Park Board Minutes

June 20, 2016

A regular meeting of the Hopkins Park Board was held on June 20, 2016


Park Board Chair Norman Teigen called the meeting to order at 6:37 p.m. 


Present were Park Board members: Abbey Bryduck, Reed Yngve and Norman Teigen.  Also present was Steve Stadler, City staff liaison, Laura Daly and Elizabeth Goeman.  Absent were members Bob Hatlestad and Caroline Rinker.  

The Park Board welcomed new incoming Board members Laura Daly and Elizabeth Goeman.


Minutes for the March 21, 2016 Park Board Meeting:

Abbey Bryduck made a motion to approve the minutes, seconded by Reed Yngve. The motion passed with a 3-0 vote.          


  1. Election of Officers

    This item was tabled until the July meeting due to only three members in attendance. 

  2. Park Board Action Items and Updates

    - Stadler presented an overview of the Park Capital Improvements Fund (301), the projected upcoming projects in the Capital Improvement Plan and the 2016 and 2017 bond sale revenues & future payments.

    - Stadler gave an update on the Cottageville Park Pavilion project which is under construction and the upcoming Oakes & Valley Park improvements slated to begin in mid-July after the summer playground programs in those parks.

    - Stadler presented and explained a revision to the 2017 Burnes Park Improvements.  The revision is to refurbish and reuse the existing warming house building and modify the new park building accordingly.  The new park building would then be built to solely support the adjacent splash pad and play areas and would not be used during the winter months.  The Park Board was in favor of the revision.  Abbey Bryduck made a motion to approve the revision seconded by Reed Yngve.  The motion passed with a 3-0 vote. 

    - Stadler presented a proposed permit for use of the Cottageville Park fire pit.  The permit would be no-cost but would provide conditions for use, allow city staff to know who was responsible for the use of the pit in order to have some level of control of its use.  There was some discussion about this.  Reed Yngve questioned whether this level of control was needed as there are several other metro-area parks that don’t require a permit for using a fire pit.  There was not consensus on use of a permit, but the Board requested that the permit be made available to complete and submit on-line, if possible.

    Norman Teigen and Abbey Bryduck are stepping down from the Park Board after this meeting.  They both expressed gratitude for the opportunity to help advance the park system in Hopkins and wished success, satisfying engagement and continued park advancements to the new oncoming members.

    Stadler thanked Norman and Abbey for their work to gather support for park system reinvestment and the new dedicated park improvement funding.  Their enthusiasm and dedication to the parks will be missed.        

  3. Park Area Assignment Report
  • Abbey Bryduck: Hilltop Park, Shady Oak Beach, Shady Oak Nature Area, Minnehaha Creek Preserve - NTR   
  • Bob Hatlestad: Cottageville Park, Oakes Park, Maetzold Field, Hiawatha Oaks – Absent
  • Caroline Rinker: Interlachen Park, Burnes Park, Harley Hopkins Park – Absent
  • Norman Teigen: Buffer Park, Park Valley Playground, Valley Park – NTR   
  • Reed Yngve: Downtown Park, Elmo Park, Central Park – NTR


The next regular Park Board Meeting is 6:30 p.m. on July 18, 2016


Reed Yngve moved to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Abbey Bryduck. The motion passed 3-0. The meeting adjourned at 7:40 p.m.

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