Transportation & Public Works Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
January 29, 2013
9:30 a.m. - Room 317 City Hall

NOTE:  All cellular telephones and electronic devices to be switched to a non-audible function
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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.  Penn Ave S Street Reconstruction and Street Lighting Project:
       a)  Order the work to proceed and adopt special assessments in the amount of $913,568.16 for the Penn Ave S Street Reconstruction Project (MN-62 to 100 feet north of 54th St W);
       b)  Request the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds in the amount of $913,570 for the Street Reconstruction Project;
       c)  Order the work to proceed and adopt special assessments in the amount of $600,000 for the Penn Ave S Street Lighting Project;
       d)  Request the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds in the amount of $600,000 for the Street Lighting Project; 
       e)  Order the City Engineer to install parking restrictions on Penn Ave between, MN-62 and 100 feet north of 54th St W, per the Council-approved layout to meet State Aid Rules; and  
       f)  Order the abandonment and removal of areaways located in the public right-of-way in conflict with the Street Reconstruction Project. 
       (Refer to W&M/Budget)
       Staff Report:  Penn Ave S Resurfacing RCA  
       Action Taken:  Approved Street Reconstruction Project (Parts a, b, e, and f) and 
                                 Denied Street Lighting Project (Parts c and d)
                                 Staff directed to review the Street Lighting Policy pertaining to pedestrian corridors
                                 and recommend changes.  The review should include analysis of the funding policy,
                                 petition process, and non-assessable property.

 2.  Winter St NE Street Reconstruction Project:
       a)  Order the work to proceed and adopt special assessments in the amount of $1,775,857.71 for the Winter St NE Street Reconstruction Project; 
       b)  Request the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds in the amount of $1,775,860 for the project; and
       c)  Order the abandonment and removal of areaways located in the public right-of-way in conflict with the Street Reconstruction Project. 
       (Refer to W&M/Budget)
       Staff Report:  Winter St NE Resurfacing RCAMap  
       Action Taken:  Approved.

Consent

 3.  Page Area and 54th St E Street Resurfacing Projects:
      a)  Designate the location and improvements proposed to be made in the projects;
      b)  Receive the cost estimates and direct the City Engineer to prepare proposed special assessments against the benefited properties; and
      c)  Set a public hearing to be held on March 19, 2013.
      Staff Report:  Page Area and 54th St E Resurfacing RCA54th St E MapPage Area Map    
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 4.  Oak Lake Ave N and 10th Ave N Street Resurfacing Project:
      a)  Designate the location and improvements proposed to be made in the project;
      b)  Receive the cost estimate and direct the City Engineer to prepare proposed special assessments against the benefited properties; and
      c)  Set a public hearing to be held on March 19, 2013.
      Staff Report:  Oak Lake Ave N and 10th Ave N Resurfacing RCAMap  
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 5.  The Interchange Project:
      Authorize negotiation and execution of a Cooperative Agreement with Hennepin County for public infrastructure improvements related to The Interchange Project to cooperatively participate in the cost of storm drain construction, street lighting, and traffic signal installation as follows:
      a) Storm drain construction in the amount of $98,810 will be paid from the Storm Drains and Tunnel Rehabilitation Fund; and
      b) Street lighting and traffic signal installation in the amount of $351,500 will be reimbursed by Hennepin County.
      (Refer to W&M/Budget)  
      Staff Report:  The Interchange RCA  
      Action Taken:  Approved.
 
 6.  Skyway Advisory Committee Appointments:
      Approve the appointment of the following individuals, as recommended by the Downtown Council, to the Skyway Advisory Committee for a one-year term expiring December 31, 2013:
      • Katie Bongard, Piedmont Office Realty Trust
      • Brent Erickson, Cushman & Wakefield/Northmarq RE
      • Jon Fletcher, Alatus LLC
      • Mike Hagen, the 614 Company, owners of the Young Quinlan Building
      • Andy Hauer, Downtown Minneapolis Resident’s Association
      • Steve Herron, Zeller Realty Group
      • Bob Jones, TCF National Bank
      • Deb Kolar, Inland American Office Management
      • Angela McClintick, Ameriprise Financial
      • Beth Molitor, Ryan Companies US, Inc.
      • Dale Nelson, Hilton Minneapolis
      • Leif Pettersen, resident of Centre Village
      • Gene Rerat, Marquette Plaza
      • George Rosenquist, downtown resident – physically challenged
      • Atif Saeed, Mpls Traffic & Parking Services
      • Mark Zirbel, Minneapolis Convention Center
      • Ted Zwieg, Brookfield Office Properties
 
      Non-Voting Ex Officio Members:
      • Beth Elliott – CPED
      • Christopher Dixon – City Attorney’s Office
      • Tim Blazina – Traffic and Parking Services
      Staff Report:  Skyway Advisory Committee RCA;  Downtown Council Recommendation LTR 
      Action Taken:  Approved.
 
 7.  University of Minnesota Trail Project, Phase III:
      a) Approve amending Preliminary Engineering Agreement No 92693 with Mn/DOT to increase the federal funding contribution for the project from $295,000.00 to $426,317.06; and
      b) Approve a new agreement between the City and Mn/DOT for federal reimbursement of construction engineering costs and appointing the Commissioner of Transportation as the City’s agent to accept federal aid funds.
     Staff Report:  U of M Trail Project RCA  
     Action Taken:  Approved.

 8. Bids:
      a)  OP 7726, Accept low bid of Preferred Electric, Inc., for an estimated expenditure of $155,700, for the LED Light Fixture System and Dimmable Wireless System at the Mill Quarter Ramp; and
      b)  OP 7738, Accept low bid of Marge Magnuson Construction Company, Inc., for an estimated expenditure of $51,024, for concrete slab replacement - activated carbon tank for the Water Treatment and Distribution Division. 
      (Refer to W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report:  Bid 7726Bid 7738   
      Action Taken:  Approved.

Discussion

 9.  Safe Routes to School Grant Solicitation:
      Authorize the submission of grant applications to the Minnesota Department of Transportation for four Safe Routes to School projects.
      Staff Report:  Safe Routes to School RCASafe Routes to School ATTACH 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

From the Department of Community Planning & Economic Development:
10.  MSP International Airport Proposed 2020 Improvement Project:
      Approve the City's comments on the draft Finding of No Significant Impact/Record of Decision (FONSI/ROD) for the proposed 2020 Improvement Project at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and direct CPED to submit the comments to the FAA.
      Staff Report:  FONSI/ROD RCA;   Draft Finding of No Significant Impact/Record of DecisionMSP Draft EA/EAW CommentsComment Letter to FAA  
       Action Taken:  Approved.

Receive and File

11.  Car Sharing Pilot Program:
       Receive and file verbal presentation on the Car Sharing Pilot Program.
       Staff Report:  Car Sharing Pilot Program RCA  
       Action Taken:  Received and filed.

12.  Organized Solid Waste Collection Process:
       Receive and file update on the organized solid waste collection process.
       Staff Report:  Organized Solid Waste Collection RCA;  Organized Solid Waste Collection Summary 
       Action Taken:  Received and filed.    

Postponed

13.  Pothole Repair Policy:
       Adopt proposed City of Minneapolis Pothole Repair Policy.
      Action Taken 11/8/2012:   Postponed. 
      Staff Report:  Pothole Repair Policy RCAPothole Repair ATTACH        
      Action Taken:  Deleted from agenda. 
 

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:  2/12/2013
Committee actions referred to the next City Council Meeting:  2/8/2013

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Last updated Jan 29, 2013