Heads-Up for the September 2, 2015 Park Board Meeting

Heads-Up for the September 2, 2015 Park Board Meeting

for discussion Regarding Proposed Workers Compensation Settlement and Proposed Settlement Agreement for 22 on the River

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”

Listed below are some agenda items of interest:

–Authorizing a Professional Services Agreement with Tom Leader Studios to Provide Design, Engineering, and Construction Administrative Services for Phase One Development of Hall’s Island and the Park Proposed for the Former Scherer Brothers Site in the Amount of $722,000.00.

–Approving the Negotiated Full, Final, and Complete Settlement with 22 on the River, LLC as Discussed in a Closed Session on September 2, 2015

–Requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation Set the Maximum Property Tax Levy for the 2016 Budget at an Estimated Amount of $54,314,400, an Increase of 4.4 Percent to be Allocated to the Park and Recreation Levy in the Amount of $52,582,400 and the Tree Preservation and Reforestation Levy in the Amount of $1,732,000.

–Approving the Concept Design for Water Works as a Subarea of Mill Ruins Park Within the Central Mississippi Riverfront Regional Park

–Accepting the Non-Appointed Community Advisory Committee Recommendation and Approving Concept ‘B’ for Meadowbrook Golf Course and Authorizing Staff to Seek a Commercial Mortgage to Support Improvements at Meadowbrook Golf Course and Return to the Board with Detailed Financial Projections Demonstrating Debt Service for the Mortgage Can be Accommodated Prior to Executing the Mortgage

–Minnehaha Parkway Trail Improvements Study Report

–Discussion: Lake Calhoun – Its Name, the History of Its Name, and the Process for Changing the Name of a Lake in Minnesota

The complete agenda, with staff reports, for the MPRB Board of Commissioners meeting on September 2, 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