<br />;'a. that street,
<br />gent on the grounds that it was an unnecessary expense. fr6m Mr. David S. Patten, 4617 'Nest Woodland Road, and Mr. James Jundt, 7021
<br />Lanham Lane, on the proposal to pay half of the cost of the improvement from
<br />General Funds. They were told that some time ago Council had established a
<br />policy whereby one-half of all replacement costs would be paid from General
<br />Funds. Mr. Hyde said that this is the first real repair with which the com-
<br />munity had been faced. He added that property values in the entire Village
<br />drop when curbings; streets and sidewalks fall into disrepair and €or.this
<br />reason it is felt that payment of a portion of the cost of repairs from General
<br />Funds is justified. Councilman Johnson stated for the record that he had
<br />initially opposed the policy of using General Funds for repairs and that the
<br />property owner should pay the entire cost of any improvement to his property.
<br />Mr. Frank Thorpe, 4613 Edina Blvd., suggested the possibility of contacting
<br />Rockville Center, New York, to see how they replaced sections of curb and
<br />gutter without injuring ttees.
<br />were Mr.'Wm, $1. Steinke, 4520 Browndale Ave., Mrs. M. C. Hurr, 4603 Browndale -
<br />Ave., and three unidentified gentlemen.
<br />Ave., said that Council should be guided by the tacid approval of the many
<br />property owners who did not attend the meeting. Mr. Hyde noted receipt of'
<br />petitions from owners of property in the 4600 block of Bruce Avenue and the
<br />even side of Sunnyside Road between 4306 and 4506 which reflected a variety
<br />of opinions as to action desired. Letters from Mrs. H. C. Utley, 4604 Brown-
<br />dale Avenue, J. A. Huny, 4306 Sunnyside Road and NrG Lee Potter objecting to
<br />-the improvement .were'.noted as were lettlers favoring the improvement from
<br />Miss Mercedes Mackall, 4910 Arden Avenue and Nr. Allan G. Odell, 4903 Bruce
<br />Avenue. Mrs. Robert Henson, 4509 Browndale Avenu?, mas told that the treat- .
<br />ment of the wall in front of her house would have to be worked out. Mr.
<br />Charles J. Trudeau, 4512 Casco Avenue, said that his house has had two sewer
<br />back-ups in the past three years and questioned replacement of sanitary
<br />sewers in the area. Mr. Dunn said that, with proper maintenance, sewers in
<br />the area should last indefinitely.
<br />but that the Village maintains a fairly constant cleaning of the sewers but
<br />that'there are some isolated areas that do have problems.
<br />there is sometimes a problem with s&Om water in the area.
<br />Valkenburg, in view of the recommendation of the horticulturist that nothing
<br />be done until 1972 so that Wooddale Avenue trees can be observed, moved that
<br />the project be denied and not brought back until 1972, tfiat Rockville Center,
<br />New York,be contacted for information on its curbqreplacement, and that if
<br />the matter is to be brought to hearing in 1972 it be done early enough so
<br />that work could be done in 1972.
<br />and cartied.
<br />B, ' CONSTRUCTION OF PERMANENT STREET SURFACING AND CONCRETE CURB AND GUTTER
<br />IN THE FOUOWING (P-BA-185):
<br />VZS%&y View Road from Rosemary Lane to West 66th Street; and
<br />CONSTEUC3XON OF SIDEZEiXLK IN THE FOLLOWING:
<br />East side of Valley View Road from West 66th Street to West 68th Street
<br />Kr. Lee Potter, 4610 Browndale Avenue, objected to the improve- -
<br />Objections were heard
<br />Others objecting to the proposed improvement
<br />Mr. Paul A. Laederach, 4633 Bruce ..
<br />Mr; Hyde added that the sewers are small
<br />Mr. Dunn said that
<br />SIouncilman Van
<br />Motion was seconded by Councilman Courtney
<br />Mr. Hyde presented estimated project cost at $235,022.31, $39,952.92 of which
<br />is proposed to be assessed against 3,329.41 assessable feet at $12.00 per
<br />assessable foot, with the estimated balance of $195,069.39 proposed to be
<br />paid from State Aid Funds, and noting further that back lots are proposed to
<br />be assessed for one-third of their footage. Mr. R. F. Trocchi, 5900 Chapel
<br />Drive, was assured that houses backing to Valley View Road would be assessed
<br />for one-third of their footage. Mr. C. H. Morrison, 5712 Grace Terrace ob-
<br />jected to the proposed iirrprovement 09 the grounds that the cost is too high
<br />and that there is no reason for the. sidewalk. He was told by Mr. Dunn that
<br />the Traffic Safety Committee had made this recommendation because school
<br />children will be walking to school along Valley View Road. In reply to a
<br />question from the audience, Mr. Dunn said that ik.iZ'progosed1 tha&'tfie;Vkllage
<br />niIlplhtJ the sidewalk and that the cost will be paid by State Aid #Funds, Mr.
<br />W. C. Kelly, 5801 Creek Valley Road, said that he objected to the sidewalk
<br />because he was afraid he would lose some df hi& trees.
<br />ing the school bus schedule so that children would not have to aalk along
<br />Valley View Road to go to and from school.
<br />View Road, urged that the sidewalk be constructed on the West side-ff Valley
<br />Jay Diebola was told that-the reason that this proj$ct was proposed at this
<br />time is because of the construction of the new high school and that the cost
<br />of construction of a service road parallel to the Crosstown Highway between
<br />Gleason Road and Tracy Avenue would be very high. Mr. Robert Johnson, 5809
<br />Creek Valley Road, was told that there is no anticipation of speed limit on
<br />Valley View Road and that the curbing should prevent cars from going into his
<br />Road had never been assessed for street improvement before.
<br />I- He suggested expand-
<br />f4r. R. J. Howells, 6725 Valley
<br />.View Road so that children would only have to cross the street once. Mr,
<br />An unidentified gentleman was told by Mayor Bredesen that Valley. View:-.
<br />Mr. Douglas