Metropolitan Council Meeting

Regular Meeting
August 12, 2020 | 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, advisory 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




III.        APPROVAL OF MINUTES - Roll call

July 22, 2020 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. 2020-186: Crow Hassan Park Reserve Master Plan Amendment, Three Rivers Park District, Review File No. 50221-1 (Colin Kelly 651-602-1361)
  2. 2020-187: Park Acquisition Opportunity Fund Grant for Crow-Hassan Park Reserve (Berning), Three Rivers Park District (Jessica Lee 651-602-1621)
  3. 2020-188: Park Acquisition Opportunity Fund Grant for Grey Cloud Island Regional Park (Kulvich), Washington County (Jessica Lee 651-602-1621)
  4. 2020-189: Park Acquisition Opportunity Fund Grant for Bald Eagle-Otter Lake Regional Park (Spencer), Ramsey County (Jessica Lee 651-602-1621)
  5. 2020-195: As part of our regulatory requirements in the administration of the Federal Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program, the Metropolitan Council is required to set a DBE program goal every three years. The proposed DBE program goal for FFYs 2021- 2023 is 14% DBE participation in USDOT-assisted Council projects. The proposed DBE program goal for FFYs 2021-2023 is 12% DBE participation in EPA-assisted Council projects. (Elaine Ogilvie, 651-602-1163; Ashanti Payne, 651-602-7660) [presentation], [attachment 1] [attachment 2]
  6. 2020-198: Lease of Warehouse to Store Light Rail Vehicle and System Parts (Greg Ewig 651-602-1556, Ed Petrie 612-349-7624)
  7. 2020-202: East, West, Crosstown Transit Services, Contract 20P099 (John Harper 651-602-1744 Bruce Dreier 651-602-1708)
  8. 2020-207: Ratification of Declaration of Emergency for COVID-19 (Marie Henderson, 651-602-1387; Jody Jacoby, 651-602-1144)
  9. 2020-209: Extend University of Minnesota Revenue Contracts One Year (Nick Eull 612-349-7364, Lisa Anderson 612-349-7626)
  10. 2020-211:  Ratification of Declaration of Emergency for Repair of Interceptor 1-MN-320 under Van White Memorial Boulevard and 5th Avenue North in Minneapolis (Jeannine Clancy, 651-602-1210; Adam Gordon, 651-602-4503)
  11. 2020-214: City of Lake Elmo, Applewood Pointe Comprehensive Plan Amendment, Review File 22215-3 (Raya Esmaeili 651-602-1616) 


A. Community Development - Reports on consent agenda
B. Environment - Reports on consent agenda
C. Management – Reports on consent agenda
D. Transportation – Reports on consent agenda    
E. Joint Report of Environment and Community Development Committees
  1. 2020-208 JT: City of Chaska 2040 Comprehensive Plan and Comprehensive Sewer Plan, Review File 22303-1 (Raya Esmaeili 651-602-1616) - Roll call


  1. 2020-223: Accept the Public Comment Report and Adopt the Regional Economic Framework (Michael Larson, 651-602-1407) {Presentation}, {Public Comment Report}, {REF Final Draft (changes incorporated)}, {REF Final Draft (changes tracked)} - Roll call
  2. Informaton Item: Preliminary 2021 Operating Budget and Levies (Mary Bogie 651-602-1359) {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:

Ryan O'Connor, Regional Administrator
[email protected]