Ways & Means/Budget Committee Agenda
Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota
 
Regular Meeting
October 29, 2013 – 1:30 p.m.
Room 317, City Hall
 
Members Present: Council members Betsy Hodges (Chair), Sandy Colvin Roy, Elizabeth Glidden, Diane Hofstede, Gary Schiff, and Meg Tuthill
Members Absent: Council members
Consent
Attorney
1.   Legal Settlement:
Approve the legal settlement of Christopher Ferski v. Grant Johnson by payment of $22,500 and authorize to execute documents necessary to effectuate settlement.
Staff Report: Ferski RCA
Action Taken: Approved
2.   Litigation Support Services:
Authorize amendment to the agreement (C-29020) for litigation support services between the City of Minneapolis and MCS Litigation Support, Inc., increasing the amount by an additional $35,000 for a new not-to-exceed total of $85,000, waiving the City’s general terms and conditions for contracts in excess of $50,000, and extending the term of the contract to March 31, 2014. No additional appropriation required.
Staff Report: MCS Litigation Support RCA
Action Taken: Approved
Convention Center
3.   Fire Alarm (Life Safety), Security Systems Testing, Inspection, Repair and Maintenance and Modifications:
Accept low bid OP 7853 and authorize to execute a contract with Siemens Industry, Inc., for an estimated annual expenditure of $145,000 to furnish and deliver Fire Alarm (Life Safety), Security Systems System Testing, Inspection, Repair and Maintenance and Modifications for the Minneapolis Convention Center through December 31, 2017. No additional appropriation required.
Staff Report: Life Safety RCA; Life Safety ADD
Action Taken: Approved
Finance
4.   Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery Fence Phase III Project:
Authorize to execute Amendment No. 1 to Contract C-36721 with Terra General Contractors, increasing the amount by an additional $7,081.62 for a new total of $269,343.62, for fence restoration and minor changes in the Phase III Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery Fence Project. No additional appropriation required.
Staff Report: Cemetery Fence Phase III RCA
Action Taken: Approved
5.   Mpls Convention Center Property Insurance:
Authorize to accept the XL Insurance quote of $265,169 plus taxes and surcharges, accept the quote for additional terrorism coverage, and lock in the binder for 2014 property insurance for the Convention Center, including the Tallmadge Building and the Parking Ramp. No additional appropriation required.
Staff Report: MCC Insurance RCA
Action Taken: Approved
Information Technology
6.   AmeriCorps Community Technology Empowerment Project:
Authorize to enter into an Agreement with St. Paul Neighborhood Network for up to $10,000 for the 2013-2014 program year using an AmeriCorps host site agreement form to enable the City to participate in the Community Technology Empowerment Project AmeriCorps program.
Staff Report: AmeriCorps RCA
Action Taken: Approved
7.   Public Works Special Assessments System:
Authorize amendment to contract C00-15921(A) with N. Harris, increasing the contract by $43,725 to implement the Special Assessments system in Govern for Public Works. No additional appropriation required.
Staff Report: Govern Contract RCA
Action Taken: Approved
8.   HRIS Upgrade Project:
Authorize to issue a Request for Proposals for IT professional services for the HRIS Upgrade Project.
Staff Report: HRIS Upgrade RCA
Action Taken: Approved
Referred by Community Development Committee
9. Target Center Renovation Professional Consulting Services:
Authorize amendment to contract with C.H. Skiem Consulting, extending to 6/30/2014 and increasing contract total by $50,000, for new total of $100,000.
Staff Report:  CH Skiem Consult Amend RCA; CH Skiem Consult Amend ATTACH
Committee Action Taken: Approved
Action Taken: Approved
10. Environmental Grant Funding/Fall 2013 Brownfield Grant Round:
a)    Authorize application to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development [DEED] Contamination Cleanup and Investigation Grant Program for environmental investigation and/or remediation funding for the following projects: 129 Plymouth, 301 Washington, Downtown East, Factory Lumber Site, Miller Bag Building, Seward Commons (Phase III), Shapco Printing Redevelopment, and WaHu Student Housing;
b)    Authorize application to the Metropolitan Council’s Tax Base Revitalization Account [TBRA] Grant Program for environmental investigation and/or remediation funding for the following projects: 129 Plymouth, 807 Broadway Revival, Downtown East, Factory Lumber Site, Miller Bag Building, Minnesota Innovation Park (Phase IA), Plymouth Building, Seward Commons (Phase III), Shapco Printing Redevelopment, Thorp Building, and WaHu Student Housing;
c)    Authorize application to the Hennepin County Environmental Response Fund [ERF] for environmental investigation and/or remediation funding for the following projects: 129 Plymouth, Boeser Site, Commons @ Penn, Downtown East, Flats on 46th, Miller Bag Building, Minnesota Brownfields (Brownfield Gap Financing Program), Plymouth Building, PPL DECC Recapitalization, Seward Commons (Phase III), Shapco Printing Redevelopment, and WaHu Student Housing; 
d)    Approve resolutions authorizing submittal of said applications;
e)    Approve the proposed policy change regarding “direct” Hennepin County ERF grants (for projects located in Minneapolis) that are applied for by (and awarded to) parties other than the City of Minneapolis
Staff Report: Environmental Appls Fall 2013 RCA
Committee Action Taken: Approved
Action Taken: Approved
Referred by Executive Committee
11. Director Strategic Employment:
Request from the Department of Human Resources to establish a new appointed position of Director Strategic Employment, responsible for directing the talent and organization development programs and services for the City of Minneapolis.
Staff Reports: Director Strategic Employment RCA; Director Strategic Employment RPT; Director Strategic Employment ORD
Committee Action Taken: Approved
Action Taken: Approved
12. Labor Negotiations:
a)    Tentative Agreement with International Union of Operating Engineers Local #49; and
b)    Tentative Agreement with Laborers Local #363.
Staff Reports: IUOE Local #49 RCA; Laborers #363 RCA
Committee Action Taken: Approved
Action Taken: Approved
Referred by Public Safety, Civil Rights & Health Committee
13. 2013 Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Grant:
Authorize acceptance of grant funds from UASI, $990,000; approve appropriation increase.
Staff Report: UASI Grant RCA
Committee Action Taken: Approved
Action Taken: Approved
14. 2013 State Homeland Strengthen Planning (SHSP) Grant:
Authorize acceptance of grant funds from SHSP, $88,000; approve appropriation increase.
Staff Report: SHSP Grant RCA
Committee Action Taken: Approved
Action Taken: Approved
15. Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) Innovation Grant:
Authorize accept grant funds from State of Minnesota, $228,767, and enter into agreement to implement a Community Driven Change Initiative; approve appropriation increase.
Staff Report: SHIP Innovation Grant RCA
Committee Action Taken: Approved
Action Taken: Approved
16. Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) Grant:
Authorize accept grant funds from State of Minnesota, $1,650,645, & enter into agreement for the SHIP; Approve appropriation increase.
Staff Report: SHIP Grant RCA
Committee Action Taken: Approved
Action Taken: Approved
17. MN Department of Health:
Authorize amendment of master contract with State of Minnesota, through the MN Department of Health, extending for an additional year, through 12/31/2014;
Authorize the Commissioner of Health to continue to sign the individual Project Agreements.
Staff Report: MN Dept of Health Amend RCA
Committee Action Taken: Approved
Action Taken: Approved
18. 2013 MN Vikings Football Games Security at Metrodome:
Authorize agreement with the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Authority for security and perimeter management services by the Police and Public Works Departments; Approve appropriation increase of $196,000.
Staff Report: Vikings Games Security RCA
Committee Action Taken: Approved
Action Taken: Approved
Referred by Transportation & Public Works Committee
19. The Interchange Cooperative Funding Agreement:
Authorize negotiation and execution of an amendment to the Cooperative Agreement with the Hennepin County Regional Rail Authority for public infrastructure improvements for The Interchange Project to cooperatively participate in costs as follows:
a)    The City shall reimburse Hennepin County in the amount of $49,850 for bituminous pavement resurfacing; and
b)    Hennepin County shall reimburse the City for street lighting and traffic signal installation in the amount of $202,800.
Staff Report: The Interchange RCA 
Committee Action Taken: Approved
Action Taken: Approved
Receive and File
Human Resources
20. 2014 Health Care Changes:
Summary overview of the changes in Health Care benefits for 2014.
Staff Report: 2014 Health Care RCA; 2014 Health Care Changes
Action Taken: Received and Filed
 
 
Notice: A portion of this meeting may be closed to the public pursuant to
MN Statutes Section 13D.03 or 13D.05
 
Next Committee Meeting: November 8, 2013
Committee actions will be referred to the next Council Meeting: November 1, 2013
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Last updated Oct. 29, 2013