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MINUTES <br />OF THE REGULAR ElEETING OF .THE <br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL <br />APRIL 19, 1982 <br />Answering rollcall were Members Bredesen, Richards, Schmidt, Turner and Mayor <br />Courtney. <br />MINUTES of March 22 and April 5, 1982, were approved as submitted by motion of <br />Member Schmidt , seconded by Member Richards. <br />Ayes: Bredesen, Richards, Schmidt, Turner, Courtney <br />Nays: None <br />Motion carried : <br />CANCER WEEK PROCLAMATION READ. The Mayor issued the following proclamation: <br />WHEREAS, Cancer eventually will strike one person in every four and in two <br />families of every three; and <br />WHEREAS, in 1982 cancer will strike some 14,000 Minnesota residents; and . <br />WHEREAS, cancer gradually is being conquered, to the extent that the American <br />Cancer Society can now report that when normal life expectancy is taken into <br />consideration, 41 to 46 percent of all cancer patients will survive for 5 years <br />or more; and <br />WHEREAS, dedicated volunteers of the American Cancer Society will share life- <br />saving information about cancer with their neighbors during "C-Days", April 16- <br />25; <br />NOW, THEREFORE, I, C. Wayne Courtney, Mayor of the City of Edina, do hereby,desig- <br />nate the period of April 16 to April 25, inclusive, as "C-Days" in the City of <br />Edina, and in so doing urge all citizens to respond warmly to the American <br />Cancer Society volunteers whose neighborly calls will be for the purpose of help- <br />ing to reduce the incidence and mortality of this disease. <br />PROCLAMATION OF APRIL "C-DAYS" -~ <br />BICYCLE SAFETY WEEK PROCLAMATION ISSUED. Mrs. Alison Fuhr, President of the Edina <br />Safety Council, was present to accept the following proclamation which was read <br />by the Mayor: <br />As Mayor of the City of Edina, I call upon all members of this community to <br />give their wholehearted support to the 19th Annual Edina Bicycle Safety Program <br />which.wil1 be conducted Monday, April 22 through Friday, May 10 under the <br />united efforts of the Edina Lions, Jaycees, Rotary, Scout Troops, Police Depart- <br />ment, Greater Edina Chamber of Commerce, Optimists and Southdale Optimists, and <br />the PTA's and parent groups of the five Edina elementary schools and three paro- <br />chial schools. <br />The purpose of the Program is to reduce the hazard of bicycle riding for young <br />bicyclists, as well as for pedestrians and motorists. The growing congestion of <br />our streets and highways daily increases the dangers for the careless or unskilled <br />rider. Reports of hundEeds of'deaths and thousands of injuries each year through- <br />out our nation (due to collisions between bicycles and motor vehicles alone) have <br />alerted us to the need for such a Program. By training our boys and girls, at an <br />early age, in proper riding skills, by teaching them the laws governing bicy- <br />clists, by explaining the reasons for obeying safety rules and by helping them <br />to be aware of the hazards of biking, we feel Edina is making a cokcerted attempt <br />to assure that the number of accidents does NOT keep up with the ever-increasing <br />number of bicyclists. <br />The energy crisis may even now be creating the need for our adults to use their <br />bicycles as a means of transportation for short haul errands. <br />to become thoroughly familiar with the "rules of the road" to minimize the <br />incidence of accidents. We should all remember that a bike is no longer just a <br />toy, but a vehicle to be taken seriously. <br />The safety of our children cannot be relegated to a once-a-year campaign. <br />call for the support of every parent in carrying out this campaign all year long <br />and I urge every youngster to participate in this Bicycle Safety Program and then <br />to practice what he has learned - for his own safety as well as the safety of <br />others . <br />PROCLAMATION <br />It behooves us all <br />I <br />MINNESOTA VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION WEEK PROCLAMATION ISSUED. Mrs. Joan Lonsbury, <br />Chairman of the Edina Park Board, was present to accept the following proclama- <br />tion which was read by the Mayor: <br />WHEREAS, Edina volunteers are a vital resource in solving some of the human <br />problems that are a consequence of our complex society; and <br />WHEREAS, volunteers, through their demonstrated concern and commitment to the <br />well-being of others, prove assurance for the continuing high quality of life in <br />the City of Edina; and <br />PROCLAMATION