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314 MINUTES <br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL <br />DECEMBER 29, 1988 <br />OF THE SPECIAL YEAR-END MEETING OF THE <br />Mayor Courtney called the meeting to order at 5:OO p.m. <br />Members Kelly, Richards, Smith, Turner and Mayor Courtney. <br />EDINA HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS' TENNIS AND SWIMMING TEAMS COMMENDED. <br />presented resolutions of commendation to the Edina High School Girls' Tennis and <br />Swimming Teams for recent accomplishments in winning state championships. The <br />resolution were unanimously adopted. <br />Answering rollcall were <br />i <br />Mayor Courtney <br />I LETTER OF RESIGNATION FROM MEMBER RICHARDS ACKNOWLEDGED. <br />following letter of resignation dated December 29, 1988 from Member Richards: <br />Mayor Courtney read the <br />"Dear Mayor & Council Members: <br />Effective 6:30 PM, January 9, 1989, I resign my position as Council Member <br />of the City of Edina. <br />Sincerely, <br />Frederick S . Richards <br />Council Member" <br />CONTRACT APPROVED BETWEEN CITY AND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 273 FOR SENIOR <br />CENTER. <br />Senior Center had been approved by the Board of Education of Independent School <br />District 273 on December 23, 1988. <br />CDBG requirements and regulations are followed by the School District and its <br />contractor. <br />required for the Senior Center. The awarded contract was $129,533 or <br />approximately $14,533 over the cost estimate. <br />available in Year XIV to cover the extra cost without affecting other projects. <br />The extra funding will come from uncommitted funds in the Year XIV Assistance to <br />Low and Moderate Income Housing Project. Staff would recommend that the Council <br />approve the contract. <br />adoption: <br />BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Edina, Minnesota, that the <br />contract presented at the special meeting of December 29, 1988, between the City <br />and Independent School District No. 273 for the Edina Senior Center be and is <br />hereby approved; <br />BE IT rmRTHEB RESOLVED that the Mayor and Clerk are hereby directed and authorized <br />to execute the contract on behalf of the City. <br />Motion for adoption of the resolution was seconded by Member Turner. <br />Assistant Manager Hughes explained that the contract concerning the Edina <br />The purpose of the agreement is to assure that <br />At the same time a contract had been awarded for the improvements <br />There is adequate CDBG funding <br />Member Smith introduced the following resolution and moved <br />RESOLUTION APPROVING CONTRACT FOR EDINA SENIOR CENTER <br />C' Rollcall : <br />Ayes: Kelly, Richards, Smith, Turner, Courtney <br />Resolution adopted. <br />MEMBER TURNER EXPRESSES APPRECIATION FOR HAVING SERVED ON COUNCIL. Member Turner <br />expressed her thanks and appreciation for having had the privilege and pleasure of <br />working with the Council Members and Mayor. <br />to the City, the hard work, and objectivity of the Council Members and that she <br />was proud to have worked with them. <br />of the Council in the future and knows that the tough decisions will be made with <br />thoughtfulness and care about the City. <br />team for their patient support as well as commitment to the citizens of Edina. <br />She commented that staff is fantastic and highly skilled at running an efficient <br />City, but are also responsive to change and to the concerns of the citizens. <br />extended her best wishes to all and said she would miss everyone. <br />She said she admired the commitment <br />She added that she will be watching actions <br />Member Turner also thanked the management <br />She <br />INTERVIEWS FOR COUNCIL CANDIDATES SCHEDULED FOR 12/30/88. Mayor-Elect Richards <br />reminded the Council that interviews for Council candidates will begin at 8:30 <br />a.m. on December 30, in the Council Room with the meeting open to the public. <br />Council Members, including Mayor Courtney and Member Turner, and Member <br />Elect-Paulus were sent a packet of materials including a letter to prospective <br />Council Members and a list of questions to be asked of each candidate. <br />Mayor-Elect Richards explained that the questions are to help with the <br />interviewing process but should not preclude any further questions of individual <br />Council Members. <br />special meeting prior to January 9 to discuss the Council appointment. <br />informally agreed that this would be determined following the close of the <br />interviews and public notice could be given by posting. <br />The <br />Some discussion ensued regarding whether or not to hold a <br />It was <br />MAYOR COURTNEY AND MEMBER TURNER COMMENDED FOR YEARS OF SERVICE. <br />Richards commented that it is difficult to see people go that you have known and <br />worked with for a long period of time. <br />Member Turner for the extraordinary dedicated public service they have exhibited <br />to the City. <br />in and that they will be missed dearly. <br />best. <br />Mayor-Elect <br />_- He commended both Mayor Courtney and <br />He added that this is something we all can feel very proud to share <br />He said he wished them both the very