Metropolitan Council Meeting

Regular Meeting
October 27, 2021 | 4:00 p.m.
Minutes (PDF)

NOTICE: The Metropolitan Council Chair has determined it is not practical or prudent to conduct in-person meetings in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 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. There will be an opportunity for members of the public to provide public comment as part of our virtual meeting of the full Metropolitan Council. You may pre-register to speak at a virtual public meeting of the Metropolitan Council by emailing us at [email protected]. You may also email your comments, and we will respond to your comments in a timely manner.


I.  CALL TO ORDER – Roll call
October 13, 2021, Metropolitan Council Meeting
Invitation to interested persons to address the Council on matters not on the agenda. Public comment on the agenda items has occurred in the respective committees (each speaker is limited to a three-minute presentation).
  1. 2021-275: Adopting the Metropolitan Council’s Public Comment Draft of the 2022 Unified Budget (Mary Bogie, 651-602-1359) (2022 Unified Budget for Public Comment)– Roll call
VI.    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. 2021-99 Revised: Gold Line Master Utility Agreement #21I060 with the Office of MN.IT Services (Christine Beckwith 651-602-1994)
  2. 2021-252: Ubisense Sole Source for Minneapolis Bus Garage, Contract 21P292 (Marilyn Porter 612-349-7689, Stephen Smith 612-349-7176)
  3. 2021-251: Purchase Agreement with Luminator Technology for Bus Video Technology – Contract 21P296 (Paul Colton 651-602-1668)
  4. 2021-264: Request for Consent to Easement, Carver Park Reserve, Three Rivers Park District (Jessica Lee 651-602-1621)
  5. 2021-269: Right-of-Way Acquisition Loan to City of Lakeville for Parcel at I-35 and CSAH 50 (Tony Fischer 651-602-1703)
  6. 2021-273: Master Contracts for Project Communications and Public Involvement to Support MCES Capital Program (Jeannine Clancy, 651-602-1210)
  7. 2021-279 SW: 2021-2024 TIP Amendment: Electric Carshare Startup Costs (Joe Barbeau 651-602-1705)
  8. 2021-280 SW: 2021-2024 TIP Amendment: MnDOT Minneapolis Mobility Hub and Engagement (Joe Barbeau 651-602-1705)
  9. 2021-281 SW: 2021-2024 TIP Amendment: SouthWest Transit Electric Buses and Charging Stations (Joe Barbeau 651-602-1705)    

A.    Community Development – Reports on consent agenda
B. Environment
  1. 2021-285 SW: Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Sheetmetal Services at MCES Facilities, Contract 21P273 (John Tierney, 651-602-8307) - Roll call
  2. 2021-286 SW: Janitorial Services at the Metropolitan Wastewater Treatment Plant, Contract 21P196 (John Young, 651-602-8281; Dan White, 651-602-8299) - Roll call               
C. Management – No reports
D. Transportation
  1. 2021-266: Marketing Research Services, Contract 21P137 (Maria Cone 612-349-7534, Eric Lind 612-349-7521) - Roll call
  2. 2021-267: Media Planning & Buying Services, Contract 21P138 (Maria Cone 612-349-7534, Jessica Cross 612-349-7362) - Roll call
E. Joint Report of Environment and Management Committees
  1. 2021-263 JT: City of Anoka 2040 Comprehensive Plan and Comprehensive Sewer Plan, Review File 22306-1 (Eric Wojchik 651-602-1330) - Roll call
  1. 2021-278: Metropolitan Council Member Committee Assignments (Charles A. Zelle, 651-602-1390) – Roll call
  2. 2021-303: Special Employee Recognition, Resolution No. 2021-31 (Charles A. Zelle, 651-602-1390) – Roll call

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]