Metropolitan Council Meeting

Regular Meeting
August 26, 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 [email protected]. We will respond to your comments in a timely manner.


I.          CALL TO ORDER – Roll call




III.        APPROVAL OF MINUTES – Roll call

August 12, 2020 Metropolitan Council Meeting

IV.       BUSINESS - Roll call

Joint Report of the Management, Community Development, Environment, and Transportation Committees
  1. 2020-220: Preliminary 2021 Budget & Property Tax Levies (Mary Bogie, 651-602-1359) - roll call {2021 Preliminary Budget in Brief} {Preliminary 2021 Budget}

V.        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. 2020-215: Park Acquisition Opportunity Fund Grant for Lake Rebecca Park Reserve (Ahrens), Three Rivers Park District (Jessica Lee 651-602-1621)  
  2. 2020-222: 1-MN-310 4th St S Access Shaft and Tunnel Repair Contract 18P259 Over Run (Jeannine Clancy, 651-602-1210; Adam Gordon, 651-602-4503)  


A. Community Development
  1.  2020-216: Release the Draft Amendment to the 2040 Regional Parks Policy Plan Amendment for Public Comment and Set Public Hearing Date (Emmett Mullin 651-602-1360; Tracey Kinney 651-602-1029; Colin Kelly 651-602-1361) – Roll call    
B. Environment
  1.  2020-221:  Interceptors 1-SP-200/201 Rehabilitation, Contract 20P051 (Jeannine Clancy, 651-602-1210; Tim Wedin, 651-602-4571) – Roll call                                               
C. Management
  1.  No Reports
D. Transportation
  1. 2020-201: On Board Technology Contract Award (Jess English 651-602-1697) – Roll call  
  2. 2020-219: METRO D Line – Real Estate Acquisition and Condemnation, Resolution 2020-209 (Shahin Khazrajafari 612-349-7764; Katie Roth 612-349-7772) – Roll call  
  3. 2020-227 SW: Operator Apprenticeship Grant Amendment (Brian Funk 612-349-7514) – Roll call  
  4. 2020-228 SW: Authority to Execute the Southwest Light Rail Transit (Green Line Extension) Full Funding Grant Agreement if Awarded by the Federal Transit Administration – Roll call  
E. Joint Report of Environment and Community Development Committees
  1. 2020-212 JT: Credit River Township 2040 Comprehensive Plan and Comprehensive Sewer Plan, Review File 22100-1 (Patrick Boylan 651-602-1438) – Roll call
  2. 2020-213 JT: City of Cottage Grove 2040 Comprehensive Plan and Comprehensive Sewer Plan, Review File 22236-1 (Patrick Boylan 651-602-1438) – Roll call  


  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:

Ryan O'Connor, Regional Administrator
[email protected]