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90 <br />MINUTES OF SPECIAL BUDGET MEETING <br />OF THE EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL <br />SEPTEMBER 19, 1983 <br />5:OO P.J% <br />Answering rollcall were Members Richards, Schmidt, Turner and Mayor Courtney, with <br />Member Bredesen entering the meeting at 5:lO p.m. <br />Pursuant to due notice, the Council met in the Manager Conference Room of the Edina <br />City Hall to consider the adoption of the 1984 Budget for the City of Edina. <br />City Manager Rosland presented the proposed Budget for 1984, explaining that the <br />proposed budget reflects an increase over last year’s budget of 8.8%. He noted that <br />the major decision for the Council regarding the 1984 budget on the revenue side <br />will be whether they desire to make up the loss of $558,000 in state aids through <br />a corresponding rise in property taxes, or if not, what other revenue sources should <br />be undertaken or expenditure cuts desired to make up the difference. <br />should be made in light of the fact that the City will lose its remaining $473,000 in <br />state aids for budget year 1985.1 Mr. Rosland cited the following proposed principle <br />goals for budget year 1984: 1) niaintaining current service levels, 2) retention of a <br />high caliber City staff, 3) development of ongoing capital budgeting for both faci- <br />lities and equipment, and 4) shifting to a greater reliance on local revenue sources, <br />including property taxes, due to the change in the local government aid formula on <br />the state level. <br />$5.00 per employee for health insurance. <br />I <br />This decision <br />The 1984 budget proposes a general 5% wage increase and an additional <br />Council then reviewed the proposed budget for Central Services for City Hall and the <br />Public Services Building and General Government areas of Mayor and Council, Planning, <br />Administration, Finance, Election, Assessing, Legal and Court Services and Public <br />Works areas of Administration, Engineering, Payroll, Street Maintenance, Lighting <br />and Signs, Traffic Control, Bridges, Storm Damage and City Properties. <br />The Mayor then declared the meeting continued to 7:OO p.m. on September 22, 1983, <br />and adjourned the meeting at 6:30 p.m. <br />I *4%.- <br />City Clerk <br />MINUTES OF CONTINUED BUDGET MEETING <br />OF THE EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL <br />SEPTEMBER 22, 1983 <br />7:OO P.M. <br />Answering rollcall were Members Bredesen, Richards, Schmidt, Turner and Mayor <br />Courtney. <br />Council reviewed proposed 1984 budget expenditures for Commissions and Special <br />Projects and heard testimony from Jeff TJorkinger, member of the Human Relations <br />Commission, from Steve Lepinski, Director of Storefront/Youth Action, and from <br />Russ Stricker, Executive Director of South Hennepin Human Services Council as to <br />the budget request for these agencies. <br />Next reviewed was the proposed budget for Park and Recreation. <br />residents of the Country Club District were voiced by Mrs.^Gail Lewis-for the need <br />of an immediate tree trimming program. Mr. Rosland advised that the municipal <br />swimming pool is deteriorating because of its age and will need major repairs and <br />that playground equipment in many of the parks is also in need of replacement in <br />the near future. <br />Council then continued the review of Public TJorks areas of Sidewalks, Ramps and <br />Parking Lots, and Capital Outlay. <br />Concerns of the <br />I <br />The proposed 1984 Sudget expenditures for Police Protection, Fire Protection, Civilian <br />Defense-, Animal Control, Public Health and Inspections were examined. <br />cluded the 1984 budget review after considering proposed expenditures for Non-Depart- <br />-mental Expenditures and appraising the estimated revenues for the General Fund and <br />the Park Fund. <br />Council con- <br />The Mayor declared the meeting continued to 7:OO p.m. on September 26, 1983, <br />and adjourned the meeting at 9:25 p.m. <br />City Clerk