<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