<br /> OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE
<br /> EDINA CITY COUNCIL
<br /> HELD AT CITY HALL
<br /> FEBRUARY 7, 2006
<br /> 7:00 P.M.
<br /> ROLLCALL Answering rollcall were Members Housh, Hulbert, Masica, and Mayor Hovland.
<br /> CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS APPROVED Motion made by Member Masica and seconded by
<br /> Member Housh approving the Council Consent Agenda as presented with the exception of
<br /> Agenda Item II.D.2, Final Development Plan Approval - Rink Properties, 7300 Bush Lake Road;
<br /> Agenda Item III.G. Recycle Basins for Treatment Plants 2, 3, & 4, Contract No. PW-06-1,
<br /> Improvement Nos., WM-425, 426 and 427; and Agenda Item III.L. Pumping Facility Maintenance -
<br /> Well No. 17, Contract No. PW 06-2, Improvement No.WM457.
<br /> Rollcall:
<br /> Ayes: Housh, Hulbert, Masica, Hovland
<br /> Motion carried.
<br /> *MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF JANUARY 17, 2006; SPECIAL MEETING OF
<br /> JANUARY 17, 2006, AND COUNCIL, PLANNING, AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION
<br /> WORK SESSION OF JANUARY 21, 2006, APPROVED Motion made by Member Masica and
<br /> seconded by Member Housh approving the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Edina City
<br /> Council for January 17, 2006, Special Meeting of January 17, 2006, and Council, Planning, and
<br /> Transportation Commission Work Session of January 21,2006.
<br /> Motion carried on rollcall vote-four ayes.
<br /> RESOLUTION NO. 2006-18 - RESOLUTION OF APPRECIATION - MARK RITTER Mayor
<br /> Hovland expressed appreciation to Mark Ritter for his plan that engaged the City, the Minnesota
<br /> Department of Transportation, and a local nursery to beautify the roadside at Minnesota Highway 62
<br /> and Tracy Avenue with plants and to maintain the landscaping at his personal expense.
<br /> Member Masica made a motion adopting the following resolution:
<br /> RESOLUTION NO. 2006-18
<br /> WHEREAS, Mark Ritter desired to plant more trees and other woody plants along the
<br /> roadside at Minnesota Highway 62 and Tracy Avenue;and
<br /> WHEREAS, Mr. Ritter drew a plan, engaged with City of Edina in a cooperative agreement
<br /> with the Minnesota Department of Transportation, lined up the stock with a nursery supplier, and
<br /> agreed to plant and maintain all of the plant materials at his own expense;and
<br /> WHEREAS, the trees and shrubs planted in 1999, 2000 and 2005 as a result of this
<br /> collaborative effort provide many benefits for adjacent residents and motorists; including
<br /> screening the view and deadening the sounds of thousands of cars passing by daily, trapping dust
<br /> and other air pollutants, providing songbird habitat and providing an attractive roadside area for
<br /> travelers;and
<br /> WHEREAS, the Minnesota Society of Arboriculture recently named Mr. Ritter the winner
<br /> of its 2005 Volunteer Service Award for his work on the project.
<br /> NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Edina City Council, City staff and all
<br /> Edina residents hereby express their thanks and appreciation to
<br /> MARK RITTER
<br /> for his work to beautify and improve the City of Edina.
<br /> Dated this 7th day of February 2006. Member Hulbert seconded the motion.
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