Transportation & Public Works Committee Agenda
Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Regular Meeting
April 29, 2014 - 9:30 a.m.
Room 317, City Hall
Members Present: Council Members Kevin Reich (Chair), Linea Palmisano, Blong Yang, Elizabeth Glidden, and Lisa Bender (Quorum 4)
Member Absent:  Council Member Cam Gordon
Council Committee Coordinator: Peggy Menshek 612-673-2287
Public Hearings
1.   54th & Lyndale Special Service District:
Amend Title 17 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Streets and Sidewalks by adding a new Chapter 432 establishing the 54th & Lyndale Special Service District.
Staff Report:  54th & Lyndale SSD RCA54th & Lyndale ORDPetition Certification;  54th & Lyndale MAP
Action Taken: Approved.
2.   West Broadway Improvement Special Service District:
a)     Amend Title 17 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Streets and Sidewalks by adding a new Chapter 434 establishing the West Broadway Improvement Special Service District (SSD);
b)     Approve the business plan for the West Broadway Improvement SSD; and
c)     Authorize negotiation and execution of a services agreement with the West Broadway Business and Area Coalition to serve as the district management entity for the West Broadway Improvement SSD.
Staff Report:  West Broadway Improvement SSD RCAW Broadway Improvement ORD;  W Broadway MAPPetition CertificationW Broadway Business PlanSelf-Managed SSD Adopted Policy
Action Taken: Approved.
3.   Edgewater Area and Cedar 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 $1,126,658, 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 June 17, 2014.
Staff Report:  Edgewater Area & Cedar Ave RCAEdgewater Area & Cedar Ave MAP
Action Taken: Approved.
4.   2014 Graffiti Prevention Micro Grant Program:
Authorize negotiation and execution of grant agreements with ten (10) recipients for the prevention, eradication, and education on the negative effects of graffiti.
Staff Report: Graffiti Prevention Grant RCAGraffiti Grant Recommended Recipient List
Action Taken: Approved.
5.   Special Assessment Appeal Settlement:
a)     Authorize execution of the settlement of the special assessment appeal asserted by Jeffrey L. Strand and Kim Wm. Jeppesen and authorize a reduction of $484.95 on the assessment against the property located at 5100 Thomas Ave N;
b)     Amend Resolution 2014R-088 to reduce the total special assessments for the 51st Ave N Street Resurfacing Project to reflect the settlement; and
c)     Amend Resolution 2014R-089 to reduce the bond sale request for the resurfacing project. (Refer to W&M)
Staff Report:  Special Assessment Appeal RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
6.   RFP for Processing Services for Yard Waste, Street Sweepings and Organic Material:
Authorize the issuance of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for processing services for yard waste, street sweepings, and organics material.
Staff Report:  RFP for Processing Services RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
7.    Southwest Minneapolis Interceptor Rehabilitation Projects:
Authorize amendment to the Master Funding Agreement with the Metropolitan Council for the Southwest Minneapolis Interceptor Rehabilitation Projects to include Subordinate Funding Agreements for additional phases of the projects. (Refer to W&M)
Staff Report:  SW Interceptor Projects RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
8.   4th St Ramp / 35W On-Ramp and Auxiliary Lane Project:
a)     Authorize execution of Amendment No. 1 to the Cooperative Agreement with Hennepin County to increase the City’s cost share in the project by $860,000, for a revised total cost share to the City of $2,960,000;
b)     Increase the appropriation for the project by $860,000 from the Permanent Improvement Fund balance;
c)     Direct Public Works and Finance staff to identify, through the normal 2014 project close-out process, a revenue source for the project to restore the advance from the Permanent Improvement Fund; and
d)     Approve resolution declaring the City’s intent to pay for the expenditures with tax-exempt bond proceeds. (Refer to W&M)
Staff Report:  4th St Ramp RCA4th St Ramp MAP
Action Taken: Approved.
9.   NPDES MS4 Stormwater Management Program and Annual Report:
Set a public hearing to be held on June 17, 2014 to receive public comments regarding the Stormwater Management Program, as required by the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and State Disposal System Permit.
Staff Report:  NPDES RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
10. Sidewalk Reconstruction Special Assessment Cancellation:
a)     Approve resolution cancelling a sidewalk repair special assessment for the property located at 4845 4th Ave S due to full prepayment of the special assessment; and
b)     Authorize refund of principal and interested collected in the amount of $185.74.
(Refer to W&M)
Staff Report:  Sidewalk Assessment Cancellation RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
11. Bids:
a)     OP 7919, Accept low bid of Thomas and Sons Construction, Inc., in the amount of $567,365.50, to complete the construction of the Penn Ave Phase 2 Street Reconstruction Project;
b)     OP 7927, Accept low bid of Cemstone Products Company, for an estimated annual expenditure of $1,588,550, to furnish and deliver Ready Mix Concrete through March 31, 2015; and
c)     OP 7934, Accept single bid of Carus Corporation, for an estimated annual expenditure of $375,000, to furnish and deliver Potassium Permanganate to the Water Treatment and Distribution Division. (Refer to W&M)
Staff Report:  Bid 7919;  Bid 7927;  Bid 7934
Action Taken:  Approved.
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11.5. St. Anthony Pkwy Bridge over BNSF Northtown Yard (California St NE and Main St NE) Roadway Construction Project:
a)     Approve resolution superseding Resolution 2014R-106 authorizing execution of a purchase agreement with Ellisspec 22329, LLC in the amount of $185,500 for the fee simple purchase of 27,476 square feet and $54,500 for temporary easements containing 58,990 square feet of real estate at 211 St. Anthony Pkwy; and
b)     Approve resolution superseding Resolution 2014R-107 authorizing execution of a purchase agreement with Gust Kempf, Jr. Revocable Trust in the amount of $120,000 for the fee simple purchase of 23,747 square feet and $13,500 for a temporary easement containing 19,537 square feet of real estate at 3236 California St NE.
Staff Report:  St. Anthony Pkwy Purchase Agreements RCASt. Anthony Pkwy MAPSt. Anthony Pkwy Resolution - Parcel 7St. Anthony Pkwy Resolution - Parcel 9
Action Taken: Approved.
12. Protected Bikeways:
Receive and file report on the development of the Protected Bikeways Update to the Minneapolis Bicycle Master Plan, following presentation.
Staff Report: Protected Bikeways Update RCAProtected Bikeways PowerPoint
Action Taken:  Received and filed.
13. Safe Routes Program:
Receive and file update, following presentation.
Staff Report: Safe Routes RCA; Map of 2014 Safe Routes Projects; Improvements at Lucy Laney School; Draft Safe Routes Map - Front; Draft Safe Routes Map - Back
Action Taken: Received and filed.
Upcoming Public Hearings - May 13, 2014
·        4th Ave S Street Resurfacing Project
·        Hay NW, Franklin Hall, and Lyn Park Areas Street Resurfacing Project
·        LaSalle Ave Street Resurfacing Project
·        LaSalle Ave Street Reconstruction 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: May 13, 2014
Committee actions will be referred to the next Council Meeting:  May 9, 2014
Committee Coordinator email: [email protected]
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