Here are links to various documents, some found on the official Hennepin County website, some found elsewhere, and some obtained by means of MN Data Practices Act (“Freedom of Information”) requests. This is a work in progress and we will be adding to it. If you have documents to contribute to the effort, please send them to Alan Muller, firstname.lastname@example.org
(There are also many important HERC documents on the website of Minneapolis Neighbors for Clean Air.)
My letter to the Hennepin County board about HERC concerns. Includes links to background documents…. This letter contains various important questions we hope the County will provide meaningful answers to.
Contract for hiring the Washington, DC law firm Morris, Manning & Martin for $50,000 in connection with HERC contract extension. Obtained from Hennepin County via Data Practices Act.
Agreement between Hennepin County and HDR Engineering for services related to negotiating a 20-year extension of the “service agreement” with Covanta for operating the HERC garbage burner. Cost: $139,408. Obtained from Hennepin County via Data Practices Act.
The following two documents need to be looked at together. One is the “Board Action Request,” giving a “TOTAL NET AMENDED NOT TO EXCEED $407,163,484.00” The second is the text of the Amendment with an attached list of actual projects.
This is a page extracted from the 342 page Hennepin County CBTF [Capital Budget Task Force] Recommended: 2015-2019 Capital Improvement Program. The full document is likely available on the Hennepin County website here: http://www.hennepin.us/your-government/budget-finance/budgets, but I am not attempting to link to the specific document as things seem to keep moving around.