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MINUTES <br />OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE <br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL <br />JULY 12, 1982 <br />Answering rollcall were Members Richards, Schmidt, Turner and Mayor Courtney. <br />MINUTES of May 17, June 7 and June 21, 1982, were approved as submitted by <br />motion of.Member Schmidt, seconded by Member Turner. <br />Ayes: Richards, Schmidt, Turner, Courtney <br />Nays: None <br />Motion carried. <br />ORDINANCE NO. 811A-167 GRANTED FIRST READING. Mr. Rosland recalled that First <br />Reading of Ordinance No. 8118-167, providdng for interim uses of closed public <br />school buildings in the R-l District, had been continued from from June 21, 1982, <br />and that he, Member Richards, Dr. Leiber and Mr.. Hite had met and were relatively <br />cnmfortable with the ordinance. <br />be defined at the Second reading and explained, in response to a question of <br />the Council that the ordinance would not cover use as a "lodge hall", but that <br />it could be used by other non-profit groups. <br />Member Richards asked that a draft of the ordinance be submitted to service <br />oriented and neighborhood groups as well as to the League of Women Voters and <br />to Mrs. Eva Johnson, President of the Edina Woman's Club for their review before <br />Second Reading. Member Turner thereupon offered Ordinance No. 811-A167 for <br />First Reading as follows: <br />Mr. Hughes advised that "community center" will <br />Following considerable discussion, <br />ORDINANCE NO. 811-A167 <br />AN ORDINANCE. AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE (NO. 811) <br />TO PROVIDE FOR INTERIM USES OF CLOSED PUBLIC SCHOOL <br />BUILDINGS IN THE R-1 DISTRICT <br />THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EDINA, MINNESOTA, ORDAINS: <br />amended by adding a new subpdragraph (c). <br />Section 1. <br />"Cc). Interim Uses of Publicly Owned Elementary, Junior High, and Senior <br />High School Buildings. <br />Paragraph 2 of Section 3 of Ordinance No. 811 is hereby <br />(i) Purpose;.and Intent. The City Council of the City of Edina <br />recognizes that several publically owned school buildings have been wholly-or - partly closed for public- education purposes due to the decreasing school age <br />population of the City. <br />be retained in public ownership in order that they may be re-used for public <br />education purposes in the future when the City's school age population in- <br />creases due to changing demographics. The City Councjl- determines that such <br />publicly owned buildings should be temporarily occupied by appropriate uses - <br />during this interin period in order to preserve a substantial public investment <br />and to prevent the deterioration of these public properties which would adver- <br />sely impact surrounding private properties. <br />Uses are hereby allowed in publicly owned school buildings in order to promote <br />the general health, safety and welfare of the residents of the City. <br />not the purpose and intent of this paragraph to allow the permanent re-use of <br />public school buildings for the Interim Uses specified hereafter.. <br />(ii) Interim Uses. In addition to elementary, junior high and <br />senior high schools having a regular course of study accredited by the State <br />Department of Education and then related accessory uses, the following interim <br />uses shall be allowed: <br />It is further recognized-zthat-many such buildings Will <br />Therefore, the following Interim <br />It is <br />a) Schools for teaching music, dance, arts 02 business <br />b) <br />c) Churches, chapels, temples and synagogues <br />d) <br />e) Seminaries and monasteries <br />f) Community Centers <br />g) Colleges and Universities <br />h) Counseling Services <br />i) Museums <br />vocations.. <br />Administrative offices for private, non-profit organiza- <br />tions. <br />Day care centers and nurseries <br />(33.2) Termination of Interim Uses. In the event that any public <br />school building or the land upon which it is located is disposed of or trans- <br />ferred to private ownership by deed, contract for deed, lease for more than <br />three years, or by other means, all Interim Uses shall cease and the building <br />shall then be used for only princ2pal and.accessory uses allowed by this <br />ordinance. <br />the closing of the school. <br />No Interim Use shall be allowed following the 7th anniversary of