<br />MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE EDINA
<br />VILLAGE COUNCIL, HELD NONDAY, APRIL 14, 1958,
<br />AT 7:30 P.M., AT THE EDINA VILLAGE HALL.
<br />Members answering Rollcall were Bank, Kohler, Tupa and Bredesen.
<br />Minutes of the Regular Meeting of March 24, and of the Special Meeting of April 3,
<br />were approved as submitted, by Motion Xupa, seconded by Kohler and carried.
<br />BIDS TAKEN APRIL 11 AND APRIL 14.
<br />taken, and his recommendations, and Council took action as follows:
<br />presented for Construction Vdork, and a total of six bids on Baseball Backstops.
<br />Park Department's recommendation was for award to Low Bidder, Swanson Excavating
<br />Company for Finish Grading-Seedbed; Seeding; Sodding; and Tree Removal, the total
<br />contract cost to be based on bidder's unit prices, with recommended contract
<br />ward being $16,422.80; for rejection of all bids received on Bituminous Parking,
<br />Planting, and PathConstruction, and rejection of all bids received on Baseball
<br />Cornelia Park improvements; that baseball backstops are being re-designed. Bank's
<br />motion that contract be awarded, and that balance of bids be rejected, all in
<br />accordance with recommendation of Park Department, was seconded by Tupa and
<br />TRACTOR-!LOVER (Bids Taken April 14). Tabulation of Bids showed a total of
<br />five bids received, Astleford Equipment Co., Inc., bidding on an International ,
<br />Model 1-330, at $2,760.00, being low bidder. Mr. Hyde explained that he would
<br />like to delay award pending letter from manufacturer as to performance.
<br />action taken.
<br />Manager Hyde presented Tabulations of Bids
<br />PAMELA PARK IMPROVEhlENTS (Bids Taken April 11). A total of five bids
<br />It was explained that parking lot surfacing can be re-bidewith
<br />ARDEN PARK IMPROVEMENTS- Petition in favor of development of Arden Park, signed by
<br />owners of some 234 residences in the area proposed to be served by this park, was
<br />filed. Mayor Bredesen told the audience he doesn't believe the people immediately
<br />surrounding the park are being unselfish in prohibiting expansion of the play area,
<br />but that he does agree with the opposition that the plan for development is over-
<br />ambitious. Manager Hyde reported receiving a call from one of the leaders of the
<br />opposition, requesting that a meeting of opponents and proponents be scheduled,
<br />in order that neighbors might work out a plan satisfactory to all.
<br />Hopkins, 53rd and Wooddale, a sponsor of the petition for development, stated that
<br />petitioners want the allocated $25,000 spent for this park, but %hat he, for one,
<br />feels that the present plan is ambitious; that proponents do want a bridge across
<br />the creek, a meadow play area, the channel defined so that potholes will not be
<br />dangerous; that he believes the vigorous opposition is to the entire plan and
<br />certainly not to a limited plan coming within the allocated budget.
<br />Bredesen told sponsors of petition that a meeting of the neighbors would be
<br />scheduled at the earliest convenient time, and that proponents would be notified
<br />of its time.
<br />Mr. John
<br />BUILDINGS ON McNELLIS "PUMPKIN FARM" ORDERED REMOVED. Petition, signed by some
<br />40 residents in the neighborhood of the McNellis Pumpkin Farm at Highway No.169
<br />and W.49th Street, asked for removal of house and outbuildings on the premises,
<br />claiming that these buildings constitute a safety hazard.
<br />that, back in December of 1957, the buildings had been ordered removed; that,
<br />because it is apparent that the Highway Department will eventually take some or
<br />all of this property, the removal order was stayed for six months with the thought
<br />that by that time the owner would know the status of the property.
<br />Nevin, present owner, objected to the expense of removal in view of a probable
<br />30 days; that if there is non-compliance with order, Village proceed to remove
<br />and assess cost of removal against property. Some discussion was has as to
<br />the procedure to be followed for assessment of costs, and further conversation
<br />with regard to method of removal (as a possible fire drill or civil defense
<br />exercise), and cost of filling excavation. Tupa moved that Council order removal
<br />of house and outbuildings within 30 days; and that, subject to the Village
<br />Attorney's advice on legality of procedure for assessment of costs of removal and
<br />subject to Manager's negotiations with owner as to costs of filling of excavation,
<br />the Village proceed to remove the buildings and otherwise abate this safety hazard
<br />upon pon-compliance with removal order.
<br />Manager Hyde explained
<br />hk. John
<br />Manager Hyde recommended that the Village order removal within
<br />Motion seconded by Bank and carried.
<br />SANITARY SE'JER IMPROVEEIIENT NO. 53 ASSESSMENTS CANCELLED FOR LOTS 14 AND 41,
<br />NORMANDALE THIRD ADDITION.
<br />for cancellation of assessment levied in 1953 for Sanitary sewer Improvement No.53,
<br />on Lots 14 and 41, Normandale Third Addition-which lots lie beneath Northern States
<br />Power Company" s highline and are, therefore, unfit for dwellings. Manager Hyde
<br />recommended cancellation of levy on the basis of "no benefit", and Bank offered
<br />the following Resolution and moved its adoption:
<br />Manager Hyde reported owner Frank Natole's request