<br />h?INUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE EDIMA
<br />VILLAGE COUNCIL, HELD MONDAY , AUGUST 11 1958
<br />AT 7:OO PAi. AT EDINA VILLAGE HALL
<br />Members answering Rollcall were Bank, Dickson, Kohler, Tupa and Bredeseno
<br />Minutes of the Regular Meeting of July 28 were approved as submitted, by PJotion
<br />Bank, seconded by Tupa and carried.
<br />PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED IIvIPROVEMENTS-~~~VRJUNICIPAL STATE AID STREETS" .
<br />Affidavit of Publication, in Edina-Morningside Courier July 31 and iiugust 7,1958,
<br />of "Notice of Public Hearings" was presented by Clerk, approved as to form and
<br />ordered placed on file.
<br />were conducted,, and action taken: .
<br />1 . PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED CURB, GUTTER AND SIDEWALI: AND BITUMINOUS
<br />SURFACE TREATMENT FOR SOUTHVIEW LADJE FROM COD!CORD AVENUE TO TRUNK HIGHWAY NO
<br />_I_ 100. Manager Hyde announced that, because of the heavy traffic on
<br />this street, the Council has designated it as a "Municipal State Aid Street"
<br />and that it is, therefore, eligible for construction cost aid, from gas tax
<br />moneys. Plans are for a 38-foot street, with '9Jo Parking either side"; the
<br />Bituminous Surface being State specifications (+ton axle load) which is
<br />considerably heavier than Village specifications and is suitable for school
<br />bus traffic.
<br />for blacktopping in an amount equal to the cost of normal Villaqe blacktopping
<br />(about $3.00 per assessable foot); to assess abutting properties for 1/2 the
<br />cost of curb and gutter (estimated $1.50 per foot); and to assess the property
<br />abutting the south side of the street for the I_ full cost of the proposed 2-foot
<br />sidewalk. There were no objections to the proposed improvement.
<br />Posselt of Edina-hlorningside School Board, stated that the School District
<br />is happy about the proposed improvement and willing to pay its share of the
<br />assessment. He suggested a four-foot sidewalk, however, in view of ever-
<br />increasing pedestrian and bicycle traffic, stating.that the school district
<br />will bear this assessment; and.; this latter was agreeable with the Council.
<br />(see Resolution of later in mgeting, approving improvement).
<br />FOR BENTOH AVEIWE FROId HIGHYJAY NO. 100 TO TIFGDALE AVEIJUE. 3anager Hyde
<br />explained that this street, also, is now a "Municipal State Aid Street" and
<br />is eligible for construction cost aid from state gas tax moneys.
<br />that the plan is'to blacktop a 44-foOt roadway and to construct standard
<br />curb and gutter in the street; part of the construction to be paid from gas
<br />tax funds and the balance to be assessed against abutting properties at the
<br />rate of full cost of normal villaqe blacktopping (about $3.00 per assessable
<br />foot) and 1/2 the cost of curb and gutter (estimated $1.50 per assessable
<br />inasmuch as the grade is relatively flat beyond East View Drive.
<br />a blacktop burn beyond East View Drive, in preference to concrete curb. He
<br />was informed that Benton will be improved farther to the west, as gas tax
<br />moneys become available; that blacktop burm does not last and that, once it
<br />deteriorates, the street also deteriorates. Mr. Tom Hastings, Jr.,5901
<br />Josephine Avenue, protested widening the street to 44 feet, also stating he
<br />feels that construction of curb and gutter is a "village responsibilitytr,
<br />inasmuch as it is a conductor of surface drainage from other areas. He was
<br />told that, unless the street is 44 feet wide there can be no parking on it;
<br />that the state might make an exception and allow parking one side on a 40-foot
<br />street. Mr. L. D. Jepson, 5024 Benton, agreed with Mr. Hastings that 44 feet
<br />is too wide,
<br />100, He was informed that the State's plans are not, even now, fully formulated
<br />for Highway #loo, but that any grade change at the approach will be the State's
<br />responsibility. Ivlr. Tews, 5012 Benton Avenue, spoke €or the improvement,
<br />stating he believes curb and gutter are necessary. He stated, though, that he
<br />feels a 3E-foot roadway is sufficiently wide. Mr. Me1 Sagar reminded the
<br />Council of the steep grade, asking if a change is contemplated. Engineer
<br />Zikan said that plans have not been sufficiently studied at this time to fully
<br />determine vtnether a change is necessary. A44. Everett Haskin, 5900 Josephine?
<br />asked that half the cost of curb and gutter be taken from gas tax moneys, the
<br />other half from the Village general fund.
<br />final plans are made, the proposed traveled-roadway width be studied; and Jir.
<br />Robert Oberrneyer informed the Council that, beyond Code )\venue, the village has
<br />only a 40-foot right of way on Benton; that, if the Council wishes to improve
<br />this stretch at a later datee, wider than 40 feet, it will necessitate land
<br />acquisition at additional cost. Council informed audience that the Village
<br />has spent a greaf deal of money in attempting to maintain Benton Avenue for
<br />travel; that street should have been improved before this time but that
<br />improvements were delayed pending gas tax allocations, to give ovmers of
<br />abutting properties Ita break" on costs of improvement; that Council feels that
<br />curb and. gutter is Plecessary in order that blacktop can be maintained; that
<br />properties on other streets have paid for the entire cost of curb and gutter
<br />Pursuant to said Notice, the following Public Hearings
<br />hlr. Hyde stated that plans are to assess abutting properties
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<br />Mtr. George
<br />2. PUBLIC HEARING OM PROPOSED CURB, GUTTER AND BITUMItJOUS SUIIFACE TREATMENT
<br />He reported I
<br />k. Eoran protested carrying the improvement as far as Tingdale Avenue,
<br />He asked for
<br />He also asked about the effect of raising the grade on Highway
<br />Trustee Ifohler suggested that, before