A regular meeting of the Hopkins Park Board was held on July 16, 2012.
Steve Stadler called the meeting to order at 6:45 pm in the absence of Bob Hatlestad, Chairperson and there being no elected vice-chairperson.
Present were Park Board members: Norman Teigen, Tom Jenny, Caroline Rinker and Abbey Bryduck. Absent was Bob Hatlestad. Newly appointed members, Caroline and Abbey introduced themselves to the other members.
After brief discussion, Norman Teigen nominated Tom Jenny as vice-chairperson, seconded by Abbey Bryduck. The motion to elect Tom Jenny new vice-chairperson passed with a 4-0 vote.
Stadler gave an overview of the current City Code authorizing alcohol by permit only at Central Park, Valley Park, Burnes Park and Shady Oak Beach. There has been recent interest by groups to hold events with alcohol at Downtown Park. This seems reasonable as increased activities in the downtown area is good and alcohol would be allowed only with a city-approved permit. After brief discussion, Norman Teigen made a motion to approve amending the City Code to allow alcohol by permit in Downtown Park, seconded by Abbey Bryduck. The motion passed with a 4-0 vote.
Stadler reported that the project is nearing completion with some fencing work and the new scoreboard install yet to be done.
Stadler reported that there will be upcoming open houses at the park for area residents/stakeholders. There will be a mailing coming out soon and each Park Board member will get a copy prior to mailing and also any presentation information to be used at the open houses.
Norman Teigen made a motion to approve the Central Park Tennis Court repairs, seconded by Caroline Rinker. The motion passed on a 4-0 vote.
Norman Teigen made a motion to approve a $15,000 contribution toward the new Burnes Park picnic shelter, seconded by Caroline Rinker. The motion passed on a 4-0 vote.
Tom Jenny requested that the parks capital improvement funding issue be added to the update item list.
After discussion regarding the new member park assignments, it was agreed that Stadler would propose new park assignments for the next meeting.
Vacant: Hilltop, Buffer, Burnes Park
Bob Hatlestad: Maetzold Field, Interlachen Park, Shady Oak Beach
Vacant: Valley Park, Central Park, Oakes Park
Norman Teigen: Cottageville Park, Harley Hopkins Park, Elmo Park
Tom Jenny: Park Valley Playground, Shady Oak Nature Area, Downtown Park, Hiawatha Oaks
The next regular Park Board Meeting is August 20, 2012 at 6:30 pm.
Abbey Bryduck made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Caroline Rinker. The motion passed with a 4 - 0 vote. The meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m.