Minneapolis City Council Agenda
 
Regular Meeting
November 14, 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 31, 2014.
      Accepted.
4.   Referral of petitions and communications and reports of the City officers to proper Committees and departments.
      Referred.
 
Committee of the Whole
COW agenda of 11/12/2014
1.   City of Minneapolis Minneflex Plan:
Authorizing execution of an amendment to the City of Minneapolis Minneflex Plan to allow the annual limit on pre-tax contribution to the health flexible spending account to increase with any cost of living adjustments assigned by the Internal Revenue Service.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   2014 Promise Zones Initiative:
a)   Authorizing execution of a preliminary Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Minneapolis and Implementation Partners, which will commit the City to specific roles and responsibilities as the Lead Applicant.
b)   Authorizing proper City officials and staff to develop and submit a 2014 Promise Zone application.
Early signature by Mayor requested.
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   Health Reimbursement Arrangement Plan Amendment:
Authorizing execution of an amendment to the City’s Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) plan, establishing a separate retiree-only plan.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Community Development & Regulatory Services
CD&RS agenda of 11/3/2014
1.   Allina Health System:
Passage of Resolution giving preliminary and final approval to the issuance of up to $30,000,000 in 501(c)(3) Tax-exempt Revenue Bonds for the City of Minneapolis Series 2014 Health Care Facilities Revenue Bonds for Allina Health System for financing and refinancing of Health Care Facilities located in Faribault and Hastings, Minnesota.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Liquor, Business & Gambling License Applications:
Approving Department of Licenses & Consumer Services agenda recommendations for Liquor, Business & Gambling licenses.
Early signature by Mayor requested.
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   Adult Foster Care Facilities:
Authorizing Hennepin County Housing and Redevelopment Authority to conduct business within the City of Minneapolis for the purpose of the sale of four properties to be operated as Adult Foster Care facilities.
Action Taken: Adopted.
4.   Rental Dwelling License Conditions (2955 Randolph St NE- Owner J & M Homes II/My Truong):
Passage of Resolution approving conditions to be placed on license.
Action Taken: Adopted.
5.   Rental Dwelling License Re-instatement (3253 Bloomington Ave S - Owner Ying Que):
Approving re-instatement of license.
Action Taken: Adopted.
6.   Rental Dwelling License Re-instatement (2510 4th St N - Owner Jonah Bridger):
Approving re-instatement of license.
Action Taken: Adopted.
Referred Report to Ways & Means Committee
7.   Code42’s Expansion Project (1 Main St SE):
a)   Authorizing application to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Minnesota investment Fund (MIF) for a $1,000,0000 forgivable loan related to the Code42 expansion project at their current location;
b)   Authorizing acceptance of award of the Minnesota Investment Fund (MIF) in the amount of up to $1,000,000 for furniture, fixtures, and equipment purchases, subject to loan approval by DEED;
c)   Passage of Resolutions: 1) Approving the DEED MIF application for the project, subject to CPED and Finance review of business credit reports and information and finding no adverse findings or concerns; 2) For DEED Job Creation Fund (JCF) supporting the application; and 3) Approving the budget appropriation;
d)   Authorizing execution of the following: 1) Project Compliance with State Laws, Statutes, and Rules document; 2) Loan documents incorporating State and City Business Subsidy requirements, subject to loan approval; and 3) Necessary agreements to implement the transactions.
Early signature by Mayor requested.
Action Taken: Adopted.
8.   2014 Metropolitan Council Livable Communities Demonstration Account (LCDA) Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Predevelopment Grants:
Passage of Resolution authorizing submission of a predevelopment grant application to the LCDA TOD grant program.
9.   Inspections Division 2014 Special Assessment Levies:
Passage of Resolutions levying the special assessments on associated properties, adopting the assessment rolls and directing transmittal of assessment rolls to the Hennepin County Auditor with collection to begin on the 2015 real estate tax statements:
a)   Directing the Director of the Hennepin County Property Taxation Department to place assessments against certain properties to defray the cost of abating nuisance conditions in accordance with Chapter 227 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances (Levy Numbers 1080, 1081, 1085 and 1086);
b)   Directing the Director of the Hennepin County Property Taxation Department to place assessments against certain properties to defray the cost for unpaid administrative citations and civil fines issued in accordance with Chapter 2 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances (Levy Number 1089);
c)   Directing the Director of the Hennepin County Property Taxation Department to place assessments against certain properties to defray the cost for unpaid administrative citations and civil fines issued in accordance with Chapter 2 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances (Levy Number 1090);
d)   Directing the Director of the Hennepin County Property Taxation Department to place assessments against certain properties to defray the cost for Building Demolition properties in accordance with Chapter 249 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances (Levy Number 1092);
e)   Directing the Director of the Hennepin County Property Taxation Department to place assessments against certain properties to defray the cost for Building Demolition properties in accordance with Chapter 249 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances (Levy Number 1095);
f)    Directing the Director of the Hennepin County Property Taxation Department to place assessments against certain properties to defray the cost for registering vacant properties in accordance with Chapter 249 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances (Levy Number 1096);
g)   Directing the Director of the Hennepin County Property Taxation Department to place assessments against certain properties to defray the cost relating to Re-inspection Fees in accordance with Chapter 244 Section 190 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances (Levy Number 1097);
h)   Directing the Director of the Hennepin County Property Taxation Department to place assessments against certain properties to defray the cost of securing any building or structure rendered uninhabitable or unoccupied and open to trespass as a result of lawful police action in accordance with Chapter 171 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances (Levy Number 1098);
i)    Directing the Director of the Hennepin County Property Taxation Department to place assessments against certain properties to defray the cost of securing abandoned buildings in accordance with Chapter 227 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances (Levy Number 1099);
j)    Directing the Director of the Hennepin County Property Taxation Department to place assessments against certain properties to defray the cost for unpaid administrative citations and civil fines issued in accordance with Chapter 2 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances (Levy Number 1120);
k)   Directing the Director of the Hennepin County Property Taxation Department to place assessments against certain properties to defray the cost for unpaid administrative citations and civil fines issued in accordance with Chapter 2 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances (Levy Number 1121);
l)    Directing the Director of the Hennepin County Property Taxation Department to place assessments against certain properties to defray the cost for unpaid administrative citations and civil fines issued in accordance with Chapter 2 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances (Levy Number 1124);
m)  Directing the Director of the Hennepin County Property Taxation Department to place assessments against certain properties to defray the cost for unpaid administrative citations and civil fines issued in accordance with Chapter 2 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances (Levy Number 1125);
n)   Directing the Director of the Hennepin County Property Taxation Department to place assessments against certain properties to defray the cost for unpaid administrative citations and civil fines issued in accordance with Chapter 2 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances (Levy Number 1126);
o)   Directing the Director of the Hennepin County Property Taxation Department to place assessments against certain properties to defray the cost of abating nuisance conditions in accordance with Chapter 227 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances (Levy Number 1160);
p)   Directing the Director of the Hennepin County Property Taxation Department to place assessments against certain properties to defray the cost for unpaid administrative citations and civil fines issued in accordance with Chapter 2 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances (Levy Number 1162);
q)   Directing the Director of the Hennepin County Property Taxation Department to place assessments against certain properties to defray the cost for unpaid administrative citations and civil fines issued in accordance with Chapter 2 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances (Levy Number 1165);
r)    Directing the Director of the Hennepin County Property Taxation Department to place assessments against certain properties to defray the cost relating to Re-inspection Fees in accordance with Chapter 244 Section 190 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances (Levy Number 1176).
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Health, Environment & Community Engagement
HE&CE agenda of 11/3/2014; Addendum
1.   Surly Brewing Company (520 Malcolm Ave SE):
Granting application for an On-Sale Liquor Class A with Sunday Sales License (Taproom) (New Business).
Early signature by Mayor requested.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Report on Uncontracted Neighborhood Funds:
Directing City staff:
a)    To post the annual budget, annual report, most recent financial review, and bylaws for each neighborhood association on the City’s webpage for each neighborhood association before the end of the year;
b)    That going forward, as each neighborhood association provides City staff with updated annual budgets, annual reports, financial reviews, and bylaws, these documents be made available on the City website within 30 days of receipt. Documents that have previously been posted for past years are to remain on the City website for a period of time consistent with existing City data retention policies; and
c)    That staff work with the City Attorney’s Office to review the documents and to determine how to frame the presentation of the documents properly on the City’s website.
Action Taken: Adopted.
Referred Reports to Ways & Means Committee
3.   Minnesota Remodeling and Restoration Company Contract Amendment:
Authorizing amendment to the contract with Minnesota Remodeling and Restoration Company for a no-cost extension through May 31, 2015, in order to fulfill the scope of lead hazard reduction and healthy homes services included in a HUD grant agreement.
Action Taken: Adopted.
4.   Healthy Homes Services Grant:
Authorizing a contract with the Minnesota Department of Health to accept an estimated $10,000 to provide healthy homes services in the Latino immigrant community; and Passage of Resolution increasing appropriation and revenue estimate in the Health Department Grants-Other Fund by $10,000. (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Public Safety, Civil Rights & Emergency Management
PSCR&EM agenda of 11/5/2014
Referred Report to Ways & Means Committee
1.   CornerHouse Interagency Child Abuse Evaluation and Training Center:
Authorizing extension of contract with CornerHouse Interagency Child Abuse Evaluation and Training Center for forensic interview services of children and vulnerable adults, extending by one year and increasing the contract to $155,607, and authorize execution of documents necessary to effectuate the agreement.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Transportation & Public Works
T&PW agenda of 11/10/2014
1.   Nongovernmental Tax Exempt Parcel Street Light Operations Fee Assessment:
Passage of Resolution adopting and levying assessments for 2015. (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted as amended.
2.   Nongovernmental Tax Exempt Parcel Street Maintenance Assessment:
Passage of Resolution adopting and levying assessments for 2015. (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted as amended.
3.   Levy of 2014 Public Works Department Special Assessments:
Passage of Resolution approving levy of various 2014 Public Works special assessments. (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted.
Early signature by Mayor requested.
4.   Special Service District Advisory Board Appointments:
Approving the following City Council appointments and reappointments to Special Service District Advisory Boards for two-year terms to expire June 30, 2016:
a)    Bloomington Lake Special Service District (Ward 9): Maria Gutierrez de Lala and Victorino Geniz;
b)    Chicago Lake Special Service District (Wards 6 and 9): Bertha Ruiz;
c)    Dinkytown Special Service District (Ward 3): James Sander and Frank Vescio;
d)    East Lake Special Service District (Wards 2 and 9): Andrew Papacosta and Amy Moore;
e)    Lyndale Lake Special Service District (Wards 8 and10): Denise Arambadjis, Linda McHale, and Linda Ashland; and
f)     Stadium Village Special Service District (Ward 2): Mike Gladson.
Action Taken: Adopted.
5.   Special Service District Consulting Services:
Authorizing negotiation and execution of a professional services agreement with Urban Works, Inc. for Special Service District consulting services for 2015, with up to four (4) additional one-year extensions if work is deemed necessary.  No additional appropriation required.
Action Taken: Adopted.
6.   Municipal Parking System Management RFP:
Authorizing issuance of a Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit proposals for the professional management and operation of the Municipal Parking System (MPLS Parking).
Action Taken: Adopted.
Referred Reports to Ways & Means Committee
7.   2014 Regional Solicitation for Federal Transportation Funds:
a)    Authorizing submittal of a series of applications for federal transportation funds through the Metropolitan Council’s Regional Solicitation Program; and
b)    Authorizing commitment of local funds per federal requirement to support the approved projects.
Action Taken: Adopted.
8.   Bids:
a)    OP 8006, Accepting low bid of PCI Roads, LLC, to furnish pavement profiling and roto-milling services; and
b)    OP 8013, Accepting single bid of Cellular Concrete, Inc. to furnish and deliver cellular concrete to the Surface Water and Sewer Division.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Ways & Means
W&M agenda of 11/10/2014
1.   Legal Settlements:
      Passage of Resolution authorizing the following legal matters:
a)   Daniel S. Anderson vs. City of Minneapolis, $15,000.
b)   Daniel S. Anderson vs. City of Minneapolis, $5,000.
c)   Michael A. Ofor vs. City of Minneapolis, et al., $9,500.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   CM Partners Agreement Amendment:
Authorizing execution of first amendment to the Professional Services Agreement with CM Partners to increase the amount by $70,000 and extend to December 31, 2015, for continuation of negotiation skills training.
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   Electrical Installation Bid:
Accepting low bid of Premier Electrical Corporation in the amount of $137,000 for the RGB LED Up-Light Retrofit Project – Electrical Installation.
Action Taken: Adopted.
4.   Unpaid Fees Assessment:
Approving joint power agreements between the City of Minneapolis and the cities of Edina, St. Anthony, Brooklyn Center and Golden Valley to assess unpaid fees due to the City of Minneapolis.
Action Taken: Adopted.
5.   Property Tax Special Assessment of Delinquent Utility Charges:
Approving the special assessment of delinquent utility charges at the adoption of the assessment roll. (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted.
6.   Pet Licensing Maintenance and Support:
a)   Authorizing extending contract with HLP, Inc. through December 31, 2017, to provide maintenance and support for Chameleon pet licensing;
b)   Increasing contract in the amount of $70,000; and
c)   Updating Terms and Conditions to reflect current standards.
Action Taken: Adopted.
7.   PeopleSoft System Administration Professional Services:
a)   Authorizing increasing contract with Iceberg Technology Group for PeopleSoft System Administration for the Human Resource Information System (HRIS) Upgrade ($200,000); and
b)   Extending contract through September 30, 2015.
Action Taken: Adopted.
8.   Meet Minneapolis Contract:
a)   Authorizing negotiation and execution of the Meet Minneapolis contract for Sales and Marketing for the City of Minneapolis and Minneapolis Convention Center; and
b)   Extending contract to December 31, 2019.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Zoning & Planning
Z&P agenda of 11/6/2014
1.    2215 Snelling Ave:
Approving an interim use permit application submitted by Seward Common, LLC, for the temporary operation of a doggy daycare/boarding facility on the property located at 2215 Snelling Ave, subject to conditions.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   2300 Milwaukee Ave:
Granting the appeal filed by Charles Levin and Lynn Brofman of one condition of approval from the Heritage Preservation Commission’s decision granting a Certificate of Appropriateness for the property located at 2300 Milwaukee Ave, located in the Milwaukee Avenue Historic District, to replace a non-historic side porch with a larger side porch with deck above; and adopting staff findings.
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   Hampton Inn & Suites, 2812 University Ave SE:
Approving the petition submitted by Daniel L. Pellinen, on behalf of Dave Barnhart and Jeff Barnhart, to rezone the property located at 2812 University Ave SE from C2 Neighborhood Corridor Commercial District to C3A Community Activity Center District, to allow a new five-story hotel with 117 rooms; and passage of Ordinance amending the Zoning Code.
Action Taken: Adopted.
4.   Cedar Cultural Center Plaza, 416 Cedar Ave:
Approving the petition submitted by the Cedar Cultural Center, Inc., to vacate a street/sidewalk easement abutting the Cedar Cultural Center located at 416 Cedar Ave, in the west right-of-way of the 400 block of Cedar Ave, subject to the retention of the existing easement by Centurylink; and passage of Resolution.
Action Taken: Adopted.
5.   Snelling Ave and 22nd St E:
Approving the petition submitted by Seward Common, LLC, to vacate excess street right-of-way in the vicinity of Snelling Ave and 22nd St E, where 22nd St E was recently reconstructed and connected to Cedar Ave; and passage of Resolution.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Resolutions
1.   Honorary Resolution:
Passage of Resolution declaring December 1, 2014, as World AIDS Day in Minneapolis.
World AIDS Day Resolution
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Honorary Resolution:
Passage of Resolution recognizing Carol Arthur for her extraordinary leadership in addressing domestic violence in the City of Minneapolis.
Carol Arthur Resolution
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   Honorary Resolution:
Passage of Resolution recognizing the week of November 16 – 22, 2014, as Restorative Justice Week.
Restorative Justice Week Resolution
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Motions
1.   Payroll:
Motion by Quincy that regular payrolls of City employees under Council jurisdiction for the month of December, 2014, be approved and ordered paid.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Unfinished Business
1.   Ordinance Introduction:
Pursuant to notice, motion by Frey to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 14 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances for first reading and referral to the Community Development & Regulatory Services Committee (amending the interior seating minimum for liquor establishments):
a)   Chapter 360 relating to Liquor and Beer: In General.
b)   Chapter 362 relating to Liquor Licenses.
c)   Chapter 364 relating to Liquor Regulations.
Action Taken: Ordinance introduced, given its first reading, and referred to the Community Development & Regulatory Services Committee.
 
New Business
1.   Ordinance Introduction (Unanimous Consent Required):
Motion by Cano to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 10, Chapter 203, of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Food Code: Grocery Stores, for first reading and referral to the Health, Environment & Community Engagement Committee (amending provisions related to requirements).
Action Taken: Ordinance introduced, given its first reading, and referred to the Health, Environment & Community Engagement Committee.
 
Announcements
 
Adjournment
1.   Adjourn to Room 315, City Hall, for the purpose of discussing the following matters:
      a)   City of Minneapolis v. Ryan Companies.
      Action Taken: Authorized City Attorney to initiate a lawsuit agains Ryan Companies US, Inc., United Water & Sewer Co., Red Pederson Utilities, Inc., and any
     other responsible parties arising from the water main break that occured on Jaunary 3, 2013, at Hennepin Ave S. and S. Second Street.
      b)   In the matter of Claims against URS Corporation and Ames Construction, Inc.
      Action Taken: Approved settlement of claims.
2.   Adjourn to November 18, 2014, at 6:05 p.m. in the Council Chamber for the purpose of conducting a public hearing on the 2015 budget.
 
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Next City Council Meeting: December 5, 2014
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