Minneapolis City Council Agenda

Regular Meeting
Friday, October 5, 2012
9:30 a.m. - Room 317 City Hall

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

Present: Council Vice President Lilligren, Majority Leader Schiff, Minority Leader Gordon, Council Members Reich, Hofstede, Samuels, Goodman, Glidden, Tuthill, Quincy, Colvin Roy and Hodges
Absent: Council President Johnson
(Majority vote of all members, 7; 2/3 vote of all members, 9)

Special Presentation

A Certificate of Special Recognition presented by the Mayor and City Council members celebrating the friendship between Sister Cities Uppsala and Minneapolis.

 

1. Roll Call.

2. Adoption of the agenda.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

3. Acceptance of minutes of the regular meeting of September 21, 2012 and the special meeting of September 25, 2012.
Action Taken:  Accepted.

4. Referral of petitions, communications, and reports of the City officers to proper committees and departments.
Action Taken:  Referred.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

Committee of the Whole

COW agenda of 9/20/2012

1.  Public Utilities Franchise Agreements:
     Approve establishment of a utility franchise work group, with participation from City staff, City Council & Mayor's office.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Community Development

CD agenda of 9/25/2012

1.   YMCA Project:
      Passage of Resolution giving approval to amend revenue bonds previously issued to reduce interest rate for remaining three year term on bonds (Refer to Mpls Community Development Agency Board of Commissioners).
      Early signature by Mayor requested.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

2.   2012 Supplemental Hennepin County Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Grant Application:
      Passage of Resolution supporting supplemental grant applications for various TOD projects.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

3.   Mpls Public Housing Authority Board of Commissioners:
      Approve Council reappointment of Daisy Nguyen for a three-year term.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

4.   Allocation of 2013 Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC):
      Authorize preliminary reserve of LIHTC for the Franklin Steele (South Quarter IV) project, 1900 Portland Ave S.
Action Taken:  Adopted, as substituted.

Referred Report to Ways & Means/Budget
5.   Heritage Park Project:
Approve Addendum #1 to Veit and Company, Inc contract for soil remediation & removal, increasing by $355,000.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Public Safety, Civil Rights & Health

PSC&H agenda of 9/27/2012

1.  Minneapolis Advisory Committee on People with Disabilities Appointments:
     Approve the following appointments of the Mayor and Council President for two-year terms to run January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2013: Steve Oglesbee (Ward 6-h), Harvey Hoffman (Ward 7-h), Terri Krake (Ward 9-h), and Heather Leide (Ward 11-h).
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget

2.   Federal Community Transformation Grant:
      Authorize contracts with Hennepin County to accept estimated revenue not to exceed $1,100,000 for the remaining four years of a five year federally funded Community Transformation Grant (CTG); and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation. (9 votes) 
Action Taken:  Adopted.

3.   Nurse-Family Partnership Grant:
       Authorize contract with the Minnesota Department of Health to accept $39,861 for continuation of the Nurse-Family Partnership program; and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation. (9 votes) 
Action Taken:  Adopted.

4.   Equitable Sharing Agreement and Certification:
      Authorize approval and execution of the Equitable Sharing Agreement and Certification report as prepared by the Police Department for federal seizure funds annually through 2022.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

5.   BCA Grant Fund Acceptance:
      Authorize execution of a joint powers agreement with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and other contracts necessary to participate on the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force; and Passage of Resolution accepting up to $5,000 for overtime expenses and additional costs for reimbursable travel expenses as approved.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

6.   Animal Care and Control Donations:
      Passage of Resolution accepting in-kind donations of dog and cat food and supplies from the following individuals and groups: Marilyn Ilseth, Annie Westgate, Toni Yeamans, MACC Volunteers, Susan Lynx, Kelly Everding, Ben & Jill Kallas, Jody Walsh, Jeanna Simonson, Joan Vader, Downtown Dog, Lucky Dog Pet Care, Chuck & Don's Pet Food Outlet, Solid Gold, and On Cue Training and Behavior. (9 votes)
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Regulatory, Energy & Environment

RE&E agenda of 9/24/2012

 1.  Liquor, Wine and Sidewalk Cafe Licenses:
      Passage of Resolution granting licenses to the following businesses
      a) Hilton Minneapolis, 1001 Marquette Ave
      b) Dangerous Man Brewing Company, 1300 2nd St NE
      c) New Bohemia Sausage & Bier Haus, 233 E Hennepin Ave - Early signature by Mayor requested.
      d) Nuff, 2851 Johnson St NE
      e) Afro Deli & Coffee, 1939 S 5th St.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 2.  The Belmore, 25 4th St N:
      Passage of Resolution granting On-Sale Liquor Class C-1 with Sunday Sales License, subject to conditions.
      Early Signature by Mayor Requested.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 3.  Insert Coins Level 2, 315 1st Ave N:
      Passage of Resolution granting On-Sale Liquor Class B with Sunday Sales License, subject to conditions.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 4.  Longfellow Grill, 2990 W River Rd:
      Passage of Resolution granting On-Sale Liquor Class E with Sunday Sales License, subject to conditions.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 5.  Chicago Food Deli Market, 2500 Chicago Ave:
      Passage of Resolution approving Business License Operating Conditions relating to Grocery License.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 6.  Liquor, Wine and Beer Licenses:
      Passage of Resolution granting license applications.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 7.  Business Licenses:
      Passage of Resolution granting license applications.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 8.  Gambling Licenses:
      Passage of Resolution granting license applications.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 9.  Rental Dwelling License at 3137 Harriet Ave:
      Approve reinstatement of license to be held by Ryan Flanagan.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

10. New China Wok, 5033 France Ave:
      a) Revoke license for failure to pay administrative fines and fees owed to the City of Minneapolis.
      b) Direct City Attorney's Office to draft Findings of Fact in support of the Committee's decision.
Action Taken:  Deleted from the agenda.

Transportation & Public Works

T&PW agenda of 9/25/2012

 1.  Sidewalk Repair and Construction Assessments:
      Passage of Resolution adopting and levying assessments and adopting the assessment roll for the repair and construction of public sidewalks. (9 votes)
Action Taken:  Adopted.
 
 2.  Ewing Municipal Parking Facility (50th St W and France Ave S):
      Passage of Resolution adopting and levying assessments and adopting the assessment roll for the operation and maintenance of the Ewing Municipal Parking Facility. (9 votes)
Action Taken:  Adopted.
 
 3.  Cleaning and Lining of Cast Iron Water Mains:
      Authorize increase to contract with Heitkamp, Inc. by $55,867.30 for the cleaning and lining of cast iron water mains. Funds are available in the current project budget.
Action Taken:  Adopted.
 
 4.  Riverside Ave Reconstruction Project, Phase 2:
      Authorize increase to contract with Veit and Company, Inc. by $415,413.89 to allow for construction contingencies provided as part of the original project budget. 
      Early signature by Mayor requested.
Action Taken:  Adopted.
 
 5.  Snow Storage Agreement:
      Authorize execution of an agreement with Metro Transit to allow for the City's use of property owned by Metro Transit for snow storage (834 N 7th St).
Action Taken:  Adopted.
 
 6.  Contract Amendment with JPMI Construction Company:
      Authorize increase to contract with JPMI Construction Company by $8,154 to allow for work not included in the original scope of the contract for the construction of a concrete floor at a new warehouse at the Fridley Water Campus.
Action Taken:  Adopted.
 
 7.  Nongovernmental Tax Exempt Parcel Street Maintenance Assessment:
      Designate the City-wide street maintenance assessment against properties exempt from ad valorem taxation, and set a public hearing to be held on November 8, 2012.
Action Taken:  Adopted.
 
 8.  Nongovernmental Tax Exempt Parcel Street Light Operations Fee Assessment:
      Designate the City-wide street light operations fee assessment against properties exempt from ad valorem taxation, and set a public hearing to be held on November 8, 2012.
Action Taken:  Adopted.
 
 9.  Bicycle Advisory Committee Representation:
      Passage of Resolution amending Resolution 2010R-508 to add a Hennepin County Public Works staff representative to the list of voting members on the City's Bicycle Advisory Committee.
Action Taken:  Adopted.
 
10.  Business District Block Event Permit Application:
       Approve application of Zombie Productions, LLC for a block event closure of Cedar Ave between 3rd St S and 6th St S on October 13, 2012 from 6:00 pm to Midnight, outside the timeframe allowed under Ordinance.
Action Taken:  Adopted.
 
11.  MSP Draft Environmental Assessment/Environmental Assessment Worksheet:
       Approve the City's comments on the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) 2020 Draft Environmental Assessment/Environmental Assessment Worksheet and direct CPED staff to submit the comments to the Metropolitan Airports Commission.
       Early signature by Mayor requested.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget
12.  Joint Water Commission Billing Adjustment:
       a)  Authorize execution of a Memorandum of Understanding between Minneapolis and the Joint Water Commission for 2008-2011 billing adjustments providing for an additional payment by the Joint Water Commission to the City in the amount of $745,556.48; and
       b)  Passage of Resolution increasing the Water Fund appropriation by $372,778 to fund the cost of a new metering station for the Joint Water Commission.
Action Taken:  Adopted.
 
13.  SCOOT Traffic Signal Control System Software Services and Maintenance:
       Authorize the execution of a contract with Brown Traffic Products, Inc., for support and maintenance of SCOOT Traffic Signal Control System software for the period 2013 to 2018 for a total contract value of $103,474.
Action Taken:  Adopted.
 
14.  Central Corridor LRT Project - Subordinate Funding Agreement:
       a)  Authorize execution of Subordinate Funding Agreement 20 (SFA 20) with the Metropolitan Council for the removal and relocation of OCS foundations at 27th Ave for the Central Corridor LRT Project; and
       b)  Authorize execution of endorsement of the Federal Fiscal Year 2012 Federal Transit Administration Certifications and Assurances for the project.
Action Taken:  Adopted.
 
15.  Contract Amendment with Cemstone Products Company:
       Authorize increase to contract with Cemstone Products Company by $175,000 for ready mix concrete due to an increased amount of work requested by internal and external agencies and utilities.
Action Taken:  Adopted.
 
16.  35W Bridge Detour Routes Rehabilitation Project:
       Authorize increase to contract with CS McCrossan Construction by $80,000 to close out the project.
Action Taken:  Adopted.
 
17.  One-Sort Recycling Processing and Marketing Contract:
       a)  Approve the RFP selection of Waste Management, Inc. for the processing and marketing of Minneapolis one-sort recyclable materials; and
       b)  Authorize negotiation and execution of a contract with Waste Management, Inc. for a three-year term, with the option to extend annually for two years.
Action Taken:  Adopted.
 
18.  Chicago Ave Overhead Traffic Signal Indication Project:
       a)  Passage of Resolution increasing the appropriation for the Chicago Ave Overhead Traffic Signal Indication Project by $86,000, to be reimbursed by federal funds; and
       b)  OP 7676, Accept low bid of Killmer Electrical Systems, Inc. to complete the project.
Action Taken:  Adopted.
 
19.  Bids:
       a)  OP 7672, Accept low bid of Engineering and Construction Innovations, Inc. to complete the St. Mary's Tunnel Rehabilitation Project for the Surface Water and Sewers Division;
       b)  OP 7683, Accept single bid of Northwest Signal Supply for traffic signal controllers for the Transportation & Parking Services Division; and
       c)  OP 7686, Accept low responsive bid of IPL, Inc. to furnish and deliver single sort recycling collection carts.
       Early signature Mayor requested (19b).
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Ways & Means/Budget

W&M/Budget agenda of 10/1/2012

1.  November 2012 Utility Billing Insert:
     Approve insert providing information about snow emergencies and snow shoveling.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

2.  Metropolitan Council Corridor of Opportunity Grant:
     Authorize grant, sub-recipient and/or disbursement and related agreements for receipt of $43,250 in grant funds for the East Downtown Parking Lot Study; and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation. (9 votes)
Action Taken:  Adopted.

3.  Membership Agreement:
     Enter into membership agreement with Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) and authorize the IT Department's designee to sign membership agreement.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

4.  N. Harris Contract Amendment:
     Authorize extension of contract C00-15921 with N. Harris for software, support and services for the Govern system used in the Assessor's Office to December 31, 2015, and increase the contract amount by $275,000 to cover the years 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

5.  Kelber Catering Contract Extension:
     Authorize amending contract C-25540 with Kelber Catering Incorporated to extend the contract from 2016 to 2022 in return for several new terms, without a public request for proposal.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

6.  TriTech Software Systems Contract Amendment:
     Authorize amending contract C-22333 for the maintenance, implementation services, and support of the Computer Aided Dispatch System by extending the contract through December 31, 2017, and increasing the contract amount by $1,750,000.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

7.  Unisys Contract Report:
     Approve adoption of management action plan presented in response to the Internal Audit report, "Unisys Contract Review, Report No 2012-04".
Action Taken:  Adopted.

8.  Police & Public Works Services for Vikings Games:
     Authorize execution of agreement for security and perimeter management services for the 2012 Minnesota Vikings Games at the Metrodome, and Passage of Resolution appropriating funds.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Zoning & Planning

Z&P agenda of 9/27/2012 and 10/4/2012

 1.  Charlie Nestor, 1515-1515 1/2 Central Ave NE, 1600 Fillmore Ave NE, and 1611 Polk St NE:
      Passage of Ordinance amending the Zoning Code to rezone the properties to add the IL Industrial Overlay District to the existing I1 Light Industrial District and I2 Medium Industrial District to allow more flexibility in uses for the location.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 2.  401 Nicollet Mall Project, 401 Nicollet Mall and 47 S 4th St:
      Passage of Resolution vacating multiple alley and sidewalk easements in the block bounded by Nicollet Mall, S 4th St, S 5th St, and Marquette Ave to permit construction of a new 9-floor office building with enclosed ground level parking stalls located on Nicollet Mall.
Action Taken:  Adopted, as substituted.

 3.  The Interchange, 417 N 5th St (528 N 7th St):
      Passage of Ordinance amending the Zoning Code to rezone the property from the I3 General Industrial District to the B4N Downtown Neighborhood District, retaining the DP (Downtown Parking) District, to allow for a new multi-modal transportation hub.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 4.  Chase Residence, 3045 5th Ave S:
      Passage of Resolution designating the Chase Residence as a Historic Landmark.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 5.  Shingle Creek Elementary School, 5034 Oliver Ave N:
      a) Grant appeal from the decision of the Heritage Preservation Commission denying the Demolition of Historic Resource application, subject to the demolition action being stayed for a period of 180 days in order for the School District to market the property.
      b) Direct City Attorney's Office to draft Findings in support of the Committee's decision.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 6.  Minnesota Spay and Neuter Assistance Program (MN SNAP), 2822 Washington Ave N:
      a) Passage of Ordinance amending the Zoning Code to rezone the property from the I2 Medium Industrial District to the C1 Neighborhood Commercial District to allow for a veterinary clinic, n/w/s the staff recommendation.
      b) Adopt Findings of the Planning Commission.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Motions

 1.  City Payroll:
      Motion by Hodges that regular payrolls of City employees under Council jurisdiction for the month of November, 2012, be approved and ordered paid.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Resolutions

 1.   Honorary Resolution:
       Honoring the League of Women Voters Minneapolis show We the People and its host Joan Higinbotham.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 2.   Honorary Resolution:
       Observing Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Unfinished Business

 1.  Ordinance Introduction:
      Pursuant to notice (9/21/2012), Schiff moves to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 20, Chapter 520 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code:  Introductory Provisions, for first reading and referral to the Zoning & Planning Committee (eliminating the spacing requirement and amending the definition of supportive housing).
Action Taken:  Referred to Zoning & Planning Committee.

New Business

 1.  Notice of Intent:
      Colvin Roy gives notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 19, Chapter 509 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Water, Sewers & Sewage Disposal: Water (updating ordinance language, modifying standards, meter ownership, and moving fees from ordinance to an annual rate resolution).

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, October 19, 2012

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