Transportation & Public Works Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
April 17, 2012
9:30 a.m. - Room 317 City Hall

NOTE: All cellular telephones and electronic 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

Public Hearings

  1.  15th St E Street Resurfacing Project:
       a)  Order the City Engineer to proceed with the work and adopt special assessments in the amount of $69,746.47 for the project; and
       b)  Request the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds in the amount of $69,750. 
       (Refer to W&M/Budget)
       Staff Report:  15th St E Resurfacing RCAMap
      Action Taken:  Approved.

  2.  West River Rd N Street Resurfacing Project:
       a)  Order the City Engineer to proceed with the work and adopt special assessments in the amount of $189,978.79 for the project; and
       b)  Request the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds in the amount of $189,980.
       (Refer to W&M/Budget)
       Staff Report:  W River Road N Resurfacing RCAMap
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 3.  Near North and Grant Area Street Resurfacing Project:
       a)  Order the City Engineer to proceed with the work and adopt special assessments in the amount of $1,174,995.76 for the project; and
       b)  Request the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds in the amount of $1,175,000.
       (Refer to W&M/Budget)
       Staff Report:  Near North & Grant Area Resurfacing RCAMap  
      Action Taken:  Approved.


 4.  LEED Silver Waiver for Fridley Filter Plant Ammonia System Replacement Project:
      Direct the proper City officers to proceed with the design and construction of the Fridley Filter Plant Ammonia System Replacement Project based on the current design that achieves 27 points in the LEED 2009 rating system.
      (Also in RE&E)
      Staff Report:  Fridley Filter Plant LEED Rating RCA
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 5.  Municipal State Aid System Revisions:
      Request the Minnesota Commissioner of Transportation to make deletions from and additions to the Municipal State Aid (MSA) street system to maximize the City’s benefit from the Municipal State Aid allocation.
      Staff Report:   Municipal State Aid Revisions RCAMSA Attachment
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 6.  Central Corridor LRT Subordinate Funding Agreements:
      a)  Authorize execution of Subordinate Funding Agreement 18 (SFA 18) with the Metropolitan Council for documented staff costs related to traffic signal and street lighting inspection, signal timing modifications, sewer inspection, and temporary and permanent water inspection related to the Civil West construction; and
      b)  Authorize execution of Amendment No 1 to SFA 11 to establish the project activity period as running from October 2010 until reimbursement of all costs to the City is complete;
      c)  Authorize the following appropriation increases, to be reimbursed by the Metropolitan Council:
           - $167,285 to the Sewer Capital Fund;
           - $154,000 to the Water Capital Fund;
           - $130,130 to the Street Paving Capital Fund; and
           - $271,573 to the Traffic Capital Fund.
      (Refer to W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report:  CCLRT SFA RCASFA 11SFA 11 AmendSFA 18
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 7.  Sidewalk Construction Contract Amendment:
      Authorize an increase to the contract with Concrete Idea, Inc. by $125,000, for a revised contract total of $2,297,300, for sidewalk, curb and gutter, alley, and drive approach construction work completed in 2011.  Funds are available within the existing budget and no additional appropriation is required.
      Staff Report:  Sidewalk Construction Contract Amendment RCA
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 8.  Sanitary Lift Station Rehabilitation and Upgrade Project:
      Authorize negotiation with the Metropolitan Airports Commission, the Minneapolis Park Board, and the Calhoun Isles Condominium Association to acquire Temporary (Construction) and Permanent Easements for the Sanitary Lift Station Rehabilitation and Upgrade Project.
      Staff Report:  Sanitary Lift Station RCALift Station Map
     Action Taken:  Approved.

 9.  Water, Sanitary Sewer, and Stormwater Project Close-Outs:
      a)  Receive and accept the final costs of various Sanitary Sewer, Stormwater, and Water projects and programs, thereby closing the projects;
      b)  Reallocate excess revenues and bonds to other projects and adjust the appropriations accordingly; and
      c)  Request concurrence of the Board of Estimate and Taxation in the reallocation of already issued bonds.
      (Refer to W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report:  Project Close-Outs RCAProject Close-Outs RCA - REVISEDSchedule A-SewerSchedule B-StormwaterSchedule C-Water 
     Action Taken:  Approved revised RCA.

10.  Cedar Lake Trail Phase III Easement Settlement:
       a)  Authorize payment in the remaining amount of $1,180,000, and associated interest, pursuant to the condemnation award in favor of Best Price Properties, Inc. and C.W. Inc. (dba Colonial Warehouse) for the acquisition of a permanent trail easement and related easements in association with the Cedar Lake Trail Phase III Project and execution of the necessary documents to effectuate payment; and
       b)  Authorize the proper City officers to approve payment to Best Price Properties, Inc. and C.W. Inc. of attorney fees, appraisal fees, costs, and disbursements pursuant to their claim for reimbursement.
      (Refer to W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report:  Cedar Lake Trail Easement RCA
     Action Taken:  Approved.

11.  NPDES MS4 Stormwater Management Program and Annual Report:
       Set a public hearing to be held on June 5, 2012 for the purpose of receiving public comments regarding the Annual Report of 2011 Activities as required for the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and State Disposal System (SDS) Permit.
       Staff Report:   NPDES MS4 RCA
      Action Taken:  Public hearing set as indicated.

12.  6th Ave N Street Resurfacing Project:
       a)  Designate the location and improvements proposed to be made in the project;
       b)  Receive the cost estimate of $385,608 and direct the City Engineer to prepare proposed special assessments against the benefited properties; and
       c)  Set a public hearing to be held on June 19, 2012.
       Staff Report:  6th Ave N Resurfacing RCAMap
      Action Taken:  Approved.

13.  Bid:
       OP 7584, Accept only bid of Carus Corporation, for an estimated annual expenditure of $300,000, to furnish and deliver potassium permanganate to the Water Works Division for a 12-month period.
        (Refer to W&M/Budget)
        Staff Report: Bid 7584 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

Referred by City Council 4/13/2012:

14.  Interchange Capital Project Staff Direction:
      The Public Works Department and Finance are directed to explore the options for funding up to $1 million for public right-of-way infrastructure for the Interchange Capital Project and report back to the Transportation & Public Works and Ways & Means/Budget Committees in the next cycle with a recommendation for potential funding sources for cost sharing and to develop a cost sharing agreement. 
     Action Taken:  Postponed.


15.  Parkway Paving and Lighting Agreement:
       Authorize the execution of an agreement with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board regarding parkway paving and parkway lighting improvements.
      (Refer to W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report:  Parkway Paving and Lighting RCAParkway Street Lighting EnhancementsParkway Paving & Sealcoating
     Action Taken:  
Approved agreement for 2012 construction season.  Staff directed to prepare for the 2013 budget process projected program costs for the 2013-2018 program that include inflationary assumptions.

Receive and File  

16.  Bike Walk Ambassador Program:
       Receive and file report following presentation.
       Staff Report:  Bike Walk Ambassador Program RCABike Walk Brochure-FamilyBrochure-AdultBrochure-55+ 
      Action Taken:  
Received and filed.

17.  Sabo Bridge:
       Receive verbal update. 
      Action Taken:   Received verbal update.

18.  Plymouth Ave Bridge:
       Receive verbal update.
       Action Taken:   Received verbal update.

19.  Quarterly Submittal of Traffic Zones, Restrictions, and Controls:
       Receive and file report.
       Staff Report:  Traffic Quarterly Report RCA
      Action Taken:   Received and filed.


Referred back to Committee by City Council 3/30/2012:
20. Downtown Minneapolis Public Realm Conservancy Study:
      Passage of Resolution identifying the City of Minneapolis as a partner with the Minneapolis Downtown Council’s Greening Non-Profit Organization Feasibility Study and contribute $5,000 to the Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District (fiscal agent for the study) toward the project cost.  (Refer to W&M/Budget)
       3/20/12 Staff Report:  Downtown Public Realm Conservancy RCA
      4/3/2012 - T&PW Postponed.
      Action Taken:  Postponed.

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:  4/27/2012
Next Regular T&PW Committee Meeting:  5/1/2012

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