Public Safety, Civil Rights and Emergency Management Committee Agenda
Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota
 
Regular Meeting
February 26, 2014 – 1:30 p.m.
Room 317, City Hall
 
Members Present:   Council Members Blong Yang (Chair), Cam Gordon, Kevin Reich, Barbara Johnson, Abdi Warsame and Linea Palmisano (Quorum 4)
 
Council Committee Coordinator: Irene Kasper 612-673-2219
  
Consent
Referred by Executive Committee
1.   Charter Department Head Reappointments:
Set public hearing for March 19, 2014, to consider the following charter department head reappointments by the Executive Committee, for two-year terms beginning January 2, 2014:
a) John Fruetel, to the appointed position of Chief of Fire Department;
b) Velma Korbel, to the appointed position of Director of Civil Rights.
Staff Reports:  Charter Dept Heads LTR
Action Taken:  Public hearing set for March 19, 2014.
Fire Department
2.   School Bus Donation:
Accept donation of a used school bus from the Minneapolis School Board to the Minneapolis Fire Department for use in cadet training (Also in W&M).
Staff Report: School Bus Donation RCA
Action Taken:  Approved.
Department of Finance and Property Services
3.   Fire Stations 15 & 22 (2701 Johnson St NE & 3025 Market Pl):
Authorize new lease with Hennepin Healthcare Systems, Inc for use of space within Fire Stations 15 & 22 for ambulance storage (Also in W&M).
Staff Report: Henn Healthcare RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
Police Department
4.   2013 State Homeland Security Grant Program:
Authorize accept grant funds & execute agreement with the Minnesota Homeland Security & Emergency Management in the amount of $27,800; Approve budget appropriation (Also in W&M).
Staff Report: State Homeland Security Grant RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
5.   Minnesota Timberwolves Bomb Security Services:
Authorize contract agreement with the Minnesota Timberwolves to receive bomb security services for basketball at the Target Center; Approve budget appropriation increase of $17,000 (Also in W&M).
Staff Report:  Timberwolves Security RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
 
Discussion
Police Department
6.   U.S. Department of Justice-Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS):
Update report on City Council action of 12/13/2013 relating to approval of request by Police Department to execute a three-year grant agreement in the amount of $1,250,000 in federal grant funds with the US Department of Justice - COPS for provision of 10 officers, subject to the adoption of the 2014 Mayor’s Recommended Budget, as amended. An estimated local match of $2,250,000 is required over the life of the three-year grant and for an additional one year to comply with terms of the award, which will be identified yearly during the award period. The estimated maximum local match will be:
            2014    $420,000
            2015    $435,000
2016    $455,000
2017    $940,000
Staff Reports:  None.
Action Taken:  Received & filed verbal report.
 
Council Member Yang
7. Department Overviews:
a) Department of Civil Rights
Staff Reports: Dept of Civil Rts RCA; Dept of Civil Rts PWRPT
 
b) 911
 
c) Emergency Management (Postpone to 3/19/2014 4/2/2014)
 
d) City Attorney-Criminal Division
Staff Reports:  CA-Criminal Div PWRPT
 
e) Fire Department
Staff Reports:  Fire Dept PWRPT
 
f) Police Department
Staff Reports:  Police Dept PWRPT
 
Action Taken:  Received & filed reports on Civil Rights, City Attorney, Fire and Police Departments; Postponed reports for 911 and Emergency Management.
 
 
Notice: A portion of this meeting may be closed to the public pursuant to MN Statutes Section 13D.03 or 13D.05
 
Next Committee Meeting: March 19, 2014
Committee actions will be referred to the next Council Meeting: March 7, 2014
 
Committee Coordinator email: Councilcommitteecoordinators@minneapolismn.gov
 
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