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 Board Meeting 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 5:00 p.m. on the Wednesday before the Board Meeting will be shared with Commissioners at the meeting. The agenda for the upcoming Board Meeting 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 Board Meeting 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 5:00 p.m. on the Wednesday before the Board Meeting will be shared with Commissioners at the meeting. The agenda for the upcoming Board Meeting 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.

  • Jan. 6, 2022, Regular Board Meeting Agenda

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    The agenda for the January 6, 2021, Regular Board Meeting is available here.

    The Board Meeting will begin at 5:00 PM in the Board Room of the Three Rivers Park District Administrative Center, 3000 Xenium Lane N., Plymouth, MN.

  • Item 3A. Election of Officers

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    Superintendent’s Recommendation:

    1. CHAIR

    MOTION TO ELECT COMMISSIONER AS CHAIR OF THREE RIVERS PARK DISTRICT BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS FOR 2022.

    2. VICE CHAIR

    MOTION TO ELECT COMMISSIONER AS VICE CHAIR OF THREE RIVERS PARK DISTRICT BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS FOR 2022.


    Background:

    Park District enabling legislation, Chapter 398.06 states that the Board shall elect from its membership a Chair and Vice Chair at the first meeting of the Board for each calendar year. The proposed process is consistent with Chapter 398, the Open Meeting Law, the Rules of the Board, and Robert's Rules of Order.

    Under the Park District’s current Rules of the Board, Section III. Election of Officers is as follows:

    III. Election of Officers

    A. Board Chair and Vice Chair. At the first meeting in each calendar year the Board shall elect from its membership a Chair and Vice Chair who shall serve in said capacity for the calendar year and until their successors are elected and qualified. In the event the Chair or Vice Chair is vacated by resignation or otherwise, the Board, at its next regularly scheduled meeting, shall elect a Chair and/or Vice Chair from its membership. In the interim, the Vice Chair shall act as Chair.

  • Item 3B. Rules of the Board

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    Superintendent's Recommendation:

    NO ACTION REQUIRED; THIS ITEM IS FOR INFORMATION AND DISCUSSION.


    Background:

    The Rules of the Board were originally approved by the Board in 1992 and have been revised several times, most recently on February 20, 2020. The current Rules of the Board are attached (Reference 3B-1).

    With regard to amendments, the Rules of the Board state the following:

    XI. Suspension, Repeal, or Amendment of the Rules: These rules, in part or in whole, may be suspended by a simple majority of members present at any regular Board meeting. These rules may be amended or repealed at any regular meeting, but only after such rule change has been proposed at a prior regular Board meeting.

    Following the revisions in early 2020, staff does not have any proposed amendments to the Rules of the Board at this time.

    Commissioners may propose and discuss amendments to be considered for adoption. Adoption of the amended Rules of the Board could be considered at the February 17, 2022, Board meeting.


    Relationship to the System Plan

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

    • Goal 1: You Belong Here
    • Goal 2: Parks Matter
    • Goal 3: Lead by Example
  • Item 4A. Acknowledgement of Donations

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    Superintendent’s Recommendation:

    NO ACTION REQUIRED; THIS ITEM IS FOR INFORMATION AND DISCUSSION.


    Background:

    Commissioners and/or staff are encouraged to report any special matters, awards, recognitions, or other acknowledgements at this time.

    Acknowledgement of Donations

    The Board wishes to acknowledge the following donations and grants to the Park District of $500 or more during the month of December 2021.

    Melissa Van Holland: $500 to plant a tree at Hyland Lake Park Reserve in memory of John P. Bradley Jr.

    Judy Osborne: $500 for Parks and Trails

    Bridget Ennevor: $3,000 for wherever it is needed most

    The Three Rivers Park District Foundation provides ongoing support to the Park District through partnerships and directed donations. In December, the Three Rivers Park District Foundation conveyed $17,100 for a variety of purposes including:

    • $500 for Explorer Camps from Craig and Melissa Wiklund in memory of Patricia Marble
    • $1,000 for a tribute bench at Hyland Hills Ski and Snowboard Area in memory of Susan Hodder
    • $5,000 for Pathways Internships
    • $10,000 for Adapted Programing
  • Item 4B. Superintendent’s Report

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    Superintendent’s Recommendation:

    NO ACTION REQUIRED; THIS ITEM IS FOR INFORMATION AND DISCUSSION.


    Background:

  • Item 4C. Citizens Wishing to Address the Board

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    Superintendent’s Recommendation:

    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 Board Meeting 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 Meeting agenda. Comments received by 5:00 p.m. on the Wednesday before the Board Meeting will be shared with Commissioners at the meeting.

  • Items 5A - 5H. Routine Business

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    All matters listed under Routine Business are considered to be standard items by the Board of Commissioners and will be enacted by one motion. For background information about any of the items listed below, visit this link.


    Item 5A. Designation of Official Newspaper

    Superintendent’s Recommendation:


    MOTION TO APPROVE FINANCE AND COMMERCE AS THREE RIVERS PARK DISTRICT’S OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR 2022.


    Item 5B. Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Approval – Habitat Enhancements III

    Superintendent’s Recommendation:

    MOTION TO APPROVE A CONSERVATION PARTNERS LEGACY GRANT FOR APPROXIMATELY $398,000 FOR HABITAT ENHANCEMENTS WITH CCM CREW.


    Item 5C. Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Approval – Carver Prairies – Phase II

    Superintendent’s Recommendation:

    MOTION TO APPROVE A CONSERVATION PARTNERS LEGACY GRANT FOR APPROXIMATELY $232,200 FOR PRAIRIE RESTORATION.


    Item 5D. 2022 Legislative Platform

    Superintendent’s Recommendation:

    MOTION TO ADOPT THE 2022 LEGISLATIVE PLATFORM.


    Item 5E. Designation of Official Depositories

    Superintendent’s Recommendation:

    MOTION TO DESIGNATE WELLS FARGO NATIONAL BANK, US BANK AND HENNEPIN COUNTY AS OFFICIAL DEPOSITORIES FOR 2022; AND TO DESIGNATE THE MINNESOTA MUNICIPAL MONEY MARKET FUND (4M FUND) AND PMA FINANCIAL NETWORK AS OFFICIAL DEPOSITORIES FOR INVESTMENT PURPOSES FOR 2022.


    Item 5F. Authorization to Pay Property Insurance Premiums

    Superintendent’s Recommendation:

    MOTION TO APPROVE PAYMENT OF THE 2022 PROPERTY AND LIABILITY INSURANCE PREMIUM TO MINNESOTA COUNTIES INTERGOVERNMENTAL TRUST IN THE AMOUNT OF $475,947 AND AUTHORIZE THE CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER TO PROCESS AND PAY PREMIUM ADJUSTMENTS AS PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT ARE ADDED DURING THE YEAR.


    Item 5G. Minutes of the December 16, 2021, Regular Board Meeting

    Superintendent’s Recommendation:

    MOTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE DECEMBER 16, 2021, REGULAR BOARD MEETING.


    Item 5H. Approval of Claims for the Period Ended December 30, 2021

    Superintendent’s Recommendation:

    MOTION TO APPROVE PAYMENT OF CLAIMS AS RECOMMENDED BY THE SUPERINTENDENT FOR THE PERIOD ENDED DECEMBER 30, 2021, IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,809,629.57.

  • Item 6A. West Mississippi River Regional Trail Purchase Agreement

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    Superintendent’s Recommendation:

    MOTION TO APPROVE A PURCHASE AGREEMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF $260,000 FOR THE ACQUISITION OF 17700 DAYTON RIVER ROAD LOCATED IN THE CITY OF DAYTON ALONG THE WEST MISSISSIPPI RIVER REGIONAL TRAIL AND TO ESTABLISH A PROJECT BUDGET IN THE AMOUNT OF $350,000 WITH LOCAL FUNDING FROM THE LAND ACQUISITION DEVELOPMENT AND BETTERMENT FUND.


    The following information was prepared by Heather Kuikka, Planning and Research Coordinator.


    Background Information:

    Three Rivers staff pursued acquisition of 17700 Dayton River Road which was for sale on the open market and located directly adjacent to the property approved by the Board for acquisition at the regular December 2021 Board meeting. Similarly, acquisition of this property would create a greater opportunity to separate the future West Mississippi River Regional Trail from Dayton River Road providing a significantly more desirable and safer trail user experience.

    The 1.22-acre property sits directly on the Mississippi River overlooking Goodin Island, has a residential structure, detached garage, and stairs leading down to the river and provides an opportunity to work with the adjacent parcel which Three Rivers anticipated closing on in early 2022 to better connect future trail users with the Mississippi River (Reference 6A-1).

    Due to the property being sold on the open market, staff immediately conducted an appraisal and prepared a purchase agreement reflecting the appraised value of $260,000 (Reference 6A-2). The seller has signed the purchase agreement and understands that the purchase agreement includes several standard contingencies to reflect acquisition rules and processes Three Rivers is required to follow. This includes, but not limited to, municipal consent, partial funding by the Metropolitan Council, environmental assessment and similar.

    Staff are coordinating with Dayton staff to commence the formal municipal consent process following Board approval of the purchase agreement.

    Funding

    The estimated total acquisition cost of $350,000 includes the purchase cost, appraisal, environmental assessment work, land stewardship/demolition/restoration, legal fees, and title commitment/insurance.

    The acquisition is eligible for up to 75% ($262,500) reimbursement from the Metropolitan Council Park Acquisition Grant Fund. The remaining balance of $87,500 would come out of the Land Acquisition Development and Betterment Fund.

    Similar to other acquisitions, staff will request that the local match be eligible for future reimbursement from the Metropolitan Council’s Capital Improvement Program.


    Relationship to the System Plan

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

    • Goal 1: You Belong Here
    • Goal 2: Parks Matter
  • Item 6B. Mississippi Gateway Redevelopment Project Award of Consultant Agreement

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    Superintendent’s Recommendation:

    MOTION TO ENTER INTO A CONSULTANT AGREEMENT WITH WSB & ASSOCIATES, INC., DBA WSB, TO PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURAL CONSULTING SERVICES FOR DESIGN DEVELOPMENT, CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS, AND BIDDING FOR THE MISSISSIPPI GATEWAY REGIONAL PARK REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT, WITH A TOTAL HOURLY NOT-TO-EXCEED FEE IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,209,877.00 INCLUDING REIMBURSABLE EXPENSES, AND TO ESTABLISH A TOTAL CONSULTANT FEE BUDGET IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,430,865.00 INCLUDING A 10 PERCENT CONTINGENCY WITH TOTAL PROJECT FINANCING FROM THE BOARD APPROVED PROJECT BUDGET IN THE 2020 ASSET MANAGEMENT PROGRAM.


    The following information was prepared by Jason Zemke, Sr. Manager of Architecture and Matt Swenson, Project Manager.

    Background:

    The scope of the project follows the guidance of the Mississippi Gateway Master Plan and includes a complete redesign and build of the East and West units of the park.

    The proposed consultant fee and scope of work was cooperatively developed between Park District staff and the consultant to be consistent with the Park District’s design best practices and appropriate for the established project scope and complexity. Through the Schematic Design phase, WSB and their team of subconsultants have shown their commitment to implement the Park District’s master plan vision for this major redevelopment. As such, staff recommends they be hired to continue providing complete engineering and architectural design services for Design Development, Construction Documents, and Bidding for the Mississippi Gateway Regional Park Redevelopment Project. They will continue to partner with Alliiance and Bolton & Menk for significant portions of the work. Upon completion of the Design Development phase, staff will come back to the Board for approval of Design Development plans prior to directing the consultant to proceed with the next phase of design.

    The entire project, including development components in the West Unit, will continue to be managed by the Park District and its consultant. Costs for engineering and architectural services that are related to the design of City of Brooklyn Park (West Unit) components will be reimbursed from the City to the Park District through separate agreement.

    Relationship to the System Plan

    The Request for Action supports the following goal(s) of the System Plan:

    • Goal 1: You Belong Here
    • Goal 2: Parks Matter
    • Goal 3: Lead by Example
  • Item 6C. 2022 Scott County-Three Rivers Partnership Budget

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    Superintendent's Recommendation:

    MOTION TO APPROVE THE 2022 SCOTT COUNTY-THREE RIVERS PARTNERSHIP OPERATING BUDGET IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,718,943 AND THE 2022 PARTNERSHIP LOTTERY-IN-LIEU-OF MAINTENANCE AND REHABILITATION PROGRAM TOTALING $102,864.


    View background information for Item 6C. 2022 Scott County-Three Rivers Partnership Budget.

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