Ways & Means Committee Agenda
Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota
 
Regular Meeting
November 16, 2015 – 1:30 p.m.
Room 317, City Hall
 
Members Present: Council Members John Quincy (Chair), Elizabeth Glidden, Blong Yang, Lisa Bender, Andrew Johnson, and Linea Palmisano (Quorum 4)

 
Council Committee Coordinator: Kelly Geistler, 612-673-3963
 
Consent
Attorney
1.   Personal Injury Claim of Ryan T. Leitschuh (15-01449)
Approving the settlement of the personal injury claim of Ryan T. Leitschuh by payment of $15,000 to the claimant and his attorneys, McEllistrem, Fargione, Landy, Rorvig & Eken, and authorizing the City Attorney’s Office to execute any documents necessary to effectuate the settlement.
Action Taken: Approved.
2.   Worker's Compensation claim Richard A. Wakaruk v. City of Minneapolis (15-01450)
Approving the settlement of a Workers’ Compensation claim in Wakaruk v. City of Minneapolis by payment of $115,000 to Richard A. Wakaruk and his attorneys, Menk & Menk, and authorizing the City Attorney’s Office to execute any documents necessary to effectuate the settlement.
Action Taken: Approved.
3.   Worker's Compensation claim Timothy D. Nielsen v. City of Minneapolis (15-01451)
Approving the settlement of a Workers’ Compensation claim in Nielsen v. City of Minneapolis by payment of $126,800 to Timothy D. Nielsen and his attorneys, McCoy, Peterson & Jorstad, and authorizing the City Attorney’s Office to execute any documents necessary to effectuate the settlement.
Action Taken: Approved.
4.   Placement of attorneys and law firms on the Legal Services Panel (15-01452)
1.       Approving the City Attorney’s recommendation for placing law firms on the City’s Legal Services Panel; and,
2.       Authorizing the City Attorney to negotiate and enter into “Master Agreements” for the period of Jan. 1, 2016, through Dec. 31, 2018, with a not-to-exceed cost for each agreement of $300,000 for the three-year period; and,
3.       Authorizing waiving the request for proposals process for conflicts covered by the collective bargaining agreement with the Minneapolis Police Officers Federation.
      Action Taken: Approved.
City Clerk
5.   Contract with DataNet Systems Corporation for a Legislative Information Management System (15-01250)
Authorizing a three-year contract with DataNet Systems Corporation through Sept. 30, 2018, with the option to extend up to two (2) additional one-year terms, for for the design, implementation and support of the Legislative Information Management System (LIMS), for a not-to-exceed amount of $950,000.
Action Taken: Approved.
City Coordinator
6.   Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for Creative City Making Minneapolis (15-01454)
1.       Authorizing acceptance of National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Art Works grant in the amount of $50,000
2.       Passage of Resolution increasing the 2015 appropriation in Fund 01300 Department 8400100 by $50,000.
 
Action Taken: Approved.
7.   Contract with the Minnesota Department of Commerce for weatherization data conversion to public summary data (15-01455)
Authorizing a professional and technical services contract with the State of Minnesota Department of Commerce to prepare summary data for the State based on nonpublic or private weatherization data provided by the State, such contract to include, among other provisions, an agreement by the City to hold harmless and indemnify the State as to all the City’s actions regarding the data that might give rise to liability. The contract is for $0 and expires June 30, 2016, or until all obligations have been met, whichever occurs first.
Action Taken: Approved.
Convention Center
8.   Contract amendment with Meisinger Construction for contract close-out (15-01456)
Authorizing a contract increase for Contract No. C-39401 with Meisinger Construction (OP No. 8041) in the amount of $16,311 for a new contract total of $290,311 to process all invoices through the end of the current contract.
Action Taken: Approved.
9.   Contract amendment with Versacon, Inc. for contract close-out (15-01457)
Authorizing a contract increase for Contract No. C-39172 with Versacon, Inc. in the amount of $14,010 for a new contract total of $184,444 to process all invoices through the end of the current contract.
Action Taken: Approved.
10. Contract amendment with Peterson Companies for contract close-out (15-01458)
Authorizing a contract increase for Contract No. C-39574 with Peterson Companies (OP No. 8088) in the amount of $4,050.33 for a new contract total of $151,050.33 to process all invoices through the end of the current contract.
Action Taken: Approved.
11. Bid for operable wall partition replacement project (15-01459)
Accepting low responsive bid of Hufcor, Inc. (OP No. 8171) in the amount of $331,403 to furnish and deliver all labor, materials and incidentals necessary for the operable wall partition replacement project for the Minneapolis Convention Center and authorizing a contract for this project, all in accordance with our specifications.
Action Taken: Approved.
Finance
12. Tax-exempt term loans with US Bank for Nicollet Mall project (15-01460)
Passage of Resolution authorizing the issuance of General Obligation Tax-Exempt Term Loans with US Bank for temporary financing of $25,000,000 for construction of the new Nicollet Mall project, approximately $18,700,000 of new net debt financing for various previously approved City capital improvements, approximately $6,300,000 for refunding the City’s General Obligation Various Purpose Refunding Bonds, Series 2005B and finally allowing for amending and extending the terms of two existing loans totaling $42,195,000 with US Bank at more favorable interest rates and terms.
Action Taken: Approved.
13. Acceptance of gifts for the construction of the Downtown East Commons (15-01391)
Passage of Resolution for the acceptance of charitable gifts from Green Minneapolis and Ryan Companies US, Inc. for construction of interim enhancements to the Downtown East Commons.
Action Taken: Approved.
Information Technology
14. Contract amendment with Jinfonet Software, Inc. for the JReport reporting software (15-01461)
Authorizing an increase of $50,000 to Contract No. C-28810 with Jinfonet Software, Inc., for a new not-to-exceed total of $100,000 extend for three additional years through Dec. 31, 2018, and update Terms and Conditions to reflect current standards. JReport is used by the Solid Waste Information System (SWIS) to generate many of the Solid Waste & Recycling customer letters and crew work orders. 
Action Taken: Approved.
15. Contract amendment with Kells Innovation for the Mozart data collection system (15-01462)
Authorizing an increase of $80,000 to Contract C-38920 with Kells Innovation for a new not-to-exceed total of $98,750, extend two additional years plus two one-year options, through December 31, 2019 and update Terms and Conditions to reflect current standards.
Action Taken: Approved.
16. Contract Amendment with N. Harris, d/b/a Systems & Software, Inc. for the utility billing system (15-01463)
Authorizing an amendment to Contract No. C-98-12701 with N. Harris to add a cash-receipt payment option to the utility billing system.  
Action Taken: Approved.
Referred by Community Development & Regulatory Services Committee
17. 2015 levy for special assessments and adoption of assessment rolls (15-01428)
1.   Passage of Resolutions (18) levying the special assessments on the associated properties, adopting the assessment rolls and directing the City Clerk to transmit certified copies of the assessment rolls to the Hennepin County Auditor with collection to begin on the 2016 real estate tax statements:
Levy 1080 - Removal of Offensive Matter (Rubbish); Levy 1081 - Removal of Offensive Matter (Weeds); Levy 1084 - Removal of Offensive Matter (Hazardous Trees); Levy 1085 - Removal of Offensive Matter (Brush/Plant Growth); Levy 1086 - Inoperable Vehicle Tow Administrative Fees
Levy 1089 - Unpaid Administrative Citations (Housing)
Levy 1092 - Emergency Demolition of Property
Levy 1095 - Chapter 249 Building Demolition
Levy 1096 - Vacant/Boarded Housing Registration
Levy 1097 - Re-Inspection Fees (Housing)
Levy 1098 - Securing of Buildings (Police Board Up)
Levy 1099 - Securing Abandoned Buildings
Levy 1120 - Sewer Overflow
Levy 1121 - Unpaid Administrative Citations (Construction Code Services-Un-permit work)
Levy 1124 - Unpaid Administrative Citations (Environmental)
Levy 1125 - Unpaid Administrative Citations (Construction Code Services)
Levy 1126 - Unpaid Administrative Citations (Fire Inspection Services)
Levy 1161 - Nuisance Abatement (Housing)
Levy 1163 - Unpaid Administrative Citations (High Occupancy Dwellings)
Levy 1165 - Unpaid Administrative Citations (Zoning)
Levy 1176 - Re-Inspection Fees (Zoning)
Levy 1180 – Chapter 249 Council Approved Rehabilitation
2.   Authorizing the Director of the Hennepin County Taxation Department to place assessments against certain properties to defray the cost of work performed under authority of Regulatory Services to correct nuisance or hazardous conditions on these properties.
Action Taken in CDRS: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
Referred by Health, Environment & Community Engagement Committee
18. Prevention and management of hypertension and pre-diabetes: Agreements (15-01403)
Authorizing agreements with the following clinics to implement process and care improvements for hypertension and pre-diabetes management for priority adult populations in Minneapolis for up to 24 months:
1.    Neighborhood HealthSource, $100,000.
2.    Hennepin County/NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center, $100,000.
3.    University of Minnesota/Community University Health Care Center, $100,000.
Action Taken in CDRS: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
Also in Public Safety, Civil Rights & Emergency Management Committee
19. Police mounted patrol boarding services contract (15-01440)
1.    Authorizing negotiation and execution of a three-year contract with Horsemen, Inc. for boarding police Mounted Patrol horses, in the amount of $93,000.
2.    Authorizing the granting of a waiver to the Minneapolis Living Wage and Responsible Public Spending Ordinance for the contracted services.
 
Action Taken: Approved.
20. Downtown Improvement District contract amendment for increased Summer Police enforcement (15-01441)
1.    Authorizing contract amendment with the Downtown Improvement District to accept additional revenue of $949.12 for increased police enforcement services.
2.    Passage of Resolution approving appropriation to the Police Department.
 
Action Taken: Approved.
21. DWI Enforcement Officer grant award from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety-Office of Traffic Safety (15-01448)
Accepting a grant from the Minneapolis Department of Public Safety-Office of Traffic Safety in the amount of $122,186 to support a DWI Enforcement Officer.
Referred by Transportation & Public Works Committee
22. Northern Tributary to 35W North Tunnel Modeling Project: MWMO funding agreement (15-01412)
Authorizing execution of a funding agreement with the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO) for the Northern Tributary to 35W North Tunnel Modeling Project. Funding will be provided by MWMO in an amount not to exceed $99,750. 
Action Taken in TPW: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
23. North Region Watershed Modeling Project: MWMO funding agreement(15-01413)
Authorizing execution of a funding agreement with the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO) for the North Region Watershed Modeling Project. Funding will be provided by MWMO in an amount not to exceed $155, 619.
Action Taken in TPW: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
24. Nicollet Mall Public Art: Agreement amendments (15-01418)
Authorizing corrections to the previously approved agreements, for Nicollet Mall Public Art as follows:
1.    Blessing Hancock, Skyrim Studio, Arizona, Series of Suspended Lanterns, $225,000.
2.    Tristan Al-Haddad, Formations Studio, Georgia, Design a Key Feature, $200,000. 
Action Taken in TPW: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
25. Bid for liquid carbon dioxide (15-01419)
Accepting low bid of Poet Ethanol Products, LLC (OP No. 8163) for an estimated annual expenditure of $200,000 to furnish and deliver liquid carbon dioxide for the Water Treatment and Distribution Division through October 31, 2016, and authorizing a contract for the services.
Action Taken in TPW: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
26. Bid for Columbia Heights Mixing Chambers Hallway Painting Project (15-01420)
Accepting low bid of Finishing Touch Plus (OP No. 8180) in the amount of $195,351 to furnish and deliver all labor, materials, and incidentals necessary for the Columbia Heights Mixing Chambers Hallway Painting Project for the Water Treatment and Distribution Division, and authorizing a contract for the project. 
Action Taken in TPW: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
27. Bid for automated meter reading equipment (15-01424)
Accepting single bid of Itron, Inc. (OP No. 8184) for an estimated annual expenditure of $600,000 to furnish and deliver radio frequency-based automated meter reading equipment to the Water Treatment and Distribution Division, and authorizing a contract for the service.
Action Taken in TPW: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
Discussion
28. Reopening of Nicollet and Lake project: 30 W Lake St (15-01427)
1.    Authorizing purchasing 30 W Lake St for $5,275,000, pursuant to the Purchase Agreement, closing on December 1, 2015.
2.    Authorizing the negotiation, signing, and implementation of an option agreement to purchase the leased fee estate of 10 W Lake St for an amount not to exceed $8,000,000, subject to terms and conditions described.
3.    Passage of Resolution approving appropriation of up to $6,275,000 within the CPED budget to provide temporary funding for the above-described actions.
Action Taken in CDRS: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
29. Impound Lot Improvement Project (15-01422)
1.    Approving Concept Plan (Attachment 5) as the preferred approach that reduces the Impound Lot size and shifts it easterly.
2.    Authorizing Public Works and Finance and Property Services Department staff to proceed with project implementation for reducing/modifying the Impound Lot and the Impound Lot building improvements. 
Action Taken in TPW:  Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
 
Notice: A portion of this meeting may be closed to the public pursuant to MN Statutes Section 13D.03 or 13D.05
 
Next Committee Meeting: Dec 7, 2015
Committee actions will be referred to the next Council Meeting: Nov 20, 2015
 
Submit written comments about agenda items to: councilcomment@minneapolismn.gov
 
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