Ways & Means Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
February 18, 2014 – 1:30 p.m.
Room 317, City Hall

Members: Council Members John Quincy (Chair), Elizabeth Glidden, Blong Yang, Lisa Bender, Andrew Johnson, and Linea Palmisano (Quorum 4)

Council Committee Coordinator: Lisa Hansen 612-673-3963

Consent

City Attorney’s Office

1.   Legal Settlements:

Approve the following:

a)   Galbreath v. City of Minneapolis, $32,500.

b)   Prywon Bettis v. City of Minneapolis, $38,800.

c)   Special assessment appeal asserted by Minnetonka Moccasin Company, Inc. to authorize Public Works to reduce previously levied assessment by $177,129.87 at 1227 Hennepin Ave E. and execute documents as necessary.

d)   Special assessment appeal asserted by Wagner Partners Limited Partnership to authorize the Director of Public Works to reduce previously levied assessments by $79,024.11 at 6024 Penn Ave S. and execute documents as necessary.

 Staff Report: Galbreath RCA; Bettis RCA; Minnetonka Moccasin RCA; Wagner Partners RCA

Action Taken: Approved.

Communications

2.   Appointments to the Minneapolis Television (MTN) Board:

Confirm Mayoral appointment of Catherine Bishop to Seat 6 for a three-year term to expire January 15, 2017.

Staff Report: MTN RCA; Bishop Application

Action Taken: Approved.

Convention Center

3.   Operable Wall Petition Bid:

OP 7895, accept low bid of Hufcor, Inc. (d/b/a Hufcor Minnesota) for an estimated expenditure of $1,113,441.00 to furnish and deliver all labor, materials and incidentals necessary for operable wall partition replacement at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Staff Report: Bid 7895 RCA

Action Taken: Approved.

Information Technology

4.   COMPASS Financial System Upgrade:

Authorize proper City officials to issue a Request for Proposals for IT professional services.

Staff Report: COMPASS RCA

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred by Executive Committee

5.   New Appointed Position – Deputy Director Public Works:

a)   Find that the proposed position meets the criteria in Section 20.1010, Council to Establish (Appointed) Positions

b)   Approve the proposed position: Deputy Director Public Works; 820 points/Grade 18, the  position is FLSA – Exempt.

c)   Approve an annual salary for the position in accordance with the adopted appointed employee’s compensation plan, effective February 21, 2014.

Staff Reports: Deputy Director Public Works RCA; Deputy Director Public Works Classification Report; Deputy Director Public Works Salary Ordinance

Executive Committee Action Taken: Approved & Referred.

Action Taken: Approved.

6.   New Appointed Position – Director Assessments:

a)   Find that the proposed position meets the criteria in Section 20.1010, Council to Establish (Appointed) Positions, as follows:

b)   Approve the proposed position: Director Assessments; 650 points/Grade 14; the position is FLSA – Exempt.

c)   Approve an annual salary for the position in accordance with the adopted appointed employee’s compensation plan, effective February 21, 2014.

Staff Reports: Director Assessments RCA; Director Assessments Classification Report; Director Assessments Salary Ordinance

Executive Committee Action Taken: Approved & Referred.

Action Taken: Approved.

7.   Charter Department Head Reappointments:

Set public hearing for March 3, 2014, to consider the following charter department head reappointments by the Executive Committee, for two-year terms beginning January 2, 2014:

a)   Patrick Todd to the appointed position of City Assessor.

b)  Susan Segal to the appointed position of City Attorney.

Staff Report: Charter Dept. Head Reappointment Letter

Action Taken: Approved.

8.   Labor Negotiations:

a)   Tentative Agreement with AFSCME Council 5, Local 9 General Unit, for the period January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013 (one-year); and January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2016 (three-year).

b)   Tentative Agreement with Minneapolis Building and Construction Trades Council, Trades Inspectors Unit, for the period January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2015 (two-year).

Staff Report: AFSME RCA; Trades Inspector RCA

Executive Committee Action Taken: Approved & Referred.

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred by Community Development & Regulatory Services

9.   Tornado Recovery Area:

a) Consider resolution approving the Amended and Restated Spending Plan for tax increment funds in the tornado recovery area;

b) Approve appropriation increases in MILES Fund by $100,000; Rosacker Nursery Site Fund by $100,000; SEMI Phase 4 by $50,000; Capital Project Other by $250,000

Staff Report: Tornado Recovery RCA

CD&RS Action Taken: Approved.

Action Taken: Approved.

10. Issuance of Tax-exempt Revenue Bonds in 2014:

Authorize certain actions throughout 2014 in order to utilize tax-exempt revenue bond financing for various City industrial/manufacturing projects.

Staff Reports: 2014 Tax-exempt Bonds RCA

CD&RS Action Taken: Approved.

Action Taken: Approved.

11. Environmental Remediation Grant Awards:

a) Accept & appropriate grant funds from the following agencies: 
MN Department of Employment & Economic Development (DEED) grants for projects as follows: 301 Washington, $472,845; Downtown East Phase I, $787,107; Factory Lumber, $19,237, Seward Commons Phase III, $388,400; Shapco Printing Redev, $520,320; WaHu Student Housing, $222,280;
Metropolitan Tax Base Revitalization Account (TBRA) grants for projects as follows: 129 Plymouth, $21,800; 807 Broadway Revival, $576,700; Miller Bag Building, $125,000; Plymouth Building, $500,000; Shapco Printing Redev, $244,900; WaHu Student Housing, $136,700;
Hennepin County Environmental Response Fund (ERF) grants for projects as follows: 129 Plymouth, $21,835; Miller Bag Building, $55,071; Plymouth Building, $25,000; Seward Commons Phase III, $110,000;

b) Approve budget appropriations;

c) Authorize execution of grant, subrecipient and/or disbursement and related agreements.

Staff Reports: Environmental Remediation Grants RCA

CD&RS Action Taken: Approved.

Action Taken: Approved.

12. Marshall Terrace NRP Phase II Neighborhood Action and Priority Plans:

a)   Approve NRP Plan, specifically those parts of the Plan that fall under City jurisdiction, in an amount not to exceed $363,456;

b)   Approve appropriation increase of $239,943.66;

c)   Approve the Marshall Terrace 27th Ave NE Greenway Neighborhood Priority Plan; and

d)   Authorize contracts or agreements. 

Staff Report: Marshall Terr NRP RCA; Marshall Terr NRP PLAN; Marshall Terr ATTACH

CD&RS Action Taken: Approved.

Action Taken: Approved.

13. Holland NRP Phase II Neighborhood Action Plan:

a)   Approve NRP Plan, specifically those parts of the Plan that fall under City jurisdiction, in an amount not to exceed $684,021;

b)   Approve appropriation increase of $451,571.86; and

c)   Authorize contracts or agreements.

Staff Report: Holland NRP RCA; Holland NRP PLAN; Holland NRP ATTACH

CD&RS Action Taken: Approved.

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred by Health, Environment & Community Engagement Committee

14. Healthy Communities Transformation Initiative:

a) Authorize execution of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Healthy Housing Solutions, Inc. for the Healthy Communities Transformation

    Initiative effective February 1, 2013 until terminated by either party; and

b) Accept a total of $22,500 to fulfill the services outlined in the MOU and increase the appropriation and revenue in the Grants-Federal Fund.

Staff Report: Healthy Communities Transformation Initiative RCA

HE&CE Action Taken: Approved.

Action Taken: Approved.

15. UCare Skyway Senior Center:

a) Accept $186,000 from UCare for annual operating expenses in 2014 for the UCare Skyway Senior Center; and

b) Increase the appropriation and revenue estimate in the Grants-Other Fund by $186,000 to reflect receipt of the funds; and

c) Authorize the Minneapolis Health Department to adopt and enforce a code of conduct, including an appeals process, to secure the use and enjoyment

    of the UCare Skyway Senior Center by senior citizens participating in center activities.

Staff Reports: UCare Skyway Senior Center

HE&CE Action Taken: Approved.

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred by Public Safety, Civil Rights & Emergency Management

16. Minneapolis Employee Assistance Program – Lease:

Authorize amendment & extension of current contract for office space at 314 Clifton Ave to a three year lease agreement for the Police Department’s Employee Assistance Program

Staff Report: Employee Assistance Prog Lease RCA

PSCR&EM Action Taken: Approved.

Action Taken: Approved.

17. Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab (CELL):

Authorize contract with The CELL for the development of a Community Awareness Program with a customized training program & training video tailored for the Minneapolis community, for a cost of $197,000 ($100,000 to be reimbursed from the 2013 Urban Area security Initiative grant awarded to the City of Minneapolis for Emergency Management; $97,000 subsidized by The CELL).

Staff Report: CELL RCA

PSCR&EM Action Taken: Approved.

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred by Transportation & Public Works

18. Toltz King Duvall Anderson (TKDA) Contract Amendment:

      a)   Extend expiration date of TKDA Consultant Pool Scope 9 to April 30, 2014 for design and construction management services for electric car charging stations
           at multiple parking ramps;

      b)   Extend expiration date of TKDA Consultant Pool Scope 10 to December 31, 2014 for design and construction management services for the replacement of air   
           handler units at the 11th & Marquette Ramp Skyways; and

      c)   Extend expiration date of TKDA Consultant Pool Scope 11 to December 31, 2014 for design and construction management services for the ABC Ramp Building
            Automation Controller Replacement Project.

Staff Report: TKDA Contract Amendment RCA

T&PW Action Taken: Approved.

Action Taken: Approved.

19. 2014 Downtown Minneapolis TMO Grant Agreements:

       a)   Authorize execution of a Metropolitan Council Pass-Through Grant Agreement to provide up to $407,873 in federal grant funding for Transportation Demand  
             Management (TDM) projects for the period of January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014;

       b)   Authorize execution of an extension to the City Agreement with the Downtown Minneapolis Transportation Management Organization (TMO) to perform specific
             work outlined in the Met Council contract providing for the federal grant funding; and

       c)   Approve increasing the appropriation and revenue in Traffic Capital Grant Fund by $407,873.

Staff Report: TMO Grant Agreements RCA

T&PW Action Taken: Approved.

Action Taken: Approved.

20. Parking Control and Security Automation Project - Federal Courthouse Ramp:
      Approve increase to the contract with Harstad Company, Inc. by $24,431.73 to allow for change order items associated with the Parking Control and Security    
      Automation Project at the Federal Courthouse Ramp.

Staff Report: Federal Courthouse Ramp RCA

T&PW Action Taken: Approved.

Action Taken: Approved.

21. Government Center Ramp Expansion Joint Project:

Approve increase to the contract with A&M Construction by $2,452.81 to allow for change order items associated with the Government Center Ramp Expansion 
Joint Project.

Staff Report: Government Center Ramp Project RCA

T&PW Action Taken: Approved.

Action Taken: Approved.

22. Bids:

      a)   OP7886, Accept low bid of Berwald Roofing Company, Inc., for an estimated expenditure of $53,793, for the Government Center Parking Ramp
            RoofReplacement Project; and

      b)   OP 7891, Accept low bid of Global Specialty Contractors, Inc., for an estimated expenditure of $393,630.16, for the Fridley Softening Plant Basement
            Rehabilitation Project.

Staff Report: Bid 7886; Bid 7891

T&PW Action Taken: Approved.

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

Next Committee Meeting: February 27, 2014

Committee actions will be referred to the next Council Meeting: February 21, 2014

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