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MINUTES <br />OF REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING <br />OF EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL <br />MAY 4, 1981 <br />Answering rollcall were members Bredesen, Richards , Schmidt, Turner arid Mayor <br />Courtney. <br />MINUTES of April 20, 1981, were approved as submitted by motion of Member Schmidt, <br />'seconded by Member Bredesen. <br />Ayes: Bredesen, Richards, Schmidt, Turner, Courtney <br />Nays: None <br />Motion carried. <br />ROLLAND J. RING RESIGNATION NOTED. <br />was unanimously approved by the Council : The Mayor read the following resolution which <br />RESOLUTION OF APPRECIATION <br />TO <br />' ROLLAND J. RING <br />WHEREAS, Mr. Rolland J. Ring has served Edina School District No. 273 since 1950 <br />with loyalty and dedication to duty; and <br />WHEREAS, Mr. Ring was appointed Principal of Edina Junior High School in 1956 <br />and, since 195.8, has served with distinction as principal of Edina High School and <br />of Edina East Upper Division; and <br />WHEREAS, over the years, Rolland Ring has guided and endearec! himself to students <br />and faculty alike, while furthering the high educational standards of Edina School <br />District 273; and <br />WHEREAS, with the closing of Edina East Upper Division, Rolland Ring retires as <br />Principal of the school at the close of the 1980/81 school year; <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Edina City Council, in recognition of his <br />many devoted years of service to the children of Edina, as well as to the comun- <br />ity as a whole, that May 11, 1981, be designated <br />in the City of Edina; and <br />BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the roadway encircling the Edina East Upper Division <br />Campus be designated <br />in honor, recognition and appreciation for all that Xolland Rhg has done during <br />his years with the Edina Public School System. <br />ROLLIE RING DAY <br />RING ROAD <br />HISTORY AND ARCHITECTLZE OF EDINA, MINNESOTA PRESENTED. Mr. Foster Dunwiddie <br />of the Edina Historical Society recalled that two years ago, the EdTna Historical <br />Society commissioned a survey of historic sites in Edina and that a grant had <br />been received to publish that survey. He advrsed that the survey had just been <br />received from the publisher and presented a copy to each member of the Council. <br />'Mr. Dunwiddie said that it is hoped that the book,-.entitled History and Archi- <br />tecture of Edina, Minnesota, will be available for sale to the public starting <br />May 12, 1981. Council expressed appreciation for the work which had gone into <br />this publication. No formal action was taken. <br />OAK POND OF INTERLACHEN PRELIMINARY PLAT APPX0VA.L CONTINUED TO NEXT MEETING. Mr. <br />Rosland recalled that Council had conducted a tour of the Oak Park of Interlachen <br />site, located North of Evanswood Lane and West of Blake Road and that the Com- <br />munity Development and Planning Commission had recommended a twelve lot single <br />family plat, with a cul-de-sac at the end of Evanswood Lane ani! the release of <br />an exlsttng stonn water ponding easement over the North end of Evanswood .Lane <br />where the cul-de-sac would be located, with a re-dedication of that easement over <br />a ponding area. Mr. Hughes added that the existing scenic easemerrt along the <br />North side of the property from the pond should be redefined at this time. <br />Roy Jenson, 5124 So. Blake Road, said that he represented property owners orr the <br />Norrh side of the subject property and presented a petition containing the nams of 35 property owners asking that the proposed plat be rejected becauc ,e of the <br />following concerns: <br />thail most of the adjoining properties; <br />is not in keeping with the natural woodlands quality of the area and the privacy <br />provided by the existing lot configuration; <br />cation on the property must not be altered to &xilitate a high-density plan; and <br />4) The implications of the subdivision proposal for furure developnent of the <br />East side of Schaefer Road properties has not been adequately evaluated for emir- <br />onmcntal impact on the land and the pond. <br />expressed concern that action taken on this plat would set a precedent for future <br />development in the &ea. <br />lk. <br />1) The plat proposes a subdivision of lots which are smaller <br />2) The demity of the proposed subdivision <br />3) Tne ciisting scenic easement dedi- <br />Mr. Earl Winger, 5112 Scriver Road, <br />He emphasized that Edina's reputation should uot 3e