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51 <br />MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEEIIING OF THE <br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL ON MONDAY, <br />JANUARY 19, 1976 <br />7:OO P.M. r, <br />Answering rollcall were members Courtney, Richards, Schmidt, Shaw and Mayor Van ' <br />Vallcenburg . <br />MINUTES of December 30, 1975, and January 5, 1976, were approved as presented by <br />motion of Councilman Shaw, seconded by Councilwoman Schmidt and carried. <br />BOY SCOUT TROUP NO. 68 RECOGNIZED. Boy Scout Troup No. 68 of Good Samaritan <br />Methodist Church and Scoutmaster Donald Schlaefer were introduced to the Council <br />and welcomed to the meeting by the Mayor. <br />CALVIN MOSER RECOGNIZED UPON RETIREMENT. <br />reasons of health by Building Inspector Calvin Moser, Councilman Courtney offered <br />the following resolution and moved its adoption: * <br />RESOLUTION OF APPRECIATION <br />WHEREAS, Calvin H. Moser served Edina as its principal Building Inspector from <br />May 1965, until January, 1976, during which time 1,800 homes, 67 two family <br />dwellings, 77 appartment developments with 4,540 units, and more than 200 other <br />structures were built; and <br />WHEREAS, Mr. Moser was responsible for the issuance of 6,785 building permits <br />with a total value of $340,000,000; and <br />WHEREAS, Mr. Moser has found it necessary to retire because of disability; <br />$OW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and City Council of the City of <br />Edina, that the appreciation of the City be extended to Mr. Moser for his effici- <br />ent administration of the building inspection function and for his contributions <br />toward making Edina a desirable community in which to live and work by his <br />insistence on high standards in building construction; and <br />BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor and City Council extend to Mr. Moser <br />sincere best wishes for early recuperation from his present illness. <br />Motion for adoption of the resolution was seconded by Councilman Shaw and <br />unanimously carried. <br />CERTIFICATES OF APPRECIATION PRBSENTED TO CITIZENS. In recognition of their <br />outstanding service to the community, Mayor Van Valkenburg, on behalf of the <br />entire Council, presented Certificates of Appreciation to the following: <br />William I?. Lewis, Chairman of the Planning Commission; Jack Rice, Chairman of <br />the Park Board; Arthur Dickey, Chairman of the Building Construction Appeals <br />Board; Joel Jennings, Past Chairman, Human Relations Commission; Charles Clay, <br />Chairman of the Human Relations Commission; James Bentley , Chairman, Environmental <br />Quality Commission; Charles Freeburg, Chairman of the Housing and Redevelopment <br />Authority; Ardythe Buerosse, Chairlady, Recycling Commission; Robert Sherman, <br />President of the Citizens' Safety Council; Vincent McConville, Chairman of the <br />Open Space Committee; Ray Bechtle, Chairman of the Bicentennial Commission, <br />D. Robert Sykes, Past President, Greater Edina Chamber of Commerce; Maureen <br />Pohlmann, President of the Garden Council; Constance Adans, President of the <br />Historical Society; Michael Smith, President, Edina Jaycees; Virginia Bodine, <br />President, League of Women Voters; Leonard Fernelius, Past President, Morning- <br />side Community Association; Dan Bros, President, Optimist Club; John Heegaard, <br />Chairman of the Crime Prevention Fund Committee; George Taylor, Presfdent of the <br />Lions Club; Hoff Heiberg, President of the Wooddale Neighborhood Council; Rich- <br />ard Seaberg, Past President of the Viking Hills Homeowners Assn., William B. <br />Stromme, President of Rotary; Helen McClelland, Vice President of the Parkwood <br />Knolls Traffic Association. <br />Being advised of the retirement for I <br />MINNEHAHA CREEK WATERSHED DISTRICT IMPROVEMENTS HEARING CONDUCTED. Mayor Van <br />Valkenburg announced that a joint hearing is conducted by the Council and the <br />Park Board so that interested residents would not have to attend two different <br />meetings. Councilman Pdchards advised that his firm represents the Minnehaha <br />Creek Watershed District and left the room during the discussion which ensued. <br />Mr. Larry Kelley, President of the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District Board of <br />Managers, and Mr. John MacClennan of Hickok <br />Watershed District, reviewed the history of the proposed improvements, recalling <br />that in September, 1973, the City of Edina, along with the cities of Minnetonka, <br />Hopkins, St. Louis Park, Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Park Board had petitioned <br />the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District to undertake a number of improvements along <br />Minnehaha Creek. <br />control structure at Lake Minnetonka, renovation of the Gray's Bay dam area, a <br />number of creek and shoreline improvements, development of the Oakes Lake area <br />in Hoplcins and developrncnt of a nature study area in the Mcadowbrook Marsh area <br />of Edina and St. Louis Park. Following presentation of these plans at a public <br />& Associates, engineers for the <br />He recalled that the improvements requested were a headwaters