<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 />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 />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 />It behooves us all
<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