Heads-Up For The January 22, 2014 Park Board Meeting

4:30 P.M.  CLOSED MEETING. There will be a closed meeting regarding Proposed Workers Compensation Settlement.

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.  This is the first regular meeting of 2014.

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.  CLOSED MEETING.  There will be a closed meeting regarding pending Downtown East development litigation.

Agenda items of interest include the following:

–Columbia Picnic Shelter Community Engagement Plan

–Letter Dated January 7, 2014 from Representative Erin Murphy Submitted Regarding a Grant Awarded by the Minnesota Historical  Society for Grand Rounds Historic District Nomination Work

–Approving the Submission  of a Grant Application Up to $800,000 in the 2017 Funding Year to the Federal Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) for the West River Trail Extension from 22nd Avenue North to 26th Avenue North and a New  River Overlook at the Terminus of 26th Avenue North

The complete agenda, with staff reports, for the MPRB Board of Commissioners’ meeting on Wednesday January 22, 2014 is at http://minneapolisparksmn.iqm2.com/Citizens/Default.aspx. Board meeting agendas and related information are posted on this web page two business days prior to meetings. Webcasts of MPRB regular board meetings are posted on the same web page two to five business days following each meeting and are available for viewing, along with webcasts for the previous two months.

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.

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

Arlene Fried
Co-founder of Park Watch