Metropolitan Council Meeting

Regular Meeting
August 11, 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. In accordance with a new law effective Aug. 1, 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 You may also email your comments, and we will respond to your comments in a timely manner.


I.     CALL TO ORDER – Roll call



July 28, 2021, Metropolitan Council Meeting 


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


 Joint Report of the Transportation, Management and Community Development Committees
  1. 2021-143 JT: 2021 2nd Quarter Budget Amendment (Stewart McMullan, 651-602-1374) – Roll call
  2. 2021-187 JT SW: 2021 SWLRT Budget Amendment (Stewart McMullan, 651-602-1374) – Roll call

VI.    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. 2021-174: Signature Authority for Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) Grant Agreements (Michael Hochhalter 651-602-1961)
  2. 2021-178:  Blue Line Enhancements Phase IIA, Contract 21P084 (Ryan Heath 612-349-7183)
  3. 2021-193: Occupational Health, Medical, Drug, Alcohol Collections, Lab & TPA Services, Contract 21P086 (Deborah Aebi, 651-602-1319)
  4. 2021-195: Signature Authority for MVTA Burnsville Bus Garage Grant Agreement (Michael Hochhalter 651-602-1961)
  5. 2021-197: City of Plymouth Hollydale Comprehensive Plan Amendment, Review File 21855-3 (Freya Thamman 651-602-1750)
  6. 2021-198: City of Farmington River’s Edge Townhomes Comprehensive Plan Amendment, Review File 22086-4 (Patrick Boylan 651-602-1438)
  7. 2021-199: City of Minnetrista Lindstrom Estate Comprehensive Plan Amendment, Review No. 21758-4 (Jake Reilly 651 602-1822)
  8. 2021-202: Hopkins System Improvements, East Isles – Contract G, Contract 21P018 (Chad Davison, 651-602-4031)
  9. 2021-203: L46 and L49 Lift Station Improvements Real Property Acquisition and Condemnation (Tim Wedin, 651-602-4571; Adam Gordon, 651-602-4503)
  10. 2021-204: Lake Elmo West Connection Real Property Acquisition and Condemnation (Tim Wedin, 651-602-4571)
  11. 2021-207: Parks Legacy Agreement Signature Authorization (Nicole Clapp 651-602-1723)


A.    Community Development
  1. 2021-47: 2021 Livable Communities Act Funding Availability, Program Guidelines and Scoring Criteria – Roll call
  2. 2021-200: City of Grant 2040 Comprehensive Plan, Review File 22413-1 (Jake Reilly, 651-602-1822) – Roll call               
B. Environment – Reports on consent agenda    
C. Management
  1. 2021-196: Authorization to Enter into a Labor Agreement with Law Enforcement Labor Services (LELS) Local #203 (Marcy Cordes, 651-602-1582) – Roll call
D. Transportation        
  1. 2021-173 SW: METRO B Line – Award Design and Construction Administration Services Contract 20P322 (Luke Sandstrom, 612-349-7792) – Roll call
  2. 2021-190: METRO Purple Line BRT Ramsey County Project Development Capital Grant Agreement (Craig Lamothe 763-258-3361) – Roll call
  3. 2021-191: METRO Purple Line Cooperation Agreement with Minnesota Department of Transportation (Craig Lamothe 763-258-3361) – Roll call
  4. 2021-192: Southwest Light Rail Transit (Green Line Extension) Seventh Amendment to the Hennepin County and Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority Capital Grant Agreement 18I094 (Jim Alexander 612-373-3880) – Roll call
E. Joint Report of Environment and Community Development Committees
  1. 2021-184 JT: City of Lexington 2040 Comprehensive Plan and Comprehensive Sewer Plan, Review File 22410-1 (Jake Reilly 651-602-1822) – Roll call


  1. 2021-213: Formation of Metro Transit Police Work Group (Charles Zelle, 651-602-1390)


  1. 2022 Operating Budget and Levies (Marie Henderson, 651-602-1387) [presentation]


A.    Chair                  
B.    Council Members          
C.    Regional Administrator     
D.    General Counsel 


Committee information

Metropolitan Council

Committee contact:
Liz Sund