<br />MTNUT3:S OF TIE VGUEAR MEETING OF THE EDrNA VILLAGE COUNCIL
<br />ULD MONDAY, PEXWJARY 5, 1962, A" 7 :00 P.M., kf
<br />1r.w ED'LNA VILLAGE ULL
<br />1 Nembers answering Rollcall were Dickson, MacP'lillan, Tupa, VanValkenburg and
<br />Bredesen. Meeting t7as held this date, because February 12, scheduled date of \
<br />Regular Meeting, is a legal holiday.
<br />EiINUTES of Regular Meeting of January 22, 1962, were approved as submitted, by
<br />Motion Dickson, seconded by VanValkenburg and carried.
<br />PUBLIC HEARING HELD ON WJNDAY CLOSING~I ORDINANCE: ACTION DEFERRED TO FEBRUARY 26.
<br />Clerk presented Affidavit of Publication of "Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed
<br />Sunday Closing Ordinance," published in Edina-Momingside Courier January 25 and
<br />February 1, 1962, which Affidavit was approved as to form and ordered placed on
<br />proponents speak first, on proposed ordinance as published in Notice.
<br />President of the Ilinnesota Retailers Association, spoke for the Ordinance, as
<br />"sane and moderate".
<br />przvent the troubles 17hici1 neighboring municipalities are now experiencing.
<br />PIr. Hodgson asked that the ordinance be adopted for the purpose of "providing a
<br />day for rest and family life on the day chosen by ninety-eight percent of the
<br />American people for this purpose, and of keeping this day free of retail
<br />come rc i ali zat i on. to
<br />any employee who would be happy with a law permitting business to be open on
<br />Sundays; that employees prefer @ to work on Sundays, regardless of the "double-
<br />or-triple-time pay" privileges accruing to them for Sunday work.
<br />Mr. Hosmer Brown, 4513 Moorland Avenue, representing Clancy Drugs, reported
<br />that Clancy's has no objection to the intent of che ordinance; that they would be
<br />glad to close dorm completely on Sundays, if this was economically feasible; but
<br />that they would like clarification of the definttions contained therein, He
<br />specifically requested clarification of the t~ords, "housev7ares ,I' Endairy products",
<br />"groceries", and "foodsaP. Mr. Brown suggested that, rather than adopt an
<br />Ordinance, now, tile Council go on record as to its intentions ~7ith ragard to
<br />Sunday Closing, delaying formal action pending experience in St.Pau1, Minneapolis,
<br />&Richfield and Bloomington, on enforcement of their respective ordinances.
<br />Mr. Henry Bergdahl, 4501 Claremore Court, told Council that businessmen are
<br />working sufficiently long hours, now; that they should not be asked to work seven
<br />days a seek--that he favors ordinance because he, himself, would like shorter hours.
<br />Mrs. Rachel Hill, 4512 Wooddale Avenue, speaking as a "housewife, mother and
<br />grandmotaer", favored ordinance "just as a matter of standards", saying that one
<br />day is needed as a family day.
<br />he believes the American people are tired of laws,passed by all
<br />Celling themwhat someone thinks is good for them; he believes it does not speak well
<br />of a conservative district to have businessmen here, hat in hand, asking for a lar7
<br />to protect them. Saying that it is true that some business will be hurt by those
<br />keeping open on Sunday, but that other places will open, 17ith new merchandisi-ng
<br />methods--that the life blood of our system has been the "profit and loss system",
<br />Mr. Frances told Council he believes it b70Uld be most inappropriate for a village
<br />which is probably one of the most conservative in the entire state to pass an
<br />ordinance mostly for the benefit of the businessman who has asked to have this la57
<br />passed. Plr, Frances was the only opponent.
<br />Pursuant to Notice, Mayor Bredesen opened the Hearing , asking that the
<br />PROPONENTS. Mr. Thomas Hodgson, 5500 Normandale Road, Executive Vice
<br />He told Councii the passage of the ordinance, now, would
<br />Mr. Regis Younkers of Hove's Super Market, told Counci.1 he has yet to hear sz
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<br />DPPONENT. Mr. Joe Francis, 6505 Creston Road, speaking only for himself, said
<br />phases of govenim2nt,
<br />Village Attorney Hasselquist explained that the proposed ordinance was drafted
<br />by a group of some ten municipality attorneys, in the interests of good enforcement,
<br />at the time it became apparent that some of the municipalities wished to enact a
<br />Sunday C 10s Fng law.
<br />Some discussion was had in the Council, Council agreeing that some clarification
<br />is necessary, and Mayor asking tnat the "Saturday" references be eliminated. Diclcson
<br />then moved that action on Ordinance be set over to the next meeting, February 26, in
<br />order that clarification of definitions might be effected and Saturday references be
<br />deleted therefrom. Motion seconded by Tupa and carried.
<br />BOY SCOUT TROUP NO. 114, ST. STEPHENS CHURCH, WELCOMED. On behalf of the Council,
<br />Trustee Dickson, Treasurer of the Viking Council, Boy Scouts, welcomed to the meeting
<br />Scout Troup No. 114 of St.Stephens Church.
<br />RZCOSIENDATIONS OF ADJUSTMENT PANEL ACCEPTED. Mr. Larkin McLellan, representative
<br />for "International Union of Operating Engineers Local #49'", presented to Council the
<br />"Report of Adjustment Panel Relating to Dispute Between International Union of
<br />Operating Engineers Local #49 and The Village of Edina", members of Panel being
<br />Mayor Bredesen representing the Village, Mr. McLellan representing the Union, and
<br />a neutral member, Mr. Harold A. Smith. Some discussion ~7as had, and Dickson moved
<br />that the recommendations of the Panel be accepted.
<br />Notion seconded by Tupa and