Health, Energy & Environment Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting

January 26, 2009

1:30 p.m. - Room 317 City Hall

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Present: Committee Members Benson, Goodman, Hofstede, Gordon, Lilligren, Ostrow (quorum 4)

Council Committee Coordinator: Jackie Hanson (612) 673-2046

Consent Items

1. Minnesota Family Investment Program Funding:

Execute contract with Hennepin County for operation of the MFIP Program; and to receive $466,344 during calendar year 2009. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Lead Safe Training:

Accept $10,000 from Minnesota Department of Health to train property owners and contractors who will be remodeling, rehabilitating and renovating properties built before 1978; and Approve appropriation. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

Discussion Items

3. Indoor Space Temperature Policy:

Adopt policy.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Xcel Energy’s Midtown High Voltage Power Line Proposal:

a. Receive public comments on Resolution regarding Midtown High Voltage Power Line Proposal.

Action Taken: Approved Resolution, as amended.

(Final Resolved clause amended to include the following language: "and that the cost of burying the line should be born by the maximum number of rate payers; and that the City of Minneapolis and Xcel explore burying all present and future high voltage lines.")


b. Subject matter of high voltage power lines generally.

No Action Taken.

Postponed Item

5. Civilian Police Review Authority:

Subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 9, Chapter 172 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Police: Civilian Police Review Authority, amending Section 172.50(b) to allow the Board to appoint an acting chairperson with full authority to conduct Board Business, including the scheduling of hearing panels, in the absence of a chair appointed by the Mayor. (Benson)

No Action Taken.

6. Prevention of Binge Drinking:

Recommendation by the Public Health Advisory Committee that the City form a work group from the Departments of Health & Family Support, Intergovernmental Relations, Regulatory Services, Police, and City Attorney’s Office to examine

a. Current zoning and licensing standards for liquor establishments for the impact on access for and proximity to concentrations of young adults;

b. The resources for and impact of current enforcement efforts;

c. Possible collaborative efforts between the City, neighborhood groups and schools, colleges and universities;

d. Possible legislative initiatives that would reduce binge drinking.

Action Taken 12/1/08: Postponed two cycles (January 12, 2009 Meeting).

In the interim, Chair Benson and Council Member Gordon to coordinate a meeting between the Public Health Advisory Committee and representatives of the hospitality industry, including the Minnesota Licensed Beverage Association, the Warehouse District Business Association, and other representatives of the hospitality industry, to discuss common ground issues. Health & Family Support staff requested to contact City departments to check on their availability to staff the task force, including representatives from Hennepin and Ramsey Counties.

No Action Taken.

Notice: A portion of this meeting may be closed to the public pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Section 13D.03 or 13D.05.

Next Regular HEE Meeting: February 9, 2009

Next City Council Meeting: February 6, 2009

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