Minneapolis City Council Agenda
 
Regular Meeting
July 18, 2014 – 9:30 a.m.
Room 317, City Hall
 
Members Present: 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: Jackie Hanson 612-673-2046
1.   Roll Call.
2.   Adoption of the agenda.
     Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   Acceptance of minutes of the regular meeting of June 27, 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
COW agenda of 7/16/2014
1.   Audit Department Administration:
Passage of Ordinance amending Title 2, Chapter 17 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Administration:  Finance Department, revising provisions relating to the City’s audit function to clarify roles, responsibilities, and processes.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   2014 Gubernatorial Primary and General Election Judge Appointments:
a)     Approve list of election judges serving the 125 precincts, Health Care Facilities, and Absentee Ballot Board in the City, and
b)     Authorize Election Director to appoint additional election judges, as necessary.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Community Development & Regulatory Services
CD&RS agenda of 7/8/2014
1.   Land Sale (3532 Chicago Ave & 3545 Columbus Ave):
Passage of Resolution authorizing sale of properties at 3532 Chicago Ave for $15,500 and 3545 Columbus Ave for $1 plus reimbursement of City acquisition costs to Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation, subject to conditions; Approve granting a right of entry for each parcel to Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation to accommodate the move being completed by the August 1, 2014, deadline (9 votes). 
Early Signature by Mayor requested.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Donation Collection Bin Ordinance:
Passage of Ordinance amending Title 13 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Licenses and Business Regulations, adding a new Chapter 282 related to the licensing and regulation of Donation Collection Bins and adding an annual license fee to the License Fee Schedule.
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   Transportation Network Companies Ordinances:
Passage of Ordinances amending Title 13 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Licenses and Business Regulations:
a)   Amending Chapter 341 related to Taxicabs; and
b)   Adding a new Chapter 343 related to Transportation Network Companies to license and regulate Transportation Network Companies in Minneapolis; adding an annual license fee, a para-transit surcharge fee, and an inspection fee to the License Fee Schedule; and adding violation fines to the Administrative Fine Schedule.
Action Taken: Adopted along with staff directive by Council Member Frey to return to the CD&RS committee one year from the effective date (July 26, 2014) of changes to Chapters 343 and 341 of the code with a review and recommendation of both ordinances.
4.   Rental Dwelling License (1806 26th St E):
Approve reinstatement of rental dwelling license to be held by Hamza B. Adem.
Action Taken: Adopted.
5.   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.
6.   Khosa Beverage Inc, dba Greenway Liquors (105 W Grant St):
Passage of Resolution approving License Settlement Conference recommendations relating to Off Sale Liquor License.
Action Taken: Adopted.
7.   Green Homes North Round 4:
Authorize the release of a Request for Proposals for Round 4 of Green Homes North. 
Action Taken: Adopted.
8.   Workforce Investment Act (WIA):
Authorize the Mayor to sign the PY2014 Local Unified Plan for the WIA for the period July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015.
Action Taken: Adopted.
9.   Green Deconstruction Pilot Project:
Approve the Pilot Project with Better Futures Minnesota to pursue deconstruction on two City-owned properties and authorize staff to develop and enter into a contract with Better Futures Minnesota for deconstruction and demolition services for up to $30,000 per property. 
Action Taken: Adopted.
Referred Reports to Ways & Means Committee
10. Seward Friendship Co-op Redevelopment Plan and Land Sale (3800 Clinton Ave S):
Passage of the following Resolutions:
a)  Approving the Seward Friendship Co-op Redevelopment Plan; and
b)  Authorizing sale of property to Seward Community Co-op, Inc. for $20,000, subject to rezoning approval and the terms specified in the staff report; and Authorize land sale redevelopment agreement and any other necessary documents. (9 votes)
Early Signature by Mayor requested.
Action Taken: Adopted.
11. Bids for Cutting of Nuisance Grass:
Accept second low bid submitted by Over The Top, Inc., for estimated annual expenditure of $200,000, to accomplish cutting of nuisance grass for Regulatory Services.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Health, Environment & Community Engagement
HE&CE agenda of 7/7/2014
1.   Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission Appointments:
Approve the following appointments and reappointments to the Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission for two year terms to expire June 2016:
·        Council Appointments: David Zaffrann (Ward 12); Eric Gustafson (Ward 9); and Brittany Lewis (Ward 4)
·        Mayoral Appointment: Ishmael Israel (Ward 5).
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Keeping of Honeybees:
Passage of Ordinance amending Title 4, Chapter 74 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Animals and Fowl: Miscellaneous Regulations, amending provisions related to the keeping of honeybees.
Action Taken: Adopted as amended by Council Member Gordon, deleting the phrase "and/or annual notification" from Section 74.80(d).
Referred Reports to Ways & Means Committee
3.   School Based Clinic College Work-Study Program:
Authorize execution of annual agreements for up to five years with Hamline University and Augsburg College to provide work to students eligible to participate in the College Work-Study Program.
Action Taken: Adopted.
4.   Healthy Homes Services Eligible Providers:
Accept the List of Eligible Providers for Healthy Homes Services, selected as a result of an RFP process, and authorize execution of contracts with one or more of the Eligible Providers during the 2014-2017 period, as needed.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Intergovernmental Relations
IGR agenda of 7/10/2014
1.   Local Approval of Special Legislation – Automated Property System (APS):
Passage of Resolution approving Laws of Minnesota 2014 Legislative Session, Chapter 190, Sections 2 and 5, authorizing the City to charge a fee to scrap vehicle operators and scrap metal dealers for use of the APS System.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Public Safety, Civil Rights & Emergency Management
PSCR&EM agenda of 7/9/2014
1.   Minneapolis Commission on Civil Rights:
Confirm Mayoral appointments of Amy Bergquist, Thomas Gallagher, Mitra Nelson, Christine Peters, Michael Pfarr and reappointment of Wendy Adler Robinson;
Approve City Council appointment of Elizabeth Loeb;
Approve technical corrections to term appointments for Arlene Santiago, Lonnie Nichols, Liban Abdulkadir, Iris Altamirano, Laura Baldwin, Reanne Viken and Donald Joseph.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Transportation & Public Works
T&PW agenda of 7/8/2014 and adjourned agenda of 7/8/2014
1.   Special Boulevard Permit - Nice Ride Minnesota:
Approve Special Boulevard Permit application submitted by Nice Ride Minnesota to pave the boulevard at the northwest corner of 11th Ave S and 2nd St S at Gold Medal Park.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Special Boulevard Permit - Mill Quarter Ramp:
Approve Special Boulevard Permit application submitted by Mill Quarter Ramp to pave a portion of the boulevard at 711 2nd St S.
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   Sodium Hydroxide Feed and Storage System Construction:
Authorize increase to contract with Municipal Builders, Inc. by $65,000 for Change Order #1 for the construction of the Sodium Hydroxide Feed and Storage System at the Fridley Filtration Plant.
Action Taken: Adopted.
4.   Orange Line BRT Project:
Passage of Resolution supporting the development and implementation of the Orange Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service on I-35W from Burnsville to downtown Minneapolis.
Action Taken: Adopted.
Referred Reports to Ways & Means Committee
5.   2014 Alley Resurfacing Program:
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 authorize the City’s issuance and sale of assessment bonds for the project. (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted as amended by Council Member Reich to delete from the list of alleys to be resurfaced the alley located between 29th Ave S and 30th Ave S from 40th St E to 39th St E, and that the special assessments and bond sale be reduced accordingly to reflect the reduced number of alleys to be resurfaced in 2014.
6.   Cedar Ave Sidewalk Modification Project:
a)     Passage of Resolution ordering the work to proceed and adopting special assessments for the project;
b)     Passage of Resolution requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation to authorize the City’s issuance and sale of assessment bonds for the project; and
c)     Passage of Resolution ordering the abandonment and removal of areaways located in the public right-of-way that are in conflict with the project.  (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted.
7.   Central Ave Detour Agreement with MnDOT:
Authorize execution of an agreement with the Minnesota Department of Transportation to establish a detour route on Johnson St during the Central Ave construction project.
Action Taken: Adopted.
8.   Nicollet-Central Modern Streetcar Project:
Authorize execution of a contract with ZAN Associates to provide project management and public outreach for the Nicollet-Central Modern Streetcar Project in an amount not to exceed $125,000 through June 30, 2015.
Action Taken: Adopted.
9.   7th Street Ramp Project:
a)     Authorize acceptance of Transportation Economic Development (TED) Program grant funds in the amount of $6,790,000 for the project;
b)     Passage of Resolution amending the Capital Budget to establish the 7th St Ramp Project and increase the appropriation to reflect the grant funds;
c)     Authorize execution of a contract with SRF Consulting Group, Inc. to provide professional services for project management, community outreach, and final design for the project; and
d)     Approve the project layout. (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted.
10. Automatic Vehicle Location Pilot Program:
Authorize execution of a Pilot Program Agreement with AssetWorks for the use of Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) services in city-owned vehicles.
Action Taken: Adopted.
11. Bids:
OP 7959, Accept low bid of Wetland Habitat Restoration, LLC for an estimated expenditure of $384,865 for Stormwater Specialty Vegetation Management.
Early Signature by Mayor requested.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Ways & Means
W&M agenda of 7/14/2014
1.   Legal Settlements:
Passage of Resolution approving the following settlements:
a)     Christopher Thompson v. City of Minneapolis, et al., $43,000.
b)     Claim of Jerry Green v. City of Minneapolis, $15,000.
c)     Steven Meldahl v. City of Minneapolis: Cancellation of special assessments: RFS 13 13-0982876 for $175; RFS 12-0954566 for $275.
d)     Dennis Melvin Hill v. City of Minneapolis, Officer Matthew Kaminski and Officer Jason Schmitt, $7,000.
e)     Rodney Coulter v. City of Minneapolis, $25,000.
f)       Gregory Taylor v. City of Minneapolis, $65,000.
g)     Sahra Mohamed Ali v. City of Minneapolis, $3,500.
h)     Munir J. Abdalla v. City of Minneapolis, $4,500.
i)       Allstate Insurance v. City of Minneapolis, $3,542.27.
j)       Seide v. City of Minneapolis, $90,000.
k)     Kokou Micosse v City of Minneapolis, $197,500.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Traffic Maintenance Building Renovation Project Bid:
OP 7957, accept low bid of Ebert, Inc. for an estimated expenditure of $1,375,888.00 for the Traffic Maintenance Building Renovation Project for the Minneapolis Finance/Property Services Department.
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   City Wide Camera Surveillance System Bid:
OP 7832, accept low bid of Convergint Technologies, LLC for an estimated expenditure of $500,000 for City Wide Camera System Surveillance System, Service and Maintenance for the IT Department.
Action Taken: Adopted.
4.   Maximo Asset Management Software Implementation:
a)   Approve the termination of the Starboard Consulting contract, C-36374, for the Maximo application implementation services.
b)   Authorize execute a contract with EMA, in an amount not-to-exceed $3,100,000, for a term of three years with an option to renew one additional year, to provide software implementation for managing capital assets for the Public Works Department.
Action Taken: Adopted.
5.   Human Resources Information System (HRIS) Upgrade:
Authorize amend contract C-38180 with Sierra Systems Group, Inc. (now Sierra-Cedar, Inc.) to:
a)   Provide professional services to include the following four replacement functional leads on the project: Human Capital Management/Enterprise Learning Management (HCM/ELM); Benefits Administration; Payroll; and Time and Labor and a resource to provide for organizational readiness/change management/training for the HRIS upgrade Project as part of the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Program; and
b)   Increase the contract by $2,200,000 for a new amount not to exceed $6,337,040.
Early Signature by Mayor requested.
Action Taken: Adopted.
6.   New Appointed Positions – Human Resources Department:
a)   Find the proposed positions below meet the criteria in Section 20.1010, Council to Establish (Appointed) Positions;
b)   Approve the proposed positions of Manager Benefits Administration and Director, Human Resources Information System (HRIS) Administration; and
c)   Passage of Ordinance approving the annual salary for the positions in accordance with the adopted appointed employee’s compensation plan, effective July 1, 2014.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Zoning & Planning
Z&P agenda of 7/10/2014
1.   Donation Collection Bins (Zoning Code Text Amendment):
Passage of Ordinance amending Title 20, Chapter 537 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code: Accessory Uses and Structures, to allow donation collection bins to be operated by for-profit entities as an accessory use.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Village Market, 912 E 24th St, 2301 Elliot Ave S, 2218-20 10th Ave S, 1000 E 24th St, and 2321 10th Ave S:
Approve applications filed by Scott Nelson, DJR Architecture, Inc., on behalf of Omar Sabri and Eagle Management, for the following rezoning and vacation to allow for the expansion of an existing surface parking lot by passage of the following:
a)     Ordinance amending the Zoning Code to rezone the property located at 2218 10th Ave S to add the TP Transitional Parking Overlay District to the existing R2B Two Family District.
b)     Resolution vacating part of the alley partly dedicated tin Block 2, Chicago Ave 2nd Addition, and partly deeded in said addition, bounded by 10th Ave S, Elliot Ave S, and 24th St E.
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   Friendship Store, 317 38th St E, 3800 and 3808 Clinton Ave S, and 3805, 3815, 3817, and 3825 3rd Ave S:
Approve applications filed by Cresa, on behalf of Seward Co-op, for an alley vacation and two rezonings to allow for a new two-story or 35-foot tall, approximately 21,295 square foot, grocery store by passage of the following:
a)     Resolution vacating part of the alley in Block 1, Wolverton’s Second Addition to Minneapolis;
b)     Ordinance amending the Zoning Code to rezone the properties located at 317 38th St E, 3800 and 3808 Clinton Ave S, and 3805 and 3815 3rd Ave S from the R1A Single-family District to the C1 Neighborhood Commercial District; and
c)     Ordinance amending the Zoning Code to rezone the properties located at 3817, 3821 and 3825 3rd Ave S to add the TP Transitional Parking Overlay District, retaining the underlying R1A District.
Early Signature by Mayor requested.
Action Taken: Adopted.
4.   DC Group Expansion, 1977 West River Road:
Approve application by West River Road Investments, LLC, to vacate part of Lot 20, Block 37, Bassett, Moore & Case's Addition, 1977 West River Road, bounded by West Broadway, 1st St N, and West River Road, to allow for the construction of an office/warehouse addition; and Passage of Resolution vacating a portion of said alley.
Early Signature by Mayor requested.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Resolutions
1.   Honorary Resolution:
Passage of Resolution honoring Natasha Holtman for Taking First Place in the Senior Paper Category at the National History Day Competition.
Natasha Holtman Resolution
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Honorary Resolution:
Passage of Resolution approving the month of September 2014 to be recognized as Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in the City of Minneapolis.
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Resolution
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   Honorary Resolution:
Passage of Resolution declaring July 28, 2014, as World Hepatitis Day in Minneapolis.
World Hepatitis Day Resolution
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Motions
1.   Payroll:
Motion by Quincy that regular payrolls of City employees under Council jurisdiction for the month of August 2014 be approved and ordered paid.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Unfinished Business
1.   Ordinance Introduction:
Pursuant to notice, motion by Reich to introduce the subject matter of the following ordinances amending Title 14 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Liquor and Beer, for first reading and referral to the Community Development & Regulatory Services Committee (allowing micro distilleries to serve distilled spirits on the licensed premises):
a)   Chapter 360 relating to In General
b)   Chapter 362 relating to Liquor Licenses.
Action Taken: Ordinance introduced, given its first reading, and referred to the Community Development & Regulatory Services Committee.
2.   Ordinance Introduction:
Pursuant to notice, motion by A. Johnson to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 4, Chapter 62 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Animals and Fowl:  In General, for first reading and referral to the Health, Environment & Community Engagement Committee (amending existing provisions and adding new provisions related to the operations and administration of Minneapolis Animal Care and Control).
Action Taken: Ordinance introduced, given its first reading, and referred to the Health, Environment & Community Engagement Committee.
 
New Business
1.   City Charter – Municipal Filing Fees:
Transmittal letter from the Minneapolis Charter Committee recommending that an amendment to the Minneapolis City Charter, Plain Language Revision, be submitted to the qualified voters of the City of Minneapolis at the Gubernatorial General Election to be held November 4, 2014, and that said transmittal be referred to the Intergovernmental Relations Committee.
Municipal Filing Fees Transmittal
Action Taken: Referred to the Intergovernmental Regulations Committee.
2.   Notice of Intent:
Gordon 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 (amending requirement that signage be placed on the primary building wall):
a)   Chapter 520 relating to Introductory Provisions.
b)   Chapter 543 relating to On-Premises Signs.
Notice Given.
3.   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 4, Chapter 70 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Animals and Fowl: Fowl, Pigeons, and Other Small Animals (repealing the requirement for written consent).
Notice Given.
4.   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 9, Chapter 174 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Fire and Police Protection: Minneapolis Fire Department; Fire Prevention Bureau (amending existing provisions related to commercial hood and exhaust cleaning).
Notice Given.
5.   Ordinance Introduction (Unanimous Consent Required):
Motion by Gordon to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 20, Chapter 536 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code:  Specific Development Standards, for first reading and referral to the Zoning & Planning Committee (amending regulations for farmstands).
Action Taken: Ordinance introduced, given its first reading, and referred to the Zoning & Planning Committee.
 
Announcements
 
Adjournment
1.   Adjourn to Room 315, City Hall, for the purpose of discussing the matter of Joneja, Alicia v. Sterzinger, Bronson and City of Minneapolis.
 
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: August 1, 2014
 
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