Park Board Minutes

November 19, 2012

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.           


  1. A motion was made by Norman Teigen, seconded by Tom Jenny to approve the October 22 minutes.  The motion passed with a 4-0 vote.        


  1. Park System Capital Improvement Funding

    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. 

  2. Cottageville Park – revised concept plans

    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. 

  3. Oakes Park discussion items

    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.  

  4. Miscellaneous Updates
    1. Oakes Park planning/MCES Lift Station project
    2. Cottageville Park/Blake Road corridor plans  
    3. Southwest Transitway Project
    4. Nine Mile Creek Streambank and Habitat enhancement project and Nine Mile Creek regional trail project
    5. St Joseph Catholic Church addition
  5. Park Area Assignment Report
    Abbey Bryduck: Hilltop Park, Shady Oak Beach, Shady Oak Nature Area, Minnehaha Creek
    Preserve – absent

    Bob Hatlestad: Cottageville Park, Oakes Park, Maetzold Field, Hiawatha Oaks – nothing to report  

    Caroline Rinker: Interlachen Park, Burnes Park, Harley Hopkins Park – nothing to report

    Norman Teigen: Buffer Park, Park Valley Playground, Valley Park – nothing to  report   

    Tom Jenny: Downtown Park, Elmo Park, Central Park – nothing to report


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.

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