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MINUTES <br />OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE <br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL <br />MAY 2, 1988 <br />152 <br />Answering rollcall were Members Richards, Smith, Turner and Mayor Courtney. <br />MANAGER KENNETH ROSLAND COMMENDED. Mayor Courtney congratulated Manager Kenneth <br />Rosland for 30 years of service to the City of Edina, noting that he began his <br />employment with the City on May 1, 1958 as Playground and Recreation Supervisor. <br />In 1962 he was promoted to the position of Director of Parks and Recreation. <br />interest and leadership in Edina's park system are evident throughout the City, <br />On October 15, 1977 the City Council appointed him to the position of City <br />Manager. <br />the City logo. <br />behalf of the Council, made a special presentation of a mirrored tennis racquet <br />and a "Oh-Thirty" pin. <br />His <br />In appreciation, Mayor Courtney presented him with a silver pen bearing <br />The Council also extended their commendation and Member Smith, on <br />CENTENNIAL UPDATE PRESENTED. Betty Hemstad and Kay Bach, Co-Chairs of the 1988 <br />Centennial, gave an update on Centennial activities. Betty Hemstad reported on <br />the major events that were held in April. <br />the month of May will be the Sports Festival that will include: May 7 - Opening <br />Ceremonies and Track and Field Fun Day; May 14 - Edina Water Show and 3-Man <br />Basketball Tournament; May 14-15 - Junior Tennis Tournament; May.17 and 19 - EGAA <br />Girls Volleyball Championships; May 21 and 22 - Adult Tennis Tournament; May 20, <br />21, 22 - First Soccer Invitational Tournament; May 21 - Super Seniors Day; and May <br />22 - Edina Gymnastics Association Demonstration. Other events will be the <br />Historical Play on May 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 and the Garden Council's Annual <br />Plant Sale on May 5 at Arneson Acres Park. <br />Map which she had designed entitled "Edinastalgia" . <br />Kay Bach said that the main events for <br />Monica Sullivan presented a Centennial <br />TREE CITY USA AWARD PRESENTED. <br />Edina City has been named a Tree City USA. <br />National Arbor Day Foundation, a Nebraska-based organization dedicated to <br />encouraging tree care and tree-planting programs across the country. <br />entering the nationwide program receive the designation upon recommendation by <br />state foresters. <br />that the Centennial Tree, a bicolor oak, will be planted on May 3, 1988 in <br />Wooddale Park in connection with the award and also in observance of Arbor Day. <br />Member Turner announced that the Centennial Tree will be dedicated on Founder's <br />Day, December 12, 1988. <br />CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS ADOPTED. <br />Member Smith to approve and adopt the consent agenda items as presented, with the <br />exception of the removal of item VI1.C. <br />Manager Rosland advised that recently the City of <br />This award and honor comes from The <br />Communities <br />Park Director Robert Kojetin presented the award and announced <br />I Motion was made by Member Turner and seconded by <br />Rollcall : <br />Ayes: Richards, Smith, Turner, Courtney <br />Motion carried. <br />*MINUTES OF SPECIAL AND REGULAR MEETINGS OF APRIL 18. 1988 APPROVED. Motion vas <br />made by Member "tuner and seconded by Member Smith to approve the minutes of the <br />Special and Regular Meetings of April18, 1988. <br />Motion carried on rollcall vote, four ayes. <br />PUBLIC HEARING CONDUCTED: TREE TRIMMING IMPROVEMENT NO. TT-04 AUTHORIZED. <br />Affidavits of notice were presented by Clerk, approved and ordered placed on file. <br />Manager Rosland recalled that in 1984 the City initiated a tree trimming program <br />which divided the City into four trimming areas. <br />year since. The southwest quadrant is the final area for the program and the City <br />is proposing to contract for the trimming of 1,663 trees on the boulevard in an <br />area bounded by County Road 18 on the West, Highway 100 on the East, Highway 62 on <br />the North and the southern City boundary line on the South. <br />approved, it is expected that the project would start in September, 1988 and be <br />completed by April 1989. The cost of the trimming would be assessed against <br />benefited properties. Assessments would be levied late in 1989 and would be due <br />and payable in full in 1990. <br />of the trunk measured 4 1/2 feet up from the ground, then multiplied by cost per <br />inch. <br />in the affected area were notified of the public hearing and were told that if <br />they had trees trimmed within the past 12 months by a private contractor to notify <br />the Forester prior to the-hearing date to have the trees removed from the trimming <br />list. <br />resolution and moved adoption: <br />BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of the City of Edina, Minnesota, that this Council <br />heretofore caused notice of hearing to be duly published and mailed to owners of <br />each parcel within the area proposed to be assessed on the following proposed <br />improvement: <br />One area has been trimmed every <br />If the project is <br />I The cost per tree will be determined by the diameter <br />The estimated cost per tree is between $45.00 and $60.00. Property owners <br />No objection or comment being heard, Member Smith introduced the folloving <br />RESOLUTION 'ORDERING TREE TRIMMING IMPROVEMENT NO. TT-04 <br />TReE TRIPMING IMPROVEMENT NO. TT-04 IN THE F0I;LOTJING: <br />An area bounded by County Road 18 on the West, Highway 100 on the East, <br />Highway 62 on the North and the southern City boundary line on the South