Metropolitan Council Meeting

Regular Meeting
September 27, 2023 | 4:00 p.m.
Location: Robert Street Council Chambers - Directions
Minutes (PDF)


Call to Order

  1. Approval of the Agenda
  2. Approval of September 13, 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.

Special Recognition

  1. Kenya & Tanzania Parliament Delegation Visit (Sam O’Connell, 612-373-3815)

Consent Business

  1. 2023-213: Signature Authorization for State Fiscal Year 2024 and 2025 Regional Parks Grant Programs (Nicole Clapp, 651-602-1723)

Non-Consent Business – Reports of standing committees

Community Development

  1. Reports on consent agenda


  1. 2023-185: Engineering Design Services: Hastings Sewer Collection System Modifications, Contract 22P312 (Chad Davison, 651-602-4130)
  2. 2023-204: Revised Emergency Declaration 2023-103 for Repair of Minneapolis Interceptor 1-MN-330 MH 71 (Tim Wedin, 651-602-4571)
  3. 2023-205: Emergency Declaration for Repair of 7122 Low Head Crossing (Tim Wedin, 651-602-4571)
  4. 2023-208: Empire Polymer Contract, Contract 22P2349A (Elizabeth Schrandt, 651-602-8407)


  1. 2023-159: METRO Green Line Extension Legal Services Contract Sole Source Amendment 3 with Best & Flanagan LLP (Jim Alexander, 612-373-3880)


  1. 2023-189: Cleaning & Repair Standards (Anna Flintoft, 612-349-7377)
  2. 2023-222 SW: Close Out of Master Operations Funding Agreement for Transitway Service (Ed Petrie 612-349-7624)

Other Business

  1. 2023-229: Establish the Climate Group and Appoint Members (Chair Zelle, 651-602-1453)
  2. 2023-230: Establish the Housing Work Group and Appoint Members (Chair Zelle, 651-602-1453)
  3. 2023-231: Establish the 2050 Regional Development Guide Work Group and Appoint Members (Chair Zelle, 651-602-1453)


  1. Quarterly Transitway Update (Nick Thompson, 612-349-7507; Sophia Ginis, 612-373-3853; Alicia Vap, 612-349-7079; Jim Alexander, 612-373-3880; Craig Lamothe, 651-602-1978; Chris Beckwith, 651-602-1994)


  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]