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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE <br />EDINA VILLAGE COUNCIL HELD AT VILLAGE HALL ON <br />MONDAY, JULY I, 1968 <br />u3 <br />Members answering rollcall were Councilmen Courtney, Johnson, Shaw, VanValkenburg, <br />and Mayor Bredesen. <br />MINUTES of the meeting of June 17, 1968, were approved as corrected by motion of <br />Councilman Johnson, seconded by Councilman Courtney and-carried. Councilman John- <br />son's correction was that the reason he voted "nay" on Ordinance No. 261-163 was <br />because he did not feel that it was appropriate to rezone property industrial <br />immediately adjacent to R-1 zoning. <br />HUMAN RIGHTS ORDINANCE NO, 4 GRANTED FIRST READING. <br />Rights Ordinance for First Reading, stating that it follows the recommendations of <br />the Ad Hoc Committee and has been discussed with the school attorney, This ordin- <br />ance as proposed follows the provisions of the proposed joint powers agreement <br />between the Village and the School District. There is, however, one major addition - to the provisions, in that additional powers and duties are given to the Commission - in recognition of the fact that under the revised state law, the Village Human <br />Rights Commission may be called upon to conduct hearings, determine facts, issue <br />reports, etc,, either because a complaint is filed directly with the Commission by <br />an indfvidual or because a case is referred-to the local Commission by the State <br />Commissioner of Human Rights. It was recommended that the ordinance further stipu- <br />lates that the Commission shall tranmit copies of all meetings to the Mayor and the <br />Chairman of the School Board. Discussion ensued as to the provisions of the State <br />Statute with reference to the referral of cases for investigation by the local <br />Gommission. <br />subject to the interpretation of the Village Attorney with reference to the method <br />by which charges are to be handled. <br />noted that he thinks it is sad that this ordinance is necessary and that he hopes <br />that citizens of Edina are intelligent, thoughtful and loving enough so that there <br />will never be a need for a complaint. The roll then being called, there were five <br />ayes and no nays and Ordinance No, 4 was granted First Reading as follows: <br />AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING A <br />LOCAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION IN <br />THE VILLAGE OF EDIHA, <br />Mr, Hyde presented the Human <br />Councilman Courtney then offered Ordinance No. 4 for First Reading, <br />Before calling for a vote, Mayor Bredesen <br />ORDINANCE NO. 4 <br />- AND DEFINING ITS POWERS AND DUTIES <br />WHEREAS, it is the public policy of the Village Council of the Village of <br />Edina and the School Board of Independent School District No. 274, Minnesota, to <br />secure for all individuals in the,community, freedom from discrimination because <br />of race, color, creed, religion, or national origin, in connection with employment, <br />housing and real property, public accommodations, public services, and education, <br />and <br />Department of Human Rights and other agencies in their programs of human rights, <br />and <br />improve the human.relations climate of the community, <br />- <br />WHEREAS, the Village Council desires to cooperate with the State of Minnesota <br />WHEREAS, the Village Council and the School Board also jointly desire to <br />NOW, THEREFORE, THE VILLAGE COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF EDINA, MINNESOTA, ORDAINS: <br />Section 1. Establishment and Purpose of Human Rights Commission. <br />The Edina Human Relations-Commission is hereby established to aid and advise the <br />Village Council and the School Board of Independent School District No. 273 in <br />securing-for all individuals of the community, freedom from discrimination because <br />of race, color, creed, religion, or national origin in connection with employment, <br />housing and real property, public accommodations, public services, and education, <br />to assist in the implementation of such programs as shall be undertaken by said <br />Council and Board, and to carry out the investigative, study and report-making and <br />all other functions assigned to local human rights commissions by Minnesota Statutes, <br />Chapter 363, as amended. <br />all appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the Village Council, but 7 from a <br />list of candidates prepared by.the Mayor and Gouncil, and 7 from a list presented <br />to the Council by the School Board. The former list shall include one Edina resi- <br />dent who is a high school or college student, one member of the Council, and five <br />other residents; the latter list shall include one Edina,resident who is a high <br />school student, one member of the School:Board, and five other residents. <br />of the Commission shall be appointed with due regard to their fitness for the <br />efficient dispatch of the functions, powers.and duties vested in and imposed upon <br />the Commission. <br />years, except for the high schgol or college students and elected officials who <br />Sec. 2. Membership of Commission. The commission shall consist of 14 members, <br />Members <br />Members of the Commission shall be appointed for terms of three