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125 MINUTES <br />OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE <br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY JULL <br />APRIL 4. 1977 <br />7:OO P,M. <br />Answering rollcall were members Courtney, Richards, Schmidt, Shaw and Mayor Van <br />Valkenburg. <br />MINUTES of February 28, 1977, were approved as corrected to reflect that $1,000 <br />was authorized to be spent for advertising and relating matters in the search for <br />a new City Manager. <br />motion of Councilman Courtney, seconded by Councilman Shaw. <br />Minutes of March 7, 1977, were approved as submitted. by <br />Ayes: Courtney, Richards, Schmidt, Shaw, Van Valkenburg <br />Nays: None <br />Motion carried. <br />A.A.U. NOVICE GYMNASTICS TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS CONGRATULATED. Councilman Shaw <br />offered the following resolution and moved its adoption: - <br />RESOLUTION OF CONGRATULATIONS <br />WHEREAS, five Edina High School students were named 1977 Minnesota State All-Around <br />Champions in the State-Amateur Athle'tlic Union Novice Gymnastics Tournament ; and <br />WHEREAS, these five girls have demonstrated great, ski1 and ability in their per- <br />formance of gymnastic exercises; and <br />WHEREAS, under the direction of Coach John "Skeeter" Helgerud over the years, these <br />girls have practiced diligently to obtain skill and precision as gymnasts, with <br />their efforts having been rewarded by winning the 1977 Minnesota State All-Around <br />Championship in the State Amateur Athletic Union Novice Gymnastics .Tournament; <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Edina City Council does hereby extend <br />its most sincere congratulations to Julie Chapman, Beth Eames, Ginny Johnson, Darla <br />Langefels and Sue Lund; and <br />BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that appropriate copies of this resolution be presented to <br />them and to Coach Helgerud. <br />Motion for adoption of the resolution was seconded by Councilman Courtney and <br />unanimously carried. . <br />STATE BALANCE BEAM CHAMPION- COMMENDED, Councilman Shaw offered the ,following <br />resohtion and moved its adoption: m <br />RESOLUTION 02 CONGRATULATIONS <br />WHEREAS, Barbara Summers represented the Edina West Upper Division in the State . <br />Girls' Gymnastics Meet at Anoka High School on March 18 and 19, 1977; and <br />WHEREAS, over the years, Barbara Summers has practiced diligently to obtain skill <br />and precision as a gymnast; and <br />WHEREAS, because of har dedication and years of training, Barbara Summers captured <br />the Minnesota State Gold Medal on the Balance Beam Competition ot the State Girls' <br />Gymnastic Meet; <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Edina City Council extend its heartiest <br />congratulations to BARBARA SUMMERS and to her coach, LEE GARBE; and <br />BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that an appropriate copy of this resolution be presented <br />to Barbara Summers and to Coach Garbe in recognition of her winning the State <br />Title in Balance Beam Competition at the State Girls' Gymnastics Meet. <br />Motion for adoption of the resolution was seconded by Councilman Courtney and <br />unanimously carried. <br />POLICE CHIEF CRAIG SWANSON INTRODUCED. <br />Chief, Craig Swanson, advising that he had been on the Edina Police force since <br />1966, and reviewing his background in the field of Police work. <br />offered congratulations and best wishes by the Mayor and Council. <br />Mr. Hyde introduced Edina's new Police <br />Chief Swanson was <br />SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS LEVIED FOR VARIOUS IMPROVEMENTS IN 50TH AND FRANCE AREA. <br />Affidavits of Notice were presented by Clerk, approved as to form and ordered <br />placed on file. <br />action taken as hereinafter recorded: <br />Due notice having been given, public hearings were conducted and <br />A. CONSTRUCTION OF PARKING LOT IMPROVEMENT NO. P-9 IN THE FOLLOWING: <br />Parking lot behind 3944 W. 49% Street <br />Mr. Luce presented Analysis of Assessment showing total construction.cost at <br />$810.00, proposed to be assessed against the East 85 feet of the West 120 feet <br />of the East 172 feet of the South 150 feet of the North 1/2 of Lot 36, except <br />street, Auditor's Subdivision No. 172. No objections were heard and none had <br />been received prior thereto. <br />I <br />(See Resolution Ordering Assessment later in Minutes.) <br />B. CONSTRUCTION OF WATERMAIN IPPROVEMENT NO. WM-298 IN THE FOLLOWING: <br />To serve 4936 France Ave. S. <br />Mr. Luce presented Analysis of Assessment showing total construction cost at <br />$1,301.70, proposed to be assessed against Lot 25 and the North 147 feet of Lot <br />29 and the East 1 foot of the North 147 feet of Lot 30, Auditor's Subdivision No.