Transportation & Public Works Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting

January 27, 2009

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 (Quorum 4)

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

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

Public Hearing

Time Certain: 9:45 a.m.

1. Chicago Ave Phase II Reconstruction Project
(Franklin Ave to 25th St E and 26th St E to 28th St E):

a) Order the City Engineer to proceed with the work and adopt special assessments in the amount of $742,820.69 for the project;

b) Request the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds in the amount of $742,800, with the bonds to be paid for from special assessments;

c) Order the City Engineer to establish parking restrictions on Chicago Ave between Franklin Ave and 28th St E, per the Council-approved layout, to meet State Aid Rule 8820; and

d) Order the City Engineer to abandon and remove areaways located in the public right-of-way that are in conflict with the project.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

Consent

2. Lowry Bridge EAW:

Approve comments for submittal to Hennepin County as the City's response to the Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) related to the Lowry Bridge Reconstruction Project.

Action Taken: Approved revised comments dated 1/26/09.

3. Bids:

a) OP 7062, Accept low bid of Ramsey Excavating Company, in the amount of $91,246, to furnish and deliver all labor, materials, equipment, and incidentals necessary for the removal of impacted soil;

b) OP 7073, Accept low bid of Fischer Sand and Aggregate, LLP, for an estimated annual expenditure of $93,000, to furnish and deliver fine aggregate; and

c) OP 7074, Accept low bid of Kraemer Mining and Materials, Inc., for an estimated annual expenditure of $405,000, to furnish and deliver Class AAA aggregate.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

Set Public Hearing

4. Downtown Business Improvement Special Service District:

Set a public hearing to be held on March 10, 2009, to consider the proposed services and services charges for 2009 for the Downtown Business Improvement Special Service District, subject to the expiration of the 45-day veto period required before the Ordinance establishing the Special Service District is complete.

Action Taken: Public hearing set as indicated.

Discussion

5. Capital Projects Status Report:

Receive and file report, following presentation

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Staff directed as follows:
— Remove from consideration all projects 90% or more complete.
— Consider possibility of re-scoping any projects or obligations listed as the City’s portion of county or state projects.
— Of remaining projects, add the amount of money that is available, plus any matching funds or other sources of funding that would go into those projects (other than General Fund money), to illustrate the impact any particular project would have on the budget.
— Regarding projects identified that could be segmented – identify the impact on the infrastructure and the affected neighborhood, and how much could be saved in 2010.
— Report at Ways & Means/Budget Committee on 2/2 on the possibility of supplanting 2009 Accelerated Infrastructure dollars with net debt bonds, on a one-time basis, which could free up dollars in 2009.

6. 13th Street South Pedestrian Gateway Layout:

a) Approve project layout of 13th St S from Nicollet Mall to the intersection of Grant St and 2nd Ave S; and

b) Accept a Federal Transportation Enhancement Fund Grant in the amount of $714,400 and increase the appropriation for the project.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

7. Acquisition of Right-of-Way for 25th Ave SE Extension (4th St SE to Proposed Granary Road Construction Project):

a) Authorize staff to acquire through negotiation with property owners or through condemnation, portions of the following properties to be used for the 25th Ave portion of SEMI/University Research Park infrastructure:

Chicago & NW RR merged to Union Pacific RR Co;

Chicago & NW RR merged to Union Pacific RR Co;

Burlington Northern RR Co; and

b) Approve increase in the appropriation for the project by $320,000 from the available fund balance.

(Also in CD & W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

8. Bike Walk Twin Cities (NTP) Bicycle Sharing Proposal:

Authorize Public Works staff to submit the Bike Share proposal to Transit for Livable Communities and reconfirm that the City agrees to serve as a fiscal agent, and direct Public Works and CPED staff to continue to work toward project development for this federally funded project.

Action Taken: Approved.

9. Unpaved Residential Alleys:

Adopt " Final Report and Recommendations for Paving of Minneapolis Residential Unpaved Alleys".

Action Taken: Postponed.

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.

Upcoming Public Hearings

11. February 24, 2009 - Bloomington Ave S Resurfacing Project
(Minnehaha Pkwy to 54th St E):

Project approval and assessment public hearing.

12. March 10, 2009 - Areaway Abandonment Project - 2700-2708 Lake St E
(Coliseum Building):

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 13D.05.

Adjourned to Thursday, February 5, 2009, at 9:00 a.m.

Next Regular Transportation & Public Works Meeting: February 19, 2009

Next City Council Meeting: February 6, 2009

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