Heads-up for the July 16, 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”


–Nokomis-Hiawatha Regional Park 54th Street Play Area Improvements
–Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park Playground Concept Design

Some agenda items of interest:

–Accepting Recommendation from the Appointed Community Advisory Committee and approval of the concept Plan for the Nokomis-Hiawatha Regional Park 54th Street Play Area Improvements

–Approving the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park Playground Concept Design

–Authorizing a forty-Five (45) Day Public Review and Comment Period of the Draft Theodore Wirth Regional Park Master Plan

–Direction to Superintendent Regarding Framework For Development of 2015 Budget

–2013 Annual Financial Audit Exit Meeting

–Receiving and Filing the Annual Financial Report of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board for the Year Ended December 31, 2013

–Approving the Urban Agriculture Activity Plan and Authorizing Establishment of a Plan Implementation Team

–Authorizing Actions to Proceed with Development of the Phillips Community Center Aquatic Facility with the Intention that the MPRB Will Construct and Operate the Facility Upon the Commitment and Board of Commissioners Acceptance of Necessary Capital Funds by March 31, 2015

–Capital Improvement Program Development

–Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area (MRCCA) Rule-making Comments

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 July 16, 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