<br />MIhKJTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE EDINA VILLAGE
<br />COUNCIL, HELD MONDAY, JUNE 23, 1958, AT ROO P.M.,
<br />AT THE EDINA VILLAGE HALL
<br />Members answering Rollcall were Bank, Dickson, Kohler, Tupa and Bredesen.
<br />PUBLIC HEARINGS ON PROPOSED IMPROVEMENTS :
<br />VIEW TERRACE AREA, and the HEARING, CALLED ON COUNCIL'S OWN MOTION, ON PROPOSED
<br />CURB AND GUTTER AND BLACKTOPPING 114 WEST 60TH STREET; the proposed Curb and Gutter to be constructed from Kellogg Avenue to Oaklawn Avenue, and the proposed Blacktop
<br />being constructed from Wooddale Avenue to Oaklawn Avenue.
<br />of "Notice of Hearing", published in Edina-Morningside Courier June 12 and 19,
<br />1958, was presented, approved as to form, and ordered placed on file--this being
<br />for the Curb and Gutter-Blacktopping Hearing.
<br />Manager Hyde, in explaining relative costs, stated that the Hearing on
<br />Curb and Gutter-Blacktopping has been called pursuant to a suggestion made from
<br />the audience at the Storm sewer Hearing on May 26, that W.6Oth Street from
<br />Wooddale to Kellogg Avenue, could handle drainage run-Off as well without a
<br />storm sewer as with a storm sewer, providing this street could be curb-and-
<br />guttered and blacktopped, and that the cost of this construction would be
<br />less expensive.
<br />Construction Cost of Underground Storm Sewer from Wooddale to Oaklawn Avenue
<br />is estimated to be $5,260.00.
<br />between Wooddale and Oaklawn Avenues is $2,783.00; Additional and oversize
<br />catch basins necessary to take the water from the blacktopped streets, $l,OOO.OO;
<br />Curb and Gutter from Kellogg Avenue to Oaklawn Avenue, $1,419.00; Totalling
<br />$5,202.00. He also informed the council that Curb and Gutter has already been
<br />installed between Wooddale and Kellogg on Vi.6Oth Street, at the expense of the
<br />abutting properties, on an assessment of $1,632.00, or $3.08 per Assessable
<br />Foot. Manager Hyde, explaining that substitttion of Curb and Gutter-Blacktop
<br />on W.6Oth Street from VJooddale to Oaklawn, for a proposed underground storm
<br />sewer, benefits properties abutting W.60th Street a great deal more than it
<br />benefits non-abutting properties, recommended that the full cost of the proposed
<br />curb and gutter be assessed against abutting properties, and that 1/2 the cost of
<br />the Blacktopping be so assessed; that the balance of the Blacktopping be considered
<br />a part of the storm sewer roject and assessed against the entire drainage area,
<br />with the Village paying 13 P of the assessable storm sewer project. Costs on this
<br />basis would be $39,250 Total Assessable, less 1/3 Village-Share, $13,345; or a
<br />Net Assessment to the drainage district outside Pamela Park, $25,905.00, as
<br />against 1,185,951 square feet, for $.0218 per square foot for the Storm Sewer.
<br />For Curb and Gutter and Blacktopping on W.6Oth Street, abutting properties would
<br />be assessed $3.08 per assessable foot for the Curb and Gutter; $1.50 per assessable
<br />foot for the Blacktopping,
<br />Answer was that, although abutting properties benefit to a greater extent than
<br />the drainage district by construction of blacktopping along \V*60th Street, the
<br />Blacktopping is also being used to conduct the water to the catch basins.
<br />2. Mr. Erick Bjorkman,5825 Brookview, who maintained that Brookview's troubles
<br />stemmed from the street grade, asked why builders are allowed to build so high
<br />from the street.
<br />so long as the dwelling is above street grade.
<br />W.58th and W.59th Street could not solve their own problem by constructing their
<br />own, one-block storm sewer. He was informed that such a plan would be as expensive,
<br />if not more so9 to the limited drainage area served, than the plan proposed tonight,
<br />4. Question raised as to why sewer cannot go directly into park from IM.6Oth Street.
<br />Mr. Brauer explained that this method would be more expensive than present plan,
<br />and that it would not solve the Brookview problem; that the cost of supporting a
<br />paved ditch, and of paving ditch for 1100 feet would be practically prohibitive.
<br />5. Another qubstion was asked concerning feasibility of running water to the
<br />South from !'/.60th Street, and Mr. Brauer answered that because of the hill and the
<br />length of the run he believes this would be equally expensive, and that, once again,
<br />it would not solve the problem on Brookview between 58th and 59th Streets.
<br />At this time, being 7:30 PeM., the Storm Sewer Hearing and the Qurb and
<br />Gutter-Blacktopping Hearings were recessed for ten minutes for action on bids on
<br />$970,000 Improvement Bonds, as hereinafter recorded in these Minutes.
<br />6. Upon resumption of Public Hearings, the question was asked as to whether the
<br />swamp is sufficiently low to take the water; and Mr. Brauer explained that water
<br />will stand in the drainage pipe, probably back as far as Brookview Avenue; that
<br />the line has been designed for a "10-year storm", which is not the ultimate design
<br />but which has proved sufficiently large to provide for run-off in all but the most
<br />severe rains.
<br />including the Blacktopping of W.6Oth Street between Wooddale and Oaklavrn Avenues,
<br />with 1/2 Cost of said Blacktopping to be assessed against the Drainage District
<br />Mayor Bredesen announced the
<br />CONTINUATION OF THE AMY 26TH HEARING ON PROPOSED STORNI SEWER FOR FAIRFAX-VALLEY
<br />Affidavit of Publication
<br />Estimate made, pursuant to this suggestion is as follows:
<br />Construction Cost of Blacktopping W.60th Street
<br />Many questions were asked about the storm sewer project:
<br />Why should drainage area pay any portion of ~.60th Street Blacktopping?
<br />Answer was that the Village has no control over the grade
<br />Another Brookview Avenue resident asked why the people on Brookview between
<br />At this time Trustee Bank offered a Resolution Ordering Storm Sewer Improvemenk