Northern Metals Advisory Committee
Northern Metals Settlement Activity
Northern Metals Settlement Update – The advisory committee has completed its recommendations and the Minneapolis Health Department is ready to get to work. If you live in Bottineau, Sheridan, McKinley or Hawthorne your family is eligible for the following services:
Free Blood Lead Testing – Check this space for free blood lead testing events, families of eligible children tested will receive a $50 gift card.
Lead Poisoning Prevention – Receive an in-home visit from an expert on lead-paint hazards and a $50 gift card, must have child under 6 living in the home.
Asthma education for parents group training – Call to sign up for group training lead by a nurse specializing in asthma care. Learn with other parents what you can do to help your child. Participants receive a $50 gift card. Child must have a diagnosis of asthma.
In Home Asthma Consultation – Sign up to receive a visit from a trained nurse and a healthy homes specialist in your home. These visits are based on research that was done here in the Twin Cities and nationally that helped improve children’s asthma. All products and services are free to families. Families can receive HEPA air cleaners, allergen mattress and pillow cover and free pest removal. Families are eligible for up to $500 in products and gift cards. Child must have a diagnosis of asthma.
- Public Policy Project
- Sam Grant
- James Trice
Seat 1- Vacant
Seat 2 - Vacant
Seat 3 - Vacant
Seat 4 - Annie Krapek
Seat 5 - Adam Spees
Seat 6 - Amber Ortiz
Seat 7 - Urvina Davis
Seat 8 - John Hemp
Seat 9 - Melissa Newman
Seat 10 - Andrew Bornhoft
Seat 11 - Katrina Gordon
Seat 12 - Channy M. Leaneagh
Seat 13 - Michelle Ricart
Seat 14 - Melissa Illies
Seat 15 - Roxanne O'Brien
Seat 16 - Vacant
Seat 17 - Vacant
Seat 18 - Vacant
The Northern Metals Consent Decree Advisory Committee (referred to from here in as the Advisory Committee) shall be charged with providing recommendations for the budget breakdown of the $600,000 dedicated to community asthma and lead reduction work within the parameters of the four projects defined in the consent decree. The Advisory Committee shall also be charged with providing recommendations on how the City can best implement the four projects defined by the consent decree, including recommendations on how to define impacted communities, how to identify and educate the at-risk residents, how to identify and reach the families of children with asthma, and how to conduct lead-screening events.
The consent decree states that the mitigation project shall include projects in the impacted neighborhoods to:
(1) identify and educate at-risk residents on asthma triggers; (2) enroll families with children suffering from poorly controlled asthma in a new asthma trigger mitigation program; and (3) implement community and block-by-block blood lead level screening events in cooperation with local clinics which will offer follow-up venous blood screening as needed; and (4) identify and connect affected individuals with resources to help reduce environmental exposure to lead.
The public is welcome to attend and participate at all meetings.
Thursday, June 14, 2018; 2:00 - 4:00 PM at North Regional Library, 1315 Lowry Ave. N, Minneapolis, MN
Tuesday, July 26, 2018; 4:30 - 6:30 PM at Mojo Café, 2205 California St. NE, Minneapolis
August 16, 2018; 4:30 - 6:00 PM at the North Regional Library - 2nd Floor,1315 Lowry Ave. N, Minneapolis.
November 19, 2018; 5:30-7:30 PM, at East Side Neighborhood Association,1700 Second Street NE, Minneapolis
December 17, 2018; 6:00-8:00 PM, at 1101 West Broadway Ave. N, Minneapolis
January 28, 2019; 5:30-7:30 PM, at University of Minneapolis Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC), 2100 Plymouth Ave. N, Minneapolis
March 28, 2019; 5:30-7:30 PM, at Mississippi Watershed Management Organization, 2522 Marshall St. NE, Minneapolis
May 20, 2019; 5:30-7:30 PM, at North Regional Library, 315 Lowry Ave. N, Minneapolis
For questions about the meeting, please contact Northern Metal at 612.529.9221.
Should you require a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate, or information in an alternative format, please contact 612-673-2301.
Para asistencia 612-673-2700 - Rau kev pab 612-673-2800 - Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500.
Last updated May 17, 2019