Minutes/Edina City Council/February 17, 2009
<br /> Steve Brown, Study Advisory Committee (SAC) Chair, advised of the process used and input
<br /> received from people at meetings and through surveys. He noted the Committee's
<br /> recommendations were broken into three phases and presented the nine recommendations
<br /> contained in Phase 1. Mr. Brown then presented Phase 2 and Phase 3 recommendations and
<br /> suggested that once Phase 1 recommendations were in place, Phase 2 recommendations be
<br /> considered.
<br /> Marie Cote, SRF Consulting, answered questions and gave details regarding specific
<br /> recommendations.
<br /> Geoff Workinger, Edina Transportation Commission (ETC) Chair, noted that all of the
<br /> Transportation Commissioners were members of the Study Advisory Committee and, on January
<br /> 15, 2009, adopted the recommendations that were presented tonight.
<br /> The Council asked questions of Mr. Brown, Ms. Cote, Mr. Workinger and staff and discussed the
<br /> Study.
<br /> Mayor Hovland opened the public hearing at 7:53 p.m.
<br /> Public Testimony
<br /> Surya lyer, Energy & Environment Commission Chair, referenced their resolution that urged
<br /> support of trails and pathway projects as a top priority.
<br /> Jonathan Vlaming, Three Rivers Park District, displayed a map of the Nine Mile Regional Trail and
<br /> potential alignments, or routes, of the Trail east of Highway 100, including a potential side path in
<br /> front of the homes on the south side of West 70th Street locations where crossings of Highway 100
<br /> could be created. He stated the Park District had no preference and considered all potential
<br /> alignments to be viable.
<br /> Josh Sprague, 4720 West Shore Drive addressed the Council on behalf of Ron Rich, 7008 West
<br /> Shore Drive.
<br /> Colby Wilkins, 4515 West 70th Street, addressed the Council.
<br /> Mark Chamberlain, 7004 Bristol Boulevard, addressed the Council.
<br /> Josh Sprague, 4720 70th Street West, addressed the Council.
<br /> Kristine NZorton, 7007 Cornelia Drive, addressed the Council.
<br /> Todd Brewer, 5901 St. Johns Avenue, Edina Bike Task Force Member, addressed the Council.
<br /> Kari Ciardelli, 4417 West 70th Street, addressed the Council.
<br /> Dr. Bob McKiveen, 5261 Lochloy Drive, addressed the Council.
<br /> Alice Hulbert, 7221 Tara Road, addressed the Council.
<br /> Jan Ferrell, 4704 West 70th Street, addressed the Council.
<br /> Janey Westin, 6136 Brookview Avenue, addressed the Council.
<br /> Member Swenson made a motion, seconded by Member Housh, to close the public hearing.
<br /> Ayes: Bennett, Brindle, Housh, Swenson, Hovland
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