Here is City of Fridley video of the presentations to Fridley City Manager William Burns from officials and residents that opened the Fridley City Council meeting on Dec. 10, 2012.
Some who couldn't be there but sent letters read by Mayor Scott Lund included U.S. Sens. Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar and U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison.
Dr. Burns' own remarks begin at the 37:30 mark of the video.
An open house before the council meeting was an informal chance for people to with wish Burns well.