Transportation & Public Works Committee Agenda
Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota
 
Regular Meeting
June 17, 2014 - 9:30 a.m.
Room 317, City Hall
 
Members Present:  Council Members Kevin Reich (Chair), Linea Palmisano, Cam Gordon, Elizabeth Glidden, and Lisa Bender (Quorum 4)
Member Absent:  Council Member Blong Yang
 
Council Committee Coordinator: Peggy Menshek 612-673-2287
Public Hearings
1.   40th St E & W Street Resurfacing Project (Lyndale Ave S to Stevens Ave S):
a)     Approve resolution ordering the work to proceed and adopting special assessments in the amount of $66,692.76 for the project; and
b)     Approve resolution requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds in the amount of $66,695 for the project. (Refer to W&M)
Staff Report:  40th St Resurfacing RCA;  40th St MAP
Action Taken:  Approved.
2.   Cedar Ave Sidewalk Modification Project:
a)     Approve resolution ordering the work to proceed and adopting special assessments in the amount of $148,000 for the project;
b)     Approve resolution requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds in the amount of $148,000 for the project; and
c)     Approve resolution ordering the abandonment and removal of areaways located in the public right-of-way that are in conflict with the project. (Refer to W&M)
Staff Report:  Cedar Ave Sidewalk Project RCA & MAP
Action Taken: Postponed one cycle.
3.   Edgewater Area and Cedar Ave S Street Resurfacing Project:
a)     Approve resolution ordering the work to proceed and adopting special assessments in the amount of $789,774.65 for the project; and
b)     Approve resolution requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds in the amount of $789,775 for the project.  (Refer to W&M)
Staff Report:  Edgewater Area & Cedar Ave Resurfacing RCAEdgewater & Cedar MAP
Action Taken: Approved.
4.   Stormwater Management Program and Annual Report:
a)     Receive public comments and direct staff to respond to public input regarding the City’s and the Park Board’s Minneapolis Stormwater Management Program and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Phase 1 Permit Annual Report for 2013 Activities, as required by the permit issued by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency; and
b)     Adopt the Minneapolis Stormwater Management Program and NPDES MS4 Phase 1 Permit Annual Report for 2013 Activities.
Staff Report:  NPDES Stormwater Management Program RCAAttachment 1PowerPoint
Action Taken: Approved.
Consent
5.   Urban Works Contract Amendment:
a)     Authorize execution of an amendment to the Standard Agreement Contract with Urban Works, Inc. for professional services related to the management of Special Service Districts, extending the date of the contract from June 30, 2014, to November 30, 2014; and
b)     Increase the contract amount by $50,000, for a revised contract total of $100,000. No additional appropriation required.
Staff Report:  Urban Works Contract Amendment RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
6.   Agreement with BNSF:
Authorize execution of an agreement with Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway to obtain a permit for Temporary Occupancy to perform maintenance repairs to a shallow utility tunnel under BNSF property.
Staff Report:  BNSF Agreement RCA;  BNSF Permit
Action Taken: Approved.
7.   Alley Construction Project:
a)     Approve resolution designating the location and improvements proposed to be made in the 45th Ave N and Irving Ave N Alley Construction Project;
b)     Receive the cost estimate of $52,300, 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 for July 22, 2014.
Staff Report:  Alley Reconstruction RCAAlley Reconstruction MAP
Action Taken: Approved.
8.   Source Water Protection Plan Implementation Grant:
a)     Authorize acceptance of Minnesota Department of Health Source Water Protection Plan Implementation Grant in the amount of $10,000;
b)     Authorize execution of the grant, subrecipient, and/or disbursement and related agreements associated with the grant; and
c)     Increase the appropriation and revenue for the Source Water Protection Program by $10,000. (Refer to W&M)
Staff Report:  Source Water Protection Plan Grant RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
9.   Solid Waste and Recycling Services at Minneapolis Park Locations:
Authorize execution of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and the Public Works Solid Waste and Recycling Division for solid waste and recycling collection services at some Minneapolis park locations for a three-year period with the option of two (2) one-year extensions.
Staff Report:  Solid Waste and Recycling ServicesSW&RS MOU
Action Taken: Approved.
10. Agreement with Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority:
a)     Authorize negotiation and execution of an agreement with the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA) allowing the City and the MSFA to cooperatively participate in the cost of public infrastructure improvements related to the Minnesota Multi-Purpose Stadium Project, including street lighting and traffic signal construction in the amount of $593,142.25 to be paid from existing City funds; and
b)     Increase the Capital Budget appropriation and revenue source by $1,545,548.57 to reflect MSFA’s reimbursement to the City for street lighting, traffic signal, interconnect signage materials testing, and as-built drawings. (Refer to W&M)
Staff Report:  MSFA Agreement RCA6th St Infrastructure ImprovementsAgreementSignal Map
Action Taken: Approved.
11. Peavey Plaza - Downtown Council Donation:
a)     Authorize donation acceptance of the furnishing and installation of landscaping at Peavey Plaza valued at approximately $30,000 from the Minneapolis Downtown Council; and
b)     Approve resolution accepting the donation. (Refer to W&M)
Staff Report:  Downtown Council Donation RCADonation Resolution
Action Taken: Approved.
12. Pedestrian Advisory Committee Appointments:
Approve the following appointments and reappointments to the Pedestrian Advisory Committee:
·        Emily Antin  (Ward:  Home - 12/Work - 12)
·        Shaina Brassard  (Ward:  Home - 10/Work - 5)
·        Robert Loken  (Ward:  Home - 1/Work - 3)
·        Neal Baxter  (Ward:  Home - 8/Work - 7)
·        Scott Engel  (Ward:  Home - 12/Work - 10)
·        Donna Hemp  (Ward:   Home - 4)
·        Dan Herber  (Ward:  Home - 8/Work - 7)
Staff Report:  Pedestrian Advisory Committee RCA;  PAC Geographic Sectors MAP
 
Action Taken: Approved.
13. Major League Baseball and Minnesota Twins “Chevy Experience Pepsi All Star Block Party”:
Approve application for a large block event to be held July 11 to July 16, 2014, to operate outside the timeframe allowed under ordinance.
Staff Report:  Block Party RCA;  Block Party MAP
Action Taken: Approved.
14. Hennepin County Grant for Lake Nokomis Stormwater Practices:
a)     Authorize negotiation and execution of an agreement with Hennepin County for $6,000 from the Natural Resource Incentives Critical Habitat Program for reimbursement for activities that reduce stormwater runoff to the storm sewer system leading to Lake Nokomis; and
b)     Increase the appropriation and revenue source by $6,000. (Refer to W&M)
Staff Report:  Hennepin County Grant RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
15. Special Service District Advisory Board Appointments:
Approve the following City Council appointments and reappointments to Special Service District Advisory Boards:
a)   Bloomington Lake Special Service District (Ward 9)
·        Ted Muller
·        Julie Ingebretsen
·        Elizabeth George
b)   Central Avenue Special Service District (Ward 1)
·        Jeremy Edwards
·        Brent Fuqua
·        Katherine Bakke
·        Amy Fields
·        Ruksapol (Joe) Hatch-Surisook
·        James Higgins
·        Lynda MacDonald
·        Scott McCleary
·        Colleen Olsen
c)   Chicago Lake Special Service District (Wards 6 & 9)
·        Dave Burrill
·        David Johnson
d)   Chicago Avenue South Special Service District (Wards 8 & 11)
·        Arpad Nagy
·        Harvey McLain
·        Patrick Nau
·        Joyce Tesarek
·        William Senkyr
e)   Dinkytown Special Service District (Ward 3)
·        Irv Hershkovitz
·        Mike Mulrooney
·        Brad Nelson
f)    East Lake Special Service District (Wards 2 & 9)
·        Scott Cramer
·        Alan Puder
g)   Linden Hills Special Service District (Ward 13)
·        David Luger
·        Mark Settergren
·        Mark Dwyer
·        R. Donald Hawkinson
h)   Lyndale Lake Special Service District (Wards 8 & 10)
·        John Meegan
·        Cole Rogers
i)    Nicollet Avenue South Special Service District (Wards 6, 7 & 10)
·        Dennis Babcock
·        Ann Benrud
·        Joanne Christ
·        Tammy Wong
j)    South Hennepin Avenue Special Service District (Wards 7 & 10)
·        Daniel Conway
·        Tom Delaney
·        Thomas Fletcher
k)   Stadium Village Special Service District (Ward 2)
·        Brad Nelson
·        Daniel Oberpriller
·        Pierre Willette
·        Duane Rohrbaugh
l)    Uptown Special Service District (Wards 7 & 10)
·        Ross Fefercorn
·        Michael Finn
·        Bill Frothinger
·        Jacqueline Knight
·        Robert Sorenson
Staff Report:  Special Service District Appointments RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
16. GreenCorps Member Support for Solid Waste & Recycling Division:
Approve resolution declaring support for the Division of Solid Waste & Recycling to host an AmeriCorps member through the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s GreenCorps program for the 2014-2015 program year.
Staff Report:  GreenCorps RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
17. Bids:
a)     OP 7942, Accept low bid of Project Restorations, Inc. in the amount of $59,324 for joint repairs at the 11th & Marquette Parking Facility;
b)     OP 7951, Accept low bid of Safety Signs, LLC for an estimated expenditure of $55,844 for Minneapolis Schools Pedestrian Crosswalk Improvements; and
c)     OP 7953, Accept low bid of Fer Pal Construction USA, LLC for an estimated expenditure of $979,397.50 for the reconstruction of existing water mains. (Refer to W&M)
Staff Report:  Bid 7942Bid 7951;  Bid 7953
Action Taken: Approved.
Discussion
18. Nicollet Mall Redesign and Reconstruction Project:
a)     Approve proposed concept for the Nicollet Mall and project cost estimate of $50,000,000;
b)     Accept a $21,500,000 grant from the State of Minnesota and authorize execution of a grant agreement, subject to review by the City Attorney’s Office and subject to approval of special assessments in the amount of $25,000,000;
c)     Increase the appropriation and revenue source for the project by $46,500,000 ($21,500,000 from State Grant and $25,000,000 from special assessments upon benefitting properties);
d)     Authorize negotiation with private property owners as needed to acquire easement agreements;
e)     Authorize negotiation and execution of a contract with James Corner Field Operations for completion of detailed design, construction document, and bidding and construction phases for the Nicollet Mall in an amount not to exceed $4,500,000;
f)       Approve a waiver of the City’s RFP policy and procedures and authorize the negotiation and execution of a contract with Peter Brown of Conurbation LLC for project management through construction of the Nicollet Mall, in an amount not to exceed $266,000;
g)     Authorize staff to initiate a process to select a Construction Manager for the project; and
h)     Appoint the ten-member Nicollet Mall Implementation Committee to guide the project through detailed design. (Refer to W&M)
Staff Report:  Nicollet Mall Redesign RCAPermanent Review Committee Letter of ConformanceNicollet Mall Update PowerPoint; Concept Design PowerPoint   
Action Taken: Approved.
19. Car Sharing Pilot:
Receive and file quarterly update, following presentation.
Staff Report:  Car Sharing Updates RCACar Sharing Quarterly Update
Action Taken: Received and filed.
 
 Not on Printed Agenda
20. Bid:
OP 7932, Accept single bid of Dukes Root Control, Inc. for an estimated expenditure of $74,680 for sewer line root control. (Refer to W&M)
Staff Report:  Bid 7932 RCA 
Action Taken: Approved.
21. Minnesota Food Truck Fair:
Approve application for a large block event to be held June 29, 2014, to operate outside the timeframe allowed under ordinance.
Staff Report:  Minnesota Food Truck Fair RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
 
Upcoming Public Hearings
July 8, 2014
- 2014 Alley Resurfacing Program
- LaSalle Ave Street Reconstruction Project (continued from May 13, 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: July 8, 2014
Committee actions will be referred to the next Council Meeting: June 27, 2014
 
Committee Coordinator email: [email protected]
 
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