Transportation & Public Works Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
March 20, 2012
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)

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

Presentation

1.  Public Works High Performing Employee Awards:
     Presentation of Awards.

Consent

2.   Mississippi Watershed Management Organization Joint and Cooperative Agreement:
      Authorize the execution of a revised Joint and Cooperative Agreement for the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO) in order to include the cities of Fridley, Columbia Heights, and Hilltop in the organization and to remove reference in the agreement requesting members to contribute to the MWMO operating budget as funding is provided by levy.
     Staff Report: MWMO Revised Agreement RCAMap
     Action Taken:  Approved. 

3.   Bassett Creek Shoreline Restoration:
a)   Accept a grant in the amount of $856,000 from the Bassett Creek Watershed Management Commission to fund Bassett Creek shoreline restoration;
b)   Approve appropriation increase of $856,000 for the project;
c)   Authorize the negotiation and execution of an agreement with the Bassett Creek Watershed Management Organization for funding the project, terms of which will include that the Park & Recreation Board (MPRB) will serve as the City’s contractor for the project; and that the city will enter into agreements with the MPRB and the city of Golden Valley to address issues related to the fact that the project is located partially in Golden Valley on land owned by the city, acting through the MPRB, and that upon completion of the project the city, acting through the MPRB, will assume responsibility for its maintenance; and
d)   Authorize the negotiation and execution of an agreement with the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board to carry out Bassett Creek shoreline restoration work.
(Refer to W&M/Budget)
Staff Report: Basset Creek RCAMap
Action Taken:  Approved.
 
4.   Settlement Agreement:
Accept payment and authorize the execution of a settlement agreement for deferred street maintenance work on 4th Ave N performed by Knutson Construction.
Staff Report: Settlement Agreement RCAAgreement
Action Taken:  Approved.
 
From Community Planning and Economic Development:
5.   Seward Community Bike Walk Center (SCBWC):
a)   Approve resolution authorizing the City to serve as fiscal agent pass-through for the Non-Motorized Transportation Pilot (NTP) Program funding award to the Seward Community Bike Walk Center and appointing Mn/DOT to serve as City agent to accept the federal funds;
b)   Accept and appropriate the federal Non-Motorized Transportation Pilot (NTP) funding award of $380,000 for the Seward Community Bike Walk project;
c)   Approve appropriation increases; and
d)   Authorize execution of Agency, Project Development, and Funding Agreements with Mn/DOT and the Seward Neighborhood Group, Inc. as necessary to implement the Seward Community Bike Walk Center with federal Non-Motorized Transportation Pilot project funds. (Also in CD and W&M/Budget).
Staff Report:  SCBWC RCA
Action Taken:  Approved.
 
6.   Critical Parking Area:
Adopt findings and amend Critical Parking Area No 3 to add the following streets to be signed “No Parking, Except by Permit, 10 am to 6 pm”:
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2100, 2200, and 2300 blocks of Elliot Ave S;
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800 block of 22nd St E;
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2400 block of 10th Ave S; and
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2400 block of 11th Ave S.
Staff Report: Critical Parking Area RCAMap
Action Taken:  Approved.
 
7.   Combining Near North, Grant Area, and Olson Memorial Hwy Frontage Rd Street Resurfacing Projects:
a)   Rescind Resolutions 2012R-079, 080, and 081 and related council actions designating the location and improvements proposed to be made in the Near North, Grant Area, and Olson Memorial Hwy Frontage Rd Resurfacing Projects;
b)   Designate the location and improvements proposed to be made in the new, combined Near North, Grant Area, and Olson Memorial Hwy Frontage Rd Resurfacing Project;
c)   Receive the cost estimate of $1,350,624 and direct the City Engineer to prepare proposed special assessments against the benefited properties; and
d)   Reschedule the public hearings previously scheduled for March 20 to April 17, 2012.
Staff Report: Combined Street Resurfacing Project RCAMap
Action Taken:  Approved.
 
8.   Cedar Lake Rd N Street Resurfacing Project:
a)   Designate the location and improvements proposed to be made in the project;
b)   Receive the cost estimate of $385,000 and direct the City Engineer to prepare proposed special assessments against the benefited properties; and
c)   Set a public hearing to be held on May 1, 2012.
Staff Report: Cedar Lake Rd N Resurfacing RCAMap
Action Taken:  Approved.
 
9.   8th Ave NE Street Resurfacing Project:
a)   Designate the location and improvements proposed to be made in the project;
b)   Receive the cost estimate of $98,790 and direct the City Engineer to prepare proposed special assessments against the benefited properties; and
c)   Set a public hearing to be held on May 1, 2012.
Staff Report: 8th Ave NE Resurfacing RCAMap
Action Taken:  Approved.
 
10.  2nd St NE Street Resurfacing Project:
 a)   Designate the location and improvements proposed to be made in the project;
 b)   Receive the cost estimate of $1,605,000 and direct the City Engineer to prepare proposed special assessments against the benefited properties; and
 c)   Set a public hearing to be held on May 1, 2012.
Staff Report: 2nd St NE Resurfacing RCA;  Map
Action Taken:  Approved.
 
11.  Downtown Minneapolis Public Realm Conservancy Study:
       Approve resolution identifying the City of Minneapolis as a partner with the Minneapolis Downtown Council to provide $5,000 toward a study to determine the feasibility of creating a Downtown Minneapolis Greening and Public Realm Non-Profit Organization, an initiative in the Downtown Minneapolis 2025 Plan.
    (Refer to W&M/Budget)
    
Staff Report:  Public Realm Conservancy RCA
    Action Taken:  Approved.
 
12.  Capital Project Close-Outs:
        a)  Receive and accept the final costs of various Bike, Lighting, Traffic, Paving, Non-Department and Property Services Operations project/program work thereby closing the projects;
        b)  Reallocate excess revenues and Net Debt Bonds to other Capital projects and adjust the appropriations accordingly; and
        c)  Request concurrence of the Board of Estimate and Taxation in the reallocation of already issued Net Debt Bonds.
        (Refer to W&M/Budget)
        Staff Report:  Capital Project Close-Out RCAAttachment
        Action Taken:  Approved.
 
13. Bids:
      a)  OP 7574, Accept low responsive bid of Tiller Corporation (d/b/a Commercial Asphalt Company), for an estimated annual expenditure of $5,500,000, to furnish and deliver bituminous mixtures as needed through December 31, 2012;
      b)  OP 7575, Accept low bid of Fischer Mining, LLC, for an estimated annual expenditure of $145,000, to furnish and deliver fine aggregate through March 31, 2013;
      c)  OP 7576, Accept low bid of Martin Marietta Materials, for an estimated annual expenditure of $149,250, to furnish and deliver gray/black class "A" aggregate through December 31, 2012;
      d)  OP 7582, Accept low bid of Graymont (WI) LLC, for an estimated annual expenditure of $2,000,000, to furnish and deliver quicklime to the Water Works Division; and
      e)  OP 7590, Accept low bid of Cemstone Products Company, for an estimated annual expenditure of $745,715, to furnish and deliver Ready Mix Concrete and Concrete Equipment as needed through March 31, 2013.
       f)  OP 7588, Accept low bid of Thomas and Sons Construction, Inc., for an estimated annual expenditure of $4,914,162.20, to furnish and deliver all labor, materials, equipment and incidentals necessary to compelte the Nicollet Avenue Reconstruction Project.
     (Refer to W&M/Budget)    
     Staff Report:  Bid 7574Bid 7575Bid 7576Bid 7582Bid 7590Bid 7588
     Action Taken:  Added (f) to the agenda and approved all.

Receive and File

14.  Sabo Bridge Update:
       Receive and file verbal update.
       Action Taken:  Verbal update provided.

Upcoming Public Hearings

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:  3/30/2012
Next Regular T&PW Committee Meeting:  4/3/2012

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