HEADS-UP FOR THE JULY 10, 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:
–Amending Agency Agreement No. 97700 with the Minnesota Department of Transportation by $129,000 to Fund Professional Services for the Final Design and Construction Administration of Ridgway Parkway Trail and Overlook Improvements for a Total Funding Amount of $279,000
–Authorizing a Professional Services Agreement with WSB & Associates, Inc. to Provide Planning, Design and Engineering Services for the West River Parkway/James I. Rice Parkway Trail Improvement Project in the Amount of $283,464 for the Period of July 11, 2013 through December 31, 2015
–Authorizing the Formation and Charge of an Appointed Community Advisory Committee (CAC) for the West River Parkway/James I. Rice Parkway Trail Improvement Project
–Increasing the State Contract P-949(5) Up to $400,000 and Authorizing the Purchase of Playground Equipment for Minnehaha Regional Park Play Areas from Landscape Structures, Inc., Contract #25294, Using the Project’s Existing Capital Improvement Program, Grant and Donation Funding
–Authorizing a Professional Services Agreement with SRF Consulting Group, Inc. to Provide Regional Park Master Planning Services for Central Mississippi Riverfront Regional Park for a Fee Not to Exceed $175,000 Using Funding from the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board’s Allocation of the Parks and Trails Fund
–Amending Professional Services Agreement #C-34049 with SRF Consulting Group, Inc. Related to the Brownie Lake Area Plan/Brownie Lake Trail Improvements in the Amount of $19,746 for a New Contract Total of $189,697
–Accepting Non-Appointed Citizen Advisory Committee Recommendations and Approving Plans for the Elliot Park Athletic Field
–Authorizing the Formation and Charge of an Appointed Community Advisory Committee (CAC) for the West River Parkway/James I Rice Parkway Trail Improvement Project
–Approving the Native Prairie Restoration Planting Plan for the Upper Field of Bluff Street Park
–Approving the Second Renewal to the Parking Lease Agreement with Acky-Calhoun, LLC, for the Parking Lot at Lake Calhoun Executive Center
The complete agenda, with staff reports, for the MPRB Board of Commissioners’ meeting on Wednesday, July 10, 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 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.
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