Ways & Means Committee Agenda
Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Regular Meeting
May 19, 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 claim of Carmen Snyder v. City of Minneapolis, $8,000 and Jim Peterson v. City of Minneapolis, $7,000.
       Staff Report: Snyder / Peterson RCA
       Action Taken: Approved.
City Coordinator
2.    Alliance on Race and Equity:
       Authorize City Coordinator to enter into agreement with Alliance on Race and Equity.
       Staff Report: Alliance on Race and Equity RCA
       Action Taken: Approved.
3.     2014 1st Quarter Gift Acceptance:
        Accept by resolution gifts to the City of Minneapolis valued under $15,000.
        Staff Report: 2014 1st Quarter Gift Acceptance RCA
        Action Taken: Approved.
4.     Payment Card Industry (PCI) Information Security Policy:
        Approve implement PCI Policy and receive and file the attached procedures that support the policy.
        Staff Report: PCI Policy RCA; PCI Information Security Procedures; PCI Information Security Policy
       Action Taken: Approved.
Human Resources
5.    City of Minneapolis Medical Plan RFP:
 Authorize issuance of Request for Proposal for full-insured and self-insured plan funding for coverage effective January 1, 2015.
 Staff Report: City of Minneapolis Medical Plan RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
Information Technology
6.   Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) Managed Services:
Authorize increase contract C-25200 with Unisys Managed Services by $236,017 for an increase in scope to provide for CAD911 Server/Storage Refresh.
Action Taken: Approved.
7.   IT Master Contract Program:
Authorize extend IT Master Contracts through September 30, 2014, that include the following vendors which are providing project consultants and staff augmentation resources:
a)    Baker IT – C-28682;
b)    DeltaWrx – C-37360;
c)    Globalsource IT – C-37366;
d)    Iceberg Technology Group – C-28041;
e)    InTech Software Systems – C-28423;
f)     Labyrinth Consulting – C-27986;
g)    Macro Group – C-27989; and
h)    Sogeti, LLC – C-20837.
Staff Report: IT Master Contract Program RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
8.    Information Technology Services RFP:

Authorize establish consulting pool through the City’s Request for Proposals (RFP) process for services related to IT Staff Augmentation Consulting Pool for a period of three years for the following service categories: Analyst; Architecture; Database Administration/Development; Developer/Programmer; Geographic Information Systems; Program/Project Management; Quality Assurance; Security; Systems Analyst; Network Architecture; and Web Application Design and Development.

       Staff Report: IT Services RFP RCA
       Action Taken: Approved.
9.    LinkedIn Job Search Subscription Services:
Authorize extend contract C-35985 with LinkedIn Corporation for two additional years, through May 31, 2016, to continue aiding the IT Department in candidate recruitment; and use LinkedIn’s contract agreement rather than the City’s Standard Agreement.
Action Taken: Approved.
10.  Gopher State One Call:
 a)    Extend contract C-34023 with KorTerra Inc. for three additional years through March 31, 2017, using KorTerra’s contract agreement form instead of the City’s Contract for Professional Services; and
 b)    Increase contract by $30,000 for a new not-to-exceed total of $107,000, for software support services related to managing the Gopher State One Call utility location system and update terms and conditions to reflect current standards.
 Staff Report: Gopher State One Call RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
11.  Safety Cameras:
 a)    Extend contract C-37156 with A+ Systems for one additional year, through August 31, 2015, to provide power and connectivity to cameras around the Third and Fourth Police Precincts; and
 b)    Increase contract by $100,000, for a new total not-to-exceed amount of $150,000 over the life of the contract and update terms and conditions to reflect current standards.
 Staff Report: Safety Cameras RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
     Referred by Executive Committee
12.  Labor Negotiations:
 Tentative Agreement with the Electricians Unit, represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 292, AFL-CIO, for two, two-year contract for the period of May 1, 2011, through April 30, 2013, and May 1, 2013, through April 30, 2015.
 Staff Report: Labor Negotiation RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
Referred from Community Development & Regulatory Services
13. Metropolitan Council Transit Oriented Development [TBRA-TOD] Site Investigation Grant Applications:
Authorize application to the Metropolitan Council’s TBRA-TOD Grant Program for environmental site investigation work required for the following projects: 729 Washington Ave N Redevelopment and Target Field Station – Pad A & approve resolution authorizing submittal.
Staff Reports: TBRA-TOD Appls RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
14. Target Center Renovation Architect & Engineer Design Services:
Authorize contract with Architectural Alliance and Sink Combs Dethlefs for Architect and Engineering Design Services for the Target Center Renovation project.
Staff Reports: Tgt Ctr Reno Arch RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
Referred from Health, Environment & Community Engagement
15. Landscaping Consultation and Tree Planting Services:
Authorize execution of a contract with Tree Trust in an amount not to exceed $75,000 to provide landscaping consultation and tree planting services to interested Minneapolis businesses that pay an annual Pollution Control bill.
Staff Report: Landscaping Services RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
16. Tree Remediation Program:
Authorize increase to contract with Wilson Custom Tree by $75,000 for the purpose of conducting a Tree Remediation Program to address tornado damaged trees in affected neighborhoods in North Minneapolis and approved by Neighborhood and Community Relations and Regulatory Services department staff.
Staff Report: Tree Remediation Program RCA
Action Taken: Approved. 
Referred from Public Safety, Civil Rights & Emergency Management
17. CenterPoint Energy 2014 Community Partnership Grant:
Authorize acceptance of grant award in the amount of $1,250, which MFD will use to purchase Cardiac Science Powerheart AED G3 batteries.
Staff Reports: CenterPoint Energy Grant RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
18. Smoke Alarm Donation:
Authorize acceptance of 60 smoke alarms from the Minnesota Safety Council to the Minneapolis Fire Department for distribution in north Minneapolis.
Staff Reports: Smoke Alarm Donation RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
Referred from Transportation & Public Works
19. 4th Ave S Street Resurfacing Project:
  a)     Approve resolution ordering the work to proceed and adopting special assessments in the amount of $55,665.35 for the project; and
  b)     Approve resolution requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds in the amount of $55,665 for the project.
      Staff Report: 4th Ave S Street Resurfacing RCA; 4th Ave S Street Resurfacing MAP
      Action Taken: Approved.
20. Hay Northwest, Franklin Hall, and Lyn Park Areas Street Resurfacing Project:
  a)     Approve resolution ordering the work to proceed and adopting special assessments in the amount of $1,304,304.86 for the project; and
  b)     Approve resolution requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds in the amount of $1,304,305 for the project.
     Staff Report: Hay NW, Franklin Hall, and Lyn Park Areas Resurfacing RCA; Hay NW MAP; Franklin Hall & Lyn Park MAP
     Action Taken: Approved.
21. LaSalle Ave Street Resurfacing and Reconstruction Projects:
  a)     Approve resolution ordering the work to proceed and adopting special assessments in the amount of $70,615.42 for the street resurfacing portion of the project;
  b)     Approve resolution requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds in the amount of $70,620 for the resurfacing project;
  c)     Continue the public hearing related to the street reconstruction portion of the project to July 8, 2014; and
  d)     Order the City Engineer to abandon and remove areaways located in the public right-of-way that are in conflict with the reconstruction portion of the project.
      Staff Report: LaSalle Ave RCA
     Action Taken: Approved.
22. Bids:
a)     OP 7896, Accept low bid of Trane Company, for an estimated expenditure of $175,760, for automation building upgrades for the ABC Ramps; and
b)     OP 7925, Accept single bid of Thomas and Sons Construction, Inc., for an estimated expenditure of $1,399,627.85, to complete the Riverside Extension 15th Ave S/4th St S Reconstruction Project.
Staff Report: Bid 7896; Bid 7925
Action Taken: Approved.
23. City Expenditures:
      Overview Presentation.
       Staff Report: City Expenditures RCA; Expense Presentation
       Action Taken: Received & 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: June 9, 2014
Committee actions will be referred to the next Council Meeting: May 23, 2014
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