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<br />MITNUTES OF THE RJXU~ NXETXNG OF THE ED~NA
<br />VILLAGE COUNkCif HIILD MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1960,
<br />AT 7 :00 P.M. , AT THE: EDINA VTLUGE HALL
<br />Members answering Rollcall were Beim, Dickson, Kohler, Tupa and Bredesen.
<br />MINUTES of the Regular Meeting of January 25, 1960 were approved as submitted, by
<br />motion Dickson, seconded by Kohler and carried.
<br />PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED WATERMAIN IN HALIFAX LANE FROMl4.54TH ST. TO 320 FT. SOUTH.
<br />Affidavits of Publication and of Nailing of "Notice of 'Public Hearing", publication
<br />having been made in Edina-Norningside Courier January 28 and February 4, 1960, were
<br />submitted, approved as to form and ordered placed on file; and pursuant to said Notice
<br />public hearing was conducted on the above-named proposed improvement.
<br />Cost was read at $4,149.53, proposed to be assessed against seven tracts in
<br />Southridge Addition, comprising ten lots, for $592.79 per tract. Mr. Nat 14. Johnson,
<br />5412 Halifax Lane, stating he his representing himself and 3/4 of Southridge Addn.,
<br />objected to being assessed for the improvement, now. He suggested that, inasmuch
<br />as none of the abutting properties will benefit immediately from the improvement,
<br />owners be given the privilege of having their assessments deferred until such time
<br />as they actually make connection.
<br />Halifax Lane south of Southridge Addition are getting very poor water because of
<br />the dead-end main, here. Mr. Benson, 5441, told Council that for days at a time
<br />the water can be neither drunk nor used for washing--that he had a $12.00 bill for
<br />Glenwood water last month because his family cannot drink the village water. Mayor
<br />Bredesen told the objecting group that the Council has found "deferred" connection
<br />charges to troublesome; that, if Council should consider this matter of assessment,
<br />property owners should understand that, in addition to the principal amount for the
<br />cost of the main, property owners would be obligated to pay interest from time of
<br />construction to time of connection--and property owners tentatively agreed to this--
<br />Messrs. Johnson, Burdick and Lijsing being at the meeting. Elr. Lijsing told Council
<br />that he requested a watermain extension in 1955, when he built his home; that he
<br />could not get it, then, and was obligated to iiig'a well for some $600; that a
<br />connection to the main, now, would cost him an additional $100 because his property
<br />has been landscaped. Mr. Johnson told Council that he feels his neighbors to the
<br />south do have a serious problem, and that his group is not objecting to the
<br />improvement--that they are objecting only to being assessed at this time. Some
<br />further discussion was had on methods of financing, and Kohler moved that Hearing
<br />be continued to next regular meeting, February 29, for further investigation on
<br />the financing of the improvement. Mr. Dickson, saying the Council is well aware
<br />that the improvement should be made in the interests of providing good water,
<br />seconded Kohler's motion, and it carried.
<br />Estimate of I
<br />It was reported that the property owners on
<br />STREET LIGHTS REQUESTED FOR HALIFAX LANE. Mr. Benson, 5441 Halifax Lane, requested
<br />street lights for the street. Upon being told that lights for Halifax Lane at W.54th
<br />St. and at Voodland Circle have been approved by Northern States Power for installation
<br />in 1960, he asked for another installation at W.55th street extended, saying he will
<br />be glad to have it at his lot. He was asked to write the Council for the light, so
<br />that request might be forward to Northern States Power Company.
<br />PUBLIC REARING ON PETITION FOR PERMIT TO MOVE DWELLING FROM 6301 SHERVOOD AVE. TO
<br />5924 HANSEN ROAD. Planning Director Hite presented Affidavit of Mailing of "Notice
<br />of Hearing", which was approved as to form and ordered placed on file. Pursuant to
<br />said notice, public hearing was conducted on the above entitled matter, and the
<br />'following action taken. Hr. Hite explained to C*ouncil that the house under
<br />consideration was that house which had been proposed at the last meeting for moving
<br />to 6217 Ryan Ave.; that owner Hustad had since sold the house to Mr. McGrath, present
<br />tonight. Mr. R. J. Fishaw, 5917 Hansen Road, representing a delegation of bbjecting
<br />neighbors, presented a summary of objections, in photograph form, showing surrounding
<br />homes, the house proposed to be moved, and the lot on which it is proposed to be
<br />moved. He stated this house would be out of place in the neighborhood, that the
<br />lot would have to be filled before house could be located there, and that house
<br />would then be taller than surrounding homes.
<br />"legislate aesthktically"; that a new home of exactly these proportions could be
<br />constructed on this particular lot, with no legal means of preventing construction.
<br />Mr. Fishaw stated that neighbors also object on the grounds that they were not
<br />approached by Mr. McGrath prior to this hearing.
<br />omission, stating he believed this had been done by his agent--that he does not
<br />want to be part of a neighborhood feud, and will be most happy to discuss his
<br />plans with the neighbors.
<br />discussion on the matter, but, after explanation by the Council that it can require
<br />a bond to insure improvements in accordance with plans, they did agree to talk with
<br />Mr. McGrath, Nr. Fishaw asking that a definite improvement plan be presented to
<br />the Council and that bond be based thereon.
<br />by motion Beim, seconded by Kohler and carried.
<br />Council explained that it cannot u Nr. McGrath apologized for this
<br />Neighbors were somewhat reluctant to enter into any
<br />Hearing continued to Monday, February 29,