<br />MINUTES- -OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE
<br />EDTNA VII�T,.�GE 'COUNCILS HELD , MONDAY, .
<br />IiECEMB, 2, 31�1�,� 7�3fl ,P,Ij, ,AT THE
<br />EDINA, Vli,I,AGE HALL.
<br />Members answering Rollcall.were Bredesen, Child, Bank and Erickson.
<br />Minutes of Meeting of December 13 were approved as submitted, by motion Bank, seconded
<br />by Bredesen and carried.
<br />Clerk Bank submitted Affidavits of Publication in Edina Morningside Courier and
<br />Construction Bul.l.etin„Becember 2 and 9, 1954, of "Advertisement for Bids--Elevated
<br />Steel Water Tank," which affidavit was approved as_to form and ordered placed on
<br />file. ,Bank then moved that sealed bids be referred to. the Assistant Village Engineer
<br />for public opening in the Engineerts Office, tabulation and - report this evening.
<br />Motion seconded by Child and carried._
<br />Manager Mitchell recommended that contract for Deep Well on the McGuire site be
<br />awarded to the low bidder of December 13 - -Keys Yell Drilling Company, at bid price
<br />of $13,345.30• Bredesen so moved. Motion,seconded by Child and carried. _
<br />Manager Mitchell reported on bids taken December 13 fora Motor Pick Up Sweeper.
<br />After some discussion, during which Mr. Mitchell reported that investigation had
<br />l,een made with three other municipalities:, with two of them preferring the Elgin
<br />and one the Wayne sweeper; and also reminded the Council that the purpose of
<br />securing a new sweeper was to obtain a larger one,, Bank moved that the bid of
<br />Public Works Equipment. Company for a 4- Cu.Yd. Elgin. Sweeper at x¢11,050.00 with a
<br />trade -in allowance on the used Austin Western Sweeper of $3,000,be accepted. Motion
<br />seconded by Bredesen and carried. • ,
<br />In reporixing on bids received December 13, for the Northwest Diagonal Trunk Sewer
<br />Improvement.No. 69, Mr. Mitchell summarized events leading to,the taking of bids ;"
<br />stating that,_although bids are higher than estimate he feels award should be made,
<br />because of increasing labor and materials.costs and the fact that large Improvements
<br />are being initiated this year in the neighboring municipalities, thus decreasing the
<br />number of prime contractors available for this kind of project. Bids received were
<br />as follows: ORFEI & PETER 1&MTI SANDSTROM
<br />- NARIANI L DTI &_ S0� SUS &
<br />W Diagonal Trunk
<br />Sewer #69
<br />Inc.Plan A1ts. #1 & 3 23,494.30 0951,155.64 01,051,779.80 $98$,88$.40 -(No Alt.)
<br />Mr. Mitchell explained, also showing a Yu-Graph Chart of the figures, that by a
<br />change in the line, routing sewer across Interlachen Golf Course, rather than doom
<br />Interlachen Blvd., a saving of $98,031.63.could be made on-the low Base Bid, making
<br />the total bid., $725,462.67. He,stated that, in addition to this saving,.he feels
<br />that some X46,000 can be saved by elimination of piling, cap and sheathing in
<br />certain parts of the line where working conditions are-more favorable than first
<br />supposed. Mr. Mitchell's figures showed a Net Estimated Contract Cost -of $679,462.67,
<br />for an Estimated Per Front Foot Cost on Platted Property of 02,61 (rather than $2.36,
<br />as quoted at the Improvement Hearing) and $110 pea^ Acre on unplatted property- --this
<br />last being the same as quoted at the..,Improvement Hearing. Bank's motion that bid
<br />be awarded to low bidder, Orfei &- Mariani,'subject to change in ,line as recommended
<br />by Mr. Mitchell, was seconded by_.Bredesen and carried. At this time Messrs.
<br />Dobbelman and. Lewis Jones suggested that Council delay award of bid for New Council.
<br />Mr. Makkla of the Northwest section commended Council on its action, explaining that
<br />d owners in that area are under constant heavy expense for cesspool pumping. Mayor
<br />Erickson explained his feeling,.that the Council has for some long time had a
<br />definite obligation to the good'eitizens of the Northwest corner of the Village, to
<br />provide them with sewer service; that the present Council has given the problem
<br />much study; that he believes the right action has been taken in awarding the bids..
<br />Trustee Child offered the following Resolution and moved its adoption:
<br />RE: SOUTHD= ROAD PATTERN
<br />P MOLVED, that the Council .of.the_Vil.lage,;of,Edi.na; approves the street plan relating
<br />to France Avenue, Valley View goad, W.66tn St. and 1-1.69th St.,, all as set forth in
<br />the _detailed plans- marked_ Exhibit A_ and Dated December 13.,_1954., containing twenty-
<br />eight sheets, which plan is on file in the office of the Village Engineer and which
<br />is incorporated herein and to which reference is hereby made.