Metropolitan Council Meeting

Regular Meeting
July 26, 2023 | 4:00 p.m.
Location: Robert Street Council Chambers - Directions
Minutes (PDF)


Call to Order

  1. Approval of the Agenda
  2. Approval of July 12, 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. 2023-122: METRO E Line - Cooperative Construction Agreement with City of Minneapolis for Hennepin Avenue South (Evan Owens-Ambrogio, 612-349-7509)
  2. 2023-123: METRO E Line - Cooperative Construction Agreement with Hennepin County for Hennepin / 1st Avenues (Evan Owens-Ambrogio 612-349-7509)
  3. 2023-124: METRO E Line - Cooperative Construction Agreement with Hennepin County for University Avenue / 4th Street SE (Evan Owens-Ambrogio, 612-349-7509)
  4. 2023-126: Contract 21P304 Hoglund Bus - Amendment #1 (Paul Colton, 651-602-1668)
  5. 2023-141: Metro Mobility Radio Upgrade, Contract 23P161 (Clay Stenback, 651-602-1664)
  6. 2023-142: State Transit Funding Allocation Policy FM 12-3 (Stewart McMullan, 651-602-1374)
  7. 2023-143: Northstar Corridor Funding Agreement with State of Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) | Resolution 2023-6 (Ed Petrie, 612-349-1715)
  8. 2023-144: Lake Marion Greenway Regional Trail Park Acquisition Opportunity Fund Award, (Peterson Property), Dakota County (Jessica Lee, 651-602-1621)
  9. 2023-147: Promoting Resilient Operations for Transformative, Efficient, and Cost-Saving Transportation (PROTECT) Funding Allocation Options for FY 2025-2027 (Steve Peterson, 651-602-1819)
  10. 2023-150: Approve Title VI Fare Equity Analysis for the Transit Fare Elimination Pilot Program (Dennis Dworshak, 612-349-7364; Andrea Kiepe, 612-349-7747)
  11. 2023-151: Purchase of 6 Low Floor Small Buses – MVTA (Paul Colton, 651-602-1668)
  12. 2023-152: Peoplesoft Administration Support contract 22P147 (Craig Bantz, 651-602-1443)
  13. 2023-155: City of Rogers Roers Companies Workforce Apartments Comprehensive Plan Amendment, Review File 22296-3 (Freya Thamman, 651-602-1750)
  14. 2023-156: Authorization to Apply for Section 5311 Formula Grant for Rural Areas Funding, Resolution 9 (Shelia Williams, 651-602-1709)
  15. 2023-160: City of Cottage Grove Norhart Comprehensive Plan Amendment, Review File 22236-6 (Timothy Anderson, 651-602-1380)

Non-Consent Business – Reports of standing committees

Community Development

  1. Reports on consent agenda


  1. 2023-153: 2023 Private Property Inflow and Infiltration Task Force Report (Kyle Colvin 651-602-1151, Emily Steinweg 651-602-1516)
  2. 2023-157: Adoption of MCES Wastewater Rates and Change (Ned Smith 651-602-1162)


  1. 2023-167 SW: Council Property Insurance Contract Renewal (Phil Walljasper, 651-602-1787) 


  1. 2023-105: METRO Green Line Extension Systems Construction Change Order and Cumulative Change Order Authority Increase, Contract 17P000 (Nic Dial, 612-373-3974)
  2. 2023-137: METRO Blue Line Extension Phase II Environmental Site Assessment Contract #22P366 (Neha Damle, 612-373-3811)
  3. 2023-149: University of Minnesota Universal Transit Pass for Staff & Faculty (Ed Petrie, 612-349-1715; Lisa Anderson, 612-349-7626)
  4. 2023-161 SW: Metro Transit Master Partnership Contract with Minnesota Department of Transportation – Amendment #1 (Nick Thompson, 612-349-7507; Jim Alexander, 612-373-3880)
  5. 2023-171 SW: Equity Evaluation of Regional Transportation Investment Contract Amendment (Amy Vennewitz 651-602-1058)*


  1. Regional Parks Policy Plan Update for 2050 Regional Development Guide (Emmett Mullin, 651-602-1360; Colin Kelly, 651-602-1361)


  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]