Transportation & Public Works Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
November 19, 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

Consent

 1.  Water Contract Amendments:
      Authorize contract amendments to provide water service to the Metropolitan Airports Commission, the City of Edina, the Joint Water Commission, the City of Hilltop, and the City Columbia Heights to:
      a)  Provide a new methodology for applying inside City rate increases;
      b)  Define how costs for a future groundwater supply will be applied in a future cost of service study;
      c)  Define the volumes of water used for future cost of service studies to be defined as a three-year average rather than a single year volume; and
      d)  Clarify language regarding the delivery schedule and “off peak” and “on peak” language as it pertains to electrical charges for pumping (Joint Water Commission contract only).
      Staff Report:  Water Contract Amendments RCA
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 2.  Water Construction Standards:
      Adopt the proposed "Standard Supplemental Specifications for Construction of Public Infrastructure in the City of Minneapolis:  Water".
      Staff Report:  Water Construction Standards RCA
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 3.  Temporary Sewer Availability Charges (SAC) Agreement:
      Authorize execution of an agreement between the City of Minneapolis, Upper Mississippi Academy, and the Northern Star Council of the Boy Scouts of America to allow for temporary charges for the City's sanitary sewer service for the Upper Mississippi Academy to operate a charter school at Fort Snelling.
      (Refer to W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report:  Temporary SAC Agreement RCA 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 4.  Street Lighting Assessment Cancellations:
      a)  Approve cancellation of special assessments for the Riverside Ave Street Lighting Project, Phase I, in the original principal amount of $258,705.16 for payable 2014 and subsequent years and authorize the refund of special assessment principal and interest collected from 2013 real estate property tax statements;
      b)  Approve cancellation of special assessments for the Riverside Ave (Phase II); Nicollet Ave S (Lake St to 36th St); Lyndale Ave S (Minnehaha Creek to 56th St W); University Ave SE; and Washington Ave SE street lighting projects; and
      c)  Direct staff to return to Committee to reconcile funding for the above-stated projects at project close-out.
      (Refer to W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report:  Street Lighting Assessments RCA
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 5.  22nd St E Street Lighting Project (Cedar Ave S to Minnehaha Ave S):
      Approve reducing special assessments for the Street Lighting Project to $38,457.73 for payable 2014 and subsequent years and authorize the refund of special assessment overpayment of principal and interest collected in 2013 in the amount of $85.49.
      (Refer to W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report:  22nd St E Street Lighting RCA 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 6.  37th Ave N Greenway Project:
      Authorize increase to contract with S.M. Hentges & Sons, Inc. by $54,504.27, for a revised contract total of $2,685,690.28, to allow for construction contingencies provided as part of the original project budget.  No additional appropriation required.
       Staff Report:  37th Ave N Greenway RCA37th Ave N Greenway MAP
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 7.  Cast Iron Pipe Cleaning and Lining - Contract Amendment:
      Authorize increase to contract with IPR Northeast LLC by $47,171.05, for a revised contract total of $472,171.05, and extending the completion date of the contract for the cleaning and cured-in-place lining of a 16" cast iron pipe at the Columbia Heights Membrane Plant.  Funds are available in the current project budget and no additional appropriation is required.
      Staff Report:  Cast Iron Pipe Cleaning RCA 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 8.  Bike Walk Ambassador Program:
      Authorize extension of contract with MnDOT for the Bike Walk Ambassador Program from December 31, 2013 to December 31, 2014.
      Staff Report:  Bike Walk RCA 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 9.  Safe Routes to School Non-Infrastructure Grant Agreement Renewal:
      a)  Authorize execution of an agreement with MnDOT for the Safe Routes to School grant; and
      b)  Approve resolution requesting MnDOT to act as the City's agent to accept the grant funds.
      Staff Report:  Safe Routes to School RCA 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

10.  St. Anthony Parkway Bridge Over Northtown Yard:
       Authorize acquisition, through negotiation or condemnation, of temporary construction easements and permanent easements from five parcels for transportation-related uses. 
       (Refer to W&M/Budget)
       Staff Report:  St. Anthony Bridge RCASt. Anthony Bridge MAP 
       Action Taken:  Approved.

11.  Bituminous Mix Contract Amendment:
       Authorize increase to contract with Tiller Corporation, dba Commercial Asphalt Company by $300,000, for a revised contract total of $6,083,925, to cover the cost of additional bituminous material required to complete 2013 construction projects and maintenance activities.  No additional appropriation required.
       Staff Report:  Bituminous Mix Contract RCA
       Action Taken:  Approved.

12.  Penn Ave Reconstruction Project Phase I:
       Authorize increase to contract with Meyer Contracting, Inc. by $350,000, for a revised contract total of $1,301,633.35, to allow for construction contingencies provided as part of the original project budget.  No additional appropriation required.
       Staff Report:  Penn Ave RCA
       Action Taken:  Approved.

13.  Hennepin-Lyndale Reconstruction Design Contract:
       a)  Authorize execution of a contract with Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. in the amount of $908,455 for design work related to the reconstruction of Hennepin and Lyndale Avenues; and
       b)  Authorize negotiations with property owners for the acquisition of right-of-way and temporary construction easements for the project.
       (Refer to W&M/Budget)  
       Staff Report:  Hennepin-Lyndale Design Contract RCAHennepin-Lyndale MAP   
       Action Taken:  Approved.

14.  Bridge 9 Repairs:
       Authorize negotiation and execution of a Temporary Construction Agreement with the University of Minnesota for Bridge No 9 Pier 3 repairs.
       Staff Report:  Bridge 9 Repairs RCABridge 9 Repairs MAP 
       Action Taken:  Approved.

15.  Franklin Ave Streetscape Project:
       Authorize increase to contract with Thomas and Sons Construction, Inc. by $46,267.72, for a revised contract total of $1,108,177.80, to allow for the payment of additional work performed as part of the project.  Funds are available in the project budget and no additional appropriation is required.
       Staff Report:  Franklin Ave Streetscape RCAFranklin Ave Streetscape MAP    
       Action Taken:  Approved.

16.  Urban Works Contract:
       Authorize increase to contract with Urban Works, Inc. by $50,000, for a revised contract total of $100,000, and extending the contract end date to April 30, 2014 for professional services related to the management of Special Service Districts.  No additional appropriation required.
       Staff Report:  Urban Works Contract RCA  
       Action Taken:  Approved.

17.  Bluff Street Trail Project Funding:
       a)  Authorize negotiation and execution of a Construction Cooperative Agreement with Hennepin County to accept the County’s cost participation for the Bluff Street Trail Project in the amount of $300,000;
       b)  Authorize acceptance of a federal Non-Motorized Transportation Pilot Program (NTP) grant in the amount of $859,000 to be used for the project and the execution of the necessary agreement with the Minnesota Department of Transportation for the federal grant;
       c)  Adjust capital appropriation and revenue budgets as necessary to utilize TLC funding for the Bluff St Trail Project, and accomplish three other bicycle and pedestrian projects using City funds and other sources;
       d)  Request concurrence of the Board of Estimate and Taxation in the reallocation of unissued Net Debt Bonds for the Bluff St Project; and
       e)  The City expresses its intent to reimburse from bond proceeds costs from this date forward up to 125% of the revised project appropriation per the City’s adopted financial policy in this regard.
       (Refer to W&M/Budget)
       Staff Report:  Bluff St Trail RCABluff St RESOLBluff St MAP1Bluff St MAP2 
       Action Taken:  Approved.

18.  Impound Lot and Development Strategy:
       a)  Direct Public Works and Finance & Property Services to reduce the Impound Lot footprint and prepare recommendations on how to best to facilitate development while aesthetically improving the remaining infrastructure, including building and grounds, and enhancing the overall security and customer experience;
       b)  Authorize CPED and Public Works to coordinate a land use and development strategy for City-owned parcels adjacent to the newly completed Van White Memorial Blvd; and
       c)  Approve budget appropriation increase of $100,000 for consulting services.
       (Also in CD and W&M/Budget Committees)
       Staff Report:  Impound Lot RCAImpound Lot MAP1Impound Lot MAP2 
       Action Taken:  Approved.

Discussion

19.  West Broadway Transit Alternatives Study:
       Authorize negotiation and execution of a Cooperative Funding Agreement with the Metropolitan Council and Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority for a West Broadway Transit Alternatives Study in an amount not to exceed $205,000, contingent upon 2014 budget funding.
       (Refer to W&M/Budget)
       Staff Report:  W Broadway Transit Study RCA 
       Action Taken:  Approved.

20.  Nicollet-Central Streetcar Agreement:
       Authorize negotiation and execution of a Master Funding Agreement with the Metropolitan Council to conduct environmental review and pre-project development activities for the Nicollet-Central Modern Streetcar in an amount not to exceed $150,000, contingent upon 2014 budget funding.
       (Refer to W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report:  Nicollet-Central Streetcar Agreement RCA 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

21.  Minnehaha Ave Reconstruction Layout Approval:
       a)  Accept public comment on project layout;
       b)  Approve Hennepin County Transportation Department's Layout 7, dated November 5, 2013, for Minnehaha Ave between E Lake St to 46th St E; and
       c)  Approve formal request from Hennepin County for a variance from Minnesota State Aid Rules for parking lane width for the full length of the project.
       Staff Report:  Minnehaha Ave RCAMinnehaha Ave MAPHennepin County PowerPoint 
       Action Taken:  Postponed.

22.  Nawadaha Blvd and Minnehaha Ave Reconstruction Layout Approval:
       a)  Accept public comment on project layout;
       b)  Approve project layout; and
       c)  Authorize negotiation with private property owners to acquire and execute easement agreements related to the project, if necessary.
       Staff Report:  Nawadaha Blvd/Minnehaha Ave RCANawadaha Blvd/Minnehaha Ave MAP 
       Action Taken:  Postponed.

Receive and File

23.  2013 Storm Response - Sidewalk and Curb and Gutter Repair:
       Receive and file report.
       Staff Report:  2013 Storm Response RCA 
      Action Taken:  Received and filed.

Not on Printed Agenda

24.  Bid - Bluff Street Trail Project:
       OP 7863, Accept low bid of Veit and Company, Inc. for an estimated expenditure of $696,611 to furnish and deliver all labor, materials, and incidentals necessary to complete the Bluff Street Trail Project.
       (Refer to W&M/Budget) 
       Staff Report:  OP 7863 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.

Committee actions referred to the next City Council Meeting:  December 6, 2013

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Last updated Nov. 19, 2013