Transportation & Public Works Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting

June 20, 2006

9:30 a.m. - Room 317 City Hall

NOTE: All cellular telephones, pagers and BlackBerry devices to be switched to a non-audible function during Council and Committee meetings.

Committee Members Present: Colvin Roy, Glidden, Lilligren, Benson, Johnson, Hodges
Also Present: Ed Backstrom, Assistant City Attorney; Steve Kotke, Acting Director of Public Works

Council Committee Coordinator: Peggy Menshek (612) 673-2287

Public Hearing

Time Certain: 9:45 a.m.

1. Sale of City-Owned Property:

a) Direct the proper City officers to negotiate and execute a purchase agreement with Midtown Eco Energy, LLC for the sale of the property located at 2850 20th Av S for $557,500, in accordance with the requirements of the RFP, and to execute any other documents necessary to facilitate the sale; and

b) Direct that the sale proceeds be used to reimburse Public Works for the associated expenses of the sale and ceasing operations at this facility, to be deposited into the Property Disposition Fund.

Action Taken: Approved, specifying that the remainder of funds, after expenses, are to be transferred to the Solid Waste Enterprise Fund for the capital expenses of relocating the current city operations at that facility.


2. Building Lease:

Authorize the proper City officers to engage in formal discussions, and negotiate and execute a lease for City departments with the Minneapolis Public Schools at the Hamilton School Facility (4119 Dupont Av N).

Action Taken: Approved

3. AND 1 Block Event (July 6, 2006):

Approve the closure of 6th St N between 1st Av N and Hennepin Av for set-up and operation of the AND 1 Street Basketball Event and allow the event to operate outside the timeframe allowed under ordinance.

Action Taken: Approved

4. Amend Critical Traffic and Parking Area No. 26:

Adopt the findings and amend Ordinance 2004-Or-123 to add the 3800 block of 30th Av S (both sides) to the established Type B Critical Traffic and Parking Area (No Parking Except by Permit Monday through Friday from 9 am to 10 am and 7 pm to 8 pm).

Action Taken: Approved

5. Contract Renewal for Disposal Services:

Authorize the proper City officers to renegotiate and renew the contract with Hennepin County for the processing and disposal of municipal solid waste collected in Minneapolis.

Action Taken: Approved

6. Professional Engineer:

Authorize the proper City officers to offer Step 6 of the Professional Engineer salary schedule to the candidate for Professional Engineer for Engineering Services (Capital Improvement - Construction Engineer).

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved

7. Lowry Avenue Corridor Project, Phase II:

Approve resolution amending the approved Hennepin County Layout for Lowry Av N from Theodore Wirth Pkwy to I-94, dated December 29, 2003, shifting the alignment of the roadway at Lowry and Penn to the north to eliminate the need for building demolition.

Action Taken: Approved

8. Bids:

a) OP 6605, Accept responsive bid of CDS Technologies, Inc., in the amount of $63,750, to furnish and deliver a stormwater treatment structure; and

b) OP 6616, Accept low bid of Carl Bolander & Sons Company in the amount of $954,771.20 to furnish and deliver all labor, materials, equipment, and incidentals necessary to complete site preparation activities in advance of the construction of the Van White Memorial Boulevard Roadway and Bridge Project.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved


9. Additional FTE for Solid Waste and Recycling:

Approve an increase of one full-time employee (FTE) in the Solid Waste and Recycling Clean City Department for an Office Support Specialist II to administer graffiti complaints during the intake and abatement process for the remainder of the 2006 budget year. No additional appropriation required.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved

10. Centralized Energy Management:

a) Designate the Public Works Property Services Division as the responsible department for Energy Management for the City’s Municipal Operations;

b) Identify general energy management responsibilities including, but not limited to, Energy Data Collection and Analysis, Energy Procurement, Energy Conservation, Renewable Energy and Alternate Fuels, Energy Budgeting and Accounting, and Utility Franchise Agreements;

c) Authorize the creation of a staff position entitled Energy Manager within the Public Works Property Services Division as soon as possible; and

d) Direct that the Finance Department determine appropriate funding of the energy management function for the 2007 Operating Budget and a long-term funding model to be included in the 2008 Operating Budget process.

(Also in HE&E & W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved

Receive & File

11. Aquatennial Fundraising and Cost Reduction to the City:

Receive and file report, following presentation.

Action Taken: Received and filed

12. Stormwater Utility Status Update:

Receive and file report, following presentation.

Action Taken: Received and filed

13. School Pedestrian Safety Program:

Receive and file report, following presentation.

Action Taken: Received and filed

14. West Lake Street Streetscape Petitions:

Receive and file proposed streetscape petitions to be used in the west segment of the Lake Street Reconstruction and Streetscape Project (Dupont to Blaisdell Av S; and Lyndale Av S from 29th St to 31st St).

Action Taken: Received and filed


15. 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

16. Solid Waste and Recycling Collection:

Adopt 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.

Action Taken: Postponed

Upcoming Public Hearing

17. July 11, 2006 - Lynnhurst Street Renovation Project:

Project Approval and Assessment Public Hearing.

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: July 11, 2006

Next City Council Meeting: June 30, 2006

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