Minneapolis City Council Agenda
 
Regular Meeting
August 1, 2014 – 9:30 a.m.
Room 317, City Hall
 
 
Members Present: Council President Barbara Johnson, Vice President Elizabeth Glidden, Majority Leader John Quincy, Minority Leader Cam Gordon, Council Members Kevin Reich, Jacob Frey, Blong Yang, Abdi Warsame, Lisa Goodman, Alondra Cano, Lisa Bender, Andrew Johnson, and Linea Palmisano
 
(Majority vote of all members, 7; 2/3 vote of all members, 9; quorum 7)
 
Council Committee Coordinator: Lisa Hansen 612-673-3963
 
1.   Roll Call.
2.   Adoption of the agenda.
      Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   Acceptance of minutes of the regular meeting and the adjourned session of July 18, 2014.
      Action Taken: Accepted.
4.   Referral of petitions and communications and reports of the City officers to proper Committees and departments.
      Action Taken: Referred.
 
Committee of the Whole
COW agenda of 7/30/2014
1.   Audit Committee Appointment:
Approve the appointment of Scott Neal to the City’s Audit Committee for a term ending January 2, 2018.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Equity and Racial Equity Definitions:
Approve the definitions of Equity and Racial Equity as part of the adoption of goals, values, and strategic directions, as follows:
Equity: Fair and just opportunities and outcomes for all people.
Racial Equity: The development of policies, practices, and strategic investments to reverse racial disparity trends, eliminate institutional racism, and ensure that outcomes and opportunities for all people are no longer predictable by race.
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   Open Data Policy:
Approve Open Data Policy and implementation schedule as revised and amended.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Community Development & Regulatory Services
CD&RS agenda of 7/22/2014
1.   Department of Community Planning & Economic Development (CPED) Director:
      Approve the appointment by the Executive Committee of Craig Taylor to the appointed position of Director of CPED and Executive Director of the MCDA for a two-year term beginning January 2, 2014, and ending January 2, 2016 (Refer to MCDA Board of Commissioners).
      Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Riverton Community Housing:
Passage of Resolution giving preliminary & final approval to the issuance of up to $25.6 million in 501 (c)(3)Tax Exempt Revenue Bonds and up to $500,000 in Taxable Revenue Bonds for the purpose of financing and construction of a student housing residence at 1227 4th St SE, to refund certain bonds previously issued by the City for the benefit of the owner, which bonds refinanced bonds originally issued to finance the acquisition and rehabilitation of a student housing residence at 2300 Franklin Ave E, a student housing residence at 1405 – 5th St SE, and a student housing residence at 700 – 10th Ave SE & 1000 – 8th St SE.
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   Brewery Taprooms License Ordinance:
Passage of Ordinance amending Title 14, Chapter 362 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinance related to Liquor and Beer: Liquor Licenses, allowing the sale of malt liquor produced by a brewer which is produced either on or off the licensed taproom premises.
Action Taken: Adopted.
4.   42nd Avenue Ballroom (705 42nd Ave N):
Deny renewal of Rental Hall license held by Avestek Consulting Group, LLC. 
Action Taken: Deleted from agenda.
5.   Rental Dwelling License (1626 Dupont Ave N):
Revoke license held by Ogbonna Iwu.
Action Taken: Adopted.
6.   Liquor, Business & Gambling License Applications:
Approve Department of Licenses & Consumer Services agenda recommendations for Liquor, Business & Gambling licenses.
Early Signature by Mayor requested.
Action Taken: Adopted.
7.   Cedar Tobacco & Hookah (425 Cedar Ave S):
Passage of Resolution approving Business License Operating Conditions relating to Tobacco Dealer and Confectionery Licenses.
Action Taken: Adopted.
8.   Pedal Pub Twin Cities (5115 Excelsior Blvd, St Louis Pk):
Passage of Resolution approving License Settlement Conference recommendations relating to Commercial Pedal Car License.
Action Taken: Adopted.
9.   South Side Electronics (3759 Chicago Ave S):
Passage of Resolution approving Business License Operating Conditions relating to Secondhand Goods License.
Action Taken: Adopted.
10. Rehab Support Program – Emergency Relief Fund:
a)   Approve allocation of $81,500 in existing funds from the Rebuilding Our Communities fund for the Rehab Support Program to finance the repair of properties remaining on the Regulatory Services list of tornado damage properties; and
b)   Authorize a contract with Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation to administer these funds under the Rehab Support Program.
Action Taken: Adopted.
11. Rental Dwelling License (1208 8th St SE):
Passage of Resolution approving a Stipulated Agreement and Conditions relating to license held by Richard Eischens, 1208 8th Street LLC.
Action Taken: Adopted.
Referred Reports to Ways & Means Committee
12. Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development [DEED] Redevelopment Grant Program Applications:
Passage of Resolution authorizing staff to submit applications to DEED Redevelopment Grant Program for the following projects: Broadway Flats, The Cameron, Downtown East, and Neighborhood Healthsource.
Action Taken: Adopted.
13. Environmental Remediation Grants:
Accept and appropriate grants awarded by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Contamination Cleanup and Investigation Grant Program, Metropolitan Council Livable Communities Tax Base Revitalization Account (TBRA) Grant Program and the Hennepin County Environmental Response Fund (ERF) and authorize necessary agreements; and Passage of Resolution appropriating funds (9 votes).
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Health, Environment & Community Engagement
HE&CE agenda of 7/21/2014
Referred Reports to Ways & Means Committee
1.   Transportation Engagement Efforts:
a)    Approve use of $44,000 of Hennepin County’s “Second 7.5%” Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) funds to support transportation engagement efforts for the Sumner-Glenwood Neighborhood/Heritage Park Neighborhood Association; and
b)    Passage of Resolution increasing the appropriation for the NCR Fund by $44,000.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Minnesota State Environmental Grant Applications:
Passage of Resolution authorizing execution of grant agreements with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency relating to applications for the Environmental Assistance Grant Program.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Intergovernmental Relations
IGR agenda of 7/24/2014
1.   Proposed Charter Amendment relating to Municipal Filing Fees:
Passage of Resolution adopting title and ballot language pertaining to a proposed amendment to the Minneapolis City Charter, Plain Language Revision, setting filing fees for city elected offices to be submitted to the qualified voters of the City of Minneapolis at the Gubernatorial General Election on November 4, 2014.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Public Safety, Civil Rights & Emergency Management
PSCR&EM agenda of 7/23/2014
1.   Police Bomb Detective Services:
Authorize agreement with University of Minnesota for Minneapolis Police Department to provide bomb detection services for the 2014 Minnesota Vikings football games at TCF Bank stadium, with an estimated cost of $28,860, to be reimbursed by the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority.
Action Taken: Adopted.
Referred Reports to Ways & Means
2.   Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA):
Authorize contract with MPHA in an amount up to $108,825, to support a sergeant investigator for one year in relation to the MPHA Housing Choice Program.
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   See Something Say Something Project:
Authorize contract with ECHO in the amount of $54,750, in support of the “If You See Something, Say Something” public awareness campaign.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Transportation & Public Works
T&PW agenda of 7/22/2014
1.   Land Conveyance:
Passage of Resolution authorizing the City to act as a pass-through agent by accepting the conveyance of excess land from the Minnesota Department of Transportation and conveying it to the adjacent property owners at 1812 Franklin Ave SE. (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   8th St SE Street Reconstruction Project:
a)    Passage of Resolution designating the location and improvements proposed to be made in the 8th St SE Street Reconstruction Project; and
b)    Receive the cost estimate and direct the City Engineer to prepare proposed special assessments against the benefited properties; and set a public hearing for September 9, 2014.
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   8th St SE Street Lighting Project:
a)    Passage of Resolution designating the location and improvements proposed to be made in the 8th St SE Street Lighting Project; and
b)    Receive the cost estimate and direct the City Engineer to prepare proposed special assessments against the benefited properties; and set a public hearing for September 9, 2014.
Action Taken: Adopted.
4.   Concrete Repair Work:
Authorize amendment to contract with Municipal Builders, Inc. increasing unit prices by $73.93 per square foot for concrete repair work performed for the Fridley Filtering Plant Split Project.
Action Taken: Adopted.
5.   Special Boulevard Permit:
Approve Special Boulevard Permit application submitted by the South Hennepin Special Service District Advisory Board to pave select boulevards within the South Hennepin SSD.
Action Taken: Adopted.
6.   Yard Waste Processing:
Authorize execution of a three-year contract with Specialized Environmental Technologies, Inc. for yard waste processing for 100% of the City’s yard waste volume, with the option of adding Source Separated Organics (SSO) processing should city-wide organics processing be initiated.
Action Taken: Adopted.
Referred Reports to Ways & Means Committee
7.   45th Ave N & Irving Ave N Alley Construction Project:
a)    Passage of Resolution ordering the work to proceed and adopting special assessments for the project; and
b)    Passage of Resolution requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation to authorize the city’s issuance and sale of assessment bonds for the project. (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted.
8.   Disposal and Hauling of Excavation Spoils:
Authorize increase to contract with Waste Management of Minnesota, Inc. by $250,000 for the hauling and disposal of additional excavation spoils from Linden Yards.
Action Taken: Adopted.
9.   Cedar Ave Sidewalk Modification Project:
Passage of Resolution increasing the appropriation for the Cedar Ave Sidewalk Modification Project by $400,000 from the Capital Improvements Fund due to increased project costs resulting from bids received higher than the original cost estimate.
Action Taken: Adopted.
10. Bid:
OP 7960, Accept low responsive bid of Thomas and Sons Construction, Inc. for sidewalk and lighting replacement on Cedar Ave.
Early Signature by Mayor requested.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Ways & Means
W&M agenda of 7/28/2014
1.   Legal Settlements:
Passage of Resolution approving the following settlements:
a)    Jennifer Ripp v. City of Minneapolis, et al., $6,000.
b)    Austin and Hoffman v. City of Minneapolis, $146,107.50. 
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   2014 City of Minneapolis Charitable Campaign:
Approve participation of the following eight charitable fundraising organizations: Community Solutions Fund; Community Health Charities; Greater Twin Cities United Way; Hennepin History Museum; Minnesota Environmental Fund; Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless; Peace Maker Foundation; and United Negro College Fund.
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   Donation of Digital Billboard Display Time:
Passage of Resolution authorizing the acceptance of donated digital billboard space from Clear Channel Outdoor for the purpose of communicating graffiti removal information and the opening of Webster Elementary School. (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted.
4.   Donation of Public Service Announcements:
Passage of Resolution authorizing the acceptance of donated broadcast airtime from Comcast Cable for public service announcements. (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted.
5.   Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Facility Compliance Survey:
Authorize execute professional services agreement with Julee Quarve-Peterson, Inc. (JQP) for a not-to-exceed amount of $100,000 for services to complete an ADA Facility Compliance Survey of City-owned buildings.
Action Taken: Adopted.
6.   Donation of Dakota County Technical College Internship:
Passage of Resolution accepting gift of three week internship from Dakota County Technical College to allow faculty member, Anne Farniok, to gain industry experience and assist with existing projects. (9 votes)
Early Signature by Mayor requested.
Action Taken: Adopted.
7.   Nicollet Mall Reconstruction:
Authorize to release Request for Proposals (RFP) for financing options for Nicollet Mall Reconstruction.
Action Taken: Adopted.
8.   Advance Public Safety Contract:
a)    Authorize to increase contract C-23403 with Advance Public Safety by $300,000 for a new not-to-exceed total of $1,192,581; and
b)    Authorize to extend contract for an additional three years.
Action Taken: Adopted.
9.   Information Technology Terms and Conditions:
a)    Authorize to insert additional Information Technology (IT) specific Terms and Conditions (T&Cs) into future Request for Proposals (RFPs) at IT's discretion; and
b)    Work with City Attorney's Office to amend these T&Cs from time to time, as necessary.
Action Taken: Adopted.
10. Unisys Contract Amendment: 
Authorize increase to the Unisys managed services contract of $1,000,000 in anticipation of additional change orders requested by IT and customer departments.
Action Taken: Adopted.
11. Labor Negotiations:
Passage of Resolutions approving the following collective bargaining agreements and authorizing execution of documents:
a)    Fire Chiefs, represented by the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), Local 82, for two contract periods, January 1, 2011, through December 31, 2012; and January 1, 2013, through December 31, 2014.
b)    Emergency Communications Supervisors Unit, represented by the Minnesota Teamsters Public and Law Enforcement Employees’ Union, Local No. 320, AFL-CIO, for a two-year term from January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2015.
Action Taken: Adopted.
12. Target Center Renovation Project Labor Agreement (PLA) and Construction Manager RFP:
a)    Passage of resolution requiring the use of PLA with the Minneapolis Buildings and Construction Trades Council for all construction on project; and
b)    Authorize RFP for Construction Manager at Risk (CMaR) services.
Action Taken: Deleted from agenda.
 
Resolutions
1.   Honorary Resolution:
Passage of Resolution declaring September 2014 “Hunger Action Month” in the City of Minneapolis.
Hunger Action Month Resolution
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Honorary Resolution:
Passage of Resolution honoring The 2014 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Essay Contest Winners.
MLK Essay Contest Winners Resolution
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   Minnesota Vikings Stadium:
Passage of Resolution urging the Minnesota Vikings and Minnesota Sports Facility Authority to Design a Bird-Safe Stadium.
Minnesota Vikings Stadium Resolution
Action Taken: Adopted.

 

 

Motions
1.   Payroll:
Motion by Quincy that regular payrolls of City employees under Council jurisdiction for the month of September 2014 be approved and ordered paid.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Nuisance Property (711 Newton Ave N):
Motion by Yang to concur with the determination of the Director of Regulatory Services that the property at 711 Newton Ave N, Minneapolis, constitutes an immediate hazard to public health and safety, pursuant to Section 249.30 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances, and approve a waiver of the 60-day waiting period set forth in Chapter 249, and that the other procedures as set out in Chapter 249 may be implemented immediately.
Staff Report: 711 Newton Ave N RCA; 711 Newton Ave N Attachment
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Unfinished Business
1.   Ordinance Introduction:
Pursuant to notice, motion by Gordon to introduce the subject matter of the following ordinances amending Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code, for first reading and referral to the Zoning & Planning Committee (amending requirement that signage be placed on the primary building wall):
a)   Chapter 520 relating to Introductory Provisions.
b)   Chapter 543 relating to On-Premises Signs.
Action Taken: Ordinance introduced, given its first reading, and referred to the Zoning & Planning Committee..
2.   Ordinance Introduction:
Pursuant to notice, motion by A. Johnson to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 4, Chapter 70 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Animals and Fowl: Fowl, Pigeons, and Other Small Animals, for first reading and referral to the Health, Environment & Community Engagement Committee (repealing the requirement for written consent).
Action Taken: Ordinance introduced, given its first reading, and referred to the Health, Environment & Community Engagement Committee.
3.   Ordinance Introduction:
Pursuant to notice, motion by Frey to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 9, Chapter 174 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Fire and Police Protection: Minneapolis Fire Department; Fire Prevention Bureau, for first reading and referral to the Community Development & Regulatory Services (amending existing provisions related to commercial hood and exhaust cleaning).
Action Taken: Ordinance introduced, given its first reading, and referred to the Community Development & Regulatory Services Committee.
 
New Business
1.   Notice of Intent:
Bender gives notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 20, Chapter 548 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code: Commercial Districts (amending regulations for secondhand goods stores).
Notice given.
2.   Notice of Intent:
Yang gives notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 7, of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Civil Rights by adding a new Chapter 143 entitled Target Market Program (amending to provide a new race-and gender-neutral Target Market Program).
Notice given.
 
Announcements
 
Adjournment
1.   The Minneapolis Community Development Agency (MCDA) Board of Commissioners will meet upon adjournment of the City Council Meeting.
      Staff Reports: MCDA Bd Agenda 20140801; MCDA Minutes 20140425
2.   Adjourn to August 14, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. in the Council Chamber for the purpose of receiving Mayor Hodges’ 2015 budget address.
 
 
Notice: A portion of this meeting may be closed to the public pursuant to MN Statutes Section 13D.03 or 13D.05
 
Next City Council Meeting: August 15, 2014
 
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