8/24/59 mwrEs OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE EDINA
<br />VILLAGE COUNCIL, HELD MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 1959,
<br />AT 7 :00 P.M, , AT THE EDINA VILLAGE HALL,
<br />ROLLCALL was answered by Beim, Dickson, Kohlw, Tupa and Bredesen.
<br />Special Assessment Clerk, acted as Clerk of the Council.
<br />Mr. Laura Wright,
<br />AilINUTES of the Council Meetings of August 3 and 10, 1959, were approved as submitted,
<br />by motion Dickson, Seconded by Tupa and carried.
<br />SAFETY AWARDS PRESENTED.
<br />awards for the year 1958:
<br />Manager Hyde presented to the Council the following safety
<br />NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT
<br />AMERICAN AUTOMOBILE ASSCCIATION PEDESTRIAN RECORD
<br />VJALKER SAFETY AWARD, TO POLICE DEPARTMENT. /
<br />Mayor Bredesen explained these awards to the audience, stating that Edina residents
<br />should be happy, indeed, to know that this Village has a safety standard which
<br />enables it to be the reciptent of these commendations.
<br />PUBLIC HEARINGS ON PROPOSED IMPROVEMENTS:
<br />side Courier August 13 and 20, 1959, of "Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Watermain
<br />Improvement" was submitted, approved as to form and ordered placed on-file;-and,
<br />taken as hereinafter recorded:
<br />COOPER AVENUE TO MIRROR LAKES DR: MIRROR LAKES DR. FROM INTERLACHEN BLVD. TO W.56TH
<br />ST. : W,56TH ST. FROM AURROR LAKES DRIVE TO CHANTREY RD, 8, HWY.NO. 169: ALONG H!tX.NO.
<br />169 FROM CHANTRE3 RD. TO TRACY AVE. Mayor Bredesen opened the Hearing by stating
<br />that the Council had determined to re-hear affected persons on this proposed
<br />project because - 1. in Richfield, and water contamination in Bloomington) subsequent to the last public
<br />hearing on the project, and - 2.
<br />opposition stated at the last hearing "was more apparent than real" and that the
<br />people had not been fully informed at that time.
<br />Cost at $115,995.00, for $1.03 per Assessable Front Foot for Platted Property, with
<br />a maximum front footage of 150 per lot where platted lots of larger footage are
<br />restricted against more than one dwelling. Estimate for Un f: latte pergi .Pro s %$g%v$strunk r
<br />given at $332.19 per Acre. Estimate for Lateral Service,B6.68 per &on 00
<br />Manager Hyde referred to the Council the following three communications
<br />received from affected property owners, in response to mailed notice of hearing:
<br />1. John W, Sloan - 5228 Duncraig Road - IN FAVOR - improvements eventually
<br />necessary; cost will increase in years to come.
<br />2, 0.A. Feudner - 4805 Rolling Green Parkway - IN FAVOR - fears water
<br />3. George LaBelle - 5508 Merritt Circle - OEUECTING - increase in taxes.
<br />PROPONENTS to the project were:
<br />Mr. A.M. Fisher, 5813 Hidden Lane - for reasons that Trunk Main will provide
<br />the advantages of lower fire insurance rates, improved fire protection, and a more
<br />certain water supply.
<br />LlrD Lloyd Smith - 5812 Northwood Drive - who questioned Council's right to
<br />defer the proposed $6.00 per front foot assessment for lateral service on the
<br />properties fronting on the main.
<br />Mr. Bredesen replied that this method of deferred assessment has been tried but
<br />that the experiment is considered to be a failure because of the uncertainty of
<br />receiving payment at a particular time.
<br />Mr, B. Reynolds, 5805 Hidden Lane.
<br />Mr. Go Moyer, 5409 Mirror Lakes Drive - for reasons of increased fire
<br />protection, better insurance rates, possibility of having street improved. time Ab. Hyde told Council that, although Council has called Public Hearing on
<br />Sanitary Sewer for the North part of Mirror Lakes Drive, the South part of the
<br />street does not have sewer.
<br />should this present improvement be authorized.
<br />ISk, M. McDermid, 5116 Mirror Lakes Dr. - wants watermain, now, if sanitary
<br />sewer is to be installed, in order to save duplicate street replacement costs, It was
<br />pointed out to the audience, at this time, that the original improvement hearing this
<br />year had been scheduled pursuant to a petition signed by owners in the 5100 block on
<br />Mirror Lakes Drive for water service; that some 11 signatures for the improvement were
<br />on this petition.
<br />Dr, R.F. Neumann, 14 Paddock Rd. - 1, because he is having trouble with his well
<br />right now; 2, he favors additional fire protection,
<br />And some others, whose names were not obtained.
<br />OPPONENTS were :
<br />Mr* Geo. Watson, 5301 Ayrshire Blvd.
<br />then expressed a lack of confidence in ever being able to get lateral service,
<br />inasmuch as he has not been able to get sewer.
<br />service is readily available if petition for same can be obtained.
<br />village water supply when he and his neighbors have already installed their own wells.
<br />Affidavits of Publication in Edina-Morning-
<br />purguant to said notice the following Public Hearing was conducted, and action was
<br />RE-HEARING ON PROPOSED TRUNK WATERMAIN IMPROVEMENT IN INTERLACHEN BLVD- FROM
<br />of developments in neighboring communities (water shortage
<br />because it was felt by the Council that the
<br />Manager Hyde read the Estimated
<br />He asked that deferment be made if possible.
<br />At this
<br />He recommended a hearing on sewer for this area,
<br />He inquired about a-double assessment;
<br />He was informed that lateral water
<br />Atr. E.S. Ferguson, 5281 Lochloy Drive, objected to being asked to pay for a
<br />In conclusion, he asked, "Why don't you leave us alone?Ii