A regular meeting of the Hopkins Park Board was held on August 20, 2012.
Chair Hatlestad called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm.
Present were Park Board members: Bob Hatlestad, Norman Teigen and Abbey Bryduck. Absent was tom Jenny and Caroline Rinker.
After brief discussion, Bob Hatlestad made a motion to postpone the decision on the lift station location in the park until the September meetiong, seconded by Norman Teigen. The motion passed with a 3-0 vote.
Stadler reported that the project is nearing completion with some batting cage work, outfield turf restoration and the new scoreboard install yet to be done.
There was considerable discussion on future capital improvement funding and needs for the park system. Bob Hatlestad asked each member to review their respective parks and make note of the top positive attributes and also what they would consider the top improvement needed in each park. Stadler will provide a park review form to assist the review process, as needed. The goal is to have the system-wide review completed for the October meeting and to hold a joint meeting with City Council to get buy-in for park improvement needs and further the discussion on funding options.
After some discussion the Park Board agreed with the following park assignments:
Abbey Bryduck: Hilltop Park, Shady Oak Beach, Shady Oak Nature Area, Minnehaha Creek
Bob Hatlestad: Cottageville Park, Oakes Park, Maetzold Field, Hiawatha Oaks
Caroline Rinker: Interlachen Park, Burnes Park, Harley Hopkins Park
Norman Teigen: Buffer Park, Park Valley Playground, Valley Park
Tom Jenny: Downtown Park, Elmo Park, Central Park
The next regular Park Board Meeting is September 17, 2012 at 6:30 pm.
Norman Teigen made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Abbey Bryduck. The motion passed with a 3 - 0 vote. The meeting adjourned at 7:48 p.m.