Minneapolis City Council Agenda

Friday, May 25, 2007 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, and Colvin Roy
Absent: Council Member Hodges
(Majority vote of all members, 7; 2/3 vote of all members, 9)

1. Roll call. 12-0

2. Adoption of the agenda.

Action Taken: Approved, as amended to add Resolution No. 2.

3. Acceptance of minutes of the regular meeting of May 11, 2007.

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. Appealed Claims:

Deny claims appealing the decision of the Staff Claims Committee.

Action Taken: Approved.

Committee of the Whole

1. Community Engagement:

a) Sent forward without recommendation the charge and structure of the Community Engagement Task Force; and
b) Approve staff direction relating to the Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP).

Action Taken: Approved substitute.

Community Development

1. Senior Care Communities, Inc (formerly Nile Nursing Home, 3720-23rd Ave S):

Passage of Resolution giving final approval to issue refinancing bonds for the skilled nursing facility.
Early signing by Mayor requested.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Multifamily Housing Revenue Bond Program Guidelines:

Approve revision to guidelines.

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget

3. Lowry Hill Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP):

a) Approve Phase II Neighborhood Action Plan; b) Passage of Resolution appropriating funds; c) Approve referral of funds for future year expenditures; d) Authorize contracts.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. 2007 Metropolitan Council Livable Communities Demonstration Account (LCDA):

Passage of Resolution authorizing submission & priority ranking of grant applications.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Federal Empowerment Zone Grants:

Approve funds from EZ grant to execute contracts with Lundstrum Center for the Arts and Plymouth Christian Youth Center.

Action Taken: Approved.

Health, Energy & Environment

1. Civil Rights Director:

Approve appointment of Michael Jordan for term to expire January 2, 2008.

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred Report to Ways & Means/Budget

2. Family Centered Employment and Training Services:

Apply for grants in excess of $250,000, in partnership with Northway Foundation, to provide services to disadvantaged and low income families in North Minneapolis.

Action Taken: Approved.

Intergovernmental Relations - No Reports

Public Safety & Regulatory Services

1. Blackbird (815 W 50th St):

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

Action Taken: Approved.

2. New York Deli (1301 Harmon Pl)

Sent forward without recommendation application for On-Sale Liquor Class E with Sunday Sales; Sidewalk Cafe; and Tobacco Dealer Licenses.
Early signature by Mayor requested.

Action Taken: Approved, subject to conditions.

3. Pantry Food Market (5200 Bryant Av N):

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

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Shieks Palace Royale (115 S 4th St):

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

Action Taken: Approved.

Early signature by Mayor requested.

5. Liquor, Wine and Beer Licenses:

Passage of Resolution granting applications.

Early signature by Mayor requested.

Action Taken: Approved.

6. Business Licenses:

Passage of Resolution granting applications.

Action Taken: Approved.

7. Gambling Licenses:

Passage of Resolution granting applications.

Action Taken: Approved.

8. Poodle Club (3001 E Lake St):

Sent forward without recommendation License Settlement Conference recommendations relating to On-Sale Liquor License.

Action Taken: Approved substitute.

9. El Nuevo Rodeo (2709 E Lake St):

Passage of Resolution approving License Settlement Conference recommendations relating to On-Sale Liquor License.

Action Taken: Approved.

10. C & H Excavating Co (1900 W 105th St, Bloomington):

a. Revoke Wrecker of Buildings Class B License.
b. Not reopen license hearing.
c. Not accept new evidence into the record.
d. Adopt Findings of Fact as drafted by City Attorney’s Office.

Action Taken: Approved.

e. Sent forward without recommendation request for stay of revocation decision, pending an appeal.

Action Taken: Denied Stay; and Adopted Findings of Fact.

11. Rental Dwelling Licenses at 612 26th Av N; 2906 Emerson Av N; 2934 Colfax Av N; 3115 Sheridan Av N; 305 24th Av N; 2402 James Av N; and 1918 Queen Av N:

Revoke, deny or non-renew licenses held by Paul G. Yackel for failure to meet license standards.

Action Taken: Approved.

12 Minneapolis SafeZone:

Execute contract with NorthWrite Inc for work on Minneapolis SafeZone Project.

Action Taken: Approved, as amended.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget

13. MnPass I-394 High Occupancy Toll Lane Enforcement:

Amend grant agreement with Minnesota Department of Transportation to accept $80,000 for police overtime to enforce toll lane rules and regulations; and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

14. Police Chaplain Services:

Issue Request for Proposals for police chaplain services for Police Department and Minneapolis community.

Action Taken: Approved.

15. 2005 Urban Area Security Initiative Grant:

Amend grant agreement with Minnesota Department of Public Safety to extend overtime funds for events requiring increased security.

Action Taken: Approved.

16. 2005 Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Program Grant:

Amend grant agreement with Minnesota Department of Public Safety to extend consultant/planner who works with the Minnesota/Dakotas Analysis Center.

Action Taken: Approved.

17. Restorative Justice Programs:

Award funding to two Minneapolis restorative justice organizations:
Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association; and Restorative Justice Community Action, Inc.

Action Taken: Approved.

18. Linking Advance Practice Centers and Local Public Health Agencies Grant:

Execute agreement with Hennepin County to receive further funding under grant by National Association of County and City Health Officials to plan responses to potential threats to food, water and safety during a disaster or public health emergency; and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

Taxes

1. 2007 Board of Appeal and Equalization:

Approve 2007 Board of Appeal and Equalization Report.

Action Taken: Approved.

Transportation & Public Works

1. Unpaved Alleys:

Approve direction to staff to prepare a Feasibility Report regarding the establishment of a long-term program to permanently pave the remaining eighty-one unpaved alleys in the City and report back to the T&PW Committee by February 2008.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Access Minneapolis - Transportation Action Plan Study:

Authorize increase in contract with Iteris, Inc. in the amount of $104,000, for a revised contract total of $1,047, 000, to allow for additional analysis and public outreach. No additional appropriation required.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Subrogation Services:

Approve contract with NCO Financial Systems for a one-year pilot project to provide subrogation services to represent the City’s interests in negotiating and settling monetary disputes beyond simple collection services.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. 2007 Stormwater Management Program:

Passage of Resolution adopting the NPDES Report on the 2007 Minneapolis Stormwater Management Program and 2006 Activities as the Citys Stormwater Management Plan.
Early signature by Mayor requested.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Main St NE Bridge Replacement Project:

a) Passage of Resolution entering into a Cost Participation Agreement with Hennepin County and authorizing the expenditure of $30,000 for the Citys cost participation in the project; and
b) Passage of Resolution establishing No Parking restrictions on Main St NE between 1st Av NE and 3rd Av NE, per the City Council approved layout and as required by Minnesota State Aid requirements.

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget

6. Flood Area 1:

Passage of Resolution increasing the appropriation for the project by $753,000, and decreasing the appropriation for three other projects in the Stormwater Fund in the total amount of $753,000.

Action Taken: Approved.

7. Mid-City Paving Project:

Passage of Resolution designating the location and streets to be improved in the project. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

8. Mid-City Paving Project:

a) Receive cost estimate of $758,000 for the project and the list of benefited properties, and direct the City Engineer to prepare proposed assessments against the benefited properties; and
b) Set a public hearing to be held on July 10, 2007. ( 9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

9. Reallocation of Excess Bond Proceeds:

Passage of Resolution decreasing the appropriation for the Mid-City Paving Project by $750,000 due to a reduction in the project scope, and increasing the appropriation for three other projects in the total amount of $750,000.

Action Taken: Approved.

10.SAFETEA-LU Submission:

Authorize submittal of a series of applications for 2011-2012 SAFETEA-LU funds (Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users), and commit local funds to support approved projects, per federal regulations.

Action Taken: Approved.

11. Bids:

a) OP 6794, Accept low bid of Ram Building Restoration and Waterproofing, Inc., in the amount of $100,417, for the removal and replacement of expansion joints for State Ramps A and B; and
b) OP 6796, Accept low bid of Northern Air Corporation, in the amount of $299,900, for HVAC remodeling at Fire Station No. 17.

Action Taken: Approved.

Ways & Means/Budget

1. Nicollet Mall 2008 Operating Budget:

Passage of Resolution approving the 2008 operating budget in the amount of $1,263,101; directing staff to prepare the appropriate assessment roll.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Fourth Precinct Safety Camera System:

a) Approve increasing the bid amount in Contract C-23509 by $1,008,094 to provide Fourth Precinct camera system.
b) Authorize execution of a service contract in the amount of $108,806 for integration with Shotspotter technology and existing cameras.
c) Passage of Resolution approving appropriations.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Printing, Copying and Copier Purchasing and Mailing Policy:

Adopt the revised policies; and direct the City Clerk to place them in the Policy and Procedures Library on the City’s website.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Convenience Copier System:

Approve transfer of the City Clerk Convenience copier system to BIS, effective immediately; and Passage of Resolution approving appropriations and transfer of fixed assets.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. New Central Library Project - Change Order:

Approve Change Order No. 2 increasing the contract with FKI Logistex, Inc. by $40,420.

Action Taken: Approved.

6. Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC):

Authorize Request for Proposals for repair and polishing of the MCC terrazzo flooring. No additional appropriation required.
Early signing by Mayor requested.

Action Taken: Approved.

7. Achieve!Minneapolis:

Approve $92,000 from the federal Empowerment Zone grant to execute a contract with Achieve!Minneapolis to administer the Step-Up Youth Summer Employment Program. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

8. Workers’ Compensation (WC) Case Management Services:

a) Authorize extension of contract with Encore Unlimited, LLC for additional 90 days.
b) Authorize Request for Proposals for WC nursing case management services as well as consulting on medical liability claims or employment services.

Action Taken: Approved.

9. 2006 Supplemental Appropriation:

Passage of Resolution providing supplemental departmental appropriations to accommodate spending commitments.

Action Taken: Approved.

10. Starting Salary Approval:

Approve revisions to the Employee Salary Administration Plan and the Compensation Administration for Classified Employees, giving authority to approve salary requests up to Step "C" or Step 3, respectively.

Action Taken: Approved.

11. Appointed Position - Director, Surface Water and Sewers:

Approve proposed appointed position allocated to grade 15, 703 points; and Passage of Salary Ordinance approving annual salary, effective May 16, 2007.

Action Taken: Approved.

12. AFSCME, Local #9 General Unit:

Passage of Resolution approving terms of a 12 month collective bargaining agreement.

Action Taken: Approved.

13. Minneapolis Professional Employees Unit:

Passage of Resolution approving terms of a 1 year collective bargaining agreement.

Action Taken: Approved.

14. Unisys Contract:

Authorize increasing contract by $500,000 for change order transactions through the end of 2007. No additional appropriations required.

Action Taken: Approved.

Zoning & Planning

1. Petition to Name a Street (vicinity of Franklin Ave SE and Thornton St SE):

Approve application to name an existing, unnamed private street "River Mews Court" for a condominium/townhouse development.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Hennepin County Housing (vicinity of the block bounded by 28th St E, 11th Ave S, the Midtown Greenway and 10th Ave S):

Passage of Resolution to vacate a portion of a public alley for open space, access to the Midtown Greenway and construction of a new portion of the alley.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. 3000 and 3010 W River Pkwy (re 3010 W River Pkwy S):

Deny application to rezone property for 5 additional accessory parking spaces.

Action Taken: Approved.

Motions

1. Ordinance Introduction:

Motion by Schiff to introduce an ordinance amending Title 11, Chapter 226 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Health and Sanitation: Graffiti Nuisance Property, for first reading and referral to the Public Safety & Regulatory Services Committee (reducing the required time for graffiti abatement from 10 days to 7 days).

Action Taken: Referred to Public Safety & Regulatory Services Committee.

2. Ordinance Introduction:

Motion by Lilligren to introduce the subject matter of ordinances amending Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code, for first reading and referral to the Zoning & Planning Committee (to rezone select parcels and add a pedestrian oriented overlay district in response to the Nicollet Avenue Moratorium introduced August 18, 2006), as follows:
a. Chapter 521 relating to Zoning Districts and Maps Generally;
b. Chapter 551 relating to Overlay Districts.

Action Taken: Referred to Zoning & Planning Committee.

3. Ordinance Introduction:

Motion by Hodges to introduce the subject matter of ordinances amending Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code, for first reading and referral to the Zoning & Planning Committee (to rezone select parcels and add a pedestrian oriented overlay district as an implementation step for the South Lyndale Corridor Master Plan adopted January 27, 2006), as follows:
a. Chapter 521 relating to Zoning Districts and Maps Generally;
b. Chapter 551 relating to Overlay Districts.

Action Taken: Referred to Zoning & Planning Committee.

Resolutions

1. Honorary Resolution:

Resolution by all Council Members honoring Cynthia Lee for 29 years of service to the City of Minneapolis.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Marcy Open School Resolution:

Resolution by all Council Members recognizing the Marcy Open School Winning "Best in Presentation" in Project Citizen.

Action Taken: Approved.

Announcements

Adjournment to Room 315, City Hall, for the purpose of discussing the matters of a) In Re Greater Minneapolis Day Care Association; and b) City of Minneapolis v. Ames & Fischer Co. II, LLP and Capitol Indemnity Corporation and Ames & Fischer Co. II, LLP v. City of Minneapolis and the MCDA.

Action Taken: a) No action taken; b) Approved Settlement.

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: June 15, 2007
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