<br />MINUTES OF THE
<br />EDINA VILLAGE COUNCIL,
<br />7:OO P.M., AT
<br />RF,GULAR MEETING OF THE
<br />HELD MONDAY, MAY 17, 1965, AT
<br />THE EDINA VILLAGE HALL
<br />Members answering Rollcall were MacMillan, Rixe, Tupa, VanValkenburg and Bredesen.
<br />HINUTES of the Regular Meeting of May 3, 1965, were approved as amended by
<br />motion of MacIdiLlan, seconded by Tupa and carried.
<br />that the name, "Cecilia V. Find," on page 97, be corrected to stCecilia V. Fink."
<br />ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT ENPLOYEES' TRAINING RECOGNIZED. Mayor Bredesen announced
<br />that Chief of Surveys, Donald Lofthus and Draftsman-Inspector, James Michalko,
<br />had recently completed, at their own expense and time, a course of training in
<br />construction inspection,
<br />average citizen expects, Village employees have taken their own time to receive
<br />training which is intended to improve their job performance.
<br />Completion of the course in construction inspection were presented by the IJlayor
<br />with his congratulations.
<br />. MacMillan*s amendment was
<br />I Mayor Bredesen explained that more frequently than the
<br />Certificates of
<br />PUBLIC HEARINGS ON PROPOSED IMPROVEMENTS.
<br />of Notice of Hearing in the Edina-Morningside Courier on May 6 and 13, 1965, and
<br />Clerk preseited Affidavits of Publication
<br />Affidavit of Mailing of said Notice on May 7, 1965,
<br />to form and ordered placed on file.
<br />were conducted on the following proposed improvements, and action was taken by
<br />Council as hereinafter recorded:
<br />A. CONSTRUCTION OF SANITARY SEWER AND A PURTENANCES IN THE FOLLOWING:
<br />Affidavits were approved as
<br />Pursuant to due notice given, Public Hearings
<br />Schaefer Road from Interlachen Bouleyard to 1950 feet south, and on an
<br />easement line from Interlachen Boulevard to 355 feet, more or less, north.
<br />Estimate of Cost was given as $59,758.73, to be assessed against an estimated
<br />21 connections at $2,845,65 per connection.
<br />Blake Road from Waterman Avenue to easement line,
<br />On an easement line from Blake Road to Interlachen Boulevard and Schaefer
<br />Schaefer Road from Interlachen Boulevard to 1950 feet south.
<br />Estimate of Cost was given as $21,159.40 to be assessed against an estimated
<br />21 lots at $1,007.59 per lot,
<br />Mr. Hyde reported that the project was petitioned by four property owners in the
<br />immediate area, and that the project had been designed to accomodate any possible
<br />future need in the area.
<br />Boulevard and 5004 and 5008 Schaefer Road. In addition, Mr. Carl T. Jensen, owner
<br />of the property north of Interlachen Boulevard, between Blake Road and Interlachen
<br />Boulevard, and including the pond, reported by letter that he was in favor of the
<br />installation of both sewer and water, but opposed to the installation of either
<br />improvement separately. The owners of residences at 609 and 605 Blake Road also
<br />wrote a letter in favor of both water and sewer installations.
<br />5004 Schaefer Road, and one of the petitioners, stated that he was unable to use
<br />his present private sewage system because of high ground water and was in favor
<br />of the improvement. Mr. Mark Dahlquist, 5012 Schaefer Road, presented a petition .
<br />opposing the proposed installation of water and sewer, representing ten residences
<br />on Schaefer Road.
<br />been constructed several years ago on large lots with deep set-backs.
<br />every instance the household drain to the sewage system is located at the back of
<br />the structure, requiring an excessively long service pipe around the structure or
<br />the destruction of the basement floor in order to reach Village sewer in the street.
<br />These factors would, according to Dahlquist, increase the total cost of sanitary
<br />sewer to an excessively high amount.
<br />which average 3.85 acres each, the east side average size is slightly over 2 acres.
<br />The three lots on Interlachen Boulevard at Schaefer Road, which petitioned for
<br />sanitary sewer, are approximately six-tenths and eight-tenths of an acre in size,
<br />This is probably one of the main causes of failures of their private systems,
<br />Dahlquist stated. He recommended that sever be brought in only far enough to
<br />serve theproperties which are in definite need.
<br />Road, stated that the absence of utilities such as smitary sewer was nearly
<br />unheard of in incorporated, metropolitan areas such as this.
<br />was being forced to exist under primitive conditions for the past six weeks.
<br />Err*. Frederick Thorson, attorney representing Mr. and Mrs. Roy Larsen, 6321 Interlache
<br />Boulevard, presented a petition signed by persons representing two residences on
<br />Schaefer Road, one of which was included on the petition submitted earlier by
<br />Mr* Dahlquist.
<br />supporting the need for sanitary sewer in the proposed area.
<br />that Nrs. R. H. Allen, owner of the property at 6400 Interlachen Boulevard, was
<br />not a resident in the area of the proposed project and therefore was not a bonafide
<br />petitioner. Mayor Bredesen informed Thorson that as long as Mrs. Allen was the
<br />owner of the property and would be paying for any improvement affecting her property
<br />she would be definately concerned.
<br />B. CONSTRUCTION OF WATERMAIN AND APPURTENANCES IN THE FOLLOWING:
<br />The petitioners are residents of 6400 and 6401 Interlachen
<br />Mr. Frank Wheeler,
<br />Dahlquist stated that the majority of Schaefer Road homes had
<br />In nearly
<br />The west side of Schaefer Road has lots
<br />Mrs. Frank Wheeler, 5004 Schaefer
<br />She said her household
<br />Thorson stated that no public health nged has been established
<br />Thorson also contended
<br />Bredesen requested that Thorson not attempt to