Ways & Means/Budget Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
1:30 p.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 Present:  Council Members Hodges (Chair), Schiff, Glidden, Hofstede, and Tuthill - 5 (quorum 4)

Committee Member Absent:  Council Member Colvin Roy

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

Consent Items 

City Attorney

 1.   Legal Settlement:
      Authorize settlement of Sandy Lange v. City of Minneapolis ($33,750).

      Staff Report: Lange v. City of Minneapolis-RCA    
       Action Taken:  Approved

Department of Communications

 2.  MTN Board Appointments:
      Approve the following Council appointments to the Minneapolis Television Network Board: Chris Lautenshclager (Ward 12); Jay Ludke (Ward 5); and Lamarr Scott (Ward 9).

      Staff Report: MTN Appointments-RCA, Lautenschlager-APP, Scott-APP, Ludke-APP
       Action Taken:  Approved

 3.  Broadcast Time Donation:
      Accept donation of broadcast time from Comcast Cable for public service announcements.

      Staff Report:  Broadcast Time Donation-RCA
       Action Taken:  Approved

Department of Community Planning & Economic Development

 4.  Third Avenue Bridge Public Art:
      Authorize: 1) issuance of a Request for Qualifications for a Public Artist for a plaza on the Third Avenue Bridge; and 2) entering into an agreement with the selected artist for an amount not to exceed $180,000.

       Staff Report: Third Ave Bridge Public Art-RCA, Public Art Images
       Action Taken:  Approved

Departments of Convention Center and Procurement

 5.  Bid:
      OP 7722, Approve single bid of Micros Systems, Inc., in the amount of $782,744.85, for the installation of a Point of Sale System for the City of Minneapolis Convention Center/Target Center.

      Staff Report:  Bid OP 7722-RCA
       Action Taken:  Approved

Office of the City Coordinator

 6.  Charitable Campaign:
      Receive and file final report on the 2012 Charitable Campaign.

      Staff Report: Charitable Campaign-RCA
       Action Taken:  Approved

Department of Finance and Property Services

 7.  2012 4th Quarter Gift Acceptance:
      Accept by resolution gifts to the City of Minneapolis valued under $15,000.

      Staff Report: 4th Qtr Gift Acceptance-RCA, List of Gifts
       Action Taken:  Approved

Referred by Community Development Committee

 8.  Small Business Lending:
      Authorize contracts to continue the use of a prior allocation of EZ funding with the Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers and the Neighborhood Development Center to continue the City’s partnership on small business lending for another ten years.

      Staff Report:  Small Bus Lending RCA
      CD Committee Action Taken: Approved
       Action Taken:  Approved

 9.  2012 Metropolitan Council Livable Communities Demonstration Account (LCDA) Grants:
      a) Accept & appropriate LCDA grants of $1,100,000 for the Seward Commons Infrastructure/Snelling Apartments project, $1,000,000 for the West Broadway Curve project, and $555,000 for the A-Mill Artist Lofts project;
      b) Approve appropriations;
      c) Authorize agreements to implement the grants with the Metropolitan Council, Seward Redesign, CommonBond, and Dominium.

      Staff Report:  2012 LCDA Grants RCA
      CD Committee Action Taken: Approved
       Action Taken:  Approved

10. Upper Harbor Terminal Operating Budget for 2013:
      Approve budget.

     Staff Report:  UHT 2013 Budget RCA
      CD Committee Action Taken: Approved
       Action Taken:  Approved

11. Downtown East Parking Ramp Site:
      Authorize staff to a) amend the Purchase Agreement for the City’s 2007 sale of municipal parking ramps to Minneapolis Venture LLC to delete the section related to the Downtown East Development Commitment; & b) enter into a new agreement with Minneapolis Venture LLC to clarify and modify the development obligations for the parking ramp site and require that Minneapolis Venture make an $84,000 payment to CPED for the extension of the development timeframe.

     Staff Report:  Downtown E Prkg Ramp Site RCA 
      CD Committee Action Taken: Approved
       Action Taken:  Approved

Referred by Public Safety, Civil Rights & Health Committee

12. 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.

     Staff Report:  MASA Consulting RCA 
      PSCH Committee Action Taken: Approved 
       Action Taken:  Approved

Referred by Transportation & Public Works Committee

13. Bids:
      a)  OP 7723, Accept low bid of A & M Construction, Inc, for an estimated expenditure of $161,190, for the Government Center Parking Facility Expansion Joint Repairs Project; and
      b)  OP 7724, Accept single bid of Intex Corporation, for an estimated annual expenditure of $72,000, for crushing rubble concrete and rubble asphalt through December 31, 2013.

      Staff Report:  Bid 7723Bid 7724  
      T&PW Committee Action Taken:  Approved
       Action Taken:  Approved

Discussion Items

Referred by Community Development Committee

14. Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development (DEED) Redevelopment Grant Applications:
       a) Approve resolution authorizing staff to submit applications to DEED Redevelopment Grant Program for the following projects: The Commons @ Penn Avenue, Washburn Center for Children and West Broadway Curve;
       b) Approve development grant application fee and grant administration fee policies.

      Staff Report:  DEED Appls RCA, Revised RCA
CD Committee Action Taken: Approved
       Action Taken:  Approved

Ethical Practices Board

15. Conflict of Interest Best Practices Study: 
      Presentation by the City's Ethics Officer on the best practices study regarding the Conflict of Interest Process of Minneapolis Development Related Boards and Commissions.

      Staff Report: Best Practices Study-RCA, Best Practices Study, Planning Commission Survey-ATT
       Action Taken:  Received and filed

Information Technology Department

16. Unisys Contract Amendment: 
      Authorize increase to the Unisys managed services contract of $750,000 for change orders requested by IT and customer departments.

      Staff Report: Unisys Managed Services Contract-RCA , Change Orders Chart-ATT
       Action Taken:  Approved

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, February 5, 2013

Committee Actions Referred to the Next Council Meeting:  Friday, January 25, 2013

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