Metropolitan Council Meeting

Regular Meeting
March 24, 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





March 10, 2021 Metropolitan Council Meeting

IV.    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. 2021-63: Electrical Maintenance Services at MCES Facilities, Contract 20P205 (Dan White, 651-602-8299; Chuck LaPierre, 651-602-8214) 
  2. 2021-71 SW: 2021-2024 TIP Amendment for MnDOT: MN 95 Drainage Repair (Joe Barbeau 651-602-1705)
  3. 2021-72 SW: 2021-2024 TIP Amendment for MnDOT: FTA Section 5310, Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities (Joe Barbeau 651-602-1705)


A. Community Development – No Reports                 
B. Environment – Reports on Consent Agenda
C. Management    
  1. 2021-58: Award SWLRT Grant Anticipation Notes Within Established Financial Parameters: Resolutions; 2021-7 and 2021-8 (Mark Thompson, 651-602-1629) - Roll call
  2. 2021-59: Award Park Bonds and Wastewater Refunding Bonds Within Established Financial Parameters: Resolutions 2021-9, 2021-10 and 2021-11 (Mark Thompson, 651-602-1629) - Roll call
D. Transportation 
  1. 2021-50: Orange Line Dakota County Regional Railroad Authority 2021 Capital Grant (Charles Carlson 612-349-7639) - Roll call
  2. 2021-51: Orange Line Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority 2021 Capital Grant (Charles Carlson 612-349-7639) - Roll call
  3. 2021-52: Adoption of Network Next Arterial Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Expansion Recommendations (Katie Roth 612-349-7772, Kyle O’Donnell Burrows 612-349-7749) - Roll call
  4. 2021-69 SW: METRO D Line – Station Pylon Contract Award (Shahin Khazrajafari 612-349-7764) - Roll call
  5. 2021-70 SW: Federal Performance Measure Adoption - Roll call


  1. 2021-64: Appointment to the Metropolitan Parks and Open Space Commission (Chair Zelle, 651-602-1390) - Roll call
  2. 2021-76: Co-Chair Appointment to the Equity Advisory Committee (EAC) (Chair Zelle, 651-602-1390) - Roll call


  1. METRO Orange Line Project Update (Charles Carlson, 612-349-7639, Derek Berube 612-349-7560) [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]