Metropolitan Council Meeting

Regular Meeting
April 14, 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, 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



         March 24, 2021 Metropolitan Council Meeting


  1. 2021-57 JT: 20211st Quarter Budget Amendment (Stewart McMullan, 651-602-1374) - Roll call

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. 2021-65: On-Call Track Maintenance, Contract 20P251 (Tony Klinger, 612-341-5681)
  2. 2021-73: Grant Agreements with Minnesota Valley Transit Authority (Michael Hochhalter, 651-602-1961)
  3. 2021-74: Authorized Contract with Gillig Corporation for 30-Foot Buses (Paul Colton, 651-602-1668)
  4. 2021-77: Master Contract for Wet/Dry Vactoring Services for MCES Facilities, Contract 20P202 (Joe Ward, 651-602-8302)
  5. 2021-78: Coon Rapids Interceptor Rehabilitation Phase 1, Project No 808685, Land Acquisition (Adam Gordon, 651-602-4503)
  6. 2021-79:  Joint Use Agreement for MCES ERS07 and Minneapolis Central City Storm Tunnel, Contract 21I011 (Jeff Schwarz, 651-602-1176; Adam Gordon, 651-602-4503)


A. Community Development - No Reports    
B. Environment   
  1. 2021-90 SW: Minneapolis East Interceptor Control Gate Structure Rehabilitation Contract, Contract 20P291 (Jeffrey Schwarz, 651-602-1176) - Roll call
C. Management
  1. 2021-84 SW: Advancing Racial Equity in the Region Projects (Marie Henderson, Acting Chief Financial Officer, 651-602-1387; Mary Bogie, Acting Regional Administrator, 651-602-1359) [presentation] - Roll call
D. Transportation        
  1. 2021-49:  Southwest Light Rail Transit (Green Line Extension) Civil Construction Change Order – Corridor Protection Barrier (Jim Alexander, 612-373-3880) [presentation] - Roll call
  2. 2021-85 SW: METRO D Line – Station Shelters, Contract 19P385B (Shahin  Khazrajafari,  612-349-7764) - Roll call


  1. 2021-46: Continuation of the Housing Work Group and Appointment of Members (Chair Zelle, 651-602-1390) - Roll call
  2. 2021-94: Continuation of the Transit Policy Work Group and Appointment of Members (Chair Zelle, 651-602-1390) - Roll call
  3. 2021-95: Establishment and Appointment of the BIPOC Work Group (Chair Zelle, 651-602-1390) - Roll call


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]