MINUTES OF Tm REGULAR lOll3/5 MEETING 9 03' Tm EDINA 253
<br />VILLAGE COUNCIL^ HELO TUESDAY'; OCTOBERU, 1959 .-? AT THE EDmA V1TJ;AGE HALX _..-
<br />Rollcall was answered by Beim, Dickson, Kohler and Tupa.
<br />presided until Mayor Bredesen arrived, as hereinafter recorded.
<br />Mayor Pro Tem Dickson
<br />MINUTES of the Meetings of September 28 and October 5, 1959.were approved as
<br />submitted, by motion Beim, seconded by Kohler and carried.
<br />EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF ST. STEPHEN THE MARTYR WITHDRAWS PETITDN-90R REZONING.kManager
<br />Hyde announced receipt, today, of a letter from St. Stephen's Church, withdrawing
<br />its petition for the rezoning to Automobile Parking District of the Darr property
<br />on W .5Ot@ Street.
<br />MEETING HELD TONIGHT BECAUSE COLUMBUS DAY A STATE mGAL HOLIDAY. Mr- Hyde told
<br />audience that the Regular Meeting of the Council is being held tonight .because *
<br />Eolumbus Day precludes transaction of municipal business in Minnesota, according
<br />to ruling by Attorney General.
<br />PUBLIC IlEARINGS ON PROPOSED IMPROVEMENTS.
<br />FOR HIIXDm ARE%. I!&. Dickson reviewed for the audience the proposition placed
<br />before affected property o6'ners in a letter dated October 7, 1959, signed by the
<br />Village Manager, to the effect that assessment for Lift Station would not be made
<br />until property owners connected to the lateral sewer--at which time the assessment
<br />would include the proportionate cost of the lift station plus 5% interest from the
<br />present time to the date of connection.
<br />that the original petitioners against the improvement are in opposition to the
<br />new proposal.
<br />emergency in the true sense of the word. Mrs. Danley reiterated her statements
<br />of last meeting, to the effect that sewer is urgently needed by the petitioners
<br />because kthey are having grave difficulties with their own sewage systems. There
<br />was considerable discussion, most of it in the same vein as that heard at the last
<br />meeting. Objectors to the new plan wanted complete assurancekthat there would be
<br />no lien against their properties until such time as they connected to the sewer.
<br />Mr. Hasselquist told them that there would not be a lien because an assessment
<br />would not be levied. They were informed, however, that information concerning
<br />the deferred connection charge would be available for purchasers at the Village
<br />Hall. Some objectors protested the proposed interest charge. Dr. O'Brien told
<br />once again of the troubles he is having, and Mrs. Danley stated that np one can
<br />guarantee permanent relief by private system.
<br />of the general taxpayer as to what fund would pay for construction of the Lift
<br />Station, and Manager Hyde explained the proceedings briefly.
<br />Dickson continued to preside :-throughout the Hearing.
<br />answered by Mr. Balich that it is intended to serve Lot 12 directly from the man-
<br />hole in Circle East.
<br />on Spur Road be saved from assessment; that the sewer line be shortened and these
<br />lots obtain no service.
<br />Kohler it was announced that this could be done, but that the estimated cost of
<br />the lateral to those still getting service would be about $1,750 per lot for the
<br />lateral, plus $750 for the Lift Station. At this new estimate Mr. Kamisar, one
<br />of the petitioners for the project, demurred; and, after hearing estimates of
<br />from $600 to $800 on installing private systems, as set forth by Mr. Hoyt and
<br />Mrs. Merriman, Mr. Dickson asked petitioners to secure firm estimates Eor putting
<br />in their own private systems. He suggested that Hearing be continued until these
<br />estimates have been received, stating that if, after further investigation,
<br />petitioners still want sewer he believes Council should order it in on the basis
<br />presented here t0nigh.t. Trustee Beim, stating he believes the Council has not
<br />sufficient information to warrant its going ahead with this project, moved for
<br />denial of petition. Motion was seconded by Tupa; and, on Rollcall vote there
<br />were five ayes and no nays, as follows: Beim, aye; Dickson, aye; Kohler, aye;
<br />Tupa, aye; and Bredesen, aye; and the motion was unanimously carried. Audience
<br />was told, however, that, should original petitioners present the Council with
<br />evidence to the effect that there is not a solution to their present sewage
<br />problems, Council will again consider the matter of sewer in this area.
<br />1. CONTINUATION 03' sEpTEMBEB28TH REARING ON SANITARY SEWER AND LIFT STATION
<br />Mr. J. R. Cargill, 8 Circle East, stated
<br />He protested that the "emergency" sewer petition is not an
<br />W. Roy Larson inquired on behalf
<br />Mayor Bredesen arrived during Mr . Hyde s explanation to Mrs . Larson, but Mr.
<br />Mr. Cargill questioned the design of the sewer line into Spur Road, and was
<br />It was then suggested by Mr. Cargill that Lots 11, 16 and 17
<br />Upon some quick figuring by Manager Hyde and Trustee
<br />At this time Mayor Bredesen took his chair and presided for the balance of the