Transportation & Public Works Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

Regular Meeting

February 2, 2016 - 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

Public Works

1.  54th St W (Penn Ave S to Lyndale Ave S) Reconstruction: Project approval, assessment, and areaway abandonment (16-00137)

1.    Passage of Resolution ordering the work to proceed and adopting special assessments in the amount of $611,110 for the project and reducing the current assessment appropriation from $640,000 to $611,110.

2.    Passage of Resolution requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation to authorize the City’s issuance and sale of assessment bonds in the amount of $611,110 for the project.

3.    Passage of Resolution ordering the abandonment and removal of areaways located in the public right-of-way in conflict with the project.  (Refer to WM)

Action Taken:  Approved.

2.  26th Ave N (W Broadway to Lyndale Ave N and 2nd St N to the Mississippi River) Reconstruction: Project approval, assessment, and areaway abandonment (16-00138)

1.    Passage of Resolution ordering the work to proceed and adopting special assessments in the amount of $1,896,615 for the project and reducing  the current assessment appropriation from $2,980,000 to $2,116,855.

2.    Passage of Resolution requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation to authorize the City’s issuance and sale of assessment bonds in the amount of $1,896,615 for the project.

3.    Passage of Resolution ordering the abandonment and removal of areaways located in the public right-of-way in conflict with the project. (Refer to WM)

Action Taken:  Approved.

3.  6th Ave N (5th St N to 200 feet north of Washington Ave N) Paving: Project approval, assessment, and areaway abandonment (16-00139)

1.    Passage of Resolution ordering the work to proceed and adopting special assessments in the amount of $302,913.95 for the project and reducing the current assessment appropriation from $625,000 to $302,915.

2.    Passage of Resolution requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation to authorize the City’s issuance and sale of assessment bonds in the amount of $302,915 for the project.

3.    Passage of Resolution ordering the abandonment and removal of areaways located in the public right-of-way in conflict with the project.  Refer to WM)

Action Taken:  Approved.

4.  Blue Line Light Rail Transit (LRT) Extension Project: Municipal Consent (16-00002)

Passage of Resolution approving the preliminary design plans for the route of the Blue Line LRT Extension Project (Bottineau Corridor) within the City of Minneapolis.

Action Taken:  Approved.

5.  Car Sharing Program ordinance (15-01509)

1.    Passage of Ordinance amending Title 13, Chapter 259 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Licenses and Business Regulations: In General, adding Car Sharing Operators to the list of staff-approved business licenses.

2.    Passage of Ordinance amending Title 18, Chapter 478 of the Minneapolis Code of ordinance relating to Traffic Code: Parking, Stopping and Standing, adding a new Title XI authorizing the Public Works Director to regulate car sharing operators doing business in the City.

3.    Amending the License Fee Schedule to add a car sharing operators’ license fee.  (Refer to CDRS)

Action Taken:  Approved.

 

Consent

Public Works

6.  Blaisdell Ave S Reconfiguration (31st St W to 40th St W): Variance request (16-00140)

Passage of Resolution requesting a variance from Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) State Aid Operation Rules for the reconfiguration of Blaisdell Ave S from 31st St W to 40th St W.

Action Taken:  Approved.

7.  Grant acceptance from Hennepin County for sidewalk recycling containers (16-00141)

Passage of Resolution accepting a Hennepin County Recycling Grant in the amount of $31,500 for the purchase of public sidewalk recycling containers for the Uptown and Eat Street Special Service Districts.  (Refer to WM)

Action Taken:  Approved.

8.  Contract amendment with Cemstone Products Company for ready mix concrete (16-00142)

Authorizing increase to Contract No. C-39556 (OP No. 8068) with Cemstone Products Company of $155,000, for a revised contract total of $1,708,475, for the purchase of additional ready mix concrete material to complete construction projects and maintenance activities through March 31, 2016.  (Refer to WM)

Action Taken:  Approved.

9.  Contract amendment with Engineering & Construction Innovations for storm tunnel repairs (16-00143)

Authorizing increase to Contract No. C-37349 (OP No. 7835) with Engineering & Construction Innovations (ECI) of $124,685, for a revised contract total of $3,400,000, for construction change orders due to unknown site conditions related to repair work on the St. Mary’s Storm Tunnel.  (Refer to WM)

Action Taken:  Approved.

10. Northern States Power Company (dba Xcel Energy) authority to increase rates for electric service (16-00144)

Receiving and filing status update regarding the City’s Petition to Intervene in Northern States Power (dba Xcel Energy) authority to increase rates for electric service in the State of Minnesota.

Action Taken:  Received and filed.

11. Bid for hauling and disposal of agricultural liming materials (16-00146)

Accepting low bid of Huls Bros. Trucking, Inc. (OP No. 8199) for an estimated annual expenditure of $1,500,000 to furnish the hauling and disposal of agricultural liming materials through Dec. 31, 2016, for the Water Treatment and Distribution Division, and authorizing a contract for the project.  (Refer to W&M)

Action Taken:  Approved.

 

Discussion

Public Works

12. Contract with Eureka Recycling for processing and marketing of commingled recyclables (16-00159)

Authorizing a contract with Eureka Recycling for the processing and marketing of commingled recyclables for a period of five (5) years for 100% of the City’s recyclable volume.  (Refer to WM)

Action Taken:  Approved.

13. Car Sharing Program Policy (16-00145)

Adopting proposed Car Sharing Program Policy.

Action Taken:  Approved.

 

Upcoming

Public Hearings - Feb. 16, 2016:

·        9th St S and Kenny Area Residential Street Resurfacing Project (16-00211)

 

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:  February 16, 2016

Committee actions will be referred to the next Council Meeting:  February 12, 2016

 

Submit written comments about agenda items to: councilcomment@minneapolismn.gov

 

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