Heads-Up for the January 7, 2015 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. Visitors to Park Board meetings can find at the back of the meeting room the agenda book with all the printed materials for the meeting This is the first regular MPRB Board Meeting for 2015.
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:
–Approving Extension to Employment Agreement with Jayne Miller as Superintendent of the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board
–Authorizing an Amendment to Professional Services Agreement with Brierley Associates for Engineering Services Related to the Feasibility and Prudence of Kenilworth Channel Crossing Alternatives in the Amount of $248,275 for a New Contract Total of $493,775
–Approving a Letter Requesting a Meeting to Discuss Legal Jeopardy to the Federal Transit Administraton (FTA) New Starts Program Created by the illegal Implementation of the Program for the Southwest Light Rail Transit Project in Minneapolis, Minnesota by the FTA and the Metropolitan Council
–Approving a License Agreement with the Trust for Public Land for Beta Use of ParkScore Park Access Evaluator and ParkScore Park Optimizer Model
–Approving the Thomas Sadler Roberts Bird Sanctuary Management Plan 2015-2025
–Community Engagement Plan for Windom Northeast Park Playground Improvements
The complete agenda, with staff reports, for the MPRB Board of Commissioners meeting on January 7, 2015 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.
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