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-. 84 MINUTES <br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL <br />JUNE 16, 1980 <br />OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE <br />Answering rollcall members Bredesen, Courtney, Schmidt and Mayor Van Valkenburg. <br />Also prgsent were Mmes. Alison Fuhr of the Citizens' Safety Council, Leslie ' <br />Tumer and Betty Carver of the Human Relations Commission and Helen McClelland ' <br />of the Community Development *and Planning Commission. <br />MINUTES of June 2, 1980, were approved as submitted by motion of Councilwoman <br />Schmidt, seconded by Councilman Bredesen. <br />Ayes: Bredesen, Courtney, Schmidt, Van Valkenburg <br />Nays: None <br />Motion carried. <br />MINNESOTA SAFETY COUNCIL AWARD PRESENTATION NOTED. <br />Douglas Erickson, representing the Edina Citizens Safety Council, advised Council <br />that Edina has been named the recipient of an Outstanding Achievement Award made <br />by the Minnesota Safety Council, which award is in recognition of outstanding <br />Engineering. .The award was presented to Police Chief Swanson for disniay in the <br />Police DepartmeDt . <br />Mrs. Alison Fuhr and Mr. <br />' accident prevention performance in Traffic Safety Education, Enforcement and <br />COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BONUS FUNDS APPLICATION RECONSIDERED; <br />FUNDS APPROVED. <br />APPLICATION FOR <br />The Mayor recalled that at the Council Meeting of June 2, 1980, <br />the motion that application for Community Development Bonus Funds be submitted <br />was defeated on a two to two tie vote. He said that in talking with the City <br />Attorney, who felt that there had been some commitments made to proceed with the <br />request for the funds, it was decided to bring this matter back for Council's <br />reconsideration. The Mayor referred to concerns expressed at the June 2 Meet- <br />ing that receipt of the funds would automatically,insure the approval of,fhe <br />Crosstown Development project which is proposed to be located South of W. 70th <br />Street, West of Cah;ill Road and Southeast of Cahill Elementary School and empha- <br />sized that the definite conditions made at the April 7, 1980, Council Meeting <br />must be met before final approval is granted. <br />City apply for the funds in order to meet timing requirements established by HUD, <br />ad said that if the project is not ultimately approved, the funds would be <br />returned to HUD. The Xayor referred to the fact that Councilman Richards is out <br />of town and that he had concurred with the decision to bring the matter back for <br />Council's reconsideration. <br />ter with Councilman Bredesen. Mr. Steve Winnick, Chairman of the Lewis Park <br />Neighborhood Associatioy, made a number of objections regarding the procedures <br />followed with respect to the reconsideration of the denial of the application <br />for Bonus Funds, asking 1) whether the Mayor or any other Council Member who did <br />not vote on the prevailing side of the June 2, 1980, motion could initiate <br />reconsideration proceedings; 2) is there authority for reconsideration without <br />new notice being given; 3) is there authority for the City Nanager to forward <br />the application for Bonus Funds after the Council had voted to deny submitting <br />the application; 4) is it proper for the City Manager to state in a letter to <br />HUD that a resolution authorizing the application would follow; <br />cation (if approved at this meeting) be submitted without a copy of the June 2, <br />1980, Minutes denying the authorization, and, if so, can the officer signing <br />the application on behalf of the City properly certify that the application has <br />been duly authorized by the Council; and 6) what kind of precedent is being <br />created if each of the questions is answered "yes". Mr. Winnick reiterated his <br />objections which were raised at the meeting of June 2, 1980. Mayor Van Valken- <br />burg said that the Council had never adopted dny set of rules under which to <br />proceed, believing that it is alwsys in the best interest of everyone concerned <br />to arrive at decisions in the easiest possible manner without getting snarled in <br />procedures and that HUD had said that the application could be submitted and the <br />resolution authorizing the application could be sent in at a later date. City <br />Attorney Erickson said that the Council has the power to regulate its own pro- <br />cedures and that the City has been advised that it could decide on.the applica- <br />tion subsequent to the hearing date. The Mayor emphasized that the City is not <br />trying to circumvent HUD's'rules. Mr. Henry Hyatt, representing Crossroads <br />Development, recalled that he had not been aware of the June 2, 1980, Council <br />Meeting either and recalled that at the time their present proposal was pre- <br />sented, the Council was advised that these Metropolitan Council Bonus Funds <br />would be necessary if Council's conditions were to be met. He said that he <br />would be presenting the total package to Council at one time. Mrs. Donna Scud- <br />der, President of the Edina League of Women Voters, commented on the League's <br />long term interest in public housing and requested that the Council reconsider <br />~ <br />. <br />I The Mayor recommended. that the <br />. <br />.The Mayor also advised that he had discussed the mat- <br />. <br />1 <br />5) can an appli- <br />I