Transportation & Public Works Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting

April 8, 2008

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 (Chair), Glidden, Lilligren, Benson, Johnson, Hodges
Committee Member Absent: Glidden

Also Present: Joel Fussy, Assistant City Attorney

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

Public Hearings

Time Certain: 9:45 a.m.

1. 54th Street West Reconstruction Project (Upton Ave S to Penn Ave S):

a) Order the City Engineer to proceed with the work and adopt special assessments in the amount of $126,051.64 for the project;

b) Request the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds in the amount of $126,050, with the bonds to be paid for from special assessments; and

c) Order the City Engineer to establish parking restrictions to meet State Aid Rule 8820.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

(T&PW Action Taken 3/25/2008: Postponed to April 8, 2008. Public hearing continued.)

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Lynnhurst Street Renovation Project (Phase IV):

a) Order the City Engineer to proceed with the work and adopt special assessments in the amount of $493,725.27 for the project; and

b) Request the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds in the amount of $493,725, with the bonds to be paid for from special assessments.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

Consent

3. Areaway Abandonment and Removal Assessment:

a) Receive the final costs and direct the City Engineer to prepare a proposed Areaway Abandonment and Removal Assessment in conjunction with the East Lake Street Reconstruction Project (5th Ave S to Hiawatha Ave S) for the benefited property located at:
● 1515 E Lake St / 3016 Bloomington Ave S, in the amount of $242,851.88; and

b) Set a public hearing to be held on May 20, 2008.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Areaway Abandonment and Removal Assessment:

a) Receive the final costs and direct the City Engineer to prepare a proposed Areaway Abandonment and Removal Assessment in conjunction with the West Lake Street Reconstruction Project (Dupont to Blaisdell Aves S and Lyndale Ave S from W 29th St to W 31st St) for the benefited properties located at:
● 701-703 Lake St W, in the amount of $3,072.66;
● 2922 Lyndale Ave S, in the amount of $603.34;
● 3001 Lyndale Ave S, in the amount of $3,360.71; and

b) Set a public hearing to be held on May 20, 2008.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Areaway Abandonment and Removal Assessment:

a) Receive the final costs and direct the City Engineer to prepare a proposed Areaway Abandonment and Removal Assessment in conjunction with the East Lake Street Reconstruction Project (Hiawatha Ave S to W River Pkwy) for the benefited properties located at:
● 2709 Lake St E, in the amount of $22,653.69;
● 2629 Lake St E, in the amount of $9,593.68;
● 4301 Lake St E, in the amount of $1,100.00; and

b) Set a public hearing to be held on May 20, 2008.

Action Taken: Approved.

6. Limited Use Permit:

Authorize the execution of a Limited Use Permit with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) to allow for the use of a landscape and pedestrian area on Mn/DOT property located along 4th Ave S between 10th and 11th Streets South.

Action Taken: Approved.

7. 2008 Hennepin County Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Grant Applications:

a) Adopt the multi-jurisdictional program approval resolution for the submission of fourteen applications to the 2008 Hennepin County TOD Program for projects located within the City of Minneapolis; and

b) Approve the City of Minneapolis priority rankings for 2008 TOD project proposals and direct staff to submit advisory rankings to the Hennepin County Department of Housing, Community Works and Transit.

(Refer to CD)

Action Taken: Approved.

Discussion

8. Non-Motorized Transportation Pilot Program (NTP):

Authorize the proper City officers to submit pedestrian and bicycle projects to Transit for Livable Communities (TLC) for the NTP second round solicitation.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

9. Unpaved Residential Alley Feasibility Study:

a) Receive and file the "Feasibility Study for Paving of Minneapolis Residential Unpaved Alleys"; and

b) Direct staff to return to the Transportation and Public Works Committee with final recommendations for alley vacations, more rigorous estimates of actual costs, and recommendations as to when and how an Alley Paving Program could be inserted into the Capital Improvement Program.

(T&PW Action Taken 3/25/2008: Postponed to April 8, 2008.)

Action Taken: Received and filed. Approved staff direction.

Receive & File

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

Receive and file update.

Action Taken: Received and filed.

11. Quarterly Submittal of Traffic Zones, Restrictions, and Controls:

Receive and file quarterly report.

Action Taken: Received and filed.

Postponed

12. 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 Hearings

13. April 22, 2008 - Chicago Ave Reconstruction Project (25th St E to 26th St E):

Project approval and assessment Public Hearing.

14. April 22, 2008 - 54th Street W Resurfacing Project (Xerxes Ave S to Upton Ave S):

Project approval and assessment Public Hearing.

15. May 6, 2008 - South Willard and South Hay Resurfacing Projects:

Project approval and assessment Public Hearing.

16. May 20, 2008 - Marquette and Second Avenue Transit Project:

Public Hearing to consider the abandonment and removal of areaways in conflict with the street and streetscape construction projects.

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: April 22, 2008

Next City Council Meeting: April 18, 2008

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