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MINUTES <br /> OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE <br /> EDINA CITY COUNCIL <br /> HELD AT CITY HALL <br /> FEBRUARY 3, 2009 <br /> 7:06 P.M. <br /> ROLLCALL Answering rollcall were Members Bennett, Brindle, Housh, Swenson and Mayor <br /> Hovland. <br /> CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS APPROVED Motion made by Member Brindle and seconded by <br /> Member Housh approving the Council Consent Agenda with the exception of Item V.D.2., <br /> Set Hearing Dates for Planning Items, Conditional Use Permit, Edina School District, 5701 <br /> Normandale Road, Construct New Maintenance Building. <br /> Rollcall: <br /> Ayes: Bennett, Brindle, Housh, Swenson, Hovland <br /> Motion carried. <br /> *MINUTES - REGULAR MEETING OF JANUARY 20, 2009, AND TOWN HALL MEETING OF <br /> JANUARY 27, 2009, APPROVED Motion made by Member Brindle and seconded by <br /> Member Housh approving the minutes of the Regular Meeting of January 20, 2009, and <br /> Town Hall Meeting of January 27, 2009. <br /> Motion carried on rollcall vote —five ayes. <br /> RESOLUTION NO. 2008-18 ADOPTED ORDERING IMPROVEMENT NO. S-101 — FRANCE <br /> AVENUE SOUTH SIDEWALK Affidavits of Notice presented and ordered placed on file. <br /> Assistant Engineer Presentation <br /> Assistant Engineer Sullivan presented Public Improvement No. S-101, a petitioned request to <br /> install a sidewalk on the west side of France Avenue from 48th Street to Sunnyside Road. He <br /> stated a petition containing 43 residents' signatures (40 residents not living adjacent to the project) <br /> had been received. Mr. Sullivan said following a public informational meeting, another petition was <br /> received from 44 residents, of whom 14 were abutting property owners, not in favor of the <br /> sidewalk. Mr. Sullivan presented details of the project, noting it would complete a missing <br /> segment of sidewalk that had been identified in the Comprehensive Plan update. He advised that <br /> questions raised during the public informational meetings dealt with snow removal and storage, <br /> the number of trees to be removed, fences, retaining walls, landscaping, and the number of utility <br /> poles that would be relocated to fit the sidewalk in the limited amount of right-of-way. Mr. Sullivan <br /> stated temporary construction easements would be needed toward the south end of the project to <br /> construct the retaining wall. He displayed pictures of the project area including the wood fence <br /> and volunteer trees in the 4700 block of France Avenue. Mr. Sullivan presented the cost <br /> breakdown for this $300,000 project and said the financing would come from the City's MSA <br /> funds. <br /> Mr. Sullivan answered the Council's questions: explaining snow would be hauled from this site <br /> because there was not adequate right-of-way for snow storage, noting most of the wooden fence <br /> in the 4700 block would not be impacted, that a three to four lot section would require guardrail <br /> replacement, the City would be obligated to maintain fencing located on City easements, the <br /> retaining wall/fence combination would be designed to absorb energy to provide backyard safety, <br /> and the new fence would be located on top of a three to four foot retaining wall. It was noted that <br /> any residents could submit a petition it they felt a need existed within the City of Edina. City <br /> Engineer/Public Works Director Houle advised that in 2003, the City did a study of MSA sidewalks <br /> to identify missing links but the subject section of France Avenue was not caught. However, when <br /> the Comprehensive Plan was updated, the segment was added. Mr. Houle said the City did not <br /> have a priority list of MSA sidewalks, but staff typically initiated sidewalk projects in conjunction <br /> with road reconstruction projects. Mr. Houle explained that Edina received $1.1 million of State <br /> Page 1 <br />