Transportation & Public Works Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
October 9, 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.  Special Service Districts - Proposed Services and Service Charges for 2013:
      a)   Approve the special services and the budget cost estimates in the total amount of $896,000 for 2013 for the Uptown (Hennepin-Lake), Dinkytown, Central Ave, Stadium Village, Nicollet Ave S, South Hennepin Ave, 48th St E & Chicago Ave S, and 43rd St W & Upton Ave S (Linden Hills) Special Service Districts;
      b)   Approve service charges and the lists of service charges (assessments) in the total amount of $979,396 for 2013;
      c)   Direct the transmittal of the lists of service charges to the Hennepin County Auditor; and
      d)   Direct the City Engineer to proceed with the work.
      Staff Report:  Special Service Districts RCA  
      Action Taken:  Approved. 

 2.  Snow and Ice Removal from Public Sidewalks:
      Adopt and levy assessments, in the total amount of $23,765.93, adopt the assessment roll, and direct the transmittal of the assessment roll to the Hennepin County Auditor.  
      Staff Report:  Snow and Ice Removal RCAAssessment List    
      Action Taken:  Approved. 

 3.  Solid Waste Management Options:
      Approve a resolution pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 115A.94, Subd. 4 and pursuant to the authority of the Minneapolis City Charter and other authority, announcing the City’s intent to organize collection of solid waste in the City and inviting the participation of interested persons, including persons licensed to operate solid waste collection services, in planning and establishing the organized collection system, and consider options for a future contract for collection of garbage, recycling, problem materials (metals and mattresses), and yard wastes for one-half of the City’s dwelling units (privately collected side of the City).
      Staff Report:  Solid Waste Management RCAResolution of Intent      
      Action Taken:  Approved. 

Consent

 4.  Linden Hills and 39th St W Street Resurfacing Projects:
      Approve delay of levy of special assessments at the 2012 assessment rates for the Linden Hills Resurfacing Project and the 39th St W Resurfacing Project in order to avoid conflict with work being performed in the area by CenterPoint Energy and Metro Council Environmental Services.
       (Refer to W&M/Budget)   
       Staff Report:  Street Resurfacing Assessment Delay RCA;   Project Area Map  
      
Action Taken:  Approved. 

 5.  Bids:
      a)  OP 7684, Accept low bid of Mark J. Traut Wells, Inc., in the amount of $734,054.50, to accomplish the Fridley Softening Plant Groundwater Control Project for the Water Treatment and Distribution Division; and 
      b)  OP 7695, Accept low bid of Huls Bros. Trucking, Inc. for an estimated annual expenditure of $300,000, for the hauling and disposal of agricultural liming materials for the Water Treatment and Distribution Division.  
      (Refer to W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report:  Bid 7684Bid 7695   
      Action Taken:  Approved. 

Discussion

 6.  Bicycle Advisory Committee 2011-2012 Annual Report:
      Receive and file report from the City’s Bicycle Advisory Committee covering portions of 2011-2012.
      Staff Report:  Bicycle Advisory Committee Annual Report RCA;  BAC Annual Report   
      Action Taken:  Received and filed. 

 7.  Hiawatha Avenue Signal Improvement Project Update:
      Receive and file update following presentation.
      Staff Report:  Hiawatha Signal Update RCAHiawatha Signal PowerPoint   
      Action Taken:  Received and filed. 

 8.  Recycling Credit:
      Direct staff to eliminate the recycling credit beginning January 1, 2013, and lower the solid waste fee base rate to reflect the elimination of the recycling credit in the 2013 budget.
      Staff Report:  Recycling Credit RCA   
      Action Taken:  Approved. 

 9.  One-Sort Recycling Communication Plan:
      Receive and file Communications Plan for One-Sort Recycling.
      Staff Report:  One-Sort Communication Plan RCA;  Communications Plan Presentation   
     Action Taken:  Received and filed. 

Receive and File

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

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:  10/19/2012
Next Regular T&PW Committee Meeting:  10/23/2012

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Last updated Oct 10, 2012