Minneapolis City Council Agenda

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

1. Roll Call.

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

3. Acceptance of minutes of the regular meeting of October 19, 2012.
Action Taken:  Accepted.

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


Committee of the Whole

COW agenda of 10/18/2012 and addendum of 10/18/2012

1.  2013 City Council & Standing Committees Calendar:
     Approve calendar & direct City Clerk to post as notice of meetings and incorporate changes as necessary throughout the year.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

2.  Sewer Availability Charge (SAC) Work Group:
     Approve support for SAC Work Group recommendations, with directions to staff.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Community Development

CD agenda of 10/23/2012

1.  Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation (re 3939 Fremont Ave N):
     Approve transfer of $4,000 Neighborhood Revitalization Program second mortgage loan from the City to GMHC & authorize necessary documents.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

2.  2012 Affordable Housing Trust Fund:
     Approve total up to $6,640,227 from AHTF for various affordable & low-income housing projects.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget

3.  Environmental Remediation Grant Applications:
     Passage of three Resolutions authorizing application to the Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development Contamination Cleanup & Investigation Grant Program, the Metropolitan Council's Tax Base Revitalization Account Grant Program & Hennepin County Environmental Response Fund for various projects; Approve modification of the City's brownfield grant award administration fee.
Action Taken:  Adopted, as amended.

4.  Veit & Company, Inc Contract Amendment (re 2102 W Broadway):
     Authorize contract amendment for demolition & site clearance of property, increasing by $5,908.00.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Public Safety, Civil Rights & Health

PSCH agenda of 10/24/2012

1.   Federal Vaccines for Children Program:
      Approve entering into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Minnesota Department of Health and Federally Qualified Health Centers/Rural Health Centers for Delegation of Authority to provide Vaccines for Children (VFC) purchased vaccine through the School Based Clinic program for the period of January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2018. 
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget

2.   DWI Court Grant:
      Approve execution of an agreement with the Fourth Judicial District Court to accept a $70,900 grant for a portion of the implementation of an Adult DWI Court, funding the wages for police officers to participate in this program; and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

3.   Blue Cross Blue Shield Service Agreement:
      Approve entering into provider services agreements and annual renewals with BCBS of Minnesota to allow the School Based Clinic program to bill for medical and behavioral health services, with an initial term of agreement through June 30, 2013.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

4.   Twin Cities Public Health and Environmental Health Mutual Aid Agreement:
       Approve entering into a Mutual Aid Agreement between 17 jurisdictions for response in public health and environmental health emergencies for the period of January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2017.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Regulatory, Energy & Environment

RE&E agenda of 10/22/2012

 1.  Liquor and Wine Licenses:
      Passage of Resolution granting licenses to the following businesses
      a) Republic, 3001 Hennepin Ave - Early Signature by Mayor Requested
      b) Lucky Dragon Restaurant, 1827 Riverside Ave S.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 2.  Deans Professional Plumbing, 5392 Quam Ave, St. Michael:
      Passage of Resolution approving Business License Operating Conditions relating to Combined Trades License.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 3.  Liquor Licenses:
      Passage of Resolution granting applications.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

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

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

 6.  Juba Cafe, 2927 E Lake St:
      Passage of Resolution approving License Settlement Conference recommendations relating to Restaurant License.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 7.  Rental Dwelling License at 3940 4th Ave S:
      Approve reinstatement of license to be held by Kocon LLC, Hwan Hwang.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Referred Report to Ways & Means/Budget
 8.  Lead Hazard Reduction Services:
      Amend contract with Minnesota Remodeling and Restoration Co to extend the contract for calendar years 2013 and 2014 and revise the estimated annual expenditure to $800,000.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Transportation & Public Works

Transportation & Public Works agenda of October 23, 2012
 1.  Sanitary Sewer Service Availability Charge Special Assessments: 
      Passage of Resolution adopting and levying assessments and adopting the assessment roll for unpaid sanitary sewer service availability charges (SAC).  (9 votes) 
Action Taken:  Adopted.
 2.   Water & Sewer Service Line Repair Special Assessments:
       Passage of Resolution adopting and levying assessments and adopting the assessment roll for unpaid water and sewer service line repairs.  (9 votes) 
Action Taken:  Adopted, as amended.
 3.  33rd Ave SE and Talmage Ave SE Street Reconstruction Project:
      Authorize increase to contract with Belair Builders, Inc. by $178,859.69 for construction contingencies provided as part of the original project budget.
      Early signature by Mayor requested.
Action Taken:  Adopted.
 4.  Source-Separated Organics Collection:
      Direct Public Works staff to study City collection of Source-Separated Organics, taking into consideration the Citizens Environmental Advisory Committee (CEAC) Memo of August 6, 2012 regarding the scope of the study and questions to be considered, and report the findings to the T&PW Committee by April 2013.
Action Taken:  Adopted.
Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget
 5.  North Minneapolis Interceptor Rehabilitation Project:  
a)  Authorize negotiation and execution of a Master Funding Agreement with the Metropolitan Council for the North Minneapolis Interceptor Rehabilitation Project; and
      b)  Authorize negotiation and execution of a Subordinate Funding Agreement with the Met Council for City Forces work associated with the project. 
Action Taken:  Adopted.
 6.  Pioneers and Soldiers Cemetery Fence Rehabilitation Project:
      a)  Passage of Resolution accepting a Minnesota Historical and Cultural grant in the amount of $118,688 for the Pioneers and Soldiers Cemetery Fence Rehabilitation Project and authorizing execution of grant documents to accept the funds; (9 votes)
      b)  Passage of Resolution increasing the appropriation for the project by $118,688;
      c)  Award RFP for Phases III, IV, and V of the project and enter into a contract for consulting services with Miller Dunwiddie Architecture; and
      d)  Authorize Finance & Property Services to proceed with Phase III of the project.
Action Taken:  Adopted, as amended.
 7.  Hennepin County Bike Walk Grant Solicitation:
      Authorize the submittal of applications for four (4) bicycle and four (4) pedestrian projects for the Hennepin County Bike-Walk Grant Solicitation.
Action Taken:  Adopted.
 8.  Bids:
      a)  OP 7694, Accept low bid of Highway Technologies, Inc. to provide the rental of traffic control devices as needed through January 31, 2014;
      b)  OP 7702, Accept low bid of Huls Bros. Trucking, Inc. for the hauling and disposal of treatment residuals for the Water Treatment & Distribution Division.
Action Taken:  Adopted.
 9.  Bid: 
      OP 7699, Accept single bid of Veit Disposal Systems for the disposal of construction debris and miscellaneous waste as called for through August 31, 2013.
      T&PW - Sent forward without recommendation.
      W&M/Budget - Approved.
Action Taken:  Adopted the Ways & Means/Budget Recommendation.

Ways & Means/Budget

W&M/Budget agenda of 10/29/2012

1.   Legal Settlement:
      Passage of Resolution authorizing settlement of the following claims:
      a) Garr White v. City of Minneapolis ($17,500)
      b) Tonya Magnan, Susan Hendrickson and minor children v. Officers John Doe, Joe Smith, Jane Roe and City of Minneapolis ($40,000).
Action Taken:  Adopted.

2.   Comcast Cable Donation:
      Passage of Resolution accepting donation of broadcast airtime for public service announcements in August and September of 2012. (9 votes)
Action Taken:  Adopted.

3.   December 2012 Utility Billing Insert:
      Approve insert providing information about local use tax.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

4.   Bid:
      OP 7693, Accept low responsive bid of Grand Restaurant Equipment and Design in the amount of $128,537.65 to furnish and deliver a commercial dish machine for the Convention Center.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

5.   Lease Amendment:
      Authorize amendment to the lease agreement (Contract # C9610431) with Canal Street Ltd. Partnership for office space at the Crown Roller Mill building, to allow payment of approximately $75,000 for minor tenant improvements and deferred maintenance in City occupied space.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

6.   Enterprise Land Management System RFP:
      Authorize issuance of a Request for Proposal for an enterprise land management system.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

7.   Xcel Energy, Inc. Franchise Agreement Review:
      Approve adoption of management action plan presented in response to the Internal Audit report, "Xcel Energy, Inc. Franchise Agreement Review, Report No 2012-07".
Action Taken:  Adopted, as amended.

Zoning & Planning

Z&P agenda of 10/25/2012

 1.  Karen Linner, 3013 36th Ave S:
      Passage of Ordinance amending the Zoning Code to rezone the property from the R1A Single Family Residence District to the C1 Neighborhood Commercial District to allow for commercial office use of the building.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Reports from the Audit Committee

Audit agenda of 10/31/2012


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


 1.  Honorary Resolution:
      Passage of Resolution recognizing the contributions of Timothy Dolan to the City of Minneapolis.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 2.  Honorary Resolution:
      Passage of Resolution honoring the 125th Anniversary of St. Paul's Lutheran Church.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 3.  Minnesota Orchestra:
      Passage of Resolution supporting continued negotiation and resolution for the Minnesota Orchestra and orchestra musicians.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Unfinished Business

 1.  Ordinance Introduction:
      Glidden moves to delete from the agenda the ordinance introductions of the subject matters relating to food and health safety fees for establishments or premises subject to inspection by the City’s environmental health inspectors pursuant to delegation agreements with the State of Minnesota. (Noticed 10/19/2012)
Action Taken:  Deleted.

New Business

1. 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 47 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Air Pollution and Environmental Protection: Air Pollution (amending chapter title and adding a new section providing for commercial building energy rating and disclosure).



Executive / Closed Session

Adjourn to Room 315, City Hall for the purpose of discussing the matter of Ann Marie Rasmusson v. City of Bloomington, et al.
Action Taken:  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: Friday, November 16, 2012

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