Transportation & Public Works Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
September 25, 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.  Sidewalk Repair and Construction Assessments:
      Adopt and levy assessments in the total amount of $1,115,215.19, adopt the assessment roll, and direct the transmittal of the assessment roll to the Hennepin County Auditor.
      Staff Report:  Sidewalk Repair and Construction RCASidewalk Assessment List  
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 2.  Ewing Municipal Parking Facility (50th St W and France Ave S):   
      Adopt and levy special assessments in the total amount of $20,618.87, adopt the assessment roll, and direct the transmittal of the assessment roll to the Hennepin County Auditor.
      Staff Report:  Ewing Parking Facility RCAMap    
      Action Taken:  Approved.

Consent

 3.  Cleaning and Lining of Cast Iron Water Mains:   
      Authorize an increase to the contract with Heitkamp, Inc. by $55,867.30, for a revised contract total of $1,273,709.90, for the cleaning and lining of cast iron water mains.  Funds are available in the current project budget and no additional appropriation required.
      Staff Report:  Water Mains RCA  
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 4.  Riverside Ave Reconstruction Project, Phase 2:
      Authorize an increase to the contract with Veit and Company, Inc. by $415,413.89, for a revised contract total of $1,810,861.74, to allow for construction contingencies provided as part of the original project budget.  No additional appropriation required.
      Staff Report:  Riverside Ave Reconstruction RCA  
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 5.  Snow Storage Agreement:
      Authorize execution of a "Permission to Use Metro Transit Property" Agreement with Metro Transit, including a hold harmless agreement, to allow for the city's use of property owned by Metro Transit for snow storage (834 N 7th St).
      Staff Report:  Snow Storage RCAMap  
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 6.  Joint Water Commission Billing Adjustment:
       a)  Authorize the execution of a Memorandum of Understanding between Minneapolis and the Joint Water Commission for 2008-2011 billing adjustments providing for an additional payment by the Joint Water Commission to the City in the amount of $745,556.48; and
       b)  Increase the Water Fund appropriation by $372,778 to fund the cost of a new metering station for the Joint Water Commission.
      (Refer to W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report:  Joint Water Commission Billing Adjustment RCA  
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 7.  Contract Amendment with JPMI Construction Company:
      Authorize the execution of Amendment No 1 to the contract with JPMI Construction Company, increasing the contract by $8,154, for a revised contract total of $215,054, to allow for work not included in the original scope of the contract to construct the concrete floor at a new warehouse at the Fridley Water Campus.  No additional appropriation required.
      Staff Report:  JPMI Construction Co Contract Amendment RCA  
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 8.  Nongovernmental Tax Exempt Parcel Street Maintenance Assessment:     
      a)  Designate the city-wide street maintenance assessment against properties exempt from ad valorem taxation; and
      b)  Set a public hearing to be held on November 8, 2012.
      Staff Report:  Street Maintenance Assessment RCA  
      Action Taken:  Approved, public hearing set as indicated.

 9.  Nongovernmental Tax Exempt Parcel Street Light Operations Fee Assessment:
      a)  Designate the city-wide street light operations fee assessment against properties exempt from ad valorem taxation; and
      b)  Set a public hearing to be held on November 8, 2012.
      Staff Report:  Street Light Operations Fee RCA  
      Action Taken:  Approved, public hearing set as indicated.

10.  SCOOT Traffic Signal Control System Software Support Services and Maintenance:
       Authorize the execution of a contract with Brown Traffic Products, Inc., for support and maintenance of the SCOOT Traffic Signal Control System software for the period 2013 to 2018 and for a total contract value of $103,474.
       (Refer to Ways & Means/Budget)
      Staff Report:  SCOOT Traffic Signal Control System RCA   
      Action Taken:  Approved. 

11.  Bicycle Advisory Committee Representation:
       Amend the enabling resolution to add a Hennepin County Public Works staff representative to the list of voting members on the City's Bicycle Advisory Committee.
      Staff Report:  Bicycle Advisory Committee RCAResolution    
      Action Taken:  Approved.

12.  Central Corridor LRT Project - Subordinate Funding Agreement:
       a)  Authorize execution of Subordinate Funding Agreement 20 (SFA 20) with the Metropolitan Council for the removal and relocation of OCS foundations at 27th Ave for the Central Corridor LRT Project; and
       b)  Authorize execution of endorsement of the Federal Fiscal Year 2012 Federal Transit Administration Certifications and Assurances, with the Metropolitan Council for the project.
       (Refer to W&M/Budget)

      Staff Report:  CCLRT Project Subordinate Funding RCAAttach 1Attach 2  
      Action Taken:  Approved.

13. Sanitary Sewer Service Availability Charges:
      Set a public hearing to be held on October 23, 2012 to consider proposed assessments for fees for sanitary sewer service availability charges that remain unpaid.
      Staff Report:  SAC Charges RCA  
      Action Taken:  Public hearing set as indicated.

14.  Contract Amendment with Cemstone Products Company:  
       Authorize execution of an amendment to the contract with Cemstone Products Company for ready mix concrete, increasing the contract by $175,000, for a revised contract total of $920,715, due to an increased amount of work requested by internal and external agencies and utilities.
       (Refer to W&M/Budget)
       Staff Report:  Cemstone Products Co RCA   
      Action Taken:  Approved.

15.  35W Bridge Detour Routes Rehabilitation Project:
       Authorize execution of an amendment to the contract with CS McCrossan Construction, increasing the contract by $80,000, for a revised contract total of $2,710,965.90, to close out the project.
       (Refer to W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report:  35W Detour Routes Rehabilitation RCAAttach 1Attach 2Attach 3Attach 4Attach 5  
      Action Taken:  Approved.

16.  One-Sort Recycling Processing and Marketing Contract:  
       a)  Approve the RFP selection of Waste Management, Inc. for the processing and marketing of Minneapolis one-sort recyclable materials; and
       b)  Authorize the negotiation and execution of a contract with Waste Management, Inc. for a three-year term, with the option to extend annually for two years (2012-2017).
       (Refer to W&M/Budget)
       Staff Report:  One-Sort Recycling RCA   
      Action Taken:  Approved.

17.  Business District Block Event Permit Application:
       Approve application for a block event closure of Cedar Ave between 3rd St S and 6th St S, from 6:00 pm to Midnight on October 13, 2012.
       Staff Report:  Block Event Permit Application RCA  
      Action Taken:  Approved.

18.  Chicago Ave Overhead Traffic Signal Indication Project:
       a)  Approve increase in appropriation for the Chicago Ave Overhead Traffic Signal Indication Project by $86,000, to be reimbursed by federal funds; and
       b)  OP 7676, Accept low bid of Killmer Electrical Systems, Inc., in the amount of $455,975, to complete the project.
       (Refer to W&M/Budget)  
       Staff Report:  Chicago Ave Overhead Traffic Signal RCA 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

19.  Bids:
       a)  OP 7672, Accept low bid of Engineering and Construction Innovations, Inc., in the amount of $1,739,945, to complete the St. Mary's Tunnel Rehabilitation Project for the Surface Water and Sewers Division;
       b)  OP 7683, Accept single bid of Northwest Signal Supply, in the amount of $92,219, for traffic signal controllers for the Transportation & Parking Services Division; and
       c)  OP 7686, Accept low responsive bid of IPL, Inc. for an estimated expenditure of $6,000,000, to furnish and deliver single sort recycling collection carts.
      (Refer to W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report:  Bid 7672Bid 7683Bid 7686   
      Action Taken:  Approved. 

Discussion

20.  Nicollet-Central Transit Alternatives Study Update:  
       Receive and file update on the Nicollet-Central Transit Alternatives Study.
      Staff Report:  Nicollet-Central Transit Alternatives RCAPowerPoint Presentation    
      Action Taken:  Received and filed.

      Submitted by Community Planning and Economic Development:
21.  MSP 2020 Draft Environmental Assessment/Environmental Assessment Worksheet:
       Approve the City's comments on the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) 2020 Draft Environmental Assessment/Environmental Assessment Worksheet and direct CPED to submit the comments to the Metropolitan Airports Commission.
     Staff Report 2020 MSP EA Comments RCAComment LetterPowerPoint Presentation    
      Action Taken:  Approved.

22.  35W Transit Access Project:  
       Approve resolution supporting specific project elements in the 35W Transit Access Project. 
       Staff Report:  35W Street Transit/Access Project RCAResolutionLayoutResolution-(Updated 9/24/12)PowerPoint PresentationResolution, as amended     
      Action Taken:  Approved, as amended.  

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:  10/5/2012
Next Regular T&PW Committee Meeting:  10/9/2012

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Last updated Sep 25, 2012