Ways & Means/Budget Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting

Monday, June 26, 2006

1:30 p.m. - Room 317 City Hall

NOTE:  All cellular telephones, pagers and BlackBerry devices to be switched to a non-audible function during Council and Committee meetings.

Committee Members: Council Members Ostrow, Schiff, Colvin Roy,

Hofstede, Glidden, Hodges (quorum 4)

Council Committee Coordinator: Anne Roth (612) 673-3130

Consent/Discussion Items

1. Legal Settlement:

Authorize settlement of the lawsuit filed by Daryoosh Tirandazi v. William Bonin, Marie Asgian, and the City of Minneapolis, in the amount of $45,000, payable to Daryoosh Tirandazi and his attorneys, David Forro and Gerald Laurie, in addition to other valuable considerations; and authorize the City Attorney’s Office to execute any documents necessary to effectuate the above settlements and release of claims.

Action Taken: Postponed

2. Unisys- SafeZone Cameras:

Authorize amendment increasing Contract #18881 in the amount of $239,325 to provide 7 wireless video camera units extending SafeZone Cameras in the Cedar Riverside Neighborhood; Approve appropriation.

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: UnisysWirelessCameras

3. Unisys - Cognos Business Intelligence Solution:

Authorize amendment increasing Contract #18881 in the amount of $144,949 providing for 3 servers, network connectivity and storage for the implementation of Cognos business intelligence solution.

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Unisys Cognos CR

4. Telecom Analyst II Position:

Authorize hire of Christopher Souvignier (Step 4) for Telecom Analyst II, in BIS Telecom and Network Services.

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Telecom Analyst II

5. Safety Camera Bid:

OP 6630, Accept bid of A+ Security, Inc., in the amount of $182,115, to furnish and deliver all labor, materials, equipment and incidentals necessary to provide a complete camera turnkey system for the Minneapolis BIS Department.

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Safety Camera OP6630 Bid

6. New Central Library Project - Change Orders:

Approve a) Change Order No.2 increasing Contract Number C-17584 with Architectural Alliance by $626,100; b) Change Order No.1 increasing Contract Number C-22476 with FKI Logistex by $45,500; c) Change Order No.1 increasing Contract Number C-22756 with Border States Electric by $1,730; d) Change Order No.1 increasing Contract Number C-22755 with Principle Fixture and Millwork, Inc. by $9,783; e) Change Order No.1 increasing Contract Number C-22754 with Target Commercial Interiors, Inc. by $1,167.77; f) Change Order No.1 increasing Contract Number C-22752 with Helmut Guenschel by $3,750; g) Change Order No.1 increasing Contract Number C-22753 with Interium by $1,970; h) Change Order No.1 increasing Contract Number C-22628 with Metro Furniture Solutions by Henricksen by $500; and i) Change Order No.1 decreasing Contract Number C-22768 with Dascom, Inc. by $3,179.

Action Taken: Approved

Staff reports: Architectural Alliance; FKI Logistex; Border States; Principle Fixture; Target Comm; Helmut Guenschel; Interium; Metro Furniture; and Dascom

7. City of Minneapolis Medical Insurance:

a) Approve issuance of Request for Proposal (RFP) for City of Minneapolis Medical Insurance for coverage effective January 1, 2007; and b) Authorize proper City officers to enter into contract negotiations with the selected vendor.

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Medical Insurance RFP

8. AFSCME Local #9, Attorney’s Unit - Labor Agreement:

Execute 1 year collective bargaining agreement between the City of Minneapolis and AFSCME Local #9, Attorney’s Unit, from January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2006.

Executive Committee Action: Approved 6/21/06

Action Taken: Approved

9. Grain Belt Office Building (re 1215 Marshall St NE):

Approve CPED appropriation increase of $65,000 to cover holding costs as preparation to transfer the property to private ownership.

CD Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Report: Grain Belt Office Building Rpt

10. Bid for 2814 Knox Ave N:

Accept low bid of Iyawe and Associated Builders, Inc. in the amount of $151,950 to furnish and deliver all labor, materials, equipment and incidentals necessary to accomplish renovation of existing single family house, construction of a new garage and site work.

CD Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Report: 2814 Knox Ave N Rpt

11. Heritage Park:

a) Authorize acceptance of grant funds in the amount of $400,000 from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to be used for pollution remediation of two sites within the Bassett Creek Valley area & increase CPED appropriation & revenue budget by $400,000; b) Increase Public Works appropriation for Heritage Park Infrastructure work by $217,900 for Heritage Park Revenue for payment from the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) for public infrastructure services related to the Senior Housing Development; c) Increase appropriation & revenue budget for Heritage Park infrastructure work by $240for payments from contractors seeking construction documents and plans.

CD Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Report: Heritage Park Rpt

12. NRP King Field:

a) Approve the King Field NRP Phase II Neighborhood Action Plan, in an amount not to exceed $770,934; b) Increase CPED appropriation by $281,000; c) Reserve the remaining $489,934 for Plan implementation in a reserve account for future year expenditures on the approved Plan, provided that no more than 70% of the amount approved for the Plan ($539,654) be obligated in the first three years after approval of the Plan; & d) Authorize any contracts or agreements needed to implement this request.

CD Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Reports: NRP King Field Rpt, NRP Phase II Plan and Neighborhood Phase II Action Plan

13. Demolition of 249 (Vacant & Boarded) Properties:

a) Approval to provide $425,000 of Residential Finance Mortgage program income to the Department of Regulatory Services to be used as funding to support the demolition of Chapter 249 properties;

b) Increase Regulatory Services appropriation by $425,000.

CD Action: Approved Revised Report with the following recommendations: a) Allocate $300,000 of CDBG Program Income earned from CPED Residential Loan programs to the Department of Regulatory Services to fund demolition of Chapter 249 properties; b) Transfer $125,000 of 2006 CDBG budget authority from the CPED Vacant & Boarded Housing program to the Department of Regulatory Services to fund demolition of Chapter 249 properties; c) Authorize Finance staff to reimburse CPED with proceeds from assessments paid for the properties demolished with the $425,000 CPED is making available to the Department of Regulatory Services to fund demolition of Chapter 249 properties; & d) Decrease the CPED appropriation in Fund 400-CDBG and UDAG by $125,000 and increasing the revenue budget by $425,000 & increasing the Department of Regulatory Services appropriation in Fund 400-CDBG and UDAG by $425,000.

Action Taken: Concurrence with CD action

Staff Reports: Demolition of 249 Properties Rpt; and REVISED Rpt

14. Healthy Start:

Authorize hire Doriscile Everett-O’Neal at Step 4 of salary schedule for Manager, Healthy Start.

HE&E Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Healthy Start Manager Position

15. National Association of County and City Health Officials:

Execute Agreement with Hennepin County for delivery of services during grant from NACCHO Advance Practice Center; and Approve appropriation of $142,358.

HE&E Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: NACCHO Agreement with Hennepin County

16. SafeZone Collaborative:

Accept $200,000 from State of Minnesota to expand the Worksite system throughout the City that supports the SafeZone Collaborative in use at the 1 st Precinct.

PS&RS Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: SafeZone Staff Report

17. SafeZone Collaborative:

Certify that the Minneapolis Bulding Owners and Managers Association is serving as the fiscal agent in partnership with the City of Minneapolis and the downtown business community as the SafeZone Collaborative fiscal agent.

PS&RS Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: SafeZone-BOMA Staff Report

18. Lodging Establishments:

a. Ordinance amending Title 12, Chapter 244 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Housing: Maintenance Code, relating to lodging establishments (Hofstede).

b. Ordinance repealing Title 13, Chapter 298 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Licenses and Business Regulations: Lodging Houses, transferring authority to Title 12, Chapter 244 (Hofstede).

c. Appendix J relating to License Fees.

PS&RS Action: Approved, as amended

Action Taken: Approved

Staff reports: Lodging Staff Report ; Ch 244 ; Repeal Ch 298 ; Appendix J; and Budget Update Info

19. Phillips Weed & Seed:

Accept $73,352 and execute agreement with Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches to provide overtime or other policing services; and Approve appropriation.

PS&RS Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Phillips W-S Staff Report

20. Professional Engineer:

Authorize the proper City officers to offer Step 6 of the Professional Engineer salary schedule to the candidate for Professional Engineer for Engineering Services (Capital Improvement - Construction Engineer).

T&PW Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Reports: Professional Engineer ; HR Worksheet

21. Additional FTE for Solid Waste and Recycling:

Approve an increase of one full-time employee (FTE) in the Solid Waste and Recycling Clean City Department for an Office Support Specialist II to administer graffiti complaints during the intake and abatement process for the remainder of the 2006 budget year. No additional appropriation required.

T&PW Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Report: Clean City FTE

22. Chicago Plaza Construction Contract:

Authorize Amendment 1 in the amount of $37,514.95 (+9.5%) for Contract C-22332 with L.S. Black Constructors, Inc, for a revised contract total of $434,636.80, to provide for supplemental agreements and change orders associated with the project.

T&PW Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Report: Chicago Plaza Construction Contract Rpt

23. Bids:

a) OP 6610, Accept low bid of Collins Electrical Systems, Inc. d/b/a ColliSys, for an estimated annual expenditure of $112,680, to furnish and deliver all labor, materials, equipment, and incidentals necessary to accomplish the installation of traffic signal loop detectors and related items; and

b) OP 6613, Accept low responsive bid of TEK Supply Ltd., in the amount of $50,164, to furnish and deliver a water blaster.
c) OP 6605, Accept responsive bid of CDS Technologies, Inc., in the amount of $63,750, to furnish and deliver a stormwater treatment structure; and

d) OP 6616, Accept low bid of Carl Bolander & Sons Company in the amount of $954,771.20 to furnish and deliver all labor, materials, equipment, and incidentals necessary to complete site preparation activities in advance of the construction of the Van White Memorial Boulevard Roadway and Bridge Project.

T&PW Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved with staff direction on #23 (a) to look at compliance relating to outdoor storage as it relates to ColliSys.

Staff Reports: Bid 6610; Bid 6613; Bid 6605 ; Bid 6616

Discussion Items

24. Business Development Division Positions:

Authorize 2 additional FTE positions (BIS Project Managers) for the Business Development Division of BIS. (Funding will be supported by departmental projects)

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: FTE Project Mgrs

25. Centralized Energy Management:

a) Designate the Public Works Property Services Division as the responsible department for Energy Management for the City’s Municipal Operations;

b) Identify general energy management responsibilities including, but not limited to, Energy Data Collection and Analysis, Energy Procurement, Energy Conservation, Renewable Energy and Alternate Fuels, Energy Budgeting and Accounting, and Utility Franchise Agreements;

c) Authorize the creation of a staff position entitled Energy Manager within the Public Works Property Services Division as soon as possible; and

d) Direct that the Finance Department determine appropriate funding of the energy management function for the 2007 Operating Budget and a long-term funding model to be included in the 2008 Operating Budget process.

HE&E Action: Approved

T&PW Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Reports: Centralized Energy Management ; Attach 1; Draft Resolution ; Consultant Report

26. Metropolitan Council Livable Communities Demonstration Account (LCDA):

a) Approve resolution authorizing submission and priority ranking of up to five grant applications; b) Authorize execution of such agreement as may be necessary to implement the LCDA Grant Program.

CD Action: Forwarded without recommendation

Action Taken: Concurrence with CD action

Staff Reports: LCDA Applications Rpt and LCDA Resolution

27. Washington Court Apartments Housing Development and Tax Increment Finance Plan:

Consideration of TIF Plan & Redevelopment Plan.

W&M to review and comment for public hearing at Comm Dev on July 11, 2006.

Action Taken: Submitted comment that the best possible design be used for this project and further encourages staff to inform and discuss those general concerns with the developer.

Staff Reports: Washington Court Apartments Rpt, Tax Increment Finance Plan and Housing Development Plan

Postponed Items

Fire Department

28. Fire Department Commercial Inspection Program:

Authorize the Fire Department to
a. Move forward with a formalized Commercial Inspection Program;
b. Staff the program by adding four full-time positions.
c. Authorize work with Budget Office to develop a fee structure for the Program that would cover the personnel and administrative costs, and to proceed with an ordinance amendment to establish the fees.
d. Authorize apply the revenues received from the Program to the Fire Department General Fund.

Public Safety & Regulatory Services Committee Action: Approved 3/1/06;
W&M/Budget Action: Postponed 3/6/06

Action Taken: Postponed

Staff report: Commerical Building Inspection Program request for council action

29. Deep Rock Project (re vicinity of 2700 E 28th St):

Authorize CPED appropriation increase of $63,442 for pollution remediation.

Community Development Committee Action: Approved 5/2/06; Referred to Ways & Means/Budget Committee; Postponed by W&M on 5/8/06.

CD Action: Approved 5/2/06

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Report: Deep Rock Project

30. WiFi Initiative:

Receive and file update regarding Digital Inclusion Advisory Team/Community Benefits Recommendations Process.
W&M/Budget Action: Postponed for 3 cycles with direction to Deputy Director Sheehy to appoint one representative from CPED to the Digital Inclusion Task Force. 5/22/06

Action Taken: Postponed

Staff reports: Digital Advisory Team CR; DAT Roster; Letter of Invitation; Meeting Schedule; and Presentation

Upcoming Item

31. (July 17, 2006) - New Central Library Project:

Close Out Report.

Notice: A portion of this meeting may be closed to the public pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Section 13D.03 or 13D.05.

Next Regular W&M/Budget Meeting: Monday, July 17, 2006

Next City Council Meeting: Friday, June 30, 2006

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