City of Edwardsville Cool Cities Initiative Advisory Committee will meet May 16
City of Edwardsville Cool Cities Initiative Advisory Committee will meet on Thursday, May 16.
Here is the agenda provided by the committee:
CALL TO ORDER
CITIZENS WISHING TO SPEAK TO THE BOARD
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Ordinance making Cool Cities/Sustainability Committee a City Committee still waiting ACS date
Attendance Expectations at monthly meeting- letter from Mayor- 70% attendance is expected Meeting minutes need to be posted
League of Women Voters will partner with us on Green Team.
Conservation Efforts of Heartlands Conservancy/ City and local applications- Bohm Woods Nature Preserve buffer, now Drda Woods, will be restored to a natural state. Grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation. Volunteers will be needed for tree planting. Sand Prairie near Edwardsville acquired July 25, grant from same Foundation, Prairie restoration will begin once this 10 acre Poag Sand Prairie is transferred to Heartlands Conservancy
PHONE MEETING WITH JEAN PONZI OF MOBOT, INTRODUCING US TO THE GREEN CITIES CHALLENGE. SPECIAL GUEST: Walt Williams, Edwardsville Community and Economic Development Director
NEW GRAPHICS AND INFO READY FOR WATER BILL INSERT-PRINTED
Cool Cities is on the website with links to information sources
Work of BYO Glen-Ed update: Support for HB 3335 is important to ensure Governor’s bag tax will be environmentally productive. WE ARE TOLD A CHECKOUT BAG BILL WILL PASS THIS SESSION
INTELLIGENCER COLUMN: Two articles published so far. Chair sent article “The Value of Trees” (NEXT?)
UPDATES ON THE COOL CITIES COMMITTEE’S HELP IN PUBLIC INFORMATION CAMPAIGN REGARDING RECYCLING - Cara has plan to bring issue to schools.WHAT IS NEEDED? Updates on cost of stickers - Jamie.
Solarization (Madison County/Glen Carbon endorsed) asks Edwardsville to sign on for year 3. Also awaiting word, as on Letter regarding voluntary compliance with ‘ask first’ straw letter signing
New Member possibilities: Brigham Dimick and Cara Lytle awaiting approval, awaiting Carol’s info