Transportation & Public Works Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
May 14, 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 Hearings

      Time Certain:  9:45 a.m.

 1.  Lyndale Ave S and 58th St W Street Resurfacing Project:
      a)  Order the work to proceed and adopt special assessments in the amount of $239,284.58 for the project; and
      b)  Request the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds in the amount of $239,290. 
      (Refer to W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report:  Lyndale Ave S & 58th St W Resurfacing RCAMap 
      Action Taken:  Approved, as amended to extend the term of the special assessment payment period from five (5) years to seven (7) years for the following properties:  5900 Lyndale Ave S; 5936 Lyndale Ave S; and 6010 Lyndale Ave S.

 2.  14th Ave SE Sanitary Sewer Project:
      a)  Order the work to proceed and adopt special assessments in the amount of $91,843.69 for the project and approve City funding of $37,156 from an existing appropriation in the Capital Improvement Fund; and
      b)  Request the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds in the amount of $91,850. 
      (Refer to W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report:  14th Ave SE Sanitary Sewer Project RCAMap 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 3.  28th Ave S Phase 2 Street Resurfacing Project:
      a)  Order the work to proceed and adopt special assessments in the amount of $291,144.01 for the project; and
      b)  Request the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds in the amount of $291,150. 
      (Refer to W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report:  28th Ave S Resurfacing RCAMap 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 4.  Dorman N Area, 25th St E, and 31st Ave S Street Resurfacing Project:
      a)  Order the work to proceed and adopt special assessments in the amount of $1,099,266.86 for the project; and
      b)  Request the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds in the amount of $1,099,270. 
      (Refer to W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report:  Dorman N Area Resurfacing RCAMap
      Action Taken:  Approved as amended to extend the term of the special assessment payment period from five (5) years to seven (7) years for the property located at 2629 30th Ave S.

 5.  Downtown Business Improvement Special Service District Renewal:
      Approve readoption of 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 for an additional five-year period. (Goodman).
      Staff Report:  Downtown Improvement District (DID) RCADID MapDID OrdinanceDID Ltr to Property OwnersDID Sample PetitionDID Petition Certification   
      Action Taken:  Approved.  Staff directed to negotiate and execute an amendment to the contract with the DID that includes the following provisions:
      1)  District entity board and committee meetings to be noticed and open to City staff and District ratepayers.
      2)  Submission of a Business Plan to the City for review and approval.  The Business Plan should:
            a)  Outline governance, financial management, service implementation, procurement management, public realm management, and ratepayer engagement; and
            b)  Be submitted for review by the City when the District substantively changes one of its policies.

Consent

 6.  Riverside Extension Reconstruction Project Layout:
      a)  Approve project layout; and
      b)  Authorize negotiation of a permanent easement agreement for a portion of the construction at the intersection of 15th Ave S and 4th St S.
      Staff Report:  Riverside Extension Reconstruction Project Layout RCARiverside Extension Map  
      Action Taken:  Sent forward without recommendation. 

 7.  Graffiti Abatement Services:
      Authorize negotiation and execution of contracts with Sani-Masters, Inc. and MJV Services, not to exceed $250,000 each, for a three-year period of service for the abatement of graffiti that cannot successfully be abated by Solid Waste and Recycling Division staff.  No additional appropriation required.
      Staff Report:  Graffiti Abatement Services RCA 
      Action Taken:  Approved. 

 8.  Critical Parking Area:
      Adopt the findings and approve "Type B" Critical Traffic and Parking Area #32 to include 4th St NE, from 13th Ave NE to 15th Ave NE (east side).
      Staff Report:  Critical Parking Area RCACritical Parking Area Map   
      Action Taken:  Approved. 

 9.  Traffic Signal Safety Projects:
      a)  Increase the appropriation for the Traffic Signal Safety Projects as follows:
            • $150,800 to be reimbursed by Municipal State Aid Funds;
            • $98,400 to be reimbursed by County State Aid Funds; and
      b)  Authorize execution of an agreement with Hennepin County for traffic signal modifications.
      (Refer to W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report:  Traffic Signal Safety Projects RCA     
      Action Taken:  Approved. 

10.  Edina Art Fair: 
       Approve application for a large block event to be held from May 31 to June 2, 2013 to operate outside the timeframe allowed under ordinance.
       Staff Report:  Edina Art Fair RCA  
       Action Taken:  Approved. 

11.  Pedestrian Advisory Committee Appointments:
       Approve the appointments of Michael Jischke, Jason Lord, Kathleen Mayell, and Stephanie Toftey to the Pedestrian Advisory Committee for terms to expire June 30, 2015.
       Staff Report:  Pedestrian Advisory Committee Appointments  
      Action Taken:  Approved. 

12.  Generator Replacement at 11th & Marquette Parking Ramp:
       Approve Change Order Package No. 1 to the contract with Killmer Electric, increasing the contract by $13,313.55, for a revised contract total of $257,013.55, to allow for additional work items beyond the bid scope for electrical generator replacement and distribution modifications at the 11th & Marquette Parking Ramp.  No additional appropriation required.
       Staff Report:  11th & Marquette Ramp Generator Project RCA  
      Action Taken:  Approved. 

13.  Elevator Modernization at Ramp C:
       Authorize Change Order Package No. 1 to the contract with Minnesota Elevator, Inc., increasing the contract by $7,521.75, for a revised base contract total of $988,290.75, to allow for additional work items not included in the original scope of the project.
       Staff Report:  Ramp C Elevator Modernization RCA  
      Action Taken:  Approved. 

14.  Hiawatha Facility Design Services:
       a)  Authorize the reinstatement and extension of the contract with RSP Architects; and
       b)  Authorize execution of Amendment No 4 to the contract with RSP Architects increasing the amount of the contract by $127,000, for a revised contract total of $1,402,000, to allow for additional design services not included in the original scope of the project.  No additional appropriation required.
       (Refer to W&M/Budget)
       Staff Report:  Hiawatha Facility RCA  
      Action Taken:  Approved. 

15.  Hopkins System Improvements Project: 
       Authorize execution of Subordinate Funding Agreement #2 with the Metropolitan Council for City Forces work associated with the Hopkins System Improvements Project.  No additional appropriation required.
       (Refer to W&M/Budget)
       Staff Report:  Hopkins System Improvements Project RCAHopkins System Improvements Attach  
      Action Taken:  Approved. 

16.  Southwest Minneapolis Interceptor Rehabilitation Projects:  
       a)  Authorize execution of a Master Funding Agreement with the Metropolitan Council the Southwest Minneapolis Interceptor Rehabilitation Projects; and
       b)  Authorize execution of a Subordinate Funding Agreements with the Metropolitan Council for City Forces work associated with the projects.  No additional appropriation required.
       (Refer to W&M/Budget)
       Staff Report:  SW Interceptor Rehab Project RCASW Interceptor Rehab Project Map  
      Action Taken:  Approved. 

Discussion

17.  Street Lighting Policy:
       a)  Approve three framework elements to revise the Street Lighting Policy;
       b)  Revise the Street Lighting Policy document consistent with the three framework elements and direct staff to return to Committee with the modified document for City Council adoption;
       c)  Apply the revised Street Lighting framework elements for three recent pedestrian street reconstruction projects:  Nicollet Ave S (Lake to 40th); Riverside Ave Phases 1 & 2 (Franklin to Cedar); and Lyndale Ave S (Minnehaha Creek to 56th).  Direct staff to return to Committee with the proper capital appropriations using the revised Street Lighting Policy funding; and
       d)  Apply the revised Street Lighting framework elements and proceed with street lighting along two Pedestrian corridor street reconstruction projects for Penn Ave S (50th St to TH 62) and 46th St S (Lyndale to Dupont Aves).  Direct staff to return to Committee with the proper capital appropriations using the revised Street Lighting Policy funding.
       (Refer to W&M/Budget) 
       Staff Report:  Street Lighting Policy RCAStreet Lighting Policy RCA-REVISED
      Action Taken:  Approved revised recommendations.   Public Works staff directed to draft a policy and program for street lighting projects on Pedestrian Corridors in order to address Pedestrian Corridors other than those planned for street reconstruction.  Public Works staff further directed, as part of its Capital Improvement Program, to identify funding for Pedestrian Corridor street lighting projects.

18.  Nicollet-Central Transit Alternatives Study Grant Application:
       Authorize submission of an application for a TIGER V grant to implement a starter streetcar line in the Nicollet-Central corridor.
       (Refer to W&M/Budget)  
       Staff Report:  Nicollet-Central Transit Alternatives Study Grant RCA  
      Action Taken:  Approved.  

19.  Climate Adaptation Study Update:
       Receive and file following presentation.
       Staff Report:  Climate Adaptation Study RCAClimate Adaptation MapClimate Adaptation AttachClimate Adaptation PowerPoint  
      Action Taken:  Received and filed. 

20.  2013 Bicycle Safety Campaign:
       Receive and file following presentation
       Staff Report:  Bicycle Safety Campaign RCABicycle Safety Attach    
      Action Taken:  Received and filed. 

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:  June 4, 2013
Committee actions referred to the next City Council Meeting:  May 24, 2013

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