The Coon Rapids Regional Dam Commission will host an open house on Wednesday, November 17, 2010. The open house will be held in the Council Chambers of the Champlin Municipal Center, 11955 Champlin Drive, Champlin, from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m.
The 2010 Minnesota Legislature established the commission to advise Senate and House of Representative committees on future options for the Coon Rapids Dam. The commission will study options and provide recommendations for the future of the dam including:
1) Suitable public uses,
4) Maintenance, and
5) Financing of the dam and its operations.
In reviewing options and developing recommendations, the commission will consider economic, environmental, ecological, and other pertinent factors.
The Commission has developed a work plan that will: a) build common knowledge of Coon Rapids Dam interests among commission members, b) identify and analyze viable options, and c) review and discuss selected options for recommendation in the commission’s report. The report will be submitted to the Legislature by March 1, 2011.
At the open house, information will be presented about the work of the Commission, and the public is invited to make comments.
The Commission will meet at least once per month until the report is sent to the Legislature on March 1, 2011. A second open house will be held early in 2011 to provide an opportunity for the public to review and comment on the draft recommendations of the Commission. For more information on the Coon Rapids Regional Dam Commission, please contact Charlie Petersen at Charlie.Petersen@state.mn.us.