Transportation & Public Works Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
April 16, 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

Public Hearing

      Time Certain:  9:45 a.m.

 1.  Downtown Business Improvement Special Service District:
      a)  Approve the lists of service charges (assessments) in the lump sum total amount of $258,955.65 for 2013 payable in 2014; and
      b)  Direct the City Clerk to transmit certified copies of the lists of service charges to the Hennepin County Auditor.
      Staff Report:  Downtown Improvement District RCA   
      Action Taken:  Approved.

Consent

 2.  11th St S, Grant St E, 14th St E and 5th Ave S Street Resurfacing Project:
      a)  Designate the location and improvements proposed to be made in the project; and
      b)  Receive the cost estimate of $500,904, direct the City Engineer to prepare proposed special assessments against the benefited properties, and set a public hearing to be held on June 4, 2013.
       Staff Report:  11th St, Grant, 14th St and 5th Ave Street Resurfacing RCAMap 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 3.  Stevens Ave S Street Resurfacing Project:
      a)  Designate the location and improvements proposed to be made in the project; and
      b)  Receive the cost estimate of $116,178, direct the City Engineer to prepare proposed special assessments against the benefited properties, and set a public hearing to be held on June 4, 2013.
      Staff Report:  Stevens Ave Resurfacing RCAStevens Ave Resurfacing Map  
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 4.  31st St E Street Reconstruction and Street Lighting Project (Minnehaha Ave to 28th Ave S):
      a)  Designate the location and improvements proposed to be made in the project;
      b)  Receive the cost estimate of $900,000 for the Street Reconstruction improvements and direct the City Engineer to prepare proposed special assessments against the benefited properties;
      c)  Receive the cost estimate of $49,000 for Street Lighting improvements and direct the City Engineer to prepare proposed special assessments against the benefited properties;
      d)  Approve project layout; and
      e)  Set a public hearing to be held on June 18, 2013 to consider the Reconstruction and Lighting Project and the abandonment and removal of areaways in conflict with the project.
      Staff Report:  31st St E Reconstruction RCA  
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 5.  Water Treatment Facilities Property Insurance:
      Authorize the proper City officers to acquire property insurance from XL Insurance Company for coverage of the City's water treatment facilities effective May 1, 2013 until December 31, 2014 at a total cost of $565,013.  No additional appropriation required.   
      (Refer to W&M/Budget)  
      Staff Report:  Property Insurance RCA 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 6.  Chicago Mall Advisory Board Appointments:
      Approve the following appointments to the Chicago Avenue Mall Advisory Board for terms to expire January 1, 2015:
      • Laura Salveson, Minnesota Historical Society 
      • Paul Mellblom, Mill City Owners Association
      • James Scott, Guthrie Theater
      • Thomas Racciatti, Humboldt Lofts Owners Association  
      • Kathleen Anderson, Downtown East Resident  (reappointment)
      Staff Report:  Chicago Mall Advisory Board RCA 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 7.  On-Street Parking Meters:
      Authorize Amendment No 2 to the contract with Cale America Inc., increasing the contract by $1,500,000, for a maximum contract amount of $7,500,000, to address operational costs through June 30, 2015.  No additional appropriation required.
      (Refer to W&M/Budget)  
      Staff Report:  On-Street Parking Meters RCA 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 8.  Northern Lights Express Passenger Rail Project: 
      Approve staff recommended comments on the Environmental Assessment for the Northern Lights Express (NLX) Rail Project and direct the submittal of the comments to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
      Staff Report:  NLX RCANLX CommentsUpdated NLX Comments dated 4/16/2013    
      Action Taken:  Approved updated comments dated April 16, 2013.

 9.  2013 Northern Lights Express Membership Fees:
      Authorize $12,500 to be expended from Fund 00100-6000200 to allow 2013 City of Minneapolis participation in the Minneapolis-Duluth/Superior Passenger Rail Alliance Board for the development of the Northern Lights Express.  No additional appropriation required.
      (Refer to W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report:  NLX Membership RCA 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

10.  Bids:
      a)  OP 7762, Accept low bid of Martin Marietta Materials, for an estimated annual expenditure of $155,250, to furnish and deliver Gray/Black Class "A" Aggregate to the Paving Division as needed through March 31, 2014; and 
      b)  OP 7772, Accept low bid of Minnesota Roadways Company, for an estimated expenditure of $63,197, to complete asphaltic concrete vehicular paving for the Water Treatment and Distribution Division.
      (Refer to W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report:  Bid 7762Bid 7772  
      Action Taken:  Approved.

Referred by City Council 4/12/2013

11. Downtown Business Improvement Special Service District:
      Subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 17, Chapter 465 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Streets and Sidewalks:  Downtown Business Improvement Special Service District, renewing the Downtown Business Improvement Special Service District. (Goodman)
      Action Taken:  Public Hearing set for May 14, 2013

Discussion

12.  Nicollet Mall Redesign Update:
       Receive and file update on the redesign and reconstruction of Nicollet Mall and the issuance of a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to identify qualified design teams.
       Staff Report:  Nicollet Mall RFQNicollet Mall PowerPoint 
      Action Taken:  Received and Filed.

Receive and File

13.  Quarterly Submittal of Traffic Zones, Restrictions and Controls:
       Receive and file 1st quarter report.
       Staff Report:  Traffic Zones RCA
      Action Taken:  Received and Filed.

Upcoming Public Hearings

  • May 14, 2013 -  Dorman N Area, 25th St E and 31st Ave S Street Resurfacing Project
  • May 14, 2013 - 28th Ave S Phase 2 Street Resurfacing Project
  • May 14, 2013 - Lyndale Ave S and 58th St W Street Resurfacing Project
  • May 14, 2013 - 14th Ave SE Sanitary Sewer Project
  • June 4, 2013 - Areaway Abandonment and Removal at 3022 Hennepin Ave S  

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:  4/30/2013
Committee actions referred to the next City Council Meeting:  4/26/2013

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Last updated Apr. 19, 2013