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MINUTES <br />OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE <br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL <br />DECEMBER 5, 1988 <br />349 <br />Answering rollcall were Members Kelly, Smith, Turner and Mayor Courtney. <br />CENTENNIAL UPDATE PRESENTED. Betty Hemstad, Co-Chair of the 1988 Centennial, <br />commented that the Centennial Year was coming to a close and expressed thanks on <br />behalf of herself and Kay Bach, Co-Chair, for the opportunity to serve the City. <br />She said that a lot of citizens had worked on the Centennial and that there is a <br />stronger feeling of community now than before the Centennial Year. <br />for November was the Edina Centennial Interfaith Celebration of Thanksgiving and <br />Community on November 20 held at the Edina Community Center. <br />of the churches held Centennial celebrations of their own. <br />the Founders' Day program to be held on December 12 at City Hall. <br />service will hand cancel mail using a Centennial cancellation from noon to 5 p.m. <br />and the evening program is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. <br />District will be celebrating by serving Centennial birthday cake to all school <br />children. <br />at the evening program. <br />Edinborough Park in appreciation for all the volunteers who worked on the <br />Centennial events. She said that Centennial memorabilia will be sold at The <br />Galleria the weekend of December 10-11 and suggested memorabilia items for <br />Christmas gifts. <br />1989. With donations still coming in, together with the donation from the Rotary <br />of $25,000, it is hoped that over $200,000 will be collected for the lasting <br />memorial. Following the Centennial report, the Council Members thanked Co-Chairs <br />Hemstad and Bach for their extraordinary efforts for the Centennial. <br />The main event <br />On November 13 some <br />Kay Bach elaborated on <br />The postal <br />During the day the School <br />Also, the Centennial tree that was planted last May will be dedicated <br />On December 30 a grand finale party is planned at <br />A financial report is expected to be completed during March, <br />JIM SINGLETON COMMENDED ON RECEIVING AWARD OF MERIT. <br />Jim Singleton, Edina Paramedic/Firefighter, was appointed to the Fire Department <br />on December 6, 1976 and was promoted to Paramedic on December 5, 1980. During <br />this past month he received an "Award of Merit" at the Fifth Annual Public Safety <br />Awards Dinner. This award was presented for his dedication and initiative in the <br />development and implementation of the first State of Minnesota Emergency Medical <br />Services Peer Counseling Program to deal with critical stress, debriefing, <br />training and guidance. <br />emergency medical service personnel to help themselves recognize and resolve their <br />personal or work related problems. <br />his dedicated service to the City and presented him with a silver pen bearing the <br />Edina logo. <br />CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS ADOPTED. Motion was made by Member Smith and was seconded by <br />Member Turner to approve and adopt the consent agenda items as presented, with the <br />exception of the removal of item VII1.D. <br />Rollcall : <br />Ayes: Kelly, Smith,. Turner, Courtney <br />Motion carried. <br />Manager Rosland advised that <br />The existence of a peer counseling program encourages <br />Manager Rosland commended Mr. Singleton for <br />Members of the Council also expressed their appreciation to him. <br />*MINUTES OF JOINT COUNCIL/HRA MEETING AND REGULAR MEETING OF SEPTEMBER 12. 1988 <br />APPROVED. Motion was made by Member Smith and was seconded by Member Turner to <br />approve the minutes of the Joint Council/HRA Meeting and Regular Meeting of <br />September 12, 1988. <br />Motion carried on rollcall vote, four ayes. <br />ACTION ON PRELIMINARY PLAT APPROVAL FOR IRWIN FIRST ADDITION DELAYED UNTIL AFTER <br />ITEM 1II.D ON AGENDA. <br />ordered placed on file. Planner Craig Larsen recalled that the request for <br />preliminary plat approval for Irwin First Addition was continued at the Council <br />Meeting of November 21, 1988 to allow the proponent time to provide further <br />information on questions that had been raised at the public hearing. <br />property is located on the east side of Valley View Road between Moccasin Valley <br />Road and Bror Road. He advised that the proponent has submitted a site plan for <br />Council's review showing the proposed location of driveways, pads for the proposed <br />homes, and drainage. At the last meeting there was some discussion about sharing <br />a common driveway. <br />have been moved to the south side of the lots to create the maximum distance from <br />the interesection of Valley View Road and Dakota Trail. The plan also illustrates <br />the proposed ultimate drainage pattern for the development which has been reviewed <br />by and is acceptable to the City Engineer. <br />asked the staff to review the sizes of the lots in the surrounding vicinity that <br />were used for comparision purposes. <br />Valley View Road were somewhat over 20,000 square feet in area; the average size <br />for all the lots surveyed is somewhat over 22,000 square feet. The proposed new <br />lots would be in excess of 13,000 square feet. <br />staff's opinion, and reinforced by the recommendation of the Community Development <br />and Planning Commission, these lots compare very favorably on lot width and that <br />the size of many of the unusually shaped lots in the vicinity is gained by the <br />extra depth that many of them possess. <br />reason for staff's recommending approval for lots that are significantly smaller <br />Affidavits of Notice were presented by Clerk, approved and <br />The subject <br />At staff's suggestion the driveways have been separated and <br />At the last meeting the Council had <br />The average size of the lots used along <br />Planner Larsen said that in <br />Planner Larsen concluded that that was the