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<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 />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
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<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.