Transportation & Public Works Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
January 8, 2013
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


  1.  Van White Memorial Boulevard Overpass - Agreement Amendment:
       Authorize execution of an amended agreement with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company (BNSF) extending construction access to BNSF property from February 7, 2013 to November 7, 2013 to allow for the construction of Van White Memorial Boulevard.  The amendment will include a $30,000 payment to BNSF.  Funds are available in the existing project budget.
         Staff Report:  Van White Blvd Agreement RCAMap  
Action Taken:  Approved.

 2.  Ready Mix Concrete - Contract Amendment:  
      Authorize an increase to the contract with Cemstone Products Company by $150,000, for a revised contract total of $1,220,715, to cover the cost of additional concrete material and equipment required to complete 2012 construction projects and maintenance activities.  No additional appropriation required.
       Staff Report:  Ready Mix Concrete RCA  
       Action Taken:  Approved.

 3.  Bike Walk Ambassador Program - Contract Amendment:  
      Authorize an extension of the contract with Mn/DOT from February 5, 2013 to December 31, 2013 to allow remaining Bike Walk Ambassador grant funds to be utilized in the Spring/Summer of 2013, then closing-out the project.  
       Staff Report:  Bike Walk Ambassador Program RCA  
       Action Taken:  Approved.

 4.  Research Services Agreement:
      Authorize negotiation and execution of an agreement with the University of Minnesota, in an amount not to exceed $50,000, for research services related to the installation of bicycle and pedestrian safety treatments.
      Staff Report:  Research Services Agreement RCA  
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 5.  Sidewalk Assessment Cancellation:
      Approve cancellation of a sidewalk special assessment for the owner of the property located at 5620 37th Ave S due to full prepayment of the special assessment.  
       Staff Report:  Sidewalk Assessment RCA  
       Action Taken:  Approved.


 6.   Pothole Repair Policy:
       Adopt proposed City of Minneapolis Pothole Repair Policy.
       (T&PW Action Taken 11/8/2012 & 12/4/2012 - Postponed.)  
       Staff Report: 
Pothole Repair Policy RCAPolicy         
      Action Taken:  Postponed. 

Not on Printed Agenda

 7.  Water Main Break:
      Received verbal update on January 3, 2013 water main break at 2nd St N and Hennepin Ave.
      Staff Report:  None.

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.
Next Regular T&PW Committee Meeting:  1/15/2013
Committee actions referred to the next City Council Meeting:  1/11/2013


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Last updated Jan 8, 2013



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