Metropolitan Council Meeting

Regular Meeting
May 13, 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 We will respond to your comments in a timely manner.


I.          CALL TO ORDER - Roll Call


II.         APPROVAL OF AGENDA  - Roll Call


III.        APPROVAL OF MINUTES  - Roll Call

April 22, 2020 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. 2020-120: Pine Point Regional Park Master Plan, Washington County, Review File No. 50222-1 (Tracey Kinney 651-602-1029)
  2. 2020-127: Temporary Staffing Services (Todd Rowley, 651-602-1448)
  3. 2020-129: Hennepin Avenue Downtown Reconstruction Cooperative Construction Agreement, #19I088 (Paul Lamb 612-349-7653)
  4. 2020-135: 2020-2023 TIP Amendment for MnDOT: Transit Vehicle Purchase for Rise, Inc. (Sect. 5310 MnDOT Capital) (Joe Barbeau 651-602-1705)
  5. 2020-139: **Metro HRA Project Based Voucher Offer and Award Priorities (Terri Smith, 651-602-1187)            


A. Community Development
  1. 2020-122: City of St. Mary’s Point 2040 Comprehensive Plan, Review File 22388-1 (Jake Reilly 651-602-1822) - Roll call
  2. 2020-133: City of Sunfish Lake 2040 Comprehensive Plan, Review File 21788-1 (Patrick Boylan 651-602-1438) - Roll call
B. Environment - No Reports
C. Management
  1. 2020-121: Award General Obligation Debt Within Established Financial Parameters (Rich Koop, 651-602-1629) - Roll call            
D. Transportation              
  1. 2020-128: Southwest Light Rail Transit (Green Line Extension) Appraisal Services Contract Amendment (Jim Alexander 612-373-3880, Robin Caufman 651-602-1457) - Roll call
  2. 2020-143: TransitMaster Maintenance Support Contract Amendment, 15P154 (Theresa Nistler 651-602-1504, Gary Nyberg 612-349-7303) - Roll call
E. Joint Report of Environment and Community Development Committees
  1. 2020-118 JT: City of Cologne 2040 Comprehensive Plan and Comprehensive Sewer Plan, Review File 22096-1 (Raya Esmaeili 651-602-1616)- Roll call
  2. 2020-119 JT: City of New Germany 2040 Comprehensive Plan and Comprehensive Sewer Plan, Review File 22098-1 (Raya Esmaeili 651-602-1616)- Roll call


  1. Info Item: SWLRT Project Update (Jim Alexander, 612-373-3880; Sam O'Connell, 612-373-3815) [presentation]
  2. Info Item: COVID-19 Update (Mary Bogie, 651-602-1359)


  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:
Liz Sund