Metropolitan Council Meeting

Regular Meeting
December 11, 2019 | 4:00 p.m.
Minutes (PDF)


I.          CALL TO ORDER





November 13, 2019 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.        BUSINESS

Joint Report of the Management, Community Development, Environment, and Transportation Committees
  1. 2019-355 JT SW: 2019 Budget Amendment – 4th Quarter (Stewart McMullan, 651-602-1374) 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. 2019-307: Metro Freeway Project Approval: US Highway 10/169 in the City of Anoka (Tony Fischer 651-602-1703)
  2. 2019-314: List of 2020 Authorized Financial Institutions (Rich Koop, Senior Manager, Treasury, 651-602-1629)
  3. 2019-316: Mississippi Gorge Regional Park Master Plan, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (Colin Kelly 651-602-1361)
  4. 2019-317: Park Acquisition Opportunity Fund Grant for St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park (Rowe) Washington County (Jessica Lee, 651-602-1621)
  5. 2019-318: Park Acquisition Opportunity Fund Grant for Nine Mile Creek Regional Trail (Wanner), Three Rivers Park District (Jessica Lee 651-602-1621)
  6. 2019-319: Non-Rep Plan Changes Effective December 28, 2019 (Marcy Syman, 651-602-1417)
  7. 2019-321: Southwest and Blue Line Light Rail Projects e-Builder (19P343) Contract Award (Jim Alexander 612-373-3880)
  8. 2019-326:  Chanhassen Interceptor Rehabilitation 8253-328 (Adam Gordon, 651-602-4503; Chad Davison, 651-602-4031)
  9. 2019-327:  Master Contract for Geotechnical Engineering and Testing Services (Adam Gordon, 651-602-4503)
  10. 2019-329: METRO Gold Line Bus Rapid Transit - Master Funding Agreement with Saint Paul Regional Water Services (Chris Beckwith 651-602-1994)
  11. 2019-330: Gold Line Bus Rapid Transit – Section 106 Programmatic Agreement (Chris Beckwith 651-602-1994)
  12. 2019-336: 2020 METRO Red Line Agreements (John Harper 651-602-1744)
  13. 2019-337: Southwest Light Rail Transit (Green Line Extension) Property Owner and Tenant Advisory Services Contract Amendments (14P265A, B, C and G) (Jim Alexander 612-373-3880)
  14. 2019-340: 2020-2023 TIP Amendment for St. Paul: Johnson Parkway Trail (Joe Barbeau 651-602-1705)
  15. 2019-342: 2020-2023 TIP Amendment for Southwest Transit: Eden Prairie to Mall of America Connector Service (Joe Barbeau 651-602-1705)
  16. 2019-343: Approval of Metropolitan Area 5310 Grant Awards (Gerri Sutton 651-602-1672)
  17. 2019-344: Low Floor Small Bus Purchase – assigned to MVTA (Paul Colton 651-602-1668)
  18. 2019-349: Project Based Voucher Award Recommendations (Terri Smith 651 602-1187)


A. Community Development
  1. 2019-328: Anoka County 2040 Comprehensive Plan, Review File No. 22003-1 (Raya Esmaeili 651-602-1616)
  2. 2019-332: Equity Grant Program Pilot, 2019 Project Recommendations (Jessica Lee 651-602-1621)
  3. 2019-334: Proposed motion to adopt amended Committee action on Business Item No. 2019-334 regarding recommended LCDA grant awards (Hannah Gary 651-602-1633)
  4. 2019-346: Livable Communities Demonstration Account Transit-Oriented Development Pre-Development Funding Recommendations (Hannah Gary 651 602-1633)
  5. 2019-347: Livable Communities Demonstration Account Pre-Development Funding Recommendations (Hannah Gary 651 602-1633)
  6. 2019-348: Livable Communities Local Housing Incentives Account Funding Recommendations (Tara Beard 651-602-1051)
  7. 2019-350: Adoption of Payment Standards for Metro HRA Rent Assistance Programs (Terri Smith 651-602-1187)                                          
B. Environment  
  1. 2019-358 SW:  Maple Plain, Medina and Independence Improvements  (Adam Gordon, 651-602-4503)
  2. 2019-359 SW**:  Metropolitan Wastewater Treatment Plant Solids Renewal & Improvements Project Rejection of Bids (Rene Heflin, 651-602-1077)                     
C. Management
  1. 2019-360 SW: Procurement Thresholds (Jody Jacoby, Director of Procurement, 651-602-1144)  
D. Transportation              
  1. 2019-182: Southwest Light Rail Transit (Green Line Extension) Advanced Design Consultant Services Contract (AECOM) Amendment #8 (Jim Alexander 612-373-3880)
  2. 2019-291: 2020 Operating Grant Agreements with the Funding Transitway Counties (Ed Petrie)
  3. 2019-335: Bus Wash Rack Replacement (Robert Rimstad 612-349-7768)
  4. 2019-351 SW: Hennepin County Transit Link Agreement (John Harper 651-602-1744)
  5. 2019-353: Approval to Open Public Comment for the Metro Transit Police Department Proposed Body Worn Camera Policy (Chief Frizell, 612-349-7201)
  6. 2019-357 SW: Amendment to Minnesota Valley Transit Authority Sub-Grant #SG-2017-024 (Michael Hochhalter 651-602-1961)
E. Joint Report of Environment and Community Development Committees
  1. 2019-308 JT: City of Oak Park Heights 2040 Comprehensive Plan and Comprehensive Sewer Plan, Review File 22079-1 (Corrin Wendell 651-602-1832)
  2. 2019-309 JT: City of Brooklyn Center 2040 Comprehensive Plan and Comprehensive Sewer Plan, Review File 22104-1 (Eric Wojchik 651-602-1330)
  3. 2019-322 JT: City of Farmington 2040 Comprehensive Plan and Comprehensive Sewer Plan, Review File 22086-1 (Patrick Boylan 651-602-1438)


  1. Information Item: Community Development Research and Place-Based Equity (Krysten Ryba-Tures 651 602-1821; Matt Schroeder 651-602-1513) [presentation]
  2. 2019-333: Council Adopts 2020 Budget and Levies (Mary Bogie, 651-602-1359) roll call after 6:00pm [presentation*]


  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