<br />OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE
<br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL
<br />OCTOBER 1, 1984
<br />lcall were Members Bredesen, Richards, Schmidt, Turner ant
<br />EDINA'S YEAR OF THE SCHOOL PROCLAIMED BY MAYOR.
<br />following proclamation which was unanimously approved:
<br />Mayor Courtney presented the
<br />WHEREAS, Edina Public Schools' lifelong education responsibility will become
<br />increasingly important as our society moves into an information age and desires job
<br />retraining and early childhood and family education; and
<br />WHEREAS, the public schools of Edina have long been seen as community resources,
<br />centers for intellectual, physical, social and emotional fulfillment of community
<br />residents; and
<br />WHEREAS, public schools in Edina are committed to providing outstanding educational
<br />opportunity for all learners, regardless of sex, race, religion, or economic status;
<br />WHEREAS, Edina Public Schools are responsive to recent calls for self-examination
<br />and evaluation'and, are making changes for improvement; and
<br />WHEREAS, the Edina Public Schools have encouraged and fostered public involvement
<br />and direction through many vehicles; and
<br />WHEREAS, personnel staffing Edina Public Schools have shown,.over the years, con-
<br />sistent and unwavering devotion to meeting the varying needs of individual learners;
<br />WHEREAS, the Edina Public Schools contribute significantly to the quality of life
<br />in our City; and
<br />WHEREAS, the Edina Public Schools have been recognized nationally as outstanding;
<br />NOW, THEREFOREy I, C. WAYNE COURTNEY, Mayor of the City of Edina, do hereby proclaim
<br />1984-85 to be
<br />PROCLAIMED this 1st day of October, 1984.
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<br />EDINA'S YEAR OF THE SCHOOL
<br />JERRY DALEN COMMENDED.
<br />as Finance Director-Treasurer for the City.
<br />the City in the Fall of 1955 and that he is has been the key person in keeping the
<br />City in good financial status,
<br />in serving the City and presented him with a silver pen bearing the City logo.
<br />Council Members joined in expressing their appreciation for his excellent work.
<br />Mr. Rosland asked Jerry Dalen to come forward to be introduced
<br />He advised that Mr. Dalen started with
<br />Mr. Rosland commended him for his duty and dedication
<br />MINUTES of the Regular Meetings of August 6 and August 20, 1984, and of the Special
<br />Meeting of August 20, 1984, were approved as submitted by motion of Member Schmidt,
<br />seconded by Member Turner.
<br />Ayes: Bredesen, Richards, Schmidt, Turner, Courtney
<br />Motion carried.
<br />PUBLIC HEARINGS CONDUCTED ON SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS (BA-259 AND TT-84).
<br />Notice were presented by Clerk, approved as to form and ordered placed on file. Due
<br />notice having been given, public hearings were conducted and action taken as herein-
<br />after rec-orded on the following proposed assessments:
<br />Affidavits of
<br />1. STREET IMPROVEMENT NO. BA-259
<br />Location: Vernon Avenue from Gleason Road to Lincoln Drive; Lincoln Drive from
<br />Vernon Avenue to Londonderry Drive
<br />Engineer. Hoffman recalled the the public hearing on special assessment for Street
<br />Improvement No. BA-259, Vernon Avenue from Gleason Road to Lincoln Drive; Lincoln
<br />Drive from Vernon Avenue to Londonderry Drive, had been continued by the Council
<br />at their meeting of September 17, 1984, to this date so that the developers of The
<br />Habitat who had appeared in objection to the proposed assessment could prepare and
<br />present a specific proposal as to assessment for the irregular shaped Lots 1, 5, 6
<br />and 14 abutting Lincoln Drive.
<br />assessing lots that do not front on the improved street is to assess against 1/3 of
<br />the proposed footage. -He pointed out that the Council had 'reduced a backyard assess-
<br />ment from 1/3 of the total footage to 1/6 of the total foot'age for the Dewey Hill
<br />Road project.
<br />is that the City would allow access to the Dewey Hill project and no access was
<br />allowed in The Habitat project due to the road configuration.
<br />is some added value as a result of the lmproved roaubay but would recommend the
<br />Council review this as a slightly different situation than normal to decide if the
<br />ratio of assessable footage should be reduced. Rudy Trones, &*developer of The
<br />Habitat, was present and stated their objections to the assessment as proposed for
<br />these reasons: 1) the design of The Habitat projeet is such that no usage of the side
<br />or back yards for acess is permissable as stated in the resolution approving the plat,
<br />and 2) the D.N.R. wetlands on Lot 5 and 6 emcompass 50% of these lots diminishing
<br />usable space and therefore the effective yard footage should be reduced accordingly.
<br />In response to Member Richards as.to a specific proposal for the assessment, Mr. Trones
<br />Mr. Hoffman explained that the City's policy for
<br />The difference between the Dewey Hill Road project and this project
<br />Staff believes there