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, MINUTES <br />OF THE REGULAR NEETING OF THE <br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL, <br />OCTOBER 18, 1976 <br />Answering rollcall were members Courtney, Richards, Schmidt, Shaw and Mayor Van <br />Valkenburg . <br />MINUTES of the meeting of September 20, 1976, were approved as presented by <br />motion of Councilman Courtney, seconded by Councilman Shaw. <br />Ayes: Courtney, Richards, Schmidt, Shaw, Van Valkenburg <br />Nays: None <br />Motion carried, <br />LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS RECOGNIZED FOR OUTSTANDING SERVICE TO CITY. Councilman <br />Courtney offered the following Resolution of Appreciation for the League of <br />Women Voters and moved its adoption as read by Mayor Van Valkenburg as follows: <br />RECOLUTION OF APPRECIATION I <br />WHEREAS, the League of Women Voters is an organization.dedicated in its efforts <br />to educate the voting public of the United States of America and to encourage all <br />citizens to exercise their mandate to vote at all elections; and <br />WHEREAS, members of the Edina League of Women Voters have, over the years, <br />served as observers at City Council Meetings and meetings of various other City <br />boards and commissions In an attempt to keep the citizenry knowledgeable about <br />their City government; and <br />WHEREAS, for many years, the Edina League of Women Voters has conducted Candidates' <br />Meetings to give Edina residents an opportunity to learn more about the candidates <br />and the various issues at all levels of government; and <br />WHEREAS, the Edina League of Women Voters over many years has been of great assist- <br />ance in registering voters for the City of Edina at the Edina City Hall at times <br />when registration has been particularly heavy and, in recent years, has gone out <br />*into the community to register voters at Southdale Center, at nursing homes, at <br />the schools and at residences €or the elderly; and <br />IIHEREAS, the Edina League of Women Voters is planning to transport voters who are <br />uiiab1.e to obtain other transportation to the polls on November 2, 1976, and will <br />further serve the community by continuing the practice of going to the various <br />polling places on Election Night and reporting the results of each precinct to <br />the news media; <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Edina City Council does hereby commend <br />for its outstanding service to the citizenry and does hereby acknowledge the out- <br />standing dedication of,the Voter Service Chairmen who have served so diligently <br />over the years, with special recognition being given to the present Voter Service <br />Chainnan, Mrs. Ronald J. (Kay) Each, and to the present President of the Edina <br />League of Women Voters, Mrs. Frances S. (Virginia)Bodine; and <br />BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be spread upon the pages of <br />the Minutes Book of the City of Edina in appreciation of the efforts of the Edina <br />League of Women Voters and that an appropriate copy be presented to Mrs. Bodine <br />as the representative of all members of the Edina League of Women Voters. <br />Motion for adoption of the resolution was seconded by Councilman Shaw and unani- <br />mously carried. <br />THE EDINA LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS <br />YOUTH APPRECIATION WEEK PROCLAIMED. <br />proclamation: <br />WdEREAS, the vast majority of youth are concerned, knowledgeable and responsible <br />citizens; and <br />WHEREAS, the accomplishments and achievements of these young citizens deserve <br />recognition and praise of their elders; and <br />WHEREAS, Optimisr International has for the past twenty-two years promoted and <br />conducted a program entitled Youth Appreciation Week, which this year is to be <br />observed November 8-14; and <br />WHEREAS, the citizens of Edina have indicated a desire to join with the Opti- <br />mists in expressing appreciation and approval of the contributions of youth, I, <br />James Van Valkenburg, therefore prcclaim November 8-14, 1976, as Youth Appreci- <br />ation Week in Edina, Minnesota. <br />By this action let it be known that we have faith in the ability of today's youth <br />as they assume responsible roles in the future of mankind. <br />Motion for approval of the. proclamation was offered by Councilman Courtney, sec- <br />onded by Councilman Shaw and carried unanimously. <br />Mayor Van Valkenburg issued the following <br />PROCLAMATION <br />IMPROVEMENTS NOS. P-BA-220 AhQ P-S-19 ABANDONED; TO BE RECONSIDERED AT LATER DATE. <br />Mr. Dunn recalled that Street Improvement No. P-BA-220 (W. 69th Street from France <br />Avc:. to Xerxes Ave. and $idewalk Improvement No. 1'-S-19 (South side W. 69th St.