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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 />Courtney. <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. <br />I\. <br />0 <br />d <br />rn 00 <br />.. m <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 />Member <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 />2) <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 />1) <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.