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39A <br />3/6/67 <br />MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE <br />EDINA VILLAGE COUNCIL HELD AT VILLAGE HALL ON <br />MONDAY, MARCH 6, 1967 <br />Members answering rollcall were Trustees Courtney, MacMillan and Mayor Bredesen. <br />CREEK VALLEY SCHOOL -PARK PROGRAM APPROVED IN PRINCIPLE. Mr. Rolland advised Council that <br />the Park Board and Park Department have been working jointly with the School Board <br />relative to the combined school -park facility proposed to be constructed on a forty <br />acre tract of land abutting Gleason Road midway between Valley View Road and T.H. 169. <br />Mr. Rosland reviewed plans submitted by a landscape architect, and stated that the <br />school is proposed to be constructed in the center of the property, with parking <br />areas situated in convenient locations throughout the facility. Nordic Circle sep- <br />arates the main area from a seven acre tract of land which may be developed for resid- <br />ential use. The buildings which the School District proposes to use for kindergartnr- <br />garten facilities and later convert into private dwellings are located on this property <br />facing Creek Valley Road. Park facilities will include three ball fields, hockey rinks, <br />general skating facility and tennis courts. It is anticipated that a future well site <br />and iron removal plant might also be constructed on the grounds. First phase of the <br />project will cost approximately $136,900, with the Village share proposed to be approx- <br />imately $40,000. Cost of acquisition of the seven acre tract on the northwest corner <br />of the proposed park is estimated at $30,000. Mr. Rosland explained that funds are <br />available from the present capital budget for.the project. The second phase, to be <br />developed at a later date, will consist of backstops, improvement of ball fields and <br />tennis courts. Mayor Bredesen questioned the need of acquiring the seven acre tract, <br />stating that he does not feel that the additional acreage is necessary and that he <br />r<..� believes that the estimated price of $4,000 per acre is too high in view of the fact <br />that the land is low and peat - filled. In reply to Mayor Bredesen's question, Mr. <br />Rosland stated that every effort will be made to purchase the land as reasonably as <br />possible. Mr. Hyde advised that Council has already authorized condemnation of the <br />property in question. Trustee Courtney's motion for approval of the plan in principle <br />was seconded by Trustee MacMillan and carried. <br />1 <br />NORDIC CIRCLE PETITION for Sanitary Sewer and Watermain was accepted and referred to <br />the Engineering Department for programming. <br />DOG CONTROL DISCUSSED. Mr. Hyde advised that he has received a letter from Mr. Carl <br />Yaeger, Jr., 17 Circle West, protesting the fact that his dog was picked up by the <br />dog catcher when it was in the street in front of his home. Mayor Bredesen stated <br />that he has had several complaints recently from dog owners whose dogs had been picked <br />up. Mr. Hyde pointed out that since the Village changed dog patrols on January 1, <br />1967, dogs have been picked up more diligently. He stated that these complaints are <br />probably a reaction after the years in which the dog ordinance was not as strictly <br />enforced:, Discussion ensued as to the rights of the dog catcher and the technicali- <br />ties of the ordinance. Village Attorney Schwartzbauer pointed out that the only <br />reason for a license is regulation. Trustee MacMillan stated that the Village has <br />previously been criticized for not being strict enough in the enforcement of the ord- <br />inance. General consensus of opinion was that the ordinance must be enforced to the <br />best of the ability of the dog catcher. <br />TRACT C. R.L.S. 990 DIVISION APPROVED. Mr. Hyde presented request of Rauenhorst <br />Development Co. for division of Tract C, R.L.S. 990 and stated that Planning Commis- <br />sion has recommended approval. Whereupon Trustee MacMillan offered the following <br />resolution and moved its adoption: <br />RESOLUTION APPROVING DIVISION OF TRACT C. R.L.S. 990 <br />WHEREAS, Empire Holding Company, a Co- partnership, is the owner of a certain <br />parcel of land in the Village of Edina described as follows: <br />All that part of the East 460 feet of Tract C, Registered Land Survey <br />No. 990, Files of Registrar of Titles, Hennepin County, Minnesota, <br />lying South of the North 633 feet thereof and lying North of the South <br />492.60 feet thereof. <br />The boundary lines of Tracts B and C, said survey are marked by a Judicial <br />Landmark at a point on the Northwest corner of the Southwest 1/4 of the South- <br />east 1/4 of Section 31, which point is 1312.7 feet from the Northeast and <br />Southeast corners of said Southwest 1/4 of said Section 31; the Northeast <br />corner of said Southwest 1/4 of said Southeast 1/4 of said Section 31; the <br />Southeast corner of said last described tract, as to Tract C, Registered <br />Land Survey No. 990; the Southwest corner of said last described tract, which <br />is also the Southeast corner of said Southwest 1/4 of said Section 31, Town- <br />ship 28 North, Range 24', West of.the 4th Principal Meridian. <br />Subject to easements, restrictions_ and reservations of record, if any. <br />A <br />