File Number: 17-00111

Recommendations on use of recycled tire mulch

  1. Receiving and filing presentation on recommendations from the Public Health Advisory Committee and the Community Environmental Advisory Commission on recycled tire mulch use as ground cover on children’s outdoor play areas in Minneapolis.
  2. Passage of Resolution prohibiting the use of City funds for the installation or replacement of any facilities or amenities using waste tires and encouraging others to discontinue the use of waste tire materials as ground cover and infill in Minneapolis.
  3. Directing Finance Department staff to work with Minneapolis Public Schools and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board to identify the cost of the removal of waste tire mulch from existing facilities; directing Finance staff to identify possible sources of City funding that could be used to help and to bring forward a proposal to the City Council, consistent with City processes, for consideration no later than July 1, 2017.  The proposal should specify whether partner organizations have taken formal action to prohibit further purchase and use of waste tire products.

Originating Department: City Coordinator's Office

Supporting Documents:

See Clerk File CF 17-00003 Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board Synthetic Field Facts

Related Files:

Legislative History:

Feb. 27, 2017: HECE Agenda

Feb. 27, 2017: HECE Committee Report

March 10, 2017: City Council Agenda

March 10, 2017: Official Proceedings

March 13, 2017: HECE Agenda

March 13, 2017: HECE Committee Report

March 27, 2017: HECE Agenda

Submit written comments about this item to: councilcomment@minneapolismn.gov.

Last updated Mar 22, 2017