A regular meeting of the Hopkins Park Board was held on March 27, 2017.
Kyle Kaczmarek, Park Board Vice-Chair called the meeting to order at 6:36 p.m.
Present were Park Board members: Libby Goeman, Kyle Kaczmarek, Laura Cooper and Emma Figgins. Absent was Caroline Rinker. Also present was Steve Stadler, PW Director/Park Board City staff liaison.
Minutes for the February 27, 2017 Park Board Meeting.
Laura Cooper made a motion to approve the minutes, seconded by Emma Figgins. The motion passed with a 4-0 vote.
Park Board Action Items and Updates
Off-Leash Dog Park Update
The Board members shared their thoughts on the benefits and the concerns of having a city designated off-leash dog park area within the landfill property, which abuts Westbrooke Patio Homes property.
Mona Lewis, Westbrooke Patio Homes General Manager and Judy Carter, Westbrooke home owner were in attendance and addressed the Board regarding questions and concerns of the Westbrooke Homeowner Association. Ms. Carter shared that she prefers having the proposed off-leash area because it is so close, i.e. walking distance. Ms. Lewis mentioned that there will be a HOA Board meeting on April 27 which will include a discussion about the potential off-leash dog park on the landfill property.
Member Libby Goeman and Steve Stadler will plan to attend. The Park Board agreed that if there were to be a city off-leash dog area, it would not be completed for 2017, but would be a 2018 project at the earliest. The Park Board discussion and consideration will resume at the next meeting after the report from the Westbrooke Patio Homes HOA Board meeting.
Park Area Assignment Report
The next regular Park Board Meeting is 6:30 pm on Monday, April 24.
Laura Cooper moved to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Libby Goeman. The motion passed 4-0. The meeting adjourned at 7:59 p.m.