Heads-Up for the September 28, 2016 Park Board Meeting

4:45 P.M.  CLOSED SESSION.  Discussion Regarding Proposed Workers Compensation Settlement

5:00 P.M.  REGULAR BOARD MEETING.  Note: This meeting replaces the October 7  meeting, because the commissioners will be at a national conference that week

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:

–Accepting the Non-Appointed Community Advisory Committee Recommendation and Approving the Concept Plan for Playground Improvements at Matthews Park

–Authorizing Minimum Forty-Five (45) Day Public Review and Comment Period Beginning September 30, 2016, for the Draft Downtown Service Area Master Plan

–Approving the South Service Area Master Plan with the Addition of Moderate Impact Amendment 3B

–Authorizing the Formation and Charge of an Appointed Community Advisory Committee (CAC) for Scherer Site Parcel ‘D’ Development

–Approving Comments in Response to the Draft Environmental Assessment Prepared by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Related to Crown Hydro, LLC Crown Mill Hydroelectric Project, FERC Project No. 11175-025 and Directing Staff to Submit a Comment Letter to the Secretary of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Accordance with FERC Rules

–Community Engagement Plan for Peavey Park Improvements

The complete agenda, with staff reports, for the MPRB Board of Commissioners meeting on September 28, 2016 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