7/16/56 MINUTES OF THE ADJOURNED PORTION OF THE JULY 9, 1956
<br />RM;UM T.IEETING OF THE EDINA VILLAGE COUNCIL, HELD AT
<br />THE EDINA VILWm HALL MONDAY, JULY 16, 1956, AT 7:30 P.N.
<br />Meetjng convened at 7:30 P.M. in the Council Chambers, with members Bredesen,
<br />Fronk, Tupa and Erickson answering Rollcall.
<br />PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED STORM SENEiR IMPRQ9E3ENT FOR BIRCHCFLEST AREA. Clerk
<br />presented Affidavit of Publication in Edina-Morningside Courier July 5 and 12, 1956, of "Notice of Hearing on Proposed Storm Sewer Improvement,Il which was
<br />approved and ordered placed on file. Pursuant to said Notice, Public Hearing
<br />was had on a proposed storm sewer IIIn Easement from Nine-Nile Creek to Whiting
<br />Street; Whiting Street, Easement Line to a point Ten Feet East of &N&S RR
<br />Tracks; Easement parallel to NN&S Tracks, from' $biting Street to Dividing
<br />Line of Lots 10 and 11, Block 1, Birchcrest Fourth Addn.; Easement; on above
<br />lot line from 1.5N@ Tracks to Outlot 11A11, Pond; Forslin Drive to connect
<br />Outlot IlAlt Pond and Birchcrest Lake; Easement between Lots 2 and 3, Block 9,
<br />Countryside, from l.N&S Tracks to Crescent Drive; Porter Lane, w.60th St. to
<br />Birchcrest Lake". Engineer Zikan showed a Vu-Graph Slide of the route of
<br />the proposed sewer and the proposed assessment district, and gave as his
<br />Estimate of Cost a total of $123,977.20, for 9,192.065 Assessable Square
<br />Feet, for Sj.01316 per Assessable Square Foot, Objections were raised by
<br />the following persons:
<br />1. Mrs. Frank N. Hayden, 5317 Benton Ave., - who stated her Special Assess-
<br />ments are now already more than her General Tax and she still has neither
<br />water nor blacktop and cannot afford to pay for Storm Sewer.
<br />2. Mr. Angus G, Grant, 5508 Highland Rd, - - who objected -I;o bringing 236
<br />feet of seiar into Countryside and trying to assess the whole West side of
<br />the development, simplyto control two ponds in another development; that
<br />sewer would have to be carried further to pick up water in a present slough
<br />in the West end of Countryside,
<br />3. Nr, COG. Hess, 920 Benton - who took exception to Manager Hydets
<br />remarks that the Storm Sewer assessment district is established for all
<br />property-in the drainage area.
<br />to proposed storm sewer. He told Council that the property proposed to be
<br />drained was once a pothole surrounded by stvramp; that developer has filled
<br />part of the pothole, so-that it holds only about one-tenth of the water it
<br />formerly held; that he feels the people benefiting from hprovement of the
<br />property should pay for their own mistakes.
<br />, 14; Nr. Oscar Johnson, 5808 Code Avenue - who objected to being assessed
<br />because his water runs North.
<br />5, Nr. A. GI Stringer, 5200 Valley View Road - who stated there had been no
<br />mter trouble in the area until development of Birchcrest; that Surveyor
<br />Cardarelle had told Nr. Stringer that developer Roy Peterson had agreed to
<br />drain the water West if it got too high; that Mk, Cardarelle says that three
<br />culverts of the proper size will answer the water question. He asked that
<br />temporary measure= be taken, stating he realizes that, 8s the property
<br />becomes more developed there ~Jill some day have to be a storm sewer but he
<br />does not feel this is the proper*time for it.
<br />Nayor Erickson asked, tlMr. Zikan, is there any temporary solution, until -
<br />such- the as people have paid up their assessments?l' And 1-k. Zikan answered,
<br />1IThere would be no way to get water out, unless line is run to Nine-Nile
<br />Creek. It would be very difficult to effect a temporary solutionfl. 6, Nr.-L. T.J. Rixe, 6201 Crest Lane - who inquired whether this ~rirll be the
<br />only assessment for storm sewer in his area, Nayor Erickson answered that
<br />a property can be assessed only once for storm sewer; but Kr. Hyde qualified
<br />this statement by saying that if a lateral storm sewer is necessary to remove
<br />the water which now runs into a private slough, Mr, Rixe can be assessed for
<br />this lateral *
<br />7. Mr, H, R, Rosendahl complained about his new platls being in the assess-
<br />ment district, stating his streets are graded to drain the other way. I&, Zikan informed him that engineers had worked from profiles proveded by his
<br />8, Nr. A. F, Tuma ccanplained that residents are unable to seeure their grades from the Village and thus cannot tell whether they would justifiably
<br />be assessed.
<br />There were several other objections along these same lines, by persons who did not identify themselves,
<br />No one spoke in favor of the improvement at this time.
<br />At this time, Trustee Fronk moved that, because of several controversial points
<br />made this evening, the proposed improvement be postponed for further study.
<br />Notion seconded by Tupa and carrieda
<br />of further hearing.
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<br />Hecstated water in his block does not drain
<br />Audience was told they would be notified
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