<br />MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE EDXNA VTLLAGE
<br />COUNCIL, HELD MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1957, AT 7:30 P.M.,
<br />AT THE EDINA VILLAGE HALL I
<br />Members answering Rollcall were Bank, Dickson, Fronk and Tupa.
<br />Fronk presided.
<br />Mayor Pro Tem
<br />Dickson's motion, approving Minutes of Meeting of October 14, 1957, as submitted,
<br />was seconded by Tupa, with the suggestion that said Minutes be clarified by the
<br />following Additions: MINUTE BOOK 20, PAGES 285 AND 286 - "STOW'S EDGEMOOR ADDITIQN-IMPROVENENTS AND
<br />Par. 3 - Actual date of receipt of Banister Report - This being August 26, 1957.
<br />Realty Corrpany,Rees-Thomson-Scroggins,J.Bloomberg, R.J. Stone.
<br />Par. 4 - Date of Adoption of Policy on Financing Sewer and Water - This being
<br />July 6, 1955 (Planning Commission); July 11, 1955, by the Council,
<br />being confirmed May 27, 1957 by the Council. - Warnings issued to developers - This being in conversation at time
<br />preliminary plats were filed, as reported at this meeting by Manager
<br />Hyde; supplemented by letters written to those developers who had
<br />sewer and watermain petitions in this office on March 12, 1957, as
<br />follows: Darcy Leck; Normandale Development Corp.; Pearson Bros.;
<br />Coffman Realty Company; Helmer Smilden; Roy H. Peterson; Bruce Yund;
<br />S & H Construction Co.; Southdale Realty; J.E. Boran; John E. Bloomberg;
<br />and Rosendahl Company.
<br />- Other developers actually paying engineering fees - This being Southdale
<br />Motion caraied.
<br />PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED REZONING FROM "COMMUNITY STORE DISTRICT" TO*'OPEN
<br />DEVELOPMENT" DISTRICT - LOTS 2 AND 3, BLOCK 1, EDENMWR (5237 and 5241 Eden
<br />Avenue )Aff idavits of Publication of Notice of Hearing in Edina-Morningside
<br />Courier October 17 and 24, of Posting on October 15, and of Mailing on
<br />October 15, 1957, were submitted, approved as to form and ordered placed on
<br />rezoning from Community Store District to Open Development of Lots 2 and 3,
<br />Block 1, Edenmoor (5237 and 5241 Eden Avenue).
<br />Council and the audience the events leading up to the original rezoning of this
<br />property from Open Development to Community Store District.
<br />that the owners, Gebo and Anderson, had presented plans for a window shade display
<br />room for this corner at the time it had been rezoned to Community Store District
<br />(in 1952); that, now, application for permmt for a gasoline service station for
<br />the property had been received.
<br />Gebo and Anderson, explained that a window shade display room had been planned
<br />but that the Company planning to erect the building had changed its plans. It
<br />was brought out in discussion that Cities Service Oil company had informally
<br />applied for a permit in 1956, but that they had been requested to consult with
<br />the State Highway Department concerning its plans for relocation of Highway #169;
<br />that present "tentative" plans show that the highway will be located South of
<br />this property.
<br />inspected by them, or, as far as they know, have not been approved by the
<br />Highway Commissioner.
<br />5260 Richwood Drive; F.A. Pearson, 5256 Richwood Drive; J.H. Grinnell, 5229
<br />Richwood Drive; C.L. Thompson, 5252 Richwood Drive; L.W. Samuelson, Jr., 5204
<br />Richwood Drive, and George P. Lundblad, 5308 Vernon Avenue, objected on the
<br />grounds that permitting construction of a service station will: (1) R'love
<br />commercial operation 350 to 400 feet closer to a built-up and substantial
<br />residential section.
<br />because Sherwood Road is the only entrance to this area.
<br />hazard by adding traffic at the already congested Highway #169-Eden Avenue-Sherwood
<br />Road Intersection. (4) Be a safety hazard to the children walking to Highway #169
<br />to take school busses. (5) Add to an already unprofitable gasoline service station
<br />operation, ineamuch as there are now four stations within an area of two or three
<br />blocks which cannot do sufficient business to keep their tenants.
<br />lack of good planning by the Council because Highway #169 plans have not yet been
<br />completely formulated and because erection of a service station contiguous to a
<br />park "does not show much sense". (7) Be an eyesore because of the debris usually
<br />a part of service station operation.
<br />to the present highway, the commercial and industrial operations around it, and
<br />the residential section south of it, was reviewed.
<br />Pursuant to said Notices, Public Hearing was called on the proposed
<br />Manager Hyde reviewed for the
<br />He told the audience
<br />Mr. William C. Kelly, Attorney for Messrs.
<br />The Council informed the audience that such plans had not been
<br />Messrs. J.E. Larson, 5244 Richwood Drive; R.F.D.Johnson,
<br />(2) Devaluate residential property in the Richwood area
<br />(3) Prove a bad traffic
<br />(6) Show a
<br />Location of the proposed station, in relation
<br />Bank then moved that the