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An outline of matters presented during the meeting arranged by a prescribed order.

Policy & Government Oversight Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council
and
Minneapolis Community Development Agency Operating Committee
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Regular Meeting
July 9, 2020 - 1:30 pm
Online Meeting
Members: Council Members Lisa Bender (Chair), Andrea Jenkins (Vice-Chair), Kevin Reich, Cam Gordon, Steve Fletcher, Phillipe Cunningham, Jeremiah Ellison, Lisa Goodman, Alondra Cano, Jeremy Schroeder, Andrew Johnson, and Linea Palmisano (Quorum: 7)
Clerk: Peggy Menshek, (612) 673-2216

Public Hearing

  1. 2 Land sale: 3215 Girard Ave N This link open a new window(2020-00565)
    1. Passage of Resolution authorizing the sale of City-owned property located at 3215 Girard Ave N, Land Disposition Parcel No. MH-247, to Tyrome Robertson for $12,700, subject to conditions.

  2. 3 Land sale: 2714 Bryant Ave N This link open a new window(2020-00572)
    1. Passage of Resolution authorizing the sale of City-owned property located at 2714 Bryant Ave N, Land Disposition Parcel No. MH-246, to Tyrome Robertson for $5,000, subject to conditions.

  3. 4 Land sale: 2619 Oliver Ave N This link open a new window(2020-00569)
    1. Passage of Resolution authorizing the sale of City-owned property located at 2619 Oliver Ave N, Land Disposition Parcel No. MH-256, to Tyrome Robertson for $5,000, subject to conditions.

  4. 5 Land sale: 2704 Bryant Ave N This link open a new window(2020-00568)
    1. Passage of Resolution authorizing the sale of City-owned property located at 2704 Bryant Ave N, Land Disposition Parcel No. MH-257, to Curt Brekke for $5,000, subject to conditions.

  5. 6 Land sale: 2317 3rd St N This link open a new window(2020-00571)
    1. Passage of Resolution authorizing the sale of City-owned property located at 2317 3rd St N, Land Disposition Parcel No. MH-253, to Curt Brekke for $5,200, subject to conditions.

  6. 7 Land sale: 2519 3rd St N This link open a new window(2020-00570)
    1. Passage of Resolution authorizing the sale of City-owned property located at 2519 3rd St N, Land Disposition Parcel No. MH-255, to Keith Dawson for $5,200, subject to conditions.

Consent

  1. 8 Legal settlement: John Hayden, et al. v. City of Minneapolis, et al. This link open a new window(2020-00676)
    1. Approving the payment of the costs judgment in the lawsuit John Hayden, et al. v. City of Minneapolis, et al. (Court Files A19-0346, A19-0355) by payment of $767.63 to Plaintiffs, and authorizing the City Attorney's Office to execute any documents necessary to effectuate satisfaction of the judgment.

  2. 9 Legal settlement: Workers' Compensation claim and Public Employees Retirement Association Duty Disability appeal concerning Dennis Mack This link open a new window(2020-00700)
    1. Approving the settlement of the Workers' Compensation claim of Dennis Mack by payment of $225,000 to Mr. Mack and his attorneys, and $10,000 for unreimbursed out-of-pocket medical expenses incurred by Mr. Mack, and dismissal of the City's appeal of Mr. Mack's award of Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) Duty Disability Continuing Health Care, and authorizing the City Attorney's Office to execute any documents necessary to effectuate the settlement.

  3. 10 Legal settlement: Workers' Compensation claim and Public Employees Retirement Association Duty Disability appeal concerning David Mattsson This link open a new window(2020-00699)
    1. Approving the settlement of the Workers' Compensation claim of David Mattsson by payment of $165,000 to Mr. Mattsson and his attorneys, and dismissal of the City's appeal of Mr. Mattsson's award of Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) Duty Disability Continuing Health Care, and authorizing the City Attorney's Office to execute any documents necessary to effectuate the settlement. 

  4. 11 Legal settlement: Workers' Compensation claim and Public Employees Retirement Association Duty Disability appeal concerning Daniel May This link open a new window(2020-00697)
    1. Approving the settlement of the Workers' Compensation claim of Daniel May by payment of $225,000 to Mr. May and his attorneys, and dismissal of the City's appeal of Mr. May's award of Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) Duty Disability Continuing Health Care, and authorizing the City Attorney's Office to execute any documents necessary to effectuate the settlement.

  5. 12 Legal settlement: Workers' Compensation claim and Public Employees Retirement Association Duty Disability appeal concerning Richard Taylor This link open a new window(2020-00698)
    1. Approving the settlement of the Workers' Compensation claim of Richard Taylor by payment of $175,000 to Mr. Taylor and his attorneys, and settling the City's appeal of Mr. Taylor's Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) Duty Disability Continuing Health Care award by payment of $30,000 to Mr. Taylor and his attorneys, in exchange for Mr. Taylor's agreement to waive any right he may have to receiving continuing health care under Minn. Stat. 299A.465, and authorizing the City Attorney's Office to execute any documents necessary to effectuate settlement.

  6. 13 Reappointment of Fire Chief This link open a new window(2020-00671)
    1. Setting a public hearing for July 23, 2020, to consider the reappointment by the Executive Committee of John Fruetel to the appointed position of Fire Chief for a two-year term beginning Jan 2, 2020.

  7. 14 Freelance worker protections ordinance This link open a new window(2019-00699)
    1. Setting a public hearing for July 23, 2020, to consider an ordinance amending Title 2, Chapter 40 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Administration: Workplace Regulations, adding a new article establishing freelance worker protections by requiring contracts for freelance work and increasing opportunities for enforcement of those contracts.

  8. 15 Police Department duties, structure, and oversight ordinance This link open a new window(2020-00639)
    1. Referring to staff the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 9 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Fire and Police Protection, amending, altering, and adding provisions related to the Police Department and its duties, structure, and oversight:

      1. Chapter 171 Police.
      2. Chapter 172 Police Conduct Oversight.
  9. 16 Community Safety and Violence Prevention charter amendment This link open a new window(2020-00668)
    1. Considering an ordinance, to be submitted to the voters, proposing amendments to Article VII of the City Charter relating to Administration and Article VIII relating to Officers and Other Employees, pertaining to the creation of a new Charter Department to provide for community safety and violence prevention, and the removal of the Police Department as a Charter Department.

  10. 17 Special municipal elections charter amendment This link open a new window(2020-00438)
    1. Passage of Resolution adopting title and ballot language pertaining to a proposed amendment to the Charter, relating to conditions for special municipal elections, addressing potential conflict with state election law, to be submitted to the qualified voters of the City of Minneapolis at the General Election on November 3, 2020.

  11. 18 Redistricting of wards and park districts charter amendment This link open a new window(2020-00650)
    1. Passage of Resolution adopting title and ballot language pertaining to a proposed amendment to the Charter, relating to the redistricting of city wards and park districts, to be submitted to the qualified voters of the City of Minneapolis at the General Election on November 3, 2020.

  12. 19 Election Judge appointments for the Aug 11, 2020, State Primary This link open a new window(2020-00714)
    1. Passage of Resolution approving the appointment of election judges in connection with the Aug 11, 2020, State Primary; and authorizing the Director of Elections to appoint additional election judges as necessary.

  13. 20 Summit House Housing Improvement Area ordinance This link open a new window(2020-00172)
    1. Passage of Ordinance amending Title 16, Chapter 421 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Planning and Development: Housing Improvement Areas, extending the effective date of the Summit House Housing Improvement Area ordinance.

    2. Passage of Resolution extending the effective dates of the resolutions related to the Summit House Housing Improvement Area to July 25, 2020.

  14. 21 Extension of exclusive development rights at 628 Franklin Ave E to DIVINE Institute, or an affiliate This link open a new window(2020-00683)
    1. Approving an extension of exclusive development rights for development of 628 Franklin Ave E to DIVINE Institute, or an affiliate.

  15. 22 Fund transfer from the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Housing Finance Board This link open a new window(2020-00716)
    1. Passage of Resolution requesting the transfer of $4,000,000 from the Minneapolis Cost of Issuance Account held by the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Housing Finance Board to the City.

  16. 23 Master contracts for eligible providers of workforce development services for 2021-2025 This link open a new window(2020-00696)
    1. Approving the Eligible Provider List for workforce development services for 2021-2025.

    2. Authorizing master contracts for workforce development services with eligible providers in designated not-to-exceed amounts for the period of Jan 1, 2021, through Dec 31, 2025.

    3. Authorizing staff to issue project-specific Funding Availability Notices not to exceed the total maximum amount of each master contract during the period of Jan 1, 2021, through Dec 31, 2025.

  17. 24 COVID-19 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG-CV) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development This link open a new window(2020-00715)
    1. Accepting a COVID-19 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for a supplemental funding grant award of $6,642,950 and COVID-19 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG-CV) supplemental funding award of $3,349,493.

    2. Authorizing agreements with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the COVID-19 Community Development Block Grant and Emergency Solutions Grant supplemental funding.

    3. Passage of Resolution approving appropriation of funds to the Community Planning and Economic Development and Health Departments.

  18. 25 Contract amendment with Deloitte Consulting LLP for benefits consulting and actuarial services This link open a new window(2020-00672)
    1. Authorizing an increase to Contract No. C-41832 with Deloitte Consulting LLP, in the amount of $180,000 for a total amount not to exceed $952,200, for benefits consulting and actuarial services.

  19. 26 Contract amendment with Ebert, Inc. for Fire Station No. 4 Renovations Project This link open a new window(2020-00690)
    1. Authorizing an increase to Contract No. COM0001757 with Ebert, Inc. (Amendment No. 2), in the amount of $41,721.97 for a total amount not to exceed $2,640,966.01, for construction modifications due to unforeseen existing conditions as well as mechanical, electrical, and architectural design changes for the Fire Station No. 4 Renovations Project.

  20. 27 Contract with LS Black Constructors for Impound Facility Improvements Project This link open a new window(2020-00684)
    1. Accepting the highest scored best value procurement proposal of LS Black Constructors, in the amount of $8,429,276, to provide all materials, labor, equipment, and incidentals for construction services for the Minneapolis Impound Facility Improvements Project, and authorizing a contract for the project.

  21. 28 2019 City Enterprise Energy Usage and Carbon Emissions Report This link open a new window(2020-00691)
    1. Receiving and filing the 2019 City of Minneapolis Enterprise Energy Usage and Carbon Emissions Report.

  22. 29 Request for Proposals for Community Solar Garden subscriptions This link open a new window(2020-00670)
    1. Authorizing issuance of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Community Solar Garden subscriptions totaling up to 10 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) annually.

  23. 30 Contract with Innovo Benefits Administration & Marketing for retiree benefit program administration services This link open a new window(2020-00677)
    1. Authorizing a contract with Innovo Benefits Administration & Marketing, in an amount not to exceed $226,000, for retiree benefit program administration services, for a term of five years with the option to extend the contract, at the sole option of the City, up to five additional years.

  24. 31 Partnership agreement with Loring Greenway Association This link open a new window(2020-00685)
    1. Authorizing a partnership agreement with the Loring Greenway Association (a 501c3 non-profit organization) allowing the Loring Greenway Association to perform installation and maintenance of landscape and hardscape amenities, provide for tree care, and sponsor events within the Loring Greenway.

  25. 32 Cost participation cooperative agreement with Metropolitan Council for Hennepin Ave Street Reconstruction Project (Washington Ave to 12th St) This link open a new window(2020-00686)
    1. Authorizing a cost participation cooperative agreement with the Metropolitan Council, whereby the City will receive an amount not to exceed $2,281,200, for work completed as part of the Hennepin Ave Street Reconstruction Project No. 6758 (CPV118), from Washington Ave to 12th St.

  26. 33 Cooperative funding agreement with Hennepin County for 46th St S This link open a new window(2020-00687)
    1. Authorizing a cooperative funding agreement with Hennepin County for an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) related improvements project on 46th St S (CSAH 46).

  27. 34 Agreement with Minneapolis Grain Exchange for steam service heat of the Jerry Haaf Parking Ramp This link open a new window(2020-00688)
    1. Authorizing an agreement with Minneapolis Grain Exchange, in the amount of $265,621, for the City's proportional share of a new boiler at the Haaf Ramp to be paid by the parking fund as part of the Haaf Ramp operating budget.

  28. 35 Agreement with West Yost Associates for professional services for Secure Integration and Communications Alarming for Water Treatment and Distribution Services This link open a new window(2020-00673)
    1. Authorizing an agreement with West Yost Associates, in the amount of $298,901, to provide professional services for Secure Integration and Communications Alarming for Water Treatment and Distribution Services, with a completion date of Dec 31, 2022.

  29. 36 Contract amendment with Thomas and Sons Construction, Inc. for 8th St S Street Reconstruction Project This link open a new window(2020-00689)
    1. Authorizing an increase to Contract No. COM0000415 with Thomas and Sons Construction, Inc., in the amount of $133,213 for a total amount not to exceed $10,629,190.34, for additional project work and costs associated with unforeseen conditions on the 8th St S Street Reconstruction Project, all in accordance with City specifications.

  30. 37 Contract amendment with Suburban Elevator of Minnesota for elevator maintenance This link open a new window(2020-00678)
    1. Authorizing an increase to Contract No. C-41404 with Suburban Elevator of Minnesota, in the amount of $260,000 for a total amount not to exceed $1,863,728, for payment of outstanding invoices, scheduled elevator maintenance, and repairs through the end of the contract on Sept 11, 2020.

  31. 38 Contract amendment with Global Specialty Contractors, Inc. for Peavey Plaza Construction Project This link open a new window(2020-00692)
    1. Authorizing an increase to Contract No. C-43679 with Global Specialty Contractors, Inc., in the amount of $40,915.13 for a total amount not to exceed $8,017,889.08, for additional work performed as part of the Peavey Plaza Construction Project.

  32. 39 Gift acceptance from Green Minneapolis for revitalization of Peavey Plaza This link open a new window(2020-00694)
    1. Passage of Resolution accepting donation from Green Minneapolis for construction and operating costs of Peavey Plaza.

    2. Passage of Resolution increasing the appropriation for the Public Works Department by $64,000.

  33. 40 Special Service District appointments This link open a new window(2020-00701)
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  34. 41 Grant application to National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) for Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge (ACCC) Bus Pilot Project implementation funds This link open a new window(2020-00720)
    1. Authorizing the submittal of a grant application to the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), in the amount of $15,000, to support Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge (ACCC) Bus Pilot Project implementation.

  35. 42 Grant application to National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) Pandemic Response and Recovery Grant for the 2020 Mobility Hub Project This link open a new window(2020-00721)
    1. Authorizing the submittal of a grant application to the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), in the amount of $25,000, for a Pandemic Response and Recovery Grant to support the 2020 Mobility Hub Project.

  36. 43 Bid for Pump Station No. 5 North Flood Wall Rehabilitation Project This link open a new window(2020-00675)
    1. Accepting the low bid of Michels Corporation, submitted on Event No. 1029, in the amount of $1,986,183.97, to provide all materials, labor, equipment, and incidentals necessary for the Pump Station No. 5 North Flood Wall Rehabilitation Project, and authorizing a contract for the project, all in accordance with City specifications.

  37. 44 Bid for Pumping Station No. 7 Boiler Replacement Project This link open a new window(2020-00695)
    1. Accepting the second lowest bid of Corval Constructors, Inc., submitted on Event No. 1057, in the amount of $292,369, to provide all materials, labor, equipment, and incidentals necessary for the Pumping Station No. 7 Boiler Replacement Project, and authorizing a contract for the project, all in accordance with City specifications.

  38. 45 Bid for closed circuit televising of storm sewer system This link open a new window(2020-00674)
    1. Accepting the low bid of Vortech Hydro Vac & Televising, submitted on Event No. 955, in the amount of $239,237.04, to provide all materials, labor, equipment, and incidentals necessary for closed circuit televised inspection (CCTV) of the City’s storm sewer system, and authorizing a contract for the project, all in accordance with City specifications.

Discussion

  1. 46 Revising Minneapolis Homes homeownership products to align with Minneapolis 2040 comprehensive plan This link open a new window(2020-00680)
    1. Amending guidelines for Minneapolis Homes: Homeownership Opportunity Minneapolis to clarify financial wellness counseling requirements and modify income requirements.

    2. Amending guidelines for Minneapolis Homes: BUILD/REHAB to acquire and sell vacant buildings without city financing to eliminate blight, discontinue the BUILD homebuyer incentive, and REHAB down payment assistance.

    3. Adopting guidelines for Minneapolis Homes: Financing to produce and sustain affordable homeownership units throughout the City of Minneapolis and expand options to create perpetually affordable housing.

    4. Modifying guidelines to Missing Middle Rental Pilot to focus on 2 to 20 unit affordable rental projects, subject to budget authority.

  2. 47 Perpetually affordable ownership land trust housing model This link open a new window(2020-00679)
    1. Adopting guidelines for a City-sponsored perpetually affordable ownership land trust housing model.

    2. Adopting amendments to the City of Minneapolis Unified Housing Policy to clarify requirements for ownership units, expand the applicability of affordability requirements for city-assisted projects, and clarify that large development projects that receive a City Council waiver associated with pass-through funding do not need to include affordable units in each building.

    3. Receiving and filing a report from Grounded Solutions Network about market conditions, engagement efforts, and recommendations for perpetually affordable housing.

  3. 48 911/Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) Workgroup update This link open a new window(2020-00706)
    1. Receiving and filing an update on the progress of the 911/MPD workgroup to date. 

  4. 49 Economic and rebuilding recovery strategies This link open a new window(2020-00705)
    1. Receiving and filing an update on a direction to staff adopted by the City Council on June 26, 2020, to research, develop, and submit recommended strategies and solutions to address economic response and recovery related to property damage resulting from the civil disturbance following the death of George Floyd, including, but not limited to, the following:

      1. The potential for waivers, deferrals, or refunds of applicable administrative fees that are related to clean-up, recovery, and rebuilding efforts from property owners, businesses, and other affected entities which directly experienced damage or loss;
      2. The potential to facilitate and, when possible, exempt City processes or requirements that may otherwise unnecessarily delay approvals or other required authorizations related to these efforts, within legal and contractual obligations; and
      3. The potential to expedite City processes and approvals related to these and related efforts.

Equity Subcommittee

  1. 50 Racism as a public health emergency This link open a new window(2020-00717)
    1. Passage of Resolution declaring racism a public health emergency in the City of Minneapolis.

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