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1/9/67 <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 />' <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 />He <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