Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board

Resolution
2018-303
Amendment Adopted
Oct 17, 2018 5:00 PM

Resolution Approving the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Establishing a Moratorium on the Use of Glyphosate in All Land and Water Resource Management Activities Starting January 1, 2019, and Creating a Technical and Community Advisory Committee to Recommend Alternatives to Glyphosate and Other Toxic Pesticides

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Whereas, The Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board ("MPRB") is the steward of the

Minneapolis Park System;

 

Whereas, The MPRB has worked closely with the University of Minnesota to understand best management practices and the latest research into land management techniques;

 

Whereas, The MPRB has historically made decisions about the use of pesticides by following a science driven integrated Pest Management Plan;

 

Whereas 2,800 acres of the 6,800 acres of park land are natural areas where invasive species are currently managed with the limited use of glyphosate;

 

Whereas, This resolution is supported by the MPRB 2007-2020 Comprehensive Plan, which envisions “Urban forests, natural areas, and waters that endure and captivate;”

 

RESOLVED, That on January 1, 2019, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board establish a moratorium on the use of glyphosate in all land and water resource management activities carried out by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board or its agents and contractors;

RESOLVED, That the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board of Commissioners direct staff to establish a Technical and Community Advisory Committee with the charge of researching viable alternatives to glyphosate and other toxic pesticides throughout the system and to assist and advise the MPRB in transitioning towards pesticide free resource management alternatives;

RESOLVED, That the Technical and Community Advisory Committee is directed to make its first report back to the Board of Commissioners no later than April 3, 2019 with an initial set of recommended practices and potential modifications to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board’s Integrated Pest Management Plan;

RESOLVED, That the Assistant Superintendent of Environmental Stewardship is directed to continue to make annual reports to the Board of Commissioners recommending alternative practices for chemical pesticide use in each subsequent year;

RESOLVED, That established public notification and application process shall be followed to recruit applications from the community and that the composition of the Technical and Community Advisory Committee be as follows, with members serving a two year term:

-Nine community members to be appointed by each Commissioner, and

-Six technical experts to be nominated by the Assistant Superintendent of Environmental Stewardship and confirmed by the Board of Commissioners; and

RESOLVED, That the President of the Board and the Secretary to the Board are authorized to take all necessary administrative actions to implement this resolution.

 

Meeting History

Oct 3, 2018 5:40 PM  Operations & Environment Committee Committee Meeting

Approved as Amended on a Roll Call Vote.

RESULT:ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Chris Meyer, Vice Chair, Commissioner District 1
AYES:Londel French, Chris Meyer, Kale Severson, Jono Cowgill
ABSENT:Steffanie Musich
Oct 3, 2018 5:40 PM  Operations & Environment Committee Committee Meeting

That the Board Amend as follows:

RESOLVED, That on January 1, 2019, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board establish a moratorium (Delete: Prohibiting) (Insert: on) the use of glyphosate in all land and water resource management activities carried out by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board or its agents and contractors;

RESOLVED, That the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board of Commissioners direct staff to establish a Technical and Community Advisory Committee with the charge of researching viable alternatives to glyphosate (Delete: and other toxic pesticides throughout system) and to assist and advise the MPRB in transitioning towards pesticide free resource management alternatives;

RESULT:AMENDMENT ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Chris Meyer, Vice Chair, Commissioner District 1
AYES:Londel French, Chris Meyer, Kale Severson, Jono Cowgill
ABSENT:Steffanie Musich
Oct 17, 2018 5:00 PM  Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Regular Meeting

Approved as amended on a Roll Call Vote

RESULT:ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Londel French, Commissioner At Large
SECONDER:AK Hassan, Vice President, Commissioner District 3
AYES:Brad Bourn, AK Hassan, Meg Forney, Londel French, LaTrisha Vetaw, Chris Meyer, Kale Severson, Jono Cowgill, Steffanie Musich
Oct 17, 2018 5:00 PM  Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Regular Meeting

Whereas, The Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board ("MPRB") is the steward of the

Minneapolis Park System;

Insert: Whereas, The MPRB has worked closely with the University of Minnesota to understand best management practices and the latest research into land management techniques;

Insert: Whereas, The MPRB has historically made decisions about the use of pesticides by following a science driven integrated Pest Management Plan;

Insert: Whereas 2,800 acres of the 6,800 acres of park land are natural areas where invasive species are currently managed with the limited use of glyphosate;

Whereas, This resolution is supported by the MPRB 2007-2020 Comprehensive Plan, which envisions “Urban forests, natural areas, and waters that endure and captivate;”

RESOLVED, That on (Remove: January 1, 2019) (Insert: October 17, 2018), the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board establish a moratorium on the use of glyphosate in all land and water resource management activities carried out by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board or its agents and contractors (Insert: with the assistance of a Techincal and Community Advisory Committee);

RESOLVED, That the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board of Commissioners direct staff to establish a Technical and Community Advisory Committee with the charge of (Insert: becoming knowledgeable about current landscape management practices and potential) (Remove: researching) viable alternatives to glyphosate (Insert: , particularly in the management and control of invasive species in natural areas within the park system) and to assist and advise the MPRB in (Insert: continuing to) transitioning towards (Insert: herbicide) (Remove: pesticide) free resource management alternatives;

RESOLVED, That the Technical and Community Advisory Committee is directed to make its first report back to the Board of Commissioners no later (Remove: February 28) (Insert: April 3), 2019 with an initial set of recommended practices and potential modifications to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board’s Integrated Pest Management Plan(Insert: in regard to discontinuing the use of glyphosate and annually thereafter with recommended practices and potential modifications to the MPRB’s Integrated Pest Management Plan);

RESOLVED, That the Assistant Superintendent of Environmental Stewardship is directed to continue to make annual reports to the Board of Commissioners recommending alternative practices for chemical pesticide use in each subsequent year;

RESOLVED, That the (Insert: established public notification and application process should be followed to recruit applications from the community and that the) composition of the Technical and Community Advisory Committee be as follows (Insert: , with members serving a two year term):

-(Remove: six) (Insert: Nine community) members to be (Insert: selected from the pool of applicants and) nominated by (Remove: the board president) (Insert: each of the standing members of the members of the Operations and Environment Committee) and confirmed by the Board of Commissioners, and

-(Remove: three members) (Insert: Six technical experts) to be nominated by the Assistant Superintendent of Environmental Stewardship and confirmed by the Board of Commissioners; and

RESOLVED, That the President of the Board and the Secretary to the Board are authorized to take all necessary administrative actions to implement this resolution.

RESULT:AMENDMENT DEFEATED [2 TO 7]
MOVER:Meg Forney, Commissioner At Large
SECONDER:Steffanie Musich, Commissioner District 5
AYES:Meg Forney, Steffanie Musich
NAYS:Brad Bourn, AK Hassan, Londel French, LaTrisha Vetaw, Chris Meyer, Kale Severson, Jono Cowgill
Oct 17, 2018 5:00 PM  Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Regular Meeting

Insert: Whereas, The MPRB has worked closely with the University of Minnesota to understand best management practices and the latest research into land management techniques;

Insert: Whereas, The MPRB has historically made decisions about the use of pesticides by following a science driven integrated Pest Management Plan;

Insert: Whereas 2,800 acres of the 6,800 acres of park land are natural areas where invasive species are currently managed with the limited use of glyphosate;

RESULT:AMENDMENT ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Chris Meyer, Commissioner District 1
SECONDER:Jono Cowgill, Commissioner District 4
AYES:Brad Bourn, AK Hassan, Meg Forney, Londel French, LaTrisha Vetaw, Chris Meyer, Kale Severson, Jono Cowgill, Steffanie Musich
Oct 17, 2018 5:00 PM  Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Regular Meeting

RESOLVED, That the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board of Commissioners direct staff to establish a Technical and Community Advisory Committee with the charge of researching viable alternatives to glyphosate (Insert: and other toxic pesticides throughout the system) and to assist and advise the MPRB in transitioning towards pesticide free resource management alternatives;

RESULT:AMENDMENT ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Chris Meyer, Commissioner District 1
SECONDER:Jono Cowgill, Commissioner District 4
AYES:Brad Bourn, AK Hassan, Meg Forney, Londel French, LaTrisha Vetaw, Chris Meyer, Kale Severson, Jono Cowgill, Steffanie Musich
Oct 17, 2018 5:00 PM  Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Regular Meeting

RESOLVED, That the Technical and Community Advisory Committee is directed to make its first report back to the Board of Commissioners no later (Remove: February 28) (Insert: April 3), 2019 with an initial set of recommended practices and potential modifications to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board’s Integrated Pest Management Plan;

RESULT:AMENDMENT ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Chris Meyer, Commissioner District 1
SECONDER:Jono Cowgill, Commissioner District 4
AYES:Brad Bourn, AK Hassan, Meg Forney, Londel French, LaTrisha Vetaw, Chris Meyer, Kale Severson, Jono Cowgill, Steffanie Musich
Oct 17, 2018 5:00 PM  Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Regular Meeting

RESOLVED, That the (Insert: established public notification and application process should be followed to recruit applications from the community and that the) composition of the Technical and Community Advisory Committee be as follows:

RESULT:AMENDMENT ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Chris Meyer, Commissioner District 1
SECONDER:Jono Cowgill, Commissioner District 4
AYES:Brad Bourn, AK Hassan, Meg Forney, Londel French, LaTrisha Vetaw, Chris Meyer, Kale Severson, Jono Cowgill, Steffanie Musich
Oct 17, 2018 5:00 PM  Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Regular Meeting

Approved on a Roll Call Vote:

RESOLVED, That the established public notification and application process (Insert: shall) (Remove: should) be followed to recruit applications from the community and that the composition of the Technical and Community Advisory Committee be as follows (Insert: , with members serving a two year term):

-(Remove: six) (Insert: Nine community) members to be (Insert: appointed by each Commissioner (Remove: the board president) and confirmed by the Board of Commissioners, and

-(Remove: Three members) (Insert: Six technical experts) to be nominated by the Assistant Superintendent of Environmental Stewardship and confirmed by the Board of Commissioners; and

RESULT:AMENDMENT ADOPTED [6 TO 3]
MOVER:Steffanie Musich, Commissioner District 5
SECONDER:Meg Forney, Commissioner At Large
AYES:Brad Bourn, Meg Forney, LaTrisha Vetaw, Chris Meyer, Jono Cowgill, Steffanie Musich
NAYS:AK Hassan, Londel French, Kale Severson