Ways & Means Committee Agenda
Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota
 
Regular Meeting
March 24, 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 Settlement:
Jeremy Axel, et al. vs. City of Minneapolis, et al., $271,864.78.
Staff Report: Axel RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
Convention Center
2.   Target Center Renovation Project Labor Agreement (PLA) and Construction Manager Request for Proposal:
       a)      Adopt resolution and authorize use of a PLA with the Minnesota Buildings and Construction Trades Council for all construction on project; and
       b)   Authorize RFP for Construction Manager at Risk (CMaR) services.
Action Taken: Approved.
3.   Target Center Domestic Water Supply and Sanitary Drain Pipe Replacement Bid:
OP 7890, accept low bid of Northern Air Corporation (d/b/a NAC Mechanical and Electrical  Services) for an estimated expenditure of $863,522.50 to furnish and deliver all labor, materials and incidentals necessary for the Target Center domestic water supply and sanitary drain pipe replacement.
Staff Report: Target Center Bid RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
Communications
4.  Appointments to the Minneapolis Television (MTN) Board:
a)     Consider the following candidates for four City Council appointments for Seat 1 (term to expire 1/15/2018) , Seat 2 (term to expire 1/15/2017), Seat 4 (term to expire 1/15/2016) and Seat 9 (term to expire 1/15/2018):  Nancy Brown, Seth Goodlaxson, George Norman and LaJuana Whitmore.
b)     Extend the Mayoral appointment of Catherine Bishop to the MTN Board for a term to end on January 15, 2018.
Action Taken: Approved.
Information Technology 
5.   COMPASS Financial System Upgrade:
a)    Authorize execute contract with iLynx, Inc. for the Senior Project Management Services, PeopleSoft Financials (COMPASS) Upgrade for a term of one year for an amount no-to-exceed $220,000; and
b)    Include option to renew up to one additional year.
Staff Report: COMPASS RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
6.   B2GNow/AskReply, Inc.:
a)     Extend contract C-36677 with B2GNow/AskReply, Inc. for three additional years, through October 31, 2017; and
b)     Increase contract by $180,000, for a new total not-to-exceed total of $230,000 over the life of the contract; and
c)     Update Terms and Conditions to reflect current standards.
Staff Report: B2GNow RCA
Action Taken: Approved.

7.   Solid Waste Information System (SWIS):
a)     Authorize execute a three year contract with Ardent Technologies, Inc. for support, maintenance and enhancement of the City’s SWIS application software for three years for an amount not-to-exceed $450,000; and
b)     Include option to renew up to two additional years.
Staff Report: SWIS RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
8.   AmeriCorps Community Technology Empowerment Project:
Authorize execute an agreement with St. Paul Neighborhood Network for up to $10,000 for the 2014-2015 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: AmericCorps RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
9.   AutoMon, LLC Contract:
Authorize proper City officers to extend Contract C-22110 with AutoMon, LLC for three additional years, through June 30, 2017; and to increase contract amount by $115,000 for a new total not-to-exceed total of $1,196,115 over the life of the contract.
Staff Report: AutoMon, LLC RCA
Action Taken: Deleted from agenda.
10. Cisco Video Conferencing Equipment:
Accept gift of Telepresence / Video Conferencing Equipment from Cisco Systems, Inc. for City IT Department Leadership to connect with the Hennepin County IT Department.         
Staff Report: Cisco RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
 
Referred by Community Development & Regulatory Services
11. 2013 Metropolitan Council Livable Communities Demonstration Account (LCDA) and LCDA Transit-Oriented Development (LCDA-TOD) Grant Awards:
      a)  Accept and appropriate LCDA grants of $1,000,000 for the Commons at Penn Project, $1,000,000 for the Hawthorne Eco Village project, & $750,000 for the Mozaic Phase II project; accept and appropriate LCDA-
           TOD grants of $1,000,000 to the 4th Street Infrastructure/Boeser project, and $1,045,000 to the Anishinabe Bii Gii Wiin project;
      b)  Approve budget appropriation increase of $4,795,000;
      c)  Authorize such agreements as may be necessary or desirable to implement the LCDA and LCDA-TOD grants with the Metropolitan Council, Building Blocks Non Profit, Project for Pride in Living, Ackerberg Group, and 
           Cornerstone Group (or affiliated entities).
CD&RS Action Taken: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
12. Small Business Revolving Loan Programs:
a)  Receive & file the 2013 year-end loan portfolio report for the Business Development Loan Programs;
b)  Authorize staff to write-off of a 2% loan made to Kuu Ruay LLC d/b/a Koyi Sushi Too as uncollectable.
CD&RS Action Taken: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
13. Mpls Homeless Street Outreach Funding:
Approve up to $300,000 of funding for St. Stephens Human Services, Inc’s homeless outreach programming, payable with $150,000 of FY 2014 Emergency Solutions Grant funds & $150,000 City General Fund; Authorize necessary contracts.
CD&RS Action Taken: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
Referred by Health Environment & Community Engagement
14. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Grant Application.
Authorize application for a 3-year grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for an amount not to exceed $750,000 beginning September 1, 2014. The purpose of the grant is to develop multi-sector partnerships to promote sexual health, advance community wellness, influence sexual health behavior and practices, and reduce STD disparities.

      Staff Report: CDC Grant RCA; Revised CDC Grant RCA
      HE&CE Action Taken: Approved.

Recommended Action: Approve grant application in revised amount of $1,050,000.

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred by Transportation & Public Works

15. Penn Ave S Phase 2 Street Reconstruction Project:
a)   Approve resolution ordering the work to proceed and adopting special assessments in the amount of $333,309.93 for the project;
b)  Approve resolution requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds in the amount of $333,310 for the project;
c)   Approve resolution ordering parking restrictions on Penn Ave S between 100 feet north of 54th St W and 50th St W, per the Council approved layout and to meet State Aid Rules; and
d)   Approve resolution ordering the abandonment and removal of areaways located in the public right-of-way in conflict with the project.
Staff Report: Penn Ave S RCA
T&PW Action Taken: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
16. Riverside Extension Street Reconstruction Project:
a)  Approve resolution ordering the work to proceed and adopting special assessments in the amount of $258,085.21 for the project;
b)   Approve resolution requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds in the amount of $258,090 for the project; and
c)   Approve resolution ordering the abandonment and removal of areaways located in the public right-of-way in conflict with the project.
T&PW Action Taken: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
17. 5th St N, 8th Ave N, and 5th Ave N and 58th St E and MN-62 Frontage Rd S Street Resurfacing Project:
a)   Approve resolution ordering the work to proceed and adopting special assessments in the amount of $355,510.80 for the project; and
b)   Approve resolution requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds in the amount of $355,515 for the project.
T&PW Action Taken: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
18. Loring Park Area and South North Loop Area Street Resurfacing Project:
a)   Approve resolution ordering the work to proceed and adopting special assessments in the amount of $489,856.90 for the project; and
b)   Approve resolution requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds in the amount of $489,860 for the project.
T&PW Action Taken: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
19. 2014 Parkway Paving and Parkway Lighting Improvement Agreement:
a)    Approve resolution authorizing execution of an agreement with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) regarding 2014 Parkway Paving and Lighting Improvement Projects, pending the satisfactory review by the proper City officers;
b)    Authorize adjusting the capital appropriation for the Parkway Improvement Projects as follows:
• Increase appropriation by $50,000 in the Sidewalk Section of the Transportation Maintenance and Repair Division to reflect MPRB Funds; and
• Decrease appropriation for Parkway Paving and Street Lighting by a total of $1,320,000 due to no Park Capital Levy as part of the 2014 Parkway Paving and Street Light Replacement Programs; and Increase the appropriation by a total of $446,658 to reflect increased Metropolitan Council Regional Grant Funds;
c)    Authorize Finance staff to adjust Metropolitan Council Regional Grant Fund appropriations between Parkway Paving and Parkway Street Lighting as needed, not to exceed the overall Metropolitan Council Regional Grant funding total.
T&PW Action Taken: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
20. Street Construction Assessment Reductions:
Approve resolution authorizing the Hennepin County Auditor to reduce previously levied assessments against Wagner Partners Limited Partnership and Minnetonka Moccasin Company, Inc.
T&PW Action Taken: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
21. Bids:
a)   OP 7872, Accept low responsive bid of Shafer Contracting Company, Inc., for an estimated annual expenditure of $3,004,000, to complete the construction of sidewalks, curb, alley and drive approaches in 2014 for the Paving Division; and
b)   OP 7905, Accept low responsive bid of Dresser Trap Rock, Inc., for an estimated annual expenditure of $188,300, to furnish and deliver gray/black class “A” aggregate to the Paving Division.
Staff Report: Bid 7872; Bid 7905  
T&PW Action Taken: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.

Discussion

Finance & Property Services Department

22.  Rollover of 2013 Appropriation:
 Amend the 2014 Appropriation Resolution to allocate 2013 funds of several operating departments as outlined in the resolution.
 Staff Report: 2013 Budget Rollover RCA; 2013 Budget Rollover Requests; 2013 Budget Rollover Presentation
 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: April 7, 2014
Committee actions will be referred to the next Council Meeting: March 28, 2014
 
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