<br />MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETTNG OF THE EDINA
<br />VILLAGE COUNCIL, HELD MONDAY, JANUARY 27,1958,
<br />AT 7~30 P.M., AT THE EDINA VILLAGE HALL.
<br />Members answering Rollcall were Dickson, Xohler and Bredesen.
<br />arrived immediately after Rollcall.
<br />Trustee Tupa
<br />Minutes of the Regular Meeting of January 13, 1958 were approved as submitted,
<br />by motion Dickson, seconded by Kohler and carried.
<br />PUBLIC HEARING ON PETITION FOR PERMIT TO CONSTRUCT SIX-FAMILY DWELLING ON LOTS
<br />10. 11 AND 12, BLOCK 9, BROOKSIDE HEIGHTS (5136-40-44 HANKERSON AVENUE).
<br />Af f idavits of Publication and of Mailing of "Notice of Hearing" were presented
<br />by Clerk, approved as to form and ordered placed on file.
<br />favorable recommendation of January 15th was reviewed. Petition, signed by
<br />owners of some 53 lots in the neighborhood (although all petitioners were not in the 500-foot radius of the lots affected) was presented, in objection to
<br />the proposed construction. Petition was supported by Messrs. John E. Shafer,
<br />5133 William Ave., and Mark J. Dougall, 5116 William Ave., who stated that the
<br />Motel and the double bungalows behind it have increased traffic problems in
<br />the area, whereas traffic should be kept to a minimum on William because of
<br />the number of children in the block; that the proposed two-story dwelling
<br />would detract from the value of adjacent one-story, one-family dwellings;
<br />that property owners feel that the three lots affected comprise too small an
<br />area for six families and that they object to having any more multiple dwellings
<br />in the vicinity. Manager Hyde pointed out that this is problem land; that it is
<br />unlikely that one-family dwellings will be built, here; that it was the Planning
<br />Commission's thought that the multiple dwelling would be a buffer against a
<br />commercial enterprise. Petitioner V.H. Mathieu, after stating he feels that
<br />his proposition would prove to increase, rather than decrease the valuation
<br />of surrounding properties, and that he intends to live in the dwelling himself;
<br />that he feels the proposed dwelling would eliminate the possibility of more
<br />small children moving onto this property (in contrast to building of small
<br />one-family dwellings, here) and that it would bring additional taxes into
<br />the Village, offered to compromise on a four-family dwelling to be built on
<br />two lots, but delegation was adamant in its opposition to any further multiple
<br />dwellings. Trustee Dickson moved for rejection of petition. Motion seconded
<br />Planning Commission's
<br />by Kohler and carried.
<br />PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED WATERMAIN IN BERNARD PLACE FROM GROVE STREET TO BENTON
<br />AVENUE: BENTON AVENUE FROM BERNARD PLACE TO 350 FT., MORE OR LESS. EAST THEREOF:
<br />CODE AVENUE FROM W.58TH STREET TO BENTON AVENUE. Affidavit of Publication of
<br />"Notice of Hearing" January 16 and 23, 1958, was presented, approved as to form,
<br />and ordered placed on file.
<br />the area to be assessed;
<br />Work at $10.00 per Assessable Foot, for Summer Work at $5.00 per Assessable
<br />that the main is being constructed in the other two streets to form a "loop'*
<br />and that property abutting these streets will not be assessed for the main
<br />unless they have not heretofore been assessed for lateral watermain; that the
<br />Waterworks Fund of the Village will bear this expense.
<br />a petition dated January 23, objecting to the published estimated cost but
<br />agreeing to an assessment of $4.00 per front foot.
<br />were reviewed and, upon some rapid calculation by the Engineer, it was determined
<br />that assessment based on today's bid should come to about $4.03 per front foot.
<br />Delegation was agreeable to this, but inquired as to the division of costs
<br />between the assessed portion of the project and the "waterworks"portion.
<br />Manager Hyde explained that the "loop*t mains will have no house connections,
<br />whereas the Bernard Place main will have a connection per lot from the main to
<br />two feet back of the curb line, necessitating copper piping, corpmation cocks,
<br />etc., which adds to the cost of this installation. Mr. Tom Lee inquired as to
<br />whether money could not have been saved by an installation last year, and Mr.
<br />Hyde replied that he could not be sure but that, in view of our receiving nine
<br />bids on the project today, he feels that a very good bid has been received.
<br />Dickson offered the following Resolution and moved its adoption:
<br />Vu-Graph Slide was shown, of the proposed main and
<br />and Manager Hyde read the Estimated Cost for Winter
<br />He explained that the area abutting Bernard Place will be assessed but
<br />He presented to Council
<br />Bids received this morning
<br />RE5OLUTION ORDERING IMPROVEMENT
<br />.WATERMAIN IMPROVEMENT NO. 124
<br />BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of the Village of Edina, Minnesota, that this
<br />Council heretofore caused notice of hearing to be duly published on the following
<br />proposed improvement : .. CONSTRUCTION OF VILLAGE WATERMAIN AND APPURTENANCES IN:
<br />Bernard Place from Grove St. to Benton Avenue;
<br />Benton Ave. from Bernard Place to 350 Ft., more or
<br />Code Avenue from W.58th St. to Benton Avenue
<br />less, East thereof;