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214 MINUTES <br />OF THE SPECIAL 3IEETING OF THE <br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL <br />JULY 22, 1985 <br />4:OO P.M. <br />The Edina City Council held a closed meeting regarding potential litigation <br />on July 22, '1985, at 4:OO p.m. <br />Present were Members Bredesen, Kelly, Richards, Turner, and Mayor Courtney. <br />Also present was Kenneth Rosland, City Manager; Gordon Hughes, Assistant City <br />Manager; Craig Larsen, Planner; Thomas Erickson, City Attorney; Marcella Daehn, <br />City Clerk; Ms. Becky Comstock and Mr. James Van Valkenburg. <br />Mr. Rosland explained that the meeting was called to consider the City's <br />position with regard to the proposed Homart Development project in Bloomington. <br />Member Richards asked to be excused because of a possible conflict of interest <br />I <br />and left the meeting. . .. <br />Mr. Hughes and Mr. Erickson explained that Edina must submit written comments <br />suggested various strategies whereby the City of Bloomington may be willing to <br />compromise and reduce the intensity of the project. <br />discussion, the Council Members informally agreed that the City should respond <br />that. the EIS is inadequate with regard to the Bloomington Comprehensive Plan <br />and the traffic studies for the proposed Homart project. <br />. on the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) by July 23, 1985, and <br />Following considerable <br />The meeting adjourned at 5:lO p.m. with no formal action being taken. <br />*lztroll,%. u <br />City Clerk <br />MINUTES <br />OF THE SPECIAL MEETING OF THE <br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL <br />JULY 22, 1985 <br />5:OO P.M. <br />Answering rollcall were Members Bredesen, Kelly, Richards, Turner and Mayor <br />Courtney. <br />FIRE DEPARTMENT ORGANIZATION/PARAMEDIC PROGRAM DISCUSSED; DECISION MADE TO <br />HIRE TWO ADDITIONAL PARAMEDICS. <br />July.15, 1985 the Council had heard presentations regarding the Fire Department <br />organization and the paramedic program made by Robert Buresh, Public Safety <br />Director and Nilliam Feck, Fire Chief. <br />for the paramedic program, also had.addressed the Council and identified the <br />advantages of the City's fire-based paramedic program over EMS services from <br />outside providers and urged that two additional paramedics be added to the <br />program. The Council had informally agreed.to cantinue the matter tio this <br />special. .meeting to have time to assimilate the information presented before <br />taking action. Mr. Rosland reiterated his recommendation that the City hire <br />two additional paramedics to survive the fire-based paramedic program. <br />indicated that there was one additional piece of information regarding Fair- <br />view-Southdale Hospital. They are in the process of changing to a new billing <br />system and when that is functional they will still be willing, even though the <br />City maintains its fire-based paramedics, to do the ambulance billing and <br />collect the monies for EMS services for the City. <br />memorandum has been prepared by Mr. Buresh listing the major issues that support <br />the hiring of two additional paramedics for the Fire Department. <br />support of the recommendation and keeping the City's paramedic program were <br />Bob Solberg, Everett Erickson, doe.Berg, Doug Erickson and an unidentified <br />gentleman. <br />that it is felt a 29.-man department will give the paramedic program stability, <br />and the recommendation is to add two additional paramedics in the next few <br />months. He added that there are several retirements anticipated and the City. <br />would hire paramedics for those replacements, who would also be trained as <br />firefighters. Member Bredesen asked Mr. Rosland if the paramedic program <br />could survive if more of the present firefighters trained to be paramedics <br />without adding the two additional paramedics. <br />there does not seem to be the interest among the firefighters to train as <br />paramedics. <br />in the areas of fire suppression, paramedics and fire prevention and then take <br />Mr. Rosland recalled that at its meeting of <br />Dr. Timothy Crimmins, medical director <br />He <br />. <br />.. I Mr. Rosland noted that a <br />Speaking in <br />In response to a question of Doug Erickson, Mr. Rosland clarif5ed <br />Mr. Rosland said it could but. <br />Member Turner commented that we should establish a service level <br />.