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c 191 <br />MINUTES <br />OF THE SPECIAL MEETING OF THE <br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL <br />JANUARY 23, 1984 <br />In attendance were Members Bredesen, Richards, Turner and Mayor Courtney. <br />LETTERS RECEIVED BY MAYOR NOTED. <br />from Mayor James H. Lindau of Bloomington, MN, regarding selection of the Minnesota <br />Mayor Courtney advised that he had received a letter <br />- <br />World Trade Center site and asking for support in recommending the Airport site of <br />anyone who concurs with that choice. Also received was a copy of :the. letter from.L.1: <br />Representative Sally Olsen to the Minnesota Water Resources Board regarding submitting <br />nominees for the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District Board. Mr. Rosland advised that <br />he had submitted the name of James McWethy to represent Edina. No formal action was <br />taken. <br />NAMES SUBMITTED FOR APPOINTMENT TO BOARDS/COMMISSIONS. <br />mitted to Mayor Courtney to be considered for appointment to the Park Board: Jean <br />Rydell and Andrew Montgomery. <br />from the Human Relations Commission. <br />given him before the next regular meeting. <br />The following names were sub- <br />It was also noted that a resignation has been received <br />Mayor Courtney asked that any further names be <br />No action was taken. <br />COUNCIL/EDINAMITE PARTY PLANNED. <br />plans for the Council sponsored Edinamite Party to be held on February 12 and asked <br />Member Turner distributed a memorandum detailing <br />that Members contact her with further suggestions or changes. No action was taken. <br />REVIEW AND UPDATE GIVEN OF 1983 STRATEGIC PLAN FOR 1984. Mr. Rosland recalled that <br />during the Strategic Planning meeting held during the past year it was agreed to review <br />and update the plans each succeeding year. <br />which have been identified through this process and advised of the current status of <br />each. <br />long range objectives that were previously discussed. <br />service and service levels, a discussion followed regarding the status of the proposed <br />Committee on Alternative Strategies for Delivering Municipal Services. <br />reported that a chairman is still being sought. <br />bility of using a management consultant to serve as a facilitator and following <br />discussion it was informally agreed to pursue that suggestion, the magnitude <br />of the committee's task. <br />He then reviewed the short term objectives <br />Mr. Bernhardson advised that within the next month staff will bring back the <br />With:reference to areas of <br />Member Bredesen <br />Member Richards suggested the possi- <br />MUNICIPAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO HOLD INITIAL MEETING ON JANUARY 30, 1984. Mr. Ros- . <br />land advised that the newlv created Municipal Legislative Commission will hold its _. . - <br />initial meeting on Monday, January 30, 1984, at the Decathelon Club beginning at <br />6:30 p.m. <br />include the State Legislators and Governor Perpich. <br />pating cities are especially urged to attend. Members Bredesen, Richards, Turner and <br />Mayor Courtney indicated they would plan to go and Mr. Rosland stated he would advise <br />Member Schmidt of the meeting. Mr. Rosland advised that the Commission has selected <br />the firm of Larkin, Hoffman, Daly and Lindgren, Ltd. as their lobbyist. He then <br />briefly explained how certain issuesawould be isolated and then position papers would <br />be developed and stated that Edina would take a strong role in working with the <br />14 cities on the Commission. Mr. Rosland added that an elected official from each <br />city should be appointed who, together with the City Manager, would represent that <br />municipality on the Commission. <br />be appointed as Edina's representative to the Municipal Legislative Commission. <br />was seconded by Member Bredesen. <br />Representative Bill Frenzel will be the speaker and those invited will . <br />The council members of the partici- <br />Member Turner then moved that Member Fred Richards <br />Motion <br />Ayes: Bredesen, Richards, Turner, Courtney <br />Motion carried. <br />COUNCIL/LEGISLATORS BREAKFAST MEETING SCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 15, 1984. Mr. Rosland <br />informed the Council Members that the joint meeting of the Council and the Legislators <br />representing Edina is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 15, 1984, in the <br />Manager Conference Room, City Hall, and that legislative issues concerning Edina will <br />be discussed with the Legislators as well as a representative to the Metropolitan <br />Council. No action was taken. <br />LEGISLATIVE ISSUES DISCUSSED. The Council discussed the following aspects of various <br />legislative issues: Federal Cable Legislation - retaining local government control, <br />deregulating the industry and opposition to Federal control; Federal Deficit - cities <br />must be willing to give up Federal funding/Revenue sharing; Local Government Aids - <br />10% surcharge on state sales tax; 21-Years as Drinking Age - support raising age. <br />Mr. Rosland suggested that Council continue to review and discuss legislative issues <br />at future off-Monday night meetings. <br />The meeting was adjourned at approximately 8:55 p.m. "r/rG-;.J,% <br />City Clerk