<br />MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE
<br />EDINA VILLAGE COUNCIL HELD AT VILLAGE HALL ON
<br />MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 1967
<br />Members answering Rollcall were Trustees Courtney, Johnson, MacMillan, VanValkenburg
<br />and Mayor Bredesen.
<br />OATHS OF OFFICE were administered'by the Clerk to Trustee C. Wayne Courtney and
<br />James VanValkenburg, whose terms of office will run to January 1, 1970.
<br />KENNETH WOLFE GRANTED SPECIAL RECOGNITION BY COUNCIL.
<br />a recognition dinner is being held tonight for Mr. Kenneth Wolfe, who has served as
<br />Mr. Hyde advised Council that
<br />Mayor of St. Louis Park and who has resigned that office in order to assume his
<br />responsibilities as State Senator. Whereupon Trustee VanValkenburg offered the
<br />following resolution and moved its adoption:
<br />A RESOLUTION EXPRESSING APPRECIATION TO KENNETH WOLFE
<br />WHEREAS, Kenneth Wolfe served Edina's neighboring municipality of St. Louis
<br />WHEREAS, Kenneth Wolfe was elected a State Senator by his constituents and
<br />WHEREAS, while Mayor of St. Louis Park, Kenneth Wolfe's devotion to the
<br />Park as Mayor from 1960 to December 1966, and,
<br />began his service January 3, 1967, and,
<br />maintenance of strong, effective local self-government was singularly effectual
<br />for all communities in the Twin City metropolitan area, and,
<br />to recognize Kenneth Wolfe's contributions to their well-being, and
<br />represented at the recognition dinner.,
<br />be commended for his excellent service to not only St. Louis Park, but to Edina and
<br />all other local governments in the area, and,
<br />for a'continuation of his service as a State Senator, and,
<br />to Kenneth Wolfe at his Recognition Dinner.
<br />Motion for adoption of the resolution wa
<br />rollcall there were five ayes'and no nay
<br />. WHEREAS, the grateful citizens of the area are assembled on January 9, 1967,
<br />WHEREAS, the Edina Village Council is in regular session and is unable to be
<br />"NOW,'THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE EDINA VILLAGE COUNCIL, that Kenneth Wolfe
<br />. Be It Further Resolved that sincere good wishes be extended to Kenneth Wolfe
<br />Be It Further Resolved that a copy of this resolution be dispatched forthwith
<br />MacMillan and on
<br />ATTEST : Mayor
<br />MINUTES of the Regular Meeting of Decembe'r 29,' 1966, were approved as submitted, by
<br />motion Trustee VanValkenburg, seconded by Trustee Johnson and carried.
<br />EDINA LIBRARY AND EDINA BUSINESS DISTRICT PLANS DISCUSSED. Mr. Hite recalled to
<br />Council that Barton Aschman E Associates had been retained in 1966 to consider the
<br />problems and potentialities of the business district at 50th and France Avenue.
<br />showed slides prepared by them whi'ch pointed out traffic and parking problems and
<br />general deficiencies in the area as well as slides which indicated various plans
<br />which have been considered for the area, including road and parking designs as well
<br />as various sites'proposed For th'e library.
<br />and parking problems in the area of 50th and France can be resolved very quickly, he
<br />would recommend that the Council give consideration to placing the library in another
<br />more accessible location.
<br />West 50th Street and Eden Avenue might be such a location, stating that this location
<br />would have adequate parking and be easily accessible from any part of the Village.
<br />The Reverend Dean Postlethwaite, Chairman of the Library Advisory Committee, stated
<br />that he agrees with Mr*. Hite, that presently he can see no solution for the 50th and
<br />France Avenue area site and stressed the urgency in arriving at a solution for this
<br />matter. He recommended' that immediate and urgent attention be given for a. site away
<br />from that area. Mr. Ted Springer, 5809 Jeff Place, statbd that Edina has neglected
<br />the library in favor of good sports programs-for its children.
<br />Village administration in the matter and stated that contributions from citizens had
<br />made the ice arena possible. He hrther stated that the issue of the library' had been
<br />confused by trying to solve too many problems at the same time. Mayor Bredesen then
<br />stated that consideration is being given to public use of some of the school libraries
<br />as well as maintaining the present library site as a children's branch library which
<br />would be available on a 20-hour a week basis.
<br />questioned parking facilities if the library should be built at the Village Hall site.
<br />Mr. Hite stated that a preliminary plan provided for 100 cars to be parked between
<br />the two structures and that a count over the past two weeks showed that 38 cars were
<br />the most that had ever been parked.at one time.
<br />Mr. Hite suggested that unless the traffic
<br />He suggested that land adjacent'to the Village Hall at
<br />Mayor Bredesen defended
<br />Mrs. W. H. Hauck, 5029 Indianola Avenue,
<br />He estimated that 40 cars would be