Heads-Up for the November 4, 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

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 COMMENT.  Public Comment on the Superintendent’s Recommended 2016 Budget

Listed below are some agenda items of interest:

–Resolution Stating Specific Positions of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Related to the Blue Line Light Rail Transit Extension

–Development of North and Northeast Service Centers Update and Discussion on Potential East Side Maintenance and Storage Facility

–Closing the Gap: Investing in Our Neighborhood Parks

–Archives Initiative Report

–3Rd Quarter Federal Lobbying Report from Lockridge Grindal and Nauen, PLLP

–Community Engagement Plan for Bassett’s Creek Park Play Area and Site Improvements Project

–Superintendent’s Recommended 2016 Budget Discussion

–Authorizing a Professional Services Agreement with Wenck Associates, Inc. to Provide Design and Engineering Services for the Reconstruction of Meadowbrook Golf Course in Accordance with the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board Approved Concept in the Amount of $529,042.00

The complete agenda, with staff reports, for the MPRB Board of Commissioners meeting on November 4, 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