Park Board Minutes

November 18, 2013

A regular meeting of the Hopkins Park Board was held on November 18, 2013.  

I. CALL TO ORDER

Senior Park Board member Norman Teigen called the meeting to order at 6:35 pm.     

II. ROLL CALL

Present were Park Board members:  Caroline Rinker, Abbey Bryduck and Norman Teigen.  Also present was staff liaison Steve Stadler.  Absent were Tom Jenny and Bob Hatlestad.            

III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR OCTOBER 21, 2013

  1. Abbey Bryduck made a motion, seconded by Caroline Rinker to approve the October 21 minutes.  The motion passed with a 3-0 vote.          

IV. BUSINESS

  1. Park System Capital Improvement Planning/Implementation
    1. Stadler presented information from the 2004-2008 City of Minnetonka park improvement program funded by a special park improvement bond referendum.  Specifically, the Park Board reviewed the new $186,000 Gro-Tonka Park facility built in 2004 and the $45,000 McKenzie Park facility rehab done in the same year.  There was discussion of possible consideration of a new splash-pad facility at Burnes Park.  Also, possibly a master planning effort at Burnes Park taking into account a new warming house facility, splash pad and play courts.  There was also discussion on improving the branding of the city parks and how that might be done.  Stadler mentioned that he will work on a scope of services for an architectural firm to work with on the park improvements. 

  2. Oakes Park Play Equipment Project
    1. Stadler updated the Park Board Board members on the proposed scope of the improvements and a proposed letter to be sent to residents living near Oakes Park. 

  3. Cottageville Park Update
    1. Stadler updated the Park Board on the progress of this work and that play equipment proposals should be available for the Park Board at its December meeting. 

  4. Miscellaneous Updates

    No updates to report. 

  5. Park Area Assignment Report
    Abbey Bryduck:
    1. Hilltop Park
    2. Shady Oak Beach
    3. Shady Oak Nature Area
    4. Minnehaha Creek Preserve
      Nothing to report (NTR).     
    Bob Hatlestad:
    1. Cottageville Park
    2. Oakes Park
    3. Maetzold Field  
    4. Hiawatha Oaks
      Absent
    Caroline Rinker:
    1. Interlachen Park
    2. Burnes Park
    3. Harley Hopkins Park
      NTR
    Norman Teigen:
      1. Buffer Park
      2. Park Valley Playground
      3. Valley Park
        NTR
    Tom Jenny:
      1. Downtown Park
      2. Elmo Park
      3. Central Park
        Absent

V. NEXT SCHEDULED MEETINGS:

The next regular Park Board Meeting is December 16, 2013 at 6:30 pm.

VI. ADJOURNMENT

Caroline Rinker moved to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Abbey Bryduck.  The motion passed 3-0.  The meeting adjourned at 7:23 p.m.