Metropolitan Council Meeting

Regular Meeting
November 10, 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





October 27, 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.        BUSINESS

  1. 2021-277 JT SW: 2021 November Capital 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. 2021-248: METRO Purple Line Bus Rapid Transit – Subordinate Funding Agreement No. 01 with MnDOT (Craig Lamothe 763-258-3361)
  2. 2021-249: METRO Gold Line Bus Rapid Transit – Subordinate Funding Agreement No. 07 with MnDOT (Chris Beckwith 651-332-1466)
  3. 2021-250: Southwest Light Rail Transit (Green Line Extension) –  Subordinate Funding Agreement No. 15 with MnDOT (Jim  Alexander  612-373-3880)
  4. 2021-265: Ratification of Emergency Declaration –COVID-19 Related Procurement (Phil Walljasper, 651-602-1787)
  5. 2021-271: Annual Sole Source Hardware/Software Maintenance Services (Theresa Nistler, Assistant Director, IS Finance & Budget, 651-602-1504)
  6. 2021-272: Signature Authority – MVTA Orange Line Connector (Michael Hochhalter 651-602-1961)
  7. 2021-274: Northstar and Sherburne County 2022 Subordinate Funding Agreement (Ed Petrie 612-349-7624)
  8. 2021-276: Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS) Program Unclassified Retirement Plan Resolution 2021-30 (Marcy Syman, Director of Human Resources, 651-602-1417)
  9. 2021-282: 2022 Metro Mobility Bus Purchase Proposed Action (Paul Colton 651-602-1668)
  10. 2021-284: Execute Contract Options with Gillig LLC, Contract 19P122 (Paul Colton 651-602-1668)
  11. 2021-287: Municipal Solid Waste and Industrial Waste for Metropolitan Council Environmental Services Facilities, Contract 20P289A (John Young, 651-602-8281; Dan White, 651-602-8299)
  12. 2021-288: Turfgrass Irrigation Efficiency Project with University of Minnesota Turfgrass Science Program, Contract 15I103, Amendment Four (Ali Elhassan, 651-602-1066; Brian Davis, 651-602-1519)
  13. 2021-289: Authorization to Hold a Public Hearing on the Draft Facility Plan for the Hastings Wastewater Treatment Plant, MCES Project 809800 (Heidi Hutter, 651-602-1026; Chad Davison, 651-602-4031)
  14. 2021-290: Blue Lake Wastewater Treatment Plant Final Stabilization Facility and Solids Renewal, Project 807858 (Jason Peterson, 651-602-4802)
  15. 2021-292: City of Burnsville Center Village Comprehensive Plan Amendment, Review File 21907-5 (Raya Esmaeili 651-602-1616)
  16. 2021-293: City of Hamburg Annexation Comprehensive Plan Amendment, Review File 22097-2 (Raya Esmaeili 651-602-1616)
  17. 2021-294: City of Vadnais Heights Saturday Properties Comprehensive Plan Amendment, Review File 22173-4 (Jake Reilly 651-602-1822)
  18. 2021-295: City of Ramsey Lynwood Subdivision Comprehensive Plan Amendment, Review File 21819-2 (Eric Wojchik 651-602-1330)
  19. 2021-299: Gold Line Master Utility Agreement #21M086 with Qwest Corporation (Chris Beckwith 651-332-1466)
  20. 2021-300: 2022 Operating Grant Agreements with the Funding Transitway Counties (Ed Petrie 612-349-7624)
  21. 2021-302: Maple Grove Service Agreement (Ed Petrie 612-349-7624)


A. Community Development 
  1. 2021-308: Payment Standards for Metro HRA Rent Assistance Programs (Terri Smith 651-602-1187) - Roll call
B. Environment
  1. 2021-291: Lift Station L24 Renovation and Forcemain 7020 Replacement, Waconia Forcemain 7508 Phase 3, Contract 21P009 (Chris Remus, 651-602-4538) - Roll call
C. Management
  1. 2021-309 SW: Oracle Annual Renewal 21P341 (Craig Bantz, Chief Information Officer, Information Services, 651-602-1443) - Roll call
D. Transportation – Reports on consent agenda
E. Joint Report of Environment and Community Development Committees
  1. 2021-270 JT SW: City of Robbinsdale 2040 Comprehensive Plan and Comprehensive Sewer Plan, Review File 22039-1 (Michael Larson 651-602-1407) - Roll call


  1.  2021-312: Appointments to the Livable Communities Advisory Committee (Charles A. Zelle, Chair 651-602-1390) - Roll call



  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:

Ryan O'Connor, Regional Administrator
[email protected]