<br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL
<br />MAY 3, 1982
<br />Answering rollcall were Members Bredesen, Richards, Schmidt and Mayor Courtney.
<br />- WALK FOR MANKIND PROCLAMATION ISSUED.
<br />which was received by Mrs. Patricia Gislason, 5205 Minnehaha Blvd.:
<br />IJHEREAS, Project Concern of Minnesota, Inc., has promoted community involvement
<br />in Minnesota for 13 years; and
<br />WHEREAS, Project Concern of Minnesota, Inc., has promoted the Walk for Mankind
<br />involving over 79,000 youth and adults in Minnesota; and
<br />WHEREAS, Project Concern of Minnesota, Inc., shall set aside the week of May 9
<br />through May 15, 1982, to promote the Walk for Mankind and educate the community
<br />in the problems of poverty; and
<br />WHEREAS, Project Concern of,Minnesota, Inc., provides health care to 40 clinics
<br />around the world and in the U. S.; and
<br />WHEREAS, their motto is "Feed a man a fish, you feed him for a day.
<br />man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime."
<br />NOW, THEREFORE, I, C. Wayne Courtney, Mayor of the City of Edina, do hereby
<br />proclaim the week' of May 9 through May 15, 1982, to be
<br />in Edina and do urge all citizens to take note of this worthy occasion.
<br />The Mayor read the following proclamation
<br />PRO CLAMAT ION
<br />Teach a
<br />WALK FOR MANKIND WEEK
<br />MARTH COURT IMPROVEMENTS CONTINUED TO MAY 17, 1982. Being adxised by.Mf. Rosland
<br />that the developer has requested continuation of the Marth Court improvements,
<br />Member Richards' motion was seconded by Member Schmidt, continuing Improvements
<br />Nos. P-BA-254, P-C-140, P-SS-364 and P-WM-349 until May 17, 1982.
<br />Ayes: Bredesen, Richards, Schmidt, Courtney
<br />Nays: None
<br />Motion carried.
<br />MILLPOND WEED CONTROL IMPROVEMENT NO. WC-1 AUTHORIZED.
<br />that the improvement hearing,for weed control for the Millpond had been scheduled
<br />Mr , Rosland recalled
<br />because of a petition of property owners.
<br />Clerk, approved as to form and ordered plzcecl on file.
<br />given, public hearing was conducted and action taken as hereinafter recorded:
<br />1. HARVESTING OF AQUATIC WEEDS FROM MINNEHAHA CREEK MILL POND
<br />Mr. Rosland presented total estimated improvement cost at $7,600.00, pro-
<br />posed to be assessed against 63 properties at $95.83 per assessable lot,. with
<br />the first cutting to take place the first part of June and the second cutting
<br />in late summer.'
<br />the Fresh Water Biological Institute on
<br />Mr. Edward Wambold, 4804 W. Sunnyslope, said that he spoke for neighbors who
<br />favor cutting the weeds this year, but studying a long term solution for future
<br />years. Mrs. Ray Johnson, 4805 E. Sunnyslope, requested that the weeds be cut in
<br />early August, rather than waiting until the end of the month. Mr. Ray Johnson
<br />suggested that the specifications call for cutting weeds at a certain depth
<br />and starting at the dam and working upstream.
<br />Sunnyslope recalled that the man doing the cutting last year said that he was not
<br />to cut by his property. Mr. Hughes explained that the estimate'of cost given for
<br />the project did not include anyone to inspect the project, and that the cost
<br />would be increased if an inspector would have to be present during the cutting.
<br />Mr. Ronald Hardy, 4506 Browndale Ave., said that he supports the proposal, but
<br />recomrdended that the contractor be requested to post a Letter of Credit in order
<br />to protect Browndale Park. He recalled that the contractor who did the work last
<br />year ruined the sod where he drove across the park and also that refuse was
<br />stored along the bank of the creek for several days. Mr. Hardy also objected that
<br />the contractor started work too early in the morning on July 4. - that the City would try to strengthen the specifications, but warned that there are
<br />not many weed cutters from whom to chose. In response to a question of Mr., Ted
<br />austere budget and that approximately 15% would have to be added to the estimate
<br />for an inspector. Mr. Frank Lushine of Browndale Avenue, said that 78 canoes
<br />passed his house last Sunday, and suggested that the City should pay more than *
<br />$1,500 toward the project. Mayor Courtney recalled that the City's State Aids had
<br />been cut and that the Council must do what is best for the entire City. Mr. Ros-
<br />land recalled that Indianhead Lake residents have paid $27,000 to eliminate
<br />problems in their lake.
<br />that some sort of ratio be developed so that those residents living on the creek
<br />should pay more. Being advised by Mr. Hughes that only those residents who contri-
<br />Affidavits of Notice were presented by
<br />Due notice having been
<br />Mr. Hughes recalled that a meeting had been scheduled at
<br />May 5, 1983 to discuss future solutions.
<br />Mr. Eugene Roberts; Jr., 4917 E..
<br />Mr. Rosland said
<br />Mr. Hughes explained that the City tried to have the cutting done on an
<br />An unidentified gentleman in the audience suggested