Heads-Up for the March 16, 2016 Park Board Meeting

4:40 P.M.  CLOSED SESSION.  Discussion Regarding Proposed Workers Compensation 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.”

6:30 P.M.  PUBLIC HEARING  for the Schematic Design Approval for South Beach at Cedar Lake, Part of the Minneapolis Chain of Lakes Regional Park

Some agenda items of interest are:

–Accepting the Non-Appointed Citizen Advisory Committee Recommendations and Approving the Design for South Beach at Cedar Lake, Part of the Minneapolis Chain of Lakes Regional Park

–Receive the Financial Status Report of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board for the Year Ending December 31, 2015 and File Said Report as a Permanent Record with the Secretary of the Board

–Accepting Recommendation from the Kenilworth Station Art and Landscape Committee Regarding Landscape Restoration, Landscape Management, and Long-Term Ownership of the Kenilworth Corridor Following Completion of the Southwest Light Rail Transit Project

–Herbicide Use Report

The complete agenda, with staff reports, for the MPRB Board of Commissioners meeting on March 16, 2016 is at http://minneapolisparksmn.iqm2.com/Citizens/Default.aspx

Board meeting agendas and related information are posted on the above 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