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Green Practices Commission <br />6801 Delmar Boulevard, University City, Missouri 63130, Phone: (314) 862-6767, Fax: (314) 862-0694 6801 Delmar Boulevard, University City, Missouri 63130, Phone: (314) 862-6767, Fax: (314) 863-9146 <br /> <br /> Meeting Minutes – University City Green Practices Commission <br />February 12, 2015 <br /> <br />Location: Heman Park Community Center Attendees Present: Lois Sechrist, Dianne Benjamin, Jeff Mishkin, Bob Elgin, Richard Juang, Tim Michels, Jenny Wendt (staff Liaison), Steve Kraft <br />(Council Liaison) <br />Guest: Andrea Riganti, Director of Community Development <br /> Absent Excused: Scott Eidson <br />1. Meeting called to Order, Roll Call at 6:12 p.m. <br /> 2. Opening Round <br />a) Jeff Mishkin asked how to get involved in the Delmar/Harvard Project <br />b) Lois attended a climate change conference for hospitals <br />c) Jeff Mishkin congratulated Tim Michels for working with Jenny and City Staff to secure the State Energy Loan for the City. <br />d) Bob Elgin mentioned the hospital in Pasadena that collapsed due to an <br />earthquake in 1972. <br />e) Tim Michels suggested we start gathering information now for the next state loan <br />application that is due in April. f) Steve Kraft congratulated the commission on the state loan and the progress <br />made. <br />g) Andrea Riganti encouraged commission members to join a focus group for the <br />comprehensive plan. <br /> 3. January 8, 2015 Green Practices Commission Meeting Minutes approved. 4. Special Presentations <br />a) Community Development – Overview of weed code/ordinance – Andrea Riganti <br />distributed the new weed code/ordinance. Most of the verbiage was accepted as <br />stated. There was concern about no definition for noxious weeds. After discussion, the ordinance amendment was approved. Mr. Kraft suggested someone from the GPC attend the council meeting for the <br />2nd and 3rd reading. He also suggested literature or promotional piece be given to <br />the public – gardening clubs, green center, UCB, etc. <br /> 5. New Business a) Environmental Education Local Grants Program Brainstorm – The GPC <br />discussed this grant opportunity and decided not to pursue the grant this year. <br />b) State Energy Program – EERE – grant opportunity brainstorm – Tim, Jeff, and <br />Jenny will review the grant opportunity to determine if this is something the City should pursue. <br /> <br />