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MINUTES <br /> OF THE WORK SESSION OF THE <br /> EDINA CITY COUNCIL <br /> HELD AT CITY HALL <br /> JANUARY 6, 2009 <br /> 5:00 P.M. <br /> Mayor Hovland called the meeting to order at 5:08 p.m. in the Community Room of City <br /> Hall. Answering rollcall were: Members Bennett, Brindle, Housh, Swenson and Mayor <br /> Hovland. Staff present included: Gordon Hughes, City Manager; Heather Worthington, <br /> Assistant City Manager; John Wallin, Finance Director; Eric Roggeman, Assistant Finance <br /> Director; John Keprios, Park & Recreation Director; Jennifer Bennerotte, Communications <br /> & Marketing Director; Ann Kattreh, Edinborough Park Manager; Susie Miller, Edinborough <br /> Park Assistant Manager; Steve Grausem, Edina Liquor Stores Manager; and Debra <br /> Mangen, City Clerk. <br /> Mayor Hovland stated the purpose of the meeting was to continue the review of the City of <br /> Edina's Capital Improvement Plan and Business Plans for its enterprise facilities. Manager <br /> Hughes explained the facilities managers were in attendance to review their proposed <br /> Capital Improvement and Business Plans. He stated he believed the Council could finish <br /> with the enterprise facilities and possibly review the Utility Rate Study. <br /> The Council reviewed the Capital Improvement and Business Plans for: Edinborough Park <br /> the Edina Liquor Stores, and Edina Communications and Marketing. During the review <br /> each manager answered Council's questions regarding proposed improvements, 2008 <br /> facility operations, and long term facility challenges such as the Edinborough Park Trust <br /> Fund, costs of updating and replacing Park equipment, replacement of cable/audio <br /> operating equipment, and remodeling necessary to Edina's Liquor Stores. Marketing plans <br /> for 2009 were reviewed. The effect of the economy on the City's enterprises was noted. <br /> Mark Ruff, Ehlers & Associates, reviewed the utility rate study and the effects of various <br /> potential rate increases on future revenues and capital improvements. Discussion of <br /> commercial rates, Morningside water rates and the need for conservation policies took <br /> place. Staff will present a utility rate ordinance for consideration on the January 20, 2009, <br /> Council agenda. <br /> Edina Cable Coordinator, reviewed tips and issues for the continued effective broadcast of <br /> Edina Council meetings with the Council and staff. <br /> There being no further business, Mayor Hovland adjourned the meeting at 6:55 p.m. <br /> Respectfully submitted, <br /> Jam. <br /> Debra Mangen, Ciy Clerk <br />