Minneapolis City Council Agenda

Regular Meeting
February 13, 2015 – 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 Jacob Frey, Blong Yang, Abdi Warsame, Lisa Goodman, Alondra Cano, Lisa Bender, Andrew Johnson, and Linea Palmisano
Member Absent: Council Member Kevin Reich
(Majority vote of all members, 7; 2/3 vote of all members, 9; quorum 7)
 
Council Committee Coordinator: Jackie Hanson 612-673-2046

Call to Order

1.   Roll Call.
2.   Adoption of the agenda.
      Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   Acceptance of minutes of the regular meeting of January 30, 2015.
     Action Taken: Accepted.
4.   Referral of petitions, communications and reports of the City officers to the proper Committees and departments.
      Action Taken: Referred.

Reports of Standing Committees

Committee of the Whole
COW agenda of 2/11/2015
1.   Remittances to Somalia and the Horn of Africa (15-00177):
Passage of Resolution reaffirming support of the Somali-American Communities to continue remittances to Somalia and the Horn of Africa.
Action Taken: Adopted.
Referred Report from Ways & Means Committee
2.   Information Technology (IT) Outsourcing Contracts (15-00176):
a)    Authorizing execution of a contract with OneNeck IT Solutions LLC for IT managed services with an initial term of five years with three one-year options to renew, in a not-to-exceed amount of $22,025,000.
b)    Increasing contract C-37373 with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman by $642,000 for a dedicated transition resource.
c)    Executing all necessary documents for transferring assets from Unisys to the City.
d)    Passage of Resolution amending 2015 budget appropriation for the Information Technology department to provide for 33 FTSs for service desk and desktop services and the costs associated with transition to a new service provider.
Action Taken: Adopted.

Community Development & Regulatory Services

CD&RS agenda of 2/3/2015
1.   Land Sale (3354 Penn Ave N) (15-00138):
Passage of Resolution authorizing sale of property to New Horizon Real Estate Development, LLP for $59,908; and Authorizing a Redevelopment Contract and related documents. (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Land Sale (2001 Washington St NE) (15-00139):
Passage of Resolution authorizing sale of property to Brandon Rawl for $250,000 (9 votes).
Early signature by Mayor requested.
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   Liquor, Business & Gambling License Applications (15-00140):
Approving Department of Licenses & Consumer Services agenda recommendations for Liquor, Business & Gambling licenses.
Early signature by Mayor requested.
Action Taken: Adopted.
4.   Edman Coffee Shop (620 16th Ave S) (15-00140):
Passage of Resolution approving Business License Operating Conditions relating to Restaurant License.
Action Taken: Adopted.
5.   Five Start Coffee Shop (120 1/2 W Lake St) (15-00140):
Passage of Resolution approving Business License Operating Conditions relating to Food Manufacturer License.
Action Taken: Adopted.
6.   Pat’s Tap (3510 Nicollet Ave) (15-00140):
Passage of Resolutions rescinding previous actions to remove conditions for licenses
a) Rescinding Resolution No. 2010R-581 entitled “Approving Business License Operating Conditions relating to the On-Sale Liquor Class C-2 with Sunday Sales License held by Pat's Tap, 3510 Nicollet Av,” passed December 10, 2010; and
b) Rescinding Resolution No. 2012R-184 entitled “Granting the application of Pat’s Tap, 3510 Nicollet Ave, for an On-Sale Liquor Class C-2 with Sunday Sales License (expansion of premises), subject to conditions,” passed April 13, 2012.
Action Taken: Adopted.
7.   Rental Dwelling License Re-Instatement (3934-36 Nokomis Ave S – Owner - Macain Companies LLC, Paul Eide) (15-00141):
Approving recommendation to reinstate license.
Action Taken: Adopted.
8.   Rental Dwelling License Re-Instatement (3609 Cedar Ave S – Owner – Divina Suarez) (15-00142):
Approving recommendation to reinstate license.
Action Taken: Adopted.
9.   Tubman Center West (3111 1st Ave S) (15-00143):
Authorizing the extension of the maturity date of existing Tubman Center West loans to April, 2020.
Action Taken: Adopted.
10. Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) (15-00144):
Authorizing a contract with Hennepin County for the operation of the MFIP to receive a total of $95,000 for the period of January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015. 
Action Taken: Adopted.
11. Minnesota Home Ownership Center Contract (15-00147):
Approving an amendment to Contract No. 35981 with the Minnesota Home Ownership Center by adding $275,000 for homeownership counseling ($95,000), foreclosure prevention counseling ($80,000) and outreach ($100,000) and authorizing signature of the contract amendment with Minnesota Home Ownership Center.
Action Taken: Adopted.
12. Great Streets Façade Improvement Program Administration Contracts (15-00149):
Authorizing execution of $330,000 in contracts for Great Streets Façade Improvement Matching Grant Program Administration.
Action Taken: Adopted.
Referred Reports to Ways & Means Committee
13. Issuance of Tax-exempt Revenue Bonds in 2015 (15-00145):
Authorizing staff to take certain actions throughout 2015 in order to utilize tax-exempt revenue bond financing for various City industrial/manufacturing projects.
Action Taken: Adopted.
14. Homeownership Opportunity Minneapolis (HOM) Program (15-00146):
a)   Authorizing acceptance and appropriation of Minnesota Housing Finance Agency (MHFA) Single Family Fall 2014 Community Homeownership Impact funds totaling $25,000 and authorizing related agreements;
b)   Approving the HOM program guidelines to provide down payment and closing cost assistance, and when necessary, lead abatement loan assistance to Minneapolis homebuyers;
c)   Approving a contract with Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation in the amount of $871,450 to fund program loans and lead abatement work and to cover administrative costs associated with their lending services;
d)   Passage of Resolution appropriating funds (9 votes).
Action Taken: Adopted.
15. 2015 U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Grant (15-00148):
Authorizing issuance of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for implementation of the 2015 HOPWA.
Action Taken: Adopted.

Health, Environment & Community Engagement

HE&CE agenda of 2/2/2015
1.   Bush Grant Application for Community Connections Conference (15-00124):
Authorizing application to the Bush Foundation Event Sponsorship Program for up to $50,000 to support the City of Minneapolis’ Third Annual Community Connections Conference.
Action Taken: Adopted.

Intergovernmental Relations

IGR agenda of 2/5/2015
1.   A-Mill Artist Lofts Hydroelectric Project (15-00156):
Authorizing the Community Planning and Economic Development Department’s Executive Director to submit comments on behalf of the City on the Draft License Application and Draft Preliminary Draft Environmental Assessment on the A-Mill Artist Lofts Hydroelectric Project.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   2015 Legislative Policy Positions - Housing Warranties (15-00157):
Approving an amendment to Policies document by adding language to the Policies to Enhance Community Stabilization and Strength section relating to housing warranties.
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   2015 Legislative Policy Positions – Earned Sick and Safe Time Benefits (15-00158):
Approving an amendment to the Policies document by adding language to the Building Wealth section relating to earned sick and safe time benefits.
Action Taken: Adopted, as amended, to include a Resolution declaring support for state action to expand access to earned sick and safe time for working Minnesotans.
4.   Minnesota Homes for All Coalition (15-00159):
Authorizing the City of Minneapolis to become a formal endorsing organization of the Minnesota Homes for All Coalition.
Action Taken: Adopted.

Transportation & Public Works

T&PW agenda of 2/3/2015
1.   34th Ave S and 43rd St E Street Resurfacing Project (15-00126):
a)   Passage of Resolution designating the location and improvements proposed to be made in the project; and
b)   Receiving the cost estimate; directing preparation of proposed special assessments against the benefited properties; and setting a public hearing for April 7, 2015.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   38th St E Street Reconstruction Project Layout (15-00127):
Approving the project layout for the reconstruction of 38th St E between Hiawatha Ave and Minnehaha Ave; and authorizing negotiation with private property owners to acquire easements and additional right-of-way, if necessary.
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   Nawadaha Blvd and Minnehaha Ave Parking Restrictions (15-00128):
Passage of Resolution ordering the installation of parking restrictions on Minnehaha Ave between 46th St E and Nawadaha Blvd to meet State Aid Rules.
Action Taken: Adopted.
4.   U of M Tree Failure Study Report following Windstorm of June 2013 (15-00137):
Directing staff to continue to work with the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board Forestry Division, the Minneapolis Tree Advisory Commission, and the Minneapolis Pedestrian Advisory Committee on recommendations for changes to City policy and practice that will limit the impacts to trees from City sidewalk repair work, and report back to the Transportation & Public Works Committee by July 31, 2015.
Action Taken: Adopted.
Referred Reports to Ways & Means Committee
5.   Minnehaha Ave Street Reconstruction Cooperative Agreement & Parking Restrictions (15-00129):
a)   Authorizing execution of a Cooperative Agreement with Hennepin County for the reconstruction of Minnehaha Ave; and
b)   Passage of Resolution ordering the installation of parking and stopping restrictions on Minnehaha Ave between Lake St and 46th St E to meet State Aid Rules.
Early signature by Mayor requested.
Action Taken: Adopted.
6.   Water Main Work Cooperative Agreement (15-00130):
Authorizing execution of a Cooperative Agreement with Hennepin County for proposed improvements to the support system of an existing City-owned water main in conjunction with a County project to renovate the Franklin Ave Bridge.
Action Taken: Adopted.
7.   Hennepin County Public Space Recycling Grants (15-00131):
a)   Passage of Resolution authorizing an agreement to accept and administer three (3) Hennepin County Public Space Recycling Grants to be used for the purchase of public sidewalk recycling containers; and
b)   Passage of Resolution approving appropriations. (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted.
8.   10th Ave SE Storm Tunnel Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Project (15-00132):
Authorizing increase to contract with Lametti & Sons, Inc. for construction change orders associated with site conditions prior to beginning the original contractual work.
Action Taken: Adopted.
9.   Sabo Bridge Ownership (15-00133):
Authorizing execution of an agreement transferring ownership of the Martin Olav Sabo pedestrian and bicycle bridge over Hiawatha Ave from Hennepin County to the City of Minneapolis and cancelling cost-share agreements.
Action Taken: Adopted.
10. Bids:
a) (15-00135) OP 8037, Accepting low bid of Ti-Zack Concrete, Inc. for the construction of ADA pedestrian intersection ramps through December 31, 2015 and
b) (15-00136) OP 8040, Accepting low bid of ADS, LLC for closed circuit inspection of the City’s storm drain system.
Action Taken: Adopted.

Ways & Means

W&M agenda of 2/9/2015
1.   Legal Settlements (15-00160)
Passage of Resolution authorizing the following legal settlements:
a) Jonathon Voth and Patrick Wagner v the City of Minneapolis ($20,000)
b) State Farm Insurance Company v City of Minneapolis ($3,100)
c) Colleen M. Mullen v Calhoun Beach Club and City of Minneapolis ($85,000)
d) Mir Ali, et al., v City of Minneapolis, by cancelling the following special assessments: two assessment fees of $150 each relating to the property located at 3518 Fremont Ave N, and an assessment fee of $215 relating to the property located at 1844 Central Ave NE
e) Dontae Thomas v City of Minneapolis ($140,000)
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   2015 Downtown Activation Events (15-00165):
Authorizing execution of a contract with the Minneapolis Downtown Council, in the amount of $400,000, for the purpose of supporting downtown activation events in 2015.
Early signature by Mayor requested.
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   Public Service Announcements Donation (15-00166):
Passage of Resolution accepting donated broadcast airtime from Comcast Cable for public service announcements. (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted.
4.   Billboard Display Time Donation (15-00167):
Passage of Resolution accepting donated billboard space from Clear Channel Outdoor for the purpose of communicating about the November election, the 311 smart phone app, and snow emergencies. (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted.
5.   Escalator Replacement Project (15-00168):
Authorizing increase to contract C-37638 with Kone, Inc., by $122,837 for a new total of $1,889,837 to allow for close out and final payment on the escalator replacement project.
Action Taken: Adopted.
6.   Convention Center Fabric Removal Project (15-00169):
Authorizing increase to contract C-38271 with Natus Corp, dba Hamernicks, by $15,689 for a new total of $83,689 to allow for close out and final payment on the fabric removal project of the wall panels between halls B and C at the Convention Center.
Action Taken: Adopted.
7.   Target Center Arena Ice Floor (15-00170):
OP 8052, accepting low bid of, and authorizing execution of a contract with, Space Age Synthetics, Ltd, for an estimated expenditure of $258,050 to furnish and deliver all labor, equipment, materials, and incidentals necessary for the Target Center Arena Ice Floor for the Minneapolis Convention Center.
Early signature by Mayor requested.
Action Taken: Adopted.
8.   Fire Station Re-Roofing Project (15-00171):
OP 8038, accepting low bid of, and authorizing execution of a contract with, Central Roofing Company for an estimated expenditure of $314,320 to furnish and deliver all labor, materials and incidentals necessary for the re-roofing at Fire Station No. 2 and No. 28 and Police Precinct No. 4.
Action Taken: Adopted.
9.   Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) Photo Imaging System (15-00172):
Authorizing the use of Dynamic Imaging Systems’ contract documents to increase contract
C-36554 by $35,000 and extending the term through December 31, 2017, to maintain the Picturelink photo imaging system in the MPD Juvenile and Crime Lab Units.
Action Taken: Adopted.
10. Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) Fingerprint System (15-00173):
Authorizing the use of MorphoTrak-Safran contract documents to increase contract C-37992 by $23,000 and extending the term one year, through March 31, 2016, for the maintenance and support of the Latent Station and LiveScan fingerprint system for the MPD Crime Laboratory.
Action Taken: Adopted.
11. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Program (15-00174):
Authorizing execution of a two-year contract with Phytorion, Inc., to provide Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Reporting Services through February 9, 2017, for $800,000 with a one-year option to extend the contract.
Early signature by Mayor requested
Action Taken: Adopted.
12. Bomb Disposal Unit Grant (15-00175):
Authorizing execution of a grant agreement with Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management to receive $62,696 for the Bomb Disposal Unit; and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation. (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted.

Zoning & Planning

Z&P agenda of 2/5/2015
1.   City Planning Commission Mayoral Re-appointments (15-00150):
Approving the following two-year Mayoral re-appointments to the City Planning Commission:
a)    Alissa Luepke-Pier, Ward 5, February 1, 2015-January 31, 2017
b)    Matthew Brown, Ward 1, February 1, 2014-January 31, 2016
c)    John Slack, Ward 1, February 1, 2014-January 31, 2016
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Hiawatha College Prep, Northrop – 1611 East 46th St (15-00151):
Approving an application submitted by Charter Schools Development Corporation for an interim use permit to allow the temporary operation of a high school on the property located at
1611 East 46th St., subject to the following conditions:
a)    The interim use shall expire no later than September 5, 2018.
b)    At the end of the interim use, the applicant shall cease operation of the high school or apply for applicable land use approvals.
c)    No fewer than 38 off-street parking spaces shall be provided, as shown on the plans approved by the City Planning Commission at their meeting of January 12, 2015.
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   300 2nd St S and 333 1st St S (Vac-1623) (15-00152):
Passage of resolution approving an application submitted by the City of Minneapolis Department of Community Planning and Economic Development to vacate a no-outlet alley adjacent to the property located at 300 2nd St S and 333 1st St S, subject to the retention of easements by Xcel Energy.
Action Taken: Adopted.
4.   Commemorative Street Renaming (15-00153):
Approving an application submitted by Council Member Warsame for commemorative street names to be assigned to three street segments in the Cedar Riverside neighborhood as follows:
a)    Assigning Oromo St to 4th St S between Cedar Ave and 15th Ave S
b)    Assigning Taleex Ave to 16th Ave S between 6th St S and the Hiawatha Bike Trail
c)    Assigning Somali St to 6th St S between Cedar Ave and 15th Ave S
Action Taken: Adopted.

Introduction & Referral Calendar

1.   Ordinance Introduction (15-00121):
Pursuant to notice, motion by Glidden to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 13, Chapter 286 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Licenses and Business Regulations:  Massage and Bodywork Establishments, for first reading and referral to the Community Development & Regulatory Services Committee (amending provisions related to exceptions and definitions).
Action Taken: Ordinance introduced, given its first reading, and referred to the CD&RS Committee.
2.   Ordinance Introduction (15-00122):
Pursuant to notice, motion by Palmisano 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 provisions to reflect modifications to residential infill zoning text):
a)   Chapter 546 relating to Residence Districts; and
b)   Chapter 547 relating to Office Residence Districts.
Action Taken: Ordinance introduced, given its first reading, and referred to the Z&P Committee.
3.   Ordinance Introduction (15-00123):
Pursuant to notice, motion by Palmisano to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 5, Chapter 87 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Building Code: Administration and Enforcement, for first reading and referral to the Community Development and Regulatory Services Committee (amending provisions to reflect residential infill construction management agreement).
Action Taken: Ordinance introduced, given its first reading, and referred to the CD&RS Committee.

Resolutions

1.   Honorary Resolution:
Passage of Resolution designating February 13, 2015, as Minneapolis Institute of Arts Day in the City of Minneapolis (15-00178):
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Honorary Resolution:
Passage of Resolution honoring Black History Month (15-00179):
Action Taken: Adopted.

New Business

1.   Notice of Intent (15-00180):
B. Johnson gives notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 12, Chapter 244 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Housing:  Maintenance Code (amending provisions related to license fees for tiered rental licenses and condominiums).
Notice Given.

Announcements

 

Adjournment

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Next City Council Meeting: February 27, 2015
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