Ways & Means Committee Agenda
Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota
 
Regular Meeting
May 9, 2016 – 1:30 p.m.
Room 317, City Hall
 
Members Present: Council Members John Quincy (Chair), Blong Yang, Lisa Bender, Andrew Johnson, and Linea Palmisano (Quorum 4)
Members Absent: Council Member Elizabeth Glidden

 
Council Committee Coordinator: Kelly Geistler, 612-673-3963
 
Public Hearing
Referred from City Council March 18, 2016
1.   Severance pay for appointed employees Ordinance (16-00290)
Passage of Ordinance amending Title 2, Chapter 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Administration: Personnel, amending provisions related to severance pay for appointed employees.
Action Taken: Approved.
 
Consent
Attorney
2.   Legal settlement - Keevin Hinton v. City of Minneapolis (16-00624)
Approving  the settlement of a lawsuit by Keevin Hinton, by payment of $15,000 to Keevin Hinton and his attorneys,  and authorize the City Attorney’s Office to execute any documents necessary to effectuate settlement.
Action Taken: Approved.
3.   Legal settlement -  Latrice N. Trotter v. City of Minneapolis, et al. (16-00625)
Approving the settlement of lawsuit Latrice N. Trotter v. City of Minneapolis, et al., Court File No. 15-CV-3435, by payment of $20,000 to Latrice N. Trotter for all claims of damages, attorneys' fees, and costs, and authorizing the City Attorney’s Office to execute any documents necessary to effectuate settlement.
Action Taken: Approved.
4.   Legal settlement of claim by Chapelle Renee Henry (16-00626)
Approving settlement of the claim by Chapelle Renee Henry  by payment of $12,000 to Chapelle Renee Henry and her attorneys, Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben, P.A., and authorize the City Attorney’s Office to execute any documents necessary to effectuate settlement.
Action Taken: Approved.
5.   Agreement with Restorative Justice Community Action for restorative justice services (16-00627)
Authorizing an agreement with Restorative Justice Community Action to provide restorative justice services (diversion programs) to eligible offenders in the City of Minneapolis for up to $300,000 through April 30, 2019, with the option to extend an additional two years.
Action Taken: Approved.
Convention Center
6.   Bid of Versacon, Inc. for West Entrance Landscape Project (16-00628)
Authorizing acceptance of the low bid of Versacon, Inc. (OP No. 8260) in the amount of $530,000 for furnishing and delivering all labor, materials, and incidentals necessary for the West Entrance Landscape Project for the Minneapolis Convention Center, and authorizing a contract for this project, all in accordance with our specifications.
Action Taken: Approved.
7.   Bid by Prindle Painting, Inc. for Painting of Exhibit Halls (16-00629)
Authorizing acceptance of the low responsive bid of Prindle Painting, Inc. (OP No. 8246) in the amount of $360,000 to furnish and deliver all labor, materials and incidentals necessary for the Painting of Exhibit Halls for the Minneapolis Convention Center, and authorizing a contract for this project, all in accordance with our specifications.
Action Taken: Approved.
8.   Bid of Gunnar Electric, Inc. for Target Center sports lighting upgrade (16-00630)
Authorizing acceptance of the low bid of Gunnar Electric, Inc. (OP No. 8262) in the amount of $1,015,500.00 to furnish and deliver all labor, materials and incidentals necessary for the Target Center Sports Lighting Upgrade, and authorizing a contract for this project, all in accordance with our specifications.
Action Taken: Approved.
Community Planning & Economic Development
9.   Downtown East Commons Operations, Funding, and Gift Acceptance (16-00631)
1.       Authorizing an agreement with the Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District (DID) up to $600,000 to operate the Downtown East Commons on an interim basis through an initial term of Dec. 31, 2016, and
2.       Authorizing waiving a Request for Proposals for the agreement with the DID and for any agreements between DID and its professional service subcontractors but DID shall otherwise comply with City contracting ordinances, and
3.       Authorizing staff to negotiate and return to City Council with the terms of an agreement with Green Minneapolis to operate the Downtown East Commons  in the longer term and waiving a Request for Proposals, and
4.       Passage of Resolution amending the 2016 General Appropriation Resolution to allocate $250,000 from the Capital Improvement Fund for the Downtown East Commons to the General Fund to contribute to Commons operations for 2016, and
5.       Passage of Resolution for the acceptance of additional charitable gifts from Green Minneapolis for the construction and operations of the Downtown East Commons.
Action Taken: Sent forward without recommendation.
Information Technology
10. Contract amendment with Digital Health Department for software and support (16-00632)
Authorizing extending Contract No. C-23043 with Digital Health Department (DHD), for technical support, software maintenance, bug fixes and changes/enhancements to the system for the Digital Health Department software application through March 31, 2017. No additional funds required.
Action Taken: Approved.
11. Contract Amendment with DiRAD for the Interactive Voice Response System (16-00633)
Authorizing extending Contract No. C-28173 with DiRAD for an additional two-year term through Aug.1, 2018 and the option of one additional two-year term, and increasing the value to a new not-to-exceed total of $505,000 for the Interactive Voice Response System. 
Action Taken: Approved.
12. Contract Amendment with Competitive Edge Software for online incident reporting service (16-00634)
Authorizing increasing Contract No. C-31071 by $30,000 with Competitive Edge Software and extending the contract for an additional five year term through June 30, 2021,  for Report Exec Direct Online Incident Reporting at the Minneapolis Convention Center for a new not-to-exceed amount of $57,960.
Action Taken: Approved.
13. Contract amendment with Bezzotech for Site Studio 11g project work (16-00635)
Authorizing amending Contract No. C-38855 with Bezzotech for project work related to Site Studio 11g by extending the contract for three additional months through Dec. 31, 2016, and increasing the contract by $150,000 for a new not-to-exceed total of $299,950.
Action Taken: Approved.
Regulatory Services
14. Bid by Wilson Custom Tree for landscape maintenance (16-00636)
Authorizing acceptance of the low bid of Wilson Custom Tree (OP No. 8269) for an estimated annual expenditure of $200,000 to furnish and deliver all labor, materials, and incidentals necessary for the cutting, trimming, and removal of branches, brush, weeds, and grass growth through Dec. 31, 2016, and authorizing a contract for this service, all in accordance with our specifications.
Action Taken: Approved.
Referred from Community Development & Regulatory Services Committee
15. Contract with Hennepin County to receive funds to manage industry-specific and geographically-targeted job fairs in 2016 (16-00591)
1.    Authorizing a contract with Hennepin County to receive $30,000 to manage industry-specific and geographically-targeted job fairs in 2016.
2.    Passage of Resolution approving appropriation to CPED.
 
Action Taken in CDRS: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
Referred from Health, Environment & Community Engagement Committee
16. Grant acceptance from Minnesota Department of Health for family home visiting services (16-00579)
1.    Accepting a grant from the Minnesota Department of Health in the amount of $1,296,549 over five years for family home visiting services.
2.    Authorizing an agreement with the Minnesota Department of Health for the grant.
3.    Passage of Resolution appropriating the funds to the Health Department. 
Action Taken by HECE: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
17. Operating expense donation acceptance from Friends of the Skyway Senior Center (16-00580)
Passage of Resolution accepting donation from the Friends of the Skyway Senior Center to support operating expenses of the Skyway Senior Center in an amount up to $90,000.
Action Taken by HECE: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
Referred from Public Safety, Civil Rights & Emergency Management Committee
18. Mutual Aid Agreement with the City of Duluth for Minneapolis Mounted Patrol services during 2016 Grandma’s Marathon (16-00612)
Authorizing a mutual aid agreement with the City of Duluth Police Department for the Minneapolis Police Department to extend its services beyond its jurisdiction for the purpose of providing mutual aid in the form of Mounted Patrol during 2016 Grandma’s Marathon to assist with area patrol, crowd control, and bar close duties on June 18, 2016.
Action Taken by PSCREM: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
19. Contract with Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority, doing business as SMG, for bomb detection and 911 dispatch services at US Bank Stadium for up to 25 large scale events in 2016 (16-00613)
1.    Authorizing a revenue agreement with Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority, doing business as SMG, for the City of Minneapolis Police Department to provide up to eight MPD Bomb Unit technicians, up to eight Minneapolis Police Officer K-9 handlers, for bomb detection security services, and two dispatchers from Minneapolis 911 for public safety dispatching of law enforcement personnel within and immediately outside US Bank Stadium for up to 25 large scale events during 2016, on an amount up to $600,000.
2.    Passage of Resolution approving appropriation to the Police Department.
Action Taken by PSCREM: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
20. Contract with Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority, doing business as SMG, for SWAT officers at US Bank Stadium for large scale events in 2016 (16-00615)
1.    Authorizing a revenue agreement with Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority, doing business as SMG, for the City of Minneapolis Police Department to provide up to 12 SWAT officers for extra security and a tactical response at US Bank Stadium’s large scale events during 2016, for an estimated $300,000.
2.    Passage of Resolution approving appropriation to the Police Department.
Action Taken by PSCREM: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
Referred from Transportation & Public Works Committee
21. Washington Ave Reconstruction and Streetscape (Hennepin Ave to 5th Ave S): Project approval, assessment, and areaway abandonment (16-00596)
1.    Passage of Resolution ordering the work to proceed and adopting special assessments in the amount of $794,273.40 for the reconstruction portion of the project.
2.    Passage of Resolution requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation authorize the City’s issuance and sale of assessment bonds in the amount of $794,275 for the Reconstruction Project.
3.    Passage of Resolution ordering the work to proceed and adopting special assessments in the amount of $270,004.14 for the streetscape portion of the project.
4.    Passage of Resolution requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation authorize the City’s issuance and sale of assessment bonds in the amount of $270,005 for the Streetscape Project.
5.    Passage of Resolution ordering the abandonment and removal of areaways located in the public right-of-way in conflict with the projects.
Action Taken by TPW: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
22. Contract amendment with In Control, Inc. for Dewatering Plant software changes (16-00601)
Authorizing amendment to Contract No. C-40379 with In Control, Inc., increasing the contract by $50,000, for a revised contract total of $85,000, and extending the contract end date through Dec. 31, 2016, to complete the Project 2 software changes at the Dewatering Plant.
Action Taken by TPW: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
23. Contract amendment with CALE America, Inc. for On-Street Parking System (16-00602)
Authorizing Amendment No. 4 to Contract No. C-28373 with CALE America, Inc. for parts and maintenance of the on-street parking multi-space pay stations, extending the termination date of the contract from June 30, 2016, to June 30, 2019, with the option to extend on an annual basis for up to two (2) additional years and increasing the maximum contract amount from $8,150,000 to $12,000,000 to cover the contract extension’s projected cost for operational expenditures.
Action Taken by TPW: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
24. Contract amendment with Conurbation LLC for Nicollet Mall project management (16-00603)
Authorizing amendment to Contract No. C-38461 with Conurbation LLC, increasing the contract by $156,000, for a revised contract total of $422,000, for continued project management of the Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project through 2018.
Action Taken by TPW: Approved.
Action Taken: Approved.
25. Bid for 26th Ave Reconstruction Project (16-00608)
Accepting low bid of Thomas and Sons Construction, Inc. (OP No. 8267) in the amount of $6,418,846.62 to furnish and deliver all labor, materials, and incidentals necessary for the 26th Ave Reconstruction Project, and authorizing a contract for the project.
Action Taken by 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: May 23, 2016
Committee actions will be referred to the next Council Meeting: May 13, 2016
 
Submit written comments about agenda items to: councilcomment@minneapolismn.gov
 
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