Ways & Means Committee Agenda
Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Regular Meeting
February 23, 2015 – 1:30 p.m.
Room 317, City Hall
Members Present: Council Members John Quincy (Chair), Elizabeth Glidden, Blong Yang, Lisa Bender, and Linea Palmisano
Members Absent: Council Member Andrew Johnson
Council Committee Coordinator: Diana Armstrong, 612-673-2371
1.   Legal Settlements: (15-00212)
Approving resolution authorizing the legal settlement of Rose Engstrom ($5,500).
Action Taken: Approved.
2.   Legal Services Agreement and Waiver of Conflicts of Interest: (15-00213)
Authorizing proper City officials to enter into a Master Agreement for legal services with Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. in an amount not to exceed $300,000, and that the City waive any conflict of interest arising out of the firm’s representation of the City in certain land use matters at Nicollet Avenue and Lake Street.
Action Taken: Approved.
3.   Supreme Court Amicus Brief: (15-00214)
Authorizing the Mayor and Police Chief to sign on to Supreme Court amicus brief in favor of petitioners re: the James Obergefell, et al., Petitioners v Richard Hodges, Director, Ohio Department of Health, et al., matter pending before the United States Supreme Court.
Action Taken: Approved.
City Clerk
4.  Minneapolis Board of Appeal and Equalization: (15-00215)
a)    Approving resolution establishing the 2015 Board of Appeal and Equalization; and
b)    Appointing Tad Marinac, Sandy Loescher, and Earl Netwal to the Minneapolis Board of Appeal and Equalization for terms to run April 27-May 1, 2015.
Action Taken: Approved.
5.  Statement of Economic Interest (SEI): (15-00216)
Approving list of City positions subject to SEI filing requirements.
Action Taken: Approved.
Convention Center
6.   Convention Center and Target Center Consulting Pool: (15-00217)
Authorizing appropriate city staff to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Convention Center and Target Center Consulting Pool. Contracts with firms would be active for three years, January 2016-December 2018.
Action Taken: Approved.
Finance & Property Services
7.   Fridley Water Softening Plant Facility Assessment: (15-00218)
Amending contract C-36626 with Miller Dunwiddie Architecture, increasing it by $16,000, for a revised contract amount of $82,885 to identify code issues (including ADA), deferred maintenance, and systems and building deficiencies in order to bring the facility to current standards.
Action Taken: Approved.
8.   Medical Review Billing Services: (15-00219)
Amending contract C-27300 with Alpha Review Corporation by extending administration fees for medical review billing services to April 1, 2015, with the same fee structure and scope of services.
Action Taken: Approved.
9.   Workers' Comp and Employment Services Medical Billing Services: (15-00220)
Authorize to negotiate and enter into a contract with Alpha Review Corporation for the provision of Workers’ Compensation (WC) and Employment Services (ES) Medical Billing Services.
Action Taken: Approved.
Information Technology
10. Traffic Sign Management System: (15-00221)
a)    Extending contract C-35649 with Cartegraph Systems, Inc., for three additional years, through May 31, 2018, for the support and maintenance of the traffic sign management system; and
b)    Increasing contract amount by $48,000 for a new not-to-exceed total of $133,000.
Action Taken: Approved.
11. Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) Citation System: (15-00222)
Amending contract C-23403 with Advanced Public Safety to allow the license transfers of 50 handheld citation writers to desktop devices.
Action Taken: Approved.
Police Department
12. 2015 National Forensic Sciences Improvement Program: (15-00223)
a)    Executing a contract for the 2015 National Forensic Sciences Improvement program;
b)    Accepting grant funds from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety-Office of Justice Programs in the amount of $16,535; and
c)    Approving resolution appropriating funds.
Action Taken: Approved.
Referred by Community Development & Regulatory Services
13. 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) Awards: (15-00197)
a)    Accept and/or approve grants (for City of Mpls recipient grants);
b)    Approving resolution appropriating grant funds; and
c)    Authorizing execution of grant, subrecipient and/or disbursement and related agreements.
Action Taken: Approved.
14. 2014 Metropolitan Council Livable Communities Demonstration Account (LCDA) and Livable Communities Demonstration Account - Transit Oriented Development (LCDA-TOD) Pre-Development Grant Awards:  (15-00198)
a)    Accept and appropriate Metropolitan Council LCDA grants of $1,250,000 for the MoZaic East project and $500,000 for the Broadway Flats project, and a Metropolitan Council LCDA-TOD Pre-Development Grant of $100,000 for the Glendale Redevelopment project;
b)    Approving resolution appropriating grant funds; and
c)    Authorizing execution of agreements as may be necessary to implement the LCDA grants and LCDA-TOD Predevelopment grant with the Metropolitan Council, Ackerberg Group, Rose Development, and Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (or affiliated entities).
Action Taken: Approved.
Referred from Health, Environment & Community Engagement
15. Maternal and Child Home Visiting Services: (15-00209)
a)    Authorizing contract with the Minnesota Department of Health to receive $180,000 for home visiting services for women and young children; and
Action Taken: Approved.
Referred from Transportation & Public Works
16. Penn, Penn E & McKinley Areas, Girard and Humboldt Aves N Street Resurfacing Project: (15-00181)
a)    Approving resolution ordering the work to proceed and adopting special assessments in the amount of $2,381.933.91 for the project; and
b)    Approving resolution requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation to authorize the City’s issuance and sale of assessment bonds in the amount of $2,381,935 with the bonds to be paid for from special assessments.
Action Taken: Approved.
17. Sale of City-Owned Land to the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority: (15-00069)
Authorizing the proper City officers to conduct a real estate closing and execute a Quit Claim Deed to the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority for the sale of two segments of public right-of-way along 4th St S and 5th St S for the current market value of $1,572,000.
Action Taken: Approved.
18. MPCA Grant for Commercial Waste Evaluation: (15-00182)
Authorizing acceptance of a Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) Environmental Assistance Grant in the amount of $26,567 to evaluate approaches to increase the diversion of commercial, industrial, and multifamily waste; and directing the Division of Solid Waste & Recycling to perform tasks outlined in the Grant Agreement.
Action Taken: Approved.
19. Hennepin-Lyndale Corridor Street Reconstruction Project & Design Contract Amendment: (15-00183)
a)    Approving resolution designating the location and improvements proposed to be made in the Hennepin-Lyndale Corridor Street Reconstruction Project (Franklin Ave W to Dunwoody Blvd);
b)    Receiving the cost estimate of $12,000,000; directing the City Engineer to prepare proposed special assessments against the list of benefited properties; and setting a public hearing to be held on June 9, 2015; and
c)    Authorizing increase of $240,450 to the Engineering Services Agreement with Kimley Horn and Associates, Inc., for a revised contract total of $1,148,905, for preliminary and final design of the Hennepin-Lyndale Corridor. No additional appropriation required.
Action Taken: Approved.
20. 35W South Storm Tunnel Rehabilitation Cooperative Construction Agreement: (15-00185)
Authorizing execution of a Cooperative Construction Agreement with the Minnesota Department of Transportation for cost participation in the I-35W South Storm Tunnel Rehabilitation Project. 
Action Taken: Approved.
21. Bid: (15-00186)
OP 8039, Accepting low bid of Hydromax USA, LLC for an estimated expenditure of $559,871.90 for closed circuit inspection of the City’s sanitary sewer system.
Action Taken: Approved.
Quasi-Judicial Hearing
22. CenturyLink Cable Television Franchise: (15-00224)
Considering a franchise application from CenturyLink Cable Television for constructing a cable system and providing cable service within the territorial limits of the City of Minneapolis.
Action Taken: The item was Received and Filed with written comment accepted through 5:00 p.m. Friday, February 27, 2015.
Next Committee Meeting: March 16, 2015
Committee actions will be referred to the next Council Meeting: February 27, 2015
Committee Coordinator email: [email protected]
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