Ways & Means Committee Agenda
Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota
 
Regular Meeting
May 11, 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 (Quorum 4)
Members Absent: Council Member Andrew Johnson
 
Council Committee Coordinator: Diana Armstrong, 612-673-2371
 
Public Hearing
Referred by Executive Committee
1.   Civil Service Commission (15-00493)
Approving the reappointment of Christine Siewert as Civil Service Commissioner for a
three-year term running March 1, 2015, through February 28, 2018.
Action Taken by Executive Committee:  Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
2.   Civil Service Commission (15-00494)
Approving the reappointment of Macey Wheeler as Civil Service Commissioner for a
three-year term running March 1, 2014, through February 28, 2017.
Action Taken by Executive Committee: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
 
Consent
Attorney
3.   Legal Settlement:
Approving the following legal settlements:
a)   (15-00566) Steven Skolasinski v. Officer James Bulleigh ($9,961);
b)   (15-00567) Kim P. Carter v. City of Minneapolis and Calvin Cook ($79,000).
Action Taken: Approved.
4.   Legal Services regarding Jones Harrison Residence (15-00568)
Waiving any conflict of interest between the City of Minneapolis and Stinson Leonard Street (the “Firm”) arising out of the Firm’s proposed representation of the borrower for the issuance of conduit revenue bonds for the Jones Harrison Residence.
Action Taken: Approved.
5.   Legal Services regarding Fairview Health System (15-00569)
a)   Consenting to the selection of Dorsey & Whitney LLP (the "Firm") to serve as bond counsel to the City for the issuance of Revenue Bonds (Fairview Health System), Series 2015 on behalf of Fairview Health System and initially purchased by Citibank and RBC Capital Markets; and
b)   Waiving any conflict of interest arising out of the Firm’s proposed representation of Fairview, Citibank, RBC Capital Markets and the Metropolitan Airports Commission in matters unrelated to this transaction and future bond issuances.
Action Taken: Approved.
Communications Department
6.   Minneapolis Television Network Board (15-00570)
Approving the appointment of Darryl A. Bullock (Ward 4) to Seat 2 to fill the unexpired term of Seth Goodlaxson for a term to expire January 15, 2017.
Action Taken: Approved.
Convention Center
7.   Convention Center Waste Hauling (15-00571)
Extending contract C-37095 with Allied Waste Service of North America (dba Republic Services of the Twin Cities) to year three of the three year contract, including an increase and an amendment in the amount of $95,000 for a new total estimate of $285,000 to provide waste hauling services for the Minneapolis Convention Center.
Action Taken: Approved.
Finance
8.   2015 1st Quarter Gift Acceptance (15-00572)
a)    Accepting gifts to the City of Minneapolis valued under $15,000.
b)    Approving resolution accepting 2015 1st Quarter gifts.
Action Taken: Approved.
9.   Special Assessment Hardship Deferrals (15-00573)
Adopting resolution creating a revised program for Hardship Deferrals of Special Assessments, making the program more efficient, cost-effective and user-friendly.
Action Taken: Approved.
Information Technology
10. Geographical Information Services (GIS) Plotter (15-00574)
a)   Authorizing execution of a contract with Canon Solutions America, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $10,000 over a three-year term, for the support and maintenance of the GIS plotter; and
b)   Authorizing the use of Canon's contract documents
Action Taken: Approved.
11. Enterprise Performance Management System (15-00575)
a)   Authorizing execution of an amendment to Contract C-32017 with Halogen Software Inc. by increasing the amount by $125,921.25 for a new contract total amount not to exceed $425,921.25 over the life of the contract, to provide system software to track, monitor and manage organizational and employee performance.
Action Taken: Approved.
12. Public Works Accident Vehicle Reporting (15-00576)
a)   Authorizing execution of a two-year contract with Appendio, Inc. (CIP Reporting), in a total amount not to exceed $50,000, for Public Works to outsource their internal accident data collection and reporting;
b)   Authorizing the use of Appendio's contract documents;
c)   Customizing the liability terms and conditions of the contract; and
d)   Authorizing the ability to terminate the contract for convenience after the first year term.
Action Taken: Approved.
13. Travel Donation - Energy Systems Transformation Conference (15-00577)
Approving Resolution accepting gift of travel expenses from Urban Sustainability Directors Network via an Innovations Fund Grant for Gayle Prest, Manager of Environmental Programs, and Brendon Slotterback, Sustainability Program Coordinator, to attend a conference in Boulder, Colorado, regarding energy systems transformation.
Action Taken: Approved.
14. Travel Donation - Better Buildings Policy Summit (15-00578)
Approving Resolution accepting gift of travel expenses from the Department of Energy for Brendon Slotterback, Sustainability Program Coordinator, to speak at the Better Business Buildings Policy Summit in Washington, DC.
Action Taken: Approved.
15. Travel Donation - Deep Greenhouse Gas Reductions Conference (15-00579)
Approving Resolution accepting gift of travel expenses from Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance for Gayle Prest, Manager of Environmental Programs, and Brendon Slotterback, Sustainability Program Coordinator, to attend a conference in Vancouver, Canada regarding deep greenhouse gas reductions.
Action Taken: Approved.
16. Travel Donation - Community Sustainability Indicators Conference (15-00580)
Approving Resolution accepting gift of travel expenses from Urban Sustainability Directors Network for Gayle Prest, Manager of Environmental Programs, to attend a conference in Washington, DC regarding community sustainability indicators.
Action Taken: Approved.
Referred by Community Development & Regulatory Services
17.   Permit Fees Ordinance (15-00307)
Considering ordinance amending Title 5, Chapter 91 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Building Code: Permit Fees, removing the annual automatic minimum percentage increase in permit fees and the practice of having the refund processing fee tied to an annual rate increase (by Quincy).
Action Taken by CD&RS Committee:  Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
18.   2015 Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Entitlement Grant (15-00561)
Approving funding from the City’s 2015 HOPWA entitlement grant to Minnesota AIDS Project (MAP) not to exceed $504,500, and to Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority (Metro HRA) not to exceed $503,613, and authorizing execution of contracts as necessary to implement the City’s 2015 HOPWA grant program.
Action Taken by CD&RS Committee: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
Referred by Health, Environment & Community Engagement
19.   Minneapolis Highrise Representative Council Contract Amendment (15-00542)
Authorizing amendment to contract with the Minneapolis Highrise Representative Council, to add up to an additional $50,000 for a revised total contract value not to exceed $100,000, to expand the scope of the current work and extend the contract termination date to December 31, 2015.
Action Taken by HE&CE Committee: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
Referred by Public Safety, Civil Rights & Emergency Management
20.   Video Analytics System (15-00581)
Authorizing an annual contract agreement with IBM in the amount of $16,000, for the licensing, service and training of a video analytics system, with the total system cost for the pilot program of $100,000, with costs provided from an Urban Area Security Initiative grant.
Action Taken by PSCR&EM Committee: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
21.   DWI Officer and Vehicle Grant Award (15-00582)
Authorizing a grant agreement to receive $156,000 from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety for the Police Department to add a DWI Officer to the Traffic Unit and for the purchase of an equipped police vehicle; Approving budget appropriation.
Action Taken by PSCR&EM Committee: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
Referred by Transportation & Public Works
22.   26th St E and 28th St E Street Resurfacing Project (15-00546)
a)    Approving resolution ordering the work to proceed and adopting special assessments in the amount of $671,170.32 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 $671,175 with the bonds to be paid for from special assessments.
Action Taken by T&PW Committee: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
23.   Minnehaha Ave Street Reconstruction Project (26th St E to 24th St E) (15-00547)
a)    Approving resolution ordering the work to proceed and adopting special assessments in the amount of $764,807.45 for the project;
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 $764,810 with the bonds to be paid for from special assessments; and
c)    Approving resolution ordering the abandonment and removal of areaways located in the public right-of-way in conflict with the project.
Action Taken by T&PW Committee: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
24.   Nicollet Mall Street Reconstruction Project (15-00548)
a)    Approving resolution ordering the work to proceed and adopting special assessments in the amount of $26,169,040.71 for the project;
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 $26,170,000 with the bonds to be paid for from special assessments; and
c)    Approving resolution ordering the abandonment and removal of areaways located in the public right-of-way in conflict with the project.
Action Taken by T&PW Committee: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
25.   8th St SE Street Reconstruction and Street Lighting Project (15-00549)
Authorizing execution of an agreement with the University of Minnesota for the construction of 8th St SE, from 15th Ave SE to approximately 1,100 feet east ending in a cul-de-sac.
Action Taken by T&PW Committee: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
26.   2015 Downtown Minneapolis TMO Grant Agreements (15-00551)
a)    Authorizing execution of a Metropolitan Council pass-through Subrecipient Grant Agreement to provide up to $413,623 in federal grant funding for Transportation Demand Management (TDM) projects in effect from January 1 through December 31, 2015;
b)    Authorizing execution of FTA Fiscal Year 2015 and subsequent Certifications and Assurances, and certifying compliance with requirements and other documents pursuant to the terms of the Subrecipient Grant Agreement;
c)    Authorizing execution of City Agreements with the Downtown Minneapolis Transportation Management Organization (TMO) to perform specific work efforts outlined in the Met Council Contract providing for the federal grant funding; and
d)    Approving increase in appropriation and revenue in the Permanent Improvement Projects Fund by $413,623.
Action Taken by T&PW Committee: 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: June 1, 2015
Committee actions will be referred to the next Council Meeting: May 15, 2015
 
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