Minneapolis City Council Agenda

Regular Meeting
Friday, November 16, 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 and adjourned session of November 2, 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 11/1/2012

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget Committee

1.  One Minneapolis Fund:
     Authorize issuance of Request for Proposals for One Minneapolis Fund & execute necessary contracts; Authorize Neighborhood & Community Engagement Commission to review proposals for funding & make recommendations on funding awards.
Action Taken:  Adopted.   

2.  Audit Services:
     Authorize contract for audit services, $125,000, as necessary & as guided by the Neighborhood Revitalization Program Audit Policy to ensure appropriate use of NRP and Community Participation Program funds.
Action Taken:  Adopted.  

Community Development

CD agenda of 11/7/2012

1.  Hi-Lake Triangle Apartments Project (2230 E Lake St):
      a)  Passage of Resolution authorizing issuance, sale & delivery of Multifamily Housing Revenue Bonds, $6,500,000;
      b)  Passage of Resolution authorizing tax increment limited revenue note, $772,100;
      c)  Approve redevelopment contract business terms;
      d)  Authorize redevelopment & other funding agreements with Hi Lake Limited Partnership.
Action Taken:  Adopted.   

2.  Metropolitan Council Livable Communities Local Housing Incentive Account Funding Award:
     Passage of Resolution authorizing an Acknowledgement of Receptivity to an LCA Funding Award form for projects recommended for grant awards.
     Early signature by Mayor requested.
Action Taken:  Adopted.   

3.  Cedar-Riverside Parking Lot Operating Agreement:
      Authorize contract with Interstate Parking Company of Minnesota, LLC to operation City-owned parking lots A, B & C.
Action Taken:  Adopted.   

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget Committee

4.  Decertification of Tax Increment Financing Districts:
     Passage of Resolution approving decertification of Clare Housing TIF District No. 137; Creamette TIF District No. 84; MILES I TIF District No. 46; Nicollet-Franklin TIF District No. 97; SEMI Phase 4 TIF District No. 78; United Van/Bus TIF District No. 71; Urban Village TIF District No. 112; and Village in Phillips Phase 2 TIF District No. 146.
Action Taken:  Adopted.   

5.  Calhoun Place Project (3131 Excelsior Blvd):
      Authorize continued analysis of project proposal to determine if Housing Improvement Area assistance is appropriate & justifiable, with associated directions to staff.
Action Taken:  Adopted.   

Public Safety, Civil Rights & Health

PSCH agenda of 11/7/2012

1.   Police Conduct Review Panel Appointments:
      Approve the Mayoral appointment of Donald Bellfield (Ward 8), and Council appointments of Robert Briscoe (Ward 3) and Michelle Monteiro (Ward 9) to the Police Conduct Review Panel.
Action Taken:  Adopted.  

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget Committee

2.   Contract with MPHA:
      Approve execution of contract agreements with the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority up to the amount of $63,122 to support a sergeant investigator for one year, and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation. 
Action Taken:  Adopted.  

3.   Joyce Foundation Grant Acceptance:
      Accept $20,000 in grant funding to be used for the 2013 Summit - Gun Crime and Illegal Guns in the Midwest conference, and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation.
Action Taken:  Adopted.   

4.   Homeland Security and Emergency Management Grant Acceptance:
      Accept the 2012 Emergency Management Performance Grant Award in the amount of $30,000, and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation.  
Action Taken:  Adopted.   

5.   Youth Violence Prevention Grant Acceptance:
      Authorize entering into agreement with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety to accept a $60,000 grant to support the Youth Violence Prevention BUILD program; and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation.
     Early signature by Mayor requested.
Action Taken:  Adopted.  

6.   Contract Amendment:
      Authorize amending the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Consultant Master Agreement, Contract No. 35462, Engagement Schedule 1, to add $7,200 for a new contract total of $79,800, for program services related to Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) and Market Bucks programs at Minneapolis farmer's markets, and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation.
Action Taken:  Adopted.   

7.   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: Laurie Balzer, Deb Dietrich, Kerstin Hammarberg, MACC Volunteers, Dena Thorson, Megan Losure, and PETCO Highland Park. (9 votes)
Action Taken:  Adopted.  

Regulatory, Energy & Environment

RE&E agenda of 11/5/2012

 1.  Liquor and Wine Licenses:
      Passage of Resolution granting licenses to
      a) 612Brew, 945 Broadway St NE (New Business - Taproom and Growler Licenses).
      b) Hotel Minneapolis Metrodome, 1500 Washington Ave S (New Proprietor).
Action Taken:  Adopted.   

 2. U Garden Restaurant, 2725 University Ave SE:
      Passage of Resolution granting On-Sale Liquor Class B with Sunday Sales License, subject to conditions.
Action Taken:  Adopted.   

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

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

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

 6.  Wanderers Food & Cocktail, 533 Hennepin Ave:
      Revoke On-Sale Liquor, Sidewalk Cafe, Food Caterer and Liquor Caterer Licenses due to outstanding tax liability at the request of the Minnesota Department of Revenue.
Action Taken:  Adopted.  

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget Committee

 7.  Inspections Division 2012 Special Assessment Levies:
      a) Approve maximum levy amounts for the following levies in accordance with the preliminary levy listings:
          Levy 1080 – Removal of Offensive Matter (rubbish) $403,244.19
          Levy 1081 – Removal of Offensive Matter (weeds) $330,202.43
          Levy 1084 – Removal of Offensive Matter (hazardous trees) $69,789.97
          Levy 1085 – Removal of Offensive Matter (brush and plant growth) $96,832.24
          Levy 1086 – Inoperable Vehicle Tow Administrative Fees $6,300
          Levy 1089 – Unpaid Administrative Citations - Housing $378,815
          Levy 1090 – Unpaid Administrative Citations – Lead $20,160
          Levy 1092 – Emergency Demolition of the property $109,583.29
          Levy 1095 – Chapter 249 Building Demolition $633,579.07
          Levy 1096 – Vacant/Boarded Housing Registrations $2,836,372
          Levy 1097 – Re-inspection Fee Housing $77,800
          Levy 1098 – Securing of Buildings - Police Board Up $71,439
          Levy 1099 – Securing Abandoned Buildings $58,256
          Levy 1120 – Sewer Overflow $138,105
          Levy 1121 – Unpaid Administrative Citations – Const. Code Services, Un-permit Work $22,880
          Levy 1124 – Unpaid Administrative Citations – Environmental $2,420
          Levy 1125 – Unpaid Administrative Citations – Const. Code Services $68,420
          Levy 1126 – Unpaid Administrative Citations – Fire Inspection Services $3,740
          Levy 1160 – Nuisance Abatement $17,469.90 
          Levy 1162 – Unpaid Administrative Citations – Nuisance Housing $670,505 
          Levy 1165 – Unpaid Administrative Citations – Zoning $101,520
          Levy 1176 – Re-inspection Fee – Zoning $16,600 
      b)  Authorize Regulatory Services to continue receiving pre-payments until November 30, 2012, when the final levy list will be sent to the Hennepin County Property Taxation Department.
      c)  Passage of Resolutions directing the Director of the Hennepin County Taxation Department to place assessments against certain properties to defray the cost of work performed under authorization of Regulatory Services to correct nuisance or hazardous conditions. (9 votes)
Action Taken:  Adopted.   

 8.  Bid for Hazardous Tree Removal and Disposal:
      OP #7705, accept low bid of Wilson Custom Tree to accomplish hazardous tree removal and disposal services for the Department of Regulatory Services.
Action Taken:  Adopted.   

Transportation & Public Works

T&PW agenda of 11/8/2012

 1.  Nongovernmental Tax Exempt Parcel Street Maintenance Assessment:
      Adopt and levy assessments for 2013, adopt the assessment roll, and direct transmittal of the assessment roll to the Hennepin County Auditor. (9 votes) 
      Early signature by Mayor requested. 
Action Taken:  Adopted.   
 
 2.  Nongovernmental Tax Exempt Parcel Street Light Operations Fee Assessment:
      Adopt and levy assessments for 2013, adopt the assessment roll, and direct transmittal of the assessment roll to the Hennepin County Auditor. (9 votes)
      Early signature by Mayor requested.
Action Taken:  Adopted.   
 
 3.  Water Ordinance Amendments:
      Passage of Ordinance amending Title 19, Chapter 509 of Code relating to Water, Sewers and Sewage Disposal: Water, updating ordinance language, modifying standards, meter ownership, and moving fees from ordinance to an annual rate resolution.
Action Taken:  Adopted.   

 4.  Nicollet Ave Special Service District Advisory Board Appointments:
      Approve the appointments of Rob Davis and Dennis Babcock, and the reappointment of Diane Woelm to the Nicollet Ave Special Service District Advisory Board for terms expiring July 1, 2014.
Action Taken:  Adopted.  
 
 5.  East Lake Street Special Service District Advisory Board Appointment:
      Approve the appointment of Amy Moore to the East Lake Special Service District Advisory Board for a term expiring July 1, 2014.
Action Taken:  Adopted.   
 
 6.  Chicago-Lake Special Service District Advisory Board Appointment:
      Approve the reappointment of John Wolf to the Chicago-Lake Special Service District Advisory Board for a term expiring July 1, 2014.
Action Taken:  Adopted.   
 
 7.  2013 Uniform Assessment Rates:
      Passage of Resolution establishing the 2013 street construction, street renovation, street resurfacing, and alley resurfacing Uniform Assessment Rates.
Action Taken:  Adopted.  
 
 8.  2012 Levy of Various Public Works Department Special Assessments:
      Passage of Resolution adopting and levying special assessments for various 2012 Public Works Department projects. (9 votes)
      Early signature by Mayor requested. 
Action Taken:  Adopted.   
 
 9.  Special Assessment Deferment Application:
      Approve special assessment deferment application from the owner of the property located at 3806 Bryant Ave N for a water service line repair special assessment.
Action Taken:  Adopted.  
 
10.  Special Assessment Deferment Application:
       Approve special assessment deferment application from the owner of the property located at 1714 Thomas Pl N to defer a street resurfacing special assessment.
Action Taken:  Adopted.  
 
11.  Minneapolis Refuse Incorporated - Agreement Amendment:
       Authorize an amendment to the agreement with Minneapolis Refuse Incorporated (MRI) to include the rental of City-owned packer trucks to MRI for the implementation of one-sort recycling collection services for residents in the MRI service area.
Action Taken:  Adopted.   
 
12.  Winter St NE Street Reconstruction Project:
       a)  Passage of Resolution designating the location and improvements proposed to be made in the project;
       b)  Receive the cost estimate and direct the City Engineer to prepare proposed special assessments against the benefited properties; and
       c)  Set a public hearing to be held on January 29, 2013.
Action Taken:  Adopted.   
 
13.  Penn Ave S Street Reconstruction Project (MN-62 to 54th St W):
       a)  Passage of Resolution designating the location and improvements proposed to be made in the Street Reconstruction Project;
       b)  Receive the cost estimate and direct the City Engineer to prepare proposed special assessments against the benefited properties; and
       c)  Set a public hearing to be held on January 29, 2013.
Action Taken:  Adopted.   
 
14.  Penn Ave S Street Lighting Project:
       a)  Passage of Resolution designating the location and improvements proposed to be made in the Street Lighting Project;
       b)  Receive the cost estimate and direct the City Engineer to prepare proposed special assessments against the benefited properties; and
       c)  Set a public hearing to be held on January 29, 2013.
Action Taken:  Adopted.   
 
15.  MPCA Composting Rules - Comments:
       Approve the submittal of comments to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) relating to proposed amendments to the “Rules Governing Siting, Design, and Operation of Yard Waste and Solid Waste Compost Facilities”.
Action Taken:  Adopted.   
 
Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget
 
16.  OMNI-Midwest, Inc. Contract:
     
  a)  Authorize the proper City officers to find OMNI-Midwest, Inc. in default of their contract with the City for anticipatory breach and failing to fulfill the contract for concrete slab replacement at the Fridley Softening Plant; and
       b)  Find that OMNI-Midwest, Inc. and any officers of the company shall not have any bid considered by the City and no contract shall be awarded unless the current default is remedied.
Action Taken:  Adopted.   
 
17.  Fridley Water Campus Paving Project - Contract Amendment:
       Authorize increase to contract with Bituminous Roadways, Inc. by $9,900 to allow for additional work not included in the original scope of the project.
Action Taken:  Adopted.  
 
18.  Ready Mix Concrete - Contract Amendment:
       Authorize increase to contract with Cemstone Products Company by $150,000 due to the amount of work requested by internal and external agencies in 2012.
Action Taken:  Adopted.   
 
19.  Trailway Crack Filling and Seal Coating - Contract Amendment:
       Authorize increase in contract with Upper Midwest Athletic Construction (a division of Blacktop Repair Services, Inc.) by $27,021.98 to allow for additional work not included in the original scope of the project.
Action Taken:  Adopted.   
 
20.  2012-2013 Downtown Minneapolis TMO Grant Agreements:
       a)  Authorize execution of a Metropolitan Council Pass Through Grant Agreement to provide up to $406,048 in federal grant funding for Transportation Demand Management (TDM) projects through December 31, 2013;
       b)  Authorize execution of agreements with the Downtown Minneapolis Transportation Management Organization (TMO) to perform work efforts outlined in the Met Council contract providing for the federal grant funding; and
       c)  Passage of Resolution increasing the appropriation in the Permanent Improvement Projects Fund by $406,048. (9 votes)
Action Taken:  Adopted.   
 
21.  NTP Grant Award:
       
a)  Authorize acceptance of Non-Motorized Transportation Pilot Project (NTP) federal grants in the amount of $765,000 for the Cedar - Washington Intersection Project;
       b)  Authorize execution of agreements with Mn/DOT for the grant;
       c)  Passage of Resolution increasing the appropriation for the project; and
       d)  Passage of Resolution requesting Mn/DOT to act as the City's agent in accepting the federal grants. (9 votes) 
Action Taken:  Adopted.  
 
22.  Upton Ave S Street Resurfacing Project:
        Passage of Resolution approving the delay of the work and the levy of special assessments, at 2012 assessment rates, for a portion of the properties located within the Upton Ave S Street Resurfacing Project area in order to coordinate with work being performed in the area by CenterPoint Energy.
        Early signature by Mayor requested. 
Action Taken:  Adopted.  
 
23.  Downtown Business Improvement Special Service District:
       Passage of Resolution approving the removal of certain parcels from the assessment roll for service charges for 2013 for the Downtown Business Improvement Special Service District.
       Early signature by Mayor requested. 
Action Taken:  Adopted.  
 
24.  Maximo Asset Management Software Implementation:
       Authorize negotiation and execution of a contract with Starboard Consulting for the implementation of Maximo Asset Management software. 
Action Taken:  Adopted.  

Ways & Means/Budget

W&M/Budget agenda of 11/13/2012

1.   Legal Settlements:
      Passage of Resolution authorizing settlement of the following: 
      a) Kandra Mack v. William James Martin and City of Minneapolis ($22,500);
      b) Robert Skarsten v. City of Minneapolis ($150,000);
      c) Michelle Hopfer v. City of Minneapolis ($17,500); and
      d) Riley B. Housley, III v. City of Minneapolis ($63,000).
Action Taken:  Adopted.   

2.   Agreement for eCourtMN Initiative:
      Authorize agreement with State of Minnesota for Minnesota Court Data Services and MPA My Case, required to participate in the pilot initiative.
Action Taken:  Adopted.  

3.   Bid:
      OP 7709, Accept low bid of Alpha Video and Audio, Inc., in the amount of $147,101.22 to furnish, deliver and install a production intercom system for the Target Center.
Action Taken:  Adopted.  

4.   Minneapolis Convention Center Property Insurance Premium:
      Authorize a) Review of options for 2013 coverage; b) Acceptance of insurance quote of $257,775 by XL Insurance; and c) Acceptance of quote for additional terrorism coverage.
Action Taken:  Adopted.  

5.   PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) Contract:
      Approve contract with PWC for professional advisory services for the Application Security review, included in the 2012 Audit Plan, in an amount not to exceed $23,000.
Action Taken:  Adopted.  

6.  Grant Agreement Amendment:
     Authorize amending Contract #35591 with Hennepin County to add up to $250,000 in federal funding for 2013 Minnesota Family Investment Program Innovation, extend contract termination date to December 31, 2013, and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation.
      Early signature by Mayor requested. 
Action Taken:  Adopted.  

7.  Downtown Council Donation:
     Passage of Resolution accepting donation of usage and related support for the annual Minneapolis Legislative Holidazzle party. (9 votes)
Action Taken:  Approved. 

8.   Johnson Foundation Donation:
      Passage of Resolution accepting gift from the Johnson Foundation for travel, lodging and meal expenses for the Water Laboratory Supervisor to participate in the 2012 Mississippi River Basin Nutrients Workshop in Racine, Wisconsin. (9 votes)
Action Taken:  Adopted.   

9.   Delinquent Utility Charges:
      Approve special assessments of delinquent utility charges at the annual adoption of the assessment roll. (9 votes)
Action Taken:  Adopted.  

10. Anti-Discrimination, Harrassment and Retaliation Policy:
      a) Rescind current Respect in the Workplace Policy and replace with approved Anti-Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Policy;
      b) Receive and File procedures that support the policy; and
      c) Direct the Human Resources Department to place the policy and procedures in the Policy Library.
Action Taken:  Adopted.   

Zoning & Planning

Z&P agenda of 11/8/2012

 1.  Seward Community Cafe, 2123-29 E Franklin Ave:
      Passage of Ordinance amending the Zoning Code to rezone the property at 2123-29 E Franklin Ave from the C1 Neighborhood Commercial District to the C2 Neighborhood Corridor Commercial District, retaining the PO Pedestrian Oriented Overlay District, to allow for a sit down restaurant, including the serving of alcoholic beverages, with general entertainment.
Action Taken:  Adopted.  

 2.  Birchwood Cafe, 3311 E 25th St and a portion of 2505 33rd Ave S:
      Passage of Ordinance amending the Zoning Code to rezone the properties at 3311 E 25th St and a portion of 2505 33rd Ave S from the R1A Single Family District to the C1 Neighborhood Commercial District to allow for the expansion of an existing sit down restaurant.
Action Taken:  Adopted.  

 3.  4053 11th Ave S:
      a) Grant appeal filed by Dustin Endres, on behalf of Endres Custom Homes, from the decision of the Zoning Board of Adjustment denying the variance to reduce the south interior side yard setback from one foot to 9.6 inches to permit a detached garage accessory to a single family dwelling located at 4053 11th Ave S in the R1A Single Family District.
      b) Direct the City Attorney's Office to draft Findings of Fact in support of the Committee's decision.
Action Taken:  Adopted.  

Reports from the Audit Committee

Audit agenda of 11/14/2012

Motions

Resolutions

1.  Honorary Resolution:
     Passage of Resolution declaring November 2012 "Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month".
Action Taken:  Adopted.  
 

Unfinished Business

1. Ordinance Introduction:
    Pursuant to notice (11/2/2012), Glidden moves to introduce 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, for first reading and referral to the Regulatory, Energy & Environment Committee (amending chapter title and adding a new section providing for commercial building energy rating and disclosure).
Action Taken:  Referred to Regulatory, Energy & Environment Committee. 

New Business 

Announcements

Closed Session

Adjourn to Room 315, City Hall for the purpose of discussing the matter of McKinney v. Lehner, et al..
Action Taken:  Approved settlement.

Adjournment

Adjourn to Wednesday, November 28, 2012, at 6:05 p.m. for the purpose of conducting a public hearing on Levy and 2013 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: Friday, December 7, 2012

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