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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE EDINA <br />VILLAGE COUNCIL, HELD MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1958 <br />AT 7:OO P.M., IN THE EDINA VILLAGE HALL <br />I '.* 21 <br />-' i <br />Members answering Rollcall were Bank, Dickson, Kohler, Tupa and Bredesen. <br />Minutes of the Regular Meeting of October 27, 1958, were approved as submitted, by <br />motion Tupa, seconded by Dickson and carried. <br />PARK BOARD'S RECOMMENDATION FOR SALE OF UP TO 20,000 CU.YDS. SURPLUS FILL DISAPPROVED. <br />Manager Hyde reported that there is a minimum of 50,OOO'Cu. Yds.of surplus material <br />at the Belmore Lane-Jackson Avenue Park site; that approximately 20,000 Cu. Yds. could <br />be disposed of to buyers, at 10$ per Cu. Yd. He stated that there are several places <br />in the Village where this fill could be used to good advantage if there was money to <br />get the fill to them. <br />had been sent out; that only two bids had been received; that 10$ was high bid. <br />question from the council as to the purchase price to the Village for fill, it was <br />reported that the Village has paid 42$. Bank suggested that the surplus material <br />be stockpiled, to be used as needed; Dickson so moved, and motion was seconded by <br />Tupa and carried. <br />It was reported that 21 letters asking for bids on the material <br />At a <br />AUTHORIZATION GIVEN FOR BIDS FOR "EDINA HIGHLANDS PARK" WATERMAIN. Parks and <br />Recreation Director French reported to the council that this park needs water if <br />there is to be a skating rink this winter and if proposed shrubbery and plantings <br />are to be properly cared for. <br />operate a sprinkler system would cost approximately $7,700, whereas, a 6" watermain <br />extended from the west end of Skyline Drive across park property to a point about <br />200 feet west of Doncaster Way would total an estimated $7,100; that the watermain <br />will provide possible service to 4 lots and a future link to further main extensions <br />or a new well in this area and will eliminate some of the dead-end problem at <br />Skyline Drive. <br />for water service, Mr. Hyde replied that it would make service to Edina Highlands <br />possible, inasmuch as we cannot go further on Interlachen. <br />to whether either'well or watermain could be constructed this fall, in time for <br />winter skating, and Mr. French answered that it is the Park Board's hope that the <br />main can be completed in the very near future. Mr. Kohler suggested that, if the <br />main is constructed in such way as to provide service to four privately-owned lots, <br />deed restrictions, notifying future purchasers of pending assessments, be-placed on <br />the benefited properties. <br />improvement is needed right now, and was answered in the affirmative, Mr. French's <br />reason being that water is needed to protect the area's plantings. <br />and Bredesen inquired as to whether the $30,000 allocation made to Edina Highlands <br />Park included this improvement; and Mr. French replied that the original thinking <br />had not included this expenditure; that, although there is no "master plan" for <br />development of the park, this improvement had not been included in estimates for <br />improvement. <br />reported that Highlands Park serves a very large area, since it has been necessary <br />to close the Mirror Lakes skating rink; that attendance on the rink has increased <br />this last winter; that it is about our fifth rink in attendance. <br />that, inasmuch as the Park Board has given this improvement priority, the Council <br />proceed to take bids on the improvement on November 24, and program it for <br />immediate construction. Motion seconded by Bank and carried. <br />PURCHASE OF LOTS 1,2,3,BLOCK 5, FARMER ADDITION, FOR 62ND AND BEARD PARK, AUTHORIZED. <br />Mr. French reported the Park Board's request for authority to purchase, for $6,000, <br />Lots 1,2,3, Block 5, Farmer Addition, for the 62nd-Beard Park. He stated that, here, <br />the Board will face no "fill" problem; that all that is proposed to do at the present <br />time is to grade the area and put it into grass. <br />to whether this is a good place for a park, Mr. French replied that it is not the best, <br />because there is access from the East only, but that it is the best we can get. Tupa's <br />motion that recommended purchase be authorized was seconded by Kohler and carried. <br />Purchase is to be made from Park Bond Issue funds. <br />He reported that a well sufficiently large to <br />Asked by Mr. Kohler how this would tie in with the over-all program <br />Mr. Dickson inquired as <br />Trustee Tupa queried Mr. French as to whether the <br />Messrs. Bank <br />Asked about the necessity for a skating rink at this area, Mr. French <br />Kohler moved <br />On an inquiry from the council as <br />CONGREGATIONAL CONFERENCE PROPOSED PARK DONATION DISCUSSED. <br />Council that the Minnesota Congregational Conference is disposed to donate, for Park <br />Purposes, approximately 10 acres of its land East of and adjacent to Walnut Ridge and <br />North of Highway No. 169, providing Mr. Sime, developer of the Walnut Ridge Addition, <br />and Mr. Carl M. Hansen, developer of the Parkwood Knolls Additions will also make <br />donations; that Mr. Sime has already agreed; and that Mr. Hansen, too, agreed to a <br />compromise solution at the last Park Board Meeting. <br />taken. <br />Mr. French told the <br />Report accepted, but no action