Metropolitan Council Meeting

Regular Meeting
March 8, 2023 | 4:00 p.m.
Location: Robert Street Council Chambers - Directions
Minutes (PDF)


Call to Order

  1. Approval of the Agenda
  2. Approval of February 8, 2023 Metropolitan Council minutes

Public Invitation

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

Joint Reports

  1. 2023-35 JT: 2023 Budget Amendment - Carryforward Amendment (Stewart McMullan, 651-602-1374)

Consent Business

  1. 2023-01: Master Contract for Water Resource Planning, Design, and Consultation (Michael Nguyen 651-602-1503, Rene Heflin 651-602-1077)
  2. 2023-02: Metro Fourth Incinerator System Supplier Services Request for Proposal, Contract 21P055A (Stephen Norton, 651-602-1551, Jody Jacoby 651-602-1551)
  3. 2023-03: Intergovernment Agreement with the City of Golden Valley (Tim Wedin 651-602-4571)
  4. 2022-17: METRO B Line – Ramsey County Cooperative Construction Agreement (Frank Alarcon 612-349-7692)
  5. 2023-42: Procurement of Four Electric Coaches for SWT (Paul Colton 651-602-1668)
  6. 2023-55: 2023-2026 TIP Amendment: Three New Projects (Joe Barbeau 651-602-1705)
  7. 2023-56: 2023-2026 TIP Amendment: Three Scope/Cost Changes (Joe Barbeau 651-602-1705) consent
  8. 2023-53: Signature Authority for MVTA Transportation Facility Projects (Nicole Clapp 651-602-1723) consent
  9. 2023-50: METRO B Line – Amendment 1 to Engineering and Construction Administration Contract 20P322 (Frank Alarcon 62-349-7692)
  10. 2023-52: Procurement of 18 Accessible Mini-Vans-Metro Mobility (Paul Colton, 651-602-1668)

Non-Consent Business – reports of standing committees

Community Development

  • No Report


  • No Report


  • No Report


  1. 2023-49: METRO Green Line Extension Reciprocal Easement and Operating Agreement and Easement Modification with Beltline Mixed Use LLC and the St. Louis Park Economic Development Authority (Jim Alexander 612-373-3880)

Other Business

  1. 2023-30: Audit Committee appointments. (Chair Zelle)
  2. 2023-61: Agency Safety Plans Revision 5 (Andrew Brody 651-602-1671)
        3. 2023-63: Southwest Light Rail Builders Risk Property Insurance Extension (Phil Walljasper, 651-602-1787)

        4. 2023-65: Metropolitan Council Member Committee Assignments (Chair Zelle)


  1.  First Term Accomplishments (Georges Gonzalez, 651-602-1869)


  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:

Ryan O'Connor, Regional Administrator
[email protected]