MINUTES OF SPECIAL EUDGET MEETING OF
<br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT kVI'Y HALL ON
<br />SEPTEMBER 22, 1975
<br />4:OO P.M.
<br />Present were members Courtney, Richards, Schmidt, Shaw and Mayor Van Balkenburg.
<br />PURCHASE OF GRIMES HOUSE DISCUSSED. Councilwoman Schmidt advised Council that
<br />Bermel-Smaby had appraised the Grimes House, located at 4200 I?. 44th' Street, at
<br />$61,500, considering its historic value.
<br />has requested that the Council endorse the commitment of the Grixnes House to the
<br />National Register of Historic Sites by submitting it to the Elinnesota State
<br />Historical Society later this week.
<br />the house and the possibility of its purchase by the City.
<br />pointed out that Council must recognize the fact that a grant might not be
<br />available and that the City might have to purchase the property.
<br />Richards then offered the following resolution and moved its adoption:
<br />WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council of the City of Edina recognize the historical
<br />significance of the Grimes House, located at 4200 I?. 44th Street in the City of
<br />She said that the Edina Historic Society
<br />Discussion ensued as to possible uses for
<br />Msyor Van Valkenburg
<br />Edina; and
<br />\?HEREAS, the historical enrichment that the Grimes House affords contributes
<br />to the entire area;
<br />XOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and Council of Edina, Minnesota,
<br />do hereby endorse the commitment of the Grimes House to the National Register
<br />of .Historic Sites.
<br />Motion for adoption of the resolution was seconded by Councilman Courtney and on
<br />rollcall there were five ayes and no nays and the resolution was adopted. It
<br />was agreed that the Nayor will talk to the City Attorney about re-writing the
<br />Sistoric Preservation Ordinance to conform with the summary of the ordinance.
<br />Councilwoman Schmidt will convey to Mrs. Walch that if she lists the house for
<br />sale with a real estate broker, she should claim the City of Edina as an except-
<br />ion to the listing agreement.
<br />1976 BUDGET REQUESTS CONSIDERED. Mr. Rosland presented a revised list of improve-
<br />ments considered most necessary for Park Department needs in order of their import-
<br />ance. Page one of the list, totalling $101,500, contained projects that should
<br />be rcnpleted in 1 "rt=mrnnnhl+ t5me''; with items on other pages subject to review
<br />at a later date.
<br />request because the program does not presently exist.
<br />3/4 ton pick-up for $6,000, a water and mud pumper for $600 and a stump grinder
<br />for $5,500. Automobile replacement was reduced from $3,600 to $2,400.- Council
<br />reduced the Planning Department requests for conferences and schools from $315
<br />to $290 and printing from $500 to $100.
<br />budget was cut from $4,500 to $4,000. Public Works budget request was reduced
<br />by the elimination of a $600 calculator and one one-quarter ton pick-up and the
<br />reduction of pro'fessional services from $5,000 to $3,000. Public Works Stree.t
<br />Haintenance 'budget request for supplies was cut from $82,527 to $65,527 and
<br />brooms from $9,200 to $8,000.
<br />$34,648 to $25,000.
<br />$18,816 to $10,000, guard rail material from $3,731 to $3,000, chemicals from
<br />$5,000 to $4,000 and rip-rap, etc. from $2,000 to $1,500. Kr. Dalen was directed
<br />to check to fiod out if pzrking ramp maintenance could be charged to the Housing
<br />and Redevelopment Authority. Public \?arks Capital Outlay was reduced by the eEm-
<br />ination of an underbody scraper, a concrete router and an equipment-sign truck. A
<br />Loader was reduced from $22,000 to $19,000 and a distributor from $13,500 to
<br />new patrolman and a new clerk-typist and by reducing Conferences acd Schools
<br />from $2,770 to $2,590 and uniform allowance from $10,000 to $9,800.
<br />ion.budget request was reduced by the elimination of two new firemen, a siren and
<br />speaker for $500, plectron radio receiver for $1,040, curb replaceuent, etc., for
<br />$1,600, radio for $300, mici-pumper for $20,000 and the reductions of uniform
<br />allowance from $4,200 to $3,900, replacement of 8 beds from $5,800 to $2,100,
<br />improvements vehicles from $4,000 to $2,000 and speakkrs-intercom system frob $700
<br />I $10,500 for Teen Program was taken out of the Recreation Program
<br />Also eliminated were a
<br />Legal advertising in the Administration
<br />Snow and ice removal supplies were cut from
<br />Signs and posts for street name signs were reduced from .
<br />. $10,000. Police Protection budget request was reduced by the elimination of one
<br />Fire Protect-
<br />. to $300. .
<br />The meeting adjourned at 1O:OO p.m. and was continued to September 24, i975, at
<br />4:OO p.m.
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<br />City Clerk