March 16, 2011 Park Board Meeting


5:00 P.M. REGULAR BOARD MEETING. The meeting will be held in the boardroom at Park Board headquarters, 2117 West River Road, just north of Broadway Pizza.

5:30 P.M. OPEN TIME. Speakers need to sign up before 3:00 p.m. the day of the meeting.

A couple of highlights:

The Board will be voting to receive and file the financial status report of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board for year ending 12/31/10.

The Board will also be voting to award a $2,355,761.53 contract to Rochon Corporation for completing Phase I of BF Nelson/Boom Island Park Improvements and Above the Falls. This agenda item which is listed under “New business” is puzzling. Why is it not going through committee first for review and approval?

The complete agenda, with staff reports, for the MPRB Board of Commissioners’ meeting for Wednesday, March 16, 2011 is at:

MPRB meetings are telecast live from 5-9 p.m. on the City of Minneapolis Government Meeting Channel 79 on Comcast cable and online at

The regular meetings are retelecast on Channel 79 at 1 p.m. Saturdays and 5 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. Webcasts for the recent two months are posted two to five business days after the meeting and are available for viewing under “Webcast Archives” at

The Park Board’s website is The phone number is 612-230-6400.

Arlene Fried, Co-founder of Park Watch