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MINUTES <br /> OF THE WORK SESSION <br /> OF THE EDINA CITY COUNCIL <br /> AND EDINA PUBLIC ART COMMITTEE <br /> HELD MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2006 <br /> AT 5:30 P.M. <br /> Mayor Hovland called the meeting to order at 5:35 P.M. in the Community Room of <br /> Edina City Hall. Answering rollcall were the following members of the City Council: <br /> Members Housh, Hulbert, Masica, Swenson and Mayor Hovland. Members of the <br /> Edina Public Art Committee in attendance included: Linda Kieffer, Chair, Dick <br /> Crocket, Brad Benn, Diana Hedges, Pat Greer, Kristen Christianson, and Kay Wetherall. <br /> Staff present included: Gordon Hughes, City Manager,John Keprios, Park Director, Ceil <br /> Smith, Assistant to the City Manager, Jennifer Bennerotte, Communications Director <br /> and Debra Mangen, City Clerk. <br /> Mayor Hovland noted the purpose of the work session was to review the design for the <br /> Y P P � <br /> iffer <br /> stained glass window proposed for installation in Edina City Hall. Ms. K e <br /> reviewed briefly the process the Edina Public Art Committee had followed to date. She <br /> introduced Michael Pilla, the artist who had been commissioned to prepare a stained <br /> glass design. <br /> Mr. Pilla explained he was a stained glass artist and a restoration consultant. He listed <br /> various projects he has been involved in the design and installation of new stained glass <br /> windows, including the Hopkins Public Library. Mr. Pilla displayed a small window <br /> he had made, and outlined the difference in the technique he used to create his stained <br /> glass, noting he used copper and not lead in the architectural elements of his windows. <br /> He also explained that he covered the soldered joints of his windows with a cover <br /> fabricated from copper making the window not only more interesting to view, but also <br /> resulting in a stronger product. <br /> Mr. Pilla showed the picture of his design and explained it represented the waterfall <br /> and mill that were part of Edina's history. He said the window wall adjacent to the <br /> elevator in City Hall was the proposed location for the finished window. Mr. Pilla said <br /> the window will span both the first and second level of City Hall and be able to be <br /> viewed from either story. He presented samples of the glass representing both the color <br /> and style that would be similar to that proposed to be used in the Edina window. <br /> Mr. Pilla explained that the window would take him approximately six months to <br /> create and about one week for installation. He said the cost of the commission was <br /> $60,000. If authorized he would ask for twenty-five percent of the commission for <br /> completion of the design; twenty-five percent to begin fabrication, another twenty-five <br />