MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETIhG OF THE
<br />APRIL 16, 1973
<br />EDINA VILLAGE COUNCIL HELD AT VILLAGE HALL ON
<br />Mernbeis answering rollcall were Councilmen Courtney, Shaw and Van Valkenburg who
<br />served as Mayor Pro Tem in the absence of Mayor Bredesen.
<br />BICYCLE SAFETY PROGRAM ENDORSED.
<br />Councilman Courtney and darried, endorsing the following proclamation which had
<br />been eiigued by Mayor Bredesen:
<br />As Mayor of the Village of Edina, I call upon all members of this community to
<br />give their wholehearted support to the 8th Annual Edina Bicycle Safety Program
<br />which will be conducted Monday, April 23, through Friday, May llkh under the
<br />united efforts of the Edina Lions, Jaycees, Rotary, Scout Troops, Police Depart-
<br />ment,. Greater Edina Chamber of Commerce, Optimists and Southdale Optimists,
<br />and the PTAs and parent-groups of the eight Edina Elementary Schools and three
<br />The purpose of the Program is to reduce the hazards of bicycle riding for young
<br />bicycZiStS, as well as for pedestrians and motorists.
<br />of our streets and highways daily increases the dangers for the careless or
<br />unskilled rider.
<br />year throughout the nation (due to collisions between bicycles and motor vehicles
<br />alone) have alerted us to the need for.such a Program.
<br />and girls, at an early age, in proper riding skills; by teaching them the laws
<br />by helping them to be award of the hazards'of biking --'we feel Edina is making
<br />a concerted attempt to assure that the number of accidents does NOT keep up with
<br />the ever-increasing number of b"iyc1ists.
<br />Fhever, the safety of our children cannot be relegated to a once-a-year-campaign.
<br />I call for the support of every parent in carrying out this campaign all year
<br />long; and I urge every youngster to participate in this Bicycle Safety Program
<br />and then practice what he has.'learned -- for his own safety as well as another's.
<br />Motion for adoption of the proclamation was seconded by Councilman Courtney and
<br />Councilman Shaw's motion was seconded by
<br />'Parochial schools.
<br />The growing congestion
<br />Reports of hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries each
<br />By training our boys
<br />governing bicyclists; by explaining the reasons for obeying safety rules; and 7.
<br />'POSTAL WEEK" DECLAReD. Councilmq Shaw' s motion was seconded by Cbuncilman I Courtney and carried for adoption of the following proclamation:
<br />WHEREAS, Edina, Minnesbta, is linked to the nation and the world by our'Nationa1
<br />mail service; and
<br />WHEREAS, the welfare of every citizen, every business, on every street and
<br />across the countryside, is dependent upon this vast communications network,
<br />available to'all our people the year round, at a price everyone can afford; and
<br />WHEREAS, by law, your Postal Service--and the ,qen and women trho operate it--
<br />is obligated to serve our comnity and the nation on,a non-profit basis, with
<br />courtesy and care, and to keep Postal costs in balance with postal revenues;
<br />f?IiEREAS, to do this, the mail service needs the informed understanding, coopera-
<br />tion, support and constructive suggestions of every citizen of our comnity;
<br />NCN, THEREFORE, it is hereby proclaimed that the week beginning April 29, 1973,
<br />be known as POSTALWEEKin the Village of Edina and all citizens are called upon
<br />tc doin in the bccasion for recognition of the vital responsibilities assigned
<br />to the mail service and its employees and to take stock of the challenges which
<br />must be jointly met by Postal people and the citizens of the Village of Edina
<br />t.?ho depend upon the mail as an essential part of their personal and business
<br />lives .
<br />COUNTRYSIDE -SCHOOL S,oCIAL STUDIES, 'CLASSES WELCOMED.
<br />students from Countryside School Social Studies classes were welcomed by the
<br />Council, along with their teacher, Ms. Jane Olson.
<br />Fourth and fifth grade
<br />I 'ORDINANCE NO. 811432 GRANTED FIRST READING.
<br />sented by Clerk, approved as to form and ordered placed on file. Mr. Luce
<br />presented Ordinance No. 811432 for First Reading, noting that it has been
<br />proposed by the Village to rezone Lot 1, Block 1, Yorktown from C-4 Commercial
<br />District to C-3 Commercial District. No objections being heard, Councilman
<br />Courtney offered Ordinance No. 811432 for First Reading as follows:
<br />Affidavits of Notice were pre-
<br />ORDINANCE NO. 811-A32
<br />BY ADDING TO THE C-3 CWRCIAL DISTRICT
<br />AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE (NO. 811)
<br />THE VILLAGE CDIJECIL OF EDINA, MINNESOTA, ORDAINS:
<br />is amended by adding the following thereto:
<br />Section 1. Paragraph 3 of Section 9 of Ordinance No. 811 of the Village
<br />. "The extent of the Commercial District is enlarged by the addition of