Ways & Means/Budget Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
Monday, October 15, 2012
1:30 p.m. - Room 317 City Hall

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Committee Members Present:  Council Members Colvin Roy (VIce Chair), Schiff, Glidden, Hofstede, and Tuthill - 5 (quorum 4)

Committee Members Absent: Council Member Hodges

Council Committee Coordinator:  Anissa Hollingshead (612) 673-2296 

Consent

City Attorney

1.   Legal Settlement:
      Authorize settlement of the following:
        a) Johnathan McClellan v. City of Minneapolis ($35,000);
        b) Bernard Miles v. City of Minneapolis et al. and Hennepin County et al. ($4,500);
        c) Alicia Jean Olson v. City of Minneapolis ($22,580);
        d) Jennifer Leigh Ripp v. City of Minneapolis ($6,801.25);
        e) Riley B. Housley, III v. City of Minneapolis ($63,000); and
         f)  1) David Anderson and Ruby Anderson v. City of Minneapolis ($5,000);
             2) Sentinel Insurance Company v. City of Minneapolis ($15,000).

        Staff Report: McClellan v. City of Minneapolis-RCA, Miles v. City of Minneapolis et al-RCA, Olson v. City of Minneapolis-RCA, Ripp v. City of Minneapolis-RCA, Housley v. City of Minneapolis-RCA, Anderson and Sentinel Insurance v. City of Minneapolis-RCA
         
Action Taken:  Approved

Department of Finance and Property Services

2.   Gift Acceptance:
      Accept gifts to the City of Minneapolis valued under $15,000 for the 3rd Quarter of 2012.

       Staff Report: Gift Acceptance-RCA
        Action Taken:  Approved

3.   Kone, Inc. Contract Amendment:
      Authorize amendment to Contract C-26956 for elevator and escalator maintenance and repair to increase the contract amount by $40,000.

      Staff Report: Kone, Inc. Amendment-RCA
       Action Taken:  Approved

Referred by Committee of the Whole

4.   Creative Vitality Index Report:
       a)  Accept gift of pro bono design work from Azul 7 on the report;
       b)  Accept gift of 75% of work study internship cost from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for 160 hours of work on the report; and
       c)  Authorize entering into an agreement with MIT.

      Staff Report: Azul 7 Gift RCA; REVISED MIT Gift RCA
      
CoW Action Taken:   Approved a & b
       Action Taken:  Approved a, b & c

Referred by Community Development Committee

5.   Green Homes North Funding Awards: 
       a) Approve award of $661,475 for development value gap funding for the new construction of 13 green homes on City-owned vacant lots in North Minneapolis, as submitted by four non-profit developers and one private developer in response to the City’s Green Homes North Request for Proposals;
       b) Authorize related agreements with the selected qualified developers, including additional Green Homes North program requirements identified by the Design Review Committee;
       c) Authorize CPED Director to waive the per-unit subsidy cap in the HOW program guidelines and make changes to the Green Homes North awards and/or other City funding, not to exceed $10,000 per property, if needed to implement enhanced quality, innovative, green design recommendations;
      d) Approve the sale of the following properties: 

           1)  3101 6th St N to PPL Homes LLC for $4,800; 
           2)  3107 6th St N to PPL Homes LLC for $4,800;
           3)  401 Logan Ave N to PRG, Inc for $2,688; 
           4)  409 Logan Ave N to PRG, Inc for $3,087; 
           5)  2530 James Ave N to PRG, Inc for $2,780; 
           6)  2511 James Ave N to PRG, Inc for $3,300; 
           7)  5201 Oliver Ave N to Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation for $5,656;
           8)  5200 Penn Ave N to Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation for $9,448;
           9)  2501 James Ave N to TVM Development 1, LLC for $3,150;
         10)  2534 James Ave N to TVM Development 1, LLC for $2,844.
      e) Accept grant, $200,000, from the Family Housing Fund for the Green Homes North Program and authorize agreement for the grant & approve appropriation.

      Staff Report:   Green Homes RCA; Green Homes SITE PLAN; Green Homes a-b ATTACH; Green Homes c, d, e, f ATTACH; Green Homes g, h ATTACH; Green Homes i, j ATTACH 
      CD Action Taken:  Approved
         Action Taken:  Approved

6.   Metropolitan Council Tax Base Revitalization Account (TBRA) Grant Program:
       a) Accept grants for Heritage Park ($50,000), Mpls Preservation Portfolio Project ($16,300), The Commons @ Penn Ave ($22,500);
       b) Approve appropriations;
       c) Authorize grant, subrecipient and/or disbursement and related agreements.

       Staff Report:  TBRA RCA 
      CD Action Taken:  Approved
         Action Taken:  Approved

Referred by Public Safety, Civil Rights & Health Committee

7.   Joint Powers Agreement for DNA Analysts:
       Authorize execution of Joint Powers Agreement amendment with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension for the Police Department to fund four DNA analysts to work on MPD cases, at a cost not to exceed $85,000 per analyst annually, for a term from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2014.

       Staff Report:  DNA Analysts Joint Powers Agreement-RCA 
       PSC&H Action Taken:  Approved 
         Action Taken:  Approved

8.   Animal Care and Control Donations:
      Accept by resolution in-kind donations of dog and cat food and supplies from the following individuals and groups: Linden Tree Company, Teresa Nordin, MyVoice T-shirts, Kelly Everding, Pampered Pooch, and Chuck & Don's Pet Food Outlet.

      Staff Report: MACC Donations-RCA 
       PSC&H Action Taken:  Approved 
         Action Taken:  Approved

9.   One Minneapolis: A Call to Action! Conference Donations:
      Accept by resolution donations for expenses incurred from the conference themed "One Minneapolis: A Call to Action"; and Approve appropriation.

      Staff Report: Civil Rights Donation-RCAResolution-revised
       PSC&H Action Taken:  Approved 
         Action Taken:  Approved

10. Grant Acceptances:
      Accept the following Homeland Security and Emergency Management Grants: the 2012 SHSP Planning Award in the amount of $50,000, and the 2012 UASI Award in the amount of $588,721; and Approve appropriations. 

      Staff Report:  Emergency Mgmt Grant Acceptances-RCA
       PSC&H Action Taken: Approved    
         Action Taken:  Approved   

11. Contract Amendment:
      Authorize amendment to Contract C-27306 with Pat Neska and Associates to increase the contract amount by $150,000, for the provision of School Based Clinic Billing, Data Management, and Consulting/Training Services.

       Staff Report:  Pat Neska Contract Amendment-RCA 
       PSC&H Action Taken:  Approved 
         Action Taken:  Approved

Referred by Regulatory, Energy & Environment Committee

12. Able Energy Contraft Amendment :
      Authorize amendment to Contract No. C-35062 for the 100kW PV installation at the Royalston Maintenance Facility to waive the three month system performance requirement before releasing the 5% contract retainer.

     Staff Report: Able Energy Contract Amendment-RCA 
      RE&E Action Taken:  Approved
         Action Taken:  Approved

Referred by Transportation & Public Works Committee

13. Linden Hills and 39th St W Street Resurfacing Projects:
      Approve delay of levy of special assessments at the 2012 assessment rates for the Linden Hills Resurfacing Project and the 39th St W Resurfacing Project in order to avoid conflict with work being performed in the area by CenterPoint Energy and Metro Council Environmental Services.   

       Staff Report:  Street Resurfacing Assessment Delay RCA;   Project Area Map  
      
T&PW Action Taken:  Approved
         Action Taken:  Approved

14. Bids:
      a)  OP 7684, Accept low bid of Mark J. Traut Wells, Inc., in the amount of $734,054.50, to accomplish the Fridley Softening Plant Groundwater Control Project for the Water Treatment and Distribution Division; and 
      b)  OP 7695, Accept low bid of Huls Bros. Trucking, Inc. for an estimated annual expenditure of $300,000, for the hauling and disposal of agricultural liming materials for the Water Treatment and Distribution Division.  

      Staff Report:  Bid 7684Bid 7695   
      T&PW Action Taken:  Approved
         Action Taken:  Approved

Discussion Items

Information Technology Department

15. Utility Billing Software Upgrade:
      Authorize amendments to contract C98-12701 with N. Harris (dba Systems & Software, Inc.) for upgrade of the enQuesta software to extend the contract to December 31, 2018, and increase the contract amount by $2,250,000 for support and upgrade costs.

      Staff Report:  enQuesta Upgrade-RCA
         Action Taken:  Approved

16. Regulatory Services Reorganization Work Group:
      Status update.

      Staff Report: None
         
Action Taken:  Deleted from the agenda

17. Target Center:
      Verbal update on Target Center Implementation.

       Staff Report:  None
         
Action Taken:  Verbal report received

Postponed Items

Audit Committee - Referred by the City Council 9/21/2012

18. Xcel Energy, Inc. Franchise Agreement Review:
      Transmittal of report.

      Staff Report: Xcel Energy Review Report 
      Action Taken 10/1/2012:   Postponed one cycle 
         Action Taken:  Postponed

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

Next Committee Meeting:  October 29, 2012

Committee Actions Referred to the Next Council Meeting:  October 19, 2012

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