Transportation & Public Works Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting

March 23, 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

Public Hearing

Time Certain: 9:45 a.m.

1. Bryn Mawr Area Resurfacing Project:

a) Order the City Engineer to proceed and do the work and adopt special assessments in the amount of $997,821.97; and

b) Request the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds in the amount of $997,820 for the project.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

Consent

2. Bassett Creek Valley Exclusive Development Rights:

a) Grant Ryan Companies exclusive development rights to Linden Yards West through 2015 provided annual progress is demonstrated;

b) If Linden Yards East is selected as the preferred site for a rail layover facility, direct staff to work with the Hennepin County Regional Rail Authority (HCRRA) on a joint development strategy by December 31, 2010 to maximize development;

c) Modify provisions related to Ryan’s good-faith deposit of $20,000 to provide that such deposit shall be fully refundable upon written request by Ryan to terminate their exclusive development rights, until 30 days after definitive conclusions of the negotiation period between the City and the HCRRA regarding commuter rail storage, to allow Ryan to assess the impact of such agreement on their proposed development; and

d) Direct staff to continue its analysis of Ryans proposal, negotiate mutually agreeable terms and conditions for one or more redevelopment agreements under the basic framework, and return to the Council for authorization and further direction when appropriate. (Also in CD & W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved parts (a), (c), and (d). Staff directed to return to Committee of the Whole with alternate wording for part (b).

3. Central Corridor LRT Agreements:

a) Authorize the negotiation and execution of a Master Funding Agreement, including endorsement of Federal Transit Administration Certifications and Assurances, with the Metropolitan Council for the Central Corridor LRT project;

b) Authorize the negotiation and execution of a Subordinate Funding Agreement with the Met Council for City forces work associated with supplying traffic signal controller cabinets for the Central Corridor LRT Project Advanced Traffic Improvements; and

c) Increase the appropriation and revenue for the project by $191,461, to be reimbursed by the Metropolitan Council.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

4. City Community Garden Lease Agreement Standards:

a) Approve community garden lease agreement standards and delegating authority to the CPED and Public Works Directors to enter into City Community Garden Lease Agreements for the leasing of "non-buildable, non-developable" City properties for community gardens; and

b) Direct staff to prepare a Procedure Document consistent with the Minneapolis Contract Monitoring Procedures Manual prior to any execution of the subject agreement.

(Also in CD and W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Sent forward without recommendation.

5. 2010 Off-Street Municipal Parking Rates:

Establish the current parking rates as the 2010 base rates.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

6. 2008 SAFETEA-LU New Freedom Program for Accessible Pedestrian Signals:

Increase the appropriation for the Accessible Pedestrian Signals Project by $187,500, to be funded by a decrease in the PW-Capital Improvements Fund of $37,500 and $150,000 to be reimbursed by the Metropolitan Council.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

7. Cedar Lake Trail Phase III:

Approve execution of the final settlement agreement for easements with the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company for the Cedar Lake Trail Phase III Project.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

8. Lynnhurst (Phase VI) Street Renovation Project:

a) Designate the location and improvements proposed to be made in the project;

b) Receive the cost estimate of $2,040,000, the list of benefited properties, and direct the City Engineer to prepare proposed special assessments against the benefited properties; and

c) Set a public hearing to be held on April 20, 2010.

Action Taken: Approved.

9. Oak Hill Area Phase II (East Half) Street Resurfacing Project:

a) Designate the location and improvements proposed to be made in the project;

b) Receive the cost estimate of $1,103,739, the list of benefited properties, and direct the City Engineer to prepare proposed special assessments against the benefited properties; and

c) Set a public hearing to be held on April 20, 2010.

Action Taken: Approved.

10. 54th St W/Diamond Lake Rd (Lyndale to Stevens Ave S) Street Resurfacing Project:

a) Designate the location and improvements proposed to be made in the project;

b) Receive the cost estimate of $405,627, the list of benefited properties, and direct the City Engineer to prepare proposed special assessments against the benefited properties; and

c) Set a public hearing to be held on April 20, 2010.

Action Taken: Approved.

11. Prospect Park Area Street Resurfacing Project:

a) Designate the location and improvements proposed to be made in the project;

b) Receive the cost estimate of $1,483,608, the list of benefited properties, and direct the City Engineer to prepare proposed special assessments against the benefited properties; and

c) Set a public hearing to be held on April 20, 2010.

Action Taken: Approved.

12. Bids:

a) OP 7256, Accept low bid of Fischer Mining, LLC, for an estimated annual expenditure of $75,000, to furnish and fine aggregate to the Paving Division as needed through March 31, 2011;

b) OP 7258, Accept low responsive bid of Cemstone Products Company, for an estimated annual expenditure of $1,000,000, to furnish Ready Mix Concrete through March 31, 2011; and

c) OP 7259, Accept low bid of Graymont (WI) LLC, for an estimated annual expenditure of $1,600,000, to furnish quick lime to the Water Works Division through March 31, 2011.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred by City Council 3/12/2010

13. Bus Stop Shelters Franchise:

Subject matter of an ordinance amending Appendix G of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Bus Stop Shelters Franchise (allowing interim extension to June 30, 2010). (Colvin Roy)

Requested Action: Set Public Hearing for April 6, 2010.

Action Taken: Public hearing set for April 6, 2010.

Discussion

14. Collaborative Drinking Water Research Project:

Authorize an agreement with the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota to conduct research in determining the most effective type and use of powder activated carbon in drinking water for taste and odor control.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

15.Streetcar Funding Study:

a) Receive and file the Minneapolis Streetcar Funding Study;

b) Approve the long-term streetcar network as defined in the Minneapolis Streetcar Feasibility Study Final Report dated December 2007 and received and filed by City Council on February 1, 2008 (attachment A); and

c) Authorize staff to engage partner agencies and private stakeholders and assemble the appropriate information from existing studies and additional study as needed to determine the appropriate phasing for entering into the federal project development process.

Action Taken: Approved parts (a) and (b). Part (c) amended to read as follows:
c) Authorize staff to engage partner agencies and private stakeholders and assemble the appropriate information from existing studies and additional study as needed to determine t he appropriate phasing for entering into the federal project development process whether the City should enter into the federal project development process and appropriate phasing.
Further, staff directed to return to T&PW Committee at least quarterly with a report on streetcars.

Receive and File

16. Fleet Service/Police Department Billing Update:

Receive and file verbal report.

Action Taken: Received and filed verbal report.

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. 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.

19. 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 Hearing

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

Project approval and assessment public hearing.

Not on Printed Agenda

21. Bid for Pavement Removals, Storm Sewer and Grading for Chicago Ave Project:

OP 7261, Accept low bid of Veit and Company, in the amount of $688,286.25, to furnish and deliver all labor and materials for pavement removals, storm sewer and grading for the Chicago Ave Project.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

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: April 6, 2010

Next City Council Meeting: April 2, 2010

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