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City Council Regular
Meeting Date: 04/17/2018  
Subject:    Consider Accepting Feasibility Report and Order Public Hearing and Assessment Hearing for Street Reconstruction - Project 18-3
From: Sarah Greene, Administrative Assistant II

The City Engineering Division is recommending the reconstruction of approximately 0.56 miles of State Aid streets under project 18-3. Staff prepared a feasibility report for the proposed improvements. Council is requested to accept the report and order the public improvement hearing and the assessment hearing for the project, both proposed to be held on May 15, 2018.
Council ordered the preparation of a feasibility report for the proposed project on December 5, 2017. Streets included in the scope of the project are as shown on the attached project location map. The project includes street segments proposed for rehabilitation via full depth reclamation (reconstruction) methods. In addition, the project scope includes construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Riverdale Drive and Northdale Boulevard. 

Reconstruction methods will include full depth reclamation of the existing street pavement and aggregate base, and then overlaying with an equal amount of bituminous pavement. In addition, the replacement of damaged curb sections, sidewalks, and pedestrian curb ramps will be performed as needed. The project plans will include new sidewalk segments on the north side of Northdale Boulevard, and the west side of Riverdale Drive. As Council may recall, staff is working with a consultant on a traffic analysis within the Riverdale shopping area. The intersection immediately west of the traffic signal at Round Lake Boulevard/Riverdale Drive was included in that analysis, and a preliminary layout for a proposed roundabout at the intersection was shared with Council in work session March 27, 2018. Staff recommends construction of the proposed roundabout be completed in conjunction with the proposed reconstruction project.

City assessment policy calls for assessing properties benefiting from the proposed improvements. The proposed reconstruction assessment rates are $1,909.54 for single family residential property, $23.87 per front foot for multi-family residential property, $47.73 per front foot for commercial property, and $62.05 per front foot for industrial property. These rates were determined consistent with City policy, with 2017 rates adjusted by the construction cost index for the Twin Cities metro area. The project includes seven commercial properties.

The areas of benefit and proposed properties to be assessed are as shown on the attached Project Location Map graphic. Properties to be assessed were notified of the pending project in January 2018. An informational meeting for this reconstruction project is planned for late April 2018. Staff also invited property owners impacted by project 18-3 to participate in meetings regarding the traffic study.

The City of Anoka plans to reconstruct North Street (former County Road 79 in Anoka) adjacent to Riverdale Drive in 2018. Coon Rapids and Anoka plan to bid these reconstruction projects simultaneously this spring in order to receive economy of scale prices and to ensure construction is coordinated between the two cities. 

The project is necessary to improve the condition of the streets, is feasible to construct from an engineering standpoint, and is cost effective.
It is recommended the Council take the following actions:

a. Adopt Resolution No. 18-3(4) accepting feasibility report and ordering a public hearing on improvement for May 15, 2018.
b. Adopt Resolution No. 18-3(10) declaring the cost to be assessed and ordering preparation of proposed assessment roll.
c. Adopt Resolution No. 18-3(11) setting an assessment hearing date for May 15, 2018.

The total estimated cost of the proposed improvement is $1,834,987.48, with the total amount assessed of $159,735.26.

The balance of the project cost would be recovered from various funds as follows:
$775,252.22 from Municipal State Aid (MSA) funds.
$138,000.00 from Storm Water Utility fund (640) recovered through storm drainage charges.
$72,000.00 from Water System Maintenance fund (601) recovered through charges for water used.
$6,000.00 from Sanitary Sewer Maintenance fund (620) recovered through sanitary sewer maintenance charges.
$684,000.00 from Anoka County Turn-Back funds.
Project Location Map
Resolution No. 18-3(4)
Resolution No. 18-3(10)
Resolution No. 18-3(11)
Project 18-3 Feasibility Report

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