Minneapolis City Council Agenda

 

Regular Meeting

August 19, 2016 – 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

Members 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.

       Adopted as amended.

3.   Acceptance of minutes of the regular meeting of August 5, 2016, and the adjourned session held August 10, 2016.

       Action Taken: Accepted.

4.   Referral of petitions, communications, and reports to proper Committees.

       Action Taken: Referred.

 

Reports of Standing Committees

Committee of the Whole

COW Committee Report of 8/17/2016

1.    Creative City Road Map report (16-01150)

Approving the Creative City Road Map report and directing staff to further the implementation of plan goals and objectives.

Action Taken: Adopted.

2.    Workplace Advisory Committee Resolution (16-01151)

Passage of Resolution creating a Workplace Advisory Committee tasked with reviewing policy and advising policymakers on workplace related issues.

Action Taken: Adopted.

 

Community Development & Regulatory Services

CDRS Committee Report of 8/15/2016

1.    Land sale: Expansion of NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center project, 2201 Plymouth Ave N, 2215 Plymouth Ave N, 1245 Penn Ave N, 1256 Penn Ave N, 1235 Oliver Ave N, 1237 Oliver Ave N and 1243 Oliver Ave N to Hennepin County (16-01123)

1.    Passage of Resolution approving the sale of properties at 2201 Plymouth Ave N (Disposition Parcel No. WH 86-20), 2215 Plymouth Ave N (Disposition Parcel No. WH 143-3), 1245 Penn Ave N (Disposition Parcel No. WH 86-19), 1256 Penn Ave N (NN 90-1), 1235 Oliver Ave N (NN 90-20 pt), 1237 Oliver Ave N (NN 90-20 pt) and 1243 Oliver Ave N (NN 90-21) to Hennepin County’s Housing and Redevelopment Authority (developer) for $1.00. (9 votes)

2.    Approving the Term Sheet with Hennepin County.

3.    Authorizing a redevelopment contract with the developer based on the Term Sheet.

Action Taken: Adopted.

2.    Scratch Grill & Lounge: 408 3rd Ave N (16-01124)

1.    Approving application for On Sale Liquor with Sunday Sales, Class B and Sidewalk Café License.

2.    Approving the Business License Operating Conditions Agreement negotiated between the City of Minneapolis and Scratch Grill & Lounge, 408 3rd Ave N, allowing the licensee to obtain the On Sale Liquor with Sunday Sales and Sidewalk Café Licenses, subject to adherence with the conditions contained therein.

Action Taken: Adopted.

3.    Heating, A/C and Ventilating Class B License revocation: All Cleaning/Applications Corp., doing business as All Cleaning Applications, 17 77th Ave NE, Fridley, MN 55432 (16-01125)

Approving revocation of the Heating, A/C, & Ventilating License held by All Cleaning/Applications Corp., doing business as All Cleaning Applications, 17 77th Ave NE, Fridley, MN 55432, due to outstanding taxes owed to the Minnesota Department of Revenue.

Action Taken: Adopted.

4.    Liquor, Business & Gambling License Applications (16-01126)

Approving Department of Licenses & Consumer Services agenda recommendations for Liquor, Business & Gambling licenses.

Early signature by Mayor requested.

Action Taken: Adopted.

5.    Massage & Bodywork Establishment License operating conditions: Total Solace, 711 W Lake St (16-01132)

Adopting the Business License Operating Conditions Agreement negotiated between the City of Minneapolis and Total Solace, 711 W Lake St, allowing the licensee to obtain the Massage and Bodywork Establishment license, subject to adherence with the conditions contained therein.

Action Taken: Adopted.

6.    Contract with Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation to provide lender/administrator services for City loan programs (16-01129)

1.    Authorizing a contract with Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation (GMHC) to serve as the City’s lender and administrator for mortgage assistance and home improvement programs, for the period from Aug. 1, 2016 through July 31, 2017.

2.    Authorizing staff to bring back to the City Council a report to extend the contract for up to an additional two years without issuing a new request for proposals.

3.    Authorizing an extension of a $750,000 loan between GMHC and the City of Minneapolis through July 31, 2017.

Action Taken: Adopted.

7.    Rental Dwelling License reinstatement: 3319 Thomas Ave N, owner Ronald Folger (16-01128)

Authorizing Rental Dwelling License reinstatement for property at 3319 Thomas Ave N, owner Ronald Folger.

Action Taken: Adopted.

8.    2015 Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) (16-01131)

Authorizing submittal of the 2015 CAPER to HUD by Aug. 29, 2016.

Action Taken: Adopted.

9.    Exclusive negotiating rights for City-owned property: 205 Park Ave S (16-01130)

1.    Awarding exclusive negotiating rights to Sherman Associates for the purchase and development of the City-owned property at 205 Park Ave S for a period of six months, as described herein.

2.    Awarding exclusive negotiating rights to Grand Real Estate Advisors, potentially, for the purchase and development of the City-owned property at 205 Park Ave S for a period of six months if the exclusive negotiating rights period with Sherman Associates expires without a City Council approved term sheet.

3.    Authorizing staff to negotiate redevelopment contract terms and, upon successful negotiations, return for further City Council review and approvals.

Action Taken: Adopted.

 

Referred report from Intergovernmental Relations Committee

10.  Local Approval Requirement: Liquor License for a restaurant located at 5000 Hiawatha Ave (16-01134)

Passage of Resolution approving special legislation authorizing the issuance of an on-sale license for a restaurant at 5000 Hiawatha Ave for the sale of intoxicating liquor for consumption on the premises.

Action Taken: Adopted.

 

Referred report to Ways & Means Committee

11.  2017 License Fee Schedule  (16-01133)

Approving the 2017 License Fee Schedule.

Action Taken: Adopted.

 

Intergovernmental Relations

IGR Committee Report of 8/11/2016

1.    Mediation settlement with Xcel Energy on street light rates (16-01135)

Approving a mediation settlement with Xcel Energy regarding street lighting rates in the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission Docket No. E-002/GR-15-826.

Action Taken: Adopted.

 

Transportation & Public Works

TPW Committee Report of 8/8/2016

1.    Wetland Conservation Act implementation delegation (16-01096)

Passage of Resolution authorizing the Director of Public Works, or designee, to act as the decision-making authority for the Wetland Conservation Act (WCA) within the portions of the City of Minneapolis included in the Bassett Creek, Shingle Creek, and Mississippi Watershed Management Organization areas.

Action Taken: Adopted.

2.    The Big Jump Project: Letter of Interest (16-01098)

Authorizing the submission of a letter of interest indicating the City’s intent to apply for The Big Jump Project, a grant opportunity from People for Bikes.

Action Taken: Adopted.

3.    Minneapolis Open Streets: 2017 organizer selection and agreement (16-01100)

1.    Approving the selection of the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition as the 2017 Open Streets organizer.

2.    Authorizing an agreement with the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition for planning and management services for 2017 Open Streets.

Action Taken: Adopted.

4.    Blue Line Extension (Bottineau Corridor) Light Rail Transit (LRT) Project: Final Environmental Impact Statement comments (16-01108)

Approving comments on the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Blue Line Extension (Bottineau Corridor) LRT Project and directing the Public Works Department to submit the comments to the Metropolitan Council.

Early signature by Mayor requested.

Action Taken: Adopted.

Referred reports to Ways & Means Committee

5.    Federal Highway Safety Improvement Program Funds: 2016 applications (16-01099)

1.    Authorizing the submission of a series of applications for Federal Highway Safety Improvement Program funds passed through the state.

2.    Authorizing the commitment of local funds to provide the required match for federal funding.

Action Taken: Adopted.

6.    Construction of traffic signal and pedestrian ramps at 60th St W and Xerxes Ave S (16-01101)

Passage of Resolution authorizing a Construction Cooperative Agreement with Hennepin County and the City of Edina for the construction and installation of a new traffic signal and ADA pedestrian ramps at the intersection of 60th St W and Xerxes Ave S.

Action Taken: Adopted.

7.    Stormwater Specialty Vegetation Management: Contract amendment with Wetland Habitat Restoration, LLC (16-01102)

Authorizing an amendment to Contract No. C-38520 with Wetland Habitat Restoration, LLC, increasing the contract by $62,536, for a revised contract total of $447,401, to include work at sites where construction took place after the start of the contract and required additional specialty vegetation management.

Early signature by Mayor requested.

Action Taken: Adopted.

8.    Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Enhancement Project: Contract amendment with Egan Company (16-01103)

Authorizing an amendment to Contract No. C-40047 with Egan Company, to include Supplemental Agreement No. 1 and increasing the contract by $136,043, for a revised contract total of $2,120,000, for additional conduit and fiber installation not included in the original bid for the Intelligent Transportation System Enhancement Project.

Action Taken: Adopted.

9.    Riverside Extension Reconstruction Project: Contract amendment with Thomas and Sons Construction, Inc. (16-01104)

Authorizing an amendment to Contract No. C-38283 (OP No. 7925) with Thomas and Sons Construction, Inc., extending the contract to Dec. 31, 2016, and increasing the contract by $6,757.46, for a revised contract total of $1,406,385.31, to allow for construction change orders as part of the Riverside Extension Reconstruction Project.

Action Taken: Adopted.

10.  3rd St S and 46th St E Signal Upgrades Project: Contract amendment with Premier Electrical Corporation (16-01105)

Authorizing an amendment to Contract No. C-39428 with Premier Electrical Corporation, extending the contract to Sept. 30, 2016, and increasing the contract by $85,380, for a revised contract total of $1,120,000, to allow for change orders associated with the Signal Upgrades Project.

Action Taken: Adopted.

11.  Nicollet-Central Modern Streetcar Project: Professional services contract amendment (16-01106)

Authorizing an amendment to Contract No. C-35625 with AECOM, extending the contract to March 31, 2018, and increasing the contract by $224,000, for a revised contract total of $2,140,000, to complete additional environmental review and pre-project development tasks for the Nicollet-Central Modern Streetcar Project.

Action Taken: Adopted.

  

Ways & Means

WM Committee Report of 8/15/2016

1.    Appointment to the Minneapolis Television Network (MTN) Board (16-01140)

1.    Approving Council President and Mayoral appointment of Oral Sledge for Seat 7 with a term to expire Jan. 15, 2020.

2.    Approving appointment of Mulki Hussein and Jon Samuelson for the two remaining council appointments to the MTN Board for both Seat 4, with a term to expire on Jan. 15, 2020, and Seat 9, with a term to expire on Jan. 15, 2018.

Action Taken: Adopted.

2.    Contract amendment with Life Tech Training, LLC for emergency medical personnel scheduling services (16-01141)

Authorizing an increase to Contract No. C-37033 with Life Tech Training, LLC, by $200,000 for a new not-to-exceed total of $480,000, to schedule and provide emergency medical technicians for public and private events at the Convention Center.

Action Taken: Adopted.

3.    Contract amendment with Robert Half International for financial reconciliation services (16-01143)

Authorizing an increase to Contract No. C-40091 with Robert Half International by $50,000 for a new not-to-exceed amount of $100,000 to automate the bank and credit card reconciliation processes, and reconcile accounts receivable and billing to the general ledger to increase the contract, and updating the Terms and Conditions to reflect current standards.

Action Taken: Adopted.

4.    Grant acceptance from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety for youth violence prevention services  (16-01144)

1.    Accepting a $140,000 federal grant from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety for hospital-based violence intervention services.

2.    Authorizing an agreement with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.

3.    Passage of Resolution approving appropriation of funds to the Health Department.

Action Taken: Adopted.

5.    MN GreenCorps Host Site Agreements with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (16-01145)

Authorizing agreements with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to host MN GreenCorps Program members for a field placement of up to one year each to work on approved projects of public health interest.

Early signature by Mayor requested.

Action Taken: Adopted.

6.    Contracts with Assessment Associates International, LLC, Curphy Leadership Solutions, and DRI Consulting, for management assessment and related services (16-01146)

Authorizing contracts with Assessment Associates International, LLC, Curphy Leadership Solutions, and DRI Consulting, for terms of up to two (2) years with the option to extend one or more of the contracts, at the sole option of the City, for up to three (3) additional years, for management assessments and related services used in the selection of candidates for high-level positions at the City.

Action Taken: Adopted.

7.    Contract with SelectAccount for benefits administration services (16-01147)

Authorizing a contract for an amount not-to-exceed $1,250,000 with SelectAccount to provide administrative and recordkeeping services for the City of Minneapolis' Minneflex spending accounts, the Transportation Benefits Plan, and the Health Reimbursement Arrangement Plan (HRA/VEBA). The initial contract will be for a period of three years starting Jan. 1, 2017, with an option to extend the contract for up to two additional one-year periods.

Action Taken: Adopted.

8.    Contract Amendment with Hennepin County Medical Center for changes to the scope of services (16-01148)

Authorizing amendment to Contract No. C-40296 with Hennepin County Medical Center, changing the scope of services to discontinue mobile support services, add USBank Stadium as a supported site, and reduce the amount of revenue received from Hennepin County Medical Center by $81,561, resulting in a new not-to-exceed total contract of $284,782.

Action Taken: Adopted.

9.    Contract amendment with Sierra-Cedar, Inc. for ongoing Enterprise Land Management System (ELMS) production and training (16-01149)

Authorizing an increase to Contract No. C-37704 with Sierra-Cedar, Inc., by $917,570 for a new not-to-exceed $5,717,570, and extending the contract to March, 31, 2017, for ongoing implementation, integration and customization of the ELMS system and continued staff training.

Action Taken: Adopted.

10.  Gift acceptance from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASCPA) of equipment and supplies (16-01152)

Passage of Resolution accepting a gift of training (estimated value $5,000) and equipment and supplies (contracted rate value up to $80,000) from ASPCA for Minneapolis Animal Care & Control (MACC). (9 votes)

Action Taken: Adopted.

 

Zoning & Planning

ZP Committee Report of 8/11/2016

1.    Street vacation: Metro Transit, part of 7th Ave N, southwest of N 5th St (16-01118)

1.    Approving an application by Metro Transit to vacate part of 7th Ave N, southwest of N 5th St, subject to the retention of easements for the City of Minneapolis, Xcel Energy, and CenturyLink.

2.    Passage of Resolution approving Vac-1659.

Action Taken: Adopted.

2.    Rezoning: MLJ Enterprises, LLC, 3333 41st St E (16-01119)

1.    Approving an application submitted by MLJ Enterprises, LLC (BZZ-7759) to rezone the property located at 3333 41st St E from the R5 District to the I1 District, adding the IL Industrial Living Overlay District, to allow for industrial and residential uses.

2.    Passage of Ordinance amending Title 20, Chapter 521 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code: Zoning Districts and Maps Generally.

Action Taken: Adopted. 

3.    Zoning definition of half stories ordinance (16-00792)

Passage of Ordinance amending Title 20, Chapter 520 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code: Introductory Provisions, amending the definition of “half story.”

Action Taken: Adopted as amended.

 

Introduction & Referral Calendar

1.    Heritage Preservation Commission membership ordinance (16-01115)

Pursuant to notice, motion by Bender to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 23, Chapter 599 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Heritage Preservation: Heritage Preservation Regulations, for first reading and referral to the Zoning & Planning Committee, amending regulations governing heritage preservation commission membership.

Action Taken: Introduced, given its first reading, and referred to Zoning & Planning Committee.

2.    Redesign of Nicollet Mall ordinance (16-01117)

Pursuant to notice, motion by Goodman, Frey, and Reich to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 17, Chapter 439 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Streets and Sidewalks: Nicollet Mall, for first reading and referral to the Transportation & Public Works Committee, amending provisions related to the redesign of Nicollet Mall.

Action Taken: Introduced, given its first reading, and referred to Transportation & Public Works Committee.

3.    Aircraft noise attenuation ordinance (16-01120)

Pursuant to notice, motion by Quincy and Palmisano to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 5 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Building Code, for first reading and referral to the Zoning & Planning Committee, adding a new Chapter 119 entitled "Aircraft Noise Attenuation."

Action Taken: Introduced, given its first reading, and referred to Zoning & Planning Committee.

4.    Skyway design requirements ordinance (15-00534)

Motion by Gordon and Palmisano to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 20, Chapter 525 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code: Administration and Enforcement, for first reading and referral to the Zoning & Planning Committee, adding requirements for design of skyways. (Unanimous consent required)

Action Taken: Introduced, given its first reading, and referred to Zoning & Planning Committee.

5.    Parkland dedication ordinance (16-01175)

Motion by B. Johnson to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 22, Chapter 598 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Land Subdivision: Land Subdivision Regulations, for first reading and referral to the Zoning & Planning Committee, amending the parkland dedication ordinance. (Unanimous consent required)

Action Taken: Introduced, given its first reading, and referred to Zoning & Planning Committee.

 

Resolutions

1.    2016 Chiari Malformation Awareness Day honorary resolution (16-01176)

Passage of Resolution recognizing Chiari Malformation Awareness Day in the City of Minneapolis.

Action Taken: Adopted.

2.    2016 Spina Bifida Awareness honorary resolution (16-01177)

Passage of Resolution recognizing Spina Bifida Awareness in the City of Minneapolis.

Action Taken: Adopted.

3.    2016 Domestic Violence Awareness Month honorary resolution (16-01178)

Passage of Resolution declaring October 2016 Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Action Taken: Adopted.

4.    Indigenous resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline resolution (16-01191)

Passage of Resolution expressing solidarity with Indigenous resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Action Taken: Referred to Intergovernmental Relations Committee.

 

New Business

1.    Classified Service ordinance (16-01182)

Glidden gives notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 2, Chapter 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Administration: Personnel, adding a new Article XIII entitled "Classified Service."

Action Taken: Notice given.

 

Announcements

 

Adjournment

1.    Adjourn to Room 315, City Hall, for the purpose of considering the Ethical Practices Board Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, and Recommendations. (16-01179)

       1. Ethics Complaint No. 2015-44.

Action Taken: Continued.

2. Ethics Complaint No. 2015-46.


Action Taken: Dismissed.

 

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:  September 2, 2016

 

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