Minneapolis City Council Agenda
 
Regular Meeting
October 17, 2014 – 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.
      Adopted.
3.   Acceptance of minutes of the regular meeting of October 3, 2014.
      Accepted.
4.   Referral of petitions and communications and reports of the City officers to proper Committees and departments.
      Referred.
 
Community Development & Regulatory Services
CD&RS agenda of 10/7/2014
1.   Rental Dwelling License (3016 Colfax Ave S - Owner Peter Leugers):
Approve revocation of license.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Rental Dwelling License (2808 Pillsbury Ave S – Owner Abdi Mohamud):
Approve revocation of license.
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.   Upper Harbor Terminal Site:
Authorize an interim Lease Agreement and other related documents with Building Materials Corporation of America (GAF).
Action Taken: Adopted.
Referred Report to Ways & Means Committee
5.   Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Grant Awards:
Authorize acceptance of Redevelopment Program grants awarded by DEED for the Broadway Flats ($300,000) and Downtown East ($500,000) projects and authorize execution of related documents; Passage of Resolution approving appropriations. (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Health, Environment & Community Engagement
HE&CE agenda of 10/6/2014
1.   Energy Utility Franchise:
Passage of the following Ordinances:
a)    Repealing Appendix C of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Minnegasco, Inc., Franchise;
b)    Adding a new Appendix C1 relating to Centerpoint Energy Resources Corp., d/b/a Centerpoint Energy Gas, Gas Franchise;
c)    Adding a new Appendix C2 relating to Centerpoint Energy Resources Corp., d/b/a Centerpoint Energy Gas, Gas Franchise Fee;
d)    Repealing Appendix D of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Northern States Power Company: Charge for Use of Streets;
e)    Adding a new Appendix D1 relating to Northern States Power, d/b/a Xcel Energy, Electric Franchise;
f)     Adding a new Appendix D2 relating to Northern States Power, d/b/a Xcel Energy, Electric Franchise Fee; and
Authorize execution of Clean Energy Partnership Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) with Xcel Energy and Centerpoint Energy; and direct Sustainability staff to begin work with utilities to implement the Clean Energy Partnership Board, Advisory Committee, and related activities.
Early signature by Mayor requested.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council:
Confirm Mayoral appointment of Jesus Perez (Ward 8) to the Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council for a term to expire December 21, 2015 (filling the unexpired term of Mustafa Sundiata).
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   Food Day Resolution:
Passage of Resolution recognizing Friday, October 24, 2014, as Food Day in the City of Minneapolis.
Action Taken: Adopted.
Referred Reports to Ways & Means Committee
4.   Downtown Minneapolis Neighborhood Association NRP Allocation:
a)    Approve the use of $13,000 of Hennepin County’s “Second 7.5%” NRP Funds to address homelessness in the downtown community for the Downtown Minneapolis Neighborhood Association;
b)    Passage of Resolution increasing the appropriation in the NRP Fund by $13,000 from existing fund balance; and
c)    Authorize execution of any contracts or agreements necessary to implement the request.
Action Taken: Adopted.
5.   Sumner-Glenwood Neighborhood Association NRP Allocation:
a)    Approve amended NRP Policy Board action to reduce the University Neighborhood NRP allocation by $75,000, for a new Phase II allocation of $25,000;
b)    Approve amended NRP Policy Board action to increase the Sumner-Glenwood NRP allocation by $75,000, for a new total of $100,000; and
c)    Authorize execution of any contracts or agreements necessary to implement this request.
Action Taken: Adopted.
6.   Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes Grant:
Authorize execution of a grant agreement to accept $3,400,000 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for lead hazard control and healthy homes activities; and Passage of Resolution increasing the appropriation by $3,400,000. (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Intergovernmental Relations
IGR agenda of 10/9/2014
1.   Sister City Agreement with Bosaso, Somalia:
Passage of Resolution establishing a sister city relationship with Bosaso, Somalia.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Public Safety, Civil Rights & Emergency Management
PSCR&EM agenda of 10/8/2014
1.   Mutual Aid Agreement:
Authorize a mutual aid agreement with the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office making police agency equipment, personnel and other resources available between the Minneapolis Police Department and cities within Hennepin County and between the Minneapolis Police Department and the Hennepin County Sheriff.
Action Taken: Adopted.
Referred Reports to Ways & Means Committee
2.   Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Trailers:
Authorize transfer of title of four, twenty-foot trailers to the Minnesota Counties of Isanti, Sherburne, and Chisago.
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   Traffic Safety Enforcement Grant Award:
Authorize acceptance of grant award from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, $372,388, and execute the 2015 Toward Zero Deaths grant agreement for traffic safety enforcement; and authorize agreements with the Police Departments of the University of Minnesota, Golden Valley, Crystal, Hopkins, Robbinsdale and New Hope to share the grant funds in amounts to be determined. (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted.
4.   2014 Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Grant:
Authorize acceptance of grant award from the US Department of Justice, $100,000, for a planning grant researching crime and factors in specific hotspots that may lead to crime, and develop cross sector strategies to improve public safety, which requires a local match of $39,659; Passage of Resolution approving appropriation. (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Transportation & Public Works
T&PW agenda of 10/7/2014
1.   Water and Sewer Service Line Repairs:
a)   Passage of Resolution adopting and levying assessments for water and sewer service line repairs that remain unpaid, adopting the assessment rolls, and directing transmittal of the assessment rolls to the Hennepin County Auditor (9 votes); and
b)   Sent forward without recommendation proposed assessments related to the following properties:
·         1110 12th Ave SE
·         4649 2nd Ave S
·         1941 Irving Ave S

      Action Taken: Adopted as amended.

2.   Special Service Districts - Proposed Services and Service Charges for 2015:
Passage of Resolution approving the special services, budget cost estimates, and lists of services charges for the Uptown, Dinkytown, Central Ave, Stadium Village, Nicollet Ave S, South Hennepin Ave, 48th St E and Chicago Ave S, and 43rd St W and Upton Ave S Special Service Districts. (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   Traffic Signal Maintenance Agreement:
Authorize agreement with the University of Minnesota to perform maintenance and operation on the traffic signal system at Harvard St SE and Beacon St SE.
Action Taken: Adopted.
4.   Stormwater Pond Dredging:
Authorize amendment to contract with Sunram Construction, Inc., to allow for work not included in the original scope of the project.
Action Taken: Adopted.
Referred Reports to Ways & Means Committee
5.   Special Service District Snow & Ice Removal Contract:
Authorize extension of contract with Custom Products and Services for sidewalk snow clearing and ice control for the 2014-15 winter season in six Special Service Districts.
Action Taken: Adopted.
6.   Central Corridor Green Line LRT Project:
a)    Authorize execution of Subordinate Funding Agreement 25 with the Metropolitan Council allowing reimbursement to the City for traffic signal work at Cedar Ave and Riverside Ave in conjunction with the Central Corridor LRT Project; and
b)    Authorize execution of endorsement of the Federal Fiscal Year 2014 Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Certifications and Assurances with the Metropolitan Council for the project.
Action Taken: Adopted.
7.   Engineering Lab Budget:
Passage of Resolution increasing the appropriation for the PW-Engineering Materials and Testing Fund by $180,000 for the purchase of a drilling machine, truck, and mounting of the drill machine.
Action Taken: Adopted.
8.   Bids:
a)    OP 7975, Accept single bid of Central Mine Equipment Company to deliver a boring and subsurface exploration drilling machine; and
b)    OP 8002, Accept single bid of Veit Disposal Systems for the disposal of construction debris and miscellaneous waste through December 2015.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Ways & Means
W&M agenda of 10/14/2014
1.   Legal Settlements:
Passage of Resolution authorizing the following legal matters:
a)   Laurence N. Stewart v., City of Minneapolis, $118,000.00.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Legal Services Panel:
Authorize execute Second Amendment to Master Agreement for Legal Services with Lockridge Grindal Nauen, PLLP, to increase the amount by an additional $150,000 for the purpose of representing the City in various complex matters.
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   Temporary Services Contract:
Authorize amend agreement with Office Team to increase the amount by $25,000 for a revised total of $75,000 and extend contract to February 28, 2015, to provide staffing services for the continued operation of the City Council and its standing committees.
Action Taken: Adopted.
4.   Donation of Public Service Announcements:
Passage or Resolution accepting 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 accepting donated digital billboard space from Clear Channel Outdoor for the purpose of communicating pet licensing, graffiti removal and the November election. (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted.
6.   MCC Structure Cabling Improvement Bid:
OP 7990, authorize accept low bid from All State Communications, Inc. in the amount of $1,220,000 for the structure cabling improvements project for the Minneapolis Convention Center.
Early signature by Mayor requested.
Action Taken: Adopted.
7.   Fire Station #5 and #7 Contract Amendment:
Execute increase contract (C-38168) with JPMI Construction Company in the amount of $48,192.00 for a new total of $788,992, to correct unforeseen building conditions not included within the original scope of work.
Action Taken: Adopted.
8.   2014 3rd Quarter Gift Acceptance:
      Passage of Resolution accepting gifts to the City of Minneapolis valued under $15,000. (9 votes)
      Action Taken: Adopted.
9.   iDSS (subsidiary of Meet Minneapolis) Software System:
Authorize execute a Termination and Release Agreement related to the “Pledged Interest” in iDSS software system.
Action Taken: Adopted.
10. GIS Boundary Editing Tool:
a)   Authorize extend contract with Geographic Information Services, Inc. for a term of three years to provide a GIS boundary editing tool;
b)   Increase contract in the amount of $35,000 for a new not-to-exceed total of $85,000; and
c)   Update the Terms and Conditions to reflect current standards.
Action Taken: Adopted.
11. Microsoft Office Software Migration:
Authorize execute contract with Microsoft for a term of one year in an amount not-to-exceed $50,000 and authorize use of Microsoft’s contract documents instead of the City’s Standard Agreement for Premier Core Services to migrate Office productivity products.
Action Taken: Adopted.
12. Internal Auditor:
a)   Approve the recommendation for a market exception of salary for the Internal Auditor (625 points/Grade 13).
b)   Approve the salary structure for the position, effective October 10, 2014, and authorize annual step movement for the incumbent
c)   Passage of Ordinance approving the annual salary for the positions.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Zoning & Planning
Z&P agenda of 10/9/2014
1.   1100-1112 Quincy St NE Vacation (Vac-1636):
Passage of Resolution vacating three feet of an existing street easement for Quincy St NE, adjacent to the east property lines of 1100-1112 Quincy St NE.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Secondhand Goods Ordinance:
Passage of Ordinance amending Title 20, Chapter 548 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code:  Commercial Districts, amending regulations for secondhand goods.
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   Off-Street Parking Regulations Ordinance:
Passage of Ordinance amending Title 20, Chapter 551 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code:  Overlay Districts, amending off-street parking regulations in the University Area Overlay District.
Action Taken: Adopted.
4.   Nicollet Island East Bank Small Area Plan:
Approve the Nicollet Island East Bank Small Area Plan and amend the policy guidance for the area into the City’s comprehensive plan.
Action Taken: Adopted.
5.   St. Anthony East Neighborhood Small Area Plan:
Approve the St. Anthony East Neighborhood Small Area Plan and amend the policy guidance for the area into the City’s existing comprehensive plan.
Action Taken: Adopted.
6.   Sheridan Neighborhood Small Area Plan:
Approve the Sheridan Neighborhood Small Area Plan and amend the policy guidance for the area into the City’s existing comprehensive plan.
Action Taken: Adopted.
7.   Draft 2040 Parks Policy Plan:
Approve comments pertaining to the Metropolitan Council Draft 2040 Parks Policy Plan and direct staff to submit comments to the Metropolitan Council by October 30, 2014.
Action Taken: Adopted.
8.   Conservation District Ordinance:
Passage of Ordinance amending Title 23, Chapter 599 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Heritage Preservation:  Heritage Preservation Regulations, establishing the parameters and process for creating conservation districts.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Resolutions
1.   Honorary Resolution:
Passage of Resolution endorsing Kids Voting Minneapolis.
Kids Voting Minneapolis Resolution
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Unfinished Business
1.   Ordinance Introduction:
Pursuant to notice, motion by Glidden to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 2, Chapter 14 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Administration: In General, for first reading and referral to the Committee of the Whole (amending provisions related to boards, commissions, committees, task forces, and similar organizations).

Action Taken: Ordinance introduced, given its first reading, and referred to the Committee of the Whole.

2.   Ordinance Introduction:
Pursuant to notice, motion by A. Johnson to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 13, Chapter 309 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Licenses and Business Regulations: Extended Hours of Operation, for first reading and referral to the Community Development & Regulatory Services Committee (allowing temporary extended hours of operation licenses).

Action Taken: Ordinance introduced, given its first reading, and referred to the Community Development & Regulatory Services Committee.

 
New Business
1.   Notice of Intent:
Bender 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 535 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code:  Regulations of General Applicability (amending regulations governing the placement of containers for household refuse).

Notice Given.

2.   Notice of Intent:
Reich 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 430 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Streets and Sidewalks: Right of Way Permits (setting out specific permit requirements for dumpsters and storage containers obstructing the public right of way).
Notice Given.
3.   Notice of Intent:
Reich gives notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 5, Chapter 91 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Building Code:  Permit Fees (clarifying in connection with amendments to the right of way chapter that street use permits referred to in the building code are a form of obstruction permit).
Notice Given.
4.   Notice of Intent:
Goodman gives notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 13, Chapter 259 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Licenses and Business Regulations: In General (amending process for administrative hearings for business licenses).
Notice Given.
5.   Notice of Intent:
B. Johnson and Glidden give notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 1, Chapter 1 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to General Provisions: In General (updating language to reflect changes indicated by Plain Language Charter Revision).
Notice Given.
6.   Notice of Intent:
B. Johnson and Glidden give notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of the following ordinances amending Title 2 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Administration (updating language to reflect changes indicated by Plain Language Charter Revision):
a)    Chapter 16 relating to Finance
b)    Chapter 17 relating to Finance Department
c)    Chapter 18 relating to Purchasing
d)    Chapter 23 relating to City Assessor
e)    Chapter 24 relating to Special Assessments
f)     Chapter 25 relating to City Attorney.
Notice Given.
7.   Notice of Intent:
B. Johnson and Glidden give notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of the following ordinances amending Title 9 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Fire and Police Protection (updating language to reflect changes indicated by Plain Language Charter Revision):
a)    Chapter 171 relating to Police
b)    Chapter 173 relating to Fire.
Notice Given.
8.   Notice of Intent:
B. Johnson and Glidden give notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 11, Chapter 214 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Health and Sanitation: Health Department (updating language to reflect changes indicated by Plain Language Charter Revision).
Notice Given.
9.   Notice of Intent:
B. Johnson and Glidden give notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 13, Chapter 259 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Licenses and Business Regulations: In General (updating language to reflect changes indicated by Plain Language Charter Revision).
Notice Given.
10. Notice of Intent:
B. Johnson and Glidden give notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of the following ordinances amending Title 17 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Streets and Sidewalks (updating language to reflect changes indicated by Plain Language Charter Revision):
a)    Chapter 427 relating to In General
b)    Chapter 430 relating to Right-of-Way Permits.
Notice Given.
11. Notice of Intent:
B. Johnson and Glidden give notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 19, Chapter 509 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Water, Sewers and Sewage Disposal: Water (updating language to reflect changes indicated by Plain Language Charter Revision).
Notice Given.
12. Notice of Intent:
B. Johnson and Glidden give notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 20, Chapter 525 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code: Administration and Enforcement (updating language to reflect changes indicated by Plain Language Charter Revision).
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: October 31, 2014
 
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