<br />CLAIMS PAID.
<br />dated April 20, 1964:
<br />Golf Course and Park Constr., $23,224.47; Waterworks Fund, $106.08; Liquor
<br />Fund, $60,190.38; Sewer Rental Fund, $161.71; Improvement Funds, $82.32;
<br />Poor Fund, $775.43--TOTAL, $104,930.06
<br />was seconded by Rixe and carried.
<br />MacMillan's motion paying the following Claims, as per Pre-List
<br />General Fund, $10,348.59; Construction Fund, $10,041.08; Park, Swim Pool,
<br />MacMillan then moved for adjournment. gotion seconded by Rixe and carried.
<br />Meeting adjourned at 10:15 P.M.
<br />A Village Clerk
<br />MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE EDINA VILLAGE
<br />COUNCIL, HELD MONDAY, MAY 4, 1964, AT 7:OO P.M.9 AT
<br />THE EDINA VILLAGE HALL
<br />Members answering Rollcall were MacMillan, Rixe, Tupa, VanValkenburg and Bredesen.
<br />COUNCIL RECOGNIZES MR. RAYMOND C. DRAKE, REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER. Mayor
<br />Bredesen publicly recognized the achievement of Mr. Raymond C. Drake, of the
<br />Village Engineering Staff, who has now become a Registered Professional Engineer.
<br />MINUTES of the Regular Meeting of April 20, 1964, were approved as submitted, by
<br />motion VanValkenburg, seconded by MacNillan and carried.
<br />COUNCIL HONORS DEVCO PETITION FOR REZONING, SUBJECT TO AGREENENTS ON WATER SERVICE,
<br />AND APPROVAL BY AIRPORTS COMMISSION AS TO HEIGHTS. Public Hearing Mas conducted
<br />on the amended Petition for Rezoning from R-4 Multiple Residence District to R-5
<br />Multiple Residence District and for setback Variances from the requirements of
<br />R-5 Multiple Residence District, to permit the construction of two seventeen-story
<br />apartment buildings on "Parts of Lots 1 and 2, Block 2, SOUTHDALE ACRES", all as
<br />set forth in the Meeting of April 20, 1964 Minutes (Page 97, This Book).'
<br />presented Affidavits of Publication and Posting of "Notice of Hearing", which
<br />affidavits were approved as to form and ordered placed on file.
<br />Neville, representing the petitioners, Devco, Incorporated of Columbus, Ohio,
<br />produced a visual aid and explained the character of the surrounding property.
<br />He reported that of the 22 acres involved in the Devco development, only 3.8 acres,
<br />in the center of the property, will be used for the twin seventeen-story apartment
<br />only a development corporation, but keeps and operates what it develops; that it
<br />has developments in several large cities; that Dayton Development Company has sold
<br />to Devco with the restriction that Dayton has right of approval or veto of
<br />arthitectural plans, and Eirst right to re-purchase, should Devco ever wish to
<br />the request for the two towers, Mr. Neville told Council he is well aware that the
<br />Council had, on February 17th of this year, postponed action on Devco's request for
<br />rezoning until such time as the two towers were nearer the point of construction--
<br />and that Devco still does not intend to start its development with the construction
<br />of the two towers; but that because the density has been reduced in the periphery,
<br />on the grounds that the dengity could be varied in the over-all development as
<br />originally approved by the Planning Commission, it is now necessary to know that
<br />the apartments can be built, in order to obtain financing for the development; that
<br />it is essential that developers know what is going to be done.
<br />twenty-five years, who told the Council, in answer to questions by Mr. Neville,
<br />that in his appsaisal work, not only in the Minneapolis-St.Pau1 metropolitan area,
<br />but also in several other cities--Seattle, Houston, Toronto, etc., he has found
<br />that where park areas are developed around high-rises, or where buffers are planned,
<br />there is no affect--either adverse or favorable--on adjacent residential buildings.
<br />He added that while this proposal is in line with current proposals aro
<br />country, generally, 740 River Drive and Calhoun Towers are the only two/ Ag -rises
<br />seeming to have the same general characteristics as are proposed, here; that he had
<br />talked with residents in the immediate area of 740 River Drive, one of whom had
<br />felt the apartment had no effect on residential values, another of whom believed
<br />the apartment added interest to the area. He stated he had also talked with a
<br />resident in Sunset Gables, who felt Calhoun Towers had no effect on valuation.
<br />Shenehon said, too, that he had interviewed residents in the Southdale
<br />residential area, relative to the "Golf Ball1' water tower; that Mrs. Sally Schaper,
<br />6905 Dawson Lane, Mr, C. L. Timmerman, 6817 Southdale Road, and the real estate
<br />agent selling the property at 6917 Southdale Road all felt that the construction
<br />of this water tower had no adverse effect on the valuation of their properties.
<br />Attorney Philip
<br />Nr. Neville explained to the Council that the Devco Corporation is not
<br />Adding that the Planning Commission had reviewed and unanimously approved
<br />Fir'. Neville introduced Mr. Howard Shenehon, a real estate appraiser for some