Health, Environment & Community Engagement Committee Agenda
Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota
 
Regular Meeting
April 14, 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
Consent
Health Department
1.   Department of Agriculture Delegation Agreement Amendment:
Amend Delegation Agreement with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture relating to food inspections to more clearly define in the Scope of the agreement the retention by the State to license manufacturing or distributing activities for certain food establishments.
Staff Report:  Delegation Agreement Amendment RCA
Action Taken:  Approved.
2.   Mississippi Watershed Management Organization Grant:
a)     Authorize execution of a grant agreement in the amount of $19,200 from the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO) to hire interns to assist in erosion control and enforcement; and
b)     Increase the appropriation and revenue estimate by $19,200.
(Refer to W&M)
Staff Report:  MWMO RCA 
Action Taken: Approved.
City Coordinator
3.   GRO1000 Garden and Green Spaces Award:
a)     Authorize acceptance of up to $40,000 and the execution of an agreement as needed with the US Conference of Mayors for a GRO1000 Garden and Green Spaces Award for the development of community gardens and green spaces;
b)     Direct the City Coordinator to manage the grant and enter into agreement(s) with community partners as needed; and
c)     Increase the appropriation and revenue estimate by $40,000.
(Refer to W&M)
Staff Report:  GRO1000 Award RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
Department of Regulatory Services
4.   Spay and Neuter Assistance Program Lease Extension:
Authorize an amendment to the contract with Blue Sky Veterinary Services LLC, in conjunction with the Minnesota Spay and Neuter Assistance Program, extending the current lease for the use of laboratory and parking spaces at Minneapolis Animal Care and Control (MACC) for one additional year to March 14, 2015, to provide low-cost spay and neutering services.
(Refer to W&M)
Staff Report:  Spay & Neuter Lease Extension RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
Discussion
City Coordinator
5. Long-Term Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goal:
Adopt a long-term goal to reduce community-wide greenhouse gas emissions by 80% or more by 2050, from 2006 levels, to supplement the City’s existing goals for 2015 and 2025.
Staff Report: Long-Term Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goal RCACEAC LetterLong-Term Greehouse Gas PPP
Action Taken: Approved.
Health Department
6. Human Services Research Grant:
a) Accept a three-year federal grant in the estimated amount of $871,448 to study the benefits of Father Advocates providing services for expectant and new fathers; and
b) Increase the appropriation and revenue estimate by $871,448.
(Refer to W&M)
Staff Report: Human Services Research Grant RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
 
7.   Public Health Emergency Preparedness Annual Report:
Receive and file annual report on grant activities over the past year.
Staff Reports:  Public Health Emergency Preparedness Annual Report RCAAnnual Report PPP
Action Taken:  Received and filed.
 
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: April 28, 2014
Committee actions will be referred to the next Council Meeting: April 25, 2014
 
Committee Coordinator email: Councilcommitteecoordinators@minneapolismn.gov
 
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Last updated Apr 14, 2014