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MINUTES OF TIE SPECIAL MEETING OF XHI;: <br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY IL4LL ON <br />JANUARY 8, 1975 <br />The meeting convened at 4:30 In the Conference Room of the Edina City Hall, <br />purpose of which meeting was to observe a demonstration of the Votouatic <br />electronic voting devise. <br />Answering rollcall were members Courtney, Richards, Schmidt and Mayor Van Val? I- <br />kenburg. <br />Nr, Edward kllbaclc of Computer Election Systems demonstrated the voting devise <br />and a mini computer for tabulation of votes and advised Council that the <br />system will benefit the City because less work will be required from precinct <br />judges, the computer results will be faster and more accurate than before, <br />and because af the elimination oE moving costs. Reference was made to a pro- <br />posal submitted by Mr. Lctllback dated August 5, 1974, for 200 Nodel IIZA <br />Votomtics with self-contained booths and other necessary equipment. Cost of <br />the Votomatics was given at $230 each, cost of the mini-computer at $25,900, <br />and a trade-in for Edina's 86 Automatic Votin,o Nzchhes of $43,250,00 would <br />be given. Total net cost given on the proposal was $31,179.00. Mr. Lellback <br />recornended one voting devise for each 125 voters. Because of the increase <br />in the nunber of voters since the proposal was made, Hr. Lellback revised the <br />number of devises desirable to 211, but made, no new proposal for thai: number. <br />Couiicil thanked Mr. Lellback for. making the presentation. <br />Adjournment at 6:35 p.m. <br />No action was taken. <br />d - .. City Clerk