Ways & Means Committee Agenda
Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Regular Meeting
July 28, 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
1.   Legal Settlements:
Authorize the following legal settlements:
a)    Jennifer Ripp v. City of Minneapolis ($6,000.00); and
b)    Austin and Hoffman v. City of Minneapolis ($146,107.50). 
Staff Report: Ripp RCA, Austin & Hoffman RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
City Coordinator's Office
2.   2014 City of Minneapolis Charitable Campaign:
Approve participation of the following eight charitable fundraising organizations to participate in the 2014 City of Minneapolis Charitable Campaign: Community Solutions Fund; Community Health Charities; Greater Twin Cities United Way; Hennepin History Museum; Minnesota Environmental Fund; Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless; Peace Maker Foundation; and United Negro College Fund.
Staff Report: 2014 Charitable Campaign RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
3.   Billboard Display Time Donation:
Accept donation of billboard display time from Clear Channel Outdoor for the purpose of communicating graffiti removal information and the opening of Webster Elementary School.
Staff Report: Clear Channel Outdoor RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
4.   Broadcast Time Donation:
Accept donation of broadcast airtime from Comcast Cable for public service announcements.
Staff Report: Comcast Cable RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
Convention Center
5.   Target Center Renovation:
Adopt Resolution requiring the use of a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) with the Minneapolis Buildings and Construction Trades Council for all construction work on the Target Center Renovation Project.
Staff Report: Target Center PLA RCA, Target Center PLA RESOL
Action Taken: Approved.
Finance & Property Services

6.   Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Facility Compliance Surveys:

Authorize to negotiate and execute a professional services agreement with Julee Quarve-Peterson, Inc. (JQP) for a not-to-exceed amount of $100,000 for services to complete an ADA Facility Compliance Survey of City-owned buildings. No additional appropriation required.
Staff Report: ADA Survey Contract RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
7.   Dakota County Technical College Internship:
Accept the gift of a three week internship from Dakota County Technical College to allow faculty member Anne Farniok to gain industry experience and assist with existing projects.
Staff Report: Dakota Tech Intern RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
8.   Nicollet Mall Reconstruction:
Authorize to release Request for Proposals (RFP) for financing options for Nicollet Mall Reconstruction.
Staff Report: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Financing RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
Information Technology
9.   Advance Public Safety:
a)    Authorize to increase contract C-23403 with Advance Public Safety by $300,000 for a new not-to-exceed total of $1,192,581; and
b)    Authorize to extend contract for an additional three years. No additional appropriation required.
Staff Report: Advanced Public Safety RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
10.   Information Technology Terms and Conditions:
a)    Authorize to insert additional Information Technology (IT) specific Terms and Conditions (T&Cs) into future Request for Proposals (RFPs) at IT's discretion; and
b)    Work with City Attorney's Office to amend these T&Cs from time to time, as necessary.
Staff Report:IT Terms and Conditions RCA, IT Terms and Conditions ATT
Action Taken: Approved.
11. Managed Services Contract:
Authorize to increase Unisys Corporation Managed Services Contract, C-25200, by $1,000,000 in anticipation of additional change orders for managed services by Information Technology and customer departments.
Staff Report: Unisys RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
Referred by Executive Committee
12. Labor Negotiations:
a)    Approve tentative agreement with the Fire Chiefs, represented by the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), Local 82, for two contract periods, January 1, 2011, through December 31, 2012; and January 1, 2013, through December 31, 2014.
b)    Approve tentative agreement with the Emergency Communications Supervisors Unit, represented by the Minnesota Teamsters Public and Law Enforcement Employees’ Union, Local No. 320, AFL-CIO, for a two-year term from January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2015.
Staff Report: Fire Chiefs RCA, Emergency Communications RCA
Executive Committee Action Taken: Referred to Ways & Means.
Action Taken: Approved.
Referred by Community Development & Regulatory Services
13. Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development [DEED] Redevelopment Grant Program Applications:
Approve resolution authorizing staff to submit applications to DEED Redevelopment Grant Program for the following projects: Broadway Flats, The Cameron, Downtown East, and Neighborhood Healthsource.
Staff Reports: DEED RCA
CD&RS Action Taken: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
14. Environmental Remediation Grants:
a) Accept & appropriate grants awarded by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Contamination Cleanup and Investigation Grant Program, Metropolitan Council Livable Communities Tax Base Revitalization Account (TBRA) Grant Program and the Hennepin County Environmental Response Fund (ERF);
b) Approve budget appropriations;
c) Authorize grant, subrecipient and/or disbursement and related agreements.
Staff Reports: Environmental Grants RCA
CD&RS Action Taken: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
Referred by Health Environment & Community Engagement
15. Transportation Engagement Efforts:
a)    Approve use of $44,000 of Hennepin County’s “Second 7.5%” Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) funds to support transportation engagement efforts for the Sumner-Glenwood Neighborhood/Heritage Park Neighborhood Association;
b)    Increase the appropriation for the NCR Agency Fund by $44,000; and
c)    Authorize execution of any contracts or agreements necessary to implement the request.
Staff Report: Transportation Engagement RCA
HE&CE Action Taken: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
16. Minnesota State Environmental Grant Applications:
Approve resolution authorizing execution of grant agreements with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) relating to applications for the Environmental Assistance Grant Program.
Staff Report: MPCA Grant Applications RCA
HE&CE Action Taken: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
Referred by Public Safety, Civil Rights and Emergency Management
17. Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA):
Authorize contract with MPHA in an amount up to $108,825, to support a sergeant investigator for one year in relation to the MPHA Housing Choice Program.
Staff Report: MPHA Contr RCA
PSCR&EM Action Taken: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
18. See Something Say Something Project:
Authorize contract with ECHO in the amount of $54,750, in support of the “If You See Something, Say Something” public awareness campaign.
Staff Report: ECHO Contr RCA
PSCR&EM Action Taken: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
Referred by Transportation & Public Works
19. 45th Ave N & Irving Ave N Alley Construction Project:
a)    Approve resolution ordering the work to proceed and adopting special assessments in the amount of $9,193.08 for the project; and
b)    Approve resolution requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation to authorize the City’s issuance and sale of assessment bonds in the amount of $9,195 with the bonds to be paid for from special assessments.
Staff Report: Alley Construction RCA; Alley Construction MAP
T&PW Action Taken: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
20. Disposal and Hauling of Excavation Spoils:
Authorize increase to contract with Waste Management of Minnesota, Inc. by $250,000, for a revised contract total of $735,000, for the hauling and disposal of additional excavation spoils from Linden Yards. No additional appropriation required.
Staff Report: Excavation Spoils RCA
T&PW Action Taken: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
21. Cedar Ave Sidewalk Modification Project Budget:
Approve increase in appropriation for the Cedar Ave Sidewalk Modification Project by $400,000 from the Capital Improvements Fund due to increased total project cost resulting from bids received above original cost estimate.
Staff Report: Cedar Ave Sidewalk Modification Project RCA
T&PW Action Taken: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
22. Bid:
OP 7960, Accept low responsive bid of Thomas & Sons for an estimated expenditure of $1,297,888.58, for sidewalk and lighting replacement on Cedar Ave.
Staff Report: Bid 7960
T&PW Action Taken: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
Finance & Property Services
23. Internal Service Funds and Charges:
Presentation overview of the City's mechanism for funding internal services and a comparison to external charges.
Staff Report: Internal Service Funds RCA; Internal Service Funds 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
Committee actions will be referred to the next Council Meeting: August 1, 2014
Next Ways & Means Committee Meeting: August 11, 2014
Committee Coordinator email: [email protected]
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