Ways & Means/Budget Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
Thursday, December 13, 2012
9:30 a.m. - Room 317 City Hall

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

Committee Members:  Council Members Hodges (Chair), Colvin Roy, Schiff, Glidden, Hofstede, and Tuthill (quorum 4)

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

Consent

City Attorney

 1.  Legal Settlements:
      Authorize settlement of: a) Roberta Hawkins v. City of Minneapolis ($90,000); b) Albertine L. Rotimi v. Jarrod S. Kunze and City of Minneapolis ($6,500); and c) City of Minneapolis v. RW Farms (Master Express) (7,500).

      Staff Report: Hawkins v. City of Mpls-RCA; Rotimi v. Kunze & City of Mpls-RCA; City of Mpls v. RW Farms-RCA

City Clerk

 2.  Legal Publications Contract Extension:
      Authorize three-month extension until March 31, 2013, to the existing contract with Finance & Commerce, Inc., for publication of legal notices, ordinance, proceedings, and other matters.

       Staff Report: Finance & Commerce Contract-RCA

 3.  U of M Library Agreement:
      Authorize agreement with the University of Minnesota's Borchert Map Library for the digitization of historic aerial photographs.

      Staff Report: U of M Library Agreement-RCA

Department of Convention Center and Procurement

 4.  Bid:
      OP No 7691, Accept low bid of L S Black Constructors, Inc. in the amount of $280,496.36, for the restoration construction at the 3rd Avenue Parking Ramp for the Convention Center.

      Staff Report:  Bid 7691-RCA

Department of Finance and Property Services

 5.  Bid:
      OP No 7668, Accept low responsive bid of Construction Results Corporation in the amount of $254,800, for completion of the 2nd Precinct Desk Remodeling Project.

      Staff Report:  Bid 7668-RCA

Department of Information Technology

 6.  Wireless Community Accounts:
      Approve applications for free Wireless Community accounts for: a) Holland High Rise in partnership with Logan Park Neighborhood Association and Volunteers of America; and b) Center for Victims of Professional Abuse.

      Staff Report: Wireless Community Accounts-RCA

 7.  Microsoft Gift Acceptance:
      Accept donation from Microsoft Corporation for SQL Server Migration Assessment and authorize entering into agreements to accept delivery of assessment funding and related service agreements and work orders.

       Staff Report: Microsoft Donation-RCA

Department of Police  

 8.  Target Foundation Grant:
       Accept $15,000 in grant funding to be used for social media training on the integration of social media into the Police mission, and approve appropriation. 

       Staff Report:  Target Social Media Grant-RCA

 9.  Dynamic Imaging Contract:
      Authorize entering into a contract agreement with Dynamic Imaging Systems, Inc. for the maintenance of photo imaging equipment in the Police Crime Lab, in an estimated amount of $9,310.

      Staff Report:  Dynamic Imaging Contract-RCA

10. The Depot Contract:
      Authorize entering into a contract agreement with The Depot Hotel for arrangements for facility rental for law enforcement trainings.

      Staff Report:  The Depot Hotel Contract-RCA

11. Xcel Energy Contract:
      Authorize entering into a contract agreement with Xcel Energy for the installation of city equipment on Xcel's building on Nicollet Mall.

      Staff Report:  Xcel Contract-RCA

12. Partners in Leadership Contract:
      Authorize entering into a contract agreement with Partners in Leadership, Inc. for leadership training for 30 MPD participants, in an estimated amount of $9,000 and $225 per participant over the total of 30. 

      Staff Report:  Partners in Leadership Contract-RCA

Department of Regulatory Services

13. Animal Care and Control Donations:
      Accept by resolution in-kind donations of dog and cat food and supplies from the following individuals and groups:  Alyssa Ambroz, Judy Myers, Donna Francis, Philip Habeeb, Annie Krapek, SW Metro Rescue, MNPAW Volunteers, MACC Volunteers, and PETCO Highland Park.

      Staff Report: MACC Donations-RCA

Referred by Executive Committee

14. Reclassification of Existing Appointed Position - Director Regulatory Services:
      Approve proposed reclassification of position to grade 15, 703 points; and Passage of Salary Ordinance approving annual salary, effective December 14, 2012.

      Staff Report: Director Regulatory Services-RCA; Classification RPT; Salary ORD

15. New Appointed Position - Director CPED Operations and Innovation:
      Approve proposed appointed position allocated to grade 15, 688 points; and Passage of Salary Ordinance approving annual salary, effective December 14, 2012.

      Staff Report: Director CPED Operations-RCA; Classification RPT; Salary ORD

Referred by Community Development Committee

16. Emergency Solutions Grant Awards:
      Approve grants & authorize contracts with organizations receiving grants, as follows:  Ascension Place/St Anne's, $177,400; Catholic Charities Hope Street, $76,608; Catholic Charities Housing First, $71,724; MN Council of Churches, $97,630; St Stephen's Human Services, $203,334.

      Staff Report:  Emergency Solutions Grants RCA; ESG RCA-revised
     
CD Action Taken:  Approved, with information requested on programs that were not chosen to receive grant awards.  Directions to CPED staff to implement for future ESG Program grant awards:  a) create a process with specific criteria to judge ESG applications for allocation; b) create a City staff team, with the advice of Hennepin County and Heading Home Hennepin, to rank the applications; and c) list specifics about proposals not being recommended for approval as well as the criteria used to make decisions about which projects are chosen. 

17. Cedar Riverside Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) Phase II Neighborhood Action Plan:
      a)   Approve Plan, in an amount not to exceed $704,577.00;
      b)   Approve increase in CPED NRP Fund by $419,067.37;
      c)   Authorize contracts or agreements necessary to implement request.

      Staff Report:  Cedar Riverside NRP RCA; Cedar Riverside NRP PLAN
      
CD Action Taken: Approved

18. Central Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) Phase II Neighborhood Action Plan:
      a)   Approve Plan, in an amount not to exceed $812,586.00;
      b)   Approve increase in CPED NRP Fund by $526,071.94;
      c)   Authorize contracts or agreements necessary to implement request.

      Staff Report:  Central NRP RCA; Central NRP PLAN
      CD Action Taken: Approved

19. National Endowment for the Arts Our Town Program:
      Approve submittal of application for the John Biggers Seed Project.

      Staff Report:  Our Town RCA
      
CD Action Taken: Approved

Referred by Regulatory, Energy & Environment Committee

20. Bid for Non-Emergency Board Ups:
      OP #7707, accept single bid of Castrejon, Inc. to furnish and deliver all labor and materials for non-emergency board ups and vacant and open buildings for the Department of Regulatory Services ($100,000).

       Staff Report:  Bid for Non-Emergency Board Ups RCA
       RE&E Action Taken: Approved

21. Bid for Emergency Board Ups:
      OP #7708, accept single bid of Castrejon, Inc. to furnish and deliver all labor and materials for emergency board ups and vacant and open buildings for the Department of Regulatory Services ($300,000).

      Staff Report:  Bid for Emergency Board Ups RCA
       RE&E Action Taken: Approved

Discussion Item

Department of Finance and Property Services

22. Financial Status Report:
      Receive and file third quarter 2012 update.

      Staff Report: 3rd Qtr Financial Rpt-RCA3rd Qtr Financial Rpt-RPT 

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:  Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Committee Actions Referred to the Next Council Meeting:  Friday, December 14, 2012

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