Metropolitan Council Meeting

Regular Meeting
April 28, 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



April 14, 2021 Metropolitan Council Meeting 


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. 2021-66: Amendment for Contract of Leased Spaced for the St. Paul Transit Service Center (Nick Eull 612-349-7364, Kevin Davis 612-349-7654)
  2. 2021-68: Battle Creek Regional Park – Pigs Eye Lake Master Plan Amendment, Ramsey County, Review File No. 50010-2 (Colin Kelly 651-602-1361)
  3. 2021-80: Purchase Farebox Transfer Tickets (Dennis Dworshak 612-349-7035, Abdul Ahmed 612-349-7351) 
  4. 2021-81: Robbinsdale Transit Center Lease Agreement #20I088 (Claudius Toussaint  612-349-7770) 
  5. 2021-88: City of Lake Elmo, West Lake Elmo MUSA Planning Area Comprehensive Plan Amendment, Review File 22215-5 (Raya Esmaeili 651-602-1616)
  6. 2021-89: Metro Lime Kiln Dust, Contract 20P299 (Joseph Ward, 651-602-8302; Sara Smith, 651-602-8365)


A. Community Development – Reports on consent agenda
B. Environment   
  1. 2021-91: Authorization to Acquire Real Property Along Third Street and Commercial Street (Adam Gordon, 651-602-4503; Greg Ewig, 651-602-1556) - Roll call   
  2. 2021-92: Adopt Facility Plan for the Blue Lake Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements, MCES Project No. 809700 (Jason Peterson, 651-602-1614; Rene Heflin, 651-602-1077) - Roll call
C. Management
  1. 2021-86: Non-Represented Plan Changes (Marcy Syman, Director of Human Resources, 651-602-1417) - Roll call
  2. 2021-93: Labor Agreement with the Law Enforcement Labor Services (LELS) Local #432 (Full-Time Police) (Marcy Cordes, Chief Labor Relations Officer, 651-602-1582) - Roll call
D. Transportation        
  1. 2021-87 SW: Travel Behavior Inventory – 2021 Transit On-Board Survey Notice of Award (Ashley Asmus (651-602-1396) - Roll call
E. Joint Report of Environment and Community Development Committees
  1. 2021-67 JT: City of Savage 2040 Comprehensive Sewer Plan, Review File 22423-1 (Raya Esmaeili 651-602-1616) - Roll call


  1. Update on Metropolitan Council’s Pandemic Response (Phil Walljasper, 651-602-1787; Marcy Syman, 651-602-1417; Matt LaTour, 651-602-1174) [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]