Ways & Means Committee Agenda
Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
September 29, 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:
a)    Claim of Lindsey Hall v. City of Minneapolis, $6,000.
b)    James A. Dolphy vs. City of Minneapolis: Authorize settlement by non-monetary relief through the City’s adoption of amendment to the tree servicing ordinance and authorize the City Attorney’s Office to execute any documents necessary to effectuate settlement.
Staff Report: Hall RCA; Dolphy RCA, Tree Ordinance
Action Taken: Approved.
Convention Center
2.   Wireless Network Services Agreement:
a)    Authorize amend contract with Insite Wireless (Insite), and it’s subcontractor Smart City, by increasing term from 5 years to 8 years;
b)    Increase capital investments by the contractor and their subcontractors from $500,000 to $700,000 with $150,000 used in year six (6) of the contract; and
c)    Language clarification regarding contract renewal.
Staff Report: Wireless Network Service Agreement RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
Human Resources
3.   HR Classroom Online Training:
a)    Authorize extend the term of contract C-37481 with Curtis Communications Inc., from October 30, 2014 to October 30, 2016;
b)    Increase contract in the amount of $12,584, for the purchase of 1600 additional training licenses and related services for access to customized City Minneapolis Anti-harassment online training;
c)    Authorize purchase of additional licenses, if needed, for the not-to-exceed amount of $15,000; and
d)    Accept Terms and Conditions for Use and Service Agreement. 
Staff Report: HR Classroom Online Training RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
Referred by Executive Committee
4.   Labor Negotiations:
a)    Approve tentative agreement with the Convention Center Production Technician Unit, represented by the IATSE Local Union No. 13, AFL-CIO, for a two-year term from January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2015.
b)    Approve tentative agreement with the Water Works Maintenance Unit, represented by the Plumbers Union Local No. 15, AFL-CIO, for a two-year term from January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2015.
Staff Report: Convention Center Production Technicians Unit Labor Negotiation RCA; Water Works Maintenance Unit Labor Negotiation RCA
Executive Committee Action Taken: Approved and Referred.
Action Taken: Approved.
Referred by Health, Environment & Community Engagement
5.   Master Grant Contract with Minnesota Department of Health:
a)    Authorize the proper City officers to contract with the State through the Minnesota Department of Health for a Master Grant Contract for a five-year period from January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2018. Individual projects and funding will be issued under the Master Grant Contract through Project Agreements; and
b)    Designate the Commissioner of Health as the Community Health Services Administrator for the City authorized to sign the individual Project Agreements.
Staff Report: Master Grant Contract RCA
HE&CE Action Taken: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
6.   Youth Violence Prevention Grant:
a)    Amend grant agreement with the Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to accept $222,200 in funding for an additional year for youth violence prevention activities; and
b)    Increase the appropriation in the Health Department Grants-Federal Fund by $222,200.
Staff Report: Youth Violence Prevention Grant RCA
HE&CE Action Taken: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
Referred by Health, Environment & Community Engagement and Transportation & Public Works
7.   North Minneapolis Greenway Outreach:
Authorize execution of up to $100,000 in subgrant agreements with the Alliance for Metropolitan Stability for outreach related to the North Minneapolis Greenway initiative.
Staff Report:  North Minneapolis Greenway RCA
HE&CE and T&PW Action Taken: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
Referred by Public Safety, Civil Rights & Emergency Management
8.   Federal 2014 Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Program:
Authorize acceptance of a grant award of $93,888 from the U.S. Dept. of Justice – National Institute of Justice and execute a contract with them; Approve budget appropriation.
Staff Report: Coverdell Grant RCA
PSCR&EM Action Taken: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
9.   Bomb Security Services for Minnesota Timberwolves Basketball Games:
Authorize contract agreement with the Minnesota Timberwolves for MPD to provide bomb security services for basketball games during the 2014-2015 season at the Target Center, to be reimbursed at an estimated cost of $44,640.
Staff Report: CORRECTED Timberwolves Bomb Security RCA
PSCR&EM Action Taken: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
Referred by Transportation & Public Works
10. GreenCorps Host Site Agreement:
Authorize execution of an agreement with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency for Solid Waste & Recycling and Property Services to host a GreenCorps member for the 2014-2015 program year.
Staff Report: GreenCorps Agreement RCA; GreenCorps Host Site Agreement
T&PW Action Taken: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
11. Government Center Parking Ramp Roof Replacement Project:
Authorize increase to the contract with Berwald Roofing Company by $3,674.12, for a revised contract total of $57,467.12, to allow for work not included in the original scope of the project. Funds are available within the existing project budget.
Staff Report: Parking Ramp Roof Replacement RCA
T&PW Action Taken: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
12. Bids:
a)    OP 7978, Accept low bid of Insituform Technologies USA, LLC, for an estimated expenditure of $1,087,003, for the installation of large diameter cured-in-place pipe for the Public Works Sewer Construction Division; and
b)    OP 7979, Accept low bid of Vortech HydroVac, for an estimated expenditure of $168,400, for storm sewer system cleaning for the Sewer Construction Division.
Staff Report: Bid 7978; Bid 7979
T&PW Action Taken: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
Minneapolis Ethical Practices Board
13. 2013 Annual Report:
Receive & File Report.
Staff Report:  2013 EPB Report RCAEthical Practices Board Annual Report 2013 
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: October 14, 2014
Committee actions will be referred to the next Council Meeting: October 3, 2014
Committee Coordinator email: [email protected]
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