recommendation:

Action Taken: Approved, as amended.

14. Vacant & Boarded Buildings (Chapter 249 properties):

a) Approve allocation Community Development Block Grant program income to Department of Regulatory Services to fund demolition of Chapter 249 properties; b) Approve transfer of funds; c) Authorize reimbursement to CPED; d) Passage of Resolution appropriating funds.

Action Taken: Approved.

15. Tiro Deep Rock Property (2700 E 28th St):

Passage of Resolution increasing CPED appropriation for pollution remediation.

Action Taken: Approved.

Elections

Referred Report from IGR

1. Instant Runoff Voting:

Refer to Charter Commission amendment to 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, correcting the term "general" election which was used in the original introduction to refer to "special" election in Section 9 which amends Charter Section 16; Authorize consideration of this amendment by the Charter Commission concurrently with Elections Committee's process of convening public meetings.
( Subject to prior Elections Committee approval on 6/30/06

Action Taken: Approved, as amended to include additional Elections Committee recommendations re amending Section 8 which amends Charter Section 15 regarding general laws to govern elections--exceptions.

Health, Energy & Environment

1. Minneapolis Private Industry/Workforce Council:

a. Concur with Mayor to appoint Susan Mackay; Candice Fieldman; Laurie Rice; Carolyn Roby; Ann Eilbracht Thompson; William McCarthy; Manuel Garcia; Joe Gaspard; and Jim Roth.
b. Designate Carolyn Roby as Chair, to replace David Nasby.
c. Waive residency requirement for Candice Fieldman, William McCarthy, and Manuel Garcia.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Small and Women/Minority Businesses:

Execute Joint Powers Agreement with Hennepin County and City of St. Paul to continue joint certification program for small businesses and those owned by women or minority citizens; and Direct staff to continue to investigate and negotiate additional partnerships and joint programming ventures.

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred Report with Transportation & Public Works and
Ways & Means/Budget

3. Centralized Energy Management:

a. Designate the Public Works Property Services Division as the responsible department for Energy Management for the Citys Municipal Operations.
b. Designate Energy Management responsibilities.
c. Authorize create staff position entitled Energy Manager within the Public Works Property Services Division.
d. Direct Finance Department to determine appropriate funding of Energy Management function for 2007 Operating Budget, and determine a long-term funding model in year 2008 Operating Budget process.

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred Reports with Ways & Means/Budget

4. Healthy Start:

Authorize hire Doriscile Everett-O’Neil at Step 4 of salary schedule for Manager, Healthy Start.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO):

Execute Agreement with Hennepin County to continue delivery of services as part of grant from NACCHO Advance Practice Center (plan for potential threats to food, water and safety during a disaster or public health emergency); and Passage of Resolution appropriating funds to Department of Inspections.

Action Taken: Approved.

Intergovernmental Relations

1. Mpls Park Dedication Land/Fees:

Passage of Resolution granting local approval to Laws of Minnesota 2006 relating to dedication land or fees for parks and open space purposes.

Action Taken: Approved.

Public Safety & Regulatory Services

1. Off-Sale Liquor:

Passage of Ordinance amending Title 14, Chapter 364 of Code relating to Liquor and Beer: Liquor Regulations, permitting the sale of retail off-sale liquor until 10:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Early Signature by Mayor Requested.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Sidewalk Cafe Licenses:

Grant Licenses for
a. Quiznos Sub, 1851 Washington Av S
b. Open Book, 1011 Washington Av S
c. Tao Natural Foods, 2200 Dupont Av S.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Bambino’s Pizza & Grill (10 S 5th St):

Passage of Resolution granting On-Sale Wine Class E with Strong Beer, All Night Special Food, Place of Amusement Class B-1 and Sidewalk Cafe Licenses, subject to conditions.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Cosi (710 Marquette Av):

Grant On-Sale Wine Class E with Strong Beer License (new business).

Action Taken: Approved.

5. H & M Convenient Tobacco Cigar & Gifts (1014 Marquette Av S):

Passage of Resolution granting Confectionery and Tobacco Dealer Licenses, subject to conditions.

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. Taxicab Licenses:

a. Find that public convenience and necessity warrant the authorization and issuance of additional taxicab licenses in a number, in a manner, and according to a schedule to be determined by future City Council action.
b. Adopt Findings and Recommendations.

Action Taken: Approved.

10. Donna Smith:

Sent forward without recommendation appeal filed from decision of Licenses & Consumer Services Division to deny application for Taxicab Driver’s License.

Action Taken: Appeal denied; applicant allowed to reapply August 15, 2006.

11. Safety:

a. Reaffirm 2006 budget footnote which directed that the business plan include performance measurements and standards of coverage for the Police Department, with a report to Committee when community policing strategy is presented.
b. Regarding Traffic Unit, that previous Council directive to add 11 Officers to Traffic Unit become effective upon full staffing based upon the 2006 budget.

Action Taken: Approved.

12. Chapter 249 Property at 3928 10th Av S:

Sent forward without recommendation.

Action Taken: Postponed.

13. Chapter 249 Property at 429 31st Av N:

Authorize demolition.

Action Taken: Approved.

14. Chapter 249 Property at 1111 30th Av N:

Authorize demolition.

Action Taken: Approved.

15. Chapter 249 Property at 1110 27th Av N:

Authorize rehabilitation.

Action Taken: Approved.

16. Chapter 249 Property at 2218 4th St N:

Authorize demolition.

Action Taken: Approved.

17. Chapter 249 Property at 1626 E Lake St:

Amend May 12th rehabilitation order to reflect that property owner present a letter of credit to City staff on or before July 25, 2006.

Action Taken: Approved.

18. Graffiti:

Authorize issue Request for Proposals and contract for services for removal of graffiti on sensitive surfaces.

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget

19 Lodging Establishments:

Passage of the following Ordinances relating to boarding and lodging facilities:
a. Repealing a portion of Title 13, Chapter 298 relating to Licenses and Business Regulations: Lodging Houses, transferring the authority to Title 12, Chapter 244.
b. Amending Title 12, Chapter 244 relating to Housing: Maintenance Code, transferring and consolidating the administration and inspection activities from Licenses & Consumer Services to Housing Inspection Services; adopting rental licensing standards to assist with regulation.
c. Amending Appendix J relating to License Fees Schedule, increasing license fees.

Action Taken: Approved.

20. SafeZone Collaborative:

Accept $200,000 from State of Minnesota for sole purpose of expanding the WorkSite system throughout the City that supports the SafeZone Collaborative currently in use at the 1st Precinct (9 votes).

Action Taken: Approved.

21. SafeZone Collaborative:

Certify that the Minneapolis Building Owners and Managers Association is serving as the fiscal agent in partnership with the City and the downtown business community.

Action Taken: Approved.

22. Phillips Weed and Seed Program:

Accept $73,352 and execute contract with Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches to provide officer overtime or other police services as deemed necessary to fulfill the goals of the Phillips Weed and Seed Steering Committee; and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation (9 votes).

Action Taken: Approved.

Rules

1. City Council Rule 12:

Amend City Council Rule 12, Order of Business, specifying which announcements may be made at a City Council meeting.

Action Taken: Approved.

Transportation & Public Works

1. Sale of City-Owned Property:

a) Authorize negotiation and execution of a purchase agreement with Midtown Eco Energy, LLC for the purchase of 2850 20th Avenue South for $557,500; and
b) Direct that the sale proceeds be used to reimburse Public Works for expenses associated with the sale, with the remaining funds to be used to offset the cost of relocating the current City operation at that site (9 votes).

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Building Lease:

Authorize the proper City officers to engage in discussions, negotiate, and execute a lease with the Minneapolis Public Schools for space available for City Departments at the Hamilton School (4119 Dupont Av N).

Action Taken: Approved.

3. AND 1 Street Basketball Event (July 6, 2006):

Approve application of Target Center-Midwest Entertainment for a large block event to operate outside the time frame allowed under ordinance, and approve the closure of 6th St N between 1st Av N and Hennepin Av for set-up and operation of the event.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Critical Traffic and Parking Area:

Passage of Ordinance approving the addition of the 3800 block of 30th Av S (both sides) to Critical Traffic and Parking Area No. 26 -- No parking, except by permit, Monday-Friday from 9 am to 10 am and 7 pm to 8 pm.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Contract Renewal for Disposal Services:

Authorize negotiation and renewal of contract with Hennepin County for the processing and disposal of municipal solid wastes collected in Minneapolis, effective June 30, 2006 through March 31, 2007.

Action Taken: Approved.

6. Lowry Avenue Corridor Project, Phase II:

Passage of Resolution approving an amendment to the layout for the Lowry Av N Project, from Theodore Wirth Parkway to I-94, dated December 29, 2003, shifting alignment of the roadway to the north at Lowry and Penn to eliminate the need for building demolition.

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget

7. Professional Engineer:

Authorize the hiring of a candidate for the position of Professional Engineer for Engineering Services at Step 6 of the salary scale.

Action Taken: Approved.

8. Chicago Plaza Construction:

Authorize an amendment in the amount of $37,514.95 to the contract with L.S. Black Constructors, Inc. to provide for supplemental agreements and change orders associated with the project.

Action Taken: Approved.

9. Additional FTE for Solid Waste and Recycling:

Approve the increase of one full-time employee (FTE) in the Solid Waste and Recycling Clean City Department for an Office Support Specialist II to administer graffiti complaints during the intake and abatement process for the remainder of the 2006 budget year. No additional appropriation required.

Action Taken: Approved.

10. Bids:

a) OP 6605, Accept responsive bid of CDS Technologies, Inc. to furnish and deliver a stormwater treatment structure;
b) OP 6616, Accept low bid of Carl Bolander & Sons Company for the completion of site preparation activities in advance of the construction of the Van White Memorial Boulevard Roadway and Bridge Project; and
c) OP 6613, Accept low responsive bid of TEK Supply Ltd. to furnish and deliver a water blaster.
Early signature by Mayor requested.

Action Taken: Approved.

11. Traffic Signal Loop Detectors:

Accept low bid of Collins Electrical Systems, Inc. (d/b/a ColliSys) for the installation of traffic signal loop detectors and related items (OP 6610).
T&PW

W&M/Budget

Action Taken: Approved, to approve W&M/Budget Committee recommendation, as amended.

Ways & Means/Budget

1. Unisys Managed Services Contract:

Approve amendment increasing Contract C-18881 to provide 7 wireless video camera units extending SafeZone Cameras in the Cedar Riverside Neighborhood; Passage of Resolution appropriating funds to Information & Technology Services Agency.

Action Taken: Postponed one cycle (to 7/21/06).

2. Unisys Managed Services Contract:

Approve amendment increasing Contract C-18881 providing for 3 servers for implementation of Cognos Business Intelligence Solution.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. BIS Telecom and Network Services Position:

Approve hire of Christopher Souvignier (Step 4) for Telecom Analyst II.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Business Development Division:

Authorize 2 additional 1.0 FTE Project Managers positions in Business Information Services.

Action Taken: Approved, as amended.

5. Bid for Security Camera System:

Authorize acceptance of low bid of A+ Security, Inc. in the amount of $182,115 to provide a complete camera turnkey system.

Action Taken: Approved.

6. New Central Library Project - Change Orders:

Passage of Resolution approving construction change orders with the following: Change Order No. 2 increasing Contract Number C-17584 with Architectural Alliance ($626,100); Change Order No. 1 increasing Contract Number C-22476 with FKI Logistex ($45,500); Change Order No. 1 increasing Contract Number C-22756 with Border States Electric ($1,730); Change Order No. 1 increasing Contract Number C-22755 with Principle Fixture and Millwork, Inc. ($9,783);Change Order No. 1 increasing Contract Number C-22754 with Target Commercial Interiors, Inc. ($1,167.77);Change Order No. 1 increasing Contract Number C-22752 with Helmut Guenschel ($3,750);Change Order No. 1 increasing Contract Number C-22753 with Interium ($1,970); Change Order No. 1 increasing Contract Number C-22628 with Metro Furniture Solutions by Henricksen ($500); and Change Order No. 1 decreasing Contract Number C-22768 with Dascom, Inc. ($3,179).
Early signing by Mayor requested.

Action Taken: Approved.

7. Minneapolis Medical Insurance:

Authorize issuance of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Medical Insurance for coverage effective January 1, 2007; Authorize contract negotiations with selected vendor.
Early signing by Mayor requested.

Action Taken: Approved.

8. AFSCME Local #9, Attorneys Unit Labor Agreement:

Passage of Resolution approving terms of a collective bargaining agreement, effective January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2006; Authorize execution of agreement.

Action Taken: Approved.

Zoning & Planning

1. Infinite Developers, Inc. (813 21 st St E):

Approve appeal from decision of the Board of Adjustment re applications of Infinite Developers, Inc. for variances to allow construction of a new, four-dwelling, multi-family structure.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Lyndale Park (5719 Lyndale Ave S):

Passage of Ordinance to rezone property to permit a 51-unit condominium building with two levels of enclosed parking.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. MacPhail Center for Music (501 2 nd St S):

Passage of Resolution to vacate a drainage and utility easement for construction of the new MacPhail Center for Music building.
Early signing by Mayor requested.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Steve Leventhal (2409 Colfax Ave S):

Deny appeal filed by the Lowry Hill Neighborhood Association from the decision of the Board of Adjustment approving a nonconforming use certificate to legalize an existing triplex.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Zoning Code Text Amendment Work Plan:

Approve Department of Community Planning & Economic Development’s Zoning Code Text Amendment Work Plan and return to author ordinances amending Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to the Zoning Code dealing with density bonuses and antiques and collectibles stores.

Action Taken: Approved.

Motions

1. Ordinance Introduction:

Motion by Samuels to introduce the subject matter of ordinances amending Title 4, Chapter 64 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Animals and Fowl: Dogs, Cats, Ferrets, and Rabbits, for first reading and referral to the Public Safety & Regulatory Services Committee (eliminating veterinarian partial reimbursement for spaying/neutering and eliminating petty misdemeanor penalty and replacing with an administrative fine; removing $100 fine for not having a pet license and replacing with an administrative fine; creating a $30 annual license fee for both dogs and cats regardless of spay/neuter status; creating a lifetime license with requirements for both dogs and cats; and transferring the authority for animal regulation from the Commissioner of Health and/or Licenses & Consumer Services to Minneapolis Animal Care & Control).

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Ordinance Introduction:

Motion by Samuels to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 4, Chapter 62 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Animals and Fowl: In General, for first reading and referral to the Public Safety & Regulatory Services Committee (eliminating the enforcement of Chapters 64 and 66 by the Department of Health and giving enforcement powers to Minneapolis Animal Care & Control).

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Ordinance Introduction:

Motion by Hodges to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 9, Chapter 172 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Fire and Police Protection: Civilian Police Review Authority, for first reading and referral to the Health, Energy & Environment and Public Safety & Regulatory Services Committees (adding language to Section 172.20 entitled Scope of authority; and Section 172.130, Disciplinary decision).

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Ordinance Introduction:

Motion by Schiff to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance Amending Title 11, Chapter 223 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Health and Sanitation: Drugs, for first reading and referral to the Public Safety and Regulatory Services committee (adding requirements that spray paint be sold behind locked cabinets that clearly state current City law stating spray paint may not be sold to people 17 years of age or younger).

Action Taken: Approved.

Resolutions

1. Resolution by all Council Members honoring WE WIN Institute and declaring July 18, 2006 WE WIN Day.

Action Taken: Approved.

Announcements

Adjournment.

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: July 21, 2006
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