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IUIINUTES OF THE SPECIAL MEETING OF TIIE <br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL <br />FEBRUARY 12, 1977 <br />12:45 P.M. <br />Answering .rollcall were members Courtney, Richards, Schmidt, Shag and Mayor Van <br />Vallcenburg . <br />50TH AND FRANCE AVENUE PARKING DISCUSSED. Mr, Luce'recalled that the request of <br />merchants in the 50th and France Business District for on-street parking between <br />49% Street and 51st Street had been continued from the meeting of February 7, <br />1977, so that he,'Mr. Dunn and Mr. Hoffman could attempt to work out a temporary <br />plan that could be put into immediate effect and upon which the Council could <br />act at this meeting. Mr. Luce said that it had been agreed between himself, Mr. <br />Dunn, Chief Merfeld, Capt. Wrobleski and Mr. Hoffman that parking should not <br />be allowed between W. 49% Street and W. 50th Street on France Avenue for the <br />following reasons: 1) Both the North and South ends of the block are required <br />for turning movements; <br />in that area because of on-coming traffic; <br />France improvements is complete and no longer in transition; <br />plan for the area had never included on-street parking; <br />allowed, the $150,000 spent for traffic signals would be wasted. Mr. Luce <br />said that the staff had agreed to allow 7 temporary parking stalls on France Ave. <br />between W. 50th and W. 51st Street, with the understanding that these parking <br />stalls would be removed upon completion of the South side parking ramp. <br />ing considerable discussion, Councilman Richards moved that the recommendations <br />of the staff be accepted except that 3 parking stalls be allowed on France <br />Avenue between W. 49% Street and W. 50th Street, with 7 stalls to be allowed on <br />France Avenue between W. 50th Street and W. 51st Street, and parking on FJ. 51st <br />Street be allowed during construction and that the matter be brought back to <br />Council after construction in xhe area has been completed. Kotion was seconded <br />by Councilman Shaw who emphasized that merchants' should be aware of the strong <br />possibility that there will be no on-street parking after the 5mprovements are <br />complete and the traffic signals are installed. <br />2) It is dangerous to open car doors on the street side <br />3) The North side of the 50th and <br />4) The overall <br />5) If parking is m <br />a a. <br />.=le <br />rn. <br />[z Follow- <br />Ayes: Courtney, Richards, Schmidt, Shaw <br />Nays: Van Valkenburg <br />Motion carried. <br />SOUTHDALE CENTER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR DESIGNATION AS AN HISTORIC SITE. <br />Van Valkenburg referred to a memo from the Heritage Preservation Board suggesting <br />that Southdale Center be designated '*h?isto.rically sigriificanf'. <br />Mayor, Councilman Courtney's motion authorizing the Heritage Preservation Board <br />to proceed, with the understanding that any necessary funding will.1.b.e paid by the <br />Dayton Hudson Corporation.. <br />Mayor <br />As reconmeaded by the <br />Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Schmidt. <br />Ayes: Courtney, Richards, Schmidt, Shaw, Van Valkenburg <br />Nays: None <br />Mot ion carried. <br />COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT APPLICATION APPROVED, Mr, Luce recalled that <br />approial of the Community Development Block Grant Application had been continued <br />from February 7, 1977, so that Council would have an opportunity to further study' <br />the application. He recalled that HTJD funds for the City have been increased from <br />$175,000 to $245,510 and recommended that $18,000, the maximum amount allowed, <br />be allocated to parks, explaining that no fund can contain a surplus under HUD <br />guidelines. <br />over the past 18 months and made the following recommendations for existing <br />available funds: Low Income Housing Rehabilitation Program, $35,510; Restoration <br />and rehabilitation of 50th and France Commercial Area, $40,000; Morningside <br />neighborhood public improvements including street surfacing, curbs, street light- <br />ing, sidewalks and boulevard landscaping, $143,500; Park improvements, $25,500; <br />Diseased tree replacement project, $1,000. Councilman Richards emphasized that <br />any funds proposed to be spent under this program must still be brought back to <br />Council for final approval. <br />side residents and recalled that property owners had always been told that the <br />City hoped to obtain governnent help for improvements for that area. Following <br />lengthy discussion, Councilwoman Schmidt's motion that $8,000 be taken from the <br />Morningside funds and $10,000 be taken from the 50th and France funds and added to <br />Historic Projects, was seconded by Councilman Shaw. <br />Mr. Luce reviewed the following grants which had been given out <br />Councilman Courtney referred to input from Morning- <br />Ayes: Courtney, Richards, Schmidt, Shaw, Van Valkenburg <br />Nays: None <br />Motion carried.