City of Minot
Minot City Council
-Special Meeting-
Friday, July 21, 2017 12:00 PM
Minot City Council Chambers- City Hall

You are hereby notified pursuant to the authority vested in me as City Manager of the City of Minot, North Dakota, under Section 2-27 of the City of Minot Code of Ordinances, that I am calling a special meeting of the Minot City Council to be held in the City Council Chambers in City Hall, Minot, North Dakota, on Friday, July 21, 2017 at 12:00 pm for the purpose of discussing amendments to the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Plan (MREFPP).

Tom Barry, City Manager

1.

ROLL CALL

2.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

3.

PRESENTATION OF REPRESENTATIVE LOUSER'S FLOOD INFORMATION MAPPING SYSTEM REQUEST TO THE WARD COUNTY COMMISSION

4.

PHASE 1 CHANGES/PHASE 5 DESIGN GUIDANCE

Phase 5 of of the MREFPP extends from the East termination point of Phase 1 across the BNSF tracks into the Ben's Tavern neighborhood. If approved, this direction would improve and replace the existing pathway under the railroad which has fallen into a state disrepair and provide wet-side access to the project and maintain pedestrian infrastructure currently used by residents.

Motion: to direct Phase 5 designs to include a pedestrian opening to the wet-side of the MREFPP near 3rd St. NE, an easement from BNSF Railroad for a shared-use path under the BNSF tracks, and improvement of the path to ADA and BNSF standards.
5.

PHASE 1 WEST-END DESIGN EVALUATION

Phase 1 of of the MREFPP extends from just West of the Broadway Bridge to just East of the 3rd Street Bridge. Current design includes pedestrian access to the wet-side of the project area at a proposed park located at the SE corner of Broadway and 4th Ave. NW. The pedestrian opening connects to a shared-use path that extends East towards the Victoria and Anne Street Bridges. This motion would direct project engineers to evaluate the feasibility of continuing the path West, under the Broadway Bridge toward an eventual connection point at and possibly under 4th Ave NW.

Motion: to request the SRJB evaluate the cost and viability of continuing the wet-side shared-use path from the Broadway Park entrance westward under the Broadway Bridge to provide pedestrian access to 4th Avenue and points beyond.
6.

PHASE 1- WET-SIDE SHARED USE PATH EASTWARD CONTINUATION

Phase 1 of the MREFPP extends from just West of the Broadway Bridge to just East of the 3rd Street Bridge. Current design includes a west-side shared use path that runs East from the Broadway access point providing access to the Victoria and Anne Street Bridges. This motion would continue construction of the shared use path eastward from the Anne Street Bridge to the termination point of Phase 1 where it would later be tied in with future construction phases.

Motion: to request the SRJB authorize a design addendum to Phase 1 of the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Plan for the purposes of continuing the wet-side shared-use path eastward to the termination point of Phase 1 construction.
7.

PHASE 1: ANNE STREET BRIDGE OPENING

Phase 1 of of the MREFPP extends from just West of the Broadway Bridge to just East of the 3rd Street Bridge. Current design includes pedestrian access to the wet-side of the project area at a proposed park located at the SE corner of Broadway and 4th Ave. NW. The pedestrian opening as designed requires 56' lineal feet of removable flood protection infrastructure in three separate but adjoining openings. The opening sizes are 16', 24', and 16' respectively. Phase 1 is currently 100% designed; it is expected that approval of the final bid package will be presented to City Council at the August 2017 meeting.

Motion: to request the SRJB authorize a design addendum to Phase 1 of the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Plan (MREFPP) for the purposes of adding an 8’ pedestrian opening in the flood wall that provides direct access to the Anne Street Bridge. To accommodate operation and maintenance concerns, the Broadway Access flanking openings would be reduced from 16’ to 8’ each.
8.

CONSIDERATION OF A RESOLUTION OF SUPPORT FOR THE MAGIC CITY WATERWAY CONCEPT

This resolution has been developed as a solution to the City's meanders of the Mouse River.  It will not bind the City to future action or spending, it will only serve as guidance for staff and SRJB officials as they shepherd the MREFPP project through the feasibility study process to ensure the U.S.A.C.E. is aware that the City of Minot supports attempts to mitigate damages (dead loops) caused by the existing federal flood protection project.
9.

ADJOURNMENT