Metropolitan Council Meeting

Regular Meeting
December 22, 2021 | 4:00 p.m.
Minutes (PDF)

NOTICE: The Metropolitan Council Chair has determined it is not practical or prudent to conduct in-person meetings in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 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. There will be an opportunity for members of the public to provide public comment as part of our virtual meeting of the full Metropolitan Council. You may pre-register to speak at a virtual public meeting of the Metropolitan Council by emailing us at [email protected]. You may also email your comments, and we will respond to your comments in a timely manner.


I.    CALL TO ORDER – Roll call




December 8, 2021, Metropolitan Council Meeting


Invitation to interested persons to address the Council on matters not on the agenda. Public comment on the agenda items has occurred in the respective committees (each speaker is limited to a three-minute presentation).

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. 2021-305: Southwest Light Rail Transit (Green Line Extension) Kennedy & Graven Contract Amendment No. 3 for Legal Services, Contract 19P037B (Jim Alexander, SWLRT Project Director, 612-373-3880)
  2. 2021-326: FM 14-1 Procurement Policy (Jody Jacoby, Procurement Director, 651-602-1144) 
  3. 2021-337: Loan Agreement with the Minnesota Public Facilities Authority (PFA) and issuance of the supporting General Obligation Sewer Note (Mark Thompson, 651-602-1629)
  4. 2021-338: City of Maple Grove Gravel Mining Area Mixed Use Text Change and Evanswood Land Use Comprehensive Plan Amendment, Review File 21999-3 (Freya Thamman 651-602-1750) 
  5. 2021-339: South St. Paul Grand/Exchange Mixed Use Area Comprehensive Plan Amendment, Review File 22398-2 (Patrick Boylan 651-602-1438) 
  6. 2021-343: Contract for Fuel Supply for the Northstar Commuter Rail Service (Jeremy Spilde 612-349-7092)
  7. 2021-345: Signature Authority for MVTA Transportation Facility Projects (Michael Hochhalter 651-602-1961)
  8. 2021-346: Distribution of $20M of Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriate Act Federal Funding (Steve Peterson 651-602-1819)
  9. 2021-348: City of Mounds View Mixed Use Text Change Comprehensive Plan Amendment, Review File 22396-2 (Jerome Benner II 651-602-1494)
  10. 2021-352: Southwest Light Rail Transit (Green Line Extension) Emergency Declaration for Repairs to Currie Maintenance Facility (Jim Alexander 612-373-3880)


A.    Community Development – Reports on consent agenda
B.    Environment – No reports                     

C.    Management
  1. 2021-344: Non-Represented Plan Changes (Marcy Syman, Director of Human Resources, 651-602-1417) - Roll call
D.    Transportation
  1. 2021-347: Release of the 2022 Regional Solicitation and Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) for Transportation Projects (Elaine Koutsoukos 651-602-1717) – Roll call
E.    Joint Report of Environment and Community Development Committees
  1. 2021-340 JT: City of Shoreview 2040 Comprehensive Plan and Comprehensive Sewer Plan, Review File 22168-1 (Eric Wojchik 651-602-1330) – Roll call
  2. 2021-341 JT: City of North Oaks 2040 Comprehensive Plan and Comprehensive Sewer Plan, Review File 21796-1 (Michael Larson 651-602-1407)  – Roll call 


  1. 2021-354: Appointments to the Transportation Advisory Board (Charles A. Zelle, 651-602-1390) – Roll call
  2. 2021-355: Appointments to the Transportation Accessibility Advisory Committee (Charles A. Zelle, 651-602-1390) – Roll call


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]