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27 <br />MINUTES <br />OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE <br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL <br />APRIL 16, 1984 <br />Answering rollcall were members Bredesen, Richards, Schmidt, Turner and Mayor <br />Courtney. <br />BIKE SAFETY WEEK PROCLAIMED. -~ BICYCLE SAFETY WEEK PROCLAMATION <br />As Mayor of the City of Edina, I call upon all members of this community to give <br />their wholehearted support to the 21st Annual Edina Bicycle Safety Program which <br />has traditionally been sponsored under the united efforts of various Edina civic <br />organizations. <br />The purpose of the Program is to reduce the hazard of bicycle riding for young <br />bicyclists, as well as for pedestrians and motorists. <br />of our streets and highways daily increases the dangers for the careless or <br />unskilled rider. <br />year throughout our nation (due to collisions between bicycles and motor vehicles <br />alone) have alerted us to the need for such a Program. <br />girls, at an early age, in proper riding skill, by teaching them the laws govern- <br />ing bicyclists, by explaining the reasons for obeying safety rules and by helping <br />them to be aware of the hazards of biking, we feel that Edina is making a concerted <br />attempt to assure that the number of accidents does NOT keep up with the ever- <br />increasing number of bicyclists. <br />The energy crisis may even now be creating the need for our adults to,,use their <br />bicycles as a means of transportation for short haul errands. <br />all to become thoroughly familiar with the "rules of the road" to minimize the <br />incident of accidents. We should all remember that a bike is no longer just a <br />toy, but a vehicle to be taken seriously. <br />The safety of our children cannot be relegated to a once-a-year campaign. <br />for the support of every parent in carrying out this.campaign all year long and <br />I urge every youngster to participate in this Bicycle Safety Program and then to <br />practice what he has learned - for hissafety as well as for the safety of others. <br />As Mayor of Edina, I hereby proclaim the week of April 23rd to be Bicycle Safety <br />Week and April 28th to be Bicycle Safety Day in the City of Edina. <br />PROCLAIMED this 16th day of April, 1984. <br />Mayor Courtney read the following proclamation: <br />The growing congestion <br />Reports of hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries each <br />I <br />By training our boys and <br />m <br />TI- 00 <br />It behooves us a <br />I call <br />' <br />MARY NELSON AND PATRICIA MARR RECOGNIZED. <br />introduced Mary Nelson and Patricia Marr advising that they both work in the Finance <br />Department. Patricia Marr has been employed by the City since June of 1969 and <br />is responsible for input of financial data into the computer, including journal <br />entries and monthly reports and also is responsible for ambulance billings. <br />Nelson has been with the City since July of 1972 and is an accountant and internal <br />auditor. She is responsible for preparation of financial statements for various <br />funds, for payroll and sales tax returns and year end statements. Mr. Bernhardson . <br />commended them for their.dedication and loyal service to the City and presented <br />them with silver pens bearing the City logo. <br />their appreciation and commendations. <br />MINUTES of the Regular Council Meeting of April 2, 1984, and the Special Council <br />Meeting of April 9, 1984, were approved as submitted by motion of Member Schmidt, <br />seconded by Member Turner. <br />Assistant City Manager Bernhardson <br />Mary <br />Members of the Council also extended <br />Ayes: Bredesen,' Richards, Schmidt, Turner, Courtney <br />Motion carried. <br />CONTINUED HEARING OF STORM SEWER IMPROVEMENT NO. P-ST.S.-173 CONDUCTED; PROJECT <br />AUTHORIZED. <br />1984, a public hearing was conducted on a proposed Storm Sewer Improvement <br />No. P-ST.S.-173, for the area of the Edina-Bloomington Border-Highway 100, and <br />that the Council had discussed methods of financing the project. <br />was then continued to this date and staff was instructed to develop a specific <br />proposal using the Chapter 429 method of financing (special assessment based on <br />square feet and type of development) when more facts are known as to what the <br />City of Bloomington is going to do. Mr. Hoffman then reviewed the proposed <br />project, pointing out the areas proposed to be assessed and showing graphics <br />illustrating the existing storm sewer system and proposed storm sewer in the area. <br />He advised that a storm water management plan has been prepared for the area of <br />Bloomington and Edina lying north of 1-494 and between Normandale Boulevard and <br />Xerxes Avenue. <br />concrete pipe-arch along the south city limits from Normandale Boulevard to <br />approximately 2500 feet east to decrease the chances of substantial flooding in <br />the area. The existing ponding area would remain easterly of that point. A <br />revised preliminary cost estimate of the proposed work is $1,435,779.70 which is <br />proposed to be shared equally by Edina and Bloomington, with Edina's share in the <br />Engineer Hoffman recalled that at the Council Meeting of March 19, . <br />The hearing <br />I <br />This plan recommends the construction of a 138" x 88" reinforced