Heads-Up for the May 20, 2015 Park Board Meeting

Heads-Up for the May 20, 2015 Park Board Meeting

–Discussion of proposed contract dispute settlement agreement with CM Construction

–Discussion regarding Lake & Knox LLC settlement

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

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”


–Public Hearing Accepting the Non-Appointed CAC Recommendations for Trail Improvements Along William Berry Parkway
–Public Hearing for Bossen Field Park Master Plan

Listed below are some agenda items of interest:

–Accepting the Recommendation from the Non-Appointed Community Advisory Committee and Approving the Concept Plan for Trail Improvements Along William Berry Parkway

–Accepting the Appointed Citizen Advisory Committee Recommendations and Approving the Concept Bossen Field Park Master Plan and Phasing Plans

–City Wide Survey Presentation, Morris Leatherman Company

–Approving Settlement Agreement with CM Construction, Inc. for Contract Dispute

–Approving the Negotiated Full, Final and Complete Settlement with Lake and Knox LLC Discussed at a Closed Session on May 20, 2015

–Approving a Professional Services Agreement with Revolutionary Sports to Provide Sports Specific Instructional Programming in Recreation Centers for 80 Percent of Gross Revenues, Up to $280,000, for the Period of June 15, 2015 to December 31, 2016

–Authorizing a Professional Services Agreement with Perkins+Will to Provide Design and Planning Consulting for the Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet Master Plan Project Up to the Amount of $249,000.00 for the Period of May 21, 2015 to December 31, 2016

–Accepting and Approving the Updated Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board Financial Management Policies

–Bridges at Kenilworth Channel

–Community Engagement for Closing the Gap, RecQuest and Service Area Master Plans

–Staff Strategy and Response to Demonstrations, Protests and Disturbances

–2016 State Bonding Request

The complete agenda, with staff reports, for the MPRB Board of Commissioners meeting on May 20, 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.

Arlene Fried
Co-founder of Park Watch