Metropolitan Council Meeting

Regular Meeting
February 22, 2023 | 4:00 p.m.
Location: Robert Street Council Chambers - Directions



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.

Consent Business

  1. 2023-14: Master Contracts for Arterial BRT Section 106 Consultation Services, Contract 22P322 (Adam Smith, 612-349-7160)
  2. 2023-34: METRO Gold Line Bus Rapid Transit – Subordinate Funding Agreement (19I054D) with Washington County (Mike Ulmer, 651-602-1957)
  3. 2023-36: METRO Gold Line Bus Rapid Transit – Station Pylon Contract Option (Alicia Vap, 612-349-7079)
  4. 2023-45: City of Lakeville MUSA Extension and Forecast Update Comprehensive Plan Amendment, Review No. 22077-11 (Patrick Boylan, 651-602-1438)
  5. 2023-46: Norwood Young America Industrial Park Expansion Comprehensive Plan Amendment, Review No. 22238-4 (Raya Esmaeili, 651 602-1616)
  6. 2023-51: Safety Targets Action Item (Jed Hanson, 651-602-1716)

Non-Consent Business – reports of standing committees

Community Development

  1. 2023-48: 2023 Livable Communities Act Fund Distribution Plan (Sarah Berke, 651-602-1198)


  1. No reports


  1. 2023-40: Minnesota Public Facilities Authority (PFA) Loan Agreement and General Obligation Wastewater Revenue Note. Res no 2023-1 (Mark Thompson, 651-602-1629)
  2. 2023-44: METRO Green Line Extension Systems Contract Change Order to Add 00810 Supplemental Conditions for Re-Baselined Systems Schedule Cost Claims Resolution (Dan Abelson, 651-602-1713; Jim Alexander, 612-373-3880)


  1. 2023-33: METRO Gold Line Bus Rapid Transit Full Funding Grant Agreement if Awarded by the Federal Transit Administration (Alicia Vap, 612-349-7079)
  2. 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: Appointments to Audit Committee (Charles Zelle, 651-602-1453)
  2. 2023-57: Appointments to the Metropolitan Parks and Open Space Commission (Charles Zelle, 651-602-1453)


  1. 2050 Regional Development Guide: Community Designations (Raya Esmaeili, 651-602-1616)
  2. 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.

Committee information

Metropolitan Council

Committee contact:

Ryan O'Connor, Regional Administrator
[email protected]