Transportation & Public Works Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
November 8, 2012
1:30 p.m. - Room 317 City Hall

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

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

Public Hearings

Time Certain:  1:45 p.m.

 1.  Nongovernmental Tax Exempt Parcel Street Maintenance Assessment:
      Adopt and levy assessments for 2013, adopt the assessment roll, and direct transmittal of the assessment roll to the Hennepin County Auditor.
      Staff Report:  Street Maintenance Assessment RCA 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 2.  Nongovernmental Tax Exempt Parcel Street Light Operations Fee Assessment:
      Adopt and levy assessments for 2013, adopt the assessment roll, and direct transmittal of the assessment roll to the Hennepin County Auditor.
     Staff Report:  Street Light Operations Fee RCA  
    Action Taken:  Approved.

 3.  Water Ordinance Amendments:
     Approve proposed ordinance amending Title 19, Chapter 509 of the Code relating to Water, Sewers and Sewage Disposal:  Water, updating ordinance language, modifying standards, meter ownership, and moving fees from ordinance to an annual rate resolution.
       Staff Report:  Water Ordinance Amendments RCAChapter 509 ORD  
      Action Taken:  Approved.

Consent

 4.  Nicollet Ave Special Service District Advisory Board Appointments:
      Approve the appointments of Rob Davis and Dennis Babcock, and the reappointment of Diane Woelm to the Nicollet Ave Special Service District Advisory Board, for terms expiring July 1, 2014.
      Staff Report:  Nicollet Ave SSD RCA  
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 5.  East Lake Street Special Service District Advisory Board Appointment:
      Approve the appointment of Amy Moore to the East Lake Special Service District Advisory Board for a term expiring July 1, 2014.
      Staff Report:  E Lake SSD RCA  
     Action Taken:  Approved.

 6.  Chicago-Lake Special Service District Advisory Board Appointment:
      Approve the reappointment of John Wolf to the Chicago-Lake Special Service District Advisory Board for a term expiring July 1, 2014.
      Staff Report:  Chicago-Lake SSD RCA  
     Action Taken:  Approved.

 7.  2013 Uniform Assessment Rates:
      Approve 2013 street construction, street renovation, street resurfacing, and alley resurfacing Uniform Assessment Rates.
      Staff Report:  2013 Uniform Assessment Rates RCA  
     Action Taken:  Approved.

 8.  2012 Levy of Various Public Works Department Special Assessments:
     
Approve levy of 2012 special assessments upon the benefited properties, adopt the assessment rolls, and direct transmittal of the assessment rolls to the Hennepin County Auditor for collection to begin on the 2013 real estate tax statements.
       Staff Report:  Levy of Assessments RCA  
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 9.  OMNI-Midwest, Inc. Contract:
      a)  Authorize the proper City officers to find OMNI-Midwest, Inc. in default of their contract with the City for anticipatory breach and failing to fulfill the contract for concrete slab replacement at the Fridley Softening Plant; and
      b)  Find, pursuant to Chapter 8, Section 24, of the Minneapolis City Charter that OMNI-Midwest, Inc., Gerald Roy, and any officers of OMNI- Midwest, Inc. shall not have any bid considered by the City and no contract shall be awarded by the City, unless the current default by OMNI-Midwest, Inc. is remedied or cured to the satisfaction of the City.    
      (Refer to W&M/Budget) 
      Staff Report:  OMNI-Midwest Contract RCA   
     Action Taken:  Approved.

10.  Fridley Water Campus Paving Project - Contract Amendment: 
       Authorize increase to contract with Bituminous Roadways, Inc. by $9,900, for a revised contract total of $190,900, to allow for additional work not included in the original scope of the project.  No additional appropriation required.
      (Refer to W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report:  Fridley Water Campus Paving RCA 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

11.  Ready Mix Concrete - Contract Amendment:
       Authorize increase to contract with Cemstone Products Company by $150,000, for a revised contract total of $1,010,715, for ready mix concrete due to the amount of work requested by internal and external agencies in 2012.   No additional appropriation required.
      (Refer to W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report:  Cemstone Products Co RCA 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

12. Trailway Crack Filling and Seal Coating- Contract Amendment:
       Authorize increase in contract with Upper Midwest Athletic Construction (a division of Blacktop Repair Services, Inc.) by $27,021.98, for a revised contract total of $189,241.98, to allow for additional work not included in the original scope of the project.  No additional appropriation required. 
       (Refer to W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report:  Trailway Crack & Sealcoating RCA 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

13.  Special Assessment Deferment Applications:
       Approve special assessment deferment applications from the owners of the following properties for payable 2013 and subsequent years:
       a) 3806 Bryant Ave N for a water service line repair special assessment; and
       b) 1714 Thomas Pl N to defer a street resurfacing special assessment.
       Staff Report:  Water Service Deferment RCA;  Street Resurfacing Deferment RCA     
      Action Taken:  Approved.

14.  2012-2013 Downtown Minneapolis TMO Grant Agreements:  
       a)  Authorize execution of a Metropolitan Council Pass Through Grant Agreement to provide up to $406,048 in federal grant funding for Transportation Demand Management (TDM) projects in effect for the period of November 1, 2012 through December 31, 2013;
       b)  Authorize execution of City agreements with the Downtown Minneapolis Transportation Management Organization (TMO) to perform specific work efforts outlined in the Metropolitan Council contract providing for the federal grant funding; and
       c)  Increase the appropriation and revenue in the Permanent Improvement Projects Fund by $406,048.
       (Refer to W&M/Budget)  
       Staff Report:  TMO Grant Agreements RCA  
      Action Taken:  Approved.

15.  Minneapolis Refuse Incorporated - Agreement Amendment:
      Authorize an amendment to the terms of the agreement between Minneapolis Refuse Incorporated (MRI) and the City of Minneapolis to include the rental of City-owned packer trucks to MRI to be used for the implementation of one-sort recycling collection services for residents in the current MRI service area.
      Staff Report:  MRI Agreement RCA      
      Action Taken:  Approved.

16.  Winter St NE Reconstruction Project:
       a)  Designate the location and improvements proposed to be made in the project;
       b)  Receive the cost estimate of $4,930,000 and direct the City Engineer to prepare proposed special assessments against the benefited properties; and
       c)  Set a public hearing to be held on January 29, 2013, to consider the proposed assessments and the abandonment and removal of areaways in conflict with the project.
       Staff Report:  Winter St NE Reconstruction RCAMap  
      Action Taken:  Approved.

17.  NTP Grant Award:
       a)  Authorize acceptance of Non-Motorized Transportation Pilot Project (NTP) federal grants in the amount of $765,000 for the Cedar/ Washington intersection;
       b)  Authorize the execution of agreements with Mn/DOT for the grant;
       c)  Increase the appropriation and revenue for the project by $765,000; and  
       d)  Request Mn/DOT to act as the City's agent in accepting the federal grants.
       (Refer to W&M/Budget)  
       Staff Report:  NTP Grant RCA  
      Action Taken:  Approved.

18.  Penn Ave S Street Reconstruction and Street Lighting Project (MN-62 to 54th St W):
       a)  Designate the location and improvements proposed to be made in the project;
       b)  Receive the cost estimate of $8,500,000 for the Street Reconstruction Project and $600,000 for the Street Lighting Improvements and direct the City Engineer to prepare proposed special assessments against the benefited properties; and
       c)  Set a public hearing to be held on January 29, 2013.
       Staff Report:  Penn Ave Reconstruction RCA  
      Action Taken:  Approved.

19.  Upton Ave S Street Resurfacing Project:
       Approve delay of levy of special assessments at the 2012 assessment rates for a portion of the properties located within the Upton Ave S Street Resurfacing Project area in order to coordinate with work being performed in the area by CenterPoint Energy.
       (Refer to W&M/Budget)
       Staff Report:  Upton Ave RCAResolution;  Project Area Map   
      Action Taken:  Approved.

20.  Downtown Business Improvement Special Service District:
       Approve removal of certain parcels from the assessment roll for service charges for 2013 for the Downtown Business Improvement Special Service District and reducing the assessment roll by $172,928.31.
        (Refer to W&M/Budget)
        Staff Report:  DID RCAResolution  
       Action Taken:  Approved.

Discussion 

21.  Adopt proposed City of Minneapolis Pothole Repair Policy.
       Staff Report:  Pothole Repair Policy RCAPolicy         
      Action Taken:   Postponed one cycle.

22.  Maximo Asset Management Software Implementation:
       Authorize the negotiation and execution of a contract with Starboard Consulting for the Maximo Asset Management software implementation for a two-year term with a one-year option to renew.  The contract shall not exceed $2,000,000.
      (Refer to W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report:  Maximo Software RCAPowerPoint     
      Action Taken:  Approved.  

23.  MPCA Composting Rules - Comments:
       Approve submittal of comments to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) regarding the Rules Governing Siting, Design, and Operation of Yard Waste and Solid Waste Compost Facilities.
       Staff Report:  Composting Rules Comments RCAAttach 1Attach 2Attach 2 - Redlined 
       Action Taken:  Approved.

Receive and File 

24. Groundwater Study:
      Receive and file preliminary presentation.
      Staff Report:  Groundwater Study RCAPowerPoint      
      Action Taken:  Received and filed.

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:  11/16/2012
Next Regular T&PW Committee Meeting:  12/4/2012

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