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213 - <br />. MINUTES OF SPECIAL BUDGET-MEETING OF THE <br />EDINA VILLAGE COUNCIL HELD AT VILLAGE HALL ON <br />SEPTEMBER 12, 1973, at 4:OO P.M. <br />A <br />Members answering rollcall were Councilmen Courtney, Johnson, Shaw, Van Valkenburg <br />and Mayor Bredesen. <br />concerning the revenue as proposed on page 1. <br />ensued by Mr. Dalen as to why four items, Mortgage, Bank, Lkquor and Cigarettes <br />had not increased. <br />income in Investments. <br />now Bi-weekly. <br />that the cost of living increased 6.1%. <br />5.5% and the fire fighters are still unsettled. <br />equalization with other communities, the eight hour shift and more cooperation <br />between Richfield and Edina. Councilman Courtney, at this point, then asked, <br />as he termed it, his age-old question -- "when will it stop", here- referring <br />to inflation, raises,etc. Carrying on, Councilman Courtney then brought out <br />that there seemed to be a discrepancy between the salary of the Director and <br />Assistant Director of the Park and Recreation Department.' <br />could be justified, and then commented that he would like to see the Assistant's <br />salary raised. <br />between the number one man and the number two man in all departments this range <br />exists, Mayor Bredesen commented that the Park and Recreation Department's <br />budget seems to be the most stable of all departments. Mr. Hyde then commented <br />on the Teen Program, the cost and need for additional policing. Councilman <br />Courtney further brought up the question of salary for Baeeball and softball <br />leaders. Councilman Shaw asked for a clarification of points on -$?age C, <br />"Analysis of Major Factors Contributing to Increase in Recommended Expenditures". <br />Mr. Dalen explained Page E, Comparative Assessed Valuation, Tax Rate in Mills, <br />and Taxes in dollars all funds. The Mayor next questioned the Golf Course <br />income on ,Bge F as to why $34,000 income this year and only $28,000 next. <br />Mr. Dalen explained that there was a surplus last year,, so that now the * <br />operating expenses are higher. <br />discussed. <br />why a close to 20% increase. <br />had been here three years which is the normal break for the large increases. <br />The position would command $17,000 to $18,000 salary in other communities. <br />After much discussion, Councilman Johnson recommended an $1,800 increase to <br />$16,620 for the Planning Director. The-proposed Environmental Planner was <br />discussed with Mr. Hyde explaining the need for such a person because 6f the <br />new 2ules and regulations of the Federal-and State Governments. <br />Councilman Johnson was excused and the next meeting was set for 4:OO p.m., <br />Monday, September 17, 1973. A question of the need for a Personnel and <br />Safety Officer was raised. <br />due to O.S.H.A. requirements and that we plan to promote from within. <br />new State Public Labor Law also requires more attention to the personnel <br />function. Councilman Shaw then pointed out that the dues of t.he various <br />municipal leagues were still higher than last year even though the Village had <br />withdrawn from some of the leagues. Mr. Dalen explained that the funds <br />were left in in case we did rejoin the leagues after one year out. <br />pointed out that the Administrative Assistant deserved a greater raise. <br />Bredesen recommended- that the Village Clerk's wages be increased over the <br />Budget amount. <br />Shaw asked and received clarification on the following: <br />Reassessment Survey - Last year for this; <br />Assistant Superintendent of Public Works - Mr. Hyde explained this is an <br />upgrading of the present vacant position of Street Foreman; <br />Curb and Gutter in Country Club Area - Explained by Mr, Dalen. <br />Mayor'Bredesen opened the meeting by asking for information <br />Discussion and explanation * <br />Councilman Shaw questioned both the building permits and <br />Mr. Dalen then explained in some detail the Central <br />' Service Accounts. Mr. Hyde pointed out that Section A, Salaries and Wages are <br />He advised that the budgeted-increases were about 4.5% but <br />The Public Works union turned down . Mr. Hyde discussed our <br />He asked how it <br />In the discussion that followed, it was pointed out that <br />At this time the Liquor Dispensary Fund was <br />The Planning Director's'proposed salary was questioned as to <br />It was explained by Mr. Dalen that the Director <br />At this point <br />In the discussion it was pointed out that this i-s <br />The <br />Mr. Hyde <br />Efkyor <br />Councilman At this point the Mayor gave his apologies and left. <br />Councilman Courtney's motion for adjournment was seconded by Councilman Shaw <br />and carried. Adjournment at 5:38 p.m. <br />%ag h. % & <br />Secretary Pro Tem