County board actions: Rush and Elm creek water quality, food protection ordinance

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Contact: Carolyn Marinan, Communications, 612-348-5969

The board accepted a grant to improve the water quality of Rush and Elm creeks, revised the county's food protection ordinance and more.

Grant will restore health of Rush and Elm creeks

The board accepted $142,110 from the Clean Water Legacy Fund to improve the water quality of Rush Creek and downstream waters, including Elm Creek and the Mississippi River.

Rush Creek flows through Corcoran and parts of Rogers, Medina and Maple Grove before merging with Elm Creek. In Dayton, Elm Creek flows into the Mississippi River. The state classifies both Rush and Elm creeks as impaired waters that do not meet water quality standards.

The county and the Elm Creek Watershed Management Commission will work with willing landowners on projects in key locations that will prevent pollutants from reaching Rush Creek.

This project is part of an effort to lessen the burden on local taxpayers; the county has prioritized projects where it can partner with other organizations to better compete for grant funding.

Read the full board action.

County revises its food protection ordinance

The board revised the county's food protection ordinance to align with state regulations. The ordinance establishes standards for the regulation of food establishments to protect the health, safety and general welfare of the people of Hennepin County.

Learn more about this action.

Candidates appointed to citizen advisory boards

The board made the following appointments:

Adult Mental Health Local Advisory Council

  • Rick Crispino - reappointment
  • Nancee Magistad
  • Felicia Franklin
  • Elizabeth Childs
  • Savannah Steele
  • Colleen Livermore - reappointment
  • Michelle Willert
  • Cathy Spann
  • Ryne Zuzinec
  • Caroline Kuria
  • Joseph Musco

County Extension Committee

  • Melinda Ludwiczak - reappointment
  • Ann Thureen
  • James Rowan
  • Anthony Ware

Human Resources Board

  • Jason Allerding
  • Gerald Kegler
  • John Briscoe

Library Board

  • Jonathan Gaw - reappointment
  • Samuel Neisen - reappointment
  • LaBelle Nambangi

Three Rivers Park District

  • Gene Kay - reappointment

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