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MINUTES <br /> OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE <br /> EDINA CITY COUNCIL <br /> HELD AT CITY HALL <br /> APRIL 4,2006 <br /> 7:00 P.M. <br /> ROLLCALL Answering rollcall were Members Housh, Masica, Swenson and Mayor Hovland. <br /> CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS APPROVED Motion made by Member Housh and seconded by <br /> Member Masica approving the Council Consent Agenda as presented with the exception of <br /> Agenda Item VI.B., 2006 Labor Agreement with International Union of Operating Engineers <br /> Local 49 and Agenda Item VI.F. Set Date of May 2, 2006,for Reconvening Board of Appeal and <br /> Equalization. <br /> Rollcall: <br /> Ayes: Housh, Masica,Swenson, Hovland <br /> Motion carried. <br /> POLICE DEPARTMENT COMMENDATIONS AWARDED Mayor Hovland commended Jason <br /> Behr, Jeff Bolkes, Brandon Shepherd and Erik Amundson of the Police Department for their <br /> outstanding police work with the apprehension of armed robbery suspects both in the line of <br /> active duty and off duty. <br /> RESOLUTION NO 2006-39 - DECLARING APRIL AS POSITIVE PARENTING MONTH <br /> Mayor Hovland declared April as Positive Parenting Month in Edina and called upon all <br /> residents, community agencies, religious organizations, medical practitioners and businesses to <br /> promote violence-free families to strengthen the communities in which we live. <br /> Member Housh introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption: <br /> RESOLUTION NO. 2006-39 <br /> DECLARING APRIL <br /> AS POSITIVE PARENTING MONTH <br /> WHEREAS, all children need love, guidance and deserve to grow up in an environment <br /> free from violence and physical harm. Positive, non-violent, peaceful forms of discipline teach <br /> children to think beyond the immediate and give them a blueprint for future reference;and <br /> WHEREAS, children are influenced by the model for behavior set by adults in their <br /> environment. When adults resort to violence, children are likely to learn this behavior is <br /> acceptable and imitate it with their peers;and <br /> WHEREAS, positive, non-violent parenting promotes positive, peaceful relationships <br /> and respect for others and their rights to safety;and <br /> WHEREAS, childhood is a unique and critical stage of life. All children share the same <br /> basic needs for safety, health, love and dignity. Peaceful, communicative parenting supports a <br /> child's development;and <br /> WHEREAS, current research shows that exposure to violence negatively impacts upon <br /> normal brain development and learning for all children; and <br /> WHEREAS, violent behavior learned in the home and school environment is reflected <br /> in the behaviors of people throughout our communities, cities and societies at large. As a <br /> result of this violence, children and families are hurting, education systems and learning has <br /> been hindered,and prisons are overflowing with youth. <br /> Page 1 <br />