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MINUTES <br />OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE <br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL <br />NOVEMBER 16, 1981 <br />Answering rollcall were Members Bredesen, Richards, Schmidt, Turner and Mayor.: <br />Courtney. <br />MINUTES of October 5 and November 2, 1981, were approved as submitted by motion <br />of Member Schmidt, seconded by Member Turner. <br />Bredesen, Richards, Schmidt, Turner, Courthey Ayes: <br />Nays: None <br />Hotion carried. <br />EDINA MASONIC LODGE $1,000 CHECJ.~ RECEIVED FOR FIRE DEPARTNENT RESCUE EQUIPMENT. <br />Council was presented with a $1,000 check by Mr. Everett “Bud” Erickson repres- <br />enting the Edina Masonic Lodge, which money had been raised by their annual Flap- <br />jack Festival. <br />Edina Masonic Lodge has made a contribution to the Fire Department and expressed <br />the desire that the money be earmarked for Eire Department rescue equipment. <br />Member Richards thereupon offered the following resolution and moved its adoption: <br />WHEREAS,-for the past four years, the Edina Masonic Lodge has donated money to <br />Mr. Erickson pointed out that this is the fourth year that the <br />RESOLUTION OF APPRECIATION <br />the Edina Fire Department for its rescue equipment; and <br />WHEREAS, this money has been earned by members of the Lodge from their efforts in <br />putting on an annual Edina Flapjack Festival; and <br />T?iiEREAS, a check in the amount of $1,000 has been generously given to the Edina <br />Fire Department for purchase of rescue equipment; <br />NOW, THEXBFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Edina City Council.that sincere appreciation <br />be expressed to all members of the Edina Masonic Lodge for its interest in the <br />well-being of all Edina residents and for the generous contribution of $1,000; <br />and <br />BE IT FURT3ER RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the pages of the Min- <br />utes Book of the City Council and that an appropriate copy be presented to the <br />as a token of the gratitude of the Edina City Council. <br />Kotion for adoption of the resolution was seconded by Member Schmidt and unani- <br />-mously carried. <br />EDINA MASONIC LODGE I <br />HARRY LINDBERY ZONING REQUEST FOR PART OF TRACTS A AND B, R.L.S. 356 REFERRED <br />BACK TO PLANNING COXMISSION. <br />approved as to $om and ordered placed on file. <br />tion for preliminary plat approval and a request for rezoning part of Tracts A <br />and B, R.L.S. 356, generally located inIthe Northeast quadrant of County r <br />Xoad 18 and West 7th Street, from R-1 Residential District to 0-1 Office Build- <br />ing District. <br />amity Development and Planning Commission, Darrel A. Farr Development Corpora- <br />tion had ictended to purchase the property and had submitted plans for their <br />proposed office building. Since that time, Mr. Hughes explained, that offer <br />has beeri vithdrzwn and the owner of the property, Nr. Harry Lindbery, is now the <br />proponznt. Mr. Hughes advised that the 4.8 acre site which lies West of Van <br />Valkenburg Park is surrounded by a variety of land uses and that Mr. Lindbery <br />proposes to sell the property for the purpose of constructing a four story <br />office building and has agreed to the condition set forth by the Community Dev- <br />elopment and Planning Cornmission that an easement be granted to provide access <br />to the park. Mr. Larry Berg, representing Mr. Lindbery, advised that the pro- <br />ponent is actively pursuing sale of the land and that, while he now has no def- <br />hite building plans, he is trying to memoralize the Comunity Development add-: <br />Plaiixiing Commission findings that office building zoning would be most appropri- <br />ate r’or zhe Gte. Member Turner expressed concern that the Comprehbnsive Pian <br />had indicated mixed use for the site and that a. significant traffic problem could <br />develop, with the park across the street. Mr. Hughes replied that the prLi.& <br />use of =lie park would be at off-peak traffic hours. <br />~nae 222 Council does not grant rezoning without knowing what will actually be <br />hilt and said that the request is premature at this time. €le suggested thet., <br />be necessary. <br />~2msiC ‘?zG thxt the City’s interests wauld be protected by the various resixk-- <br />ader MinnEsota Law for Council to deny any -+xlivision exaction iu the case bE <br />a rezc;l.i?- ‘5 and :he GTity could not condition a zoning on‘khe granting of an case- <br />.3asnZ, :lie prc3onez.t is willing to grant the requested easement. <br />Affidavits of Notice were presented by Clerk, <br />Mr. Hughes presented the peti- <br />He aclvised that at the time the matter was considered by the Cola- <br />I Member Richards pointeC .otC <br />i- * <br />*;,c-, ALCL zhc density is increased, an increase in the subdivision dedicacioii might <br />Zis-?;3 covered 55 the Zoning Ordinance. He said that while there $s no-aat%r!ry <br />?€r, Berg said .that this proposal is.not for a planned unit deve:L- <br />I <br />He qued;&x<ied