Heads-Up for the November 16, 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

5:00 P.M.  PUBLIC COMMENT.  There will be time for Public Comment on the Superintendent’s Recommended 2017 Budget during the Regular Meeting and before the Commissioners Discussion of the Budget

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”

5:45 P.M.  PUBLIC HEARING — Tree Assessments on Private Properties During 2015 and 2016

6:00 P.M.  PUBLIC HEARING — Parkway Paving Assessment 2014 to 2016

6:30 P.M.  PUBLIC HEARING — Calhoun Refectory Strategic Direction Public Hearing

Some agenda items of interest are:

–2017 Budget Discussion

–Community Engagement Plan – 2018 Masters World Cup Ski Trail Extension

–Racial Equity Action Plan Update

–Approving Strategic Direction for the Calhoun Refectory Building and Immediately Surrounding Park Areas at Lake  Calhoun, Which Lies Within Minneapolis Chain of Lakes Regional Park

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