Transportation & Public Works Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
June 19, 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.  6th Ave N Street Resurfacing Project (E Lyndale Ave N to 5th Ave N):
      a)  Order the City Engineer to proceed with the work and adopt special assessments in the amount of $128,673.61 for the project; and
      b)  Request the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds in the amount of $128,675. 
      (Refer to W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report:  6th Ave N Resurfacing RCA6th Ave N Project Area Map  
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 2.  28th Ave S Street Resurfacing Project (50th to 55th St E and 56th to 58th St E):
      a)  Order the City Engineer to proceed with the work and adopt special assessments in the amount of $143,794.37 for the project; and
      b)  Request the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds in the amount of $143,800. 
      (Refer to W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report:  28th Ave S Resurfacing RCA28th Ave S Project Area Map  
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 3.  38th St E Street Resurfacing Project (Chicago Ave to 23rd Ave S):
      a)  Order the City Engineer to proceed with the work and adopt special assessments in the amount of $172,397.72 for the project; and
      b)  Request the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds in the amount of $172,400. 
      (Refer to W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report:  38th St E Resurfacing RCA38th St E Project Area Map    
      Action Taken:  Approved.


  4.  Bicycle Advisory Committee Appointments:
       Appoint Ciara Schlichting; and reappoint Bob Hain, Georgianna Yantos, Jim Skoog, Billy Binder, Ethan Fawley, Richard Anderson, Marin Byrne, Hokan, Lisa Bender, Paul Frenz, Nick Mason, and Bill Dooley to the Bicycle Advisory Committee for terms beginning June 1, 2012 and expiring May 31, 2014.
       Staff Report:  BAC Appointments RCA 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 5.  Pedestrian Advisory Committee Appointments:
      Appoint Stephan Bossert, Jennifer Edwards, Jacqueline Knight, and Peter Janelle; and reappoint Neal Baxter, Dan Herber, and Scott Engel to the Pedestrian Advisory Committee for terms beginning July 1, 2012 and expiring June 30, 2014.  
     Staff Report:  PAC Appointments RCA 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 6.  Project Close-Out - Ballpark Area Pedestrian Improvements Project:
      a)  Receive and accept the final cost of $1,500,000 for the Ballpark Area Pedestrian Improvements Project, decreasing the appropriation for the project by $75,000 thereby closing the project; and
      b)  Approve reallocation of excess revenue in the amount of $75,000 to the I-35W and Lake Street Interchange Project.  
      (Refer to W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report:  Project Close-Out RCA 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 7.  I-35W and Lake Street Transit Station and Access Improvement Project:  
      Authorize execution of Amendment No 1 to the Cooperative Agreement with Hennepin County for cost participation to a 30% level in the design of the I-35W and Lake St Transit Station and Access Improvement Project, increasing the City's share of the cost due to additional work to be performed by the project consultant, pending satisfactory review by the City Attorney's Office.
      (Refer to W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report:  I-35W and Lake St Transit Station & Access Improvement Project RCA 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 8.  Midtown Greenway Lighting: 
      a)  Authorize execution of an agreement with Hennepin County for the installation of pathway lights along the Midtown Greenway, from Hennepin Ave to James Ave S, upon satisfactory review by the City Attorney's Office; and 
      b)  Approve increase in the appropriation for the project by $34,000, to be fully reimbursed by Hennepin County ($14,000) and East Isles NRP ($20,000).
      (Refer to W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report:  Midtown Greenway RCA 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 9.  Railroad Crossing Surface Upgrades on 33rd Ave SE: 
      Authorize execution of an agreement with Minnesota Commercial Rail Road for the installation of railroad crossing surface upgrades on 33rd Ave SE in conjunction with the 33rd Ave SE Street Reconstruction Project (Como Ave SE to E Hennepin Ave).
      (Refer to W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report:  Railroad Crossing Surface Upgrades RCARailroad Crossing Surface Upgrades Agreement   
      Action Taken:  Approved.

10.  Innovative Graffiti Prevention Micro Grant Program:  
       Authorize negotiation and execution of agreements with ten (10) recipients to receive grants through the 2012 Innovative Graffiti Prevention Micro Grant Program to be used for prevention, eradication, and education regarding the negative effects of graffiti and gang involvement.
      Staff Report:  Graffiti Prevention RCA;  List of Recommended Recipients 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

11.  Mattress Collection and Recycling Agreement:  
       Authorize execution of a Mattress Collection and Recycling Agreement between the City of Minneapolis and Project for Pride in Living for a three (3) year term with the option to extend the contract on an annual basis for two (2) additional years.
       Staff Report:  Mattress Collection RCA  
      Action Taken:  Approved.  Staff directed to return to T&PW Committee in December 2012 with a report analyzing the operation and costs of the Mattress Collection and Recycling Program, summarizing how the new method has worked from pick up through storage and processing, and determining whether there are certain addresses that can be identified as heavy users of the service and investigating the possibility of charging for that service.

12.  Bid:
       OP 7625, Accept low bid of Building Restoration Corporation, for an estimated total expenditure of $218,912, to accomplish the exterior stabilization of the Fridley Filtration Plant and Pump Station No 5.
      (Refer to W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report:  Bid 7625   
      Action Taken:  Approved.

Referred by City Council 6/15/2012

13.  Block Events:
       Ordinance amending Title 17, Chapter 447 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Streets and Sidewalks: Parades/Races to consider including a recycling policy for parades and races (Hodges).
       Requested action:  Set a public hearing to be held on July 10, 2012 to consider the proposed amendment, in conjunction with proposed amendments to Chapter 455 requiring event organizers to recycle materials generated at block events (introduced 8/5/2011).
      Action Taken:  Public Hearing set for July 10, 2012.


14.  Single Sort Recycling Program: 
       Authorize the proper City officers to exercise the option offered by Midwest Diesel & ABM Equipment & Supply to order four (4) cab and chassis, seven (7) packer bodies, and seven (7) sets of cart tippers needed for the new single sort recycling program at 2011 prices for a total of $1,287,424.  Funds are available in the current budget and no additional appropriation required.
      (Refer to W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report:  Recycling Program RCA 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

15.  Traffic Management Center Upgrades Project: 
       a)  Authorize execution of an Agency Agreement with the Minnesota Department of Transportation allowing for the State to act as the City's Agent in accepting and disbursing federal funds for temporary staffing services for the Traffic Management Center; and
       b)  Approve resolution appointing the Commissioner of Transportation as the City's agent in accepting federal aid funds for eligible transportation-related projects.
       (Refer to W&M/Budget)
       Staff Report:  Traffic Management Center Staffing RCAPowerPoint   
      Action Taken:  Approved.

Receive and File

16.  Nicollet Ave at Lake St - Reopening Update:
       Receive and file report on implementation activities related to reopening Nicollet Ave at Lake St.  
       (Also in CD & W&M/Budget)
       Staff Report:  Nicollet Ave RCANicollet-Lake Area Map;  Project Milestones and Dates  
      Action Taken:  Received and filed.


Referred back to Committee by City Council 3/30/2012:
17. 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:  6/29/2012
Next Regular T&PW Committee Meeting:  7/10/2012  

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