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Minutes/Edina City Council/August 18, 2009 <br /> by Resolution and approved by four favorable votes of the Council accepting the donations. Member <br /> Bennett introduced and moved adoption of Resolution No. 2009-73 accepting various <br /> donations. Member Brindle seconded the motion. <br /> Rollcall: <br /> Ayes: Bennett, Brindle, Swenson, Housh <br /> Motion carried. <br /> TRAFFIC SAFETY REPORT RECEIVED The Council discussed the traffic safety report regarding <br /> signage on the south side of Inglewood Avenue east of Grimes Avenue. Member Bennett made a <br /> motion, seconded by Member Swenson, to receive the traffic safety report of Wednesday, <br /> August 5, 2009, and refer Item A2, Inglewood Avenue signage request, to the Traffic Safety <br /> Committee for review and recommendation. <br /> Ayes: Bennett, Brindle, Swenson, Housh <br /> Motion carried. <br /> ORDINANCE NO. 2009-10 ADOPTED — AMENDING SECTION 1100 WATER RATE FOR <br /> RESIDENTS RECEIVING WATER FROM CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS Finance Director Wallin reviewed <br /> proposed Ordinance No. 2009-10 which would set the water rate for Edina Morningside residents <br /> using Minneapolis water at $1.80 per 100 cubic feet plus Edina's consumption rate of $.34 per 100 <br /> cubic feet to equal a total water usage rate of $2.14 per 100 cubic feet. Mr. Wallin advised the <br /> ordinance revision would affect only the Morningside area and pointed out that the reference to Beard <br /> and Abbott Avenues would be deleted from the ordinance. The Council discussed the City's cost of <br /> providing water and the fact that, at current rates, customers using lower volumes of water appear to <br /> be paying more than the cost of the water while customers using higher volumes of water appear to <br /> be paying less than the cost of the water, unless they are paying for very high volume use (over 100 <br /> units a quarter) at the third tiered rate. The Council discussed that the rates charged to the <br /> Morningside area for water supplied by and billed by the City of Minneapolis were not established on <br /> a tier system. The Council asked questions of Mr. Wallin and discussed the method to establish a <br /> fixed rate and tiered conservation rate. Mr. Wallin indicated he was comfortable with the <br /> recommended rates, and suggested Ehlers review this matter and methodologies as part of a rate <br /> study. The Council agreed to approve the lower water rate on a temporary basis and retain Ehlers to <br /> conduct a rate study. Member Swenson made a motion to grant First Reading and waive <br /> Second Reading adopting Ordinance No. 2009-10, setting the rate for residents in the <br /> Morningside area receiving water from the City of Minneapolis at $2.14 per 100 cubic feet. <br /> Member Bennett seconded the motion. <br /> Rollcall: <br /> Ayes: Bennett, Brindle, Swenson, Housh <br /> Motion carried. <br /> FEASIBILITY STUDY RECEIVED FOR COTE'S POND Utility Engineer Struve presented the <br /> feasibility report for Cote's Pond and recommended a public hearing not be ordered since it was not <br /> economically feasible to perform dredging. He also recommended on-going monitoring of the system. <br /> The City Council discussed buffer methods and asked questions of Mr. Struve and Mr. Houle. <br /> Member Bennett made a motion, seconded by Member Swenson, to receive the Cote's Pond <br /> feasibility study, finding it was not economically feasible to perform dredging, not to order a <br /> public hearing, to request a progress report in 18 months and evaluation of what other efforts <br /> by the City and residents had done to improve water quality. <br /> Ayes: Bennett, Brindle, Swenson, Housh <br /> Motion carried. <br /> RESOLUTION NO. 2009-74 ADOPTED AUTHORIZING ACCEPTANCE OF INTERNAL REVENUE <br /> SERVICE FUNDS Motion made by Member Swenson and seconded by Member Brindle to <br /> adopt Resolution No. 2009-74, authorizing acceptance of funds from the IRS. <br /> Motion carried on rollcall vote—five ayes. <br /> Page 3 <br />