Metropolitan Council Meeting

Regular Meeting
May 24, 2023 | 4:00 p.m.
Location: Robert Street Council Chambers - Directions
Minutes (PDF)


Call to Order

  1. Approval of the Agenda
  2. Approval of May 10, 2023, Metropolitan Council minutes

Public Invitation

Invitation to interested persons to address the Council on matters not on the agenda. Pre-register at Each speaker is limited to a three-minute presentation.


  1. End of Session Legislative Update (Judd Schetnan, 651-602-1142)

Consent Business

  1. 2023-68: Adoption of MTS & STA Zero-Emission Bus Transition Plan (Paul Colton 651-602-1668)
  2. 2023-88: St. Paul OMF LRV Storage Barn, Contract 22P362 (Neal Knopik, 612-349-6540)
  3. 2023-92: Hennepin Ave and 1st Ave NE Bus Lane Project (Michael Mechtenberg, 612-349-7793)
  4. 2023-98: Ratification of Declaration Emergency Repair of Interceptor 8253-327 along Chanhassen (Chris Remus, 651-602- 4538)
  5. 2023-101: Big Marine Park Reserve Long-Range Plan Amendment and Council Consent to Drainage Easement, Washington County (Tracey Kinney, 651-602-1029)
  6. 2023-103: Ratification of Emergency Declaration for Repair of Minneapolis Interceptor 1-MN-330 MH 71 (Tim Wedin, 651-602-4571)
  7. 2023-110: City of North Oaks Lapoutre Comprehensive Plan Amendment, Review File 21796-2 (Eric Wojchik, 651-602-1330)
  8. 2023-114 SW: 2023-2026 TIP Amendment: New Projects (Joe Barbeau, 651-602-1705)
  9. 2023-115 SW: 2023-2026 TIP Amendment: Fare Collection Equipment Cost Increase (Joe Barbeau, 651-602-1705)

Non-Consent Business – Reports of standing committees

Community Development

  1. Reports on consent agenda


  1. Reports on consent agenda


  1. 2023-107: Railroad Liability Insurance for NorthStar Operations (Phil Walljasper, 651-602-1787)


  1. 2023-95 SW: METRO Gold Line Bus Rapid Transit Contract Award for Woodlane Park and Ride (22P425) (Steve Barrett, 651-602-1993)
  2. 2023-104: Joint Powers Agreement with the City of Saint Paul and St. Paul Housing and Redevelopment Authority for Redevelopment of the Central Station Block (Michael Krantz, 612-349-7392)
  3. 2023-106: Fare Collection System Upgrade Consultant, Contract 22P161 (Dennis Dworshak, 612-349-7364)
  4. 2023-113 SW: Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Discretionary Grant Program Application (Tony Fischer, 651-602-1703)


  1. Blue Line Extension Anti-Displacement Workgroup Report (Sam O’Connell, 612-373-3815; C Terrence Anderson, Center for Urban and Regional Affairs)


  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:
Bridget Toskey