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MINUTES <br /> OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE <br /> EDINA CITY COUNCIL <br /> HELD AT CITY HALL <br /> APRIL 7, 2009 <br /> 7:00 P.M. <br /> ROLLCALL Answering rollcall were Members Bennett, Brindle, Housh, Swenson and Mayor <br /> Hovland. <br /> CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS APPROVED Motion made by Member Brindle and seconded by <br /> Member Bennett approving the Council Consent Agenda with the exception of Item V.F., <br /> Resolution No. 2009-37 setting hearing date for St. John's Park Neighborhood Street <br /> Reconstruction Improvement Project. <br /> Rollcall: <br /> Ayes: Bennett, Brindle, Housh, Swenson, Hovland <br /> Motion carried. <br /> *MINUTES - REGULAR MEETING OF MARCH 17, 2009 APPROVED Motion made by Member <br /> Brindle and seconded by Member Bennett approving the minutes of the Regular Meeting of <br /> March 17, 2009. <br /> Motion carried on rollcall vote —five ayes. <br /> PUBLIC HEARING HELD ON SEWER BACKUP INSURANCE — RESOLUTION NO. 2009-42 <br /> APPROVED Affidavits of Notice presented and ordered placed on file. <br /> Manager Hughes advised that Council scheduled a public hearing tonight related to the February <br /> 19, 2009, watermain fracture on Wooddale Avenue that surcharged the sanitary sewer and to <br /> consider sewer backup insurance program. Staff contacted Christopher Gross Consulting to <br /> prepare a general feasibility report on the viability of a long-term sewer backup insurance program <br /> modeled after the League of Minnesota Cities policy. That analysis indicated such a program likely <br /> would be feasible, and the annual cost would be $100,000 per year, which could be funded by an <br /> upcharge of $6.50 per utility customer. To start the program, an initial pool would be created by a <br /> $75,000 infusion from the City plus a charge of$13 per utility billing. Outstanding claims as of April <br /> 7, 2009, would have to be accommodated from a different source of money. <br /> The Council asked questions of Mr. Hughes and discussed the feasibility of such a program. <br /> Mayor Hovland opened the public hearing at 7:11 p.m. <br /> Public Testimony <br /> Meg Newell, 6008 Wooddale Avenue, addressed the Council on behalf of several of her neighbors <br /> including Carl Shannon of 5945 Kellogg Avenue, Jan Rife of 6004 Wooddale, and Laura Ericksen <br /> of 6037 Wooddale. <br /> James Quinn, 6020 Wooddale Avenue, addressed the Council. <br /> Heather Nelson, 6025 Wooddale 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 <br /> Motion carried. <br /> The Council asked questions of Attorney Knutson and Mr. Hughes and discussed the feasibility of <br /> creating a program for water and/or sewer backup insurance. <br /> Page 1 <br />