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-0 MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE <br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL ON <br />MONDAY, MARCH 17, 1975 <br />Answering roll call were members Courtney, Richards, Schmidt, <br />Van Valkenburg . <br />IRISH ACKNOWLEDGED ON ST. PATRICK'S DAY. Councilman Courtney <br />the Irish, commenting that a great deal of "hoop-la" has been <br />tribution-of the Scottish people to the City of-Edina, and he <br />Edinians that there are a great many Irish here, as evidenced <br />Gleasons, and the Courtneys. <br />Shaw and Mayor <br />gave tribute to <br />given to the con- <br />wished to remind I by the Ryans, <br />STREET IMPROVEMENT NO. C-113 ASSESSMENT HEARING CONTINUED TO APRIL 7, 1975. <br />Affidavits of Notice were presented by clerk pro tem, approved as to form and <br />ordered placed on file. <br />conducted and action taken as herein recorded: <br />A. STREET IMPROVEMENT NO. C-113 IN THE FOLLOWING: <br />York Avenue from south line of Yorktown Addition to West 78th Street <br />Mr. Dunn reported the proposal is continued from the February 24 meeting and <br />remains unchanged. He stated he met with Mr. Erickson and Mr. Dalen to review <br />some of the other methods of financing thacould possibly be available for <br />this improvement, including State Aid funds; but since the road has been com- <br />pleted, there does not seem to be any source of funds available for the improve- <br />ment other than the proposed assessment. He talked with Herb Klossner, Hennepin <br />County Engineer, on the possibility of County involvement, referring to a letter <br />written two years ago; and also met with Mr. Cote and Mr. Luce to discuss the <br />area and the improvement. <br />the abutting property is at the rate of $101.57 per assessable foot compared to <br />an estimate of $61.41 per assessable foot, the great difference being in the cost <br />of right-of-way which the Engineering Department estimated at about $0.50 a square <br />foot at the initial hearing, but which subsequently amounted to $0.90 per square <br />foot. Mr. Randy Cote, 4601 Wooddale Avenue, one of the owners of land west of <br />York Avenue, objected to the assessment because of the unnecessary cost of the <br />homes removed and the width of york Avenue as compared to France Avenue, and <br />that York Avenue benefits primarily Southdale. He maintained he must eventuaily <br />construct an additional road through his property, and the land use designated <br />for his property by the South Edina Comprehensive Plan requires only one-half <br />the width of York Avenue, <br />Avenue, Xerxes 44th to 66th, Penn, Lyndale, and Nicollet have received County <br />aid. <br />Luce, Planner, explained the zoning in Bloomington for this area, including <br />the effect of the DMJM study. <br />replied that the discussion with the County was in regard to the possibility <br />of redesignating York Avenue as a County road to replace the segment of County <br />Road 31 from 66th to 78th Street, primarily in the interest of access at the <br />crossing at Xerxes Avenue bridge between Bloomington, Richfield and Edina. <br />Mr. Hyde stated that the major portion of the cost of the whole job was the <br />land acquisition and assumed that Mr, Cote, because of the ownership of the <br />property through which land was acquired by compromise before it went to con- <br />demnation, received some of this money. Mr. Cote replied his assessment is' <br />approximately $240,000, and he did receive a cash award for $120,000. <br />further remarked that the reason houses were removed was to bring the York Avenue <br />back to Xerxes and the.bridge across 494, so as to have a continuity of a traffic <br />flow, rather than right angle turns which would not serve that purpose, Mr. Cote <br />complained of paying taxes while the land values are going down because traffic <br />count is being limited. <br />Kent Swanson, City Assessor, and stated that the existence of the road,gdds <br />value to the parcel, and the value added, despite the size of the road, is <br />approximately equal to the assessment for the road against that parcel. The <br />amount received by Mr. Cote for 3.2 acres was $119,000, which is just under <br />$40,000 per acre. As Mayor Van Valkenburg previously suggested, Councilman <br />Courtney proposed that Mr. Cote meet with the County as a private citizen; <br />and if he desires zoning, to petition to Planning. He then moved to continue <br />the matter to April 7, Councilwoman Schmidt seconded the motion and motion <br />carried, <br />Pursuant to due notice given, Assessment Hearing was <br />Mr. Dunn continued that the proposed assessment against <br />He further stated that now or in the past, France <br />In reply to Mr. Cote's request for land use equal to Bloomington, Greg <br />In answer to Mayor Van Valkenburg, Mr. Dunn <br />Mr. Dunn <br />Mr. Erickson explained he did review the matter with <br />'* . I. .. <br />PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED ZONING CHANGE (FOLKE VICTORSEN) CONTINUED TO APRIL 7. <br />Mr, Luce recalled the Victorsen matter was continued from the March 3, 1975, <br />Council meeting so the developer could seek other development alternatives. - <br />He explained four concepts which have since been submitted: <br />involves 33 single family lots, four of which would be developed in the future <br />Concept Scheme'A