<br />MINUTES OF THE REXULARMEETING OF THE EDINA
<br />VILLAGE COUNCIL, HELD MONDAY, MARCH 13, 1961,
<br />AT 7:OO P.M., AT THE EDINA VILLAGE HALL
<br />Members answering Rollcall were Dickson, Tupa and VanValkenburg.
<br />Dickson presided in the absence of Mayor Bredesen.
<br />Mayor Pro Tern
<br />MINUTES of the Regular Meeting of February 27, 1961, were approved as submitted,
<br />by motion Tupa, seconded by VanValkenburg and carried.
<br />TRACTOR-LOADER CONTRACT AWARDED TO H.C, OHMES CONSTRUCTION EQUIPElENT COMPANY.
<br />Review was made of bids taken February 27, on a Tractor-Loader, as recorded on
<br />page No. 273 of this MXnute Book.
<br />for award of contract is to award to Road Machinery and Supplies Company, at a net,
<br />with trade-in, of $10,545, on a Michigan 85A; this recommendation being made in
<br />preference to awarq to low bidder, Ormes Equipment Company, on a Trojan Q164 at
<br />net of $10,498,/~&&~e of availability of parts for the Michigan.
<br />Council that there is no dissatisfaction with tk 320.j~; that both are excellent
<br />machines for the work they will be doing for the Village.
<br />that he definitely feels that the Case W-9, which was bid by Eagle Equipment
<br />Company at a net of $7,998 does not meet specifications because of its capacity
<br />(1-318 yd. bucket as against 1% yd. specified), horsepower (70, as against 90
<br />specified) and cylinders (4, as against 6 specified); that, while this machine
<br />could serve village needs some 75% of the time, it could not do the heavy snow
<br />work required, and the $2,500 saving effected in its purchase could be used up
<br />in one year for rental of a heavy machine. Manager Hyde told Council that service
<br />months for the Trojan. Mr. Harry Ormes, representing low bidder, told Council
<br />that while tie is willing to agree that the Michigan.is a fine machine, he lieels
<br />that he should be awarded the contract because the Trojan more than meets.speci-
<br />fications and is low bid. He stated that he, too, is willing to guarantee parts
<br />and service for 18 monthsl Tupa then moved that award be made to Ormes Construction
<br />Equipment Company, low bidder, on a Trojan No. 164 Tractor-Loader, at Net Bid of
<br />$10,498.00, with stipulation thah 18-month guarantee be furnished for parts and
<br />service. A representative for the Case W-9 spoke for this machine; with Manager
<br />Hyde making the points set forth above as to deficiencies in specifications.
<br />Tupa's motion for award to Ormes was seconded by VanValkenburg and carried.
<br />Manager Hyde told Council that the recommendation
<br />He told
<br />Mr. Hyde told Council
<br />- and parts on the Michigan have been guaranteed for 18 months, as against six
<br />STOBI SEWER NO, 58 CONTRACT MARDED TO SWANSON EXCAVATING COMPANY (LESLEE LANE-
<br />KAYMAR DRIVE AREA.
<br />bids in response to Advertisement for Bids published in Edina-Morningside Courier
<br />and Construction Bulletin March 2 and 9, 1961; low bid being that of Swanson
<br />Excavating Company at $13,916.00, second low, Northern Contracting Company at
<br />$14,940.20, and third low, Wm. V. Terry Excavating Company at $15,991.05.
<br />recommendation was for award of contract to low bidder, and Tupa so moved. Motion
<br />seconded by VanValkenburg and carried.
<br />Tabulation of Bids was presented, showing receipt of eleven
<br />EMPLOYEES' BONDS AWARDED TO BRANDT INSURANCE AGENCY. Finance Director Dalen
<br />presented Tabulation of Bids taken today, in response to Advertisement for Bids
<br />published in Edina-Morningside Courier, showing receipt of six bids; low bid for
<br />Plan 2 being Brandt Agency, at total of $2,144.44 for three-year period. Plan
<br />2 covers $5,000 Honesty Blanket Position Bond for Police Personnel Only, $50,000
<br />Faithful Performance of Duty Blanket Bond for all employees except Clerk-Treasurer
<br />and Police personnel; $50,000 Individual Bond for Clerk-Treasurer; and Individual
<br />Bonds for Assessor and two Deputies, and for Clerk of Court, in amounts of $500 for
<br />assessors and $1,000 for Court Clerk.
<br />Aetna Casualty Bonds, and third-low was C. A. Hayes, bidding Travelers, at $2,311.61
<br />and $2,327.47 respectively.
<br />Agency, and Van Valkenburg moved for award in accordance with Mr. Dalen's
<br />Second-low was Ed Arnold Co., bidding
<br />Mr. Dalen recommended award to low bidder, Brandt
<br />Motion seconded by Tupa and carried.
<br />DMPROVEMENT PETITIONS ACCEPTED.
<br />PETITION FORWATERMAIN IMPROVEMENT FOR HEATHER LANE from Highway $169 to Cul-
<br />de-sac was filed, with request that it be considered with the former petition for
<br />Sanitary Sewer in the same street. Manager Hyde told Council that because this is
<br />such a small project he believes it can be considered as requested, even though
<br />this present petition is filed after deadline for 1961 work. Tupa's motion accepting
<br />petition and referring to Village Engineer for programming with Sanitary Sewer was
<br />seconded by VanValkenburg and carried.
<br />PETITION FOR SANITARY SEWER AND WATERMAIN FOR HANKERSON AVENUE from Interlachen
<br />Blvd. to W.5lst St. was filed; and Council heard the plea of Mr. Robert W. Gislason
<br />85024, who explained there are evidences of water pollution, that one new home is
<br />about to be constructed on the street.
<br />to Village Engineer for programming, looking to Public Hearing at the earliest possible
<br />date, was seconded by VanValkenburg and carried.
<br />accepted and rererred to Engineer tor programming, by motion Tupa, seconded by VanValkenburg and carried.
<br />Tupa's motion accepting petition and referring
<br />PETITION FOR OILING OF PORTER-LANE from Code Avenue to Birchcrest Drive was