Minneapolis City Council Agenda

 

Regular Meeting

June 30, 2017 – 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, Lisa Goodman, Alondra Cano, Lisa Bender, Andrew Johnson, and Linea Palmisano

Members Absent:  Council Member Abdi Warsame

 

(Majority vote of all members, 7; 2/3 vote of all members, 9; quorum 7)

 

Council Committee Coordinator:  Jackie Hanson 612-673-2046

 

Call to Order

1.    Roll Call.

2.    Adoption of the agenda.

        Action Taken:  Adopted as amended.

3.    Acceptance of minutes of the regular meeting of June 16, 2017.

        Action Taken:  Accepted.

4.    Referral of petitions, communications, and reports to proper Committees.

        Action Taken:  Referred.

 

Reports of Standing Committees

Committee of the Whole

COW Committee Report of June 22, 2017 and June 28, 2017

1.    Municipal minimum wage ordinance (17-00723)

1.    Passage of Ordinance amending Title 2, Chapter 40 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Administration: Workplace Regulations, adding a new Article IV entitled "Municipal Minimum Wage."

        Action Taken:  Adopted as amended.

2.    Directing staff to include all public testimony and comments received for the record following conclusion of the public hearing through final action by the City Council.

        Action Taken:  Adopted.

3.    Directing staff to analyze how youth training policies can be accounted for within Chapter 40 of the Code, with a report back to Committee of the Whole by September 2017.

        Action Taken:  Adopted.

4.    Directing staff to prepare a Request for Proposals for an external Minneapolis minimum wage study and to present initial funding plans to Committee of the Whole on July 19, 2017.

        Action Taken:  Adopted.

5.    Directing staff to prepare recommendations for creating a matching grant program to help qualifying restaurants and small businesses pay the cost of sewer access charges and Americans with Disability Act facility improvements, with a report back to the Community Development & Regulatory Services Committee by July 31, 2017.

        Action Taken:  Adopted.

6.    Directing staff to consult with stakeholders in non-hospital residential health care enterprises qualifying as large businesses to determine which are able to more rapidly accommodate minimum wage increases, with a report back to Committee of the Whole on August 2, 2017.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

Early signature by Mayor requested. 


Community Development & Regulatory Services

CDRS Committee Report of June 20, 2017

1.    East Town Apartments Limited Partnership bond issuance: 815 S 6th St (17-00828)

Passage of Resolution giving preliminary approval to the issuance of Tax Exempt Multifamily Housing Revenue Entitlement bonds in an amount not to exceed $9,000,000, for a project that consists of the acquisition, construction, and equipping of an approximately 169-unit multifamily rental housing development for occupancy by persons and families of low-and­moderate income at 815 S 6th St.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

2.    Motor Vehicle Repair Garage License revocation:  Hayford Auto, 3403 Cedar Ave (17-00830)

Considering revocation of the Motor Vehicle Repair Garage License held by Hayford Auto, LLC, doing business as Hayford Auto, 3403 Cedar Ave, due to outstanding taxes owed to the Minnesota Department of Revenue, as mandated by Minnesota Statute 270C.72 and/or 16D.08, subd. 2.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

3.    Liquor, Business, and Gambling Licenses for June 20, 2017 (17-00829)

Approving Liquor, Business, and Gambling Licenses as recommended in the Licenses & Consumer Services Agenda for June 20, 2017, subject to final inspection and compliance with all provisions of applicable codes and ordinances.

Early signature by Mayor requested.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

4.    Walgreens, 2650 Hennepin Ave (17-00831)

Approving the application of Walgreens Co, doing business as Walgreens, 2650 Hennepin Ave, for an Extended Hours License for the interior operation (new business).

Action Taken:  Adopted.

5.    Business license operating conditions:  Lowry Grocery & Deli, 628 Lowry Ave N (17-00832)

Adopting the Business License Operating Conditions Agreement negotiated between the City of Minneapolis and Lowry Grocery & Deli allowing the licensee to retain the Grocery and Tobacco Dealer Licenses for Lowry Grocery & Deli, Inc. at 628 Lowry Ave N, subject to adherence with the conditions contained therein.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

6.    Local approval of special law:  Liquor license for a food hall location at 501 30th Ave SE (17-00833)

Passage of Resolution approving Laws of Minnesota, 2017 First Special Legislative Session, authorizing the issuance of an on-sale intoxicating liquor license for a food hall located at 501 30th Ave SE.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

7.    Local approval of special law:  Liquor license for a restaurant location at 4312 Upton Ave S (17-00834)

Passage of Resolution approving Laws of Minnesota 2017, First Special Legislative Session, authorizing the issuance of an on-sale intoxicating liquor license for a restaurant located at 4312 Upton Ave S.

Action Taken;  Adopted.

8.    Project analysis authorization for Green on Fourth Apartments: 2901 4th St SE (17-00835)

1.    Authorizing continued analysis of the Green on Fourth proposal to determine if tax increment financing (TIF) assistance is appropriate and justifiable.

2.    Authorizing staff to negotiate the terms and conditions of a redevelopment contract with G4 LLC or an affiliated entity and prepare redevelopment and TIF plans for the project as needed. All such terms, conditions, plans and other provisions would be subject to City Council review.

Action Taken:   Adopted.

9.    Agreement with the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company (BNSF) on the release of its railroad easement in the Grain Belt and Graco areas in Northeast Minneapolis:  Ramsey St NE between 14th Ave & 13 Ave NE; between Broadway St NE; between 11th Ave and 8th Ave NE (17-00836)

1.    Authorizing the agreement with the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) regarding the release of the easement along Ramsey Street NE according to the terms outlined in the staff report.

2.    Approving the use of funds from the Higher Density Corridor Housing Program to pay the City’s portion of the cost of the easement release and the salvage value of the existing railroad tracks in the City’s right-of-way.

3.    Authorizing staff to prepare and execute necessary documents and contracts to implement the easement release agreement.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

10.  Minneapolis Workforce Development Board appointments (17-00837)

1.    Confirming the following Mayoral appointments for three-year terms, beginning July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2020:

1.    Amol Dixit, Seat 9, Ward 13

2.    Amber James, Seat 10, Ward 1

3.    Jonathan Weinhagen, Seat 11

4.    Scott Redd, Seat 15

5.    Sharon Pierce, Seat 16

2.    Confirming the following Mayoral reappointments for three-year terms, beginning July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2020:

1.    Elizabeth Campbell, Seat 2, Ward 2

2.    Jashan Eison, Seat 4

3.    Tara Watson, Seat 5

4.    Daniel McConnell, Seat 12, Ward 2

5.    Craig Bistodeau, Seat 13

6.    Carlye Peterson, Seat 17

7.    Steven Kuntz, Seat 20, Ward 2

3.    Waiving the residency requirement (Minneapolis Code of Ordinance 14.180) for Craig Bistodeau, Jashan Eison, Carlye Peterson, Sharon Pierce, Scott Redd, Tara Watson, and Jonathan Weinhagen.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

11.  Development rights for the Alden Smith House: 1403 Harmon Place, 45 Spruce Place, and 1400 Yale Place (17-00838)

1.    Authorizing a Purchase Agreement with the State of Minnesota on the pass-through sale of the Alden Smith House at 1403 Harmon Place, 45 Spruce Place, and 1400 Yale Place to W + Noordijk, LLC.

2.    Authorizing staff to negotiate exclusively with W + Noordijk, LLC on the future sale and redevelopment of 1403 Harmon Place, 45 Spruce Place, and 1400 Yale Place through Dec. 31, 2017.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

12.  Contracts with Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation and BuildWealth Minnesota to provide lending services for 2017 Homeownership Opportunity Minneapolis Program (17-00839)

1.    Approving the 2017 Homeownership Opportunity Minneapolis (HOM) Program to provide downpayment and closing cost assistance to Minneapolis homebuyers.

2.    Approving contracts with Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation (GMHC) and BuildWealth Minnesota (BuildWealth), with combined program and administration costs not to exceed $500,000, with the compensation to approved lenders will be $1,200 per loan, with expiration date not to exceed Dec. 31, 2017, and authorizing the CPED Director to extend each contract for up to twelve months provided the lender’s performance has met expectations.

3.    Authorizing execution of lending contracts and agreements for the 2017 HOM Program.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

13.  Year 2018 Low Income Housing Tax Credit Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP) and Procedure Manual (17-00840)

1.    Approving the Year 2018 Low Income Housing Tax Credit Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP) and Procedure Manual.

2.    Authorizing staff to proceed with a Request for Proposals.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

14.  Bid for removal of hazardous trees and stumps (17-00841)

Accepting low bids of Precision Landscape and Tree and Wilson Custom Tree submitted on OP No. 8409 for an estimated expenditure of $200,000 each to provide all materials, labor, equipment and incidentals for the removal of hazardous trees, fallen trees, and stumps.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

15.  Grant agreements for Business Technical Assistance Program (B-TAP) 2017 funding (17-00842)

Authorizing grant agreements for the Business Technical Assistance Program (B-TAP) with Neighborhood Development Center, $100,000; Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers, $45,000; Metropolitan Economic Development Association, $55,000; Northside Economic Opportunity Network, $85,000; Lake Street Council, $20,000; African Economic Development Solutions, $45,000; African Development Center, $35,000; Small Business Development Center, $20,000; Hmong American Partnership, $35,000; Bii Gii Wiin Community Development Loan Fund, $15,000; Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County, $10,000; New American Development Center, $10,000; West Broadway Business Association, $15,000; and Bunker Labs Minneapolis $10,000.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

16.  2017 Affordable Housing Trust Fund direction to staff re gap funding (17-00668)

Approving the creation of an Affordable Housing Trust Fund Contingency Pool.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

17.  Reopening of Nicollet Ave at Lake St project: re 10 W Lake St (17-00843)

1.    Authorizing the CPED Director to exercise the City’s option to purchase 10 W Lake St under the Option Agreement dated Jan. 26, 2016, between Lawrence Kadish and Susan Kadish and the City of Minneapolis.

2.    Passage of Resolution authorizing acquisition of the leased fee estate at 10 W Lake St.

3.    Passage of Resolution approving the appropriation of funds to the Department of Public Works.

4.    Directing staff to make the remainder of the parcel not needed for the Nicollet Ave right-of-way available for private development once the City controls the property and reimburse the Streetcar Value Capture fund with the land sales proceeds. 

5.    Directing staff to report back to CDRS no later than July 25, 2017, with a set of recommendations on the City’s plans to strengthen support for renters in order to address the immediate and ongoing displacement of low-income and people of color tenants, including a proposed budget allocation that can be issued before the end of 2017 through a Request For Proposals process for outside groups working to defend and protect tenants in Minneapolis.

6.    Directing staff to report back to CDRS no later than Aug. 22, 2017, with a set of recommended strategies that may include but not be limited to policies, adopted planning reports, and budget resources to reduce and prevent the displacement of low-income residents, renters, immigrant owned businesses, and businesses owned by people of color and indigenous people due to the projected economic revitalization of the Reopening of Nicollet Ave at Lake St project.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

 

Health, Environment & Community Engagement

HECE Committee Report of June 19, 2017

1.    Selling and sorting on streets ordinance (16-01023)

Passage of Ordinance amending Title 10, Chapter 188 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Food Code: Administration and Licensing, amending Section 188.110 entitled “Selling, sorting on streets,” to allow licensed food vendors to sell limited, non-potentially hazardous food from sidewalks.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

2.    Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission appointments (17-00706)

1.    Approving the following Council appointments for two-year terms beginning July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2019:

1.    Manu Lewis, Seat 3, Ward 5.

2.    Kari Louwagie, Seat 5, Ward 1.

2.    Confirming the Mayoral appointment of Mary Dedeaux-Swinton, Seat 6, Ward 7, for a one-year term beginning July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2018.

3.    Approving the Council reappointment of Raya Esmaeili, Seat 2, Ward 10, for a two-year term beginning July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2019.

4.    Confirming the Mayoral reappointment of Nasser Mussa, Seat 7, Ward 5, for a two-year term beginning July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2019.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

3.    Grant from ClearWay Minnesota to create a smoke-free generation (17-00791)

1.    Accepting a grant from ClearWay Minnesota under their Local Policy Grants in an amount up to $210,000 over three years to support local policies to reduce tobacco’s harm and create a smoke-free generation.  (9 votes)

2.    Authorizing an agreement with ClearWay Minnesota for the grant.

3.    Passage of Resolution appropriating the funds to the Health Department.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

4.    Memorandum of Understanding with Allina Health System (17-00792)

Authorizing execution of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Allina Health System, doing business as the Phillips Eye Institute, regarding indigent care and the 340B Drug Pricing Program Certification.

Early signature by Mayor requested.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

5.    Minneapolis Advisory Committee on People with Disabilities appointment (17-00793

Confirming Mayoral appointment of Muzamil Ibrahim, Seat 8, Ward 6, for a two-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2016, and ending Dec. 31, 2017.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

6.    2017 One Minneapolis Fund recommendations (17-00795)

1.    Approving funding totaling $157,000 to the following ten non-profit organizations:

1.    Lake Street Council (Group A): $10,000.

2.    One Family One Community (Group A): $15,000.

3.    Urban Homeworks (Group A): $12,000.

4.    Lao Assistance Center (Group B): $20,000.

5.    Project Diva (Group B): $15,000.

6.    Neighborhood Youth Academy (Group B): $15,000.

7.    Pangea World Theater (Group B): $25,000.

8.    Courageous heARTS (Group B): $25,000.

9.    Cedar Cultural Center (Group B): $10,000.

10.  Youth Link (Group B): $10,000.

2.    Approving criteria for the remaining $25,000 in funds for Neighborhood and Community Relations Department-initiated projects:

1.    Funding for department-initiated projects could range from $1,000 to $3000 depending on the budget of the project being requested.  This determination is left up to the discretion of the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department.

2.    A member of the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department must be involved in the project in some capacity.

3.    The project must meet the general guidelines of the One Minneapolis Fund, either Group A or B.

4.    An update shall be given to the Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission on a quarterly basis with the following information included:  The purpose of the projects funded; dollar amount allocated to the project; and goals and project outcomes.

5.    Only non-profit organizations are eligible for these funds who do not receive Community Participation Program funding.

3.    Authorizing the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department Director to enter into the necessary contracts.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

7.    Agreement with Xcel Energy to participate in Renewable* Connect Program (17-00794)

1.    Authorizing a new agreement with Xcel Energy to participate in their Renewable* Connect Program to purchase up to 17.8 million kWh of renewable electricity annually.  Of this total, 14 million kWh will be purchased by the Convention Center and 3.8 million kWh will be purchased by the Water Treatment Plant.

2.    Directing staff to seek up to an additional 50 million kilowatt hours per year from the Renewable* Connect Program when sufficient renewable energy is made available for purchase from Xcel Energy.

3.    Directing staff to report back to the Health, Environment & Community Engagement and Ways & Means Committees by Aug. 28, 2017, with a preliminary analysis and recommendations on steps for the City to obtain 100% of its electricity usage from renewable sources within five years; and to undertake a second phase of the renewable energy analysis with a report back no later than Oct. 30, 2017.

Early signature by Mayor requested.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

Public Safety, Civil Rights & Emergency Management

PSCREM Committee Report of June 21, 2017

1.    2017 Urban Scholars program funding from partner organizations (17-00824)

Accepting reimbursement in the amount of $1500 from the State of Minnesota’s Department of Agriculture, an Urban Scholars partner, to cover professional services for Urban Scholars programming and wages for the period of May 22 – Aug. 11, 2017.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

2.    Contract with Business Watch International (BWI) for Police Automated Property System (APS) Service (17-00825)

Authorizing a five-year contract with Business Watch International (U.S.) Inc. (BWI) beginning July 1, 2017, for information reporting services for the Police Department’s Automated Property System (APS), with payment for BWI services cultivating from transaction fees charged on second hand goods pawned or purchased, per the agreement.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

3.    Contract amendment for additional Minneapolis Police Department SWAT Officers at USBank Stadium (17-00826)

Authorizing an amendment to Contract No. C-42409 with SMG for Minneapolis Police Department SWAT to provide up to 15 officers during large scale events at US Bank Stadium, compensated at $96 per hour per officer for approximately nine hours per event for up to 25 large scale events.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

4.    Contract with University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center for Police K-9 health services (17-00827)

Authorizing a contract with the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center in the amount of $30,525 for one year from July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018, for veterinary services for Police K-9s, and using the contract form provided by the Regents of the University of Minnesota.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

 

Transportation & Public Works

TPW Committee Report of June 20, 2017

1.    Agreement with Metropolitan Council for 5th St light rail corridor signal improvements (17-00796)

Authorizing execution of a reimbursement agreement with the Metropolitan Council for City Public Works Department force account work on the Metro Transit-initiated 5th St light rail corridor signal improvements.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

2.    Agreement with Minnesota Department of Transportation for traffic signal design services associated with the I-35W Transit Access Project (17-00797)

Authorizing an agreement with the Minnesota Department of Transportation in the amount of $34,939 for traffic signal design services associated with the I-35W Transit Access Reconstruction Project (CPV1674SG).

Action Taken:  Adopted.

3.    Agreement with Minnesota Department of Transportation for I-35W and Lake St Transit Access Project (17-00798)

Authorizing an agreement with the Minnesota Department of Transportation related to construction of the I-35W and Lake St Transit Access Project (PV074) including cost participation by the City in project elements requested by the City in the estimated amount of $4,632,273.30.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

4.    Agreement with EMA, Inc. for project management support services for the Advance Meter Infrastructure Project (17-00799)

Authorizing an agreement with EMA, Inc. for project management support services associated with the Advance Meter Infrastructure Implementation Project for up to four (4) years with a value of $880,000.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

5.    Contract amendment with Fitzgerald Excavating and Trucking, Inc. for Stormwater Pond Dredging and Cleanout Project (17-00800)

Authorizing an amendment to Contract No. C-41830 (OP No. 8356) with Fitzgerald Excavating and Trucking, Inc. increasing the contract by $92,330.15, for a revised contract total of $385,232.15, for construction change orders associated with additional work needed for restoration encountered during the Stormwater Pond Dredging and Cleanout Project.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

6.    Subordinate Funding Agreement with Metropolitan Council for Southwest Light Rail Transit Project (17-00801)

Authorizing Subordinate Funding Agreement (SFA) No. 2 with the Metropolitan Council to reimburse the City a not-to-exceed amount of $204,000 for construction costs incurred by the Water Treatment and Distribution Services Division for the relocation of City of Minneapolis watermain infrastructure as part of the Southwest Light Rail Transit Project.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

7.    Essex St SE Sanitary Sewer Project designation, cost estimate, appropriation increase, and setting public hearing (17-00803)

1.    Passage of Resolution designating the location and improvements proposed to be made in the Essex St E (26th Ave SE to 27th Ave SE) Sanitary Sewer Project No. 4557.

2.    Adopting report receiving the cost estimate of $264,360, directing the preparation of proposed special assessments against the list of benefited properties, setting a public hearing to be held on July 25, 2017, and accepting a petition and appeal waiver from the assessed property owner.

3.    Passage of Resolution increasing the appropriation and revenue source for the Public Works Department by $155,659.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

8.    Pedestrian Advisory Committee appointments (17-00804)

1.    Approving the following Council appointments for two-year terms beginning July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2019:

1.    Aaron Berger, Seat 1, Ward 2.

2.    Olivia Hovland, Seat 2, Ward 6.

3.    Rachael Bell, Seat 4, Ward 9.

4.    Peter Vader, Seat 7, Ward 11.

2.    Approving the following Council reappointments for two-year terms beginning July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2019:

1.    Julia Tabbut, Seat 3, Ward 2.

2.    Julian Curran, Seat 5, Ward 7.

3.    Philip Ailiff, Seat 6, Ward 3.

4.    Tamir Mohamud, Seat 9, Ward 6.

3.    Approving the Council appointment of Barbara Olson, Seat 15, Ward 12, for a one-year term beginning July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2018.

4.    Approving the Council reappointment of Chris Hoffer, Seat 14, Ward 7, for a one-year term, beginning July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2018.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

9.    Combining 2017 and 2018 Parkway Paving Program (17-00805)

Passage of Resolution increasing the appropriation for the 2017 Parkway Paving Program by $700,000 and expressing the City’s intent to reimburse the expenditures with proceeds of tax exempt bonds to be approved and issued as part of the 2018 Capital Program.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

10.  Organics recycling public service announcement production and placement services: Request for Proposals (17-00806)

Authorizing the issuance of a Request for Proposals for public service announcement production and placement services for organics recycling.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

11.  ESPN X Games 2017: Large Block Event Permit (17-00807)

Approving application of ESPN X Games for a Large Block Event Permit to allow the X Games to be held June 29 through July 19, 2017, to operate outside the hours permitted under Title 17, Section 455.35c1, of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

12.  Hennepin Ave S (from Lake St to 36th St) Street Reconstruction Project: Variance request and layout approval (17-00808)

1.    Passage of Resolution directing the City Engineer to proceed with a variance request from State Aid Rules per Administrative Variance to State Aid Operations Rules for the street width on Hennepin Ave S from Lake St to 31st St.

2.    Approving the layout for the Hennepin Ave S Street Reconstruction Project from Lake St to 36th St (MSA 425, PV121).

Action Taken:  Adopted

13.  Bid for Crane Carrier OEM parts and service (17-00809)

Accepting only bid of Midwest Diesel Services, submitted on Official Publication No. 8421 for an estimated annual expenditure of $190,000, to furnish and deliver OEM parts and service for the Solid Waste and Recycling Division, through March 31, 2019, and authorizing a contract for the services, all in accordance with City specifications.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

14.  Bid for 2017 concrete pavement rehabilitation (17-00810)

Accepting low bid of Interstate Improvement, Inc., submitted on Official Publication No. 8433 for an initial contract award of $2,750,000, to provide all materials, labor, equipment, and incidentals for the construction of 2017 concrete pavement rehabilitation for the Public Works Department, and authorizing a contract for the services, all in accordance with City specifications.  This is an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) project with a maximum contract amount of $7,000,000, and a scheduled completion date of Dec. 31, 2018.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

15.  Bid for installation of large diameter cured-in-place pipe (17-00821)

Accepting low bid of Lametti and Sons, Inc., submitted on Official Publication No. 8434 in the amount of $1,094,495, to provide all materials, labor, equipment, and incidentals for the installation of large diameter cured-in-place pipe for the Public Works Department, and authorizing a contract for the project, all in accordance with City specifications.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

16.  Complete Streets Policy update (17-00811)

Affirming that green space in the right-of-way and in public spaces is an important component of the Complete Streets policy and can also contribute to sustainable stormwater management practices, and directing Public Works staff as follows:

1.      Evaluate current data, and data from other sources within the City and the Park and Recreation Board, to determine additional data needs and methodologies to evaluate and map green space in the public right-of-way or on publicly owned land, to occur in 2018.

2.      Develop, based on data needs, budget, or other resource requests, a full evaluation of green space in the public right-of-way or on publicly owned land.

3.      Utilize data and mapping tools to influence resource and policy decisions to ensure equitable development and maintenance of green space in the public right-of-way or on publicly owned land, to include incorporating findings from such data into criteria for prioritizing projects as part of the 20-year Street Funding Plan and incorporating findings from data into the Complete Streets Policy.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

 

Ways & Means

WM Committee Report of June 26, 2017

1.    Appointments to the Minneapolis Telecommunications Network (MTN) board (17-00847) 

1.    Confirming the Mayoral appointment of Joel Federer, Seat 8, Ward 13, for a four-year term beginning Jan. 16, 2015, and ending Jan. 15, 2019.

2.    Approving the following Council appointments for four-year terms beginning Jan. 16, 2014, and ending Jan. 15, 2018:

1.    Ruth Anne Mazur, Seat 1, Ward 10.

2.    TJ Western, Seat 9, Ward 8.

3.    Approving the Council appointment of Scott Purdie, Seat 2, Ward 12, for a four-year term beginning Jan. 16, 2017, and ending Jan. 15, 2021.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

2.    Real estate exchange Term Sheet amendments for the Downtown Office Consolidation Project (17-00848)  

Authorizing amendments to the Term Sheet approved by Resolution 2017R-102 related to the disposition of real estate at 415 5th St S (City Garage) in exchange for the acquisition of real estate at 501 4th Ave S (UGP Garage).

Early signature by Mayor requested.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

3.    Contract amendment with Perkins + Will, Inc. for Pre-Design and Program Development Services for the new Downtown Office Building Project (17-00849)

Authorizing an increase to Contract No. C-41932 with Perkins + Will, Inc. in the amount of $42,958, for a new contract total of $491,626, for additional services required to complete the Pre-Design and Program Development Services for the new Downtown Office Building Project.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

4.    Contract with Walker Parking Consultants for Consulting Services for the demolition of 501 4th Avenue South parking structure (17-00850)

1.    Authorizing a new contract with Walker Parking Consultants for professional consulting services in an amount not-to-exceed $ 100,000, to develop drawings and specifications for the demolition of 501 4th Avenue South.

2.    Passage of Resolution appropriating $ 100,000 to the Capital Project Fund.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

5.    Contract with Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri) for mapping and analyzing assets (17-00852)

1.    Authorizing a three-year contract with Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri) for a not-to-exceed amount of $1,300,000, using Esri’s form contract, for Geographic Information System (GIS) enterprise licensing, training and services, allowing for the expansion of the system across all City departments.

2.    Authorizing the customization of the limitation of liability terms.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

6.    Request for Proposal (RFP) for Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal System (CAMA) replacement (17-00853)

Authorizing a Request for Proposal for Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal System (CAMA) for the replacement of the current system, used primarily by the City Assessor’s Department for assessing market values on properties within the City limits.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

7.    Appointed position in the Health Department:  Director Environmental Programs (17-00854)

1.    Adopting findings that the proposed position meets the criteria in Section 20.1010 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances, City Council to Establish Positions.

2.    Approving the appointed position of Director Environmental Programs, evaluated at 553 total points and allocated to Grade 12.

3.    Passage of Ordinance approving the salary schedule for the position, which has a salary range of $97,193 to $115,215, in accordance with the adopted compensation plan for appointed officials, effective June 21, 2017.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

8.    Response to staff direction on banking (17-00851)

1.    Adopting Option B as presented in the Finance Department’s Presentation on Banking Services, stating that the City will choose larger banking contracts based upon the lowest cost, breadth, and quality of services, and security with the existing Responsible Banking Ordinance lens, and additionally break apart some contracts when feasible with an emphasis on supplier diversity and elements of municipal banking. 

2.    Directing staff to develop and recommend a timeline and process for drafting a Socially Responsible Procurement and Contracting Policy for all goods and  services procured by the City, including banking services.

3.    Directing staff to report to WM by Sept. 15, 2017, with recommendations for a timeline and costs for completing a study of the feasibility of establishing a publicly-owned banking operation, include a review of the intergovernmental, financial, legal, and technological considerations in relation to establishing a public bank serving state, regional, or municipal interests, with consideration of different scopes of services, including a smaller operation to serve targeted needs.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

 

Zoning & Planning

ZP Committee Report of June 22, 2017

1.    Variance appeal:  Jason Meyer of Quality Sign Solutions, 807 Broadway St NE (17-00812)

Granting an appeal submitted by Jason Meyer of Quality Sign Solutions regarding the decision of the Zoning Board of Adjustment denying a variance (PLAN4032) to increase the maximum sign height of an attached wall sign from 28 feet to 46 feet for the property located at 807 Broadway St NE, subject to conditions.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

2.    Interim use permit:  Verizon Wireless, 2407 University Ave SE (17-00814)

Approving an application submitted by James Reis of Verizon Wireless for an interim use permit (PLAN4481) extension to allow a temporary telecommunications tower on the property located at 2407 University Ave SE for a period lasting until Sept. 30, 2017, subject to conditions.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

3.    Alley vacation: Rana Village LLC, 2900 Pleasant Ave (17-00816)

1.    Approving an application submitted by Rana Village, LLC, to vacate a portion of the alley in Block 5, Excelsior Addition, adjacent to 2900 Pleasant Ave.

2.    Passage of Resolution approving Vac-1679.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

4.    Rezoning: Northside Residents Redevelopment Council, 1303 Golden Valley Road (17-00815)

1.    Approving an application submitted by Northside Residents Redevelopment Council to rezone (PLAN4025) the property located at 1303 Golden Valley Road from R2B (Two-family District) to OR1 (Neighborhood Office Residence District) to allow conversion of an existing 1,500 square foot single-family dwelling to office use.

2.    Passage of Ordinance amending Title 20, Chapter 521 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances related to Zoning Code: Zoning Districts and Maps Generally.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

 

Reports of Special Committees

Audit Committee

Audit Committee Agenda of June 27, 2017

1.    2016 State of Minnesota/Office of State Auditor Management and Compliance Report for the City of Minneapolis (17-00864)

Receiving and filing a report from the Audit Committee on the State Auditor Management and Compliance Report for the year end Dec. 31, 2016.

Action Taken:  Received and filed.

2.    2016 State of Minnesota/Office of State Auditor Management and Compliance Report for the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (17-00865)

Receiving and filing a report from the Audit Committee on the State Auditor Management and Compliance Report for the year end Dec. 31, 2016.

Action Taken:  Received and filed.

 

Notice of Ordinance Introductions

1.    Unclaimed property ordinance (17-00859)

Quincy and Palmisano give notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 2, Chapter 17 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Administration:  Finance Department, adding a new Section 17.145 entitled "Unclaimed Property."

Action Taken:  Notice given.

 

Introduction & Referral Calendar

1.    Carry out bags in retail establishments ordinance (17-00817)

Pursuant to notice, motion by Gordon to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 11, Chapter 225 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Health and Sanitation:  Garbage and Refuse, for first reading and referral the Health, Environment & Community Engagement Committee, amending regulations for the use of carry out bags in retail establishments.

Action Taken:  Introduced, given its first reading, and referred to the Health, Environment & Community Engagement Committee.

2.    Regulation of small cell wireless facilities on City-owned infrastructure ordinance (17-00881)

Motion by Reich to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 17, Chapter 451 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Streets and Sidewalks:  Use of City-Owned Infrastructure, for first reading and referral to the Transportation & Public Works Committee, amending regulations relating to small cell wireless facilities on City-owned infrastructure and installation of facilities in the public right-of-way to be consistent with newly amended Minnesota Statutes, Sections 237.162 and 237.163. (Unanimous consent required)

Action Taken:  Introduced, given its first reading, and referred to the Transportation & Public Works Committee.

Resolutions

1.    X Games Minneapolis 2017 (17-00890)

Passage of Resolution supporting X Games Minneapolis 2017.

Action Taken:  Adopted.
 

Unfinished Business

1.    Contracts with Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI), Little Earth and surrounding area partners for Collaborative Public Safety Strategies (17-00764)

1.    Authorizing an agreement with Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI) to act as the fiscal agent for Little Earth and surrounding area partners to manage $250,000 of funding for Collaborative Public Safety Strategies for the period of June 16 - Dec. 31, 2017.

Action Taken:  Adopted as amended.

2.    Directing the Finance and Property Services Department to work with the Health Department and related departments to identify and allocate $15,000 in matching funds to support the work of Natives Against Heroin in partnership with MAD DADS and an additional $15,000 to support the Indigenous Peoples Task Force and Jarilyn Jackson to establish a medicine garden and sweatlodge. Funds should be identified and allocated no later than July 31, 2017.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

Announcements

 

Adjournment

1.    Litigation matter of Wilmington Trust, N.A., as Trustee for the Registered Holders of WFRBS Commercial Mortgage Trust 2014-C20, Commercial Mortgage Pass-through Certificates, Series 2014-C20 vs. National Housing Fund, LLC, Stephen A. Frenz, and Jennifer J. Frenz (17-00863).

Authorizing the City Attorney to intervene in the matter of Wilmington Trust, N.A., as Trustee for the Registered Holders of WFRBS Commercial Mortgage Trust 2014-C20, Commercial Mortgage Pass-through Certificates, Series 2014-C20 vs. National Housing Fund, LLC, Stephen A. Frenz, and Jennifer J. Frenz, Hennepin County District Court Case No. 27-CV-17-78111, and to make and pursue all filings and motions necessary to effectuate such intervention.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

 

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:  July 21, 2017

 

Submit written comments about agenda items to: councilcomment@minneapolismn.gov

 

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