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File #: 170131    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/9/2017 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 11/28/2017
Effective date:    
Title: Substitute resolution relating to Health Department recommendations for avoiding lead exposure.
Sponsors: ALD. ZIELINSKI, ALD. BOHL, ALD. LEWIS
Attachments: 1. MHD Letter - Opposed Zielinski Resolution 050817.pdf, 2. Marc Edwards Letter.pdf, 3. Marc Edwards research article.pdf, 4. Marc Edwards Journal paper.pdf, 5. Proposed Sub A, 6. MHD - Do I need a water filter flyer ENG-SPAN 1.25.17.pdf, 7. Marc Edwards addendum and correction final language--City of Milwaukee.pdf, 8. WISPIRG REV. Milwaukee Lead Res. Letter of Support 7.19.2017, 9. Support County Supervisor Peggy West, 10. Proposed Sub C, 11. MHD Lead Communications Summary, 12. Proposed Sub E, 13. Proposed Sub F, 14. Proposed Sub G, 15. Speakers
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
12/6/20172 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
11/28/20172 COMMON COUNCIL ADOPTEDPass15:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
11/20/20171 PUBLIC SAFETY AND HEALTH COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTED

Minutes note: Appearing: Bevan Baker - MHD Commissioner Ald. Zielinski - sponsor Ald Lewis requested to be added as a co-sponsor. There were no objections.
Pass5:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
11/20/20172 PUBLIC SAFETY AND HEALTH COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTIONPass5:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
10/5/20171 PUBLIC SAFETY AND HEALTH COMMITTEE HELD TO CALL OF THE CHAIR

Minutes note: Appearing: Ald. Tony Zielinski - Sponsor for Proposed Sub F Ald. Bohl - sponsor for Proposed Sub E, G Dr. Patricia McManus - CEO Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin, who asked to include language regarding women of child rearing age into language of resolution. MHD Commissioner Bevan Baker Public comments: Terry Wiggins - 224 E Lloyd St #2 Milwaukee WI 53212 Dr. Elizabeth Neary - 428 Virginia Terrace Madison WI 53726 Sherrie Tussler - 3402 W St. Paul Ave - Hunger Task Force, supports proposed Sub F Robert Miranda - 5215 S 24th St Milwaukee WI 53221, supports Sub F Senator Lena Taylor - Wisconsn Senate 4th District, supports Sub F Proposed Substitute F, offered by Ald. Zielinski. Motion by Ald. Borkowski to AMEND proposed Sub F to remove all reference to flushing form the text. No action was taking on this motion. Proposed Sub G and E offered by Ald. Bohl. After discussion Ald. Lewis moved to hold to the call of the chair for the purpose of creating a compromise version.
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7/20/20170 PUBLIC SAFETY AND HEALTH COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTED

Minutes note: Appearing: Ald. Zielinski - Sponsor Dana Zelazny - LRB Bevan Baker - MHD Commissioner Dr. Geoffrey Swain - MHD Faculty Member Ms. Sherrie Tussler - Exc Dir Hunger Task Force Dr. George "Chip" Morris - Columbia St. Mary's epilepsy Clinic Medical Director Ald. Bohl - Water Quality Task Force - Chairman Ald. Borkowski moved to accept proposed Sub B (passed out at the table), there were no objections.
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7/20/20171 PUBLIC SAFETY AND HEALTH COMMITTEE HELD TO CALL OF THE CHAIRPass5:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
6/29/20170 PUBLIC SAFETY AND HEALTH COMMITTEE HELD TO CALL OF THE CHAIRPass3:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
6/26/20170 PUBLIC SAFETY AND HEALTH COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
5/19/20170 PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE HELD TO CALL OF THE CHAIR

Minutes note: Appearing: Dr. Geoffrey Swain - MHD Angela Hagy - MHD Public Health Due to sponsor unavailability, Ald. Witkowski moved to hold this item to the call of the chair. There were no objections.
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5/12/20170 PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
5/9/20170 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available
Number
170131
Version
SUBSTITUTE 2
Reference

Sponsor
ALD. ZIELINSKI, BOHL AND LEWIS
Title
Substitute resolution relating to Health Department recommendations for avoiding lead exposure.
Analysis
This resolution directs the Health Department to provide ongoing community updates to inform the public that:

1. Occupants of buildings where lead service lines are present should adequately flush water lines after prolonged periods of stagnation to reduce potential lead hazards, but the use of NSF/ANSI Standard 53 certified lead filters is the most thorough means of lead-water safety.

2. At-risk populations of women and children living in buildings where lead service lines are present, including women who are pregnant, may become pregnant (women ages 15-45) or who are breastfeeding, and children up to the age of 6, should drink and cook only with water that has been filtered with an NSF/ANSI Standard 53 certified lead filter.

These updates shall include updating all drinking water safety, lead awareness, lead poisoning prevention and relevant pregnancy and prenatal care initiatives, websites, social media messaging, printed materials, outdoor and media advertisements and campaigns under the authority of the Health Department.

The use of water filtration systems certified to remove lead according to NSF/ANSI Standard 53 shall be promoted to the public as the most thorough means of lead-water safety. The Health Department shall include in any discussion of flushing drinking water by running taps a warning to the public of the risk of lead exposure involved in failing to adhere to flushing guidelines.

This resolution further directs the Health Department to issue written recommendations to Milwaukee-area obstetricians, pediatricians and public and private healthcare facilities and partner agencies, including Women, Infants and Children clinics and Federally Qualified Health Centers, that:

1. Infants and children up to the age of 6 should be assessed for le...

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