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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 />adoption: <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 />HOSPITAL <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 />acceptance. <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 />there <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