Metropolitan Council Meeting

Regular Meeting
May 27, 2020 | 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


II.         APPROVAL OF AGENDA – Roll Call



May 13, 2020 Metropolitan Council Meeting

IV.       BUSINESS – Roll Call

Joint Report of the Transportation, Community Development, and Management Committees

  1.   2020-134 JT: May 2020 Budget Amendment  (Stewart McMullan, Director of Budget, 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. 2020-136: Authorization to Negotiate and Execute a Joint Powers Agreement for a Research Partnership on location-based services data between Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission, and the Metropolitan Council (Joel Huting 651-602-1349)
  2. 2020-144:  Extension of Metro 94 Facilities Leases (Bob Nordquist, 651-602-4706; Tina Nelson, 651-602-4728)
  3. 2020-146: City of Eagan, The Gallery of Eagan Comprehensive Plan Amendment, Review File 22062-4 (Patrick Boylan 651-602-1438)   


A. Community Development - Reports on Consent                  
B. Environment - Reports on Consent      
C. Management
  1. 2020-140: Railroad Liability Insurance for Northstar Operations (Phil Walljasper, 651-602-1787) [presentation]
D. Transportation – No Reports
E. Joint Report of Environment and community Development Committees
  1. 2020-130 JT: Empire Township 2040 Comprehensive Plan and Comprehensive Sewer Plan, Review File 22176-1 (Patrick Boylan 651-602-1438) - Roll call
  2. 2020-131 JT: City of Prior Lake 2040 Comprehensive Plan and Comprehensive Sewer Plan, Review File 22282-1 (Raya Esmaeili 651-602-1616) - Roll call
  3. 2020-132 JT: City of Carver 2040 Comprehensive Plan and Comprehensive Sewer Plan, Review File 22317-1 (Raya Esmaeili 651-602-1616) - Roll call


  1. 2020-153: Establishment and appointment of the Housing Work Group (Charles Zelle, Chair, 651-602-1390) - Roll call
  2. Information Item: Audit Annual Report (Matt LaTour, 651-602-1174) [presentation]


  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]