<br />dated August 14, 1961. Motion seconded by Tupa and carried.
<br />Park Sinking 6c Swinxning Pool Funds, $22,242.35; Water Fund, $25,400.36; Liquor
<br />Fund, $99,013598; Sewer Rental Fund, $22,938.68; Improvement Funds, $87,850.94--
<br />Total, $273,155.85.
<br />Beim moved for payment ,*of the following Claims, as .per Pre-List
<br />General Fund, $10,704.88; Construetion Fund, $5,006.66; Park, Park Const.,
<br />MEETING ADJOURNED TO TUESDAY, AUGUST 22, 1961, at 7:OO P.M. At this time Council
<br />was reminded by Clerk (who had this date returned from vacation) that Public
<br />Hearings on several special assessments are scheduled for next Monday, August 21. -
<br />Clerk was informed that it had already been ascertained that a majority of the
<br />Council will be unable to attend o Mon ay, August 21; that Special Assessment
<br />Clerk had been asked to publish/&!i@l$at hearings would be postponed to
<br />Tuesday, Augustr 22, at 7:OO P.M.
<br />Tuesday, August 22, at 7:OO P.M. Motion sec
<br />Meeting adjourned at 10:35 P.M.
<br />Beim then moved, adjourning this meeting to
<br />MINUTES OF THE ADJOURNED PORTION OF THE
<br />AUGUST 14, 1961 REGULAR MEETING OF THE
<br />EDINA VILLAGE COUNCIL, HELD EIUESDAY,
<br />AUGUST 22, 1961, AT 7:OO P.M., AT THE
<br />EDINA VILLAGE HALL
<br />Members answering Rollcall were Beim, Dickson, VanValkenburg and Bredesen.
<br />PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED ASSESSMENT FOR TREE TRIMMING IMPROVEMENT NO. E-2.
<br />Pursuant to "Notice of Assessment Hearing on Tree Trimming Improvement No. T-2",
<br />published in Edina-Morningside Courier August 3 and 10, 1961, affidavit of which
<br />publication was presented by Clerk, approved as to form and ordered placed on
<br />file, Public Hearing was called on proposed assessment for the above entitled
<br />proposed to be assessed on a "per-lot" basis against the lots abutting the
<br />streets on which trees were trimmed, whether or not the particular lot has a
<br />tree, against 1,003 Lots, for $15.40 per Lot. There were no objections to
<br />the proposed assessment registered at the Public Hearing, and no written
<br />objections had been received prior thereto. Dickson's motion, that Assessment
<br />be approvedsas presented, was seconded by VanValkenburg and unanimously carried.
<br />(See Resolution of later in Meeting, Adopting and Confirming Assessment).
<br />Tabulation was read at Total Assessable Cost of $15,446.20,
<br />PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED'ASSESSMENT FOR STREET IMPROVEMENT NO. ~~-18, IN CHANTREY
<br />ROAD FROM AYRSHIRE BLVD. TO HIGHWAY NO. 169. Clerk presented Affidavit of Publi-
<br />cation of "Notice of Assessment Hearing" in Edina-Morningside Courier August 3 and
<br />10, 1961; and, pursuant to said Notice, Public Hearing was called. Tabulation was
<br />read at Total Assessable Cost of $16,722.09, proposed to be assessed against 20
<br />lots at $7.98 per front foot, as compared with Improvement Hearing Estimate of
<br />$6.79 per Front Foot. Manager Hyde explained that increase in cost is due to
<br />two reasons; that the major reason is an under-estimate by the engineers on
<br />excavation and gravel; that the other reason is the widening of the entry way to
<br />Highway No. 169. Mr. Walter Lindley, 5525 Chawey, told Council he feels estimate
<br />should have been closer; also, that property owners were informed the'night of
<br />the improvement hearing that engineer's estimate is usually high. Asking what
<br />type of bid is obtained, he was informed that bids are on unit prices. He asked
<br />if perhaps manpower hours were figured including driveways rather than on street
<br />work alone, and was told that bids are not taken on manpower hours, but,rather,
<br />on unit prices of excavation, bituminous surface, etc. Mr. Tom Grady, 5505 Chantrey,
<br />inquired if it is not the policy to accept fixed-price contracts, and on receiving
<br />the answer that this is not the policy, inquired as to what safeguard the taxpayer
<br />has that he will be assessed an amount comparable to the estimate given. Manager
<br />explained that estimates are made up from the best available information; that
<br />soil borings are taken beforehand and that it is from the results of these tests
<br />that quantities are figured. Captain Gans told group that matter of taking core
<br />borings from the street is a matter of engineering judgment; that, in this particular
<br />case, worse soil conditions were encountered than were anticipated from test results.
<br />Mrs. Meinhofer, who stated she was responsible for the petition for this work,
<br />asked if the Village will not assume a share of the cost of widening the Highway
<br />No. 169 entryway; and Mr, Lindley told Council he feels there is a real question
<br />as to whether this entryway should be assessed against Chantrey Road at all--that
<br />it serves several other streets in addition to Chantrey; that the street was
<br />widened only for the purpose of contributing to the safety of the persons in the
<br />area. Mrs. Meinhofer told Council that there have been no accidents here since
<br />the widening of the street; that there were many before that time. Mayor Bedesen