Public Safety, Civil Rights & Health Committee

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
Wednesday, November 28, 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:  Council Members Samuels, Gordon, Johnson, Hofstede, Hodges, Tuthill (quorum 4)

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


Department of Fire  

1.   MBFTE Training and Education Training Reimbursement:
      Accept Minnesota Board of Firefighter Training and Education redistribution funding under the Round 5 training reimbursement program in the amount of $42,840 and under the FY 2013 special revenue fund in the amount of $80,600 for training conducted between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013; and approve appropriation. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

       Staff Report:  MBFTE Reimbursement-RCA
Action Taken: Approved

2.   Firefighter Cadet Hiring List:
      Approve $250,000 one-time appropriation to compensate for costs incurred in creating a new hiring list to replace the current six-year old list. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

      Staff Report: Cadet Hiring List Appropriation-RCA
       Action Taken: Approved

Department of Health and Family Support

3.   Walden University Internship Agreement:
      Authorize: a) agreement for students to serve internships in the Health Department for the period January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2017; b) entering into subsequent agreements with individual programs of Walden University related to specific internships during this five year period; and c) the Commissioner of Health to approve programmatic adjustments to agreements as needed.

      Staff Report: Walden Internship Agreement-RCA   
Action Taken: Approved  

Department of Regulatory Services

4.   Animal Care and Control Donations:
      Accept by resolution in-kind donations of dog and cat food, toys and treats, blankets, and animal supplies from the following individuals and groups:  Bill Lyons, Nancy Driver, MACC Volunteers, Martha Kooiman, Donna Francis, and PETCO Highland Park. (Refer to W&M/Budget Committee)

       Staff Report:  MACC Donations-RCA
       Action Taken: Approved

Public Hearing

5.   Police Chief Nomination:
      Public Hearing on the Mayor's nomination of Janee Harteau as Minneapolis Police Chief.

      Staff Report: Janee Harteau Nomination LTR    
Action Taken: Approved Executive Committee appointment 

Set Public Hearing

Department of Civil Rights

6.   Minneapolis Commission on Civil Rights Public Hearing:
      Set Public Hearing for Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at 10:00 a.m., on recommended appointments to the Commission on Civil Rights of Carin Aleckson, Michael Harralson, Arlene Santiago, Kristin White, and Gerald Strauss, and reappointments of Marla Khan, Lonnie Nichols, and John Oberreuter.

      Staff Report: MCCR Appts-RCA
       Action Taken: Set Public Hearing

Discussion Items

Department of Health and Family Support

7.   Public Health Emergency Preparedness Annual Report:
      Receive and file annual report on grant activities over the past year.

       Staff Report:  Annual Report-RCA, Public Health Emergency Preparedness Report
       Action Taken: Received and Filed

8.   Recommendations on Recreational Fires:
      Receive and file report from Citizens Environmental Advisory Committee and the Public Health Advisory Committee on recreational fires.

      Staff Report:  Recreational Fires Reports-RCA
       Action Taken: Received and Filed


9.   Public Plaza Resolution:
      Resolution establishing rules for public plazas owned or controlled by the City of Minneapolis.

      Staff Report:  Plaza Resolution
      Prior Action Taken:  Postponed
      Additional Information provided by the City Attorney at the request of the committee: Park Plaza Regulations Comparisons - MN Cities, Park Plaza Regulations Comparisons - US Cities and Counties
       Action Taken: Postponed

***See also Agenda Addendum for this meeting

Notice: A portion of this meeting may be closed to the public pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Section 13D.03 or 13D.05.

Next Committee Meeting:  Tentative - December 12, 2012 (if necessary)

Committee Actions Referred to the Next Council Meeting:  December 7, 2012

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