Ways & Means/Budget Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting

Monday, December 18, 2006

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

NOTE:  All cellular telephones, pagers and BlackBerry devices to be switched to a non-audible function during Council and Committee meetings.

Committee Members: Council Members Ostrow, Schiff, Colvin Roy, Hofstede,
Glidden, Hodges (quorum 4)

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

Consent Items

1. City of Minneapolis v. Architectural Alliance:

Approve final settlement by accepting payment of $142,500 by Architectural Alliance as damages for defective design and supervision at the Currie Maintenance Facility; Authorize the City Attorney’s Office, by and through the law firm of Kennedy and Graven, to execute any documents necessary to effectuate the settlement.

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Architectural Alliance

2. Safety Cameras:

Authorize amending contract C-23509 with A+ Security, Inc., to increase the bid amount from the estimated $161,379 to $500,000 (OP 6630) to provide additional complete camera turnkey systems. No additional appropriations required.

Action Taken: Approved, with staff direction that the recently adopted Operating Funds for Technology policy apply.

Staff report: Safety Cameras

3. Bentley Systems, Incorporated - Contract Amendment:

Authorize extending Bentley Systems contract for the support and maintenance of the Public Works Civil Engineering application through 2008; and increase the contract amount by $212,610. No additional appropriations required.

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Bentley Systems

4. Qwest Master Network Interstate Service Agreement:

Authorize extending the Qwest Master Network Interstate Service Agreement by 3 years; and increase the contract amount by $300,000 pending approval of the PRC. Qwest services paid from BIS operating funds. No additional appropriations required.

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Qwest Service Agreement

5. Donation of Domain Name: www.cityofminneapolis.org

Accept the donation of the computer domain name from Emeka Ezidiegwu, Triple E Holdings, Ltd.

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Domain Name Donation

6. Utility Billing Insert - January 2007:

Approve January utility billing insert announcing the 2007 Utility Billing rates.

Action Taken: Approved

Staff reports: January Billing Insert CR; and Billing Rates Insert

7. Minneapolis Empowerment Zone (EZ) 2006 - 2009 Strategic Plan:

Approve plan as recommended by the EZ Governance Board.

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: EZ Strategic Plan

8. Donation Funds for Meet Minneapolis:

Authorize acceptance of funds in the amount of $164,500 from the non-profit Convention Events fund; Authorize appropriation.

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Meet Minneapolis Donations

9. Annual Property Insurance Premium for the Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC), Tallmagde Building, and Parking Ramp:

a) Authorize proper City officers to review options for property insurance for the MCC (including the Tallmadge Building and the Parking Ramp) for January 1, 2007 coverage;
b) Accept the XL insurance quote of $317,950 plus taxes and surcharges; lock in the binder for the 2007 property coverage; and
c) Accept quote for additional terrorism coverage.

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: MCC Annual Property Insurance

10. Minneapolis Police Relief Association (MPRA) and Minneapolis Fire Relief Association (MFRA):

a) Approve appointment of LeaAnn M. Stagg (Treasury Director, Finance) and Rebecca Law (Management Analyst, Community and Economic Development), as City representatives to the MPRA for a two year term beginning January 1, 2007 through December 31, 2008.
b) Approve appointment of LeaAnn M. Stagg (Treasury Director, Finance) and Jack Qvale (Executive Secretary, Board of Estimate and Taxation), as City representatives to the MFRA Boards of Trustees for a two year term beginning January 1, 2007 through December 31, 2008; and the City will defend and indemnify Ms. Stagg, Ms. Law, and Mr. Qvale in accordance with the City’s adopted defense and indemnification policy.

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: MPRA & MFRA Board

11. Senior Associate position:

Authorize offer of Step 5 of salary schedule to Monique Jones for the position of Human Resources Senior Associate in the Benefits Department of Human Resources.

Action Taken: Approved

12. Pay Equity Compliance:

Receive and file the 2006 Notice of Pay Equity Compliance.

Action Taken: Received and Filed

Staff reports: Pay Equity Compliance CR; and Attachments

13. 2007 Salary Adjustment for Non-represented Employees:

Approve the salary schedules be enhanced for Non-represented employees by 2.00% across the board for each classification, and all longevity steps, effective January 1, 2007, or the beginning of the payroll period nearest January 1, 2007. Step movement will be frozen for calendar year 2007.

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: 2007 Salary Adjustment Non Rep Employees

14. State of Minnesota grant funding:

a) Accept an additional $10,350 in grant funding to provide temporary lead safe housing to low income families who are displaced from their homes during lead hazard reduction activities;
b) Authorize execution of related grant contract amendment; and
c) Approve appropriation.

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: State of Minnesota Grant Funding

15. Southeast Minneapolis Industrial (SEMI) Redevelopment & Tax Increment Finance Plans for Pooling in Bioscience Sub-zone:

a) Consider resolution approving Modification No. 8 to SEMI Area Redevelopment Plan, Modification No. 1 to the SEMI Area Phase 1 TIF Plan #69, Modification No. 2 to the SEMI Area Phase 2 TIF Plan #72, Modification No. 2 to the SEMI Area Phase 3 TIF Plan #79 & Modification No. 1 to the SEMI Area Phase 5 TIF #91; b) Approve prepayment of the Bedford Street Townhomes Tax Increment Financing note; c) Increase CPED appropriation in the SEMI Phase 3 Fund by $85,000.

CD Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Reports: SEMI RCA ; SEMI Rpt ; SEMI Mods ;

16. 2007 Issuance of Tax-exempt Revenue Bonds:

Authorize staff to take certain actions throughout 2007 in order to utilize tax-exempt revenue bond financing for various City industrial -manufacturing projects.

CD Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Report: 2007 Revenue Bonds

17. Small Business Loan Programs:

Authorize renewal contract with Mpls Consortium of Community Developers, extending the partnership for another five years, and authorize an allocation of $135,000 to extend the partnership on small business loan programs for activity in 2007.

CD Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Reports: Small Business Loan Programs and Small Business Loan Attachment

18. Emerging Entrepreneur Loan Program Pilot in Mpls:

a) Authorize contract on the partnership of the City of Minneapolis with Community Reinvestment Fund on expanding the Capital Acquisition Loan (CAL) Program through the Emerging Entrepreneur Loan Program Pilot; b) Authorize allocation of $325,000 to CRF from Hilton Legacy Funds as part of the CPED 2007 budget; c) Authorize an Advance Commitment Agreement with CRF that will permit CAL loan activities in 2007.

CD Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Reports: CRF Entrepreneur Program and CRF Entrepreneur Attachment

19. 425 - 20th Ave NE Single Family Home Construction:

Accept low bid of AA Contracting, Inc in the amount of $178,310.

CD Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Report: 425 - 20th Ave NE Bid

20. Emergency Power Modification at Target Center:

Accept low bid of Ridgedale Electric, Inc. in the amount of $ 232,000.00.

CD Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Report: Target Center Emergency Power

21. Southeast Minneapolis Industrial Area (SEMI)/University Research Park Infrastructure:

a) Authorize the acquisition through negotiation all of 700 29 th Ave SE and portions of properties at 504 29 th Ave SE, 518 Malcolm Ave SE, 520 ½ Malcolm Ave SE, 501 Malcolm Ave SE, and 600 Malcolm Ave SE to be used for Malcolm Ave and Granary Road right of way, totaling approximately $516,000 (funded by $258,000 in Mpls Industrial Land and Employment Strategy (MILES) program funds and $258,000 in state bond redevelopment grant funds administered by State of Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED); b) Increase CPED appropriations in the Community Development 595 Levy Fund by $258,000 from available fund balance & increase the 2006 Revenue Budget & increase appropriation in the State Grant and Loan Programs Fund by $258,000.

CD Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Report: SEMI Infrastructure RCA

22. Upper Harbor Terminal Operating Budget for 2007:

Approve budget.

CD Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Report: Upper Harbor Agreement

23. Environmental Remediation Grant Applications outside of Fall 2006 Cycle:

a) Authorize submission of applications to the Hennepin County Environmental Response Fund for 1800 Plymouth Avenue Townhomes Project, the Archdale Apartments Project and the Heritage Park Redevelopment Project - Phases 3 and 4; b) Approve resolution authorizing execution of agreements to implement the Hennepin County Environmental Response Fund.

CD Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Reports: Remediation Grants RCA and Remediation Grants Attachment

24. Metropolitan Council LRT Land Assembly (CMAQ) Grant Funding Reallocation Request:

Authorize a request to the Metropolitan Council to reallocate $750,000 in federal CMAQ funds awarded to fund land acquisition for an extension of Snelling Avenue at the 46 th Street LRT station area.

CD Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Report: CMAQ RCA

25. African Development Center (ADC):

a) Authorize the execution of a contract for the partnership of the City with the ADC on establishing the Alternative Financing Loan Program (AFLP) as part of the City’s small business assistance programs; b) Authorize allocation of $20,000 for the AFLP business loan activities in 2007 from CPED Business Finance Fund; c) Authorize funding transfers in the amount of $467,656 to finance the initial projects in the AFLP.

CD Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Report: African Dev Center RCA

26. 2700 E Lake LLC (re Coliseum Building):

Approve amendment to the terms of the loan deferring the principal and interest payments until 1/2008 and then interest only payments be made for 12 months to accommodate a lower than projected building cash flow.

CD Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Report: 2700 E Lake RCA

27. Pregnancy Psychosocial Risk Screening Validation Study:

Authorize add 1.0 FTE grant funded position, contingent upon receipt of the notice of grant award.

HE&E Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Pregnancy Psychosocial Risk Screening Validation Study Position

28. "Get Fit Twin Cities" Initiative:

Resolution regarding fundraising.

HE&E Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Get Fit Campaign Solicitation Resolution

29. Emergency Plan/Mutual Aid:

Execute "Mutual Assistance Agreement" with St. Paul City Attorney’s Office to augment available legal resources in the event of a disaster.

PS&RS Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: City Atty Mutual Aid Agreement RCA

30. 2005 Urban Area Security Initiative Grant:

Amend Resolution 2006R-054 to transfer grant funding from Police Department to Fire Department to provide funds for other grant related costs in Fire Department.

PS&RS Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Urban Area Security

31. 2007 Influenza Pandemic Planning State Grant:

Accept grant award of $77,656 from State of Minnesota to continue working on issues that plan for a pandemic influenza; and Approve appropriation.

PS&RS Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Flu Grant

32. Auto Theft Bait Vehicle Program:

Accept donation of 1998 Honda Civil from National Insurance Crime Bureau for use in program.

PS&RS Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Auto Theft Bait RCA

33. Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms:

Execute agreement with ATF for reimbursement of overtime expenses for officers who assist the ATF; and Approve appropriation of $30,000.

PS&RS Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

State report: ATF Agrmt RCA

34. Employee Assistance Services:

Execute agreements for psychologist and psychologist training services.

PS&RS Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Employee Assistance Services

35. Detox Van Services:

Execute contract with Hennepin County to provide police Detox Van services for 2007.

PS&RS Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Detox Van Services

36. Reimbursement Agreements:

a) Negotiate and enter into an agreement with Sprint-Nextel to receive reimbursement for Phase II Rebanding work on the City’s existing 800 MHz system, as required by the Federal Communications Commission and performed by Motorola Inc. and City staff; and

b) Negotiate and enter into an agreement with Motorola Inc. to be reimbursed directly from Sprint-Nextel.

T&PW Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Report: Reimbursement Agreements

37. Reallocation/Reimbursement Contract with T-Mobile:

Negotiate and enter into an agreement with T-Mobile USA Inc. to receive microwave frequency communications equipment and appropriate cost reimbursement to the City for City-related costs pursuant to Federal Communications Commission action.

T&PW Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Report: T-Mobile Contract

38. Closing Project Funds:

Receive and accept the final costs of all the work described in the following projects for the total amount specified and adjust the capital appropriation as specified thereby closing the specified project:

a) All paving related work for Hiawatha/Minnehaha Railroad Project for a total of $0. Sewer Construction capital appropriation in 4100-932-9324 project 02HMR should be decreased by $55,000.00.

b) All sewer related work for Storm & Sewer Work Street Renovation Project totals $9,885.81. The Sewer Construction capital appropriation in 7300-932-9324 should be decreased by $64,114.19.

c) All sewer related work for Implementation, US EPA Storm Water Regulations Project for a total of $89,386.15. Sewer Construction capital appropriation in 7300-932-9324 project 02EPA should be decreased by $110,613.85.

d) All sewer related work for Miscellaneous Storm Drains, PS02 Project for a total of $173,927.50. Sewer Construction capital appropriation in 7300-932-9324 project 02MSD should be decreased by $26,072.50.

e) All sewer related work for Park Board Capital Storm Drain Project for a total of $0. Sewer Construction capital appropriation in 7300-932-9324 project 02PBS should be decreased by $500,000.00.

f) All sewer related work for 2002 Storm Tunnel Rehabilitation, PS01a for a total of $0. Sewer Construction capital appropriation in 7300-932-9324 project 02RHB should be decreased by $200,000.00.

g) All sewer related work for 2002 Sanitary Sewer Capital, PS01c Project for a total of $0. Sewer Construction capital appropriation in 7300-932-9324 project 02SAN should be decreased by $323,496.00.

h) All sewer related work for 2002 Sanitary Tunnel Rehabilitation, PS01b for a total of $0. Sewer Construction capital appropriation in 7300-932-9324 project 02STR should be decreased by $500,000.00.

i) All sewer related work for Implementation, US EPA Storm Water Regulations Project for a total of $81,849.12. Sewer Construction capital appropriation in 7300-932-9324 project 03EPA should be decreased by $168,150.88.

j) All sewer related work for Miscellaneous Storm Drain Project for a total of $199,981.41. Sewer Construction capital appropriation in 7300-932-9324 project 03MSD should be decreased by $18.59.

k) All sewer related work for Park Board Capital Storm Drain Project for a total of $524,521.47. Sewer Construction capital appropriation in 7300-932-9324 project 03PBS should be decreased by $75,478.53.

l) All sewer related work for Currie Lift Station SW012 Project for a total of $151,070.42. Sewer Construction capital appropriation in 7300-932-9324 project 04CLS should be decreased by $348,929.58.

m) All sewer related work for US EPA Storm Water Regulations Project for a total of $150,000.00. There is no remaining Sewer Construction capital appropriation in 7300-932-9324 project 04EPA.

n) All sewer related work for Miscellaneous Storm Drain Project for a total of $186,759.48. Sewer Construction capital appropriation in 7300-932-9324 project 04MSD should be decreased by $13,240.52.

o) All sewer related work for Crystal Lake New Storm Drain #5 Project for a total of $0. Sewer Construction capital appropriation in 7300-932-9324 project FLA05 should be decreased by $20,000.00.

p) All sewer related work for Flood Area #16 – Jefferson Elementary School Project for a total of $4,582,125.36. Sewer Construction capital appropriation in 7300-932-9324 project FLA16 should be decreased by $34,112.72.

q) All sewer related work for Flood Area #17 – West 43rd Street & Wentworth Avenue South Project for a total of $9,963.87. Sewer Construction capital appropriation in 7300-932-9324 project FLA17 should be decreased by $36.13.

r) All sewer related work for Flood Area #29, 30 Project for a total of $207,452.77. Sewer Construction capital appropriation in 7300-932-9324 project FLA29 should be decreased by $73,547.23.

s) All sewer related work for Flood Area #31 – Sheridan Avenue West (W 50th-51st Streets) Project for a total of $23,187.64. Sewer Construction capital appropriation in 7300-9.32-9324 project FLA31 should be decreased by $1,812.36

t) All sewer related work for Flood Area #33, 38 and 39, PS39 Project for a total of $23,799.40. Sewer Construction capital appropriation in 7300-932-9324 project FLA33 should be decreased by $863.92.

u) All sewer related work for Flood Area - Miscellaneous Project for a total of $30,688.57. Sewer Construction capital appropriation in 7300-932-9324 project FLAXX should be decreased by $101.94.

v) All sewer related work for Flood Area #09 – Holland Pond/Jackson Square/Edison High School Project for a total of $4,629,611.00. There is no remaining Sewer Construction capital appropriation in 7300-932-9324 project PND09.

w) All sewer related work for Miscellaneous Storm Drains Project for a total of $20,541.79. Sewer Construction capital appropriation in 7300-932-9324 project SW502 should be decreased by $458.21.

x) All sewer related work for Implement Storm Water Regulations Project for a total of $150,000.00. There is no remaining Sewer Construction capital appropriation in 7300-932-9324 project SW504.

As a result of the above project closeout $2,461,017.15 of sewer revenue will become available. The available revenue is reallocated to the projects listed below with the Capital appropriation increases and revenue budget increases to the appropriate Capital appropriation Resolution as follows:

a) $5,550.66 increase to Fund/Agency/Org: 7300-932-9324-FLA08 and revenue source Fund/Agency/Org: 7300-932-9324-3410 (Block Storm Drain Project FLA08)

b) $60,214.54 increase to Fund/Agency/Org: 7300-932-9324-FLA38 and revenue source Fund/Agency/Org: 7300-932-9324-3410 (Flood Area #33, 38, 39, PS39)

c) $35,425.31 increase to Fund/Agency/Org: 7300-932-9324-FLA39 and revenue source Fund/Agency/Org: 7300-932-9324-3410 (Flood Area #33, 38, 39, PS39)

d) $404,688.02 increase to Fund/Agency/Org: 7300-932-9324-POWDR and revenue source Fund/Agency/Org: 7300-932-9324-3410 (Powderhorn Park PS07)

e) $508,605.71 increase to Fund/Agency/Org: 7300-932-9324-FLA06 and revenue source Fund/Agency/Org: 7300-932-9324-3410 (Flood Area #06 33 rd Avenue North (Humboldt – Mississippi River))

f) $13,324.46 increase to Fund/Agency/Org: 4100-932-9324-SHCRK and revenue source Fund/Agency/Org: 4100-932-9324-3410 (Shingle Creek Wetland 1996)

g) $1,433,208.45 increase to Fund/Agency/Org: 7300-932-9324-FLA01 and revenue source Fund/Agency/Org: 7300-932-9324-3410 (Flood Area #01 42nd Ave N & Russell Avenue N)

Receive and accept the final costs of all the work described in the following projects for the total amount specified, there is no remaining capital appropriation as specified thereby closing the specified project:

a) All sewer related work for Block Storm Drain Project for a total of $347,080.30. There is no remaining Sewer Construction capital appropriation in 7300-932-9324 project FLA08.

b) All sewer related work for Flood Area #33, 38 and 39, PS39 Project for a total of $75,438.13. There is no remaining Sewer Construction capital appropriation in 7300-932-9324 project FLA38.

c) All sewer related work for Flood Area #33, 38 and 39, PS39 Project for a total of $46,074.11. There is no remaining Sewer Construction capital appropriation in 7300-932-9324 project FLA39.

d) All sewer related work for Powderhorn Park PS07 for a total of $924,688.02. There is no remaining Sewer Construction capital appropriation in 7300-932-9324 project POWDR.

e) All sewer related work for Flood Area #06 – 33rd Avenue North (Humboldt – Mississippi River) Project for a total of $8,158,605.71. There is no remaining Sewer Construction capital appropriation in 7300-932-9324 project FLA06.

f) All sewer related work for Shingle Creek Wetland 1996 for a total of $2,417,866.87. There is no remaining Sewer Construction capital appropriation in 4100-932-9324 project SHCRK.

T&PW Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Reports: Closing Project Funds; Resolution

39. Building Lease:

Negotiate and execute a two-year lease with John McKay Williams Properties in the total amount of $51,036.96 for a police substation and community-based worksite at 1107 West Broadway. Funds are available in the Police Department budget.

T&PW Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Report: Building Lease

40. Capital Project Appropriations:

a) Increase the appropriation for the Cedar Riverside Station Area Lighting Project by $256,000, to be reimbursed by a Hennepin County Transit Oriented Development Grant, Neighborhood NRP Funds, and CPED Station Enhancement Funds;

b) Increase the appropriation for signals and signing of Lowry Avenue North (from Humboldt Av N to 3rd St N) by $112,004, to be reimbursed by a Hennepin County Construction Cooperative Agreement and PITX funds; and

c) Increase the appropriation for navigation lights that were replaced on the East Lake Street and Broadway Avenue bridges by $30,600, to be reimbursed by a Hennepin County Routine Maintenance Agreement.

T&PW Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Report: Capital Project Appropriations

41. Bid:

OP 6690, Accept bid of Veit & Company, Inc., in the amount of $65,125, to furnish and deliver all labor, materials, equipment, and incidentals necessary for pipeline rehabilitation.

T&PW Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Report: Bid 6690

Discussion Items

42. Master Legal Services Agreement:

Authorize proper City officers to amend the Master Legal Services Agreement with Kaplan, Kirsch, and Rockwell, LLP, so that the costs for said agreement not exceed $1,050,000 for the term of the agreement.

Action Taken: Approved

43. MNCIS Integration Project:

Authorize proper City Officers to approve technology prepayment proposal for the MNCIS Integration Project.

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: MNCIS Integration Project

44. Legal Services Panels:

a) Adopt the City Attorneys recommendation for placing attorneys and law firms on the Citys Legal Services Panel;
b) Authorize the City Attorney to negotiate and enter into "Master Agreements" for the period January 1, 2007 through December 31, 2009, with the cost for each agreement not to exceed $300,000 for the three-year period; and
c) Authorizing waiving the request for proposals process for conflicts covered by the collective bargaining agreement with the Minneapolis Police Officers Federation.

W&M Action Taken of 11/27/2006: Postponed.

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Legal Services Panels

45. Application of the City’s Ethical Practices Code to Fundraising Initiatives:

Direct City’s Ethics Officer to analyze solicitation practices and to return back to the Ways & Means Committee with recommended policy options.

Action Taken: Approved

46. Remote Office Space at Hamilton School, 4119 Dupont Av N:

Approve pre-payment and fund transfer of $300,000 from Regulatory Services to Public Works.

PS&RS Action: Approved

Action Taken: Deleted from the agenda

Staff report: Hamilton School

47. Siyeza Inc. (1000 Humboldt Avenue North):

Approve the forgiveness of the loan with Siyeza Inc. (a frozen and refrigerated food manufacturing company) in the amount of $164,000 per the recommendation by the Empowerment Zone (EZ) Governance Board.

Action Taken: Postponed for 1 cycle with staff directed to report back on the financial and legal options that the City has relating to this loan, both as to the security interest provided by the foundation and the entire $164,000; to include any collection options the City would have against Siyeza Inc. or it’s principles.

Staff report: Siyeza Inc

48. Resolution to Accept Gifts on behalf of Police and Fire Personnel:

Approve resolution.

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Resolution

Public Testimony - Scheduled Time: 2:30 p.m.

49. Resolution to ensure Fair Hiring Practices:

Presentation to Committee.

W&M Action Taken of 11/27/2006: Postponed.

Action Taken: Approved with all committee members joining as co-authors of the resolution.

Staff report: Proposed Fair Hiring DRAFT Resolution

Postponed Items

50. Fraud/Ethics Reporting Line:

a) Receive and file the Fraud/Ethics Reporting Line Committee report;
b) Direct, under the auspices of the City Coordinator’s Office, the selection of a vendor for a fraud and ethics reporting line using a competitive procurement process;
c) Direct the City Coordinator’s staff to make a recommendation about funding the fraud and ethics reporting line;
d) Direct appropriate staff, as coordinated by the City Coordinator’s office, to implement the reporting line enterprise wide; and
e) Direct the City’s Ethics Officer to provide semi-annual reports on the utilization of the fraud and ethics line to the Ways and Means/Budget Committee.

W&M Action Taken of 10/02/2006: Approved, as amended with added staff directions: a) that the Finance Department work with the City Coordinator and bring forward a recommendation for a permanent funding source for this reporting line as a part of the 2007 budget deliberations; and b) that the Ethics Officer as well as providing semi-annual reports on the utilization, report back to the Ways & Means Committee in the 1 st Quarter of 2007 to address issues involving implementation.

Council Action of 10/6/2006; 10/20/2006; 11/3/2006 - Postponed.

Council Action of 11/17/2006: Referred back to Ways & Means/Budget Committee.
W&M Action Taken of 11/27/2006: Postponed.

Action Taken: Continue postponement

10/2/2006 Staff report: Fraud/Ethics Reporting Line

Upcoming Items

Business Plan Presentations

January 8 – Finance, Human Resources

January 22 – BIS, Communications

February 5 – City Coordinator, City Clerk

February 20 – Convention Center

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, January 8, 2007

Next City Council Meeting: Friday, December 22, 2006

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