MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE EDINA
<br />VILLAGE COUNCIL, HELD MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1958
<br />AT 7:OO P.M., IN THE EDINA VILLAGE HALL
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<br />Members answering Rollcall were Bank, Dickson, Kohler, Tupa and Bredesen.
<br />Minutes of the Regular Meeting of October 27, 1958, were approved as submitted, by
<br />motion Tupa, seconded by Dickson and carried.
<br />PARK BOARD'S RECOMMENDATION FOR SALE OF UP TO 20,000 CU.YDS. SURPLUS FILL DISAPPROVED.
<br />Manager Hyde reported that there is a minimum of 50,OOO'Cu. Yds.of surplus material
<br />at the Belmore Lane-Jackson Avenue Park site; that approximately 20,000 Cu. Yds. could
<br />be disposed of to buyers, at 10$ per Cu. Yd. He stated that there are several places
<br />in the Village where this fill could be used to good advantage if there was money to
<br />get the fill to them.
<br />had been sent out; that only two bids had been received; that 10$ was high bid.
<br />question from the council as to the purchase price to the Village for fill, it was
<br />reported that the Village has paid 42$. Bank suggested that the surplus material
<br />be stockpiled, to be used as needed; Dickson so moved, and motion was seconded by
<br />Tupa and carried.
<br />It was reported that 21 letters asking for bids on the material
<br />At a
<br />AUTHORIZATION GIVEN FOR BIDS FOR "EDINA HIGHLANDS PARK" WATERMAIN. Parks and
<br />Recreation Director French reported to the council that this park needs water if
<br />there is to be a skating rink this winter and if proposed shrubbery and plantings
<br />are to be properly cared for.
<br />operate a sprinkler system would cost approximately $7,700, whereas, a 6" watermain
<br />extended from the west end of Skyline Drive across park property to a point about
<br />200 feet west of Doncaster Way would total an estimated $7,100; that the watermain
<br />will provide possible service to 4 lots and a future link to further main extensions
<br />or a new well in this area and will eliminate some of the dead-end problem at
<br />Skyline Drive.
<br />for water service, Mr. Hyde replied that it would make service to Edina Highlands
<br />possible, inasmuch as we cannot go further on Interlachen.
<br />to whether either'well or watermain could be constructed this fall, in time for
<br />winter skating, and Mr. French answered that it is the Park Board's hope that the
<br />main can be completed in the very near future. Mr. Kohler suggested that, if the
<br />main is constructed in such way as to provide service to four privately-owned lots,
<br />deed restrictions, notifying future purchasers of pending assessments, be-placed on
<br />the benefited properties.
<br />improvement is needed right now, and was answered in the affirmative, Mr. French's
<br />reason being that water is needed to protect the area's plantings.
<br />and Bredesen inquired as to whether the $30,000 allocation made to Edina Highlands
<br />Park included this improvement; and Mr. French replied that the original thinking
<br />had not included this expenditure; that, although there is no "master plan" for
<br />development of the park, this improvement had not been included in estimates for
<br />reported that Highlands Park serves a very large area, since it has been necessary
<br />to close the Mirror Lakes skating rink; that attendance on the rink has increased
<br />this last winter; that it is about our fifth rink in attendance.
<br />that, inasmuch as the Park Board has given this improvement priority, the Council
<br />proceed to take bids on the improvement on November 24, and program it for
<br />immediate construction. Motion seconded by Bank and carried.
<br />PURCHASE OF LOTS 1,2,3,BLOCK 5, FARMER ADDITION, FOR 62ND AND BEARD PARK, AUTHORIZED.
<br />Mr. French reported the Park Board's request for authority to purchase, for $6,000,
<br />Lots 1,2,3, Block 5, Farmer Addition, for the 62nd-Beard Park. He stated that, here,
<br />the Board will face no "fill" problem; that all that is proposed to do at the present
<br />time is to grade the area and put it into grass.
<br />to whether this is a good place for a park, Mr. French replied that it is not the best,
<br />because there is access from the East only, but that it is the best we can get. Tupa's
<br />motion that recommended purchase be authorized was seconded by Kohler and carried.
<br />Purchase is to be made from Park Bond Issue funds.
<br />He reported that a well sufficiently large to
<br />Asked by Mr. Kohler how this would tie in with the over-all program
<br />Mr. Dickson inquired as
<br />Trustee Tupa queried Mr. French as to whether the
<br />Messrs. Bank
<br />Asked about the necessity for a skating rink at this area, Mr. French
<br />Kohler moved
<br />On an inquiry from the council as
<br />CONGREGATIONAL CONFERENCE PROPOSED PARK DONATION DISCUSSED.
<br />Council that the Minnesota Congregational Conference is disposed to donate, for Park
<br />Purposes, approximately 10 acres of its land East of and adjacent to Walnut Ridge and
<br />North of Highway No. 169, providing Mr. Sime, developer of the Walnut Ridge Addition,
<br />and Mr. Carl M. Hansen, developer of the Parkwood Knolls Additions will also make
<br />donations; that Mr. Sime has already agreed; and that Mr. Hansen, too, agreed to a
<br />compromise solution at the last Park Board Meeting.
<br />Mr. French told the
<br />Report accepted, but no action