<br />MIN~JTES'OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE
<br />COUNCIL, HELD MONDAY, MARCH 24, 1958,
<br />AT THE EDINA VILLAGE HALL
<br />EDINA VILLAGE
<br />AT 7:30 P.M.,
<br />Members answering Rollcall were Dickson, Kohler, Tupa and Bank.
<br />Bank presided in Mayor Bredesen's absence.
<br />Mayor Pro rem
<br />Minutes of the Regular Meetings of February 24th and March loth, 1958, were approved
<br />as submitted, by motion Tupa, seconded by Dickson and carried.
<br />Police Sergeant George Butler was presented with Certificate of Satisfactory
<br />Completion of the Police Administration course sponsored by the International
<br />Managers Association.
<br />. . PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED 12" TRUNK WATERMAIN AND LATERAL CONNECTIONS THERETO.
<br />Affidavit of Publication of "Notice of Hearing", published in Edina-Morningside
<br />Courier March 13 and 20, 1958, was submitted by Clerk, approved as to form and
<br />ordered placed on file; the proposed project being for construction of a 12"
<br />Trunk Watermain in - Grove Street from Hansen Road to Tracy Avenue; thence South
<br />in Tracy Avenue to Whiting Street; .thence East in Whiting Street to Valley view
<br />Road; thence Southwesterly in Valley View Road to Antrim Road; thence South in
<br />Antrim Road to West 70th Street; thence East in West 70th Street to the East Side
<br />of Minneapolis, Northfield and Southern Railroad Right-of-way, to connect with
<br />existing 12" Trunk Main in West 70th Street; and for Lateral Watermain Service
<br />Connections to said 12" Trunk watermain.
<br />Manager Hyde explained that the project as outlined is the result of petitions
<br />for water service for several large properties in the area, plus the urgent request
<br />of the School Board that the new Cahill School be served; that this plan is thought
<br />to be the best for both service and economy; that it will be a loop, connecting
<br />with the present main on Hansen Road and with present main on west 70th Street,
<br />thus eliminating stagnant water troubles.
<br />installation, together with construction of a second fire station, additional
<br />water storage facilities, and lateral watermains, will be the basis for reducing
<br />fire insurance rates from Classes 9 and 10 to Class 7, which would mean a
<br />considerable reduction in premiums for those residences in Caasses 9 and 10.
<br />He told the audience that this
<br />Cost of project was reviewed; Mr. Hyde stating that it is proposed to assess, for
<br />the Trunk Main, $.58 per front foot for platted property, and $142 per acre for
<br />unplatted property; that property fronting on the trunk and using the trunk as a
<br />lateral, an additional lateral charge of $5.00 per front foot; that platted
<br />property which has more than 150 feet of frontage and which has a deed restriction
<br />against subdividing will be assessed a maximum of 150 feet; that unplatted
<br />properties, where it is impossible to determine that plats will be filed with
<br />lots facing the trunk main, will not be assessed a lateral charge even though
<br />they abut the trunk maim.
<br />Receipt of the following petitions with regard to the proposed improvement was
<br />reported :
<br />FOR THE IMPROVEMENT: - Mr. James H. Addy, owner of several lots in Valley
<br />View Heights.
<br />AGAINST THE IMPROVEMENT: - 82 Signers in the Greenleaf Manor, warden Acres,
<br />Countryside, Valley View Heights area.
<br />of six additional signers, presented at the meeting.
<br />This petition was supplemented by that
<br />and - 17 Signers in the Cahill area. (presented at Meeting).
<br />MR. H.R. BURTON, owner of approximately 50 acres in the area, with 1500 footage on
<br />Tracy Avenue, spoke in decided favor of the project.
<br />MR. VILHELM HOLAND, 5930 Dewey Hill Road, who stated he is the owner of some seven
<br />acres, half of which is low and non-buildable, expressed himself as being strictly
<br />against the project because he feels it will be of no benefit to his property.
<br />Manager Hyde explained that property which is proved to be non-buildable (very low,
<br />with peat base) will be exempt from the assessment; but that there must be definite
<br />proof that building is imposiiible.
<br />MR. HOWARD GREEN, 5417 Grove Street, inquired as to assessment for that portion of
<br />his land which lies beneath Northern States Power Company's high line, and was
<br />answered to the effect that this would be exempt if it could not be built on.
<br />MR. JAMES H. ADDY, owner of 1320 front feet, spoke for the improvement, stating he
<br />feels that natural development in the Village will be to the Southwest and that,
<br />without modern facilities and utilities, the Village will face a stumbling block
<br />to this development; that all of these utilities must eventually come, and that
<br />the later they are installed the more they cost. He reported that ThLope BIOS.,
<br />owner of several lots, are also in favor of the improvement, and this statement
<br />was confirmed by Manager Hyde.