MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE
<br />EDINA VILLAGE COUNCIL HELD AT VILLAGE HALL ON
<br />MONDAY, JANUARY 17, 1972
<br />Members answering rollcall were Councilmen Courtney, Johnson, Shaw and Van
<br />Valkenburg who served as Mayor Pro Tem in the absence of Mayor Bredesen.
<br />MINUTES of December 28! and 29, 1971, were approved as submitted by motion of
<br />Councilman Johnson, seconded by Councilman Shaw and carried.
<br />DETECTIVE SERGEANT RICHARD E. ALSTAD RECOGNIZED. Upon being advised that
<br />Detctive Sergeant Richard .E. Alstad'.has -been .appointed Chief of Police of
<br />Albert Lea, Minnesota, Councilman Johnson offered the following Eesolution and
<br />moved its adoption:
<br />RESOLUTION OF
<br />WHEREAS, Detective Sergeant Richard E. hlstad commenced his police career on
<br />September 1, 1956, statrting in the Uniform Division of the Edina Police Depart-
<br />ment until June, 1959, at which time he attended the University of Minnesota,
<br />Juvenile Officers Institute, graduating in September, 1959; and
<br />WHEREAS, upon Richard E. Alstad's return to the Edina Police Department, he was
<br />assigned to the Detective-Juvenile Bureau; and
<br />IJHEREAS, Richard E. Alstad increased his knowledge in criminal investigation
<br />affairs and in Police - School Liaison, completing a Criminal Investigation
<br />Course at Michigan State University and a course in Criminal Investigation
<br />from the Minnesota Bureau .of Criminal Apprehension in 1964, and by attending
<br />the First National Police - School Liaison Officers Workshop at Flint, Michi-
<br />gan in 1967; and
<br />WHEREAS, on August 1, 1965, Richard E. Alstad was promoted to Detective Sergeant
<br />and as the first Police - School Liaison Officer in the State of Minnesota, de-
<br />veloped the Edina program to a highly successful model for other municipalities
<br />to emulate; and
<br />WHEREAS, Detective Sergeant Richard E. Alstad has accepted the position of
<br />Chief of Police at Albert Lea, Minnesota, as of February 1, 1972;
<br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Edina Village Council express its
<br />sincere appreciation for the excellent performance of Detective Sergeant Richard
<br />E. Alstad during his tenure of service with the Village of Edina Police Depart-
<br />ment; and
<br />BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that all good wishes and heartiest copgratulations be
<br />extended to DETECTIVE SERGEANT RICHARD E. ALSTAD as he commences his new posi-
<br />tion with its accompanying greater responsibilities.
<br />Motion for adoption of the resolution was seconded by Councilman Courtney and
<br />Council, to Mr. Hyde and to Chief Bennett for the opportunity to serve the
<br />number of Edina Police Department personnel who have gone on to wider fields of
<br />employment-in law enforcement.
<br />Detective Sergeant Alstad expressed appreciation to the Mayor and
<br />Elr. Hyde mentioned that Detective Sergeant Alstad was only one of a
<br />ORDINANCE NO. 811-A21 CONTINUED INDEFINITELY. Councilman Johnson's motion was
<br />seconded by Councilman Courtney and carried, continuing indefinitely Second
<br />Reading of Ordinance No. 811-A21, which ordinance would require payment of costs
<br />in connection with rezoning to Planned Residential District.
<br />DOG COMPLAINT RECEIVED IN ANONYMOUS LETTER.
<br />letter received which complained about barking dogs. Not being able to reply
<br />to the letter, it was decided that the newspapers should be asked to give
<br />publicity to the problem, advising people who are bothered by barking dogs to
<br />call the Police Department with their complaint.
<br />Note was made of an anonymous
<br />UALLEY VIEW ROAD SNOW REMOVAL DISCUSSED. Mr. Hyde called Council's attention
<br />to'a petition which had been received from a group of homeowners in the Chapel
<br />Hills, Braemar Hills and Indian Hills sections of Edina whose children attend
<br />Valley View Junior High School requesting that ehe phkh from the main entrance
<br />of the school to Gleason Road be kept in good walking condition and free from
<br />snow. .': Nr. ::Hyde referred--.also 'to':a letter on sidewalk maintenance which had been
<br />sent on January 13, 1972, to property owners abuttingdsidewalks on Valley View
<br />Road and Gleason Road, siting the terms of Ordinance No. 1202. No action was
<br />LOTS 1, 2 AND 3, BLOCK 16, WEST MINNEAPOLIS HEIGHTS DIVISION APPROVED. As
<br />recommended by Planning Commission, Councilman Johnson offered the following
<br />resolution and moved its adoption, dividing Lots 1, 2 and 3, Block 16, West
<br />Minneapolis Heights into two lots, rather than three: _. ~.