Ways & Means Committee Agenda
Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota
 
Regular Meeting
March 30, 2015 – 1:30 p.m.
Room 317, City Hall
 
Members Present: Council Members John Quincy (Chair), Elizabeth Glidden, Blong Yang, Lisa Bender, Andrew Johnson, and Linea Palmisano
 
Council Committee Coordinator: Diana Armstrong, 612-673-2371
 
Consent
Attorney
1.   Legal Settlements (15-00368)
Approving the following legal settlements:
a)  James Davies v. City of Minneapolis ($11,500.00)
b)  Jeffrey David Kingsbury v. Minn Dept. of Transportation and Ampco System Parking ($7,500.00)
c)  Zachary King, Craig Dyer, Jr. and Anthony Wilson v. City of Mpls, et.al. ($50,000.00)
Action Taken: Approved.
2.   Probation Officer Services (15-00371)
Executing one amendment to contract C-38555 and two agreements and with Hennepin County Department of Community Corrections for three full-time probation officers to provide active supervision of chronic offenders.
Action Taken: Approved.
Convention Center
3.   Visitor Information Center:
Increasing the following contracts to allow for close out and final payment for work on the Visitor Information Center at the Minneapolis Convention Center:
a)  (15-00372) Contract C-38057 with Meisinger Construction Company, Inc. by $96,617 for a new total of $892,667.00.
b)  (15-00373) Contract C-38093 with Advance Terrazzo & Tile Company by $4,680.00 for a new total of $192,680.00.
c)  (15-00374) Contract C-38121 with Elliott Contracting Corporation by $66,801.00 for a new total of $771,401.00.
d)  (15-00375) Contract C-38122 with KMH Erectors by $9,405.00 for a new total of $260,705.00.
e)  (15-00376) Contract C-38165 with Empirehouse, Inc. by $40,039.23 for a new total of $329,039.23.
f)  (15-00377) Contract C-38270 with ThyssenKrupp Elevator Co by $14,590.00 for a new total of $106,590.00.
g)  (15-00378) Contract with Northland Mechanical Contractors, Inc by $55,591.45 for a new total of $105,291.45
Action Taken: Approved.
Finance & Property Services
4.   Fire Station #5 and #7 Improvement Project (15-00379)
Increasing contract C-38168 with JPMI Construction Company by $19,077.00 for a new total of $808,069.00, for electrical changes and flooring work.
Action Taken: Approved.
5.   Merchant Services Contract (15-00380)
Extending contract C-27609 with US Bank-Elavon for six months, through October 31, 2015, to allow additional time to evaluate Request for Proposal responses, negotiate a new contract, and potentially implement a new provider for merchant services (credit card revenue transaction clearing).
Action Taken: Approved.
6.   Flour Exchange Lease (15-00381)
Approving negotiation and execution of a Lease Contract Amendment to contract C-26108 with Larson Properties, LLC to rent the 6th floor of the Flour Exchange Building at 310 Fourth Ave S.
Action Taken: Approved.
7.   Hamilton School Lease (15-00382)
Approving negotiation and execution of a new ten-year lease with the Minneapolis Public Schools to use Hamilton School at 4119 Dupont Ave N.
Action Taken: Approved.
8.   Capital Long-Range Improvement Committee (CLIC) Appointments (15-00383)
Approving the following appointments to CLIC for two-year terms running January 1, 2015-December 31, 2016:
a)   Stephanie Johnson, Council appointment, Ward 1
b)   AJ Saddiqui, Council appointment, Ward 6
c)   Nicholas Minderman, Mayoral appointment, Ward 3
d)   Nicole Campbell, Mayoral appointment, Ward 10
e)   Matt Perry, Mayoral appointment, Ward 13
Action Taken: Approved.
9.   2015 Capital Long-Range Improvement (CLIC) Schedule and Guidelines (15-00384)
Receiving and Filing the 2015 CLIC Schedule and 2015 CLIC Capital Guidelines with capital budget submissions due April 9, 2015.
Action Taken: Received and Filed.
Information Technology
10. Minneapolis Wireless Community (15-00385)
Approving application for free Wireless Community account for the African Community Senior Center.
Action Taken: Approved.
11. Emergency Response Tracking System (15-00386)
Authorizing proper City officials to take the following actions re: contract C-23043 with Digital Health Department, Inc., formerly Garrison Enterprises, Inc., for technical support, software maintenance, bug fixes, and changes/enhancements to the emergency response tracking system being used by Regulatory Services:
a)   Acknowledging and approving assignment to the new vendor, Digital Health Department (DHD), formerly Garrison Enterprises, Inc.
b)   Extending the contract two additional years, through August 9, 2016.
c)   Increasing the contract by $80,000 for a new not-to-exceed total of $413,454.00.
Action Taken: Approved.
12. Legislative Information Management System (15-00387)
Approving the termination of contract C-38376 with Granicus, Inc., for Breach of Deliverables.
Action Taken: Approved.
13. Emergency Operations Fire Training Burn Simulator (15-00388)
Increasing contract C-33030 with Kidde Fire Trainers, Inc. by $47,000 for a new not-to-exceed total of $161,467.00, and extending the contract for an additional three years, through April 30, 2018, for the support and maintenance of the fire training burn simulator and its associated software.
Action Taken: Approved.
14. ServiceNow Knowledge 15 Technology Conference (15-00389)
Accepting gifts covering conference registration expenses for three Information Technology staff to participate in the ServiceNow Knowledge 15 Technology Conference to be held April 20-23 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Action Taken: Approved.
Community Development & Regulatory Services
15. Land Sale (Mill City Quarter and Abiitan) (15-00353)
a)   Considering resolution authorizing sale of 300 2nd St S and 428 2nd St S to Eagle Iron Partners, LLC or Assigned Developers (322 Second Street Apartments, LLP and Ecumen Mill City Quarter, LLC) for a collective price of $3,161,000;
b)   Considering resolution authorizing a waiver of the Park Land Dedication requirement contingent on execution and filing of a Parkland Development and Easement Agreement as described herein between the City, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, 322 Second Street Apartments, LLP, Ecumen Mill City Quarter, LLC and Mill Place, Inc.;
c)   Approving a $350,000.00 loan in accordance with term sheet;
d)   Authorizing a Redevelopment Contract(s) and execute any other necessary documents consistent with the term sheet;
e)   Authorizing staff to execute a Parkland Development and Easement Agreement;
f)    If requested by the development entities, terminate the Parking Lease between Canal Street Limited Partnership and the City upon closing; and
g)   Authorizing execution of one or more agreements with Ecumen Mill City Quarter, LLC and Eagle Iron Partners directing a portion of the brownfield grant funds awarded to Eagle Iron Partners to be provided to the Ecumen Mill City Quarter, LLC project instead.
Action Taken by CD&RS: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
16. Conurbation LLC Contract Extension (15-00357)
Authorizing execution of an amendment for $50,000 to an existing contract for continued project management services.
Action Taken by CD&RS: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
17. Director’s Fee Schedule Ordinance (15-00307)
Referring to staff the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 5, Chapter 91 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Building Code: Permit Fees, amending the fee schedule and fee refunds relating to the Director's Fee Schedule (by Quincy).
Action Taken by CD&RS: Referred to Staff.
Action Taken: Referred to Staff.
Executive Committee
18. 2015 Salary Adjustment - Non-represented Employees (15-00390)
Approving the following salary changes:
a)   That all non-represented employees who meet the criteria for step progression will receive a step progression in 2015, subject to satisfactory or better performance.
b)   Effective at the start of the pay period that includes February 1, 2015, increase the salary schedules, including longevity, by 2.2%.
Action Taken by Executive Committee: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
19. 2015 Salary Adjustment - Politically Appointed Employees (15-00391)
Approving the following salary changes:
a)   That all politically appointed employees who meet the criteria for step progression will receive a step progression in 2015, subject to satisfactory or better performance.
b)   Effective at the start of the pay period that includes February 1, 2015, increase the salary schedules, including longevity, by 2.2%.
Action Taken by Executive Committee: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
20. Labor Negotiations (15-00392)
Approving a tentative Agreement with the 911 Dispatchers Unit, represented by the Minnesota Public Employees Association, for the period January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2016.
Action Taken by Executive Committee: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
21. Labor Negotiations (15-00393)
Approving a tentative agreement with the Laborers, Local 363, for the period January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2017.
Action Taken by Executive Committee: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
Health Environment & Community Engagement
22. Minnesota Department of Health Grant for Supplemental Ebola Funding (15-00318)
a)   Authorizing contract with the Minnesota Department of Health to accept an estimated revenue of $40,000 to address gaps in department plans and response activities related to Ebola Virus Disease; and
b)   Increasing the appropriation and revenue estimate by $40,000.
Action Taken by HE&CE: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
23. Mississippi Watershed Management Organization Grant (15-00320)
a)   Authorizing execution of a grant agreement in the amount of $19,200 from the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization to hire interns to assist in erosion control enforcement; and
b)   Increasing the appropriation and revenue estimate by $19,200.
Action Taken by HE&CE: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
Transportation & Public Works
24. 2nd St N, 21st, 30th and 33rd Ave N, 42nd Ave S, Bloomington Ave S & MN-62 Frontage Rd Street Resurfacing Project (15-00323)
a)   Approving resolution ordering the work to proceed and adopting special assessments in the amount of $1,162,624.83 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 $1,162,625 for the project.
Action Taken by T&PW: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
25. Minneapolis Refuse Inc. Contract (15-00327)
Authorizing negotiation and execution of a contract with Minneapolis Refuse, Inc. (MRI) for the collection of garbage, recycling, problem materials, large items, mattresses, yard waste and source-separated organics for approximately one-half of the City’s dwelling units for a five-year term from August 31, 2015, through August 30, 2020.
Action Taken by T&PW: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
26. Leakage Assessment Services Contract (15-00328)
Authorizing execution of a contract with Wachs Water Services for a total contract price not to exceed $300,000 to conduct a condition assessment survey of the Minneapolis Water Distribution System for leakages.
Action Taken by T&PW: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
27. St. Anthony Parkway Bridge over BNSF Northtown Yard (15-00329)
a)   Authorizing execution of a bridge bond grant agreement with the Minnesota Department of Transportation for the distribution of State Bridge Bonds; and
b)   Authorizing an increase to the engineering services agreement with Short Elliot Hendrickson, Inc. by $285,988, for a revised contract total of $2,812,331, to assist with construction engineering and extending the effective date of the contract through December 31, 2017.
Action Taken by T&PW: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
28. 7th Street Transit Advantage Project (15-00330)
a)   Authorizing execution of an agreement relating to work in support of the 7th Street Transit Advantage Project with the Metropolitan Council;
b)   Amending the 2015 Capital Budget by establishing the 7th Street Transit Advantage Project and increasing the appropriation for the project by $470,000 ($140,000 from the Metropolitan Council and $330,000 from the Permanent Improvement Tax Levy).
Action Taken by T&PW: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
29. Storm Sewer Cleaning Contract (15-00331)
Authorizing increase to contract with Vortech Hydro-Vac by $2,513.25, for a revised contract total of $170,913.25, to allow for construction change orders as part of the Storm Sewer Cleaning Project.
Action Taken by T&PW: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
30. Central Corridor LRT Project Subordinate Funding Agreement (15-00332)
Authorizing execution of Subordinate Funding Agreement 26 (SFA 26) with the Metropolitan Council for the Metropolitan Council to reimburse the City of Minneapolis for a final survey of stormwater and sanitary sewer infrastructure constructed for the Central Corridor LRT (Green Line).
Action Taken by T&PW: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
31. Funding for Bike Week Events (15-00334)
Authorizing up to $15,000 in funding for the 2015 Bike Week by reallocating from the Public Works Traffic Program budget.
Action Taken by T&PW: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
32. Open Streets 2015 (15-00335)
Approving locations and budget for 2015 Open Streets events.
Action Taken by T&PW: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
33. Bids:
a)  (15-00336) OP 8043, Accepting low responsive bid of Marge Magnuson Construction Company, Inc. in the amount of $229,765 for the Double Door and Pivot Gate Installation Project for the Water Treatment and Distribution Division;
b)  (15-00337) OP 8051, Accepting low bid of Graymont (WI) LLC for an estimated annual expenditure of $1,800,000 to furnish and deliver quick lime to the Water Treatment & Distribution Division;
c)  (15-00338) OP 8059, Accepting single bid of Dresser Trap Rock, Inc. for an estimated annual expenditure of $142,600 to furnish and deliver gray/black class “A” aggregate as needed through December 31, 2015;
d)  (15-00339) OP 8064, Accepting low bid of Tiller Corporation (d/b/a Commercial Asphalt Company) for an estimated annual expenditure of $5,324,900 to furnish and deliver hot mix asphalt as needed through March 31, 2016;
e)  (15-00340) OP 8068, Accepting low bid of Cemstone Products Company for an estimated annual expenditure of $1,553,475 to furnish and deliver Ready Mix Concrete as needed through March 31, 2016;
f)  (15-00341) OP 8070, Accepting low bid of New Look Contracting, Inc. for an estimated expenditure of $269,144.50 for the construction of the Lucy Laney School Pedestrian Crosswalk; and
g)  (15-00342) OP 8075, Accepting single bid of PCI Roads, LLC for an estimated expenditure of $94,918.35 to complete the construction of the 11th Ave S Bridge.
Action Taken by T&PW: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
34. On-Street Parking Mobile Phone Payment System (15-00345)
Authorizing execution of a three-year contract with Parkmobile LLC, with an option to extend the contract for up to two additional years, for an on-street parking mobile payment system.
Action Taken by T&PW: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
35. Minneapolis Street Lighting Policy Revision (15-00346)
a)   Approving and adopting the 2015 Street Lighting Policy; and
b)   Receiving and filing the Pedestrian Street Lighting Corridor Program Plan and its 2015 projects.
Action Taken by T&PW: Approved part (a). Received and filed part (b).
Action Taken: Approved.
 
Discussion
Community Development & Regulatory Services
36. Target Center Renovation Project (15-00361)
Authorizing execution of a Renovation Agreement, with terms modified from previously approved Term Sheet.
Action Taken by CD&RS: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
Health Environment & Community Engagement
37. Community Innovation Fund (15-00321)
a)   Approving the guidelines for the Community Innovation Fund; and
b)   Increasing the appropriation in the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department (NCR) Special Revenue Fund by $300,000 from existing fund balance.
Action Taken by HE&CE: Approved.
Action Taken: The following actions were approved:
a)   Recommendation a) Approving the guidelines for the Community Innovation Fund, was approved as amended by Council Member A. Johnson to read:
"Eligible Applicants: One of more recognized neighborhood organizations and/or community-based non-profit organizations located in the City of Minneapolis.”
b)   Recommendation b) was deleted.
c)   An additional motion was made approving the item to be moved forward to the April 3 City Council meeting.
Addendum
Referred by City Council (3/20/2015)
38. Cable Communication Franchises Ordinance (15-00239)
Setting a public hearing for the April 13, 2015, Ways & Means meeting, to consider amending Appendix H of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Minneapolis Cable Communication Franchises, amending Comcast franchise provisions in accordance with the Franchise Settlement Agreement.
Action Taken: A Public Hearing was set for the April 13, 2015, Ways & Means meeting.
 
 
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: April 13, 2015
Committee actions will be referred to the next Council Meeting: April 3, 2015
 
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