Transportation & Public Works Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting

July 21, 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: 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. 2009 Alley Resurfacing Program:

a) Order the work to proceed and adopt the special assessments in the amount of $44,262.91 for the program; and

b) Request the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds in the amount of $44,260.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

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

a) Order the City Engineer to proceed with the work and adopt special assessments in the amount of $16,000 for the project;

b) Request the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds in the amount of $16,000 for the project, with the bonds to be paid for from special assessments; and

c) Increase the appropriation for the project by $16,000; and

d) Give preliminary approval to the establishment of the street lighting project area as Street Lighting District No. 1335.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

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

a) Order the City Engineer to proceed with the work for the 3rd Ave N Street Lighting Project;

b) Increase the appropriation for the project by $115,000, to be reimbursed by the Minnesota Ballpark Authority; and

c) Give preliminary approval to the establishment of the street lighting project area as Street Lighting District No. 1336.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Areaway Abandonment:

Order the City Engineer to abandon and remove the areaways located in the public right-of-way that are in conflict with Storm Sewer Construction/Rainleader Disconnect Project No 4459.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Street Lighting Operations Fee:

Receive public comment on proposed street lighting operations 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)

Action Taken: Received and filed public testimony.

Consent

6. Clean Water Revolving Fund Submission:

Authorize Public Works to submit an application for Clean Water Revolving Funds in the Total Maximum Daily Load Grant Program administered by the Minnesota Public Facilities Authority in cooperation with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to be used for the Flood Area 5 Green Infrastructure Demonstration Project.

Action Taken: Approved.

7. Marquette Ave S and 2nd Ave S Reconstruction (1st St S to 12th St S)

Authorize the proper City officers to execute Amendment #1 to the contract with URS Corporation increasing the maximum billing amount from $4,117,400 to $4,910,092. No additional appropriation required.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

8. Central Corridor LRT Comments:

Approve the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) comments for the Central Corridor LRT Project and direct the Public Works Department to submit the comments to the Metropolitan Council.

Action Taken: Approved.

9. Rain Barrel Neighborhood Partnership - Green Institute Debt Settlement:

Authorize the proper City officers to accept $34,502 in full payment of the amount due from the Green Institute for City Contract Number C-24752.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

10. Chicago Ave Layout Approval:

Approve the project layout for Chicago Av S from 8th St E to 14th St E.

Action Taken: Approved.

11. Marquette Ave and 2nd Ave Transit Projects Budget Amendment:

a) Amend the 2008 Capital Appropriation and Bonding resolutions for the 2nd Ave Project (CPV053) to sell assessment bonds to accommodate the abandonment of the conflicting areaway located at 625 2nd Ave S by increasing the assessment bond amount by $50,000; and

b) Amend the 2008 Capital Appropriation and Bonding resolutions for the Marquette Ave Project (CPV052) to sell assessment bonds to accommodate the abandonment of the conflicting areaway located at 1000 Marquette Ave by increasing the assessment bond amount by $200,000.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

12. Osseo Rd/Victory Memorial Dr Intersection Layout Approval:

Approve the Hennepin County layout for the reconstruction of the Osseo Road (CSA 152) and Victory Memorial Drive intersection.

Action Taken: Approved.

13. Bids:

a) OP 7155, Accept low bid of Electrical Installation & Maintenance Co., Inc., in the amount of $223,267.50, to furnish all labor, materials, equipment, and incidentals necessary to accomplish the traffic signal revisions, signing, and pedestrian curb ramps project;

b) OP 7160, Accept low bid of Construction Results Corporation, in the amount of $99,670, to furnish and deliver all labor, materials, equipment, and incidentals necessary to accomplish the areaway abandonment at 1000 Marquette Ave; and

c) OP 7161, Accept bid of ABM Equipment and Supply, LLC, in the amount of $284,595, to furnish and deliver recycling truck bodies and trailers to Solid Waste and Recycling.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

Discussion

14. 3644-48 Lyndale Avenue South:

Deny application for a Special Boulevard Permit.

Action Taken: Upheld staff recommendation to deny application.

15. 4611-21 East Lake Street & 3001 45th Avenue South:

Deny application for a Special Boulevard Permit.

Action Taken: Upheld staff recommendation to deny application.

16. Hiawatha Trail Connection Project:

Contingent upon Transit for Livable Communities (TLC) approval of $460,000 of additional federal grant funding for the Hiawatha Trail Connection Project:

a) Approve resolution committing support of a 2010 capital appropriation that includes $267,000 for the Hiawatha Trail Connection Project;

b) Authorize the proper City officers to execute Interagency Agreements with Mn/DOT for federal participation in the Hiawatha Trail Extension Project; and

c) Authorize proper City officers to negotiate and acquire trail easements/use permits for the Hiawatha Trail Extension Project.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Postponed.

Receive & File

17. Metropolitan Airport Commission - North Parallel Runway Closure:

Receive and file report, following presentation.

Action Taken: Received and filed verbal report.

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.

Upcoming Public Hearing

19. 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.

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: August 4, 2009

Next City Council Meeting: July 31, 2009

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