Transportation & Public Works Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting

December 12, 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 (Chair), Glidden, Benson, Lilligren, Hodges
Committee Member Absent: Johnson
Also Present: Ed Backstrom, Assistant City Attorney; Robin Hennix Hennessy, Assistant City Attorney; Steve Kotke, City Engineer

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

Consent

1. Reimbursement Agreements:

a) Negotiate and enter into an agreement with Sprint-Nextel to receive reimbursement for Phase II Rebanding work on the City’s existing 800 MHz system, as required by the Federal Communications Commission and performed by Motorola Inc. and City staff; and

b) Negotiate and enter into an agreement with Motorola Inc. to be reimbursed directly from Sprint-Nextel.
(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Reallocation/Reimbursement Contract with T-Mobile:

Negotiate and enter into an agreement with T-Mobile USA Inc. to receive microwave frequency communications equipment and appropriate cost reimbursement to the City for City-related costs pursuant to Federal Communications Commission action.
(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Closing Project Funds:

Receive and accept the final costs of all the work described in the following projects for the total amount specified and adjust the capital appropriation as specified thereby closing the specified project:

a) All paving related work for Hiawatha/Minnehaha Railroad Project for a total of $0. Sewer Construction capital appropriation in 4100-932-9324 project 02HMR should be decreased by $55,000.00.

b) All sewer related work for Storm & Sewer Work Street Renovation Project totals $9,885.81. The Sewer Construction capital appropriation in 7300-932-9324 should be decreased by $64,114.19.

c) All sewer related work for Implementation, US EPA Storm Water Regulations Project for a total of $89,386.15. Sewer Construction capital appropriation in 7300-932-9324 project 02EPA should be decreased by $110,613.85.

d) All sewer related work for Miscellaneous Storm Drains, PS02 Project for a total of $173,927.50. Sewer Construction capital appropriation in 7300-932-9324 project 02MSD should be decreased by $26,072.50.

e) All sewer related work for Park Board Capital Storm Drain Project for a total of $0. Sewer Construction capital appropriation in 7300-932-9324 project 02PBS should be decreased by $500,000.00.

f) All sewer related work for 2002 Storm Tunnel Rehabilitation, PS01a for a total of $0. Sewer Construction capital appropriation in 7300-932-9324 project 02RHB should be decreased by $200,000.00.

g) All sewer related work for 2002 Sanitary Sewer Capital, PS01c Project for a total of $0. Sewer Construction capital appropriation in 7300-932-9324 project 02SAN should be decreased by $323,496.00.

h) All sewer related work for 2002 Sanitary Tunnel Rehabilitation, PS01b for a total of $0. Sewer Construction capital appropriation in 7300-932-9324 project 02STR should be decreased by $500,000.00.

i) All sewer related work for Implementation, US EPA Storm Water Regulations Project for a total of $81,849.12. Sewer Construction capital appropriation in 7300-932-9324 project 03EPA should be decreased by $168,150.88.

j) All sewer related work for Miscellaneous Storm Drain Project for a total of $199,981.41. Sewer Construction capital appropriation in 7300-932-9324 project 03MSD should be decreased by $18.59.

k) All sewer related work for Park Board Capital Storm Drain Project for a total of $524,521.47. Sewer Construction capital appropriation in 7300-932-9324 project 03PBS should be decreased by $75,478.53.

l) All sewer related work for Currie Lift Station SW012 Project for a total of $151,070.42. Sewer Construction capital appropriation in 7300-932-9324 project 04CLS should be decreased by $348,929.58.

m) All sewer related work for US EPA Storm Water Regulations Project for a total of $150,000.00. There is no remaining Sewer Construction capital appropriation in 7300-932-9324 project 04EPA.

n) All sewer related work for Miscellaneous Storm Drain Project for a total of $186,759.48. Sewer Construction capital appropriation in 7300-932-9324 project 04MSD should be decreased by $13,240.52.

o) All sewer related work for Crystal Lake New Storm Drain #5 Project for a total of $0. Sewer Construction capital appropriation in 7300-932-9324 project FLA05 should be decreased by $20,000.00.

p) All sewer related work for Flood Area #16 – Jefferson Elementary School Project for a total of $4,582,125.36. Sewer Construction capital appropriation in 7300-932-9324 project FLA16 should be decreased by $34,112.72.

q) All sewer related work for Flood Area #17 – West 43rd Street & Wentworth Avenue South Project for a total of $9,963.87. Sewer Construction capital appropriation in 7300-932-9324 project FLA17 should be decreased by $36.13.

r) All sewer related work for Flood Area #29, 30 Project for a total of $207,452.77. Sewer Construction capital appropriation in 7300-932-9324 project FLA29 should be decreased by $73,547.23.

s) All sewer related work for Flood Area #31 – Sheridan Avenue West (W 50th-51st Streets) Project for a total of $23,187.64. Sewer Construction capital appropriation in 7300-9.32-9324 project FLA31 should be decreased by $1,812.36

t) All sewer related work for Flood Area #33, 38 and 39, PS39 Project for a total of $23,799.40. Sewer Construction capital appropriation in 7300-932-9324 project FLA33 should be decreased by $863.92.

u) All sewer related work for Flood Area - Miscellaneous Project for a total of $30,688.57. Sewer Construction capital appropriation in 7300-932-9324 project FLAXX should be decreased by $101.94.

v) All sewer related work for Flood Area #09 – Holland Pond/Jackson Square/Edison High School Project for a total of $4,629,611.00. There is no remaining Sewer Construction capital appropriation in 7300-932-9324 project PND09.

w) All sewer related work for Miscellaneous Storm Drains Project for a total of $20,541.79. Sewer Construction capital appropriation in 7300-932-9324 project SW502 should be decreased by $458.21.

x) All sewer related work for Implement Storm Water Regulations Project for a total of $150,000.00. There is no remaining Sewer Construction capital appropriation in 7300-932-9324 project SW504.

As a result of the above project closeout $2,461,017.15 of sewer revenue will become available. The available revenue is reallocated to the projects listed below with the Capital appropriation increases and revenue budget increases to the appropriate Capital appropriation Resolution as follows:

a) $5,550.66 increase to Fund/Agency/Org: 7300-932-9324-FLA08 and revenue source Fund/Agency/Org: 7300-932-9324-3410 (Block Storm Drain Project FLA08)

b) $60,214.54 increase to Fund/Agency/Org: 7300-932-9324-FLA38 and revenue source Fund/Agency/Org: 7300-932-9324-3410 (Flood Area #33, 38, 39, PS39)

c) $35,425.31 increase to Fund/Agency/Org: 7300-932-9324-FLA39 and revenue source Fund/Agency/Org: 7300-932-9324-3410 (Flood Area #33, 38, 39, PS39)

d) $404,688.02 increase to Fund/Agency/Org: 7300-932-9324-POWDR and revenue source Fund/Agency/Org: 7300-932-9324-3410 (Powderhorn Park PS07)

e) $508,605.71 increase to Fund/Agency/Org: 7300-932-9324-FLA06 and revenue source Fund/Agency/Org: 7300-932-9324-3410 (Flood Area #06 33 rd Avenue North (Humboldt – Mississippi River))

f) $13,324.46 increase to Fund/Agency/Org: 4100-932-9324-SHCRK and revenue source Fund/Agency/Org: 4100-932-9324-3410 (Shingle Creek Wetland 1996)

g) $1,433,208.45 increase to Fund/Agency/Org: 7300-932-9324-FLA01 and revenue source Fund/Agency/Org: 7300-932-9324-3410 (Flood Area #01 42nd Ave N & Russell Avenue N)

Receive and accept the final costs of all the work described in the following projects for the total amount specified, there is no remaining capital appropriation as specified thereby closing the specified project:

a) All sewer related work for Block Storm Drain Project for a total of $347,080.30. There is no remaining Sewer Construction capital appropriation in 7300-932-9324 project FLA08.

b) All sewer related work for Flood Area #33, 38 and 39, PS39 Project for a total of $75,438.13. There is no remaining Sewer Construction capital appropriation in 7300-932-9324 project FLA38.

c) All sewer related work for Flood Area #33, 38 and 39, PS39 Project for a total of $46,074.11. There is no remaining Sewer Construction capital appropriation in 7300-932-9324 project FLA39.

d) All sewer related work for Powderhorn Park PS07 for a total of $924,688.02. There is no remaining Sewer Construction capital appropriation in 7300-932-9324 project POWDR.

e) All sewer related work for Flood Area #06 – 33rd Avenue North (Humboldt – Mississippi River) Project for a total of $8,158,605.71. There is no remaining Sewer Construction capital appropriation in 7300-932-9324 project FLA06.

f) All sewer related work for Shingle Creek Wetland 1996 for a total of $2,417,866.87. There is no remaining Sewer Construction capital appropriation in 4100-932-9324 project SHCRK.
(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Building Lease:

Negotiate and execute a two-year lease with John McKay Williams Properties in the total amount of $51,036.96 for a police substation and community-based worksite at 1107 West Broadway. Funds are available in the Police Department budget.
(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Capital Project Appropriations:

a) Increase the appropriation for the Cedar Riverside Station Area Lighting Project by $256,000, to be reimbursed by a Hennepin County Transit Oriented Development Grant, Neighborhood NRP Funds, and CPED Station Enhancement Funds;

b) Increase the appropriation for signals and signing of Lowry Avenue North (from Humboldt Av N to 3rd St N) by $112,004, to be reimbursed by a Hennepin County Construction Cooperative Agreement and PITX funds; and

c) Increase the appropriation for navigation lights that were replaced on the East Lake Street and Broadway Avenue bridges by $30,600, to be reimbursed by a Hennepin County Routine Maintenance Agreement.
(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

6. Cedar Lake Trail, Phase III:

Authorize the proper City officers to enter into negotiations for the acquisition of trail easements with abutting property owners for the Cedar Lake Trail, Phase III (from Royalston Av to W River Parkway).

Action Taken: Approved.

7. Contract Increase:

Authorize an increase in the contract with Cutler Magner Company, increasing the estimated annual expenditure by $450,000, for a revised estimated annual expenditure of $1,290,000, to furnish and deliver quick lime for water softening to Public Works Water Treatment and Distribution Services.

Action Taken: Approved.

8. Access Minneapolis - Transportation Action Plan Study:

Authorize contract extensions for agency partner agreements with MnDOT, the Metropolitan Council, and Hennepin to September 30, 2007.

Action Taken: Approved, as amended to extend contracts through December 31, 2007.

9. Ordinance Introduction:

Return to author the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 13, Chapter 283 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Licenses and Business Regulations: Courtesy Benches.
(Also in PS&RS)

Action Taken: Approved.

10. Bid:

OP 6690, Accept bid of Veit & Company, Inc., in the amount of $65,125, to furnish and deliver all labor, materials, equipment, and incidentals necessary for pipeline rehabilitation.
(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

Discussion

11. Temporary "No Parking" Sign Fee:

a) Approve proposed changes to Title 17, Chapter 447 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Streets and Sidewalks: Parades/Races, instituting a fee for the posting of temporary "No Parking" signs along parade and/or race routes; and

b) Approve Resolution designating fees for the posting of said temporary "No Parking" signs.

Action Taken: Approved.

12. Street Furniture Program and RFP:

Authorize the Public Works Department to develop a Street Furniture Program and issue an RFP.
(Also in PS&RS)

Action Taken: Approved, to include research into the possible addition of washrooms into the definition of street furniture, and requesting that the T&PW Committee review the RFP prior to issuance.

13.Pedestrian Advisory Committee:

Approve Resolution establishing a Minneapolis Pedestrian Advisory Committee to advise the Mayor and City Council on policies, programs, and actions for improving pedestrian safety, mobility, accessibility, and comfort; for promoting walking for transportation, recreation, and health purposes; and for strengthening the linkage between the pedestrian environment and public transportation.

Staff Reports: Pedestrian Advisory Committee ; Resolution

Action Taken: Approved.

Receive & File

14. Solid Waste Management Options:

Receive and file an outline of the 180-day program to determine solid waste management options for one-half of the City’s dwelling units.

Action Taken: Received and filed.

15. Park Ave E Lofts Site:

Receive and file report.

Action Taken: Received and filed.

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.

17. 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.

18. Lake Street and I-35W Design and Access Improvements:

Authorize the proper City officers to negotiate an agreement with Hennepin County to participate in and share the cost of developing street and streetscape designs, bridge designs, visual quality manuals, and facilitate community involvement for the I-35W access improvements and Lake Street Reconstruction.
(Refer to W&M/Budget)
(10/10/06 & 10/24/06
- T&PW Postponed)

Action Taken: Postponed.

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: January 16, 2007

Next City Council Meeting: December 22, 2006

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