Heads-up for the June 18, 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 Stevens Square Playground Improvements.  Those wishing to speak can sign up at the meeting

Some agenda items of interest:

–Accepting the Recommendation from a Non-Appointment Community Advisory Committee to Approve the Concept Plan for Stevens square Park Playground Improvements

–Accepting the Recommendations of the Appointed Citizen Advisory Committee and Approve Renovation Plans for the  InnerCity Tennis Center at Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park

–Three Resolutions Approving Three (3) Year Contract Extensions with Three Different Catering Companies (Chowgirls, Three Sons and Cosettas) for Catering Services to be Performed at Columbia Manor, Theodore With Fireplace Room and Cowles Conservatory at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden through December 31, 2016

—-Resolution Approving a (3) Year Contract Extension with Prom Management Group for Exclusive and Preferred Catering Services to be Performed at Columbia Manor, Theodore With Fireplace Room and Cowles Conservatory at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden through December 31, 2016

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 June 18, 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