Thought would follow-up my post from last week in regards to the Park Board discusstions at the Linden Hills Community meeting. Brief summary NOT official minutes of the meeting last night from the discussion. These are only my notes from the meeting with a link and text from Linden Hills website is included below my comments. Their was probably about 50 people who atttended this meeting:
1. Park Board members stressed that there is no immediate plans for this project and no official project proposal has been submitted to the Park Board Planning Committee. There has been some discussions with Park Board staff. The ultimate focus of the park board members during this meeting was an overall plan for Lake Calhoun and how they can better communicate with the neighborhood organizations.
2. Calhoun Yacht Club does not yet have a specific plan and are only conceptualizing at this point with conceptual drawings from my understanding. Calhoun Yacht Club is discussing with an architect who was at the meeting and may provide drawings on their web site, http://www.lakecalhoun.org/. No specifics for the project or drawings were discussed or shown during this meeting. (See Comments Below)
3. The next step in this process is that Calhoun Yacht Club to present their plan to the community. This needs to happen before it formally goes to the Park Board Planning meeting per my understanding of the Park Board process discussed by board members during the meeting. No specifics were provided but I did discuss with their architect and Calhoun Yacht Club members that this is an important next step. (See Comments Below)
Below is text from the Linden Hills Neighborhood Web Site in regards to this next step posted on December 10th: http://www.lindenhills.org/calhoundevel.htm:
December 10, 2005: According to Mike Elson, President of the Lake Calhoun Sailing School Board, the School presented a proposal to the Park Board Planning Committee nearly two years ago. They now believe they need to "start over again" by approaching the neighborhoods along with presenting to the Park Board Planning Committee now that elections are over. Mike stated the school is working on posting the proposed plan on their website, but that will most likely not be done until "after the first of the year".
Laurie Foster, LHiNC Co-Chair, is currently working on coordinating a meeting with the Lake Calhoun Sailing School and Park Board Planner in February to discuss the proposal with LHiNC residents. Please look to this website for information regarding that meeting.
We, as a community, all need to encourage dialog on this project to come up with the best interest of all parties and this beautiful Lake Calhoun legacy that has been left to us as a community. Let's work together in an open and transparent process to come open with the best solution.