Health, Environment & Community Engagement Committee Agenda
Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Regular Meeting
June 16, 2014 - 1:30 p.m.
Room 317, City Hall
Members Present: Council Members Cam Gordon (Chair), Andrew Johnson, Jacob Frey, Elizabeth Glidden, and Alondra Cano (Quorum 4)
Member Absent:  Council Member Lisa Bender
Council Committee Coordinator: Peggy Menshek 612-673-2287
Public Hearings
Neighborhood & Community Relations Department
1.   Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission Appointments:
Consideration of appointments to the Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission.
Action Taken:  Continued public hearing to July 7, 2014.
Department of Regulatory Services
2.   Keeping of Honeybees Ordinance Amendment:
Subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 4, Chapter 74 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Animals and Fowl:  Miscellaneous Regulations, amending provisions related to the keeping of honeybees.  (by Bender; Introduced 4/25/14)
Staff Report:  Proposed Ordinance Language
Action Taken: Continued public hearing to July 7, 2014.
Health Department
3.   Revenue Cycle Management Services for School Based Clinics:
Authorize contract for up to five years with Bridge Health Care Partners to provide revenue cycle management billing and consultation and training services to the School Based Clinics Program, for a total contract amount not to exceed $625,000. (Refer to W&M)
Staff Report:  School Based Clinics RCA
Action Taken:  Approved.
4.   Preconception Health Services Grant:
a)     Authorize execution of an agreement with the State of Minnesota to accept a two-year grant of up to $128,662 for the Preconception Health In Minnesota Program; and
b)     Increase appropriation and revenue estimate by $128,662. (Refer to W&M)
Staff Report:  Preconception Health Services RCA
Action Taken:  Approved.
Neighborhood and Community Relations Department
5.   SUN Neighborhoods Priority Plan:
a)     Approve the Southside United Neighborhood (SUN) Priority Plan for the Bancroft Neighborhood Association; Bryant Neighborhood Organization; Central Area Neighborhood Development Organization; Corcoran Neighborhood Organization; Longfellow Community Council; Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association; and Standish-Ericsson Neighborhood Association; and
b)     Authorize the proper City officers to execute any contracts or agreements necessary to implement the request.
Staff Report:  SUN Neighborhoods Priority Plan RCA 
Action Taken: Approved.
Referred by City Council 6/13/2014
6.   Food Code Ordinance Amendment:
Set a public hearing for August 4, 2014 to consider the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 10, Chapter 194 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Food Code: Eggs, repealing Chapter 194. (by A. Johnson)
Action Taken: Approved.
7. One Minneapolis Fund Grant Awards:
a)  Approve the following grants, totaling $80,000, for the 2014 One Minneapolis Fund Grant Program:
· Lake Street Council - $15,000
· Appetite for Change - $15,000
· Asian Media Access - $15,000
· Council on American Islamic Relations - $10,000
· Youth Care - $10,000
· Twin Cities Media Alliance - $10,000
· Organizing Apprenticeship Project - $5,000;
b)  Authorize execution of the necessary contracts with the organizations receiving the grants.
Staff Report:  One Minneapolis Fund Grant Awards RCA 
Action Taken:  Approved. Staff directed as follows:  In the interests of transparency and public access to public information, all departments who report to the Health, Environment, and Community Engagement Committee should provide electronic copies of grant applications to the Clerk’s Office so that they can be linked to the public meeting agenda.
Staff should provide machine-readable electronic copies rather than scanned images of documents, whenever possible, so that the text of documents is searchable.
Staff should follow existing processes and statutes for the handling of confidential and/or private data.

8.  Neighborhood Priority Plans:

Receive and file report following presentation.
Staff Report: Neighborhood Priority Plans RCA
Action Taken:  Received and filed.
Health Department
9.  Maternal and Child Health Initiatives:
Receive and file report following presentation.
Staff Report: Maternal & Child Health Initiatives RCAPowerPoint
Action Taken: Received and filed.
City Coordinator
10.  Minneapolis Tree Advisory Commission Financial Recommendations:
Abandon three capital projects for City Property Reforestation totaling $450,000, of which $6,859.66 in costs have been incurred, leaving a balance of $443,140.34 to fund two new capital projects as follows:
a)     $393,140.34 for removal of “tree coffin” structures and other paved public areas in the Downtown area and in other public built-up areas and commercial corridors in Minneapolis, replacing the underlying soil infrastructure and paving surfaces with currently accepted better urban tree environments (with a minimum of 500 cubic feet of planting medium available per tree to support healthy, mature trees), and reforesting the areas with new trees;
b)     $50,000 to be allocated to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board for the planting of fruit and nut tree groves in public parks; and
c)   Approve amending Capital and Bonding resolutions to reflect the reallocation. (Refer to W&M)
Staff Report:  Tree Advisory Commission Recommendations RCA
Action Taken:  Sent forward without recommendation.
Public Hearings Rescheduled from June 16 to July 7, 2014:
·        Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission (NCEC) Appointments
·        Subject matter of an ordinance amending Amendment to Title 4, Chapter 74 of the Code of Ordinances relating to Animals and Fowl:  Miscellaneous Regulations, amending provisions related to the keeping of honeybees. (by Bender; Introduced 4/25/14)
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: July 7, 2014
Committee actions will be referred to the next Council Meeting: June 27, 2014
Committee Coordinator email: [email protected]
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