<br />OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE
<br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL
<br />MAY 7, 1984
<br />Answering rollcall were Members Bredesen, Richards, Schmidt, Turner and Mayor
<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 />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 />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 />John Warner, 5038 Bruce
<br />stated he had a tree that was ready to die and requested the forester look
<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 />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