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Legacy Funding Finance

THIRD MEETING

2015-2016 Regular Session - February 09, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-NINTH SESSION

LEGACY FUNDING FINANCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Dean Urdahl, Chair of the Legacy Funding Finance Committee, began the third meeting at 12:49P.M. on Monday, February 9, 2015 in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The meeting was called to order at 12:50 P.M. A Quorum was present.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

URDAHL, Dean, Chair
HEINTZEMAN, Josh, Vice Chair
DANIELS, Brian
FREIBERG, Mike
KAHN, Phyllis
LILLIE, Leon
MILLER, Tim
MURPHY, Erin
MURPHY, Mary
TORKELSON, Paul
WILLS, Anna

Members Excused:

GREEN, Steve

Representative Lillie moved to approve the minutes of February 2, 2015. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Michelle Furrer of the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory presented Como Zoo’s Legacy fund request, related how funds have been used in the past, and outlined plans for future projects.

Jackie Sticha of Como Friends spoke about various programs available to Como Park Zoo and Conservatory’s visitors, and plans for further development.

Bob Meier of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources testified about the history and status of public land in Minnesota, and spoke about the process of land acquisition.

Pat Rivers of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources testified about the stewardship of current land holdings by the Department of Natural Resources and the department’s approach to future land acquisition.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:02 P.M.





Representative Dean Urdahl, Chair




Leah Patton, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..

Overview of Como Zoo Legacy funding request.

Overview of the Department of Natural Resources land acquisition process.