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, MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MZETING OF THE .. <br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL ON <br />APRIL 21, 1975 <br />CD 0 Qo <br />p3 w w <br />Answezing rollcall were members Courtney, Richards, Schmidt, Shaw and Mayor <br />Van Valkenburg. <br />MINUTES of March 17, 1975, were approved as submitted by motion of Councilman <br />Courtney, seconded by Councilwoman Schmidt and carried. <br />FZRE CHIEF JAMES MC NELLIS HONORED UPON HIS RETIREMENT. <br />read the following Resolution of Appreciation in recognition of the retirement of <br />Fire Chief James McNellis: <br />WHEREAS, Edha Fire Chief James McNellis was an original member of the Edina <br />Volunteer Fire Department when it was organized in 1941; and <br />WHEREAS, James McNellis became a member of the full-time Edina Fire Department <br />upon its organization in 1955; and ' <br />WHEW, James McNellis was appointed Fire Chief of the City of Edina on June 1, <br />1967; and <br />WHEREAS, over the years, Chief McNellis has been known for his bravery, having <br />risked his life on many occasions; and <br />WHEREAS, under his very able direction, much progress has been made in the modern- <br />ization of the Edina Fire Department and great strides have been made in fire <br />prevention throughout the City; <br />Mayor Van Valkenburg <br />RESOLUPION OF APPRECIATION I <br />,NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Edina City-Council commend <br />FIRE CHIEF JAMES MC NELLIS <br />for his outstanding accomplishments during his years of service for the City of <br />Edina and wish him.long years of happy retirement; and <br />BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be recorded upon the pages <br />of the Minutes Book of the City of Edina and that an apprbpriate copy of this <br />resolution be presented to Fire Chief James McNellis. <br />Chief McNellis accepted the resolution and expressed his appreciation to the <br />Council. <br />BICYCLE SAFETY WEEK PROCLAMATIOUDOPTED. <br />ing proclamation whicn was adopted by motion of <br />by Councilman Richards and carried: <br />As Mayor of the City of Edina, I call upon all members of this commumity to give <br />their wholehearted support to the 10th Annual Edina Bicycle Safety Program which <br />will be conducted Monday, April 21 through Friday, May 9 under the united efforts <br />of the Edina Lions, Jaycees, Rotary, Scout Troops, Police Department, Greater <br />Edina Chamber of Commerce, Optimists, Southdale Optimists, Edina Federated Junior <br />Women's Club, League of Women Voters, The Womens Club and the PTAs and parent <br />groups of the eight Edina Elementary Schools and three Parochial schools. <br />The purpose of theaProgram is to reduce the hazards of bicycle riding for young <br />bicyclists, as well as for pedestrians and motorists. <br />our streets and highways daily increases the dangers for the careless or unskilled <br />rider. Reports of hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries each year through- <br />out our nation (due to collisions between bicycles and motor vehicles alone) have <br />alerted us to the nee6 for such a Program. By training our boys and girls, at an <br />early age, in proper riding skills; by teaching them the laws governing bicyclists; <br />by explaining the reasons for obeying safety rules; and by helping them to be <br />aware of the hazards of biking -- we feel Edina is making a concerted attempt' to <br />assure that the number of accidents does EOT keep up with the ever increasing <br />number of bicyclists. <br />our adults to use their bicycles as a means of transportation for short haul <br />errands. <br />but a vehicle to be tzken seriously; therefore we should all become thoroughly <br />familiar with the "rules of the road" to minimize the incidence of accidents. <br />The safety of our children cannot be relegated to a oncela-year campaign. <br />call €or the support of every parent in carrying out this campaign all year long; <br />and I urge every youngster to participate in this Bicycle Safety Program and then <br />practice what he has learned -- for his own safety as well as other's. <br />Mayor Van Valkenburg read the follow- - <br />Councilman Courtney, seconded <br />PROCLAMATION <br />The growing congestion of <br />The energy crisis may even now be creating the need for <br />It behooves us all to remember that a bicycle is no longer just a toy <br />I <br />RESPECT FOR LAW WEEK PROCLAIMElE Mayor Van Valkenburg read the following pro- <br />clamation which was adopted by motion of Councilman Courtney, seconded by <br />Councilman Richards and carried: <br />"RESPECT FOR LAW WEEK" PROCLAMATION <br />WHEREAS, crime and its effect upon the lives and property of our citizens cont- <br />inued undiminished, despite efforts by government, citizens' organizations and <br />many individuals; and