Ways & Means/Budget Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting

Monday, March 6, 2006

1:30 p.m. - Room 317 City Hall

Committee Members: Council Members Ostrow, Schiff, Colvin Roy,

Hofstede, Glidden, Hodges (quorum 4)

Council Committee Coordinator: Anne Roth (612) 673-3130

Consent Items

City Attorney

1. Legal Settlements:

Authorize the following settlements a) Boone Trucking, et al. v. Weis Construction Company and the City of Minneapolis, et al. in the amount of $5,000, payable to NDN Drywall and its attorney, David Shulman;
b) Boone Trucking, et al. v. Weis Construction Company and the City of Minneapolis, et al. in the amount of $14,000, payable to Boone Trucking and its attorney, Lateesa Ward;
c) Martha Golds-Obondi in the amount of $30,000, payable to Martha Golds-Obondi and her attorney, Weisberg & Associates;
d) Janet Lynn Hodnik and Timothy P. McCarthy v. City of Minneapolis and Perry J. Ebner in the amount of $25,000, payable to Janet Hodnik and Ramsay & DeVore, P.A.;

Action Taken: Approved

Staff reports: NDN Drywall CR; Boone Trucking CR; Golds-Obondi CR; and Hodnik and McCarthy CR

2. Reimbursement of Legal Fees:

Authorize the following reimbursement of Attorney Fees:
a) Officers John Engle and Jason Walters; and approve payment to Frederic Bruno and Associates in the amount of $1,108.28; and
b) Officers Timothy Savior, Dave Matthes, Mike Williams, Matt Kipke, Phillip Gangnon, Thomas Goset, Kevin Lazarchic, Stephanie Weibye and David Hanson; and approve payment to Frederic Bruno and Associates in the amount of $5,663.20.

Action Taken: Approved

Staff reports: Frederic Bruno Reimbursement Fees A; and Frederic Bruno Reimbursement Fees B;

3. Master Legal Services Agreement:

Authorize the City Attorney to amend the "Master Agreement" between the City of Minneapolis and Creighton, Bradley & Guzetta LLC (now known as Bradley & Guzetta, LLC) for the period of January 1, 2004 through December 31, 2006 so that the cost for said agreement not to exceed $900,000 for the three year period.

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Bradley & Guzetta LLC

4. Unisys Contract - Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)

Authorize amendment to the Unisys Managed Services Contract #C-18881 to increase the scope of the agreement by $218,050.50. This enables 14 remote sites the ability for Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services. No additional funding is required.

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Unisys VoIP CR

City Clerk

5. 2006 Minneapolis Board of Equalization:

Approve resolution establishing the 2006 Board and approve appointment of the following individuals to the Minneapolis Board of Equalization for terms from April 25, 2006 through May 5, 2006, to serve on a rotating basis as a three-member board, to be paid $75 per half day:

Appraisers: Larry Tucker, 1349 Washburn Av N

J. Scott Renne, 2729 Irving Av S

Realtors: Sandy Loescher, 2741 Girard Av S

Jeffrey Piper, 845 - 20 th Av SE

Ted Risk, 3628 Johnson St NE

Patricia Werner, 1101 Mt Curve

Residents: John Cole, 512 Lyn Park Circle N

Jim Litecky, 3931 Upton Av N

Jim Robb, 5221 Xerxes Av

Earl Netwal, 5344 - 36 th Av S

Action Taken: Approved

Staff reports: 2006 Board of Equalization

City Coordinator

6. New Central Library Project - Change Orders:

Approve a) Change Order No. 5 increasing Contract Number C-20133 with HKL Cladding Systems, Inc. by $207,008; b) Change Order No. 4 increasing Contract Number C-20073 with New Mech Companies by $26,296; c) Change Order No. 5 increasing Contract Number C-20480 with Spacesaver Storage Systems, Inc. by $29,419; d) Change Order No. 4 increasing Contract Number C-21852 with PCL Construction Services, Inc. by $142,895; e) Change Order No. 11 increasing Contract Number C-20366 with Egan Companies, Inc. d.b.a. Egan Mechanical by $191,803; and f) Change Order No. 13 increasing Contract Number C-20481 with PCL Construction Services, Inc. by $146,378.

Action Taken: Approved

Staff reports: HKL Cladding Systems; New Mech Companies; Spacesaver Storage; PCL Construction No 4; Egan Mechanical; and PCL Construction No 13

Communications Department

7. Utility Billing Insert - April 2006:

Approve utility billing Insert providing information announcing the May 20, 2006 "Grand Opening" of the Minneapolis Central Library building.

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: April Utility Insert CR; Grand Opening Insert

Referred by Community Development Committee

Community Planning & Economic Development (CPED)

8. 1838 Dupont Ave N Land Sale:

a) Authorize execution of redevelopment contract & land sale documents to Bobbie Fern for $32,000, subject to conditions in staff report;
b) Authorize CPED appropriation increase of $32,000.

CD Action Taken: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Reports: 1838 Dupont Ave N Land Sale and Map

9. EDBAR Family Limited Partnership/Ambassador Press (1400 Washington Ave N):

Consider resolution giving final approval to the issuance of up to $8,500,000 in Tax-exempt & Taxable Limited Tax Supported Development Revenue Bonds for the expansion, equipping and refinancing of existing debt for a manufacturing facility.

CD Action Taken: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Report: Ambassador Press

10. 2400, 2401, 2415, 2417 & 2419 Bloomington Ave S (re Village in Phillips Phase 2 Redevelopment Project):

a) Approve sale of properties to Powderhorn Residents Group, Inc for $153,078;
b) Consider resolution approving Phase 2 Tax Increment Finance (TIF) Plan & District, Modification No. 1 to the Village in Phillips, Phase 1 TIF Plan and Modification No. 2 to the Village in Phillips Redevelopment Plan;
c) Consider resolution authorizing issuance of a pay-as-you-go tax increment revenue note in an amount not to exceed $484,900;
d) Authorize amendment to 2006 General Appropriation Resolution by establishing the CPED Fund CVQ0 & appropriating $10,000 to said fund;
e) Approve Term Sheet & authorize staff to negotiate & execute necessary agreements.

CD Action Taken: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Reports: Land Sale PH VIP, Phase e Redev Proj

VIP Report, VIP Phase 2 Data Worksheet3, VIP 2 Term Sheet1, Mod 2 VIP Phase 2 Redev Plan, VIP Project Renderings and Site Plans2, VIP Resolution and VIP TIF Plan Phase2

2/14/06 Staff Reports: Village in Phillips Report, Phase 1 Tax Increment Finance Plan, Phase 2 Tax Increment Finance Plan

11. 1401 Central Ave NE:

a) Approve development concept described in report;
b) Approve resolution authorizing acquisition of property, tax forfeit land, from the State of Minnesota;
c) Approve resolution authorizing the sale to Locus Architecture, Inc. or an affiliate/related entity;
d) Authorize execution of the purchase agreement with Hennepin County; authorize execution of the Redevelopment Contract with Locus Architecture, Inc. or an affiliate or a related entity as described in report;
e) Authorize CPED appropriation increase & increase in revenue budget of $121,349.80.

CD Action Taken: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Reports: 1401 Central Ave NE and Schematics

12. Environmental Remediation Grants:

a) Accept Metropolitan Tax Base Revitalization Account (TBRA) Grants for the following projects: 718 Washington Ave N, $275,000; Humboldt Industrial Park, $207,000; Greenway Terrace (supplemental), $13,500; Midtown Exchange (supplemental), $243,000; Washington Court Apartments, $200,000; 38th & Nicollet, $221,400;
Accept MN Department of Employment and Economic Development Grants for the following projects: 718 Washington Ave N, $11,287; Humboldt Industrial Park, $243,000; Washington Court Apartments, $84,350;
Accept Hennepin County Environmental Response Fund (ERF) Grants for the following projects: 718 Washington Ave N, $45,261; Humboldt Industrial Park, $200,000; Washington Court Apartments, $200,000; 38th & Nicollet, $210,040.
b) Authorize CPED appropriation increases & revenue budget increases reflecting receipt of grant funds;
c) Authorize execution of grant, subrecipient and/or disbursement & related agreements for these grants.

CD Action Taken: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Report: Remediation Grant Awards

13. Metropolitan Council Livable Communities Demonstration Account (LCDA) Grants & Metropolitan Council Livable Communities Local Housing Incentives Account (LHIA) Grant:

a) Accept & appropriate LCDA Grants of $1,000,000 (Heritage Park); $450,000 (Ripley Gardens); and $600,000 (Midtown Exchange Condos on the Greenway); $150,000 for Village in Phillips Phase II 2;

b) Authorize CPED appropriation increases & revenue budget increases reflecting receipt of grant funds;
c) Authorize execution of grants to implement the LCDA grants with the Metropolitan Council, Central Community Housing Trust (or affiliated entity as general partner) and Project For Pride In Living (or affiliated entity as general partner) and the Metropolitan Council Livable Communities LHIA grant with Powderhorn Residents Group.

CD Action Taken: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Report: 2005 Met Council LCDA and LHIA Awards

14. Lowell Curve Project (1900 Willow Ave):

Approve use of Community Development Block grant Homeownership Program Funds in an amount not to exceed $77,000 to cover unforeseen infrastructure site improvements & winter construction costs; Authorize execution of necessary documents.

CD Action Taken: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Reports: Lowell Curve and Lowell School Site Data Worksheet4

Referred by Public Safety & Regulatory Services Committee

Fire Department

15. Fees related to 911 responses to Personal Injury Accidents:

Authorize change fee structure charged to insurance companies from a flat rate of $400 per patient to a new tiered fee schedule to charge $560 per patient for each engine company response; and $700 per patient for each ladder/rescue company response.

PS&RS Action Taken: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Fees related to 911 responses to Personal Injury Accidents request for council action

16. Professional Services between Minneapolis and St. Paul Fire Departments:

Execute grant-funded contract for Professional Services with City of St. Paul Fire Department to reimburse their overtime costs for St. Paul personnel attending training.

PS&RS Action Taken: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Professional Services between Minneapolis and St. Paul Fire Departments

17. Emergency Medical Service Training:

Authorize issue Request for Proposals for specialized EMS training for all of the Department's Emergency Medical Service Technicians, pending approval of the Permanent Review Committee.

PS&RS Action Taken: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Emergency Medical Service Training request for council action

Police Department

18. Policing Services at Public Housing Locations:

Execute amendment to contract with Minneapolis Public Housing Authority to provide enforcement and community policing services; and Approve appropriation of $675,000.

PS&RS Action Taken: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Policing Services at Public Housing Locations request for council action

19. Minnesota Gang Strike Force:

Execute grant agreement to receive $320,000 from State of Minnesota to support one captain and up to six officers to serve on Metro Gang Strike Force for two year period; and Approve appropriation.

PS&RS Action Taken: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Minnesota Gang Strike Force request for council action

20. Donation:

Accept $1,500 from the Wakefield Charitable Foundation in care of the U.S. Trust Company to purchase police dogs, as needed, or for the care of current canines.

PS&RS Action Taken: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Wakefield Charitable Foundation donation, request for council action

21. Law Enforcement Support to Little Earth Housing Community:

Accept $400,000 from Little Earth Housing Community for one sergeant and two officers to work with residents on community policing, crime prevention and law enforcement; and Approve appropriation.

PS&RS Action Taken: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Little Earth

Referred by Transportation & Public Works Committee

22. Plymouth Avenue Bridge in Wirth Park:

Amend the 2006 Capital Improvement Appropriation Resolution by increasing the appropriation and revenue source for the project by $1,265,563.98 to be reimbursed by State Bridge Bonds. Excess State Bridge Bonds will be returned to the state.

T&PW Action Taken: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Report: Plymouth Avenue Bridge; Map

23. North Regional Library Lease:

Authorize the proper City officers to execute a new 10 year lease with the Library Board to provide for office space for Regulatory Services staff at the North Regional Library Facility (1315 Lowry Av N).

T&PW Action Taken: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Report: North Regional Library Lease

24. Bid:

OP No. 6558, Accept low bid of Meyer Contracting, Inc., in the amount of $1,155,809.40, to furnish and deliver all labor, materials, equipment, and incidentals necessary to accomplish the Heritage Park Phase 1 Group D improvements.

T&PW Action Taken: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Report: Bid 6558

25. Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Grant:

a) Accept the Hennepin County 2005 TOD Grant of $274,000 for pedestrian lights to be installed in the public right-of-way and authorize the appropriate City officers to execute the grant agreement;

b) Amend the 2006 General Appropriation Resolution by increasing the appropriation in the Community Planning & Economic Development Agency in the State Grants & Loans Fund by $274,000; and

c) Amend the 2006 Revenue Budget by increasing the appropriation for the Community Planning and Economic Development Agency in the State Grants & Loans Fund by $274,000. (Also in Community Development Committee)

CD Action Taken: Approved

T&PW Action Taken: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Report: TOD Grant

Referred by Zoning & Planning Committee

Referred from Arts Commission

26. Artist in Residence in Transit Corridors:

Authorize a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a Public Artist(s) for CPED Artist in Residence in Transit Corridors and enter into an agreement with the selected artist, in an amount not to exceed $60,000.

Z&P Action Taken: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff reports: Artist(s) in Residence in Transit Corridors, Draft Request for Proposals

Discussion Items

Finance Department

27. Edison Youth Hockey Arena Sale to Park Board:

Authorize Chief Financial Officer to negotiate a final purchase agreement to sell the Edison Youth Hockey Arena to the Park Board.

Action Taken: Approved

Staff reports: EYH Arena Sale CR; Acquisition Terms

Referred by Transportation & Public Works Committee

28. Property Acquisition:

a) Authorize the proper City officers to acquire through negotiation a portion of the properties located at 601 25th Av SE and 2001 6th St SE for the purpose of a SEMI/University Research Park infrastructure. Purchase price and fees, totaling approximately $1,000,000, will be funded by $500,000 in Minneapolis Industrial Land and Employment Strategy (MILES) Program funds and $500,000 in State Bond Redevelopment Grant Funds;

b) Amend the 2006 General Appropriation Resolution by increasing the Community Development 595 Levy Fund by $500,000;

c) Increase the 2006 Revenue Budget for State Grant and Loan Programs Fund by $500,000; and

d) Amend the 2006 General Appropriation by increasing the State Grant and Loan Programs Fund by $1,000,000.

T&PW Action Taken: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Report: Property Acquisition; Map

Finance Department

Time Certain: 2:30 p.m.

29. 2005 Resident Survey:

Receive and file results of the citizen survey.

Action Taken: Received and filed

Staff report: 2005 Resident Survey CR; and Report

30. 2005 Budget Report:

Receive and file 4th Quarter 2005 Financial Status Report.

Action Taken: Received and filed

Staff report: 2005 4Qtr Report CR; 2005 4 Qtr Report

Referred by Public Safety & Regulatory Services Committee

Fire Department

31. Fire Department Commercial Inspection Program:

Authorize the Fire Department to
a. Move forward with a formalized Commercial Inspection Program;
b. Staff the program by adding four full-time positions.
c. Authorize work with Budget Office to develop a fee structure for the Program that would cover the personnel and administrative costs, and to proceed with an ordinance amendment to establish the fees.
d. Authorize apply the revenues received from the Program to the Fire Department General Fund.

PS&RS Action Taken: Approved

Action Taken: Postponed for 1 cycle

Staff report: Commerical Building Inspection Program request for council action

32. Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant.

Receive and file verbal report relating to authorizing staff to aggressively pursue the Safer Grant and certify that City has knowledge that Fire Department has submitted grant application to United States Department of Homeland Security; and Commit to the provision of necessary funding of 16 additional full-time firefighters to meet the City's cost share obligation over the next five-years if awarded the grant.

PS&RS Action Taken: Postponed; Fire Chief directed to delay application until City Council completes its review of the five-year budget plan; but to report back sooner if there is a conflict with the grant application deadline.

Action Taken: Received and filed verbal report, with added comment to staff that the Fire Chief immediately notify the chairpersons of both PS&RS and W&M: a) of any congressional action related to the SAFER Grant; b) of the deadlines for application; and c) of the need for emergency committee meetings to the extent necessary.

Referred by Community Development Committee

CPED

33. Riverside Plaza, LP & Crablex, Inc:

a) Approve agreement for Mutual Vehicular Access;
b) Authorize access agreement & related documents;
c) Authorize CPED appropriation increase of $765,000.

CD Action Taken: Approved, as amended (appropriation amount increased to $925,000).

Action Taken: Concur with CD

Staff Reports: Riverside Plaza and Exhibit A

Postponed Items

Referred by Public Safety & Regulatory Services and Community Development Committee

34. Predatory Lending:

Adopt Staff team's recommendation to develop educational outreach work plan.

Public Safety & Regulatory Services Committee Action: Approved education outreach work plan and Referred to Community Development and Ways & Means/Budget Committees for assessment of tools and resources necessary to carry out work plan.

Community Development Committee Action: Referred to CPED Housing staff to report on what resources are involved. Referred to Ways & Means/Budget Committee; Postponed by W&M on 2/09/04.

Action Taken: Postponed

Upcoming Items

Finance Department

35. (March 27) - Rollover Requests:

Notice: A portion of this meeting may be closed to the public pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Section 13D.03 or 13D.05.

Next Regular W&M/Budget Meeting: Monday, March 27, 2006

Next City Council Meeting: Friday, March 10, 2006

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