Transportation & Public Works Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting

November 5, 2009

1:30 p.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,
Johnson, Hodges
Committee Member Absent: Council Member Benson

Also Present: Corey Conover, Assistant City Attorney
Heidi Hamilton, Deputy Director of Public Works

Council Committee Coordinator: Peggy.Menshek (612) 673-2287

Public Hearings

Time Certain: 1:45 p.m.

1. Water and Sewer Service Line Repairs:

Adopt assessments in the total amount of $457,228.95 for water service lines and $37,100.25 for sewer service lines, levy the assessments, adopt the assessment rolls, and direct the City Clerk to transmit certified copies of the assessment rolls to the Hennepin County Auditor.

Action Taken: Approved.
— Property located at 56 Clarence Ave SE removed from assessment list pending further investigation by staff.
— Staff directed to report at Committee of the Whole regarding the parameters involved in setting the administrative fee and the interest rate relating to water and sewer service line assessments.

2. Areaway Abandonment and Removal:

Adopt special assessments for the areaway abandonment and removal in the West Lake Street (Dupont Ave S to Blasdell Ave S) and the Lyndale Ave S (29th St W to 31st St W) Reconstruction Project for the benefited properties located at:
● 821 Lake St W, in the amount of $452.23, and
● 2957 Lyndale Ave S, in the amount of $6,954.72.

Action Taken: Approved assessment regarding property located at 821 Lake St W.
Postponed assessment regarding property located at 2957 Lyndale Ave S.

Consent

3. 35W Crosstown Municipal Agreement (south of 42nd Street):

Authorize the negotiation and execution of Amendment No. 2 to the 35W Crosstown Municipal Agreement with the Minnesota Department of Transportation due to changes in the anticipated scope and cost of the project. No additional appropriation required.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Minneapolis Economic Recovery Strategy - Camden Bridge Rehabilitation Project:

a) Accept $400,000 in funds from the Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) and increase the appropriation for the Camden Bridge Rehabilitation Project by $400,000; and

b) Authorize the proper City officers to negotiate and execute a Partnership Agreement and a Cooperative Agreement with Mn/DOT for the renovation of the Camden Bridge.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Hiawatha LRT:

Authorize the execution of an agreement with the Metropolitan Council related to the operations and maintenance of the Hiawatha Corridor Light Rail Transit Project in the City of Minneapolis.

Action Taken: Approved.

6. Marquette Ave S and 2nd Ave S Reconstruction Projects:

a) Receive and accept the final costs of all project work in the Marquette and 2nd Ave Reforestation Project, thereby closing the project and reallocating $200,000 of Net Debt Bonds from the Reforestation Project to the Marquette Ave and 2nd Ave Double Width Transit Lanes Projects;

b) Request concurrence of the Board of Estimate and Taxation in the reallocation of already issued Net Debt Bonds;

c) Authorize the execution of Amendment #2 to the contract with Shafer Contracting increasing the maximum billing amount by $1,099,766 to allow for additional work due to changed conditions not provided for in the original scope of the contract; and

d) Authorize the proper City officers to execute a third amendment to the contract for an amount not to exceed $300,000 to ensure the project is completed by the federally mandated deadline of December 31, 2009. No additional appropriation required.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

7. EPA Amended Agreement for Grant Funds:

a) Authorize the acceptance and execution of an amended contract with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the amount of $1,427,300 for the Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Program and Infiltration & Inflow Removal Programs (CSO 052, 054, and 055);

b) Increase the appropriation in the Sanitary Sewer Fund by a total of $1,044,500, to be reimbursed by the EPA Grant;

c) Increase the appropriation in the Stormwater Fund by a total of $382,800, to be reimbursed by the EPA Grant; and

d) Increase the appropriation in the Grants - Federal Fund $1,427,300, to be reimbursed by the EPA Grant.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

8. Marquette and 2nd Avenue Transit Shelters:

a) Increase contract with Meisinger Construction by $125,000 for shelter construction change orders; and

b) Increase contract with URS Corp by $192,000 for design and field construction management related to the bus shelters.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

9. Road Maintenance Agreement:

Authorize the negotiation and execution of the Proposed Road Maintenance Agreement between Hennepin County and the City of Minneapolis, effective January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2012.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

10. Downtown Business Improvement District Professional Services Contract:

a) Authorize the negotiation and execution of a contract amendment with the Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District for the provision of operations, cleaning, and maintenance services for the Marquette and 2nd Ave bus shelters and real time devices; and

b) Authorize the negotiation and execution of an interagency agreement with Metro Transit (Metropolitan Council) for funding for the operations, cleaning, and maintenance of the Marquette and 2nd Ave bus shelters and real time devices.

Action Taken: Approved.

11. 2009 Levy of Public Works Department Special Assessments:

Approve levy of special assessments upon the benefited properties, adopt the assessment rolls, and direct the City Clerk to transmit certified copies of the assessment rolls to the Hennepin County Auditor for collection to begin on the 2010 real estate tax statements.

Action Taken: Approved.

12. NRG Energy Center Contract Extension:

Authorize the preparation and execution of amendments to two contracts with NRG Energy Center to allow up to two 5-year contract extensions to supply steam/chilled water to the Federal Courthouse and 10th and Hennepin parking ramps.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

Discussion

13. Franklin Ave & East River Parkway Intersection Study:

a) Approve the Plan Concept for the intersection of Franklin Ave S and East River Pkwy; and

b) Authorize an amendment to the agreement with Hennepin County to increase cost sharing participation by $13,899.50 for the intersection study and preliminary design. No additional appropriation required.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

14. Nongovernmental Tax Exempt Parcel Street Light Operations Fee Assessment:

Adopt and levy special assessments for 2010, adopt the assessment roll and direct the transmittal of the assessment roll to the Hennepin County Auditor.

Action Taken: Approved, as amended.
— Cemetery properties removed from assessment rolls.
— Assessments regarding railroad properties sent forward without recommendation.

15. Nongovernmental Tax Exempt Parcel Street Maintenance Assessment:

Adopt and levy special assessments for 2010, adopt the assessment roll and direct the transmittal of the assessment roll to the Hennepin County Auditor.

Action Taken: Approved, as amended.
— Cemetery properties removed from assessment rolls.
— Assessments regarding railroad properties sent forward without recommendation.

Street maintenance assessments on nongovernmental tax exempt parcels to be levied at one-third (1/3) of the present proposed rate beginning on the 2010 tax statements.
— Staff further directed to phase in the assessment to the present proposed rate by equal increases on the 2011 and 2012 tax statements.

Referred by City Council 10/30/2009

16. Bus Stop Shelters Franchise:

Subject matter of an ordinance amending Appendix G of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Bus Stop Shelters Franchise (interim extension to April 1, 2010). (Colvin Roy) (Refer to W&M/Budget)

Requested Action: Approve amended ordinance

Action Taken: Approved.

Postponed

17. 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.

18. Hiawatha Trail Connection Project:

Contingent upon Transit for Livable Communities (TLC) approval of $460,000 in 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 project; and

c) Authorize the proper City officers to negotiate and acquire trail easements/use permits for the project. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

( 7/21/2009 and 8/4/2009 - T&PW Postponed)

Action Taken: Postponed.

Not on Printed Agenda

19. Motion by Colvin Roy:

That Regulatory Services, Public Works, and City Attorney Department staff be directed to further study options for a Sewer Accessibility Charge payment and assessment plan and report back to the T&PW Committee Members on December 8, 2009.

Action Taken: Approved.

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: November 17, 2009

Next City Council Meeting: November 13, 2009

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