Ways & Means Committee Agenda
Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota
 
Regular Meeting
June 9, 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
1.   Legal Settlements:
Approve the following:
a)    John Paul Wuchko v. City of Minneapolis, et al., $40,000.
b)    Brook Mallak v. Aitkin County, et al., $4,500.
  Staff Report: Wuchko Settlement RCA; Mallak v Aitkin County RCA
  Action Taken: Approved.
2.   Legal Services Panel:
Amend Master Agreement for Legal Services Agreement C-36524 between the City and Lockridge Grindal Nauen, P.L.L.P. to increase the amount by $300,000.
Staff Report: Legal Services RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
3.   Downtown 100 and Focus 18-24 Initiatives:
Amend Resolution 2013R-598 to correct the amount of the 2014 Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District (DID) grant award to be $200,000, instead of $195,000, and correct the proper funding account of the grant awarded to the City Attorney’s Office.
Staff Report: Downtown 100 and Focus 18-24 Initiatives RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
4.   Medical Records Procurement Services:

Authorize execute a three year contract with MCS Litigation Support, in the amount of $100,000, for medical record, document and other material procurement services.

Staff Report: Medical Records Procurement Services RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
Department of Civil Rights
5.  Summer Clerkship Program and Summer of Civil Rights Event:
a) Authorize accept $4,500 from Minnesota Justice Foundation (MJF) Summer Clerkship Program to hire one law student for the summer; and
b) Authorize accept $1,000 from Emmett D. Carson Fund for Advocacy and Social Justice of the Minneapolis Foundation to provide funding for the Summer of Civil Rights - a series of events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
c) Increase the revenue and expense appropriation in the Department of Civil Rights by $5,500.
Staff Report: Summer Clerkship Program and Summer of Civil Rights Events RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
Convention Center
6.   Emergency Medical Services:
Amend Contract C-37033 with LifeTech Services, LLC to increase the amount by $100,000 for the remainder of calendar year 2014 and $100,000 for calendar year 2015 to provide and schedule emergency medical technicians for public and private events at the Convention Center.
Staff Report: Emergency Medical Services RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
Department of Information Technology
7.   Wireless Minneapolis:
Approve application for free Wireless Community account for Lowry Tower, a Minneapolis Public Housing high-rise located at 315 Lowry Ave N.
Staff Report: Wireless Minneapolis RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
8.   WorkForce Director System Application Software:
Execute all necessary contract documents with Sogeti USA, LLC for a three-year period, in an amount not to exceed $900,000, for support and maintenance of the City’s WorkForce Director system application software.
Staff Report: WorkForce Director RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
9.   Gunfire Detection System:
Amend Contract C-35511 with ShotSpotter, Inc. to increase the amount by $300,000, for a new total amount not to exceed $650,640, to enhance the current services and coverage of ShotSpotter in North Minneapolis, which will include the installation, labor, equipment, testing, repairs, servicing, calibration, and on-going gunfire analytics and notifications.
Staff Report: Gunfire Detection System RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
10. Technology Professional Services Master Contracts:
Extend contracts with the following vendors through September 30, 2014, to provide project consultants and staff augmentation resources to the Information Technology Department:
a)   Farstad.US, LLC, Contract C-29045; and
b)   Dahl Consulting, Contract C-28095.
Staff Report: IT Master Contracts RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
11. Subscription Based Research and Related Services:
a)   Execute a three-year contract with Gartner, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $270,000 through June 30, 2017, to provide services to concentrate on making the programs and products in the City successful; and
b)   Authorize use Gartner’s contract agreement instead of the City’s Professional Services Agreement.
Staff Report: Subscription Based Research RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
12. Digital Health Department Software Application:
a)   Authorize the assignment of Garrison Enterprises, Inc. contract to Digital Health Department, Inc. to providing the software for the emergency response tracking system by Regulatory Services.
b)   Extend Contract C-23043 with Garrison Enterprise, Inc. (now Digital Health Department, Inc.) for two additional years through August 9, 2016.
c)   Increase contract C-23043 with Garrison Enterprise, Inc. (now Digital Health Department, Inc.) by $80,000, for a new total amount not to exceed $413,454 over the life of the contract.
d)   Update the Terms and Conditions to reflect current standards.
Staff Report: Digital Health Department Software RCA
Action Taken: Deleted from agenda.
13. Broadcast Messaging System:
Execute all necessary contract documents with the following vendors to provide services for the City’s broadcast messaging system:
a)   Gov Delivery, Inc, for a term of up to three years in an amount not to exceed $75,000 to provide subscription-based document hosting services to keep citizens and employees informed via newsletters and email updates. Said contract to include an option to renew up to two additional one-year terms.
b)   SwiftReach Networks, Inc., for a term of up to three years in an amount not to exceed $150,000, to provide maintenance and support for the hosted software application for the rapid notification system, Swift911, that delivers pre-recorded and text messages to targeted citizens by phone, text, email or paging. Said contract to include an option to renew up to two additional one-year terms.
Staff Report: Broadcast Messaging System RCA
Action Taken: Approved.

Referred by Executive Committee

14. Labor Negotiations:
Tentative Agreement with the Electrical Technicians Unit, represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 292, AFL-CIO, for two contract periods, January 1, 2011, through December 31, 2012 (24 months); and January 1, 2013, through December 31, 2015 (36 months).
Staff Report: Labor Negotiations RCA
Executive Committee Action Taken: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
 
Referred from Community Development & Regulatory Services
15. Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Homelessness Prevention & Rapid Re-housing Services Funding:
Authorize staff to reallocate $36,330 of ESG funds from contract #C-36447 held by Minnesota Council of Churches to contract #C-36400 held by St. Stephen’s Human Services and to extend time of performance on contract #C-36400 through August 31, 2014.
Staff Reports: ESG and Rapid Re-housing RCA
CD&RS Action Taken: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
16. Job Fairs in 2014:
Approve acceptance of funds, $30,000, from Hennepin County to manage industry-specific and geographically-targeted job fairs in 2014; Approve budget appropriation.
Staff Reports: Job Fairs RCA
CD&RS Action Taken: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
17. Traffic Management Services for TCF Bank Stadium:
Authorize contracts with the University of Minnesota to receive up to $75,000 to provide traffic management services for the TCF Bank Stadium; Approve appropriation.
Staff Reports: Traffic Management Svcs RCA
CD&RS Action Taken: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
18. Elliot Park Lifesciences (700 10th Ave S):
Consider resolution placing a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) special assessment against the Elliot Park Lifesciences property, $219,450.
Staff Reports: Elliot Pk Spec Assessment RCA
CD&RS Action Taken: Approved; Referred to Ways & Means Committee.
Action Taken: Approved.
19. Miller Investments (2726 Washington Ave N):
Consider resolution placing a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) special assessment against the Miller Investments LLP property, $56,425.
Staff Reports: Miller Investments Spec Assessment RCA
CD&RS Action Taken: Approved; Referred to Ways & Means Committee.
Action Taken: Approved.
20. Longfellow Market (3815 E Lake St):
Consider resolution placing a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) special assessment against the Longfellow Market LLC property, $282,150.
Staff Reports: Longfellow Mkt Spec Assessment RCA
CD&RS Action Taken: Approved; Referred to Ways & Means Committee.
Action Taken: Approved.

Referred from Health, Environment & Community Engagement

21.  Housing & Urban Development Grant Application:
Authorize the proper City officers to apply for a three-year grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control, for an amount not to exceed $3,400,000, with award decision expected late fall 2014. The purpose of the grant is to provide lead hazard reduction and health and safety improvements to 300 homes in Minneapolis. 
Staff Report: Housing & Urban Development Grant Application RCA
HE&CE Action Taken: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
22. Department of Health & Human Services Grant Application:
Authorize the proper City officers to apply for a three-year grant from the Office of Minority Health, for an amount not to exceed $1,500,000, beginning September 1, 2014, to be used to support an evidence-based program to address unhealthy behaviors in at-risk minority male youth.
Staff Report: Department of Health & Human Services Grant Application RCA
HE&CE Action Taken: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.

Referred from Public Safety, Civil Rights & Emergency Management

23. 2014 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Award:
Authorize acceptance of the U.S DOJ Bureau of Justice Assistance 2014 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) award for funding through Hennepin County, $275,540; Approve budget appropriations.
Staff Reports: 2014 Edward Byrne Memorial RCA
PSCR&EM Action Taken: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
24. K-9 Veterinary Care:
Authorize contract with the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine for up to $22,595 to receive K-9 veterinary care for the period July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015.
Staff Reports: K-9 Vet Care RCA
Action Taken: Approved.

Refer to Transportation & Public Works (June 11)

25. Central Corridor Green Line LRT Project:
a)    Authorize execution of an Operation and Maintenance Agreement with the University of Minnesota, Hennepin County, and the Metropolitan Council to cover the University areas of the project;
b)    Authorize negotiation and execution of an Operation and Maintenance Agreement with Hennepin County and the Metropolitan Council to cover non-University areas;
c)    Authorize execution of Amendment 2 to Subordinate Funding Agreement (SFA) 5 with the Metropolitan Council; and
d)    Authorize execution of SFA 24 with the Metropolitan Council. 
Staff Report: CCLRT RCA; Amendment to SFA 5; SFA 24; O&M University Area; Previous Directives
Action Taken: Approved.
26. St. Anthony Parkway Bridge:
a)     Authorize execution of an Overpass Agreement with BNSF Railway which includes: BNSF contribution for bridge design and replacement in the amount of $4,500,000; execution of an easement agreement over BNSF property for the replacement bridge; execution of a temporary construction easement on BNSF property in the amount of $20,000; and transfer ownership of the existing bridge to the City; and
b)     Authorize the proper city officers to accept the funds and increase the appropriation and revenue source for the project by $4,500,000.
Action Taken: Approved.
27. Bid:
OP 7939, Accept single bid of Contech Engineered Solutions, in the amount of $74,500, to furnish and deliver a grit chamber to the Surface Water and Sewer Dvision.
Staff Report: Bid 7939
Action Taken: Approved.
 
Discussion
Finance

28. Budget Summary:

Receive and file presentation of operating budget process – summary and wrap-up.

Staff Report: Operating Budget Wrap-Up RCABudget Process 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 23, 2014
Committee actions will be referred to the next Council Meeting: June 13, 2014
  
 
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