Ways & Means/Budget Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting

Monday, May 4, 2009

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

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

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

Consent Items

1. Legal Settlements:

Authorize settlement of the legal matter of Juan Carlos Paute ($9,000).

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Juan Carlos Paute RCA

2. Mobile Data Computers:

Authorize proper City officers to spend an additional $136,000 for Mobile Data Computers under O.P. 6874.

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Mobile Data Computers RCA

3. Virtual Server Capacity:

Authorize amendment to the Unisys contract C-25200 by $87,666 for an increase in scope to expand the City’s virtual server hosting capacity. No additional appropriation required.

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Virtual Server Capacity RCA

4. Empowerment Zone Grant Funds:

Approve Empowerment Zone acceptance of grant funds of $264,600 from the Department of Housing and Urban Development; and Approve appropriation.

Action Taken: Approved, as amended (approving appropriation of funds)

Staff report: EZ Grant Funds RCA

5. Franklin Light Rail Transit Station Area Redevelopment Plan:

a) Approve land acquisition by the City using TOD Program set-aside and LAAND funds, and authorize redevelopment contract with Seward Redesign & related documents;
b) Approve appropriation & budget revenue increases;
c) Approve resolution approving Modification No 2 to the Franklin LRT Station Area Redevelopment Plan and Modification No 113 to the Common Development and Redevelopment Plan and Common Tax Increment Financing Plan, authorizing public redevelopment activities to assist the proposed Franklin Station Project and identifying 14 properties located near E 22 nd St & Minnehaha Ave as property that may be acquired by the City;

d) Approve resolution authorizing the borrowing of up to $500,000 in LAAND funds from the Metropolitan Council, for the acquisition of property by the City.

CD Committee Action: Approved, as amended to add conditions as follows: 1) Allow the principal amount of the first mortgage bank loan to increase to $1,800,000; 2) Require that both the City’s TOD Loan and the HLAF Forgivable Loan be structured as recourse loans to the limited liability company being created to act as the land development entity and borrower; & 3) Require an Assignment of Leases and Rents in addition to a mortgage to secure the City’s TOD Loan.

Action Taken: Concurrence with CD action taken.

Staff Report: Franklin RCA; Franklin Property Acquisition MAP ; Franklin Acquisition MAP; Franklin Arial MAP; Franklin Sources&Uses ATTACH; Franklin Concept Plan; Franklin Mod2; Franklin Mod113; Franklin DFC MEMO

6. 2006 Healthy Homes Demonstration Grant:

Execute Agreement with Pediatric Home Service to increase the contract for grant funded services by up to $150,000 to provide asthma visits and interventions through December 31, 2009.

HE&E Committee Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Healthy Homes RCA

7. Assistance to Firefighters Grant:

Apply for Fiscal Year 2009 grant seeking $130,000 to replace two air compressor systems.

PS&RS Committee Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Firefighters Grant RCA

8. Bomb Unit:

Accept donation of an aluminum post stand used in the disarming of
bombs from Dr. Frederick W. Nolting, D.D.S., valued at $600.

PS&RS Committee Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Bomb Donation RCA

9. Bid for Non-Emergency Securing Vacant and Open Buildings:

OP #7090, accept low bid of Castrejon Inc to secure vacant and open buildings, and any accessory buildings on the legally defined lot ($300,000).

PS&RS Committee Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved. Further, directing the Fire Department to return to the Ways & Means/Budget Committee the 1st cycle of August with a report on the new commercial inspection program and with a plan on how MFD would implement taking over the vacant and boarded service mid-year 2010.

Staff report: Castrejon Bid RCA

10. Bid for Emergency Securing Vacant and Open Buildings:

OP #7089, accept low bid of Neighbor Serve Inc to secure vacant and open buildings, and any accessory building on the legally defined lot ($400,000).

PS&RS Committee Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved. Further, directing the Fire Department to return to the Ways & Means/Budget Committee the 1st cycle of August with a report on the new commercial inspection program and with a plan on how MFD would implement taking over the vacant and boarded service mid-year 2010.

Staff report: Neighbor Serve Bid RCA

11. Bid for Demolition of Ten Structures:

OP #7136, accept low bid of Doboszenski and Sons Inc to demolish ten structures as directed by Regulatory Services ($115,970).

PS&RS Committee Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Doboszenski Bid

12. Animal Care & Control Donations:

Resolution authorizing the solicitation of donations by Minneapolis Animal Care & Control for the purpose of funding activities related to animal care and to supplement educational/outreach efforts.

PS&RS Committee Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Donations RCA and Resl

13. Thomas Ave North Street Resurfacing Project (Dowling Ave N to 42nd Ave N):

a) Order the work to proceed and adopt special assessments in the amount of $102,471.43 for the project; and

b) Request the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds in the amount of $102,470, with the bonds to be paid for from special assessments.

T&PW Committee Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Reports: Thomas Ave Resurfacing; Map

14. Contract for Sodium Permanganate:

Increase contract with Hawkins, Inc., by $300,000, for a revised estimated annual expenditure of $700,000, to provide sodium permanganate to the Public Works Water Department due to greater than anticipated usage.

T&PW Committee Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Report: Sodium Permanganate

15. Minneapolis-Duluth/Superior Passenger Rail (Northern Lights Express):

Authorize expenditure of $50,000 to allow 2009 City of Minneapolis participation in the Minneapolis-Duluth/Superior Passenger Rail Alliance Board for the development of the Northern Lights Express.

T&PW Committee Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Report: Northern Lights Funding

16. Bicycle Donation:

a) Authorize the acceptance of a donation of 26 bicycles, valued at $7,250, from Bikes Belong, a national bicycle advocacy organization;

b) Authorize the use of no more than 12 of the bicycles for the Bike Walk Ambassador Program, with up to 6 being used as prize giveaways for Bike Walk to Work Day; and

c) Direct Public Works to explore using the remaining bicycles as a city bicycle fleet for employees, and return to City Council with a potential plan for said bicycle fleet.

T&PW Committee Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Report: Bicycle Donation

17. Water Sale Agreement:

Authorize the execution of three separate 20-year agreements for the sale of water to the Metropolitan Airport Commission, City of Edina, and City of Hilltop.

T&PW Committee Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Report: Water Sale Agreement

18. 18th Ave NE Bikeway Project, Phase II (Monroe St NE to Marshall St NE):

a) Authorize an increase in the appropriation for the 18th Ave NE Bikeway Project in the amount of $1,000,000, reimbursable from federal funds;

b) Authorize the negotiation and execution of an agreement with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (BNSF) for the acquisition of permanent trail easements; and

c) Authorize the execution of the necessary documents to acquire permanent trail easements from 1700 2nd St NE (East Side Neighborhood Services) and 1800 2nd St NE (A Chance to Grow, Inc.).

T&PW Committee Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Reports: 18th Ave NE Bikeway; Map

19. Re-Bid for Modernization of Elevators:

a) Accept low bid of Kone, Inc. on OP 7117, in the amount of $445,300 to accomplish the modernization of elevators for Public Works Traffic and Parking Division;

b) Authorize the execution of a contract in accordance with specifications prepared by Lerch Bates;

c) Project funding will be provided through Ramp Capital RMP01 with bonds repaid by Convention Center sales tax proceeds; and

d) Increase the appropriation in the Ramp Capital Fund by $445,300.

T&PW Committee Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Report: Modernization of Elevators

20. Parking Ramp Revenue Control Equipment:

a) Authorize increase in contract with Don Harstad Company in the amount of $780,000, for a revised estimated expenditure of $4,045,862, for parking ramp revenue control equipment necessary to allow credit card payment and automation of ramp revenue control activities at the Plaza Municipal Parking Facility. All terms, conditions, and unit pricing will follow the price agreement of the original proposal;

b) Project funding will be provided through Ramp Capital RMP01 with bonds repaid by Convention Center Sales Tax; and

c) Increase the appropriation in the Ramp Capital Fund by $780,000.

T&PW Committee Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Reports: Revenue Control Equipment

21. Bids:

a) OP 7042, Accept bid of MacQueen Equipment, Inc., for an estimated expenditure of $69,108.52, to furnish and deliver a cart lifting system for the Solid Waste and Recycling Division; and

b) OP 7116, Accept low bid of Veit and Company, for an estimated expenditure of $992,848.58, to accomplish removals, storm sewer, and grading on Chicago Ave.

T&PW Committee Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Reports: Bid 7042; Bid 7116

Discussion Items

22. Banking and Custodial Services:

Authorize issuance of Request for Proposals (RFP) for Banking and Custodial Services.

Action Taken: Approved

Staff reports: Banking and Custodial Svs RCA; Evaluation Criteria

23. Utility Bill Insert - June 2009:

a) Approve utility billing insert on behalf of the 9th Ward Office regarding legal and illegal fireworks in Minneapolis.
b) Motion by Schiff, that insert be funded by Police and Fire departments ($3,125).

Action Taken: Approved, as amended to have the cost of the insert divided three-way with Police, Fire, and 911/311 departments.

Staff reports: June Utility Billing RCA ; and Insert

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, May 18, 2009

Next City Council Meeting: Friday, May 8, 2009

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