Transportation & Public Works Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
October 22, 2013
9:30 a.m. - Room 317 City Hall

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

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

Public Hearings

Time Certain 9:45 a.m.

 1.  Dinkytown Special Service District:
      a)  Approve the special services and the budget cost estimates in the lump sum total amount of $152,500 for 2014;
      b)  Approve the special service charges and the lists of service charges (assessments) in the lump sum total amount of $127,860 for 2014;
      c)  Direct the transmittal of certified copies of the lists of service charges to the Hennepin County Auditor; and
      d)  Direct the City Engineer to proceed with the work.
      Staff Report:  Dinkytown SSD RCA
     Action Taken:  Approved.

 2.  Nongovernmental Tax Exempt Parcel Street Light Operations Fee Assessment:
      Adopt and levy assessments in the amount of $109,345 for 2014, adopt the assessment roll, and direct the transmittal of the assessment roll to the Hennepin County Auditor.
     Staff Report:  Street Light RCA
     Action Taken:  Approved.

 3.  Nongovernmental Tax Exempt Parcel Street Maintenance Assessment:
      Adopt and levy assessments in the amount of $545,901 for 2014, adopt the assessment roll, and direct the transmittal of the assessment roll to the Hennepin County Auditor.
      Staff Report:  Street Maintenance RCA
     Action Taken:  Approved.

 4.  Snow and Ice Removal from Public Sidewalks Assessments:
      Adopt and levy assessments in the total amount of $88,293.25, adopt the assessment roll, and direct the transmittal of the assessment roll to the Hennepin County Auditor.
      Staff Report:  Snow and Ice RCASnow and Ice Assessment List
     Action Taken:  Approved.  Staff directed to report back to the Transportation and Public Works Committee by January 2014 with a strategy for a more widespread communication plan on the requirements for snow and ice removal from public sidewalks.

 5.  Sidewalk Repair and Construction Assessments:
      Adopt and levy assessments in the total amount of $1,348,423.41, adopt the assessment roll, and direct the transmittal of the assessment roll to the Hennepin County Auditor.
      Staff Report:  Sidewalk Repair and Construction RCASidewalk Assessment List
     Action Taken:  Approved.

Consent

 6.  Special Assessment Deferment Application:
      Approve special assessment deferment application from the owner of the property located at 4040 Park Ave to defer a sewer service line repair special assessment in the amount of $9,050 for payable 2014 and subsequent years.
      Staff Report:  Sewer Service Line Assessment Deferment RCA
     Action Taken:  Approved.

 7.  Special Assessment Deferment Application:
      Approve special assessment deferment application from the owner of the property located at 2610 Longfellow Ave S to defer a sidewalk repair special assessment in the amount of $529.25 for payable 2014 and subsequent years.
      Staff Report:  Sidewalk Repair Assessment Deferment RCA
     Action Taken:  Approved.

 8.  Dinkytown Greenway Bike Project: 
      Authorize increase to contract with Veit and Company, Inc. by $87,962.19, for a revised contract total of $1,014,931.41, to allow for construction contingencies provided as part of the original project budget.  No additional appropriation required.
     Staff Report:  Dinkytown Greenway RCA
     Action Taken:  Approved.

 9. The Interchange Cooperative Funding Agreement:
     Authorize negotiation and execution of an amendment to the Cooperative Agreement with the Hennepin County Regional Rail Authority for public infrastructure improvements for The Interchange Project to cooperatively participate in costs as follows:
      a)  The City shall reimburse Hennepin County in the amount of $49,850 for bituminous pavement resurfacing; and
      b)  Hennepin County shall reimburse the City for street lighting and traffic signal installation in the amount of $202,800.
      (Refer to W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report:  The Interchange RCA 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

10.  Winter St NE Reconstruction Project:
       Authorize increase to contract with Meyer Contracting, Inc. by $302,382.19, for a revised contract total of $1,560,715.69, to allow for construction contingencies provided as part of the original project budget.  No additional appropriation required.
       Staff Report:  Winter Street NE RCA 
       Action Taken:  Approved.

11.  Mississippi River Trail Agreement:
       Approve resolution authorizing execution of a cooperative Construction Agreement with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) allowing MnDOT and its contractors to access City right-of-way or property to install Mississippi River Trail signs and providing for the City to maintain said signs upon completion.
       Staff Report:  Mississippi River Trail Agreement RCA 
       Action Taken:  Approved.

12.  Storm Sewer Rehabilitation:
       Authorize increase to contract with Cellular Concrete, Inc. by $120,000, for a revised contract total of $240,000, to increase the quantity of pre-formed foam cellular concrete under the current contract by 100% for the rehabilitation of the underground storm sewer system.  No additional appropriation required.
      Staff Report:  Storm Sewer Rehab RCA
      Action Taken:  Approved.

13.  10th Ave SE Storm Tunnel Reconstruction, Phase I:
      Authorize increase to contract with PCI Roads, LLC by $141,253.96, for a revised contract total of $4,528,646.87, to allow for Construction Change Orders 8-10 associated with additional standby costs due to extended project schedule and scope as well as addtional rental costs and requested work.  No additional appropriation required.
      Staff Report:  10th Ave Storm Tunnel RCA
      Action Taken:  Approved.

Discussion

14.  Bus Shelter Franchise:
       Authorize the proper City officers to:
       a)  End negotiations with CBS Outdoor regarding any further extension to the June 30, 2010 expired Bus Shelter Franchise (Minneapolis Code of Ordinances Appendix G - Bus Stop Shelter Franchise);
       b)  Take the necessary actions with CBS Outdoor to conclude the Franchise Agreement and return to Council for any necessary approvals; and
       c)  Negotiate, if needed, an agreement with Metro Transit to ensure proper transition of bus shelters and return to City Council for necessary agreement approvals.
       Staff Report:  Bus Shelter Franchise RCA
       Action Taken:  Approved.

Receive and File

15.  Pedestrian Advisory Committee:
       Receive and file update following presentation.
       Staff Report:  Pedestrian Advisory Committee Update RCAPedestrian Advisory Committee UPDATEPAC PowerPoint
       Action Taken:  Received and filed.

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:  Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 1:30 p.m.
Committee actions referred to the next City Council Meeting:  11/1/2013

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