Minneapolis City Council Agenda
 
Regular Meeting
January 23, 2014 – 9:30 a.m.
Room 317, City Hall
 
Members: Council President Johnson, Vice President Elizabeth Glidden, Majority Leader John Quincy, Minority Leader Cam Gordon, Council Members Kevin Reich, Jacob Frey, Blong Yang, Abdi Warsame, Lisa Goodman, Alondra Cano, Lisa Bender, Andrew Johnson, and Linea Palmisano
 
(Quorum 7; Majority vote of all members, 7; 2/3 vote of all members, 9)
 
Council Committee Coordinator: Jackie Hanson 612-673-2046
1.   Roll Call.
2.   Adoption of the agenda.
3.   Acceptance of minutes of the adjourned session held December 11, 2013; the regular meeting of December 13, 2013; and the Organizational Meeting of January 6, 2014.
4.   Referral of petitions and communications and reports of the City officers to proper Committees and departments.
 
Committee of the Whole
1.   Ryan Downtown East Development Urban Park:
Staff directed to continue its coordination with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board over the development, ownership, and operation of the urban park connected to the Ryan Downtown East development. The Deputy Director of the Community Planning and Economic Department is directed to form a work group to facilitate this coordination with representatives of the Park Board.
Action Taken:  Adopted.
 
Community Development & Regulatory Services
1.   Liquor, Business & Gambling License Applications:
Approve Department of Licenses & Consumer Services agenda recommendations for Liquor, Business & Gambling licenses.
Early signature by Mayor requested
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   M&M, Inc/Skyline Food (1819 Glenwood Ave N):
Passage of Resolution approving Business License Operating Conditions relating to the Food Grocery and Tobacco Dealer License.
Early signature by Mayor requested
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   Hi-Lake Triangle Apartments (2230 E Lake St):
Passage of Resolution allowing a replacement of Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation as credit enhancer with a private placement with Twin City Federal National Bank.
Action Taken: Adopted.
Referred Report to Ways & Means
4.   Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Redevelopment Grant Program:
Passage of Resolution authorizing staff to submit applications to DEED for the Brickhouse Lofts, Broadway Flats, The Cameron, MoZaic East, Seward Friendship Store, Inc., and Shapco Printing Redevelopment projects.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Elections & Rules
1.   Minneapolis City Council Rules of Order:
Passage of Resolution approving the 2014 revision of Council rules and adopting that revision as the definitive Minneapolis City Council Rules of Order.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Health, Environment & Community Engagement
1.   Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council Appointments:
Confirm Mayoral appointment of Russ Henry (Ward 12) and approve City Council appointment of Jillia Bovino (Ward 3) to the Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council for terms to expire December, 2015.
Action Taken: Adopted.
Referred Report to Ways & Means
2.   Case Management Services for High-Risk Youth:
Authorize contract with Tubman, in the total amount of $75,000, to provide case management services in 2014 for youth who are at risk for involvement with violence.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Public Safety, Civil Rights & Emergency Management
 
Referred Reports to Ways & Means
1.   General Mills Grant:
Authorize acceptance of grant funds, $30,000, to support program costs related to Police Department community engagement, youth violence, education, and related policy; Passage of Resolution approving appropriation (9 votes).
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Joyce Foundation Grant:
Authorize acceptance of grant funds for the Police Department, $30,000, to support the position of Community Engagement Coordinator and other project costs; Passage of Resolution approving appropriation (9 votes).
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   Training Services for Police Cadet/Recruit Training:
Accept proposal & authorize contract with Hennepin Technical College for training services for cadet/recruit training to be conducted in the Spring of 2014.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Transportation & Public Works
1.   51st Ave N Street Resurfacing Project (Xerxes Ave N to Oliver Ave N):
a)   Passage of Resolution designating the location and improvements proposed to be made in the project; and
b)   Receive the cost estimate, direct the City Engineer to prepare proposed special assessments against the benefited properties, and set a public hearing to be held on February 25, 2014.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Penn Ave S Street Reconstruction Project, Phase 2:
a)   Passage of Resolution designating the location and improvements proposed to be made in the project; and
b)   Receive the cost estimate, direct the City Engineer to prepare proposed special assessments against the benefited properties, and set a public hearing to be held on
March 18, 2014. 
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   Riverside Extension Street Reconstruction Project:
a)   Passage of Resolution designating the location and improvements proposed to be made in the project; and
b)   Receive the cost estimate, direct the City Engineer to prepare proposed special assessments against the benefited properties, and set a public hearing to be held on March 18, 2014.
Action Taken: Adopted.
4.   Waste Disposal Services Contract:
Authorize negotiation and execution of the renewal of a contract with Hennepin County for the processing and disposal of municipal solid wastes collected in Minneapolis through December 31, 2015 at a rate of $49.00 per ton.
Action Taken: Adopted.
5.   South Transfer Station:
Authorize the issuance of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for management and operation services for the Minneapolis South Transfer Station.
Action Taken: Adopted.
Referred Reports to Ways & Means
6.   MRI Contract Amendment:
Authorize extension of the terms of the Vehicle Lease Agreement between Minneapolis Refuse Incorporated (MRI) and the City to allow for City-owned packer truck rental to MRI at the current rate of $2,300 per month per truck.
Action Taken: Adopted.
7.   Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) and Safe Routes to School Submission:
Passage of Resolution authorizing the submission of a series of applications for transportation funds through the Transportation Alternatives Program and MnDOT Safe Routes to School Program and authorizing commitment of local funds, per federal requirement, to support and maintain approved projects.
Action Taken: Adopted.
8.   Bids:
a)   OP 7870, Accept low bid of ADS, LLC to furnish closed circuit inspection of the City’s storm drain sewer system;
b)   OP 7880, Accept low bid of Veit and Company, Inc. for the disposal and hauling of fill and asphalt millings for the Transportation Division; and
c)   OP 7881, Accept low bid of Rachel Contracting, Inc. for the Bluewater Partnership Pond Dredging Project, Phase 2.
Early signature by Mayor requested (8c)
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Ways & Means
1.   Legal Settlements:
Passage of Resolution authorizing the following legal settlements:
a) Lacie Brown v. City of Minneapolis, $6,528.
b) Goff Holdings, LLC v. City of Minneapolis, $8,000.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Conflict of Interest Waiver for Legal Services Contract:
Approve waiver of conflict of interest between the City of Minneapolis and clients of the law firm of Maslon Edelman Borman & Brand to allow the City to retain the Maslon Firm to provide legal services in the matter of In re Doug Mann v. Minneapolis City Council.
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   Utility Billing Insert – City Trees:
Approve utility billing insert on behalf of the City Coordinator – Sustainability providing information about the City Trees program encouraging people to order a $25 tree in March for their Minneapolis property.
Action Taken: Adopted.
4.   Donation of Public Service Announcements:
Passage of Resolution authorizing the acceptance of donated broadcast airtime from Comcast Cable for public service announcements. (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted.
5.   Donation of Digital Billboard Display Time:
Passage of Resolution authorizing the acceptance of donated digital billboard space from Clear Channel Outdoor for the purpose of communicating Snow Emergency information. (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted.
6.   Creative City Challenge Art Competition Project:
Authorize execute five one-year contracts with Northern Lights.mn, renewable at the City’s request, for an estimated $150,000 per year, for management and artistic programming services for the Creative City Challenge art competition.
Action Taken: Adopted.
7.   John Biggers Seed Project:
Accept grant awards of $150,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts Our Town Program and $100,000 from the McKnight Foundation’s Region and Communities Program for Project, a public art and collaborative design effort; and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation to the Community Planning and Economic Development Department. (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted.
8.   Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging Mini-Grant:
Accept grant award of $8,000 from the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging to conduct research through the use of focus groups; and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation to the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department. (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted.
9.   Barge Mooring on Upper River:
Authorize negotiate and execute a new two-year lease with Aggregate Industries, Inc. for barge mooring on City-owned property located at 2710 Pacific Street N.
Action Taken: Adopted.
10. Fire Stations 5 & 7 Remodeling Services:
Amend contract with Bloom Engineers & Associates to increase the amount by $10,000 to provide engineering services for the remodeling of Fire Stations 5 and 7.
Action Taken: Adopted.
11. Human Resources Information System:
a) Execute all necessary contract documents with Advance Digital Systems for an upgrade to the HRIS System, for a one-year amount not to exceed $350,000, with an option to renew for an additional year.
b) Staff directed, at the next cycle of the Committee of the Whole, to present an overall program plan and update on the program to upgrade the City’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system; and a status update on the ERP program to be presented to the Committee of the Whole in six months.
Action Taken: Adopted.
12. Collective Bargaining:
Passage of Resolutions approving collective bargaining agreements with the following labor units:
a) Trades Unit, Minneapolis Building and Construction Trades Council, a two-year agreement for the period May 1, 2013 through April 30, 2015.
b) AFSCME Local 9, Attorney Unit, a 24-month agreement for the period January 1, 2012, through December 31, 2013; and a 36-month agreement for the period January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2016.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Zoning & Planning
1.   4525 France Avenue:
Passage of Ordinance amending the Zoning Code to rezone the property from the C1 Neighborhood Corridor Commercial District to the R5 Multiple-family District, to allow for a three-story, multiple-family dwelling with 31 units and 41 parking spaces.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Solar Arts Building (711 15th Avenue NE, 1529 ½ and 1531 Monroe Street NE):
Passage of Ordinance amending the Zoning Code to rezone the property from the R2B Two-Family District to the R2B Two-Family District and TP Transitional Parking Overlay District, to allow for a new reception or meeting hall within an existing commercial building and a new accessory parking lot.
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   National Marrow Donor Program Headquarters, 524 5th Street North:
Deny appeal filed by Brandon Champeau with United Properties from the decision of the Planning Commission associated with the approvals for a conditional use permit to allow two wall signs that are over 120 square feet and located higher than 28 feet on the building wall located at 524 5th Street North.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Resolutions
1.   Honorary Resolution:
Passage of Resolution declaring February 7, 2014, to be NATIONAL WEAR RED DAY in Minneapolis.
Wear Red Day Resolution
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Motions
1.   City Payroll:
Motion by Quincy that regular payrolls of City employees under Council jurisdiction for the month of February, 2014, be approved and ordered paid.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Audit Workgroup:
Motion by B. Johnson to establish an Audit Workgroup for the purpose of considering the ordinance which established the internal audit function and Audit Committee, codified as Title 2, Chapter 17.80 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances; examine industry best practices; and alternative structures or models; and to report to the City Council with a recommended course of action.  The Audit Workgroup will be chaired by Council Member Palmisano, Chair of the Audit Committee. It will include Council President Barbara Johnson; Council Vice-President Elizabeth Glidden; Council Member John Quincy, Chair of the Ways & Means Committee; Council Member Alondra Cano, Audit Committee Member; Mark Oyaas, Audit Committee Member; and a representative from the following: Mayor’s Office, City Attorney’s Office, City Coordinator’s Office, and City Clerk’s Office.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
New Business
1.   Notice of Intent:
B. Johnson gives notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 12, Chapter 244 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Housing: Maintenance Code (amending requirements applicable to holders of rental dwelling licenses to include a duty to attend certain meetings).
Notice Given.
2.   Notice of Intent:
Gordon gives notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 12, Chapter 244 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Housing: Maintenance Code(amending provisions related to tenant notification of environmental contamination and associated activities).
Notice Given.
3.   Notice of Intent:
Gordon gives notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 14, Chapter 362 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Liquor and Beer:  Liquor Licenses (increasing maximum number of temporary expansion licenses a licensee is eligible to receive each year).
Notice Given.
 
Announcements
 
Closed Session
1.   Adjourn to Room 315, City Hall, for the purpose of discussing the matter of Leann Stearns & Siohban Mullen v. City of Minneapolis.
      Action Taken:  Approved settlement.
 
Adjournment
 
 
Notice: A portion of this meeting may be closed to the public pursuant to MN Statutes Section 13D.03 or 13D.05
 
Next City Council Meeting: February 7, 2014
 
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