Metropolitan Council Meeting

Regular Meeting
December 8, 2021 | 4:00 p.m.
Minutes (PDF)

NOTICE: The Metropolitan Council Chair has determined it is not practical or prudent to conduct in-person meetings in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Accordingly, 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. There will be an opportunity for members of the public to provide public comment as part of our virtual meeting of the full Metropolitan Council. You may pre-register to speak at a virtual public meeting of the Metropolitan Council by emailing us at [email protected]. You may also email your comments, and we will respond to your comments in a timely manner.


I.    CALL TO ORDER – Roll call



November 10, 2021, Metropolitan Council Meeting


Invitation to interested persons to address the Council on matters not on the agenda. Public comment on the agenda items has occurred in the respective committees (each speaker is limited to a three-minute presentation).

V.    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. 2021-283: Authorize Execution of Contract Options with Gillig LLC Utilizing the State of Washington’s Gillig Bus Contract – 3 Thirty-Foot Buses (Expansion) 21P354 (Paul Colton, 651-602-1668)
  2. 2021-296: Eagle – Bryant Lake Regional Trail Master Plan, Three Rivers Park District, Review File No. 50229-1 (Colin Kelly 651-602-1361; Chee Yang 651-602-1449)
  3. 2021-297: Spring Lake Park Reserve Master Plan, Dakota County Review File No. 50228-1 (Tracey Kinney, 651-602-1029)
  4. 2021-298: Blakeley Bluffs Park Reserve, Park Acquisition Opportunity Fund (Muehlenhardt), Scott County (Jessica Lee, 651-602-1621)
  5. 2021-301: Authorized Financial Institutions for 2022 (Mark Thompson, 651-602-1629)
  6. 2021-314: Joint Powers Agreement: MN Department of Public Safety/Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (Leah Palmer, 612-349-7232; Dana Jabs, 612-349-7274)
  7. 2021-323: Interceptor 1-MN-320 Improvements Land Acquisition (Tim Wedin, 651-602-4571) [ 
  8. 2021-324: Land Acquisition for 8567 Forcemain Replacement at Channel Crossings Project No. 802863 (Chris Remus, 651-602-4538)
  9. 2021-328: Gold Line Master Utility Agreement #21M085 with Northern States Power Company (Chris Beckwith 651-602-1994)
  10. 2021-330: Purchase of Additional Bus Mobile Validators (Dennis Dworshak, 612-349-7035; Robert Cassidy, 612-349-7006) 
  11. 2021-331: MOU MnPass E-Z Pass Revenue Use and Distribution Agreement 21I068 (Ed Petrie, 612-349-7624)
  12. 2021-332: Regional Transit Safety Performance Measures and 2022-2025 TIP Amendment to Incorporate Targets (Joe Barbeau, 651-602-1705; Daniel Pena, 651-602-1968)
  13. 2021-334: 2022-2025 TIP Amendment: MN 3 Railroad Bridge Funding (Joe Barbeau, 651-602-1705)
  14. 2021-335: 2022-2025 TIP Amendment: I-94 Maintenance (Joe Barbeau, 651-602-1705)
  15. 2021-336: 2022-2025 TIP Amendment: US 169 Noise Wall Project (Joe Barbeau, 651-602-1705)


A.    Community Development 
  1. 2021-342 SW: Minnesota River Greenway Regional Trail Master Plan Amendment, Dakota County, Review File No. 50016-2 (Colin Kelly 651-602-1361; Chee Yang 651-602-1449) – Roll call
  2. 2021-349 SW: Extend Planning Assistance Grant Agreements (Sam Johnson, 651-602-1757) – Roll call        
B.    Environment – Reports on consent agenda

C.    Management – Reports on consent agenda

D.    Transportation
  1. 2021-240: Approve the 2021 Title VI Service and Facilities Standards Monitoring Study (Cyndi Harper 612-349-7723) (2021 Title VI Service Monitoring Study) – Roll call
  2. 2021-306: Southwest Light Rail Transit (Green Line Extension) Civil Construction Change Order – Kenilworth Sheet Pile Installation, Contract Number 15P307A (Jim Alexander  612-373-3880) – Roll call
  3. 2021-311: METRO Blue Line Extension – Amendment 7 to the HDR Contract (#14P156) (Sam O’Connell  612-373-3815) – Roll call
  4. 2021-325: Rust Mitigation of Bombardier Light Rail Vehicles (Brian Funk, 612-349-7514) [presentation] – Roll call
  5. 2021-333: Release for Public Comment Draft Amendment #1 to the 2040 Transportation Policy Plan to Amend in the Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Network Next System and Amend in the Six MnDOT Freight Project Selections (Cole Hiniker, 651-602-1748; Steve Peterson, 651-602-1819) [2040 Transportation Policy Plan Amendment #1] – Roll call


  1. Information Item: SWLRT Quarterly update (Jim Alexander, 612-373-3880) [presentation] [SWLRT Disaggregated Participation Data for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises and Workforce] [video]
  2. Information Item: Comprehensive Plan Composite: Planning for Aging (Angela R. Torres, 651-602-1566; Freya Thamman, 651-602-1750; and Gabriela Olvera, 651-602-1832) [presentation]
6:00 p.m. Public Comment on Budget and Levies
  1. 2021-310: Adoption of Resolutions for the Metropolitan Council’s 2022 Unified Budget and the 2021, Payable 2022 Tax Levies (Marie Henderson, 651-602-1387) [2022 Unified Budget] [Public Comment Summary]- Roll call after 6:00pm


A.    Chair                  
B.    Council Members          
C.    Regional Administrator     
D.    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:

Ryan O'Connor, Regional Administrator
[email protected]