Transportation & Public Works Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
February 28, 2012
9:30 a.m. - Room 317 City Hall

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

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

Public Hearings

Time Certain:  9:45 a.m. 

1.    Riverside Ave Street Reconstruction and Street Lighting Project, Phase 2
        (Cedar Ave to 23rd Ave S):
a)    Order the City Engineer to proceed with the work and adopt special assessments in the amount of $334,905.23 for the Reconstruction Project;
b)    Request the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds in the amount of $334,910, with the bonds to be paid for from special assessments;
c)    Order the City Engineer to proceed with the work and adopt special assessments in the amount of $160,380.67 for the Lighting Project;
d)    Request the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds in the amount of $160,385, with the bonds to be paid for from special assessments;
e)    Order the City Engineer to abandon and remove areaways located in the public right-of-way in conflict with the project; and
f)     Order the City Engineer to install parking and stopping restrictions per the City Council-approved layout and as set forth in Minnesota State Aid requirements.
(Refer to W&M/Budget)
Staff Report: Riverside Ave RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
 
2.   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 3, 2012.
Staff Report: Nomination Letter
Action Taken: Approved reappointment.
Consent
 
3.   Joint Water Commission Contract Amendment:
Authorize amendment to the contract with the Joint Water Commission for the purpose of rebuilding the Golden Valley meter station and changing the ownership of the meter. Funds are available in the existing operating budget.
(Refer to W&M/Budget)
Staff Report: Joint Water Commission RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
 
4.   Collaborative Research Project Agreement:
Authorize execution of an agreement with the University of Minnesota Board of Regents to conduct research in characterizing chemical, physical, and biological parameters impacting performance of granular activated carbon filters with respect to particle removal, taste, and odor removal.
Staff Report: Collaborative Research Project RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
 
5.   Sentencing to Service Program Contract:
Authorize negotiation and execution of a contract with the Hennepin County Sentencing to Service Program for snow removal at bus stops and intersection corners, turf maintenance, debris pick-up, and other maintenance services for Public Works Transportation Maintenance & Repair Division, for a not-to-exceed contract amount of $75,000 over three years.
(Refer to W&M/Budget)
Staff Report: Sentencing to Service RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
 
6.   Northern Lights Express (NLX):
Authorize expenditure of $30,875 from the Capital Improvements Fund to allow for 2012 City of Minneapolis participation in the Minneapolis-Duluth/Superior Passenger Rail Alliance Board for the development of the Northern Lights Express.
(Refer to W&M/Budget)
Staff Report: Northern Lights Express RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
 
7.   18th Ave NE Bike Trail, Phase II:
Authorize an increase to the contract with Max Steininger, Inc. by $90,535.78, for a revised contract total of $716,949.76, to allow for additional work performed as part of the Federal project. Funds are available in the existing project budget and no additional appropriation is required.
Staff Report: 18th Ave NE Bike TrailMap
Action Taken: Approved.
 
8.   Winter St NE Reconstruction Project Layout Approval:
a)   Approve the layout of the Winter St NE Reconstruction Residential/Commercial Project; and
b)   Authorize the acquisition of permanent easements for a portion of the construction of Winter St NE.
(Refer to W&M/Budget)
Staff Report: Winter St NE RCALayout
Action Taken: Approved.
 
9.   Central Corridor LRT Project:
a)   Authorize the execution of Subordinate Funding Agreement 16 (SFA 16) with the Metropolitan Council for water gate valve installation work associated with the Central Corridor LRT Project civil west construction;
b)   Authorize execution of SFA 17 for signal work located at 29th Ave and University Ave associated with the project; and
c)   Authorize an increase in the project appropriation of $217,592.48, to be reimbursed by the Metropolitan Council.
(Refer to W&M/Budget)
Staff Report: Central Corridor LRT RCASFA 16SFA 17
Action Taken: Approved.
 
10. Capital Project Close-Outs:
a)   Receive and accept the final costs of work in various Bike, Lighting, Traffic, Paving, Non-Department, and Property Services Operations project and program work and adjust the capital appropriations as necessary to financially balance and close the specified projects; and
b)   Reallocate excess revenues and Net Debt Bonds to other capital projects and programs; and
c)   Request concurrence of the Board of Estimate and Taxation in the re-allocation of already issued Net Debt Bonds.
(Refer to W&M/Budget)
Staff Report: Capital Project Close-Outs RCAAttachment
Action Taken: Deleted from agenda.
 
11. Upton Ave S Street Resurfacing Project:
a)   Designate the location and improvements proposed to be made in the project;
b)   Receive the cost estimate of $419,174 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 3, 2012.
Staff Report: Upton Ave S Resurfacing RCAMap
Action Taken: Approved.
 
12. West River Rd N Street Resurfacing Project:
a)   Designate the location and improvements proposed to be made in the project;
b)   Receive the cost estimate of $750,000 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 17, 2012.
Staff Report: W River Rd N Resurfacing RCAMap
Action Taken: Approved.
 
13. 15th St E Street Resurfacing Project:
a)   Designate the location and improvements proposed to be made in the project;
b)   Receive the cost estimate of $345,000 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 17, 2012.
Staff Report: 15th St E Resurfacing RCAMap
Action Taken: Approved.
 
14. Sheridan Ave S Street Resurfacing Project:
a)   Designate the location and improvements proposed to be made in the project;
b)   Receive the cost estimate of $185,856 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 3, 2012.
Staff Report: Sheridan Ave S Resurfacing RCAMap
Action Taken: Approved.
 
15. Yard Waste Processing Contract - Organic Technologies, Inc:
Authorize the negotiation and execution of an amendment to the contract with Organic Technologies, Inc. for the processing and disposal of approximately 50% of the city’s yard waste and street sweepings.
Staff Report: Organic Technologies RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
 
16. Yard Waste Processing Contract - SET/SKB:
Authorize negotiation and execution of a contract with Specialized Environmental Technologies, Inc./SKB Environmental (SET/SKB) for the processing and disposal of approximately 50% of the city’s yard waste and street sweepings for a period of 3 years at a rate of $50/ton. (Refer to W&M/Budget)
Staff Report: SET/SKB RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
 
17. Bids:
a)   OP 7567, Accept only bid of Midwest Diesel Service, Inc., for an estimated annual expenditure of $150,000, to furnish and deliver OEM Crane Carrier parts and service through December 31, 2013;
b)   OP 7571, Accept only bid of Construction Materials, Inc., for an estimated expenditure of $87,055, to furnish and deliver epoxy grade reinforcing rods to the Paving Division; and
c)   OP 7577, Accept low bid of Highway Technologies, Inc., for an estimated annual expenditure of $500,000, to furnish, install, maintain, and remove traffic control devices as needed through January 31, 2013.
(Refer to W&M/Budget)
Staff Report: Bid 7567;  Bid 7571Bid 7577
Action Taken: Approved.
Discussion
 
18. Sabo Bridge Update:
Receive and file update on the Sabo Bridge.
Staff Report: PowerPoint Presentation
Action Taken: Received and filed.
Upcoming Public Hearings
  • March 20, 2012 - Olson Memorial Highway Frontage Road Resurfacing Project
  • March 20, 2012 - Grant Area Street Resurfacing Project
  • March 20, 2012 - Near North (South Portion) Street Resurfacing Project
Not on Printed Agenda
 
19. Bid:
OP 7570, Accept low bid of Veit and Company, Inc. for an estimated expenditure of $1,395,447.85, to complete the construction of Riverside Ave, Phase 2, for the Public Works Paving Division.
Staff Report: Bid 7570
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.

Committee actions referred to the next City Council Meeting:  3/8/2012
Next Regular T&PW Committee Meeting:  3/20/2012

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