Ways & Means/Budget Committee Agenda
Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Regular Meeting
October 15, 2013 – 1:30 p.m.
Room 317, City Hall
Members Present: Council members  Betsy Hodges (Chair), Elizabeth Glidden, Gary Schiff, and Meg Tuthill
Members Absent: Council members Sandy Colvin Roy and Diane Hofstede
1.   Legal Settlements:
Approve the following legal settlements and authorize to execute documents necessary to effectuate settlements:
a) Michelle Allen (on behalf of minor, J.A.) vs. City of Minneapolis, et. al. by payment of $35, 000;
b) BJR by Maria Garcia vs. City of Minneapolis by payment of $70,000;
c) Morris Klock vs. City of Minneapolis by non-monetary relief including the removal of the condemnation currently imposed on 1422 Golden Valley Road; and
d) Tahisha Williams-Brewer vs. City of Minneapolis, et. al. by payment of $20,000.
Staff Reports: Allen RCA, Garcia RCA, Klock RCA; Williams-Brewer RCA
Action Taken: Approved
2.   November Utility Billing Insert:
Approve utility billing insert for November providing information about snow emergencies and snow shoveling.
Staff Reports: Utility Billing Insert RCA; Utility Billing Insert
Action Taken: Approved
Convention Center
3.   Convention Center Wall Panel Replacement Project:
Authorize amendment to contract C-35175 with Hufcor Minnesota, increasing amount by $12,968.45 for a new total of $1,258,259.45, and extending the contract to December 1, 2013, to allow close-out and final payment. No additional appropriation required.
Staff Report: Hufcor Minnesota RCA
Action Taken: Approved
4.   Pioneers & Soldiers Cemetery Phase IV Fence Restoration Project:
Accept low bid OP 7852 and authorize to execute contract with Terra General Contractors, LLC, to furnish and deliver all labor and materials necessary for the Pioneers & Soldiers Cemetery Phase IV Fence Restoration Project, for a total estimated expenditure of $223,000. No additional appropriation required.
Staff Report: OP 7852 RCA
Action Taken: Approved
5.   2013 3rd Quarter Gift Acceptance:
Accept by resolution gifts to the City of Minneapolis valued under $15,000.
Staff Reports: 3rd Qtr Gift Acceptance RCA
Action Taken: Approved
Mayor’s Office
6.   Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) Regional Coordinator:
Accept grant of $60,000 from United Against Illegal Guns to hire a Regional Coordinator for 2013 and approve passage of resolution appropriating funding to the Mayor’s Office, General Fund.
Staff Report: Illegal Guns RCA
Action Taken: Approved
7.   Minneapolis Public Schools Education and Outreach Grant:
Accept grant of up to $25,000 from The Minneapolis Foundation to advance strategic direction of Minneapolis public school education and outreach efforts, and approve passage of resolution appropriating funding to the Mayor’s Office, General Fund.
Staff Report: Mpls Foundation Grant RCA
Action Taken: Approved
Referred by Community Development Committee
8.   2013 Affordable Housing Trust Fund (AHTF) Project Recommendations:
Approve a total up to $8,218,692 in loans from the AHTF subject to the availability of funding at project closing & authorize necessary documents, as follows:
a) $1,170,000 for the Anishinabe Bii Gii Wiin project, 1600 19th St E by American Indian Community Development Corporation, PPL, or affiliated entity;
b) Additional loan, $300,000 for the Broadway Flats project, 2220 W Broadway Ave by Rose Development, LLC, subject to the 27 month timely completion conditions in the 2012 AHTF RFP;
c) Additional $199,000 for the Ebenezer Towers Apartments project, 2523 Portland Ave S by ES Towers Limited Partnership (Ebenezer Society), subject to the 27 month timely completion conditions in the 2012 AHTF RFP;
d) $1,875,000 for the Hawthorne EcoVillage Apartments project, 3110 Lyndale Ave N, by Project for Pride in Living;
e) $444,692 for the Jordan Apartments project, 2712 Penn Ave N by Alliance Housing, Inc.;
f) $500,000 for the Little Earth VI project, 2432-34 Cedar Ave S & 2499 18th Ave S by the Little Earth of United Tribes Housing Corporation;
g) $555,000 for the Marshall Flats project, 2525 2nd St NE, by Clare Housing;
h) $1,200,000 for the Mill City Quarter project, 300 2nd St S by Iron Eagle Partners, LLC;
i) $1,975,000 for the 21 building PRG Portfolio scattered site project, 2205-2211 13th Ave S, 3439 15th Ave S, 3200 16th Ave S, 1300-1304 E 23rd St, 3201 & 3205 Bloomington Ave S, 3406-3408, 3417-3419, 3421-3423, 3429-3431, 3441-3451 Chicago Ave, 3708, 3633, 3637, 3641, 3645, 3649 Elliot Ave S, 2733 & 2730 Portland Ave S, by CommonBond Communities.
Action Taken: Approved
Referred by Public Safety, Civil Rights & Health Committee
9.   Animal Care & Control Donations:
Approve resolution accepting in-kind donations for dog & cat food & supplies.
Staff Report: Animal Donations 20131009
Action Taken: Approved
10. Partners in Leadership, Inc Contract Amendment:
a) Authorize contract amendment with Partners in Leadership, Inc. for leadership training, increasing by $11,000 & authorize execution of documents;
b) Approve waiver to the City Travel Policy.
Staff Reports: Partners in Leadership Amend RCA
Action Taken: Approved
Referred by Regulatory, Energy & Environmental Committee
11. City Tree Program:
Authorize execution of agreement with Tree Trust in an amount not to exceed the budgeted allocation, to manage City Tree Program in 2014, with an option for one-year contract extensions in 2015, 2016, and 2017.
Staff Report: City Tree Program RCA
Action Taken: Approved
Referred by Transportation & Public Works Committee
12. Government Center Streetlight Agreement:
Authorize execution of a cost sharing agreement with Hennepin County to replace existing streetlight fixtures over 6th St S with new LED fixtures, at a cost to the City of $17,625 of the total project cost of $35,250.  No additional appropriation required.
Staff Report: Government Center Streetlight Agreement RCA
Action Taken: Approved
13. Special Service District Snow and Ice Removal Contract:
Approve increase to contract with Custom Products and Services by $714,872, for a revised contract total of $1,208,534, for sidewalk snow clearing and ice control in six Special Service Districts for the 2013-14 winter season. No additional appropriation required.
Staff Report: Snow and Ice Removal Contract RCA
Action Taken: Approved
14. Fueling Facility Agreement with Hennepin County:
Approve Fueling Facility Agreement with Hennepin County to grant the County the authority to use and purchase fuel from the Minneapolis Fueling Facility located at 1200 Currie Ave for a period ending on May 31, 2018.
Staff Report: Fueling Facility RCA 
Action Taken: Approved
15. Fridley Dewatering Plant Warranty:
Authorize acceptance of a warranty document with Graham Construction Services in conjunction with the Fridley Dewatering Improvements Project.
Staff Report: Fridley Dewatering Plant RCA 
Action Taken: Approved
16. Linden Hills Street Resurfacing - Postpone Levy of Assessments:
a) Adopt special assessments in the amended amount of $2,421,910.63 for the Linden Hills Street Resurfacing Project and $60,341.88 for the 39th St W Street Resurfacing Project; and
b) Request the City Engineer to further postpone the level of special assessments for certain parcels in the Linden Hills and 39th St W Projects until 2014.
Staff Reports: Linden Hills RCA;  Linden Hills Map  
Action Taken: Approved
17. Clean Water Fund Grant Application:
Authorize submittal of an application for Minnesota Clean Water Land and Legacy Amendment funds in the amount of $502,200 in the Clean Water Fund administered by the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources to be used for Lake Nokomis Area Private Stormwater Management Practices.
Staff Reports: Clean Water Fund Grant Application RCAClean Water Fund Grant Application Attachment   
Action Taken: Approved
Not on Printed Agenda
18. Amicus Legal Brief:
Approve the Amicus brief in McCullen v. Coakley, Case No. 12-1168, and authorize to execute documents necessary for the city to join with other cities in the filing of the brief:
Staff Report: Amicus Brief RCA
Action Taken: Approved
Notice: A portion of this meeting may be closed to the public
pursuant to MN Statutes Section 13D.03 or 13D.05
Committee actions will be referred to the next Council meeting: October 29, 2013
The next regular Ways & Means Committee Meeting is scheduled for October 18, 2013
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