Transportation & Public Works Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting

February 24, 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: Council Members Colvin Roy (Chair), Glidden, Lilligren, Benson,
Johnson, Hodges

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

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

Public Hearings

Time Certain: 9:45 a.m.

1. Bloomington Ave S Resurfacing Project (Minnehaha Pkwy to 54th St E):

a) Order the work to proceed and adopt special assessments in the amount of $91,939.88 for the project; and

b) Request the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds in the amount of $91,935 for the project, with the bonds to be paid for from special assessments.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred by City Council 2/6/2009:

2. Ordinance Amendments - Public Right-of-Way:

Amend Title 17 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Streets and Sidewalks to reflect existing City practices related to oversight and control of repairs and improvements in the public right-of-way:
a. Chapter 429 relating to Right-of-Way Administration; and
b. Chapter 430 relating to Right-of-Way Permits.

Action Taken: Approved.

Consent

3. Hamilton School Building Upgrade of Cooling Systems:

a) Authorize the proper City officers to reimburse the Minneapolis Public Schools $181,466.33 for an upgrade to the existing cooling systems at the Hamilton School building located at 4119 Dupont Ave N. No additional appropriation required; and

b) Authorize the negotiation of a purchase price for the potential purchase of 4119 Dupont Ave N.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Northstar Corridor/LRT Extension - Signal Controller Work:

a) Authorize the execution of an agreement to accept funds from contractor Mtec Electric, Inc. to be used for the Northstar Corridor/LRT Extension Signal Controller work; and

b) Increase the appropriation for the project by $289,000.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Northstar Corridor/LRT Extension - Utility Agreement Amendment:

Authorize an increase in the construction agreement with Mn/DOT, in the amount of $312,000, for a revised total of $1,400,000, to allow for final reimbursement of city utility relocation costs.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

6. Closing Capital Projects:

a) Receive and accept the final costs of various Paving and Bridge Operations Projects and adjust the capital appropriation as necessary to close-out the projects;

b) Reallocate excess revenues and Net Debt Bonds to other Paving and Bridge Operations Projects; and

c) Request concurrence of the Board of Estimate and Taxation in the reallocation of Net Debt Bonds.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

7. Lease of Unimproved Rights-of-Way:

Approve the execution of three new leases, and the month-to-month extension of one expired lease, to allow for the use of unimproved public rights-of-way to abutting property owners for tenant parking.

Action Taken: Approved.

8. Cedar Lake Trail Agreement with HCRRA:

Approve resolution authorizing the negotiation and execution of an agreement with Hennepin County Regional Rail Authority (HCRRA) that provides for the acquisition, through negotiation or condemnation, of temporary construction easements and permanent transportation easements for trail, rail, and other transportation-related uses.

Action Taken: Approved.

9. Bid:

OP 7057, Accept low bid of Knutson Construction Services, Inc., in the amount of $9,868,000, for the construction of the Hiawatha Maintenance Facility.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

Set Public Hearings

10. Lynnhurst Street Renovation Project (Phase V):

a) Designate the location and improvements proposed to be made in the project;

b) Receive the cost estimate of $1,459,000 and the list of benefited properties, and direct the City Engineer to prepare proposed special assessments against the benefited properties; and

c) Set a public hearing to be held on March 31, 2009.

Action Taken: Approved. Public hearing set as indicated.

11. Oak Hill Area (West Half) Resurfacing Project:

a) Designate the location and improvements proposed to be made in the project;

b) Receive the cost estimate of $1,103,739 and the list of benefited properties, and direct the City Engineer to prepare proposed special assessments against the benefited properties; and

c) Set a public hearing to be held on April 14, 2009.

Action Taken: Approved. Public hearing set as indicated.

12. Thomas Ave North Street Resurfacing Project (Dowling Ave N to 42nd Ave N):

a) Designate the location and improvements proposed to be made in the project;

b) Receive the cost estimate of $210,880 and the list of benefited properties, and direct the City Engineer to prepare proposed special assessments against the benefited properties; and

c) Set a public hearing to be held on April 28, 2009.

Action Taken: Approved. Public hearing set as indicated.

Referred back to T&PW Committee by W&M/Budget 2/17/2009:

13. City Construction Projects:

Subject matter of a staff direction to examine every aspect of all city construction projects to maximize the use of city crews.

Action Taken: Staff Direction amended to read as follows: Staff directed to review all city construction projects to insure that the use of city crews is considered.

Discussion

14. Lowry Ave Bridge:

Approve Hennepin County’s preliminary layout of the Lowry Ave Bridge over the Mississippi River.

Action Taken: Approved.

Receive & File

15. Innovative Graffiti Prevention Micro Grants Final Report:

Receive and file report.

Action Taken: Received and filed.

Upcoming Public Hearings

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

17. March 10, 2009 - Downtown Business Improvement Special Service District:

18. March 31, 2009 - Second Ave N Reconstruction Project (Washington Ave to 3rd St N):

19. March 31, 2009 - Third Ave N Reconstruction Project (Washington Ave to 5th St N):

Postponed

20. 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.

Notice: A portion of this meeting may be closed to the public, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 13D.03 or 13D.05.

Next Regular Transportation & Public Works Meeting: March 10, 2009

Next City Council Meeting: March 6, 2009

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