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IO4 MINTJTES <br />OF THE SPECIAL MEETING OF Tm <br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL <br />JULY 23, 1984 <br />Answering rollcall were Members Bredesen, Richards, Schmidt, Turner and Mayor <br />Courtney. <br />HENNEPIN COUNTY COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY DISCUSSED; RESOLUTION OF RECOMMENDATION <br />ADOPTED. <br />at its June 5, 1984 meeting, passed a resolution indicating its intent to designate <br />a Community Action Agency for suburban and rural Hennepin County. <br />County, except for that portion in the city of Minneapolis, is proposed to be <br />included in the area served by the Agency. <br />officials will be received through August 14, 1984. Proposed functzons of-the .. <br />Agency will be: a) planning an effective Community Action program, b) research <br />into the problems and causes of poverty, c) development of specific projects and <br />programs to address these problems and causes, d) establishment of priorities, <br />e) encourage and provide technical assistance, f) establish effective means for <br />poor people to influence and participate in programs, and g) develop public/private <br />efforts. <br />and moved its adoption: <br />WHEREAS, the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners at its June 5, 1984, meeting <br />Member Turner recalled that the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners - <br />All of Hennepin I Comment from the public and municipal <br />Following discussion, Member Schmidt introduced the following resolution <br />RESOLUTION <br />passed a resolution indicating its intent to designate a.CoEnunity-Action Agency <br />for suburban and rural Hennepin County; and <br />WHEREAS, the proposed Community Action Agency shall be a private, non-profit <br />corporation with one Board of Directors which shall be both a governing and admini- <br />strative Board; and <br />WHEREAS, the Board of Directors shall consist of 27 members: a) Nine elected <br />officials, .b) Nine private sector representatives, and c) Nine low-incqme persons; <br />and <br />WHEREAS, the proposed Hennepin County Community Action Agency shall have within <br />the scope of its authority and activities the following functions: <br />I <br />I <br />1 <br />a) planning an effective Community Action program <br />b) research into the problems and causes of poverty <br />c) development of specific projects and programs to address these problems <br />d) establish effective means for poor people to influence and participate in the <br />implement of programs <br />e) develop public/private efforts and ventures which will have the effect of <br />leveraging private resources and stimulating investments which will measurable <br />increase employment and reduce poverty; and <br />I <br />WHEREAS, the functions of the proposed Community Action Agency are similar to the <br />functions of the Suburban Human Services Councils; thus, to create a Community <br />Action Agency in the form of a separate, non-profit organization would duplicate <br />an existing service delivery/planning organization; and <br />WHEREAS, the potential revenues, estimated at between $80,000 and $250,000 annually, <br />would be significantly reduced by administrative expenses of a new Community Action <br />Agency; and <br />WHEREAS, the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners seeks comments from suburban <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Edina City Council at its July 23, 1984, <br />meeting, makes the following recommendations: <br />Hennepiri County municipalities; -- <br />a) the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners seeks variances from State and <br />Federal agencies in order to designate the Suburban Human Services Copncils <br />as the Community Action Agency to serve the suburban Hennepin County low- <br />income population; or <br />b) seeks to realign the*Board of Directors of the existing Suburban Hennepin <br />County Human Services Councils to comply with the State and Federal regulations, <br />requiring the representation of low-income persons on said Board, and thereby <br />bringing the existing Human Services Councils Boards into compliance w&th the <br />State and Federal regulations to serve as a Community Action Agency. I Motion for adoption of the resolution was seconded by Member Turner. <br />Rollcall : <br />. Resolution adopted. <br />Ayes: Bredesen, Richards, Schmidt, Turner, Courtney <br />FUNDS AUTHORIZED FOR TREE REMOVAL. <br />increased considerably this summer in all communities and that currently there are <br />393 condemned trees in the City, of which 160 are on public land and 233 are on <br />private property: <br />additional funds, up to $10,000.00 for tree removal by private contract. <br />Schmidt's motion was seconded by Member Turner authorizing additional funds, up to <br />$10,000.00 for tree removal. <br />Mr. Rosland advised the Dutch Elm disease has <br />He recommended that the Council authorize expenditure of - <br />Member <br />Ayes: Bredesen, Richards, Schmidt, Turner, Courtney <br />Motion carried.