Minneapolis City Council Agenda

 

Regular Meeting

December 9, 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 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:  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 November 18, 2016, and the adjourned session held November 30, 2016.

       Action Taken: Accepted.

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

       Action Taken: Referred.

 

Reports of Standing Committees

Community Development & Regulatory Services

CDRS Committee Report of Nov. 29, 2016

1.    Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) Executive Director designation (16-01605)

       Confirming the designation of Gregory P. Russ as Executive Director of the MPHA.

      Action Taken:  Adopted.

2.    Land sale: 2700 Aldrich Ave N to Pavel Paskar and Mihai Moscovici (16-01606)

Passage of Resolution approving the sale of the property at 2700 Aldrich Ave N, (Disposition Parcel No. TF-890) to Pavel Paskar and Mihai Moscovici for $5,000, subject to conditions. (9 votes)

      Action Taken:  Adopted.

3.    Land sale: 642 Buchanan St NE to Twin Cities Builders and Maintenance LLC (16-01607)

Passage of Resolution approving the sale of the property at 642 Buchanan St NE, (Disposition Parcel No. VH-655) to Twin Cities Builders and Maintenance LLC for $33,900, subject to conditions. (9 votes)

      Action Taken:  Adopted.

4.    Land sale: 1715 Oliver Ave N to Alicia Barevich and Francis Barevich (16-01608)

Passage of Resolution approving the sale of the property at 1715 Oliver Ave N, (Disposition Parcel No. TF-899) to Alicia Barevich and Francis Barevich for $32,000, subject to conditions. (9 votes)

Action Taken:  Adopted.

5.    Land sale: 2200 Dupont Ave N to Blake Zochert (16-01609)

Passage of Resolution approving the sale of the property at 2200 Dupont Ave N, (Disposition Parcel No. TF-941 ) to Blake Zochert for $45,000, subject to conditions. (9 votes)

Action Taken:  Adopted.

6.    Land sale: 2125 Aldrich Ave N to Beneficial Investments LLC (16-01610)

Passage of Resolution approving the sale of the property at 2125 Aldrich Ave N, (Disposition Parcel No. TF-942) to Beneficial Investments LLC for $10,000, subject to conditions. (9 votes)

Action Taken:  Adopted.

7.    Land sale: 914 42nd Ave N to Larry Webb and Alma Allen-Webb (16-01611)

Passage of Resolution approving the sale of the property at 914 42nd Ave N, (Disposition Parcel No. VH-675) to Larry Webb and Alma Allen-Webb for $5,100, subject to conditions. (9 votes)

Action Taken:  Adopted.

8.    Land sale: 4131 James Ave N to SDM, LLC (16-01612)

Passage of Resolution approving the sale of the property at 4131 James Ave N, (Disposition No. VH-647) to SDM, LLC. for $10,590, subject to conditions. (9 votes)

Action Taken:  Adopted.

9.    Business Made Simple: Food license requirements ordinance (16-01442)

Passage of Ordinance amending Title 10, Chapter 188 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Food Code: Administration and Licensing, amending provisions related to the requirements for obtaining a food license.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

10.  Motor Vehicle Repair Garage License: Ahmed Ahmed, doing business as Ahmed’s Certified Auto Care, 616 45th Ave N (16-01614)

Adopting the administrative hearing officer’s findings and conclusions recommending denial of the Motor Vehicle Repair Garage License held by Ahmed Ahmed, doing business as Ahmed’s Certified Auto Care, operating at 616 45th Ave N.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

11.  Rental dwelling license revocation: 3032/3034 Cedar Ave, Cedric Thompson (16-01534)

Approving revocation of license.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

12.  Liquor, Business & Gambling License Applications (16-01613)

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

Action Taken:  Adopted.

13.  Restaurant License amended operating conditions: Penny’s Coffee, 100 Washington Ave S (16-01213)

Adopting amended Business License Operating Conditions Agreement negotiated between the City of Minneapolis and Penny’s Coffee, 100 Washington Ave S, allowing the licensee to retain the Restaurant License to adherence with the conditions contained therein which supersede the original set of conditions approved on Sept. 23, 2016.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

14.  Rental Dwelling License reinstatement: 2441/2443 Dupont Ave S (16-01616)

Authorizing the Rental Dwelling License reinstatement for property at 2441/2443 Dupont Ave S, held by Stacy Sullivan.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

15.  Grant agreement with Hennepin County for the Cedar Riverside Opportunity Center: 515 15th Ave S (16-01617)

Authorizing a grant agreement with Hennepin County for the City’s contribution toward development costs for the Cedar Riverside Opportunity Center at 515 15th Ave S.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

16.  Acknowledgement of Receptivity to an LCA Funding Award form (16-01618)

Passage of Resolution authorizing the appropriate City officials to sign an Acknowledgement of Receptivity to an LCA Funding Award form in support of the potential award of Metropolitan Council Livable Communities Local Housing Incentive Account grant funds to the Indian Neighborhood Club Expansion and Minnehaha Townhomes projects.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

17.  Year 2016 Housing Revenue Entitlement bonds carryforward (16-01619)

Passage of Resolution authorizing the carryforward of $36,743,189 of the Year 2016 Tax Exempt Multifamily Housing Entitlement Revenue Bonds for Multifamily Housing Programs.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

18.  Fiscal Year 2016 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Fund recommendations (16-01621)

1.    Approving up to $299,236 of Fiscal Year 2016 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Funds for the following Rapid Rehousing (ESG Services) initiatives:  Up to $149,618 for St. Stephen’s Human Services, or an affiliated entity; and up to $149,618 for Catholic Charities or an affiliated entity.

2.    Authorizing necessary contract documents with the organizations receiving the ESG funds.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

19.  Rental Dwelling License denial: 5420 44th Ave S: Motion before Minnesota Court of Appeals (16-01645)

Considering appellant Margots Kapacs’ request for a stay of the decision denying rental license application.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

20.  Nuisance condition property waiver: 2110 Emerson Ave N (16-01646)

Approving a waiver of the 60-day requirement to declare property a nuisance and proceed with the provisions of Minneapolis Code of Ordinances Chapter 249 for fire-damaged property at 2110 Emerson Ave N.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

21.  Nuisance condition property waiver: 2302 Howard St NE (16-01647)

Approving a waiver of the 60-day requirement to declare property a nuisance and proceed with the provisions of Minneapolis Code of Ordinances Chapter 249 for fire-damaged property at 2302 Howard St NE.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

 

Referred report to Ways & Means Committee

22.  Rehab Support Program recommendations (16-01620)

1.    Accepting a MHFA Single Family Fall 2016 Impact Funds award totaling $236,842.

2.    Passage of Resolution approving appropriation of funds to the Department of Community Planning and Economic Development

3.    Approving the use of the Impact Funds as an interest rate subsidy for the Community Fix Up loans.

4.    Authorizing grant, sub-recipient and/or disbursement and related agreements for these funds.

5.    Authorizing a contract with Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation in the amount of $271,842, of which $236,842 is for program loans, and $35,000 from fund 01SRF-Residential Finance, for administrative costs.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

 

Referred report to Zoning & Planning Committee

23.  Regulation of intentional communities ordinance (16-01068)

        Passage of Ordinances amending the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances providing for regulation of intentional communities:

1.    Title 20 relating to Zoning Code: Chapter 520 Introductory Provisions; Chapter 536 Specific Development Standards; Chapter 541 Off-Street Parking and Loading; Chapter 546 Residence Districts; Chapter 547 Office Residence Districts; Chapter 548 Commercial Districts; Chapter 549 Downtown Districts; and Chapter 551 Overlay Districts.

2.    Title 12, Chapter 244 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Housing: Maintenance Code, providing for regulation of intentional communities.

Action Taken:  Adopted as amended.

 

 

Elections & Rules

ER Committee Report of Dec. 7, 2016

1.    2016 Revision - Council Rules of Order (16-01640)

Passage of Resolution adopting the 2016 rules revision as the definitive Minneapolis City Council Rules of Order.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

 

 

Health, Environment & Community Engagement

HECE Committee Report of Nov. 28, 2016

1.    Minneapolis Community Environmental Advisory Commission: Appointments (16-01563)

1.    Approving the following Council appointments for two-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2017, and ending Dec. 31, 2018:  Dylan Bradford Kesti, Jenna Grove, Thomas Olsen, Andrew Murray, Michelle Stockness, John Stenseth, Isaac Russell-Hart, and Erin Niehoff.

2.    Approving the following Mayoral appointments for two-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2017, and ending Dec. 31, 2018:  Allan Campbell, Lisa Daniels, Darrell Gerber, Mohamed Yakub, James Nash, Jennifer Kruse, and Ricardo McCurley.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

2.    Minneapolis Green Zones Workgroup:  Status Report (16-01567)

Directing City Coordinator staff to report back to the Health, Environment & Community Engagement Committee in March 2017 on strategies developed by other jurisdictions to make Green Zone improvements without experiencing gentrification displacement of low income people, communities of color, and indigenous people due to increased property values.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

3.    2017-2019 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Action Plan (16-01568)

Approving the 2017-2019 ADA Action Plan comprised of policies and strategies to comply with Title II of the ADA, to be effective Jan. 1, 2017.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

4.    2016 Neighborhood & Community Relations Department Diversity Survey Reports (16-01569)

1.    Directing Neighborhood & Community Relations Department staff to work with the City Clerk’s office, the Neighborhood & Community Engagement Commission, and the 18 advisory boards and commissions surveyed as part of the 2016 Diversity Survey to develop recommendations for setting aside a seat on these boards and commissions for persons under age 25.

2.    Directing Neighborhood & Community Relations Department staff to work with the Neighborhood & Community Engagement Commission to recommend a way to dedicate at least a portion of future One Minneapolis funding to fund organizations that will work with and support neighborhood organizations to increase the number of potential neighborhood organization board members who are renters and people of color.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means Committee

5.    Clean Energy Partnership:  Gift acceptance from Xcel Energy and CenterPoint Energy (16-01562)

1.    Passage of Resolution accepting gifts of $10,000 each from Xcel Energy and CenterPoint Energy for a community engagement energy efficiency pilot project as part of the Clean Energy Partnership.

2.    Passage of Resolution appropriating the funds to the Sustainability Office.  (9 votes)

Action Taken:  Adopted.

6.    Contract with Pace Analytical Services for Lead and Healthy Homes Program (16-01564)

Authorizing an agreement with Pace Analytical Services in an amount not to exceed $120,000 to provide environmental lead testing services for the period Jan. 1, 2017, through Dec. 31, 2019.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

7.    Grant from School-Based Health Alliance for national quality initiative for school health services (16-01565)

1.    Accepting a grant from the School-Based Health Alliance in an amount not to exceed $4,200 to continue participation in the School Health Services National Quality Initiative Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Project.

2.    Passage of Resolution appropriating the funds to the Health Department. (9 votes)

Action Taken:  Adopted.

8.    Contract with Volunteers of America for Community Health Worker services in Minneapolis Public Housing (16-01566)

Authorizing a contract with Volunteers of America in an amount not to exceed $241,500 to provide Community Health Worker services in select Minneapolis Public Housing Authority high rise buildings to assist residents in preventing and managing diabetes and hypertension for the period Jan. 1, 2017, through Sept. 29, 2018.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

9.    Community Solar Garden subscription agreement with SunEdison (16-01570)

1.    Authorizing execution of a Community Solar Garden subscription agreement with SunEdison for a term of 25 years, for an estimated cost of $65,700 annually, offset by estimated annual electrical utility credit of $64,570, providing an anticipated overall first year loss of ($1,100).  Over the 25 year term of the agreement, the subscription should generate net present value savings between $100,000 and $160,000.

2.    Directing Finance & Property Services staff to report back to the Health, Environment & Community Engagement Committee by Mar. 31, 2017, with a Community Solar Request for Proposals incorporating the following criteria for evaluation:

1.    Availability of subscriptions for Minneapolis residents and businesses.

2.    Service by at least a certain minimum percentage of the overall community solar garden to low- and moderate-income (LMI) customers, and potentially incentives for LMI customers, with the City of Minneapolis acting as a backup subscriber to facilitate service to LMI customers.

3.    Location within the City of Minneapolis, potentially on a City-owned site.

4.    Potential ownership of the garden by Minneapolis residents, businesses, and property owners.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

 

Intergovernmental Relations

IGR Committee Report of Dec. 1, 2016

1.    Plain Language Charter Technical Amendment Ordinance (16-01516)

Passage of Ordinance amending the Minneapolis City Charter, providing for revisions to the Plain Language Charter as recommended by the Charter Commission to make technical corrections to the City Charter that were not addressed by the 2013 Plain Language Charter revision:

1.    Article II Boundaries, Section 2.2 Wards and 2.4 Precincts.

2.    Article IV City Council, Section 4.2 Organization and 4.4 Proceedings.

3.    Article V Board of Estimate and Taxation, Section 5.3 Organization.

4.    Article VI Park and Recreation Board, Section 6.2 Functions and Powers.

5.    Article VIII Officers and Other Employees, Section 8.1 Definitions, 8.2 Officers generally, and 8.5 Classified service.

6.    Article IX Finance, Section 9.2 Appropriations, 9.3 Budget, and 9.4 Debt. (13 votes)

Action Taken:  Adopted.

2.    Adoption of 2017 Legislative Agenda  (16-01499)

Approving list of select priority items from existing state legislative 2017 Policy Positions adopted by the City of Minneapolis in preparation for the 2017 Legislative Session.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

 

Referred reports to Ways & Means Committee

3.    Contract with Fredrikson & Byron, PA, for state legislative services  (16-01643)

Authorizing a contract not to exceed $48,000 with Fredrikson & Byron, PA for state legislative presentation services, from January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017, with the option to extend the contract on an annual basis, at the sole discretion of the City, for one additional year.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

4.    Contract with Franzen Moore Government Relations for state legislative services  (16-01644)

Authorizing a contract not to exceed $40,000 with Franzen Moore Government Relations for state legislative representation services, from January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017, with the option to extend the contract on an annual basis, at the sole discretion of the City, for one additional year.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

 

Public Safety, Civil Rights & Emergency Management

PSCREM Committee Report of Nov. 30, 2016

1.    Minneapolis Commission on Civil Rights appointments (16-01523)

1.    Confirming the following Mayoral appointments to the Minneapolis Commission on Civil Rights:  Naida Medicine Crow, Ward 6, for Seat 5 with a term beginning Jan. 1, 2017 and ending
Dec. 31, 2017; Bernadette Casey, Ward 8, for Seat 6 with a term beginning Jan. 1, 2017 and ending Dec. 31, 2017; Doug Everling, Ward 8, for Seat 19 with a term beginning Jan. 1, 2017 and ending
Dec. 31, 2019, replacing Adosh Unni.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

2.    Approving the following Council appointments to the Minneapolis Commission on Civil Rights for terms beginning Jan. 1, 2017, and ending Dec. 31, 2019:  Taylor Crouch, Ward 7, for Seat 15 with a term beginning Jan. 1, 2017 and ending Dec. 31, 2019, replacing Ethel Norwood; Emma Olson,
Ward 8, for Seat 16 with a term beginning Jan. 1, 2017 and ending Dec. 31, 2019, replacing Bernadette Casey who is transferring to seat 6; and Thomas Harmon (Attorney), Ward 11, for
Seat 18 with a term beginning Jan. 1, 2017 and ending Dec. 31, 2019, replacing Laura Baldwin.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

2.    Police Conduct Oversight Commission appointments (16-01524)

1.    Confirming the Mayoral appointment to the Police Conduct Oversight Commission of Jeffrey Wade, Ward 13, for Seat 5 with a term beginning Jan. 1, 2017, and ending Dec. 31, 2018, replacing Amran Farah.

2.    Approving the Council appointment to the Police Conduct Oversight Commission of Luke Davis, Ward 3, for Seat 1 with a term beginning Jan. 1, 2017, and ending Dec. 31, 2018, replacing Adriana Cerrillo.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

3.    Police Conduct Review Panel appointments (16-01525)

1.    Confirming the following Mayoral appointments to the Police Conduct Review Panel:  Mary Aho, Ward 10, for Seat 2 with a term beginning Jan. 1, 2017 and ending Dec. 31, 2020; Donald Bellfield (reappointment), Ward 8, for Seat 5 with a term beginning Jan. 1, 2017 and ending Dec. 31, 2020; and Ngoc Nguyen (reappointment), Ward 8, for Seat 6 with a term beginning Jan. 1, 2017 and ending Dec. 31, 2020.

2.    Approving the Council appointment to the Police Conduct Review Panel of Theresa Cattouse, Ward 5, for Seat 9 with a term beginning Jan. 1, 2017 and ending Dec. 31, 2020.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

Referred reports to Ways & Means Committee

4.    Contract with CornerHouse Interagency Child Abuse Evaluation and Training Center for forensic evaluation services (16-01623)

Authorizing a contract with CornerHouse Interagency Child Abuse Evaluation and Training Center for conducting forensic evaluations of children and vulnerable adults, in an amount up to $525,380, for the duration of Jan. 1, 2017 through Dec. 31, 2019.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

 

5.    Application to Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Justice Programs (OJP) for sex trafficking and training grant (16-01624)

1.    Authorizing submittal of an application to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety OJP for a Sex Trafficking and Training grant for the development of a Statewide Sex Trafficking Resource Portal.

2.    Authorizing a Memorandum of Understanding with Washington County Attorney’s Office and Saint Paul Police Department to provide training, case consultation, technical assistance, and advocacy/coordination information through the development of the Statewide Sex Trafficking Resource Portal.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

6.    Camera equipment acceptance for Minneapolis Police 3rd Precinct from Ventura Village Neighborhood Organization (16-01625)

Passage of Resolution accepting the donation of camera equipment from the Ventura Village Neighborhood Organization for the 3rd Precinct undercover operations estimated at $1,725. (9 votes)

Action Taken:  Adopted.

 

Transportation & Public Works

TPW Committee Report of Nov. 29, 2016

1.    Shingle Creek Watershed Management Commission: Appointments (16-01581)

Approving the following appointments to the Shingle Creek Watershed Management Commission for three year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2017, and ending Jan. 31, 2019:

1.    Gary Anderson, Commissioner.

   2.    Darrell Gerber, Alternate Commissioner.

3.    Elizabeth Stout, Technical Advisory Committee.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

2.    18th Ave NE Street Reconstruction from Monroe St NE to Johnson St NE: Project designation and parking restrictions (16-01591)

1.    Passage of Resolution designating the location and improvements proposed to be made in the project.

2.    Adopting report receiving the cost estimate of $5,900,000, directing the preparation of proposed special assessments against the list of benefited properties, and setting a public hearing to be held on Jan. 17, 2017, to consider the project, assessments, and the abandonment and removal of areaways in conflict with the project.

3.    Passage of Resolution ordering the installation of parking restrictions on 18th Ave NE between Monroe St NE and Johnson St NE, per the Council-approved layout.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

3.    4th St SE Street Reconstruction and Street Lighting from 25th Ave SE to 29th Ave SE: Project designation and parking restrictions (16-01592)

1.    Passage of Resolution designating the location and improvements proposed to be made in the street reconstruction and street lighting projects.

2.    Adopting report receiving cost estimates in the amount of $2,400,000 for the street reconstruction portion of the project and $152,000 for the street lighting portion of the project, directing the preparation of proposed special assessments against the list of benefited properties, and setting a public hearing to be held on Jan. 17, 2017, to consider the projects, assessments, and the abandonment and removal of areaways in conflict with the projects.

3.    Passage of Resolution ordering the installation of parking restrictions on 4th St SE between 25th Ave SE and 29th Ave SE, per the Council-approved layout.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

4.    4th St SE Street Reconstruction and Street Lighting from 29th Ave SE to Malcolm Ave SE: Project designation and parking restrictions (16-01593)

1.    Passage of Resolution designating the location and improvements proposed to be made in the street reconstruction and street lighting projects.

2.    Adopting report receiving cost estimates in the amount of $1,710,000 for the street reconstruction portion of the project and $95,000 for the street lighting portion of the project, directing the preparation of proposed special assessments against the list of benefited properties, and setting a public hearing to be held on Jan. 17, 2017, to consider the projects, assessments, and the abandonment and removal of areaways in conflict with the projects.

3.    Passage of Resolution ordering the installation of parking restrictions on 4th St SE between 29th Ave SE and Malcolm Ave SE, per the Council-approved layout.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

5.    Broadway St NE Street Reconstruction Project between Stinson Blvd and Industrial Blvd: Layout approval and easements (16-01595)

1.    Approving the layout for the Broadway St NE Street Reconstruction Project between Stinson Blvd and Industrial Blvd.

2.    Authorizing negotiation with private property owners to acquire easements and additional right-of-way, if necessary.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

6.    Samatar Crossing: Layout approval and easements (16-01596)

1.    Approving the layout for Samatar Crossing on 5th St,  from 11th Ave S to 15th Ave S.

2.    Authorizing negotiation with private property owners to acquire easements and additional right-of-way, if necessary.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

7.    Glenwood Ave N Reconstruction Project: Layout approval and variance request (16-01508)

1.    Sending forward without recommendation a Resolution approving the Hennepin County Department of Transportation’s layout, dated Oct. 17, 2016, for the Glenwood Ave N Reconstruction Project between Market St and 10th St N.

2.    Sending forward without recommendation a Resolution supporting Hennepin County’s formal request for a variance from Minnesota State Aid (MSA) to allow one moving traffic lane along Glenwood Ave N between Royalston Ave and 10th St N.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

8.    2017 Minneapolis Open Streets (16-01598)

Approving the list of routes for 2017 Minneapolis Open Streets.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means Committee

9.    2017 Downtown Minneapolis Transportation Management Organization (TMO) Grant Agreements (16-01582)

1.    Authorizing execution of a Metropolitan Council pass-through sub-recipient grant agreement to provide up to $413,623 in federal grant funding for Transportation Demand Management (TDM) projects in effect from Jan. 1, 2017, through Dec. 31, 2017. (9 votes)

2.    Authorizing execution of Federal Transit Administration (FTA) fiscal year 2017 and subsequent certifications and assurances and certifying compliance with specific federal requirements and other documents pursuant to the terms of the sub-recipient grant agreement.

3.    Authorizing execution of agreements with the Downtown Minneapolis Transportation Management Organization (TMO) to perform specific work efforts in accordance with the Metropolitan Council contract providing up to $413,623 in federal grant funding in effect from Jan. 1, 2017, through Dec. 31, 2017.

4.    Passage of Resolution appropriating the funds to the Public Works Department.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

10.  Grant from Minnesota Historical Society for Conservation of Sculpture Clock on Nicollet Mall (16-01583)

1.    Accepting a Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Local Government Grant in the amount of $92,948 to conserve the historical Sculpture Clock on Nicollet Mall and authorizing an agreement with the Minnesota Historical Society for the grant. (9 votes)

2.    Passage of Resolution appropriating the funds to the Public Works Department.

3.    Authorizing an amendment to Contract No. C-39746 with Kristin Cheronis, LLC, increasing the contract by $150,000, for a revised contract total of $525,000, for public art conservation, including Nicollet Mall art conservation, and to accommodate the number of subcontractors needed for the clock project.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

11.  Change order to contract with Ram Construction Services for ABC Parking Facilities Repair Project (16-01585)

Authorizing Change Order No. 1 to Contract No. C-40228 with Ram Construction Services, increasing the contract by $19,449.40, for a revised contract total of $393,236.77, for repairs of post-tension ducts in Ramp A, as part of the ABC Parking Ramp Facilities Repair Project.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

12.  Amendment to agreement with Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority for public infrastructure improvements (16-01586)

Authorizing an amendment to the agreement with the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA) for public infrastructure improvements related to the Minnesota Multi-Purpose Stadium Project consisting of traffic signal modifications and catch basin installation.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

13.  Amendment to contract with Meyer Contracting, Inc. for E 24th St and Snelling Ave Paving Project (16-01587)

Authorizing Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. C-40298 with Meyer Contracting, Inc., increasing the contract by $88,705.86, for a revised contract total of $1,249,482.86, and extending substantial completion of the contract to Nov. 13, 2016, and final completion to June 15, 2017, for the E 24th St and Snelling Ave Paving Project.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

14.  Agreement with Coen+Partners for Peavey Plaza historic and landscape preservation architectural services (16-01588)

Authorizing an agreement with Coen+Partners in the amount of $895,500 for historic preservation architectural and landscape architectural services for Peavey Plaza.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

15.  Agreement with Minnesota Vikings Football Stadium, LLC to evaluate the feasibility of a contraflow crossover between 3rd St S and 4th St S (16-01589)

1.    Authorizing an agreement with Minnesota Vikings Football Stadium, LLC for the City to evaluate the feasibility of connecting 3rd St S to 4th St S, east of 11th Ave S.

2.    Passage of Resolution increasing the appropriation for the Public Works Department by $50,000 to be reimbursed by Minnesota Vikings Football Stadium, LLC through the 3rd Street Contraflow Design Pledge Agreement.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

16.  8th St SE Street Reconstruction and Street Lighting Projects:  Postponement of levy of assessments to 2018 (16-01590)

1.    Passage of Resolution amending Resolution 2014R-379 entitled “Ordering the work to proceed and adopting the special assessments for the 8th St SE Street Reconstruction Project,” passed Sept. 19, 2014, to postpone the levy of special assessments until 2018 to begin collection on 2019 property tax statements.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

2.    Passage of Resolution amending Resolution 2014R-382 entitled “Ordering the work to proceed and adopting the special assessments for the 8th St SE Street Lighting Project,” passed Sept. 19, 2014, to postpone the levy of special assessments until 2018 to begin collection on 2019 property tax statements.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

3.    Passage of Resolution rescinding Resolution 2014R-380 entitled “Requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation to authorize the City’s issuance and sale of assessment bonds in the amount of $43,970 for the 8th St SE Street Reconstruction Project,” passed Sept. 19, 2014, rescinding the request to issue and sell assessment bonds for the project.

Action Taken:  Deleted from the agenda.

4.    Passage of Resolution rescinding Resolution 2014R-383 entitled “Requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation to authorize the City’s issuance and sale of assessment bonds in the amount of $36,625 for the 8th St SE Street Lighting Project,” passed Sept. 19, 2014, rescinding the request to issue and sell assessment bonds for the project.  (9 votes)

Action Taken:  Deleted from the agenda.

17.  Seward Bicycle Boulevards:  Layout approval, grant acceptance, and cooperative agreement with Hennepin County (16-01594)

1.    Approving the layout for Seward Bicycle Boulevards.

2.    Accepting a Federal Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) Grant for Safe Routes to School Funds through the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) in the amount of $299,920.

3.    Accepting Hennepin County grant funds in an amount not to exceed $32,500 and authorizing negotiation and execution of a cooperative agreement with Hennepin County for the grant.

4.    Passage of Resolution appropriating the funds, in the total amount of $332,420, to the Public Works Department.

5.    Directing Public Works staff to return to the Transportation & Public Works Committee no later than Jan. 31, 2017, with design options for the intersection of 29th Ave S and the Midtown Greenway, including a design option that will close 29th Ave S both northbound and southbound.  (9 votes)

Action Taken:  Adopted.

18.  Bid for rental of traffic control devices (16-01584)

Accepting low bid of Safety Signs, LLC (OP No. 8361) for an estimated annual expenditure of $500,000 to furnish and deliver traffic control devices on a rental basis for the Public Works Department, and authorizing a contract for the service.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

19.  Bid for removal of snow and ice on public sidewalks (16-01627)

Accepting low responsive bid of Stonepros, LLC (OP No. 8354) for an estimated annual expenditure of $453,450 to furnish and deliver all labor, materials, and incidentals necessary for the removal and disposal of snow and ice on public sidewalks, and authorizing a contract for the service.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

20.  Bid for stormwater pond dredging and cleanout (16-01628)

Accepting low bid of Fitzgerald Excavating and Trucking, Inc. (OP No. 8356) in the amount of $292,902 to furnish and deliver all labor, materials, and incidentals necessary for stormwater pond dredging and cleanout, and authorizing a contract for the service.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

 

 

Ways & Means

WM Committee Report of Dec. 5, 2016

1.    Legal Settlement – Nadine Babu v. City of Becker, et al. (16-01630)

Approving the settlement of the lawsuit Nadine Babu v. City of Becker, et al, (Court File No. 14-CV-4471), by the payment of $22,500 to Nadine Babu and her attorneys at Sapentia Law Group, PLLC, and authorizing any documents necessary to effectuate the settlement.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

2.    Legal Settlement - Bardin Schlitz v. City of Minneapolis (16-01631)

Approving  the settlement of the lawsuit Bardin Schlitz v City of Minneapolis, (Court File No.  15-cv-03240), by payment of $32,500 to Bardin Schlitz and his attorneys, and authorizing execution of any documents necessary to effectuate settlement.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

3.    Legal Settlement – Claim of Nephtalie Alcenat (16-01648)

Approving the settlement of the claim of Nephtalie Alcenat by payment of $18,000 to Nephtalie Alcenat and her attorneys Sherburne Law Offices, P.A., and authorizing the City Attorney’s Office to execute any documents necessary to effectuate settlement.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

4.    Legal settlement - special assessment appeal Steven Meldahl v. City of Minneapolis (16-01649)

Approving the settlement of the special assessment appeal Steven Meldahl v. City of Minneapolis (Court File No. 27-CV-15-20820) by canceling the following special assessments assessed in 2015 against properties held b Plaintiff Steven Meldahl, and authorizing the City Attorney’s Office to execute any documents necessary to effectuate the settlement:

1.    Assessment No. 043-0428.311 relating to the property located at 2018 11th St S for $793.12;

2.    Assessment No. 061-0323.311 relating to the property located at 2711 Fremont Ave N for $570.09;

3.    Assessment No. 061-0340.308 relating to the property located at 2819 Fremont Ave N for $967.99; 

4.    Assessment No. 061-0340.315 relating to the property located at 2819 Fremont Ave N for $316.45;

5.    Assessment No. 061-0340.310 relating to the property located at 2819 Fremont Ave N for $223.98;

6.    Assessment No. 061-0340.311relating to the property located at 2819 Fremont Ave N for $17.52;

7.    Assessment No. 061-0340.312 relating to the property located at 2819 Fremont Ave N for $146.06;

8.    Assessment No. 061-0340.313 relating to the property located at 2819 Fremont Ave N for $27.87;

9.    Assessment No. 061-0575.309 relating to the property located at 1415 14th Ave N for $166.03;

10.  Assessment No. 063-0093.315 relating to the property located at 2815 14th Ave S for $167.72;

11.  Assessment No. 091-1105.311 relating to the property located at 2500 Humboldt Ave N for $402.21;

12.  Assessment No. 091-1105.312 relating to the property located at 2500 Humboldt Ave N for $173.23;

13.  Assessment No. 101-0149.316 relating to the property located at 2322 Irving Ave N for $243.67;

14.  Assessment No. 101-1726.316 relating to the property located at 2807 Knox Ave N for $831.64;

15.  Assessment No. 1430774315 relating to the property located at 3345 6th St N for $1900.64;

16.  Assessment No. 1430774316 relating to the property located at 3345 6th St N for$469.12 ;

17.  Assessment No. 1430774317 relating to the property located at 3345 6th St N for $180.29;

18.  Assessment No. 1430774318 relating to the property located at 3345 6th St N for $902.56;

19.  Assessment No. 1430774315 relating to the property located at 3345 6th St N for $206.83;

20.  Assessment No. 1430851313 relating to the property located at 3701 6th St N for $366.69;

21.  Assessment No. 1430851314 relating to the property located at 3701 6th St N for $527.57;

22.  Assessment No. 1430851315 relating to the property located at 3701 6th St N for $800.40;

23.  Assessment No. 1430851316 relating to the property located at 3701 6th St N for $90.71;

24.  Assessment No. 1430851317 relating to the property located at 3701 6th St N for $530.82;

25.  Assessment No. 1430861310 relating to the property located at 3725 6th St N for $603.02;

26.  Assessment No. 1430861311 relating to the property located at 3725 6th St N for $280.24;

27.  Assessment No. 1430861308 relating to the property located at 3725 6th St N for $483.59; and

28.  Assessment No. 1430861309 relating to the property located at 3725 6th St N for $111.17.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

5.    Settlement of City of Austin and City of Minneapolis v. Christopher Garbisch and Public Employees Retirement Association (16-01650)

Approving the settlement of City of Austin and City of Minneapolis v. Christopher Garbisch and Public Employees Retirement Association, (OAH File 65-3600-33288) by payment of $45,000 to the Law Office of Hoversten Johnson Beckmann & Hovey, LLP, and authorizing the City Attorney’s Office to execute any documents necessary to effectuate settlement.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

6.    Contract with Thomson Reuters for Online Legal Research Services (16-01632)

Authorizing the City Attorney’s Office to enter into a five-year contract, with an option for five additional years, with Thomson Reuters for online legal research services for an amount not-to-exceed $600,000.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

7.    Contract amendments with Hennepin County Department of Community Corrections (16-01633)

Authorizing amendments to three contracts with Hennepin County Department of Community Corrections, extending the contracts for an additional year, from Jan. 1, 2017, through Dec.31, 2017, and adding an additional year of funding as follows:

1.  C-39860 - $65,000 (Downtown 100).

2.  C-39861 - $50,000 (40 Chronic Offenders).

3.  C-39859 - $50,000 (Downtown 100 & Focus 18-24).

Action Taken:  Adopted.

8.    Contract with the Domestic Abuse Project for 24-Hour domestic abuse hotline services (16-01651)

Authorizing a three year contract with Domestic Abuse Project in an amount not-to-exceed $275,000, with the option annually to extend the contract for two additional years, to provide a 24-Hour Domestic Abuse Hotline Service.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

9.    Selection of Bond Counsel (16-01662)

1.    Authorizing a three-year legal services agreement in an amount not-to-exceed $300,000 with Kennedy & Graven, Chartered to serve as general bond counsel to the City; and

2.    Authorizing a three-year legal services agreement in an amount not-to-exceed $100,000 with Gray Plant Mooty to serve as bond counsel for the limited tax-supported Common Bond Fund; and

3.    Approving designation of the following firms as the Conduit Revenue Bond Counsel Panel for  2017-2019:

1.    Barnes and Thornburg LLP

2.    Briggs and Morgan

3.    Dorsey and Whitney LLP

4.    Gray Plant Mooty

5.    Kennedy and Graven, Chartered

6.    Kutak Rock LLP

7.    McGrann Shea Carnival Straughn & Lamb, Chartered

4.    Rescinding the previous Conduit Revenue Bond Counsel Panel established in 2014.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

10.  Donation of a book scanner from Bethel University (16-01665)

Passage of Resolution accepting the donation of a book scanner from Bethel University for use in the City archives to aid in digitizing historical material. (9 votes)

Action Taken:  Adopted.

11.  Minneapolis political history project (16-01652)

Authorizing a contract with Tony L. Hill, Ph.D. not-to-exceed $15,000 for professional research services providing historical data on the political history of the City of Minneapolis.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

12.  Grant Acceptance from the Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities (16-01634)

1.    Accepting $75,000 Partners for Places grant from Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities for farmers' market collaborative, metrics and outreach. (9 votes)

2.    Authorizing an agreement with Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities to receive that grant and submit a final report by Dec. 4, 2017.

3.    Passage of Resolution approving appropriation of funds to the Sustainability Office.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

13.  Contract with the Improve Group for services related to the ReCAST Minneapolis grant (16-01653)

Authorizing an agreement with The Improve Group through Dec. 2017 for a not-to-exceed amount of $245,000 to provide a needs assessment, strategic planning, and program evaluation activities under the ReCAST Minneapolis program.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

14.  Agreement for public art consulting for Webber Park Library (16-01654)

Authorizing an agreement with Hennepin County to accept funds in the amount of $4,590 from Hennepin County for the City Public Art Administrator to coordinate the commissioning of public artworks for Webber Park Library.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

15.  Contract amendment with Peterson Companies, Inc. for contract close-out (16-01635)

Authorizing an increase to Contract No. C-40780 with Peterson Companies, Inc. by $116,868 for a new total of $1,094,568 to allow for close-out and final payment of the rainwater storage and irrigation system retrofit project.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

16.  Annual property insurance premium for the Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC), Tallmadge Building, and parking ramp (16-01636)

1.    Authorizing acceptance of the favorable premium rate defined for the 2016 property insurance for the Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC), including the Tallmadge Building and the MCC parking ramp, for Jan. 1, 2017, coverage, and

2.    Accepting the XL Insurance quote of $281,145 plus taxes and surcharges and locking in the binder for the 2017 property coverage, and

3.    Accepting the quote for the inclusion of additional terrorism coverage for TRIA as renewed by the federal government in this multi-year rate.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

17.  Contract with Perkins + Will, Inc. for Pre-Design and Program Development Services for the new Downtown Office Building Project (16-01637)

1.    Authorizing a new contract with Perkins + Will, Inc. for Pre-Design and Program Development Services for the new Downtown Office Building Project in an amount not-to-exceed $500,000.

2.    Passage of a Resolution appropriating $500,000 to the Capital Project Fund 04180, Department 9010923.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

18.  2016 General Fund Contingency Budget Usage Resolution (16-01655)

Passage of Resolution amending the 2016 General Appropriation Resolution to allocate general fund appropriation authority from the 2016 Operating Budget Contingency to the departmental general fund appropriation budgets in the City Clerk’s Office, for expenditure overages due to 2016 election costs, and the Minneapolis Police Department, for expenditure overages for unanticipated overtime, cadet/CSO and other personnel costs.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

19.  Resolutions relating to Target Market Ordinance - Permanent Review Committee (16-01656)

Passage of Resolutions for new Standard Contract Agreement and amendments to composition and scope of Permanent Review Committee.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

20.  Official IRS Intent Declaration to issue tax-exempt bonds for project expenses beyond original budget projections (16-01658)

Passage of Resolution authorizing issuance of tax-exempt bonds to reimburse project expenses of up to 125% of the original project budget for projects included in the 2011 – 2016 Adopted Capital Budget resolutions, covering expenses incurred for 60 days prior to the adoption date and extending into the future until the respective projects have been completed and closed.

Action Taken:  Adopted.

21.  City of Minneapolis Accounts Receivable Policy (16-01660)

Approving a City of Minneapolis Accounts Receivable Policy to provide guidelines around accounts receivable activities, and consolidate multiple individual internal FPS policies around collections and accounting entry adjustments for invoices classified as bad debt.

Action Taken: Adopted.

22.  IT Gift Acceptance for conference travel and associated expenses December 2016 (16-01661)

Passage of Resolution accepting gifts in the form of registration, airfare, lodging, and meal expenses for Tamara Bredemus, City of Minneapolis Director of Collaborative Services, to attend SharePoint Fest Technology Conference Dec. 6-9, 2016, in Chicago, Illinois. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Adopted.

23.  Revenue agreement with the Downtown Improvement District for 2016 Holidazzle police officer assistance (16-01638)

Authorizing a revenue agreement with the Downtown Improvement District for the Minneapolis Police Department to receive up to $6,370 in buy-back funds for increased policing in downtown Minneapolis during Holidazzle activities  Nov. 28 - Dec. 23, 2016.

Action Taken: Adopted.

 

 

Zoning & Planning

ZP Committee Report of Dec. 1, 2016

1.    Certificate of appropriateness appeal: Steve Sandberg, 2019 E Lake St (16-01578)

Denying an appeal submitted by Steve Sandberg of the Heritage Preservation Commission’s decision approving a Demolition of Historic Resource application (BZH-29328) for an existing building on the property located at 2019 E Lake St, and adopting staff findings.

Action Taken: Adopted.

2.    Rezoning: CPM Companies, 12-18 W 15th St (16-01579)

1.    Approving an application submitted by CPM Companies to rezone (BZZ-7945) the properties located at 12-18 W 15th St from OR3 and C1 to OR3 and remove the PO Pedestrian Oriented Overlay District, to allow the construction of a 75-unit residential development.

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

Action Taken: Adopted.

3.    Vacation: Metro Transit, part of 30th Ave S, north of E 38th St and south of Hiawatha Ave (16-01580)

1.    Approving an application submitted by Metro Transit to vacate a section of 30th Ave S, north of E 38th St and south of Hiawatha Ave.

2.    Passage of Resolution approving Vac-1661.

Action Taken: Adopted.

 

Introduction & Referral Calendar

1.    Noisy and unruly assemblies ordinance (16-01577)

Pursuant to notice, motion by B. Johnson to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 15, Chapter 389 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Offenses--Miscellaneous: Noise, for first reading and referral to the Public Safety, Civil Rights & Emergency Management Committee, amending regulations related to noisy and unruly assemblies.

Action Taken: Ordinance introduced, given its first reading, and referred to Public Safety, Civil Rights & Emergency Management Committee.

2.    Information Governance ordinance (16-01603)

Pursuant to notice, motion by Palmisano to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 2 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Administration, for first reading and referral to the Committee of the Whole, adding a new Chapter 41 relating to Information Governance.

Action Taken: Ordinance introduced, given its first reading, and referred to Committee of the Whole.

 

Resolutions

1.    Opposition to a national registry resolution (16-01673)

Passage of Resolution affirming the City of Minneapolis' commitment to protecting all citizens from attempts to create a national registry or surveillance based on ethnicity, national origin, or religious affiliation.

Action Taken: Adopted.

 

 

New Business

1.    Proposed Charter amendment: Use of premiums received in a bond sale (16-01495)

1.    Receiving and filing the transmittal letter from the Charter Commission relating to a proposed Charter amendment for the use of premiums received in a bond sale.

Action Taken: Received and filed.

2.    Motion by Glidden to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Article IX, Section 9.4 of the Minneapolis City Charter relating to Finance: Debt, for first reading and referral to the Committee of the Whole Committee for a public hearing to be held Jan. 11, 2017. (Unanimous consent required)

Action Taken: Ordinance introduced, given its first reading, and referred to Committee of the Whole.

3.    Directing the City Clerk to publish notice of the public hearing to be conducted by the Committee of the Whole at its regular meeting on Jan. 11, 2017.

Action Taken: Adopted.

2.    Charitable gambling: Organizational eligibility ordinance (16-01669)

Frey gives notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 13, Chapter 268 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Licenses and Business Regulations: Lawful Gambling, amending provisions related to organizational eligibility for gambling licensure

Action Taken: Notice given.

3.    Downtown Business Improvement Special Service District: Petitioning requirement (16-01670)

Goodman and Frey give notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 17, Chapter 465 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Streets and Sidewalks: Downtown Business Improvement Special Service District, amending petitioning requirement to match state statute.

Action Taken: Notice given.

4.    Legal matter of Northern Metals, LLC (16-01671)

Authorizing the City Attorney's Office to participate in settlement negotiations on two pending matters involving the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and Northern Metals, LLC, and to seek to have the City joined as party in one or both matters, if necessary, to protect the City's interests and facilitate settlement terms.

Action Taken: Adopted.

 

Announcements

 

Adjournment

 

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: January 12, 2017

 

Submit written comments about agenda items to: councilcomment@minneapolismn.gov

 

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