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MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL PBETING OF THE <br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL <br />JANUARY 24, 1977, <br />5:OO P.M. <br />._ <br />Answering rollcall were members Courtney, Schmidt, Shaw and Mayor Van Valkenburg. <br />MEDIATOR'S PROPOSAL ACCEPTED FOR PUBLIC WORKS EMPLOYEES. <br />of the 21 members of the Efetropolitan Area Managers Association had met to consider <br />the terms proposed by the mediator in regard to the strike of the International <br />Union of Operating Engineers Local No. 49 against 21 metropolitan area suburbs. <br />He said that the managers attending the meeting had agreed to recommend the pro- posed contract, but explained that 11 of the 21 municipalities must ratify the - <br />contract in order for the joint bargaining to become effective. Mr. Hyde further <br />recommended that the strikers be called back to work for the January 25, 1977, <br />morning shift if the agreeme6t is ratified. Mr. Hyde explained that the confrzct <br />calls for an increase of 3C per hour over the original offer for 1977 but no change <br />in the offer for 1978. <br />ora 12.92% increase over 1976 wages spread over the two years of the contract. The <br />City will also pay for both years, an additional $16.66 per month for health and. <br />life insurance or a total of $60.00 per month and $5.40 per month for long term <br />disability insursnce. <br />negotiated locally and that the wage increase will start as of the date employees <br />return to work, <br />that the mediator's proposal be approved and that the salary resolution be pre- <br />sented at the next Council meeting. <br />Mr. Hyde advised that 19 <br />I <br />The increase would be 40~ per hour each year of the contract <br />Mr. Hyde also explained that no local issues are to be <br />Councilman Courtney's motion was seconded by Councilwoman Schmidt <br />Rollcall : <br />Ayes: Courtney, Richards, Schmidt, Shaw, Van Valkenburg <br />Nays: None <br />Mot ion carried. <br />Mr. Hyde commented that the employees had carried out the strike in a manner which <br />justified the faith that the City had in them. Mayor Van Valkenburg expressed his <br />appreciation for the manner in which the strikers behaved and commended the City <br />Manager for his part in the negotiations. <br />expressed for those who drove the snow plows and sanders during the strike. <br />Appreciation of the Council was also <br />mgas mlZNA ACCZPTS POSITION AS PERSONNEL DIRECTOR AT RED WING. Hyde I <br />advised that Mr. Thomas Helena, Administrative Assistant of the City for the past <br />3% years, has accepted a position as Personnel Director for the City of Red Wing. <br />Council offered its congratulations to Mr, Melena. - <br />MARCELLA DAEJ3N INTRODUCED. <br />Daehn, who was welcomed by the Council. <br />ENERGY PROBLEMS DISCUSSED. <br />Hall had been cut back to 65 <br />gaming houses and the Arena have been cut to 50 . <br />in the temperature of the liquor stores. <br />time for a 4 day work week. <br />Mr. Hyde introduced his new secretary, Mrs. Marcella <br />gr. Hyde advised Council that thermostats at the CitjT <br />during the day ando600 during weekends and .that the <br />Reduction has also been made <br />No plans are being made at the present <br />LIQUOR STORES WAGE RATES REVISED. Mr. Hyde reviewed the history of wage rates <br />€or the Edina Liquor Store employees, advising that, with the U. S. Supreme Court <br />having ruled that municipalities are exempt from Federal regulations on the 40 <br />hour week, the City no longer has to pay time and one-half after 40 hours. As <br />recommended by Mr. Hyde, Councilman Courtney offered the following resolution and <br />moved its adoption, with the understanding that weekly hours be limited to 48. <br />RESOLUTION <br />BE IT RESOLVED that the maximum wages and salaries for liquor store employees be <br />established as follows: <br />1976 1976 1977 1977 <br />Bi-Weekly Annual Bi-Weekly Annual <br />Manager $890 ($23 , 140) $939 ($24,414) <br />Asst. Mgr. 6 00 ( 15 , 600) 736 ( 19 , 136) Asst. Mgrs. <br />( 18 , 200) <br />Clerks <br />Motion for adoption of the resolution was seconded by Councilrxtn Richards. <br />(Stores) 573 ( 14,898) 700 <br />(Hourly) 4.99 5.50 <br />Rollcall : <br />Ayes: <br />Nays: None <br />Resolution adopted. <br />Courtney, Richards, Schmidt, Shaw, Van Valkenburg