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247 MINUTES OF TllE SPECIAL IQXTING <br />OF THE EDINA CITY COUNCIL <br />SEPTEMBES 5, 1976 AT 4:30 P.M. <br />HELD AT CITY W22L <br />Pursuant to due notice given, a special meeting of the Edina City Council was held <br />in the Edina City Hall Conference Room at 4:30 p.m. <br />Answering rollcall were members Courtney, Richards, Schmidt, Shaw and Mayor Van <br />Valkenburg. <br />WOIIEN'S PUBLIC NATIONAL GOLF TOURNAMENT DISCUSSED. Mr. Rosland advised Comcil <br />that Mrs. Kay Roe, National Chairman in Charge of the Women's Public National <br />Golf Tournament had requested special consideration by Council of her request to <br />hold the tobrnament at Eraemar Golf Course between June 25 and July 1, 1979. He <br />explained that arrangements previously made to hold the tournament in Indianapolis <br />had fallen thru because of flooding of the golf course and that the Committee <br />needs a definite answer at this time. It was pointed out that closing Braemar <br />during the day for one week will mean a loss of between $10,000 and $14,000. <br />Kojetin said that the irrigation system proposed to be installed in the spring <br />might be partially installed this coming fall and completed next spring. He <br />recommended asking for alternate bids for spring and fall construction and'sug- <br />gested that if therewas no substantial difference in cost, the system could be <br />installed next fall. <br />part time, allowing peo21e to use the course during times when the tournament was <br />not going on. <br />the City would be Mr. Valliere and the greenskeepers. Being advised by Mrs. Cora <br />Jean Blanchard that a contract would be prepared for Council approval which would <br />be signed by officials of the tournament, Councilman Courtney moved that the <br />tournament be held at Braemar, subject to approval of the contract and subject to <br />satisfactory arrangements for installation of the irrigation system. <br />seconded by Councilwoman Schmidt. <br />Mr. <br />Councilman Richards .suggested that the Course be closed only <br />It was pointed aut that the only people who would be involved for <br />Motiin was <br />Ayes: Courtney, Richards, Schmidt, Shaw, Van Valkenburg <br />Nays: None <br />Motion carried, with Councilman Richards emphasizing that he would vote "Nay" <br />if the contract should not be satisfactory. <br />* <br />CARL HANSEN FARKLAND ACQUISITION DISCUSSED. Mr. Rosland reported that Mr. Harvey <br />Hansen had advised that the property which the City wishes to purchase adjacent to -- the Grandview Park Cemetery for a community wide park is not for sale. <br />ensued as to whether Mr. Hacsen should be approached formally with an offer. <br />Erickson advised that the City can file a petition for condemnation and still with- <br />draw it at any time. Mr. Rosland said that there are adequate funds remaining in <br />bond referendum funds to purchase the property and that, if Community DeVelOpTflent <br />Funds should be used, it would be necessary to have the property appraised. Fol- <br />lowing considerable discussion, Councilman Richards' motion that the City offer <br />the Hansens $57,000 to $57,200 for the property, with the understanding that it <br />be free of all encumberances, and further, with the understanding that the City <br />will condemn the property if the Hansens refuse to sell. <br />Councilman Shaw. <br />Ayes: Courtney, Richards, Schmidt, Shaw, Van Valkenburg <br />Nays: None <br />>la t ion carried. <br />Discussion <br />Mr. <br />Motion was seconded by . <br />Councilman Richards then offered the following resolution and moved its adoption: <br />WHEREAS, it is necessary, advisable and in the public interest that the City of <br />Edina, a Minnesota municipal corporation, acquire for publjc park purposes the <br />property situated in the City of Edina described as follows: <br />RESOLUTION <br />That part of the Southwest Quarter of Section 30, Township 117, Range 21, des- <br />cribed .as follows: <br />thence on an assumed bearing of South 87 degrees 51 minutes 16 seconds West, <br />along the North line of said Southwest Quarter, 828.37 feet; thence Southerly <br />109.77 feet along a nontangential curve, concave to the East, having a radius <br />of 144.56 feet and a chord bearing of South 28 degrees 31 minutes 03 seconds <br />West; thence South 6 dsgrees 45 minutes 49 seconds West, tangent to last des- <br />cribed curve, 48.27 feet; thence Southwesterly, 254.66 feet, along a tilngential <br />curve to the right having a radius of 292.39 feet; thence South 56 degrees 39 <br />minutes 57 seconds West, 133.06 feet, to the actual point of beginning of the <br />tract of land to be described; thence North 33 degrees 04 minutes 40 seconds West, <br />144.44 feet; thence South 59 degrees 04 minutes 53 seconds West, 390.00 feet; <br />thence Southerly, 113.84 feet, along a nontangential curve concave to the West <br />having a radius of 850.85 feet and a chord bearing of South 17 degrees 22 min- <br />utes 00 seconds East; thence North 78 degrees 29 minutes 14 seconds East, 64.35 <br />feet; thence Northeasterly, 146.64 feet, along a tanger,tial curve to the left <br />having a radius of 385.02 feet; thence North 56 degrees 39 minutes 57 seconds <br />Commencing at the Northeast corner of said Southwest Quarter; I <br />'