Minneapolis City Council Agenda

Regular Meeting
December 6, 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.

 3.  Acceptance of minutes of the regular meeting and the adjourned session of November 12, 2013 and the adjourned session of November 19, 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

Committee of the Whole

COW agenda of 11/8/2013

1.  2014 City of Minneapolis State Legislative Agenda:
     Approve and Direct staff to make recommended amendments and additions to develop the City's 2014 State Legislative Agenda. 
Action Taken:  Adopted.

2.  Local Approval of Special Legislation - Target Center Property Tax Exemption:
     a) Passage of Resolution approving Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 143, Article 4, Section 42 regarding property tax exemption for a public entertainment facility.
     b) Direct the City Clerk to file the required forms with the Secretary of State.
     Early Signature by Mayor Requested.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

3.  Park Dedication Fee:
     Passage of Ordinance amending Title 22, Chapter 598 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Land Subdivision:  Land Subdivision Regulations, revising the parkland dedication ordinance to conform to recently adopted state law.
Action Taken:  Adopted, as amended.

4.  Regulatory Services Reorganization:
     Passage of the following Ordinances amending the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances updating provisions to reflect the current organizational structure:

a)  Title 3 relating to Air Pollution and Environmental Protection:
     Chapter 46 relating to Hazardous Waste Generation, Handling, Storage and Disposal.
     Chapter 47 relating to Energy and Air Pollution.
     Chapter 48 relating to Minneapolis Watershed Management Authority.
     Chapter 50 relating to Minneapolis Waste Control and Waste Discharge Rules.
     Chapter 51 relating to Fumigating.
     Chapter 52 relating to Erosion and Sediment Control and Drainage.
     Chapter 54 relating to Storm Water Management.
     Chapter 55 relating to Lawn Fertilizer.
     Chapter 56 relating to Prohibited Discharges to Sanitary or Combined Sewer.
     Chapter 57 relating to Mercury Reduction.
     Chapter 59 relating to Construction Activities.
b)  Title 4 relating to Animals and Fowl:
     Chapter 62 relating to In General.
     Chapter 64 relating to Dogs, Cats, Ferrets, and Rabbits.
     Chapter 65 relating to Ferrets.
     Chapter 66 relating to Rabies Control.
     Chapter 68 relating to Pet Shops, Kennels, etc.
     Chapter 70 relating to Fowl, Pigeons, and Other Small Animals.
     Chapter 72 relating to Diseased, Injured or Dead Animals.
     Chapter 74 relating to Miscellaneous Regulations.
     Chapter 76 relating to Stables.
c)  Title 5 relating to Building Code:
     Chapter 91 relating to Permit Fees.
     Chapter 93 relating to Safety Precautions: Protection of Public Property.
     Chapter 95 relating to Projections and Encroachments.
     Chapter 101 relating to Plumbing.
     Chapter 103 relating to Gas Piping.
     Chapter 105 relating to Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration.
     Chapter 107 relating to Elevators, Escalators, Hoists and Lifts.
     Chapter 108 relating to Parking Ramps.
     Chapter 111 relating to Swimming Pools.
     Chapter 113 relating to Retaining Walls.
     Chapter 115 relating to Building Moving.
     Chapter 117 relating to Wrecking.
d)  Title 8 relating to Consumer Protection:
     Chapter 154 relating to Consumer Affairs Division.
     Chapter 160 relating to Weights and Measures.
e)  Title 9, Chapter 176 relating to Fire and Police Protection: Burglar and Holdup Alarm Systems.
f)   Title 10 relating to Food Code:
     Chapter 186 relating to In General.
     Chapter 188 relating to Administration and Licensing.
     Chapter 190 relating to Meat and Meat Products.
     Chapter 192 relating to Bread.
     Chapter 194 relating to Eggs.
     Chapter 196 relating to Water for Drinking and Domestic Purposes.
     Chapter 198 relating to Soft Drink Manufacture and Storage.
     Chapter 200 relating to Milk and Dairy Products.
     Chapter 201 relating to Public Markets.
     Chapter 202 relating to Municipal Market.
     Chapter 204 relating to Environmental Preservation: Environmentally Acceptable Packaging.
g)  Title 11 relating to Health and Sanitation:
     Chapter 215 relating to Polluted Water Wells.
     Chapter 216 relating to Water Well Construction.
     Chapter 217 relating to Deaths and Burials.
     Chapter 219 relating to Contagious Diseases.
     Chapter 225 relating to Garbage and Refuse.
     Chapter 227 relating to Nuisances Generally.
     Chapter 229 relating to Pest and Vermin Control.
     Chapter 230 relating to Pesticide Control.
     Chapter 231 relating to Public Swimming Pool Code.
     Chapter 232 relating to Suntanning Facilities.
     Chapter 233 relating to Ozone-Depleting Compounds.
     Chapter 234 relating to Indoor Smoking.
     Chapter 235 relating to Dogs in Outdoor Food and Liquor Establishments.
h)  Title 12 relating to Housing:
     Chapter 240 relating to Lead Poisoning Prevention and Control.
     Chapter 242 relating to Appeals.
     Chapter 244 relating to Maintenance Code.
     Chapter 246 relating to Residential Rehabilitation Grants.
     Chapter 247 relating to Housing Finance Program.
     Chapter 248 relating to Truth In Sale of Housing.
     Chapter 249 relating to Vacant Dwelling or Building, Nuisance Condition.
i)   Title 13 relating to Licenses and Business Regulations:
     Chapter 259 relating to In General.
     Chapter 261 relating to License Fees Generally.
     Chapter 264 relating to Outdoor Pay Telephones.
     Chapter 265 relating to Special Permits for Specific Businesses and Uses.
     Chapter 266 relating to Rental Halls.
     Chapter 267 relating to Amusements.
     Chapter 268 relating to Lawful Gambling.
     Chapter 269 relating to Asphalt Shingle and Roofing Material Manufacture.
     Chapter 271 relating to Auctions and Auctioneers.
     Chapter 272 relating to Resin Manufacturing.
     Chapter 277 relating to Building Trades Licenses.
     Chapter 278 relating to Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning, Gasfitting, Oil, Plumber/Gas Fitter, Refrigeration and Steam and Hot Water Installers.
     Chapter 279 relating to Christmas Tree Dealers.
     Chapter 281 relating to Tobacco Dealers.
     Chapter 283 relating to Courtesy Benches.
     Chapter 285 relating to Dancing Schools.
     Chapter 287 relating to Filling Stations and Bulk Oil Plants.
     Chapter 289 relating to Fire Extinguisher Sales and Service.
     Chapter 291 relating to Fuel Dealers.
     Chapter 293 relating to Going Out of Business Sales.
     Chapter 295 relating to Groceterias and Portable Stores.
     Chapter 296 relating to Hospitals.
     Chapter 297 relating to Hotels.
     Chapter 297A relating to Bed and Breakfast Facilities.
     Chapter 299 relating to Ice Sale and Manufacture.
     Chapter 301 relating to Laundries and Dry Cleaning Establishments.
     Chapter 303 relating to Horse and Carriage Livery Services.
     Chapter 304 relating to Hoofed and/or Small Animal Service.
     Chapter 305 relating to Pedicabs.
     Chapter 306 relating to Commercial Pedal Car.
     Chapter 307 relating to Valet Parking.
     Chapter 309 relating to Extended Hours of Operation.
     Chapter 311 relating to Motor Scooter Leasing.
     Chapter 313 relating to Motor Vehicle Dealers.
     Chapter 315 relating to Motor Vehicle Lubricant Dealers.
     Chapter 317 relating to Motor Vehicle Repair Garages.
     Chapter 319 relating to Open Air Motor Vehicle Parking Lots.
     Chapter 320 relating to Vehicle Immobilization Service.
     Chapter 321 relating to Secondhand Dealers.
     Chapter 322 relating to Precious Metal Dealers.
     Chapter 324 relating to Pawnbrokers.
     Chapter 325 relating to Pest Control.
     Chapter 327 relating to Rental Automobile Odometer Inspection.
     Chapter 331 relating to Sidewalk Flower Cart Vendors.
     Chapter 332 relating to Solicitors, Peddlers and Transient Merchants.
     Chapter 335 relating to Street Photographers.
     Chapter 339 relating to Body Art Code.
     Chapter 341 relating to Taxicabs.
     Chapter 347 relating to Tree Servicing.
     Chapter 348 relating to Used Motor Vehicle Parts Dealer.
     Chapter 349 relating to Wreckers and Tow Trucks.
     Chapter 350 relating to Recycling Activities and Salvage Yards.
j)   Title 14 relating to Liquor and Beer:
     Chapter 360 relating to In General.
     Chapter 362 relating to Liquor Licenses.
     Chapter 363 relating to Wine Licenses.
     Chapter 366 relating to Beer Licenses.
k)  Title 20 relating to Zoning Code:
     Chapter 520 relating to Introductory Provisions.
     Chapter 525 relating to Administration and Enforcement.
     Chapter 543 relating to On-Premise Signs.
     Chapter 544 relating to Off-Premise Advertising Signs and Billboards.
l)   Title 22, Chapter 598 relating to Land Subdivision:  Land Subdivision Regulations.

      m) Title 23, Chapter 599 relating to Heritage Preservation:  Heritage Preservation Regulations.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

COW agenda of 12/5/2013

5.  2014 Calendar for City Council and Standing Committees:
     Motion by Lilligren to find under Council Rule V, Section 1 (D) that the regular Council cycle is not adequate, and to consider the following action of the Committee of the Whole from December 5, 2013 at this meeting.
     a) Approve 2014 City Council & Standing Committees Calendar.
     b) Direct the City Clerk to post the 2014 Calendar as notice of regular meetings.
     c) Authorize the City Clerk to incorporate updates, corrections, and changes to the 2014 Calendar, as necessary, to accommodate the City Council and its Standing Committees.
     2014 Draft Calendar
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Community Development

CD agenda of 11/19/2013

1. Land Sale (property at 2029, 2033 and a portion of 2101 W Broadway):
    Passage of Resolution authorizing sale of property to Plymouth Christian Youth Center (PCYC) as part of the Capri Theater expansion; Authorize redevelopment contract (9 votes).
Action Taken:  Adopted.

2. Catalyst Five Points, LLC (re 2119 W Broadway):
    Passage of Resolution giving preliminary and final approval to the issuance of up to $1,850,000 in Tax-exempt 501(c)(3) Bank Qualified Bank Direct Minneapolis Community Development Agency (MCDA) Revenue Bonds, Series 2013 (Refer to MCDA Board of Commissioners).
    Early signature by Mayor requested.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

3. Livable Communities Local Housing Incentive Account Grant Funds:
    Authorize an Acknowledgement of Receptivity to an LCA Funding Award form for projects recommended for Livable Communities Local Housing Incentive Account grant awards.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

4. Diamond Hill Townhomes (a/k/a Bossen Terrace Townhomes, 5701 Sander Dr):
    Authorize amendment & re-subordination of Multifamily Rental and Cooperative Program loan interests and extend the loan maturity date in accommodation of FHA-insured HUD 1st mortgage.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

5. Housing Replacement Tax Increment Financing District III:
    Passage of Resolution correcting Resolution 2013R-189, passed 5/10/2013, to correct a parcel identification number for property at 1012 29th Ave N.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

6. The Cookie Cart (1119 W Broadway):
    Authorize a grant up to $30,000 of Year 34 CDBG dollars to The Cookie Cart to pay for and install bullet proof window in the Cookie Cart storefront.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

7. Small Business Technical Assistance Program:
    Authorize staff to negotiate and execute contracts for the Small Business Technical Assistance Program, subject to modifications as approved by the CPED Director.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

8. Financing for Renovation of 1806 15th Ave S:
    a) Authorize a one-time waiver of the Maximum Code Abatement Program funding cap of $20,000 to allow for a loan of up to $150,000;
    b) Authorize a one-time waiver of the Code Abatement Program guidelines to allow the loan to be forgiven after ten years;
    c) Authorize contract with Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation (GMHC) to provide the lending and project management services necessary for this loan;
    d) Authorize up to $5,000 from Residential Finance Fund to cover administrative costs associated with GMHC’s lending and project management services.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

9.  Praxis Foods (re properties at 1256 Penn Ave N & 1235-43 Oliver Ave N):
     Authorize one year extension to the exclusive development rights to Praxis Foods, through 12/31/2014 for the Penn/Plymouth properties.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

10. City-owned Surface Parking Lot (adjacent to African Development Center, 1927-29 5th St S):
      Authorize lease with African Development Center of Minnesota to maintain and operate accessory parking lot for its headquarters building for a three year term.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

11. DC Group Expansion (1977 W River Road N):
      Authorize continued analysis of expansion project proposal to determine if tax increment financing (TIF) assistance is appropriate and justifiable; related actions.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Referred Report to Regulatory, Energy & Environment

12. Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program:
      a) Authorize Joint Powers Agreement between the City of Minneapolis and the Port Authority of the City of Saint Paul;
      b) Passage of Resolution designating the Port Authority of the City of Saint Paul to implement and administer the PACE program on behalf of the City of Minneapolis;
      c) Direct City staff to take the necessary actions to implement and administer the PACE of Minnesota financing program for City of Minneapolis projects including the imposition of administrative fees.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Referred Report to Regulatory, Energy & Environment and Ways & Means/Budget

13. Business Health and Safety Improvement Loan Program Establishment:
      Recommendations to a) Direct staff to establish a Business Health and Safety Improvement Loan Program; b) Pass Resolution approving budget appropriation increase of $139,750; c) Authorize contract with the Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers to manage the Business Health and Safety Improvement Loan Program to Minneapolis businesses -
     Comm Dev - Approve.
     RE&E & W&M/Budget- Sent forward without recommendation.
Action Taken:  Adopted, as amended.

Referred Report to Transportation & Public Works and Ways & Means/Budget

14.Impound Lot and Development Strategy:
     a) Direct Public Works and Finance & Property Services (FPS) to reduce the Impound Lot footprint and prepare recommendations on how to best to facilitate development while aesthetically improving the remaining infrastructure, including building and grounds, and enhancing the overall security and customer experience;
     b) Direct CPED and Public Works to coordinate a land use and development strategy for City owned parcels adjacent to the newly completed Van White Memorial Blvd; and
     c) Passage of Resolution increasing CPED budget appropriation by $100,000.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget

15. Greenway Heights Family Housing Project (Bloomington Ave S & Midtown Greenway):
     a) Passage of Resolutions - 1) Approving the Greenway Heights Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Plan and the related Modification No. 2 to the Lake and Bloomington Redevelopment Plan and Modification No. 1 to the East Phillips Commons, Phase 1 TIF Plan; 2) Authorizing the issuance of a Limited Revenue Pay-As-You-Go TIF Note not to exceed $441,500; 3) Establishing the CPED Greenway Heights Fund & approving an initial appropriation of $5,000; 4) Giving final approval to issue up to $6,000,000 in Tax-Exempt Multifamily Housing Revenue Entitlement Bonds;
     b) Approve redevelopment contract business terms; and
     c) Authorize necessary documents with the Greenway Partners, LLC or an affiliated entity.
     Early Signature by Mayor Requested.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

16. Five15 on the Park (formerly Currie Park Lofts, generally 515 15th Ave S): 
      a) Passage of Resolutions - 1) Approving the Currie Park Redevelopment Plan and the Currie Park Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Plan and Modification No. 8 to the Cedar-Riverside Urban Renewal Plan; 2) Establishing the CPED Currie Park Fund & approving an initial appropriation of $5,000; 3) Authorizing the issuance of a Limited “Pay-As-You-Go” Tax Increment Financing Note to Five15 Limited Partnership, $4,955,600; 4) Giving final approval of up to $30,800,000 in tax exempt multifamily housing entitlement revenue bonds;
     b) Approve redevelopment contract business terms;
     c) Authorize redevelopment and other funding agreements with Five15 Limited Partnership;
     d) Authorize amendments to HLAF, LCDA, LCDA-TOD and LHIA funding agreements with the Metropolitan Council for this project to reflect the project description and to consent to the assignment of those funding agreements from Currie Park Developments, LLC to Five15 Limited Partnership.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

17. Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED):
     Authorize acceptance of Redevelopment Program grant, $198,850, awarded by DEED for the 807 Broadway project & authorize grant, subrecipient and/or disbursement and related documents and agreements; Passage of Resolution appropriating funds (9 votes).
Action Taken:  Adopted.

18. Appropriation of HOME Program Income:
     Passage of Resolution increasing the appropriation in the CPED Affordable Family Housing Development Fund by $198,464.85 and increasing the Single Family Fund appropriation by $954,051.78.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

19. 2013 Housing Revenue Entitlement Bond Carryforward:
     Passage of Resolution authorizing the carryforward of $45,968,905 of 2013 Tax Exempt Multi-family Housing Entitlement Revenue Bonds for Multifamily Housing programs.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

20. Future Upper Harbor Terminal Redevelopment:
     Direct & authorize contract with HKGI, Hoisington Koegler Group, Inc., not to exceed $200,000 for work on the Upper Harbor Terminal; Passage of Resolution approving budget appropriation of $50,000.
     Early signature by Mayor requested.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Public Safety, Civil Rights & Health

PSCH agenda of 11/20/2013

1.  Combat Sex Trafficking:
     Passage of Resolution adopting a City pledge to combat commercial sexual exploitation & trafficking of juveniles & creating a City work group, Mpls Coordinating Committee to Prevent Juvenile Sex Trafficking, to further the goals of the pledge.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

2.  Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council:
     Confirm Mayoral appointments of Sammie Rivera (replacing Kurt Schreck), Omari Chatman (replacing Rebecca Reed), Hashep Seka (replacing Deborah Ramos), Pakou Hang (replacing Tracy Singleton); Reappointments of Beth Dooley, Rhys Williams and Mustafa Sundiata.
     Approve City Council appointments of DeVon Nolan (replacing Neill Oxendale), Andrew Dahl (replacing Sara Nelson-Pallmeyer), Zoe Holloman (replacing Eric Larsen); Reappointments of Alison Rotel, Russ Henry, Kris Igo and Aaron Reser.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget

3.  Bomb Disposal Services:
     Authorize a Joint Powers contract agreement with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety/Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, $54,000, to provide bomb disposal services to other jurisdictions within the state; Passage of Resolution appropriating funds.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

4.  Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA):
     Authorize contract agreement with the MPHA, $108,825, for Police Department to provide sergeant investigator for one year for the MPHA Housing Choice Program; Passage of Resolution appropriating funds.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

5.  2014 Detox Van Services:
     Authorize contract amendment with Hennepin County to provide police Detox Van services, for estimated cost of $204,882; Passage of Resolution appropriating funds.
     Early Signature by Mayor Requested.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

6.  Minnesota Board of Firefighter Training and Education (MBFTE) Training Reimbursement:
     Authorize acceptance of MBFTE funding under the Round 6 training reimbursement program, $32,640; Passage of Resolution appropriating funds (9 votes).
Action Taken:  Adopted.

7.  Youth Violence Prevention:
     Authorize acceptance of funds from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Office of Justice Programs, $60,000, & enter into agreement for youth violence prevention and intervention activities; Passage of Resolution appropriating funds (9 votes).
Action Taken:  Adopted.

8.  Accreditation Preparation Support:
     Authorize acceptance of funds from the State of Minnesota Department of Health, $2,000, & enter into agreement for preparation to apply for national public health accreditation; Passage of Resolution appropriating funds (9 votes).
Action Taken:  Adopted.

9.  2013 Emergency Management Performance Grant:
     Accept grant award, $30,000, from Department of Homeland Security; Passage of Resolution appropriating funds (9 votes).
Action Taken:  Adopted.

10. Public Health Survey:
     Authorize a Joint Powers Agreement with the Counties of Ramsey, Washington, Hennepin, Dakota, Scott, Carver and Anoka, and the cities of Bloomington, Richfield and Edina to collaborate on a comprehensive and metro-wide public health survey; Authorize payment to Ramsey County for the City’s portion of survey expenses not to exceed $63,000.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Regulatory, Energy & Environment

RE&E agenda of 11/18/2013

 1.  Massage and Bodywork Establishments:
      a) Passage of Ordinance amending Title 13 of the Code relating to Licenses and Business Regulations, adding a new Chapter 286 entitled Massage and Body Work Establishments, licensing and regulating massage and bodywork establishments; and
      b) Amend License Fee Schedule to add a Massage and Bodywork Establishment license fee.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 2.  Liquor, Wine and Beer Licenses:
      Passage of Resolution granting licenses to the following businesses:
      a) Day Block Brewing Company, 1105 Washington Ave S (New Business - Brewery and Brewpub);
      b) Nomad World Pub, 501 Cedar Ave S (Upgrade);
      c) Coup D’Etat, 2923 Girard Ave S (New Business);
      d) Hammer & Sickle, 1300 Lagoon Ave (New Business); and
      e) Dilla’s Ethiopian Restaurant, 1813 Riverside Ave (Upgrade).
      Early signature by Mayor requested.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 3.  Rental Dwelling License at 2700 14th Ave S:
      Approve reinstatement of license to be held by Manuel and Rosa Lema.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 4.  Rental Dwelling License at 2416 4th St N:
      Passage of Resolution approving a Stipulated Agreement and Conditions relating to the Rental Dwelling License held by Wenrich Property & Development, LLC - Wendy Sullivan.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

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

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

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

 8.  Community Environmental Advisory Committee (CEAC):
      a)  Approve Mayoral appointments of James Nash and Sam Grant for terms to expire December 31, 2014;
      b)  Waive residency requirement for Sam Grant per City Ordinance 14.180 because his knowledge and expertise provides a unique or special benefit; and
      c)  Thank outgoing members Kevin Bengtson and Sarah Sponheim for their participation and dedication.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Transportation & Public Works

T&PW agenda of 11/19/2013

 1.  Water Contract Amendments:
      Authorize amendments to contracts to provide water service to the Metropolitan Airports Commission, the City of Edina, the Joint Water Commission, the City of Hilltop, and the City Columbia Heights.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 2.  Water Construction Standards:
      Adopt the “Standard Supplemental Specifications for Construction of Public Infrastructure in the City of Minneapolis: Water” as the City’s water construction standards.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 3.  37th Ave N Greenway Project:
      Authorize increase to contract with S.M. Hentges & Sons, Inc. by $54,504.27 to allow for construction contingencies provided as part of the original project budget.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 4.  Cast Iron Pipe Cleaning and Lining - Contract Amendment:
      Authorize increase to contract with IPR Northeast LLC by $47,171.05 and extension of the completion date of the contract for the cleaning and cured-in-place lining of cast iron pipe at the Columbia Heights Membrane Plant.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 5.  Bike Walk Ambassador Program:
      Authorize extension of contract with MnDOT for the Bike Walk Ambassador Program through December 31, 2014 to allow remaining funds to be utilized.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 6.  Safe Routes to School Non-Infrastructure Grant Agreement Renewal:
      a) Authorize execution of an agreement with MnDOT for the renewal of the Safe Routes to School grant; and
      b) Passage of Resolution requesting MnDOT to act as the City's agent to accept the grant funds.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 7.  Bituminous Mix Contract Amendment:
      Authorize increase to contract with Tiller Corporation, dba Commercial Asphalt Company by $300,000 to cover the cost of additional bituminous material required to complete 2013 construction and maintenance activities.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 8.  Penn Ave Reconstruction Project, Phase I:
      Authorize increase to contract with Meyer Contracting, Inc. by $350,000 to allow for construction contingencies provided as part of the original project budget.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 9.  Bridge 9 Repairs:
      Authorize negotiation and execution of a Temporary Construction Agreement with the University of Minnesota for Bridge No 9 Pier 3 repairs.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

10.  Franklin Ave Streetscape Project:
       Authorize increase to contract with Thomas and Sons Construction, Inc. by $46,267.72 to allow for payment for additional work performed as part of the project.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

11.  Urban Works Contract:
       Authorize increase to contract with Urban Works, Inc. by $50,000 and extension of the contract end date to April 30, 2014 for professional services related to the management of Special Service Districts.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget

12.  Temporary Sewer Availability Charges (SAC) Agreement:
       Authorize execution of an agreement between the City of Minneapolis, Upper Mississippi Academy, and the Northern Star Council of the Boy Scouts of America to allow for temporary charges for the City's sanitary sewer service for the Upper Mississippi Academy to operate a charter school at Fort Snelling.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

13.  Street Lighting Assessment Cancellations:
        a)  Amend six (6) Resolutions to cancel Street Lighting special assessments and authorize the refund of special assessment principal and interest collected in 2013 for 6 Street Lighting Projects along Pedestrian Priority Corridors;
        b)  Direct staff to return to Committee to reconcile funding at project close-outs.
        Early signature by Mayor requested.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

14.  22nd St E Street Lighting Project (Cedar Ave S to Minnehaha Ave S):
       Passage of Resolution amending Resolution 2011R-146 to reduce special assessments for the project for payable 2014 and subsequent years and authorizing the refund of special assessment overpayments in 2013 due to grant funds covering a higher than anticipated amount of the street lighting costs.
       Early signature by Mayor requested.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

15.  St. Anthony Parkway Bridge Over Northtown Yard:
       Passage of Resolution authorizing acquisition, through negotiation or condemnation, of temporary construction easements and permanent easements for the reconstruction of the St. Anthony Parkway Bridge over the Northtown Yard.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

16.  Hennepin-Lyndale Reconstruction Design Contract:
       a)  Authorize execution of a contract with Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. in the amount of $908,455 for design work related to the reconstruction of Hennepin and Lyndale Avenues; and
        b)  Authorize negotiations with property owners for the acquisition of right-of-way and temporary construction easements for the project.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

17.  West Broadway Transit Alternatives Study:
        Authorize execution of a Cooperative Funding Agreement with the Metropolitan Council and Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority for a West Broadway Transit Alternatives Study in an amount not to exceed $205,000, contingent upon 2014 budget funding.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

18.  Nicollet-Central Streetcar Agreement:
       Authorize execution of a Master Funding Agreement with the Metropolitan Council to conduct environmental review and pre-project development activities for the Nicollet-Central Modern Streetcar in an amount not to exceed $150,000, contingent upon 2014 budget funding.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

19.  Bluff Street Trail Project Funding:
       a)  Authorize negotiation and execution of a Construction Cooperative Agreement with Hennepin County to accept the County’s cost participation for the Bluff Street Trail Project in the amount of $300,000;
       b)  Authorize acceptance of a federal Non-Motorized Transportation Pilot Program (NTP) grant in the amount of $859,000 to be used for the project;
       c)  Passage of Resolution adjusting capital appropriations and revenue budgets to utilize TLC funding for the Bluff St Trail Project and accomplish three other bicycle and pedestrian projects using City funds and other sources;
       d)  Passage of Resolution requesting concurrence of the Board of Estimate and Taxation in the reallocation of unissued Net Debt Bonds; and
       e)  That the City expresses its intent to reimburse from bond proceeds costs from this date forward up to 125% of the revised project appropriation per the City’s adopted financial policy.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

20.  Bluff Street Trail Bid:
       OP 7863, Accept low bid of Veit and Company, Inc. to complete the Bluff Street Trail Project.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Ways & Means/Budget

W&M/Budget agenda of 12/3/2013

 1.  Micosse No-Fault Claim:
      Approve initial authorization to submit all current and ongoing bills relating to no-fault claimant Kokou Micosse.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 2.  Target Center Renovation Project:
      Execute contract with TEGRA Group Inc for an expected $2.6 million.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 3.  Convention Center Concession Equipment:
      Accept low bid from Premier Restaurant Equipment Company for an estimated expenditure of $256,907.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 4.  Entertainment Facilities (Target Center/Xcel Arena) Coordination Study and Report:
      Passage of Resolution increasing appropriation in the Target Center (Arena Reserve Special Revenue) fund by $25,000 and execute a Joint Powers Agreement with the State of Minnesota effective through June 30, 2014.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 5.  Health Reimbursement Plan Amendments:
      Authorize amendments to the City of Minneapolis Health Reimbursement Arrangement Plan (HRA) and City of Minneapolis Amended and Restated Health Reimbursement Arrangement Trust Agreement (HRA Trusts).
     Early signature by Mayor requested.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 6.  Telecommunications (Voice and Data) Systems:
      Execute contract with CenturyLink for a two-year contract running through 2015, with customized liability terms and conditions, in an not-to-exceed amount of $2,000,000.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 7.  PeopleSoft Financials (COMPASS) Upgrade:
      Authorize issue Request for Proposals for Senior Project Management Services as part of the Enterprise Resource Planning Program.
Action Taken:  Deleted from the Agenda.

 8.  Information Technology Managed Services:
      Amend contract for outsourcing advisory services by $276,150 for a new not-to-exceed amount of $1,431,150 and add legal services relating to the Information Technology managed services Request for Proposals and subsequent negotiation and contract drafting process.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 9. Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) Regional Coordinator:
     Accept grant from United Against Illegal Guns in the amount of $60,000; and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation. (9 votes)
Action Taken:  Adopted.

10. Minneapolis Public Schools Education and Outreach Grant:
      Accept grant from The Minneapolis Foundation in an amount up to $25,000; and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation. (9 votes) 
Action Taken:  Adopted.

11.2008 Hiring Freeze:
      Passage of Resolution rescinding Resolution No. 2008R-585 passed December, 2008.
 
Action Taken:  Adopted.

12. Enterprise Land Management System:
      Execute contract with the following three vendors:
      1) Sierra Systems Group, Inc., for a term to run through 2016 and a not-to-exceed amount of $3,950,000 with customized indemnification terms.
      2) Infor Public Sector, Inc., for a term to run through 2020 and a not-to-exceed amount of $2,275,323 with customized indemnification terms and to include three one-year options to extend the contract and the execution of an escrow agreement.
      3) Avolve Software Corporation for a term to run through 2020 and a not-to-exceed amount of $618,488 with customized indemnification terms and to include three, one-year options to extend contract and the execution of an escrow agreement.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

13. Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) 2013 Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT):
      Passage of Resolution amending the 2013 Appropriation Resolution by increasing the 2013 General Fund by $483,000 and reimbursing Minneapolis Public Housing Authority the Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) payment for 2013.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

14. 2013 Budget Contingency:
      Passage of Resolution allocating 2013 Operating Budget Contingency funds to several operating departments.
 
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Zoning & Planning

Z&P agenda of 11/21/2013

1.   Assisted Living Facilities:
      Passage of the accompanying ordinances amending Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code, recognizing board and care home facilities, nursing home facilities, and assisted living facilities as allowed uses in additional commercial zoning districts:
      a)    Chapter 520 relating to Zoning Code: Introductory Provisions.
      b)    Chapter 548 relating to Zoning Code: Commercial Districts.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

2.   Broadway Flats (2220 West Broadway and 2413, 2419, 2423, 2425, 2503, 2507 and 2511 Penn Avenue North and a portion of 2512 Queen Avenue North):
      Passage of the accompanying ordinance amending the Zoning Code to rezone the following properties to allow for a mixed-use building with 103 dwelling units and approximately 17,000 square feet of ground floor commercial space:
      a)
2413 and 2419 Penn Avenue North from the OR2, High Density Office Residence District, to the C3A, Community Activity Center District to allow for a Mixed-use building with 103 dwelling units and approximately 17,000 square feet of ground floor commercial space; and
      b) 2423, 2425, 2503, 2507 and 2511 Penn Avenue North and a portion of 2512 Queen Avenue North from the R5, Multiple-family District to the C3A, Community Activity Center District.
      Passage of Resolution vacating the entire 12-foot wide alley located within Block 1, Wenz Addition to Minneapolis, subject to the retention of easements in favor of Xcel Energy and CenturyLink.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

3.   Church of St. Anne - St. Joseph Hien Parking Lot Expansion (2215, 2219 and 2223 26th Avenue North and 2527 Penn Avenue North):|
      Passage of the accompanying ordinance amending the Zoning Code to rezone the properties located at 2215, 2219, and 2223 26th Avenue North and 2527 Penn Avenue North from the R4, multiple-family District to the R5, Multiple-family District to allow for the expansion of an existing parking lot serving an institutional/public use.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

4   Seed Academy/Harvest Preparatory School (1401-1427 8th Avenue North):
      Deny appeal filed by Mr. Tyrone Terrill, dba Seed, Inc., for the following applications to allow a 98-space surface parking lot to serve the Seed Academy/Harvest Preparatory School at the property located at 1401-1427 8th Ave N:
      a)    Conditional Use Permit to construct an additional 98-space surface parking lot;
      b)    Variance to increase the maximum allowed parking requirements; and
      c)    Site Plan Review to allow a 98-space surface parking lot.
Action Taken:  Appeal granted and Adopted findings of fact as contained in the CPED staff report (recommending approval).

5.   129 Plymouth Development (129 Plymouth Avenue North):
      Grant appeal filed by Plymouth & Second, LLC, for the five applications for properties located at 129 Plymouth Avenue North, subject to conditions (Ward 5 & 7):
      a)    Conditional Use Permit to allow a shopping center;
      b)    Conditional Use Permit to allow a fast food restaurant;
      c)    Conditional Use Permit to allow an accessory parking lot within the DP Downtown Parking Overlay District;
      d)    Variance to exceed 20 surface parking spaces within the DP Downtown Parking Overlay District; and
      e)    Site Plan Review for a new principal non-residential building.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Resolutions

1.  Honorary Resolution:
     Passage of Resolution honoring International Human Rights Day.
     Resolution
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Motions

1.  City Payroll:
     Motion by Hodges that regular payrolls of City employees under Council jurisdiction for the month of January, 2014, be approved and ordered paid.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Unfinished Business

1.  Ordinance Introduction:
     Pursuant to notice on November 12, 2013, Johnson moves to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 16, Chapter 417 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Planning and Development:  Port Authority, for first reading and referral to the Community Development Committee (relating to exercise of port authority powers).
Action Taken:  Adopted.

New Business

1.  Notice of Intent:
     Goodman gives notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of the following ordinances amending Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code (changing regulations pertaining to roof signs):
     a) Chapter 520 relating to Introductory Provisions.
     b) Chapter 543 relating to On-Premise Signs.
Notice Given.

Announcements

Adjournment

     a) The Minneapolis Community Development Agency (MCDA) Board of Commissioners will meet upon adjournment of the City Council Meeting.
Staff Report:  MCDA Bd of Comsnrs 20131206

     b) The City Council Meeting of December 6, 2013 will adjourn to December 11, 2013 at 6:05 p.m. in the Council Chamber for the purpose of conducting a public hearing and adopting the 2014 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: December 13, 2013

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