Metropolitan Council Meeting

Regular Meeting
June 24, 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


II.         APPROVAL OF AGENDA - Roll Call



June 10, 2020 Metropolitan Council Meeting            


Joint Report of the Management, Community Development, Environment, and Transportation Committees
  1. 2020-141 JT SW Amended: 2020 2nd Quarter 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. 2020-142: Master Contracts for Structural Design Services – Contract 19P262 (Julie Brenny 612-349-7444)
  2. 2020-145: Amend contract 17P110 for an additional $200,000 for purposes of medical services through October 31, 2020. (Marcy Syman, 651-602-1417 and Deborah Aebi, 651-602-1319)
  3. 2020-157: Southwest Light Rail Transit (Green Line Extension) Legal Services Contract in Support of Project Activities, Contract 20P007 (Jim Alexander 612-373-3880)
  4. 2020-158:  Benefits Consulting Services (Terri Bopp, 651-602-1370)
  5. 2020-159: METRO Gold Line Bus Rapid Transit - Master Funding Agreement with Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authority (Chris Beckwith 651-602-1994)
  6. 2020-160: Gold Line BRT Subordinate Funding Agreement #1 with Washington County for Service Center Design (Chris Beckwith 651-602-1994)
  7. 2020-161: Gold Line BRT Master Funding Agreement and Subordinate Funding Agreement #1 with Minnesota IT Services for Duct Bank Relocation Design (Chris Beckwith 651-602-1994)
  8. 2020-173: Establish Public Hearing Date for the Public Housing Agency Annual Plan (Terri Smith 651-602-1187)
  9. 2020-181 SW: 2020-2023 TIP Amendment for the City of Anoka: US 10/169 Interchange (Joe Barbeau 651-602-1705)                   


A. Community Development
  1. 2020-151: City of Lakeland Shores 2040 Comprehensive Plan, Review File 22218-1 (Jake Reilly 651-602-1822) – roll call
  2. 2020-155: Livable Communities Demonstration Account Pre-Development Funding Recommendations (Hannah Gary 651-602-1633) – roll call
  3. 2020-156: Livable Communities Demonstration Account Transit-Oriented Development Pre-Development Funding Recommendations (Stephen Klimek 651-602-1541) – roll call
  4. 2020-171: Livable Communities Ace Tax Base Revitalization Account Grant Recommendations (Marcus Martin 651-602-1054) – roll call
  5. 2020-172: Metro-Scale Climate Leader, Global Covenant of Mayors (GCoM) for Climate and Energy (Eric Wojchik 651-602-1330) – roll call 
B. Environment
  1. 2020-169: Blue Lake Solids Management Assistance, Contract 19P211 (Jason Peterson, 651-602-1614; Rene Heflin, 651-602-1077) – roll call 
C. Management
  1. 2020-168: Prevailing Wage Policy for Construction Projects (Jody Jacoby, 651-602-1144) – roll call 
D. Transportation
  1. 2020-162: Federal CARES Act Subrecipient Grant Agreements (Heather Giesel 651-602-1715) – roll call
  2. 2020-167 SW: Release draft update of the 2040 Transportation Policy Plan for Public Comment and Set Public Hearing Date (Amy Vennewitz 651-602-1058, Sara Maaske 651-602-1588) [presentation]  – roll call
  3. 2020-176 SW: Southwest Light Rail Transit (Green Line Extension) Fourth Amendment to the Hennepin County and Hennepin County Regional Authority Capital Grant Agreement for the LNTP Period (Jim Alexander 612-373-3880, Joan Hollick 612-373-3820) – roll call
E. Joint Report of Environment and Community Development Committees
  1. 2020-149 JT: City of Edina 2040 Comprehensive Plan and Comprehensive Sewer Plan, Review File 22400-1 (Michael Larson 651-602-1407) – roll call
  2. 2020-150 JT: City of St. Paul Park 2040 Comprehensive Plan and Comprehensive Sewer Plan, Review File 22308-1 (Patrick Boylan 651-602-1438) – roll call 


  1. 2020-138: Appointments to the Livable Communities Advisory Committee (LCAC) (Chair Zelle, 651-602-1453) – roll call


  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]