Ways & Means/Budget Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting

Tuesday, September 29, 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 Present: Council Members Ostrow (Chair), Colvin Roy,

Hofstede, Hodges (quorum 4)
Absent: Council Member Glidden, Schiff

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

Consent Items

1. Legal Settlement:

Authorize settlement of the legal matter of Vang Khang and Yee Moua v. City of Minneapolis ($7,847.37).

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Khang and Moua RCA

2. Donation of Copiers:

Authorize donation of remaining copiers after the City-wide auction to local charitable organizations.

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Copier Donation RCA

3. H1N1 Influenza - Public Health Preparedness:

Accept grant award of $313,132 from Minnesota Department of Health for Public Health Emergency Response; and Approve appropriation.

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: H1N1 Grant Funding RCA

4. Lead Safe Work Practices Training:

Accept grant award of $20,000 from Minnesota Department of Health to provide lead safe work practices training, including classes in Spanish; and Approve appropriation.

HE&E Committee Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Lead Safe Work Practices Training RCA

5. Minnesota Joint Analysis Center:

Accept $161,000 and execute grant agreement with Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management for participation in the regional sharing of intelligence information; and Approve appropriation.

PS&RS Committee Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Minn Joint Analysis Center RCA

6. DWI Court Grant:

Execute agreement with Fourth Judicial District Court to receive $82,000 for a portion of the implementation of an Adult DWI Court in Hennepin County to fund wages for police officers to participate in the program; and Approve appropriation.

PS&RS Committee Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: DWI Court RCA

7. Enhanced Police Coverage/U of M Area:

Execute agreement with the University of Minnesota to receive $60,000 to provide enhanced police enforcement primarily in the neighborhoods around the University campus in support of the U of M Police Department; and Approve appropriation.

PS&RS Committee Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Enhanced Police Coverage RCA

8. 35W Bridge:

Authorize Police Department to pay nine law enforcement agencies for their assistance during the collapse of the 35W bridge ($92,174.28).

PS&RS Committee Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: 35W Bridge RCA

9. Minneapolis Economic Recovery Strategy - Forensic Computer Program:

Accept $442,140 and execute agreement with United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, to develop a computer forensics analysis function for the investigation of major crimes and asset forfeiture; and Approve appropriation.

PS&RS Committee Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Forensic Computer Program RCA

10. Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Program:

Accept $113,857 and execute agreement with United States Department of Justice, OJP - National Institute of Justice, to purchase a new digital photo mini lab; and Approve appropriation.

PS&RS Committee Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Coverdell Program RCA

11. Minneapolis Economic Recovery Strategy - Victim Witness Assistance:

Accept $179,532 and execute agreement with Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Office of Justice Programs, to hire Victim Witness Assistant for two-year period to work on all general crimes cases prosecuted by the City Attorney's Office; and Approve appropriation.

PS&RS Committee Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Victim Witness RCA

12. Progressive Bicycle Cities Coalition:

a) Accept donation for travel expenses and related events from the City of Portland and Mia Birk for a bicycle delegate to attend the Progressive Bicycle Cities Coalition Gathering in Portland, Oregon, to be held October 1-3, 2009; and

b) Authorize the proper City officers to designate a Public Works employee to represent the City on this trip.

T&PW Committee Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff reports: Progressive Bicycle Cities Coalition; Attachment

13. Lease of City-Owned Office Space (709 2nd St S):

a) Rescind Council action of August 8, 2008, executing a six-year lease with Froisatoni, LLC for office space in the Mill Quarter Municipal Parking Ramp, due to tenant forming the corporation under a different name; and

b) Authorize the negotiation and execution of a five-year lease, to include renewal options, with Froid Holdings, LLC for office and storage space in the Mill Quarter Municipal Parking Ramp. Revenue from the lease will be deposited into the Parking Fund.

T&PW Committee Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Lease of City-Owned Office Space

14. Bid:

OP 7176, Accept low bid of W.W. Goetsch Associates, Inc., in the amount of $124,800, to furnish and deliver submersible sludge pumps to the Water Works Division.

T&PW Committee Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Bid 7176

Discussion Items

15. Banking and Trust/Custodial Services:

Execute contracts with the following service providers:
a) Wells Fargo Bank, for General Cash Management Services and for Retail Lockbox Services;
b) US Bank, for Trust/Custodial Services and Merchant Services; and
c) Dunbar, for On Street Meter Coin Processing Services.

Action Taken: Approved

Staff reports: Banking Services RCA

16. Labor Peace:

Subject matter of an expansion of the Citys Labor Peace Resolution to include construction contracts. (Johnson)

T&PW Committee Action: (See below staff direction)

Action Taken: Concurrence with T&PW action

17. Responsible Bidder Policy:

Subject matter of a responsible bidder policy. (Johnson)

T&PW Committee Action: Postponed. Staff directed to work with the Chair of the T&PW Committee and Council Member Johnson and report back to Committee with a plan for a Work Group to study the City’s Labor Peace Resolution and the current responsible bidder policy as well as the proposal to expand the policy.

Action Taken: Concurrence with T&PW action

W&M Staff reports: 8/27/07 Labor Peace 2007R-454; 10/1/07 Legal Opinion

18. Affordable Housing Production Goals (2009-2011):

Establish Goals for the next three years beginning with 2009.

CD Committee Action: Approved

Action Taken: Deferred consideration of the Affordable Housing Production Goals until subsequent to the completion of the budget process.

Staff reports: Affordable Hsg Goals RCA

W&M Staff reports: Affordable Hsg Documentation

7/13/09 W&M Staff report: CDBG Funding Options RPT; 2009 Current CDBG Budget RPT

Mayors Recommended 2010 Budget Book: Pages 258 - 261

Scheduled Time: 2:30 p.m.

19. Police Officers’ Federation - Labor Agreement:

Authorize execution of a collective bargaining agreement between the City of Minneapolis and the Police Officers’ Federation.

Executive Committee Action: Approved 9/23/2009

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Police Officers’ Federation RCA

Postponed Items

20. Consolidated Redevelopment Tax Increment Financing District Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Plan for the:

a) Consider approval of a resolution approving the Consolidated Redevelopment Tax Increment Financing District & Plan. Tax increment revenue from the district will be used to help pay Target Center debt and to fund neighborhood revitalization activities;
b) Approve the Basic Tax Increment Allocation Methodology; and

c) Authorize the Finance Officer to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding between the City & Hennepin County; d) Approve amendment to 2009 General Appropriation Resolution by establishing the Community Planning & Economic Development agency Fund 01CON and appropriating $10,000 to the fund.
CD Action Taken 7/21/2009: Forward without recommendation; W&M Action Taken 7/27/2009: Approved.
Council Action 7/31/2009: Referred back to Ways & Means/Budget Committee
W&M: Postponed 8/10/2009

Staff reports: Con Redev TIF RCA ; Con Redev TIF PLAN ; Ex1 Spec Legs; Ex2 Maps; Ex3 Projected TI 2011; Ex4 Projected TI 2011-2020; Ex5 Parcels List

Not on Printed Agenda

21. 2010 Truth-in-Taxation Supplemental Notice:

Receive and file information to be submitted to the County for distribution with proposed property tax statements.

Action Taken: Received and Filed

Staff reports: 2010 TNT Notice RCA; Documentation

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: Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Next City Council Meeting: Friday, October 2, 2009

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