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2/27/61 <br />MINUTES OF THE REGULARMEETING OF THE EDINA <br />VXLLWE COU??CIL, -HELD MONDAY, - FEBRUAJ$Y 27, 196 1, e. 7 :OO P.M. , .AT THE .EDINA VILLAGE WL. <br />Members answering Rollcall were Dickson, ' Tupa, VanValkenburg and Bredesen. <br />MINUTES of the Regular Meeting of February 13, 1961, were approved as submitted, by <br />motion Dickson, seconded by Tupa and carried, <br />PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED STORM SEWER IN WEST WOODLAND ROAD FROM WOODDALE AVENUE TO <br />281 FT. WEST; AND IN EASEMENT LINE BETWEEN LOTS 3 AND 4, BLOCK 1, PAUL WIND CHRISTO- <br />PHER SECOND ADDITION FROMWEST WOODLAND ROAD TO 205.35 FT. NORTH: THENCE WEST ALONG <br />EASEMENT LINE 193 FT. <br />gave Estimated Cost of proposed improvement at $9,341.64, proposed to be assessed <br />against 103,829 Square Feet for $.09 per Square Foot. <br />The lots facing Tower Street had been platted for a number of years they had not <br />been improved by buildings until recently because the area had been swamp; that <br />the houses facing West Woodland Road had been built before'the houses facing Tower; <br />and that when the lots facing Tower Street were filled, water pocketed in the back <br />yards of the properties facing West Woodland Road. <br />a petition signed by owners of all but three of the affected lots, protesting the <br />proposed improvemenf. Mr. Val. M. Parker, 4521 Tower Street, supported the <br />petition, which stated in part, "The Village code of Edina states each property <br />owuer is responsible for water drainage of their property and drainage should be <br />to the street". <br />in the Village ordinances; that there is some definite question as to whether the <br />Village does have the authority to control back yard drainage. This was confirmed <br />by Attorney Hasselquist, who stated that the Village can and has made provision that <br />lots must ha*e certain elevation at the street lot, so that homes may be connected <br />to sewer snd water, but that the Statute is silent on back yard eleuations; that the <br />Village has no legal responsibility to property owners to eliminate their back yard <br />drainage problems. Mr. D. C. Gramling, 4516 West Woodland Road, showed the Council <br />pictures of stormwater standing in the back yards, saying he and his neighbors <br />had no trouble until the Tower lots were filled; that he believes there is a <br />responsibility, here, whether it be that of the Village or that of the owners of <br />the filled properties. <br />Avenue contractors have offered to fill in the backyards of the West Woodland Road <br />properties at a cost of from $300 to $400 a lot (which, in most cases would be <br />less expensive the cost of the storm sewer), Manager Hyde suggested that this <br />Public Hearing be continued until a meeting could be arranged between the Village <br />Engineering Department, the petitioning property owners, and the contractors who <br />had made this offer. Mr. Gramling protested that if his lot is filled, water will <br />still stand in the Tower Street backyards. <br />the Tower Street contractors, Oscar Haney, has solved the same type of problem <br />on W.56th Street. <br />time as meeting of affected property owners has been had, in accordance with <br />Manager's suggestion. <br />scheduled for either last part of this week or first part of next. <br />discussion, it was pointed out by Engineer Zikan that water froma the properties <br />in the assessable district (both the West Woodland Road and the Tower Street <br />properties) adds to the problem. <br />Vu-Graph Slide was shown by Village Engineer, and Manager <br />He told Council that although <br />Mr. Hyde reported receipt of <br />Manager Hyde told audience that he knows of no such statement <br />Because the opposing petition had stated that the Tower <br />I <br />Mr. Parker told Council that one of <br />Dickson's motion, that Public Hearing be continued until such <br />Motion seconded by Tupa and carried. Meeting was tentatively <br />During the <br />PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED STREET NAME CHANGE--"LINK AVENUE" TO "HARVEY LANE". <br />Affidavit of Publication of Wotice of Hearing" in Edina-Morningside Courier on <br />February 16 and 23, 1961, was submitted, approved as to form and ordered placed on <br />file, as was Affidavit of Mailing. Pursuant to said Notice, Public Hearing was <br />conducted on petition for change of the name of "Link Avenue" to "Harvey Lane", as <br />a memorial to Mr. Harvey Dean, an early resident of Brookview Heights. It was <br />noted that there are no homes facing this short street; that petition is unanimous, <br />by owners of all properties abutting street. <br />the floor, and none had been received prior to Hearing. Tupa offered the following <br />Ordinance, moving that Council dispense with second reading, and adopt Ordinance <br />as submitted: <br />There were no objections filed from <br />ORDINANCE NO; 164-18 <br />AN ORDINANCE AMENDING VILLAGE OF EDINA ORDINANCE <br />NO. 164 ENTITLED "AN ORDINANCE NAMING AND RENAMING <br />CERTAIN ROADS, STREETS AND AVENUES OF THE VILLAGE <br />COUNCIL OR EDINA <br />THE VILLAGE/OF <br />amended by adding after Section 32 the following: <br />THE VILLAGE OF EDINA, MINNESOTA, ORDAINS: <br />Section 1. Ordinance No. 164 of the Village, as amended, is hereby further <br />"Section 33. That street now known as "Link Avenue" lying in Brookview <br />Heights First Addition, as the same is of record in the office of the <br />Register of Deeds of Hennepin County, is hereby renamed HARVEY LANE." <br />Section 2. This Ordinance shall be in effect from and after its passage <br />and publication.