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ii <br />MINUTES <br />OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE <br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL, <br />OCTOBER 4, 1976, <br />7:OO P.M. <br />Answering rollcall were members Courtney, Richards, Shaw and Mayor Van Valkenburg. <br />MINUTES of the meeting of September 13, 1976, were approved as corrected with <br />respect to the Fountainwoods Apartments appeal of the Board of Appeals and Adjust- <br />ments decision. Councilman Richards motion should have been recorded that "the <br />Council direct the City Attorney to prepare a written set of proposed findings, <br />. conclusions and decision for review and final action by the Council at the <br />Council Meeting of October 4, 1976, with the understanding that the Council has <br />not yet decided the issue. Councilman Richards' motion for approval as corrected <br />by Mayor Van Vallcenburg was seconded by Councilman Courtney and carried. Minutes <br />of special meetings of September 8, 14, 15, 21 and 27, 1976, were approved as <br />submitted by motion of Councilman Richards, seconded by Councilman Courtney and carried. .. . ., . . *. <br />I <br />HOWARD W. MERRIMAN HONORED UPON RETIREMENT. <br />lowing resolution and moved its adoption: <br />Councilman Courtney offered the fol- <br />- <br />RESOLUTION- OF APPRECIATION <br />WHEREAS, Howard W. Merriman has resigned as Director of Athletics for the Edina <br />Public School System; and <br />WHEREAS, Howard W. Merriman has served the Edina Public School System since 1944, <br />starting as a teacher and being promoted to the position of Athletic Director in <br />1953; and ' <br />WHEREAS; Howard W. Merriman served the City of Edina as its part-time Director of <br />Recreation from 1947 to 1955, during which time he organized and developed an <br />extensive youth program of swimming, baseball and youth hockey; and <br />WHEREAS, Mr. Merriman pursuaded the then Morningside Village Council to develop <br />Weber Field which was the first formal baseball field in Edina; and <br />WHEREAS, over these many years, Howard W. Merriman has been instrumental in the <br />development of many young people,in the City of Edina; <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Edina City Council does express, on <br />behalf of the citizenry of Edina, its sincere thanks and appreciation to <br />. HOWARD W. MERRIMAN <br />for a job well done; and <br />BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City Council extend to Howard W. Merriman a perm- <br />anent pass for all Edina High School hockey games played at Braemar Arena; and <br />BE IT RESOLVED FURTHER that a copy of this.resolution be spread upon the pages of <br />the Minutes Book of the City of Edina and that a suitable copy be presented to him <br />upon his retirement. <br />Notion for adoption of the resolution was seconded by Councilman Richards and <br />unanimously carried. <br />i <br />THOMAS TICHAWA CONGRATULATED. Police Officer David Bzzsh presented a Certificate <br />of Merit in behalf sf the Edina Independent Police Association to Thomas Tichawa <br />for his prompt actions when he saw furniture being removed from The Lanterns. <br />Mr. Sam McGowan presented a check to Thomas on behalf of residents of The Lanterns <br />to show their appreciation for his alertness. <br />the following resolution and moved its adoption: <br />RESOLUTION OF CONGRATULATIONS <br />WHEREAS, on September 16, 1976, while delivering his morning paper route, Thomas <br />Tichawa observed three males removing furniture from the lobby of The Lanterns <br />Apartments into a van; and <br />WHEREAS, Thomas became suspicious of such activity inasmuch as he was familiar <br />with the furnishings in the lobby of The Lanterns; and <br />WHEREAS, Thomas Tichawa promptly reported his suspicions to the Edina Police Depart- <br />ment, giving them the license number and the description of the van; and <br />WHEREAS, because of the alertness and the accuracy of the information which Thomas <br />Tichawa furnished to the Edina Police Department, the vehicle was located in <br />St. Paul, a suspect arrested, and all property recovered within twenty-four hours; <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Edina City Council does hereby express <br />its congratulations and sincere apprecTation to <br />for his astute observation and does express the thanks of the community as a whole <br />for his efforts toward the solving of this crime. <br />Motion for adoption of the resolution was seconded by Councilman Courtney and <br />unantmously carried. <br />.Councilman Shaw thereupon offered <br />THOMAS TICHAWA <br />"FIRE SENSE FOR APARTMENT DWELLERS" PRESENTED BY DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SAFETY. <br />ector of Public Safety, Robert Buresh introduced Mr. Robert Peterson of Northwestern <br />Dir-