Ballpark Resolution Amendments from Commissioner McLaughlin
The following amendment was offered by Commissioner McLaughlin:
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the team agrees to provide a minimum of $250,000 per year starting with the openinNew of the Ballpark for funding youth activities and amateur sports in the County, and that legislation provide for the County to spend up to $2,000,000 per year of excess tax revenues, if available, for the same purpose; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the contracting for construction, professional services and operations of the Ballpark include an aggressive, inclusive and best practices program to ensure the participation of small, local, women and minority businesses, and the inclusion of women and people of color in the workforces of contractors or operators of the Ballpark; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Team and County agree to require a Public Sector Project Labor Agreement in the construction of the Ballpark; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that staff is directed to explore the feasibility of creating a district heating system using waste heat from the Hennepin Energy Recovery Center (HERC) as part of our planning for the design and construction of a baseball stadium on the Rapid Park site; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that staff insure that any future design work optimize the area transit and bicycle opportunities, including a connection to the Cedar Lake Trail.