Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board


Resolution Authorizing Final Payment to Max Steininger, Inc. Contract No. C-41461, for Minnehaha Parkway Trail and Site Improvements Phase One, in the Amount of $100.00


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Item Discussion

Whereas, The Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (MPRB) is the steward of Minneapolis Parks;

Whereas, The MPRB is authorized to contract with public and private entities in the performance of its functions;

Whereas, In 2014, the MPRB was awarded $550,000 in Metropolitan Council Parks and Trails funding to reconstruct a segment of pedestrian and bicycle trails along Minnehaha Parkway;

Whereas, On November 18, 2015, the Board of Commissioners approved Resolution 2015-349, the concept plan for a shared use trail configuration for a portion of the Minnehaha Parkway Regional Trail at Lyndale Avenue;

Whereas, MPRB staff and consultants prepared bidding documents for the approved shared use trail, and Phase One trail improvements were publicly bid, with four bids being received on August 2, 2016;

Whereas, Bids were reviewed and tabulated and a construction contract was awarded to Max Steininger, Inc., in the amount of $308,676.52, for the Minnehaha Parkway Trail and Site Improvements Phase One, with a Board approved 10% construction contingency of $30,867.65;

Whereas, Change Order No. 1, in the amount of $11,457.77, used Board approved project contingency to pay for costs associated with furnishing and installation new traffic bollards along Minnehaha Parkway as well as drainage enhancements to mitigate trail ponding issues, for a new contract total of $320,134.29;

Whereas, Change Order No. 2, in the amount of $20,297.43, provided for the installation of surmountable curbing to provide safe trail access for cyclists and improve trail maintenance concerns, the removal of a tree stump adjacent to the bicycle path, installation of a pedestrian trail sign, installation of two area drains and drain tile to mitigate groundwater seepage problems, additional pavement marking removals, and furnishing and installing additional truncated domes at the Lyndale Avenue pedestrian ramps, for a new contract total of $340,431.72;

Whereas, Funding sufficient to cover the additional scope of work related to Change Order No. 2, above Board approved contingency, was available in the project budget;

Whereas, The warranty period associated with this project has concluded without issues, a final payment request has been received, and MPRB staff has verified that all work is complete and correct;

Whereas, To date, $340,331.72 of the contracted amount has been paid to Max Steininger, Inc. leaving a balance of $100.00; and

Whereas, This resolution is supported by the MPRB 2007-2020 Comprehensive Plan, which envisions Dynamic Parks that shape the city character and meet diverse community needs;


RESOLVED, That the Board of Commissioners authorizes final payment to Max Steininger, Inc. for the Minnehaha Parkway Trail and Site Improvements Phase One, Contract #C-41461, in the amount of $100.00; and

RESOLVED, That the President of the Board and Secretary to the Board are authorized to take all necessary administrative actions to implement this resolution.




This resolution approves final payment to Max Steininger, Inc. for the Minnehaha Parkway Trail and Site Improvements Phase One project, Contract #C-41461, in the amount of $100.00.  These improvements began in the Fall of 2016 and were substantially complete by December 2017.

Trail improvements along Minnehaha Parkway from Lake Harriet to Lake Nokomis were proposed as part of the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board 2015 Capital Improvement Program (CIP).  Given initial project funding these proposed trail improvements along Minnehaha Parkway at Lyndale Avenue required a phased approach for construction over multiple years, and thus required future CIP funding for completion of the improvements.  The approach to constructing and completing this project consisted of the following:

·         Phase One: Constructed multi-use trail on the west side of the Lyndale Avenue Bridge and improved pedestrian crossing at Lyndale Avenue and Minnehaha Parkway using the current funding.

·         Phase Two:  Constructed multi-use trail boardwalk on the east side of the Lyndale Avenue Bridge with future Regional Park funding.

This approach and the concept plan for the trail improvements were approved by the Board of Commissioners on November 18, 2015 through Resolution 2015-349.  Bike access to Lyndale Avenue provides a connection to the Lyndale Avenue business corridor and the City’s array of on-street bike facilities and therefore, bike access up to Lyndale Avenue is still maintainedIt will not be until the completion of Phase Two that the entire segment of trail will then be open for shared use.

The trail improvements conform to Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board trail design standards.  All work covered by this contract has been completed, closeout documents have been submitted, and staff have confirmed the proposed improvements function as designed. Therefore, the contract with Max Steininger, Inc. can be closed out (Attachment A).









2015 MN Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment














Administrative Services








Geotechnical Testing - Soils Investigation




Wetland Delineation




AFLA Consultant PSA




AFLA PSA Amendment #1




MPRB Planning Staff




Construction Contract w/ Max Steininger Inc.




Construction Change Order #1




Construction Change Order #2




Construction Testing








Available Balance




Staff recommends authorizing final payment to Max Steininger, Inc. Contract No. C-41461, for Minnehaha Parkway Trail and Site Improvements Phase One, in the amount of $100.00.


This action is supported by the following vision and goal statements in the MPRB 2007-2020 Comprehensive Plan:


Vision Theme 3              Dynamic Parks that shape city character and meet diverse community needs.

Goal:               Park facility renewal and development respects history and focuses on sustainability, accessibility and flexibility

Meeting History

Feb 7, 2018 5:00 PM  Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Regular Meeting
MOVER:Meg Forney, Commissioner At Large
SECONDER:Chris Meyer, Commissioner District 1
AYES:Brad Bourn, AK Hassan, Meg Forney, Londel French, Chris Meyer, Kale Severson, Jono Cowgill, Steffanie Musich
ABSENT:LaTrisha Vetaw