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64 MINUTES <br />OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE <br />EDIHd CITP COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL <br />OCTOBER 2, 1989 <br />ROLLCALL Answering rollcall were Members Kelly, Paulus, Rice, Smith and Mayor <br />Richards. <br />CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS ADOPTED Motion vas made by Member Kelly and vas seconded by <br />Member Rice to approve and adopt the consent agenda items as presented. <br />Rollcall : <br />Ayes: Kelly, Paulus, Rice, Smith, Richards <br />Motion carried. <br />*HIMUTES OF TBE REGULAR MEETING OF SEPTEMBER 18 AND SPECIAL MEETINGS OF HAY 8, <br />JULY 6 AND AUGUST 21. 1989 APPROVED <br />seconded by Member Rice to approve the Council Minutes of the Regular Meeting of <br />September 18 and Special Meetings of Hay 8, July 6 and August 21, 1989. <br />Motion carried on rollcall vote, five ayes. <br />Motion vas made by Member Kelly and vas <br />PUBLIC HEARING CONDUCTED ON PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX INCREASE AND 1990 BUDGET <br />Affidavits of Notice were presented, approved and ordered placed on file. <br />Pursuant to due notice given, a public hearing was conducted on a proposed <br />increase in property taxes for 1990 and the proposed 1990 Budget for the City of <br />Edina . <br />Mayor Richards informed the audience that the Council has had preliminary meetings <br />concerning the proposed 1990 Budget in which the Council had set certain <br />parameters for staff to consider when submitting the initial budget draft. From <br />those meetings and formal presentations made by various groups the Council asked <br />staff to bring back and submit for the Council's consideration at this hearing, <br />after additional input from the public, a proposed budget to be adopted for 1990. <br />Mayor Richards presented these 1990 Budget highlights: 1) Salaries are proposed to <br />be increased 3%, 2) An increase of approximately $225,000 is proposed for new <br />programs, e.g. $75,000 for comparable worth adjustments, $50,000 for elections, <br />$75,000 for recyling and addition of a drug enforcement officer. <br />would call for an increase of 4.7% over the 1989 Budget. That would amount to an <br />increase of 1/2 of 1% impact on the real estate tax dollar. <br />advised that as mandated by truth in taxation legislation, notice of this hearing <br />was published in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, being the qualifying newspaper with <br />the broadest circulation in the City. <br />Manager Rosland commented that the truth in taxation legislation mandates cities <br />to hold public hearings on proposed property tax increases and 1990 budgets as the <br />outcome of the state government supporting so many communities to a great extent <br />with local government aid dollars. The City of Edina presently receives and was <br />proposed to receive $572,000 for 1990. <br />would take that aid from the City and give it to the School District so that in <br />essence the affect on Edina's taxpayer would be a wash. <br />the state to give tax relief to many cities; unfortunately, Edina is not <br />considered to need any form of tax relief. <br />come from western Hennepin County suburbs, $56 million from the metro area, and <br />approximately $7 million would come from outstate. <br />great tax relief going on in outstate Minnesota and in other communities. Though <br />the current tax bill probably is not good for Edina, the direction to get local <br />governments and counties out of state aids is an appropriate one. If the aids to <br />be given to the school districts is on a per capita formula, Edina will be better <br />off in the long run. <br />. <br />I <br />Total budget <br />Mayor Richards. <br />The tax bill passed in the special session <br />There is a big push for <br />Manager Rosland pointed out that the <br />. present tax bill provides for a $66 million increase. Of this, $35 million would <br />The down side is that there is <br />I