SPECIAL MEETING OF THE
METROPOLITAN PARKS AND OPEN SPACE COMMISSION
Thursday | June 18, 2020
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 by electronic means and the Metropolitan Parks and Open Space Commission meeting will be conducted under Minnesota Statutes section 13D.021 at the location, date, and time stated above. Members of the public may monitor this meeting by using this call-in number 1-855-282-6330. Access Code 146 714 2918. Password 12345
If you have comments about a matter on the agenda, please submit via email to public.info@metc.state.mn.us

AGENDA

I.

CALL TO ORDER

II.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA (5 minutes)

III.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES (5 minutes)

None. Both the June 11 and June 18, 2020 MPOSC Meeting minutes will be posted at the July 9, 2020 Special Meeting of MPOSC

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, June 17, 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 (10 minutes) - ROLL CALL

  1. 2020-170, Regional Parks System Annual Operations and Maintenance Report (Abdiwahab Ali 651-602-1823) PowerPoint

VI.

INFORMATION (2 hours 30 minutes)

  1. Regional Parks System Additions: Implementing Agency Proposals (Part 2 of 2, Emmett Mullin, 651-602-1360, Colin Kelly, 651-602-1361)
Agency Videos for the 16 System Addition Applications (Approx. four-minutes each. These videos will NOT be viewed during the meeting. It is requested that Commissioners view the videos before the June 18 meeting)

16 System Addition Proposals from 3 Implementing Agencies – Presentation Order
  1. Scott County – 2 proposals: Both Regional Trail Search Corridors
  2. Three Rivers Park District – 11 proposals: 2 Regional Park Search Areas, 1 Special Recreation Feature Search Area, 6 Regional Trail Search Corridors, 2 Boundary Adjustments
  3. City of Saint Paul – 3 proposals: All Regional Trail Search Corridors

VII.

REPORTS (5 minutes)

  1. Chair
  2. Commissioners
  3. Staff