Eagan Advisory Parks Commission


Sponsored by Parks Commissioner Phil Belfiori

Thursday, February 13, 2003

Passed by a 10 to 0 vote

[Draft Version]

The City of Eagan's Advisory Parks Commission recommends that the Eagan City Council:

  1. support the application and direct City staff to apply for the Minnesota DNR Natural and Scenic Areas Grant program to secure funding for the protection of the Anderson parcel [up to $500,000 is available];
  2. direct City staff to work with the Trust for Public Land (TPL) to conduct a formal appraisal of the Anderson parcel;
  3. direct City staff to pursue funding from the Dakota County Farmland and Natural Areas Land Protection Program, including becoming active in the upcoming land eligibility criteria definition process;
  4. set aside up to 25% of the cost of the yet to be determined appraised value of the Anderson parcel, not to exceed $100,000, if the remaining appraised value of the parcel can be acquired using revenue from a combination of the sources listed below:

    1. Other relevant State grant programs;
    2. Grants and partnership with the Dakota County Farmland and Natural Areas Land Protection program;
    3. Non-profit land management and protection grants; and
    4. Private corporation community grants.

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