Transportation & Public Works Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 1:30 p.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


  1.  2014 Uniform Assessment Rates:
       Approve 2014 street construction, street renovation, street resurfacing, and alley resurfacing Uniform Assessment Rates.
       Staff Report:  2014 Uniform Assessment Rates RCA
       Action Taken:  Approved.

  2.  Levy of 2013 Public Works Department Special Assessments:
       Approve levy of 2013 special assessments upon the benefited properties, adopt the assessment rolls, and direct transmittal of the assessment rolls to the Hennepin County Auditor for collection to begin on the 2014 real estate tax statements.
       Staff Report:  2013 Levy RCA2013 Levy RESOL 
       Action Taken:  Approved.

 3.  Sale of City-Owned Land Parcel:
     Authorize execution of the necessary documents to convey a parcel of land located at 521 5th St N to Hennepin County for the price of $1.00.  The parcel will be incorporated into the surface level plaza being created by The Interchange Project.
      Staff Report:  Sale of City-Owned Parcel RCASale of Parcel Aerial Map 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 4.  Hennepin County Road Maintenance Agreement:     
      Authorize negotiation and execution of a Road Maintenance Agreement between Hennepin County and the City of Minneapolis effective January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2015.
      (Refer to W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report:  Road Maintenance Agreement RCA 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 5.  2014-2017 Public Works Consulting Pool:
      Authorize execution of a Master Service Agreement with each of the 32 successful firms for the Public Works Consulting Pool. The length of the agreement will be from February 15, 2014 to February 14, 2017 and limited to a maximum of $2,500,000 with a maximum fee per scope of services (project) of $500,000.
      (Refer to W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report:  Consulting Pool RCA 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 6.  Non-Motorized Transportation Pilot Project Grant Agreement Amendments:
      Authorize execution of amendments to agreements with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and Transit for Livable Communities (TLC) to perform specific work efforts as outlined in and in accordance with MnDOT Agreement No. 89757 to:
      a)  Extend the end date from December 31, 2013 to December 31, 2014; and
      b)  Change the retainage (holdback) percentage from 5% to 2% or 1% based on the amount of remaining audited invoices.
      Staff Report:  NTP Grant Amendments RCA 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 7.  Capital Project Close-Outs:
      a)  Receive and accept the final costs of various Capital Projects and Programs thereby closing the projects;
      b)  Adjust capital appropriations to reflect the project close-outs;
      c)  Reallocate excess revenue and bonds to other Capital projects; and
      d) Request concurrence of the Board of Estimate and Taxation in the reallocation of already issued Net Debt Bonds and cancelation of authorization of $70,000 unissued Net Debt Bonds.
      (Refer to W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report:  Capital Project Close-Outs RCACapital Project Close-Outs ATTACH ACapital Project Close-Outs ATTACH B 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 8.  Car Sharing Pilot Program Contract:
      Authorize execution of a two-year agreement with Neighborhood Energy Connection, dba HOURCAR, for the Car Sharing Pilot Program.
      (Refer to W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report:  Car Sharing RCA 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 9.  Organized Collection Contract:
      Authorize negotiation and execution of a contract with Minneapolis Refuse, Inc. (MRI) for the collection of garbage, recycling, problem materials, mattresses, and yard wastes for approximately one-half of the City's dwelling units for a five-year term from February 1, 2014 through January 31, 2019.
      (Refer to W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report:  Organized Collection RCA 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

10.  Municipal Consent for Railway Bridge over Central Ave NE:
       Adopt resolution approving Municipal Consent for the Minnesota Department of Transportation's reconstruction of the railroad bridge spanning Trunk Highway 65/Central Ave between 14th and 18th Aves NE.
       Staff Report:  Municipal Consent RCA 
      Action Taken:  Approved.


11.  Alley Assessment Policy:
       a)  Adopt a policy to assess construction and reconstruction of alleys against all benefiting property owners using an Annual Uniform Alley Construction Rate of 25% of the estimated cost to reconstruct an average alley with all costs above that to be paid for with Net Debt Bonds or other local sources;
       b)  Amend the Unpaved Residential Alley Paving Program to reflect the new policy; and
       c)  Establish the 2014 Alley Construction Rate at $0.26/sq. ft.
       (Refer to W&M/Budget)
       Staff Report:  Alley Assessment Policy RCA
      Action Taken:  Approved.

12.  Ramp "A" Air Rights:
       Authorize CPED and Public Works staff to submit a request to MnDOT for exclusive rights for up to two years to negotiate a long-term airspace lease over Ramp A (TAD 7th Street Ramp).
       Staff Report:  Ramp A RCA 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

13.  Cooperative Development Agreement
       a)  Authorize negotiation and execution of a Cooperative Development Agreement with M.A. Mortenson Company for professional design services, demolition, and construction related to a City-owned Skyway and re-connection to the proposed Hampton Inn & Suites Hotel site located at 19 8th St. N.  The City shall pay for said work in an amount not to exceed $425,000 to be paid from the Parking Fund (07500-685-HAWT); and
       b)  Authorize negotiation and execution of an Amendment to a 1992 Skyway Easement Agreement for purposes of memorializing termination of the original skyway contemplated therein, and restating and revising the 1992 terms to reflect a new skyway schematic. 
       (Refer to W&M/Budget)
       Staff Report:  Cooperative Development Agreement RCA
      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:  November 19, 2013
Committee actions referred to the next City Council Meeting:  November 12, 2013

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