Transportation & Public Works Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting

May 1, 2007

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.

Present: Committee Members Colvin Roy (Chair), Benson, Johnson, Lilligren, Hodges
Absent: Committee Member Glidden

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


1. Walker Parking Consultants:

Execute Amendment No. 1, increasing the contract with Walker Parking Consultants by $7,000, for a revised contract total of $77,000 per year, to allow for additional services to include added inspection requirements for the 10th and LaSalle Ramp, as well as inflationary cost increases. No additional appropriation required.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Speed Hump Installation:

a) Approve the installation of two speed humps along 15th Av S between 40th and 41st Streets E; and

b) Increase the appropriation for the project by $4,500, to be reimbursed by the Bancroft Neighborhood Association.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Bids:

a) OP 6754, Accept low bids, as estimated below, to furnish all labor, materials, equipment, and incidentals necessary for the construction of sidewalks, alleys, driveways, curbs, and gutters as needed through December 31, 2007:

• District No. 1 Standard Sidewalk, Inc. $699,899.75

• District No. 2 TiZack Concrete, Inc. $725,152.50

• District No. 3 Concrete Ideas, Inc. $780,930.50;

b) OP 6785, Accept low bid of Ace Electrical Contractors, Inc., in the amount of $638,400, to furnish and deliver all labor, materials, equipment, and incidentals necessary to accomplish the installation of standby generators for Minneapolis Water Works Pump Station No. 5; and

c) OP 6791, Accept low responsive bid of Topline Advertising, Inc., in the amount of $82,594, to furnish and deliver new parking ramp signs.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.


4. 27th Av S Reconstruction and Streetscape Project (E Lake St to Minnehaha Av):

a) Approve resolution designating the location, streets, and improvements proposed to be made in the Reconstruction Project;

b) Receive the cost estimate of $837,630 for the Reconstruction project and the list of benefited properties, and direct the City Engineer to prepare a proposed Reconstruction assessment against the list of benefited properties;c) Approve the project layout dated 4/12/07;

d) Approve resolution designating the location, streets, and improvements proposed to be made in the Streetscape Project;

e) Receive the cost estimate of $117,600 for the Streetscape improvements and the list of benefited properties, and direct the City Engineer to prepare a proposed Streetscape assessment against the list of benefited properties;

f) Designate the streetscape project area as Street Lighting District No. 1330;

g) Set a public hearing to be held on June 19, 2007 to consider the reconstruction and streetscape projects, the designation of the project area, and the abandonment and removal of areaways in conflict with the project; and

h) Authorize the proper City officers to negotiate with private property owners to acquire and execute easements and additional right-of-way, if necessary.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Organized Solid Waste Collection Process:

Declare the conclusion of the planning period and the beginning of the 90-day discussion period with licensed haulers who have expressed interest for potential organized solid waste collection arrangements, and establish organized collection goals.

Action Taken: Approved. Goal 4 amended to read as follows:
"4. Protect the health and safety of City residents and visitors by minimizing disruption of collection services due to natural events, labor disputes, or incidents of national significance, or change of haulers."

6. Public Works Workforce:

Discuss workforce issues.

Action Taken: None. Received verbal report.

7. 2007-2011 Public Works Business Plan:

Approve and adopt Business Plan.

Action Taken: Reaffirmed approval of business plan.

Receive & File

8. School Pedestrian Safety Program:

Receive and file report, following presentation.

Action Taken: Received and filed.


9. 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.

10. 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 the 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.

11. 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: June 5, 2007

Next City Council Meeting: May 25, 2007

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