City of Somerville
Massachusetts

Agenda Item
202726
Referred for Discussion
Feb 14, 2017 7:00 PM

That the Director of SPCD report to this Board the City’s position on installing artificial turf fields with crumb rubber infill while the US EPA studies the potential health and environmental hazards of such infill, and explain why the City doesn't use organic infill.

Information

Department:Board of AldermenSponsors:Ward Five Alderman Mark Niedergang
Category:OrderPurposes:Order

Official Text

That the Executive Director of the Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development (Transportation and Infrastructure) report to this Board on the City’s position on installing artificial turf fields with crumb rubber infill while the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency conducts a study on the potential health and environmental hazards of crumb rubber infill, and explain why it is not City policy to use organic material for infill in artificial turf fields.

 

Meeting History

Jan 26, 2017 7:00 PM Video Board of Aldermen Regular Meeting
draft Draft

Alderman Niedergang questioned the environmental and health impacts of the crumb rubber infill turf. He does not feel that the City should install any more crumb rubber infill turf fields until more studies from the US EPA are done. There are organic alternatives.

RESULT:APPROVED
Feb 8, 2017 7:00 PM  Finance Committee Committee of the Whole
draft Draft

This item was referred to the Special Committee on Open Space, Environment and Energy for discussion.

RESULT:REFERRED FOR DISCUSSION
Feb 14, 2017 7:00 PM Video Board of Aldermen Regular Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:REFERRED FOR DISCUSSION