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MINUTES <br />OF SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING <br />OF EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL <br />_. ATJGUST 17, 1981 <br />197 <br />Pursuant to due notice given, the Edina City Council convened in special session <br />in the Lower Level Conference Room at 5:15 p.m. Answering rollcall were members <br />Rredesen, Richards, Schmidt, Turner and Mayor Courtney. Present also were South <br />Hennepin Human Services Executive Director, Russ Stricker, and Ms. Mary TJeeks, <br />Comprehensive Study Project Coordinator for South Hennepin Human Services. Mem- bers of the Edina Community Consultation Committee who were present included <br />Chairman Marcia Carthaus and Mmes. Janet Cardle, Linda Bjerke and Ms. Ceil Smith . <br />of the staff. <br />been analyzed and that these results would be updated as soon as the 1980 census <br />figures are complete. <br />advised that she and Mr. Stricker would be glad to work with any community group <br />which might find this information of value. <br />cern was expressed in chemical dependency and transportation, with other major <br />concerns being care for seniors, in-home services for the elderly and handicapped, <br />mental health, housing,. youth 'action, elementary school counciling, family violence, <br />community education, personal health services and the Latchkey Program. Mrs. Cart- <br />haus summarized the results of the study and urged that this study not be dropped. <br />Mrs. Bjerke suggested that the Human Relations Commission be asked to study the . <br />manner in which the recommendations of the Committee could be implemented and <br />suggested a five year plan in cooperation with the schools, with periodic reports <br />to be submitted to the Council. Member Schmidt's motion accepting the report was <br />seconded by Member Turner. <br />Ms. Weeks advised that results of the demographic sum6y taken have <br />She described the Agency Inventory to the Council and <br />Mrs. Cardle explained that most con- <br />Ayes: Bredesen, Richards, Schmidt, Tumer, Courtney <br />Nays: None <br />Motion carried. <br />Member Turner's motion was then seconded by Member Schmidt, that the study be <br />referred to the Human Relations Conmission to develop an implementation plan and <br />that the Conmission present a work plan to the Council by October 19, 1981. <br />Member Bredesen said that he believes that, while the report contains valuable <br />information, he thinks that the recommendations are based on a community survey <br />which does not give assurance that it defines unmet needs, that no private vendors <br />have been solicited, that there is no inventory of people outside the area, that <br />he does not know the definition of "unmet needs" and that he does not accept the. . <br />premise upon which the report was made. Member Tumer suggested that the results <br />of the study should be shared with City churches and schools. <br />clarified the intent of the study, advising that he is 'concerned about services . <br />that are using public funds and that unneeded services should be eliminated. <br />bers Tuimer and Schmidt then accepted the amended motion of Member Bredesen that <br />the matter be referred to the Human Relations Commission for its review and to <br />see what is cseful to the City and to determine how the study could be shared with <br />the rest of the community. The motion further stipulated that the Human Rela- <br />tions Commission report back to the Council on October 19, 1981, and that it be <br />understood that this is a planning tool only and not etched in stone. <br />Nr. Stricker <br />Mem- <br />Ayes : Bredesen, Richards, Schmidt , Turner, Courtney <br />Nays: None <br />Motion carried. <br />Metnber Schnidt complimented Mrs. Carthaus on her efforts on behalf of the study. <br />The Mayor then presented commendation awards to Mmes. Cardle, Bjerke and Cart- <br />haus in recognition of their efforts. <br />The meeting adjourned at 6:15 p.m. <br />!L 8. fL, <br />City Clerk <br />!