<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 />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 />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 />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 />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 />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