Transportation & Public Works Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
June 5, 2012
9:30 a.m. - Room 317 City Hall

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

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

Public Hearing

     Time Certain:  9:45 a.m.
 1. NPDES Stormwater Management Program - Report on 2011 Activities:
     a)   Receive public comments and direct Public Works to respond to public input regarding the City’s and the Park Board’s Annual NPDES MS4 Report on 2011 Activities pursuant to the City’s and Park Board’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System Permit; and
     b)   Adopt the Annual NPDES MS4 Report on 2011 Activities as the Annual Report on the City’s Stormwater Management Plan.
    Staff Report:  NPDES Stormwater Management Program RCA;
   Annual Report Documents;  PowerPoint Presentation   
    Action Taken:  Approved. 


 2.  2012 Parkway Paving and Lighting Projects:
      a)  Approve increase in appropriation for the Parkway Street Lighting Project by $1,544,300 from Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) funds; and
      b)  Approve increase in appropriation for the Parkway Paving Project by $1,000,000 from MPRB funds. 
      (Refer to W&M/Budget) 
      Staff Report:  Parkway Paving and Lighting RCA
     Action Taken:  Approved.

 3.  Asset Management Software RFP: 
      Authorize issuance of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for professional services for the implementation of Maximo Asset Management software for the Water Treatment & Distribution and Surface Water & Sewers Divisions.
      (Refer to W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report:  Asset Management Software RCA     
Action Taken:  Approved.

 4.  Hopkins System Improvements Project:
      a)  Authorize the negotiation and execution of a Master Funding Agreement with Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) for the Hopkins System Improvements Project; and
      b)  Authorize the negotiation and execution of a Subordinate Funding Agreement with MCES for reimbursement of City force work associated with the project.
      (Refer to W&M/Budget) 
      Staff Report:  Hopkins System Improvements Project RCA 
    Action Taken:  Approved.

 Referred by City Council 8/5/2011:
 5.  Block Events:
      Set a public hearing to be held on June 19, 2012 to consider changes to Title 17, Chapter 455 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Streets and Sidewalks:  Block Events, to require event organizers to recycle recyclable materials generated at events. (Hodges) 
     Staff Report:  Block Events RCA  
    Action Taken:  Deleted from agenda.

 6.  Bids:
      a)  OP 7611, Accept low bid of Bituminous Roadways, Inc., for an estimated expenditure of $181,000, for the 2012 Paving and Concrete Curb Project for the Water Treatment & Distribution Division; and
      b)  OP 7614, Accept only bid of Brown Traffic Products, Inc., for an estimated expenditure of $56,968, to provide programmable vehicle signal indications and pedestrian count-down signal indications for the Traffic Division.
      (Refer to W&M/Budget) 
      Staff Report:  Bid 7611Bid 7614    
     Action Taken:  Approved.


 7.  Bottineau Transitway Locally Preferred Alternative:
      Approve resolution supporting the locally preferred alternative for the Bottineau Transitway Project to be forwarded to the Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority and Metropolitan Council.
      Staff Report:  Bottineau Transitway RCAMap;  PowerPoint Presentation  
     Action Taken:  Approved.

 8.  Intercity Regional Trail Master Plan and Layout Approval:
       a)  Approve resolution supporting the Intercity Regional Trail Master Plan prepared by Three Rivers Park District;
       b)  Approve the layout for the Minneapolis portion of the trail; and
       c)  Authorize the execution of cooperative agreements with Three Rivers Park District to construct a trail within City right-of-way and with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board to operate and maintain the trail.
      Staff Report:   Intercity Regional Trail RCAMapsResolutionProject LayoutPublic Comments SummaryPowerPoint Presentation
     Action Taken:  Approved.

Receive and File

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


Referred back to Committee by City Council 3/30/2012:
10. 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:  6/15/2012
Next Regular T&PW Committee Meeting:  6/19/2012 

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