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Meeting Name: PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 6/8/2022 9:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Committee Room 301-B, City Hall
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
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220191 01.ResolutionSubstitute resolution approving levying of assessments and construction of assessable public improvement projects at various locations and appropriating funds for these purposes with the City cost of these projects approved by this resolution is estimated to be $1,589,860 for a total estimated cost of $1,740,400.

Minutes note: Mohammad Ayesh - DPW - explained the projects are supported by the neighbors according with the results of the postcard survey and by the aldermanic office as well. 2nd Aldermanic District N. 63rd St. – W. Villard Ave. to W. Lawn Ave. (ST211210205) Install traffic calming speed hump(s). Ald. Borkowski moved approval. There were no objections. N. 78th St. – W. Silver Spring Dr. to W. Carmen Ave. (ST211220119) Install traffic calming speed hump(s). Ald. Hamilton moved approval. There were no objections. W. Bender Ave. – N. 77th St. to N. 80th St. (ST211220166) Install traffic calming speed hump(s). Ald. Dodd moved approval. There were no objections. 3rd Aldermanic District N. Newhall St. – E. Belleview Pl. to E. Park Pl. (ST211220128) Install traffic calming speed hump(s). Amanda Cervantes from the 3rd. District's office said that the postcard survey results were very close. Neighbors in support: Aaron Cleveland - 2613 N Newhall St Neighbors in opposition: John Bleikan - 2645 N Newhall St Christan Kramer - 2631 N Newhall St Darnell Hamilton - 2635 N Newhall St Collett Cole - 2627 N Newhall St Ald. Hamilton moved to hold the item to the call of the chair. There were no objections. 6th Aldermanic District N. 11th St. – W. Concordia Ave. to W. Keefe Ave. (ST211210251) Install traffic calming speed hump(s). Ald. Borkowski moved approval. There were no objections. N. 11th St. – W. Keefe Ave. to W. Finn Pl. (ST211210260) Install traffic calming speed hump(s). Ald. Stamper moved approval. There were no objections. N. 17th St. – W. Concordia Ave. to W. Keefe Ave. (ST211210261) Install traffic calming speed hump(s). Ald. Borkowski moved approval. There were no objections. N. 17th St. – W. Vienna Ave. to W. Atkinson Ave. (ST211210262) Install traffic calming speed hump(s). Ald. Hamilton moved approval. There were no objections. N. Fratney St. - E. Vienna Ave. to E. Capitol Dr. (ST211180195) Asphalt pavement resurfacing, replace curb and gutter, sidewalk and driveway approaches where necessary, sodding (12' width of tree border area), and grading. Neighbors present: Willie Karidis - Executive Director BID 25 Riverworks wanted to get some detailed information about the timeline. Mary Dziewiontkoski and Mohammad Ayesh offered to help him. Ald. Stamper moved approval. There were no objections. E. Vienna Ave. - N. Humboldt Blvd. to N. Holton St. (ST211190140) Concrete pavement reconstruction, narrowing roadway from 40' to 38', replace all curb and gutter, replace side walk and driveway approaches where necessary, narrowing sidewalk from 6' to 5', sodding (7' width of tree border area), grading, and tree removal where necessary. Ald. Hamilton moved approval. There were no objections. 7th Aldermanic District N. 53rd St. – W. Glendale Ave. to W. Hampton Ave. (ST211220125) Install traffic calming speed hump(s). Ald. Dodd moved approval. There were no objections. W. Chambers St. – N. 35th St. to N. 36th St. (ST211220126) Install traffic calming speed hump(s). Ald. Hamilton moved approval. There were no objections. 12th Aldermanic District S. 19th St. – W. Hayes Ave. to W. Lincoln Ave. (ST211220137) Install traffic calming speed hump(s). Ald. Borkowski moved approval. There were no objections.
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220192 02.ResolutionSubstitute resolution determining it necessary to make various assessable public improvements at various locations and appropriating funds for these purposes with the City engineering cost estimated to be $37,600 for a total estimated cost of these projects being $439,000.

Minutes note: Mohammad Ayesh - DPW
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220192 1 ResolutionSubstitute resolution determining it necessary to make various assessable public improvements at various locations and appropriating funds for these purposes with the City engineering cost estimated to be $37,600 for a total estimated cost of these projects being $439,000.RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTIONPass5:0 Action details Video Video
220193 03.ResolutionSubstitute resolution determining it necessary to make various nonassessable public improvements at various locations and appropriating funds for these purposes with the City engineering cost estimated to be $119,000 for a total estimated cost of these projects being $3,740,000.

Minutes note: Mohammad Ayesh - DPW
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220193 1 ResolutionSubstitute resolution determining it necessary to make various nonassessable public improvements at various locations and appropriating funds for these purposes with the City engineering cost estimated to be $119,000 for a total estimated cost of these projects being $3,740,000.RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTIONPass5:0 Action details Video Video
220194 04.ResolutionSubstitute resolution approving construction of nonassessable public improvements at various locations and appropriating funds for these purposes with the City construction cost estimated to be $7,357,000 for a total estimated cost of these projects being $8,335,000.

Minutes note: Mohammad Ayesh - DPW
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220194 1 ResolutionSubstitute resolution approving construction of nonassessable public improvements at various locations and appropriating funds for these purposes with the City construction cost estimated to be $7,357,000 for a total estimated cost of these projects being $8,335,000.RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTIONPass5:0 Action details Video Video
220162 05.ResolutionResolution authorizing a contract for services between the State of Wisconsin and the City of Milwaukee to assist residential homeowner customers with Municipal Services Bill arrearages through the Homeowner Assistance Fund.

Minutes note: Patrick Pauly - DPW - explained that it is about a low income water assistance program. The application is done at the state's website and it is the local administrator who determine the eligibility for the funds. The residents will be informed about this program on the municipal services bill.
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220166 06.ResolutionResolution approving a Quit Claim Deed and assignment of City sewer facilities and easement interests from the City to Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) and authorizing the proper City officials to execute a Bill of Sale for the acceptance of storm and sanitary sewer facilities from MMSD at various locations.

Minutes note: Robert Seleen - DPW
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220176 07.ResolutionResolution to inform the Common Council of the City’s Compliance Maintenance Annual Report for the year 2021.

Minutes note: Kurt Sprangers - DPW
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220213 08.AppointmentAppointment of Dominic Ortiz to the Professional Baseball Park District Board by the Mayor. (8th Aldermanic District)

Minutes note: Mr. Dominic Ortiz was present.
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191930 09.CommunicationCommunication from the Department of Public Works relating to the status of current and future operations.

Minutes note: Jerrel Kruschke, Danielle Rodriguez and Patrick Pauly from DPW Mr. Kruschke said that It is taking 1.4 days to address electricity outages, that there is an increase in the number of pot holes from last year and that it is taking from 3 days to 5 days to take care of them because the department is understaffed by 26 (labor staff). Mr. Kruschke explained that they continue doing open recruitment, hiring on the spot and doing everything what they can. Ald. Stamper asked about those employees that have worked for 3 months and have not received a job offer yet. Ms. Rodriguez said that it is because there are some issues with driver's licenses, background checks and/or it is a matter of time. She also said that the reason to use outsourcing is to bring more people that want to work for the City. Ald. Borkowski thanked the DPW team and asked the to keep the good work. Mr. Kruschke said that he wanted to bring to the committee's attention that there is a shortage of labor and that the supply chain has started to hit again, which have slowed down some operations and that he will keep the common council informed. An example of the supply chain shortage was explained by Mr. Pauly who said that the Water Department is running short on corporation stops (valves) and curve stops, that those have been delayed month after month, that they are rationing them and don't know when it's going to end. Mr. Kruschke said that is happening with electrical services and yellow paint (until 2023) but that they are focusing on the services like garbage collection, recycling, etc. Ms. Rodriguez said that they working on the recycling program (education and enforcement). Mr. Kruschke said that there are 900 trees and stump removals pending for the same reasons and asked the common council and residents to be patient.
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211119 010.CommunicationCommunication from the Department of Public Works relating to the status of Traffic-Calming and Complete Streets projects to address reckless driving and to provide a safer infrastructure for bicyclists and pedestrians.

Minutes note: Mr. Kruschke said that 83 different projects have been approved so far and that the first contract will start on the week of the 4th of July. He added that 2nd contract will be advertise on July as well and the 3rd contract after that. Mr. Kruschke explained that once the project is advertised, it takes about 2 months to get started and that residents will see a full impact in August.
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