222 1 i 9/9/68
<br />Antrim Road from Dublin Road to West 70th Street:
<br />The lots or Tracts of land proposed to be assessed for the above improvement
<br />include: Parcel 1520, Sec. 8, Twp. 116, Range.21; Lot 3, Block 1; Lots 3
<br />thru 5, Block 2; Lots 1 thru 4, Block 3, Fjeldheim 2nd; Lots 1 and 2, Block 1,
<br />Knollview; Lot 2, Block 1, A1 Peterson Addition; Lots 2, 3, 6 thru 15, Prospct
<br />HiL1s;-Lots 1 thru 6, Block 1; Lots 1 and 2, Block 2; Lots 1 thru 6, Block 3,
<br />Prospect Hills 2nd; Lot 1, Block 1, Prospect Hills 3rd; Lots 1 and 2, Block 1,
<br />Sbhey ' s Parkview 2nd.
<br />BY ORDER OF THE VILLAGE COUNCIL
<br />Florence B. Hallberg
<br />Village Clerk
<br />Motion for adoption of the resolution was
<br />on rollcall there were four ayes and no
<br />Councilman Courtney and
<br />ATTEST : Mayor
<br />Village Clerk 6
<br />B. STORM SEWER IMPROVEMENT 103 SPECIAL ASSESSMENT LEVIED, (N.W. Corner of Edina -
<br />TJest Minneapolis Heights as described in published "Notice of Assessment Hearing).
<br />Mr, Hyde recalled that Council had reset hearing for this assessment due to an
<br />incorrect description of the storm sewer district in the mailed and published
<br />benefited properties which are proposed to be assessed at a higher rate, but had
<br />made few adjustments in the extraordinarily specially benefited properties.
<br />construction cost was given by bir. Hite at $221,447.11, $15,314.00 of which was
<br />proposed to be assessed as extraordinary special benefit,
<br />the proposed assessment was $0.03992 per square foot as against estimated assess-
<br />ment of $0.045 per square foot.
<br />years, with maximum lot size considered to be 18,000 square feet and any lots over
<br />24,000 square feet calculated at one-half the rate on the excess footage. Mr. H.
<br />M. Amdahl, 309 Griffit Street, advised that he hoped that Council would see fit: to
<br />apply the previous assessment policy and assess this storm sewer on a square foot
<br />requesting that the matter be tabled for further study. Mr. Hyde also advised that
<br />letters protesting the method of the proposed assessment had been received from Mr.
<br />G. 0. Falkenborg, 313 Griffit Street, and Mr. Joe Hlavka, 300 Van Buren Avenue.
<br />Mayor Bredesen advised that because of the substantial increase in the values of
<br />the extraordinarily specially benefited lots, he believes that the proposed method
<br />of assessment is the honest and fair way to spread the assessment. Mr. E. M.
<br />Carroll, 6221 Maloney Avenue, advised that because of a malfunction of the pump,
<br />the pond'on his property is not maintained at a proper level and the value of his
<br />property has, therefore, depreciated. In reply to a question of Mr. Richard Schulze,
<br />6312 Waterman Avenue, Mr. Hite explained the three categories of extraordinary spec-
<br />ial benefit.
<br />structure on the property would be damaged by flooding.
<br />properties in whdch a portion of the lot was subject to frequent flooding. Category
<br />3 would normally be a neighborhood situation subject to frequent back yard flooding.
<br />Category 2 is considered to be improved at one-half the rate of Category 1, and
<br />Category 3 is considered to be improved at one-half of Category 2.
<br />were determined on a basis of ''before and af.terl' dollar sales in three different
<br />situations in the area. In reply to Mr. Schulze's question if this policy had
<br />ever been used before in the Village, Mr. Hite advised that there has never been
<br />&situation like this, since other areas were considered more uniform in benefit,
<br />and thus the assessment was uniform, although that in many instances "back yard"
<br />pipe extensions had been assessed separately against the adjacent lots. Mr. Hite
<br />advised that one lot had increased $5,000 since the installation of the storm
<br />sewer and pointed out that the decision as to the special benefit was a judgment
<br />decision, made by trained assessors. Mr. Robert Kilian, 409 Jefferson Street,
<br />advised that his lot is almost level in comparison with his neighbors' and ques-
<br />tioned his assessment. Councilman Johnson noted that because Mr. Killan's lot
<br />was filled, 403 and.405 Jefferson were subject to more flooding.
<br />Mr, Kilian that his property should be in Category 3 rather than Category 2.
<br />Kilian spoke also for Mr. Janis Lielkoka, 403 Jefferson, advising that Mr. Lielkoks
<br />had a garden which was benefited by surface water and that he did not consider his
<br />property benefited by the storm sewer. Mr. Hite recalled that this storm sewer had
<br />been installed so homes in this area would not be flooded as they were in February,
<br />involved are being extraordinarily specially assessed and that the rest of the area
<br />will be assessed at only the uniform rate.
<br />He noted further that Council had made an inspection of the specially
<br />Mr. Hyde advised that
<br />Assessment is proposed to be spread over twenty
<br />I basis without special benefit as they had been led to believe at the Improvement
<br />Mr. Hyde read a letter from an attorney representing nine property owners,
<br />He advised that Category 1 was assigned to properties on which a
<br />Category 2 was assigned to
<br />Dollar values
<br />Mr. Hite advised
<br />He pointed out that it should be remembered that only'7% of the properties
<br />Mr. Bruce Mathewson, 6308 Waterman