Metropolitan Council Meeting

Regular Meeting
January 22, 2020 | 4:00 p.m.
Minutes (PDF)


I.          CALL TO ORDER





January 8, 2020 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.        BUSINESS

Joint Report of the Transportation, Community Development, and Management Committees
  1. 2020-26 JT SW: Budget Amendment 2020 (Stewart McMullan, 651-602-1374) 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. 2019-317: Park Acquisition Opportunity Fund Grant for St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park (Rowe), Washington County (Jessica Lee 651-602-1621)
  2. 2020-5: 2020 Title VI Plan Update, Resolution 2020-02 (Guthrie Byard 612-349-7762, Cyndi Harper 612-349-7723)
  3. 2020-8: Metro Mobility Taxi Service – Contract Spending Authorization (Susan Duffy 651-602-1663)
  4. 2020-20: Dakota County Transit Link Contract Amendment (Sheila Williams 651-602-1709, John Harper 651-602-1744)
  5. 2020-24: Review of Metropolitan Airports Commission 2019-2025 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) (Russ Owen 651-602-1724)
  6. 2020-25: Release of the 2020 Regional Solicitation for Transportation Projects (Steve Peterson 651-602-1819)
  7. 2020-27: Gold Line BRT Appraisal Services (Chris Beckwith 651-602-1994)
  8. 2020-29:  Ratification of Emergency Declaration for Repair of Interceptor 1-SP-200 in St. Paul (Tim Wedin, 651-602-4571)             


A. Community Development
  1. 2020-1: City of Oak Grove 2040 Comprehensive Plan, Review File 22040-1 (Eric Wojchik 651-602-1330)
  2. 2020-11:  Ramsey County 2040 Comprehensive Plan, Review File 22191-1 (Patrick Boylan 651-602-1438)
  3. 2020-15:  Livable Communities Act Tax Base Revitalization Account Grant Recommendations (Marcus Martin 651 602-1054)
  4. 2020-33 SW: Approval of Joint Powers Agreement Between the Metropolitan Council and the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) for the administration of Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program rent assistance in the City of Minneapolis (Terri Smith 651-602-1187)                                                               
B. Environment  
  1. 2020-30:  Metro Water Conservation Utilizing MnTAP Interns (Brian Davis, 651-602-1519) [presentation]
  2. 2020-31:  Turfgrass Irrigation Efficiency Project with University of Minnesota Turfgrass Science Program (Brian Davis, 651-602-1519) [presentation]                                                   
C. Management
  1. 2020-13 SW: Internal Loan for Cashflow of Parks Capital Funds (Rich Koop, Senior Manager, Treasury, 651-602-1629) 
D. Transportation              
  1. 2020-9:  Alerts-Manager and Real-time Concentrator Software, Contract 19P218 (Bre Grand, 612-349-7355, Ben Rajkowski, 612-349-7397)
  2. 2020-12: Real-Time Prediction Engine, Contract 18P322 (Laura Matson 612-349-7771, Ben Rajkowski, 612-349-7397)
  3. 2020-14: METRO E Line Recommended Alignment (Kyle O’Donnell Burrows, 612-349-7749) 
  4. 2020-21: Light Rail Live Video, Contract 19P306 (Dominick Pellegrin 612-349-5690, Leah Palmer 612-349-7232, Brooke Blakey 612-349-7200)
  5. 2020-22: Minneapolis Bus Garage Construction, Contract 19P000A (Robert Rimstad, 612-349-7768)
  6. 2020-23: Minneapolis Bus Garage Independent Testing Agency, Contract 18P430 (Robert Rimstad, 612-349-7768)
E. Joint Report of Environment and Community Development Committees
  1. 2019-331 JT: Carver County 2040 Comprehensive Plan and Laketown Township Comprehensive Sewer Plan, Review File 21937-1 (Raya Esmaeili, 651-602-1616)
  2. 2020-2 JT: City of Waconia 2040 Comprehensive Plan and Comprehensive Sewer Plan, Review File 22018-1 (Raya Esmaeili, 651-602-1616)
  3. 2020-3 JT: City of Brooklyn Park 2040 Comprehensive Plan and Comprehensive Sewer Plan, Review File 21968-1 (Eric Wojchik, 651-602-1330)
  4. 2020-4 JT: City of Golden Valley 2040 Comprehensive Plan and Comprehensive Sewer Plan, Review File 21988-1 (Michael Larson, 651-602-1407)
  5. 2020-10 JT: City of Chanhassen 2040 Comprehensive Plan and Comprehensive Sewer Plan, Review File 21810-1 (Raya Esmaeili, 651-602-1616)


  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