Minneapolis City Council Agenda
 
Regular Meeting
February 7, 2014 – 9:30 a.m.
Room 317, City Hall
 
Members Present: Council President Johnson, Vice President Elizabeth Glidden, Majority Leader John Quincy, Minority Leader Cam Gordon, Kevin Reich, Jacob Frey, Blong Yang, Abdi Warsame, Alondra Cano, Lisa Bender, Andrew Johnson, and Linea Palmisano
Member Absent:  Council Member Lisa Goodman
 
(Majority vote of all members, 7; 2/3 vote of all members, 9; quorum 7)
 
Council Committee Coordinator: Jackie Hanson 612-673-2046
1.   Roll Call.
2.   Adoption of the agenda.
      Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   Acceptance of minutes of the regular meeting and the adjourned session of January 23, 2014.
      Action Taken: Accepted.
4.   Referral of petitions and communications and reports of the City officers to proper Committees and departments.
      Action Taken: Referred.
Committee of the Whole
1.   Request for Council Action (RCA) Workgroup:
Staff direction to establish a workgroup, comprised of staff from the City Attorney’s Office; City Coordinator’s Office; Finance; and City Clerk’s Office to review and recommend improvements to the RCA template for Council and Committee actions, with a report back to Committee of the Whole.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Community Development & Regulatory Services
1.   Land Sale (1829 Newton Ave N):
Passage of Resolution approving sale of property to Jacqueline F. Clark, subject to conditions. (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Land Sale (3216 30th Ave S):
Passage of Resolution approving sale of property to Accent Homes, Inc., subject to conditions. (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   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.
4.   Ice Scream Inc/Benjamin Smith (re Mosaic Café, 3019 Minnehaha Ave):
Passage of Resolution approving License Settlement Conference recommendations.
Early signature by Mayor requested.
Action Taken: Adopted.
5.   Rental Dwelling License (Mohamed Mohamud, 2731 16th Ave S):
Approve recommendation to revoke license.
Action Taken: Adopted.
6.   Rental Dwelling License (Tri Tran, 1918 Golden Valley Rd):
Approve recommendation to reinstate license.
Action Taken: Adopted.
7.   HealthPartners Bonds:
Passage of Resolution consenting to & approving the issuance by the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of the City of St. Paul of Health Care Facilities Revenue Refunding Bonds, approximately $69,000,000, for HealthPartners to refund a 1998 Revenue Bond Series of the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of the City of St. Paul and a 2003 Revenue Bond issue of the City of Minneapolis under a Joint Powers Agreement with the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of the City of St. Paul.
Early Signature by Mayor Requested.
Action Taken: Adopted.
8.   MacPhail Center for Music 2013 Annual Report:
Passage of Resolution approving the governmental program & annual budget for continued operation for 2014. 
Action Taken: Adopted.
9.   Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation Lending Contracts:
Approve an extension of three GMHC contracts lending and administration contracts through 12/31/2014.
Action Taken: Adopted.
10. Small Business Administration Emerging Entrepreneurs Program:
Passage of Resolution in support of the Small Business Administration’s Emerging Entrepreneurs program & agreeing to serve as a program sponsor.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Referred Reports to Ways & Means Committee
11. Metropolitan Council Livable Communities Local Housing Incentive Account (LHIA) Grants:
Accept & appropriate LHIA grants to the following projects: PPL DECC Recapitalization ($200,000) and The Cameron ($200,000); Passage of Resolution appropriating funds. (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted.
12. Upper Harbor Terminal Operating Budget for 2014:
Approve.
Action Taken: Adopted.
13. Jack Link’s Expansion Project (110 5th St N):
a)   Authorize application to State Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Minnesota Investment Fund (MIF) for $100,000 equipment loan; 
b)   Subject to loan approval by DEED, accept award of the MIF; Passage of Resolution appropriating funds;
c)   Authorize Project Compliance with State Laws, Statutes, and Rules document, Business Subsidy Agreement and necessary documents; and
d)   Passage of Resolution approving the economic development project.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Intergovernmental Relations
1.   2014 State Legislative Agenda:
Approve amendments to clarify provisions relating to:
a)   Raising and indexing the state minimum wage to at least $9.50 per hour.
b)   Clarification of the laws regarding state sales tax on local government purchases.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Move MN:
Authorize the City to be a member of Move MN.
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   Clean Energy and Jobs Campaign:
Authorize the City to be a member of the Clean Energy and Jobs Campaign.
Action Taken: Adopted.
4.   Federal Communication Commission (FCC):
Authorize the City to submit comments and reply comments regarding proposed FCC rules regarding broadband deployment.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Public Safety, Civil Rights & Emergency Management
 
Referred Reports to Ways & Means Committee
1.   LiveScan Fingerprint System:
Authorize agreement with MorphoTrak, $13,000, for maintenance and support of the LiveScan fingerprint system in the Police Crime Laboratory.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Police Department Leadership Training:
Authorize agreement with Partners in Leadership, Inc., $50,000, for leadership training; Grant waiver from the City Travel Policy.
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   Viking Stadium Report Monitoring:
Approve terms of Memorandum of Agreement between Civil Rights Department & the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority; Passage of Resolution approving appropriation increase of $36,397.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Transportation & Public Works
1.   5th St N, 8th Ave N, & 5th Ave N; and 58th St & MN-62 Frontage Rd Street Resurfacing:
a)   Passage of Resolution designating the location and improvements proposed to be made in the project; and
b)   Receive the cost estimate and direct the City Engineer to prepare proposed special assessments against the benefited properties.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Loring Park Area and South North Loop Area Street Resurfacing Project:
a)   Passage of Resolution designating the location and improvements proposed to be made in the project; and
b)   Receive the cost estimate and direct the City Engineer to prepare proposed special assessments against the benefited properties.
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   Sanitary Lift Station Rehabilitation Project:
Authorize increase to contract with Minger Construction by $170,400 to include the rehabilitation of the Calhoun Isles Lift Station in the Sanitary Lift Station Rehabilitation Project. No additional appropriation required.
Early signature by Mayor requested.
Action Taken: Adopted.
4.   Water Service Line Repair Assessment Cancellation:
Passage of Resolution cancelling a water service line repair special assessment for the property located at 4949 2nd Ave S which was included on the assessment roll in error.
Action Taken: Adopted.
5.   Hennepin County Land Conveyance:
Authorize execution of a conveyance document from Hennepin County for land needed by the City to construct a retaining wall and sidewalk in conjunction with the Riverside Extension Street Reconstruction Project at the intersection of 15th Ave S and 4th St S.
Action Taken: Adopted.
6.   Temporary Construction Agreement for Bridge No 9 Repairs:
Authorize execution of an agreement with the University of Minnesota regarding construction activities and easements on and in the vicinity of Bridge No 9 over the Mississippi River.
Action Taken: Adopted.
7.   On-Street Parking Mobile Phone Payment System:
Authorize issuance of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for an on-street parking mobile phone payment system.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Referred Reports to Ways & Means Committee
8.   Master Partnership Contract with MnDOT:
a)   Passage of Resolution amending Resolution 2005R-166 to include an addition to Exhibit A to provide the City Engineer with additional contract authority; and
b)   Passage of Resolution authorizing execution of a Master Partnership Contract with the Minnesota Department of Transportation for a term ending June 30, 2017.
Action Taken: Adopted.
9.   Maintenance Agreement for MnDOT Railway Bridge:
Authorize execution of a Maintenance Agreement with the Minnesota Department of Transportation for the Railway Bridge over Central Ave NE between 14th and 18th Ave NE.
Action Taken: Adopted.
10. Central Corridor LRT Project:
a)   Authorize execution of Subordinate Funding Agreement 21 (SFA 21) with the Metropolitan Council for work associated with the resurfacing of Pleasant Ave between Arlington Ave SE and Washington Ave SE;
b)   Authorize Amendment 1 to SFA 5 increasing the maximum reimbursement to the City for installation of water main isolation valves along the LRT route; and
c)   Authorize Amendment 1 to SFA 18 for payment to the City of costs related to signal, lighting, and sewer and water work associated with the project.
Action Taken: Adopted.
11. Reconstruction of Existing Water Mains:
Authorize increase to contract with Fer-Pal Construction USA, LLC by $87,468 to allow for the structural lining of a water main at an additional location not included in the original scope of the project.
Action Taken: Adopted.
12. Contract Amendment - Huls Bros. Trucking, Inc.:
Authorize increase to contract with Huls Bros. Trucking, Inc. by $500,000 for the hauling and disposal of agricultural liming material.
Action Taken: Adopted.
13. Clean Water Fund Grant Program Agreement:
Passage of Resolution authorizing execution of an agreement with the Metropolitan Council for the Clean Water Fund Grant Program to provide property owners with financial assistance for repairs to private sewer services.
Early signature by Mayor requested.
Action Taken: Adopted.
14. Bids:
a)   OP 7875, Accept low bid of Thomas and Sons Construction, Inc. for the construction of ADA Pedestrian Ramps; and
b)   OP 7889, Accept low responsive bid of Calgon Carbon Corporation to furnish powdered activated carbon to the Water Treatment and Distribution Division.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Ways & Means
1.   Legal Settlements:
Passage of Resolution authorizing settlement of legal matters:
a)   Michael Sallet v. City of Minneapolis, $7,000;
b)   Ghaffara Tillis v. City of Minneapolis, $30,000;
c)   City of Minneapolis, HDR Engineering, Inc., Graham Construction Services, Inc, and Siemens Water Technologies, LLC relating to construction services for dewatering plant improvements at the Fridley Water Treatment Facility.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Bond Counsel:
a)   Authorize negotiate and execute the following legal service agreements:
Kennedy & Graven, Chartered, for general obligation debt financing; Gray Plant Mooty, for limited tax-support Common Bond Fund.
b)   Establish a Conduit Revenue Bond Counsel Panel to be comprised of the law firms of Briggs & Morgan, PA; Dorsey & Whitney; Faegre, Baker Daniels; Gray Plant Mooty; Kennedy & Graven, Chartered; Kutak Rock; and McGrann Shea Carnival Straughn & Lamb.
c)   Authorize the City Attorney to hire firms not represented on the Conduit Revenue Bond Panel from time to time.
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   Utility Billing Inserts:
Approve 2014 utility billing inserts for Raingarden workshops; sales and use tax; fall street sweeping and yard waste pickup; and winter snow plowing and shoveling.
Action Taken: Adopted.
4.   Bid for Presort Mailing Services:
OP 7888, accept single bid of Pitney Bowes Presort Services, Inc, to furnish and deliver services for the period January, 2014, through December 31, 2015.
Action Taken: Adopted.
5.   Incident Referral eCharging Services:
a)   Execute contract with State of Minnesota to establish communication between the Minneapolis Police Department and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension eCharging application.
b)   Authorize receive up to $52,000 from the State of Minnesota.
c)   Passage of Resolution appropriating $52,000 to the Information Technology Department.
(9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted.
6.   Telecommunication Services (Voice and Data):
Authorize customize the liability terms and conditions of the CenturyLink Loyal Advantage agreement relating to managed hosting and cloud services.
Action Taken: Adopted.
7.   Human Resources Information System (HRIS) Upgrade:
Execute one-year contract with GlobalSource IT to provide professional services to the PeopleSoft System Administrator for the HRIS upgrade ($850,000). 
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Resolutions
1.   Honorary Resolution:
Passage of Resolution honoring Mayor Don Fraser’s commitment and service to the City of Minneapolis and proclaiming February 7, 2014, Don Fraser Day.
Action Taken: Adopted.
Fraser Resolution
 
Motions
1.   City Payroll:
Motion by Quincy that regular payrolls of City employees under Council jurisdiction for the month of March, 2014, be approved and ordered paid.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Designation of Interim Assistant City Clerk:
Motion by B. Johnson to confirm the City Clerk’s designation of Jacqueline Hanson as Interim Assistant City Clerk.
Action Taken: Adopted.
Assistant City Clerk RCA
 
Unfinished Business
1.   New Appointed Positions – Human Resources and Regulatory Services:
Ways & Means Committee recommendation from December 3, 2013 concurring with the Executive Committee to:
a)   Find that the proposed positions meet the criteria in Section 20.1010 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances, Council to Establish (Appointed) Positions;
b)   Approve the following positions:
Human Resources Principal Consultant, Workforce Planning;
Human Resources Principal Consultant, Enterprise Performance Management;
Regulatory Services Deputy Director, Operations and Business Improvement;
Regulatory Services Deputy Director, Parking Management and Traffic Control;
Regulatory Services Deputy Director, Administration and Community Engagement;
Regulatory Services Deputy Director, Animal Care and Control; and
Regulatory Services Deputy Director, Housing Inspection Services.
c)   Passage of Ordinance approving the annual salary for said positions.
Early Signature by Mayor Requested.
Action Taken: Adopted.
Principal Consultant Workforce Planning RCA, Classification Report
Principal Consultant Enterprise Performance Management RCA, Classification Report
Deputy Director Operations RCA, Classification Report
Deputy Director Parking RCA, Classification Report
Deputy Director Administration RCA, Classification Report
Deputy Director Animal Care RCA, Classification Report
Deputy Director Housing RCA, Classification Report
New Appointed Positions Salary Ordinance
2.   Ordinance Introduction:
Pursuant to notice, motion by B. Johnson to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 12, Chapter 244 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Housing:  Maintenance Code, for first reading and referral to the Community Development & Regulatory Services Committee (amending requirements applicable to holders of rental dwelling licenses to include a duty to attend certain meetings).
Action Taken: Referred to the Community Development & Regulatory Services Committee
3.   Ordinance Introduction:
Pursuant to notice, motion by Gordon to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 12, Chapter 244 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Housing:  Maintenance Code, for first reading and referral to the Community Development & Regulatory Services Committee(amending provisions related to tenant notification of environmental contamination and associated activities).
Action Taken: Referred to the Community Development & Regulatory Services Committee
4.   Ordinance Introduction:
Pursuant to notice, motion by Gordon to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 14, Chapter 362 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Liquor and Beer:  Liquor Licenses, for first reading and referral to the Community Development & Regulatory Services Committee (increasing the maximum number of temporary expansion licenses a licensee is eligible to receive each year).
Action Taken: Referred to the Community Development & Regulatory Services Committee
 
New Business
1.   Notice of Intent:
Glidden gives notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 12, Chapter 244 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Housing: Maintenance Code (amending provisions related to conduct on licensed premises, required rental property management training and license reinstatement requirements).
Notice Given.
2.   Notice of Intent:
Glidden gives notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 17, Chapter 427 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Streets and Sidewalks: In General (amending Section 427.10 to allow certain types of vegetation to be grown within boulevards, incorporating safety parameters, and granting the inspections department authority to enforce violations pursuant to established administrative processes).
Notice Given.
3.   Notice of Intent:
Frey 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 364 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Liquor and Beer: Liquor Regulations (requiring the provision of hearing protection devices by the holders of qualifying liquor licenses).
Notice Given.
4.   Notice of Intent:
Glidden gives notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 20, Chapter 537 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code:  Accessory Uses and Structures (amending requirements related to donation collection bins).
Notice Given.
 
Announcements
 
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 21, 2014
 
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