d MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF TIIE
<br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT h3.Y HALL ON
<br />PEBRUARY 24., 1975
<br />Answering rollcall were -members Courtney, Richards, Schmidt, Shaw and Mayor Van
<br />MINUTES OF JANUARY 20, 1975, were approved as presented by motion of Councilwoman
<br />Schmidt, seconded by Councilman Courtney and carr.ied.
<br />LEAGUE OF WOKEN VOTERS HONORED FOR PUBLIC SERVICE. Nayor Van Valkenburg offered
<br />the following Zesolution of Appreciation to the Edina League of Women Voters and
<br />moved its adoption: RESOLUTION OF APPRECIATION TO
<br />LEAGUE OF WONEN VOTERS OF EDINA
<br />BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Edina recognizes the members of the League of
<br />Women Voters of Edina who have, through the years, volunteered freely of their
<br />time in the cause of good government. That, in recognition of their efforts,
<br />the City thanks this organization for its consistent and increasing volunteer
<br />activities in:
<br />Non-partisanship towards all candidates for elective office ... but partisan-
<br />of voters at City Hall and elsewhere.
<br />ship for the good ideas generaced by keeping themselves informed.
<br />citizens through
<br />-. .* Thanks them also for taking steps io raise the level of understanding ainong .
<br />~ -- The Candidates' Meetings .. -- The Edina Community Forums -- Publication of the ''Edina Closeup" -- The Observer Corp which attends all public meetings -- The monthly Resource Briefings with speakers on timely subjects -- The promotion of United Nations Week -- The Flea Market Poll taken of Edina concerns -- The studies and surveys on such things as transit, open space, and
<br />solid waste which have promoted the formation of city commissions
<br />-And for their consistant and effective efforts to promote community under-
<br />standing of the political process, through delineating the issues involved. I Motion for adoption of the resolution was seconded by Councilman Courtiiey and
<br />on rollcall there were five ayes and no nays and the resolution wzs adopted.
<br />EDINA POLICE RESERVE OFFICERS COMMENDED. Being advised in a mmrandm from Sgt.
<br />Loweli Holman of the Edina Police Department of the numerous hours of volunteer
<br />servioe 'donated; Councilman Courtnsy ' s motion-was. seconded by Councilmai Shaw and
<br />carried that a letter of appreciation be sent from the Mayor, Manager and City
<br />Council expressing thanks to Reserve Officers Michael Bodeen, Ronald Craig, Jens
<br />Hovelsrud, Lowell Howard, Scott Johnson, Robert Larson, Scott McDaniel, James
<br />Sehess; Arthur Szpanski and Edwin Werneke for a total of 1702 hours donated in
<br />1971, 2151 hours donated in 1972, 1787 hours donated in 1973 and 2384% hours
<br />donzted to the City of Edina in 1974. .
<br />EDINA C0N"I~- DZZTELOPHENT ACT HEARING CO3DUCTED. -Noting that this is the first
<br />of txo hezings require6 by law, Nr. Luce referred to "Application for Federal
<br />Assistace" which must be submitted before the City will receive funds from the
<br />United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. Mr. Luce explained
<br />that the appTication must show a three year program but that only funds for 1975
<br />are being requested at this time.
<br />Edina Comunicy Development Act:
<br />He presented the following summary for the
<br />PROJECT - 1975 1976 1977 TOTAL
<br />Housing Rehabilitation Program - $2mO $3-0 $4-0. $mO
<br />2Iorningside Neighborhood Improvements 10,000 20,000 70,000 100 , 000
<br />50th and France Commercial Area 24,000 46,000 70,000
<br />5,000 7 , 000 5 , 000 17,000 Senior Citizens Program
<br />Neighborhood Open Space and Parks
<br />(aden, Weber, Beard and Chowen) 10,000 27,500 37,500
<br />Lake Cornelia Improvements 7,500 15,000 22 , 500 45 , 000 Iron Removal Backwash Facility
<br />Special Childrens Program 1,000 2,000 * 5,000 8 , 000
<br />TOTAL $67,500 $130,000 $192,000 $389,500
<br />Mr. Luce pointed out that a study by the Metropolitan Council shows that Edina had
<br />the third highest numbsr of poverty elderly in Henn'eph County. He clarified that
<br />the City would be seeking funds to benefit not only the elderly, but low and mod-
<br />erate income families as well. He explained that one of the objectives is to pro-
<br />22 , 000 22; 000