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7/10/67 <br />MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE <br />EDINA VIL&AGE COUNCIL HELD AT VILLAGE HALL ON <br />MONDAY, JULY 10 , 1967 <br />Members answering Rollcall were Trustees Courtney, MacMillan , VanValkenburg and Mayor <br />Bredesen. <br />MINUTES of June 19, 1967, <br />by Trustee Courtney and carried. <br />were approved by motion of Trustee VanValkenburg, seconded <br />JOHN DANZ RECOGNIZED UPON COMPLETION OF INSPECTION COURSE. <br />John Danz and expressed congratulations to him upon his completion of a course in Public <br />Works Construction Inspection. <br />Mr. Danz' character who strive to improve their skills so as to do more effective work <br />for the Village. <br />Mayor Bredesen presented <br />Mayor Bredesen expressed appreciation to employees of <br />PUBLIC HEARING CONDUCTED ON CURB AND GUTTER ON FAIRFAX AVENUE. <br />ation in the Edina Courier on June 29 and July 6 and of Mailing on June 29, 1967, were <br />presented by Clerk, approved as to form and ordered placed on file. <br />notice given, public hearing was conducted and action taken by Council as hereinafter <br />described: <br />CONSTRUCTION OF PORTLAND CEMENT CONCRETE CURB AND GUTTER IN: <br />Affidavits of Public- <br />Pursuant to due <br />Fairfax Avenue from the North line of Lot 21, Block 5, Fairfax, Hennepin County, <br />to West 59th Street <br />Stating that a petition, signed by owners of eight properties, had been received in <br />August, 1966, Nr. Hyde presented estimated project cost at $5,567.30, proposed to be <br />assessed against 850 assessable feet at an estimated cost of $6.55 per assessable foot. <br />Mr. Hyde pointed out that the relatively high cost of the proposed improvement .included <br />the removal and replacement of existingdeiveway aprons. A petition containing names of <br />ten property owners opposing the proposed improvement was presented as well as a letter <br />of opposition from Mrs. Patricia Drake, 5845 Fairfax Avenue. Mr. Frank Wellman, 5828 <br />Fairfax Avenue, advised that the original petition requesting concrete curb and gutter <br />did not represent a majority of property owners, whereupon Trustee VanValkenburg's <br />motion to abandon the proposed improvement was seconded by Trustee NacMillan and carried. <br />BICYCLE SAFETY PROGRAM COMMENDED. Mr. Hyde presented a letter from Mr. Robert J. Sherman, <br />Chairman of the Edina Bicycle Safety Program, complimenting the Village for the excel- <br />lent leadership and untiring work given to the Edina Bicycle Safety Program by the Edina <br />Police Department, and particularly by Captain Bert Merfeld who gave generously of his <br />own personal time. Mr. Hyde pointed out that Mr. Sherman, himself, deserved a great <br />deal of credit for the success of the program, whereupon Trustee VanValkenburg offered <br />the following resolution and moved its adbption: <br />RESOLUTION OF APPRECIATIOlJ <br />WHEREAS, Mr. Robert J. Sherman has served as Chairman of the Edina Bicycle Safety <br />WHEREAS, this program is considered to have been extremely successful in giving the <br />Program Committee, and <br />children of the Edina school system a better understanding of a safer way of living in <br />their community, and <br />WHEREAS, Mr. Sherman has contributed generously of his time and efforts to the <br />'establishment and successful conclusion of this program, <br />NOT?, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Village Council of the Village of Edina <br />express its deep appreciation and gratitude to Mr. Robert J..Sherman for his part in <br />the success of the Edina Bicycle Safety <br />Motion for adoption of the resolution was sec, <br />ATTEST : <br />Village Clerk 4 <br />NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CITIES MEETING ANNOUNCED. <br />League of Cities is holding its annual Congress of Cities in Boston, Massachusetts, <br />betweeneJuly 29 and August 2. Mayor Bredesen pointed out that, while he had never con- <br />sidered this type of meeting to be of much value in the past, he now believes that it is <br />necessary for communities such as Edina to be represented in order that their interests <br />be protected from trends to eliminate the functions of smaller communities. <br />Courtney's motion that the notice of the meeting be placed on file was seconded by <br />Trustee MacMillan and carried. <br />Mr. Hyde advised Council that the National <br />Trustee <br />PETITIONS RECEIVED-; <br />and carried, the following petitions were received and referred to the Engineering <br />Department for programming: <br />Upon motion of Trustee VanValkenburg, seconded by Trustee MacMillan