Transportation & Public Works Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
July 23, 2013
9:30 a.m. - Room 317 City Hall

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

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

Public Hearing

Time Certain 9:45 a.m.

 1.  50th St W Street Resurfacing Project (Lyndale Ave S to Nicollet Ave S):
      a)  Order the work to proceed and adopt special assessments in the amount of $193,655.30 for the project; and
      b)  Request the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds in the amount of $193,660. 
      (Refer to W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report:  50th St W Resurfacing Project RCA50th St W Resurfacing Map    
     Action Taken:  Approved.

Consent

 2.  Uptown Art Fair:   
      Approve application for a large block event to be held August 2 through August 4, 2013 to operate outside the timeframe allowed under ordinance.
      Staff Report:  Uptown Art Fair RCA 
      Action Taken:  Approved. 

 3.  Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month:
      Approve resolution recognizing the month of September 2013 as Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in the City of Minneapolis.  Approval will allow MnDOT to move forward with the request of the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance to light the 35W Bridge in recognition of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.  
      Staff Report:  Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month RCA        
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 4.  Parking Meter Ordinance:
      Set a public hearing to be held on August 6, 2013 to consider an ordinance amending Title 18, Chapter 478 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Traffic Code:  Parking, Stopping and Standing, modifying or deleting outdated language pertaining to parking meter installation, construction, payment methods, collections, and obstruction permit procedure.  (Introduced 7/19/2013).
       Staff Report:  Parking Meter RCA 
      Action Taken:  Public hearing set for August 6, 2013.

 5.  Reconveyance of Tax Forfeited Land Parcel:
      Authorize the execution of the necessary documents to re-convey a tax forfeited land parcel located at 1500 Water St NE to the State of Minnesota Department of Revenue.
      Staff Report:  Reconveyance of Tax Forfeited Parcel RCA  
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 6.  Critical Parking Area #32 (East side of 4th St NE from 13th to 15th Ave NE):
      Amend the record to reflect the renewed and revised petition relating to Critical Parking Area #32, adopted by the City Council on May 24, 2013.
       Staff Report:  Critical Parking Area 32 RCACritical Parking Area MAP  
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 7.  Bids:
      a)  OP 7812, Accept low bid of Fer Pal Construction USA, LLC, for an estimated expenditure of $392,940, for Cured-In-Place Pipe Lining;
      b)  OP 7813, Accept low responsive bid of Master Electric, for an estimated expenditure of $175,000, for electrical construction for a vehicle charging station; 
      c)  OP 7821, Accept low bid of Global Specialty Contractors, Inc., for an estimated expenditure of $253,423, for the Avenue of the Arts Bridge Restoration Project; and
      d)  OP 7830, Accept low bid of Safety Signs, LLC, for an estimated annual expenditure of $500,000, for the rental of traffic control devices through December 31, 2015.
      (Refer to W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report:  Bid 7812Bid 7813Bid 7821Bid 7830     
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 Discussion

 8.  Fillmore Bike Walk Street (Presidents/Stone Arch Bridge Bicycle Boulevard) & Southern Bike Connection:
      a)  Approve project layouts; 
      b)  Approve federal aid design exceptions for roadway striping on E 24th St and Bloomington Ave;
      c)  Authorize acceptance of NTP federal grant amendments in the amount of $61,000 for the Fillmore Bike Walk Street and $57,000 for the Southern Bike Connection;
      d)  Increase the appropriation and revenue for the projects by $118,000.
      (Refer to W&M/Budget)  
      Staff Report:  Bike Boulevard Projects RCAFillmore Bike Walk Street MapSouthern Bike Connection Map    
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 9.  Fillmore Bike Walk Street and Southern Bike Connection Bids:
      a)  OP 7819, Accept low bid of Thomas and Sons Construction, Inc, for an estimated expenditure of $335,570.18 to complete the construction of the Fillmore Bike Walk Street Project; and
      b)  OP 7820, Accept low bid of Thomas and Sons Construction, Inc, for an estimated expenditure of $526,460.17, to complete the construction of the Southern Bikeway Project.
      (Refer to W&M/Budget)  
      Staff Report:  Bid 7819Bid 7820 
      Action Taken:  Approved.   

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:  8/6/2013
Committee actions referred to the next City Council Meeting:  8/2/2013

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Last updated Jul. 23, 2013