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<br />NINUTES'OF DISCUSSION MEETING OF EDINA VIL~AGE ,
<br />COUNCIL, HELD VEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1959, AT
<br />1 4:30 P.M., AT EDINA VILLAGE HALL
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<br />Members Beim, Dickson, Kohler and Tupa were present at the meeting; Mayor Pro Tem
<br />Dickson presided in Mayor Bredesen's absence.
<br />present, together uith Nr. H.C. Utley of Ernst & Ernst, Auditors.
<br />COUNCIL DISCUSSES TAX LEVY TECHNICALITY. Council met to discuss verbal information
<br />received late last week from the State Public Examiner's Office that Edina is ' t
<br />probably in technical violation of Chapter 275.11 of Minnesota Statutes, which
<br />prohibits a tax levy in excess of $54 per capita; violation being only because of
<br />the fact that the 1950 Federal Census applies unless a special census has been taken
<br />by the Secretary of State. It was noted that on the basis of the 1950 Federal Census,
<br />which lists Edina's population as 9,744, the tax levy for 1959 is some $105,000 over
<br />the allowed maximum; but that, on the basis of the present estimate of 26,000 persons,
<br />the tax levy is considerably under the allowed amount; that the 1959 levy of $707,821
<br />would be allowable on a population base of 13,108 persons.
<br />the November, 1958 election, and inasmuch as a census was taken of the Edina-Morning-
<br />side School District in 1955, which was approved by the Secretary of State to permit
<br />the schools to issue more debt: than the 1950 Federal Census would have allowed and
<br />which could be used to prove a more realistic present population figure bhan that
<br />reported in the 1950 Federal Census, Council felt that there was ample basis of
<br />proof of a larger population in Edina in 1959 than that required 36r the 1959 levy.
<br />Report was made to Council that the Village Manager, Village Attorney and
<br />Finance Director had met with the Secretary of State, the Public Examiner, and
<br />members of the Attorney General's staff, and that none of the State officials had
<br />offered any positive suggestion as to what the Council should do.
<br />but the lack df time between now and the end of the'year, and the fact that a
<br />Federal Census will be taken in 1960, complicate the situatiofl!i
<br />this action woul'd involve the village in an expense of between $2,500 and $5,000,
<br />if the Secretary should decide that a "nose count" was necessary.
<br />It was reported that several other metropolitan communities and at least one
<br />out-seate city have also technically violated this statute; and, after considerable
<br />discussion it was decided by common consezt of Count5.l to continue the matter to the
<br />Athorneys Hasselquist and Whitney were
<br />Inasmuch as the Village had 14,295 registered voters in a count taken before
<br />Some thought was had to asking the Secretary, now, to take a census for 1959;
<br />It was noted that
<br />next regular meeting on December' 30.
<br />I Vi 1 lage Clerk ..
<br />MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE
<br />EDINA VILLAGE COUNCIL, HELD WEDNESDAY,
<br />DECEMBER 30, 1959, AT 5:OO P.M., AT
<br />THE EDINA VILLAGE HALL
<br />Rollcall was answered by Beim, Dickson, Kohler, Tupa and Bredesen.
<br />CLAIMS PAID: Beim's motion for payment of the following Claims, as per Pre-List
<br />Dated December 30, 1959, was seconded by Kohler and carried:
<br />$50,396.57; Construction Fund, $111,549.58; Park and Park Const. Fund, $2,226.57;
<br />Water Fund, $2,801.92; Liquor Fund, $59,924.57; Sewer Rental Fund, $2,939.07;
<br />Temporary Improvement and J.S.D.#l, etc. Funds, $481,119.25; Improvement Funds,
<br />$200,050.74; Total, $1,411,008.27.
<br />General Fund,
<br />1959 BUDGET RE= RE-ESTIMATED: APPROPRIATIONS RE-ALLOCATED. Finance Director
<br />Dalen presented "Statement of Estimated Expenditures and Recommended Transfers" for
<br />year ended December 31, 1959. His recommendations included an increase in estimated
<br />revenue for the year in an amount of $4,840,
<br />amount $4,390, and Miscellaneous Revenue, amount $490. Also included were re-
<br />allocation of appropriations as listed in the following resolution. After som2
<br />discussion, Beim offered the following Resolution and mved its adoption:
<br />RESOLUTION RE-ESTIMATING REVENUES AND
<br />REALLOCATING APPROPRIATIONS FOR YEAR 1959
<br />for State Apportionments-Highways,
<br />BE IT RESOLVED by the Village Council of the Village of Edina:
<br />mated the revenue to be received for State Apportionments-Highways and for Miscel- .
<br />laneous Revenues; and said budget is hereby corrected by addition to the estimated
<br />revenues for said functions the amounts of $4,390 and $450 respectively: and
<br />It is hereby deemed that certain appropriations made by this Council for
<br />the year 1959 are unexpended, unencumbered and not needed; and that their balances
<br />shall be transferred to other appropriations as here'inafter set forth:
<br />1. In preparing the Budget €or the year 1959 this Council has incorrectly esti-