Transportation & Public Works Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
February 26, 2013
9:30 a.m. - Room 317 City Hall

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

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

Employee Recognition

Presentation of 2012 Public Works Department High Performing Employee Awards:

       Staff Report:  High Performing Employee Award Winners 

Public Hearing

      Time Certain:  9:45 a.m.
 1.  31st St W, 35th St E, and 38th St W Street Resurfacing Projects:
       a)  Order the work to proceed and adopt special assessments in the following amounts  for the project:
             • $189,295.15 for the 31st St W Project;
             • $80,305.74 for the 35th St E Project;
             • $108,656.30 for the 38th St W Project; and
        b)  Request the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds in the total amount of $378,270 for the project.
       (Refer to W&M/Budget)
       Staff Report:  31st St W, 35th St E, & 38th St W Resurfacing RCA31st St W Map35th St E Map38th St W Map  
      Action Taken:  Approved, as amended to extend the assessment repayment period from five to seven years for the property located at 3754 Pleasant Ave S.

Consent

 2.  Cleaning and Lining of Cast Iron Water Mains:
      Authorize an amendment to the contract with Heitkamp, Inc. to extend the contract for an additional two years, through December 31st, 2014 and increase the contract by $434,543, for a revised contract total of $1,708,252.90, for the cleaning and lining of cast iron water mains.  No additional appropriation required.
      (Refer to W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report:  Cast Iron Water Mains Contract RCA
     Action Taken:  Approved.

 3.  The Interchange Project:  
      Authorize negotiation and execution of a Cooperative Funding Agreement with Hennepin County to pay the County an amount not to exceed $500,000 for infrastructure improvements needed for The Interchange Project.  Funding was appropriated for the project in the Street Paving Fund and no additional appropriation is required.
      (Refer to W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report:  Interchange Project RCA  
     Action Taken:  Approved.

 4.  Northtown Rail Yard Bridge:
      Authorize Public Works to develop and issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) for engineering services and construction support for the replacement of the bridge over the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Northtown Rail Yard, pending Permanent Review Committee approval.
      (Refer to W&M/Budget)     
      Staff Report:  Northtown Rail Yard Bridge RCA 
     Action Taken:  Approved.

 5.  Intex Corporation - Contract Amendment:
      Authorize an increase to the contract with Intex Corporation from $72,000 to $280,000 for crushing rubble concrete and rubble asphalt.
      (Refer to W&M/Budget)  
      Staff Report:  Intex Corporation RCA 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 6.  Utility Agreement:
      Authorize the negotiation of terms and conditions and the execution of a Utility Agreement between the City of Minneapolis and 1313 5th STREET MN OWNER, LLC. 
      Staff Report:  Utility Agreement RCAAttachment  
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 7.  Bids:
      a)  OP 7754, Accept low bid of Cemstone Products Company, for an estimated annual expenditure of $1,139,700, to furnish and deliver Ready Mix Concrete as needed through March 31, 2014; and
      b)  OP 7760, Accept low bid of Graymont (WI) LLC, for an estimated annual expenditure of $2,500,000, to furnish and deliver quick lime to the Water Treatment and Distribution Division.
      (Refer to W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report:   OP 7754 RCA;  OP 7760 RCA     
     Action Taken:  Approved.

Discussion

 8.  Mississippi River Trail:
      Approve resolution expressing approval and support for the development of the Mississippi River Trail.
      Staff Report:  Mississippi River Trail RCAResolutionMapMap - updated 2/26/13    
     Action Taken:  Approved.

 9.  Self-Managed Special Service District - Draft Policy:
      Receive and file Draft Self-Managed Special Service District Policy.
      Staff Report:  Draft SSD Policy RCADraft PolicyStakeholder Meeting NotesStakeholder Meeting PowerPointStakeholder Feedback LettersUrban Works Report;  PowerPoint   
     Action Taken:  Received and filed.  Public Works staff directed to meet with CPED staff to review and incorporate their thoughts and comments on the proposed policy, and tee-up a conversation about whether there should be any additional changes in oversight around Business Improvement Districts/Special Service Districts including personnel from departments other than Public Works.

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:  3/19/2013
Committee actions referred to the next City Council Meeting:  3/7/2013

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