Health, Energy & Environment Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting

May 11, 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, Ostrow, Lilligren, Hofstede (quorum 4)

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

Consent Items

1. Twin Cities Healthy Start Program:

a. Approve list of agencies recommended for funding for period June 1, 2009 through May 31, 2014, contingent upon final notification award from HHS.

b. Execute annual contracts with approved list of agencies, with all years of funding contingent upon funds available from HHS.

c. Approve additional list of agencies recommended as approved but not funded under existing funding caps; and Authorize contract with one or more if funding becomes available. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Community Development Block Grant Year 35 Funds:

Authorize increase not to exceed amounts for the following contracts reflecting a 2% increase in HUD funding Catholic Charities; Minnesota International Health Volunteers; Living at Home/Block Nurse Programs (Nokomis, Southeast, Longfellow/Seward); Southside Community Health Services; Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches/Division of Indian Work; Minneapolis Public Schools TAPPP; Centro Cultural Chicano, Inc; Minneapolis Urban League; Lao Family Community of Minnesota, Inc. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

Discussion Item

3. Public Health Laboratory:

Report on potential costs and cost savings if Public Health Laboratory is closed effective January 1, 2010. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Received & Filed Report; and Referred to the Ways & Means/Budget Committee.

Postponed Item

4. 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)

Action Taken: Referred to Staff. Staff directed to provide a timeline and update of attempts to contact EyeOn Energy, and an update on EyeOn Energy’s Colorado project and the timeliness of those projects.

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: June 1, 2009

Next City Council Meeting: May 22, 2009

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