Metropolitan Council Meeting

Regular Meeting
July 28, 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. 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





July 14, 2021 Metropolitan Council Meeting 

IV.    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. 2021-163: Vadnais-Snail Lake Regional Park Master Plan Amendment, Ramsey County, Review File No. 16402-2 (Colin Kelly 651-602-1361)
  2. 2021-169: Network Equipment Refresh, Contract 20P261 (Theresa Nistler, Assistant Director of IS, Finance and Budget, 651-602-1504)
  3. 2021-171: Council Property Insurance Contract Renewal (Phil Walljasper, Director Risk Management and Claims, 651-602-1787) 
  4. 2021-172: Southwest Light Rail Transit (Green Line Extension) SEH Contract Amendment No. 3 for Construction Monitoring for Contaminated Materials, Contract 16P298 (Jim Alexander 612-373-3880)
  5. 2021-175: Janitorial Services for the Metropolitan Wastewater Treatment Plant, Contract 18P007 (John Young, 651-602-8281; Dan White, 651-602-8299)
  6. 2021-177: Maple Grove Interceptor 900416 Replacement Land Acquisition (Tim Wedin, 651-602-4571)
  7. 2021-179: City of Blaine Lexington Meadows Apartments Comprehensive Plan Amendment, Review No. 21902-4 (Eric Wojchik 651 602-1330)
  8. 2021-180: City of Burnsville Mixed Use Changes Comprehensive Plan Amendment, Review File 21907-4 (Patrick Boylan, 651-602-1438)
  9. 2021-181: City of Waconia 601 Industrial Boulevard West Comprehensive Plan Amendment, Review File 22018-6 (Raya Esmaeili 651-602-1616)
  10. 2021-182: City of Farmington Dakota Meadows Comprehensive Plan Amendment, Review File 22086-3 (Jerome Benner II 651-602-1494)
  11. 2021-183: City of Rosemount Rosewood Commons Comprehensive Plan Amendment, Review File 22286-3 (Jerome Benner II 651-602-1494)
  12. 2021-185: Amend the 2021 Annual Livable Communities Funding Availability (Tara Beard 651-602-1051)
  13. 2021-194 SW: 2021-2024 TIP Amendment: I-35W Frontage Road Turnback (Joe Barbeau 651-602-1705)


A. Community Development – Reports are on consent agenda
B. Environment
  1. 2021-176: Adoption of MCES Wastewater Rates and Charges (Ned Smith, 651-602-1162; Matt Gsellmeier, 651-602-1802) - Roll call
C. Management
  1. 2021-149: Labor Agreement with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, District Lodge No. 77 (Marcy Cordes, Chief Labor Relations Officer, 651-602-1582) - Roll call
D. Transportation – Reports are on consent agenda

E. Joint Report of Environment and Community Development Committees
  1. 2021-167 JT: City of Birchwood Village 2040 Comprehensive Plan and Comprehensive Sewer Plan, Review File 22239-1 (Jake Reilly 651-602-1822) - Roll call
  2. 2021-168 JT: City of Champlin Comprehensive Plan and Comprehensive Sewer Plan, Review File 22288-1 (Jake Reilly 651-602-1822) - Roll call


  1. 2021-188: Appointment to the Land Use Advisory Committee (Charles Zelle, 612-602-1390) – Roll call
  2. 2021-189: Appointment to the Livable Communities Advisory Committee (Charles Zelle, 612-602-1390) – Roll call


  1. Info Item: Regional Forecast Update: Population and Employment Growth to 2050 (Todd Graham 651-602-1322) [presentation]


A.    Chair                  
B.    Council Members          
C.    Regional Administrator     
D.    General Counsel 



Committee information

Metropolitan Council

Committee contact:
Liz Sund