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23 <br />MINUTES <br />OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE <br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL <br />DECEMBER 20, 1976 <br />Answering rollcall were members Courtney, Richards, Schmidt and Mayor Van Valken- <br />burg. <br />BICENTENNIAL COMMISSION THANKED UPON RECEIPT OF FINAL REPORT. <br />Chairman of the Edina Bicentennial Commission presented his final report of the <br />activities of the Bicentennial Commission. He introduced Mr. Ray O'Connell, <br />Treasurer of the Commission who gave his final report which indicated a balance <br />of $361.76, a check for which amount was presented to the Council. Mr. Bechtle <br />also presented Mr. Kenneth Stakus, president of the Edina Junior Chamber of Com- <br />merce, who referred to surveys sent out by his organization inquiring about the <br />need for a special meeting place in the-City. <br />appoint a steering committee to study this project further. Also introduced byit- <br />Mr. Bechtle was.Mr. Foster Dunwiddie who showed the type of marker that would be <br />used to identify places of historical significance such as Old Cahill School and <br />the Grange Hall. <br />sion that the marking of historic sites would be an on-going program sponsored by <br />the Heritage Preservation Board and by the Edina Historical Society. <br />Bechtle recognized members of the Bicentennial Commission who were in attendance <br />and introduced Representatives Mary Porsythe and Ray Pleasant and Mr. Robert For- <br />sythe whoo€f.ered congratulations. Mr. Bechtle'then turned over the records of the <br />Commission,.along with a lovely eighty page leather scrapbook which records the <br />entire Bicentennial project as celebrated in Edina. Councilman Courtney then <br />expressed the thanks of the Council to the Commission. <br />following resolution and moved its adoption: <br />Mr. Raymond Bechtle, <br />He recommended that the Council <br />Mr. Dunwiddie expressed the hope of the Bicentennial Commis- <br />Mr. <br />He thereupon offered the <br />RESOLUTION OF APPRECIATION <br />WHEREAS, since January 31, 1974, plans have been formulated for Edina to .bacDme <br />a Bicentennial Community; and <br />WHEREAS, between January 31, 1974 and December 20, 1976, the Commission has held' <br />thirty meetings to plan the special Bicentennial events; and <br />WHEREAS, over that period of time the Commission was served by members William E. <br />Bitter, Kay Brown, Dorothy Conner, David Dietrich, Dorothy Dunn, Rosemary Gubrud, <br />Bernice Kenkel, Eetsy Kuntz, Benjamin Lzrson, Adeline Lindboe;JoanLonsbury, Mary <br />Ness, Ken Rosland, Donna Skagerberg, Leigh Lakefield, Lois Wilder, Mary Emma <br />Wtllson, Ralph Campbell 111, Frank Cardarelle, Paul Carter, Carolyn Dencker, <br />Bradley Hepp, Sandra Hirsh, Betty Paugh, Raty Sullivan, Secretary Lois Strupp <br />ana" Treasurer Raymond O'Connell, along with Committee Chairman Raymond Bechtle; <br />and <br />WHEREAS, during the years of preparation, the Bicentennial Commission has <br />partkipated in thirteen major activities which were completed during the <br />Bicentennial years, the Bicentennial Ball which was held at Southdale Center being <br />an event which was attended by thousands of Edina residents; <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Edina City Council does hereby express <br />its most sincere appreciation <br />SION for Tts outstanding efforts to bring pleasure to so many residents of the <br />City of Edina as they commemorated the Bicentennial Anniversary of the American <br />Revolution. <br />Motion for adoption of the resolution was seconded by Councilwoman Schmidt and <br />unanimously carried. <br />and colomemdation to the EDINA BICENTENNIAL COMMIS- <br />TITLE I OF HOUSING AND COMTILTNITY DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 1974 BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM I_. <br />PROJECT DETERMINATION HEARING DATE SET. .Affidavit of 'publication in the Edina <br />Sun on December S, 15 and 22, 1976;were'presented by Clerk, approved as to form <br />and ordered placed on file. Mr. Luce added that letters had been sent to members <br />of all commissions who had in the past, or cc)uld, undertake community development <br />type activities, as well as to civic groups and other known community interest <br />groups and persons likely to be affected by project activities. It was clarified <br />than a second hearing will be conducted on January 3, 1977. <br />that the maximum feasibility priority was for low and moderate income people and <br />areas, advising that funds cannot be used to carry out a program, but that it can <br />support a program, such as purchase of audio visual equipment for the high rise <br />last year. He pointed out that other regulations include real property acquisi- <br />tion, relocation, environment procedures, EEO/Nondiscrimination and labor stand- <br />ards. <br />received only from the H.B.A. <br />for the Morningside project and there have been inquiries from other departments. <br />Both the Metropolitan Council and H.U.D. require.a housing assistance.plan <br />Mr. Luce explained <br />Mr. Luce explained that, to date, requests and suggestions have been <br />The Engineering Department has suggested support <br />-