Transportation & Public Works Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting

June 16, 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 Hearing

Time Certain: 9:45 a.m.

1. 38th St E Street Resurfacing Project:

a) Order the work to proceed and adopt special assessments in the amount of $114,765.16 for the project; and

b) Request the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds in the amount of $114,765, with the bonds to be paid for from special assessments.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

Consent

2. Sidewalk Construction Contract Amendments:

a) Increase sidewalk contracts as follows:
– Standard Sidewalk, Inc. by $287,600;
– Concrete Idea, Inc. by $165,200;
– Concrete Idea, Inc. by $161,400; and

b) Increase the appropriation for "work for others" in the amount of $150,000 for various private party work requests.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Capital Project Close-Outs:

a) Receive and accept the final costs of various Surface Water and Sewer Division project work and adjust the capital appropriations as necessary to close-out the projects;

b) Reallocate excess revenues and Sewer Bonds to other Water and Sewer projects; &

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

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Street Easement:

Authorize the execution of the necessary documents to acquire a permanent easement at 14th Ave N, between 1st St N and 2nd St N in conjunction with a CPED project.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Bid:

OP 7138, Accept low bid of Lund Martin Construction, Inc., in the amount of $5,821,450, to complete the Parking Ramp B improvements.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

Set Public Hearings

6. 2nd Ave N Street Lighting Project (Washington Ave to 3rd St N):

a) Approve resolution designating the location, streets, and improvements proposed to be made in the project;

b) Receive the cost estimate of $16,000, the list of benefited properties, and direct the City Engineer to prepare proposed Street Lighting special assessments against the benefited properties;

c) Designate the street lighting project area as Street Lighting District No. 1335; and

d) Set a public hearing to be held on July 21, 2009.

Action Taken: Approved.

7. 3rd Ave N Street Lighting Project (Washington Ave to 5th St N):

a) Approve resolution designating the location, streets, and improvements proposed to be made in the project;

b) Receive the cost estimate of $115,000, the list of benefited properties, and direct the City Engineer to prepare proposed Street Lighting special assessments against the benefited properties;

c) Designate the street lighting project area as Street Lighting District No. 1336; and

d) Set a public hearing to be held on July 21, 2009.

Action Taken: Approved.

8. Areaway Abandonment:

Set a public hearing to be held on July 21, 2009, to consider the abandonment and removal of areaways in conflict with the Storm Sewer Construction/Rainleader Disconnection Project (alley between Hennepin Ave S & Holmes Ave S, from W Lake St to W 31st St), and direct staff to give notice in accordance with Section 95.90 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances.

Action Taken: Public hearing set for July 21, 2009.

9. Southbound Hennepin Ave Street Resurfacing Project (Franklin Ave to Douglas Ave):

a) Approve resolution designating the location and improvements proposed to be made in the project;

b) Receive the cost estimate of $205,247, the list of benefited properties, and direct the City Engineer to prepare proposed Street Resurfacing special assessments against the benefited properties; and

c) Set a public hearing to be held on August 4, 2009.

Action Taken: Approved.

Discussion

10. Cedar Lake Trail Right-of-Entry and Easements:

a) Authorize execution of a right-of-entry with the Minnesota Ballpark Authority for temporary trail access; and

b) Authorize the negotiation and execution of permanent easements for appraised fair market value across the Minnesota Ballpark Authority parcels for trail and other transportation-related uses.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved. Staff to report back to T&PW Committee following execution of permanent easements.

11. 1st Ave N and Hennepin Ave One-Way to Two-Way Conversion Projects:

Approve reallocation of excess MSA Funds, in the total amount of $499,000, from the Railroad Safety Improvement Program to the 1st Ave N and Hennepin Ave Project, to allow for the installation of overhead signal indications.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

12. Access Minneapolis: Transportation Action Plan and Pedestrian Master Plan:

a) Approve the Access Minneapolis: Citywide Ten-Year Transportation Action Plan; and

b) Receive and file draft Minneapolis Pedestrian Master Plan for public review.

Action Taken: Part (a): Postponed one cycle (July 7); and
Part (b): Received and filed.

Referred by City Council 6/12/2009

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

a) Passage of Resolution ordering the work to proceed and adopting special assessments; and

b) Passage of Resolution requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds for the project.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved. Term for repayment of assessments changed from a five to seven year period for all Street Resurfacing Projects in 2009 and going forward.

14. Street Lighting Utility Fee:

Subject matter of ordinances amending Title 17, Chapter 431 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Streets and Sidewalks: Street Lighting, repealing the current Chapter 431 and adding a new Chapter 431 creating and implementing a street lighting fee. (Colvin Roy)

Requested Action: Set a public hearing for July 21, 2009.

Action Taken: Public hearing set for July 21, 2009.

Postponed

15. 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 Hearing

16. July 21, 2009 - 2009 Alley Resurfacing Program:

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: July 7, 2009

Next City Council Meeting: June 26, 2009

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