Transportation & Public Works Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting

November 27, 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.

Committee Members Present: Council Members Colvin Roy, Glidden, Lilligren, Benson, Johnson, Hodges

Also Present: Robin Hennessy, Assistant City Attorney
Steve Kotke, Director of Public Works/City Engineer

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

Consent

1. Sidewalk Construction Contract Amendments:

Increase sidewalk contracts as follows (no additional appropriation required):

a) Standard Sidewalk, Inc. by $93,953.28, for a revised contract total of $793,853.03;
b) Ti-Zack Concrete, Inc. by $91,863.58, for a revised contract total of $817,015.78; and
c) Concrete Idea, Inc. by $148,245.08, for a revised contract total of $929,175.08.
(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Capital Project Close-Outs:

Receive and accept the final costs of various Public Works projects and adjust the capital appropriation as necessary, thereby closing out the projects and reallocating excess funds to other capital projects.
(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Communications Lease:

Authorize the negotiation and execution of a lease agreement with Cricket Communications for the placement of communications antennae and associated equipment on the City-owned 11th and Marquette Municipal Parking Ramp (formerly Orchestra Hall Ramp).

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Cedar Lake Trail, Phase III (from Royalston Av to W River Pkwy):

a) Authorize the execution of a Cooperative Agreement with Northstar Corridor Development Authority for the acquisition of a Trail Use Permit for the Cedar Lake Trail; and

b) Authorize the acquisition of a permanent trail easement from 127 Building Partners, LLC, at a cost of $80,000, pending satisfactory review by the proper City officers.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

Discussion

5. Accessible Pedestrian Signals:

a) Receive and file Accessible Pedestrian Signal (APS) Guidelines;

b) Authorize the execution of an agreement with the Metropolitan Council to accept $125,000 in Federal Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) New Freedom Funds for the installation and evaluation of Accessible Pedestrian Signals; and

c) Increase the appropriation for the project by $156,250, to be reimbursed in the amount of $125,000 from the Metropolitan Council and by decreasing the appropriation in the Transportation Capital Agency in the Permanent Improvement Fund by $31,250.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

Announcement

The Dedication of the Currie Maintenance Facility to David J. Sonnenberg, City Engineer/Director of Public Works, 1995-2002, will take place following the Committee meeting, at 11:30 a.m. (1200 Currie Av N).

Postponed

6. 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.

Upcoming Public Hearing

7. December 11, 2007 - Lowry Av N Reconstruction Project (Girard Av N to Theodore Wirth Parkway):

Project approval public hearing and consideration of the abandonment and removal of areaways in conflict with the project.

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: December 11, 2007

Next City Council Meeting: December 7, 2007

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