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7D - Integrated Pest Management ProgramDO NOT REMOVE - PRAB File Material ,~,,, CITY OF BOULDER ,,r PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD AGENDA ITEM MEETING DATE: Monday July 22, 2002 (Agenda Item Preparation Date: July 18, 2002) AGENDA TITLE: Integrated Pest Management Program REQUESTING DEPARTMENT: Jan Geden, CPRP Director of Parks and Recreation FISCAL IMPACT: None PURPOSE: The purpose of this item is to provide The Parks and Recreat~on Advisory Board (PRAB) with an update on the citywide Integrated Pest Management Program (IPM), the recent mohon voted on by Crty Council on Tuesday July 9, 2002, and the process for the development of the Pazks mamtenance standards ~"~" +... BACKGROUND: For the May 2002 PRAB meehng, The Department of Pazks and Recreahon mtended to provide a routme update on the departmenYs IPM efforts to date Precedmg that meehng, employxnent of a chemical method to manage weeds at Crvic Center Park prompted the Environmental Advisory Board (EAB) to peht~on City Council to enact a moratonum on chemical usage at that srte. EAB also proposed that PRAB vote on a motion to support that moratonum at their May meetrng A senes of events smce the May 2002 PRAB meetmg prompted achon on the part of City Council to remstate a moratonum on pesticide spraymg ANALYSIS: On Tuesday July 9, 2002, C~ty Council remstated the moratonum on peshc~de spraymg withm 50' of areek comdors and other aquahc habitat on city owned lands This moratonum applies to ground and aenal appl~cations. City Council did not make any distrnctrons between EPA tox~city categones and chemicals. The existmg moratonum on apphcatrons withm the Civic Center Complex is still in effact The add~tional moratonum is m effect unrillater th~s year The trme has not been determmed at this point There is an excephon process allowing the City Manager to approve peshcide apphcations The detazls of the excephon process have not been determmed at this hme At the July 15, 2002 Council Agenda Committee (CAC) meetmg, Mayor Will Toor expressed ~,,.~ mterest m lookmg at examples from other cihes that have banned pesricides. CAC recommended ~,„ that Council look at this issue as a possible vote on bannmg pesticides and focus on the cntena for exemphons, allowing staff to focus their t~me on the specific exemptions CAC also recommended that this ~ssue be placed on a Council agenda for discussion no later than the end AGENDA ITEM # VII-D; PAGE 1 ~„,. of August ~ PUBLIC COMMENT AND PROCESS: This rtem is bemg heard at this publ~c meetmg as advemsed m the Daily Camera. STAFF RECOMMENDATION: At the June 2002 meehng staff proposed to develop a commwuty based process to discuss overall Pazks mamtenance standards of which IPM and the use of peshcides was to be a ma~or wmponent. On July 8, the management team conducted a plamm~g session with Peter Pollock, Director of Plamm~g, to determme the ob~ectrves of the process and to outhne a methodology for adopring these overall parks mamtenance standards. The process assumed the need for extensive discussion on the use of peshcides as a tool for mtegrated pest management and prompted an outlme for a seven month process In hght of the events that occurred after this meehng, we will need to amend the plan to reflect a more abbreviated process A key element of the process was for the deparhnent to obtam clear direchon from City Council relative to the use of peshcides m its overall mamtenance program The recent act~on by Crty Council and CAC will now dnve that part of the process The management team will now regroup and determme how to amend the suggested seven month process to provide opportunihes for meamngful commumty participatron on general parks mamtenance standards that will mcorporate whatever decision is made by Council regardmg the use of peshcides. We will keep the boazd appnsed of our work and will present our mamtenance standards to the Board m sufficient hme to have them in place for Spnng 2003 ~ ~,"^ ~ AGENDA ITEM # VII-D; PAGE 2