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<br />MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE EDINA
<br />VILLAGE COUNCIL, HELD MONDAY , OCTOBER 14,
<br />1957, AT 7:30 P.M., AT THE EDINA VILLAGE HALL.
<br />Rollcall was answered by members Bank9 Dickson, Fronk, Tupa and Bredesen.
<br />Minutes of the Regular Meeting of September 23, 1957, and the adjourned portion
<br />thereof held September 30, 1957, were approved, by Motion Fronk, Seconded by
<br />Dickson and carried.
<br />SERGEANT HENRY I"BOBLESK1 was presented with a certificate of graduation from
<br />a course in Eire . Administration.
<br />PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED OPENING, GRADING, GRAVELING AND OILING OF SHANNON
<br />DRIVE THROUGH FJELDHEIN PROPERTY TO DEWEY HILL ROAD.
<br />of "Notice of Hearing" in Edina-Morningside Courier October 3 and 10, 1957, was
<br />Affidavit of Publication
<br />presented, approved as to form and ordered placed on file.
<br />as prepared before the taking of bids this morning, was read at $10,380.00,
<br />for 38-30 per Assessable Foot. Manager Hyde told the audience that the only
<br />bid received this morning was in the amount of $6,492.00, which would reduce
<br />the cost considerably.
<br />(the only owners to be assessed for the project), objected to the proposed
<br />assessment on the grounds of (1) Cost*
<br />Manager the FjeJ'dheims had expected to pay some $3,500 to $4,000, at an
<br />estimated rate of $6.00 "per foot". It was evident that there had been a
<br />misunderstanding, here, the Fjeldheims believing the cost estimate to be on
<br />a =per lineal footrR basis, whereas Mr. Hyde was talking '*per front foot".
<br />(2) Benefits. hlr. Nelson told the Council that, because the petition for the
<br />improvement had been signed by property owners in Prospect Hills, who wish to
<br />. use the road as ingress to their properties, some of the cost should be borne
<br />by these people. The Council explained that the policy of assessing the cost
<br />of opening a road against the abutting properties only has been of long standing
<br />and can hardly be changed at this time.
<br />secured the deed for the right-of-way in connection with a drainage problem; and
<br />that it was definitely understood at the time the deed was tendered that this
<br />street should go through. The Fjeldheims disputed this, stating it was their
<br />understanding that the road should be put through at" such time as they wished;
<br />that because they are not sure they can sell their lots they do not want the
<br />road at this time; that they feel the Village should secure additional bids
<br />if it does determine that the road must go in.
<br />ordinarily the developer's responsibility to grade and gravel his roads; that,
<br />if the matter is handled in this mabber the Fjeldheims would have to deal
<br />directly with a grading contractor and pay when work was completed, instead of
<br />enjoying assessment privilege. The Fjeldheims remained adamant, however,
<br />stating they would prefer this latter method; and Fronk moved that project be
<br />the agreement about which 1.k. Hyde spoke be located and placed on file for future
<br />Estimate of Cost,
<br />At.ttorney Arthur Nelson, representing the Fjeldheims
<br />He stated that, after a talk with the
<br />EAr. Hyde reported that the Village has
<br />Ab. Hyde explained that it is
<br />Motion seconded by Dickson and carried. Trustee Bank suggested that
<br />PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED SANITARY SEWER IN INTERLACHEN BLVD. FROM MIRROR LAKES
<br />DRIVE TO COOPER AVENUE; IN COOPER AVENUE FROM INTERLACHEN BLVD. TO ORCHARD LANE:
<br />AND IN ORCHARD LANE.
<br />Morningside Courier on October 3 and 10, 1957, was presented, approved as to form,
<br />and ordered placed on file.
<br />morning, was read in total amount of $35,675.48, as against 3,721 Assessable Feet,
<br />for $9.59 per Assessable Foot. hlr. Don Leary, 5501 Interlachen Blvd., asked that
<br />the sewer line be run East sufficiently far to serve his home; and Nr. Charles
<br />Brown, owner of Lot 2, Brum's Addition, asked for the same consideration for his
<br />lot, stating that he is in dire cesspool trouble and must have some relief.
<br />gentlemen were informed that they could be served if they would be willing to
<br />sign a waiver of notice, insofar as the hearing is concerned.
<br />Council that running a line for 1.b. Brown would increase the cost per assessable
<br />foot, because the lot on the other side of the street cannot be assessed.
<br />Discussion was had as to assessments for Lot 7, Brum's Addition, and Lot 4, Skyline,
<br />the first being an interior lot, with a 30-foot entrance from Interlachen; and
<br />Lot 4, Skyline being a completely interior lot, with an easement across Mr. Leary's
<br />Lot 1. It was consensus of opinion that both lots be assessed a minimum of 75
<br />front feet.
<br />of assessment for Peason that his corner home faces hqeriiane and is some 170 feet
<br />from Interlachen Blvd.; and Council agreed that this would be a fair exclusion
<br />from assessment. Manager Hyde reported that, because bids received this morning
<br />were slightly lower than estimate, cost per front foot, including stubs (or Y's) L
<br />to ~.lessrs. Leary's and Brown's lots, and exclusion of L4.r. Edwards' property from
<br />assessment, together with minimum assessment for Lot 7, Brum's Addition, and Lot 4,
<br />Skyline, should be just about what was estimated.
<br />and the Council that construction of the sewer, now, will mean that INTERLACHEN
<br />BOULEVARD WILL BE ROUGH NEXT SPRING AND EARLY SULVIER,
<br />Resolution and moved its adoption:
<br />Affidavit of Publication of "Notice of Hearing" in Edina-
<br />Estimate of Cost, prepared before bids were taken this
<br />Ur. Zikan told the
<br />Letter from 1.k. A. 0. Edwards, No. 17 Merilane, asking to be relieved
<br />Mr. Zikan informed the audience
<br />Bank offered the following