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MINUTES <br /> OF THE JOINT WORK SESSION OF THE <br /> EDINA CITY COUNCIL AND <br /> ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT COMMISSION <br /> HELD AT CITY HALL <br /> OCTOBER 16, 2007 <br /> 5:00 P.M. <br /> Mayor Hovland called the meeting to order at 5:00 P.M. in the Community Room of <br /> Edina City Hall. Answering rollcall were: Members Bennett, Housh, Masica, Swenson <br /> and Mayor Hovland. Present from the Energy and Environment Commission were: <br /> Members Iyer, Plunkett Latham, Nelson, O'Connell, Owens, Paterlini, Risser, and Chair <br /> Sierks. Staff present included: Gordon Hughes, City Manager; Wayne Houle, City <br /> Engineer, Laura Fulton, Communications Coordinator; and Debra Mangen, City Clerk. <br /> Mayor Hovland said the purpose of the special work session was to review the <br /> proposed work plan of the Energy and Environment Commission. He turned to Chair <br /> Sierks who had each member introduce themselves and give a bit of their background. <br /> Chair Sierks handed a draft workplan out for review. He noted the Commission has <br /> formed three subcommittees: 1) Recycling and Solid Waste Committee, 2) Education <br /> and Outreach Committee, and 3) Climate Change Committee. Chair Sierks said the <br /> Commission will be inviting persons who originally applied for appointment to the <br /> Commission to join one of the subcommittees to enable them to be active groups. It was <br /> discussed that the Commission and its subcommittees would follow the same process <br /> for notification of meetings and use the standard format for their agendas and minutes. <br /> The Commission's workplan was reviewed as follows: <br /> Recycling and Solid Waste Committee - Chaired by Member Plunket Latham <br /> • Draft an RFP for city recycling vendors; existing City contract expires 12-31-08; <br /> RFP could include single sort vs. dual stream, hazardous waste recycling, <br /> organic recycling and others; <br /> • Education and outreach regarding recycling and solid waste <br /> • Participation in updating 2008 Edina Comprehensive Plan <br /> Education and Outreach Committee - Chaired by Member Wenham <br /> • Student and Parent Initiative - coordinate with schools and parent organizations; <br /> research/survey to determine children/parents approach and understanding of <br /> environmental issues; develop a weekly tip for students to take home. <br /> • Business Initiative - present survey to Edina Chamber Board of Directors for <br /> approval, distribute survey at regular Chamber events to gain input on local <br /> business approach and understanding of environmental issues; develop <br /> presentations, dialogs and tips to engage local businesses in more effective <br /> environmentally sensitive decision making <br />