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MINUTES <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 />Her <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 />APPROYED. <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