Minneapolis City Council Agenda
 
Regular Meeting
December 12, 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 as amended to include under the order of Resolutions a Resolution Honoring Gary Wilson.
3.   Referral of petitions, communications and reports of the City officers to the proper Committees and departments.
      Referred.
 
Community Development & Regulatory Services
CD&RS agenda of 12/9/2014
1.   Seating Requirement for Liquor Establishments Ordinances:
Passage of Ordinances amending Title 14 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Liquor and Beer, amending the minimum seating requirement for establishments with an On Sale Liquor license from 50 seats to 25 seats, as follows:
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: 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.   The Hole Sports Lounge (2501 University Ave SE):
Passage of Resolution approving Business License Operating Conditions for liquor license.
Action Taken: Adopted.
4.   Windy City Market (628 N Lowry Ave):
Passage of Resolution approving Business License Operating Conditions for grocery and tobacco dealer licenses.
Action Taken: Adopted.
5.   Classification of Tax-forfeited Land:
Passage of Resolutions a) Requesting actions with respect to the conveyance of certain tax-forfeited land located in the City of Minneapolis and authorizing the Mayor and the City Clerk to sign applications for title registration for tax forfeited properties put on hold; b) Approving the classification of certain tax-forfeited land located in the City of Minneapolis, as non-conservation and the conveyance thereof.
Action Taken: Adopted.
6.   Arts Our Town Program:
Authorizing partner with Hennepin Theatre Trust to apply for an Our Town grant for the “Curb Appeal” project.
Action Taken: Adopted.
7.   Downtown East Commons:
Authorizing a Memorandum of Understanding with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board providing for conveyance and lease back of the Downtown East Commons.
Action Taken: Adopted.
Referred Report to Ways & Means Committee
8.   Parking Operations on Parcel A (Northeast side of 2nd St S between 3rd & 5th Aves S):
a)   Authorizing staff to execute an Operating Agreement between the City of Minneapolis and Standard Parking for parking operation and maintenance on Parcel A;
b)   Approving a waiver of any applicable City procurement policy requiring an RFP process.
Action Taken: Adopted.
9.   Small Business Technical Assistance Program (B-TAP):
Authorizing negotiation and execution of contracts for the B-TAP, subject to modifications as approved by the CPED Director.
Action Taken: Adopted.
10. 2014 Metropolitan Council Livable Communities Demonstration Account, Transit-Oriented Development (LCDA-TOD) and Tax Base Revitalization Account, Transit Oriented Development (TBRA-TOD) Grant Awards:
a)   Accepting and appropriating LCDA-TOD grants of $1,445,000 for the Aeon Prospect Park project and $500,000 for the Mill City Quarter project;
b)   Accepting and appropriating TBRA-TOD grants of $1,000,000 for the Downtown East project and $1,000,000 for the Plymouth Building project; Passage of Resolution appropriating funds
(9 votes).
Action Taken: Adopted.
11. Clare Housing:
Authorizing a Cooperative agreement between City of Minneapolis and the City of Robbinsdale to facilitate the transfer of the City of Minneapolis Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS grant award of $100,000 to Clare Housing for the development and new construction of the 36-unit Clare Terrace in Robbinsdale.
Early signature by Mayor requested.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Health, Environment & Community Engagement
HE&CE agenda of 12/8/2014
1.   Grocery Store Requirements Ordinance Amendment:
Passage of Ordinance amending Title 10, Chapter 203 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Food Code: Grocery Stores, amending various provisions including those related to minimum sales floor area and off-street parking spaces.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Senior Citizen Advisory Committee Appointments:
Approving the following Mayoral/City Council appointments to the Senior Citizen Advisory Committee: Richard Kavaney (Member at Large); Anthony Morley (Ward 7), and Ellen Wolfson (Ward 3).
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   Minneapolis Community Environmental Advisory Commission (CEAC) Appointments:
a)    Approving the following Mayoral/City Council appointments: Dylan Bradford Kesti (Ward 6); Anna Abruzzese (Ward 7); Andrew Murray (Ward 10); Alejandro Ojeda Saint-Martin (Ward 2); Martha Ockenfels-Martinez (Ward 1); Allan Campbell (Ward 13); Jen Kader (Ward 10); Eduardo Cardenas (Ward 9); Shalini Gupta (Ward 2); Roxxanne O’Brien (Ward 4); Lisa Daniels (Ward 7); Michelle Stockness, (Ward 13); Darrell Gerber (Ward 8); Meleah Houseknecht (Ward 2); James Nash (Ward 10); and Brian Ross (Ward 3);
b)    Waiving residency requirement for Anna Abruzzese; and
c)    Thanking outgoing members Ross Abbey, Marty Broan, Sam Grant, Pat Mulloy, Michelle Schroeder, Jamison Tessneer, and Alexis Troschinetz for their participation and dedication.
Action Taken: Adopted.

 

Referred Report to Ways & Means Committee
4.   Project for Pride in Living Contract:
Authorizing increase to contract with Project for Pride in Living by $93,000 to fund final close-out projects for the three-year Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Healthy Homes Thriving Communities Grant Project.
Early signature by Mayor requested.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Intergovernmental Relations
IGR agenda of 12/11/2014
1.   Immigration Executive Actions:
a)    Passage of Resolution supporting President Obama’s executive actions on immigration;
b)    Approving establishment of a city staff work group to identify opportunities for the City to support the implementation of the executive actions and to bring forward a proposal for official action and support; and
c)    Amending the Immigration section of the Federal Agenda to include new language in support of the President’s executive actions.
Resolution
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Public Safety, Civil Rights & Emergency Management
PSCR&EM agenda of 12/10/2014
1.   Police Department Data:
Directing the Police Department and City Attorney’s Office to provide data on misdemeanor arrests, charging, prosecution and diversion by race, gender, age, geography, and offence for the years 2010-2014, and report back to the PSCR&EM Committee in the second quarter of 2015. Further directing the Attorney’s Office and Police Department to make recommendations concerning the development of a policy and potential protocol for the recording and reporting of demographic information, especially race and location, of police stops that do not necessarily lead to an arrest, and to report back with recommendations regarding this in the second quarter of 2015.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Referred Reports to Ways & Means Committee
2.   Driver Training Facility Rental:
Authorizing a three-year contract with Dakota County Technical College, in an amount not to exceed $250,500 for the first three years, with option for two, one-year extensions, for emergency response/pursuit training facility rental.
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   Video Surveillance Network Services:
Authorizing a contract with SecuroNet in the amount of $22,298 for video camera surveillance network services within Minneapolis for one year, with costs shared by the Department of Public Works.
Action Taken: Adopted.
4.   On-line Law Enforcement Training:
Authorizing a contract with the League of Minnesota Cities in the amount of $95,000, for access to their online law enforcement training for police officers.
Action Taken: Adopted.
5.   Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST):
Authorizing an annual plan agreement for 2015 with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety for the Police Department – State Patrol for the Police Department-State Patrol to provide an instructor to coordinate training courses in SFST, DWI-SFST.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Transportation & Public Works
T&PW agenda of 12/9/2014
1.   Brian Coyle Center Contract Completion Date Extension:
Authorizing amendment to contract with the Brian Coyle Center to extend the contract expiration date to February 28, 2015, to allow completion of the Innovative Graffiti Prevention Micro Grant Project.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Lyndale Neighborhood Association Contract Completion Date Extension:
Authorizing amendment to contract with the Lyndale Neighborhood Association to extend the contract expiration date to September 30, 2015, to allow completion of the Innovative Graffiti Prevention Micro Grant Project.
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   Special Service District (SSD) Snow & Ice Removal Contract Amendment:
Amending the Special Service District - Sidewalk Snow Clearing, Removal, and Ice Control Services contract with Custom Products and Services to fixed dollar amounts for six (6) SSDs.
Action Taken: Adopted.
Referred Reports to Ways & Means Committee
4.   Fridley Filtration Plant Rehabilitation Project:
Authorizing increase to engineering services agreement with CDM Smith by $4,622,000 for final design and construction phase services for the rehabilitation of the Fridley Filtration Plant. No additional appropriation required.
Action Taken: Adopted.
5.   Municipal Parking System:
Authorizing extension of contract expiration date with ABM Parking Services from March 31, 2015, to September 30, 2015, for the professional management and operation of the Municipal Off-Street Parking System.
Action Taken: Adopted.
6.   Property Insurance for Water Treatment & Distribution Services:
Authorizing acquisition of property insurance from XL Insurance Company for the City’s Water Treatment & Distribution facilities for coverage effective December 31, 2014, to December 31, 2015, for a total cost of $331,294.
Action Taken: Adopted.
7.   2014 Federal Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP):
a)    Authorizing submittal of a series of applications for Federal Highway Safety Improvement Program funds passed through the state; and
b)    Authorizing the commitment of local funds per federal requirement to support the approved HSIP projects.
Action Taken: Adopted.
8.   Bids:
a)    OP 8016, Accepting low bid of Veit and Company, Inc. for the disposal and hauling of fill and asphalt millings for the Public Works Transportation Division; and
b)    OP 8018, Accepting low bid of Ram Construction Services of Minnesota, LLC for water settlement cones and effluent flume rehabilitation for the Water Treatment and Distribution Division.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Ways & Means
W&M agenda of 12/10/2014
1.   Legal Settlements:
Passage of Resolution authorizing the following legal settlements:
a)   Abdulaziz Moallin v. City of Minneapolis and Lloyd Kwiecien, $22,500.
b)   Abdifatah Warsame v. City of Minneapolis, $12,500.
c)   Rosalin Hopewell v. City of Minneapolis, $12,000.
d)   Terrylynn Hopewell v. City of Minneapolis, $14,000.
e)   Property and Casualty Insurance Company of Hartford a/s/o Gregory Shaw Lukens v. City of Minneapolis, Deborah Lorraine Krueger and Terri Sue Lynas, $2,315.74.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.  Public Service Announcement Donation:
Passage of Resolution authorizing acceptance of donated space ($6,400) from Metro Transit for a public service announcement about the Creative City Road Map process. (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.  Appointments to the Minneapolis Television Network (MTN) Board:
a)   Confirming Mayoral appointment of Jon Thompson for Seat 5 with a term to expire January 15, 2018 and Jenny Hanson for Seat 8 with a term to expire January 15, 2019; and
b)   Approving the following candidates for two City Council appointments for Seat 3 (term from 1/16/15 to 1/15/19) and Seat 9 (term beginning immediately to 1/15/2018): Andres D. Hortillosa and Jordan Stein.
Action Taken: Adopted.
4.   Uncollected Receivables:
Authorizing staff to write off outstanding receivables in accordance with the City of Minneapolis Write-Off Policy.
Action Taken: Adopted.
5.   Medical Review Billing Services:
a)   Authorizing extension of Alpha Review Corporation Contract for medical review billing services with an updated Affirmative Action Plan for a term of 3 months to February 28, 2015; and
b)   Releasing Request for Proposal (RFP) for medical review billing services.
Action Taken: Adopted.
6.   Minneapolis Convention Center Property Insurance Premium:
Authorizing review of options for 2015 coverage, accepting insurance quote of $259,100 from XL Insurance; and accepting quote for additional terrorism coverage.
Action Taken: Adopted.
7.  Capital Long-Range Improvement Committee (CLIC) Appointments:
Approving City Council Appointments and re-appointments to CLIC for a two year term from January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2016.
Action Taken: Adopted.
8.   Target Center Concession Stands Project:
Authorizing increasing of the amended contract with Northland Mechanical Contractors, Inc. ($13,360.80) to allow payment for completed change orders and earned retainage.
Action Taken: Adopted.
9.   Intelligence Operations Platform (IOP) and Minneapolis Emergency Communications Center/911 (MECC) Contract:
Authorizing extension of contract with Farstad.US, LLC through February 28, 2016 and increasing amount ($100,000) to continue to provide services to the IT department and the MECC.
Action Taken: Adopted.
10. Business Analysis and Project Management Services Contract:
Authorizing extension of contract with DeltaWrx through January 30, 2017 and increasing amount ($260,000) for contract negotiations and project implementation assistance.
Action Taken: Adopted.
11. Human Resources Information System Upgrade:
a)   Authorizing extension of contract with GlobalSource IT for the People Soft Human Capital Management (HCM) Developer for the HRIS Upgrade ( $200,000); and
b)   Extending contract through September 30, 2015.
Action Taken: Adopted.
12. Outsourced IT Services Confidentiality Agreements:
Authorizing entering into one or more confidentiality agreements with vendors that responded to the RFP for Outsourced IT Services.
Action Taken: Adopted.
13. New Appointed Positions:
a)    Find that the proposed positions meet the criteria in the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances.
b)    Approve the appointed positions of Manager Assessment Services and Chief Appraiser.
c)   Passage of Ordinance approving the annual salary for the positions.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Zoning & Planning
Z&P agenda of 12/8/2014
1.   Street Name Petition:
Approving proposal and adopting staff findings to change the name of Carew Drive, between 6th St S and 7th St S, to 9th Ave S, and that the Public Works Department staff be directed to inform public and private agencies of said name change.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Resolutions
1.   Honorary Resolution:
Passage of Resolution declaring Minnehaha Avenue from Est Lake Street to Minnehaha Falls as the "Minnehaha Mile".
Resolution
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Honorary Resolution:
Passage of Resolution honoring the 2014-2015 Minneapolis North High Polars Football Team.
Resolution
Action Taken: Adopted.
2. Honorary Resolution:
Passage of Resolution honoring Gary Wilson.
Resolution
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Unfinished Business
1.   Ordinance Introduction:
Pursuant to notice, motion by Bender and Gordon to introduce the subject matter of the following ordinances amending Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code, for first reading and referral to the Zoning & Planning Committee (amending regulations regarding homeless shelters):
a)   Chapter 520 relating to Introductory Provisions
b)   Chapter 536 relating to Specific Development Standards
c)   Chapter 537 relating to Accessory Uses and Structures
d)   Chapter 541 relating to Off-Street Parking and Loading
e)   Chapter 546 relating to Residence Districts
f)    Chapter 547 relating to Office Residence Districts
g)   Chapter 548 relating to Commercial Districts
h)   Chapter 549 relating to Downtown Districts
i)    Chapter 550 relating to Industrial Districts
j)    Chapter 551 relating to Overlay Districts.
Action Taken: Ordinance introduced, given its first reading, and referred to the Zoning & Planning Committee.
2.   Ordinance Introduction:
Pursuant to notice, motion by Glidden and Reich to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 2, Chapter 36 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Administration: Arts Commission, for first reading and referral to the Zoning & Planning Committee (declaring dedicated funding to public art in Minneapolis, defining related terms, and expanding the purpose and duties of the Arts Commission).
Action Taken: Ordinance introduced, given its first reading, and referred to the Zoning & Planning Committee.
 
New Business
1.   Ordinance Introduction (Unanimous Consent Required):
Motion by Gordon to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 13, Chapter 281 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Licenses and Business Regulations: Tobacco Dealers, for first reading and referral to the Community Development & Regulatory Services Committee (amending provisions regulating sampling).
Action Taken: Ordinance introduced, given its first reading, and referred to the Community Development & Regulatory Services Committee.
 
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: January 16, 2015
 
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