Transportation & Public Works Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
June 18, 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.  31st St E Street Reconstruction and Street Lighting Project:
      a)  Order the work to proceed and adopt special assessments in the amounts of $138,260.55 for the street reconstruction project and $49,000 for the street lighting improvements;
      b)  Request the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds in the total amount of $187,265; and
      c)  Order the City Engineer to abandon and remove areaways located in the public right-of-way in conflict with the project.
      (Refer to W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report:  31st St E Reconstruction RCA 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 2.  46th St W Street Reconstruction Project:
      a)  Order the work to proceed and adopt special assessments in the amount of $160,459.19 for the project;
      b)  Request the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds in the amount of $160,460; and
      c)  Order the City Engineer to abandon and remove the areaways located in the public right-of-way in conflict with the project. 
      (Refer to W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report:  46th St W Reconstruction RCA      
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 3.  Stormwater Management Program and Annual Report:
      a)  Receive public comments and direct staff to respond to public input regarding the City’s and the Park Board’s Minneapolis Stormwater Management Program and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Annual Report for 2012 Activities, as required by the NPDES MS4 Permit issued by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency; and
      b)  Adopt the Minneapolis Stormwater Management Program and NPDES MS4 Phase I Permit Annual Report for 2012 Activities.
     Staff Report:  NPDES Stormwater Management Program RCA 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

Consent

 4.  50th St W Street Resurfacing Project:
      a)  Designate the location and improvements proposed to be made in the project; and  
      b)  Receive the cost estimate of $229,583, direct the City Engineer to prepare proposed special assessments against the benefited properties, and set a public hearing to be held on July 23, 2013.
      Staff Report:  50th St W Resurfacing RCA;  50th St W Map  
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 5.  Hilltop Water Meter Ownership:
      Authorize an amendment to the contract with the City of Hilltop for the purpose of changing the ownership of the existing water meter used to provide water to the City of Hilltop.
      (Refer to W&M/Budget) 
      Staff Report:  Hilltop Water Meter Ownership RCA
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 6.  Cooperative Construction Agreement with MnDOT:
      Authorize the execution of a Cooperative Construction Agreement with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) to provide for payment to the City for the State’s portion of the expenses of signal system revisions on University Ave NE, from Central Ave NE to 27th Ave NE.
      (Refer to W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report:  Cooperative Construction Agreement RCA 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 7.  Minnesota Food Truck Fair Block Event:
      Approve application for a large block event to be held on Sunday, June 30, 2013 to operate outside the timeframe allowed under ordinance.
      Staff Report:  Minnesota Food Truck Fair RCA  

 8.  Brownie Lake Access Agreement:
     
Authorize the negotiation and execution of an Access Agreement with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board to allow access to the Brownie Lake Sanitary Lift Station.
      Staff Report:  Brownie Lake Agreement RCA 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 9.  BNSF Temporary Occupancy Permit Agreement: 
      Authorize the execution of an agreement with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (BNSF) for a temporary occupancy permit related to a project to rehabilitate a drain pipe under BNSF and City property.
      Staff Report:  BNSF Occupancy Permit RCA 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 10.  Bluff Street Trail Project:
        a)  Authorize negotiation and execution of a License Agreement with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) to operate and maintain a portion of the Bluff Street Trail on MPRB property; and
        b)  Authorize negotiation and execution of a Maintenance Agreement with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) to operate and maintain a portion of the Bluff Street Trail within MnDOT right-of-way.
        (Refer to W&M/Budget)
        Staff Report:  Bluff Street Trail Project RCABluff Street Trail MAP    
       Action Taken:  Approved.

11.  10th Ave SE Mississippi River Bridge:
        Authorize negotiation and execution of a bridge design engineering contract with SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
        (Refer to W&M/Budget)  
        Staff Report:  10th Ave Bridge RCA10th Ave Bridge MAP   
        Action Taken:  Approved.

12.  8th St SE Street Design:
       Authorize the execution of a Cooperative Agreement with the University of Minnesota for the design of 8th St SE, from 15th Ave SE east to the dead-end, pending satisfactory review by the City Attorney's Office.
       (Refer to W&M/Budget)
     
Staff Report:  8th St SE RCA8th St SE MAP   
      Action Taken:  Approved.

13.  Designation of Public Alley:
       Designate the south 16 feet of Lot 9, Block 7, Morrison's Addition to North Minneapolis as a public alley.
        Staff Report:  Alley Designation RCA    
      Action Taken:  Approved.

14.  Sabo Bridge Funding Agreement:
       Authorize the negotiation and execution of a cooperative funding agreement with Hennepin County for the remaining work associated with the assessment and repair of the Martin Olav Sabo Bridge.
       (Refer to W&M/Budget)
       Staff Report:  Sabo Bridge Agreement RCA 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 15.  Central Corridor LRT:
        a)  Authorize the execution of Subordinate Funding Agreement 22 (SFA 22) with the Metropolitan Council for work associated with the water main at the intersection of Ontario St SE and Washington Ave SE; and
        b)  Authorize execution of the endorsement of the Federal Fiscal Year 2013 Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Certifications and Assurances with the Metropolitan Council for the Central Corridor LRT Project.
        (Refer to W&M/Budget) 
        Staff Report:  Central Corridor LRT RCA  
       Action Taken:  Approved.

16.  Bids:
       a)  OP 7802, Accept low bid of IPR Northeast, LLC, for an estimated expenditure of $424,933, for the cleaning and CIPP lining of 16" cast iron drain;
       b)  OP 7784, Accept low bid of Municipal Builders, Inc., for an estimated expenditure of $2,983,300, for the Fridley Filter Plant Split Project for the Water Distribution and Treatment Division;
       c)  OP 7786, Accept low responsive bid of Kafka Granite, LLC, for an estimated annual expenditure of $171,000, to furnish and deliver red aggregate to the Paving Division as needed through March 31, 2014; and
       d)  OP 7814, Accept low bid of Electrical Installation and Maintenance, in the amount of $213,500, for the Avenue of the Arts bridge poles and fixtures.
       (Refer to W&M/Budget)
       Staff Report:  Bid 7802Bid 7784Bid 7786Bid 7814     
       Action Taken:  Approved.

Discussion

17.  Car Sharing Pilot Program: 
       Authorize staff to expand the Car Sharing Pilot Program to include Hourcar and Zipcar and to negotiate terms for two-year agreements.
       Staff Report:  Car Sharing Pilot RCA  
      Action Taken:  Approved.

18.  Nicollet Mall Redesign and Reconstruction: 
       a)  Approve the four finalists recommended by the Implementation Committee for the Design Competition Phase of the redesign and reconstruction of Nicollet Mall and approve the issuance of the Design Competition Brief and RFP; and
       b)  Authorize the execution of stipend agreements with the four firms for $30,000 each.  No additional appropriation required.
       (Refer to W&M/Budget)   
       Staff Report:  Nicollet Mall RCANicollet Mall PowerPoint       
      Action Taken:  Approved.

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:  7/9/2013
Committee actions referred to the next City Council Meeting:  6/28/2013

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