Transportation & Public Works Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

Regular Meeting

November 29, 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

 

Consent

Public Works

1.  Shingle Creek Watershed Management Commission:  Appointments (16-01581)

Approving the following appointments to the Shingle Creek Watershed Management Commission for three year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2017, and ending Jan. 31, 2019:

1.   Gary Anderson, Commissioner.

2.   Darrell Gerber, Alternate Commissioner.

3.   Elizabeth Stout, Technical Advisory Committee.

Action Taken:  Approved.

2.  2017 Downtown Minneapolis Transportation Management Organization (TMO) Grant Agreements (16-01582)

1.   Authorizing execution of a Metropolitan Council pass-through sub-recipient grant agreement to provide up to $413,623 in federal grant funding for Transportation Demand Management (TDM) projects in effect from Jan. 1, 2017, through Dec. 31, 2017.

2.   Authorizing execution of Federal Transit Administration (FTA) fiscal year 2017 and subsequent certifications and assurances and certifying compliance with specific federal requirements and other documents pursuant to the terms of the sub-recipient grant agreement.

3.   Authorizing execution of agreements with the Downtown Minneapolis Transportation Management Organization (TMO) to perform specific work efforts in accordance with the Metropolitan Council contract providing up to $413,623 in federal grant funding in effect from Jan. 1, 2017, through Dec. 31, 2017.

4.   Passage of Resolution appropriating the funds to the Public Works Department.  (Refer to WM)

Action Taken:  Approved and referred to WM.

3.  Grant from Minnesota Historical Society for Conservation of Sculpture Clock on Nicollet Mall (16-01583)

1.   Accepting a Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Local Government Grant in the amount of $92,948 to conserve the historical Sculpture Clock on Nicollet Mall and authorizing an agreement with the Minnesota Historical Society for the grant.

2.   Passage of Resolution appropriating the funds to the Public Works Department.

3.   Authorizing an amendment to Contract No. C-39746 with Kristin Cheronis, LLC, increasing the contract by $150,000, for a revised contract total of $525,000, for public art conservation, including Nicollet Mall art conservation and to accommodate the number of subcontractors needed for the clock project.  (Refer to WM)

Action Taken:  Approved and referred to WM.

4.  Change order to contract with Ram Construction Services for ABC Parking Facilities Repair Project (16-01585)

Authorizing Change Order No. 1 to Contract No. C-40228 with Ram Construction Services, increasing the contract by $19,449.40, for a revised contract total of $393,236.77, for repairs of post-tension ducts in Ramp A, as part of the ABC Parking Ramp Facilities Repair Project.  (Refer to WM)

Action Taken:  Approved and referred to WM.

5.  Amendment to agreement with Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority for public infrastructure improvements (16-01586)

Authorizing an amendment to the agreement with the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA) for public infrastructure improvements related to the Minnesota Multi-Purpose Stadium Project consisting of traffic signal modifications and catch basin installation.  (Refer to WM)

Action Taken:  Approved and referred to WM.

6.  Amendment to contract with Meyer Contracting, Inc. for E 24th St and Snelling Ave Paving Project (16-01587)

Authorizing Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. C-40298 with Meyer Contracting, Inc., increasing the contract by $88,705.86, for a revised contract total of $1,249,482.86, and extending substantial completion of the contract to Nov. 13, 2016, and final completion to June 15, 2017, for the E 24th St and Snelling Ave Paving Project.  (Refer to WM)

Action Taken:  Approved and referred to WM.

7.  Agreement with Coen+Partners for Peavey Plaza historic and landscape preservation architectural services (16-01588)

Authorizing an agreement with Coen+Partners in the amount of $895,500 for historic preservation architectural and landscape architectural services for Peavey Plaza.  (Refer to WM)

Action Taken:  Approved and referred to WM.

8.  Agreement with Minnesota Vikings Football Stadium, LLC to evaluate the feasibility of a contraflow crossover between 3rd St S and 4th St S (16-01589)

1.   Authorizing an agreement with Minnesota Vikings Football Stadium, LLC for the City to evaluate the feasibility of connecting 3rd St S to 4th St S east of 11th Ave S.

2.   Passage of Resolution increasing the appropriation for the Public Works Department by $50,000 to be reimbursed by Minnesota Vikings Football Stadium, LLC through the 3rd Street Contraflow Design Pledge Agreement.  (Refer to WM)

Action Taken:  Approved and referred to WM.

9.  8th St SE Street Reconstruction and Street Lighting Projects:  Postponement of levy of assessments to 2018 (16-01590)

1.   Passage of Resolution amending Resolution 2014R-379 entitled “Ordering the work to proceed and adopting the special assessments for the 8th St SE Street Reconstruction Project,” passed Sept. 19, 2014, to postpone the levy of special assessments until 2018 to begin collection on 2019 property tax statements.

2.   Passage of Resolution amending Resolution 2014R-382 entitled “Ordering the work to proceed and adopting the special assessments for the 8th St SE Street Lighting Project,” passed Sept. 19, 2014, to postpone the levy of special assessments until 2018 to begin collection on 2019 property tax statements.

3.   Passage of Resolution rescinding Resolution 2014R-380 entitled “Requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation to authorize the City’s issuance and sale of assessment bonds in the amount of $43,970 for the 8th St SE Street Reconstruction Project,” passed Sept. 19, 2014, rescinding the request to issue and sell assessment bonds for the project.

4.   Passage of Resolution rescinding Resolution 2014R-383 entitled “Requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation to authorize the City’s issuance and sale of assessment bonds in the amount of $36,625 for the 8th St SE Street Lighting Project,” passed Sept. 19, 2014, rescinding the request to issue and sell assessment bonds for the project.  (Refer to WM)

Action Taken:  Approved and referred to WM.

10. 18th Ave NE Street Reconstruction from Monroe St NE to Johnson St NE:  Project designation and parking restrictions (16-01591)

1.   Passage of Resolution designating the location and improvements proposed to be made in the project.

2.   Adopting report receiving the cost estimate of $5,900,000, directing the preparation of proposed special assessments against the list of benefited properties, and setting a public hearing to be held on Jan. 17, 2017, to consider the project, assessments, and the abandonment and removal of areaways in conflict with the project.

3.   Passage of Resolution ordering the installation of parking restrictions on 18th Ave NE between Monroe St NE and Johnson St NE, per the Council-approved layout.

Action Taken:  Approved.

11. 4th St SE Street Reconstruction and Street Lighting from 25th Ave SE to 29th Ave SE:  Project designation and parking restrictions (16-01592)

1.   Passage of Resolution designating the location and improvements proposed to be made in the street reconstruction and street lighting projects.

2.   Adopting report receiving cost estimates in the amount of $2,400,000 for the street reconstruction portion of the project and $152,000 for the street lighting portion of the project, directing the preparation of proposed special assessments against the list of benefited properties, and setting a public hearing to be held on Jan. 17, 2017, to consider the projects, assessments, and the abandonment and removal of areaways in conflict with the projects.

3.   Passage of Resolution ordering the installation of parking restrictions on 4th St SE between 25th Ave SE and 29th Ave SE, per the Council-approved layout.

Action Taken:  Approved.

12. 4th St SE Street Reconstruction and Street Lighting from 29th Ave SE to Malcolm Ave SE:  Project designation and parking restrictions (16-01593)

1.   Passage of Resolution designating the location and improvements proposed to be made in the street reconstruction and street lighting projects.

2.   Adopting report receiving cost estimates in the amount of $1,710,000 for the street reconstruction portion of the project and $95,000 for the street lighting portion of the project, directing the preparation of proposed special assessments against the list of benefited properties, and setting a public hearing to be held on Jan. 17, 2017, to consider the projects, assessments, and the abandonment and removal of areaways in conflict with the projects.

3.   Passage of Resolution ordering the installation of parking restrictions on 4th St SE between 29th Ave SE and Malcolm Ave SE, per the Council-approved layout.

Action Taken:  Approved.

13. Seward Bicycle Boulevards:  Layout approval, grant acceptance, and cooperative agreement with Hennepin County (16-01594)

1.   Approving the layout for Seward Bicycle Boulevards.

2.   Accepting a Federal Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) Grant for Safe Routes to School Funds through the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) in the amount of $299,920.

3.   Accepting Hennepin County grant funds in an amount not to exceed $32,500 and authorizing negotiation and execution of a cooperative agreement with Hennepin County for the grant.

4.   Passage of Resolution appropriating the funds, in the total amount of $332,420, to the Public Works Department.

5.   Directing Public Works staff to return to the Transportation & Public Works Committee no later than Jan. 31, 2017, with design options for the intersection of 29th Ave S and the Midtown Greenway, including a design option that will close 29th Ave S both northbound and southbound.  (Refer to WM)

Action Taken:  Approved and referred to WM.

14. Broadway St NE Street Reconstruction Project between Stinson Blvd and Industrial Blvd:  Layout approval and easements (16-01595)

1.    Approving the layout for the Broadway St NE Street Reconstruction Project between Stinson Blvd and Industrial Blvd.

2.    Authorizing negotiation with private property owners to acquire easements and additional right-of-way, if necessary.

Action Taken:  Approved.

15. Samatar Crossing:  Layout approval and easements (16-01596)

1.    Approving the layout for Samatar Crossing on 5th St from 11th Ave S to 15th Ave S.

2.    Authorizing negotiation with private property owners to acquire easements and additional right-of-way, if necessary.

Action Taken:  Approved.

16. Bid for rental of traffic control devices (16-01584)

Accepting low bid of Safety Signs, LLC (OP No. 8361) for an estimated annual expenditure of $500,000 to furnish and deliver traffic control devices on a rental basis for the Public Works Department, and authorizing a contract for the service.  (Refer to WM)

Action Taken:  Approved and referred to WM.

17. Bid for removal of snow and ice on public sidewalks (16-01627)

Accepting low responsive bid of Stonepros, LLC (OP No. 8354) for an estimated annual expenditure of $453,450 to furnish and deliver all labor, materials, and incidentals necessary for the removal and disposal of snow and ice on public sidewalks, and authorizing a contract for the service.  (Refer to WM)

Action Taken:  Approved and referred to WM.

18. Bid for stormwater pond dredging and cleanout (16-01628)

Accepting low bid of Fitzgerald Excavating and Trucking, Inc. (OP No. 8356) in the amount of $292,902 to furnish and deliver all labor, materials, and incidentals necessary for stormwater pond dredging and cleanout, and authorizing a contract for the service.  (Refer to WM)

Action Taken:  Approved and referred to WM.

 

Discussion

Public Works

19. 2016 Minnesota Local Agency Technology Initiative Achievement Award (16-01597)

Receiving and filing the Minnesota Local Agency Technology Initiative Achievement Award to the Public Works - Traffic and Parking Services Division from the Minnesota Branch of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America.

Action Taken:  Received and filed.

20. Glenwood Ave N Reconstruction Project:  Layout approval and variance request (16-01508)

1.   Passage of Resolution approving the Hennepin County Department of Transportation’s layout, dated Oct. 17, 2016, for the Glenwood Ave N Reconstruction Project between Market St to 10th St N.

2.   Passage of Resolution supporting Hennepin County’s formal request for a variance from Minnesota State Aid (MSA) to allow one moving traffic lane along Glenwood Ave N between Royalston Ave and 10th St N.

Action Taken:  Sent forward without recommendation.

21. 2017 Minneapolis Open Streets (16-01598)

Approving the list of routes for 2017 Minneapolis Open Streets.

Action Taken:  Approved. 

 

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

 

Committee actions will be referred to the next Council Meeting:  December 9, 2016

Next Committee Meeting:  January 3, 2017

 

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