-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 />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 />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
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<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