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MINUTES <br /> OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE <br /> EDINA CITY COUNCIL <br /> HELD AT CITY HALL <br /> DECEMBER 15, 2009 <br /> 7:04 P.M. <br /> ROLLCALL Answering rollcall were Members Bennett, Brindle, Housh, Swenson and Mayor <br /> Hovland. <br /> CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS APPROVED Motion made by Member Brindle and seconded by <br /> Member Housh approving the Council Consent Agenda. <br /> Ayes: Bennett, Brindle, Housh, Swenson, Hovland <br /> Motion carried. <br /> STUDENTS RECOGNIZED Mayor Hovland recognized students who were in attendance as part <br /> of their Government Current Events class. <br /> 3CMA SILVER CIRCLE AWARD PRESENTED Communication Director Bennerotte described <br /> FD Pulse, an electronic publication, and announced it had received the 3CMA Silver Circle Award <br /> from the City-County Communications and Marketing Association. Fire Chief Scheerer thanked <br /> and gave credit to Fire Fighters Brian Hanrahan and Todd Porthan, Fire Marshall Tom Jenson, <br /> and Communications Coordinator Marty Doll for their work that was integral in receiving this <br /> award. Fire Marshall Jenson explained how the newsletter started and information it contained. <br /> Communications Coordinator Doll advised how residents could receive the publication and stated <br /> they were honored to have received this award. <br /> *MINUTES APPROVED — REGULAR MEETING OF DECEMBER 1, 2009, AND WORK <br /> SESSION OF DECEMBER 1, 2009 Motion made by Member Brindle and seconded by <br /> Member Housh approving the minutes of the Regular Meeting of December 1, 2009, and <br /> Work Session of December 1, 2009. <br /> Motion carried on rollcall vote—five ayes. <br /> PUBLIC HEARING HELD — RESOLUTION NO. 2009-113 ADOPTED — IMPROVEMENT FOR <br /> WEST 70 1H STREET ROADWAY IMPROVEMENTS ORDERED — IMPROVEMENT NO. BA-367 <br /> Affidavits of Notice presented and ordered placed on file. <br /> Charles Rickart, WSB, presented the West 70th Street project by reviewing the project area, <br /> initiation history, roadway conditions, and items considered in the corridor analysis. He described <br /> the analysis of four alternatives and gave his recommendation to use Alternative A, which included <br /> the removal, replacement and reconstruction of the neighborhood roadways for this project. Mr. <br /> Rickart reviewed roadway geometrics to accommodate bike lanes and trees, parking, the Christ <br /> Presbyterian Church (CPC) entrance, and Valley View Road intersection via a roundabout. WSB <br /> also identified references in the Comprehensive Plan for this project. Mr. Rickart presented the <br /> project scope and schedule, advising Mn/DOT was currently reviewing the project plans. He listed <br /> the project costs for each project component in this $3 million project. Mr. Rickart explained that <br /> per Edina's Assessment policy for State Aid streets; twenty percent of the improvement would be <br /> assessed to benefiting properties using the Residential Equivalent Unit (REU) method (at a <br /> preliminary estimated assessment of $3,795.70 per REU). He added the twenty percent would <br /> not include costs for the roundabout and CPC driveway relocation, noting the remaining 80% <br /> would be funded by Municipal State Aid (MSA). It was recommended to combine Phase 1 and <br /> Phase 2 of roadway design and traffic calming recommendations approved by the City Council on <br /> March 17, 2009. <br /> Mike Reif, WSB Materials Engineer, advised that the lifecycle of concrete was 40 years and <br /> bituminous was 30 years but with normal maintenance, including overlay, bituminous also would <br /> Page 1 <br />