<br />MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE EDTNA VILLAGE
<br />COUNCIL, HELD MONDAY, MAY 25, 1959, AT 7:OO P.M. , AT
<br />THE EDINA VILLAGE HALL
<br />Members answering Rollcall were Beim, Dickson, Kohler, Tupa and Bredesen.
<br />MINUTES of the Regular Meeting of Council, held May 11, 1959, were approved as
<br />submitted, by motion Dickson, seconded by Kohler and carried.
<br />PUBCIC HEARINGS ON PROPOSED IMPROVEMENTS.
<br />Edina-Morninaside Courier, May 14 and 21, 1959, of "Notice of Public Hearings", which
<br />Clerk presented Affidavit of Publication in
<br />notice was agproved as to-form and ordered placed on file.
<br />followinq public hearings were conducted, and action taken:
<br />Pursuant to notice the
<br />I 1. -PUBLIC HEARING-ON PROPOSED SANITARY SEWER IN MIRROR LAKES DRIVE FROh'l
<br />EXISTING MANHOLE ON TRUNK SENER TO AND INCLUDING 5128 AND 5129 MIRROR LAKES Vu-Graph Slide was shown, and Estimated Cost of Improvement vias
<br />given at $17,599.80 over 16 lots, for $1,100 per Lot. Manager Hyde explained that
<br />the Council has called this Hearing on its own motion, subsequent to petition filed
<br />by k. R. A. Kempf of 5129 Mirror Lakes Drive, for relief from cesspool problems.
<br />He told audience that Council has previously conducted a Hearing on a sewer to
<br />serve I&. Kempf's home from the South,l at a cost of some $1.800 per lot to four
<br />lots, abandoning this project because of excessive cost. Attorney Austin Norton
<br />was present to represent Mr. Kempf, reviewing Mr. Kempf's reasons for asking for
<br />sewer service, namely, that the soil condition makes it impossible for his
<br />cesspool and drainfield to operate.
<br />Cassidy, 5108, and E.B. Floback, Jr., 5120 Mirror Lakes Drive, for sewer. Mr.
<br />Norton called Messrs. Schultz of Mangan Company, Plumbing Engineers, and Chester
<br />Miller, of SpeZz & Berg Plumbing Company, to support his contention that because
<br />of general soil conditions in this area others along the street will shortly be
<br />faced with the same troubles hlr. Kempf is now experiencing.
<br />that it is not the.desire of the petitioner to force the sewer on his neighbors
<br />if there is any other solution to his problem.
<br />that there is a possibility of Ab. Kempf's lot's being served from the Trunk Sewer,
<br />through a private easement.
<br />to give the easement, but that the cost of running the line along the easement,
<br />plus the cost of connecting to the trunk and the cost of repairs to the property
<br />after digging would be most excessive. He asked the Council if the Kempf property
<br />could be assessed for a line in Mirror Lakes Drive, should he make the easement
<br />connection, and was informed that the property could not be assessed twice for the
<br />same service. Ab. James Dovolis, 5121, told Council that several of the neighbors
<br />now want to consider watermain construction, also, and asked that Council postpone
<br />action until neighbors have had a chance to agree on just what they do want.
<br />M. McDermid, 5116, stating that neighbors sympathize with Mr. Kempf's problem,
<br />reported they believe the cost involved is excessivly high; that to reach the
<br />Kempf's home from the North will mean digging-to a depth of some 17 feet. Ab.
<br />Zikan showed him detailed plans, which show 14 feet to be maximum depth. It was
<br />brought out that the lots on the East side of the street can be connected to the
<br />Trunk Sewer at the back of the lots (most of them have their plumbing set for such
<br />a connection); however, Engineer Zikan told them this requires a special type of
<br />connection to prevent infiltration.
<br />connections be made by the properties on the East, those on the \vest would have
<br />to pay the entire cost of a future line in Mirror Lakes Drive.
<br />5128, told Council he has lived in his home for five years; that while his drain-
<br />field did freeze this past winter his cost for repairs was $182, which he feels is
<br />cheap maintenance.
<br />(which would be away from proposed sewer line).
<br />hearing until k. fimpf had had further opportunity to investigate the matter of
<br />serving his lot with sanitary sewer through private easement, was seconded by Tupa
<br />and carried.
<br />future date (although it may not be for five or ten years) some Edina Council would
<br />be forced to require that all homes connect with sanitary sewer, for public health
<br />He cited supporting petitions of Messrs.John
<br />Ab. Norton stated
<br />It was brought out in discussion
<br />htr. Norton told Council that neighbor has not refused
<br />It was then pointed out that should trunk
<br />Mr. H.C. Stephenson,
<br />He told Council his drainfield is at the back of hi's house
<br />Kohler's motion, to continue
<br />During discussion htayor Bredesen had informed audience that at some
<br />I 2. PUBIC HEARING ON PROPOSED SANITARY SEVER IN HAVJKE'DRIVE, HAIYKE'S TERGACE,
<br />EASEMENT LINE FROM HAVJKE'S DRIVE TO EXISTING TRUNK SEWER, WARDEN AVEPJUE FROM
<br />90 FT. WEST OF TRACY AVE. TO 255 FT. WEST OF TRACi AVE., EASEMENT LINE FRO!A
<br />WARDEN AVE. TO LIFT STATION. Vu-Graph Slide was shown of plan, and Estimate
<br />of Cost vias given as $25,201.80, proposed to be assessed over 24 lots, for $1,050.08
<br />per Lot.
<br />Tracy Avenue, has not petitioned for sewer, but that to save future digging on Tracy
<br />it might be well to consider constructing this sewer at this time; or else, to at
<br />least bring the line North to \'Jarden Avenue and stub it in toward \*jarden Avenue.
<br />It was also suggested that the line might be run South on Tracy Avenue from Hawkes
<br />Drive, and thus eliminate the line through private easement. There was some dis- cussion as to the proposed method of assessment, Trustee Kohler stating it is
<br />probable that some of the Warden Acres lots will be subdivided and that they should
<br />pay for as many connections as will be needed; and it was generally agreed by Council
<br />that the assessment be made on a "per connection" rather than "per lot" basis; this
<br />to be rf~ore fully and formally reviewed at time of assessment hearing.
<br />Engineer Zikan told Council that the block on Narden Avenue, just East of