Ways & Means/Budget Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
1:30 p.m. - Room 317 City Hall

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

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

Consent Items 

City Attorney

 1.  Legal Settlements:
      Authorize settlement of: a) Antoinette Peterson v. City of Minneapolis ($27,500); and b) Wayne Darren Newton v. Officer Richard Walker ($10,000).

      Staff Report: Peterson v. City of Minneapolis-RCANewton v. Walker-RCA   
      Action Taken:  Approved    

 2.  Establishment of Legal Services Panels:
      Approve: a) the City Attorney's recommendation for placing attorneys and law firms on the City's Legal Services Panel; b) authorization to negotiate and enter into Master Agreements for the period January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2015, with the cost for each agreement not to exceed $300,000 for the three-year period; and c) waiving the request for proposals process for conflicts covered by the collective bargaining agreement with the Minneapolis Police Officers Federation.

      Staff Report: Legal Services Panels-RCA 
      Action Taken:  Approved

Department of Finance and Property Services

 3.  Hennepin County Contract Renewal:
      Authorize new three-year agreement with Hennepin County's Leasing and Land Management Division for professional lease management services.

      Staff Report:  Hennepin County Contract-RCA
      Action Taken:  Approved

 4.  Ebert, Inc., Contract Amendment:
      Authorize Amendment No. 1 to Contract C-35791 for the EOTF Apparatus Bay Addition Project to increase the contract amount by $19,504.95.

      Staff Report:  Ebert Amendment-RCA
      Action Taken:  Approved

Referred by Community Development Committee

 5.   Rehab Support Program:
       a) Accept Minnesota Housing Finance Agency (MHFA) Single Family Fall 2012 Community Revitalization Funds award, $150,000; 
       b) Approve appropriations;
       c) Authorize grant, sub-recipient and/or disbursement and related agreements;
       d) Approve contract with Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation to allow them to administer this program on behalf of the City; 
       e) Approve the Rehab Support Program.

      Staff Report:  Rehab Support Program RCA
      CD Committee Action Taken:  Approved 
      Action Taken:  Approved

 6.   Minneapolis Advantage Program:
       a) Accept a Community Revitalization Fund award from Minnesota Housing Finance Agency, $100,000; 
       b) Approve Guidelines for the Minneapolis Advantage Program – CRV 2013; 
       c) Approve appropriations;
       d) Authorize new contract with Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation to administer the program on behalf of the City.

      Staff Report:  Mpls Advantage Prog Funds RCA
      CD Committee Action Taken: Approved 
      Action Taken:  Approved

 7.   Metropolitan Council Livable Communities Local Housing Incentive Account (LHIA) Grants:
       a) Accept & appropriate LHIA grants totaling $750,000 (Greenway Heights Townhomes ($300,000), Snelling Apartments ($150,000) and West Broadway Curve ($300,000);
       b) Approve appropriations;
       c) Authorize agreements as may be necessary to implement the grants with the Metropolitan Council, and with PRG, Inc., Seward Redesign and CommonBond Communities, and/or their related entities.

      Staff Report:  LHIA Grant RCA
      CD Committee Action Taken: Approved 
      Action Taken:  Approved

 8.   Green Homes North 2013:
       a) Accept the funding award from Minnesota Housing Finance Agency, $250,000; 
       b) Approve appropriations;
       c) Authorize agreements as may be necessary to implement the CRV grant for the Green Homes North project.

      Staff Report:  Green Homes North RCA
      CD Committee Action Taken: Approved
      Action Taken:  Approved

Referred by Public Safety, Civil RIghts & Health Committee

 9.  In-Kind Donations:
      Approve resolution accepting in-kind donations of dog & cat food & supplies.

      Staff Report:  Animal Donations RCA
      PSC&H Committee Action Taken:  Approved
      Action Taken:  Approved

10. Disaster Behavioral Health Emergency Consulting Services:
      Approve amendment to contract with MASA Consulting, increasing by $12,000, for a total of $61,999 for services related to Operation Curtain Call.
      Also in PSC&H Committee - Requested to delete from agenda 
      Action Taken:  Deleted from the agenda

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

Next Regular Committee Meeting:  Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Committee Actions Referred to the Next Council Meeting:  Friday, January 11, 2013

Web Site: http://www.minneapolismn.gov/council/committees  

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