<br />PUBLIC HEARINGS CONDUCTED ON PROPOSED 'ASSESSMENTS.
<br />Assessment Hearings had been continugd from August 4,.1969, for Alley Improve-
<br />ment A-166, Sanitary Sewers 257 and 2,7& Watermains 218 and 230. Public Hearing
<br />was thereupon continued and action taken as hereinafter recorded:
<br />ALLEY IMPROVEESENT NO. A-166 SPECIAL ASSESSMENT HEARING CONTINUED. (Alley
<br />betweenHalifax Avenue and Minnehaha Blvd. from West 52nd Street to 461.47
<br />El$; Hyde recalled that
<br />feet South)
<br />1969, it was proposed to assess the alley at $2.87 per foot.
<br />was authorized, Nr. Chesley Carlson had offered to pay 20% of the project if
<br />'e'ach of the other two abutting owners who use the alley for garage entrances
<br />would do likewise. An inspection of the all indicates that the George Kitchen
<br />property at 5221 Minnehaha Blvd.,-the Chesley Carlson property at 5225 Minne-
<br />haha Blvd., and the 0, J. Trainor property at 5212 Halifax Avenue are the
<br />only three properties using the alley for garage entrance.
<br />perties apparently get garbage pickup service from the alley.
<br />the Trainors have not indicated that they would pay any more than the proposed
<br />$2.87 assessment proposed.
<br />son property at 20% of the total cost ($493.30), with the remaining properties
<br />dividing the balance at $2.46 per assessable foot, or a total cost of $150.20,
<br />against the original proposal of, $175,93 per lot, Mrs. 0. J. Trainor said that
<br />there are actually four garages on the alley, one belonging to Carl ElGing
<br />at 5216 Halifax Avenue.
<br />the time but that the.Trainors do not use their garage very often.
<br />also stated that the alley had been widened by the property at 5217 Minnehaha
<br />Blvd., owned by George C, Pitzer, at Mr. Pitzer's request, and iqquired if this
<br />additional cost was included in the.amount proposed to be assessed. Mr. Hyde
<br />said that the minutes of the improvement hearing indicated a request by Mr,
<br />Pitzer that the ailey be.widened but that his request had not been approved.
<br />Councilman Courtney's motion was then seconded by Councilman Shaw and carried
<br />that the hearing be continued to September 8, 1969, so that the cost of the
<br />widened alley be investigated as recommended by Mayor Bredesen.
<br />Mr. Hyde recalled that at the assessment hearing of-August 4,
<br />When the project
<br />I' Four otherpro-
<br />The Kitchens and
<br />Mr. Hyde recommended assessment of the Chesley Carl-
<br />She added that.the Elvings use their ggrage a11 of
<br />Mrs. Trainor
<br />SANITARY SEFJER NO. 257 SPECIAL ASSESSMENT LEVIED. WATERMAIN NO. 218 SPECIAL
<br />ASSESSMENT LEVIED. (Sanitary Sewer 257 - Valley View Road from existing trunk
<br />sewer near Braemar Park to Gleason Road, Dakota Trail, Cheyenne Trail,
<br />Cheyenne Circle, Blackfoot Pass, Indian Hills Pass, Cherokee Trail from
<br />Indian Hills Pass to Navaho Trail, Indian Hills Road from existing trunk sewer
<br />300' west of Arrowhead Pass to Cherokee Trail, Arrowhead Pass, Indian Hills
<br />Circle, Mohawk Trail, Iroquois Circle from Mohawk Trail to 400' south, Shawnee
<br />Circle) (Watermain No. 258:- Valley View Road from Gleason Road to Proposed
<br />Mark Terrace Drive 1000' South of Dakota Trail, Dakota Trail, Cheyenne Trail,
<br />Cheyenne Circle, Blackfoot Pass, I_nd!an Hills Road from 300' West of Arrowhead
<br />Pass to Indian Hills Pass, Indian Hills Road from Navaho Trail to Cherokee
<br />Trail, Arrowhead Pass, Indian HiIJs Circle, Mohawk Trail, Iroquois Circle
<br />from Hohawk Trail to 150' South, Shawnee Circle) These two improvements affect-
<br />ing virtually the same properties, public hearings as continued from August 4,
<br />1969, were conducted simultaniously.
<br />cost for Sanitary Sewer No. 257 was given at $432,111.68, proposed to be
<br />assessed against 142 connections at $3,043.04 per connection as against esti-
<br />mated assessment per connection of $2,700.56. Watermain 218 total assessable
<br />cost was given at $187,420.20, proposed to be assessed against 132 connections
<br />at $1,419.85 per connection as agqins.t estimated assessment of $1,094.51. Mr.
<br />Hyde recalled further that the hearings had been continued so that Councilman
<br />VanValkenburg could review the ve2batim minutes of the improvement hearing to
<br />see the intent of the resolution auFhorizing the improvements,relative to the
<br />Valley View Road properties" assessments ..
<br />Valley View Road properties in question could have been served with the Mark
<br />Terrace Drive improvements at a lower cost without going through the lift
<br />station, but that the addition of these properties to the Mark Terrace Drive
<br />improvements would have.increased the assessable cost of these improvements had
<br />they been authorized.
<br />been installed independently for the Valley View Road properties, the cost wouLd
<br />have been substantially higher than the present proposed assessment. Mr. Jack
<br />.Hallberg, 6308.Indian Hills Road, protested. the inclusion of his area in these
<br />improvements. Mr. James Bloom, 6825 Valley 'View Road, questioned Councilman
<br />Valkenburg's comments which were made at the improvement hearing relative to
<br />giving special asiiessment rates to the Valley View Roadproperties.
<br />VanValkenburg replied that he had only said that Councif.f?ould
<br />differences of various areas to a degree and that-it is this consideration
<br />that is now being discussed.
<br />very difficult to figure the exact cost of each area of the project and pointed
<br />out that if these two areas were given special consideration, other areas in the
<br />Mr. Hyde recalled that total construction
<br />Mr. Hyde explained that the four
<br />Mayor Bredesen remarked that if the improvements had
<br />to recognize
<br />Mr. Hyde advised that at this'point it would be