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225 <br />MINUTES <br />OF THE SPECIAL MEETING OF THE <br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL <br />7:OO P.M. <br />AUGUST 12, 1985 <br />Answering rollcall were Members Bredesen, Kelly, Richards, Turner and Mayor <br />Courtney. <br />STRATEGIC PLAN - KEY ISSUES AND SHORT TERM OBJECTIVES FOR 1986 DISCUSSED. Mayor <br />Courtney stated that Member Turner would act as chair for the Strategic Plan <br />workshop portion of the meeting. Member Turner then stated the purpose-of the <br />workshop and that a team approach method would be used. <br />term objectives for 1985 and the Mission Statement which had been developed during <br />1984. The Council Members then identified current trends observed in the community <br />and elsewhere that affect the City of Edina. <br />external and internal, and both negative and positive trends were noted. <br />step was to draft a list of key issues which were as follows: <br />1) Need to strengthen management capability. <br />2) Continue and strengthen long range planning/budgeting process. <br />3) Develop involvement by broader range of people in community. <br />4) Defining role of Council. <br />5) Defining extent of City government support of development/housing. <br />6) Should we attempt to direct/redirect what community wants to be. <br />7) Need to respond to impact of other communities' actions. <br />8) What are the services and level of service we should provide - how to finance <br />and definition of service level. <br />The Council Members agreed to continue the discussion at the September 9, 1985 <br />regular meeting. No formal action was taken. <br />She reviewed the short <br />These trends were catagorized as <br />The next <br />BID AWARDED FOR IMPROVEMENT NO. BA-262 (BRIDGE REPLACEMENT AND BITUMINOUS STREET <br />SURFACING FOR W. 44TH STREET. Mr. Rosland presented tabluation of bids for Improve- <br />ment No. BA-262, Bridge Replacement and Bituminous Street Surfacing with Concrete <br />Curb & Gutter, W. 44th Street from So0 Line R.R. Bridge to 724' East, showing <br />C. S. McCrossan Construction, Inc. at $281,677.88; D. H. Blattner & Sons, Inc. at <br />$287,748.75; Richard Knutson, Inc. at $288,179.30; Progressive Contractors, Inc. <br />at $340,184.85; and Cy Con, Inc. at $395,795.00. Member Bredesen's motion was . <br />seconded by Member Kelly for award of bid for Improvement No; BA-262 to recommended <br />low bidder, C. S. McCrossan Construction, Inc. at $281,677.88. <br />Ayes: Bredesen, Kelly, Richards, Turner, Courtney <br />Motion carried. <br />Mayor Courtney declared the meeting adjourned at 9:15 p.m. <br />%&%-M <br />City Clerk