Ways & Means Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

Regular Meeting

January 9, 2017 – 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.    Settlement of lawsuit by Deborah Krueger (17-00054)

Approving the settlement of this lawsuit by Deborah Krueger by payment of $12,500 to Deborah Krueger and her attorneys, and authorizing the City Attorney’s Office to execute any documents necessary to effectuate settlement.

Action Taken: Approved.   

2.    Legal settlement - Dominique Sabas v. City of Minneapolis, et al. (17-00055)     

Approving the settlement of the lawsuit Dominique Sabas v. City of Minneapolis, et al. (Court File No. 27-CV-15-13631), by payment of $175,000 to Dominique Sabas and her attorneys, and authorizing the City Attorney’s Office to execute any documents necessary to effectuate settlement.

Action Taken: Approved.   

3.    Legal Settlement - Sheila Potocnik v. Walter Carlson and City of Minneapolis (17-00056)

Approving the settlement of the lawsuit Sheila Potocnik v. Walter Carlson and City of Minneapolis (Court File No. 13-CV-2093), by payment of $155,000 to Sheila Potocnik and her attorneys, and authorizing the City Attorney’s Office to execute any documents necessary to effectuate settlement.

Action Taken: Approved.   

4.    Legal Settlement – Kelly Marie Engebretson v. Aitkin County, et al. (17-00057)

Approving the settlement of the lawsuit Kelly Marie Engebretson v. Aitkin County, et al. (Court File No. 14-CV-1435), by the payment of $7,500 to Plaintiff Kelly Engebretson and $17,750 to her attorneys at Sapentia Law Group, PLLC, and authorizing the execution by the City Attorney's Office of any documents necessary to effectuate the settlement.

Action Taken: Approved.   

5.    Reduction of Assessment for 2518 Second Street North (17-00058)

Authorizing the reduction of the special assessment against property located at 2518 2nd Street North (P.I.D. 029-24-21-0049) for the reconstruction of 26th Avenue North from $118,732.52 to $115,000.

Action Taken: Approved.   

Finance & Property Services

6.    Capital Long-Range Improvement Committee (CLIC) Appointments (17-00059)

Approving the following Council and Mayoral appointments to CLIC for two- year terms, beginning January 1, 2017 and ending December 31, 2018:

1.      Alexander Tsatsoulis and  Jeremy Bergerson – reappointed in Council Ward 2

2.      Theresa Upton and Adam Netland – reappointed in Council Ward 3

3.      Jeffrey Strand and Raymond Schoch – reappointed in Council Ward 4

4.      Dennis Wagner and Cecilia Clements – reappointed in Council Ward 5

5.      Cecil Smith – reappointed in Council Ward 6

6.      John Bernstein and William Gullickson, Jr. – reappointed in Council Ward 7

7.      Christopher Schommer – reappointed in Council Ward 8

8.      Steve Brandt – new appointment in Council Ward 8, replacing Jim Kumon

9.      Katie Jones Schmitt – reappointed in Council Ward 10

10.   Ryan Pulkrabek and Willie Bridges – reappointed in Council Ward 11

11.   Cassaundra Adler – reappointed in Council Ward 12

12.   Tara McBride – new appointment in Council Ward 12, replacing Diane Bourgeois

13.   Kai Gudmestad and Jack Malone – reappointed in Council Ward 13

14.   Nicholas Minderman, Matt Perry, Erica Mauter and Jill Garcia – reappointed by the Mayor

Action Taken: Approved.   

7.    Lease with the Walker Art Center for equipment storage at Vineland Ramp (17-00060)

Authorizing a two-year lease with the Walker Art Center at $385 per month for equipment storage in parking stalls at the Vineland Parking Ramp.

Action Taken: Approved.   

8.    Acquisition of real estate from Hennepin County for the East Side Storage & Maintenance Facility Project (17-00061)

1.      Authorizing the acquisition of 2651 University Ave NE- Parcel 1 from Hennepin County for $1,000 plus transaction costs for the East Side Storage & Maintenance Facility Project, and

2.      Authorizing staff to proceed with Torrens Title Registration or Proceedings Subsequent, if needed, to ensure clear title to the four parcels comprising 2651 University Ave NE.

Action Taken: Approved.   

9.    Bid for City traffic and maintenance facility paint tumbler project (17-00062)

Approving acceptance of the single bid of United Surface Preparation (OP No. 8358) in the amount of $99,289.70 to furnish , deliver and install  rubber mill tumblast machine at the City traffic and maintenance facility.

Action Taken: Approved.   

Referred by Community Development & Regulatory Services Committee

10.  Open Access Technology International, Inc. (OATI) bond issuance: 7901 Computer Ave S, Bloomington, MN (17-00020)

1.    Passage of Resolution approving up to $30,000,000 in City of Minneapolis Taxable Limited Tax-Supported Economic Development Revenue Bonds, Series 2017, for Open Access Technology International, Inc. (OATI), or an affiliated company, to be issued through the Minneapolis Common Bond Fund.

2.    Authorizing amendments to the 2010 bond documents.

3.    Authorizing a work force protection agreement with OATI.

Action Taken by CDRS:  Approved.

Action Taken: Approved.   

11.  Contract with Hennepin County for cost sharing of Minnesota Family Investment Program Employment and Training services (17-00031)

Authorizing an agreement (Contract HC#A165792) with Hennepin County for the City of Minneapolis’ Employment and Training staff to provide administrative assistance in implementing and monitoring the Minnesota Family Investment Program’s employment and training services, in an amount not exceed $95,000, for the duration of Jan. 1, 2017 to Dec. 31, 2017.  

Action Taken by CDRS:  Approved.

Action Taken: Approved.   

12.  Bid for private water service disconnects and sewer cut offs (17-00035)

Accepting single bid of Pete’s Water and Sewer submitted on Official Publication No. 8360 for an estimated expenditure of $75,000, to furnish and deliver private service water disconnects and sewer cut offs, and authorizing a contract for the services, all in accordance with City specifications.

Action Taken by CDRS:  Approved.

Action Taken: Approved.   

13.  Infill Housing Working Group recommendations (16-01622)

1.    Receiving a report on the recommendations of an Infill Housing Working Group to encourage residential 1-4 unit development on government-owned vacant lots in the City of Minneapolis.

2.    Directing CPED staff to return with proposed modifications to infill housing land sale and subsidy programs that achieves objectives of the Infill Housing Working Group.

3.    Authorizing acceptance of $500,000 in Minnesota Housing Finance Agency Impact Fund for Infill Housing Development, and execution of related agreements.

4.    Passage of Resolution approving appropriation of funds to the CPED Department.

Postponed from CDRS on Nov. 29, 2016

Action Taken by CDRS:  Approved.

Action Taken: Approved.   

Referred by Health, Environment & Community Engagement Committee

14.  Amendment to agreement with Center for Energy and Environment for professional building benchmarking and disclosure services (17-00042)

Authorizing an amendment to Contract No. C-39087 with the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE), increasing the agreement for up to an additional $70,000 and extending the contract through March 31, 2018, to continue professional building benchmarking and disclosure services.

Action Taken by HECE: Approved.

Action Taken: Approved.   

15.  Amendment to agreement with Omada for on-line diabetes education services (17-00047)

Authorizing Amendment No. 1 to Agreement No. 40446 with Omada to continue on-line diabetes education services for a no-cost date extension only through Dec. 31, 2017.

Action Taken by HECE: Approved.

Action Taken: Approved.   

16.  Federal Lead and Healthy Homes grant application (17-00048)

1.    Authorizing the submittal of a grant application to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control, for an amount not to exceed $3,500,000 for a three-year period to provide lead remediation and healthy homes services for up to 300 homes of low income residents.

2.    Approving matching contribution requirement of 10% to be met within department budget and match funds from property owners receiving grant funds.

Action Taken by HECE: Approved.

Action Taken: Approved.   

17.  Grant from Wilder Research Center for School Based Clinic research project (17-00049)

1.    Accepting federal Department of Education funding from Wilder Research Center in the amount of $24,000 to participate in a study on intervention strategies in School Based Clinics.

2.    Authorizing an agreement with Wilder Research Center for the grant.

3.    Passage of Resolution appropriating the funds to the Health Department.

Action Taken by HECE: Approved.

Action Taken: Approved.   

18.  Accepting Minnesota Department of Health federal home visiting funds (17-00050)

1.    Accepting federal funding from the Minnesota Department of Health in the amount of $1,534,194 for public health nurse home visiting for low income and at risk families.

2.    Passage of Resolution appropriating the funds to the Health Department.

Action Taken by HECE: Approved.

Action Taken: Approved.   

19.  Contract with Pillsbury United Communities to provide sexual health services for young men of color (17-00046)

  1. Authorizing an agreement with Pillsbury United Communities in an amount not to exceed $85,000, to provide sexual health services for young men of color for the period Feb. 1, 2017, through Dec. 31, 2017, with the option to extend the contract for $85,000 annually for up to two additional years contingent upon funding and performance.    

       Action Taken by HECE: Approved.

       Action Taken: Approved.   

  1. Directing Health Department staff to request up to $100,000 in 2016 rollover funds to support sexual health services for young people of color. 

     Action Taken by HECE: Approved.

    Action Taken: Denied.   

Transportation & Public Works Committee

20.  Sale of city-owned vehicle to University of Minnesota  (17-00001)

Authorizing negotiation and execution of the sale of a 2003 Freightliner MT55 Step-Van (Police Command Van Unit No. 75004) to the University of Minnesota. 

Action Taken by TPW:  Approved.

Action Taken: Approved.  

21.  4th Ave S Signal Upgrade Project:  Contract amendment with Thomas & Sons (17-00002)

1.    Authorizing an amendment to Contract No. C-40316 with Thomas & Sons, increasing the contract by $73,349.03, for a revised contract total of $1,575,000, for additional conduit and fiber installation not included in the original bid for the 4th Ave S Signal Upgrade Project between 3rd St and 9th St.

2.    Accepting an additional $282,072 in Federal Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) grant funds.

3.    Passage of Resolution adjusting the appropriation and revenue for the project to reflect the additional funding.

Action Taken by TPW:  Approved.   

Action Taken: Approved.  

22.  Grant acceptance from State Safe Routes to School funds for Lyndale Schools Crossings Project (17-00004)

1.    Accepting grant from Minnesota Department of Transportation for State Safe Routes to School funds in the amount of $310,000 for Lyndale School Crossings Project.

2.    Authorizing a grant agreement with the Minnesota Department of Transportation for the grant.

3.    Passage of Resolution approving appropriation of funds to the Public Works Department.  

Action Taken by TPW:  Approved.

Action Taken: Approved.  

23.  Lime Sludge Holding Tank Repair Project:  Contract amendment with TMI Coatings, Inc. (17-00008)

Authorizing an amendment to Contract No. C-41127 with TMI Coatings, Inc., increasing the contract by $18,146.40, for a revised contract total of $139,696.40, for additional services associated with the Lime Sludge Holding Tank Repair Project.

Action Taken by TPW:  Approved.

Action Taken: Approved.  

24.  Metropolitan Council Municipal Infiltration and Inflow Grant Program:  Grant acceptance (17-00009)

1.    Accepting an additional $474,920.06 for a state bond funded grant agreement with the Metropolitan Council Municipal Infiltration and Inflow Grant Program to fund CIPP (cured-in-place pipe) lining and repairs of existing sewers.

2.    Passage of Resolution adjusting the appropriation and revenue for the program to reflect the additional funding.

Action Taken by TPW:  Approved.

Action Taken: Approved.  

25.  Bid for Lyndale Safe Routes to School Project (17-00010)

Accepting low bid of Ti-Zack Concrete, Inc. (OP No. 8320) in the amount of $395,177.80 to furnish and deliver all labor, materials, and incidentals necessary for the Lyndale Safe Routes to School Project, and authorizing a contract for the project.

Action Taken by TPW:  Approved.

Action Taken: Approved.  

26.  Bid for Columbia Heights Filtration Plant Partial Masonry Project (17-00011)

Accepting low bid of Building Restoration Corporation (OP No. 8362) in the amount of $317,005 to furnish and deliver all labor, materials, and incidentals necessary for the Columbia Heights Filtration Plant - Partial Masonry Project, and authorizing a contract for the project.

Action Taken by TPW:  Approved.

Action Taken: Approved.  

27.  Downtown East Commons 2017 Operations (17-00012)

1.    Authorizing an agreement with Green Minneapolis in an amount up to $1,375,500 to operate the Downtown East Commons through an initial term of Dec. 31, 2017.

2.    Authorizing waiving a Request for Proposals for any agreements between Green Minneapolis and its professional service subcontractors, but Green Minneapolis shall otherwise comply with City contracting ordinances.

3.    Passage of Resolution authorizing the acceptance of charitable gifts from Green Minneapolis for the operations and construction of the Downtown East Commons.

Action Taken by TPW:  Approved.

Action Taken: Approved.  

 

 

Not on Printed Agenda

28.  Settlement of claims of Deshaun A. Robinson, Devyn E. O’Curran, Chea W. Bemah, Caylea M. Wade, Michael L. Hughes and Thalia G. Johnson (17-00068)

Approving  the settlement of the claims of Deshaun A. Robinson, Devyn E. O’Curran, Chea W. Bemah, Caylea M. Wade, Michael L. Hughes and Thalia G. Johnson, by payment of $150,000 to Caylea M. Wade, as their designee, and authorizing the City Attorney’s Office to execute any documents necessary to effectuate settlement.

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:  Jan. 13, 2017

Next Committee Meeting:  Jan. 23, 2017

 

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

 

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