Metropolitan Council Meeting

Regular Meeting
December 14, 2022 | 4:00 p.m.
Location: Robert Street Council Chambers - Directions
Minutes (PDF)


Call to Order

  1. Roll call
  2. Approval of the Agenda
  3. Approval of November 30, 2022 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. 2022-316: Southwest Light Rail Transit (Green Line Extension) Re-ratification of Emergency Declaration for Repairs to Currie Maintenance Facility (Jim Alexander, 612-373-3880)
  2. 2022-325: City of North St. Paul Density Bonus Comprehensive Plan Amendment, Review No. 22159-2 (Patrick Boylan, 651 602-1438)
  3. 2022-326: City of Rosemount SKB Expansion Comprehensive Plan Amendment, Review No. 22286-9 (Patrick Boylan, 651 602-1438)
  4. 2022-330: Clarification for the Joint Powers Agreement with Minnesota Housing: Grant for NOAH Impact Fund (LisaBeth Barajas, 651-602-1895)

Non-Consent Business – reports of standing committees

Community Development

  1. 2022-327: Funding Recommendations for 2022 Livable Communities Demonstration Account Development Grants (Hannah Gary, 651-602-1633; Maplewood Mayor Marilee Abrams)
  2. 2022-328: Funding Recommendations for 2022 Livable Communities Demonstration Account Transit Oriented Development Grants (Stephen Klimek, 651-602-1541; Maplewood Mayor Marilee Abrams)


  1. 2022-317 SW: Declaration of Emergency for Long Lake Interceptor Rehabilitation - Additional Pipe Debris Removal (Tim Wedin, 651-602-4571)
  2. 2022-335 SW: Project 819025 TH-13 MnDOT Coordination-Change Order Authority Increase (Tim Wedin, 651-602-4571)


  1. 2022-324 SW: Annual Sole Source Hardware/Software Maintenance Services (Craig Bantz, 651-602-1443)


  1. 2022-307: Southwest Light Rail Transit (Green Line Extension) Braun Intertec Corporation Contract Amendment No. 3 for Quality Management Services, Contract 18P018 (Jim Alexander, 612-373-3880)
  2. 2022-312: METRO B Line – Hennepin County Joint Powers and Cooperative Construction Agreement (Frank Alarcon, 612-349-7692)
  3. 2022-319: 2022 Regional Solicitation Funding Program of Projects Selection (Steve Peterson, 651-602-1819)
  4. 2022-320: Carbon Reduction Program Funding Selection (Steve Peterson, 651-602-1819)
  5. 2022-321: 2022 Highway Safety Improvement Program Project Selection Concurrence (Steve Peterson, 651-602-1819)
  6. 2022-332 SW: Five-year Bus Farebox and Equipment Replacement Contract (Ed Petrie 612-34-7624, Dennis Dworshak 612-349-7364)
  7. 2022-333 SW: Purchase Cubic Smart Card Validators (SCV) for Offboard Fare Payments for the Gold and B Line Bus Rapid Transit (Ed Petrie 612-34-7624, Dennis Dworshak 612-349-7364)
  8. 2022-334 SW: Purchase Ticket Vending Machines for Gold and B Lines (Ed Petrie 612-34-7624, Dennis Dworshak 612-349-7364)

Other Business

  1. 2022-336: Adopt Climate Action Work Plan (Lisa Barajas, 651-602-1895)


  1. Info Item: Green Line Extension Project Update (Nick Thompson, 612-349-7507; Jim Alexander, 612-373-3880)
  2. Info Item: Metro Transit Public Art Update (Mark Granlund, 612-349-7499)


  1. Chair
  2. Council Members
  3. Regional Administrator
  4. General Counsel

6:00 p.m. Public Comment on Budget and Levies

  1. 2022-287: Council Adopts 2023 Budget and Levies (Marie Henderson, 651-602-1387) roll call after 6:00 p.m.


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]