Ways & Means Committee Agenda
Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Regular Meeting
November 10, 2014 – 1:30 p.m.
Room 317, City Hall
Members Present: Council Members John Quincy (Chair), Elizabeth Glidden, Blong Yang, Andrew Johnson, and Linea Palmisano (Quorum 4)
Member Absent: Lisa Bender
Council Committee Coordinator: Lisa Hansen 612-673-3963
City Attorney
1.   Legal Settlements:
Authorizing the following legal settlements:
a)   Daniel S. Anderson vs. City of Minneapolis, $15,000.
b)   Daniel S. Anderson vs. City of Minneapolis, $5,000.
c)   Michael A. Ofor v. City of Minneapolis, et al., $9,500.
Staff Report: a) Anderson RCA; b) Anderson RCA; Ofor RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
2.   Ethics Board Appointments:
Setting Public Hearing for December 1, 2014, to solicit public input in consideration of 2015 appointments to the Ethics Board.
Action Taken: Approved.
3.   CM Partners Agreement Amendment:
Authorize execution of an amendment to the Professional Services Agreement (C-37636) for negotiation skills training between the City and CM Partners to increase by $70,000 for a total not-to-exceed amount of $120,000 and extend contract to December 31, 2015.
Staff Report: CM Partners Agreement Amendment RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
Convention Center
4.   Electrical Installation Bid:
Accepting low bid of Premier Electrical Corporation in the amount of $137,000 for the RGB LED Up-Light Retrofit Project – Electrical Installation.
Staff Reports: Electrical Installation Bid RCA
 Action Taken: Approved.
Finance & Property Services
5.   Unpaid Fees Assessment:
Approving joint power agreements between the City of Minneapolis and the cities of Edina, St. Anthony, Brooklyn Center and Golden Valley to provide the ability to assess unpaid fees due to the City of Minneapolis.
     Staff Report: Joint Powers Agreement RCA
      Action Taken: Approved.
6.   Property Tax Special Assessment of Delinquent Utility Charges:

Approving the special assessment of delinquent utility charges at the adoption of the assessment roll.

Staff Report: Property Tax Special Assessment RCA; 2014 Tax Assessments Report  
Action Taken: Approved.
Information Technology
7.   Pet Licensing Maintenance and Support:
a)   Authorizing extending contract with HLP, Inc. for a term of three years, through December 31, 2017, to provide maintenance and support for Chameleon pet licensing;
b)   Increasing contract in the amount of $70,000, for a new not-to-exceed total of $120,000; and
c)   Updating Terms and Conditions to reflect current standards.
Staff Report: Pet Licensing Maintenance and Support RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
8.   PeopleSoft System Administration Professional Services:
a)   Authorizing increasing contract with Iceberg Technology Group for PeopleSoft System Administration for the Human Resource Information System (HRIS) Upgrade in an amount of $200,000, for a new not-to-exceed total of $500,000; and
b)   Extending contract through September 30, 2015.
Staff Report: PeopleSoft RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
Referred by Community Development & Regulatory Services
9.  Code42’s Expansion Project (1 Main St SE):
a)  Authorizing application to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Minnesota investment Fund for a $1,000,0000 forgivable loan related to the Code42 expansion project at their current location;
b)  Accepting an award of the Minnesota Investment Fund (MIF) in the amount of up to $1,000,000 for furniture, fixtures, and equipment purchases, subject to loan approval by DEED;
c)  Adopting resolution approving budget appropriation;
d)  Authorizing execution of Project Compliance with State Laws, Statutes, and Rules document;
e)  Adopting resolution approving the DEED MIF application for the project, subject to CPED and Finance review of business credit reports and information and finding no adverse findings or concerns;
f)    Authorizing loan documents incorporating State and City Business Subsidy requirements, subject to loan approval;
g)  Authorizing necessary agreements to implement the transactions;
h)  Adopting resolution for DEED Job Creation Fund (JCF) supporting the application.
Staff Reports: Code42 RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
10.  2014 Metropolitan Council Livable Communities Demonstration Account (LCDA) Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Predevelopment Grants:
Adopt resolution authorizing submission of a predevelopment grant application to the LCDA TOD grant program (Refer to W&M).
Staff Reports: LCDA TOD Appl RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
11. Inspections Division 2014 Special Assessment Levies:
Adopting a resolution(s) levying the special assessments on the associated properties, adopting the assessment rolls and directing transmittal of assessment rolls to the Hennepin County Auditor with collection to begin on the 2015 real estate tax statements:
• Levy 1080 - Removal of Offensive Matter (Rubbish);
• Levy 1081 - Removal of Offensive Matter (Weeds);
• Levy 1084 - Removal of Offensive Matter (Hazardous Trees);
• Levy 1085 - Removal of Offensive Matter (Brush/Plant Growth);
• Levy 1086 - Inoperable Vehicle Tow Administrative Fees;
• Levy 1089 - Unpaid Administrative Citations (Housing);
• Levy 1090 - Unpaid Administrative Citations (Lead);
• Levy 1092 - Emergency Demolition of Property;
• Levy 1095 - Chapter 249 Building Demolition;
• Levy 1096 - Vacant/Boarded Housing Registration;
• Levy 1097 - Re-Inspection Fees (Housing);
• Levy 1098 - Securing of Buildings (Police Board Up);
• Levy 1099 - Securing Abandoned Buildings;
• Levy 1120 - Sewer Overflow;
• Levy 1121 - Unpaid Administrative Citations (Construction Code Services-Un-permit work)
• Levy 1124 - Unpaid Administrative Citations (Environmental);
• Levy 1125 - Unpaid Administrative Citations (Construction Code Services);
• Levy 1126 - Unpaid Administrative Citations (Fire Inspection Services);
• Levy 1160 - Nuisance Abatement (Housing);
• Levy 1162 - Unpaid Administrative Citations (Nuisance-Housing);
• Levy 1165 - Unpaid Administrative Citations (Zoning);
• Levy 1176 - Re-Inspection Fees (Zoning).
Staff Report: Inspection Levies RCA; Inspection Levies by Type; Levies Master List
Action Taken: Approved.
Referred by Health, Environment & Community Engagement
12. Minnesota Remodeling and Restoration Company Contract Amendment:
Authorizing Amendment No. 3 to the contract with Minnesota Remodeling and Restoration Company for a no-cost extension through May 31, 2015, in order to fulfill the scope of lead hazard reduction and healthy homes services included in a HUD grant agreement.
Staff Report: Minnesota Remodeling Contract RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
13. Healthy Homes Services Grant:
a)  Authorizing a contract with the Minnesota Department of Health to accept an estimated $10,000 to provide healthy homes services in the Latino immigrant community; and
b)  Increasing the appropriation and revenue estimate in the Health Department Grants-Other Fund by $10,000.
Staff Report: Healthy Homes Services Grant RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
Referred by Public Safety, Civil Rights & Emergency Management
14. CornerHouse Interagency Child Abuse Evaluation and Training Center:
Authorizing extension for one year of contract with CornerHouse Interagency Child Abuse Evaluation and Training Center for forensic interview services of children and vulnerable adults, and increasing the contract to $155,607 (an increase of 1.5%); authorize execution of documents necessary to effectuate the agreement.
Staff Reports: CornerHouse Extension RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
Referred by Transportation & Public Works
15. Bids:
a)    OP 8006, Accepting low bid of PCI Roads, LLC, for an estimated expenditure of $605,050, to furnish pavement profiling and roto-milling services; and
b)    OP 8013, Accepting single bid of Cellular Concrete, Inc., for an estimated annual expenditure of $73,200, to furnish and deliver cellular concrete to the Surface Water and Sewer Division.
Staff Report: Bid 8006; Bid 8013
Action Taken: Approved.
16. 2014 Regional Solicitation for Federal Transportation Funds:
a)    Authorizing submittal of a series of applications for federal transportation funds through the Metropolitan Council’s Regional Solicitation Program; and
b)    Authorizing commitment of local funds per federal requirement to support the approved projects. 
Staff Report:  2014 Federal Transportation Funds RCA; PowerPoint 
Action Taken: Approved.
Receive & File
Finance & Property Services
17. Financial Status Report:
      Receiving and filing 3rd Quarter 2014 update.
      Staff Report: Financial Status Report RCA; 2014 3rd Qtr Financial Status Report
      Action Taken: Received & Filed.
Convention Center
18. Meet Minneapolis Contract:
a) Authorizing negotiation and execution of the Meet Minneapolis contract for Sales and Marketing for the City of Minneapolis and Minneapolis Convention Center; and
b) Extending contract to December 31, 2019.
Staff Report: Meet Minneapolis Contract RCA 
Action Taken: Approved.

Finance & Property Services

19. 2015 Budget Wrap-Up:
Receiving and filing overview report and next steps for budget adoption.
Staff Report: 2015 Budget Wrap-Up RCA; 2015 Budget Wrap-Up 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: December 1, 2014
Committee actions will be referred to the next Council Meeting:  November 14, 2014
Committee Coordinator email: [email protected]
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