Heads-Up for the June 20, 2012 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 can call 612-230-6400 before 3:00 p.m. the day of the meeting to sign up or they can sign up at the Board meeting prior to the start of “Open Time.”

6:30 P.M. PUBLIC HEARING. Theodore Wirth Regional Park Citizen’s Advisory Committee Concept Plan and Funding Priorities

Some agenda items of interest to be reviewed or voted on are:

–InnerCity Tennis

–Proposal for the Sculpture Garden Renovation

–Appointment of the Above the Falls Citizens Advisory Committee

–Cooperative Use Agreement with Three Rivers Park District Regarding the Intercity Regional Trail

–Aquatic Invasive Species Control

–Board Rules Discussion

–Resolution to accept Recommendations of the Theodore Wirth Regional Park Citizen’s Advisory Committee and Approve the Concept Plan and Funding Priorities

The complete agenda, with staff reports, for the MPRB Board of Commissioners’ meeting on Wednesday, JUNE 20, 2012 is at

Also of interest and now available to the commissioners and the public are the monthly reports that Superintendent Miller has initiated for construction permits and for Planning Department projects. The availability of these reports is one of the important changes instituted by Superintendent Miller. Look for the links to these reports under Petitions and Communications in the agenda for the first Regular Meeting of the month.

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 http://www.minneapolismn.gov/webcasts.

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 http://www.minneapolisparks.org/default.asp?PageID=900

The Park Board’s website is http://www.minneapolisparks.org. The phone number is 612-230-6400.

Arlene Fried

Co-founder of Park Watch