Transportation & Public Works Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

Regular Meeting

July 26, 2016 - 9:30 a.m.

Room 317, City Hall

 

Members Present:  Council Members Kevin Reich (Chair), Linea Palmisano, Cam Gordon, and, Elizabeth Glidden (Quorum 4)

Members Absent:  Council Members Blong Yang and Lisa Bender

 

Council Committee Coordinator:  Peggy Menshek 612-673-2287

 

Consent

Public Works

1.   Special Service Districts (Section 428A Districts): 2017 proposed services and service charges (16-01026)

Setting a public hearing for Sept. 13, 2016, to consider the 2017 proposed services and service charges for the following special services districts established under Minnesota Statutes, Section 428A:  Bloomington-Lake, Chicago-Lake, East Lake, Lyndale-Lake, 54th & Lyndale, and 50th and France.

Action Taken:  Approved.

2.   West Broadway Improvement Special Service District: 2017 proposed services and service charges (16-01027)

Setting a public hearing for Sept. 13, 2016, to consider the 2017 proposed services and service charges for the West Broadway Improvement Special Service District.

Action Taken:  Approved.

3.   Downtown Business Improvement Special Service District: 2017 proposed services and service charges (16-01028)

Setting a public hearing for Sept. 13, 2016, to consider the 2017 proposed services and service charges for the Downtown Business Improvement Special Service District.

Action Taken:  Approved.

4.   50th St W and France Ave S Parking Facility (Ewing Municipal Parking Lot):  Operation and maintenance costs (16-01029)

Setting a public hearing for Sept. 13, 2016, to consider special assessments in the total amount of $20,970.34 payable in 2019 and 2020 for 2015 operation and maintenance costs for the 50th St W and France Ave S Parking Facility (Ewing Municipal Parking Lot).

Action Taken:  Approved.

5.   Agreement with Metro Transit for snow storage (16-01030)

Authorizing execution of a “Permission to Use Metro Transit Property” Letter of Agreement, including a hold harmless agreement, with Metro Transit for the City’s use of property located at 834 N 7th St for snow storage for the 2016-17 winter season.

Action Taken:  Approved.

6.   Sale of excess granite pavers (16-01031)

Authorizing the sale of excess granite pavers from the Nicollet Mall as outlined in the Action Plan.

Action Taken:  Approved.

7.   LaSalle Ave Street Reconstruction Project: Assessment cancellation (16-01032)

1.    Passage of Resolution directing the Hennepin County Auditor to cancel a street reconstruction special assessment in the amount of $11,954.83 for the property located at 1012 LaSalle Ave.

2.    Passage of Resolution amending Resolution 2014R-442 entitled “Ordering the work to proceed and adopting the special assessments for the LaSalle Ave Street Reconstruction Project,” passed Oct. 31, 2014, to reflect the cancellation of the special assessment.  (Refer to WM)

Action Taken:  Approved and referred to WM.

8.   9th St S, 11th St N-S, 12th St N-S, and 7th Ave N Street Resurfacing Project: Assessment cancellation (16-01033)

1.    Passage of Resolution directing the Hennepin County Auditor to cancel a street resurfacing special assessment in the amount of $119.04 for the property located at 1012 LaSalle Ave.

2.    Passage of Resolution amending Resolution 2015R-121 entitled “Ordering the work to proceed and adopting the special assessments for the 9th St S, 11th St N-S, 12th St N-S and 7th Ave N Street Resurfacing Project,” passed March 20, 2015, to reflect the cancellation of the special assessment.  (Refer to WM)

Action Taken:  Approved and referred to WM.

9.   Downtown Pedestrian Improvement Project: Capital Budget appropriations and bid (16-01034)

1.    Passage of Resolution amending the 2016 Capital Budget by decreasing the grant revenue source and appropriation for the Downtown Pedestrian Improvement Project by $534,683 to reflect a reduction in anticipated grant funds, and increasing the appropriation from the Permanent Improvement Fund balance by $650,000 in order to allow for acceptance of the low bid from Thomas and Sons Construction, Inc.

2.    Directing Public Works and Finance and Property Services Departments to identify a revenue source by Dec. 31, 2016, to restore the Permanent Improvement Fund.

3.    Accepting low bid of Thomas and Sons Construction, Inc. (OP No. 8303) in the amount of $2,020,671.45 to furnish and deliver all labor, materials, and incidentals necessary for the construction of the Downtown Pedestrian Improvements Project, and authorizing a contract for the project.  (Refer to WM)

Action Taken:  Approved and referred to WM.

City Clerk’s Office

10.  Critical traffic and parking area application:  10th Ave S from 21st St E to 22nd St E and 21st St E from 10th Ave S to 11th Ave S (16-01035)

1.    Receiving a report on the sufficiency of an application requesting that the area be designated a critical traffic and parking area thereby restricting parking between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily, except by permit.

Action Taken:  Received and filed.

2.    Referring the application to the Public Works Director.

Action Taken:  Referred to staff.

3.    Directing the Public Works Director to conduct a traffic and parking survey of the traffic conditions in the vicinity of the proposed zone and report back to the Transportation & Public Works Committee with a recommendation based on a verification of proper “findings” and compliance with qualifying criteria.

Action Taken:  Approved.

Public Works

11.  Bid for vertical transportation maintenance services (16-01036)

Accepting low responsive bid of Suburban Elevator of Minnesota (OP No. 8234) in the amount of $400,932 to furnish and deliver all labor, materials, and incidentals necessary for vertical transportation maintenance services for sixteen (16) parking ramps for the Public Works Traffic and Parking Services Division, and authorizing a contract for the services.  (Refer to WM)

Action Taken:  Approved and referred to WM.

12.  Bid for storm sewer system cleaning (16-01037)

Accepting low bid of Vortech Hydro Vac, Inc. (OP No. 8304) for an estimated expenditure of $92,067.38 to furnish and deliver all labor, materials, and incidentals necessary for the cleaning of the storm sewer system for the Public Works Surface Water and Sewer Division, and authorizing a contract for the service.  (Refer to WM)

Action Taken:  Approved and referred to WM.

 

Discussion

Public Works

13.  Sewer Availability Charge (SAC) Deferral Program (16-01038)

Authorizing renegotiation and execution of the Master Loan Agreement to participate in the Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) SAC Deferral Program by extending the aggregate (or gross) SAC units from 10 to 25 to expand the participants in the program, and increasing the deferment period from 5 to 10 years to ease the burden of SAC payments for the businesses.

Action Taken:  Approved.

 

Upcoming

·        Sept. 13, 2016:  29th St W Street Lighting Project (Bryant Ave S to Lyndale Ave S) Public Hearing (16-00934)

 

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:  Monday, August 8, 2016

Committee actions will be referred to the next Council Meeting:  August 5, 2016

 

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