<br />MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE EDINA VILLAGE
<br />COUNCIL, HELD IIXlNDAY , JULY 27, 1959, AT 7:OO P.151. y AT THE EDINA VILLAGE HALL
<br />Members answering Rollcall were Beim, Dickson, Kohler, Tupa and Bredesen.
<br />PUBLIC HEARINGS ON PROPOSED IPIIPROVEfENTS. Clerk presented Affidavit of Publication
<br />in Edina-Ibrningside Courier July 16 and 23, 1959, of "Notice of Public Hearings on
<br />Proposed Concrete Pavement and Integral Curb, Bituminous Surface Treatment and Concrete
<br />Curb and Gutter, Bituminous Surface Treatment, Concrete Curb and Gutter, and Trunk
<br />PJatermain", which affidavit was approved as to form and ordered placed on file.
<br />Pursuant to said Notice, the following Public Hearings were conducted, and action was
<br />taken as hereinafter recorded.
<br />Here, Public Hearings vlere held on three alternate proposals, as hereinafter listed.
<br />Manager Hyde told Council and the large audience present that bids had been taken
<br />this morning on the three alternates, and that new Estimates of Cost on the three
<br />projects had been made today on the basis of the low bids; that the new Estimates
<br />will be given forthwith, together with the estimates prepared before bids were
<br />1. PUBLIC HEARINGS ON PROPOSED STREET IMPROVElVIENTS FOR BROOKVIW HEIGHTS ADDNS. I
<br />Estimates of Cost, as read, were as follows:
<br />Alternate No. 1 - Concrete paving and integral curb and gutter for the entire
<br />Alternate No. 2 - Blacktop surfacing and curb and gutter for the entire area -
<br />Alternate No. 3 - Blacktop surfacing for entire area, and curb and gutter
<br />area - Estimate before Bids - $861.62 per Lot.
<br />Estimate before Bids - $650.5G1per Lot.
<br />tlrhere street grades demand - Estimate before Bids - $472.86 per Lot.
<br />after Bids - $420.25 per Lot
<br />Estimate after Bids - $886.86.
<br />Estimate after Bids - $584.77-
<br />all Estimates being computed by dividing total assessable cost by the 310 lots to
<br />be benefited by the project.
<br />$8.10 for Alt. No. 1, $5.34 for Alt. No. 2, and $3.84 for Alt. No. 3.
<br />explained that these three Alternates are being presented €or consideration because of
<br />the confusion which has existed with reggrd to street improvements in this area for
<br />quite some time; that petitions and counter-petitions have been presented until the Council has become confused as to what is wanted and feels the residents, themselves,
<br />must be equally confused; that the proposed improvement is being presented on the
<br />"per lot" basis of assessment in order that the entire area might be surfaced at
<br />one time--rather than piecemeal, street by street; that, asually, it is very
<br />difficult to secure the surfacing of the cross-streets because the owners of
<br />properties abutting these streets but facing the other way are adamant against
<br />paying assessments for the cross-streets.
<br />audience, but because most of those speaking failed to give their names the record
<br />is not complete as to source of opinion.
<br />Brookview Heights Association, reported that, although there is disagreement among
<br />the residents as to just how to proceed, all agree that something must be done with
<br />the streets. Hr. Jack Riehl, 6613 Warren Avenue, supported the concrete Paving,
<br />as did Mr. Herman Strachauer, 5180 Abercrombie Drive, three or four others vho did
<br />not give their names, and Pfi. E. C. Stow, developer of Brookview Heights, who still
<br />owns many lots in the Additions.
<br />because he believes the community, beautiful and worthwhile as it is, warrants it;
<br />that he believes installation, here, will start a trend throughout the area. lady took issue, stating she feels that concrete has absolutely no asthetic value;
<br />that residents will have the feeling that they are living in dorm-town Pllinneapolis
<br />after it is installed. One gentleman expressed himself as being in favor of doing
<br />nothing with the streets at this time, except to blade and oil. that residents are already overburdened with special assessments--that it is better
<br />to wait until some of the already levied specials can be paid off before proceeding
<br />to incur more debt. Mayor Bredesen told him that taxpayers in other areas in the
<br />Village are unwilling to bear the cost of maintaining gravelled roads in Brookviewtt
<br />Heights Additions for any appreciable period.
<br />as to the reason €or consideration of concrete in this area. Manager Hyde reported
<br />that many municipalities are, and have been, installing concrete because of the very
<br />small maintenance cost.
<br />for those portions bituminous surfaced VS. those portions concrete surfaced--vhich
<br />showed a very great difference in maintenance costs in favor of the conorete, He
<br />explained that, while the concrete for Bookview Heights will be "residentialIi
<br />specifications, the blacktop proposed for the area is also the "residentialI1 type,
<br />and that the maintenance ratio should be approximately the same as for the highway
<br />type. Brookview Heights the concrete will heave just as the blacktop would; and Mc. Hyde
<br />replied that, where it is necessary, poor base will be replaced. The matter of relative costs came before the meeting, when Ellr. Strachauer asked if the Council
<br />is considering paying any portion of the concrete cost. Considerable discussion was had in the Council, and Mayor Bredesen announced that if concrete paving is
<br />approved the Village will pay 1% of the cost and assess over a fifteen-year,term,
<br />rather than the ten-year term contemplated for the blacktop-curb and gutter--on the
<br />basis that blacktop replacement would be necessary in a maximum of 20 years as
<br />against a 30-or-more years replacement for concrete, plus a considerable savings
<br />in maintenance during the VJearing time of the concrete. It \vas pointed out that
<br />Costs per Assessable Foot were also given, being
<br />It was
<br />I Many opinions were given from the
<br />Mr. George Wetherbee, President of the
<br />One gentleman stated he favored the concrete
<br />He told Council
<br />A question was directed to the Council
<br />He quoted Minnesota Highway Department figures on maintenance
<br />One member of the audience spoke up to say that because of the bad base in