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XINUTES OF SPECIAL BUDGET MEETING <br />OF THE EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL <br />SEPTEMl3EB 15, 1980 <br />4:OO P.M. <br />Answering rollcall were members Bredesen, Courtney, Richards, and Van Valkenburg. <br />Mr. Rosland presented the proposed Budget for 1981, noting that there is a-total <br />increase in the General Fund of $602,000 and an increase of $184,000 for the Park <br />Fund. <br />advised that the proposed budget anticipates salary increases of approximately 10%. <br />It was clarified that there has been no settlement for any of the three unions <br />and that all contracts expire in 1981. <br />will lose $124,774 because of the fiscal disparities impact. Mr. Rosland also <br />showed a- graph indicating roads and sidewalks that have been constructed since <br />1972, and pointed out that there have been no additional employees in the Depart- <br />.ment of Public Works since that time. Central Services were reviewed by Council. <br />Following discussion of hospital insurance, it was informally decided to reacti- <br />vate the Hospitalization Committee. The meeting was adjourned at 6:15 p.m. and <br />. continued to September 22, 1980, at 4:OO p.m. in the City Hall Conference Room, <br />Nr. Rosland reviewed the "Step" program for determining salaries and I Mr. Rosland pointed out that the City <br />!- <br />L <br />I <br />City Clerk d l..A,L/ <br />MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL BUDGET MEETING <br />OF THE EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL <br />SEPTEMBER 22, 1980 <br />4:OO P.M. <br />Answering rollcall were members Bredesen, Courtney, Richards, Schmidt and Van Val- <br />kenburg. <br />The Planning budget was discussed, with Mr. Rosland pointing out that, even though <br />there is less land left to be developed in the City, many of the sites remaining <br />are more difficult to develop and, therefore, take more staff time. In response <br />to concerns expressed by the Council, Mr. Rosland said that he will bring his <br />recommendations for increased fees to the Council at future meetings. Membership <br />in the League of Minnesota Cities was discussed. <br />leave the League dues in the budget, with the understanding that they not be paid <br />without Council approval. Mr. Rosland explained that, because of his Cable <br />Television responsibilities, Mr. Campbell will be on the City payroll only three <br />days a week and recommended that the Human Services Coordinator, Ms. Ceil.Smith, <br />be named Adminissrative Assistant and that her responsibilities with the recycling <br />center and the Humn Relations Commission be included in the Administration budget. <br />The Council was advised that it is expected that Eden Prairie will be commiting <br />funds to Store Front/Youth Action which, in turn, provides funding for Project <br />CHarlie. Mrs. Betty Carver, Chairman of the Human Relations Commission, said that <br />the various churches are now helping with the funding of Store Front/Youth Action. <br />She announced that the People Making program would be held on.November 22, 1980. <br />The Finance Department Sudget was reviewed, with discussion of hiring someone with <br />computer experience to train under Mr. Dalen. <br />discussed, with lfr. Rosland advising that the parks are getting older and that <br />additional maintenance work and repairs must be made to keep them in good order. <br />Council reviewed proposed budgets for the Assessing Department and Legal and Court <br />costs. <br />additional person be hired to maintain the level of services performed by the <br />Department of Public Works. Councilwoman Schmidt requested that the appearance <br />and supervision of the parking ramps be improved. Public Safety budgets were <br />reviewed, with Council being advised that the Community Service Officers are <br />particularly helpful to the Police Department. Discussion ensued as to the role <br />,of the Paramedics and the fees to be charged for ambulance calls. <br />expressed his c?oricern that buildings are getting taller and Fire Department crews <br />are getting smaller. It was emphasized that some 26,000 non-residents come to work <br />in the City'daily. The budget for Commissions and Special Projects was reviewed. <br />It was informally decided that Mr. Rosland and Mr. Dalen should revise the proposed <br />revised budget back for Council's approval on September 29, 1980. <br />It was informally decided to <br />The Park Department budget was <br />During review of the Public Works budget, Mr. Rosland recommended that an <br />Chief Buresh <br />. budget to reflect the various changes recommended by the Council and bring the <br />The meeting was