Transportation & Public Works Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
December 4, 2012
9:30 a.m. - Room 317 City Hall

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

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

Consent

 1.  DOT Technician Recertification Training Contract:
      Authorize negotiation and execution of a one-year contract with Hennepin Technical College, in a not-to-exceed amount of $5,000, to provide Department of Transportation Technician Recertification Training for Public Works technicians.  The contract includes the option to renew for one additional year.  
      (Also in W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report:   DOT Recertification RCA

Action Taken:  Approved.

 2.  Fridley Water Softening Plant:
      Authorize negotiation and execution of a professional services agreement with Miller Dunwiddie Architecture, for an amount not to exceed $75,000, for architectural and engineering services required to complete a Facility Improvement Assessment for the Administrative Offices at the Fridley Water Softening Plant to identify code issues (including ADA), deferred maintenance, and systems and building deficiencies in order to bring the facility to current standards.
      (Also in W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report: Fridley Water Softening Plant RCA 

Action Taken:  Approved.

 3.  Pacific Avenue Solid Waste & Recycling Facility:
      Authorize negotiation and execution of a professional services agreement with Kodet Architectural Group, Ltd., for an amount not-to-exceed $75,000, for architectural and engineering services required to complete a Facility Improvement Assessment for the Solid Waste and Recycling Facility located at 2710 Pacific Ave N to identify code issues (including ADA), deferred maintenance, and systems and building deficiencies in order to bring the facility to current standards.
      (Also in W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report:  Pacific Ave Facility RCA 

Action Taken:  Approved.

 4.  Traffic Signal Retiming in North, Northeast, and Southeast Minneapolis:
      a)  Authorize execution of a contract with Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc. in the amount of $554,080, to retime traffic signals located in North, Northeast, and Southeast Minneapolis;  
      b)  Authorize execution of an Agency Agreement with the State of Minnesota Department of Transportation allowing the state to accept federal funds for the project; and
      c)  Appoint the Commissioner of Transportation as the City's agent in accepting the funds.
      (Also in W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report:  Traffic Signal Retiming RCA 

Action Taken:  Approved.

 5.  Traffic Signal Retiming in South Minneapolis:
       Authorize an amendment to the termination date of the Professional Service contract with Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. for the retiming of traffic signals located in South Minneapolis from January 31, 2013 to May 31, 2014 to coincide with the installation of the new central traffic signal control system.
      Staff Report:  S Mpls Signal Retiming RCA   

Action Taken:  Approved.

 6.  Traffic Signal Retiming in Central Business District:
        Authorize an amendment to the termination date of the Professional Service contract with Alliant Engineering, Inc. for the retiming of traffic signals located in the Central Business District from December 31, 2012 to November 30, 2013 to coincide with the installation of the new central traffic signal control system.
        Staff Report:  CBD Signal Retiming RCA 

Action Taken:  Approved.

 7.  TACTICS Central Traffic Signal Control System Software:
      Authorize the execution of a three-year contract, not to exceed $56,000, with Brown Traffic Products, Inc. for support and maintenance of the TACTICS Traffic Signal Control System software.
      (Also in W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report:  TACTICS RCA 

Action Taken:  Approved.

 8.  Glenwood Ave Bike Lane Project:
      a)  Authorize execution of an agreement with Mn/DOT for the Glenwood Ave Bike Lane Project;
      b)  Increase the appropriation and revenue source for the project by $120,000; and
      c)  Appoint the Commissioner of Transportation as the City's agent in accepting the funds.
      (Also in W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report:  Glenwood Ave Bike Lane RCAGlenwood Ave MAP   

Action Taken:  Approved.

 9.  Metropolitan Council Infiltration/Inflow Grant Application:
      Authorize the application for grant funding and the negotiation of a grant agreement with Metropolitan Council Environmental Services' Municipal Infiltration/Inflow Grant Program to fund CIPP (cured-in-place pipe) lining and repairs of existing sewers.
      Staff Report:  Met Council I/I Grant RCA 

Action Taken:  Approved.

10.  Cedar Lake Trail Phase III - Contract Amendment:
      Authorize an increase to the contract with Veit Company, Inc. by $6,877.35, for a revised contract total of $4,093,725.33, to allow for the payment of additional work performed as part of the Cedar Lake Trail Project.  Funds are available in the project budget and no additional appropriation required.
      Staff Report:  Cedar Lake Trail RCA 

Action Taken:  Approved.

11.  Sealcoating Materials - Contract Amendment:
       Authorize an increase to the contract with Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. by $6,500, for a revised contract total of $155,750, to cover the cost of additional Class A aggregate needed to complete 2012 sealcoating activities.  No additional appropriation required.
      Staff Report:  Sealcoating Materials RCA 

Action Taken:  Approved.

12.  Pothole Repair Policy:
       Adopt proposed City of Minneapolis Pothole Repair Policy.
       (T&PW Action Taken 11/8/2012:   Postponed one cycle.)  
       Staff Report: 
Pothole Repair Policy RCAPolicy         

Action Taken:  Postponed.

13  Bids:
      a)  OP 7703, Accept low bid of New Look Contracting, Inc., for an estimated annual expenditure of $850,000, for hauling and disposal of fill and asphalt millings for the Transportation Division;
      b)  OP 7706, Accept low bid of National Power Rodding Corporation, for an estimated annual expenditure of $2,377,034.75, for the Storm Drain Inspection Program for the Surface Water and Sewers Division;
      c)  OP 7710, Accept low bids of Custom Products and Services, for an estimated annual expenditure of $187,468, for snow clearing and ice control for the Central Ave, Dinkytown, Lyndale-Lake, Nicollet Ave, Stadium Village, and Uptown Special Service Districts; 
      d)  OP 7711, Accept single bid of Minnesota Supply Company, in the amount of $80,189.78, to furnish and deliver an electric forklift to the Solid Waste and Recycling Division;  
      e)  OP 7712, Accept low bid of Veit and Company, Inc., in the amount of $302,045, for the construction of the Blue Water Partnership Pond Dredging Project;
      f)  OP 7714, Accept single bid of Checkpoint Welding and Fabrication, Inc., for an estimated annual expenditure of $60,000, for welding and fabrication services; and
      g)  OP 7720, Accept low bid of Concrete Idea, Inc., for an estimated annual expenditure of $2,844,750, to complete the construction of sidewalks, curbs and gutters, alleys and drive approaches in 2013 for the Paving Division. 
       (Also in W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report:  Bid 7703Bid 7706Bid 7710Bid 7711Bid 7712Bid 7714Bid 7720     

Action Taken:  Approved.

Discussion

14.  Southwest Corridor LRT DEIS Comments:
       Approve proposed comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Southwest Corridor LRT Project, and direct the submittal of said comments to Hennepin County.
       Staff Report:  SW Corridor LRT DEIS RCA;  CommentsFinal Comments; Map; City of Minneapolis PowerPoint; Hennepin County PowerPoint 

Action Taken:  Approved Final Comments contained in Attachment #2.

15.  Nicollet Hotel Block:
       Authorize execution of a Grant Agreement awarding $3,420,573.54 to the Metropolitan Council for the purchase of the Gateway Facility and an Assignment and Assumption Agreement transferring all federal property interests currently in the Nicollet Hotel Block to the Metropolitan Council Gateway Facility.  The source of funds is 7500-685 NTR.  No additional appropriation required.
       (Also in W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report:  Nicollet Hotel Block RCA    

Action Taken:  Approved.

16.  Partnership for a Healthier America Award:
      a)  Commit City of Minneapolis in-kind services, up to $50,000, to support 2013 Open Streets activities;
      b)  Accept grant funds in the amount of $50,000 from Partnership for a Healthier America;
      c)  Authorize negotiation and execution of an appropriate agreement as needed with Partnership for a Healthier America; and
      d)  Authorize negotiation and execution of an agreement as needed with a contractor to provide event management services.
      (Also in W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report:  Partnership Award RCAPartnership Award ATTACHResolution   

Action Taken:  Approved.  Staff Directed to develop a policy regarding the City's commitment of in-kind resources for permitted Large Block Events, Parades, and Races and to return to the Transportation & Public Works Committee no later than February 2013 with recommendations.

Receive and File

17.  Mattress Collection and Recycling Program Update:
       Receive verbal update.
      Staff Report:  Mattress Collection Program RCA;  PowerPoint Presentation        

No Action Taken.  Presentation received by Committee.

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:  12/7/2012
Next Regular T&PW Committee Meeting:  1/8/2013

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