Health, Environment & Community Engagement Committee Agenda
Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota
 
Regular Meeting
July 7, 2014 - 1:30 p.m.
Room 317, City Hall
 
Members Present: Council Members Cam Gordon (Chair), Andrew Johnson, Jacob Frey, Alondra Cano, and Lisa Bender (Quorum 4)
Member Absent:  Council Member Elizabeth Glidden
 
Council Committee Coordinator: Peggy Menshek 612-673-2287
Public Hearings
Neighborhood & Community Relations Department
1.   Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission (NCEC) Appointments:
Consideration of appointments to the NCEC.
Staff Report:  NECE Appts RCA
Action Taken:  Approved.
Department of Regulatory Services
2.   Keeping of Honeybees:
Consideration 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:  Keeping of Honeybees RCAHoneybee OrdinanceAmended Ordinance
Action Taken:  Approved, as amended.
Consent
Health Department
3.   School Based Clinic College Work-Study Program:
Authorize execution of annual agreements for up to five years with Hamline University and Augsburg College to provide work to students eligible to participate in the College Work-Study Program and authorize the Commissioner of Health to approve programmatic adjustments to the agreements as needed.  Students will be assigned to the School Based Clinic Program and the City will provide up to $2,500 annual funding to the schools to support the programs. (Refer to W&M)
Staff Report:  Work-Study RCA
Action Taken:  Approved.
 
4.   Healthy Homes Services Eligible Providers:
Accept the following list of Eligible Providers for three tracks of Healthy Homes Services for a three-year period through May 2017 selected as a result of an RFP process; and authorize execution of contracts with one or more of the Eligible Providers for Healthy Homes Services during the 2014-2017 period, as needed:
Track A:  Medical Service Providers:
·        Minnesota Visiting Nurse Agency
Track B: Recruitment, Client Enrollment, Training/Education:
·        CLEARCorps
·        J. Miller & Associates
Track C: Housing Organizations, Non-Profits, and Community-Based Partners:
·        Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity
·        Urban Homeworks, Inc.
·        Tree Trust
·        Community Action of Minneapolis
·        Rebuilding Together Twin Cities
·        Center for Energy and Environment
·        Project for Pride in Living, Inc.
·        Sustainable Resource Center, Inc.
·        City of Lakes Community Land Trust
(Refer to W&M)
Staff Report:  Healthy Homes Services RCA
Action Taken:  Approved.
Discussion
Health Department
5.   Youth Tobacco Use:
Receive and file Youth Congress Tobacco Subcommittee final recommendations.
Staff Report:  Youth Tobacco Use RCA
Action Taken:  Received and filed.
Neighborhood and Community Relations Department
6.   Minneapolis for a Lifetime Strategic Plan:
Receive and file progress report.
Staff Report:  Minneapolis for a Lifetime RCAMinneapolis for a Lifetime PowerPointPowerPoint-Revised 
Action Taken: Received and filed.
7.   Federal Accessibility Laws:
Direct NCR staff to present a Council Study session in August 2014 on Federal Accessibility Laws (Title II and Title VI) with the session covering the impact of laws for the accessibility of residents, risk management, and protocols to support best practices. In addition, the study session will frame a supportive role for a consultant team to audit our ADA compliance structure/administration, develop the steps necessary for an ADA transition plan, on-going ADA compliance monitoring, timelines and recommendations for all programs and services within the City of Minneapolis. Direct NCR staff to return to Council by the end of October 2014 with RFP for securing ADA consultants.
Staff Report:  Federal Accessibility Laws RCA;  CEAC Letter 
Action Taken:  Approved the following revised staff direction:
1.      Direct NCR staff to present a council study session in August 2014 on federal accessibility laws (Title II and Title VI) with the session covering the impact of laws for the accessibility of residents, risk management, and protocols to support best practices.
 
2.      Direct staff to return to the HECE committee by October 6, 2014 with further recommendations regarding an ADA transition plan, and on-going ADA compliance monitoring.
 
3.      Direct NCR staff to work with communications and the city coordinator’s office on short and long term language translation services.
 
City Coordinator
8.   Utility Agreement Negotiations:
Receive and file update.
Staff Report:  Utility Agreement Negotiations RCAUtility Update PowerPointCity-Utility Clean Energy Partnership Outline
Action Taken: Received and filed.
Upcoming Public Hearings
August 4, 2014 - Amendments to Title 10 of the Code relating to Food Code as follows:
·        Repealing Chapter 192 relating to Bread
·        Repealing Chapter 194 relating to Eggs
·        Repealing Chapter 196 relating to Water for Drinking and Domestic Purposes
 
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 21, 2014
Committee actions will be referred to the next Council Meeting: July 18, 2014
 
Committee Coordinator email: Councilcommitteecoordinators@minneapolismn.gov
 
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Last updated Jul 7, 2014