Transportation & Public Works Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting

January 19, 2010

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), Reich, Lilligren, Glidden,
Hodges, Quincy (Quorum 4)

Also Present: Corey Conover, Assistant City Attorney
Steve Kotke, City Engineer/Director of Public Works

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


1. Capital Project Close-Outs:

a) Receive and accept the final costs of various Paving and Bridge Operations project work, and adjust the capital appropriation as necessary to close out the projects;

b) Reallocate excess Net Debt Bonds to the 2010 Parkway Paving Program; and

c) Request concurrence of the Board of Estimate and Taxation in the reallocation of already issued Net Debt Bonds.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Hennepin County Sentence to Service Program:

Authorize the negotiation and execution of a new three-year contract with the Hennepin County Sentencing to Service Program, with a not-to-exceed three year contract total of $530,250, to perform routine maintenance of City-owned properties. Funding has been included in the Property Services Operating Budget; no additional appropriation required.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

3. 2010 Uniform Assessment Rates:

a) Approve resolution establishing the 2010 street construction, street renovation, street resurfacing, and alley resurfacing Uniform Assessment Rates; and

b) Approve the mixed use property calculation for street improvement projects.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Areaway Abandonment Change Orders (250 3rd Ave N):

Authorize the execution of Change Orders #1 and #2 to the contract with Construction Results Corporation, in the total amount of $26,080, to allow for work required by unforeseen conditions and plan revisions not covered in the original scope of the contract.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Special Assessment Deferments:

Approve special assessment deferment applications from the owners of the following properties for payable 2010 and subsequent years:

a) 5054 30th Ave S for sidewalk repair;

b) 5600 39th Ave S, for sidewalk repair; and

c) 3834 Lyndale Ave N, for water service line repair.

Action Taken: Approved.

6. Lake St and I-35W Transit Station and Access Improvement Project:

Authorize the execution of a Cooperative Agreement with Hennepin County for cost participation in the design to a 30% level for a transit station and improved access at Lake Street and I-35W, pending satisfactory review by the City Attorneys Office.

Action Taken: Approved.

7. Chicago Ave Reconstruction Project Phase III (8th St to Franklin Ave):

a) Designate the location and improvements proposed to be made in the project;

b) Receive the cost estimate of $4,380,000 and 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 March 2, 2010 to consider the reconstruction project and the abandonment and removal of areaways in conflict with the project.

Action Taken: Approved.

8. Victory Memorial Parkway Grant Funding:

a) Authorize the execution of an agreement with Metropolitan Council to accept a State grant in the amount of $1,000,000 to complete improvements on Victory Memorial Parkway; and

b) Increase the appropriation for the Project by $1,000,000.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

9. Bids:

a) OP 7204, Accept low bid of Thane Hawkins Polar Chevrolet, Inc., in the amount of $69,531, to furnish and deliver a 2010 aerial platform truck;

b) OP 7229, Accept low bid of Highway Technologies, Inc., for an estimated annual expenditure of $1,000,000, to furnish and deliver rental work zone traffic devices through December 31, 2010; and

c) OP 7234, Accept low bid of Veit and Company, Inc., for an estimated annual expenditure of $600,000, for the disposal of clean fill and asphalt.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.


10. Minneapolis Economic Recovery Strategy: Camden Bridge Rehabilitation Project:

a) OP 7230, Accept low bid of Lunda Construction Co, in the amount of $10,339,618.20, to accomplish the rehabilitation of the Camden Bridge, contingent upon the approval of Mn/DOT and the Mn/DOT Civil Rights/EEO Office; and

b) In the event the low bidder is disqualified, authorize the proper City officers to negotiate and execute a contract with the lowest bidder approved by Mn/DOT.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

11. Graffiti Abatement Services:

Action Taken: Approved.

Receive and File

12. Bicycle Presentations:

Receive and file report, following presentation.

Action Taken: Received and filed.

13. Bike Walk Ambassador Program:

Receive and file update, following presentation.

Action Taken: Received and filed.

Referred by City Council 1/15/2010

14. Recycling:

Subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 11, Chapter 225 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Health and Sanitation: Garbage and Refuse, amending notice, enforcement, and penalty provisions relating to recycling at buildings having two or more dwelling units. (Gordon)
( Also in RE&E)

Action Taken: Subject matter postponed. Staff directed to investigate and propose changes to support the city’s ability to enforce recycling requirements in buildings having four (4) or more units, unless they are part of a mixed-use commercial development.


15. 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.

16. 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 and 8/4/2009 - T&PW Postponed)

Action Taken: Postponed.

17. Areaway Abandonment and Removal:

Approve adoption of special assessment for the areaway abandonment and removal in the West Lake Street and Lyndale Ave S Reconstruction Projects for the benefited property located at 2957 Lyndale Ave S in the amount of $6,954.72.

( 11/5/2009 - Postponed)

Action Taken: Postponed.

18. Sewer Access Charges:

Rescind Resolution 2004R-473 establishing sewer service availability and connection charges and approve a new resolution removing the three-year sunset clause and including business licenses as a method of collection for sewer service availability and connection charges.

(Also in RE&E)

( 1/7/2010 - RE&E Postponed)

( 1/14/2010 - T&PW Postponed

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: February 2, 2010

Next City Council Meeting: January 29, 2010

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