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Agenda

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
April 28, 2021 - 1:30 pm
Online Meeting
Members: Council Members Andrea Jenkins (Chair), Jeremiah Ellison (Vice-Chair), Kevin Reich, Cam Gordon, Steve Fletcher, Phillipe Cunningham, Jamal Osman, Lisa Goodman, Alondra Cano, Lisa Bender, Jeremy Schroeder, Andrew Johnson, and Linea Palmisano (Quorum: 7)
Clerk: Ayan Adan, (612) 673-2216

Public Hearing

  1. 2 Appointment of City Assessor This link open a new window(2021-00363)
    1. Considering the appointment by the Executive Committee of Rebecca Malmquist to the appointed position of City Assessor for an unexpired term ending Jan 2, 2022.

  2. 3 Civil Service Commission appointment This link open a new window(2021-00314)
    1. Considering the appointment by the Executive Committee of Candace Falk to the Civil Service Commission, Seat 2, for a three-year term beginning Mar 1, 2021, and ending Feb 28, 2024.

Consent

  1. 4 Department of Arts and Cultural Affairs ordinance This link open a new window(2021-00387)
    1. Referring to staff the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 2 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Administration:

      1. Adding a new Chapter 43 entitled "Department of Arts and Cultural Affairs."
      2. Chapter 15, Ethics in Government, amending regulations to include the Department of Arts and Cultural Affairs.
  2. 5 Transgender Equity Council Appointment This link open a new window(2021-00398)
    1. Approving the following Council appointment for an unexpired two-year term beginning Jan 1, 2021, and ending Dec 31, 2022: Ka'milla La'starise Harris, Seat 1, Ward 8. 

  3. 6 Capital Long-Range Improvements Committee (CLIC) Appointments This link open a new window(2021-00485)
    1. Approving the following Council appointments for two-year terms beginning January 1, 2021, and ending December 31, 2022: Kitrina Stratton, Seat 8, Ward 4 and William Graves, Seat 18, Ward 1. 

    2. Approving the following Mayoral appointments for two-year terms beginning January 1, 2021, and ending December 31, 2022: Eamonn Gallagher, Seat 29, Ward 9. 

  4. 7 Southside Green Zone Council Appointments This link open a new window(2021-00487)
    1. Approving the following City Council appointments for two-year terms beginning Apr 1, 2021, and ending Mar 31, 2023: Joan Vanhala, Seat 1, Ward 9; Blake Miller, Seat 2, Ward 6; Cassandra Holmes, Seat 3, Ward 9; Megan Kuhl-Stennes, Seat 4, Ward 9; José Luis Villaseñor, Seat 5, Ward 9; Karen Clark, Seat 6, Ward 9; Kowsar Mohamed, Seat 7, Ward 6; Muhubo Mohamed, Seat 8, Ward 6; Viviana Rodriguez, Seat 9, Ward 9; Samara Adam, Seat 13, Ward 6; Eticha Fufa, Seat 19, Ward 12; and Zaynab Mohamed, Seat 20, Ward 9.

  5. 8 Legal settlement: lawsuit of Annette Williams v. City of Minneapolis, et al. This link open a new window(2021-00476)
    1. Approving the settlement of lawsuit, Annette Williams v. City of Minneapolis, et al., Court File No. 20-CV-1303 (DSD/BRT), by payment of $2,500.00 to Annette Williams and Hutton, Madgett & Klein, PLLC, and authorizing the City Attorney's Office to execute any documents necessary to effectuate the settlement. 

  6. 9 Contract with Restorative Justice Community Action for restorative justice services This link open a new window(2021-00477)
    1. Authorizing a contract with Restorative Justice Community Action in an amount not to exceed $300,000, for three years with the option to extend an additional two years to provide restorative justice services to eligible offenders in the City of Minneapolis.

  7. 10 Contract amendment with Modern Piping Inc., for additional mechanical work for the Public Service Building Project This link open a new window(2021-00479)
    1. Authorizing an increase to Contract No. COM0000416 with Modern Piping, Inc., in the amount of $71,315 for a total amount not to exceed $28,943,256, for changes to the project schedule for the Public Service Building Project.

  8. 11 Bid for Addressing, Tabbing, and Finishing Services This link open a new window(2021-00480)
    1. Accepting the second low bid of The First Impression Group Inc., submitted on Event No. 1305 and authorizing a two (2) year contract in the estimated amount of $200,000, to furnish and deliver all labor, materials, and incidentals for Addressing, Tabbing and Finishing Services for the City of Minneapolis City Clerks Office Document Solutions Center, with the option to extend for one (1) additional year period at the sole discretion of the City, all in accordance with City specifications.

  9. 12 Agreement with Comcast for additional IPTV services to Public Service Building This link open a new window(2021-00475)
    1. Authorizing a contract with Comcast Cable Communications Management for cable television services to reflect the following negotiated material changes: limiting Comcast’s liability to a maximum of 6 months of payments for most claims; disclaiming all warranties; providing that mutual defense and indemnification is triggered by gross negligence rather than mere negligence; providing for prepayment upon invoice of certain fees; and including early termination fees of between 60 and 100% of remaining payments owed.  

  10. 13 Contract amendment with Premier Electrical Corporation for additional electrical work for Public Service Building Project This link open a new window(2021-00481)
    1. Authorizing an increase to Contract ­­­­­No. COM0000189 with Premier Electrical Corporation, in the amount of $546,865 for a total amount not to exceed $16,660,867, for additional electrical work for the Public Service Building Project.

  11. 14 Contract amendment with Danny’s Construction Company LLC, for structural steel installation for the Public Service Building Project This link open a new window(2021-00482)
    1. Authorizing an increase to Contract No. C-44518 with Danny’s Construction Company LLC, in the amount of $94,954 for a total amount not to exceed $3,949,061, for increased structural steel installation work for the Public Service Building Project.

  12. 15 Contract amendment with Spec 7 Group LLC, for waterproofing work for the Public Service Building Project This link open a new window(2021-00483)
    1. Authorizing an increase to Contract No. COM0000184 with Spec 7 Group, LLC, in the amount of $1,959 for a total amount not to exceed $666,142, for increase in waterproofing the below grade structures for the Public Service Building Project.

  13. 16 1st Quarter 2021 Donations Report This link open a new window(2021-00484)
    1. Passage of Resolution accepting 1st Quarter 2021 donations made to the City of Minneapolis valued under $15,000.

  14. 17 Contract amendment with Genex Services LLC, for workers compensation medical bill review and payment services This link open a new window(2021-00486)
    1. Authorizing an increase to Contract No. C-39514 with Genex Services LLC, in the amount of $250,000 for a total amount not to exceed $1,370,000 and extension for one year, through April 30, 2022, for providing workers compensation medical bill review and payment services.

  15. 18 Legal Settlement: Property Damage claim of Grace Watkins-Wright and George Wright This link open a new window(2021-00488)
    1. Approving the settlement of the claim brought by Grace Watkins-Wright and George Wright for property damage and direct expenses related to the sewer backup that flooded their basement at 813 West 61st Street, Minneapolis, MN by payment of $29,838.19 to claimants in exchange for a waiver and release of all property damage related claims they might have and authorizing the City Attorney's Office to execute all documents necessary to effectuate settlement.  

  16. 19 Request for Proposals for Municipal Building Commission Mechanical/Life Safety Renovations and City of Minneapolis Office Improvements This link open a new window(2021-00489)
    1. Authorizing the issuance of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Municipal Building Commission Mechanical/Life Safety Renovations and City of Minneapolis Office Improvements.

  17. 20 Request for Proposals for rooftop solar installations at the Currie Maintenance Facility and the Lowry Warehouse This link open a new window(2021-00496)
    1. Authorizing the issuance of a "Best Value" Request for Proposals (RFP) for two separate rooftop solar installations on Currie Maintenenace Facility and Lowry Warehouse, publication of the RFP is contingent on approval from the Permanent Review Committee (PRC).

  18. 21 Third amendment to the City of Minneapolis Minneflex Plan This link open a new window(2021-00490)
    1. Authorizing an amendment to the City of Minneapolis Minneflex Plan, as amended and restated effective January 1, 2018, to make changes to dependent care Flexible Spending Account during calendar year 2021 as authorized by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), 2021.

  19. 22 Contract amendment with Cost, Planning, and Management International Inc., for owner’s project representative services for the Public Service Building Project This link open a new window(2021-00491)
    1. Authorizing an increase to Contract No. C-41453 with Cost, Planning, and Management International, Inc. (CPMI), in the amount of $93,470 for a total amount not to exceed $1,692,290, for additional owner’s project representative services for the Public Service Building Project.

  20. 23 Grant acceptance from Minnesota State Arts Board This link open a new window(2021-00492)
    1. Authorizing the acceptance of a $15,000 grant from Minnesota State Arts Board for staffing needs to support the Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy from April 2021 to March 2022.

    2. Passage of Resolution increasing the appropriation for the Coordinator’s Department in the Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy program.

  21. 24 Consolidated Plan and Action Plan budget adjustments This link open a new window(2021-00493)
    1. Passage of Resolution amending the 2021 General Appropriation Resolution by decreasing the following project/program allocations in Schedule 4:

      1. Reducing the following CDBG capital/other projects: Adult Training, Placement and Retention by $29,300 to $1,332,648; High Density Corridor Initiative by $90,500 to $403,609; NEDF/CEDF (Great Streets) by $2,028 to $91,626; Home Ownership Support & Development by $4,200 to $191,028; Vacant and Boarded Building Program by $32,000 to $1,456,163.
      2. Decreasing the following HOME Investment Partnerships funds: Affordable Housing Trust Fund (AHTF) by $100,426 to $1,838,969; Home Ownership Works (HOW) by $33,355 to $610,399.
      3. Decreasing the following Emergency Solutions Grants: CPED Administration by $8,305 to $55,695.
      4. Increasing the following Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) funds: Increase Third Party Contractors/Subrecipients/Subgrantees by $212,861 to $1,895,851.

Finance Subcommittee

  1. 25 2020 Fourth Quarter Financial Report on results of select City Funds This link open a new window(2021-00409)
    1. Receiving and filing the 2020 Fourth Quarter Financial Report on results of select city funds. 

Addendum

  1. 26 Hiawatha Maintenance Facility Campus Expansion This link open a new window(2021-00461)
    1. Directing staff from Finance & Property Services, Public Works, and Community Planning & Economic Development, in policy alignment with the City’s Southside Green Zone, the City’s resolution declaring racism a public health emergency, and the City’s resolution establishing a truth and reconciliation process, to suspend all aspects of the City’s work to expand the Hiawatha Maintenance Facility at 1860 28th Street East and 2717 Longfellow Avenue South.

      Further, the Finance & Property Services and Public Works departments are directed to work with the City Attorney’s Office and Community Planning & Economic Development to:

      1. Return with a report on the financial and operational implications of terminating the City's interest in this parcel and identifying another site for a facility, including but not limited to process, timeline, and budgetary needs; and
      2. Recommend a process for how to sell or develop the City-owned parcels located at 1860 28th Street East and 2717 Longfellow Avenue South in a way that is aligned with community interests and engages community-based organizations.

      Staff shall present these recommendations to the Committee of the Whole at its meeting on Thursday, August 5, 2021.


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Actions referred to Council: Apr 30, 2021
Next Committee meeting: May 12, 2021
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