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MINUTES <br /> OF THE WORK SESSION <br /> OF THE EDINA CITY COUNCIL <br /> AND EDINA RECYCLING AND SOLID WASTE COMMISSION <br /> HELD TUESDAY, MAY 16 2006 <br /> AT 5:30 P.M. <br /> Mayor Hovland called the meeting to order at 5:30 P.M. in the Community Room of Edina <br /> City Hall. Answering rollcall were the following Council Members: Housh, Hulbert, Masica, <br /> Swenson and Mayor Hovland. Members of the Edina Solid Waste and Recycling Committee <br /> in attendance included: Bill Bryan, Chair, Tim Brownell, Inna Hayes, Mariko Hanson, and <br /> Kathy Frey. Staff present included: Gordon Hughes, City Manager, Ceil Smith, Assistant to <br /> the City Manager, Solvei Wilmot, Assistant Sanitarian & Recycling Coordinator, Jennifer <br /> Bennerotte, Communications and Marketing Director and Debra Mangen, City Clerk. Also <br /> in attendance was Allied Waste Representative Rich Hirstein. <br /> Mayor Hovland thanked the Commission for their work in the recycling field and explained <br /> the Council wanted to hear the Commissions issues with regard to placement of trash and <br /> recycling containers on collection day. <br /> Bill Bryan, Chair, stated based upon an informal survey conducted by the Commission prior <br /> to recommending the Council consider changing their Code that ninety percent of the City's <br /> residents were not in compliance with the placement of their trash containers. He said the <br /> Commission thoughtfully considered the amendment they proposed to the Council and <br /> suggested a desire to limit the time refuse haulers were on City streets picking up trash as <br /> one reason the amendment had been proposed. Mr. Bryan suggested limiting the haulers <br /> time on streets would save both the City's infrastructure and everyone's natural resources, <br /> mainly gasoline. <br /> The Council and Commission discussed the pros and cons of the current trash receptacle <br /> placement, whether or not the City's contractor would pick up recycling at the garage when <br /> requested to do so by citizen, whether or not the current ordinance was in place because of <br /> aesthetics, enforcement issues, and the logistics of conducting a citizen survey. Consensus <br /> was that enforcement would not escalate until the result of a citizen survey could be obtained <br /> and reviewed. <br /> Mayor Hovland adjourned the meeting at 6:35 p.m. <br /> Respectfully submitted, <br /> kooubv omd,�� <br /> Debra Mangen, City rk <br />