Metropolitan Council Meeting

Regular Meeting
January 27, 2021 | 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



January 13, 2021 Metropolitan Council Meeting


  1. Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) presentation:Recovery Through the Pandemic (Brian Ryks, CEO of MAC) [presentation]

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. 2021-1: Rice Creek North Regional Trail Master Plan, Ramsey County (Tracey Kinney 651-602-1029)
  2. 2021-6: Inver Grove Heights Surplus Land Sale, Reference #19R034 (Claudius Toussaint 612-349-7770)
  3. 2021-7: 2020 Bus Passenger Waiting Shelters, Contract 20P061 (Paul Lamb 612-349-7653)
  4. 2021-8: Metro Transit Mobile Application - Contract 20P101 (Adam Mehl 612-349-7104) 
  5. 2021-17: Intergovernmental Agreement with the City of Excelsior (Dan Fick, 651-602-1061; Chris Remus, 651-602-4538)
  6. 2021-18: City of St. Louis Park Historic Walker Lake District / Mixed Use Comprehensive Plan Amendment, Review File 22095-6 (Michael Larson 651-602-1407) 
  7. 2021-19: Authorization to Hold a Public Hearing on the Draft Facility Plan for the Blue Lake Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements, MCES Project 809700 (Jason Peterson, 651-602-1614; Rene Heflin, 651-602-1077)
  8. 2021-28 SW: 2021-2024 TIP Amendment for MnDOT: FTA Section 5310, Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities (Joe Barbeau 651-602-1705)
  9. 2021-29 SW: 2021-2024 TIP Amendment for MnDOT: CSAH 13 Roundabout (Joe Barbeau 651-602-1705)


A. Community Development
  1. 2021-2: Regional Parks System Competitive Equity Grant Program, 2021 Notice of Funding Availability (Jessica Lee 651-602-1621) – Roll call            
B. Environment – No Reports
C. Management
  1. 2021-9: Labor Agreement with the Transit Managers and Supervisors Association (TMSA) (Marcy Cordes, Chief Labor Relations Officer, 651-602-1582) – Roll call
D. Transportation
  1. 2021-10: Review of Metropolitan Airports Commission 2021-2027 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) (Russ Owen 651-602-1724) – Roll call
  2. 2021-12: Regional Solicitation Funding Decision (Steve Peterson 651-602-1819) [presentation]  – Roll call
  3. 2021-13: 2020 Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) Solicitation Funding Decision (Steve Peterson 651-602-1819) – Roll call


  1. 2021-25: Appointments to the Transportation Advisory Board (Charles Zelle, 651-602-1453) – Roll call
  2. 2021-35: Appointments to the Transportation Accessibility Advisory Committee (Charles Zelle, 651-602-1453) – Roll call
  3. Info Item: Legislative Report (Judd Schetnan, 651-602-1142) [presentation]


A.    Chair                  
B.    Council Members          
C.    Regional Administrator     
D.    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]