Health, Energy & Environment Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting

March 9, 2009

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

NOTE: All cellular telephones, pagers and BlackBerry devices to be switched to a non-audible function during Council and Committee meetings.

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

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

Public Hearing

1. Civilian Police Review Authority:

Mayoral appointment of Vernon Wetternach to fill the unexpired term of
Ryan Li Dahlstrom to expire 12/31/2011.

Action Taken: Approved.

Consent Items

2. Twin Cities Healthy Start Program:

Issue Request for Proposals for provision of infant mortality reduction and improved birth outcome services for the period June 1, 2009 through May 31, 2014.
(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP):

Authorize submit two-year grant from Minnesota Department of Health seeking up to $2,710,932 to reduce tobacco use and prevent obesity in diverse Minneapolis populations during the period July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2011.
(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Minneapolis Advisory Committee on People with Disabilities:

Approve Mayoral reappointments for two-year terms to expire December 31, 2010
Dorothy Balen, Kenneth Brown, Martha Hage, Jim Ramnaraine, Keith Swanson, Joan Willshire.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Senior Citizen Advisory Committee:

Approve Mayoral and City Council reappointments for two-year terms to expire December 31, 2011 – Thomas Leavey, Terry Diebold, Marilyn Holm, Mary Ann Blade, Gary Van Winkle, Kenneth Moritz, Herbert Nelson, and Elana Gravitz.

Action Taken: Approved.

Discussion Item

6. Earth Hour:

Resolution supporting Earth Hour 2009.

Action Taken: Approved.

Postponed Items

7. 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.

8. Solar Photovoltaic Project at the Convention Center:

a. Execute grant agreement with EyeOn Energy LLC and Northern States Power to obtain $2,000,000 grant funding from the Renewable Development Fund as administered by the Public Utilities Commission.

b. Execute 20-year Power Purchase Agreement with EyeOn Energy LLC for purchase of renewable electric energy produced by EyeOn Energy LLC at the Minneapolis Convention Center. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

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: March 30, 2009

Next City Council Meeting: March 27, 2009

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Last updated Oct 19, 2011