Please, please, PLEASE do something to manage the taking down of old growth trees for development. We are not only losing trees to dutch elm, but many types of trees that were planted 50+ years ago have lifespans of 50+ years so we are also losing trees due to age. At least have a canopy requirement for replacement plantings. The vast majority of plantings after tear downs are ornamentals….the look and feel of our city will quite different with the beautiful old growth trees being replaced by ornamentals!
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Next Century Cities is an organization for cities seeking to provide 1 gigabit municipal broadband. Is this something Edina is able to do? Would there be community support for it? Can Edina provide a service that scales with available technology faster than monopolistic industry can?
I am curious if I did a solar seminar if anyone in Edina would have any interest, I usually discuss rooftop solar, community solar options, and the global impact of our current energy mix vs. clean energy?
There is some space available next to the sand pit where a little house could go. I was at a playground recently with a playhouse and the kids loved it! I think it would make a good addition to the Pamela park playground. It could be a huge hit with the younger kids. It's very safe and can be built to last forever with the same type of materials as the rest of the playground.
Alternatively possibly some permanent sand toys in the pit could be fun.
There is already a pond nearby so a wetland area (some cattails and grasses etc) would fit in nicely. Alternatively could make it into a rain garden. I am a big fan of the work that has gone into Pamela Park! Love the path and hope it connects in a loop soon. Also the soccer fields that will not flood are brilliant, though I do see a lot of soccer balls end up in the small pond that has been created and the pond is drying up and is mud now and a bit stinky. This problem would be solved with a wetland or rain garden.
Light Rail transportation has many benefits from bringing in new revenue, lowering our environmental footprint, and making our community more accessible to all residents. Modernize Edina's transportation system by adding an Edina Light Rail stop.
I think we hold out, till bus station is available for a connected project, and Edina gets the chance to create a unified idea.
May Bike safety month. how about focusing on the safety of the bikes themselves - namely bike theft and secu bike racks. First. identify all the bike racks in the city. Second, look for bikes unlocked or locked to trees or signs, noting if there is an available space in a rnearby bike racks. Of course there are signs directing people to parking ramps, but not bike racks. Then analyze the pattern of bike thefts in the city, looking for patterns. All things police could do on their rounds, and could be done any time during the summer.
May Bike Safety Month - the safety of bikes.
Please switch the title and the description, as what I wrote ended up in the title due to a glitch in your system. I don't want to retype a long idea and see no way to copy paste the switch myself.
When the new Edina Vision is approved, the tagline should agree with it.
Noise is a significant stressor and has been implicated in implicated in the development of disorders of the cardiovascular system, sleep, learning, memory, motivation, problem-solving, aggression, and annoyance. It has also been shown to impair immune function. Airport noise is a chronic problem and appears to differ in different parts of Edina. While much has been done to prevent the implementation of RNAV procedures that would spare the northern-most parts of the city from airport noise, little attention seems to have been paid to areas near and south of the Crosstown, where airport noise has become increasingly problematic since the Delta takeover of Northwest. Delta is the world's largest operator of MD80s, which are much more noisy than other (newer) aircraft. How about some input from the entire city in the airport noise discussion?