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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 />RESOLUTION <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 />Councilman <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. <br />& YL, $h- <br />City Clerk