CAC Meeting #2 Materials and Next Steps

The second Hiawatha Golf Course Property Master Plan Community Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting was held on April 30, 2018. At the meeting, the CAC discussed the master planning project and groundwater issues within and outside the property. 

After a presentation by Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) staff, public comments and CAC discussion, a motion was made by a CAC member. It reads:

“The Hiawatha Golf Course Community Advisory Committee is requesting the Board of Commissioners to respectfully clarify the existing Resolution 2017-243 to include the exploration of all uses related to a reduced pumping scenario and for all uses related to a circumstance that would perpetuate the current pumping situation.” 

The CAC wishes for the MPRB to consider allowing the design team, along with the CAC, to explore both an option to master plan the site based on a reduced groundwater pumping scenario and an option to master plan the site based on a scenario that continues pumping groundwater at current rates to protect existing site uses.

The motion passed on a 9-6 vote. Check out the links below to view meeting materials from the April 30 CAC meeting.

Next CAC Meeting

Previously, the third Hiawatha Golf Course Master Plan CAC meeting was scheduled for May 30. That was postponed to allow time for the Board to consider the CAC’s request. 

A discussion of the CAC’s request is tentatively planned for the June 6 Board of Commissioners meeting. The final agenda for the June 6 meeting will be released on June 1. All Board meeting agendas are posted at the link below:

MPRB Meeting Agendas

All Board meetings offer Open Time, starting at 5:30 pm, for members of the public to address commissioners. Almost all Board meetings, including the June 6 meeting, begin at 5 pm and are held in the Board Room at MPRB Headquarters, 2117 West River Road.