2/9/48 3'92 &, Charles Halkuan asked for Council? s procedure in purchasing Tax Delinquent
<br />kds at tax sales, also asking if it3.s true that the Council has been criticized
<br />by Henrepin County for its efforts in securing such lands, 1' explained that the Council acts on the recommendation of the-Park Board t~th
<br />regard to acquisition of park properties; that the Village receives a list of
<br />tax delinquent lands before they are placed on sale, with the privilege of
<br />applying for such lands as they wish to acqpire; and that the Village pays ,no
<br />money for these properties, He stated that, in his opinion, it is better to acquire such lands free than ko purchase high priqed property,
<br />criticism mentioned by &, Hallman, lfr, Hawthcrrne stated that trcqiticism by
<br />the Hennepin County Iand Cormnissioner!s Office does not mean that we are trrong.~~~
<br />He cited the recent difficulties in the Iand Commisdoner!s Office, "when sever&
<br />County employees had been accused of attempting to purchase tax delinquent lands
<br />for their om private use, Xr. wa3n averred that Mr, Hatrthorne?~ statements .
<br />were Woo broad" as there have been no convictions of County employees.
<br />Chiidis motion for adjournment, was sec
<br />Clerk Hawthcrne
<br />?Xth regard to
<br />"UTES OF THE l3PEXm N!3TIN@ OF THE
<br />EDINA VILLAGE COUNCIL, HELD E!UESDq,
<br />FEBRUARY a, 19@, 'AT 8200 P. If. AT THE
<br />EDINA VILLAGE HALL
<br />PETB THE PLANNING CO>BfISSI~
<br />Council members present were Child, Palen, Willson, Haivbhorne, and Cooper, with Palen
<br />arriving late. \
<br />Planning Commission members present were Krafft, RauglAd, Well., Hiatt, Thorpe and Clark,
<br />President Cooper advocated the adb&ion of the 1946 U&om Building Code by Pacific Coast
<br />Building Officials Conference.
<br />that this Code would be a,fine.one for adoption until such time as the State of Ehnesota
<br />adopted a building code. IIr, Carl Lindstrom, Richfield Building Inspector, also advocated
<br />adoption, suggesting that the "Code for -11 Cities1', published by the same people, might
<br />serve just as well.
<br />&* Arthur Howie, 1.Weapolis Yam Air Heating Inspector, advocated adoption of tkie Mpls.
<br />Heating Code, explaining that it is most extensive"in its coverage, having been rewritten
<br />three times to secure fire prevention standards and the utmost benefits to the public.
<br />President Cooper advocated adoption of the Npls Plumbing Code and Npls Electrical Ordinance, together with competent men to administer and enforce them, stating he believes there is
<br />urgent need for electrical inspection in the Village immediately,
<br />said that Northf3rn States Power Co, r.rill make inspection, but there was a differerlce of
<br />opinion as to this, some members stahg that Northern States Power makes only partial
<br />inspect ion,
<br />After disc6ssion, Hawthorne asked for a formal recommendation fromthe Planning Commission
<br />with regard to adopting the 1946 Uniform Building Code and the'lrlpls Plumbing, Heating, and
<br />Electrical-Coaes by reference.
<br />It was brought out that the terms of Nessrs. Krafft and Raiigland expire Jan. 1, l9@, or
<br />'Ithen their successors are duly' appointed and qualified," Notion by Hawthorne, that 1-iessrs,
<br />E. 11. Krafft and Arnold Raugland be appointed as Pl-g Commission Ifembers for another
<br />three-year term, vas seconded by1Jillson and unanimously carried.
<br />Chairman Krafft of the Planning Comission'then called for a motion fromthe Commission-as
<br />to recommendation to the Council,
<br />1946 Unj§orm Building Code by Pacific Coast Building Officidls Conference be adopted for
<br />general construction, and that Mpls heating, plumbing, electrical, and ventilating Codes
<br />be adopted for mechanical construction.
<br />During discussion on the motionI.ir, Thorpe asked for time to examine these various Codes
<br />before voting, and Village Attorney Windhorst told the group that according to State Law
<br />the Mpls Codes cannot be adopted by reference, although it is possible for Edka to adopt
<br />the 1946 Uniform Building Code if they so wish,
<br />Eir. bugland of the Planning Commission gave his opinion
<br />During discussion it was
<br />Raugland moved that the Planning Commission recommend that
<br />At this time I&, Raugland withdrew his ,motion, and it was agreed that the Planning Commission
<br />would discuss the matter of building and mechanical ordinances atetheir, regular meeting of
<br />Harch 2, bringing a report to the Council on Narch e.
<br />Motion by tEllson, thanking Hessrs. Lindstrom and Hovde for their aid and recommendations,
<br />was seconded by Child and unanimously carried.
<br />Ilotion by Hawthorne for adjournment tms sec