Transportation & Public Works Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
August 6, 2013
9:30 a.m. - Room 317 City Hall

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

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

Public Hearing

Time Certain 9:45 a.m.

 1.  Parking Meter Ordinance Amendments:
      Approve amendments to Title 18, Chapter 478 of the Code relating to Traffic Code:  Parking, Stopping and Standing, modifying or deleting outdated language pertaining to the parking meter system.
      Staff Report:  Parking Meter RCAParking Meter Ordinance Amendments ORD  
      Action Taken:  Approved.

Consent

 2.  Ewing Municipal Parking Facility:
      Set a public hearing to be held on September 10, 2013 to consider proposed assessments, in the total amount of $15,251.50, payable 2014 for 2012 operation and maintenance costs for the Ewing Municipal Parking Facility (located at 50th St W and France Ave S).  
      Staff Report:  Ewing Municipal Parking Facility RCAEwing Parking Facility MAP 
      Action Taken:  Public hearing set for Setpember 10, 2013.

 3.  Downtown Business Improvement Special Service District:
      Set a public hearing to be held on September 10, 2013 to consider proposed services and service charges for 2014 for the Downtown Business Improvement Special Service District.
      Staff Report:  DID RCA  
      Action Taken:  Public hearing set for Setpember 10, 2013.

 4.  Special Service Districts:
      Set a public hearing to be held on September 10, 2013 to consider proposed services and service charges for 2014 for the Bloomington-Lake, Chicago-Lake, East Lake, and Lyndale-Lake Special Service Districts.
      Staff Report:  SSD RCA
      Action Taken:  Public hearing set for Setpember 10, 2013.

 5.  Snow Storage Agreement:
      Authorize execution of a "Permission to Use Metro Transit Property" Letter Agreement with Metro Transit, including a hold harmless agreement, to allow for the City's use of property owned by Metro Transit for snow storage (834 N 7th St).
      Staff Report:  Snow Storage Agreement RCA 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 6.  U of M Collaborative Research Project Agreement:
      Authorize an agreement with the University of Minnesota Board of Regents, in an amount not to exceed $190,000 over two years, to conduct research, perform testing and analysis, and make recommendations for water distribution system improvements to maintain water quality from plant to tap.  No additional appropriation required.
      Staff Report:  Collaborative Research Agreement RCA 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 7.  Nicollet-Central Transit Alternatives Study:
      Authorize an amendment to the existing contract with URS Corporation in order to complete the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process.  No additional appropriation required.
      (Refer to W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report:  Nicollet-Central RFP RCA 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 8.  2013 Alley Resurfacing Program:
      a)  Amend Resolution 2013R-203, designating the 2013 Alley Resurfacing Program, by deleting the resurfacing of the alley between Buchanan St NE and Lincoln St NE from 29th Ave NE to 30th Ave NE and cancelling the special assessments for said alley in the amount of $8,894.08;
       b)  Amend Resolution 2013R-257, ordering the work to proceed and adopting the special assessments for the 2013 Alley Resurfacing Program, by reducing the total special assessments for the program from $90,766.55 to $81,872.47;
      c)  Rescind Resolution 2013R-258 requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds in the amount of $90,770; and
      d) Passage of a new Resolution requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds in the amount of $81,875 with the bonds to be paid for from special assessments.
      (Refer to W&M/Budget)   
       Staff Report:  Alley Resurfacing Cancellation RCA 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 9.   Hiawatha Ave Pedestrian and Bike Improvements.
      Authorize execution of a Cost Sharing Agreement with Hennepin County to provide for payment by the City of its share of the costs for pedestrian and bike improvements at six intersections on Hiawatha Ave.
      (Refer to W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report:  Hiawatha Ave RCA
      Action Taken:  Approved.

10.  Consulting Pool RFP:
      Authorize the issuance of an RFP to solicit proposals from engineering consulting firms for the 2014 - 2017 Engineering Consulting Pool, and authorize the proper City officers to evaluate the proposals and make recommendations to the City Council.
      (Refer to W&M/Budget)   
      Staff Report:  Consulting Pool RFP    
      Action Taken:  Approved.

11.  Bid:
       OP 7836, Accept low bid of Thomas and Sons Construction Inc., for an estimated expenditure of $478,605.78, to complete the Cedar and Washington Construction Project.
      (Refer to W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report:  Bid 7836   
      Action Taken:  Approved.

Discussion

12.  Northside Greenway:
       a)  Authorize execution of a contract with Blue Cross Blue Shield to accept up to $405,000 over three years for the Minneapolis Northside Greenway Planning and Community Engagement Project, at $135,000 per year with the second and third years contingent upon funding and performance; and
      b)  Increase the appropriation and revenue for the project by $67,500.
      (Refer to W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report:  Northside Greenway RCANorthside Greenway Powerpoint
      Action Taken:  Approved.

13.  Car Sharing Pilot Program:
       a)  Authorize execution of a two-year agreement with Car2Go N.A., LLC for a city-wide car sharing pilot program, pending passage of any ordinance amendments required to carry out the terms of the contract; and
       b)  Accept the City Engineer’s recommendation to allow certain parking in established critical parking areas as outlined in the contract, and authorize the same as a special term under M.C.O. 478.710.
       (Refer to W&M/Budget)  
       Staff Report:  Car Sharing Pilot RCA  
      Action Taken:  Sent forward without recommendation.

Upcoming Public Hearing

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:  8/20/2013
Committee actions referred to the next City Council Meeting:  8/16/2013

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