Ways & Means Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Regular Meeting
April 21, 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

City Attorney’s Office

1.   Legal Settlements:

Approve the following:

a)   Jonathon Christoph Voth v. City of Minneapolis, $13,599.83.

b)   Claim of Usiholo Peter Musa-Agboneni and PMA Properties LLC, $75,000.

Staff Report: Voth RCA, Musa-Agboneni RCA

Action Taken: Approved.

City Coordinator

2.   ArtPlace America Gift:

Approve resolution accepting gifts from ArtPlace America to cover travel expenses for Gulgun Kayim, City of Minneapolis’ Arts Director, to serve as a reviewer for Artplace America’s fourth round of Innovation grants.

Staff Report: ArtPlace America RCA

Action Taken: Approved.

3.   Creative City Challenge Project:

Authorize execute contract with the artist for Balancing Ground in an amount of $75,000 for design, installation, and maintenance of the Creative City Challenge project for the summer of 2014 on the Minneapolis Convention Center Plaza.

Staff Report: Creative City Challenge Project RCA

Action Taken: Approved.

Convention Center

4.   Meet Minneapolis – 2013-2014 1% Lodging Tax:

Authorize payment of the 2013-2014 proceeds of the 1% City lodging tax to Meet Minneapolis in the amount of $46,087.13, and passage of resolution appropriating funds.

Staff Report: Meet Minneapolis RCA

Action Taken: Approved.

5.   Snow Plowing and Removal Services:

Authorize amend contract with Twin City Outdoor Services, Inc. to increase by $300,000 for a new total of $675,000 to allow invoice payment and funding through the end of the contract (12-31-2014).

Staff Report: Snow Removal RCA, Snow Removal RCA 2011

Action Taken: Approved.

6.   Wall Fabric Replacement Bid:     

OP 7928, accept low bid of Natus Corporation (d/b/a Hammernicks Decorating) for an estimated expenditure of $67,735.00 to furnish and deliver all labor, materials and incidentals necessary for the Wall Fabric Replacement at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Staff Report: Wall Fabric Replacement Bid RCA

Action Taken: Approved.

7.   Elevator Work Bid:

OP 7885, accept single bid of ThyssenKrupp Elevator for an estimated expenditure of $92,000 to furnish and deliver all labor, materials and incidentals necessary for elevator work as part of the Visitor Information Center at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

 Staff Report: Elevator Bid RCA

Action Taken: Approved.

Finance

8.   Capital Long-Range Improvement Committee (CLIC) Appointment:

Appoint the Lindsey Wollschlager to serve on the CLIC Committee for the term January 1, 2014, to December 31, 2014.

Staff Report: CLIC Appointment RCA

Action Taken: Approved.

Information Technology

9.   Computer-Aided Dispatch (CAD) System Support:

a)  Authorize amend contract C-35313 with Regents of the University of Minnesota to accept revenue for additional license, configuration, and support for Computer-Aided (CAD) System support; and

b)  Increase revenue and expenditure budget by $7,000 for 2014.

Staff Report: CAD System Support RCA

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred from Community Development and Regulatory Services

10. DC Group Expansion Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Plan & Modification No. 2 to Consolidated Redevelopment TIF Plan (re 1977 W River Rd N):

a) Approve resolution approving the DC Group Expansion Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Plan and Modification No. 2 to the Consolidated Redevelopment TIF District TIF Plan, which will create a new redevelopment TIF District within the North Washington Industrial Park Redevelopment Project to facilitate the renovation and expansion of the DC Group Inc. headquarters and research/manufacturing/reconditioning facilities;

b) Approve resolution authorizing the issuance of a Limited Revenue Pay-As-You-Go Tax Increment Financing Note to West River Road Investments, LLC in a principal amount not to exceed $451,500;

c) Approve proposed redevelopment contract business terms;

d) Approve amendment to 2014 General Appropriation Resolution by establishing the Community Planning & Economic Development agency Fund 01CDC – DC Group Expansion (01CDC - 8900900) and approving an initial appropriation of $5,000 in the fund;

e) Authorize a $200,000 Grow North loan to DC Group from the CDBG allocation budgeted for business development;

f) Authorize a redevelopment contract, Loan Agreement and all other necessary documents related to the recommended actions with West River Road Investments, LLC.

Staff Reports: DC Group RCA; DC Group ATTACH1; DC Group ATTACH2; DFC Recmd MEMO

Action Taken: Approved.

11. Lake and Nicollet Redevelopment Plan:

Approve resolution approving the Plan, which will a create a new redevelopment project to facilitate redevelopment activities that support the City’s goals for the area, including re-opening Nicollet Ave across Lake St and the Midtown Greenway, improving access to Interstate I-35W from Lake St, removing blight and revitalizing the commercial area.

Staff Reports: Lake and Nic Redv Plan RCA; Lake and Nic Redv Plan ATTACH

Action Taken: Approved.

12. Green Homes North Program Round 3 Funding Awards and Land Sales:

a) Rescind the March 7, 2014 City Council’s approval related to the Green Homes North program as the conditions of the approval were not met;

b) Approve the recommendation to award up to $949,608 for development gap funding for the construction of 18 green homes on City-owned vacant lots in North Minneapolis, as submitted by seven non-profit developers (Artspace Green Homes North, LLC, City of Lakes Community Land Trust, Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation, PPL Homes LLC, PRG, Inc., Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, Inc. and Urban Homeworks, Inc.) and one private developer (Peyser LLC) in response to the City’s Request for Proposals;

c) Authorize related agreements with the selected qualified developers, including additional Green Homes North program requirements identified by the Design Review Committee;

d) Consider sale of the properties to the developers or affiliated entities and for the prices shown, subject in each case to the following: land sale closing must occur on or before 90 days from the date of City Council approval; and payment of holding costs of $300 per month, if the land sale closing does not occur on or before the closing deadline. The sale conditions may be waived or amended with approval of the CPED Director:

1. 2014 Upton Ave N for $5,000 to PPL Homes LLC

2. 2950 Bryant Ave N for $2,500 to PPL Homes LLC

3. 316 30th Ave N for $2,200 to PPL Homes LLC

4. 4700 Bryant Ave N for $5,000 to City of Lakes Community Land Trust

5. 4704 Bryant Ave N for $5,000 to City of Lakes Community Land Trust

6. 3510 Colfax Ave N for $3,800 to Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation

7. 3514 Colfax Ave N for $3,800 to Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation

8. 2635 James Ave N for $2,500 to Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation

9. 3022 Morgan Ave N for $2,500 to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, Inc.

10. 2918 Logan Ave N for $2,500 to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, Inc.

11. 3522 4th St N for $3,800 to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, Inc.

12. 1811 Girard Ave N for $1,932 to PRG, Inc.

13. 2727 3rd St N for $3,454 to PRG, Inc.

14. 2639 James Ave N for $2,500 to PRG, Inc.

15. 3241 Russell Ave N for $5,000 to Peyser LLC

16. 4101 James Ave N for $3,900 to Peyser LLC

17. 2822 Bryant Ave N for $2,500 to Urban Homeworks, Inc.

18. 2622 Plymouth Ave N for $4,400 to Artspace Green Homes North, LLC

e) Accept a $250,000 grant from the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency for the Green Homes North Program and authorize an agreement for the grant & approve budget appropriation.

Staff Reports: GHN RCA; GHN ATTACH1; GHN ATTACH2

Action Taken: Approved.

13. 2014 Metropolitan Council Livable Communities Demonstration Account (LCDA) and LCDA - Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Grants:

Approve resolutions authorizing submission & priority ranking of grant applications to the LCDA and LCDA TOD grant programs.

Staff Reports: 2014 Met Council LCDA TOD Grants RCA; REVISED 2014 Met Council LCDA TOD Grants RCA; 2014 Met Council LCDA TOD Grants ATTACH1; 2014 Met Council LCDA TOD Grants ATTACH2

Action Taken: Approved.

14. Spring 2014 Environmental Grant Funding:

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: 3118 W Lake St./Tryg’s Restaurant, DC Group Expansion, East Side Station (former Superior Plating), Miller Bag Building, and MoZaic, Phase II; 

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: 800 W Broadway (DEED Workforce Center), East Side Station (former Superior Plating), (former) Leef Services, Miller Bag Building, and MoZaic, Phase II;

c) Authorize application to the Hennepin County Environmental Response Fund [ERF] for environmental investigation and/or remediation funding for the following projects: 3118 W Lake St./Tryg’s Restaurant, East Side Station (former Superior Plating), (former) Leef Services, Miller Bag Building, MoZaic, Phase II and Universal Plating and Washburn Center for Children;

d) Authorize application to the Metropolitan Council’s Transit Oriented Development [TBRA-TOD] Grant Program for environmental investigation and/or remediation work required for the following projects: Downtown East and Plymouth Building;

e) Approve resolutions authorizing submittal of said applications.

Staff Reports: CORRECTED Spring 2014 Enviornmental Grants RCA

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred from Health Environment & Community Engagement

15. Mississippi Watershed Management Organization Grant:

a)    Authorize execution of a grant agreement in the amount of $19,200 from the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO) to hire interns to assist in erosion control and enforcement; and

b)    Increase the appropriation and revenue estimate by $19,200.

Staff Report:  MWMO RCA

Action Taken: Approved.

16. GRO1000 Garden and Green Spaces Award:

a)    Authorize acceptance of up to $40,000 and the execution of an agreement as needed with the US Conference of Mayors for a GRO1000 Garden and Green Spaces Awaard for the development of community gardens and green spaces;

b)    Direct the City Coordinator to manage the grant and enter into agreement(s) with community partners as needed; and

c)    Increase the appropriation and revenue estimate by $40,000. 

Staff Report:  GRO1000 Award RCA

Action Taken: Approved.

17. Spay and Neuter Assistance Program Lease Extension:

Authorize an amendment to the contract with Blue Sky Veterinary Services LLC, in conjunction with the Minnesota Spay and Neuter Assistance Program, extending the current lease for the use of laboratory and parking spaces at Minneapolis Animal Care and Control (MACC), for one additional year to March 14, 2015, to provide low-cost spay and neutering services. 

Staff Report:  Spay & Neuter Lease Extension RCA

Action Taken: Approved.

18. Human Services Research Grant:

a)    Accept a three-year federal grant in the estimated amount of $871,448 to study the benefits of Father Advocates providing services for expectant and new fathers; and

b)    Increase the appropriation and revenue estimate by $871,448. 

Staff Report:  Human Services Research Grant RCA

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred from Public Safety, Civil Rights & Emergency Management

19. Financial Crimes Task Force:

Authorize accept grant award, $42,500, from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, for the investigation of identity theft and cases of fraud; Approve budget appropriation.

Staff Report: Financial Crimes RCA

Action Taken: Approved.

20. Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Program:

Authorize accept grant award, $12,464, from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety – Office of Justice Programs & execute a contract with them, to purchase Crime Laboratory equipment & supplies; Approve budget appropriation.

      Staff Report: Coverdell RCA

      Action Taken: Approved.

Referred from Transportation & Public Works

21. Lowry Hill East Area Street Resurfacing Project:

a)    Approve resolution ordering the work to proceed and adopting special assessments in the amount of $666,545.86 for the project; and

b)    Approve resolution requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds in the amount of $666,550 for the project.

Staff Report:   Lowry Hill E Resurfacing RCA; Lowry Hill E Resurfacing MAP

Action Taken: Approved.

22. St. Anthony Parkway Bridge Over BNSF Northtown Yard Project
      California St NE and Main St NE Construction Reconstruction:

a)    Approve resolution ordering the work to proceed and adopting special assessments in the amount of $237,652.80 for the project; and

b)    Approve resolution requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds in the amount of $237,655 for the project.

Staff Report:   St. Anthony Pkwy Bridge RCA; St. Anthony Pkwy Resolutions

Action Taken: Approved.

23. Central Corridor LRT Project:

Authorize execution of Subordinate Funding Agreement 23 (SFA 23) with the Metropolitan Council for the replacement of lighting service cabinets in the Central Corridor LRT West Bank area.

Staff Report:   CCLRT RCA; CCLRT Previous Directives; CCLRT SFA 23

Action Taken: Approved.

24. Bid:

OP 7907, Accept low bid of A & M Construction, Inc., for an estimated expenditure of $255,300, to complete the Exterior Masonry Stabilization Project, Phase 3, for the Water Treatment and Distribution Division.

Staff Report:  Bid 7907

Action Taken: Approved.

25. Johnson St NE, 10th & 11th Aves SE Street Resurfacing Project:

a)    Passage of Resolution ordering the work to proceed and adopting special assessments for the project; and

b)    Passage of Resolution requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds for the project.

T&PW Action Taken: a) Cancelled the Johnson St NE, 10th & 11th Aves SE Street Resurfacing Project; and b)  Recommend rescinding Resolution 2014R-057 and the associated Council action of 2/21/2014 designating the project.

Action Taken: a) Cancelled the Johnson St NE, 10th & 11th Aves SE Street Resurfacing Project; and b) Recommend rescinding Resolution 2014R-057 and the associated Council action of 2/21/2014 designating the project.

Discussion

Finance

26. City Revenue:

 Presentation.

 Staff Report: City Revenue RCA; City Revenue Presentation; Fiscal Disparities Facts; Minneapolis Special Local Taxes; Local Government Aid 101: 2014 and Beyond 

Action Taken: Received & Filed.

Upcoming Meeting Notices

Finance

May 5        Property Taxes

May 19      City Expenditures

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