Transportation & Public Works Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting

March 10, 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,
Hodges
Committee Member Absent: Council Member Johnson
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. Downtown Business Improvement Special Service District:

a) Approve operating plan which includes special services and budget cost estimates in the lump sum total of $3,065,520 for 2009;

b) Approve service charges and the lists of service charges (assessments) in the lump sum total of $3,003,521 for 2009;

c) Direct the City Clerk to transmit certified copies of the lists of service charges to the Hennepin County Auditor;

d) Direct the City Engineer to proceed with the work; and

e) Direct the City Finance Officer to administer the invoicing and cash collection process for 2009 service charges.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Areaway Abandonment Project - 2700-2708 Lake St E (Coliseum Building):

a) Adopt special assessments for the areaway abandonment and removal in the E Lake Street (Hiawatha Ave S to W River Pkwy) Street Reconstruction Project for the benefited property at 2700-2708 Lake St E in the amount of 409,358.46; and

b) Request the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds in the amount of $409,350 for the project, with the bonds to be paid for from special assessments.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

Consent

3. Granary Road Construction Project (25th Ave SE to City limits):

a) Authorize staff to pursue acquisition, through negotiation with property owners or through condemnation, portions of properties to be used for the Granary Road and adjacent pond portion of SEMI/University Research Park infrastructure; and

b) Increase the appropriation for the project by $1,272,000 from the available fund balance.

(Refer to CD & W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Easement Acquisitions for Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Projects:

Authorize the execution of easements with private property owners to acquire Temporary (Construction) and Permanent Easements for CSO Projects #016, #025, and #117.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Van White Memorial Boulevard Project:

Increase contract with Toltz, King, Duvall, Anderson & Assoc. (TKDA) by $40,000, for a revised contract total of $1,840,000, to cover costs for unanticipated survey requests by Hennepin County. No additional appropriation required.

Action Taken: Approved.

6. Marquette Ave S and Second Ave S Reconstruction Project - Parking Restrictions:

Adopt parking restrictions on Marquette Ave S and Second Ave S between the limits of 1st St S and 12th St S, per the Council-approved layout and as required by Minnesota State Aid requirements.

Action Taken: Approved.

7. Capital Project Close-Outs:

a) Receive and accept the final costs of various Property Services, Parking and Traffic Operations projects and adjust the capital appropriation as necessary to close-out the projects;

b) Reallocate excess revenues and Net Debt Bonds to other Property Services, Parking and Traffic 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: Deleted from agenda.

8. Large Block Event Permit:

Approve the application for a large block event permit for the Music as a Weapon Tour outdoor festival to be held May 8, 2009.

Action Taken: Approved.

9. Parking Ramp Revenue Control Equipment Replacement:

a) Authorize an increase in the contract with Don Harstad Company in the amount of $2,700,000, for a new estimated expenditure of $5,965,862, for parking ramp revenue control equipment necessary to allow credit card payment options and automation of ramp revenue control activities at the Plaza, Leamington, and 11th & Marquette Municipal Parking Facilities. All terms, conditions, and unit pricing will follow the price agreement of the original proposal; and

b) Increase the appropriation for the project by $2,700,000, to be funded from Ramp Sale Revenue.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Deleted from agenda.

10. 35W Corridor Surge Chamber Agreement:

Authorize the proper City officers to negotiate and execute an agreement with Mn/DOT to cover cost participation for storm sewer surge chamber construction to be performed adjacent to 35W near 35th and 39th Streets.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

11. Bids:

a) OP 7065, Accept low responsive bid of Bulach Custom Rock, LLC, in the amount of $83,084.25, to complete the Heritage Park - South Park Overlook Construction;

b) OP 7095, Accept low bid of Cemstone Products Company, for an estimated annual expenditure of $1,000,000, to furnish and deliver Ready Mix Concrete through March 31, 2010; and

c) OP 7101, Accept qualified low bid of Max Steininger, Inc., for an amount not to exceed $5,244,704, including potential early completion bonuses and contingency, to accomplish the Marquette Ave and Second Ave Transit Project, Phase II Construction Plan, including Streetscape.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

Discussion

12. Coordinated Street Furniture Program:

a) Reject all proposals for the Coordinated Street Furniture RFP;

b) Authorize staff to negotiate with CBS Outdoor to extend the existing bus shelter franchise beyond Nov 9, 2009;

c) Accept Clear Channel’s donation regarding the Marquette and 2nd Avenue bus shelter designs;

d) Direct staff to work with Metro Transit to determine ownership and funding, complete the design, develop specifications, and issue bids to effectively procure and install the Marquette and 2nd Avenue bus shelters (30 shelters) using the UPA/FTA funding process; and

e) Direct staff to work with Metro Transit, the Downtown Improvement District, and others as appropriate, to develop operation and maintenance strategies, methods, and funding to provide for the proper operations, cleaning and maintenance of said bus shelters.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

13. RFP for Dewatering System Improvements:

Authorize the issuance of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the design and construction of dewatering infrastructure improvements at Minneapolis Water Works. No additional appropriation required.

Action Taken: Approved.

Upcoming Public Hearings

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

Project approval, assessment, and areaway abandonment and removal public hearing.

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

Project approval, assessment, and areaway abandonment and removal public hearing.

16. March 31, 2009 - Lynnhurst Street Renovation Project (Phase V):

Project approval and assessment public hearing.

17. April 14, 2009 - Oak Hill Area (West Half) Street Resurfacing Project:

Project approval and assessment public hearing.

18. April 28, 2009 - Thomas Ave North Street Resurfacing Project (Dowling Ave N to 42nd Ave N):

Project approval and assessment public hearing.

Postponed

19. 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.

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 31, 2009

Next City Council Meeting: March 27, 2009

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