Transportation & Public Works Committee Agenda
Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota
 
Regular Meeting
July 8, 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.   2014 Alley Resurfacing Program:
a)     Approve resolution ordering the work to proceed and adopting special assessments in the amount of $119,079.15 for the project; and
b)     Approve resolution requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation to authorize the City's issuance and sale of assessment bonds in the amount of $119,080 with the bonds to be paid for from special assessments. (Refer to W&M)
Staff Report:  Alley Resurfacing RCA
Action Taken:  Approved.
Public Hearing continued from May 13, 2014
2.   LaSalle Ave Street Reconstruction Project (12th St S to 8th St S):
Continue the project approval and assessment public hearing to October 21, 2014 for the LaSalle Ave Street Reconstruction Project.
Staff Report:  LaSalle Ave Reconstruction RCA
Action Taken:  Public hearing continued to October 21, 2014.
Consent
Referred by City Council 6/27/2014
3.   Ordinance Amendment:
Set a public hearing for July 22, 2014 to consider an ordinance amending Title 11, Chapter 225 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Health and Sanitation:  Garbage and Refuse, expanding the authority of the Department of Public Works Division of Solid Waste and Recycling to provide clean-up and charge for excessive solid waste at residential properties with more than four (4) dwelling units and non-residential properties in the City of Minneapolis. (by Reich)
Staff Report:  Ordinance Amendment RCAProposed Ordinance
Action Taken:  Public hearing set for July 22, 2014.
4.   Special Boulevard Permit - Nice Ride Minnesota:
Approve Special Boulevard Permit application submitted by Nice Ride Minnesota to pave the boulevard at the northwest corner of 11th Ave S and 2nd St S at Gold Medal Park.
Staff Report:  Nice Ride Boulevard Permit RCA;  Permit ApplicationBlvd Ordinance
Action Taken:  Approved.
5.   Special Boulevard Permit - Mill Quarter Ramp:
Approve Special Boulevard Permit application submitted by Mill Quarter Ramp to pave a portion of the boulevard at 711 2nd St S.
Staff Report:  Mill Quarter Ramp Boulevard Permit RCAPermit ApplicationBlvd Ordinance
Action Taken:  Approved.
6.   Sodium Hydroxide Feed and Storage System Construction:
Authorize increase to contract with Municipal Builders, Inc. by $65,000, for a revised contract total of $1,335,700, to allow for Change Order #1 for the construction of the Sodium Hydroxide Feed and Storage System at the Fridley Filtration Plant. No additional appropriation required.
Staff Report:  Sodium Hydroxide Feed & Storage System RCA
Action Taken:  Approved.
7.   Central Ave Detour Agreement with MnDOT:
Authorize execution of a Trunk Highway No. 65 (Central Ave) Detour Agreement with the Minnesota Department of Transportation to establish a detour route on Johnson St during the proposed Central Ave construction. (Refer to W&M)
Staff Report:  Central Ave Detour RCAMnDOT Agreement
Action Taken:  Approved.
8.   Nicollet-Central Modern Streetcar Project:
Authorize execution of a contract with ZAN Associates to provide project management and public outreach professional services for the Nicollet-Central Modern Streetcar Project in an amount not to exceed $125,000, for the period July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015. (Refer to W&M)
Staff Report:  Nicollet-Central Modern Streetcar RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
9.   7th Street Ramp Project:
a)     Authorize acceptance of Transportation Economic Development (TED) Program grant funds in the amount of $6,790,000;
b)     Amend the 2014 Capital Budget to establish the 7th St Ramp Project and increase the appropriation and revenue source to reflect the $6,790,000 grant funds;
c)     Authorize execution of a contract with SRF Consulting Group, Inc. to provide professional services for project management, community outreach, and final design related to the 7th St Ramp Project in the amount of $799,700; and
d)     Approve the project layout. (Refer to W&M)
Staff Report:  7th St Ramp Project RCA;  MapCost ProposalTED Attachment
Action Taken:  Approved.
10. Pass-Through Sale of Excess MnDOT Land:
Set a public hearing for July 22, 2014 to consider the acquisition and disposition of excess Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) land to the adjacent property owners at 1812 Franklin Ave SE.
Staff Report:  Land Conveyance RCAMap
Action Taken:  Approved.
11. Automatic Vehicle Location Pilot Program:
Authorize execution of a Pilot Program Agreement with AssetWorks regarding the use of Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) services in city-owned vehicles, including an agreement to indemnify AssetWorks for any breach of proprietary rights. (Refer to W&M)
Staff Report:  Vehicle Location Services RCA
Action Taken:  Approved.
12. Orange Line BRT Project:
Approve resolution supporting the development and implementation of the Orange Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service on I-35W from Burnsville to downtown Minneapolis.
Staff Report:  Orange Line BRT Resolution
Action Taken:  Approved.
 
13. Bid:
 OP 7959, Accept low bid of Wetland Habitat Restoration, LLC for an estimated expenditure of $384,865 for Stormwater Specialty Vegetation Management. (Refer to W&M)
Staff Report:  Bid 7959
Action Taken:  Approved.
Discussion
14. 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 authorize the City's issuance and sale of 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)
T&PW Action Taken 6/17/2014:  Public hearing closed.  Postponed one cycle.
Staff Report:  Cedar Ave Sidewalk Project RCA & MAP
Action Taken:  Approved.
15. Pedestrian Program:
Receive and file 2014 Pedestrian Program Update.
Staff Report:  Pedestrian Program RCAPowerPoint
Action Taken:  Received and filed.
16. Bike Week:
Receive and file 2014 Minneapolis Bike Week Update.
Staff Report:  Bike Week RCASummary
Action Taken: Received and filed.
Not on Printed Agenda
17. Southwest Light Rail Transit (SWLRT) Project:
Overview of tentative agreements.
Staff Report:  None.
Action Taken: Received verbal overview.
Adjournment
The meeting will adjourn to 7:00 p.m. at Anwatin Middle School, 256 Upton Ave S, to receive a briefing and provide an opportunity for public comment on the Southwest Light Rail Transit Project (SWLRT).
Upcoming
Public Hearing July 22, 2014 -45th Ave N and Irving Ave N Alley Construction 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: July 22, 2014
Committee actions will be referred to the next Council Meeting: July 18, 2014
 
Committee Coordinator email: [email protected]
 
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