Transportation & Public Works Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting

March 1, 2011

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

Also Present: Robin Hennessy, Assistant City Attorney

Heidi Hamilton, Deputy Director of Public Works

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

Public Hearings

Time Certain: 9:45 a.m.

1. Prospect Park Area Phase II Street Resurfacing Project:

a) Order the City Engineer to proceed with the work and adopt special assessments in the amount of $64,935.24 for the project; and

b) Request the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds in the amount of $64,940 for the project, with the bonds to be paid for from special assessments.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Broadway St NE Phase II Street Resurfacing Project:

a) Order the City Engineer to proceed with the work and adopt special assessments in the amount of $135,874.70 for the project; and

b) Request the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds in the amount of $135,875 for the project, with the bonds to be paid for from special assessments.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

Consent Items

3. Hale and Hale E Street Resurfacing Project:

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

b) Receive the cost estimate of $1,649,830 and direct the City Engineer to prepare proposed special assessments against the list of benefited properties; and

c) Set a public hearing to be held on May 3, 2011.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Sixth St S and Seventh St S Street Resurfacing Project:

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

b) Receive the cost estimate of $1,261,513 for the 6th St S Project and $528,870 for the 7th St S Project, and direct the City Engineer to prepare proposed special assessments against the list of benefited properties; and

c) Set a public hearing to be held on May 3, 2011.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Parking Ramp Sanitary/Storm Separation Project:

Approve Change Order Package 1 to the contract with NAC Mechanical & Electrical Services in the amount of $21,361.76, for a revised contract total of $283,161.76, for additional work beyond the bid scope; and authorize the proper City officers to execute an amendment to the contract. The project is complete and no further change orders will be required. No additional appropriation required. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

6. Traffic Signal Control System Project:

Approve Supplemental Agreements 2, 3, and 4, and Change Orders 1, 2, 4, and 5 to the contract with Egan Company in the sum total of $65,327.54, for a revised contract total of $2,935,130.29, for additional work on the Traffic Signal Control System Project. Contingency funds will be used and no additional appropriation is required.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

7. Agreement with University Board of Regents:

Authorize an agreement with the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota to allow Public Works to use University laboratory facilities to perform sludge analysis.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

8. Central Corridor LRT Project - Jurisdictional Transfer:

Authorize the execution of an Agreement for the Jurisdictional Transfer of Washington Ave (between Pleasant St SE and University Ave SE) from Hennepin County to the City of Minneapolis.

Action Taken: Approved.

9. 25th Ave SE Street Construction, Street Lighting, Sanitary Sewer & Water Main Project:

a) Designate the location and improvements proposed to be made in the 25th Ave SE Street Construction, Street Lighting, Sanitary Sewer, and Water Main Project (4th St SE to cul-de-sac/proposed Granary Rd);

b) Receive the cost estimates of $1,800,000 for the construction project, $125,000 for street lighting improvements, $500,000 for sanitary sewer improvements, and $150,000 for water main improvements, and direct the City Engineer to prepare proposed special assessments against the list of benefited properties; and

c) Set a public hearing to be held on April 19, 2011.

Action Taken: Approved.

10. Lyndale Ave S Reconstruction and Street Lighting Project:

a) Designate the location and improvements proposed to be made in the Lyndale Ave S Reconstruction and Street Lighting Project (56th St W to east-bound W Minnehaha Pkwy);

b) Receive the cost estimates of $3,600,000 for the reconstruction project and $538,200 for the street lighting improvements, and direct the City Engineer to prepare proposed special assessments against the list of benefited properties; and

c) Set a public hearing to be held on April 5, 2011.

Action Taken: Approved.

11. Bids:

a) OP 7385, Accept low bid of Concrete Idea, Inc., for an estimated expenditure of $1,872,300, to complete the construction of sidewalks, curb and gutter, alleys and drive approaches for the Paving Division;

b) OP 7388, Accept low responsive bid of CM Construction Company, Inc., for an estimated amount of $333,500, to complete the renovations for the Public Works’ Aldrich Facility;

c) OP 7390, Accept low bid of Midwest Energy Solutions, LLC, for an estimated expenditure of $98,900, for the Re-Lamping Project at the LaSalle, 10th and Hennepin, and Federal Courthouse Parking Ramps; and

d) OP 7396, Accept low bid of Magney Construction, Inc., in the amount of $119,879, to furnish and install two above-ground reinforced fiberglass tanks to store liquid chloride for the Water Division.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

Set Public Hearing

12. Public Lands and Buildings:

Set a public hearing for March 22, 2011 to consider the subject matter of the following ordinances amending Title 2 of the Code:

a) Repealing Section 22.140 relating to Administration: City Engineer, regarding control of lands and buildings used for municipal operations; and

b) Amending Chapter 17 relating to Administration: Finance Department, placing certain public lands and buildings owned or leased by the City for municipal operations under the control of the Finance Department. (Colvin Roy)

Action Taken: Public Hearing set for March 22, 2011.

13. Municipal Market:

Set a public hearing for March 22, 2011 to consider the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 10, Chapter 202 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Food Code: Municipal Market, placing the Farmer’s Market under the direction of the Finance Officer. (Colvin Roy)

Action Taken: Public Hearing set for March 22, 2011.

Discussion Items

14. Hiawatha Trail Extension Project:

a) Accept Non-Motorized Transportation Program funds from Transit for Livable Communities (TLC) for the Hiawatha Trail Extension Project;

b) Receive and accept the final costs of various capital projects and adjust the capital appropriations as necessary;

c) Increase the appropriation and revenue for the Hiawatha Trail Extension Project by the amounts received from TLC and the excesses revenues and Net Debt Bonds from the closed-out capital projects; and

d) OP 7375, Accept low bid of Max Steininger, Inc., in the amount of $1,095,000 for the construction of the Hiawatha Trail Extension and authorize the execution of a contract for said construction. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

Staff Report: Hiawatha Trail RCA ; Bids

Action Taken: Approved.

15. Central Corridor LRT Project Contingency Management and City Requests for Enhancements:

Authorize Public Works to submit Central Corridor LRT Project Enhancement Nominations.

Action Taken: Approved.

Tabled

16. Graffiti:

a) Consider amendments to Title 11, Chapter 226 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Health and Sanitation: Graffiti Nuisance Property, amending the definition of graffiti (Schiff); and

b) Receive and file report outlining administration of proposed ordinance amendment.

Action Taken 1/4/2011: Postponed to February 15, 2011. Public hearing continued.

Action Taken 2/1/2011: Tabled. Public hearing closed.

Action Taken: Postponed.

Postponed

17. Solid Waste and Recycling Collection:

Consider adopting 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. (Ostrow)

Action Taken: Postponed.

Upcoming Public Hearings

18. March 22, 2011 - University Ave SE Central Corridor Street Lighting Project:

Project approval and assessment public hearing.

19. March 22, 2011 - Washington Ave SE Central Corridor Street Lighting Project:

Project approval and assessment public hearing.

20. April 5, 2011 - 49th Ave N Street Resurfacing Project:

Project approval and assessment public hearing.

21. April 5, 2011 - Wenonah West Street Resurfacing Project:

Project approval and assessment public hearing.

Notice: A portion of this meeting may be closed to the public pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Section 13D.03 or 13D.05.

Next Regular T&PW Meeting: March 22, 2011

Next City Council Meeting: March 10, 2011

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