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MINUTES <br /> OF THE SPECIAL MEETING OF THE <br /> EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL <br /> DECEMBER 5,2006 <br /> 5:00 P.M. <br /> ROLLCALL Answering rollcall were Members Hulbert, Masica, Swenson and Mayor <br /> Hovland. Member Housh was absent. <br /> Mayor Hovland said the purpose of the special work session was to preliminarily <br /> review the City's proposed 2007-2011 Capital Improvement Program (CIP). <br /> Mark Ruff Ehlers & Associates gave a presentation on Capital Improvement Program <br /> Bonds covering the history, process, limitations, options, and specific information <br /> regarding the potential issue of CIP Bonds to finance reconstruction of the Tracy <br /> Avenue Fire Station. <br /> Jim Van Valkenburg, Chair, Edina Art Center Board, and Diana Hedges, Edina Art <br /> Center Director, gave a presentation on the capital needs of the Art Center. Consensus <br /> was to direct staff to hire an architect to review the facility. <br /> Staff and Council reviewed the proposed 2007-2011 Capital Improvement Program. It <br /> was noted that a utility rate increase would be necessary to fund the utility portion of <br /> the CIP. It was also noted that the results of the utility rate study were not yet in hand. <br /> The sidewalk program in the City will also be re-evaluated. The Edina Bike Task Force <br /> would be asked for input relative to upcoming road reconstruction. <br /> Mayor Hovland declared the meeting adjourned at 6:35 p.m. <br /> Respectfully submitted, <br /> Debra Ma en, City Clerk <br />