Ways & Means/Budget Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
1:30 p.m. - Room 317 City Hall

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

Committee Members Absent: Colvin Roy, Schiff

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

Consent

City Attorney

 1.  Legal Settlement:
      Authorize settlement of John Zasada v. City of Minneapolis ($5,000).

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

City Clerk

 2.  Bid:
      OP No. 7779: Accept single bid of Finance and Commerce, Inc., for a three year contract in an estimated annual amount of $70,000 for legally required official publications for various boards, commissions, and departments, with two one-year options to extend the contract at the sole discretion of the City.

      Staff Report: OP 7779-RCAOP 7779-ATT      
      Action Taken:  Approved

City Coordinator

 3.  Homegrown Minneapolis Consulting Services:
      Authorize increase to contract C-35480 with Shey Associates for consulting services in the amount of $50,000, for a revised contract total of $140,000, and extend the term of the contract through March 1, 2014.

       Staff Report:  Consulting Services-RCA
      Action Taken:  Approved

 4.  Gifts for Scholarship and Travel:
      Accept by resolution a gift from National Resources Defense Council and Institute for Market Transformation of travel and related expenses for an employee to attend the City Energy Project Summit on May 20, 2013, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

       Staff Report:  Scholarship & Travel Gift-RCA
      Action Taken:  Approved

Communications

 5.  June 2013 Utility Billing Insert:
      Approve insert on behalf of Public Works and the Police Department asking for help preventing recyclables theft.

      Staff Report:  June UB Insert-RCA; June UB Insert-ATT
      Action Taken:  Approved

Referred by Executive Committee

 6. 2013 Salary Adjustment - Appointed Employees:
      Approve adjustments to salaries and schedules as follows:
      1) All appointed employees who meet the criteria for step progression will receive a step progression, subject to satisfactory or better performance; and
      2) Effective at the start of the pay period that includes April 1, 2013, increase the Appointed Salary Schedules 2.4%.

      Staff Report: Appointed 2013 Salary Adj-RCA
     
Executive Committee Action Taken: Approved
      Action Taken:  Approved

 7. 2013 Salary Adjustment - Non-Represented Employees:
       Approve adjustments to salaries and schedules as follows:
      1) Effective January 1, 2013, all non-represented employees eligible for step progression will receive their normal step progression, subject to satisfactory or better performance; and
      2) Effective the first day of the pay period that includes April 1, 2013, increase all salary and longevity steps 2.3%.

      Staff Report: Non-Represented 2013 Salary Adj-RCA
     
Executive Committee Action Taken: Approved 
      Action Taken:  Approved

 8. New Appointed Position - Director, Environmental Health:
     Approve the proposed appointed position of Director of Environmental Health.

      Staff Report: Director Env Health-RCADirector Env Health-ORD; Classification Report 
     
Executive Committee Action Taken: Approved 
      Action Taken:  Approved

Referred by Community Development Committee

 9.  2012 Green Homes North Program:
      a) Authorize re-allocation of $500,000 in Minnesota Housing Finance Agency Community Revitalization Fund grant funds from the Rehab Support Program to the Green Homes North Program; Approve appropriations and authorize agreements as may be necessary to implement such reallocation;
      b)Authorize staff to request $500,000 Community Revitalization Fund grant from Minnesota Housing Finance Agency for the Green Homes North Program Round Three;
      c) Authorize staff to request $200,000 grant from the Family Housing Fund for the Green Homes North Program Round Two.

      Staff Report:  2012 Green Homes N Program RCA
      CD Committee Action Taken:  Approved
      Action Taken:  Approved

10. Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Grant Award:
      a) Accept $140,000 Redevelopment Program grant awarded by DEED for the West Broadway Curve project;
      b) Approve appropriations;
      c) Authorize grant, subrecipient and/or disbursement and related documents/agreements.

     Staff Report:  DEED Grant Award RCA
      CD Committee Action Taken: Approved 
      Action Taken:  Approved

11. Greater Twin Cities United Way Grant Award:
      a)  Accept $50,000 grant award to support the hiring of a consultant to lead a nine-month regional manufacturing sector project;
      b)  Approve appropriation increase.

     Staff Report:  United Way Grant Award RCA
      CD Committee Action Taken:  Approved
      Action Taken:  Approved

12. 2013 HUD Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA):
      a)  Approve funding from the HUD HOPWA grant to Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority (Metro HRA) not to exceed $500,000, and Minnesota AIDS Project (MAP) not to exceed $520,000;
      b)  Recommend a maximum of $150,000 to be allocated to Clare Lowry NE Mpls new 36-unit development, and $100,000 allocated to Robbinsdale Clare Terrace 33-unit development, subject to conditions:  applicants will achieve progress and an ultimate successful commitment from necessary funding resources, including those identified in their applications, to undertake and complete the respective projects, based on City of Minneapolis CPED review to determine either project’s viability on those dates;
      c)  Authorize contracts as necessary.

      Staff Report:  HUD HOPWA Funding RCA
      CD Committee Action Taken:  Approved
      Action Taken:  Approved

Referred by Public Safety, Civil Rights & Health Committee

13. Animal Care & Control Donations:
     Approve resolution accepting in-kind donations for dog & cat food & supplies.

     Staff Report:  Animal Donations 20130501 RCA      
     PSCH Committee Action Taken: Approved    
      Action Taken:  Approved

14. Minneapolis Animal Care & Control Veterinary Services:
     Authorize contract with University of Minnesota, $50,000, for veterinary services for the period 6/1/2012-12/31/2013.

     Staff Report:  Mpls Animal Care & Control Vet RCA
     PSCH Committee Action Taken: Approved 
      Action Taken:  Approved

15. Meadowlark Institute for Youth Violence Prevention:
     Accept grant funds, $3,000, from Meadowlark Institute for youth violence prevention activities; Approve appropriation increase.

     Staff Report:  Meadowlark Institute Grant RCA
     PSCH Committee Action Taken:  Approved
      Action Taken:  Approved

16.  Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women:
     Accept grant funds, $5,000, from MN Coalition for Battered Women for participation in Project Connect; Approve appropriation increase.

    Staff Report:  MN Coalition for Battered Women RCA
     PSCH Committee Action Taken: Approved 
      Action Taken:  Approved

Referred by Regulatory, Energy & Environment Committee

17. Healthy Homes Thriving Communities Project:
      Authorize increase to contract with Project for Pride in Living by $350,000, for a revised contract total of $400,000, and extension of the contract termination date to December 31, 2014 for funding for the second half of the three-year Healthy Homes Thriving Communities Grant Project.  

      Staff Report:  Healthy Homes RCA  
      RE&E Committee Action Taken:  Approved
      Action Taken:  Approved

18. Mississippi Watershed Management Organization Grant:
      a)  Authorize execution of a grant agreement in the amount of $19,200 from the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization to continue to fund two interns to assist in erosion control enforcement; and  b)  Approve appropriation.

      Staff Report:  MWMO Interns RCA 
      RE&E Committee Action Taken:  Approved
      Action Taken:  Approved

Referred by Transportation & Public Works Committee

19. Mississippi Watershed Management Organization Grant Agreement:    
      a)  Authorize execution of a Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO) Grant Agreement for water quality improvements included in the Riverside Ave Street Reconstruction Project;
      b)  Increase the appropriation for the PW-Sewer Construction Agency in the Stormwater Fund by $436,512 to be reimbursed by the MWMO grant;  
      c)  Decrease the appropriation in the Sewer Construction Agency in the Capital Improvements Fund by $436,512; and
      d)  Increase the  Surface Water and Sewers appropriation in the Grant Fund by $436,512 to be reimbursed by the MWMO grant.  

      Staff Report:  MWMO Grant Agreement RCA  
      T&PW Committee Action Taken: Approved 
      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:  May 21, 2013

Committee Actions Referred to the Next Council Meeting:  May 10, 2013

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Last updated May. 7, 2013