<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 />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.