Heads-Up For The November 20, 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.”

5:45 P.M. PUBLIC HEARING ON REMOVAL OF DISEASED TREES. Individuals wishing to speak can sign up at the meeting.

Other agenda items of interest include the following:

–Resolution Approving a Rehabilitation and Improvement Plan for the Refectory (Pavilion) Building and Immediately-Surrounding Park Area at Minnehaha Falls, Which lies Within Minnehaha Falls Regional Park

–Resolution Accepting the Recommendations and Concept Plan Approved by the Appointed Community Advisory Committee for theWest River and James I Rice Parkways Trail Improvements Project.

–Minneapolis Parks Foundation Strategic Plan

–Public Comment on the Superintendent’s Recommended 2014 Budget.  Individuals who want to speak can sign up at the meeting.  The budget and related material can be found at http://www.minneapolisparks.org/default.asp?PageID=768

–Board Discussion on the Superintendent’s Recommended 2014 Budget

The complete agenda, with staff reports, for the MPRB Board of Commissioners’ meeting on Wednesday November 20, 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. They are normally in the agenda packet 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 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 www.minneapolisparks.org. The phone number is 612-230-6400.

Arlene Fried
Co-founder of Park Watch