Minneapolis City Council Agenda

Friday, February 20, 2009 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 Vice President Lilligren, Majority Leader Benson, Minority Leader Gordon, Council Members Ostrow, Hofstede, Samuels, Glidden, Schiff, Remington, Colvin Roy and Hodges

Absent: Council President Johnson, Council Member Goodman.

(Majority vote of all members, 7; 2/3 vote of all members, 9)

1. Roll call. 11-0

2. Adoption of the agenda.

Action Taken: Adopted.

3. Acceptance of minutes of the regular meeting and the adjourned session of February 6, 2009.

Action Taken: Accepted.

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

Action Taken: Referred.

Committee of the Whole - no reports

Community Development

1. Land Sale (re Delisi Building Project, 2119 W Broadway, 2310 & 2312 Penn Ave N):

Passage of Resolution authorizing sale to Catalyst Five Points, LLC. ( 9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Land Sale (1915 E M Stately St):

Passage of Resolution authorizing sale to Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation. ( 9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Hennepin County Housing & Redevelopment Authority (re 4307 Wentworth Ave):

Passage of Resolution authorizing Hennepin County HRA to conduct business in the City to act as pass through agency for acquisition of tax-forfeited property.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. "It's All About the Kids" Program:

Authorize contract with Lutheran Social Services for 2009 administration of program.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. CRS Re-Entry Housing Project (re 3003 Penn Ave N):

Approve change in project unit mix calculations, as recommended by Minnesota Housing.

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget

6. Target Center Architecture & Engineering Services:

Approve one year extension to contract with Leo A Daly Company & increase in contract amount; Passage of Resolution appropriating funds.
Early signature by Mayor requested.

Action Taken: Approved.

7. Environmental Remediation Grant Awards:

Acceptance & appropriation of grants awarded by Metropolitan Council Livable Communities Tax Base Revitalization Account, MN Department of Employment & Economic Development Contamination Cleanup & Investigation Grant Program, Hennepin County Environmental Response Fund; Passage of Resolution appropriating funds. ( 9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

Health, Energy & Environment

1. Environmental Assistance Grant Program:

Passage of Resolution authorizing execution of a grant agreement with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget

2. Workforce Investment Act Title I Grant:

Execute agreement with Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development for release of funding under Adult, Youth and Dislocated WIA and the Minnesota Youth Program during period April 1, 2009 through March 31, 2012.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Living Cities’ Green Jobs Initiative:

Submit grant application seeking $300,000 from Living Cities to support a public/private partnership for a Minneapolis-based initiative to grow its green sector.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Older Worker Demonstration Grant:

Submit grant application, on behalf of Workforce Council, seeking $1,000,000 from United States Department of Labor to address workforce challenges facing individuals age 55 and older.

Action Taken: Approved.

Intergovernmental Relations

1. University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus Master Plan 2009:

Approve comments to be submitted to UofM on behalf of the City of Minneapolis.

Action Taken: Approved, as substituted.

2. Fiscal Year 2010 Federal Agenda:

Approve.

Action Taken: Approved.

Public Safety & Regulatory Services

1. Animals:

Passage of Ordinances amending Title 4 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Animals and Fowl:

a. Chapter 62 relating to In General, prohibiting the provision of false information to Animal Care and Control officers and staff;

b. Chapter 64 relating to Dogs, Cats, Ferrets, and Rabbits, amending and adding provisions regarding dangerous animals and cruelty.

Action Taken: Approved, as amended.

2. Breiwick Companies (11681 E Laketowne Dr, Albertville):

Passage of Resolution granting Tree Servicing License, subject to conditions.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Liquor, Wine and Beer Licenses:

Passage of Resolution granting applications.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Business Licenses:

Passage of Resolution granting applications.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Gambling Licenses:

Passage of Resolution granting applications.

Action Taken: Approved.

6. Stop-N-Go (1847 Johnson St NE):

Passage of Resolution approving License Settlement Conference recommendations relating to Off-Sale Beer License.

Action Taken: Approved.

7. Housing Board of Appeals:

Approve reappointments – Beth Hart, Anthony Yerkew, Sandy Loescher, Steven Leventhal, David Jordheim, Lauren Maker, Matthew Knopp, JoAnn Velde, Bryan Tyner, Ruth Kildow, Geri Meyer (ex-officio), and Lee Wolf (ex-officio).

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

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget

8. Director’s Fee Schedule (Permit Fees):

Passage of Ordinance amending Title 5, Chapter 91 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Building Code: Permit Fees, amending the indexing method for those fees covered by the Director’s Fee Schedule to provide for a minimum increase.
Early Signature by Mayor Requested

Action Taken: Approved.

9. Community Emergency Response Training (CERT):

Execute two contracts with City of Bloomington to provide public health CERT and special needs planning.

Action Taken: Approved.

10. Emergency Community Health Outreach (ECHO):

Execute contract with ECHO to provide emergency preparedness education and outreach to community.

Action Taken: Approved.

11. Emergency Preparedness Consulting Services:

Increase Master Contract with Lane Consulting by $150,000 for services through August 2010.

Action Taken: Approved.

12. 2008 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant:

Execute contracts to accept $196,946 awarded to Hennepin County through United States Department of Justice for Police Department overtime expenses and equipment purchases; and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

13. Criminal Justice Data Communication Network:

Authorize pay 2009 annual cost to Minnesota Department of Public Safety for user access to Network.

Action Taken: Approved.

14. Forensic Scientists:

Amend 2008 Joint Powers Agreement with Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension to pay salaries of two added forensic scientists to perform DNA analysis on Police Department cases through December 31, 2012.

Action Taken: Approved.

Transportation & Public Works

1. Second Ave N Reconstruction Project (Washington Ave to 3rd St N):

Passage of Resolution designating the location, streets, and improvements proposed to be made in the project.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Second Ave N Reconstruction Project:

Receive cost estimate and direct City Engineer to prepare proposed special assessments against the benefited properties; and set a public hearing to be held on March 31, 2009.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Third Ave N Reconstruction Project (Washington Ave to 5th St N):

Passage of Resolution designating the location, streets, and improvements proposed to be made in the project.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Third Ave N Reconstruction Project:

Receive cost estimate and direct City Engineer to prepare proposed special assessments against the benefited properties; and set a public hearing to be held on March 31, 2009.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Unpaved Residential Alleys:

Adopt " Final Report and Recommendations for Paving of Minneapolis Residential Unpaved Alleys".

Action Taken: Approved.

6. Pump Station 4 Renovations:

Approve change orders in the amount of $398,909 to contract with Madsen-Johnson Corporation, due to changes in the scope of the original contract. No additional appropriation required.

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget

7. Capital Project Close-Outs:

a) Passage of Resolution receiving and accepting final costs of various Traffic Operations and Bike Projects and adjusting the capital appropriation as necessary to close-out the projects and reallocate excess revenues to other Traffic Operations and Bike Projects; and
b) Passage of Resolution requesting concurrence of the Board of Estimate and Taxation in the reallocation of Net Debt Bonds.

Action Taken: Approved.

8. Bids:

a) OP 7060, Accept low responsive bids of Standard Sidewalk, Inc. and Concrete Ideas, Inc. for the construction of sidewalks, alleys, driveways, curbs, and gutters; and
b) OP 7085, Accept bid of Hawkins, Inc., to furnish fluosilicic acid through December 31, 2009.

Action Taken: Approved.

Ways & Means/Budget

1. Administrative Hearing Officer Services:

Authorize amendment to the "Master Agreement" with Hoffner Firm, LTD, so that the costs for said agreement not exceed $125,000 for the (3) year term.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Ethical Practices Board Report:

Accept findings.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. 2009 Minneapolis Board of Equalization:

Passage of Resolution establishing the 2009 Board and approving the appointment of Board members.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Park Board 201 Building and Land:

Passage of Resolution authorizing the Chief Financial Officer to take appropriate actions to complete remedial actions required by IRS regulations.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Minneapolis Telecommunications Network (MTN) Board of Directors:

Approve City Council and Mayoral appointments of Ben Weeks, Rashad Hasan, Peter Larsen, Patrick Scully, and the reappointment of Kevin Jenkins.

Action Taken: Approved.

6. Downtown Improvement District Start-Up Costs:

Authorize City Finance Officer to negotiate a loan up to $192,000 to the Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District for necessary start-up costs.

Action Taken: Approved.

Zoning & Planning

1. Metrodome Sign Regulations (Zoning Code Text Amendment):

Passage of Ordinances amending Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code, regarding revision of sign regulations applicable to a regional sports arena to allow additional signage to the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome as follows:

a. Chapter 543 relating to On-Premise Signs; and

b. Chapter 544 relating to Off-Premise Advertising Signs and Billboards.

Action Taken: Approved.

Unfinished Business

1. Chicago Ave Phase II Reconstruction Project:

Passage of Resolutions:
a) Ordering the work to proceed and adopting special assessments; and
b) Requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds for the project. ( Postponed 2/6/2009)

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Ordinance Introduction:
Pursuant to notice, Hofstede moves to introduce an ordinance amending Title 11, Chapter 227 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Health and Sanitation: Nuisances Generally, for first reading and referral to the Public Safety & Regulatory Services Committee (prohibiting upholstered furniture not manufactured for outdoor use in any front or side yard or rear yard abutting a street).

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

New Business

1. Notice of Intent:

Ostrow gives notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of revision of the City Charter pursuant to the recommendations from the Charter Commission.

2. Notice of Intent:

Ostrow, on behalf of Johnson, gives notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 22, Chapter 598 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Land Subdivision: Land Subdivision Regulations (imposing a park dedication requirement on new development).

Announcements

Adjournment

Adjournment to Room 315, City Hall, for the purpose of discussing the matter of Tollefson v. City of Minneapolis.

Action Taken: Approved settlement.

Adjournment to Monday, February 23, 2009, at 1:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber for the purpose of receiving the Mayor’s recommended 2009 Revised Budget.

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 6, 2009
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Minneapolis Web Page: MinneapolisMN.gov

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