A regular meeting of the Hopkins Park Board was held on September 25, 2017.
Caroline Rinker, Park Board Chair called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm
Present were Park Board members: Kyle Kaczmarek, Mohamed W arsame, Emma Figgins, Caroline Rinker and Laura Cooper (now Laura Santiago). Also present was Steve Stadler, PW Director/Park Board City staff liaison, and Jeff Feulner, WSB& Assoc.
Kyle Kaczmarek made a motion to approve the minutes, seconded by Emma Figgins. The motion passed with a 5-0 vote.
Central Park Planning:
Jeff Feulner, WSB presented two Central Park schematic master plan concepts. Jeff led a discussion that covered the existing park layout and features; the proposed high, medium and low priority park features that the Park Board had previously selected; and the two proposed concept plans. Jeffs presentation included PowerPoint slides showing examples of various elements, including fitness nodes and interactive art. The Park Board discussed the concept plans at length. A revised concept plan incorporating the comments will be presented & discussed at the next Park Board meeting. (The attached WSB memorandum documents the Park Board comments regarding the two concept plans and is included as a supplement to these minutes)
Park Board action items and updates:
Park fund working capital report:
No report this month.
2018 meeting calendar
The Park Board decided on the following alternative meeting dates, due to holiday conflicts:
Other topics of interest:
Stadler reported that he has discussed the upcoming splash pad hours of operation with the Zion Lutheran church staff. The church has requested that the splash pad not open on Sundays before 12:00 noon. There would simply be no way to reasonably prevent park users from using the parking lot on Sunday morning and conflicting with Zion's parking needs. The Park Board concurred with the later opening time on Sundays. Stadler also mentioned that he is attempting to get a plan together with Xcel Energy to relocate underground the existing overhead electrical lines just north of the Pavilion.
Park Area Assignment Report
The next regular Park Board Meeting is 6:30 p.m. on Monday, October 23. Stadler proposed to do a park system tour during the October meeting. A 5:30 p.m. start will be planned for the next meeting.
Kyle Kaczmarek moved to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Laura Santiago. The motion passed 5-0. The meeting adjourned at 8:05 p.m.