Metropolitan Council Meeting

Regular Meeting
May 26, 2021 | 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, 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 [email protected]. We will respond to your comments in a timely manner.


I.    CALL TO ORDER – Roll call



May 12, 2021 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. 2021-101: Ratification of Emergency Declaration #65 for Purchase of COVID-19 Tests (Philip Walljasper, Acting Deputy Regional Administrator, 651-602-1787; Jody Jacoby, Director of Procurement, 651-602-1144)
  2. 2021-103: Square Lake Special Recreation Feature Master Plan, Washington County, Review File No. 50225-1 (Colin Kelly 651-602-1361)
  3. 2021-111: Railroad Liability Insurance for Northstar Operations (Phil Walljasper, Director Risk Management and Claims, 651-602-1787)
  4. 2021-114: Large Diameter Interceptor Cleaning – Phase 2, Contract 21P000 (Jeffrey Schwarz, 651-602-1176)
  5. 2021-115: Acquisition of Real Property for Shakopee Interceptor Odor Improvements Project, Project No. 809510 (Jeannine Clancy, 651-602-1210, Adam Gordon, 651-602-4503)
  6. 2021-116: City of Orono, Orono Crossings Comprehensive Plan Amendment, Review File 22055-6 (Jerome Benner 651 602-1494)
  7. 2021-119: Interceptor 1-MN-341 Pipe-in-Pipe Rehabilitation, Contract 21P064 (Jeff Schwarz, 651-602-1176; Adam Gordon, 651-602-4503) 
  8. 2021-120: Interceptor 1-MN-310 Rehabilitation, 15th to 8th Avenue North, Contract 21P007 (Jeff Schwarz, 651-602-1176; Adam Gordon, 651-602-4503)
  9. 2021-124 SW: 2021-2024 TIP Amendments: Four MnDOT TIP Amendments (Joe Barbeau 651-602-1705)


A.    Community Development – Reports on consent agenda

B.    Environment – Reports on consent agenda
C.    Management
  1. 2021-110: The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), District Council 5, Local Union No. 668 Labor Agreement (Marcy Cordes, Chief Labor Relations Officer, 651-602-1582) – Roll call
  2. 2021-27 SW: Microsoft Enterprise Agreement Renewal, Contract 21P057 (Craig Bantz, 651-602-1443) – Roll call
D.    Transportation 
  1. 2021-107: Metro Transit Bus Diesel Fuel Supply-2021, Contract 21P062 (Abel Mumbi  612-349-5006) – Roll call
  2. 2021-108: SWLRT (Green Line Extension) Civil Construction Change Order -Contaminated Soil Disposal (Jim Alexander  612-373-3880) – Roll call
  3. 2021-129 SW: Master Contracts for Electric Bus Services - Contract 20P262 (Carrie Desmond  612-349-7798) – Roll call [presentation]


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]