MEETING OF THE
METROPOLITAN PARKS AND OPEN SPACE COMMISSION
Thursday | January 7, 2021
4:00 PM

 NOTICE:  Governor Walz has declared a peacetime emergency (Emergency Executive Order 20-01) in response to COVID-19 and the Metropolitan Council Chair has determined it is not practical or prudent to conduct an in-person Metropolitan Parks and Open Space Commission meeting for reasons stated in the Governor’s Emergency Executive Order. Accordingly, Metropolitan Parks and Open Space Commission members will participate in this meeting via telephone or other electronic means and the Metropolitan Parks and Open Space Commission meeting will be conducted under Minnesota Statutes section 13D.021 at the date and time stated above. This meeting will be streamed live. We encourage you to monitor the meeting remotely. If you have comments, you may email us at public.info@metc.state.mn.us. We will respond to your comments in a timely manner.
 

AGENDA

I.

CALL TO ORDER

II.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA (5 minutes)

III.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES (5 minutes)

December 3, 2020 Meeting of the Metropolitan Parks and Open Space Commission
 

IV.

PUBLIC INVITATION (5 minutes)

Invitation to interested persons to address the Commission on matters not on the agenda.
If you are interested in addressing the Commission at this meeting, please send an email to Chair Yarusso by 5 PM on Wednesday, January 6, 2020. Chair Yarusso’s email address is: mposc@tonyyarusso.org. He will read the comments during the Commission Meeting. Comments should not exceed 250 words.
 

V.

BUSINESS (1 hour)

  1. 2021-1, Rice Creek North Regional Trail Master Plan Amendment, Ramsey County (Tracey Kinney, 651-602-1029) 15 minutes - Presentation
  2. 2021-2, Regional Parks System Competitive Equity Grant Program, 2021 Notice of Funding Availability (Jessica Lee, 651-602-1621) 10 minutes - Presentation
 

VI.

INFORMATION (1 hour)

  1. Parks and Trails Legacy Project Equity Highlights – Part 2: 5 agencies each have 5 minutes to present 2 slides each. 5 minutes for questions (Jessica Lee) 60 minutes - Presentation
  • Ramsey County
  • Carver County
  • City of Bloomington
  • Dakota County
  • Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
 

VII.

REPORTS (5 minutes)

  1. Chair
  2. Commissioners
  3. Staff