2/25/54 i- .-.: MTktrrES 81: THE REGULAR MEETTNG OF THE
<br />EDPNA VPLEAGE CBUNCTL, HED lJONDM9~
<br />Ec, ? i FEBRUARY 23, 1959, AT 7:OO P.M., IN THE
<br />EDINA VILLAGE HALL
<br />Members answering Rollcall were Dickson, Kohler and Tupa.
<br />presided in Mayor Bredesen's absence.
<br />Mayor Pro Tem Dickson
<br />MINUTES of the Regular Meeting of February 9, 1959, were approved as submitted,
<br />by motion Tupa, seconded by Kohler and carried.
<br />PUBLIC HEARING ON REQUEST FOR PERMIT TO CONSTRUCT DWELLING ON "THE NORTH 55 FT.
<br />OF LOT 9, BLOCK 2, SOUTH WHITE OAKS" (4832 TOVJNES ROAD): AND FOR WAIVER OF
<br />REQUIRED SIDE-YARD SETBACK TO PERMIT CONSTRUCTION WITHIN SIX FEET OF LOT LINE.
<br />Clerk presented Affidavits of Publication and Posting of "Notice of Hearing", which
<br />affidavits were approved as to form and ordered placed on file.
<br />who had made the original request for permit and waiver, told the Council that
<br />the request is simply for assurance by the council that Mr. Clinton Rehnke will
<br />be able to construct a dwelling on this lot.
<br />spoke for his brother, stating that the brother wishes to build and that it is
<br />his understanding that the majority of the neighborhood would prefer to have a
<br />dwelling at the site, rather than the present hole. He stated that because
<br />several neighbors had indicated that sale of the lot by Mr.'Simpson, and con-
<br />struction of the dwelling by a contractor other than Mr. Simpson would ease
<br />neighborhood feelings, Mr. simpson had graciously withdrawn, giving prospective
<br />purchaser the option of employing another contractor. ilk. Fred Bieber, 4828
<br />Townes Road, whose property adjoins 4832 on the North, spoke for himself, Mr,
<br />Fred Pause and Mr. Borg, all immediate neighbors, stating that not one of the
<br />three.has selfish motives--that none of them wish to acquire this property--
<br />but that they do want their properties protected against a dwelling not in
<br />keeping with the neighborhood; that they want the Village ordinances respected
<br />in their neighborhood as well as in any other part of the Village. He presented
<br />a petition, signed by owners of some eleven properties in the immediate neighbor-
<br />hood, asking that approval of building plan be left to a neighborhood committee.
<br />Ab. Rehnke had presented petition, signed by the same number of petitioners, in
<br />favor of the dwelling; and it was noted by council that at least two neighbors
<br />had signed both petitions. Letter from Mr. G. A. LeGros, 4816 Townes Road,
<br />asking that his namd be removed from the favorable petition, was read and placed
<br />on Eile. Mr. Pause, 4835 Maple Road, reviewed for Council its position in 1955,
<br />in rejecting Mr. Simpson's petition for building permit and in requiring Mr.
<br />Simpson to fill the excavation--which, Mr. Pause stated, had never been completely
<br />accomplished. He asked that Council go on record as requiring the leveling of
<br />this property, and stated he would like conformity in the Village, with everyone
<br />made to live up to the rules. Stating that the Council is well aware that Mr.
<br />Simpson had made a mistake in selling off five feet of this lot, Mayor Dickson
<br />stated it is the Council's position that the mistake should be rectified in a
<br />manner most satisfactory to all concerned.
<br />a vacant lot to a dwelling, and those present agreed that a dwelling would be
<br />the better of the two alternatives. Mr. Borg requested that Council make no
<br />deviation from its ordinance with regard to side-yard,setback; and Mr. Bieber
<br />asked that council deny the Simpson petition, in order that another action may
<br />be taken on Ab. R.ehnke's request.
<br />reached if the neighbors know that Abe Rehnke owns the property and if they know
<br />that a 43-fOOt house will be built on the lot. It was noted by Council that the
<br />Planning Commission had recommended approval of Nr. Simpson's request for a
<br />building permit (but that side-yard setback matter had not been seen by the
<br />Commission). Mayor Dickson asked that objecting neighbors meet with Messrs.
<br />Simpson and Rehnke in the Village conference rooms now, to attempt to come to
<br />some agreement this evening; and delegation adjourned to the conference room
<br />while Council considered other matters on the agenda, Upon return to the meeting
<br />later in the evening Messrs, Borg, Bieber and Pause stated they wish to be sure
<br />their agreement is with Mr'. Clinton A. Rehnke only; that they will agree to
<br />issuance of a building permit if Mr. Clinton A. Rehnke will present proof of
<br />ownership of the lot and providing Mr. Ben Simpson will not be the builder; if
<br />the proposed 44-fOOt home be reduced to 43 feet and will be located in such way
<br />as to leave a six-foot side-yard setback on each side; and if the exterior will
<br />be in keeping with the architecture of the neighborhood.
<br />stated he would present a letter listing points on which agreement should be
<br />reached before issuance of permit.
<br />permit on the N. 55 Ft. of Lot 9, Block 2, South White Oaks (4832 Townes Road)
<br />and waiver of side-yard setbacks, subject to approval by the Village Manager,
<br />was seconded by Kohler and unanimously carried.
<br />Mi. Ben Simpson,
<br />Mr. Roswell Rehnke, 4001 W.49th St.,
<br />He asked if the neighborhood prefers
<br />He stated he feels sure agreement can be
<br />One of this delegation
<br />Tupa's motion for the granting of a building
<br />SANITARY SEWER TO SERVE 5124 MIRROR LAKES DRIVE ABAnrDONED.
<br />continuation of Public Hearing of February 9, on this matter,
<br />was not present to report.
<br />signed by owners of the other three affected properties; and Kohler moved that
<br />project be abandoned.
<br />Mayor Dickson called
<br />Mr. Kempf, petitioner,
<br />Mr. Thos. Krizan read petition in objection to improvement,
<br />Motion seconded by Tupa and carried.