Transportation & Public Works Committee Agenda
Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota
 
Regular Meeting
February 25, 2014 – 9:30 a.m.
Room 317, City Hall
 
Members Present: Council Members Kevin Reich (Chair), Linea Palmisano, Cam Gordon, Blong Yang, Elizabeth Glidden, and Lisa Bender (Quorum 4)
 
Council Committee Coordinator: Peggy Menshek 612-673-2287
 
Public Hearing
1.   51st Ave N Street Resurfacing Project:
 a)     Approve Resolution ordering the work to proceed and adopt special assessments in the amount of $59,316.25 for the project; and
 b)     Approve Resolution requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessments bonds in the amount of $59,320 for the project. 
(Refer to W&M)
Staff Report:  51st Ave N Resurfacing RCA;  51st Ave N MAP 
Action Taken: Approved.  Staff directed to report to committee members prior to Committee of the Whole regarding the assessments relating to three irregularly shaped parcels within the project area.
 
 
Consent
2.   Lowry Hill E Area Street Resurfacing Project:
a)     Approve Resolution designating the location and improvements proposed to be made in the project;
b)     Receive the cost estimate of $717,368, the list of benefited properties, and direct the City Engineer to prepare proposed special assessments against the benefited properties; and
c)     Set a public hearing to be held on April 15, 2014.
Staff Report:  Lowry Hill E Area Resurfacing RCALowry Hill E Area MAP
Action Taken: Approved.
 
3.   Nicollet-Central Modern Streetcar Project:
Authorize an amendment to the existing contract with URS Corporation to complete additional pre-project development tasks for the Nicollet-Central Modern Streetcar Project for an additional amount not to exceed $357,000 for a new contract amount of $1,557,000.  Funding is available within the current project budget.
Staff Report:  Streetcar Project RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
 
4.   6th St S Municipal State Aid Variance Request:
Approve resolution directing the City Engineer to proceed with a formal request for a variance from Municipal State Aid (MSA) Standards for the parking lane width on the south side of 6th St S from Park Ave to 11th Ave S.
Staff Report:  6th St S Variance Request RCA6th St S Map6th St S Graphic
Action Taken: Approved.
 
5.   Compost Rule Change Comments:
Approve comments on the proposed Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) Compost Rule changes and direct the Department of Public Works to submit the comments to the MPCA.
(Also in HE&CE)
Staff Reports:  Compost Rule Change RCACompost Rule Change Comments; Compost Rule Change PowerPointSUBSTITUTE Comments
Action Taken: Approved substitute comments.
 
6.   Bridge No 9 Pier 3 Repairs:
Authorize execution of a Temporary Construction Agreement with the University of Minnesota regarding construction activities and easements on and in the vicinity of Bridge No 9 (over the Mississippi River).
Staff Report:  Bridge No 9 Repairs RCABridge No 9 MapBridge No 9 Draft Contract
Action Taken: Approved.
 
7.   Bid:
OP 7901, Accept low bid of Sunram Construction, Inc., for an estimated expenditure of $64,460, for stormwater pond dredging.
(Refer to W&M)
Staff Report:  Bid 7901
Action Taken: Approved.
 
Referred by Executive Committee
8.   City Engineer/Director of Public Works:
Set a public hearing for March 18, 2014 to consider the charter department head reappointment by the Executive Committee of Steve Kotke to the appointed position of City Engineer/Director of Public Works for a two-year term beginning January 2, 2014.
Staff Report:  Charter Department Reappointment Letter
Action Taken: Public hearing set as indicated.
 
Referred by City Council 2/21/2014
9.  Boulevard Vegetation Ordinance Changes:
Set a public hearing for March 18, 2014 to consider the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 17, Chapter 427 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Streets and Sidewalks:  In General, amending Section 427.10 to allow certain types of vegetation to be grown within boulevards, incorporating safety parameters, and granting the inspections department authority to enforce violations pursuant to established administrative processes. (Glidden)
Staff Report:  Boulevard Vegetation RCA;  Title 17, Chapter 427 ORD
Action Taken: Public hearing set as indicated.
 
 
Discussion
10. 2014 Paving Program:
Receive and file the 2014 Paving Program.
(Refer to W&M)
Staff Report:  2014 Paving Program RCA
Action Taken: Received and filed.
 
11. St. Anthony Parkway Bridge over BNSF Northtown Yard Project:
a)     Approve the St. Anthony Parkway Project proposed bridge and layout, including the realignment California St NE and Main St NE;
b)     Approve resolution designating the location and improvements to be made in the project;
c)     Receive the cost estimate of $1,300,000 for the reconstruction of California St NE and Main St NE, the list of benefited properties, and direct the City Engineer to prepare proposed special assessments, at the resurfacing assessment rate, against the benefited properties; and
d)     Set a public hearing to be held on April 15, 2014.
Staff Report:  St. Anthony Bridge RCASt. Anthony Bridge RenderingsCalifornia St NE MapMain St NE Map
Action Taken: Approved.
 
Upcoming Public Hearings on March 18, 2014
Notice: A portion of this meeting may be closed to the public pursuant to MN Statutes Section 13D.03 or 13D.05
 
Next Committee Meeting: March 18, 2014
Committee actions will be referred to the next Council Meeting: March 7, 2014
 
Committee Coordinator email: Councilcommitteecoordinators@minneapolismn.gov
 
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