Minneapolis City Council Agenda
 
Regular Meeting
May 23 – 9:30 a.m.
Room 317, City Hall
 
Members: Council President Barbara 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
 
(Majority vote of all members, 7; 2/3 vote of all members, 9; quorum 7)
 
Council Committee Coordinator: Lisa Hansen 612-673-3963
 
1.   Roll Call.
2.   Adoption of the agenda.

Action Taken: Adopted, as amended to delete under the order of Unfinished Business item 3 relating to the introduction of the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 18, Chapter 478 of the Code repealing Section 478.90 (n) regarding parking restrictions adjacent to school property.

3.   Acceptance of minutes of the regular meeting of May 9, 2014.
      Action Taken: Approved.
4.   Referral of petitions and communications and reports of the City officers to proper Committees and departments.

Action Taken: Referred.

 
Community Development & Regulatory Services
CD&RS agenda of 5/13/2014
1.   Land Sale (part of 2406 McNair Ave N; part of 2410 McNair Ave N; part of 2410 McNair):
Passage of Resolutions a) Authorizing sale of part of 2406 McNair Ave N and part of 2410 McNair Av N to Brian G. Bogan II and Shemeka Bogan for $4,647, subject to conditions; b) Authorizing sale of part of 2410 McNair Ave N for $674 to Jeffrey Halverson & Tina L. Halverson, subject to above conditions. (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Mobile Food Stores Ordinance: 
Passage of Ordinance amending Title 13, Chapter 295 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Licenses and Business Regulations: Groceterias and Portable Stores, allowing mobile grocery stores to sell a larger selection of staple foods at additional locations throughout Minneapolis.
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   Rental Dwelling License (2431 Chicago Ave, 2519 15th Ave S, 1005 19th Ave S – Owner Abdulaziz Sheikh):
Approve recommendation to revoke license.
Action Taken: Adopted.
4.   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.
5.   Rental Dwelling License (3741 1st Ave S – Owner Quang Tuan Tran):
Passage of Resolution approving conditions to be placed on license.
Action Taken: Adopted.
6.   Energy Efficiency Business Loan Program Guidelines:
Approve revised Energy Efficiency Business Loan fund guidelines & authorize amendment to contract with the Center for Energy and Environment to administer funds in association with the Program.
Action Taken: Adopted.
7.   Trillion BTU Energy Efficiency Loan Program:
Authorize a Lender Agreement with the Port Authority of the City of St. Paul for a Trillion BTU Energy Efficiency Loan Program & approve guidelines for the Program.
Action Taken: Adopted.
8.   Prepaid Debit Card Agreement:
Authorize contract with US Bank for the ability for the STEP-UP program to offer its interns on the City of Minneapolis payroll the option of a prepaid debit card for the summer of 2014.
Action Taken: Adopted.
9.   Downtown East Project Phased Development Plan:
Approve the Plan and find that it is consistent with the Comprehensive Plan & authorize submittal of Plan to the Metropolitan Council Environmental Services for its approval.
Action Taken: Adopted.
Reports Referred to Ways & Means Committee
10. Metropolitan Council Transit Oriented Development [TBRA-TOD] Site Investigation Grant Applications:
Passage of Resolution authorizing application to the Metropolitan Council’s TBRA-TOD Grant Program for environmental site investigation work required for the 729 Washington Ave N Redevelopment and Target Field Station – Pad A projects.
Action Taken: Adopted.
11. Target Center Renovation Architect & Engineer Design Services:
Authorize contract with Architectural Alliance and Sink Combs Dethlefs for Architect and Engineering Design Services for the Target Center Renovation project.
Early signature by Mayor requested.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Health, Environment & Community Engagement
HE&CE agenda of 5/12/2014
1.   Environmentally Acceptable Packaging Ordinance Amendment:
Passage of Ordinance amending Title 10, Chapter 204 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Food Code:  Environmental Preservation:  Environmentally Acceptable Packaging, updating and amending various provisions.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2    Internship Agreements for School Based Clinic Program:
Authorize execution of internship agreements with Augsburg College Social Work Program and Bethel University Counseling Psychology Program to allow the School Based Clinic Program to be a clinical practicum training site for students enrolled in graduate programs.
Action Taken: Adopted.
Referred Reports to Ways & Means Committee
3.   Landscaping Consultation and Tree Planting Services:
Authorize execution of a contract with Tree Trust, in an amount not to exceed $75,000, to provide landscaping consultation and tree planting services to interested Minneapolis businesses that pay an annual Pollution Control bill.
Action Taken: Adopted.
4.   Tree Remediation Program:
Authorize increase to contract with Wilson Custom Tree by $75,000 for the purpose of conducting a Tree Remediation Program to address tornado damaged trees in affected neighborhoods in North Minneapolis.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Intergovernmental Relations
IGR agenda of 5/15/2014
1.   Federal Representation Services:
Execute Amendment #2 to Contract with FaegreBD Consulting, in the amount of $120,000, for continued services for a one-year period through February 28, 2015.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Public Safety, Civil Rights & Emergency Management
PSCR&EM agenda of 5/14/2014
1.   Shared/Hosted Next Generation 911 Call Handling System:
Authorize staff to sign the Master Cooperative Agreement, Ancillary Agreement, and Procurement Agreement for a five-agency consortium shared/hosted next generation 911 call handling system solution.
Action Taken: Adopted.
Referred Reports to Ways & Means Committee
2.   CenterPoint Energy 2014 Community Partnership Grant:
Authorize acceptance of grant award in the amount of $1,250, which the Fire Department will use to purchase Cardiac Science Powerheart AED G3 batteries; Passage of Resolution appropriating funds. (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   Smoke Alarm Donation:
Passage of Resolution authorizing acceptance of 60 smoke alarms from the Minnesota Safety Council to the Fire Department for distribution to families in need in north Minneapolis. (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Taxes
Taxes agenda of 5/21/2014
1.   2014 Minneapolis Board of Appeal and Equalization:
Approve Board of Appeal and Equalization Special Board of Review Report.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Transportation & Public Works
T&PW agenda of 5/13/2014
1.   2014 Alley Resurfacing Program:
a)    Passage of Resolution designating the location and improvements proposed to be made in the 2014 Alley Resurfacing Program; and
b)    Receive the cost estimate and direct the City Engineer to prepare proposed special assessments against the benefited properties; and set a public hearing for July 8, 2014. (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   40th St E & W Street Resurfacing Project Amendment:
a)    Passage of Resolution amending Resolution 2014R-189, passed April 25, 2014, to amend the project location; and
b)    Amend the associated committee report to revise the cost estimate for the project and reschedule the public hearing from June 3 to June 17, 2014. (9 votes)
 
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   Edina Art Fair:
Approve application for a large block event to be held from June 6 to June 8, 2014, to operate outside the timeframe allowed under ordinance.
Action Taken: Adopted.
4.   Rock the Garden:
Approve application for a large block event to be held from June 20 to June 23, 2014, to operate outside the timeframe allowed under ordinance.
Action Taken: Adopted.
5.   Fridley Filtration Plant - Ammonia System Replacement:
Authorize increase to contract with Municipal Builders, Inc. by $400,000 to allow for Change Order #1 and to extend the completion date of the contract to December 31, 2014. No additional appropriation required.
Action Taken: Adopted.
6.   Quit Claim Deed Replacement:
Passage of Resolution authorizing execution of a replacement Quit Claim Deed to the current owners of the property located at 3305 E Calhoun Pkwy.
Action Taken: Adopted.
7.   Intercity Regional Trail Cooperative Agreement:
Authorize execution of a cooperative agreement with Three Rivers Park District and the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board relating to the Intercity Regional Trail.
Early signature by Mayor requested.
Action Taken: Adopted.
8.   54th & Lyndale Special Service District Advisory Board:
Approve the following appointments to the 54th & Lyndale Special Service District Advisory Board for two-year terms to expire July 1, 2016: Daniel Campo (Ward 13), Karen Cossette (Ward 11), Tim Hokanson (Ward 11), Vikki Johnson (Ward 13), and John Majewski (Ward 11).
Action Taken: Adopted.
9.   National Public Works Week:
Passage of Resolution declaring the week of May 19, 2014 as National Public Works Week.
Action Taken: Adopted.
10. Blue Line LRT Extension (Bottineau Corridor) DEIS Comments:
Approve proposed comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Blue Line LRT Extension and direct submittal of the comments to Hennepin County.
Action Taken: Adopted.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means Committee

11. 4th Ave S Street Resurfacing Project:
a)    Passage of Resolution ordering the work to proceed and adopting special assessments for the project; and
b)    Passage of Resolution requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue assessment bonds for the project. (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted.
12. Hay Northwest, Franklin Hall, and Lyn Park Areas Street Resurfacing Project:
a)    Passage of Resolution ordering the work to proceed and adopting special assessments for the project; and
b)    Passage of Resolution requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue assessment bonds for the project. (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted.
13. LaSalle Ave Street Resurfacing (Grant St W to 12th St S) and LaSalle Ave Street Reconstruction (12th St S to 8th St S) Projects:
a)    Passage of Resolution ordering the work to proceed and adopting special assessments for the street resurfacing portion of the project;
b)    Passage of Resolution requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue assessment bonds for the resurfacing portion project;
c)    Passage of Resolution ordering the City Engineer to abandon and remove areaways located in the public right-of-way that are in conflict with the project; and
d)    Continue the public hearing relating to the street reconstruction portion of the project to July 8, 2014. (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted.
14. Bids:
a)    OP 7896, Accept low bid of Trane Company for automation building upgrades for the ABC Ramps; and
b)    OP 7925, Accept single bid of Thomas and Sons Construction, Inc. to complete the Riverside Extension 15th Ave S/4th St S Reconstruction Project.
Early signature by Mayor requested.(14b).
 
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Ways & Means
W&M agenda of 5/19/2014
1.   Legal Settlement:
Passage of Resolution authorizing settlement in the matter of Carmen Snyder and Jim Peterson v. City of Minneapolis.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Alliance on Race and Equity:
Authorize execute agreement with Alliance on Race and Equity.
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   2014 1st Quarter Gift Acceptance:
Passage of Resolution accepting gifts to the City of Minneapolis valued under $15,000. (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted.
4.   Payment Card Industry (PCI) Information Security Policy:
Approve and implement PCI Policy.
Action Taken: Adopted.
5.   City of Minneapolis Medical Plan RFP:
Authorize issuance of Request for Proposal for fully-insured and self-insured plan funding for coverage effective January 1, 2015.
Early signature by Mayor requested.
Action Taken: Adopted.
6.   Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) Managed Services:
Authorize increase contract with Unisys Managed Services for an increase in scope to provide for CAD911 Server/Storage Refresh ($236,017).
Action Taken: Adopted.
7.   IT Master Contract Program:
Authorize extend IT active Master Contracts through September 30, 2014 that are providing project consultants and staff augmentation resources.
Action Taken: Adopted.
8.   Information Technology (IT) Services RFP:
Authorize establish consulting pool through the City’s Request for Proposals (RFP) process for services related to IT Staff Augmentation Consulting Pool for a period of three years in several service categories.
Action Taken: Adopted.
9.   LinkedIn Job Search Subscription Services:
Extend contract with LinkedIn Corporation for two additional years, through May 31, 2016, to continue aiding the IT Department in candidate recruitment; and use LinkedIn’s contract agreement.
Action Taken: Adopted.
10. Gopher State One Call:
a)    Extend contract with KorTerra Inc. through March 31, 2017, using KorTerra’s contract agreement form; and
b)    Increase contract by $30,000 for a new not-to-exceed total of $107,000, for software support services and maintenance and update terms and conditions to reflect current standards.
Action Taken: Adopted.
11. Safety Cameras:
a)    Extend contract with A+ Systems through August 31, 2015, to provide power and connectivity to cameras around the Third and Fourth Police Precincts; and
b)    Increase contract by $100,000, for a new total not-to-exceed amount of $150,000 and update terms and conditions to reflect current standards.
Action Taken: Adopted.
12. Labor Negotiations:
Passage of Resolution approving the following collective bargaining agreements and authorizing execution of documents:
a)    Electricians Unit, Minneapolis Building and Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO, for a two year agreement effective May 1, 2011 through April 30, 2013; and
b)    Electricians Unit, Minneapolis Building and Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO, for a two year agreement effective May 1, 2013 through April 30, 2015.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Zoning & Planning
Z&P agenda of 5/15/2014
1.   Diane Hofstede et al Appeal (re 80 Broadway St NE):
Deny appeal filed by Diane Hofstede, et al, from the decision of the City Planning Commission approving applications of DJR Architecture, on behalf of Steve Krause, for a conditional use permit and site plan review to allow a new 7,500 square foot building housing a liquor store, subject to conditions.
Action Taken: Referred back to Zoning & Planning Committee.
2.   Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, on behalf of LaRive Condominium (110 Bank St):
Passage of Resolution approving application to vacate part of a utility easement to allow ground level mechanical equipment additions.
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   Leonard, Street and Deinard, on behalf of LifeSource (2225-2313 W River Rd N & 70 N 22nd Ave):
a)    Passage of Resolution to vacate multiple drainage and utility easements, subject to a new easement for City utilities being provided;
b)    Authorize execution of final Utility Easement Relocation and Construction Agreement;
c)    Authorize execution & recording of the Declaration of Drainage and Utility Easements.
Action Taken: Adopted.
4.   Tyrone Follard, on behalf of Encaustic LLC (Encaustic/Chowgirls, 1401 Marshall St NE):
Approve application to rezone property from the R3/Multiple Family District to the C1/Neighborhood Commercial District to allow a catering business, occasional restaurant, 955-square foot addition, and modification to 2013 City Planning Commission condition of approval (removal of curb cut); Passage of Ordinance amending the Zoning Code.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Resolutions
1.   Honorary Resolution:
Passage of Resolution honoring the service to the City of Minneapolis by Thomas Streitz.
Tom Streitz Resolution
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Honorary Resolution:
Passage of Resolution declaring June 2014 “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month” in the City of Minneapolis.
LGBT Pride Month Resolution
Action Taken: Adopted.
  
Unfinished Business
1.   Ordinance Introduction:
Pursuant to notice, motion by A. Johnson to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 10, Chapter 192 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Food Code: Bread, for first reading and referral to the Health, Environment & Community Engagement Committee (repealing Chapter 192).

      Action Taken:  Ordinance introduced, given its first reading, and referred to the Health, Environment & Community Engagement Committee.
2.   Ordinance Introduction:
Pursuant to notice, motion by A. Johnson to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 10, Chapter 196 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Food Code: Water for Drinking and Domestic Purposes, for first reading and referral to the Health, Environment & Community Engagement Committee (repealing Chapter 196).
Action Taken:  Ordinance introduced, given its first reading, and referred to the Health, Environment & Community Engagement Committee.
3.   Ordinance Introduction:
Pursuant to notice, motion by A. Johnson and Reich to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 18, Chapter 478 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Traffic Code: Parking, Stopping and Standing, for first reading and referral to the Transportation & Public Works Committee (repealing Section 478.90 (n) regarding parking restrictions adjacent to school property).
Action Taken:  Deleted from the agenda.
New Business
1.   Ordinance Introduction (Unanimous Consent Required):
Motion by Gordon to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 13, Chapter 319 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Licenses and Business Regulations: Open Air Motor Vehicle Parking Lots, for first reading and referral to the Community Development & Regulatory Services Committee (amending the number of days in a calendar year for temporary parking lots).
Action Taken: Notice Given.
2. City/Minneapolis Public Housing Authority Transition to Single Employer Benefit Plans:

Motion by Glidden to authorize that the proper City officers be authorized to execute a cooperative service agreement with MPHA allowing MPHA to secure benefit consulting services with the City’s benefit consulting firm, Ahmann & Martin Company, for an estimated amount not-to-exceed $75,000.

Staff Report: MPHA Benefit Plans RCA

Action Taken: Notice Given.

3.   Notice of Intent:
Palmisano, Glidden and Frey give notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of the following ordinances amending Title 14 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Liquor and Beer: (amending provisions affected by and in response to potential Charter amendment regarding food to alcohol sales for certain restaurants):
a)    Chapter 360 relating to In General.
b)    Chapter 362 relating to Liquor Licenses.
c)    Chapter 363 relating to Wine Licenses.
Action Taken: Notice Given.
4.   Notice of Intent:
       A. Johnson gives notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 10, Chapter 194 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Food Code: Eggs (repealing Chapter 194).
       Action Taken: Notice Given.
 
Announcements
 
Closed Session
1.   Adjourn to Room 315, City Hall, for the purpose of discussing the following matters:
Avery v. Edwards;
Action Taken: Approved Settlement.

Austin, et al. v. City of Minneapolis, et al.; and
No Action Taken.

Desai 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: June 13, 2014
 
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