Health, Energy & Environment Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting

August 17, 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, Goodman, Ostrow, Lilligren, Hofstede (quorum 4)

Absent: Committee Member Gordon

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

Consent Items

1. Minneapolis Economic Recovery Strategy - Pathways Out of Poverty Green Job Training Grant:

Authorize apply for grant, in cooperation with Ramsey County Workforce Solutions for a $4 million, two-year United States Department of Labor grant to integrate training and supportive services into cohesive programs that will help target people out of poverty and into economic self-sufficiency through employment in the energy efficiency and renewable energy industries.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Public Health & Medical Emergency Services:

Execute agreement with Hennepin County and Hennepin Healthcare Systems Inc for use of City-owned facilities for public health or medical emergencies for a period of five years. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

Set Public Hearing

3. Appointments to Civil Rights Commission.

Action Taken: Set public hearing for August 31st Meeting.

Discussion Items

4. Living Wage/Job Linkage Report:

Receive & File Report. (Refer to Comm Dev)

Action Taken: Received & Filed Report.

5. Tree Advisory Commission’s Annual Report:

a. Direct staff to prepare recommendations for the adoption or amendment of city ordinances to allow for mitigation of emerald ash borer and to amend Chapter 347 of Minneapolis code of ordinances to require a tree-servicing license for individuals or companies that inject pesticides in trees. Report back to the Health, Energy & Environment Committee on or before November 2, 2009.

b. The Minneapolis Tree Advisory Committee report back to the Health, Energy & Environment Committee with final recommendations on Streetscape Guidelines following review and referral by the Transportation and Public Works Committee, no later than November 2, 2009.

c. Identify a City point-person for the Minnesota Department of Agriculture in its communications with the City of Minneapolis regarding emerald ash borer mitigation efforts and initiatives and impacts on privately owned trees within the city.

Action Taken: Approved, with the following added staff direction:
d. Direct the Tree Advisory Committee to work with Xcel Energy, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Forestry Department, and tree-trimming contractors and other stakeholders as appropriate to improve communication with Minneapolis residents and neighborhoods about tree trimming associated with electric utilities, and report back to the HE&E Committee by the first quarter of 2010.

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 31, 2009

Next City Council Meeting: August 28, 2009

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