Metropolitan Council Meeting

Regular Meeting
July 25, 2018 | 12:51 p.m.
Minutes (PDF)

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I.          CALL TO ORDER





July 18, 2018 Metropolitan Council Special 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, Management, and Community Development Committees
  1. 2018-153 JT SW   2018 Unified Budget Amendment – 2nd Quarter (Paul Conery 651-602-1374) 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. 2018-147   Twenty 40-Foot Replacement Buses for 2019 (Brian Funk 612-349-7514)
  2. 2018-170   Central Anoka County Regional Trail Master Plan Amendment, Anoka County, Review File No. 50209-1 (Jake Reilly 651-602-1822, Tracey Kinney 651-602-1029)
  3. 2018-179   Contract Extension with the University of Minnesota for U-Pass, Metropass and Campus Zone Pass (Nick Eull 612-349-7364)
  4. 2018-188   City of Rogers High Density Residential Text Change Comprehensive Plan Amendment, Review File No. 20620-7 (Freya Thamman 651-602-1750)
  5. 2018-189   City of Corcoran Pulte Encore Comprehensive Plan Amendment, Review File No. 20601-7 (Raya Esmaeili 651-602-1616)
  6. 2018-190   City of Oakdale 3M Small Area Plan Comprehensive Plan Amendment, Review File No. 20281-6 (Corrin Wendell 651-602-1832)


A. Community Development
  1. 2018-171   Annual Metropolitan Regional Parks Operation and Maintenance Allocation (Deb Jensen 651-602-1554)
  2. 2018-172   Release the Draft 2040 Regional Parks Policy Plan for Public Comment and Set Public Hearing Date (Emmett Mullin 651-602-1360, Dan Marckel 651-602-1548)
  3. 2018-191   Livable Communities Demonstration Account Pre-Development Grant Recommendation (Paul Burns 651-602-1106)
  4. 2018-192   Livable Communities Demonstration Account Transit-Oriented Development Pre-Development and Tax Base Revitalization Account Transit-Oriented Development Site Investigation Grant Recommendations (Paul Burns 651-602-1106)
  5. 2018-195   Regional Parks Capital Grant Agreement Authorization (Tori Dupre 651-602-1621)
B. Environment
  1. 2018-199 SW   Adoption of MCES Wastewater Rates and Charges (Ned Smith 651-602-1162) presentation
C. Management
  1. 2018-22 SW   Labor Agreement with the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local No. 49 (Marcy Cordes 651-602-1582)
  2. 2018-183 SW   PFA Loan Agreement (Rich Koop 651-602-1629)
  3. 2018-184 SW   Council Property Insurance Contract (David Larrabee 651-602-1773)
D. Transportation
  1. 2018-162   Final D Line Station Plan (Scott Janowiak 612-341-5733, Katie Roth 612-349-7772)
E. Joint Report of Transportation and Management Committees
  1. 2018-180 JT SW   Southwest Light Rail Transit (Green Line Extension) Amendment #2 to the GKG Contract (Mark Fuhrmann 612-373-3810)
  2. 2018-181 JT SW   Southwest Light Rail Transit (Green Line Extension) Amendment #6 to the Nossaman, LLP Contract (Mark Fuhrmann 612-373-3810)



  1. Council Members                                   
  2. Chair                      
  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:
Liz Sund