Metropolitan Council Meeting

Regular Meeting
April 26, 2023 | 4:00 p.m.
Location: Robert Street Council Chambers - Directions
Minutes (PDF)


Call to Order

  1. Approval of the Agenda
  2. Approval of April 12, 2023, Metropolitan Council minutes

Public Invitation

Invitation to interested persons to address the Council on matters not on the agenda. Pre-register at [email protected]. Each speaker is limited to a three-minute presentation.

Consent Business

  1. 2023-70: Temporary Staffing Services Contract 19P173C Amendment (Todd Rowley, 651-602-1448; Joyce Masar, 612-349-7717)
  2. 2023-74: Risk Management Workers’ Compensation Legal Services Master Contract 22P382 (Phil Walljasper, 651-602-1787)
  3. 2023-80: Right-of-Way Acquisition Loan repayment from City of Bloomington and Write-off for Parcels South of I-494 (Tony Fischer, 651-602-1703)*
  4. 2023-90: Temporary Staffing Services - Amendment to Master Contract 19P173A (Todd Rowley, 651-602-1448; Joyce Masar,612-349-7717)
  5. 2023-94 SW: 2023-2026 TIP Amendment: Three New Projects (Joe Barbeau, 651-602-1705)

Non-Consent Business – Reports of standing committees

Community Development

  1. 2023-87: Application to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Carbon Pollution Reduction Grant Program (LisaBeth Barajas, 651-602-1895)


  1. 2023-83: Metro Plant Steam Turbine Sole Source (Craig Edlund, 651-602-8383; Dan White, 651-602-8299)


  1. 2023-79: Award Transit, Wastewater, and Park Bonds Within Established Financial Parameters: Resolution 2023-2, Resolution 2023-3, Resolution 2023-4 (Mark Thompson, 651-602-1629)
  2. 2023-84: Labor Agreement with Law Enforcement Labor Services (LELS) Local #203 (Marcy Cordes, 651-602-1582)
  3. 2023-89: Metropolitan Council Blanket Builders Risk Property Insurance (Phil Walljasper, 651-602-1787)


  1. 2023-24: METRO Blue Line Extension Engineering Services Contract #22P103A (Chris Beckwith, 651-602-1994; Nick Thompson, 612-349-7507)
  2. 2023-25: METRO Blue Line Extension Project Management Services Contract #22P103B (Chris Beckwith, 651-602-1994; Nick Thompson, 612-349-7507)
  3. 2023-26: METRO Blue Line Extension Risk Management Services Contract #22P103C (Chris Beckwith, 651-602-1994; Nick Thompson, 612-349-7507)
  4. 2023-75: METRO Green Line Extension Construction Cost Estimating Services Contract 22P336 (Jim Alexander, 612-373-3880)
  5. 2023-93 SW: 2023-2026 TIP Amendment: Three Project Changes (Joe Barbeau, 651-602-1705)*

Joint Reports

  1. 2023-62 JT: City of Afton 2040 Comprehensive Plan and Comprehensive Sewer Plan, Review File 22810-1 (Raya Esmaeili, 651-602-1616)

Other Business

  1. 2023-100: Metropolitan Council Member Committee Assignments (Chair Zelle, 651-602-1453)

Information Closed Session

Motion to close meeting to the public

  1. Labor Strategy (Marcy Cordes, 651-602-1582)


  1. Chair
  2. Council Members
  3. Regional Administrator
  4. General Counsel


Additional Notes:
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 could be removed from the Consent Agenda for separate consideration.
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
*           Agenda item changed following initial publication

Committee information

Metropolitan Council

Committee contact:

Ryan O'Connor, Regional Administrator
[email protected]