Transportation & Public Works Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Rescheduled Meeting

January 14, 2010

9:00 a.m. - Room 317 City Hall

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Committee Members Present: Council Members Colvin Roy (Chair), Reich, Lilligren, Hodges, Quincy (Quorum 4)
Committee Member Absent: Council Member Glidden

Also Present: Corey Conover, Assistant City Attorney
Steve Kotke, City Engineer/Director of Public Works

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

Consent

1. Sheridan Neighborhood Street Light Project:

a) Authorize an agreement with Sheridan Neighborhood Organization and the Minneapolis Neighborhood Revitalization Program to facilitate the installation of low level street lighting along 13th Ave NE between Main St and 6th St NE, and along 2nd St NE between 12th and 14th Ave NE; and

b) Increase the appropriation for the project by $300,000, to be reimbursed by the Sheridan Neighborhood Organization and the Neighborhood Revitalization Program.

(Also in W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Fridley Chemical Building:

Authorize the execution of a change order to the contract with HDR Engineering, Inc., in the amount of $42,467, to provide design and construction services for the Fridley Chemical Building. Funds are available within the existing project budget.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Qwest Permit Fee Agreement:

a) Authorize the acceptance of $226,776.79 from Qwest for outstanding permit fees from January 1, 2004 to December 4, 2009; and

b) Rescind Resolution 2007R-597 setting the permit fee and fee structure for excavation permits, and approve a new resolution amending the permit fee and fee structure for excavation permits by deleting any reference to changes in rate structure relative to 1200 feet.

(Also in W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Site Lease Agreement:

Authorize the negotiation and execution of a new five-year site lease agreement, with option for renewal, with Clear Wireless, LLC, for the installation of cellular transmission equipment to be located at the Orchestra Hall Parking Facility (1111 Marquette Ave).

(Also in W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

Discussion

5. Non-Motorized Transportation Pilot Project (NTP) Grant Award:

a) Accept NTP federal grant of $1,750,000 for the Bicycle Sharing Project;

b) Authorize agreement with Mn/DOT to accept the NTP grant;

c) Authorize agreement with Nice Ride Minnesota, the non-profit organization that will implement, operate, and maintain the bicycle sharing system;

d) Authorize issuance of a special permit to allow limited advertising on bicycle facilities in the public right-of-way;

e) Increase the appropriation for the project by $1,750,000; and

f) Request that Mn/DOT act as the City’s agent to accept the grant.

(Also in W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

6. Sewer Access Charges:

Rescind Resolution 2004R-473 establishing sewer service availability and connection charges and approve a new resolution removing the three-year sunset clause and including business licenses as a method of collection for sewer service availability and connection charges.

(Also in RE&E)

Action Taken: Postponed.

Postponed

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. Areaway Abandonment and Removal:

Approve adoption of special assessment for the areaway abandonment and removal in the West Lake Street and Lyndale Ave S Reconstruction Projects for the benefited property located at 2957 Lyndale Ave S, in the amount of $6,954.72.

( 11/5/2009 - Postponed)

Action Taken: Postponed.

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: January 19, 2010

Next City Council Meeting: January 15, 2010

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