Park Board Minutes

December 21, 2009

A regular meeting of the Hopkins Park Board was held on December 21, 2009. 

  1. Call to Order
    Molly Cummings, Chairperson called the meeting to order at 6:33 p.m
  2. Roll Call
    Present were Park Board members: Molly Cummings, Aaron Kuznia, Brian Furan, Doug Datta and Sharon Paulson.  Also present was City of Hopkins staff liaison Steve Stadler and Jennifer Garvey, City of Minnetonka Programs & Aquatic Manager.   
  3. Approval of minutes
    Sharon Paulson made a motion and Doug Datta seconded to approve the minutes from the November 16 meeting.  On the vote, the minutes were approved 5 - 0.
  4. Business
    1. Shady Oak Beach Project Update
      Candace Amberg, Brauer & Associates, Inc. and Jennifer Garvey, City of Minnetonka presented the proposed schematic plans for the 2010 Shady Oak Beach playground area renovation.  The following project elements were discussed:  the separate play area plans, the types of play equipment, the proposed use of shade sails in the upper play area, site access, project budget and schedule.
    2. Athletic Field User Fees
      Stadler is working with Minnetonka staff and should have a proposed Hopkins fee schedule for the Park Board to consider at its January 25, 2010 meeting.
    3. Humphrey Institute student report on Cottageville Park
      The Park Board discussed the student report.   
    4. Miscellaneous Updates
      • Blake Road/Cottageville Park planning - Stadler mentioned upcoming Boy Scout project proposal to come to Park Board + expected citizen engagement in CIP.  Briefly discussed the draft Blake Road Community Action Plan developed by Holly Ziemer, concentrating on the Cottageville Park areas.    
      • Southwest Transitway Project - no update  
      • Zion Lutheran Church parking lot lease agreement - no update   
      • New annual Hopkins healthy living annual community event, "Hopkins-in-Motion" - next event date:  Sept 11, 2010     
      • Nine Mile Creek Streambank and Habitat enhancement project and Nine Mile Creek regional trail project - work is underway on 5th St S culvert replacement, work continuing on trying to secure a trail easement from Peace Valley Townhome Association located at 7th St S/9th Ave S
      • Shady Oak Beach Report
      • Hennepin Youth Sports Grant Program - $187,500 Shady Oak Beach playground upgrade project grant received. 
    5. Park Area Assignment Report 
      • Sharon Paulson: Hilltop, Buffer, Burnes Park - nothing to report.
      • Aaron Kuznia: Maetzold Field, Interlachen Park, Shady Oak Beach - nothing to report.
      • Brian Furan:  Valley Park, Central Park, Oakes Park - nothing to report.
      • Molly Cummings: Cottageville Park, Harley Hopkins Park, Elmo Park - nothing to report.          
      • Doug Datta: Park Valley Playground, Shady Oak Nature Area, Downtown Park, Hiawatha Oaks - nothing to report.
    6.  Elect New Officers
      Chairperson Molly Cummings has resigned to become a commissioner on the Zoning & Planning Commission.
      Sharon Paulson made a motion to nominate Aaron Kuznia as the Park Board Chair, seconded by Doug Datta.  On the vote, the motion passed 5-0.  
  5. Next Scheduled Meeting
    The next regular Park Board Meeting is January 25, 2010.   
  6. Adjournment
    Sharon Paulson made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Brian Furan.  The motion carried on a 5 - 0 vote.  The meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m.