<br />I MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE
<br />I .-#%. .: :I,,,L~,. I, EDIN4 YLLLAGE COUNCIL HELD AT THE VILLAGE HALL' .
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<br />Nembers answering Rollcall were Trustees Johnson,,MacMillan, Tups,-VanValke@urg
<br />and Mayor Bredesen. t
<br />MINUTES of the Regular Meeting of November 21, 1966, were approved as corrected by
<br />motion of Trustee Johnson, seconded by Trustee Tupa and carried. Correction was
<br />that the words '?Storm Sewer" on page 251 of this Minutes Book in the "Resolution
<br />Providing for Public Hearing on Village Watermain" be changed to "Watermain."
<br />,I WATERMAIN IMPROVEMENT NO . 210 APPROVED AT PUBLIC HEARING . Affidavits of Publication
<br />in the Edina Courier on November 23 and December 1, 1966, and of Mailing to affected
<br />property owners on November 25, 1966, were approved as to form as submitted by Clerk
<br />and ordered placed on file.
<br />conducted and action taken by Council as herein recorded:
<br />CONSTRUCTION OF VILLAGE WATERMAIN AND APPURTENANCES IN THE FOLLOWING:
<br />Pursuant to due notice given, public hearing was
<br />Josephine Avenue from West 65th Street to West 66th Street
<br />West 66th Street from Josephine Avenue to Tingdale Avenue
<br />Wilryan Avenue from West 65th Street to West 66th Street
<br />Mr. Hyde presented estimated construction cost at $32,323.79, with an estimated
<br />assessment cost of $950.70 per connection, payable in ten annual instal'lments.
<br />advised that this hearing had been initiated by Council because of a rep'ort from
<br />Twin City Testing and Engineering Laboratory, Inc., indicating that the water supply
<br />at the residence of Edward B. Chapman, 6600 Normandale Road, was unsafe for drinking
<br />purposes. Subsequent tests of the water by the Village have proved that this report
<br />was not accurate and that because the water is now considered safe for drinking, there
<br />is presently no emergency. Because estimated construction cost presented in the
<br />published and mailed notices had been figured to include cost of winter construction,
<br />the cost would be reduced by approximately 10% if the work could be done in warm
<br />few streets remaining in the Village with only temporary oil surfacing and that all
<br />utilities must be in before permanent street surfacifig can be installed.
<br />a letter from Mr. Roger J. Lobnitz, 6524 Wilryan Avenue, who requested that watermain
<br />and permanent street surfacing both be installed as soon as possible. Mr. C. A. Emmel,
<br />6525 Wilryan Avenue, and Mr. C. J. Bangs, 6517 Wilryan Avenue, questioned the estimated
<br />cost of the improvement, stating that comparison of charges of Golden Valley and
<br />Lexington Village showed that watermain construction in those municipalities was much
<br />less expensive.
<br />high side and.that some municipalities finance improvements partially from General
<br />Funds or charge part of the improvement cost to the cost of the water. He advised
<br />further that cost of Edina water is seventh lowest in Minnesota. Mr. Eugene S. Hauser,
<br />5045 West 66th Street, presented a statement signed by owners of twenty-two properties
<br />protesting installation of the watermain.
<br />questioned how the watermain could be installed when the grade of the proposed service
<br />road along T.H. 100 had not been established.
<br />will be no change in the location of the road and that it is a relatively simple
<br />matter to move the mains up or down. Mr. Hite also stated that the grade of the
<br />service road will probably be established by the time this improvement will be installed.
<br />HI?. John Loegering, 5101 West 66th Street, suggested that dwellings on West 66th Street
<br />could hook into an existing watermain with less expense.
<br />that water should go through a minimum of two loops in order to maintain high standards
<br />of water quality.
<br />engineering and clerical costs were added to the estimate. He was advised by Mayor
<br />Bredesen that these costs have always been charged in this manner and that it would
<br />not be fair to other Edina property owners who had already paid such charges to have
<br />this now charged against General Funds. Mrs. R. G. Konzelman, 6529 Wilryan Avenue,
<br />stated that inasmuch as 95% of the property owners oppose the construction of the
<br />watermain, she did not think that it should be installed. Mayor Bredesen replied
<br />that in view of the fact that this area is one of the few in Edina without permanent
<br />surfaced streets, he would recommend that Council approve construction of the watermain
<br />pending approval of street surfacing, which hearing should be held within two years.
<br />Mr. Hauser inquired where sanitary sewer will be installed to serve the dwellings on
<br />West 66th Street.
<br />rear of these lots and assured him that it would not be necessary to tear up the street
<br />to serve this property.
<br />long it would take to have water installed in the event that a well ran dry.
<br />explained that it can never be determined in advance just how soon a well will go out
<br />and for this reason the Village feels that water should be available in this area.
<br />Discussion ensued relative to method of assessi*g vacanttproperty. It was pointed
<br />out that a connection has been assigned to each piece of property that is capaljle
<br />of supporting a dwelling and that each connection will decrease the individual cost.
<br />Mr. Hauser asked why oiled streets should be a drain on the General Funds of the Village
<br />and was told by Mr. Hyde that a more orderly job could be done on street maintenance if
<br />Mr. Hyde further advised that Josephine and Wilryan Avenues are two of the
<br />He presented
<br />I Mr. Hy4e pointed out that Edina estimates are always kept on the
<br />Mr. W. C. Pederson, 6516 Normandale Road,
<br />He was advised by Mr. Hite that there
<br />He was advised by Mr. Hite
<br />Mr. John Phillips, 4524 West 70th Street, questioned the fact that
<br />D Mr. Hite advised that he would expect the sewer to come from the
<br />Mr, Ernest C. Lawrence, 6521 Wilryan Avenue, inquired how
<br />Mr. Hyde