Metropolitan Council Meeting

Regular Meeting
July 14, 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. 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




June 23, 2021 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. 2021-145: Positive Train Control (PTC) Software Support, Amendment #3 Contract 17M165 (Tony Hebert, 612-349-7083)
  2. 2021-152: METRO D Line – Amendment to Design and Construction Administration Services Contract 18P182 (Shahin Khazrajafari, 612-349-7764)
  3. 2021-154: Trapeze/TransitMaster Sole Source for Bus Hardware Upgrade 21P163 (Richard Paulson, 612-349-7346)
  4. 2021-155: Master Contract(s) for Wastewater Treatment Plant Treatment Process Consultation & Support, Contract 20P259 (Deborah Manning, 651-602-1114)
  5. 2021-156: Brooklyn Park - Osseo Interceptor Rehabilitation Project 809361, Contract 20P233 (Tim Wedin, 651-602-4571)
  6. 2021-157: Approval of Ramsey County, FTA Pilot Program for TOD Planning (Rush Line) 21I001 (Kathryn Hansen, 612-349-7509)
  7. 2021-162: Annual Metropolitan Regional Parks Operation and Maintenance Allocation (Abdiwahab Ali, 651-602-1823)
  8. 2021-165: Metropolitan Transportation Services Agency Safety Plans (ASP) (Andrew Brody, 651-602-1671)
  9. 2021-166: City of Shakopee Text and Density Comprehensive Plan Amendment, Review File 22004-3 (Raya Esmaeili 651-602-1616) 
  10. 2021-170: Bridges Rental Assistance Program - Contract Extension (Terri Smith, 651-602-1187)


A. Community Development
  1. 2021-158: Tax Base Revitalization Account Funding Recommendations Round 1 (Marcus Martin, 651-602-1054) – Roll call
  2. 2021-159: Emergency Housing Vouchers and Foster Youth to Independence Program Approvals (Terri Smith, 651-602-1187) – Roll call
  3. 2021-161: Regional Parks System Equity Grant Program, 2021 Funding Recommendations (Jessica Lee, 651-602-1621) – Roll call
B. Environment
  1. 2021-138 SW: Empire Wastewater Treatment Plant Solids Phase II, Contract 20P182 (Rene Heflin, 651-602-1077) – Roll call                 
C. Management – No reports    
D. Transportation        
  1. 2021-153: METRO B Line – Authorization to Release Recommended Corridor Plan for Public Comment (Adam Smith, 612-349-7160) (attachment) – Roll call
  2. 2021-164: SWLRT (Green Line Extension) Civil Construction Change Order – Grouting for the Kenilworth Tunnel Construction (Jim Alexander, 612-373-3880) – Roll call
E. Joint Report of Environment and Community Development Committees
  1. 2021-150 JT: City of Mendota Heights 2040 Comprehensive Plan and Comprehensive Sewer Plan, Review File 22395-1 (Patrick Boylan, 651-602-1438) – Roll call
  2. 2021-151 JT: City of Elko New Market 2040 Comprehensive Plan and Comprehensive Sewer Plan, Review File 22468-1 (Patrick Boylan, 651-602-1438) – Roll call


  1. 2021-160: Participation in the Lake Street – Greenway Partnership (Charles Zelle, 612-602-1390) – Roll call


  1. Gold Line Update (Charles Carlson, 612-349-7639; Chris Beckwith, 651-602-1994) (presentation)
  2. METRO Purple Line (formerly Rush Line) BRT Project (Charles Carlson, 612-349-7639; Craig Lamothe, 763-258-3361) (presentation)


A.    Chair                  
B.    Council Members          
C.    Regional Administrator     
D.    General Counsel 

Committee information

Metropolitan Council

Committee contact:
Liz Sund