<br />for the area--total cost of trunk and lift stations being $789,212, as compared with
<br />1962 projected total cost of $929,538.
<br />which does not have Trunk Sanitary Sewer; that it comprises some 1800 acres,
<br />owners of some 500 acres of which have requested the service.
<br />PIr. Hyde said many questions had been received from the audience, and most of them had
<br />He added this is the last area in Edina
<br />In reviewing the Informal Public Hearing on this project, held Honday, January 27,
<br />been answered; that the questions most pertinent to this Hearing are: 4
<br />Answering Question 3 first, Mr. Hyde reported that we do not know, and Eden
<br />trhy shouldn'Z the Park-Golf Course pay more?
<br />Why aren't all the Lift Stations included as part of the project?
<br />Vi11 Eden Prairie use Edina's sewer, and what will be charged if
<br />What about the proposed Southwest Diagonal Sewer being tentatively
<br />they do want to use it?
<br />planned €or Eden Prairie-Bloomington? '
<br />Prairie officials do not know, that they will ever have a need to use Edina's sewer--
<br />that, because of the limited capacity of our sewer, we can give Eden Prairie capacity
<br />only on a temporary basis, for which they would be charged on a Itper cubic-foot-per-
<br />second basis--part of which charge would be put into the fund for capital improvements,
<br />with Edina assessments correspondingly reduced.
<br />ib. Hyde reported that although the line along Nine-Mile Creek in Bloomington and Eden
<br />Prairie has been discussed, there is no information, now, on when it will be constructed,
<br />or how it will be financed; that if the line follows the tantatively proposed Nine-Hile
<br />Creek location, Trunk Sewer C-2 can be connected by a line down Normandale iioad.
<br />Relative to the question concerning payment by the 430-acre Village-owned Park and
<br />Golf Course, LSr. Hyde reported that he has been attempting to find out what other
<br />communities have done along this line; that there are many forinulae followed and no
<br />standard paractice. He added that Interlachen Golf Course was assessed on a "per
<br />assessable front foot basis", which assessment equalled an assessment against 50%
<br />of its acreage
<br />As to the Southwest Diagonal Sewer and its relation to this proposed trunk line,
<br />Discussion on the proposed project was opened by I&. Carl Eiken, 7200 Normandale
<br />Road, who objected to the sewer's being routed through the middle of his land and asked
<br />that it be re-routed to the boundary.
<br />grant his request, but that if it could not be granted he would be compensated for
<br />E4r. Hyde toLd him every effort would be made to
<br />Engineer Hite added he feels re-routing can be accomplished.
<br />I. I4r. Darrell Boyd, 7204 Shannon Drive, read to the Council a petition carrying
<br />some 60+ signatures, saking that "no proposed plat be accepted which requires
<br />extensive modification of existing terrain which would destroy the natural beauty
<br />of this areaf1, and, among other stipulations, that ''where new lots are adjacent to
<br />existing residential areas and where a reduction in lot size is proposed, a buffer
<br />zone of intermediate sized lots shall be established."
<br />of the petition by saying it is signed by a group of Prospect Hills area residents
<br />who do not oppose the trunk sewer as such, and feel that $285 per lot is not an
<br />unreasonable price to pay for the service, but who are concerned that installation
<br />of the sewer will accelerate development of unplatted property and wish to protect
<br />the residential aspects of Prospect Hills and the surrounding area. Me added that
<br />special concern is had relative to the 14.P. Johnson and Fjeldheim tracts, for which
<br />some two or three lots per acre are planned, rather than the formula of 1-3/11 lots
<br />per acre set forth as assessment for the Sanitary Trunk Sewer.
<br />Hayor Bredesen, referring petition to Planning Commission for study, told
<br />petitioners the Commission is guided in its recommendations, and the Council is
<br />guided in its consideration of plats, by the provisions of the present Zoning
<br />Ordinance; that the requests contained in the petition are constructive, but that
<br />legal troubles could ensue if Council attempted to enforce stronger restrictions
<br />than those set forth in the ordinance.
<br />ldr. Boyd prefaced his reading
<br />Petitions, signed by some 75 property owners;. requesting simply that "proposed
<br />project Trunk Sewer C-2 be rejected and discarded in its entirety" was presented,
<br />representing the Indian Hills, Valley View Road area.
<br />Letters from J. A. Danens E Son, owner of 78 acres; R.H.P. Investment Co., owner
<br />of 21 acres; Wayne L. Twito, owner of Lot 2, Block 1, Schey's Park View Addition; Q.
<br />A. Collins, owner of seven acres; and Arvid Carlson & Son, Inc., owners of 37 acres,
<br />all in favor of project, were read.
<br />Mr. Herrill Gunderson, 5919 Dewey Hill Road, told Council the najority of actual
<br />residents of the area oppose the project; that he objects strongly to being asked to
<br />subsidize developers, who have no one living in the area at present and who are going
<br />to make a profit in selling their new homes; that if developers and the golf course
<br />want sewer they should pay €or it.
<br />As to Mr. Gunderson's statement about the golf course, Hayor Bredesen reported
<br />the Golf Course can be adequately served by a private sewage disBosal system at a
<br />much less cost than the assessment proposed for the trunk sewer line--that the project
<br />is not proposed because of the golf course. It was added that the 334 platted lots