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5/2/83 <br />272 <br />. -. <br />.* . -. .. <br />L' <br />WHEREAS, there is still a reluctance on the part of many citizens to involve <br />themselves in actions to insure the protection, rights and well being of their <br />fellow .citizens; and <br />WHEREAS, Optimist clubs and their members continue to sponsor and support pro- <br />grams aimed at combatting crime and disrespect for law through year-round <br />effort ; <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that I, C. Wayne Courtney, Mayor of the City of <br />Edina, join with the Optimists in carrying the message of respect for and to <br />proclaim the week of May 8 through May 14, 1983, to be <br />DATED this 2nd day of May, 1983. <br />AQUATIC WEEDS IMPROVEMENT NO. AQ-83 AUTHORIZED. Affadivits of Notice were presen- <br />ted by Acting City Clerk, approved and ordered placed on file. <br />been given, public hearing was conducted and action taken as hereinafter recorded: <br />1. HARVESTING OF AQUATIC WEEKS FROM MINNEHAHA CREEK MILL POND AQ-83 <br />Mr. Hughes recalled that for several years the City has undertaken the harves- <br />ting of aquatic weeds from the Minnehaha Creek Mill Pond and that up until last <br />year the City relied on donations from surrounding residents to finance the project. <br />In 1982, the Council desired to assess the project. <br />and the balance of the cost was assessed against benefitted properties in the amount <br />of $101.54 per dwelling. <br />ings of the entire Mill Pond in 1983 at $8,500.00. <br />butes $1,500 as last year, the total assessment per dwelling is estimated to be <br />$109.38. <br />the second cutting made approximately the middle of August. <br />levied late in 1983 and would be due and payable in full in 1984. <br />could be modified by undertaking only one cutting this summer which would reduce <br />the cost by about one half. Mr. Hughes recalled that at the improvement hearSng <br />last year it was suggested that the two properties on Lot 2, Block 16, Country <br />Club District,Brown Section, across the street from the mill pond, be added to <br />the assessment district in the future. He indicated one letter had been received <br />in support of the project. James Gray, 4909 E. Sunnyslope Road, spoke in favor of <br />the improvement. Robert Spear, 4703 Sunnyside Road, stated there is a definite <br />need for the aquatic weed harvesting, and asked if any permitted chemicals could <br />be used to control the growth. Mr. Spear also suggested that because the creek <br />is so widely used by canoeists, that some of the license fees collected by the <br />Department of Natural Resources (DNR) could be used to keep the creek free of <br />weeds. Mr. Rosland pointed out that the staff has worked with the.DNR in the <br />past, but it is unlikely that any funds could be zlzbcated for this purpose due <br />to the state's financial status. Ray Kulberg, 4808 W. Sunnyslope Road, commented <br />that last year the harvesting was too early. <br />for the weed cutting would be left to the descretion of the cutter who would be <br />in a better position to determine this. <br />including Lot 8, Block 5, Country Club District Brown Section (4515 Browndale AT-) <br />iri. the assessment district as it is not directly across from the creek. <br />discussion being heard, Member Bredesen moved that the improvement be authorized <br />as recommended with the exception that Lot 8, Block 5, Country Club District Brown <br />Section (4515 Browndale AN.) be excluded from the assessment district and offered <br />the following resolution for adoption: <br />.- RESPECT FOR LAW WEEK I Due notice having <br />The City contributed $1,500.00 <br />Mr. Hughes presented total estimated cost of two harvest- <br />Provided that the City contri- <br />If approved, the first cutting would occur the first part of June with <br />Assessments would be <br />The project <br />1 ,. <br />Mr. Hughes responded that the time <br />Member Bredesen questioned the logic of <br />No further <br />RESOLUTION ORDBRING AQUATIC WEED <br />IMPROVEbENT NO. AQ-83 <br />BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of the City of Edina, Minnesota, that this Council <br />heretofore caused notice of hearing to be duly published and mailed to owners <br />of each parcel within the area proposed to be assessed on the following proposed <br />improvement: I <br />and at the hearing held at the time and place specified in said notice, the <br />Council has duly considered the views of all persons interested, and being fully <br />advised of the pertinent facts, does hereby determine to proceed with the said <br />improvement, including all proceedings which may be necessary in eminent domain <br />for the acquisition of necessary easements and rights for such improvement; <br />that said improvement is hereby designated and shall be referred to in all sub- <br />sequent proceedings as <br />AQUATIC 'WEEDS IMPROVEMENT NO. AQ-83 <br />and the area to be specially assessed therefore shall include Lots 1 and 2 and <br />Lots 5 - 22, Block 4, Lots 1 - 18, Block 14, Lots 4 - 7, Block 5, Lot 2, Block 16, <br />all in Country Club District Brown Section; Lots 1 - 4, Block 1, Lots 1 - 12, <br />Block 6, in Country Club-District Sunnyslope Section; Lots 1 - 2; Block-1,: <br />Sunnyslope Addition-Eitel Replat; and Parcel 2000, Section 18, Township 28, <br />Range 24. <br />Motion for adoption of the resolution was seconded by Member Schmidt. <br />AQUATIC WEEDS IMPROVEZIENT NO. AQ-83 IN MINNEHAHA CREEK MILLPOND. <br />I