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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR 1EETING OF THE EDINA ClTY COUNCIL <br />HELD AT CITY HALL ON JANUARY 3, 1977, AT 7:OO P.M. <br />Answering rollcall were members Courtney, Richards, Schmidt, Shaw and Mayor Van <br />Valkenburg. <br />40 <br />OATHS OF OFFICE were administered by the Clerk to Mayor Van Valkenburg, Councilman <br />Courtney and Councilwoman Schmidt for terms to expire on January 1, 1981, and to <br />Councilman Shaw for a term of office to expire on January 1, 1979. <br />COUNCIL>lAH COURTNEY APPOINTED MAYOR PRO TEM. <br />Councilman Courtney as Mayor Pro Tem for 1977 was seconded by Councilwoman Schmidt. <br />Mayor Van Valkenburg ' s nomination of <br />Ayes: Courtney, Richards, Schmidt, Shaw, Van Valkenburg <br />Nays: None <br />Motion carried. <br />LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS PRESENTATION OF TAX BOOKLETS was made to Council by <br />Mrs. Virginia Bodine, President of the Edina League of Women Voters, who advised <br />that two more booklets will be ready in March, 1977. <br />the Council to a League of Women Voters dinner at St. Patricks Church on January <br />31, 1977, at 6:30 p.m. <br />and for the League's outstanding service to the City. <br />Mrs. Bodine also invited <br />Nayor Van Valkenburg thanked Mrs. Bodine for the booklets <br />PUBLIC HEARING ON TITLE I OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPNENT ACT OF 1974 BLOCK <br />GRANT PROGRAN PROJECT DETERMINATION CONDUCTED. <br />this hearing had been published in the Edina Sun on December 8, 15 and 22, 1976, <br />Elr; Luce recalled that notices of <br />and mailed to all homeowners ' associations, all members of commissions in Edina <br />which are involved in community development type activities, as well as to some <br />of the service groups. Mr. Luce recalled that this is the second hearing con- <br />ducted on the proposed projects and activities to be funded under Title I of <br />the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, the first hearing having been , <br />conducted on December 20, 1976. <br />is to use the Housing and Urban Development Funds for community development type <br />facilities and programs and that the funds should be used for the maximum feasible <br />priority to low and moderate income persons. <br />eligible programs as specific structures such as park shelter buildings, acquisi- <br />tion of land, urban renewal, environmental protection and open space projects. <br />He revieved the regulations in connection with use of the funds which include the <br />CZviZ Rights Act.of 1964 and 1968, and the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real <br />Property Acquisltion Policies Act of 1970. Mr. Luce advised that he has received. <br />a letter <br />$100,000 be used in the Morningside area. Mr. Luce presented the following recom- <br />mended use for Year I11 Community Development Funds: <br />He explained that the purpose of the program <br />Mr. Luce identified some of the <br />from the Morningside Neighborhood Council requesting that at least .: <br />liorningside Construction $100,000 <br />Park Improvements (Parbury & Chowen) 20,000 <br />Housing Rehabilitation 20,000 <br />Housing Administration '-4 ,000 <br />Total $174,000 <br />50th and France . 30,000 <br />Mr. Luce presented the following recommended use for Year I11 Housing Assistance <br />Plan: <br />Rehabilitation <br />1 Year Goal 3 Pear Goal <br />Mimesota Housing Finance Agency Grant 15 Units 43 Units <br />Minnesota Housing Finance Agency Loan - 33 Units 50 Units <br />(Community Development and Perferred <br />Payment Loans) <br />New Construction <br />Unit Reward (for developers) 143 Units 143 Units <br />Land Vrite Down (Tax increment financing) 150 Units <br />150 Units <br />Total 241 Units 536 Units <br />In response to a question of Mayor Van Valkenburg as to why the H.R.A. needs <br />additional funds for 50th and France, Mr. Luce responded that those funds would 'I - 50 Units -- Rent Assistance <br />"just make things happen faster". <br />fic projects would be held after receipt of the anticipated funds is assured. <br />Councilman Richards questioned the necessity for the alley improveinent between <br />Bellesons' and the stores facing France Ave. and said that the H.R.A. would not <br />request funding if the cost of a project is too high. Mr. Luce assured Council <br />that they would not be making any firm commitment in approving the plan. <br />ments were heard from the public. Following considerable discussion, Councilman <br />Courtney's motion was seconded by Councilwoman Schmidt that the plan be tenta- <br />tively approved, with the understanding that each proposal come back to the <br />Council before the money is actually committed. <br />He explained that public hearings for speci- <br />No com- <br />Ayes: Courtney, Richards, Schmidt, Shaw, Van Valkenburg <br />Nays: None <br />Motion carried.