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<br />PETITION FOR BACK-YARD SEWER FOR PART OF CIRCLE WEST was presented, reviewed '"'$-
<br />and ordered placed on file. Petition asks for back yard sewer for the property
<br />on the East side of Circle West in Hilldale, volunteered to get necessary ease-
<br />ments, and asked for a negotiation meeti ng. Manager Hyde told Council a
<br />meeting with petitioners has been set up €or next Wednesday; that further
<br />recommendation must await outcome of meeting.
<br />COUNCIL SCHEDULES PUBLIC HEARING FOR JUNE 10, ON PETITION FOR VACATION OF
<br />ALLEY BETWEEN MALONEY AVE. AND BELMORE LANE AND BETWEEN.BLAKE: ROAD AND GRIFFIT
<br />STEET. Petition for Vacation of Alley in Block 13, Mendelssohn Addition, was
<br />presented, and Tupa moved that Public Hearing be scheduled for first meeting
<br />in June, Motion seconded by MacMillan and carried. '
<br />COUNCIL GRANTS 60-DAY TRIAL "NO-RIGHT-TURN" ONTO HIGHWAY 100 FOR TRAFFIC
<br />TRAVELING WEST ON VALLEY VIEW ROAD. Messrs. Ralph R. Dunker, 4624 Valley
<br />View Road and J. D. Murphy, 4720 Valley View Road, asked that Council take
<br />action to prohibit west-bound Valley View Road traffic from turning right
<br />onto Highway No, 100. Stating that Mayor Bredesen had consulted him some
<br />time ago concerning the complaints of the Valley View residents that traffic
<br />has been increasing, Manager Hyde told Council the Police Department has taken
<br />a survey of the Valley View traffic.
<br />Hyde, dated May 6, was read.
<br />of the traffic check taken May 2, and stated in summary, "From the viewpoint
<br />of traffic control alone, it would not seem advisable to locate a "No Right
<br />Turn'I sign at this intersection since this would induce some of the traffic
<br />now using Valley View to cut off at Wooddale and travel north to West 50th
<br />Street, or at Concord and Parnell and travel north to West 60th Street---"
<br />"I would strongly suggest, however, that a much better signing procedure
<br />be used on Valley View south of the Crosstown, directing people to the exact a
<br />access to the Crosstown---. I would advise the same procedure be employed
<br />at the France Avetlue and Xerxes Avenue intersections with the Crosstown, in
<br />order to attract westbound traffic to the Crosstown further east than Valley
<br />View,'' Messrs. Murphy and Dunker told Council that they had taken their own
<br />traffic counts; that on Friday, between 7:OO A.M. and 7:OO P.M., 4705 cars
<br />had used Valley View Road; on Saturday, the count was 3,164; and that today,
<br />2,792 cars- had traveled this street. Mr. Murphy added that Valley View is
<br />no longer a county road; that Mr. Bennett's statements concerning routing
<br />of traffic to Concord and Parnellhave no bearing on this matter because
<br />there is no reason why Valley View Road residents should have to be subjected
<br />to any more traffic on their Village street than the residents of any other
<br />Village street; that Valley View residents were promised long ago that when
<br />the Crosstown Highway was opened Valley View would be relieved of through
<br />View were contingent upon improvement of Highway No, 100.
<br />Wooddale Avenue is already taking twice the traffic Valley View is carrying;
<br />that the "No Right Turn" provision will be most difficult to enforce, and
<br />that while the Village is willing to try this, it is believed that it just
<br />will not work,
<br />Planning Director's statement at a meeting some time ago, fhat the traffic
<br />for a normal street is between 350 and 500 cars a day. Mr. Hite explained
<br />that this is the traffic for a short street; that it is not uncommon for
<br />traffic on a street of some length to run 2,000 to 3,000 cars per day; that
<br />Wooddale Avenue, which is only 30 feet wide, carries 6,000. Mr. Dunker asked
<br />for a stop sign at the intersection of Concord Avenue and Valley View Road.
<br />Some discussion was had by Council, and Trustee Tupa suggested that a trial
<br />be made on the "No Right Turn" request, together with the signing recommended
<br />by Police Chief Bennett.
<br />restriction for west bound traffic at the intersection of Valley View Road
<br />and Highway 100; that additional ,informative signs be placed at France and
<br />Xerxes intersections with the Crosstown Highway and on Valley'View Road south
<br />of the Crosstown in accordance with Mr. Bennett's recommendations, and that
<br />the Police Department study the traffic problem at Concord Avenue and Valley
<br />View Road relative to installing a stop.sign at this intersection. Motion
<br />seconded by Tupa and carried. Mr. M urphy inquired as to the length of this
<br />trial, suggesting 60 days,
<br />told group it will be at least three weeks before informative signs will be
<br />ready for installation.
<br />COUNCIL DENIES REQUEST FOR APARTMENT ZONING ON JENSEN FARM.
<br />plan, by James Investment Company, for the "Jensen Farm", a 55-acre tractalong
<br />the south side of the Crosstown Highway between MNES Railroad and Valley View
<br />Road, and bounded on south by The Heights Addition, involved 41 one-family lots,
<br />three 2-family lots, and 17 acres of R-3 and R-5 lots, including three tower
<br />apartments of about LOO dwelling units each. The plan had been considered by
<br />the Planning Commission for some two months, and had received a three-two
<br />recommendation for denial on May 1. Rixe's motion that the recommendation of
<br />the planning Commission be accepted and request for rezoning denied.
<br />seconded by Tupa and carried,
<br />Police Chief Bennett's report to Mr,
<br />The memorandum showed in detail the results
<br />Mr. Hyde reminded gentlemen that promises of relief for Valley
<br />He added that
<br />Messrs, Murphy and Dunker called Council's attention to
<br />Rixe moved that Village try the "No Right Turn"
<br />This was agreed on by the Council. Engineer Wegner
<br />This comprehensive