Health, Environment & Community Engagement Committee Agenda
Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Regular Meeting
February 24, 2014 – 1:30 p.m.
Room 317, City Hall
Members Present:  Council Members Cam Gordon (Chair), Andrew Johnson, Jacob Frey, Elizabeth Glidden, Alondra Cano, and Lisa Bender (Quorum 4)
Council Committee Coordinator: Peggy Menshek 612-673-2287
Executive Committee
1.   Commissioner of Health/Director of Department of Health:
Set a public hearing for March 17, 2014 to consider the charter department head reappointment by the Executive Committee of Gretchen Musicant to the appointed position of Commissioner of Health/Director of Department of Health for a two-year term beginning January 2, 2014.
Staff Report:  Charter Department Reappointment Letter
Action Taken:  Approved.
Health Department
2.   Public Health Emergency Preparedness:
Authorize execution of a Cooperative Agreement with the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) and the Counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, Washington, and the City of Bloomington authorizing a Regional Distribution Node on MAC property of federal stockpiles of medical materials in the event of a public health emergency.
Staff Report:  Emergency Preparedness RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
3.   Master Contract Cap Increases:
Authorize increase to the not-to-exceed amounts for the following selected master contracts to finalize the projects through contract termination on December 31, 2015: Minnesota Visiting Nurse Agency; Neighborhood HealthSource; and The Family Partnership.
(Refer to W&M)
Staff Report:  Master Contract Cap RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
4.   Site Agreement with Minnesota Campus Compact for VISTA Volunteer:
Authorize execution of a site agreement for 2014-2015 with the Minnesota Campus Compact to act as a host site for a College Health Corps AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer to work on Youth Violence Prevention Programming, renewable for up to two additional one-year assignments for the period of 2015-2017, with anticipated expenses not to exceed $45,000 over three years. Funding is available in the Health-Grants Fund.
Staff Report:  Site Agreement RCA
      Action Taken: Approved. 
City Coordinator
5.   Energy Pathways Study:
a)     Receive and file the Energy Pathways Study;
b)     Direct staff to pursue Clean Energy Agreements and to pursue all necessary franchise agreements consistent with the Energy Pathway Study’s recommendations; and
c)     Direct staff to recommend changes to the City's 2014 Legislative Agenda consistent with the Energy Pathways Study's recommendations.
Staff Reports:  Energy Pathways Study RCAMinneapolis Energy Pathways:  A Framework for Local Energy ActionEnergy Pathways PowerPoint 
Action Taken: Approved.
6.   Minneapolis Climate Action Plan Two-Year Priorities:
a)     Receive and file the Two-Year (2014-2015) Climate Action Plan Priorities;
b)     Direct Sustainability staff to work collaboratively with other departments, including but not limited to Public Works, Community Planning & Economic Development; Health; and Neighborhood and Community Relations to implement priorities and report back to appropriate committees on progress and with future decision points; and
c)     Direct Sustainability staff to report annually on progress towards emissions reduction goals and implementation of prioritized strategies.
Staff Reports:  Climate Action Plan RCAMinneapolis Climate Action Plan WebsiteClimate Action Plan Priority StrategiesCEAC Letter of SupportClimate Action PowerPointClimate Action Plan Priority Strategies - Updated Strategy 4
Action Taken:  Approved.  Sustainability staff directed to work with the Community Environmental Advisory Commission to develop a long-term carbon emissions reduction goal to supplement the City’s short- and mid-term goals of 15% by 2015 and 30% by 2025 from a 2006 baseline, and report back to the HE&CE Committee with a recommendation no later than April 14, 2014.  
Amended Strategy 4 of the Climate Action Plan Strategies Matrix relating to increasing recycling, to read as follows: “4. Review, enforce, and enhance the commercial recycling ordinance and undertake an educational campaign to expand recycling options in multi‚Äźfamily housing.”
Department of Public Works
7.   MPCA Compost Rule Change Comments:
Approve comments on the proposed Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) Compost Rule changes and direct the Department of Public Works to submit the comments to the MPCA.
(Refer to T&PW)
Staff Reports:  Compost Rule Changes RCACompost Rule Changes CommentsCompost Rule PowerPointSUBSTITUTE Comments
Action Taken:  Approved substitute comments.
Members of the Health, Environment and Community Engagement Committee and the Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission will hold the following listening sessions/community meetings to accept public comment on the topic of the future of community engagement in Minneapolis:
  •  March 18, 2014 - Walker United Methodist Church, 3104 16th Ave S - 7:00 p.m.  (to be rescheduled)
  •  April 14, 2014 - Capri Theater, 2027 West Broadway - 7:00 p.m.
Notice: A portion of this meeting may be closed to the public pursuant to MN Statutes Section 13D.03 or 13D.05
Next Committee Meeting: March 17, 2014
Committee actions will be referred to the next Council Meeting: March 7, 2014
Committee Coordinator email: [email protected]
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