<br />OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE
<br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL
<br />APRIL 18, 1983
<br />Answering ,rollcall were Members Bredesen, Richards, Schmidt, Turner and Mayor
<br />Courtney .
<br />EDINA VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION WEEK PROCLAIMED. Mrs. Virginia Bodine, representing
<br />Edina's many volunteers, was present to accept the following proclamation as read
<br />by Mayor Courtney: .-
<br />PRO CLAMATION
<br />WHEREAS, Edina volunteers are a vital resource in solving some of the human problems
<br />that are a consequence of our complex society; and .
<br />WHEREAS, volunteers, through their demonstrated concern and commitment to the
<br />well-being of others, prove assurance for the continuing high quality of life
<br />in the City of Edina; and
<br />WHEREAS, volunteers represent all ages, economic, education and ethnic back-
<br />grounds; and
<br />WHEREAS, volunteering provides opportunities for personal growth, career explora-
<br />tion and civic contribution for every citizen; and
<br />WHEREAS, recognition should be given to individual volunteers for their contri-
<br />butions to the health, education, welfare, recreation and cultural services to
<br />the City of Edina;
<br />NOW, THEREFORE, I, C. Wayne Courtney, Mayor of the City of Edina, Minnesota, do
<br />hereby proclaim the week of April 17 through April 23, 1983, as
<br />in the City of Edina;
<br />IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have set my hand and caused the Seal of the City of Edina
<br />to be affixed this 18th day of April, 1983.
<br />EDINA VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION WEEK
<br />EVELYN KJOS COMMENDED FOR MANY YEARS OF SERVICE TO CITY. Mr. Rosland commended
<br />Mrs. Evelyn Kjos for her many years of service to the'City of Edina beginning
<br />in January of 1943 when she became the first fulltime female employee.
<br />duties at that time were diversified and included that of Deputy City Clerk and
<br />Treasurer. After an absence of 13 years devoted to raising her family, Mrs. Kjos
<br />returned and has been responsible for the utility billing in the Water Department.
<br />In appreciation, Mr. Rosland.presented her with a silver pen bearing the Edina
<br />Logo. Members of the Council expressed their appreciation for her steadfast
<br />service to the City.
<br />MINUTES of the Special Meeting of March 7, 1983, and the Regular Meetings of
<br />March 21, 1983 and April 4, 1983, were approved as submitted by motion of Member
<br />Schmidt, seconded .by Member Turner.
<br />HEDBERG AND SONS REZONING AND PRELIMINARY PLAT HEARING CONTINUED INDEFINITELY.
<br />At the request of the proponents, Member Bredesen's motion was seconded by Member
<br />Schmidt, continuing the hearing indefinitely for rezoning and preliminary plaq
<br />of the Hedberg and Sons property.
<br />Ayes: Bredesen, Richards, Schmidt, Turner, Courtney
<br />Nays: None
<br />Motion carried. -
<br />PEARSON/ELMER TOWNHOUSES REZONING ORDINANCE NO. 811-A163 ADOPTED; PRELIMINARY PLAT
<br />Mr. Hughes advised that the subject property, generally located south of Vernon
<br />Avenue and east of Vernon Court and measuring just over two acres in area, had
<br />been given First Reading for rezoning from R-2 Two Family Dwelling District to
<br />PRD-2 Planned Residence District in May of 1982.
<br />unit townhouse plan received preliminary approval from Council, however, the
<br />developers did not seek final approval and subsequently dropped their interest
<br />in the property. The owners of the property now desire to resume the rezoning
<br />process and have requested final rezoning and preliminary plat approval.
<br />explained that their overall development plans are very similar to the earlier pre-
<br />liminary plans and show a proposed five-unit townhouse with the two westerly units
<br />relocated northerly on the site in order to accomodate a tennis court on the south-
<br />erly portion of the site. The plan also would necessitate 25-foot sideyard setback
<br />variances and a 5-foot front yard setback variance.
<br />rezoning of the property conditioned upon final platting, with final plat approval
<br />conditioned upon subdivision dedication based on one new unit as this property
<br />previously paid a park dedication based on four units. Mr. Hughes stated that the
<br />proponents were present to answer questions. Mr. Paul Elmer presented a model of
<br />the proposed five townhouse project, stating that they felt it would complement
<br />similar dwellings in the area, and that the site plan now being submitted showing
<br />Recalling that this hearing had been continued from April 4, 1983,
<br />At that time a proposed five-
<br />Mr. Hughes
<br />Staff would recommend final