Metropolitan Council Meeting

Regular Meeting
November 18, 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 We will respond to your comments in a timely manner.


I.          CALL TO ORDER – Roll call




III.        APPROVAL OF MINUTES – Roll call

November 4, 2020 Metropolitan Council Meeting

IV        BUSINESS - Roll call

Joint Report of the Management, Community Development, Environment, and Transportation Committees
  1. 2020-304 JT: 2020 Capital Budget Amendment (Stewart McMullan, 651-602-1374) – Roll call

V.        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. 2020-277: SWLRT (Green Line Extension) Civil Construction Changer Order – Earthwork for a Corridor Protection Barrier (Jim Alexander 612-373-3880)
  2. 2020-290: TransitMaster Sole Source Equipment and Software Maintenance and Support Services 20P218 (Theresa Nistler 651-602-1504, Gary Nyberg 612-349-7303)
  3. 2020-291: Ubisense Sole Source Software Maintenance and Support Agreement 20P296 (Theresa Nistler 651-602-1504, Richard Paulson 612-349-7346)
  4. 2020-292: 2021 Operating Grant Applications to the Funding Transitway Counties (Ed Petrie 612-349-7624)
  5. 2020-294: Northstar and Sherburne County 2021 Subordinate Funding Agreement (Ed Petrie 612-349-7624)
  6. 2020-297: City of Corcoran Tavera Comprehensive Plan Amendment, Review File 21983-2 (Freya Thamman 651-602-1750)
  7. 2020-314 South St. Paul Lift Station Construction Contract (Dan Fick, 651-602-1061)


A.  Community Development 
  1. 2020-303: City of Stillwater Planning Case 2020-21 Comprehensive Plan Amendment, Review File 22281-2 (Jake Reilly 651-602-1822)
  2. 2020-312 SW: Amend the 2020 Annual Livable Communities Fund Distribution Plan (Tara Beard, 651-602-1051; Lisa Barajas 651-602-1895)
B.  Environment  
  1. 2020-313: Loretto Wastewater Connection Grant (Matt Gsellmeier, 651-602-1802; Kyle Colvin, 651-602-1151)                                        
C.  Management – No Reports 

D.  Transportation  
  1. 2020-287: Adopt 2020 Update of the 2040 Transportation Policy Plan and Accept Public Comment Report (Amy Vennewitz 651-602-1058) [Link to TPP] [presentation]
E.  Joint Report of Environment and Community Development Committees
  1. 2020-299 JT: City of Little Canada 2040 Comprehensive Plan and Comprehensive Sewer Plan, Review File 22455-1 (Patrick Boylan 651-602-1438)
  2. 2020-300 JT: City of East Bethel 2040 Comprehensive Plan and Comprehensive Sewer Plan, Review File 22025-1 (Eric Wojchik 651-602-1330)
  3. 2020-301 JT: City of Blaine 2040 Comprehensive Plan and Comprehensive Sewer Plan, Review File 21902-1 (Eric Wojchik 651-602-1330)
  4. 2020-302 JT: City of Long Lake 2040 Comprehensive Plan and Comprehensive Sewer Plan, Review File 22276-1 (Jake Reilly 651-602-1822)     


  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:
Liz Sund