11/10/58 22 PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO VILLAGE ZONING ORDINANCE, ESTABLISHING
<br />OFFICE BUILDIIG DISTRICT.
<br />on November 6, and of Posting on October 28, of "Notice of Public Hearing" was
<br />presented, approved as to form and ordered placed on file, )! Notice, the Council conducted public hearing on proposed Ordinance No. 261-37.
<br />There were no objections to the proposed amendment from the floor, and no written
<br />objections had been received prior thereto. It was reported that the Planning
<br />Commission has studied the proposed amendment over a period of three or four
<br />months and that, in its present form, meets with Commission approval; and Village
<br />Attorney Hasselquist stated he feels that the amendment will be welcomed by the
<br />people who are interested in this type of development.
<br />Ordinance be accepted for its first reading, and that second reading be scheduled
<br />for Monday, November 24.
<br />Affidavit of Publication in Edina-Morningside Courier
<br />Pursuant to said
<br />Dickson moved that the
<br />Motion seconded by Tupa and unanimously carried.
<br />SANITARY SEVER IMPROVEFrlEEJT NO. 146 - CONTRACT AVJARDED, Tabulation of Bids taken
<br />this morning was presented, Manager Hyde reporting receipt of five bids, taken
<br />on Alternate Routes, and on completion dates of December 20, 1958 and June 1,
<br />1959; that Swanson Excavating Company is low bidder in all cases, bidding
<br />$24,951.00 on original route with completion date of December 20; and $23,460.50
<br />for completion date of June 1; $41,684.75 on Alternate with completion date of
<br />December 20, and $34,932.75 with completion date of June 1. Original proposal
<br />was through property proposed to be condemned (and on which condemnation proceed-
<br />ings have already been initiated) and alternate is through dedicated property--
<br />which requires additional depth in cut.
<br />to low bidder, on original proposal, with December 20 completion date, inasmuch
<br />as several people in the area are in need of service immediately.
<br />he had talked with Mr. Larson, chairman of the local improvement association, just
<br />this afternoon, and was told that the area is most anxious to have the sewer.
<br />Bank's motion, that contract be awarded to low bidder, on December 20th completion
<br />date and on origiaal proposal, at $24,951.00, was seconded by Dickson and carried.
<br />Mr. Hyde stated that contract will not be issued until appraisers have been
<br />appointed and have made their appraisals.
<br />Manager Hyde recommended award of bid
<br />Mr. Hyde said
<br />REPUBLICANS ASK IMPROVED VOTING FACILITIES :
<br />BIDS AUTHORIZED FOR ADDITIONAL VOTING MACHINES.
<br />Republican Committee, and citing the difficulty experienced in Edina at the
<br />November 4th Election, asked for - 1. Moke Voting Machines. He recommended one
<br />machine for every 300 voters. 2. Additional Polling Places. He stated that
<br />parking facilities were inadequate in some cases. Improved facilities at
<br />the polling places. He recommended the use of school gymnasiums rather than the
<br />hallways. 4. Additional preparation of the election officials. 5. Additional
<br />education of the voter efgre they reach the machines, by use of sample ballots,
<br />etc.3 and additionalfixp ?i anations in the line of vote. Mr. J. Po Lace, also
<br />speaking for the Republican Committee, suggested that police be deputized to
<br />stay at the polls. He added he feels that the election personnel and the Village
<br />personnel did a "marvelous job" in the face of a very trying situation, The
<br />Council reviewed a post-election report by Administrative Assistant, George Hite,
<br />which incorporated some bf the same suggestions as voiced by Mr. Mooty; and
<br />Manager Hyde presented an informal proposal from the Automatic Voting Machine
<br />Corporation, and recommended that the Council take bids on machine as soon as
<br />possible, to save a proposed cost increase. Tupa's motion, that bids be taken
<br />November 24, on 20 to 25 voting machines, was seconded by Bank and carried.
<br />Alr. John Mooty, speaking for the
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<br />CEDRIC ADAMS AND DELEGATION PROTEST CONDITION OF ROADS.
<br />South Blake Road, Minneapolis star columnist, appeared in rebuttal to the references
<br />made in his column about Edina roads, and at the invitation of o reporter from the
<br />Edina-Morningside Courier. Mr. Adams contended first, that if a Village-employed
<br />contractor does personal property damage and destruction, then the Village owes
<br />the property ovrner a certain amount of restitution; second, that if said contractor
<br />leaves behind his operation a traffic or safety hazard, then it is up to the Village
<br />to see that this is corrected; and, third, that never in the 22 years of his
<br />residence in Edina has he seen the roads as "lousyll as they are now.
<br />has some three or four hundred letters as the result of his recent column, agreeing
<br />with his statements.
<br />on the special assessment basis for improvements; that, in Mr. Adams' area Blake
<br />Road had to be dug up at least twice because property owners could not make up
<br />their minds as to whether or not they wanted laterals sewers; that Interlachen
<br />Blvd. has posed exactly the same problem throughout the years, with petition after
<br />petition being presented to the Council for improvements in a small stretch of the
<br />improvements, Mr. Bredesen explained that they are difficult to maintain because of
<br />the constant settling; that the Council is trying to hold the line insofar as
<br />taxes are concerned.
<br />Mr. Cedric Adams, 5700
<br />He said he
<br />I Mayor Bredesen explained to Mr. Adams and the delegation that Edina operates
<br />As to maintenance of streets which have been recently dug up for underground