Transportation & Public Works Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting

August 4, 2009

9:30 a.m. - Room 317 City Hall

NOTE: All cellular telephones, pagers and BlackBerry devices to be switched to a non-audible function during Council and Committee meetings.

Committee Members Present: Council Members Colvin Roy (Chair), Glidden, Lilligren, Benson,
Committee Member Absent: Council Member Johnson

Also Present: Robin Hennessy, Assistant City Attorney
Steve Kotke, City Engineer/Director of Public Works

Council Committee Coordinator: Peggy.Menshek (612) 673-2287

Public Hearing

Time Certain: 9:45 a.m.

1. Southbound Hennepin Ave Street Resurfacing Project (Franklin Ave to Douglas Ave):

a) Order the City Engineer to proceed and do the work and adopt special assessments in the amount of $23,815.55 for the project; and

b) Request the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds in the amount of $23,815 for the project.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.


2. Lyndale Ave S Street Reconstruction Project (31st St to Minnehaha Pkwy):

Increase the appropriation for the project by $780,000, to be reimbursed by Hennepin County, to reflect force account work the City has completed on behalf of the County.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Energy Efficient Street Light Pilot Project:

a) Authorize the execution of an agreement with Hennepin County for the installation of energy efficient street lights on E 46th St from approximately 34th Ave to 46th Ave, and on 36th Ave S from E 46th St to Crosby Pl; and

b) Increase the appropriation for the project by $375,000, to be reimbursed by Hennepin County.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Hiawatha Trail Connection Project:

Contingent upon Transit for Livable Communities (TLC) approval of $460,000 in additional federal grant funding for the Hiawatha Trail Connection Project:

a) Approve resolution committing support of a 2010 capital appropriation that includes $267,000 for the Hiawatha Trail Connection Project;

b) Authorize the proper City officers to execute Interagency Agreements with Mn/DOT for federal participation in the project; and

c) Authorize the proper City officers to negotiate and acquire trail easements/use permits for the project.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

(7/21/2009 - T&PW Postponed)

Requested Action: Postpone

Action Taken: Postponed.

5. Re-Bid:

OP 7173, Accept low bid of Lund Martin Construction, Inc., in the amount of $5,850,982, to furnish and deliver all labor, materials, equipment, and incidentals necessary to accomplish construction of the Ramp B Improvements for the City of Minneapolis Public Works Department.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

Set Public Hearing

6. Snow and Ice Removal from Public Sidewalks:

Set a public hearing, to be held on September 1, 2009, for the purpose of considering proposed assessments for unpaid charges for snow and ice removal from public sidewalks.

Action Taken: Public hearing set as indicated.


7. Lowry Bridge Design Plan Approval:

a) Approve Hennepin County’s final design plans for the Lowry Avenue Mississippi River Bridge; and

b) Authorize the execution of a Cooperative Agreement with Hennepin County for the construction of the bridge, pending satisfactory review by the City Attorney’s Office.

Action Taken: Approved.

8. Street Lighting Operations Fee:

Ordinance amending Title 17, Chapter 431 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Streets and Sidewalks: Street Lighting, repealing the current Chapter 431 and adding a new Chapter 431 creating and implementing a street lighting fee. (Colvin Roy) (Public hearing held on 7/21/09.)

Action Taken: Sent forward without recommendation.


9. Solid Waste and Recycling Collection:

Adopt a Resolution of Intent to elect to exercise the option to further organize solid waste and recycling collection within the City by considering the expansion of organized collection to include residential properties with more than four (4) units, commercial properties, and properties in the downtown core, and to follow the process and procedures set out in Minnesota Statutes, Section 115A.94, Subd. 4.

Action Taken: Postponed.

Notice: A portion of this meeting may be closed to the public, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 13D.03 or 13D.05.

Next Regular Transportation & Public Works Meeting: August 18, 2009

Next City Council Meeting: July 31, 2009

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