Transportation & Public Works Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting

May 12, 2009

9:30 a.m. - Room 317 City Hall

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Committee Members Present: Council Members Colvin Roy (Chair), Glidden, Lilligren, Johnson, Hodges
Committee Member Absent: Council Member Benson

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. Exemption to Traffic Laws:

Ordinance amending Title 18, Chapter 466 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Traffic Code: In General to provide an exemption to traffic laws for vehicles working in the street (correcting an inconsistency between state law and city ordinances). (Colvin Roy)

Action Taken: Approved.

Consent

2. Cedar Lake Trail:

Approve resolution authorizing acquisition, through negotiation or condemnation, of temporary construction easements and permanent easements across the parcels therein for trail and other transportation-related uses.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Minneapolis Water Works Stipulation Agreement:

Authorize the execution of a proposed Stipulation Agreement with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, and any further agreements necessary, to resolve alleged violations of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System/State Disposal System permit maintained by Minneapolis Water Works.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Victory Memorial Parkway Improvements:

Authorize the execution of an agreement between the City of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board for roadway improvements on and adjacent to Victory Memorial Pkwy between Xerxes Ave N and Irving Ave N.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Edina Art Fair:

Approve the application for a large block event to be held from June 4 to June 7, 2009, to operate outside the time-frame allowed under Ordinance.

Action Taken: Sent forward without recommendation.

6. TMO Executive Committee Appointments:

Appoint the following individuals to serve on the Transportation Management Organization (TMO) Executive Committee, with terms expiring December 31, 2010:

Luke Litteken

CenterPoint Energy

Julie Reidhead

Thrivent Financial

Bettina Hoye

Nelson, Tietz, & Hoye

Robert Lux

Alatus, LLC

Gena Janetka

Allied Parking

Action Taken: Approved.

7. 2009 SAFETEA_LU Submission (2013-2014):

a) Authorize the submittal of a series of applications for Federal Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA_LU) funds passed through the state; and

b) Commit local funds, per federal requirement, to support the approved SAFETEA_LU projects.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

8. Marquette and Second Avenue Transit Shelters:

a) Accept low responsive bid of Meisinger Construction Company, Inc. (OP 7143) for an estimated expenditure of $1,583,000 for transit shelters and a prototype for the Marquette and 2nd Avenue UPA Transit Project as follows:
Base Bid: $1,453,000
Bid Alternative #1: $50,000
Bid Alternative #2: $80,000

b) Authorize the execution of a contract for this project in accordance with the specifications including, but not limited to, bid alternatives #1 and #2 subject to prototype, operating, and maintenance implications; and

c) Return to the June 2 T&PW Committee with details and parameters related to overall project funding, ownership, operations and maintenance parameters.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Sent forward without recommendation.

9. Bids:

a) OP 7110, Accept low bid of HBM Services, Inc., for an estimated annual expenditure of $90,000, to furnish janitorial services at the Public Service Center;

b) OP 7124, Accept low bid of Construction Results, for an estimated expenditure of $254,790, to furnish and deliver areaway abandonment;

c) OP 7128, Accept low bid of Kone, Inc., for an estimated expenditure of $45,000, to furnish elevator and escalator maintenance; and

d) OP 7129, Accept low bid of Huls Brothers Trucking, Inc. d/b/a Avon AG-Lime, for an estimated expenditure of $2,225,000, to load, haul, and dispose of water treatment residuals for the Public Works Water Department.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

Discussion

10. Marquette Ave and Second Ave Transit Project:

Receive and file report on Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Goals and Compliance.

Action Taken: Received and filed verbal report.
Staff Direction: That Civil Rights’ staff work with the City Attorney and Public Works to re-evaluate the City’s protocol for multi-jurisdictional projects with regard to contract compliance issues, and report back at the next Transportation & Public Works Committee meeting (June 2, 2009).

Postponed

11. 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

12. June 2, 2009 - 44th St W Street Resurfacing Project (France Ave S to Upton Ave S):

Project approval and assessment public hearing.

13. June 2, 2009 - 7th St N Resurfacing Project (6th Av N to 200 ft E of Van White Blvd):

Project approval and assessment public hearing.

14. June 2, 2009 - Xerxes Ave S Street Resurfacing Project:

Project approval and assessment public hearing.

15. June 16, 2009 - 38th St E Street Resurfacing Project::

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: June 2, 2009

Next City Council Meeting: May 22, 2009

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