HEADS-UP FOR THE MAY 21, 2008 PARK BOARD MEETING

Some highlights:

5:00 P.M. REGULAR BOARD MEETING. The agenda item to pay attention to is item 8.1 listed inexplicitly under unfinished business. Turns out that the Park Board’s sole tenant, a for-profit company, has been in violation of the law and of its lease by not been paying its required personal property taxes. Read more about this issue on http://www.mplsparkwatch.org/

There will be Reports of Officers.

The Board will be voting on Rec-Turf’s bid of $75,650 for indoor artificial turf for the Parade Ice Garden.

The Board will be voting on the approval of a time line with performance benchmarks and also on approval of the schematic design for the East Phillips Park Cultural and Community Center project.

The Board will be voting to authorize acceptance of Lake Area Roofing and Construction’s low bid of $58,805 for re-roofing of the northern third of the MPRB Headquarters roof (funding source: 2008 Park Rehab Fund).

The Board will be voting to approve an exclusive use ground lease of Humboldt Triangle with Seed Academy/Harvest Preparatory School.

The Board will be voting on $2.8 million of improvements at the Wabun picnic area. The Board will also be voting on $2.9 million dollars for repair of the WPA wall along Minnehaha Creek and also shoreline and
path stabilization in the Lower Glen in Minnehaha Park.

5:30 P.M. OPEN TIME.

6:00 P.M. PLANNING COMMITTEE. There will be a 50 minute report of the Citizen’s Advisory Committee’s recommendation for the Grand Rounds Missing Link.

7:30 P.M. ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE COMMITTEE. There will be a report by Karen Robinson on the Park Board’s 2009 Budget Presentation to the Mayor.

The meeting will be broadcast live on cable channel 14 from 5 to 9 P.M. and on the web at http://www.minneapolisparks.org/default.asp?PageID=37

The complete agenda is usually available Monday or Tuesday on the Park Board’s website
http://www.minneapolisparks.org./default.asp?PageID=64

Arlene Fried, Co-founder of Park Watch