<br />1,"ILUTES OF THE -REGULA:-L' MEETI!:G OF THE EDII,."`.
<br />I rlLL.,---,G`- CCIJI:CILI HELD '.'01:D9Z, APRIL 27, 1959
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<br />AT 7:00 P. I,,! THE EDIEA VILLAGE HALL.
<br />1'.'1:-:mbe.rs answering Rollcall were Beim, Dickson, Kohler, Tupa and Bredesen.
<br />Tljpa's motion approving :.,ini-it-es of April 13p 1959 A.1leeting, as submitted, was seconded
<br />by Kohler and carried.
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<br />HEA11I,.-G FOSTPOHED 0:,' PROPOSIED STOS"11 SC-,',TEP HPARIEG VICII-ITY OF YORK A17D '�'% 55T I ST.
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<br />�aor Bredesen anncunco-S that mailed notices had been sent to those owners in the
<br />district to be benefited by construction of storm sewer, that this Hearing, scheduled
<br />for this evening, had been postponed to allow for further study by the Village
<br />Engineering Department.
<br />CCUNCIL REZM'ES _1-01-L POST OFFICE, SITE AT V1.49-2 STREET Al.-D HALIFA,-Z AVI-:7,,:UE-. Clerk,
<br />presented Affidavits of Publication in Edina-Morningside Courier April 16 and 23,
<br />1*959, of Posting, April 14, 1959, and of 11.4alling, April 15, 1959, of "Eotice of
<br />Public Hearing on Petition for "Rezoning". Pursuant to said !,,'otice, the following
<br />Public Hearing was held, and action taken:
<br />The Edina Planning Commission's recommendation for denial of petition .,as
<br />1.1r. Hosmer Bru: * Chamber !n, representing the Edina Chamber of Commerce, asked once
<br />again that the Post Offics be kept on the corner; re(Tiesting that the Council
<br />please bear in mind its responsibility 'Co judge each zoning request on its own
<br />merits as it is present*
<br />1-1r. Richard F. '1'1--UGcn of the Post Office Department told Council he has .vorl:ed
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<br />irs. and 1!xr. ',nderson, varners of the property at 5029 France (heretofore
<br />considered as a possible that the Andersons do have sufficient space to
<br />use; that before the Post OIC"fice, can accept a bid from the i,.ndersons on their land
<br />he .would like a s.Catome-n-c. from., lChe Edina Council that it has no objection aver
<br />tothe Post Office's being located on the East side of France i'venue. i-r. Dale
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<br />Fritzl, representing the Junior Chamber, presented petition in favor of location
<br />":es' o" Hcoten Cleaners Ma s3 �a under considerat3 on for rezoning t' -:, s Fearing).
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<br />1.,essrs. 11-11osmcr 3-cv.,;n, for the Chamber of Cojmf.erce, an' Jznies Pause, 4t, 1:
<br />-1 property proposed 0
<br />�,oad, representing residlential properties abutting the p opert p- 3ed t be
<br />rezoned., both exprassc)6 1'--hcmss-lvcs as being heartily in favor of the proposed now
<br />(.,*.nderson) site. 1,'x. Paoss statad he and his group are definitely opposed -Co tM-
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<br />Trustee TuP8 fl'OvOCI L111a Post Office D p-='.-ffton ;' s petition for razonincl
<br />of the ".venua sito be denied for t-he reason that the Spec&
<br />available does no`C. scem, to the requirements for b: slness and traffic '-hat
<br />vlould he created -I-,171a Pc�s'- O'�Iicc at this location, and that this Council qo
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<br />on record as having no objection to the Post Office's bring located on the 2ast
<br />Side of France r*Xenue. 'loi--ion .,,,as seconded by Beim. Beforc taking a vote on the
<br />motion, IIayor Dredesen asked for discussion, and T271-,steal Kohler as!-,ecl 1.ir. 1,:ilson
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<br />Lf n could guarantee that the rose Office would be located on the l.nderson
<br />property if this r.otion carried. Anderson's answer r-,as in the nsoativ--. He
<br />—,plainad that the Post 0Y—.L ice Liepartrilent must throw bidding open, if ,he present,
<br />t th -nderson
<br />��-Talilax option is abandoned! that the Departmenk. cannot. consider -� a
<br />offer withovt open bids bacausa they have a meiltiple-purpose building; Lhat- :he
<br />Department naturally has no control over the bidding and that. all bids within an
<br />area of five blocks from 30th and France must be considered.
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<br />1.1r. Hosmer B:Eo,,,m, reminding Council and audience that a Post Office at 45th
<br />and France would be an unhappy situation for the 50th 'ranee business district,
<br />asked ',','ilson if, should a bid at this location be superior be superior to
<br />-chat or' the !,,ndersons, consideration could still be given to the ', .1.49'1 Eali.L
<br />site. 11.1r. '.7ilson's reply was again negative. He explained that the present
<br />option must be returned before open bidding can begin.
<br />1.1r. James Pause, Maple Roaij speaking for owners of neighboring residential
<br />properties, reviewed for Council the proceedings of 1933 and 1954, v;hen certain
<br />rezoning was had, and ccmmitment- was made. by that Council that there would be
<br />no _further rezoning. Ea reported that, since that time, some $200,000 investment
<br />had been made in the area, in homes. Asking that the Council read previous
<br />council proceedings before voting on this issue, 11r. Pause stated that the
<br />big issue is that this Council cannot go about changing the zoning when there
<br />has been capital invested as the result of former council action establishing
<br />zoning,- that any
<br />change of zoning in this area is going to hurt residential
<br />properties tremenduously.
<br />Dr. Fieldstad reminded Council of objecting petitions filed at the last
<br />meeting by o=ers of almost 100,J of neighboring properties; and cozITIunication
<br />ftcyr, one new property vanor, yaaking petition unanimous.
<br />Trustee TuPa, ans,:xyinq ;x. Pause, reminded audience that to say that a
<br />Council coffnii-tted itsalf som.c ten or fifteen years ago does not mean that this
<br />Council sho,-ild stand in the way of progress; that no Council can commit- any
<br />succeeding Council.