Park Board Minutes

June 18, 2012

A regular meeting of the Hopkins Park Board was held on June 18, 2012. 


Bob Hatlestad, Chairperson called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. 


Present were Park Board members:  Norman Teigen, Bob Hatlestad, Tom Jenny, and Brian Furan.  Absent was Colin Serle. Also present was City of Hopkins Park Board staff liaison Steve Stadler. Steve Stadler shared taht Colin Serle had submitted his resignation from the Park Board. 


A motion was made by Brian Furan, seconded by Norman Teigen to approve the May 21 minutes.  The motion passed with a 4-0 vote.    


  1. Participate in Cottageville Park visioning exercise

    Tara Beard, City of Hopkins Economic Development Coordinator, led the board members through the exercises.  Several board members volunteered to hand out flyers for the upcoming July 12 community-wide open house event.

  2. Update--Maetzold Field Improvement project

    Stadler gave an update on the project status and upcoming schedule. 

  3. Update--MCES relocation of sanitary sewer lift station to Oakes Park

    Stadler provided an overview of the Metropolitan Council-sponsored public informational meeting held on May 30, at the 43 Hoops site on 2nd St NE. 

  4. Miscellaneous Updates
    1. Cottageville Park/Blake Road corridor plans  
    2. Southwest Transitway Project – professional services contract for preparation of transitional station area action plans to be awarded soon.           
    3. Nine Mile Creek Streambank and Habitat enhancement project and Nine Mile Creek regional trail project – trail construction to start within 2 weeks.
    4. Central Park Tennis Courts – courts need repair, more information will be provided at the next meeting. 
    5. Valley Park Play Equipment Upgrade – work is expected to begin soon. 
    6. Hopkins Rotary proposed plan for new Burnes Park east shelter.   Rotary Club is seeking a city contribution of $20,000.  The total estimated cost for the new shelter is $50,000 - $60,000. 
  5. Park Area Assignment Report

    Vacant: Hilltop, Buffer, Burnes Park – nothing to report  

    Bob Hatlestad: Maetzold Field, Interlachen Park, Shady Oak Beach – nothing to report, hockey boards are still up at Interlachen Park.     

    Brian Furan: Valley Park, Central Park, Oakes Park – volleyball courts holding water at Central Park

    Norman Teigen: Cottageville Park, Harley Hopkins Park, Elmo Park – nothing to report   

    Tom Jenny: Park Valley Playground, Shady Oak Nature Area, Downtown Park, Hiawatha Oaks


The next regular Park Board Meeting is July 16, 2012 at 6:30 pm.    


Norman Teigen made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Tom Jenny.  The motion passed with a 4 - 0 vote.  The meeting adjourned at 7:25 p.m.

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