Ways & Means/Budget Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting

Monday, April 20, 2009

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 Items

1. Filings of the Statement of Economic Interest - Calendar 2008:

Receive and file report presented to the Board of Estimate and Taxation on April 8, 2009.

Action Taken: Received and filed

Staff report: SEI Audit 2008 RCA

2. Critical Network Switches:

Authorize amendment to the Unisys contract C-25200 by $269,454 for an increase in scope to replace critical network switches that have reached end of life. No additional appropriation required.

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Network Switches RCA

3. FTE’s:

Authorize two additional FTE positions for the Application Portfolio Division of BIS; and Approve appropriation. (Funding of the positions will be supported by customer department projects and budgets).

Action Taken: Approved REVISED staff recommendation

Staff report: BIS Support FTEs RCA; REVISED BIS Support FTEs RCA

4. Intergovernmental Technology Conference (ITC):

Authorize proper City officers to accept a donation (not to exceed $1,500) for travel expenses for the Chief Information Officer to attend and present her experiences with the City and its use of IT Governance and Shared Services.

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: ITC Donation RCA

5. Capital Long-Range Improvement Committee (CLIC) Appointments:

Approve two addition appointments to CLIC, for a term to expire 1/31/2011, as follows: Stephanie Kravetz (Mayoral) and Alex Phung (Council Ward 13).

Action Taken: Approved

6. Refunding of General Obligation Bonds:

Approve resolution requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue General Obligation Refunding bonds in compliance with applicable Minnesota Statutes.

Action Taken: Approved

Staff reports: General Obligation Bonds RCA; Resolution

7. Bid OP #7092:

Accept low responsive bid of Innotex, Inc. / Clarey’s Safety Equipment ($427,680), to furnish and deliver firefighter turnout clothing for the Minneapolis Fire Department.

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Turnout Equipment Bid RCA

8. Spring 2009 Environmental Remediation Grant Applications:

a) Authorize application to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) contamination Cleanup and Investigation Grant Program for environmental remediation and/or investigation funding for the following projects: 129 Plymouth, Bystom (Phase I), CVS Pharmacy, Florence Court Apartments, Huron Flats, Parcel A, and Walker Apartments;
b) Authorize application to the Hennepin County Environmental Response Fund (ERF) for environmental remediation and/or investigation funding for the following projects: 129 Plymouth, 811-813-817 4 th St SE, B.F. Nelson Park, Bystrom (Phase I), Como Student Community Cooperative, CVS Pharmacy, Florence Court Apartments, Gateway Lofts, Groundwork Assessment Program, Huron Flats, (Former) Ken’s Metal Finishing, Parcel A, PPL Foreclosure Redirection Program, Re-Alliance, Stone Arch Apartments II, Walker Apartments, and West Broadway Curve;
c) Approve resolutions authorizing submittal of applications.

CD Committee Action: Approved, as amended to delete CVS Pharmacy from each list.

Action Taken: Concurrence with the CD Committee action

Staff reports: Spring '09 Environmental Appls RCA ; SUBSTITUTE REVISED Spring '09 Environmental RCA

9. Public Health Emergency Preparedness:

Execute contract with University of Minnesota to receive a grant of $13,196 for a research project to test the effectiveness of different types of training for public health staff in preparing to respond to an emergency; and Approve appropriation.

HE&E Committee Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Public Health Emergency Preparedness RCA

10. Minneapolis Economic Recovery Strategy – Youth Violence:

Apply for two-year grant of up to $600,000 from United States Department of Justice to support community based organizations providing opportunities for positive youth development with youth at risk for participation in violence.

HE&E Committee Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Youth Violence RCA

11. Minneapolis Economic Recovery Strategy – Perinatal Health Care:

Apply for two-year grant of up to $800,000 from United States Department of Health and Human Services to test the use of technology to promote adherence to health care recommendations.

HE&E Committee Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Perinatal Health Care RCA

12. Living Cities Local Building Energy Retrofit Systems Grant:

Apply for grant, in collaboration with the City of St. Paul, seeking $500,000 from Living Cities to create sustainable systems for retrofitting buildings; realize tangible economic and environmental benefits from lower energy; support strategic city/utility/community/business/labor collaborations; leverage private and philanthropic capital for retrofit activities; and ensure that lower income communities, families and businesses will benefit from job opportunities and cost savings.

HE&E Committee Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Living Cities RCA

13. Fitness Membership:

Execute Amendment #2 to contract with Lifetime Fitness to change billing period from semi-annual to quarterly and increase amount to cover previously agreed upon rates.

PS&RS Committee Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Lifetime Fitness RCA

14. Oak Hill Area (West Half) Street Resurfacing Project:

a) Order the work to proceed and adopt special assessments in the amount of $970,475.09 for the project; and

b) Request the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds in the amount of $970,475.

T&PW Committee Action: Approved, with staff directed to report back by Committee of the Whole on the determination of the appropriateness of the application of the Influence Zone on the property located at 6010 Lyndale Ave S.

Action Taken: Approved revised resolutions

Staff reports: Oak Hill Resurfacing RCA ; Map; REVISED Resolutions

Public Hearings

Scheduled Time: 1:45 p.m.

15. Civil Service Commissioners:

Consider the re-appointment of Macey Wheeler, term ending February 28, 2011; and re-appointment of Christine Siewert, term ending February 28, 2012, for Civil Service Commissioners.

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Civil Service Commissioners RCA

16. Ethics in Government:

Consider Ordinance amending Title 2, Chapter 15 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Administration: Ethics in Government, as follows:

a) Article I, Conflict of interest (correcting a typographical error) and Soliciting or accepting gifts (conforming language to the language of the state gift ban)

b) Article III, Ethical practices board (changing the appointment process and eliminating the requirement to submit a budget request) and Ethics education (requiring ethics education every three years).

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Ethics in Government ORD

Discussion Items

17. Minneapolis Economic Recovery Strategy – Byrne Grant:

Execute Memorandum of Understanding and contract with Hennepin County to receive $3,961,232 to continue services of City Attorneys assigned to Police Precincts and to fund 13 Community Service Officer positions; and Approve appropriation.

PS&RS Committee Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved staff recommendation (Revision #2)

Staff reports: Byrne Grant RCA; REVISED Byrne Grant RCA ; and REVISION 2 RCA

18. Minneapolis Economic Recovery Strategy – Byrne Competitive Grant Applications:

Authorize City Attorney’s Office to apply for Byrne Competitive Grant opportunities in Categories I, VI, and VII.

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Byrne Grant App RCA

19. Meet Minneapolis RFP:

Authorize issuance of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Sales and Marketing Services for the City of Minneapolis and the Convention Center.

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: RFP Meet Minneapolis RCA

20. 4 th Quarter 2008 Financial Status Report:

Receive and file report.

Action Taken: Received and filed

Staff reports: 2008 4 th Qtr RCA 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, May 4, 2009

Next City Council Meeting: Friday, April 24, 2009

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