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:

–2013 Evaluation of Superintendent Miller

–Approving Change Order No. 6 with CM Construction, Contract #36092, for Rehabilitation of the Pavilion in Theodore Wirth Regional Park in the Amount of $29,463 for a New Contract Total of $1,068,453

–Approving a License Agreement with the City of Minneapolis for a Trail at 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

–Approving the 2014 Budget Frameworks

–Authorizing a Professional Services Agreement with Golf Convergence to Provide an Operational and Financial Study of Golf for the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board in the Amount of $79,100 for the Period of August 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014

–Overview of the Collaborative Efforts of Central Mississippi Riverfront Regional Park Master Planning and Water Works Schematic Design

–Approving a Memorandum of Understanding with West Bank Community Coalition for Fundraising Related to the Planting and Maintenance of a Native Prairie at Bluff Street Park

–Capital Improvement Program Development

The complete agenda, with staff reports, for the MPRB Board of Commissioners’ meeting on Wednesday, July 24, 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