Metropolitan Council Meeting

Regular Meeting
September 22, 2021 | 4:00 p.m.
Minutes (PDF)

NOTICE: The Metropolitan Council Chair has determined it is not practical or prudent to conduct in-person meetings in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Accordingly, 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. There will be an opportunity for members of the public to provide public comment as part of our virtual meeting of the full Metropolitan Council. You may pre-register to speak at a virtual public meeting of the Metropolitan Council by emailing us at [email protected]. You may also email your comments, and we will respond to your comments in a timely manner.


I.          CALL TO ORDER – Roll call





September 8, 2021, Metropolitan Council Meeting


Invitation to interested persons to address the Council on matters not on the agenda. Public comment on the agenda items has occurred in the respective committees (each speaker is limited to a three-minute presentation).

V.        BUSINESS

Joint Report of the Transportation, Managment and Community Development Committees
  1. 2021-227 JT SW: 2021 3rd Quarter Budget Amendment (Stewart McMullan, 651-602-1374) - Roll call  

VI.       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. 2021-221: Cleary Lake Regional Park Master Plan Amendment and Land Conversion, Three Rivers Park District, Review File No. 50227-2 (Colin Kelly, 651-602-1361)
  2. 2021-222: Mississippi River Regional Trail Master Plan Amendment and Land Conversion and Anoka County Riverfront Regional Park Master Plan Amendment, Anoka County, Review File No. 50042-2 (Tracey Kinney, 651-602-1029)
  3. 2021-223: Big Marine Park Reserve Master Plan Amendment and Land Conversion, Washington County, Review File No. 50003-2 (Tracey Kinney, 651-602-1029)
  4. 2021-226: City of Rosemount UMore Park Mixed Use Residential Comprehensive Plan Amendment, Review File 22286-5 (Patrick Boylan, 651-602-1438)
  5. 2021-229: Minnehaha Parkway Regional Trail Master Plan, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, Review File No. 50226-1 (Colin Kelly, 651-602-1361)
  6. 2021-236: Annual Public Housing Agency Plan Approval (Stephanie Paulson, 651-602-1584)
  7. 2021-239: Southwest Light Rail Transit (Green Line Extension) North Shore Track Services, Inc. Amendment No. 2 for Bass Lake Spur Freight Rail Maintenance and Repair, Contract 18P387 (Jim Alexander, 612-373-3880)
  8. 2021-242 Industrial Control System (ICS) Host Server Hardware, Contract 21P107 (Sara Smith, 651-602-8365; Lon Coffey, 651-602-8286)


A. Community Development
  1. 2021-225: City of Ham Lake 2040 Comprehensive Plan and Comprehensive Sewer Plan, Review File 21863-1 (Eric Wojchik, 651-602-1330) – Roll call
  2. 2021-234: Livable Communities Demonstration Account Pre-Development Round Two Funding Recommendations (Hannah Gary, 651-602-1633) – Roll call
  3. 2021-235: Livable Communities Demonstration Account Transit-Oriented Development Pre-Development Round Two Funding Recommendations (Stephen Klimek, 651-602-1541) – Roll call          
B. Environment – Reports on consent agenda
C. Management
  1. 2021-238 SW: Voluntary Vision Insurance Plan, Contract 21P083 (Terri Bopp, 651-602-1370) – Roll call
  2. 2021-232 SW: Labor Agreement with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union No. 110 (IBEW) (Marcy Cordes, 651-602-1582)  – Roll call
D. Transportation
  1. 2021-241: 2022-2025 Transportation Improvement Program (Joe Barbeau 651-602-1705; Amy Vennewitz, 651-602-1054) [2022-2025 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)], [TIP Public Comment Report], [TIP Full Comments– Roll call


  1. 2021-246: Establish the Climate Work Group and Appoint Members (Charles A. Zelle, 651-602-1390) – Roll call
  2. 2021-253: COVID-19 Vaccination or Testing Protocols for Council Members, Resolution 2021-29 (Charles A. Zelle, 651-602-1390) – Roll call


  1. Info Item: Metro Transit Safety and Customer Experience Updates (Wes Kooistra, 612-349-7510) [presentation]


X.        REPORTS

  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]