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MINUTES <br /> OF THE WORK SESSION <br /> OF THE EDINA CITY COUNCIL <br /> HELD WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2006 <br /> AT 5:30 P.M. <br /> Mayor Hovland called the meeting to order at 5:30 P.M. in the Community Room of Edina <br /> City Hall. Answering rollcall were the following Council Members: Housh, Hulbert, Masica, <br /> Swenson and Mayor Hovland. Member Swenson left the meeting at 6:35 p.m. Staff in <br /> attendance were: City Manager Gordon Hughes, City Engineer, Wayne Houle and City <br /> Clerk Debra Mangen. Also in attendance were: David Juliff, SRF Consulting Group, and <br /> Kevin Roggenbuck, Metropolitan Council, Transportation Advisory Board, Transportation <br /> Coordinator. <br /> Mayor Hovland stated the purpose of the work session was to receive information on the <br /> proposed Interlachen Boulevard/Blake Road Pathway within the City of Edina. <br /> Engineer Houle gave an introduction including the history of the pathway/corridor going <br /> back to 1972; a review of the application for Federal Funds made in 2003; project selection <br /> criteria, and design. Mr. David Juliff, City Consultant expanded in greater detail on the <br /> design criteria and the design of the project. <br /> A video, made by staff driving a golf cart with a camera mounted on a tripod was viewed to <br /> show the topography challenges, the roadway, and proposed placement of the pathway as <br /> designed. <br /> Council and staff discussed the potential benefits and challenges of the proposed pathway <br /> corridor. Two citizens Mr. Indhira Joseph, 5524 Interlachen Boulevard and Peter Simpson, <br /> 509 Blake Road briefly asked questions. Mayor Hovland explained the work session was not <br /> a public hearing, but welcomed residents to listen to the presentation. <br /> Mr. Roggenbuck, explained briefly the process to be followed if it were determined that a <br /> change of scope of the pathway would be desired by the City. <br /> Following the presentation and discussion, staff was directed to prepare a feasibility report <br /> for building a pathway with four foot bike paths on each side of the roadway along the <br /> proposed corridor. The report will be presented to the Council at a work session upon <br /> completion in an estimated two months. <br /> Mayor Hovland adjourned the meeting at 7:40 p.m. <br /> Respectfully submitted, <br /> A0 V d-)JA0Wye1A ) <br /> Debra MangeA,Citq Clerk <br />