Health, Energy & Environment Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting

August 3, 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 (quorum 4)

Absent: Committee Member Hofstede

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

Consent Items

1. Youth Violence Prevention Executive Committee:

Approve Mayoral appointments of Mai Moua Vang; and Dale Blyth, for two-year terms to expire December 31, 2010.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Pregnancy Psychosocial Risk Screening Study:

Execute data sharing agreement with the Minnesota Department of Human Services for participants in study who consent to the release of records.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. School Based Clinic Program:

Execute contract with Pat Neska and Associates to provide clinic billing, data management, and consulting/training services for a four-year period through August 31, 2013. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Environmental Health Services:

Issue Request for Proposals for health and safety inspections, asthma home visits, Integrated Pes6t Management, weatherization and energy audits, professional engineering projects, health or environmental surveys, education and outreach, and direct structural rehab or remediation/abatement of safety or other hazards in housing. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Healthy Homes Demonstration Grant:

Apply for grant from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development seeking up to $2 million to reduce environmental hazards related to childrens health and resolve problematic deficiencies in housing for the elderly. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

6. Energy Auditing Services:

Approval to obtain proposals for energy auditing services related to various City owned facilities in compliance with the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

7. Minnesota GreenCorps:

Direct staff to write a letter of support on application to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency for two GreenCorps members, a Living Green Outreach Specialist to work with the Solid Waste/Recycling Division of Public Works; and a Local Food Specialist to assist City staff with the Homegrown Minneapolis Initiative.

Action Taken: Approved.

Discussion Item

8. Minneapolis Economic Recovery Strategy - Smart Grid Demonstration Grant:

a. Authorize submit necessary documents to support the City being a partner with Xcel Energy in submitting an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant application to the United States Department of Energy to evaluate the ability of battery storage and customer load management to mitigate the variability effect of solar generation on the distribution system.

b. If awarded, Authorize negotiate and execute all agreements to receive and execute the grant.

c. If awarded, authorize the use of up to $200,000 to fund the Citys contribution to the project. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

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: August 17, 2009

Next City Council Meeting: August 14, 2009

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