Transportation & Public Works Committee Agenda
Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota
 
Regular Meeting
March 18, 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 Hearings
1.   Penn Ave S Phase 2 Street Reconstruction Project:
a)     Approve resolution ordering the work to proceed and adopting special assessments in the amount of $333,309.93 for the project;
b)     Approve resolution requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds in the amount of $333,310 for the project;
c)     Approve resolution ordering parking restrictions on Penn Ave S between 100 feet north of 54th St W and 50th St W, per the Council approved layout and to meet State Aid Rules; and
d)     Approve resolution ordering the abandonment and removal of areaways located in the public right-of-way in conflict with the project.
(Refer to W&M)
Staff Report:  Penn Ave S RCA
Action Taken:  Approved.
2.   Riverside Extension Street Reconstruction Project:
a)     Approve resolution ordering the work to proceed and adopting special assessments in the amount of $258,085.21 for the project;
b)     Approve resolution requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds in the amount of $258,090 for the project; and
c)     Approve resolution ordering the abandonment and removal of areaways located in the public right-of-way in conflict with the project.
(Refer to W&M)
Staff Report:  Riverside Extension RCA
Action Taken:  Approved.
3.   5th St N, 8th Ave N, and 5th Ave N and
      58th St E and MN-62 Frontage Rd S Street Resurfacing Project:
a)     Approve resolution ordering the work to proceed and adopting special assessments in the amount of $355,510.80 for the project; and
b)     Approve resolution requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds in the amount of $355,515 for the project.
(Refer to W&M)
Staff Report:  5th St N Resurfacing RCA5th & 8th N MAP58th and MN-62 MAP
Action Taken:  Approved.
4.   Loring Park Area and South North Loop Area Street Resurfacing Project:
a)     Approve resolution ordering the work to proceed and adopting special assessments in the amount of $489,856.90 for the project; and
b)     Approve resolution requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds in the amount of $489,860 for the project.
(Refer to W&M)
Staff Report:  Loring Park and S N Loop Area RCA
Action Taken:  Approved.
5.   Boulevard Vegetation Ordinance Changes:
Consider 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 Department of Regulatory Services authority to enforce violations pursuant to established administrative processes. (Glidden Introduced 2/21/2014)
Staff Report:  Boulevard Vegetation RCABoulevard Vegetation ORD
Action Taken:  Approved.
6.   City Engineer/Director of Public Works Reappointment:
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 Head Reappointment Letter
Action Taken:  Approved.
Consent
7.   4th Ave S Street Resurfacing Project:
a)     Approve Resolution designating the location and improvements proposed to be made in the project;
b)     Receive the cost estimate of $136,483, 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 May 13, 2014.
Staff Report:  4th Ave S Resurfacing RCA4th Ave S MAP
Action Taken:  Approved.
8.   Hay NW, Franklin Hall, and Lyn Park Areas Street Resurfacing Project:
a)     Approve Resolution designating the location and improvements proposed to be made in the project;
b)     Receive the cost estimate of $1,447,744, 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 May 13, 2014.
Staff Report:  Hay NW, Franklin Hall & Lyn Park Resurfacing RCAHay MAP;  Franklin Hall & Lyn Park MAP
Action Taken:  Approved.

9.  LaSalle Ave Street Resurfacing Project (Grant St 10 12th St S) and   
     LaSalle Ave Street Reconstruction Project (12th St S to 8th St S): 

a)     Approve Resolution designating the location and improvements proposed to be made in the projects;
b)     Receive the cost estimate of $5,400,000, 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 May 13, 2014.
Staff Report:  LaSalle Resurfacing RCA
Action Taken:  Approved, with the clarification that the reconstruction portion of the project will not take place until 2015, however extensive utility work will begin in 2014.
10. Penn Ave S Street Reconstruction Project Phase 1, Contract Amendment:
Authorize increase to contract with Meyer Contracting, Inc., by $3,648.43, to allow for construction contingencies provided as part of the original project budget. No additional appropriation required.
Staff Report:  Penn Ave S Contract Amendment RCA
Action Taken:  Approved.
11. St. Anthony Parkway Bridge over BNSF Northtown Yard:
a)     Authorize execution of a purchase agreement with Ellisspec 22329, LLC in the amount of $185,500 for 27,476 sq. ft. of real estate at 211 St. Anthony Pkwy;
b)     Authorize execution of a purchase agreement with Gust Kempf, Jr. Revocable Trust in the amount of $120,000 for 23,747 sq. ft. of real estate at 3236 California St NE;
c)     Authorize execution of a temporary easement agreement with Ellisspec 22329, LLC in the amount of $54,500 for 58,990 sq. ft. of real estate at 211 St. Anthony Pkwy;
d)     Authorize execution of a temporary easement agreement with Gust Kempf, Jr. Revocable Trust in the amount of $13,500 for 19,537 sq. ft. of real estate at 3236 California St NE;
e)      Authorize execution of a temporary easement agreement with Ellis Properties, LLP in the amount of $57,375 for 41,243 sq. ft. of real estate at 3147 California St NE;
f)       Authorize execution of a temporary easement agreement with G & G Real Estate, LLC in the amount of $3,000 for 5,482 sq. ft. of real estate at 81 St. Anthony Pkwy; and
g)     Authorize execution of an access agreement with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) to allow for project-related construction activities on MPRB road right-of-way.
Staff Report:  St. Anthony Pkwy Bridge RCASt. Anthony Pkwy MAPParcel 2 ResolParcel 7 ResolParcel 9 ResolParcel 10 Resol
Action Taken:  Approved.
12. TOMCO2 Lease Agreement:
Authorize execution of a lease agreement with TOMCO2 Systems for the rental of a carbon dioxide pilot unit to be used at the water softening plant. The estimated cost is $24,500 for a maximum duration of ten months. Funding is available within the project budget.
Staff Report: TOMCO2 Lease Agreement RCATOMCO2 ATTACH
Action Taken:  Approved.
13. 2014 Parkway Paving and Parkway Lighting Improvement Agreement:
a)     Approve resolution authorizing execution of an agreement with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) regarding 2014 Parkway Paving and Lighting Improvement Projects, pending the satisfactory review by the proper City officers;
b)     Authorize adjusting the capital appropriation for the Parkway Improvement Projects as follows:
• Increase appropriation by $50,000 in the Sidewalk Section of the Transportation Maintenance and Repair Division to reflect MPRB Funds; and
• Decrease appropriation for Parkway Paving and Street Lighting by a total of $1,320,000 due to no Park Capital Levy as part of the 2014 Parkway Paving and Street Light Replacement Programs; and Increase the appropriation by a total of $446,658 to reflect increased Metropolitan Council Regional Grant Funds;
c)     Authorize Finance staff to adjust Metropolitan Council Regional Grant Fund appropriations between Parkway Paving and Parkway Street Lighting as needed, not to exceed the overall Metropolitan Council Regional Grant funding total.
(Refer to W&M)
Staff Report:  Parkway Paving & Lighting RCA
Action Taken:  Approved.
14. Street Construction Assessment Reductions:
Approve resolution authorizing the Hennepin County Auditor to reduce previously levied assessments against Wagner Partners Limited Partnership and Minnetonka Moccasin Company, Inc.
(Refer to W&M)
Staff Report:  Street Construction Assessment Reductions RCA
Action Taken:  Approved.
15. Engine Braking Ordinance:
Set a public hearing to be held on April 1, 2014 to consider the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 18, Chapter 474 of the Code relating to Traffic Code: Vehicle Operation, prohibiting the practice of motor braking, also known as “engine braking” on Interstate Highway 394 in the City of Minneapolis. (Goodman Introduced 3/7/2014)
Staff Report:  Engine Braking RCA;  MCO 474.125 ORD2008 Session LawLegislative Route No 107
Action Taken:  Approved.
16. Bids:
a)     OP 7872, Accept low responsive bid of Shafer Contracting Company, Inc., for an estimated annual expenditure of $3,004,000, to complete the construction of sidewalks, curb, alley and drive approaches in 2014 for the Paving Division; and
b)     OP 7905, Accept low responsive bid of Dresser Trap Rock, Inc., for an estimated annual expenditure of $188,300, to furnish and deliver gray/black class “A” aggregate to the Paving Division.
(Refer to W&M)
Staff Report:  Bid 7872Bid 7905
Action Taken:  Approved.
Receive & File
17. Quarterly Submittal of Traffic Zones, Restrictions and Controls:
Receive and file 2013 Fourth Quarter Report.
Staff Report:  Quarterly Traffic Zones RCA
Action Taken:  Received and filed.
Discussion
 
18. Implementation of City-Wide Residential Organics Collection Program:
Receive and file report.
Staff Report:  Organics Collection RCAOrganics Colelction PowerPoint
Action Taken: Received and filed. Staff directed to present the information to the full City Council at a Study Session to be scheduled as soon as practical, to include: 
  • The Foth Study made available in advance of the Study Session
  • Additional information about what portion 1-4 unit residential dwellings represent in the City’s entire organics waste stream
  • A comparison of the cost impact of city-wide collection vs. the opt-in option
  • A rough cost estimate for a robust promotional program and options to pay for the promotional program
  • Local options for processing organics
 
Upcoming Public Hearings - April 1, 2014
·        Johnson St NE, 10th & 11th Ave SE Street Resurfacing Project
·        Burroughs North Area and Dupont Ave S Street Resurfacing Project
 
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: April 1, 2014
Committee actions will be referred to the next Council Meeting: March 28, 2014
 
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Last updated Mar 19, 2014