Ways & Means/Budget Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting

Monday, January 25, 2010

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 Hodges (Chair), Schiff, Colvin Roy,

Glidden, Hofstede, Tuthill (quorum 4)

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

Consent Items

1. Downtown Improvement District Grant:

Authorize proper City officers to accept grant funds ($85,000) from the Downtown Improvement District to implement a downtown chronic offender prosecution program "Downtown 100"; and to establish a new Assistant City Attorney I position. Approve appropriation.

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: DID Grant Award RCA

2. Higher Ground, Inc. Donation:

Authorize acceptance of a donation for travel expenses for the 911 Director, Heather Hunt to attend an annual sales meeting in California on February 11, 2010 and deliver a presentation on the I35W Bridge Collapse (Approx. value is $755).

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Higher Ground Donation RCA

3. Tax Credit Exchange (1602) Program Funds:

a) Accept 1602 Exchange Program Funds awarded by the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency for Near North Recapitalization in the amount of $1,279,386 and for Clare Midtown in the amount of $1,279,395; b) Approve appropriations; c) Authorize loans, subrecipient and/or disbursement and related agreements.

CD Committee Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Report: Tax Credit Exchange RCA

4. MN Dept of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Redevelopment Grant Program:

Approve resolution authorizing submittal of grant application for the Upper Harbor Terminal Stormwater Management Project.

CD Committee Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Report: DEED RCA

5. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Grant:

a) Authorize acceptance of EPA Brownfield grant funds in the amount of $400,000 to be used for environmental site assessments/investigations; b) Approve appropriation increases; c) Authorize grant, subrecipient and/or disbursement and related agreements.

CD Committee Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Report: EPA RCA

6. Revolving Loan Funds Programs:

a) Approve the proposed Revolving Loan Fund Program guideline changes; b) Approve the proposed Commercial Corridor/Commercial Node 2% Revolving Loan Fund guideline changes; c) Approve resolution delegating authority to the Director of CPED to make and execute Lender Agreements for the Revolving Loan Fund Program and the Commercial Corridor/Commercial Node 2% Revolving Loan Fund Program as permitted by City Charter; d) Receive and file 2009 loan portfolio and delinquency information. (CD Action taken 12/8/2009: Postponed)

CD Committee Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Report: REVISED Revolving Loan Fund RCA; REVISED Exhibit B Guidelines

7. East African Area Studies Group Conference:

Execute agreement with Millennium Hotel for Police Department sponsored international annual conference to focus on East African law enforcement issues.

PS&H Committee Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: MPD Conference RCA

8. Bomb Disposal Unit:

Execute grant agreement with Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency to receive $50,000 for planning, training and equipment; and Approve appropriation.

PS&H Committee Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Bomb Unit RCA

9. Violent Offender Task Force:

Accept $25,000 from the United States Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office, to support investigative resources that may lead to cases involving foreign nationals of interest to ICE; and Approve appropriation.

PS&H Committee Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: VOTF RCA

10. Capital Project Close-Outs:

a) Receive and accept the final costs of various Paving and Bridge Operations project work, and adjust the capital appropriation as necessary to close out the projects;

b) Reallocate excess Net Debt Bonds to the 2010 Parkway Paving Program; and

c) Request concurrence of the Board of Estimate and Taxation in the reallocation of already issued Net Debt Bonds.

T&PW Committee Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Report: Capital Project Close-Outs

11. Hennepin County Sentence to Service Program:

Authorize the negotiation and execution of a new three-year contract with the Hennepin County Sentencing to Service Program, with a not-to-exceed three year contract total of $530,250, to perform routine maintenance of City-owned properties. Funding has been included in the Property Services Operating Budget; no additional appropriation required.

T&PW Committee Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Report: Sentencing to Service Contract

12. Areaway Abandonment Change Orders (250 3rd Ave N):

Authorize the execution of Change Orders #1 and #2 to the contract with Construction Results Corporation, in the total amount of $26,080, to allow for work required by unforeseen conditions and plan revisions not covered in the original scope of the contract.

T&PW Committee Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Report: Areaway Abandonment

13. Victory Memorial Parkway Grant Funding:

a) Authorize the execution of an agreement with Metropolitan Council to accept a State grant in the amount of $1,000,000 to complete improvements on Victory Memorial Parkway; and

b) Increase the appropriation for the Project by $1,000,000.

T&PW Committee Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Reports: Victory Memorial Parkway Grant RCA ; Plan

14. Bids:

a) OP 7204, Accept low bid of Thane Hawkins Polar Chevrolet, Inc., in the amount of $69,531, to furnish and deliver a 2010 aerial platform truck;

b) OP 7229, Accept low bid of Highway Technologies, Inc., for an estimated annual expenditure of $1,000,000, to furnish and deliver rental work zone traffic devices through December 31, 2010; and

c) OP 7234, Accept low bid of Veit and Company, Inc., for an estimated annual expenditure of $600,000, for the disposal of clean fill and asphalt.

T&PW Committee Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Reports: Bid 7204 ; Bid 7229 ; Bid 7234

15. Minneapolis Economic Recovery Strategy: Camden Bridge Rehabilitation Project:

a) OP 7230, Accept low bid of Lunda Construction Co, in the amount of $10,339,618.20, to accomplish the rehabilitation of the Camden Bridge, contingent upon the approval of Mn/DOT and the Mn/DOT Civil Rights/EEO Office; and

b) In the event the low bidder is disqualified, authorize the proper City officers to negotiate and execute a contract with the lowest bidder approved by Mn/DOT.

T&PW Committee Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Report: Camden Bridge Rehabilitation Project

Discussion Items

Public Works

16. Solar Development and Solar Services at Convention Center:

a) Negotiate and execute a Solar Services Agreement (including associated site least agreement) with Best Power International, LLC, for Solar Development and Solar Services; b) Authorize petition the Office of Energy Security and the Public Utilities Commission to re-designate the City as the sole recipient of a $2 million Renewable Development Fund Grant for the proposed project; and c) If successful, accept the grant and draft and execute the appropriate agreements.

RE&E Committee Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Report: Convention Center Solar Development and Solar Services RCA

17. Pro-Tec Design:

a) Authorize execution of a contract with Pro-Tec Design for the build out of the Port Security Camera System at a cost of $950,000; and b) Authorize a three-year term and two additional one-year options to renew with a not-to-exceed amount of $2,500,000 to encompass replacement and/or future expansion of the City’s public safety cameras.

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Report: Pro Tec Design RCA

18. USI Wireless, Inc.:

Authorize amendment to USI Wireless, Inc. contract C-23781, increasing amount by $440,000 to expand the Wi-Fi network along the Port Authority and Mississippi River corridor to allow connectivity to the Port Security Camera System. Funded from the Office of Justice Program Grant.

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Report: USI Wireless RCA

19. Bush Foundation Grant for Immigrant and Refugee Engagement Initiative:

a) Authorize the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department to accept a grant from the Bush Foundation ($100,000) for a pilot project focusing on connecting new immigrants and refugees to widely varied resources and services, support connections within the community; and
b) Approve appropriation.

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Bush Foundation Grant RCA

20. Unallotment Case:

Adopt resolution requesting the City Attorney to file an Amicus Brief in support of the district court opinion in the Appeal of the Case of Brayton, et al. v. Pawlenty, et al. (The Unallotment Case).

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Report: Unallotment Amicus Brief RCA

Postponed Items

21. City Financial Policies:

Authorize amendments to the Citys financial policies to expand independent board recoupment policy. (WM Action taken 11/9/2009: Approved)

Action Taken: No action taken

11/9/2009 Staff Report: Financial Policies RCA

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, February 8, 2010

Next City Council Meeting: Friday, February 12, 2010

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