Metropolitan Council Meeting

Regular Meeting
December 23, 2020 | 4:00 p.m.
Minutes (PDF)

NOTICE: Governor Walz has declared a peacetime emergency (Emergency Executive Order 20-01) in response to COVID-19 and the Metropolitan Council Chair has determined it is not practical or prudent to conduct an in-person meetings for reasons stated in the Governor’s Emergency Executive Order. Accordingly, advisory committee members will participate in this meeting via telephone or other electronic means and the meeting will be conducted under Minnesota Statutes section 13D.021 at the date and time stated above. We encourage you to monitor the meeting remotely. If you have comments, we encourage members of the public to email us at We will respond to your comments in a timely manner.


I.          CALL TO ORDER – Roll call


III.        APPROVAL OF MINUTES – Roll call

December 9, 2020 Metropolitan Council Meeting

IV.       CONSENT AGENDA – Roll call

Note: Items listed under the Consent Agenda will be enacted by one motion with no separate discussion. If discussion on an item is desired, the item will be removed from the Consent Agenda for separate consideration.         
  1. 2020-295: 2021 Operating Grant Agreements with the Funding Transitway Counties (Ed Petrie 612-349-7624)
  2. 2020-322: City of Pine Springs 2040 Comprehensive Plan, Review File 22446-1 (Jerome Benner II 651-602-1494)
  3. 2020-325: Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) Procurement-2020, Contract 20P226 (Abel Mumbi 612-349-5006)
  4. 2020-331: Approval of the Edina Affordable Housing Partnership (Terri Smith 651-602-1187)
  5. 2020-334:  Meter Station M228A, Interceptor 7015C, and L35 Repair, Contract 20P067, Rejection of Bids (Tim Wedin, 651-602-4571)
  6. 2020-337:  Sole Source Acquisition of Goods and Services from Evoqua Water Technologies Inc. (Jeannine Clancy, 651-602-1210; Bert Tracy, 651-602-4024)
  7. 2020-342: Metro Mobility Gasoline Fuel Supply-2020, Contract 20P031 (Christine Kuennen 651-602-1689)


A. Community Development 
  1. 2020-326: Accept the Public Comment Report and Adopt the 2040 Regional Parks Policy Plan Amendment, System Wide (Tracey Kinney 651-602-1029; Emmett Mullin 651-602-1360)
    1. 2040 Regional Parks Policy Plan Amendment Summary of Changes (included as Attachment 1 in the above business item)
    2. Strike-through version
    3. Final 2040 Regional Parks Policy Plan Amendment
    4. Public Comment Report
    5. Presentation
  2. 2020-327: Pine Point Regional Park, Park Acquisition Opportunity Fund Program (Branson), Washington County (Jessica Lee 651-602-1621)
  3. 2020-329: Livable Communities Demonstration Account Pre-Development Funding Recommendations (Hannah Gary 651-602-1633)
  4. 2020-330: Livable Communities Demonstration Account Transit-Oriented Development Pre-development Funding Recommendations (Stephen Klimek 651-602-1541)
  5. 2020-345 SW: Metro HRA Moving to Work Program Application Submittal: Board Resolution 2020-32 and Board Resolution 2020-33  (Terri Smith 651-602-1187)
  6. 2020-346 SW: Revised 2021 Payment Standards for Metro HRA Rent Assistance Programs (Terri Smith 651-602-1187) 
B. Environment 
  1. 2020-335: Metropolitan Wastewater Treatment Plant Rehabilitation and Facility Improvements - Projects #805990 and 808921 (Rene Heflin, 651-602-1077)
  2. 2020-336: Metropolitan Wastewater Treatment Plant Secondary Improvements, Contract 20P228, Project #808930 (Tim Amstutz, 651-602-1221)
C. Management – No reports
D. Transportation 
  1. 2020-288: Amendment to the Travel Behavior Inventory Contracts, Resolution 2020-31 (Jonathan Ehrlich 651-602-1408)
E.  Joint Report of Environment and Community Development Committees
  1. 2020-308 JT: City of Circle Pines 2040 Comprehensive Plan and Comprehensive Sewer Plan, Review File 22394-1 (Michael Larson 651-602-1407)
  2. 2020-320 JT: City of Mounds View 2040 Comprehensive Plan and Comprehensive Sewer Plan, Review File 22396-1 (Eric Wojchik 651-602-1330)
  3. 2020-321 JT: City of Minnetonka 2040 Comprehensive Plan and Comprehensive Sewer Plan, Review File 22440-1 (Jerome Benner II 651-602-1494)
  4. 2020-340 JT SW: City of Fridley 2040 Comprehensive Plan and Comprehensive Sewer Plan, Review File 22154-1 (Raya Esmaeili 651-602-1616)
  5. 2020-341 JT SW: City of White Bear Lake 2040 Comprehensive Plan and Comprehensive Sewer Plan, Review File 22494-1 (Raya Esmaeili 651-602-1616)



  1. Chair                                            
  2. Council Members               
  3. Regional Administrator    
  4. General Counsel 


JT            Joint business item; presented at two or more committees prior to being presented at Council
SW      Action taken by the Council and Committee the same week
*           Additional materials included for items on published agenda
**         Additional business items added following publication of agenda
***        Backup materials available at the meeting  

Committee information

Metropolitan Council

Committee contact:
Liz Sund