Health, Energy & Environment Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting

October 5, 2009

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

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

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

Discussion

1. Youth Partner of the Year for Program Year 2008:

Award Presentation.

No Action Taken; Award Presented to Employment Action Center.

2. Sustainability Indicators and Targets:

Adopt revisions.

Action Taken: Approved, as amended.

Public Hearing

3. Emerald Ash Borer:

Subject matter of ordinances amending the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances, as follows:

a. Title 15, Chapter 399 relating to Offenses--Miscellaneous: Dutch Elm Disease, amending the Dutch Elm Ordinance to include any invasive tree pest.

b. Title 8, Chapter 160 relating to Consumer Protection: Weights and Measures, amending Section 160.255 regulating the sale, transportation or storage of Elmwood to include Ashwood and other wood infected or infested with an invasive tree pest.

c. Title 13, Chapter 347 relating to Licenses and Business Regulations: Tree Servicing, amending Section 347.10, to include under the definition of tree servicing the application of pesticides to trees in the list of services requiring a tree servicing license (Ostrow). (Refer to PS&RS)

Action Taken: Approved.

Not on Printed Agenda

4. Taxpayer Assistance Services:

Accept $28,100 from the Medical Skyway Senior Center in State Department of Revenue Grant funds to provide services to low income and disadvantaged Minnesota residents for the 2009 tax season; and Approve appropriation. (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: October 19, 2009

Next City Council Meeting: October 16, 2009

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