Ways & Means/Budget Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting

Monday, October 26, 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), Schiff, Colvin Roy,

Hofstede, Glidden, Hodges (quorum 4)
Council Committee Coordinator: Anne Roth (612) 673-3130

Consent Items

1. Unisys Managed Services Contract:

Authorize amendment to the Unisys contract C-25200 by $350,000 for an increase in scope to provide support of the City’s Tier 4 applications throughout the remaining life of the contract.

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Tier 4 Apps RCA

2. Mobile Data Computers:

Authorize proper City officers to spend an additional $279,000 for Mobile Data Computers under O.P. 6874. Funded by a Dept. of Justice grant.

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Mobile Data Computers RCA

3. Parking Revenue Control System:

OP #6522; authorize increase to contract #C-22715 with Don Harstad Company, in the amount of $230,000, for revenue control equipment at the Minneapolis Convention Center Ramp.

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Bid 6522 RCA

4. 2009 Gift Donations (Valued $15,000 or less):

Acceptance of the (1st - 3rd Quarter) 2009 gifts to the City of Minneapolis; and Approve appropriation.

Action Taken: Approved

Staff reports: Gift Donations 1st-3rd Qtr RCA; and Report

5. 2009 Property Tax Special Assessment of Delinquent Utility Charges:

Approve special assessment of delinquent charges.

Action Taken: Approved

Staff reports: 2009 PropertyTax Assmts RCA; and Report

6. Water Works - Monthly Budget Status Report:

Receive and file.

Action Taken: Received and filed

Staff report: Water Works Report RCA

7. East Bank Mills Redevelopment Plan and Modification No. 10 to the Holmes Urban Renewal Plan (re site of the former Pillsbury A Mill complex, located generally between 2nd and Main St SE & 3rd and 6th Aves SE):

Consider resolution approving the Plan, which establishes a new redevelopment project area on the site of the former Pillsbury A Mill; & Modification No. 10, which removes one half-block that is in the new project area from the Holmes Urban Renewal Area. Anticipated development activity includes rehabilitation of seven existing warehouse and milling structures and the construction of six new residential and mixed-use buildings.

CD Committee Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Report: E Bank Mills RCA ; E Bank Mills MODIFICATION

8. Minnesota Shubert Performing Arts & Education Center:

a) Approve a two-month extension to the Redevelopment Agreement and Promissory Note & authorize amendments & all related documents;

b) With respect to a $11,000,000 grant from the State of Minnesota, 1) Approve resolution establishing the governmental program to be achieved through construction and operation of the Minnesota Shubert Performing Arts & Education Center; 2) Accept $11,000,000 grant & approve appropriation increase; b) Authorize grant agreement with Minnesota Shubert Theater LLC for $2,000,000 in Community Development Block Grant-Recovery Act funding;
c) Authorize Memorandum of Agreement with the Minnesota State Historic Preservation Office and Artspace Projects Inc. or an affiliate regarding mitigation of impacts to historic elements.

CD Committee Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Report: Shubert Redev Agrmt Ext RCA

9. Metropolitan Council Livable Communities Program Livable Communities Demonstration Account (re W Broadway Curve Project):

Approve resolution expressing support of the request for the extension and budget amendment of the LCDA grant.

CD Committee Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Report: W Broadway Curve RCA Revised

10. Environmental Remediation Grant Applications, Fall 2009 Grant Round:

a) Authorize application to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development [DEED] Contamination Cleanup and Investigation Grant Program for the following projects: 129 Plymouth, 2600 Minnehaha Ave S, Florence Court Apartments & Linden Hills;
b) Authorize application to the Metropolitan Council’s Tax Base Revitalization Account [TBRA] Grant Program for the following projects: 1720 Madison St NE, Florence Court Apartments, Lyndale Green, Walker Apartments & Whittier Cooperative;

c) Authorize application to the Hennepin County Environmental Response Fund [ERF] for the following projects: 129 Plymouth, 2600 Minnehaha Ave S, East Mills Apartments, Florence Court Apartments, Howe School, Linden Hills, Northrop School, and Whittier Cooperative;
d) Approve resolutions authorizing submittal of aforesaid applications.

CD Committee Action: Approved, as amended, sending the Whittier Cooperative project forward without recommendation; and ranking the 1720 Madison St NE project (#1).

Action Taken: Concurrence with CD action

Staff Report: Environmental Remediation Appls RCA

11. Bid for Demolition of Six Structures:

OP #7197, accept low bid of Doboszenski and Sons for demolition of six structures ($80,316).

PS&RS Committee Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Demolition Bid #7197

12. Bid for Demolition of Seven Structures:

OP #7198, accept low bid of Buberl Recycling and Composting, Inc, for demolition of seven structures ($89,755).

PS&RS Committee Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Demolition Bid #7198

13. Emergency Preparedness:

Accept $30,000 EMPG grant to support ongoing efforts of Emergency Preparedness by offsetting the salaries of Regulatory Services existing Emergency Preparedness staff; and Approve appropriation.

PS&RS Committee Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: EMPG Grant RCA

14. Labor Peace/Responsible Bidder Policy Working Group:

Designate the Permanent Review Committee as the working group to study the Labor Peace Resolution and the proposal to expand the current responsible bidder policy.

T&PW Committee Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Report: Labor Peace/Responsible Bidder Policy Working Group

15. Bid:

OP 7196, Accept low bid of Lund Martin Construction, Inc., in the amount of $1,137,500, for the installation of revenue control equipment for Ramp A and Ramp C.

T&PW Committee Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Report: OP 7196

16. Cedar Lake Trail:

Authorize acquisition through negotiations or condemnation of temporary construction easements and permanent easements across the parcels therein for trail and other transportation-related uses.

T&PW Committee Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Reports: Cedar Lake Trail RCA; Resolution

17. Existing Bus Shelter Franchise:

Authorize the execution of an interim agreement with CBS Outdoor, from November 9, 2009 to April 1, 2010, to provide for the continuance of the current provisions in the franchise agreement.

T&PW Committee Action: Sent forward without recommendation

Action Taken: Sent forward without recommendation

Staff Report: Bus Shelter Franchise

Discussion Items

18. Metro Greenways Program:

Accept $29,000 from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to carry out a tree planning project that uses GIS technology and satellite imagery to map the City's tree canopy.

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Metro Greenway Program RCA

19. Solar Development and Solar Services:

Issue Request for Proposals for solar development and solar services at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Solar Dev and Solar Svs RCA

20. Proposed policies and amendments relating to Ethics in Government:

Approve the following policies: a) Gifts between Employees;
b) Solicitation and Acceptance of Gifts on Behalf of the City; and
c) Solicitation for Charitable Purposes.

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Gifts Between Employees; Solicitation and Acceptance; Solicitation for Charitable Purposes

Upcoming Public Hearing - November 30, 2009

21. Cable Communication Franchises Agreement:

Public hearing to consider amending Appendix H of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Minneapolis Cable Communication Franchises, by adopting a new Cable Franchise Agreement between the City of Minneapolis and Comcast.

Staff reports: Cable Franchise Agreement RCA; DRAFT Ordinance; Cable Agreement; Excess Fiber Agrmt; and Alternative Network Agrmt

Postponed Items

22. 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

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, November 9, 2009

Next City Council Meeting: Friday, October 30, 2009

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