Prepare development plans for Cedar Lake Farm and Doyle-Kennefick Regional Parks and a county-wide regional park system plan
Sec. 3. METROPOLITAN COUNCIL$12,641,000$15,140,000
(a) $12,641,000 the first year and $15,140,000 the second year are from the parks and trails fund to be distributed as required under new Minnesota Statutes, section 85.535, subdivision 3, except that of this amount, $40,000 the first year is for a grant to Hennepin County to plant trees along the Victory Memorial Parkway.
(b) The Metropolitan Council shall submit a report on the expenditure and use of money appropriated under this section to the legislature as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 3.195, by March 1 of each year. The report must detail the outcomes in terms of additional use of parks and trails resources, user satisfaction surveys, and other appropriate outcomes.
(c) Grant agreements entered into by the Metropolitan Council and recipients of money appropriated under this section shall ensure that the funds are used to supplement and not substitute for traditional sources of funding.
(d) The implementing agencies receiving appropriations under this section shall give consideration to contracting with the Minnesota Conservation Corps for contract restoration, maintenance, and other activities.
The primary measurable outcome is completion of the master plans and adoption by the appropriate public officials. Secondary measurable outcomes are the number of public meetings and the number of citizens who participated in preparing the master plans.
The planning process is being guided by a Citizen Design Team of 30 Scott County residents. The Citizen Design Team began meeting in July, 2010 and has met monthly throughout the planning process (9 times). In addition, Scott County conducted a public participation kick-off meeting and site field trip that attracted 45 participants. The Citizen Design Team and staff presented preliminary trail concepts to the County Parks Commission, County Board and Helena and Cedar Lake Township Board of Supervisors and Elko New Market and New Prague park commissions. In addition, staff conducted collaborative meetings with the DNR, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services, Le Sueur County, Sibley County and area townships. The Citizen Design Team and staff present the proposed master plans to the public at workshops on February 16 and February 17.
Prepare a County-wide regional park system plan and prepare development master plans for Cedar Lake Farm and Doyle-Kennefick regional parks.