Transportation & Public Works Committee Agenda
Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota
 
Regular Meeting
April 1, 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.   Johnson St NE, 10th & 11th Aves SE Street Resurfacing Project:
a)     Approve resolution ordering the work to proceed and adopting special assessments in the amount of $122,975.27 for the project; and
b)     Approve resolution requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds in the amount of $122,975 for the project.  (Refer to W&M)
Staff Report:  Johnson, 10th & 11th RCA;  Johnson, 10th & 11th  MAP
Action Taken:  Approved.
2.   Burroughs North Area and Dupont Ave S Street Resurfacing Project:
a)     Approve resolution ordering the work to proceed and adopting special assessments in the amount of $1,098,160.03 for the project; and
b)     Approve resolution requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds in the amount of $1,098,160 for the project. (Refer to W&M)
Staff Report:  Burroughs and Dupont RCA;  Burroughs and Dupont MAP
Action Taken: Approved.
3.   Engine Braking Ordinance:
Consider ordinance amending Title 18, Chapter 474 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances 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)
Staff Report: Engine Braking RCA;  Engine Braking ORDSession LawMap
Action Taken: Approved.
 
Consent
4.   Street Resurfacing Special Assessment Cancellation:
Approve resolution cancelling a street resurfacing special assessment for the owner of the property located at 2408 31st Ave S due to full prepayment of the special assessment.  (Refer to W&M)
Staff Report:  Resurfacing Assessment Cancellation RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
5.   Sidewalk Repair Special Assessment Cancellation:
a)     Approve resolution cancelling a sidewalk repair special assessment for the owner of the property located at 4325 Zenith Ave S due to full prepayment of the special assessment; and
b)     Authorize refund of principal and interest collected in the total amount of $238.57.  (Refer to W&M)
Staff Report:  Sidewalk Repair Special Assessment Cancelltion RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
6.   Cleaning & Lining of Cast Iron Water Mains:
Authorize increase to contract with Heitkamp, Inc. by $375,683, for a revised contract total of $2,099,808.50, for the cleaning and lining of cast iron water mains. Funds are available in the existing project budget and no additional appropriation is required.
Staff Report:  Water Main Cleaning RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
7.   Nicollet-Central Modern Streetcar Project:
Authorize staff to submit an application for a TIGER 2014 grant to implement the Nicollet-Central Modern Streetcar project, pending consideration of other regional transit projects and final authorization to submit an application by the City’s Rail Policy Group.
(Refer to W&M)
Staff Report:  Nicollet Central Streetcar RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
8.   54th & Lyndale Special Service District:
Set a public hearing to be held on April 29, 2014 to consider amending Title 17 of the Code relating to Streets and Sidewalks to establish the 54th & Lyndale Special Service District.
Staff Report:  54th & Lyndale SSD RCA54th & Lyndale SSD Boundary Map
Action Taken: Approved.
9.   West Broadway Special Service District:
Set a public hearing to be held on April 29, 2014 to consider amending Title 17 of the Code relating to Street and Sidewalks to establish the West Broadway Special Service District.
Staff Report:  W Broadway SSD RCAW Broadway SSD Boundary Map
Action Taken: Approved.
10. Transfer Station Operations Agreement:

Authorize execution of a Transfer Station Operations Agreement between Waste Management of Minnesota, Inc. and the City of Minneapolis in the amount of $417,000 for the term May 1, 2014 through April 30, 2015, with the option to extend the contract on an annual basis for two (2) additional years. 

Staff Report:  Transfer Station RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
Office of the Mayor
11. Zero Waste Initiatives:
Authorize transfer of $76,607 from the Solid Waste Fund to the General Fund to fund a policy position in the Mayor’s Office for the purpose of providing vision, leadership, coordination and implementation of sustainability policy.  (Refer to W&M)
Staff Report:  Zero Waste Initiatives RCA
Action Taken: Approved.

City Attorney’s Office

12. Legal Settlement:
Approve settlement and authorize execution of documents necessary to effectuate settlement in the case of Double Black Diamond, Inc. dba Red Cow v. City of Minneapolis, contingent upon modification of Critical Parking Area #24.  (Item 13 below)
Staff Report:  Legal Settlement RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
13. Critical Parking Area #24:
Approve Ordinance amending the following location in Critical Parking Area #24 to be signed “No Parking - 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Daily, Except by Permit” and restricting the purchase of CPA #24 permits to residents on both sides of Drew Ave S and on the west side of Chowen Ave S:
· Drew Ave S, from 49th St W to 50th St W, both sides of the street west side of the street only adjacent to residential uses.
· Chowen Ave S, from 49th St W to 50th St W, W side of the street only adjacent to residential uses.
Staff Report:  CPA 24 RCACPA 24 MAPCPA 24 PetitionsCPA 24 ORD
Action Taken: Approved.
Department of Public Works and Procurement
14. Bids:
a)     OP 7904, Accept low bid of Fischer Mining, LLC, for an estimated annual expenditure of $163,800, to furnish and deliver fine aggregate as needed through March 31, 2015;
b)     OP 7910, Accept single bid of Graymont (WI) LLC, for an estimated annual expenditure of $1,800,000, to furnish and deliver quick lime to the Water Treatment and Distribution Division for a 12-month period; and
c)     OP 7912, Accept single bid of Commercial Asphalt Company, for an estimated annual expenditure of $5,409,950, to furnish and deliver hot mix asphalt as needed through March 31, 2015. (Refer to W&M)
Staff Report:  Bid 7904;  Bid 7910;  Bid 7912
Action Taken: Approved.

Discussion

15. Pothole Repair Funding Increase:

Approve resolution increasing the Transportation Maintenance & Repair Division’s General Fund appropriation for fiscal year 2014 in the amount of $1,000,000 from the Contingency Fund for the purpose of providing additional resources to perform an accelerated level of pothole patching in 2014.  (Refer to W&M)

Staff Report:  Pothole Repair RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
16. Cedar Ave Sidewalk Modifications Project:
a)     Amend the 2014 Adopted Capital Budget to establish Cedar Ave Sidewalk Modifications with the following revenue sources:
·        $747,500 Hennepin County TOD Program Grant
·        $300,000 Hiawatha TOD funds
·        $200,000 Special Assessments
·        $500,000 Advance from the Permanent Improvement Fund
b)     Increase appropriations to reflect the modifications listed above;
c)     Direct Public Works and Finance staff to identify, through the normal 2014 project close-out process, a revenue source for the Cedar Ave Sidewalk Modifications Project to restore the Permanent Improvement Fund advance (it is anticipated that bond proceeds from projects being closed will be sufficient to address this advance);
d)     Approve resolution declaring the City’s intent to pay for the expenditures not reimbursed by the other sources above with tax exempt bond proceeds;
e)     Approve the proposed layout of the Cedar Ave Sidewalk Modification Project;
f)       Authorize staff to negotiate with private property owners as necessary to acquire and execute temporary easement agreements not to exceed $1,000 for the sidewalk work;
g)     Authorize execution of a grant contract agreement amendment with Hennepin County to accept grant funds of up to $822,500, of which $747,500 will be used for the Cedar Ave Sidewalk Modification project, with $1,000,000 matching funds to be provided by City, upon satisfactory review by the City Attorney’s Office;
h)     Approve resolution designating the location, streets, and improvements proposed to be made in the Cedar Sidewalk Modifications Project and, as an exception to policy, not assessing for the street lighting improvements;
i)       Receive the cost estimate of $1,747,500, the list of benefited properties, and direct the City Engineer to prepare proposed special assessments against the list of benefited properties; and
j)       Set a public hearing to be held June 17, 2014 to consider the project and the abandonment and removal of areaways in conflict with the project. (Refer to W&M)
Staff Report:  Cedar Ave Sidewalk Modifications RCACedar Ave Layout
Action Taken: Approved.
 
Upcoming
April 15, 2014 - Public Hearings
·        Lowry Hill E Area Street Resurfacing Project
·        St. Anthony Pkwy Bridge Project (California St NE & Main St NE Realignment)
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 15, 2014
Committee actions will be referred to the next Council Meeting: April 11, 2014
 
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