01-14-16 Meeting Minutes GPC
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www.ucitymo.org <br /> Green Practices Commission <br />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 />January 14, 2016 Location: Heman Park Community Center <br />Attendees Present: Lois Sechrist, Dianne Benjamin, Tim Michels, Jeff Mishkin, Bob Elgin, <br />Steve Kraft (Council Liaison), Jenny Wendt (Staff Liaison) <br />Absent Excused: Richard Juang, Scott Eidson <br />Guests: Lori Goodman (resident) <br /> 1. Meeting called to Order, Roll Call at 6:04 p.m. <br /> 2. Opening Round <br />a) Lois reminded the commission about the goal setting meeting on January 23rd. <br />b) Jeff attended the University City budget planning meeting. <br />3. Approval of Minutes a) November meeting minutes were approved with three amendments. <br />4. Special Presentations a) Public Comments: Lori Goodman, resident of 8001 Teasdale in University City, recently <br />moved to University City. She discussed two topics: <br />i. Interest in the Green Practices Commission ii. Problems with Center Drive from Delmar to Teasdale. This section of Center Drive is in poor condition. Lori would like attention given to maintenance of the street. Jenny <br />will inform Public Works Department staff of the concern. <br />5. New Business <br />a) 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (2015 IECC) i. The Green Practices Commission encourages University City to evaluate and adopt <br />the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code. <br />ii. “The City supports the adoption of ‘modern codes’, as demonstrated by our adoption of 2012 ICC codes in 2013. The most recent 2015 energy code has not been fully <br />evaluated by our staff. It is my suggestion that we do not support this until we fully understand the impact the code will have on our residents and community in whole.” Per Bryan Kopp, Deputy Director / Building Commissioner. <br />iii. Jenny will ask Bryan about next steps in the process to evaluate the 2015 IECC. iv. The Sierra Club will host a meeting to discuss St. Louis County’s process to review <br />the IECC on Wednesday, January 27, 6:00 pm at the Sierra Club office, 2818 Sutton <br />Blvd. v. The Sierra Club representative is Gretchen Waddell Barwick, Gretchen.firstname.lastname@example.org. <br /> 6. Old Business <br />a) The Goal Setting Workshop is scheduled for January 23, 2016 from 9 am - Noon at the <br />Heman Park Community Center. b) EPA Green Power Community Challenge <br />i. The GPC voted to decline to join the EPA Green Power Community Challenge. <br />ii. Kathleen Beebe with 3 Degrees Inc. (company that markets Ameren’s Pure Power program) would like to speak to the GPC about the program. <br />iii. The Commission agreed to invite Kathleen to provide a brief presentation at the
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