Metropolitan Council Meeting

Regular Meeting
January 24, 2024 | 4:00 p.m.
Location: Robert Street Council Chambers - Directions
Minutes (PDF)


Call to order

  1. Approval of the agenda
  2. Approval of January 10, 2024, Metropolitan Council minutes

Public invitation

Interested persons may address the Council on matters not on the agenda. Pre-register at [email protected]. Each speaker is limited to a three-minute presentation.


  1. Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) Update (Brian Ryks, CEO of MAC)

Consent business

  1. 2024-1: Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS) Program Unclassified Retirement Plan Resolution 2024-1 (Cassandra Tabor, 651-602-1417)
  2. 2024-3: License for Right-of-Way Acquisition Loan Shoreview Property (Amy Vennewitz, Tony Fischer 651-602-1703)
  3. 2024-6: Veterans Memorial Greenway Regional Trail, Park Acquisition Opportunity Fund Award (Schiela), Dakota County (Jessica Lee, 651-602-1621)
  4. 2024-7: Rush Creek Regional Trail, Park Acquisition Opportunity Fund Award (Segal), Three Rivers Park District (Jessica Lee, 651-602-1621)
  5. 2024-8: Minneapolis Chain of Lakes Regional Park Long-Range Plan Amendment and Cedar Lake Regional Trail Long-Range Plan Amendment (Colin Kelly, 651-602-1361)
  6. 2024-11: Airport Employee Dial-a-Ride Service, 23P201 (John Harper, 651-602-1744)
  7. 2024-17: Document Scanning Services, Contract 23P040 (Scott Larson, 651-602-1227)
  8. 2024-18: FM 14-3 Vendor Suspension & Debarment Policy and Procedure (Jody Jacoby, 651-602-1359)
  9. 2024-38 SW: TIP Amendment Request – Three Project Adjustments (Joe Barbeau 651-602-1705)
  10. 2024-39 SW: TIP Amendment Request – Inver Grove Heights Curb Ramp Reconstruction (Joe Barbeau 651-602-1705)

Non-consent business – Reports of standing committees

Community Development

  1. No Reports


  1. No reports


  1. Reports on consent agenda


  1. 2024-5: Review of Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) 2024-2030 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) (Joe Widing, 651-602-1822)
  2. 2024-14: METRO Green Line Extension Amendment No. 11 to the Hennepin County and Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority Capital Grant Agreement (Jim Alexander 612-373-3880)
  3. 2024-20 SW: METRO Blue Line Extension Supplemental Final Environmental Impact Statement Contract #23P182 (Neha Damle 612-373-3811)

Other business

  1. 2024-32: Appointments to the METRO Blue Line Extension Project Decisions Board (Chair Zelle)


  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]