Health, Energy & Environment Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting

April 27, 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, Hofstede (quorum 4)

Absent: Committee Member Ostrow

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

Consent Items

1. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act:

Execute Business Associate Agreements with governmental, community or other entities related to the sharing of protected health information, contingent upon approval of each Agreement by the City Attorney’s Office; and Authorize the Commissioner of Health, or designated deputy, be given the authority to sign the Agreements on behalf of the City.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. School Based Clinic Program:

Execute internship agreements with the University of St. Thomas and St. Mary’s University for practicum students enrolled in their Masters Counseling and Psychology and/or Marriage and Family programs to receive a clinical counseling practicum experience through the School Based Clinic Program.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. 2006 Healthy Homes Demonstration Grant:

Execute Agreement with Pediatric Home Service to increase the contract for grant funded services by up to $150,000 to provide asthma visits and interventions through December 31, 2009. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

Postponed Items

4. 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.

Action Taken: Deleted from the Agenda.

5. 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)

Not on Printed Agenda Item

6. Swine Flu Outbreak:

Report on City efforts.

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: May 11, 2009

Next City Council Meeting: May 8, 2009

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