<br />IXiXJTES OF TIE PGGULAR HEETING OF TIE .
<br />EDINA VILLAGE COUXCIL, HELD HOXDAY,
<br />JULY 22, 1963, AT 7:OO P.X., AT THE
<br />EDIMA VILLAGE HALL
<br />I-Ienibers answering Rollcall were Uac14illan, Rixe , Tupa and VanValkenburg.
<br />Pro Tem VanValkenburg presided in Ialayor Bredesen's absence,
<br />H1;;IU'TES of Regular l4eeting of July 8, 1963, were approved as submitted, by' motion
<br />I.lacHillan, seconded by Tupa and carried.
<br />TRAFFIC ACHIEVENEXT AHARD FOR YEAR 1962, made by. International Chiefs of Police
<br />Association for excellence in traffic supervision, was explained to audience.
<br />Hyde reported that Edina is the only community.in the state to receive this award; one
<br />of four in the nation of 25,000 to 50,000 population, and one of 32 communities in the
<br />entire United States to be so honored,
<br />COUNCIL DENIES PETITIOU OF STON DEVELOPNENT COkIPANY FOR THE RFZONING OF "TRACT L",
<br />IELSOH FARH FOR FILLING STATION USE,
<br />Public Hearings on the petition of Stow Development Corporation for the rezoning from
<br />Continuation was had of June 24th and July 8th
<br />"Office Building District" of "Tract L" , Nelson Farm, for Gasoline Filling Station.
<br />Council had received opinion by Village Attorney pointing out that ll--petitioners do
<br />not have per se a legal right to the zoning which they seek and that the Council
<br />must judge the petition on its own merits, keeping in mind the effects of the
<br />petition on the community, health, safety, and welfare, and weighing such factors
<br />against the adverse effects upon the petitioner in the event a rezoning is denied."
<br />June 24 and July 8, 1963, arid to the Xnutes of the Planning Commission relating to
<br />the Nelson Farm Development and this petition, reviewing briefly the location of the
<br />site and the problems presented.
<br />the \?est side of Highway Xo. 100 is as yet undeveloped in this area, the East side is
<br />almost completely developed by the Lake Edina and Normandale Center Additions.
<br />Wite showed a plan of the Highway 100-W. 77th Street interchange, explaining that the
<br />statfon is pMQosed adjacent to the exit ramp from Highway 100 to W.77th St. for
<br />traffic traveling South on Highway 100, and that at the intersection of the ramp with
<br />#.77th St. the grade is ten feet above the grade of the surrounding property--which
<br />will make this station clearly discernible from the North--whereas a station south
<br />of 11~77th St. would be behind the-hump and not so easily seen,
<br />reasons for the Planning Commission's recommendation for denial oE the petition, Mr.
<br />Hite told Council the Commission feels that if the station is located south of 17.77th
<br />Street, in the Planned Industrial District Zone, it can provide the same amount of
<br />service without interfering with residential zone,
<br />are necessary in both cases, to get from Highway 100 into a station and return to the
<br />being planned and discussion was being had with lab. Stobi relative to his proposed
<br />Nelson Farm Development, LIr. Stow had indicated he would like the same type of *
<br />consideration for his development as that given to Normandale Center; that the Planning
<br />Commission had not expected to have a request for a service station north of k7.77th
<br />Street; that the Commission is convinaed it would be inadvisable for any filling
<br />station to go north of Hi77th Street because, once a filling station is constructed
<br />where it is proposed, there is no valid reason to oppose another either south of
<br />k7.77th Street, or immediately to the west of this proposed station; that any precedent
<br />establishing a filling station north of W.77th Street will cause the Village a great
<br />deal of difficulty.
<br />lead him to believe I-Ir. Todd has no idea of the'limitations on the power of the
<br />Planning Commission; that to grant this petition would not establish a precedent because
<br />in this case all property for 1500 feet in every direction is owned by the petitioner and
<br />nobody else would suffer in any way from the granting of this permit; that he and the
<br />petitioner are convinced, and customer for station is convinced, that this is the
<br />proper site for this station; and that petitioners are the only ones who will kuffer
<br />any loss on residential property, should there be such a loss. lh. Brill asked for
<br />Council action tonight,
<br />Mr. Carl Struck, 4745 Hibiscus Avenue, stated, the objections of the Lake Edina
<br />Additions residents had been reported at the Village Council kleeting of Harch 25; that
<br />everybody around the lake has stated they do not want to see any revision of the zoning
<br />as already planned for the iJelson Farm; that what they are mainly concerned about is
<br />that if their objections are not voiced at this time, the next request will be for a
<br />hamburger stand with a big f4ashy sign, or additional signs north along Highway 100
<br />to advertise this proposed filling station. 14r. John Knutson, 4733 Hibiscus Avenue,
<br />added that all Lake Edina residents are against any Commercial encroachment on this
<br />area, and in favor of keeping filling stations south of V.77th Street. Hrs. IS. D.
<br />Corah, 4805 Hibiscus Avehue, told Council she believes the station would not be used
<br />their way to and from work.
<br />Planning Director Hite referred louncil to the Minutes of its own meetings of
<br />With the aid of Vu-Graph slides he showed.that while
<br />Revieying the
<br />It was noted that two left-turns
<br />Planning Commission Chairman Todd told Council that when Normandale Center was
<br />Attorney Josiah Brill, representing petitioner, remarked that 1.k. Todd's statements
<br />,by area residents; that they will go north, rather than south, to get service, on