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MINUTES <br /> OF THE WORK SESSION OF THE <br /> EDINA CITY COUNCIL AND <br /> EDINA TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION <br /> HELD AT CITY HALL <br /> MAY 19, 2009 <br /> 5:30 P.M. <br /> Mayor Hovland called the meeting to order at 5:35 p.m. in the Community Room of City Hall. <br /> Answering rollcall were: Members Bennett, Housh, Brindle, Swenson and Mayor Hovland. Edina <br /> Transportation Commissioners present were: Commissioners Abramovitz, Bonneville, Brown, <br /> Janovy, Mooty, Plante, Schroeder, Sierks, Usem, White, and Workinger. Staff present included: <br /> Gordon Hughes, City Manager; Wayne Houle, City Engineer; Jack Sullivan, Assistant City <br /> Engineer; and Jane Timm, Deputy City Clerk. <br /> Mayor Hovland said the meeting was an opportunity to explore issues of mutual concern between <br /> the Commission and the Council. City Engineer Houle started the meeting with a diagram of the <br /> 44th Street and France Avenue neighborhood parking. Houle stated that the Planning Department <br /> would need to get involved if a small area study were ordered. He explained that there would be <br /> no funding available in the near future for additional studies. Mr. Houle stated the goal would be to <br /> maximize parking without building a parking structure. <br /> The Council and Commission discussed the parking concerns around 501h and France. Some <br /> points of discussion were: <br /> • East bound no left turn on France Ave in Minneapolis <br /> • Removal of parking by Pinehurst Building <br /> • Parking on 50th Street at Ann Taylor location <br /> • Right turn lane at east bound 50th Street at Halifax <br /> • Busing employees <br /> • Cost of employee parking in ramps <br /> Mr. Houle told the Commission and Council that the Country Club project was going well. He <br /> added the Greater Cornelia Area/70th St Traffic Study was under review. <br /> The City Council and Transportation Commission discussed the "complete street" concept. Mr. <br /> Houle noted the Engineering staff supported the complete street concept, but citizens do not <br /> support complete streets in all cases. <br /> Mayor Hovland thanked the Transportation Commission for their work and asked them to explore <br /> ways to refine the process and develop ideas to better serve the community, and directed staff to <br /> forward any educational opportunities to the Commission. <br /> Mayor Hovland declared the meeting adjourned at 6:50 p.m. <br /> Respectfully submitted, C <br /> ��b n 1 r'n, Deputy City Clerk <br /> Minutes approved by Edina City Council, June 2, 2009. <br /> ames�. Hovland, Mayor <br /> Page 1 <br />