Metropolitan Council Meeting

Regular Meeting
January 25, 2023 | 4:00 p.m.
Location: Robert Street Council Chambers - Directions
Minutes (PDF)


Call to Order

  1. Approval of the Agenda
  2. Approval of January 11, 2023 Metropolitan Council minutes

Public Invitation

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.


  1. Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) Update (Brian Ryks, CEO of MAC)

Consent Business

  1. 2023-8: Master Contracts for Material Testing/Testing and Inspection Services – Contract 22P185 (Julie Brenny, 612-349-7444)
  2. 2023-9: Southwest Regional Trail and Minnesota River Bluffs Regional Trail Long-Range Plan Amendments, Carver County (Tracey Kinney, 651-602-1029)
  3. 2023-10: Big Marine Park Reserve Park Acquisition Opportunity Fund Award (Reibel), Washington County (Jessica Lee, 651-602-1621)
  4. 2023-13: Snelling Lease Amendment (Michael Krantz 612-349-7392, Greg Ewig 651-602-1556)
  5. 2023-20 SW: 2023-2026 TIP Amendment: SouthWest Transit Bus Purchase (Joe Barbeau, 651-602-1705)
  6. 2023-21 SW: 2023-2026 TIP Amendment: Three 2022 Regional Solicitation Projects (Joe Barbeau, 651-602-1705)
  7. 2023-22 SW: 2023-2026 TIP Amendment: Minneapolis Broadway Street Intersections (Joe Barbeau, 651-602-1705)
  8. 2023-23 SW: 2023-2026 TIP Amendment: Washington County Central Greenway Regional Trail Trailhead (Joe Barbeau, 651-602-1705)
  9. 2023-27: Empire Township 3618 160th Street Comprehensive Plan Amendment, Review No. 22176-2 (Katelyn Champoux, 651 602-1438)
  10. 2023-28: City of Lake Elmo 34th and Ideal Comprehensive Plan Amendment, Review No. 22215-7 (Raya Esmaeili, 651-602-1616)

Non-Consent Business – reports of standing committees

Community Development

  1.  2023-29: Funding Recommendations for 2022 Local Housing Incentives Account Affordable Homeownership Pilot Grants (Ashleigh Johnson 651-602-1106)


  1. 2023-16: Stipends for the Metro Plant Fourth Incinerator (Rene Heflin 651-602-1077, Dan Abelson 651-602-1713, Jody Jacoby 651-602-1144)


  1. No reports


  1. 2023-6: METRO Green Line Extension for Advanced Design Consultant Services, Contract 14P125, Amendment No. 14 (Jim Alexander, 612-373-3880)
  2. 2023-7: METRO Green Line Extension Kimley-Horn Contract Amendment No. 4 for Construction Management Support Services, Contract 17P060 (Jim Alexander, 612-373-3880)
  3. 2023-11 SW: Right-of-Way Acquisition Loan partial repayments from City of Ramsey for Parcels along US Highway 10 (Tony Fischer, 651-602-1703)
  4. 2023-12: Review of Metropolitan Airports Commission’s 2023-2029 Capital Improvement Program (CIP). (Charles Carlson, 651-602-1754)


  1. Legislative Update (Judd Schetnan, 651-602-1142)
  2. COVID Lessons Learned (Kathy Matter, 651-602-1653)


  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:

Phil Walljasper, Interim Regional Administrator