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File #: 19-00454    Version: Name:
Type: Legislative Action Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/27/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/24/2019 Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: RECOMMENDATION FROM THE ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY BOARD REGARDING THE USE OF CHEMICALS FOR THE SPRAYING OF ATHLETIC FIELDS
Sponsors: Sherri Myers
Attachments: 1. EAB Minutes - September 5 2019, 2. 2016-2017_school_ipm_strategic_plan, 3. IPM Institute of North America National School IPM, 4. Beyond Pesticides -Child Safe Playing Field Act, 5. Sports Field Management - Managing pest pressure, 6. HANDOUT REGARDING PESTICIDES

LEGISLATIVE ACTION ITEM

 

SPONSOR:                     City Council Member Sherri Myers

 

SUBJECT:

 

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RECOMMENDATION FROM THE ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY BOARD REGARDING THE USE OF CHEMICALS FOR THE SPRAYING OF ATHLETIC FIELDS                     

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RECOMMENDATION:

 

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That City Council forward to the Mayor’s Office the following recommendation from the Environmental Advisory Board (EAB):

 

To propose a moratorium on the spraying of youth athletic fields and parks within the City limits until the City provides a comprehensive list of chemicals and the application schedule for the EAB to review.

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HEARING REQUIRED:    No Hearing Required      

 

SUMMARY:

 

At the City Council’s meeting of July 18, 2019, the Council approved a referral to the EAB with the following recommendation:

 

That the City Council refer to the Environmental Advisory Board a request for the Board to examine the chemicals used on athletic fields and parks in the City of Pensacola and report the findings to City Council with recommendations on how to improve the safety of playing fields and parks.

 

As the EAB is gathering information and continuing their review and analysis, the above recommendation was approved by the EAB.

 

Since this is an operational request, the City Council is forwarding the recommendation to the Mayor’s Office for potential action.

 

PRIOR ACTION:                     

 

July 18, 2019 - Referral to the EAB from the City Council

 

FUNDING:                     

 

N/A

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT:

                     

None

 

STAFF CONTACT:

 

Don Kraher, Council Executive

 

ATTACHMENTS:

 

1)                     Unapproved  September 5, 2019 EAB Meeting Minutes

2)                     2016-2017 School IPM Strategic Plan

3)                     IPM Institute of North America National School IPM

4)                     Beyond Pesticides - Child Safe Playing Field Act

5)                     Sports Field Management - Managing pest pressure

 

PRESENTATION:     No