Metropolitan Council Meeting

Regular Meeting
June 22, 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 June 8, 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. 2022-104: METRO Green Line Extension Work Order 1 issued under the Master Partnership Contract with MnDOT (Robin Caufman, 651-602-1457) 
  2. 2022-105: METRO Gold Line BRT – Work Order 10 on the Master Partnership Contract with MnDOT (Robin Caufman, 651-602-1457; Chris Beckwith, 651-302-1994)
  3. 2022-128: City of Ramsey Urban Residential Low Density Comprehensive Plan Amendment, Review File No. 21819-3 (Eric Wojchik, 651-602-1330)
  4. 2022-138: City of Plymouth Bassett Creek Mixed Use Comprehensive Plan Amendment, Review File 21855-5 (Freya Thamman, 651 602-1750)
  5. 2022-139: Rush Creek Regional Trail, Land-for-Facilities Exchange, Three Rivers Park District (Tracey Kinney, 651-602-1029)
  6. 2022-141: Amendment to the 2019 Pilot Year Regional Parks System Equity Grant Program Fund Distribution Plan (Jessica Lee, 651-602-1621)
  7. 2022-142: Grey Cloud Island Regional Park, Park Acquisition Opportunity Fund (Wald), Washington County (Jessica Lee, 651-602-1621)
  8. 2022-150: Transit Advertising Revenue Services - Contract 22R006 (Bruce Howard, 612-349-7694)
  9. 2022-151: Establish Public Hearing Date – Public Housing Agency Plan (Stephanie Paulson, 651-602-1584)
  10. 2022-152: Approval of Joint Powers Agreement between the Metropolitan Council and the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) for the administration of the Community Choice Demonstration (Terri Smith, 651-602-1187)
  11. 2022-160: METRO Gold Line Administrative Settlement on Parcel 340 (Helmo) (Robin Caufman, 651-602-1457)
  12. 2022-163: Authorization to Apply for Section 5311 Formula Grants for Rural Areas Funding - Resolution 2022-12 (John Harper, 651-602-1744)
  13. 2022-164: Ratification of Declaration of Emergency for Information Services Staffing Services #86 (Craig Bantz, 651-602-1443; Jody Jacoby, 651-602-1144)
  14. 2022-165: Northstar Corridor Funding Agreement with State of Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) | Resolution 2022-13 (Ed Petrie, 612-349-7624)
  15. 2022-166: Unified Planning Work Program Amendment (Dave Burns, 651-602-1887) (attachment) (summary)
  16. 2022-167: Authorization to Hold a Public Hearing on the Draft Facility Plan for the 1-MN-320 Reconstruction Project, MCES Project No. 809205 (Tim Wedin, 651-602-4571; Ryan Piner, 651-602-4514)

Non-Consent Business – reports of standing committees

Community Development

  1. 2022-157: Funding Recommendations for 2022 Round One Livable Communities Act Predevelopment Grants (Stephen Klimek, 651-602-1541)


  1. 2022-168: Ratification of Emergency Declaration for Seneca Headworks Belt Replacement (Craig Edlund, 651-602-8383; Dan White, 651-602-8299)


  1. 2022-162: Labor Agreement with the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, District Council 82 AFL-CIO (Marcy Cordes, 651-602-1582)


  1. 2022-134: METRO E Line – Approval of Final Corridor Plan (Kyle O’Donnell Burrows, 612-349-7749)
  2. 2022-158: METRO Blue Line Extension Route Recommendation (Nick Landwer, 612-373-3847)

Joint Reports

  1. 2022-140 JT: City of Vermillion 2040 Comprehensive Plan and Comprehensive Sewer Plan, Review File 22180-1 (Patrick Boylan, 651-602-1438) 
  2. 2022-156 JT: City of Bethel 2040 Comprehensive Plan and Comprehensive Sewer Plan, Review File No. 22307-1 (Eric Wojchik, 651-602-1330)

Other Business

  1. 2022-145: Endorse the Metro Transit Safety and Security Action Plan Areas of Work and Establish Quarterly Reporting Requirement (Wes Kooistra, 612-349-7510; Richard Grates, 612-349-7200; Lesley Kandaras, 612 349-7513)
  2. 2022-178: 2050 Transportation Policy Plan Advisory Work Group (Charles A. Zelle, 651-602-1390)


  1. 2050 Regional Development Guide: Values, Vision, and Goals – Update on Engagement  (Michael Larson, 651-602-1407)
  2. Green Line Extension Project Update (Nick Thompson, 612-349-7507; Jim Alexander, 612-349-3880)


  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]