Park Board Minutes

December 16, 2013

A regular meeting of the Hopkins Park Board was held on December 16, 2013.  

I. CALL TO ORDER

Park Board Chair Bob Hatlestad called the meeting to order at 6:32 pm.

II. ROLL CALL

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

III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR NOVEMBER 18, 2013

  1. Norman Teigen made a motion, seconded by Tom Jenny to approve the November 18 minutes.  The motion passed with a 3-0 vote.      

IV. BUSINESS

  1. Park System Capital Improvement Funding
    1. The Park Board discussed the current 2014-2023 Capital Improvement Plan.  The Board considered what the current parks have to offer the public and how park users’ experiences might be enhanced in our park system.  Specifically, are there certain parks wherein some new features and/or rehabbed amenities are needed to enhance the park’s value to the public.  The attending Board members did some brainstorming of ideas at certain parks. The goal being to put together a proposal for City Council to consider as City Council continues to discuss the proposed revamped City financial management plan.  Stadler will send out an email to each PB member seeking input and ideas for the January 27 Park Board Meeting. 

  2. Interlachen Park proposed warming house add-on for ice resurfacer storage
    1. Stadler provided the Board with a summary of a discussion he had with neighborhood representatives in regards to a proposed warming house addition.  Proposed floor plans and elevations were shown as prepared by Midwest Drafting & Design (sheets dated 12/3/2013).  The advocates for the project are going to put together a more-complete project request package for future Park Board consideration. 
  3. Cottageville Park Update
    1. Stadler provided an update including the play equipment concept drawings from the selected play equipment designer/supplier – Flagship Recreation. 

  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
      Absent   
    Bob Hatlestad:
    1. Cottageville Park
    2. Oakes Park
    3. Maetzold Field  
    4. Hiawatha Oaks
      Nothing to report.
    Caroline Rinker:
    1. Interlachen Park
    2. Burnes Park
    3. Harley Hopkins Park
      Absent
    Norman Teigen:
      1. Buffer Park
      2. Park Valley Playground
      3. Valley Park
        NTR
    Tom Jenny:
      1. Downtown Park
      2. Elmo Park
      3. Central Park
        NTR

V. NEXT SCHEDULED MEETINGS:

The next regular Park Board Meeting is January 27, 2014 at 6:30 pm.

VI. ADJOURNMENT

Tom Jenny moved to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Norman Teigen.  The motion passed 3-0.  The meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m.