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. NOTE: The reason for this third November meeting is because the Park Board budget has to be approved by the Park Board commissioners prior to the next City Council meeting where the City approves the Park Board 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”
Some agenda items of interest are:
The following article by Jim Buchta was published in the November 22, 2016 issue of the Star Tribune.
Developer Needed for Park Project on the River
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Photo
This rendering shows the channel between Hall’s Island and the riverbank that is being developed into a park. The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is seeking proposals from developers who want to help build it
Wanted: A developer willing to help close a key gap along the Mississippi Riverfront.
That firm must be willing to work with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and several community groups to re-imagine a vacant 3.55-acre site along the river north of downtown.
To continue reading, click on the link to the Star Tribune
Mpls. park board seeks developer for land along the … – Star Tribune
The following item was circulated by the MPRB.
Minneapolis Park Board’s 2017 Budget Focuses on Fiscal Responsibility, Service Delivery, and Implementation of the 20 Year Neighborhood Park Plan
On Wednesday, December 7, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) adopted its 2017 budget for the park system, which serves more than 22 million visits annually. Continue reading
The following item has been forwarded by Doug Verdier.
Crown Hydro — Notice Granting Late Intervention
Monday, November 21, 2016 4:36 PM
The notice itself is somewhat confusing in the way it is worded; however, it seems that FERC has granted the Friends of the Lock & Dam’s motion to intervene in the Crown Hydro project’s request for amendment to its license.
On 11/21/2016, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Washington D.C., issued this document:
Lead Applicant: CROWN HYDRO CORPORATION
Filing Type: Formal Notice
Description: Notice Granting Late Intervention re Crown Hydro, LLC under P-11175.
To view the document for this Issuance, click here http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20161121-3056
5:15 P.M. SPECIAL MEETING. This meeting is the budget meeting and will be held at City Hall, 250 South 4th Street. The meeting will convene in Room 241; it will not be televised.
5:45 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”
6:05 P.M. CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PARK BOARD BUDGET — The Public Hearing will be in the Council Chamber, Room 317. It will be televised
COMMITTEE BUSINESS — This will be back in Room 241 after the public hearing
Agenda items are: