MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE
<br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL ON
<br />MARCH 3, 1975
<br />Answering rollcall were members Courtney, Schmidt, Shaw and Mayor Van Valkenburg.
<br />MINUT.ES of February 3, 1975, were approved as presented by motion of Councilman
<br />Courtney, seconded by Councilman Shaw and carried.
<br />COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ACT APPROVED.
<br />Clerk, appoved as to form and ordered placed on file. Mr. Luce recalled that
<br />the Community Development Act had been reviewed at the meeting of February 24,
<br />1975, and that thi's is the second hearing, as required by law. Mr. Luce re-
<br />viewed his presentation made at the meeting of February 24, 1975, and agai'n
<br />presented the following program summary for the Edina Community Development Act:
<br />PROJECT 1975 1976 1977 TOTAL
<br />Housing Rehabilitation Program $26370 $3-0 $4-0 $ 90,000
<br />Morningside Neighborhood Improvements 10,000 20 , 000 70,000 100,000
<br />50th and France Commercial Area 24 , 000 46 , 000 70,000
<br />Senior Citizens Program 5,000 7 , 000 5,000 17 , 000
<br />Neighborhood Open Space and Parks
<br />(Alden, Weber, Beard and Chowen) 10,000 27 , 500 37,500 co Lake Cornelia Improvements 7,500 15? 000 22,500 45 , 000
<br />p? M M
<br />Affidavits of Notice were presented by
<br />0 Iron Removal Backwash Facility 22,000 22,000
<br />Special Children's Program 1,000 2 , 000 5 , 000 8 , 000
<br />TOTALS $67,500 $130,000 $192,000 $389,500
<br />will be put in
<br />Mr. Luce said that total funding allowed under the Community Development Act
<br />since the last hearing had been increased by $5,786.
<br />Contingencies and could be transferred to other projects during the year.
<br />response to a question of Councilman Courtney, Mr. Luce said that it is proposed
<br />to construct housing for senior citizens on the three lots on the Southwest corner
<br />of 51st and France Avenue and that private industry has indicated its interest in
<br />constructing the apartment units.
<br />signed by the Chief Executive Officer as follows:
<br />These funds
<br />Mr. Luce reviewed assurances that must be .
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<br />That the City will comply with the Civil Rights Act;
<br />That the City will conform with the Equal Housing Act;
<br />That the City Attorney must certify that the City has the legal authority to
<br />apply for the grant;
<br />That the City has. provided for citizen input;
<br />That the City will conform with the property acquisition policy;
<br />That HUD will be allowed to audit;
<br />That the City will not build in the flood plain.
<br />That the City will write environmental assessments and comply with the National
<br />Environnental Policy of 1969;
<br />.That maximum priority will be given to activities which will benefit low and
<br />moderate income families for aid and prevention of slums and blight.
<br />further comments being heard, Councilman Courtney offered the following resolu-
<br />tion and moved its adoption:
<br />BE IT RESOLVED that the Edina City, Council does hereby authorize the submission of
<br />the application for funds to finance the activities stated in the above project
<br />summary for Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 Block
<br />Grant Program Project Determination, and does hereby authorize the City Manager
<br />and the City Attorney to do whatever acts are necessary to complete and submit
<br />the said.application.
<br />Motion for adoption of the resolution was seconded by Councilwomaa Schmidt and on
<br />rollcall there were four ayes and no nays, with Mayor Van Valkenburg reiterating
<br />his concern because he fears federal intervention, and the resolution was adopted.
<br />OPEN SPACE REPORTS CONTINUED.
<br />Shaw's motion was seconded by Councilman Courtney and carried, continuing the
<br />Open Space Reports until they are ready in April or May.
<br />As recommended by Mayor Van Valkenburg, Councilman
<br />MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS MERIT AWARD PRESENTED TO CITY ENGINEER.
<br />attention was called to a Merit Award for outstanding performance made by the
<br />Minnesota Department of Highways to Mr. Dunn in recognition of the high quality
<br />of construction performed on West 70th Street between the MN&S Railroad and
<br />Rabun Drive, which has been rated the best project of its type (bituminous pav-
<br />ing) completed in Minnesota during 1974.
<br />really have been made to the entire Engineering Department.
<br />motion was then seconded by Councilman Shaw and carried, commending Nr. Dunn and
<br />the Engineering Department as a whole on the receipt of this award.
<br />Mr. Dunn said that the award should
<br />Coilncilman Courtney's