Heads-Up for the May 21, 2014 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”

6:30 P.M. PUBLIC HEARING for Urban Agriculture Activity Plan.  Individuals wishing to speak can sign up at the meeting

Some agenda items of interest:


–Approving the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board Urban Agriculture Activity Plan and Authorizing Establishment of a Plan Implementation Team

-–Accepting the Recommendation from the Non-Appointed Community Advisory Committee to Approve the Concept Plan for Fuller Park Playground Improvements

–Accepting the Recommendation from the Non-Appointed Community Advisory Committee and Approving the Concept Plan for Wading Pool Improvements at Van Cleve Park

–Approving the Cooperative Use Agreement with Three Rivers Park District and the City of Minneapolis for the Construction, Operation, and Maintenance of the Intercity Regional Trail

–Granting Local Approval to Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 114 Article 4, Section 98, Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes #645.021, Subdivisions 2 and 3 Relating to the Boundary Extension of North Mississippi Regional Park

–Granting Local Approval to Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 114, Article 4, Section 98, Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes #645.021, Subdivisions 2 and 3 Authorizing the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board to Re-Create Hall’s Island Within the Mississippi River

–Approving a Waterbody Agreement with Minnehaha Creek Watershed District regarding Thomas Sadler Roberts Bird Sanctuary in Lyndale Park, Minneapolis Chain of Lakes Regional Park

–Authorizing a Cooperative Funding Agreement in the Amount of $31,000 for Calendar Year 2014 with the Minnesota Historical Society and the St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board for Interpretive Planing and Implementation in the St. Anthony Falls Heritage Interpretive Zone

–Approving the 2014-2018 Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board’s Strategic Directions and Implementation Plan

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.

The complete agenda, with staff reports, for the MPRB Board of Commissioners meeting on May 21, 2014 is at http://minneapolisparksmn.iqm2.com/Citizens/Default.aspx Board meeting agendas and related information are posted on the above web page two business days prior to meetings.

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 same web page two to five business days following each meeting and are available for viewing, along with webcasts for the previous two months.

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

Arlene Fried
Co-founder of Park Watch