Metropolitan Council Meeting

Regular Meeting
November 4, 2020 | 4:00 p.m.
Minutes (PDF)

NOTICE: Governor Walz has declared a peacetime emergency (Emergency Executive Order 20-01) in response to COVID-19 and the Metropolitan Council Chair has determined it is not practical or prudent to conduct an in-person meetings for reasons stated in the Governor’s Emergency Executive Order. Accordingly, advisory 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




III.        APPROVAL OF MINUTES – Roll call

October 28, 2020 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. 2020-276: Contract 20P040 - Solid Waste and Recycling Material Removal (Jeff Freeman 612-349-7527)
  2. 2020-283: Annual Sole Source Hardware/Software Maintenance Services (Theresa Nistler, 651-602-1504)
  3. 2020-289:  Metro Plant Polymer, Contract 19P249 (Joseph Ward, 651-602-8302)  


A. Community Development 
  1. 2020-298 SW: 2020 Livable Communities Demonstration Account Funding Recommendations (Hannah Gary 651-602-1633; Jo Emerson) - Roll call
B. Environment – Reports on consent agenda                                           

C. Management 
  1. 2020-280: Southwest Corridor Light Rail Transit (SWLRT) Expansion Cash Flow Financing Plan (Mark Thompson, 651-602-1629 and Marie Henderson, 651-602-1387) -  Roll call
  2. 2020-282: Parameter Resolutions - General Obligation Grant Anticipation Notes (GANs) and General Obligation Refunding Bonds (Mark Thompson, 651-602-1629 and Marie Henderson, 651-602-1387) - Roll call
D. Transportation – Reports on consent agenda
E.  Joint Report of Environment and Community Development Committees
  1. 2020-263 JT: City of Loretto 2040 Comprehensive Plan and Comprehensive Sewer Plan, Review File 21804-1 (Freya Thamman 651-602-1750) - Roll call
  2. 2020-264 JT: City of St. Paul 2040 Comprehensive Plan and Comprehensive Sewer Plan, Review File 21918-1 (Michael Larson, 651-602-1407) - Roll call


  1. 2020 Election (Judd Schetnan, 651-602-1142) [presentation]


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


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
*               Additional materials included for items on published agenda
**             Additional business items added following publication of agenda
***            Backup materials available at the meeting  

Committee information

Metropolitan Council

Committee contact:
Liz Sund