MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE
<br />ED1 NA VILLAGE COUNCIL, HELD MONDAY,
<br />FEBRUARY 11, 1963, AT 7:OO P,M.
<br />Members answering Rollcall were MacMillan, Rixe, Tupa, VanValkenburg and Bredesen.
<br />MINUTES of the Regular Meetings of January 14 and 28, 1963, were approved as submitted,
<br />by VanValkenburg, seconded by MacMillan and carried,
<br />FAIRVIEW SOUTHDALE HOSPITAL WELCOMED TO EDINA. ??? Fairview Hospital, presented to the Council a model of the proposed Fairview-
<br />Southdale Hospital, together with site plan. This new facility is to be located
<br />on the East side of France Avenue, between the Southdale Medical Building and the
<br />Crosstown Highway, with an entrance off France and W,65th Street,
<br />constructed, now, as a 200-bed facility, with plans to expand it to 700 beds as
<br />the need demands, over a 20-year period. He explained plans for parking, and the
<br />general site layout for the facility, and the design of the building-which is to
<br />provide the ultimate in service--; explaining all of the Southdale facilities are
<br />to be coordinated with Minneapolis Fairview,
<br />or five stories high; and may reach seven stories later.
<br />reported the Planning Commission is in accord with the plan; that there is no
<br />re-zoning necessary.
<br />Mr, Carl N. Platou, Administrator
<br />It is to be
<br />The first unit will be either four
<br />Planning Director Hite
<br />VanValkenburg offeredLthe following Resolution and moved its
<br />RES OLUTI ON WELCOMING FA1 RVIE W- S OUTHDALE
<br />BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, that the Edina Village Council does hereby affirm
<br />the need for a hospital serving in the southwest area of Hennepin County, especially
<br />the area of Edina, Richfield, Eden Prairie, Bloomington and southwest Minneapolis,
<br />For years there has been recognized a critical need as stated in studies by
<br />independent hospital consultants in 1950 and 1955 and the Minnesota State Health
<br />Department for hospital facilities
<br />and also medical, surgical emergencies and other services,
<br />especially in the field of obstetrics , pediatrics ,
<br />The Edina Village Council is happy that the Board of Trustees of Fairview
<br />Hospital is willing to undertake the development of the satellite hospital system.
<br />We know the Fairview-Southdale Hospital system has received national attention and
<br />We hereby offer our endorsement and unqualified support for this signi-
<br />ficant community project and do hereby warmly welcome FairviewSouthdale Hospital
<br />to our community,
<br />Motion for adoption of the Resolution was sec by MacMillan, and on Rollcall
<br />enburg, aye; and Bredesen, aye; a
<br />UNIFORM GAS FRANCHISE ACTION DELAYED TO SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23.
<br />the discussion on the Uniform Gas Franchise by stating that, after receiving an opinion
<br />by the Village Attorney on the matter of Minnesota's being a "fair value" state, and
<br />additional reports and information prepared by the Managep, he still feels that the
<br />first basic concern of the franchise-with the reproduction cost part of the fomula-l-
<br />still prevails; that this contract contains a very dangerous clause insofar as the
<br />consumer is concerned; that the Council's choice of action is limited, inasmuch as
<br />it is being asked to accept or reject the franchise without change.
<br />remarked he feels the Council's judgment is limited in scope to securing fair and
<br />reasonable gas rates for its gas consumers.
<br />possibility that the Minnesota Railroad and Warehouse Commission may be given the
<br />power to regulate these rates, because he feels the tendency would then be to have
<br />all utilities rates regulated on a political basis--which would be unfair not only
<br />to the taxpayers but to all public utilities, Trustee VanValkenburg said he feels
<br />the proposed Uniform Franchise would eliminate some litigation, inasmuch as it does
<br />prescribe a formula for rate-making.
<br />statements, but added he feels the present formula is not the only one acceptable.
<br />Stating he feels the Council should do all in its power to become thoroughly
<br />acquainted with all aspects of the contract, and not act before all possible means
<br />of discussing the matter, Trustee Tupa suggested that Council action be delayed until
<br />after the Edina Council can meet in session on February 21, with other municipalities,.
<br />at a called meeting of the Suburban Gas Agency,
<br />saying that before.he takes any action he wants to feel right in his own mind about
<br />committing the Village to any 20-year contract, and would like the opportunity of
<br />attending the February 21st meeting.
<br />the Council to take a position at some point; that he feels more meetings will not
<br />Trustee Rixe opened
<br />Mayor Bredesen
<br />He added he is concerned about the
<br />Mr, Rixe agreed with 'Mr. VanValkenburg's
<br />Mr. MacMiLlan agreed with Mr, Tupa,
<br />Mrr Rixe explained that it is incumbent on