<br />Members answering Rollcall were Beim, Dickson, Tupa and Bredasen. Mrs. Laura Wright
<br />aceed as Clerk.
<br />MINUTES of the Regular Meeting of June 13, 1960 were approved as submitted, by motion
<br />Dickson, seconded by Beim and carried.
<br />TRUSTEE JOHN A. KOHLER RESIGNS. As the first matter of business before this meeting,
<br />Mayor Bredesen announced the resignation of Trustee John A. Kohler from the Council,
<br />for the reason that Mr. Kohler is-moving away from the Village. Trustee Dickson
<br />moved for acceptance by the Council of Mr. Kohler's resignation, with regret, and
<br />for the transmittal of a letter of commendation to Mr. Kohler on his service to
<br />Edina in the last two and one-half years. Motion seconded by Beim and carried.
<br />JAMES VAN VAJiKENBURG APPOINTED AS VILLAGE TRUSTEE FOR KOHLER'S UNEXPIRED TERM.
<br />Mayor Bredesen then placed in nomination the name of Mr. James Van Valkenburg, 5025
<br />William Avenue, for the position of Village Trustee for the unexpired term of Mr.
<br />Kohler (to January 1, 1961); and Dickson's motion appointing Mr. Van Valkenburg
<br />to the position of Village Trustee for the term expiring Decembtr 31, 1960, was
<br />seconded by Tupa, and unanimously carried on Rolicall vote as follows: Beim, aye;
<br />Dickson, aye; Tupa, aye; and Bredesen, aye.
<br />PUBLIC HEARINGS ON PROPOSED IMPROVEMENTS.
<br />in Edina-Morningside Courier June 16 and 23, 1960, of (1) "Notice of Public Hearing
<br />Clerk read Affidavits of Publication
<br />- on Storm Sewer" and (2) "Notice of Public Hearings on Bituminous burface Treatment,
<br />Sanitary Sewer and Watermain", which affidavits were approved as to form and ordered
<br />placea on file; and, pursuant to said Notices, the following Public Hearings were
<br />conducted, and action was taken as hereinafter recorded:
<br />1. PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED STORM SEWER - ALONG N. LINE OF LOT 12, BL. 11,
<br />NORMANDALE ADDN. FROM PT. 160' E. OF NW COR. THEREOF TO VIRGINIA AVE.: VIRGINIA AVE.
<br />FROM WLY EXTENSION OF N. LINE OF LOT 12, BL. LL, NORMANDALE ADDN. TO TJ.65TH ST.:
<br />W.65TH ST. FROM VIRGINIA AVE. TO WILRYAN AVE.: WILRYAN AVE. FROM W.65TH ST. TO 280' So;
<br />W.64TH ST. FROM JOSEPHINE AVE. TO WILRYAN AVE.: WILRYAN AVE. FROM W.64TH ST. TO ELY
<br />EXTENSION OF N. LINE OF LOT 6, BLOCK 3, NORMANDALE 2ND ADDN.: ALONG N. LINE OF LOTS
<br />6 AND 25, BLOCK 3, NORMANDALE 2ND ADDN. : LOTS 6 AND 25, BLOCK 4, NORMANDALE 2ND ADDN. :
<br />LOT 6, BLOCK 5, NOWDALE 2ND ADDN. AND LOT 4, HAWKINSON ADDN. Manager Hyde
<br />reviewed for the audience the reasons for this Hearing on a storm sewer project
<br />approved in August, 1959, as "Storm Sewer Improvement No, 50" (Lateral No. 8 of
<br />Storm sewer Main No. 1).
<br />in 1959 are of sufficient extent to require a new public hearing; that, since the
<br />1959 Public Hearing, the State has taken certain lands which were to have been
<br />assessed (thus decreasing the amount of square footage available for assessment),
<br />that contractors' unit prices are up because of the amount of construction work
<br />available for contractors this year, and that contractors are bidding higher on
<br />work in easements through private propprty than they ordinarily bid on regular
<br />street work; that, for theserreasons, bids taken this morning are above the Estimate
<br />of Cost of $.0637 per Square Foot given in the mailed notice of this hearing; that
<br />the costs, based on bids taken today, would be $.0733 per Square Foot on the
<br />Alternate Project (which involves smaller pipe than the originally designed project)
<br />and $.0788 per Square Foot on the Base Project. Mr. Hyde reported that there are
<br />possibilities of saving some of this cost:
<br />year, in time for assessment, approximately $9,000 in Capitalized Interest can be
<br />deleted: 2. If proper easements can be secured, so that contractor can eliminate
<br />(a) moving a sanitary sewer manhole at +I6321 Tingdale, and (b) tunneling under a
<br />large oak tree at 6324 Wilryan, about $7,500 in Construction Cost can.be saved.
<br />Mr. B. Weekley, 6308 Tingdale, stated he feels measurements given contractor with
<br />regard to location of manhole are incorrect; and Mr. Zikan was instructed to re-
<br />check . Mr. J. R. Swenson, 6425 Ryan Avenue, protesting that the proposed impwve-
<br />ment will cost him some $1,000, plus interest, asked for an explanation of the plan;
<br />and Consulting Engineer Douglas Barr explained it in detail, telling audience that
<br />many plans have been made; that the present plan is the most economical. Mrs.
<br />George Vanasek, 6424 Sherwood Avenue, stating that property owners east of the
<br />Highway are not bothered by storm waters, asked whey they should be required to
<br />pay for a sewer to drain the property west of Highway #loo.
<br />6301 Warren Avenue, complained that there was a water hole in front of his garage,
<br />on W.63rd St., and asked if the proposed storm sewer would correct.
<br />informed that street must be graded to correct this condition, providing Highway
<br />did not take careoof it; that grading cost is not in storm sewer cost. Mr. T. G.
<br />Bergh, 6417 Ryan Ave., ws also appraised of this fact. Mr. Richard Dols, 6308
<br />Mildred Avenue, approved of project. Some considerable discussion was had,
<br />and explanation given as to specific details of construction--location of catch
<br />basins, etc, in answer to questions by the audience. Mr. Wm. Sibbach, 6336 Rolf
<br />Avenue, inquired as to time expended in construction.
<br />is a 30-day completion date set, with a penalty clause in contract, but that
<br />He stated that requested changes in the route proposed
<br />1. If project can be completed this
<br />Mr. Gunnar Ostlund,
<br />He was
<br />He was informed that there