<br />?II!JUTES OF THE REGULAR HEETING OF THE
<br />EDIIJA VLLLAGE COU;JCIL,' HELD tIClNDAY,
<br />OCTOBER 8, 1962, AT THE EDIiIA VILLAGE
<br />'lembers answering Rollcall were Dickson , Eacllillan , Tupa , VanValkenburg and
<br />MINUTES OF bIEETIi4GS of September 24 and October 1, 1962 were approved as submitted,
<br />by motion VanValkenburg, seconded by Dickson and carried.
<br />aommi, GRAIJTS SPECIAL PEWIT FOR GASOLIHE SERVICE STATIO~I AT ~.49-1/2 ST. AND
<br />FRANCE AVEXUE.
<br />of Public Hearing on Petition for Permit for Gasoline Filling Station", which
<br />Affidavits and flotice were approved as to form and orderEd placed on file.
<br />Pursuant to said Ilotice, Public Hearing was called on the Petition of The Stow
<br />Conpany and "obi1 Oil Conpany for a Gasoline Filling Station on the 1Jorthwest
<br />Corner of France Avenue and 1!.49-1/2 Street, extending 135 feet Xorth from !J,59-1/2
<br />Street and 135 feet !!est from France Avenue, on the following described property:
<br />"Tne South 27.5 Feet of Lot 20, all of Lots 21 and 22, and the Jorth 7,5
<br />Feet of Lot 23, Auditor's Subdivision No. 172".
<br />Showing a Vu-Graph Slide of the area under consideration
<br />surrounding area, Planning Director Hite reported the Planning Conmission has
<br />recommended denial of the request for permit, for reasons contained in the Xinutes
<br />of the Seytember 5th Commission Heeting (which, Elr. Hite re?orted had not yet been
<br />approved by the Conmission because they have not met between that date and this).
<br />He also referred Council to the Flanning Conmission Ilinutes of August 8, relative
<br />to -this matter.
<br />Hite reported it krill face France Avenue, is a two-stall service station, rrith
<br />two driveways on France and two on V.49-1/2 Street; that the buildins meats all
<br />design standards, and the layout meets standards in relation to setbacks and
<br />before on behalf of this petition, asked if Council had raceived a report from
<br />its engineers concerning traffic.
<br />the station will not add to the traffic problem -.,t this corner, but will alleviate
<br />it by creating additional visibility at this corner.
<br />report filed by Chief of Police :!ape 9. 3annett, the substance of which cas th3t
<br />the station operations rrould not have any serious effect on the traffic situation
<br />in t'nis area.
<br />Tlrs. "argsret Johnson, 4913 France Ave. SO.^ presented a petiti.cn signed by
<br />sixteen residents of the Xnneapolis side of France, and Ewing Avenue, objectin2
<br />to ?reposed permit on grounds that 3 filling station wuld "Creatly de2reciate the
<br />value of our ?roperties, and make it a less desirable residential area in dnich to
<br />live"; and a like petition v:.:as filed by thirteen residents of-the 4300-Prance znd
<br />3900-:F. 49th St. blocks.
<br />permit for Silling station, asking for &zoning to Connunity Store of fifteen feet
<br />inmediately to the 14orth of the presently zoned tract, and extension of the gasoline
<br />filling station permit to contain this Fifteen feet
<br />property under consideration is already zoned "Community Stare"; that there rrill b3
<br />a ccmmercial operation on this cornw, 6netlier it is a gasoline statio3 or not, and
<br />that therefore the reason given in their objecting petitions is con?letely non-
<br />a?plicable to the matter.
<br />if this permit is granted, the oetitioners would immediately apply for multiple dvelling
<br />zoning for the North part of the property (abutting !J.49th St,); and bfr. aril1 re?lied
<br />that petitioners expect to apply for an apartment house on this corner, so that the
<br />people on the Edina side will be effectively screened frcn the easoline station.
<br />the premise that a gasoline filling station is not more detrimental to an adjoining
<br />residential neighborhood than other uses of the Community Store District; that there
<br />are other criteria to be considered (besides traffic considerations), such as the
<br />keeping of flammable liquids, the intense lightinz, late hours of operation, etc.,
<br />which must be considered by the Council in detemininz this.
<br />Saying he feels that in view of the legal decision; arid'the report of the
<br />Chief of Police relative to traffic, he feels the Council has little choise but to
<br />issue the permit, Trustee Dickson moved that Permit for Gasoline Filling Station be
<br />only mean expenditure of Village funds uith the high probability of having Council's
<br />decision reversed by the Courts, although he, personally, feels that there are other
<br />Cornnunity Store uses which Would be less objectionable to the neighborins residential
<br />Clerk presented Affidavit of Publication and Hailing of llilotice
<br />together with the
<br />Presenting a sketch of the site plan of the proposed station, I?r.
<br />:Ir. Josiah Brill, representing petitioners, reminding Council he had qoken
<br />He stated it is petitioners' petition that
<br />llayor 3redesen revieved I
<br />3. ;lite re?orted that an arnended petition has bein made by qetitioners for
<br />iIr. aril1 asked that objecting petitioners be clearly inforned that the
<br />ifayor Bredesen asked fclr 3 confirmation of :Ir. 3rill's statenent to him that
<br />Mr. Hite reported that the Planning Commission and Nr, Brill do not agree on
<br />Xayor Bredesen stated he, too, feels .that to fight the permit would
<br />Trustee Tupa secohded Dickson's motion, and it carried,