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MINUTES <br />OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE <br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL <br />MAY 7, 1984 <br />35 <br />Answering rollcall were Members Bredesen, Richards, Schmidt, Turner and Mayor <br />Courtney. <br />OFFICER MICHAEL LUTZ COMMENDED. Mr. Rosland introduced Officer Michael Lutz <br />pointing out that he began working with the City of Edina in 1973. Mr. Rosland <br />also advised that Officer Lutz has 37 Letters of Commendation from citizens <br />in his personnel file, along with eleven citations for meritorious service from <br />police supervisors. He stressed that Officer Lutz has been. instrumental in the <br />revival of the Edina Police Reserve Program by serving as a volunteer coordinator <br />of the program. Mr. Rosland further added that Officer Lutz has been a dedicated, <br />dependable employee who has set an excellent example for his peers and younger <br />officers, and he commended him for his dedication and loyal service to the City <br />by presenting him with a silver pen bearing the City logo. <br />also extended their appreciation and thanks. <br />Members of'the Council <br />MINUTES of the Regular Council Meeting of April 16, 1984, and the Special Council <br />Meeting of April 23, 1984, were approved as submitted by motion of Member Turner, <br />seconded by Member Schmidt. <br />Ayes: Bredesen, Richards, Schmidt, Turner, Courtney <br />Motion carried. <br />PUBLIC HEARING CONDUCTED/TREE TRIMMING IMPROVklMENT NO. TT-02 AUTHORIZED. Affidavits <br />of Notice were presented by Acting Clerk, approved as to form and ordered placed on <br />file. Mr. Rosland explained to Council the proposed tree trimming project noting <br />there are 863 trees to be trimmed in Edina, 219 trees of which are considered 12" <br />and under, and 644 trees which are 12" and over. He stated the cost of trimming the <br />trees under 12" would be $30 per tree, trees over 12" would be $55 per tree, with an <br />average figure of $48. Mr. Rosland indicated several residents have written letters <br />pointing out they have had their trees trimmed recenkly, and he noted the City will <br />call attention to these cases by having the Forester Yeview them and adjust them <br />accordingly. Mr. Rosland was asked to reiterate what constitutes a boulevard, and he <br />explained that a typical street has a 60-foot right-of-way, with approximately a 30-foot <br />travelled portion curb-to-curb, and the 14 feet remaining on each side of the curb <br />line would be considered boulevard. <br />the responsibility of the City. Member Bredesen questioned if only elm trees were <br />included in the trimming project. <br />the project would include trimming all species of trees. <br />expressed that he understood oak trees should only be trimmed in the wintertime. <br />Mr. Kojetin confirmed that would be the City's intended time for trimming oaks. <br />Zierman also voiced concern as one of his trees was recently trimmed, and Mr. Kojetin <br />mentioned that the forester would investigate the matter. <br />Place, <br />at it. Bill South, 5325 0aklawn;informed Council of a tree damaged on his property <br />by a storm three years ago and asked that the forester look at it also. No further <br />comments being heard, Member Bredesen offered the following resolution and moved its <br />adoption: <br />RESOLUTION ORDERING TREE TRIMMING IMPROVEMENT NO. TT-02 <br />BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of the City of Edina, Minnesota, that this Council <br />heretofore caused notice of hearing to be duly published and mailed to owners of <br />each parcel within the area proposed to be.assessed on the following proposed <br />improvement: i <br />Trees that are situated on these boulevards are <br />Director of Parks and Recreation, Kojetin, clarified <br />Walt Zierman, 5657 Woodcrest, <br />Mr. <br />John Warner, 5038 Bruce <br />stated he had a tree that was ready to die and requested the forester look <br />. <br />TREE TRIMMING IMPROVEMENT NO. TT-02 IN THE FOLLOWING: <br />Area bounded by Highway 100 on the West, 50th Street on the North, eastern b <br />City boundary line on the East and the'southern City boundary.line on the <br />South <br />and at the hearing held at the time and place specified in said notice, the Council <br />has duly considered the views of all persons interested, and being fully advised of <br />the pertinent facts, does hereby determine to proceed with said improvement including <br />all proceedings which may be necessary in eminent domain for the acquisition of <br />necessary easements and rights for completion of such improvement; that said improve- <br />ment is hereby designated and shall be referred to in all subsequent proceedings as <br />TREE TRIMMING IMPROVEMENT NO..TT-02 and the project is proposed to be assessed <br />against properties having one or more boulevard trees, <br />Motion for adoption of the-Resolut.ion was seconded by Member Schmidt. <br />Rollcall: Bredesen, Richards, Schmidt, Turner, Courtney <br />Resolution adopted. <br />ORNAMENTAL STREET LIGHTING IMPROVEMENT N0.L-25 AUTHORIZED ON 100% PETITION. Mr. <br />Hoffman indicated that a petition for an ornamental street light had been received for <br />6208, 6209, 6216 and 6217-Parnell Avenue and that said petition also requested the <br />Council to assess the entire cost against the property owners. Mr. Hoffman presented