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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 />CONGRATULATIONS <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 />carried. <br />Council, to Mr. Hyde and to Chief Bennett for the opportunity to serve the <br />Village. <br />number of Edina Police Department personnel who have gone on to wider fields of <br />employment-in law enforcement. <br />I <br />Detective Sergeant Alstad expressed appreciation to the Mayor and <br />Elr. Hyde mentioned that Detective Sergeant Alstad was only one of a <br />c_ <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 />taken. <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: _. ~.