Heads-Up for the November 5, 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.

5:20 P.M. PUBLIC COMMENT during the meeting of the Administration and Finance committee on the Superintendent’s Recommended 2015 Budget

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 HEARINGS on the following items:
–Accepting the Non-Appointed CAC Recommendations for Columbia Park Picnic Shelter Renovations
–Hi-View Park Wading Pool Improvements
–Stevens Square Playground Improvements

Listed below are some agenda items of interest:

–Accepting the Non-Appointed Citizen Advisory Committee Recommendations and Approving Concept Plans for Columbia Park Picnic Shelter Rehabilitation

–Accepting the Non-Appointed Citizen Advisory Committee Recommendations and Approving Concept Plans for Hi-View Park Wading Pool Improvements

–Accepting the Non-Appointed Citizen Advisory Committee Recommendations to Approve the Concept Plan for Stevens Square Park Playground Improvements

–Authorizing the Formation and Charge of an Appointed Community Advisory Committee (CAC) for Minneapolis Sculpture Garden Reconstruction and Cowles Conservatory Renovation

–2015 Budget Discussion

–Authorizing a Forty-Five (45) Day Public Review and Comment Period Beginning November 5, 2014 for the Draft Nokomis-Hiawatha Regional Park Master Plan

–Authorizing the Formation and Charge of an Appointed Community Advisory Committee (CAC) for the South Service Area Master Plan

–Included in the meeting materials under Petitions and Communications is the letter, dated October 23, 2014, regarding the Kenilworth Channel that MPRB President Liz Wielinski wrote to the Star Tribune

The complete agenda, with staff reports, for the MPRB Board of Commissioners meeting on November 5, 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 https://mplsparkwatch.org/www.minneapolisparks.org. The phone number is 612-230-6400.

Arlene Fried
Co-founder of Park Watch
www.mplsparkwatch.org