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MINUTES <br />OF THE REGULAlt MEETING OF THE <br />EDIl?A CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL <br />JUNE 2, 1980 <br />79 <br />(u 0 m 3 5 5 <br />Answering rollcall were members Bredesen, Richards, Schmidt and Courtney who <br />served as Mayor Pro Tem in the absence of Mayor Van Valkenburg. <br />were Mmes. Leslie Turner and Betty Carver of the Human Relations Commission and <br />Alison Puhr of the Citizens Safety Committee. <br />Present also <br />MINUTES of May 19, 1980, were approved as submitted by motion of Councilman Brede- <br />sen, seconded by Councilwoman Schmidt. <br />Ayes: Bredesen, Richards, Schmidt, Courtney <br />Nays: None <br />Motion carried. <br />DEWXY HILL 111 ADDiTION ZONING HEARING CONTINUED TO JULY 7, 1980. Mr. Hughes <br />recalled that the hearing for rezoning of Dewey Hill I11 from R-1 Residential Dis- <br />trict to PRD-3 Planned Residential District had been continued from the meeting <br />of May 19, 1980, and advised that an additional continuation had been requested. <br />Councilman Richards' motion continuing the hearing to July 7, 1980, was seconded <br />by Councilwoman Schmidt. <br />Ayes: Bredesen, Richards, Schmidt, Courtney <br />Nays: None <br />Motion carried. <br />COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BONUS FUNDS APPLICATION DENIED. Mr. Hughes recalled that <br />the public hearing on the application for Community Development Bonus Funds had <br />been continued from the meeting of May 19, 1980, because proper notice had not <br />been given and advised that a news article had now been placed in the Edina Sun <br />advising of the hearing. He recalled that at the time Crossroads Development <br />Corporation received first reading for its request for PRD-3 zoning for Lot 1, <br />Block 1, and Lot 1, Block 2, Findell Second Addition, Council had anticipated <br />this application for Community Development Bonus Funds as requested by the <br />proponent. He explained that Bonus Funds are available which have been turned <br />back to H.U.D. to be used specifically for housing projects and recommended <br />applicai5on for $200,000 01 such funds. Council-woman Schmidt's motion approv- <br />ing application for Community Development Bonus Funds was seconded by Council- <br />man Bredesen. Councilman Richards then objected to the action, stating that he <br />believes that Council is looking at approximately $335,000 without knowing what <br />amount will apply to subsidized housing and what amount will apply to the market <br />rate housing. He said that he objected to spending public funds until Crossroads <br />Development Corporation furnishes the information that was requested at the Meet- <br />ing of April 7, 1980. Mr. Steve Winnick, Chairman 05 the Lewis Park Neighborhood <br />Association, spoke in apposition to the motion, stating that neighbors were not <br />notified of this hearing. <br />has considered a covered parking lot variance on two occasions and that each time <br />the hearing has been continued. <br />oper has not seen fit to come before the Board of Appeals to seek the variance, <br />they have not lived up to their obligations. He asked if the City could accept <br />the bonus funds conditioned on compliance with conditions laid out in the Minutes <br />granting preliminary approval of the concept. <br />this would be a time for Edina to show lead,ership in saying that it does not want <br />Federal funds and reminded Council that economic conditions are far different now <br />than when Crossroads Development first came <br />was doled these funds by Congress. Mr. Winnick pointed out that there is always <br />the possibility that the market rate units could become sale units and said that <br />representatives of H.U.D. or the Metropolitan Council should attend a public <br />hearing to hear Edina's concerns and explain why housing funds could not be used <br />in Southeast Edina where there is good public transportation. Mr. Hughes <br />said that because of the number of facits to this proposal, timing is important <br />and that since receipt of these funds is necessary if the project is to become a <br />reality,.and since June 7, 198U, is the deadline for application for the funds, <br />it appeared that submission of the application should be made before the variance <br />is considered by the Board of Appeals and Adjustments. <br />although he may have been remiss is not sending notices to the neighborhood associ- <br />ations, all legal requirements had been met for this hearing. <br />no notices are sent out if hearings are continued to a date certain. <br />Turner, speaking personally, and not as a member of the Human Relations Commission, <br />urged that the application for funds be submitted. <br />possibility of using the funds for scattered site housing or for a housing project <br />which Our Lady of Grace Church is considering. <br />his second of the motion. <br />Metropolitan Council dictates the need for subsidized housing, it does.not mean <br />. .- <br />He said that he understands that the Board of Appeals <br />Mr. Winnick, emphasized that, because the devel- <br />Mr. Winnick also suggested that <br />up with this proposal and when H.U.D. <br />Mr. Hughes said that, <br />He clarified that <br />Mrs. Leslie <br />Discussion ensued as to the <br />Councilman Bredesen then withdrew <br />Mayor Pro Tem Courtney pointed out that, while the