MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE
<br />FEBRUARY 2, 1976
<br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL ON MONDAY,
<br />Answering rollcall were members Richards, Schmidt and Shaw who served as Mayor
<br />Pro Tern in the absence of Mayor Van Valkenburg and Councilman Courtney.
<br />PASTOR DONALD C. CARLSON RESOLUTION OF CONDOLENCE ADOPTED. Councilwoman Schmidt
<br />offered the following resolution and moved its adoption:
<br />RESOLUTION IN MEMORY OF
<br />THE REVEREND DONALD C. CARLSON
<br />WHEREAS, the Reverend Donald C. Carlson was the first pastor of Normandale
<br />Lutheran Church of Edina, starting a mission group in 1950; and
<br />WHEREAS, during the Reverend Mr. Carlson's ministry, Normandale Lutheran Church
<br />grew to become one of the most influential congregations in Edina's community
<br />life; and
<br />WHEREAS, the Reverend Mr. Carlson was an active and effective participant in many
<br />civic matters during the rapid development of Edina; and
<br />WHEREAS, the Reverend Mr. Carlson passed away very suddenly on January 30, 1976;
<br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Edina that on
<br />behalf of all of the citizenry, profound grief and deepest sympathy be expressed
<br />to his family and to the members of Normandale Lutheran Church; and
<br />BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City of Edina memorialize "Pastor Don's" out-
<br />standing and significant contributions to the entire community; and
<br />BE IT FTJRTHER RESOLVED'that appropriate copies of this resolution be transmitted
<br />to the members of his family and to Normandale Lutheran Church.
<br />Motion for adoption of the resolution was seconded by Councilman Richards and
<br />unanimously carried.
<br />MmUTES of January 19 and 26', 1976, were approved as submitted by motion Of
<br />Councilwoman Schmidt, seconded. by Councilman Richards and carried.
<br />1976 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM HEARING CONDUCTED. Affidavits of Notice were
<br />presented by Clerk, approved as to form and ordered placed on file. Advising
<br />that this is the first of two public hearings required by law in order for the
<br />City to provide additional community development and housing assistance programs,
<br />Mr. Luce said that the City of Edina has joined with more than twenty cities in
<br />Hennepin County to submit a joint application for federal assistance under the
<br />Urban County Community Development Block Grant Program. He explained that the
<br />actual amount of funding Edina will receive is determined by the total popula-
<br />tion, total extent of poverty and the total extent of housing overcrowding.
<br />said that it is expected that Edina will receive about $134,000 for 1976 and that
<br />these funds must be used only for "Community Development Activities".
<br />recalled that Edina is committed to certain carry-over programs from last year
<br />which will use about $50,000 of the funds, leaving about $84,000 unbudgeted. Mr.
<br />Luce reviewed eligible and ineligible activities noting that February 2 had been
<br />given as the deadline for submission to the City for suggestions regarding expendi-
<br />the following: .
<br />Request Amount Requested By Recommendat ion
<br />50th & France 50,000 H.R.A. 46,000
<br />Housing Rehabilitation (Morning-
<br />Morningside Improvements (for 40,000 S.R.A., M'side 37,000
<br />Diseased Tree Replacement Program 2,500 E.Q.C. 2,500
<br />Senior Citizens Center 2,355 Edina Senior Cit. 2,355
<br />Lights for Skating Rinks Not specified Citizen request Included above
<br />Architectureal & Historical ) 5,000) Historic Preserva-
<br />Edina Mill Reconstruction ) 6,199)
<br />Bredesen Park Soils Testing 6,500 ' E.Q.C. Ineligible
<br />Solar Heat System Not specified Citizen request Ineligible
<br />Art Center Not specified Citizen request Ineligible
<br />TOTAL ALLOCATION $134,700
<br />Jlr. Luce added that additional requests for funds had been received from Mrs.
<br />Dale Kattleman, 6416 Rest Shore Drive, for installation of street lights on the
<br />North side of W. 66th Street: between Cornelia Lakes, fwm the Fdina League of
<br />Women Voters for funds for a circulator transit syrtem, fi-ttni signer:; of a petition
<br />requestinf: $34,000 for the Edina Art Csritc-r which was previously propwed rjnd a
<br />letter i~-orn Pir. John 12. JeE ferson, President of thc Plorningiidc Conr;nun.i ty e~ssoci-
<br />ation of EJina urging that fu1id.i ~JC itseci to provide a soli~~ion to. the f ire-Llow
<br />problem in the Eorningsidc area. Nr. Byde pointed nut that tlie 1iE;lits on W. G6th
<br />strcet need not be financed from these €unds and reiterated that thc Art Center
<br />Mr. Luce presented a preliminary list of requests which consisted of
<br />Neighborhood Parks $23,000 Park Board $22,000
<br />side) 20,000 H.R.A. 20,000
<br />Engineering Costs) Community Assn.
<br />Architectural Barriers Survey 1,688 Staff /H . U. D. 0
<br />Building Survey 1 1 tion Board 4,845