Heads-Up for the June 5, 2013 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.”

The following topics are some of the agenda highlights:

–Approving Change Order No. 5 with CM Construction, Contract #36092, for Rehabilitation of the Pavilion in Theodore Wirth Regional Park in the Amount of $147,641 for a New Contract Total of $1,038,990

–Supporting the Development of the Mississippi River Trail (U.S. Bicycle Route 45)

–Accepting the Non-Appointed CAC Recommendations for Marshall Terrace Park Playground and Approving Concept #1 from Flagship Recreation Landscape Structures for the Age 2-5 Play Area, and Concept #2 from Flagship Recreation/Landscape Structures for the Age 5-12 Play Area

–Approving the Covenants and Agreement with Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation for Field Renovations at Farview and North Commons Parks

–Awarding a Construction Contract to LS Black Constructors, in the Amount of $4,587,000 for the Construction of a Natural Swimming Pool at Webber Park, O.P. No 7776, Pending Approval by City of Minneapolis Purchasing & Procurement and Civil Rights Departments…

–Discussion of Possible 2014 State Bonding Requests

–Adopting the Policy Governing Overnight Use in the Park System

–Entering into an Agency Agreement with the Minnesota Department of Transportation for Completion of Dean Parkway Trail Improvements and Appointing the Commissioner of Transportation as Agent of the Board to Accept Federal Aid Funds for the Project

–Approving a Memorandum of Understanding with Minneapolis Swims for Development and Fundraising Related to the Proposed Phillips Community Center Aquatic Facility and Directing Staff to Prepare a Financial and Use Proposal to Minneapolis s Public Schools for the Facility

–Presentation of Cork and Sand Infill for Artificial Turf

–North Lake Calhoun/South Lake of the Isles Charrette Outcomes and Next Steps

The complete agenda, with staff reports, for the MPRB Board of Commissioners’ meeting on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 is at http://minneapolisparksmn.iqm2.com/Citizens/Default.aspx

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.

View Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board meetings live from 5-9 p.m. on the Minneapolis Government Meeting Channel 79 on Comcast Cable. You may also view live meetings online on the Channel 79 webpage: http://www.minneapolismn.gov/tv/79

Regular meetings are typically re-telecast on Channel 79 on Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m. and on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 5 p.m. Telecast schedules are subject to change.

Webcasts of MPRB regular board meetings are posted on the MPRB website two to five business days following each meeting and are available for viewing, along with webcasts for the recent two months, at http://www.minneapolisparks.org.

Board meeting agendas and related information are posted on http://www.minneapolisparks.org two business days prior to meetings.

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

Arlene Fried

Co-founder of Park Watch