A regular meeting of the Hopkins Park Board was held on November 19, 2012.
Chair Hadlestad called the meeting to order at 6:41 pm.
Present were Park Board members: Bob Hatlestad, Norman Teigen, Caroline Rinker and Tom Jenny. Absent was Abbey Bryduck. Also present was staff liaison Steve Stadler.
Park Board members shared their input regarding the park facilities chart Stadler provided. The chart showed what amenities are missing from some parks and which will need replacement within next 10 years. The Park Board preferred a red-yellow-green tagging with yellow indicating replacement required within 5-10 years and red indicating replacement needed within 0-5 years. There was discussion regarding the content of the powerpoint presentation to be used at the upcoming joint meeting with City Council. The worksession is scheduled for January 29.
Stadler presented the revised plans. Members generally preferred options A and B. They liked the play mound shown in option A, the community garden area and the cul-de-sac at the end of the alley. It was noted that option B did not show the parallel parking along the alley.
The design input meeting held at Eisenhower Community Center on November 15 was attended by very few Oakes Park area residents. There is an on-line survey also happening – we’ll have to wait to see how much input is added via this survey.
Stadler mentioned that he’d like to proceed with a letter to the adjacent areas mentioning that the City intends to remove the hockey boards following the current season of use. Stadler will bring a proposed letter to the next meeting.
The next regular Park Board Meeting is December 17, 2012 at 6:30 pm.
Tom Jenny made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Bob Hatlestad. The motion passed. The meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.