First zuatter on the agenda, as called by Mayor Erickson, was Public Hearhg on
<br />Proposed Assessment for Street Improvement No. El-Paving, Curb and.&tter 5.n
<br />France Avenue between W.49th Streek and North $'&Uag9 Wts, and between lfo51sf
<br />and W.54th Streets. &fidad$ of Publication for "Notice of Assessment Hearing"
<br />in the Edin@fomingside Courier w@s submitted by Clerk, approved as to fom, ~
<br />and ordered placed on file, mager Ei.tcheU*s iPm@ysis of Assessment was as
<br />follows: Total Cos% of Curb Gd Gutter - $2,464,00, as against 3,OtM.Ol Assess-
<br />able frpt. feet, _for $.@ per assessable front foot. 'sot&, Cost of Paving, @&7k0.30, Less- CoutZjSy Share, $12, 923r73--Tota3. Net Cost to -vilXage, -$58,$16,57. gost to ComWty_S.l;ore Distric.fr - @,5,81 per hsessable Front Foot; Cost to
<br />Tesidentia prope3$ies, $5.27 per Assessable Foot, with the Village Gpera3.
<br />Fund beming 2/3 of the l;ota2 cost-of paving for residentiaf.properties-- Qeneral Fund to pay $lo.!%, and residenkial properby owners to be assessed $5.27
<br />per asdessable front, foot, 3k0 Harry Davis, 4&2 France Avenue, objected tq the assessment, on the grounds %-&at assessment should be spread against propertr
<br />owners not abutting the street, inasmuch as this is a through artery for Sit1
<br />Ediaa traffic. Xt wks explained thak the Village '9s no% authorized to operate
<br />under the 3SlweU.Law; a!nd that the CoUncil_has attenpted to 'eqpalize the assess-
<br />ment fos abutthg,property owners bJr permitting the General. Fund to assume most
<br />of the cost. Mr. C.33, hderson, 4709 pleadow Road, objected on grounds that his
<br />properby backs-up to-Franee Avenue and, therefore, should not be assessed for
<br />this hprovement. He-was told thak assessment has been made in accordance wjth
<br />the usual assessment procedure in this Village, Audience was also informed tha%
<br />the Zssessment they are now bearing for-a paved street is little more than that
<br />now being assessed most property owners for Blacktoppj.ng. There were my
<br />bq-&zies as to actual mount of assessment ger lot, but no. further objections,
<br />and Hayor Erickson announced that Public Hearing was closed. (See KinUtes of
<br />hqor Brickson then caled Public HearG on Proposed'-bsessment for Sanitasy Sewer fmprovement No. 53==Richfield-EdSna htsrceptorsr Clerk Bank sgbmitted
<br />Ufidavit of Publication for llNotice,of Assessment Hearing,tf which had appeared
<br />in the Edina-Morningside CourAer.
<br />placed on filg. 14auager leEtchell exglabed in detail the method of assessment,
<br />this being as follows: $L,OO per fqnt ?oot on Platted Propert;y,,/tdth.$l50 maximum _. , except
<br />on those platted parcels over two-acres % area and fronting upon two streets-
<br />in which case said lots will be assessed for full front footage onboth streets.
<br />$35.00 per-acre on unplatted property, with deduction, on acreage basis,
<br />for lakes,and ponds shown as such on VUage half-section plats.
<br />Credit for Assessnent made for Outlet to Trunk isewer No, &lo
<br />E&, IEtchel3. explain@ that the area proposed to be assessed for this Bichfield-
<br />j3din-a Xnterceptor Sewer-includes @& loLS and tracts of land not being-_assessed
<br />for the original outlet into Mjnneaplis; and that a one andlone-half mU.l con-
<br />struction levy is being made against the entire Village to assufne part ofthe
<br />cost, in order that those who have already paid @r their original outlet may
<br />assume some portion of the cost of the present outlet and thus be assured an
<br />outlet in case the preseot contra& with Rhneapolis Is not renewed.
<br />There were many objections from the audience, to the method of assessment;cmost
<br />of them being from the owners of unplatted properties; who stated that they are
<br />farmers, do not intend to plat their properties, and thus feel that the assess-
<br />ment As excessive, especially as they do not expect to obtab any use of the sewer
<br />for a nunber of years.
<br />last year, saying that it cannot-._be determined by the Council, in advance, as
<br />Lo just what unplatted properties will soon be platted.
<br />&k. Bobert Short, 5205 Mirror Lake Drive, hqpired as to whether Council had give% cormideration 'co those areas in which it would be inpracticdl to ever
<br />a apeas in the Villagq can be. connected, Amp, shordg 6entative plans for
<br />Trunk Sewers throughout the Village, was shoy and explaj-ned. . &, Shor* inquired as to the.-legaJity of the assessment and was informed by
<br />pk, John ITindhorst that in his opinion the Councf3 has the legal right to levy
<br />the sssesgment as computed.
<br />The utter of the proposed Assessment for 3outhdale 1-Q reviewed, with counciJ,
<br />"usage" basis, paying 13.9% of the total assessable COst-whiCh is Wnsiderably
<br />gore tm they t.Jould be asked to pay On
<br />Later in Evening, for further r action by Council). -.. -.
<br />This yas approved as to $om and ordered
<br />and Preliminary Plats
<br />Wager %Etchell cited the my plat$ filed just this,
<br />- connect to the sewer, Manager Nitchell sta'ced, in reply, that in his opj-@on
<br />the auaence that.-the Southda3.e PrOPeZ'tieS are being a
<br />acreage-fnnt fOo*age