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, I. <br />MINUTES OF SP&XAL BUDGET <br />OF THE EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD <br />MEETING <br />AT CITY HALL <br />I SEPTEMBER i3, 1979 <br />4:OO P.M. <br />Answering rollcall were members Bredesen , Courtney, Richards, Schmidt and Mayor <br />Van Valkenburg . <br />Council was shown a television tape prepared by the Police Department, which <br />tape encouraged *e Council to authorize the purchase of a Visibar for squad <br />cars. <br />of the 1980 Budget requests, indicating an increase of $673,959 over the budget <br />for 1979. <br />various departments. He expressed appreciation for the efforts of staff members <br />responsible for preparation of the budget. <br />and Source. Discussion was had on the possibility of increasing Engineering and <br />Planning fees. Mr. Rosland will obtain a survey of rates of other municipalities. <br />The City's pension plans were reviewed. Concern was expressed over the high cost <br />of all insurance programs. <br />sibility of withdrawing from the County Hospitalization Plan and also considering <br />self-insurance. <br />and gasoline. Personnel compensation rates were explained and reviewed. <br />The meeting was adjourned at 6:05 p.m. and continued to September 17, 1979, at <br />4:OO p.m. in the City Hall Conference Room. <br />With the aid of the overhead projector, Mr. Rosland presented an overview I The Mayor advised that no particular schedule was being set up for <br />Mr. Dalen reviewed Revenues by Fund <br />It was suggested that the City investigate the pos- <br />Concern was also expressed over the high cost of heating fuel <br />MINUTES OF SPECIAL BUDGET MEETING <br />OF THE EDINA'CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL <br />SEPTEMBER 17, 1979 <br />4:OO P.M. <br />I Answering rollcall were members Bredesen, Courtney, Richards, Schmidt and Mayor <br />Van Valkenburg. <br />Council reviewed Surplus and Reserves of the City. Mr. Dalen advised that <br />Reserve Funds are somewhat above reserves of last year and responded to <br />Council's questions relative to various funds. Review of Engineering, Planning, <br />Sign and Subdivision fees was made. <br />salaries of councils of other municipalities. <br />increase could be effective until after the next City Election. <br />had relative to liability insurance for elected and appointed City officials. <br />In response to a condern expressed about ever increasing salaries, Mr. Rosland <br />pointed out that he would prefer to cut down on the number of employees and to <br />give them a fair salary. <br />as against salary increases based on longevity. City Assessor Ralph Johsson <br />responded to questions relative to the Assessing Department. <br />sponded to questions concerning the Department of Public Works. <br />requested an estimate of overtime for the coming year. <br />at 6:05 p.m. and continued until September 19, 1979, which meeting will be held <br />in the Police Conference Room at 4:OO p.m. <br />Council salaries were compared with the <br />It was recognized that no <br />Discussion was <br />Discussion was had relative to "merit" salary increases <br />Mr. Hoffman re- <br />The Mayor <br />The meeting was adjourned <br />MINUTES OF SPECIAL BUDGET MEETING <br />OF THE EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL <br />4:OO P.31. <br />SEPTEMBER 19, 1979 <br />Answering rollcall were members Bredesen , Schmidt and Mayor Van Valkenburg. <br />Mr- Raymond O'Connell, Co-Chairman of the Human Relations Commission, referred <br />to goals and objectives formulated by the Commission and noted that the name of <br />the Commission was "Human Rights" as against "Human Relations" as is somgtimes <br />used. <br />her term as a CETA employee has expired. Mr. O'Connell endorsed Mr. Rosland's <br />suggestion that Ms. Smith be retained by the City under contract for one year <br />until the South Hennepin Human Services Study has been completed. Mr. Rosland <br />reviewed various areas in which Ms. Smith could be of service to the City, in- <br />cluding working on a human services inventory, coordination of volunteer services, <br />He recommended that Ms. Cecelia Smith be retained on the City staff after