Minneapolis City Council Agenda

Regular Meeting
November 1, 2013
9:30 a.m. - Room 317 City Hall

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, 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, as amended to include under "Resolutions" a resolution proclaiming Minneapolis to be a Yellow Ribbon Community.

 3.  Acceptance of minutes of the regular meeting and the adjourned session of October 18, 2013.
Action Taken:  Accepted.

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

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

Claims

Claims agenda of 10/28/2013

1. Kirsten Alramahi:
    Deny appeal relating to claim in the amount of $929.98 for vehicle damage.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

2. Anna and Albin Andolshek:
    Deny appeal relating to claim in the amount of $900.05 for vehicle damage.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

3. Michele Cuellar:
    Deny appeal relating to claim in the amount of $959.02 for vehicle damage.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

4. Randall Day:
    Deny appeal relating to claim in the amount of $155.20 for vehicle damage.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

5. Jesse Decarlo:
    Deny appeal relating to claim in the amount of $3,293.00 for property damage.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

6. Becky Groseth:
    Deny appeal relating to claim in the amount of $138.00 for towed vehicle.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

7. Dale Junttila:
    Deny appeal relating to claim in the amount of $16,961.66 for property damage.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

8. Kyle Ketterling:
    Deny appeal relating to claim in the amount of $156.00, for towed vehicle.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

9. Paul Rowny:
    Deny appeal relating to claim in the amount of $156.00 for towed vehicle.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

10.Amy Saumweber:
     Deny appeal relating to claim in the amount of $536.37 for vehicle damage.  Staff directed to refer claim to Hennepin County and assist the claimant in navigating the County’s claim process.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

11.Cynthia Wilson:
     Deny appeal relating to claim in the amount of $156.00 for towed vehicle.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

12.Roxanne Desimone:
     Deny appeal relating to claim in the amount of $138.00 for towed vehicle.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Committee of the Whole

COW agenda of 10/17/2013

1.  Minneapolis for a Lifetime Strategic Plan:
     a) Passage of Resolution implementing the Framework for the Minneapolis for a Lifetime Strategic Plan.
     b) Direct staff to connect with the City Coordinator's Office, Mayor's Office, CPED, Public Works, Health Department, and Regulatory Services to assess department business plans and service delivery and develop objectives and action steps aligned with the goals of the Minneapolis for a Lifetime Strategic Plan.
     c) Direct staff to report progress on the next phase of the Minneapolis for a Lifetime Strategic Plan by June 30, 2014.
Action Taken:  Adopted, including a revised resolution.

Community Development

CD agenda of 10/22/2013

1. Land Sales (Re W Broadway Ave Redevelopment Plan, 1926, 1930, 1936, 2000, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018 and 2022 W Broadway Ave):
    Passage of Resolution authorizing sale of properties to CommonBond Communities; Authorize redevelopment contract & related documents (9 votes).
Action Taken:  Adopted.

2. Land Sale (2648 Emerson Ave N):
    Passage of Resolution authorizing sale of property to Charlie Browning & Carrie Browning, subject to conditions (9 votes).
Action Taken:  Adopted.

3. Land Sale (1911 14th Ave S):
    Passage of Resolution authorizing sale of property to Happy Reynolds & James Cook, subject to conditions (9 votes).
Action Taken:  Adopted.

4. TEAM Solutions, LLC:
    Authorize acceptance of funds from TEAM Solutions, LLC for Career Edge work readiness training for Platform to Employment participants.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

5. Minneapolis Public Housing Authority:
    Confirm Mayoral reappointments of Cara Letofsky and Charles Lutz.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

6. City of Minneapolis Unified Affordable Housing Policy:
    Approve changes to policy to create the Senior Housing Initiative.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget

7. Target Center Renovation Professional Consulting Services:
    Authorize amendment to contract with C.H. Skiem Consulting, extending to 6/30/2014 and increasing contract total by $50,000, for new total of $100,000.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

8. Environmental Grant Funding/Fall 2013 Brownfield Grant Round:
    Passage of Resolutions - a) Authorizing application to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development Contamination Cleanup and Investigation Grant Program for the following projects: 129 Plymouth, 301 Washington, Downtown East, Factory Lumber Site, Miller Bag Building, Seward Commons (Phase III), Shapco Printing Redevelopment, and WaHu Student Housing;
    b) Authorizing application to the Metropolitan Council’s Tax Base Revitalization Account Grant Program for the following projects: 129 Plymouth, 807 Broadway Revival, Downtown East, Factory Lumber Site, Miller Bag Building, Minnesota Innovation Park (Phase IA), Plymouth Building, Seward Commons (Phase III), Shapco Printing Redevelopment, Thorp Building, and WaHu Student Housing;
    c) Authorizing application to the Hennepin County Environmental Response Fund for the following projects: 129 Plymouth, Boeser Site, Commons @ Penn, Downtown East, Flats on 46th, Miller Bag Building, Minnesota Brownfields (Brownfield Gap Financing Program), Plymouth Building, PPL DECC Recapitalization, Seward Commons (Phase III), Shapco Printing Redevelopment, and WaHu Student Housing;
     Approve the proposed policy change regarding “direct” Hennepin County ERF grants (for projects located in Minneapolis) that are applied for by (and awarded to) parties other than the City of Minneapolis.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Public Safety, Civil Rights & Health

PSCH agenda of 10/23/2013

1. Kaplan University:
    Authorize Clinical Competency & Clinical Externship Agreement with Kaplan University to serve as a clinical training site through the school based clinic program.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget

2. 2013 Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Grant:
    Passage of Resolution accepting $990,000 grant (9 votes).
Action Taken:  Adopted.

3. 2013 State Homeland Strengthen Planning (SHSP) Grant:
    Passage of Resolution accepting $88,000 grant (9 votes).
Action Taken:  Adopted.

4. Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) Innovation Grant:
    Authorize acceptance of grant funds from State of Minnesota, $228,767, & enter into agreement to implement a Community Driven Change Initiative; Passage of Resolution appropriating funds (9 votes).
Action Taken:  Adopted.

5. Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) Grant:
    Authorize acceptance of grant funds from State of Minnesota, $1,650,645, & enter into agreement for the SHIP; Passage of Resolution appropriating funds (9 votes).
Action Taken:  Adopted.

6. Minnesota Department of Health/Community Health Boards:
    a) Authorize amendment of master contract with State of Minnesota, through the Minnesota Department of Health, extending through 12/31/2014;
    b) Authorize the Commissioner of Health to continue to sign the individual Project Agreements.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

7. 2013 Minnesota Vikings Football Games Security at Metrodome:
    Authorize agreement with the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority, $196,000, to receive reimbursement for security and perimeter management services by the Police and Public Works Departments; Passage of Resolution appropriating funds. 
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Regulatory, Energy & Environment

RE&E agenda of 10/21/2013

 1.  Liquor, Wine and Beer Licenses:
      Passage of Resolution granting licenses to the following businesses:
      a)  Sociable Cider Werks, 1500 Fillmore St NE (new business);
      b)  Market Bar-B-Que, 1414 Nicollet Ave (downgrade from Class C-1 to C-2);
      c)  The Mill Northeast, 1851 Central Ave NE (new business); and
      d)  Los Andes Restaurant, 317 W Lake St (new proprietor).
      Early signature by Mayor requested.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 2.  Spyhouse Coffee, 945 Broadway St NE:
      Grant application for Extended Hours License to operate from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. seven (7) days per week.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 3.  Liquor, Wine 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.  Rental Dwelling License at 1904 15th Ave S:
      a)  Revoke license held by Walter Azizi; and b)  Adopt Findings.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 7.  Rental Dwelling License Application for 1806 26th St E:
      a)  Deny application for a Rental Dwelling License to be held by Abdulaziz Sheikh; and b)  Adopt Findings.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Transportation & Public Works

T&PW agenda of 10/22/2013

 1.  Dinkytown Special Service District:
      Passage of Resolution approving special services, costs estimates, and service charges for 2014.  (9 votes)
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 2.  Nongovernmental Tax Exempt Parcel Street Light Operations Fee Assessments:
      Passage of Resolution adopting and levying assessments for 2014.  (9 votes)
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 3.  Nongovernmental Tax Exempt Parcel Street Maintenance Assessments:
      Passage of Resolution adopting and levying assessments for 2014.  (9 votes)
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 4.  Snow and Ice Removal from Public Sidewalk Assessments:
      a) Passage of Resolution adopting and levying assessments for the unpaid charges for the removal of snow and ice from public sidewalks; and
      b) Direct staff to report back to the Transportation and Public Works Committee by January 2014 with a strategy for a more widespread communication plan on the requirements for snow and ice removal from public sidewalks.  (9 votes)
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 5.  Public Sidewalk Repair and Construction Assessments:
      Passage of Resolution adopting and levying assessments for the unpaid charges for the repair and construction of public sidewalks.  (9 votes)
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 6.  Special Assessment Deferment:
      Approve special assessment deferment application from the owner of the property located at 4040 Park Ave to defer a sewer service line repair special assessment.     
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 7.  Special Assessment Deferment:
     Approve special assessment deferment application from the owner of the property located at 2610 Longfellow Ave S to defer a sidewalk repair special assessment.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 8.  Dinkytown Greenway Bike Project:
      Authorize increase to contract with Veit and Company, Inc. by $87,962.19 to allow for construction contingencies provided as part of the original project budget. 
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 9.  Winter St NE Street Reconstruction Project:
      Authorize increase to contract with Meyer Contracting, Inc. by $302,382.19 to allow for construction contingencies provided as part of the original project budget.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

10.  Mississippi River Trail Agreement:
       Passage of Resolution authorizing a Cooperative Construction Agreement with the Minnesota Department of Transportation relating to the installation and maintenance of signs along the designated Mississippi River Trail.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

11.  Storm Sewer Rehabilitation:
       Authorize increase to contract with Cellular Concrete, Inc. by $120,000 to increase the quantity of pre-formed foam cellular concrete for the rehabilitation of the underground storm sewer system.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

12.  10th Ave SE Storm Tunnel Reconstruction:
       Authorize increase to contract with PCI Roads, LLC by $141,253.96 to allow for Construction Change Orders 8-10 associated with additional standby costs due to extended project schedule and scope of work.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

13.  Bus Shelter Franchise:
       Authorize the proper City officers to:
       a)  End negotiations with CBS Outdoor regarding further extension to the Bus Shelter Franchise which expired on June 30, 2010;
       b)  Take necessary actions with CBS Outdoor to conclude the Franchise Agreement and return to Council for any necessary approvals; and
       c)  Negotiate, if needed, an agreement with Metro Transit to ensure proper transition of bus shelters and return to Council for necessary agreement approvals.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Referred Report to Ways & Means/Budget

14.  The Interchange Project:
       a)  Authorize execution of an amendment to the Cooperative Agreement with the Hennepin County Regional Rail Authority for public infrastructure improvements in conjunction with The Interchange Project; and
       b)  Passage of Resolution increasing the appropriation for the project by $202,800, to be reimbursed by Hennepin County.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Ways & Means/Budget

W&M/Budget agenda of 10/29/2013

 1.  Legal Settlement:
      Passage of Resolution authorizing the settlement of Christopher Ferski v. Grant Johnson by payment of $22,500.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 2.  Litigation Support Services:
      Execute amendment to agreement with MCS Litigation Support, Inc., increasing the amount by $35,000 for services through March 31, 2014.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 3.  Convention Center Fire Alarm (Life Safety), Security Systems Testing, Inspection, Repair and Maintenance and Modifications:
      Execute contract with Siemens Industry, Inc., for an estimated annual expenditure of $145,000.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 4.  Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery Fence Phase III Project:
      Execute amendment to contract with Terra General Contractors, increasing the amount by $7,081.62.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 5.  Convention Center Property Insurance:
      Accept insurance quote of $265,169 from XL Insurance, to include the Tallmadge Building and Parking Ramp.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 6.  AmeriCorps Community Technology Empowerment Project:
      Execute agreement with St. Paul Neighborhood Network to fund a position in the IT Department in an amount up to $10,000.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 7.  Public Works Special Assessments System:
      Execute amendment to contract with N. Harris, increasing the amount by $43,725.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 8.  Human Resources Information System Upgrade Project:
      Authorize issuance of Request for Proposals for IT professional services for the HRIS Upgrade Project.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 9. Director Strategic Employment:
     Approve proposed new appointed position of Director Strategic Employment; Approve allocation of the position to grade 14; and Passage of Ordinance establishing the annual salary.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

10. Labor Negotiations:
     Passage of Resolutions (2) authorizing execution of collective bargaining agreements with the following:
     a)    International Union of Operating Engineers Local #49; and
     b)    Laborers Local #363.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Zoning & Planning

Z&P agenda of 10/24/2013

 1.  Downtown East Development Final Alternative Urban Areawide Review:
      Adopt the Downtown East Development Final Alternative Urban Areawide Review (AUAR) for a five-block area in downtown Minneapolis with three blocks bounded by South 3rd Street, 5th Avenue South, South 4th Street, and Chicago Avenue South and two additional blocks bounded by South 4th Street, 5th Avenue South, South 5th Street, and Park Avenue South, including the plan for mitigation.  
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 2.  Dock Street Flats Phase II EAW:
      Approve determination that no new Environmental Assessment Worksheet is required for Dock Street Flats Phase II, located at 333 Washington Avenue North, 300 5th Street North, 422 3rd Avenue North, 328 4th Street North, 408 4th Avenue North, and 405 4th Avenue North.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Resolutions

 1.  Honorary Resolution:
      Passage of Resolution declaring November 2013 “Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month”.
      Resolution
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 2.  Honorary Resolution:
      Passage of Resolution designating Tuesday, November 5, 2013, as "Election Judge Appreciation Day".
      Resolution
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 3.  Honorary Resolution:
      Passage of Resolution proclaiming Minneapolis to be a Yellow Ribbon Community.
      Resolution
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Motions

 1.  City Payroll:
      Motion by Hodges that regular payrolls of City employees under Council jurisdiction for the month of December, 2013, be approved and ordered paid.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Unfinished Business

 1.  Critical Parking Area No. 24:
      Passage of Ordinance amending Critical Parking Area No. 24 to include the following locations, to be signed "No Parking 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Daily, Except by Permit”:
      • Drew Ave S from 49th to 50th St W, both sides of street adjacent to residential uses; and
      • Chowen Ave S from 49th to 50th St W, west side of street only adjacent to residential uses. (Postponed 10/18/2013)
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Announcements

Closed Session

Adjourn to Room 315, City Hall for the purpose of discussing the following matters:
 a) Brandon Dickson v. City of Minneapolis, et al.
Action Taken:  Approved settlement.
 b) Melvin Dickerson v. City of Minneapolis, et al.
Action Taken:  Approved settlement.

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: November 12, 2013

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