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85 <br />MINUTES <br />OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE <br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL <br />MARCH 18, 1985 <br />4 0 a3 .c> <br />5 m <br />Answering rollcall were. Members Bredesen, Kelly, Richards, Turner and Mayor <br />Courtney. <br />FLAG CEREMONY CONDUCTED BY CAM? FIRE TROOP NO. 263; CAMP FIRE WEEK PROCLAIMED. <br />Members of Camp Fire Troop No. 263 opened the meeting by presenting the colors <br />and Pledge of Allegiance. <br />then read the following proclamation: <br />WHEREAS, the national Camp Fire organization will be celebrating its 75th <br />birthday on March 17, 1985; and <br />WHEREAS, Camp Fire has chosen to commemorate this significant anniversary in a <br />nationwide celebration of friendship; and <br />WHEREAS, Camp Fire councils offer our young people opportunities to develop <br />important friendships through informal educational programs for youth to age <br />twenty-one; and <br />WHEREAS, as a friend of its community, Camp Fire is concerned with preserving <br />the environment, adapting to social change and the application of democratic <br />standards, as well as a special concern for stimulating and guiding young people; <br />and <br />WHEREAS, in Camp Fire, recognition of accomplishments is combined with the <br />encouragement to use developing skills to carry out that spirit of friendship in <br />service to others in the community; and <br />WHEREAS, Camp Fire is commended for the opportunities for friendship its programs <br />offer young people in the City of Edina and throughout the nation, and for the <br />many services these young people perform for their communities as Camp Fire <br />members ; <br />NOW, THEREFORE, I, C. Wayne Courtney, Mayor of the City of Edina, do hereby <br />proclaim March 17 to March 23, 1985, to be CAMP FIRE BIRTHDAY WEEK and March 23, <br />1985, to be CAMPFIRE FRIENDSHIP DAY in the City of Edina. <br />Mayor Courtney.welcomed the members of the troop and <br />PROCLAMAT ION <br />EMPLOYEE HAROLD SCHWARTZ COMMENDED. Mr. Rosland introduced Harold Schwartz and <br />advised that Mr. Schwartz will be retiring on March 29. <br />became employed in maintenance work in Morningside in 1960 and when Morningside <br />was annexed by Edina in 1966, Mr. Schwartz then continued on as a light equip- <br />ment operator. <br />and was presented with a silver pen bearing the Edina logo. <br />added their thanks and appreciation for his dedication years of service. <br />It was noted that he <br />He was commended for his many years of loyal service to the City <br />Members of the Council <br />MINUTES of the Regular Meetings of February 4 and 25, 1985, were approved as sub- <br />mitted by motion of Member Kelly, seconded by Member Turner. <br />Ayes: Bredesen, Kelly, Richards, Turner, Courtney <br />Motion carried. <br />PUBLIC HEARING CONDUCTED/TREE TRIMMING IMPROVEMENT NO. TT-03 AUTHORIZED. Affidavits <br />of Notice were presented by Clerk, approved as to form and ordered placed on file. <br />Mr. Rosland advised that the City is proposing to contract for the trimming of 1604 <br />trees in an area bounded by Crosstown Highway on the south to the northern boundary <br />line and from Highway 100 on the east to the western boundary line (County Road 1/18). <br />If the project is authorized it will be started this spring. It. is expected that <br />the cost of trimming would be assessed against benefited properties. Assessments <br />would be levied late in 1986 and would be due and payable in full in 1987. <br />and Recreation Director Kojetin explained that in the spring and summer of 1983 <br />the City ordered that a tree inventory be taken which would indicate the boulevard <br />trees which need to be trimmed immediately or within 2-3 years. He pointed out <br />there is approximately 15 feet of boulevard in the front of most homes and trees <br />that are within this 15 foot area are.considered to be a city boulevard tree. <br />Mr. Kojetin noted that a number of telephone calls have been received from re'sfdents <br />who have had their trees trimmed since the survey was taken and that the City <br />Forester has checked those trees and'if trimming is not indicated those trees will <br />be excluded from the project. <br />regarding the proposed tree trimming project have been given to the Council Members. <br />Mr. Kojetin stated that the cost per tree was estimated at approximately $45.00 <br />and that subsequent low bid submitted showed $8.00 for trees 12" and under, and <br />$30.00 for trees over 12". He advised residents who had any questions regarding <br />boulevard trees on their property to call the City offices and their trees would <br />be checked to determine if they should be included in the project. <br />4820 Rolling Green Parkway, stated he objected to the proposed assessment for the <br />project and that he felt the financing of the care of trees in the City should be <br />through the regular budgeting process and the general tax levy. He stated further <br />Park <br />. <br />He also noted that any letters from residents <br />Raymond Clausen,