Heads-Up for the July 20, 2016 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”

Some agenda items of interest are:

–Acceptance of Letters of Resignation from Liz Wielinski as President and Scott Vreeland as Vice President

–Election of new President

–Election of new Vice President

–Accepting the Non-Appointed Citizen Advisory Committee’s Recommendation to Approve the Concept Plan for Bryant Square Park Playground Considering Initial Input and Input Gained During Additional Engagement of the Community

— Awarding a Construction Contract to Versacon, Inc. in the Amount of $3,756,365 for the Northeast Athletic Field Park Recreation Building Project, Per O.P. No. 8301, Pending Approval by City of Minneapolis Purchasing & Procurement and Civil Rights Departments, Authorizing Administrative Use of a Construction Contingency Up to the Amount of $188,268 for Necessary Construction Change Orders that May Arise with the Contract, and Authorizing a Transfer of $400,000 of Capital Levy Funds from the Northeast Athletic Field Park Field Improvements Projects.

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