Heads-Up for the September 17, 2014 Park Board Meeting

4:45 CLOSED SESSION.  Committee of the Whole will discuss a proposed Workers Compensation settlement.  Closed to the public.

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.”

Listed below are some agenda items of interest:

–Design services agreement with HGA, Inc., for the Wirth Park Adventure and Welcome Center in an amount not to exceed $400,000 (the Adventure and Welcome Center was provided for in the Loppet Foundation agreement).

–Increasing the amount of a contract with Applied Ecological Services Inc. for removing cattails from Loring Pond.

–Increasing the amount of a contract with SRF Consulting Group for preparation of the Master Plan for the Central Mississippi Riverfront Regional Park.

The complete agenda, with staff reports, for the MPRB Board of Commissioners meeting on September 17, 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.