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47 <br />MINUTES <br />OF THE SPECIAL MEETING OF THE <br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL <br />MARCH 29, 1982 <br />7:OO P.M. <br />Answering rollcall were Members Bredesen, Richards, Schmidt, Turner and Mayor <br />Courtney. <br />Mr. Rosland advised that this Special Meeting had been called to consider areas <br />of spending in which a reduceion could be made because of the cut in State Aids, <br />and noted that 1982 revenues had been decreased a total of $215,1!9 from the <br />following areas: State Aid (January, 1982) - $112,529; Shade Tree Program (Janu- <br />ary, 1982 - $35,000; Homestead Credit Decrease, $15,675 being reduced in <br />January and $51,975 being reduced in March (Round 2). <br />various various options to balance the budget that included cutting services <br />permanently, deferring capital costs for one year, foregoing expenditures <br />entirely for one year, cutting or delaying temporary service, increasing <br />revenues or borrowing from Inter-Fund transfers. <br />include temporary reduction in areas that will be'restored if other revenues <br />are above estimate and-permanent cuts to be'made in the framework of the 1983 <br />budget. Mr. Rosland recommended the following cuts in expenditures for 1982 <br />only: Park Capital Improvements, $50,000; Central Services/Capital, $60,000 <br />and Recycling Vehicle $22,000. Temporary service cuts/delayed hiring recom- <br />mendations were given as follows: Engineering, $8,700; Public Works, $15,000; <br />Police, $4,000; Finance, $4,000, Human Relations/Education, $1,000 and Summer <br />Employment, $5,500, with the Shade Tree Proram to be a permanent service cut, <br />saving $45,000. Mr. Rosland clarified that the City would eliminate the sub- <br />sidy paid to property owners for removal of all other trees. <br />out that the City could remove diseased trees located on private property and <br />assess the cost against the property. In response to a question of Member <br />Richards, Mr. Rosland said that Central Services are in good condition at the <br />present time, with the exception of the Public Works Building roof, and <br />explained further that all of the reduction in staff would be made through <br />attrition, and that he did not believe that these items which are proposed to <br />be cut would cost more in the future. Member Richards asked that the Minutes <br />reflect that, after the court case is settled, cuts should be considered in the <br />Fire Department, along with other departments of the City. Member Bredesen <br />made the recommendation that weed treetment of the ponds should be paid by the <br />few who benefit from these ponds and that the treatment of the ponds be a <br />joint venture, with the City and abutting property owners dividing the expense. <br />The City Manager was asked to make any recommendations which would involve <br />cutting personnel well in advance of any budget discussion for 1983 so that <br />Council would have ample opportunity to reflect on these recommendations. <br />Member Bredesen recommended that the $6,250 budgeted for funding the Chemical <br />Abuse Coordinator be paid from anbaease in liquor prices. Mr. Rosland sug- <br />gested that the fund be made a direct expense against the liquor profits. No <br />further business being heard, Member Richards moved that $3,000 be added to <br />the summer help budget, that $3,000 be subtracted from the pond treatment <br />fund, (with the condition that abutting residents be requested to pay for half <br />Che cost of the treatment), and that? the Human..Relations Comktssion funds be <br />restored, if possible, in the 1983 budget. Motion seconded by Member Bredesen. <br />Mr. Rosland explained <br />He pointed out objectives that <br />It was pointed <br />Ayes: Bredesen, Richards, Schmidt, Turner, Courtney <br />Nays: None <br />Motion carried. <br />YORK POND PARK AGREEMENT WITH RICHFIELD AUTHORIZED. Mr. Rosland recalled the <br />1972 agreement with the City of Richfield regarding Adams Hill Pond. He <br />recommended that the Council enter into an amendment to that agreement which <br />would call for the City of Richfield to put in all the necessary permanent <br />pumps to maintain the pond levels and, when the time is appropriate, that the <br />City of Edina reroute the pipes from Bristol Park and move it Southward to <br />the Hedberg property. Under the amendment to the agreement, the City of <br />Edina will pay for half of the demand charges and all of the direct electri- <br />cal charges in relation to the pumping cost. This cost will amount to approxi- <br />mately $1,500 per year. Member Schmidt's motion was seconded by Member <br />Turner, authorizing execution of the agreement as recommended by Mr. Rosland. <br />Ayes: Bredesen, Richards, Schmidt, Turner, Courtney <br />Nays: None <br />Motion carried. <br />SUBDIVISION FEE ORDINANCE AMENDMENT TO BE CONSIDERED. Following discussion, <br />it was informally agreed that an amendment to Ordinance No. 801 be considered