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MINUTES OF SPECIAL BUDGET BBETING <br />OF THE EDINA CITY COUNCIL mLD AT CITY HALL <br />SEPTEME3ER 22, 1982 <br />7:OO P.M. <br />Answering rollcall were Members Bredesen, Richards, Schmidt, Turner and Mayor <br />Courtney. <br />Former Mayor James Van Valkenburg made an appeal for between $7,000 and $8,000 <br />for an addition to the Edina-Art Center for a new kiln. <br />He explained that the proposed kiln is more productive than the presenr kiln <br />and that, while the Art center has been sunning at a loss, that loss is being <br />gradually reduced. Member Turner expressed her concern that Community Educa- <br />tion is offering the same program at less money. <br />Mrs. Micki Gamer, representing the Human Relations Commission, urgedanincrease <br />in funds alloted for a Chemical Abuse Coordinator. She advised that the School <br />District could only fund the program for nine months and requested that the City <br />pay the balance. <br />be funding a project in a case where someone else is responsible. Member Brede- <br />sen suggested that some of the profits from the liquor stores could be used. <br />In response to the question as to why South Hennepin Human Services is asking <br />for an additional $5,000, Mr. Russ Stricker responded that the County has cut <br />South HeMepin by 35% and all municipalities are being asked to increase their <br />funding . <br />Member Richards pointed out his concern that the City would <br />In considering the Public Works Budget, Council was shown a map indicating new <br />streets and those streets that need replacement. It was pointed out that the <br />use of salt, although costly, saves both time and money for :City drivers. In <br />response to a quedtion of Member Richards as ta why the road repair is neces- <br />sary at this time, Mr. Hoffman pointed out that he is trying to get back on a <br />repair schedule. <br />Public Health, Commissions and Special Projects, Capital Improvements, Schools <br />and Conferences and Park and Recreation were discussed, along with the tenta- I tive Salary Schedule. . <br />Member Richards advised that he believes that the estimate of professional fees <br />is too high, as well as proposed salaries, park expense, public works, Fire <br />. <br />Department equipment and- that the City should buy three cars instead of two. <br />It was also pointed out that wages are between 60 and 75% of the City Budget. <br />The staff was asked to hold salary increases to 5% and work out other cuts. <br />The'meeting was declared adjourned at 9:15 p.m. and continued until September <br />27, 1982, at 5:OO p.m. . .-. <br />City Clerk t