Transportation & Public Works Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting

March 2, 2010

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), Reich, Lilligren, Glidden,
Hodges, Quincy (Quorum 4)
Also Present: Robin Hennessy, Assistant City Attorney
Steve Kotke, City Engineer/Director of Public Works

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


1. Public Works High Performing Employee Awards:

Presentation of awards.

Awards presented to the following employees:
Andy Weyer - Water Treatment and Distribution
John Oberg - Fleet division
Shaun Murphy - Traffic and Parking Services
Rod Olson - Property Services

Public Hearing

Time Certain: 9:45 a.m.

2. Chicago Ave Reconstruction Project, Phase III (8th St S to Franklin Ave):

a) Order the City Engineer to proceed with the work and adopt special assessments in the amount of $556,106.13 for the project;

b) Request the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds in the amount of $556,100 for the project, with the bonds to be paid for from special assessments;

c) Order the City Engineer to install parking restrictions on Chicago Ave between 8th St S and Franklin Ave, per the City Council approved layout to meet State Aid requirements; and

d) Order the City Engineer to abandon and remove areaways located in the public right-of-way that are in conflict with the project. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Director of Public Works:

Consider Mayor’s nomination and recommendation by the Executive Committee of the reappointment of Steven Kotke as Director of Public Works for a two-year term beginning January 4, 2010.

Action Taken: Approved.


4. Retractable Banner and Stand:

Authorize the acceptance of a gift of a retractable banner and stand from Tierney Brothers and Gary Modlin.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Parking Ramp Revenue Control Equipment Replacement:

Authorize Amendment #7 to the original contract with Don Harstad Company, increasing the contract by $2,040,000, for parking ramp revenue control equipment necessary to allow for credit card payment options and the automation of ramp revenue control activities at the Leamington and 11th & Marquette (Orchestra Hall) parking facilities. All terms and conditions will follow the price agreement of the original proposal.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

6. Parking Ramp B Entrance Project:

Approve Change Orders #1 and #3, increasing the contract with Lund Martin Co by $352,106.59, to be reimbursed by Mn/DOT, to allow for additional work and scope in the State Ramp B New 2nd Ave North Entrance Project.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

7. Project Close-Out and Reallocation of Funds:

a) Authorize the negotiation and execution of a cost participation agreement with Mn/DOT for costs associated with the bridge deck replacement on the LaSalle Bridge over I-94;

b) Receive and accept the final costs of Paving and Traffic Operations work related to the 27th Ave S Reconstruction and Street Lighting Projects, and reallocate excess revenue and Net Debt Bonds to the LaSalle Bridge cost participation and the Camden Bridge Rehabilitation Project; and

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

Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved REVISED recommendation.

8. Bid:

OP 7239, Accept low bid of Tech Sales Company, in the amount of $139,223, to furnish cellular modems for sewer flow meters.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.


9. Bus Shelter Franchise:

a) Authorize the proper City officers to amend the agreement with CBS Outdoor to change the interim extension end date from April 1, 2010 to June 30, 2010 to provide for the continuance of provisions as stated in the current bus shelter franchise (Minneapolis Code of Ordinances Appendix G);

b) Authorize the preparation of an introduction of the subject matter to amend Appendix G to provide for an interim extension of the current bus shelter franchise from April 1, 2010 to June 30, 2010; and

c) Direct staff to introduce the Bus Stop Shelter Franchise Ordinance amendment at March 12, 2010 City Council Meeting.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.


10. 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.

11. 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.

12. 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)

( 1/7/2010 - RE&E Postponed)

( 1/14/2010 - T&PW Postponed

Action Taken: Postponed.

Upcoming Public Hearings

13. March 23, 2010 - Bryn Mawr Area Resurfacing Project:

Project approval and assessment public hearing.

14. April 20, 2010 - 35W Bridge Collapse Detour Routes Resurfacing Project:

Project approval and assessment public hearing.

Not on Printed Agenda

15. Ryan Lake Trail:

Authorize the proper City officers to submit a grant application to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) for a Trail Legacy Grant for the Ryan Lake Trail in the amount of $200,000, to help fund construction of the trail. (Johnson)

Action Taken: Approved.

16. Staff Direction:

Colvin Roy moved that Public Works staff be directed to report back to the T&PW Committee on the matter of billings to the Police Department for fleet work, as well as any recommendations for improvements that will be made for the coming year.

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: March 23, 2010

Next City Council Meeting: March 12, 2010

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