Metropolitan Council Meeting

Regular Meeting
August 23, 2023 | 4:00 p.m.
Location: Robert Street Council Chambers - Directions
Minutes (PDF)


Call to Order

  1. Approval of the Agenda
  2. Approval of August 9, 2023, Metropolitan Council minutes

Public Invitation

Interested persons may address the Council on matters not on the agenda. Pre-register at [email protected]. Each speaker is limited to a three-minute presentation.

Consent Business

  1. 2023-133: METRO E Line – Real Estate Acquisition and Condemnation, Resolution 2023-5 (Adam Smith, 612-349-7160)
  2. 2023-145: Coon Lake Regional Park Long-Range Plan, Anoka County (Chee Yang, 651-602-1449)
  3. 2023-163: METRO E Line – Joint Powers Agreement with City of St. Paul (Adam Smith, 612-349-7160)
  4. 2023-164: METRO E Line – Joint Powers Agreement with City of Edina (Adam Smith, 612-349-7160)
  5. 2023-166: Homework Starts with Home Program (HSWH) – Anoka County, Board Resolution No. 2023-10 (Stephanie Paulson, 651-602-1584)
  6. 2023-169: Minneapolis Chain of Lakes Regional Park Long-Range Plan Amendment, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (Colin Kelly, 651-602-1361)
  7. 2023-170: Minneapolis Chain of Lakes Regional Park, Park Acquisition Opportunity Fund Award (Ruddick) Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (Jessica Lee, 651-602-1621)
  8. 2023-172: Metro Mobility Agency Contract – Option Year 6 (Christine Kuennen, 651-602-1689)
  9. 2023-180: Joint Powers Agreement with the Metropolitan Airports Commission, Contract 23I016 (Chief Ernest Morales III, 612-349-7201)
  10. 2023-181: Software Maintenance Agreement, Contract 17P091 – Amendment Four (Craig Bantz, 651-602-1443)
  11. 2023-182: Metro Transit Bus Tire Lease Services, Contract 22P119 (Abel Mumbi, 612-349-5006)
  12. 2023-183: Digital Video Recorder Monitors, Contract 23P058 (Abel Mumbi, 612-349-5006)

Non-Consent Business – Reports of standing committees

Community Development

  1. Reports on consent agenda


  1. 2023-178: Ratification of Declaration of Emergency Repair for 1-MH-401B - Lilydale Siphon (Chris Remus, 651-602-4538)


  1. 2023-154 JT: Metro Area Sales and Use Tax for Local Housing Aid; 2023-7 (Stewart McMullan, 651-602-1374)
  2. 2023-162 JT: Metro Area Transportation Sales and Use Tax; 2023-8 (Stewart McMullan, 651-602-1374)


  1. 2023-176: METRO Green Line Extension Aldridge Parsons Joint Venture Part One Claims Resolution Change Order, Cumulative Change Order Authority Increase, and Amendment to 00810 Supplemental Conditions for Re-Baselined Systems Schedule Cost Claims Resolution, Contract 17P000 (Jim Alexander, 612-373-3880)
  2. 2023-177: METRO Green Line Extension Settlement Agreement with Lunda McCrossan Joint Venture, Contract 22M013 (Jim Alexander, 612-373-3880)
  3. 2023-58: METRO Blue Line Extension 2023-2024 Capital Grant Agreement #22I038 with Hennepin County and Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority (Nick Thompson, 612-349-7507; Chris Beckwith, 651-602-1994)


  1. 2023-175: Preliminary 2024 Budget & Property Tax Levies; Res No’s 11-17 (Marie Henderson, 651-602-1387) roll call
  2. 2023-179 JT SW: Special August Transportation Budget Amendment (Stewart McMullan, 651-602-1374) roll call


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


Additional Notes:
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 could be removed from the Consent Agenda for separate consideration.

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
*           Agenda item changed following initial publication

Committee information

Metropolitan Council

Committee contact:

Ryan O'Connor, Regional Administrator
[email protected]