MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
<br />SEPTEMBER 13, 1982
<br />OF THE EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL
<br />Answering rollcall were Members Bredesen, Richards, Schmidt, Turner and Mayor
<br />EDINA AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL TEAM COMMENDED. The Mayor
<br />Resolution of Congratulations for the 1982 Edina American -
<br />RESOLUTION OF CONGRATULATIONS
<br />WHEREAS, the 1982 Edina American Legion Baseball Team has
<br />read the following
<br />Legion Baseball Team:
<br />achieved an admirable
<br />record of 44 wins and 7 losses for the entire season; and
<br />WHEREAS, during the 1982 Baseball Season, the Edina American Legion Baseball
<br />Team has won the South Hennepin League Championship, the District 10 Playoff
<br />Championship, the Minnesota State Championship and the Central Plains Regional
<br />Championship; and
<br />WHEREAS, the Edina American Legion Baseball Team placed fifth in the Boyertown,
<br />Pennsylvania American Legion World Series Baseball Tournament; and
<br />WHEREAS, the 1982 Edina American Legion Baseball Team is the fourth Minnesota
<br />team in 56 years to qualify for the World Series;
<br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and City Council, on behalf of
<br />the citizenry as a whole, does hereby offer most sincere congratulations to
<br />Tom Bjork, Steve Blietz, Steve Burdick, Scott Calvert, Dan Carroll, John DeVoe,
<br />Jim Donahue, Pat Donahue, Mike Halloran, Mark Hoffman, Brian Martinson, Tim
<br />McGovern, Rick Raether, Carl Ramseth, Mike Rooney, Bill Ross, Robert Wassenaar
<br />and Mark Zmeskal and to Assistant Coaches Paul Blanchard and Kevin Stoughton
<br />and to Head Coach Bruce Barron.
<br />Motion for adoption of the resolution was o'ffered by Member Schmidt, seconded
<br />by Member Richards and unanimously carried.
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<br />OCTOBER 5, 1982, SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM DISCUSSED. Mr. Rosland recalled that
<br />Council had requested that the matter of the October 5, 1982, School District
<br />Referendum be on the agenda for any discussion that might be heard.
<br />Richards said that he personally supports the referendum and that he hopes that
<br />residents take time to look over materials available and make up their own
<br />minds. The Mayor said that he personally agreed with Member Richards, but that
<br />he is not sure that the Council should take any action as a group. Speaking in
<br />favor of the referendum was Member Turner who said that she believes that this is
<br />an issue which affects the entire City: Member Bredesen spoke of the reliance
<br />that the City and the School District have on each other and said that he believes
<br />that the success of the referendum is a matter of necessity. Member Schmidt said
<br />that she supports the referendum from a personal standpoint but that she does not
<br />believe that any formal action should be taken by the Council. No formal action
<br />was taken.
<br />WINE ISSUE TO BE REVIEWED BY "STUDY COMMITTEE". Mr. Rosland recalled that the
<br />Council has asked the staff to submit.&Lternatives for Council study regarding
<br />the wine licensing issue.
<br />sideration: Have the staff draft an ordinance and take it to public hearing;
<br />year) to study the impact of wine; and.3) Take the issue to the public through a
<br />more formalized poll than what was done in the past to see if a larger cross
<br />section of the public could be heard without taking the issue to the public
<br />through the voting process. Member Schmidt said that she would like to know the
<br />affect that wine licensing would have and the financial impact that it would
<br />have on the City. Member Richards said that he believed that, since a precedent
<br />was set previously, the City should have another advisory referendum which would
<br />be paid for by proponents. Mr. Neil Berman of LeBistro urged that a referendum
<br />be held. Council's attention was .called to a letter from Dr. Arthur A. Rouner,
<br />Jr., of Colonial Church of Edina, urging that the Council "re-affirm its past
<br />good judgment in this community and continue to oppose wine licensing in Edina".
<br />Member Bredesen then moved that .the staff be instructed to study the *
<br />matter and report back by Ockober 18, 1982, as to recommended fees, what wine
<br />licensing would cost the City, what impact it would have on the City, and further
<br />to ask other municipalities in the area about their experience. Motion was sec-
<br />onded by Member Schmidt.
<br />He listed the following alternatives for Council con-
<br />Explore a one year licensing procedure (allowing the licenses for only one
<br />Ayes: Bredesen, Schmidt, Turner, Courtney
<br />Nays : Richards
<br />Motion carried.
<br />LAWSUITS SERVED ON CITY. Mr. Rosland reported that suits have been served on
<br />the City by Richard R. Cooke, The Yorker Corporation and Southmark Properties.
<br />All have been submitted to the insurance company and to the City Attorney. NO
<br />action was taken.