Minutes/Edina City Council/March 20,2007
<br /> Council the Scouts were in attendance working on their Citizenship and Communication
<br /> Merit Badges.
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<br /> RESOLUTION NO. 2007-43 ADOPTED ACCEPTING FEASIBILITY REPORT AND
<br /> ORDERING IMPROVEMENT NO. BA-340 - TODD PARK ROADWAY Affidavits of
<br /> Notice were presented approved and ordered placed on file.
<br /> Engineer Houle disclosed that he was a resident of the Todd Park neighborhood living at
<br /> 4532 Parkside Lane. He introduced Assistant Engineer Sullivan who would make the project
<br /> presentation and answer questions.
<br /> Mr. Sullivan, using graphics and a power point presentation reviewed the proposed
<br /> improvement project including the replacement of curb and gutter, storm sewer improvements,
<br /> total reconstruction of the roadway and utility work where necessary. Mr. Sullivan said the
<br /> proposed improvement would have a total estimated cost of $2,625,000 with funding coming
<br /> from a combination of special assessments, $1,715,000 and the various utility funds, $910,000.
<br /> Council discussion included the need for the improvement, traffic study in the area, proposed
<br /> traffic calming, benefits of improved storm water system, necessary utility improvements, and
<br /> timing of the improvement and construction management of the project within the
<br /> neighborhood.
<br /> Public Comments
<br /> Questions and concerns were voiced by the following residents; Kathy Wasescha, 5348
<br /> Hollywood Road; Virgil Mylan, 5234 Hollywood Road; Joan Scott, 5309 Hollywood Road;
<br /> Caroline Bisson, 5340 Hollywood Road; Donn Sjolander, 4540 Vandervork; Lynn
<br /> Teschendorf, 5305 Hollywood Road; Nancy Hall, 4501 Parkside Lane; Gary Rooney, 5224
<br /> Hollywood Road; Kathleen Carter, 4500 Vandervork; Ian Biss, 4801 Rutledge Avenue; Brad
<br /> Case, 4500 Rutledge Avenue; Tom Prohofsky, 4821 Rutledge Avenue; John Purdum, 4540
<br /> Rutledge Avenue; Katherine Perkins, 483 Rutledge Avenue; Richard Flumerfelt, 5225
<br /> Division Street; and Karl Henkelmann, 4840 Rutledge. The objections and concerns included:
<br /> financial hardship on residents caused by special assessments, opposition to curb and gutter
<br /> and sidewalk, objections to methodology of survey regarding sidewalk, what method would
<br /> be employed to calculate assessments, concerns for pedestrian safety especially near
<br /> proposed traffic calming bump outs, request for a STOP sign on Division Street, request to
<br /> bury utility cables when project completed, residents will not be able to get riding lawn
<br /> mower over curb, placement of sewer grates, roadway alignment, and need to improve
<br /> drainage in area.
<br /> Member Housh made a motion, seconded by Member Swenson to close the public
<br /> hearing.
<br /> Ayes: Bennett, Housh, Masica,Swenson, Hovland
<br /> Motion carried.
<br /> Member Housh made a motion introducing Resolution No. 2007-43 accepting the
<br /> feasibility report for Improvement No. BA-340 Todd Park Roadway Improvement,
<br /> ordering the improvement and authorizing the City Engineer to prepare plans and
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