Transportation & Public Works Agenda
Adjourned Meeting

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Monday, March 6, 2006 at 12:30 p.m., Council Chamber, Room 317 City Hall

Committee Members Present: Colvin Roy, Glidden, Lilligren, Benson, Johnson, Hodges
Also Present: Ed Backstrom, City Attorney; Klara Fabry, Director of Public Works;
Dick Smith, Assistant Director of Public Works

Council Committee Coordinator: Peggy Menshek, (612) 673-2287 peggy.menshek@minneapolismn.gov

Public Hearing

Time Certain: 12:45 p.m.

1. Block Events:

Consider proposed amendments to Title 17, Chapter 455, of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Streets and Sidewalks: Block Events, to extend the hours allowed for block events.

Action Taken: Approved, as amended

Consent

2. Plymouth Avenue Bridge in Wirth Park:

Amend the 2006 Capital Improvement Appropriation Resolution by increasing the appropriation and revenue source for the project by $1,265,563.98 to be reimbursed by State Bridge Bonds. Excess State Bridge Bonds will be returned to the state.

Action Taken: Approved & referred to W&M/Budget

3. Fire Station No. 17:

Authorize the proper City officers to negotiate and execute an architectural and engineering design services agreement with Hagen, Christensen & McILwain Architects, in an amount not to exceed $95,000, for the expansion and alteration of Fire Station No. 17. No additional appropriation required.

Action Taken: Approved

4. Loring Bike Bridge:

Authorize the proper City officers to execute Amendment No. 1, increasing the contract with Edward Kraemer & Sons, Inc., in the amount of $37,386.21, for a revised contract total of $1,651,226.41, to provide for supplemental agreements and change orders associated with the project. No additional appropriation required.

Action Taken: Approved

5. Chicago Avenue Bridge:

Authorize the proper City officers to execute Amendment No. 1, increasing the contract with Lunda Construction Company in the amount of $52,692.70, for a revised contract total of $1,550,093.58, to provide for supplemental agreements and change orders associated with the project. No additional appropriation required.

Action Taken: Approved

6. Harriet Maintenance Facility:

Authorize the proper City officers to execute Change Order No. 1, increasing the contract with Northern Air Corporation in the amount of $22,903, for a revised contract total of $591,506, to allow for construction contingencies included as part of the original project budget. No additional appropriation required.

Action Taken: Approved

7. North Regional Library Lease:

Authorize the proper City officers to execute a new 10 year lease with the Library Board to provide office space for Regulatory Services staff at the North Regional Library Facility (1315 Lowry Av N).

Action Taken: Approved & referred to W&M/Budget

8. Property Acquisition:

a) Authorize the proper City officers to acquire through negotiation a portion of the properties located at 601 25th Av SE and 2001 6th St SE for the purpose of a SEMI/University Research Park infrastructure. Purchase price and fees, totaling approximately $1,000,000, will be funded by $500,000 in Minneapolis Industrial Land and Employment Strategy (MILES) Program funds and $500,000 in State Bond Redevelopment Grant Funds;

b) Amend the 2006 General Appropriation Resolution by increasing the Community Development 595 Levy Fund by $500,000;

c) Increase the 2006 Revenue Budget for the State Grant and Loan Programs Fund by $500,000; and

d) Amend the 2006 General Appropriation by increasing the State Grant and Loan Programs Fund by $1,000,000.

Action Taken: Approved & referred to W&M/Budget

9. Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Grant:

a) Accept the Hennepin County 2005 TOD Grant of $274,000 for pedestrian lights to be installed in the public right-of-way and authorize the appropriate City officers to execute the grant agreement;

b) Amend the 2006 General Appropriation Resolution by increasing the appropriation in the Community Planning & Economic Development Agency in the State Grants & Loans Fund by $274,000; and

c) Amend the 2006 Revenue Budget by increasing the appropriation for the Community Planning and Economic Development Agency in the State Grants & Loans Fund by $274,000.

CD Action Taken: Approved

Action Taken: Approved & referred to W&M/Budget

10. Bid:

OP No. 6558, Accept low bid of Meyer Contracting, Inc., in the amount of $1,155,809.40, to furnish and deliver all labor, materials, equipment, and incidentals necessary to accomplish the Heritage Park Phase 1 Group D improvements.

Action Taken: Approved & referred to W&M/Budget

Set Public Hearing

11. Lyndale Av N Reconstruction Project (W Broadway to Plymouth Av):

a) Approve Resolution designating certain locations and streets along with the improvements proposed to be made in the project; and

b) Receive the cost estimate of $3,104,000 for the project and the list of benefited properties, direct the City Engineer to prepare proposed assessments against the benefited properties, and set a public hearing to be held on April 4, 2006.

Action Taken: Approved. Public Hearing set as indicated.

12. Sale of City-Owned Property (1315-1319 Penn Av N):

a) Affirm the 2004 City Council approval of the "private sale" method for disposition of the City-owned property located at 1315-1319 Penn Av N; and

b) Set a public hearing to be held on March 21, 2006 to consider the sale of the property to NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center, Inc.

Action Taken: Approved. Public Hearing set as indicated.

13. Ordinance Introduction:

Subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 17, Chapter 427 of Code relating to Streets and Sidewalks: In General, deleting Section 427.240, entitled " Dancing on streets" (Gordon).

Requested Action: Set public hearing.

Action Taken: Public Hearing set for May 2, 2006.

Discussion

14. Solid Waste & Recycling Services RFP:

Discussion.

Action Taken: No action taken

Postponed

15. Solid Waste Master Plan:

Discuss outline of major policy implications for the next 30 years.

Action Taken: Postponed

16. Minneapolis Street Lighting Policy:

a) Approve the process for the development of visibility standards; and

b) Adopt Sections 1-11 of the December 7, 2004 draft of the City of Minneapolis/ Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board Street Lighting Policy.

Action Taken: Postponed

Upcoming Public Hearings

17. March 21, 2006 - Reconstruction Project - 27th Av S from 9th St S to 29th St E:

Public hearing to consider project approval and assessment, and the abandonment and removal of areaways in conflict with the project.

18. April 4, 2006 - Miscellaneous I-35W Frontage Road Reconstruction:

Public hearing to consider project approval and assessment.

19. April 18, 2006 - Solid Waste and Recycling Collection:

Public hearing to consider adopting a Resolution of intent to elect to exercise the option to further organize solid waste and recycling collection within the City by considering expansion of organized collection to include residential properties with more than four (4) units, commercial properties, and properties in the downtown core and to follow the process and procedures set out in Minnesota Statutes, Section 115A.94 Subd. 4.

20. May 2, 2006 - Flood Mitigation Project and 28th Av S Reconstruction Project
(38th St E to 40th St E):

Public hearing to consider project approval and assessment.

Notice: A portion of this meeting may be closed to the public, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 13D.03 or 13D05.

Next Regular Transportation & Public Works Meeting: March 21, 2006

Next City Council Meeting: March 10, 2006

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