Transportation & Public Works Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting

March 31, 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

Also Present: Corey Conover, 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. Second Ave N Street Reconstruction Project (Washington Ave to 3rd St N):

a) Order the City Engineer to proceed with the work and adopt special assessments in the total amount of $78,757.34 for the project;

b) Request the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds in the amount of $78,750; and

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

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Third Ave N Street Reconstruction Project (Washington Ave to 5th St N):

a) Order the City Engineer to proceed with the work and adopt special assessments in the total amount of $79,524.96 for the project;

b) Request the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds in the amount of $79,520; and

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

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Lynnhurst Street Renovation Project (Phase V):

a) Order the City Engineer to proceed with the work and adopt special assessments in the total amount of $496,860.68 for the project; and

b) Request the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds in the amount of $496,860.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

Consent

4. Organic Materials Composting Pilot Program:

a) Authorize the expansion of the pilot program to collect Source Separated Organic materials;

b) Authorize the purchase of specialized composting mobile refuse containers (MRC’s or "garbage carts") manufactured by Otto Systems; and

c) Utilize a portion of the fund balance of Solid Waste and Recycling Services to support the expansion of the pilot program.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Downtown TMO 2009 - 2011 Grant Agreements:

a) Authorize the execution of a Pass Through Grant Agreement between the Metropolitan Council and the City of Minneapolis to provide up to $661,797 in federal grant funding for Transportation Demand Management projects in effect for the period of April 1, 2009 through March 31, 2011;

b) Authorize the execution of an agreement with the Downtown Minneapolis Transportation Management Organization (TMO) to perform specific work efforts, as outlined in and in accordance with a Met Council Contract that provides up to $661,797 in federal grant funding in effect for the period of April 1, 2009 through March 31, 2011; and

c) Increase the appropriation and revenue source in the Permanent Improvement Projects Fund by $661,797.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

6. 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 the concurrence of the Board of Estimate and Taxation in the reallocation of Net Debt Bonds.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

7. Municipal State Aid System Revisions:

Request the Minnesota Commissioner of Transportation to make deletions from and additions to the Municipal State Aid (MSA) street system to maximize the City’s benefit from the Municipal State Aid allocation.

Action Taken: Approved.

8. 2009 Grant Agreement Amendments:

a) Authorize the execution of an amendment to an agreement between the State of Minnesota and the City of Minneapolis to provide up to $5,636,000 in Federal grant funding for the Non-Motorized Transportation Pilot Project (NTP);

b) Authorize the execution of an amendment to an agreement with Transit for Livable Communities (TLC) to perform specific work efforts as outlined in and in accordance with an agreement with Mn/DOT that provides up to $5,636,000 in Federal grant funding for anticipated expenses through December 31, 2010; and

c) Increase the appropriation and revenue source in the Grants - Federal Fund from $2,474,892 to $5,636,000.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

9. Bids:

a) OP 7082, Accept low bid of Lametti and Sons, Inc., for an estimated expenditure of $68,520, for cured-in-place pipe liners;

b) OP 7083, Accept low bids to furnish and deliver bituminous mixtures, as needed and called for, through March 31, 2010, as follows:
● Commercial Asphalt Company, estimated annual expenditure of $4,000,000; and
● Midwest Asphalt Corporation, estimated annual expenditure of $1,500,000;

c) OP 7099, Accept low bid of Graymont (WI), LLC, for an estimated annual expenditure of $1,600,000, to furnish and deliver quick lime to the Public Works Water Department through February 28, 2010; and

d) OP 7107, Accept low bid of Ironwood Companies, for an estimated expenditure of $40,000, for the removal and disposal of asbestos-containing electrical conduit between April 1, 2009 and March 31, 2010.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

Set Public Hearing

10. NPDES Stormwater Management Program and Annual Report:

Set a public hearing to be held on April 28, 2009 for the purpose of receiving public comment regarding the Annual National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Report of 2009 Minneapolis Stormwater Management Program and 2008 Activities.

Action Taken: Public hearing set as indicated.

Discussion

11. Settlement Agreement:

Authorize the execution of an agreement with GE Water Process & Technologies (d/b/a GE/Ionics) to resolve disputes and make corrections and improvements to ultrafiltration equipment at the Columbia Heights Filtration Plant, and make contract changes in the total amount of $1,550,000. Funds are available within the project budget.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

12. Minneapolis Economic Recovery Strategy - Clean Water Revolving Fund Submission:

Authorize the submittal of a series of applications for Clean Water Revolving Funds passed through the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and the Public Facilities Authority to obtain American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding for wastewater or stormwater projects.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

Postponed

13. 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

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

Project approval and assessment public hearing.

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

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.

Next Regular Transportation & Public Works Meeting: April 14, 2009

Next City Council Meeting: April 10, 2009

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