Wednesday, December 10, 2014
390 Robert Street North | Council Chambers | 5:00 PM









November 12, 2014 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).



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.
Joint Report of the Transportation and Management Committees
  1. 2014-272  Authorization to Amend the 2014 Unified Budget: Special Fourth Quarter Amendment (Mary Bogie 651-602-1359) 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. 2014-259  Affirmation of 2015 Transaction-Based Financial Contracts (Allen Hoppe 651-602-1629)
  2. 2014-260  List of 2015 Authorized Financial Institutions (Allen Hoppe 651-602-1629)
  3. 2014-261  Approval of PFA Loan Agreement (Jim Chang 651-602-1366, Allen Hoppe 651-602-1629)
  4. 2014-270  Technical Amendment to Legal Services Agreement (Don Mueting 651-602-1463)
  5. 2014-271  Adoption of Metropolitan Council Continuity of Operations Policy, 1-5 (Kathy Matter 651-602-1653)
  6. 2014-276  2015 Sole Source Procurement of Maintenance Services for Software and Hardware (Pancho Henderson 651-602-1627)
  7. 2014-279  Authorization for Internal Loans for Environmental Services’ Capital Funds (Allen Hoppe 651-602-1629)
  8. 2014-281  Non-Rep Plan Changes (Marcy Syman 651-602-1147)
  9. 2014-282  Approve Contract Award for Traction Motor Overhaul (Rick Carey 612-341-5628)
  10. 2014-283 SW  2015-2018 TIP Amendment: Ladders of Opportunity Award to Improve, Replace, and Construct Bus Facilities (Joe Barbeau 651-602-1705)
  11. 2014-287 SW  Authorization to Amend Contract 13P211 with Omni Materials for Providing Lime Kiln Dust (Mike Mereness 651-602-8296)
  12. 2014-288 SW  SWLRT (Green Line Extension) Southwest Station Cohabitation Agreement (Craig Lamothe 612-373-3830)
  13. 2014-289 SW  SWLRT (Green Line Extension) Master Funding Agreements with Project Partners (Craig Lamothe 612-373-3830)
  14. 2014-291 SW  2015-2018 TIP Amendment: FTA Section 5310, Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities (Joe Barbeau 651-602-1705)
  15. 2014-292 SW  Blue Line Data Network Update (Pancho Henderson 651-602-1627)
  16. 2014-297 SW  Transit Systems Development e-Builder Sole Source Contract Amendment (Chris Beckwith 651-602-1433)
  17. 2014-299 SW  UPWP Resolution Regarding 2015 Carryover Funds, Resolution #2014-34 (Katie White 651-602-1716)
  18. 2014-302 SW  ABRT Station Shelter Design and Manufacture (Katie Roth 612-349-7772)
  19. 2014-304 SW  Authorization to Award and Execute a Contract for the Purchase of Bus Passenger Waiting Shelters (Joe Edwards 612-349-7676)
  20. 2014-305 SW  Authorization to Amend Metro Mobility Fuel Contract with Mansfield Oil, Inc. (Andrew Krueger 651-602-1689)
  21. 2014-307 SW  Authorize 2015 Agreements with the Counties Transit Improvement Board (CTIB) (Heather Johnson 651-602-1764)
  22. 2014-308 SW  Authorization to Execute an Operating Grant Agreement with the City of Carver (Heather Johnson 651-602-1764)
  23. 2014-309 SW  Authorization to Award and Execute Contract 14P164A for Solid Waste Disposal for the Metropolitan Wastewater Treatment Plan (Jim Schmidt 651-602-8335)
  24. 2014-318  Request from the City of Watertown to Extend the Livable Communities Demonstration Account Grant SG009-078, South Lewis Avenue Redevelopment (Deb Jensen 651-602-1554)



  A. Community Development
    1. 2014-317  Livable Communities Act Local Housing Incentives Account (LHIA) Grant Recommendations (formerly CDC BI #2014-244) (Linda Milashius 651-602-1541)
    2. 2014-319  Accept Public Comment Report on the Housing Policy Plan and Adopt the Housing Policy Plan (formerly CDC BI #2014-246) (Libby Starling 651-602-1135)
  B. Environment—Reports on Consent Agenda
  C. Management—Reports on Consent Agenda
  D. Transportation
    1. 2014-290 SW  SWLRT (Green Line Extension) and BLRT (Blue Line Extension) Rights of Entry (Craig Lamothe 612-373-3830)
    2. 2014-294 SW  South St. Paul Airport Long Term Comprehensive Plan (Russ Owen 651-602-1724)
    3. 2014-296 SW  SWLRT (Green Line Extension) Award of Advanced Design Services Contract (Jim Alexander 612-373-3880)
    4. 2014-300 SW  Award of BLRT (Blue Line Extension) FEIS Services Contract (Kathryn O’Brien 651-602-1927)




1. 2014-293  Council Support of the City of Minneapolis Promise Zone Designation Application, Resolution #2014-33 (Pat Born 651-602-1723, Brooke Bordson 651-602-1364)


2. 2014-320  Receive the Recommendations of the Equity Working Group and Direct the Regional Administrator to Begin Implementation (Pat Born 651-602-1723, Michelle Fure 651-602-1545)


3. Information Item: Thrive Indicators (Libby Starling 651-602-1135)


4. 2014-286  Adopting of the 2014, Payable 2015, Tax Levy for General Purposes, Livable Communities Demonstration Account, Livable Communities Tax Base Revitalization Account, Transit Debt Anticipation, Parks Debt Anticipation, Cancellation of Tax Levies for General Obligation Transit and Parks Bonds, and the Metropolitan Council’s 2015 Unified Budget (Mary Bogie 651-602-1359) After 6pm, Roll Call
·         Review of public comments received to date and changes to proposed budget
·         Open public comment
·         Final adoption of budget



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



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