Metropolitan Parks and Open Space Commission Meeting

Regular Meeting
December 3, 2020 | 4:00 p.m.
Minutes (PDF)


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 meetings for reasons stated in the Governor’s Emergency Executive Order. Accordingly, advisory committee members will participate in this meeting via telephone or other electronic means and the meeting will be conducted under Minnesota Statutes section 13D.021 at the date and time stated above. We encourage you to monitor the meeting remotely. If you have comments, we encourage members of the public to 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)

November 5, 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, December 2, 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 (45 minutes)

  1. 2020-326, Accept the Public Comment Report and Adopt the 2040 Regional Parks Policy Plan Amendment (Tracey Kinney, 651-602-1029 and Emmett Mullin, 651-602-1360)
25 minutes
  2. 2020-327, Pine Point Regional Park, Park Acquisition Opportunity Fund Program (Branson), Washington County (Jessica Lee, 651-602-1621) 5 minutes
  3. 2020-328, Sam Morgan Regional Trail Master Plan Amendment, Saint Paul (Colin Kelly, 651-602-1361) 15 minutes

VI.

INFORMATION (1 hour 20 minutes)

  1. 2021 Competitive Equity Grant Program Priorities (Jessica Lee, 651-602-1621 and Amanda Lovelee, 651-602-1375) 20 minutes
  2. Parks and Trails Legacy Project Equity Highlights – Part 1: 5 agencies. 5 minutes to present 2 slides each. 5 minutes for questions (Jessica Lee, 651-602-1621) 60 minutes - Presentation
  • City of Saint Paul
  • Anoka County
  • Three Rivers Park District
  • Scott County
  • Washington County

VII.

REPORTS (5 minutes)

  1. Chair
  2. Commissioners
  3. Staff
 
 
 

Committee information

Metropolitan Parks and Open Space Commission

Committee contact:
Sandi Dingle
Sandi.Dingle@metc.state.mn.us
651.602.1312