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Green Practices Commission <br />6801 Delmar Boulevard, University City, Missouri 63130, Phone: (314) 862-6767, Fax: (314) 863-9146 <br />Meeting Minutes – University City Green Practices Commission October 13, 2016 DRAFT <br />Location: Heman Park Community Center Attendees Present: Lois Sechrist (Chairperson), Scott Eidson, Bob Elgin, Dianne Benjamin, Jenny Wendt <br />(former Staff Liaison), Chris Kalter (Staff Liaison) <br />Absent: Tim Michels, Terry Crow (Council Liaison), Richard Juang <br />1. Meeting Called to Order, Roll Call at 6:05 p.m. <br />2. Opening Round a) Scott reminded everyone of the Styrofoam and Electronics Recycling event on October 15, 2016. <br />b) Lois announced an upcoming Water Summit on Friday October 28 from 7:30 – 11:00 am, concerning regional water issues. <br />c) Bob reported that Missouri has increased its ranking on the list of sustainability of states in America. He also provided an update of the Sierra Club’s involvement in monitoring St. <br />Louis County’s progress on the energy efficiency code. The Home Builders Association wishes to weaken the new energy code to hold down initial costs rather than strengthen it to increase energy efficiency and <br />create long-term savings for homeowners. d) Jenny shared the following announcements: <br />i) The River Des Peres Trash Bash will be on October 22, meeting at 9:00 am at the Heman Park Community Center. <br />ii) Jenny and Chris will attend the “Using Compost to Create Sustainable Landscape Sites and to Manage Drought, Stormwater and Erosion” seminar on November 10 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Missouri <br />Botanical Garden <br />iii) The America Recycles Day event will be November 15 from 4:00 – 6:30 pm at the Heman Park Community Center. <br /> 3. Approval of Minutes <br />a) August 11, 2016 Meeting Minutes were approved. b) September 8, 2016 Meeting Minutes were approved with one spelling correction on Item 2A. <br /> 4. Special Presentation/Visitors <br />a) University City Intern i) The Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory for University City, which was to be completed at the end of <br />the summer, remains incomplete. The intern hired to develop the Climate Action Plan will first complete the GHG Inventory. <br />ii) Tim Schmalz, the intern hired through the US Green Building Council (USGBC) was present. It was decided through conversation with USGBC that comparing 2005 and 2015 data was the most <br />important aspect to complete the GHG inventory before proceeding with the Climate Action Plan. iii) The Commission agreed that an executive summary with the data charted or tabled will be sufficient <br />for the GHG Inventory so that the Climate Action Plan creation can begin. iv) The Commission requested that data be normalized (per capita, for example) if possible. <br /> b) Parks Commission Liaison <br />i) Ed Mass, Parks Commission President, discussed the importance of cross-Commission communication. He requested a formal Green Practices Commission liaison to the Parks <br />Commission. ii) The GPC agreed and will develop a plan, possibly including rotating attendance. <br />iii) Attendance at all Parks Commission meetings will not be required. iv) The GPC will be included in Parks Commission formal communication. <br />v) Meetings are the 3rd Tuesday, 6 pm, not including August and December. <br />3. New Business <br />