Transportation & Public Works Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting

April 28, 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 Hearings

Time Certain: 9:45 a.m.

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

a) Order the work to proceed and adopt special assessments in the amount of $102,471.43 for the project; and

b) Request the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds in the amount of $102,470, with the bonds to be paid for from special assessments.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

2. NPDES Stormwater Management Program and Annual Report:

a) Receive public comments and direct Public Works to respond to public input regarding the City of Minneapolis and Minneapolis Park & Recreation Boards Annual National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Report 2009 Minneapolis Stormwater Management Program and 2008 Activities; and

b) Adopt the Annual NPDES Report 2009 Minneapolis Stormwater Management Program and 2008 Activities as the City’s Stormwater Management Plan.

Action Taken: Approved.

Consent

3. Contract for Sodium Permanganate:

Increase contract with Hawkins, Inc., by $300,000, for a revised estimated annual expenditure of $700,000, to provide sodium permanganate to the Public Works Water Department due to greater than anticipated usage.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Minneapolis-Duluth/Superior Passenger Rail (Northern Lights Express):

Authorize expenditure of $50,000 to allow 2009 City of Minneapolis participation in the Minneapolis-Duluth/Superior Passenger Rail Alliance Board for the development of the Northern Lights Express.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Special Assessment Deferment:

Approve special assessment deferment application from the owner of the property located at 1611 - 37th St E to defer a new water service line repair assessment in the principal amount of $5,445 for payable 2009 and subsequent years.

Action Taken: Approved.

6. Bicycle Donation:

a) Authorize the acceptance of a donation of 26 bicycles, valued at $7,250, from Bikes Belong, a national bicycle advocacy organization;

b) Authorize the use of no more than 12 of the bicycles for the Bike Walk Ambassador Program, with up to 6 being used as prize giveaways for Bike Walk to Work Day; and

c) Direct Public Works to explore using the remaining bicycles as a city bicycle fleet for employees, and return to City Council with a potential plan for said bicycle fleet.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

7. Water Sale Agreement:

Authorize the execution of three separate 20-year agreements for the sale of water to the Metropolitan Airport Commission, City of Edina, and City of Hilltop.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

8. 18th Ave NE Bikeway Project, Phase II (Monroe St NE to Marshall St NE):

a) Authorize an increase in the appropriation for the 18th Ave NE Bikeway Project in the amount of $1,000,000, reimbursable from federal funds;

b) Authorize the negotiation and execution of an agreement with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (BNSF) for the acquisition of permanent trail easements; and

c) Authorize the execution of the necessary documents to acquire permanent trail easements from 1700 2nd St NE (East Side Neighborhood Services) and 1800 2nd St NE (A Chance to Grow, Inc.).

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

9. Re-Bid for Modernization of Elevators:

a) Accept low bid of Kone, Inc. on OP 7117, in the amount of $445,300 to accomplish the modernization of elevators for Public Works Traffic and Parking Division;

b) Authorize the execution of a contract in accordance with specifications prepared by Lerch Bates;

c) Project funding will be provided through Ramp Capital RMP01 with bonds repaid by Convention Center sales tax proceeds; and

d) Increase the appropriation in the Ramp Capital Fund by $445,300.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

10. Parking Ramp Revenue Control Equipment:

a) Authorize increase in contract with Don Harstad Company in the amount of $780,000, for a revised estimated expenditure of $4,045,862, for parking ramp revenue control equipment necessary to allow credit card payment and automation of ramp revenue control activities at the Plaza Municipal Parking Facility. All terms, conditions, and unit pricing will follow the price agreement of the original proposal;

b) Project funding will be provided through Ramp Capital RMP01 with bonds repaid by Convention Center Sales Tax; and

c) Increase the appropriation in the Ramp Capital Fund by $780,000.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

11. Bids:

a) OP 7042, Accept bid of MacQueen Equipment, Inc., for an estimated expenditure of $69,108.52, to furnish and deliver a cart lifting system for the Solid Waste and Recycling Division; and

b) OP 7116, Accept low bid of Veit and Company, for an estimated expenditure of $992,848.58, to accomplish removals, storm sewer, and grading on Chicago Ave.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

Set Public Hearings

12. 44th St W Street Resurfacing Project (France Ave S to Upton Ave S):

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

b) Receive the cost estimate of $256,620 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 June 2, 2009.

Action Taken: Public hearing set as indicated.

13. 7th St N Street Resurfacing Project (6th Av N to 200 ft E of Van White Memorial Blvd):

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

b) Receive the cost estimate of $416,556 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 June 2, 2009.

Action Taken: Public hearing set as indicated.

14. Xerxes Ave S Street Resurfacing Project (50th St W to W Lake Calhoun Pkwy):

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

b) Receive the cost estimate of $565,608 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 June 2, 2009.

Action Taken: Public hearing set as indicated.

15. 38th St E Street Resurfacing Project (Nicollet Ave to Chicago Ave):

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

b) Receive the cost estimate of $319,600 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 June 16, 2009.

Action Taken: Public hearing set as indicated.

Referred by City Council 4/24/2009

16. Obstruction of Traffic Exemption:

Ordinance amending Title 18, Chapter 466 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Traffic Code: In General ( exempting work on streets, avenues, roadways, or highways from the provisions of Sections 466.230 and 474.240 of the Code). (Colvin Roy)

Requested Action: Set public hearing for May 12, 2009.

Action Taken: Public hearing set as indicated.

Receive & File

17. Roundabout Feasibility at Intersection of Chicago Ave and 9th St E:

Receive and file report following presentation.

Action Taken: Received and file.

Postponed

18. 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.

Not on Printed Agenda

19. Minneapolis Economic Recovery Strategy - Transportation Electrification Grant:

Subject matter of federal grant funds available for transportation electrification projects.

Action Taken: Sent forward without recommendation the staff request to send a letter to Ford in support of the application of a transportation electrification grant.

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: May 12, 2009

Next City Council Meeting: May 8, 2009

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