<br />1.TINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE EDfNA
<br />AT 7:30 P.M., AT THE EDINA VILLAGE HALL,
<br />$2@ \ VILLAGE COUNCIL, HELD MONDAY, AUGUST 12, 1957,
<br />Members answering Rollcall were Dickson, Fronk, Tupa and Bredesen.
<br />Minutes of Meetings of July 22 and 29 were approved as submitted, by motion Fponk
<br />seconded by Dickson and carried.
<br />PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED REZONING TO COMMUNITY STORE DISTRICI' OF LOTS 3 AND 4,
<br />BLOCK 2, ELMWOOD TERRACE (5512 S, 5516 FRANCE AVE. SO,), FOR PRAYER TOVER, was the
<br />first matter on the agenda,
<br />published in Edina-Morningside Courier August 1 and 8, 1957, posted on official
<br />bulletin boards, and mailed to owners of properties within $00 feet of the
<br />land proposed to be rezoned.
<br />were presented by Clerk, approved as to form and ordered placed on file.
<br />Hyde reviewed for Council and audience the Planning Commission's favorable
<br />recommendation, and explained that the Prayer Tower cannot be considered a
<br />church (and thus permissible under the "Open Development't section of the
<br />Village Zoning Ordinance) because it has neither a minister nor a congregation.
<br />He explained that the primary function of the United Prayer Tower organization
<br />is the distributi6n of prayer tracts; that there would be a small chapel in
<br />the building for prayer groups, but that there would not be Sunday services.
<br />The Director of the Prayer Tower spoke briefly, stating that a free lending
<br />library would also be housed in the building. Mrs. Link, 3705 W.55th Street,
<br />spoke in favor of the project, explaining that she knew of the group's work and
<br />feels that it would be of distinct benefit to the community.
<br />Beard, owner of the property proposed to be rezoned, supported her August 5th
<br />letter protesting rezoning--stating she feels that the Prayer Tower should be
<br />allowed in the Open Development District.
<br />audience as to the type of construction, the Prayer Tower's architect explained
<br />that a one-storey residential-type structure is planned, which will blend well
<br />with the present character of the neighborhood. Trustee Fronk inquired as to
<br />provision for off-street parking and was informed that plans had not yet been
<br />made, because the organization wishes to know, first, whether they can obtain
<br />a permit, but that they will provide parking. Attorney Ira Peterson, speaking
<br />for the objectors, explained that while the residents do not object to this
<br />religious group it is felt that there are three protestant churches within a
<br />block of this property for service to the neighborhood; that this is, strictly
<br />speaking, not a neighborhood congregation. He presented a petition, signed
<br />by owners of some fifty lots in the area, protesting both the proposed rezoning
<br />and the construction, and asking that the property be kept residential.
<br />Hyde explained that because of Attorney's opinion to'the effect that the
<br />Prayer House could not be allowed in the Open Development District the Council
<br />cannot issue a permit for it without either rezoning to Community Store or
<br />amending the Zoning Ordinance to include the function in the @en Development
<br />District; and Mr. Peterson replied that it is not only the rezoning the residents
<br />are objecting to--it is also the construction.
<br />Niles Roaderick, Erick Bentzen and C.H. Jensen added their objections, stating
<br />they feel that this land useage will devaluate their properties, cause parking
<br />problems. Asked whether they would object to double bungalow on the property,
<br />neighbors agreed that this land useage would be satisfactory.
<br />in view of the preponderance of objections the application for permit be denied.
<br />Motion seconded by Tupa and carried.
<br />It was conducted pursuant to a Notice of Hearing
<br />Affidavits of publication, posting and mailing
<br />Mzs. Virginia
<br />In answer to a question from the
<br />I Mr.
<br />Messrs. Harris Lindquist,
<br />Fronk moved that
<br />PUBLIC HEARING ON PETITION OF MR. ED. PLEHAL FOR PERMIT TO CONSTRUCT TVJO DOUBLE
<br />DWELLINGS ON LOTS 14,15,16 AND 17, BLOCK 9, W*MI"EAPOLTS HEIGHTS (419-425
<br />VJASHTNGTON AVENUE, was conducted pursuant to Notice of Hearing published in
<br />Edina-Morningside Courier August 1 and 8, 1957, posted on official bulletin
<br />boards and mailed to owners of surrounding properties. Affidavits of publi-
<br />cation, posting and mailing were presented by Clerk, approved.as to form and
<br />ordered placed on file.
<br />bungalows; and, on inquiry from the audience, stated that their valuation will
<br />be about $22,000 each.k There were no objections registered from the floor and
<br />no written objections had been received prior theketo.
<br />permit be granted was seconded by Dickson and carried.
<br />Mr. Plehal presented plan for proposed double
<br />Tupa's motion that
<br />PuBLrc HEARING ON PETITION OF MR. DAVID ANDERSON FOR PERMIT TO CONSTRUCT DOUBLE
<br />BUNGALOW ON LOT 13, BROOKSIDE TERRACE (4404 BROOKSIDE AVENUE2 was held in accord
<br />with Notice of Hearing published in Edina-Morninqside Courier Auqust 1 and 8,
<br />1957, posted on official bulletin boards and mailed to owners of-surrounding-
<br />properties. Affidavits of publication, posting and mailing were presented by
<br />Clerk, approved as to form and ordered placed on file.
<br />plan for the bungalow.
<br />written objections had been received prior thereto.
<br />be granted was seconded by Fronk and carried.
<br />Mr. Anderson presented
<br />Tupa's motion that permit
<br />No objections were registered at the Hearing and no