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MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL MEETING OF THE <br />EDINA VILLAGE COUNCIL HELD AT VILLAGE HALL ON <br />MONDAY,.SEPTEMBER 29, 1969 <br />Members answering rollcall were Councilmen Courtney, Shaw and VanValkenburg <br />who served as Mayor Pro Tem in the absence of Mayor Bredesen. <br />Johnson and Mayor Bredesen arrived shortly after the meeting convened. <br />Councilman VanValkenburg continued to preside. <br />Councilman <br />1970 BUDGET ADOPTED. <br />requested at $15,000 budget for 1970 and that Council had asked that one of <br />its members speak to this request. Mr. Richard E. Byrd, Chairman of the Human <br />Rights Commission, urged favorable consideration of the request, stating <br />that the Commission considers itself "proactive" rather than "reactive." <br />urged that approval be granted the $15,000 request so that a full time pro- <br />fessional Director of Human Rights could be hiredcby the Village. This . <br />action, he said, would make Edina a leader among t'he suburban communities in <br />promoting education in the field of Human.Rights. <br />question as to whether a program,of this sort might not be a duplication of <br />efforts of the State of Minnesota Human Rights Co'mmission, Mr. Byrd said that <br />Edina had different problems than.the State of Minnesota. Mr. E. A. Ander- <br />son of the Human Rights Commissiori said that this ac'tion could prevent a, ' <br />march in the Village with possible property damage. <br />that he does not think that this program would duplicate efforts of the State <br />and that if Council is going to implement objectives set forth in the ordi- <br />nance, professional staff assistance is absolutely necessary. <br />Courtney suggested exploring joining other suburbs, with each municipality <br />contributing a share of the cost. <br />competent director and noted that a bad one could do more harm'khan good. <br />Councilman Courtney suggested exploring joining other suburbs, with each <br />municipality contributing a1 share of the cost, as had been the alternative <br />recommendation of the Human Rights Commission.: <br />of a competent director and said that a bad one could do more harm than good. <br />Councilman Johnson's motion to include $15,000 in the 1970 Budget for the <br />Human Rights Commission died for lack of a second. Following considerable <br />discussion, Councilman Johnson's motion that $9,000 be allotted to the Human <br />Rights Commission and that the Commission should then come back to Council <br />with a recommendation as to how the money should be spent. The motion also <br />included that neighboring suburbs be contacted immediately with the idea of <br />hiring a Director of Human Rights who would seqe all of the municipalities <br />cooperating. Motion was seconded by Councilman Courtney and carried. <br />Councilman VanValkenburg thereupon offered the adoption,of the 1970 Budget as <br />amended after many hours of prqvious deliberation, with the addition of <br />$9,000 for the Human Rights Commission, noting that this Budget reflects a <br />mill rate of 28.55 in comparison with the 1969 mill rate of 28.53, and moved <br />its adoption as follows: <br />Mr. Hyde noted that the Human Rights Commission had <br />He <br />In reply to Mayor Bredesen's <br />Councilman Johnson said <br />Councilman <br />He questioned the availability of a <br />He questioned the availability <br />ORDINANCE -NO. 16- 13 <br />ORDINANCE ADOPTING BUDGET FOR THE VILLAGE OF EDINA FOR <br />THE YEAR 1970, AND ESTABLISHING TAX LEVY FOR THE YEAR <br />1969, PAYABLE IN 1970 <br />THE VILLAGE COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF EDINA, MINNESOTA, DOES ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS: <br />Section 1. <br />hereby adopted as hereinafter set forth; and funds are hereby appropriated <br />therefor: <br />The Budget for the Village of Edina for the calendar year 1970 is <br />GENERAL FUND <br />GENERAL GOVERNMENT <br />Mayor and Council <br />Planning <br />Administration <br />Finance <br />Elect ion <br />Assessing <br />Legal and Court Services <br />Library <br />PUBLIC WORKS <br />TOTAL GENERAL GOVERNMENT <br />Administration <br />Engineering <br />Highways <br />.TOTAL PUBLIC NORKS <br />$ 17,710 <br />27,210 <br />80,979 <br />64,590 <br />10,371 <br />39,060 <br />25,290 <br />74,594 <br />$ 339,804 <br />$ 26,920 <br />144,685 <br />709,626 <br />881,231