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26 2/20/67 <br />MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE <br />EDINA VILLAGE COUNCIL HELD AT VILLAGE HALL ON <br />MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1967 <br />Answering Rollcall were-Trustees Courtney, Johnson, MacMillan, VanValkenburg and <br />Mayor Bredesen. <br />MINUTES OF February 6, 1967, were approved as submitted by motion of Trustee <br />VanValkenburg, seconded by Trustee MacMillan and carried. <br />EDINA LIBRARY SITE APPROVED FOR VILLAGE HALL LOCATION. Mr. Hite advised that the <br />feasibility study requested by the Council had been completed for locating the <br />proposed Edina Library at the intersection of Eden Road and West 50th Street. With <br />the aid of the viewgraph, he presented a map of the Village, indicating the site in <br />relation to its accessibility from the entire community. The study disclosed that <br />the Village Hall site could accommodate both the Village Hall and the library and <br />would permit an expansion of both facilities. The expansions would necessitate <br />the purchase of the Legion Hall property for additional parking. Sidewalks will be <br />constructed along West 50th Street between Wooddale Avenue and the library. Parking <br />facilities for 181 cars will be shared by the Village Hall and the library. Mayor <br />Bredesen advised that a letter had been received from the Edina Chamber of Commerce <br />stating that the merchants in the 50th and France business district were satisfied <br />with the newly proposed location. The Reverend R. Dean Postlethwaite, Chairman of <br />the Library Board, advised Council that the Library Board recommends that construction <br />of the Edina Library be authorized at the 50th and Eden Avenue site. Mayor Bredesen <br />stated that use of the Village owned property will mean the saving of cost of land <br />acquisition, bringing the cost of the library to $485,000 as against $670,000 as <br />originally proposed, and stated that he feels that excellent library service can -be, <br />provided at this location. In reply to a question from the audience, Mayor Bredesen <br />stated that this is a Hennepin County branch library and that the Village provides <br />the building facilities only. He pointed out that Miss Helen Young of the Hennepin <br />County Library Board has assisted in the planning of the building. Mr. Ralph Sampson, <br />5017 Halifax Avenue, inquired what plans have been made for the business area at <br />50th and France. Mayor Bredesen advised him that plans are under consideration to <br />provide improved traffic movement in the area and that it is hoped that Minneapolis <br />will cooperate with this study. Mr. Hyde pointed out that plans for upgrading the <br />business district are still going forward and that the Village will continue to <br />work with property owners in an effort to alleviate the traffic problem. Trustee <br />Johnson's motion that plans be submitted to the Hennepin County Library Board, and <br />if approved, that bids be let as soon as possible, was seconded by Trustee VanValkenburg <br />and carried. <br />HEARINGS CONDUCTED ON VARIOUS IMPROVEMENTS. Affidavits of Mailing and of Publication <br />in the -Edina Courier were - presented by Clerk, approved as to form and ordered placed <br />on file. Pursuant to due notice given, Public Hearings were held on the following <br />improvements and action taken as hereinafter recorded: <br />A. CONSTRUCTION OF PERMANENT STREET SURFACING AND CONCRETE CURB AND GUTTER IN THE <br />FOLLOWING: » <br />Gleason Road from Valley View Road to Loch. Moor Drive <br />Gleason Circle from Cleason Road to cul -de -sac <br />Scotia Drive from Gleason Road to 250' East <br />Braeburn Circle from Gleason Road to cul -de -sac <br />Loch Moor Drive from Mark Terrace Drive to Gleason Road <br />Mark Terrace Drive from Valley View Road to Mark Terrace Circle <br />Mark Terrace Circle from Mark Terrace Drive to cul -de -sac <br />Hill -A -Way Court from Mark Terrace Drive to cul -de -sac <br />Mr. Hyde presented total estimated project cost at $137,710.51, proposed to be assessed <br />either against•12,848.96 feet at $10.71 per assessable foot, or against•120 lots at <br />$1,147.59. He advised that a petition had been submitted by Mr. Roy Peterson, developer <br />of Braemar Hills. Mr. Wallace 0. Lilja stated that he owns property on-Hill - -A -Way <br />Court and that while he would go on record as being in favor of the project, he <br />requested that cost be assessed on a• footage, rather than on a per lot basis. Mr. Hyde <br />suggested that it might be possible to separate the Hill -A -Way Court lots for purposes <br />of assessment, but that this would be determined at the Assessment Hearing. In reply <br />to a question from a gentleman in the audience, Mr. Hyde advised that it is proposed <br />to cut Mark Terrace through to Valley View Road. No further questions or objections <br />were offered.- (See Resolution Ordering Improvement later in Minutes.) <br />B. CONSTRUCTION OF PERMANENT STREET SURFACING AND CONCRETE CURB AND GUTTER IN THE <br />FOLLOWING: <br />Creek Valley Road from Gleason Road to 170' East of Nordic Drive <br />Balder Lane from Gleason Road to Scandia Road <br />Scandia Road from Creek Valley Road to Nordic Drive <br />Nordic Drive from Scandia Road to Creek Valley Road <br />