Board of Commissioners Meetings

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Three Rivers Park District Board of Commissioners meetings are being held in-person at the Three Rivers Park District Administrative Center, 3000 Xenium Lane N., Plymouth. The public is invited to attend and comment at the meeting on agenda items or during Citizens Wishing to Address the Board.

If you would like to submit written comments in advance of the Study Session that will be shared with the Board, you may post them below in the comment box under the agenda item you wish to address or under Citizens Wishing to Address the Board if it's a topic not on the Board agenda. Comments received by 1:00 p.m. on the Wednesday before the Study Session will be shared with Commissioners at the meeting. The agenda for the upcoming Study Session is now available for review within the Meeting Archive or by clicking the link below.

Click here for an archive of past Board agendas, minutes and audio recordings of meetings.

Three Rivers Park District Board of Commissioners meetings are being held in-person at the Three Rivers Park District Administrative Center, 3000 Xenium Lane N., Plymouth. The public is invited to attend and comment at the meeting on agenda items or during Citizens Wishing to Address the Board.

If you would like to submit written comments in advance of the Study Session that will be shared with the Board, you may post them below in the comment box under the agenda item you wish to address or under Citizens Wishing to Address the Board if it's a topic not on the Board agenda. Comments received by 1:00 p.m. on the Wednesday before the Study Session will be shared with Commissioners at the meeting. The agenda for the upcoming Study Session is now available for review within the Meeting Archive or by clicking the link below.

Click here for an archive of past Board agendas, minutes and audio recordings of meetings.

  • August 5, 2021, Board Study Session Agenda

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    The agenda for the August 5, 2021, Three Rivers Park District Board of Commissioners Study Session is available here.

    The Study Session will begin at 9:00 AM in the Board Room of the Three Rivers Park District Administrative Center, 3000 Xenium Lane N., Plymouth, MN.

  • Item 3. Superintendent’s Report

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    Purpose of Study Session:

    VERBAL UPDATE.


    Background Information:

    The Superintendent (or designee) will provide a verbal update to Commissioners on current Park District matters.

  • Item 4. Citizens Wishing to Address the Board

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    Purpose of Study Session:

    NO ACTION REQUIRED.


    Background Information:

    Any individual wishing to address the Board on subjects which are not part of the meeting agenda may do so at this time. Such items will typically be referred to staff for review, action and/or recommendation for future board action. The public will also be provided an opportunity to address the Board on items which are on the agenda at the appropriate time.

    If you would like to submit written comments in advance of the Study Session that will be shared with the Board, you may post them below in the comment box under the agenda item you wish to address or under Citizens Wishing to Address the Board if it's a topic not on the Board agenda. Comments received by 1:00 p.m. on the Wednesday before the Study Session will be shared with Commissioners at the meeting.

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  • Item 5A. 2022 Budget

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    Purpose of Study Session:

    REVIEW AND DISCUSS INFORMATION PERTAINING TO THE 2022 BUDGET.


    The following information was prepared by Howard D. Koolick, Chief Financial Officer/ Director of Finance.

    Background Information

    Staff has begun assembling budget requests for the 2022 Budget. As this work continues, the Superintendent and Chief Financial Officer would like to provide Commissioners with a variety of background information. In addition to ensuring Commissioners have an in-depth understanding of historical budget information and trends, this information will hopefully help Commissioners identify issues and questions they would like reviewed as part of the Budget process.

    The attached presentation (Reference 5A-1) covers the following topics:

    • Property Tax Levy
    • Park Use Revenues
    • Met Council Revenue
    • Other Revenues
    • Wages and Benefits
    • Equipment ISF Funding
    • Other Costs
    • Mississippi Gateway
    • System Plan Improvements


    This discussion will be the first of many discussions regarding the 2022 budget. The following is a list of future meetings where the budget will be discussed:

    • September 2nd – Budget and tax levy discussion
    • September 23rd – Approve preliminary tax levy
    • October 7th – Review draft of budget
    • October 21st – Review final draft of General Fund Budget
    • November 4th – Public hearing on General Fund Budget. Approve General Fund and all other budgets.
    • December 16th – Approve final tax levy


    Relationship to the System Plan

    The Request for Action supports the following goals of the System Plan:

    • Goal 1: You Belong Here
    • Goal 2: Parks Matter
    • Goal 3: Lead by Example

    By ensuring the Park District’s finances are properly managed and planned.

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