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Minutes/Edina City Council/Tanuary 16, 2007 <br /> Ms. Bennett recommended the Community Health Committee review the Agreement at their <br /> next meeting. <br /> Following a Council discussion, Member Swenson made a motion approving the renewal <br /> of the Community Health Services Agreement with Bloomington Public Health Division <br /> for $171,492 for calendar year 2007. Member Masica seconded the motion. <br /> Ayes: Bennett, Masica,Swenson, Hovland <br /> Motion carried. <br /> PUBLIC HEALTH PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE TO BIOTERRORISM <br /> AGREEMENT WITH BLOOMINGTON APPROVED Karen Zeleznek, reminded the <br /> Council that the Public Health Preparedness and Response to Bioterrorism Grant covers three <br /> planning grants. She presented a summary of activities, a sample of the Edina Emergency <br /> Preparedness letter, a sample what could be purchased to be prepared, and a definition of <br /> what bioterrorism is. <br /> Ms. Zeleznek reiterated that the grant money would be used by the Edina Health <br /> Department for emergency preparedness and pandemic flu planning expenses regarding <br /> public education, administrative duties, training, exercises and equipment. <br /> Sanitarian Engelman noted that staff recommends approval of the 2007 Public Health <br /> Preparedness Agreement with Bloomington Public Health Services in the amount of <br /> $56,073.00. <br /> Member Masica made a motion approving the Public Health Preparedness and Response <br /> to Bioterrorism Agreement Grant with Bloomington in the amount of $56,073.00. Member <br /> Bennett seconded the motion. <br /> Ayes: Bennett, Masica, Swenson, Hovland <br /> Motion carried. <br /> PRESENTATION BY EDINA LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTER ON BOARDS AND <br /> COMMISSION STUDY Arlene Forrest, President of Edina League of Women Voters, 3400 <br /> West 5001 Street, presented the study as completed by members of the League on Boards, <br /> Commissions and Committees (Boards). The study committee met, compiled information, <br /> drafted questionnaires, synthesized information and wrote up findings. Boards that were <br /> studied were, Art Center Board, Community Health, Construction Board of Appeals, <br /> Heritage Preservation, Human Rights and Relations, Park Board, Planning Commission, <br /> Recycling and Solid Waste, Transportation and the Zoning Board of Appeals. Ms. Forrest <br /> reiterated that the East Edina Housing Foundation was included in some of the surveys. <br /> Ms. Forrest gave background into the process followed during the appointment process <br /> made to fill vacancies on the City Boards. She gave history, demographics, term limits, <br /> membership numbers and purpose of each Board. <br /> Page 4 <br />