Ways & Means Committee Agenda
Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Regular Meeting
August 25, 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)   Evelyn Jimenez, Imelda Jimenez, Maria Teresa Jeronimo v. John Doe, City of Minneapolis, $28,000.
b)   Rafael Antonia Sanchez v. Anthony B. Olsen, City of Minneapolis, $18,000.
c)   Travis M. Minke v. The City of Minneapolis and Janice Callaway, $40,000.
d)   S.S., by and through her legal guardian and parent, Phaedra Singleton, v. City of Minneapolis, et al, United States District Court, $22,500.
Staff Report: Jimenez/Jeronimo/Doe RCA; Sanchez/Olsen RCA; Minke RCA; Singleton RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
2.   Conflict of Interest Waiver for Legal Services:
Approve consent and waive any conflict of interest between the City of Minneapolis and Dorsey and Whitney LLP (the “Firm”) arising out of the Firm’s representation of Children’s Health Care, the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority and Siena Systems.
Staff Report: Conflict of Interest Waiver RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
3.   Audio and video equipment donation:
Authorize Communications Department to donate used audio and video equipment to the Minneapolis Television Network (MTN).
Staff Report: Audio Video Equipment Donation RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
Convention Center
4.   Waste Recycling Project Bid:
OP 7970, authorize accept low bid from Morcon Construction in the amount of $267,000 for the Waste Recycling Project at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
Staff Reports: Waste Recycling Bid RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
Information Technology
5.   Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) Records Management System (RMS) Request for Proposal:
Authorize issue RFP for MPD RMS to replace outdated current records management system.
Staff Report: MPD RMS Request for Proposal RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
6.   Public Safety Camera installation:
Authorize execute ten-year license and power agreement with Xcel Energy through September 10, 2024, for a not-to-exceed amount of $575,000 to allow the installation of public safety cameras in the Minneapolis area.
 Staff Report: Public Safety Camera Installation RCA
Action Taken: Postponed one cycle.
7.   Technology Conference Donations:
      Accept gifts from the following organizations for Otto Doll, Chief Information Officer, to attend three technology conferences.
a)    From South Carolina Information Technology Directors Association (SCITDA) to attend and speak at the 2014 SCITDA Fall Conference as a member of their CIO Panel discussing Measuring Success for IT Leaders in Columbia, South Carolina.
b)    From Metropolitan Information Exchange (MIX) for conference costs, lodging and meals for conference attendance in Boise, Idaho, which joins senior local government technology executives to exchange types of management and information processing matters.
c)    From Center for Digital Government for conference costs and meals for attendance in Amelia Island, Florida, of a nonpartisan event bringing together leaders in public service to discuss opportunities and challenges in this digital age.
Staff Report: Technology Conferences RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
8.   2014 2nd Quarter Gift Acceptance:
      Authorize accept gifts to the City of Minneapolis valued under $15,000.
Staff Report: 2014 2nd Quarter Gift Acceptance RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
9.   Investment Management Services:
      Authorize enter into agreements with the following investment firms: Advantus Capital Management, Galliard Capital Management, Vaughan Nelson Investment Management, PFM Asset Management and RBC Global Asset Management.
      Staff Report: Investment Management Services RCA
      Action Taken: Approved.
10. Financial Status Report:
Receive and file 2nd quarter 2014 update.
Action Taken: Received & Filed.
Referred by Community Development & Regulatory Services
11. Nuisance Property Grass Cutting & Related Services:
Authorize an amendment to contract C-35467 with Hennepin County for Sentence to Serve to provide nuisance property grass-cutting and related services for the rest of 2014 for an amount up to $75,000.
Staff Report: Nuisance Property Grass Cutting Amend RCA 
CD&RS Action Taken: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
12. Metropolitan Council’s Transit Oriented Development Site Investigation Grant Program [TBRA-TOD] and Pre-Development Grant Program [LCDA-TOD]: 
Accept and appropriate environmental grant awards.
Staff Report: Environmental Grant Awards RCA
CD&RS Action Taken: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
Referred by Health, Environment & Community Engagement
13. Maternal and Child Home Visiting Program:
a)   Amend contract with the Minnesota Department of Health to extend the contract termination date by six months and accept additional revenue in the amount of $60,000 for home visiting services for women and young children; and
b)   Increase appropriation for the Health Department in the Grants-Federal Fund by $60,000.
Staff Report:  Home Visiting Program RCA
HE&CE Action Taken: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
Referred by Public Safety, Civil Rights & Emergency Management
14. Minnesota Board of Firefighter Training and Education (MBFTE) training reimbursement redistribution:
Accept MBFTE redistribution funding under the Round 6 training reimbursement program in the amount of $48,960, for MBFTE approved training conducted between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014; Approve budget appropriation.
Staff Report: MBFTE RCA
PSCR&EM Action Taken: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
15. 2014 Emergency Management Performance Grant:
Authorize acceptance of the 2014 Emergency Management Performance Grant Award in the amount of $30,000; Approve budget appropriation.
Staff Report: EMPG Award RCA
PSCR&EM Action Taken: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
16. Health Club Memberships:
Approve the issuance of a new Request For Proposals for City of Minneapolis Police, Fire, and Minneapolis Park Board Police Departments health club memberships, fitness and wellness services and facility use.
Staff Report: Health Club Memberships RCA
PSCR&EM Action Taken: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
17. Security Services at Gopher Football Games:
Authorize contract with the University of Minnesota in the amount of $20,200, for Mpls Police to provide Bomb Unit and K-9 Unit security at football games at TCF Bank Stadium.
Staff Report: Security Gopher Football Games RCA
PSCR&EM Action Taken: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
18. Conducted Energy Device/Taser Bid:
Accept single bid of Uniforms Unlimited for an estimated annual expenditure in the amount of $130,000.00 for Conducted Energy Device/Tasers to the Minneapolis Police Department (Postponed 8/6/2014).
Staff Report: Conducted Energy Device/Taser RCA
PSCR&EM Action Taken: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
Referred by Transportation & Public Works
19. Bid:
OP 7980, Accept low bid of Global Specialty Contractors, Inc., in the amount of $972,026, for Bridge 9 Rehabilitation.
Staff Report: Bid 7980
T&PW Action Taken: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
20. 2014 Northern Lights Express Membership Fees:
Authorize $12,500 to be expended from the Public Works Operating Budget to allow 2014 City of Minneapolis participation in the Minneapolis-Duluth/Superior Passenger Rail Alliance Board for the development of the Northern Lights Express (NLX).
Staff Report:  NLX FeesCorridor MapPowerPoint
T&PW Action Taken: Approved. 
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: September 15, 2014
Committee actions will be referred to the next Council Meeting: August 29, 2014
Committee Coordinator email: [email protected]
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