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MINUTES <br /> OF THE JOINT WORK SESSION OF THE <br /> EDINA CITY COUNCIL AND TRANSPORTATION <br /> COMMISSION HELD AT CITY HALL <br /> ON JANUARY 17,2006 AT 5:30 P.M. <br /> ROLLCALL Answering rollcall were Members Housh, Hulbert, Masica, Swenson and Mayor <br /> Hovland. Attending the meeting on behalf of the Transportation Commission were: Members <br /> Bennett, Dovolis, Plante, Thorpe, Wanninger, and Ussem. Study Advisory Committee Members in <br /> attendance were J.0 Beckstand and Grethe Dillion. Also attending were City Manager Hughes, City <br /> Engineer Houle, Assistant Engineer Lillehaug, Communications Director Bennerotte and City Clerk <br /> Mangen. <br /> Mayor Hovland thanked the members of the Transportation Commission and those citizens involved <br /> in the Northeast Edina Traffic Study for the work they have done thus far in their study. <br /> Marie Cote of SRF Consulting Group gave an overview of the Northeast Edina Transportation Study. <br /> She explained the Study Advisory Committee (SAC) consisted of the Edina Transportation <br /> Commission; representatives from adjacent neighborhoods in St. Louis Park: Minikanda Vista and <br /> Browndale and in Minneapolis Fulton; business representatives from the 44th & France area, the 50th <br /> and France area, and Vernon and Interlachen, City Staff members from Edina, St. Louis Park, and <br /> Minneapolis;and MnDOT and Hennepin County staff representatives. <br /> Ms. Cote explained the process followed consisted of: deciding what information was needed and <br /> gathering data; prioritizing issues; researching potential alternative solutions; communicating <br /> broadly and regularly; and holding public meetings after data collected and analyzed and potential <br /> alternatives have been evaluated. <br /> Ms. Cote reviewed the problem statements used, the study questions asked and the significance of <br /> the problem vs. the cost of solutions. She showed the data gathered and analyzed, briefly reviewed <br /> the findings and noted that upcoming meetings were scheduled for a public open house on January <br /> 26, 2006 and a third meeting in February of 2006 with the Study Advisory Committee. In addition, a <br /> written form of the study report will be placed on the City's website for review by citizens. <br /> The Council and Transportation Commission briefly discussed with Tom O'Keefe and Wayne Norris <br /> of MnDOT the proposed interim improvements for Trunk Highway 100. <br /> The Mayor adjourned the special meeting at 6:55 p.m. <br /> t, 0/Alit-0,0, <br /> L <br /> Debra A. Man en, O ty Clerk <br />