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MINUTES -9 <br />OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THZ <br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY IULL' <br />DECEMBER 6, 1976 <br />Answering rollcall were members Courtney, ,Richards, Schmidt, Shaw and Mayor Van <br />Valkenburg . <br />MINUTES of November 15, 1976, were approved as submitted by motion of Council- <br />woman Schmidt, seconded by Councilman Richards and carried. <br />POLLY PETERSON, MISS TEENAGE MINNESOTA RECOGNIZED. Councilman Courtney offered <br />the following resolution and moved its adoption: <br />RESOLUTION OF CONGRATULATIONS <br />WHEREAS, Polly Peterson is a resident of the City of Edina; and <br />WHEREAS, Polly Peterson attends Edina East High School and-presently has been <br />recognized by her classmates by being elected President of the Student Council; and <br />WHEREAS, Polly Peterson, as Miss Teenage Minnesota, participated in the Miss Teen- <br />age America Pageant which was held at Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma, <br />on' November 27, 1976; and <br />WHEREAS, because of her charm and talent in playing the harp, Polly Peterson was <br />chosen second runner-up in the Miss Teenage America Pageant, bringing great honor <br />to herself and to the City of'Edina; <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Edina City Council does hereby express its <br />most sincere congratulations to <br />POLLY PETERSON <br />for these honors which have come to her and do wish her every success as she * <br />continues her education through high school and in her future years. <br />Motion for adoption of the resolution was seconded by Councilman Shaw and unani- <br />mously carried. <br />SWINE FLU IMMiTNIZATION PROGRAM APPRECIATION EXPRESSED. <br />the following resolution and moved its adoption: <br />ITHEREAS, in implementing the SwLne Flu Immunization Program, Hennepin County has <br />requested the cooperation of the various Hennepin County municipalities; and <br />WHEREAS, in response to this request, immunization clinics were set up at the Edina <br />City Hall and various other locations in the City which were staffed by professional <br />p~p3-s and nuinerous voiunteers; <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Edina City Council does express its most' . <br />sincere appreciation to the many volunteers who gave so willingly of their time as <br />a Eervice to their fellow men, <br />Notion for adoption of the resolution was seconded by Councilman Shaw and unani- <br />mously carried. <br />SENIOR CITIZEk HOUSING ORDINANCE AMENDMENT CONTINUED TO JANUARY 20, 1977 <br />Luce recalled that the Senior Citizen Housing Ordinance had been continued from <br />the meeting of November 15, 1976, so that the proposed ordinance could be re- <br />drafted to reflect the changes indicated by the Council. Mr. Luce reviewed the <br />revisions proposed to be included in the.ordinance in conformance with instruc- <br />tions of the Comcil at its last meeting and clarified that he .had confirmed that <br />tb.e City could not be more restrictive than the State Building Code. Councilman <br />Courtney expressed his concern that SR-5 zoning might be permitted in the futiire <br />in an increasing number of already developed residential areas in the City. He <br />expressed particular concern that, as older areas of the.City depreciate in value, <br />there,will be increasing pressure for Senior Citizez developmenLwith developers <br />contending that ecor,omics dictate that they.must have a heavier use.for their <br />property. <br />Mr. Erickson suggested that.it might be appropriate to amend the Comprehensive <br />Plan and the Housing Assistance Plan to include the Senior Citizen Housing District. <br />Councilman Richards clarified that he is not objecting to the Senior Citizen Hous- <br />ing District as such, but believed that it would be more appropriate in an undev- <br />eloped area of the City, rather than in established R-1 residential areas. Mr. <br />Luce pointed out that it is important that bus service and shopping facilities be <br />available for senior citizens. In response to Mr. Luce's suggestion that, if a <br />developer cznnot include a laundry facility as a "cornunity facility",he would <br />probably eliminate the laundry facility altogether, Council suggested that <br />laundry facilities be required in SR District developments. Discussion ensued <br />as to the need for parking facilities in SR District developments, with Mr. Luce <br />recalling that a study which he made a few years ago indicated that it would be <br />necessary to charge $30 per month per garage <br />Discussion ensued as to whether the Council might be considered "capricious" in <br />establishing more restrictive requirements for SR zoning than for market rate <br />apartments. Mr. William Phillips of The Lanterns Apartments requested that <br />Councilman Courtney offered <br />RESOLUTION OF APPRECIATION <br />Mr. <br />In response to his request that.safeguards be provided in the ordinance, <br />stall to break even financially.