Public Safety, Civil Rights & Health Committee

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
April 4, 2012
1:30 p.m. - Room 317 City Hall

NOTE: All cellular telephones and electronic devices to be switched to a non-audible function during Council and Committee meetings.

Committee Members Present:  Gordon, Hofstede, Hodges, Tuthill - 4 (quorum 4)

Committee Members Absent:  Samuels, Johnson

Council Committee Coordinator:  Anissa Hollingshead (612) 673-2296


Department of Regulatory Services

 1.  Animal Care Donations:
      Resolution accepting donations of dog and cat food and treats, pet apparel, and animal care items from the following individuals and groups
      Laura Westgate; Remington Edwards; Jill Lubac; Dianne Stadherr; Kim Herron; Staff at Solid Gold; Mary Wick; Anonymous; Laurie Balzer; and Amy Angrimson. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

      Staff Report:  Animal Care Donations RCA
      Action Taken:  Approved

Department of Health & Family Support

 2.  Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Grant:
      Amend contracts with the following community partner agencies for Healthy Homes assessment and supplies distribution to low-income families with children under the age of 6 living in North and South Minneapolis, and extend the contract termination date to August 31, 2012
      Sustainable Resources Center - $195,000; ClearCorps USA Inc - $175,000; and Southeast Asian Community Council Inc - $75,000.  (Refer to W&M/Budget)

     Staff Report:  Healthy Homes RCA
     Action Taken:  Approved

 3.  Electronic Health Records System:
      Execute amendment to contract with NextGen Healthcare Information Systems to modify/clarify the calculation of provider licenses portion of the agreement for use of their electronic health record and practice management systems at no cost to the City. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

      Staff Report:  Electronic Health Records RCA
      Action Taken:  Approved

Fire Department

 4.  Fire Prevention & Safety Grant Program:
      Authorize submit grant application to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) seeking the following:
      a) 50 iPad computers with FireHouse Inspector software;
      b) 2,000 lithium battery operated smoke detectors;
      c) printed educational material on fire safety for the high-risk population.  (Refer to W&M/Budget)

     Staff Report:  Fire Prevention & Safety Grant RCA
     Action Taken:  Approved

Police Department

5.   Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Program:
      Accept $46,390 and execute grant agreement with Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Office of Justice Programs, to purchase crime laboratory equipment and supplies, training, and the annual costs associated with accreditation, and approve appropriation. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

      Staff Report:  Coverdell RCA
      Action Taken:  Approved


Next Regular PSC&H Committee Meeting: 4/18/2012
Committee actions referred to the next City Council Meeting: 4/13/2012
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Notice: A portion of this meeting may be closed to the public pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Section 13D.03 or 13D.05
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