Minneapolis City Council Agenda

Friday, March 12, 2010 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 Schiff, Minority Leader Gordon, Council Members Reich, Hofstede, Goodman, Glidden, Tuthill, Quincy, Colvin Roy Hodges, and Samuels
(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: Approved.

3. Acceptance of minutes of the regular meeting and the adjourned session of February 26, 2010.

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

1. Board and Commission Appointments:

Approve final board and commission assignments to home committees and the Spring/Fall appointment cycle for City boards and commissions.

Action Taken: Approved, as amended.

Community Development

1. Department of Community Planning & Economic Development (CPED):

Approve reappointment of Mike Christenson as Director of CPED & Executive Director of the Mpls Community Development Agency.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. 2010 "It's all About Kids" Program:

Authorize contract with Lutheran Social Services for 2010 for administration of program.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Broadway Green Project (2022, 2018, 2014, 2010, 2006, 2004, 2000 & 1936 W Broadway Ave):

Approve granting of Exclusive Development Rights for 12 months on 8 City-owned parcels for Legacy Management and Development.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. GAF Materials Corporation:

Authorize River Services Inc to enter into a Lease Agreement with GAF Materials Corporation & authorize a declaration and/or easement for ongoing maintenance of stormwater facilities.

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget

5. MN Historical Society (re East Bank Energy Center):

Approve acceptance & appropriation of a Historical & Cultural Heritage Grant for the East Bank Energy Center; Passage of Resolution appropriating funds (9 votes).

Action Taken: Approved.

6. Mpls Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2 Funds:

Authorize acceptance, appropriation & disbursal of grant award from U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development; Passage of Resolution appropriating funds; Authorize various agreements.
Early Signature by Mayor Requested.

Action Taken: Approved.

Public Safety & Health

1. Commissioner of Health:

Approve reappointment of Gretchen Musicant for two-year term beginning
January 4, 2010.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Police Chief:

Approve reappointment of Timothy Dolan for three-year term beginning
January 4, 2010.

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred Report to Ways & Means/Budget

3. Minneapolis Economic Recovery Strategy - Immunization Operations:

Execute contract with Minnesota Department of Health to accept $25,678 to expand City's immunization efforts in its School Based Clinic sites to provide catch up vaccinations for students not previously eligible for services; and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

Regulatory, Energy & Environment

1. Waste Tire Programs:

Passage of Ordinance amending Title 3, Chapter 48 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Air Pollution and Environmental Protection: Minneapolis Watershed Management Authority, including Minnesota Rules, Chapter 9220 relating to Waste Tire Programs to allow for the enforcement of record keeping requirements of tire retailers as well as Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Identification requirements of tire haulers.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Tacqueria Los Ocampo (809 E Lake St):

Grant Special Late Hour Food License.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Ducati Minneapolis (2800 Lyndale Av S):

Sent forward without recommendation application for Motor Vehicle Repair Garage License.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Liquor, Wine and Beer Licenses:

Passage of Resolution granting applications.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Business Licenses:

Passage of Resolution granting applications.

Action Taken: Approved.

6. Gambling Licenses:

Passage of Resolution granting applications.

Action Taken: Approved.

7. Director, Regulatory Services:

Approve appointment of Rocco Forte for a term to expire January 2, 2012.

Action Taken: Approved.

8. Citizen Environmental Advisory Committee:

Approve appointment of Marty Broan to fill the unexpired term of Karen Monahan to expire December 31, 2010.

Action Taken: Approved.

9. Earth Hour 2010 (March 27, 2010):

Passage of Resolution supporting Earth Hour 2010.

Action Taken: Approved.

10. Rental Dwelling License at 4007 Emerson Av N:

Approve license reinstatement to be held by AAA North Properties LLC; owner Sean Maynard.

Action Taken: Approved.

11. Property at 3111 Dupont Av N:

Approve demolition.

Action Taken: Approved.

12. Rental Dwelling License at 3538 Dupont Av N:

Revoke license held by Kevin Sheeley.

Action Taken: Approved.

13. Rental Dwelling License at 3245 Fremont Av N:

Revoke license held by Troy F. Hayden.

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred Report to Ways & Means/Budget

14. Administrative Fine Schedule:

Passage of Resolution increasing various basic fine levels.

Action Taken: Approved.

Transportation & Public Works

1. Director of Public Works:

Approve reappointment of Steven Kotke as Director of Public Works for a two-year term beginning January 4, 2010.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Ryan Lake Trail:

Passage of Resolution authorizing submittal of grant application to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for a Trail Legacy Grant in the amount of $200,000 to help fund the construction of the Ryan Lake Trail.

Action Taken: Approved, as amended.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget

3. Chicago Ave Reconstruction Project, Phase III (8th St S to Franklin Ave):

Passage of Resolutions:
a) Ordering the City Engineer to proceed with the work and adopt special assessments;
b) Requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds;
c) Ordering the establishment of parking restrictions on Chicago Ave to meet State Aid requirements; and
d) Ordering the abandonment and removal of areaways located in the right-of-way that are in conflict with the project. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Retractable Banner and Stand:

Passage of Resolution accepting a gift of a retractable banner and stand from Tierney Brothers and Gary Modlin. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Parking Ramp Revenue Control Equipment:

Increase the original contract with Don Harstad Company for the installation of revenue control equipment at the Leamington and Orchestra Hall parking facilities.
T&PW
Approved.
W&M/Budget
Sent forward without recommendation.

Action Taken: Approved T&PW recommendation.

6. Parking Ramp B Entrance Project:

Approve Change Orders increasing the contract with Lund Martin Co by $352,106.59, to be reimbursed by Mn/DOT, to allow for additional work in the State Ramp B Entrance Project.

Action Taken: Approved.

7. 27th Ave S Reconstruction Project Close-Out:

Passage of Resolutions:
a) Receiving and accepting the final costs of Paving and Traffic Operations work related to the 27th Ave S Reconstruction and Street Lighting Projects, and reallocating excess revenue and Net Debt Bonds to other Paving and Traffic Operations projects;
b) Requesting concurrence of the Board of Estimate and Taxation in the reallocation of already issued Net Debt Bonds, and
c) Authorizing the negotiation and execution of an agreement with the State of Minnesota for costs associated with the bridge deck replacement of the LaSalle Bridge over I-94.

Action Taken: Approved.

8. Bus Shelter Franchise:

Authorize preparation of an amendment to the franchise agreement with CBS Outdoor, as set forth in Appendix G of the Code, to change the interim extension end date from April 1, 2010 to June 30, 2010.

Action Taken: Approved.

9. Bid:

OP 7239, Accept low bid of Tech Sales Company to furnish cellular modems for sewer flow meters.

Action Taken: Approved.

Ways & Means/Budget

1. Satisfaction of Judgment:

Passage of Resolution authorizing payment of judgment in the matter of Collins Electrical Systems Inc. ($350,161.24).

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Mobile Data Computers:

Authorize purchase of additional mobile data computers under OP #6874 from Data911 ($500,000).

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Computer Aided Dispatch:

Authorize amending Managed Service Contract C-22831 with Unisys ($35,870) for cost of living increase; and revise contract language regarding technology refresh funds.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. BIS Master Contract Program:

Authorize continuation of program for (4) year period for master contracts for up to $2,500,000 with technology providers selected through the State contracting process; and approve contract document.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Microsoft Corporation:

Authorize execution of contract with Microsoft by enrolling under the State of Minnesota’s Enterprise Agreement, taking advantage of the State of Minnesota’s volume pricing for Microsoft products.

Action Taken: Approved.

6. Election Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities (EAID) Grant Program:

Passage of Resolution authorizing execution of a grant agreement with the Office of the Secretary of State for ADA improvements at Powderhorn Park.
Early Signature by Mayor Requested.

Action Taken: Approved.

7. Utility Billing Insert:

Approve the April 2010 utility billing insert communicating the help available to prevent home foreclosures.

Action Taken: Approved.

8. Merchant Services:

Sent forward without recommendation authorization to execute contract with Heartland Payment Systems for Merchant Services.

Action Taken: Deleted.

9. Central Library Ramp Parking Bonds:

Passage of Resolution authorizing the finance officer to enter into an Escrow Agreement and Financing Agreement with Hennepin County for advance refunding of the General Obligation Various Purpose Bonds, Series 2002A.
(9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

10. Civil Service Commissioner:

Confirm reappointment Ellen McVeigh, term ending February 28, 2013.

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred Report from Zoning & Planning

11. Federal Certified Local Government (CLG) Grant:

Accept grant funds ($23,000) to revise the Citys survey of historic properties; and Passage of Resolution appropriating funds. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

Zoning & Planning

1. Michael Snow (re 1101 E River Pkwy):

Deny appeal filed from decision of the Board of Adjustment which denied an application for a variance to reduce the minimum lot area to allow conversion from a single-family dwelling to a two-family dwelling.

Action Taken: Approved.

Motions

1. City Payroll:

Motion by Hodges that regular payrolls of City employees under Council jurisdiction for the month of April, 2010 be approved and ordered paid.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. City Council Appointments of Council Members on Boards and Commissions:

Motion by Johnson to amend the list "City Council Appointment of Council Members on Boards and Commissions", adopted 1/4/2010, by adding to the list the Central Corridor Coordinating Committee, with the appointment of Council Member Gordon as the City Council representative.

Action Taken: Approved.

Resolutions

1. Santiago, Chile:

Resolution recognizing the tragedy caused by the February 27th earthquake in Chile and extending sympathy to the people of Minneapolis sister city Santiago.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. El Colegio Charter School:

Resolution authorizing application by the City of Minneapolis, on behalf of El Colegio Charter School, for Hennepin Youth Sports Program grant funding.

Action Taken: Approved.

Unfinished Business

1. Tea House Chinese Restaurant (2425 University Av SE):

Grant On-Sale Liquor Class E with Sunday Sales License. (Postponed 2/26/2010)

Action Taken: Approved license, subject to conditions.

2. Ordinance Introduction:

Pursuant to previous notice (2/26/2010), Glidden moves to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 1, Chapter 2 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to General Provisions: Administrative Enforcement and Hearing Process for first reading and referral to the Regulatory, Energy & Environment Committee (amending sections 2.20 and 2.50 to authorize Traffic Control Agents to issue administrative citations and clarifying the manner in which parking code citations should be issued).

Action Taken: Referred to Regulatory, Energy & Environment Committee.

3. Ordinance Introduction:

Pursuant to previous notice (2/26/2010), Glidden moves to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 18, Chapter 478 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to the Traffic Code: Parking, Stopping and Standing for first reading and referral to the Regulatory, Energy & Environment Committee (adding a new section relating to Traffic Control Agent Service Fees and establishing these fees in the Director’s Fee Schedule, to include an hourly traffic control agent fee and a separate overtime fee if required).

Action Taken: Referred to Regulatory, Energy & Environment Committee.

4. Ordinance Introduction:

Pursuant to previous notice (2/26/2010), Glidden moves to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 5, Chapter 91 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Building Code: Permit Fees for first reading and referral to the Regulatory, Energy & Environment Committee (including Traffic Control Agent service fees in the Director’s Fee Schedule).

Action Taken: Referred to Regulatory, Energy & Environment Committee.

New Business

1. Ordinance Introduction ( Unanimous consent required):

Colvin Roy moves to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Appendix G of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Bus Stop Shelters Franchise, for first reading and referral to the Transportation & Public Works Committee (allowing interim extension to June 30, 2010).

Action Taken: Referred to Transportation & Public Works Committee.

2. Notice of Intent:

Glidden gives notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 3, Chapter 48 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Air Pollution and Environmental Protection: Minneapolis Watershed Management Authority (including temporary wells as part of existing permit requirements).

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: April 2, 2010
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Minneapolis Web Page: MinneapolisMN.gov

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