Transportation & Public Works Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting

May 15, 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), Glidden, Lilligren, Benson, Johnson, Hodges

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


1. Flood Area 1:

Increase the appropriation for Flood Area 1 by $753,000 and decrease the appropriation in the following funds: SW004 by $150,000, SW011 by $300,000, and SW030 by $303,000, and adjusting the associated bond revenue in concurrence with the Board of Estimate and Taxation.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Mid-City Paving Project and Reallocation of Excess Bond Proceeds:

a) Approve resolution designating the location and streets to be improved in the reconstruction project (Cleveland St between Summer St and Broadway Av; and the intersections of Summer St and Kennedy St with the Stinson Blvd Frontage Rd);

b) Receive cost estimate of $758,000 for the project and the list of benefited properties, and direct the City Engineer to prepare a proposed Street Reconstruction Special Improvement Assessment against the benefited properties;

c) Set a public hearing to be held on July 10, 2007 to consider the assessments and the abandonment and removal of the areaways in conflict with the project; and

d) Approve the reallocation of excess bond proceeds due to the reduced scope of this project, as follows:

• Mid-City Reconstruction Project Decrease by $750,000

• Lynnhurst Project Increase by $370,000

• Lake Street (Middle Segment) Increase by $ 80,000

• Elliot & 10th Project Increase by $300,000

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Main Street Bridge Reconstruction:

a) Authorize a Cost Participation Agreement with Hennepin County for the Main Street Bridge Reconstruction Project, pending satisfactory review by the proper City officers;

b) Authorize the expenditure of $30,000 in CSAH Paving Program funds for the project; and

c) Approve the establishment of parking restrictions on the westerly and easterly sides of Main St NE between 1st and 3rd Avenues NE, as required by State Aid Rules.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Unpaved Alleys:

Direct staff to return to Committee by February 2008 (prior to CLIC presentations) with a Feasibility Report for the establishment of a long-term program for permanently paving (new construction) the remaining 81 unpaved alleys in the City.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Access Minneapolis - Transportation Action Plan Study:

Authorize Amendment No. 3 to the contract with Iteris, Inc. (dba Meyer, Mohaddes Associates) increasing the contract by $104,000, for a revised contract total of $1,047,000, to allow for additional analysis and public outreach. No additional appropriation required.

Action Taken: Approved.

6. Subrogation Services:

Authorize the proper City officers to enter into a contract with NCO Financial Systems for a one-year pilot project for subrogation services to represent the City’s interests in negotiating and settling monetary disputes beyond simple collection services.

Action Taken: Approved.


7. Sale of Public Land:

Set a public hearing to be held on June 5, 2007 to consider the sale of a portion of Huron Blvd SE (between 4th St SE and University Av SE) to the University of Minnesota as part of the TCF Stadium project.

Action Taken: Public hearing set for June 5, 2007.

8. 2007 SAFETEA-LU Submission:

a) Authorize the submittal of a series of applications for the 2011-2012 Federal Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) funds passed through the state; and

b) Commit local funds, per federal requirement, to support the approved SAFETEA-LU projects.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

9. Bids:

a) OP 6794, Accept low bid of Ram Building Restoration and Waterproofing, Inc., in the amount of $100,417, to furnish and deliver all labor, materials, equipment, and incidentals necessary for the removal and replacement of expansion joints for State Ramps A and B; and

b) OP 6796, Accept low bid of Northern Air Corporation, in the amount of $299,900, to furnish and deliver all labor, materials, equipment, and incidentals necessary to accomplish the HVAC remodeling at Fire Station No. 17.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

10. 2007 Minneapolis Stormwater Management Program and Annual Report:

Approve resolution adopting the Annual NPDES Report on the 2007 Minneapolis Stormwater Management Program and 2006 Activities as the City’s Stormwater Management Plan.

Action Taken: Approved.

Receive & File

11. Section 106 Memorandum of Agreement for Chicago Av Bridge:

Receive and file the Midtown Corridor Historic Bridge Study which will be submitted to the State Historic Preservation Office and the Minnesota Department of Transportation Cultural Resources Unit.

No action taken.


12. 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.

13. 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.

14. 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.

Upcoming Public Hearing

15. June 19, 2007 - 27th Av S Reconstruction and Streetscape Project
(E Lake St to Minnehaha Av):

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: June 5, 2007

Next City Council Meeting: May 25, 2007

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