Ways & Means Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

Regular Meeting

October 17, 2016 – 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

 

Presentation

Finance & Property Services

1.    2016 Bond Sale Results and Bond Ratings  (16-01405)

Receiving a presentation outlining the results of the $120,000,000 General Obligation bond sale in terms of interest rates achieved and savings on refunding as well as looking at the City’s bond ratings reports from Moody’s, Standard & Poor’s, and Fitch.

Action Taken: Received and filed.

 

Consent

Attorney

2.    Agreement amendment with the State of Minnesota for Minnesota court data services (16-01406)

Authorizing an amendment to the agreement with the State of Minnesota for Minnesota court data services extending the term of the agreement through Oct. 31, 2021.

Action Taken: Approved.

3.    Joint Powers Agreement between the City of Minneapolis and the State of Minnesota, the Dept. of Public Safety, and the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (16-01407)

Authorizing execution of a Joint Powers Agreement (JPA) with the State of Minnesota (MN), Department of Public Safety (DPS), and the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) to use systems and tools available over the State’s criminal justice data communications network through Oct. 31, 2021.

Action Taken: Approved.

City Coordinator

4.    Grant acceptance from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma program (16-01408)

1.    Accepting $1,000,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration under the Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma program.

2.    Authorizing an agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for the grant.

3.    Passage of Resolution approving appropriation of funds to the City Coordinator’s Office and the Health Department.

Action Taken: Approved.

Convention Center

5.    Contract amendment with Construction Results Corporation for contract close-out (16-01409)

Authorizing an increase to Contract No. C-39844 with Construction Results Corporation by $2,598.06 for a new total of $248,498.06 to allow for close out and final payment on the Pantry Doors Replacement Project.

Action Taken: Approved.

6.    Bid by Ice Builders, Inc. for Target Center Ice Replacement Project (16-01410)

Accepting the single bid of Ice Builders, Inc. (OP No. 8331) in the amount of $2,509,000 to furnish all labor, materials, and incidentals necessary for the Minneapolis Target Center Ice Replacement Project, and authorizing a contract for this project, all in accordance with our specifications.

Action Taken: Approved.

7.    Bid by Rentokil North America for Convention Center Artificial Plants (16-01411)

Accepting the low responsive bid of Rentokil North America (d/b/a Ambius) (OP No. 8307) in the amount of $328,382.67  to furnish all labor, materials, and incidentals necessary for artificial plants for the Minneapolis Convention Center, and authorizing a contract for this project, all in accordance with our specifications.

Action Taken: Approved.

8.    Bid by Meisinger Construction for the guard station replacement project (16-01412)

Accepting the low bid of Meisinger Construction Company, Inc. (OP No. 8335) in the amount of $213,000 to furnish all labor, materials, and incidentals necessary for the guard station replacement project for the Minneapolis Convention Center, and authorizing a contract for this project, all in accordance with our specifications.

Action Taken: Approved.

Finance & Property Services

9.    2016 Property Tax Special Assessment of Delinquent Utility Charges (16-01413)

Approving the 2016 property tax special assessments for delinquent utility charges as indicated in the assessment roll on file in the office of the City Clerk.

Action Taken: Approved.

10.  Refunding of General Obligation Tax Increment Bonds (Midtown Exchange), Series 2008 (16-01414)

1.    Passage of Resolution approving a refunding of the outstanding $995,000 of General Obligation Tax Increment Bonds (Midtown Exchange), Series 2008 through the issuance of an interest bearing internal loan from the City’s Self-Insurance Fund. 

2.    Passage of Resolution appropriating $1,007,000 to the debt service fund.

Action Taken: Approved.

11.  Refunding of General Obligation Taxable Block E Refunding Bonds, Series 2005 (16-01415)

1.    Passage of Resolution approving a refunding of the outstanding $2,500,000 of General Obligation Taxable Block E Refunding Bonds, Series 2005 through the issuance of an interest bearing internal loan from the City’s Self-Insurance Fund. 

2.    Passage of Resolution appropriating $2,533,000 to the debt service fund.

Action Taken: Approved.

Information Technology

12.  Contract termination with Ardent Technologies, Inc. (16-01416)

Authorizing the termination of Contract No. C-38083 with Ardent Technologies, Inc. due to contract violations.

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred from Intergovernmental Relations Committee

13.  Contract with FaegreBD Consulting for federal representation services (16-01401)

Authorizing a contract not to exceed $114,000 with FaegreBD Consulting for federal representation services in Washington, D.C., from Nov. 1, 2016, through Dec. 31, 2017, with the option to extend the contract on an annual basis, at the sole discretion of the City, for two additional years. 

Action Taken: Approved.  

Referred to Public Safety, Civil Rights & Emergency Management Committee

14.  Travel expense donation acceptance from Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)  (16-01420)

Passage of Resolution accepting donation from Police Executive Research Forum for travel related expenses estimated at $1,000 each, for Assistant Police Chief Kristine Arneson and Abdiwahab Abdullahi Ali to participate in a Refugee Outreach & Engagement Program Session in Washington D.C. from Sep. 21-22, 2016.

Action Taken: Approved and referred to PSCREM.

15.  Travel expense donation acceptance from The Jewish Community Relations Council (16-01421)

Passage of Resolution accepting donation from The Jewish Community Relations Council for travel related expenses estimated at $3,825, for seven sworn MPD officers and two MPD civilians to participate in Holocaust education training at the Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. on April 4, 2017.

Action Taken: Approved and referred to PSCREM.

16.  Travel expense donation acceptance from The National Initiative for Building Community Trust & Justice – John Jay College of Criminal Justice (16-01422)

Passage of Resolution accepting donation The National Initiative for Building Community Trust & Justice – John Jay College of Criminal Justice for travel related expenses estimated at $700, for Chief Janee Harteau to brief the National Initiatives Board on the current status of the Minneapolis National Initiatives in New York, NY on Dec. 16, 2016.

Action Taken: Approved and referred to PSCREM.

17.  Memorandum of Understanding with The Art Institutes International Minnesota (16-01423)

Authorizing a Memorandum of Understanding between the Police Department and The Art Institutes International Minnesota that delineates responsibilities and requires certain information sharing, in accordance with applicable state and federal privacy laws, about certain crimes, including sexual assault through Dec. 31, 2019.

Action Taken: Approved and referred to PSCREM.

18.  Grant acceptance from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division for the Urban Area Security Initiative Grant 16-01424)

1.    Accepting grant from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division for the Urban Area Security Initiative Grant in the amount of $977,400 for the duration of Jan.1, 2017, through June 30, 2018.

2.    Passage of Resolution approving appropriation of funds to the Office of Emergency Management.

Action Taken: Approved and referred to PSCREM.

19.  Contract with Foresite Consulting to provide comprehensive Emergency Operations Center Exercise services (16-01425)

Authorizing a contract with Foresite Consulting to provide comprehensive Emergency Operations Center Exercise services for the period of one year, in the amount of $93,018, with the target start date of November, 2016.

Action Taken: Approved and referred to PSCREM.

20.  Memorandum of Understanding with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives  (16-01426)

Authorizing an ongoing Memorandum of Understanding between the Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) for the ATF to perform correlation reviews for the NPS (NIBIN Partner Site) ballistic evidence which is entered into the NIBIN (National Integrated Ballistic Information Network) database.

Action Taken: Approved and referred to PSCREM.

Referred from Transportation & Public Works Committee

21.  Metropolitan Council Municipal Infiltration and Inflow Grant Program: Grant acceptance agreement (16-01378)

1.    Passage of Resolution authorizing execution of a state bond funded grant agreement with the Metropolitan Council to fund up to $370,163.52 for CIPP (cured-in-place pipe) lining and repairs of existing sewers including making and otherwise authorizing a bond-financed property Certification as may be required by the terms of the grant.

2.    Passage of Resolution increasing the appropriation and revenue in the Public Works-Sewer Construction Agency for the Infiltration and Inflow Removal Program by $370,163.52.

Action Taken by TPW:  Approved.

Action Taken: Approved.   

22.  Bassett Creek Main Stem Erosion Repair Project:  Funding agreement (16-01379)

1.    Authorizing an agreement with the Bassett Creek Watershed Management Commission (BCWMC) for funding of Bassett Creek Main Stem Erosion Repair Project.

2.    Passage of Resolution approving the Bassett Creek Main Stem Erosion Repair Project, for which an Environmental Response Fund grant application is being submitted to the Hennepin County Environment and Energy Department.

3.    Passage of Resolution increasing the appropriation and revenue in the Public Works-Stormwater Fund by $932,000 to reflect funding from the Bassett Creek Watershed Management Commission for the project.

Action Taken by TPW:  Approved.

Action Taken: Approved.

23.  Nicollet Mall Street Reconstruction Project:  Assessment reduction (16-01380)

1.    Passage of Resolution amending Resolution 2015R-217 entitled “Ordering the work to proceed and adopting the special assessments for the Nicollet Mall Street Reconstruction Project,” passed May 15, 2015, to reduce the assessments for the project from $25,901,175.66 to $25,000,000.14 and to return excess funding to ratepayers in the form of assessment reductions.

2.    Passage of Resolution amending Resolution 2015R-218 to reduce the requested bond sale from $25,901,180 to $25,000,000. 

Action Taken by TPW:  Approved.

Action Taken: Approved.

24.  Peavey Plaza Revitalization Project:  Amendment to project management agreement with Conurbation, LLC (16-01382)

Authorizing an amendment to Contract No. C-39366 with Conurbation, LLC (principal Peter Brown), increasing the contract by $20,000, for a revised contract total of $69,500, for project management of Phase II of the Peavey Plaza Revitalization Project through March 31, 2017.

Action Taken by TPW:  Approved.

Action Taken: Approved.

25.  Franklin Ave Bridge:  Agreement with MnDOT for bicycle counter (16-01383)

Authorizing an agreement with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) for the maintenance of the MnDOT-supplied bicycle counter installed by Hennepin County as part of the Franklin Ave Bridge Reconstruction Project.

Action Taken by TPW:  Approved.

Action Taken: Approved.

26.  2017 - 2020 Minneapolis Public Works Consulting Pool (16-01384)

Authorizing a Master Service Agreement with each of the 54 successful firms responding to the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Minneapolis Public Works Consulting Pool for three-year agreements from Feb. 15, 2017, to Feb. 14, 2020. 

Action Taken by TPW:  Approved.

Action Taken: Approved.

27.  Bid for Fridley Softening Plant Cone Expansion Joint Project (16-01390)

Accepting low bid of Ram Construction Services of Minnesota, LLC (OP No. 8342) in the amount of $74,535 to furnish and deliver all labor, materials, and incidentals necessary for the Fridley Softening Plant Cone Expansion Joint 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

 

Committee actions will be referred to the next Council Meeting:  Oct. 21, 2016

Next Committee Meeting: Oct. 31, 2016

 

Upcoming Budget Subcommittee Meetings/Departmental Budget Presentations:

Oct. 20, 2016:

9:30 - 11:30 a.m.:

o   911, Police Department, Emergency Management

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.:

o   Fire Department

Oct. 28, 2016:

9:30 a.m. - Noon:

o   City Coordinator, Communications, Intergovernmental Relations (IGR), Neighborhood & Community Relations (NCR), 311, MN Television Network (MTN), Human Resources ( HR)

1:30 - 4:00 p.m.:

o   Internal Audit, Finance & Property Services, Information Technology (IT), Convention Center, Target Center, Meet Minneapolis

Nov. 3, 2016:

9:30 - 11:00 a.m.:

o   Civil Rights, Youth Coordinating Board (YCB), Municipal Building Commission (MBC)

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.:

o   Park Board, Overflow

Nov. 30, 2016:

6:05 p.m.:

o   Public Comment on Tax Levy and 2017 Proposed Budget

Dec. 2, 2016:

9:30 a.m. - Noon:

o   Budget Mark-up

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.:

o   Budget Mark-up (if needed)

Dec. 7, 2016:

6:05 p.m. meeting of the full City Council:

o   Public Hearing and Budget Adoption

o   Board of Estimate and Taxation meets immediately afterwards

 

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

 

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