Ways & Means/Budget Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting

Monday, January 11, 2010

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 Hodges (Chair),
Colvin Roy, Glidden, Hofstede, Tuthill (quorum 4)
Committee Members Absent: Council Member Schiff

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

Consent Items

1. Legal Settlement:

Authorize settlement of the legal matter of Augustin Ganley ($70,800).

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Report: Augustin Ganley RCA

2. Utility Bill Insert - February 2010:

Approve utility billing insert providing information regarding the "Raingarden Workshops" sponsored by Metro Blooms.

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Reports: February Utility Billing RCA ; and Insert

3. Bid for Grease Interceptor Replacement:

OP #7174, accept low bid of Lund Martin Construction, Inc., to furnish and deliver all labor, materials, equipment and incidentals necessary to accomplish the grease interceptor replacement project for the Minneapolis Convention Center ($158,000).

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Report: Bid OP 7174 RCA

4. Public Artwork:

Accept funds from Hennepin County (amount not to exceed $14,000) for the development of public artworks for the Plymouth and Nokomis Libraries.

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Report: Public Artwork RCA

5. Gift Acceptance:

Accept gift in the amount of $100,000 from the estate of Robert J. Olson to the City of Minneapolis; and Approve appropriation.

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Report: Robert J Olson Donation RCA

6. Assessment for the Special Compensation Fund - 2nd half of 2009:

Receive and file the six-month assessment.

Action Taken: Approved

Staff report: Assessment Special Comp RCA

7. Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC):

Authorize acceptance of reimbursement from Clay County, Minnesota ($6,972.57) for Red River Valley flood deployment in March, 2009; and Approve appropriation.

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Report: EMAC RCA

8. Driver Training Facility and Classroom:

Accept proposal from Dakota County Technical College to proceed with a contract for driving facility and classroom services, with the option for two one-year extensions. ($85,000/year)

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Report: Driver Training RCA

9. Financial Crimes Task Force:

Execution of grant award agreement for $100,000 from the MN Department of Public Safety, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension for the investigation of identity theft and cases of fraud; and Approve appropriation.

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Report: Financial Crimes Task Force RCA

10. Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force:

a) Authorize amendment with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension to our agreement to participate on the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force; b) Approve appropriation accepting up to $10,000 additional funding for overtime expenses and reimbursable travel expenses as approved; and Authorize execution of any contracts associated with this project.

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Report: Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force RCA

11. Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA):

Execution of a contract agreement with the MPHA; and Approve appropriation (up to $650,000).

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Report: PHA Police Services RCA

12. Sheridan Neighborhood Street Light Project:

a) Authorize an agreement with Sheridan Neighborhood Organization and the Minneapolis Neighborhood Revitalization Program to facilitate the installation of low level street lighting along 13th Ave NE between Main St and 6th St NE, and along 2nd St NE between 12th and 14th Ave NE; and

b) Increase the appropriation for the project by $300,000, to be reimbursed by the Sheridan Neighborhood Organization and the Neighborhood Revitalization Program. (Also in T&PW)

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Report: Street Light Project

13. Qwest Permit Fee Agreement:

a) Authorize the acceptance of $226,776.79 from Qwest for outstanding permit fees from January 1, 2004 to December 4, 2009; and

b) Rescind Resolution 2007R-597 setting the permit fee and fee structure for excavation permits, and approve a new resolution amending the permit fee and fee structure for excavation permits by deleting any reference to changes in rate structure relative to 1200 feet. (Also in T&PW)

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Report: Qwest Permit Fee

14. Site Lease Agreement:

Authorize the negotiation and execution of a new five-year site lease agreement, with option for renewal, with Clear Wireless, LLC, for the installation of cellular transmission equipment to be located at the Orchestra Hall Parking Facility (1111 Marquette Ave). (Also in T&PW)

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Report: Site Lease Agreement

15. Non-Motorized Transportation Pilot Project (NTP) Grant Award:

a) Accept NTP federal grant of $1,750,000 for the Bicycle Sharing Project;

b) Authorize agreement with Mn/DOT to accept the NTP grant;

c) Authorize agreement with Nice Ride Minnesota, the non-profit organization that will implement, operate, and maintain the bicycle sharing system;

d) Authorize issuance of a special permit to allow limited advertising on bicycle facilities in the public right-of-way;

e) Increase the appropriation for the project by $1,750,000; and

f) Request that Mn/DOT act as the Citys agent to accept the grant. (Also in T&PW)

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Reports: NPT Grant Award RCA; Attach A; Attach B

16. Bid for Demolition of 2214 4th Av S:

OP #7227, accept low bid of BD Construction, LLC, to accomplish the demolition of one structure for the Department of Regulatory Services ($21,880).

RE&E Committee Action: Approved

Action Taken: Approved

Staff Report: Demolition Bid RCA

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, January 25, 2010

Next City Council Meeting: Friday, January 15, 2010

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