<br />MINUTES OF THE FSGULAR MEETING OF THE
<br />EDINA VILLAGE COUNCIL HELD AT VILLAGE HALL ON
<br />MONDAY, MAY 15, '1967 '
<br />Members answering Rollcall were Trustees Johnson, MacMillan, VanValkenburg and
<br />Mayor Bredesen.
<br />MINUTES of the Regular Meeting of May 1, 1967, were approved as submitted by
<br />motion of Trustee Johnson, seconded by Trustee VanValkenburg and carried,
<br />LIBRARY BIDS AUTHORIZED.
<br />Mr. Arthur H. Dickey, architect, who reviewed site and floor plans for the
<br />proposed Edina Library; stating tliat minor revisions had been made from the
<br />original plans to conform to the Village Hall site. (Trustee Courtney arrived
<br />at this time.)
<br />development and professional fees would amount to approximately $431,360, with
<br />furnishings and equipment estimated to cost $48,000.
<br />were presented as follows: General Fund Reserves, $166,000; Federal Grant for
<br />Building, $98,700; Federal Grant for Furnishings, $24,000; Hennepin County Library
<br />District (1/2 furnishings), $24,000; Gifts, $25,000; Sale or Lease of Present Site,
<br />$50,000; General Fund Surplus, $91,660.
<br />as proposed will be 15,600 square feet in area and accomodate 50,000 volumes.
<br />The schedule calls for ground breaking in September, 1967.
<br />advised that he had been under the impression that gifts amounting to approximately
<br />$100,000 had been anticipated, and that he considers $91,660 too much to come
<br />out of General Fund Surplus.
<br />50% larger than originally proposed. Mrs. Maynard Hasselquist, member of the
<br />Library Committee, stated that $50,000 was to have come from merchants in the
<br />50th and Halifax area, but that those funds are not available since the
<br />location had been changed to the Village Hall site.
<br />funds realized from the sale of the present library had been included in the
<br />$100,000 figure.
<br />estimated cost includes the cost of books.
<br />property owners are now paying five mills to Hennepin County for books and
<br />personnel with their property taxes. The Reverend Dean Postlethwaite, Library
<br />Committee Chairman, indicated that everything possible would be done to obtain
<br />additional gifts. Mr, Hite advised that if approved by Council, these plans
<br />will then go to the Hennepin County Library Board for approval.
<br />burg's motion granting authoeization to proceed with taking of bids was then
<br />seconded by Trustee Courtney and carried.
<br />Mr. Regis Yunker of the Library Committee, introduced
<br />Mr. Yunker advised that estimated cost of constructibn,'site
<br />Proposed means of financing
<br />Mr. Kite pointed out that the library
<br />Mayor Bredesen
<br />He further pointed out that the library is about
<br />ShB further pointed out that
<br />Mr. Roger B. Taney, Jr., 5520 Brookview Avenue, asked if the
<br />He was advised by Mr. Hyde that
<br />Trustee VanValken-
<br />P,UBLIC HEARINGS CONDUCTED.
<br />May 4 and May 11, and of Mailing on May 5, 1967, were presented by Clerk, approved
<br />Affidavits. of Publication in the Edina Courier on
<br />as to form and ordered placed on file,
<br />hearings were conducted and action taken as hereinafter recorded:
<br />A. CONSTRUCTION OF STORM SEWER IMPROVEMENT AND APPURTENANCES IN THE FOLLOWING:
<br />Mr, Hyde presented total estimated construction cost at $29,432.98, proposed to
<br />be assessed against 1,403,854 square feet at an estimated cost of $0,021 per assess-
<br />able square foot. He explained that this storm sewer was brought to hearing by
<br />Council action because of a need which had become apparent with the development
<br />of the last parcel of land in the area, Colonial Grove Sixth Addition.
<br />developer of that subdivision had been required by the Village to spend $6,000 in
<br />storm sewer construction-costs at the time the land was platted and was also
<br />required to bring in 120,000 cubic yards of fill in order to Paise the land above
<br />the flood level of Minnehaha Creek. Since this land has been raised, drainage
<br />of storm water into Minnehaha Creek has been redirected and water now accumulates
<br />in the street at the intersection of Woodcrest Drive and West 56th Street. In
<br />addition, the volume and velocity of the storm water as it runs down West 56th
<br />Street interfers with the use and maintenance of the roadway.
<br />5505 Brookview Avenue, presented a petition signed by 161 out of 183 property
<br />owners in the area protesting installation of the storm sewer and charged that
<br />there is no economic benefit to property owners because of the.fact that this
<br />expense cannot be reflected in the selling cost of homes in the area.
<br />that the cost of the storm sewer should be borne by those whose property is flooded.
<br />Mr. Hyde pointed out that all property in the storm sewer district is benefited by
<br />streets draining proper.3.y and because streets w%th adequate storm sewers are more
<br />economically maintained. .
<br />would improve West 56th Street. Mr. Hite pointed out that a 12-inch'pipe installed
<br />ten years ago to give relief to Woodcrest Drive residents north of West 56th Street
<br />is no longer adequate to handle storm.waters. He further stated that the Minnehaha
<br />Creek flooding experienced in this area in the spring of 1966 was caused by
<br />"frazzled" ice in the creek bed and had no bearing on the proposed storm sewer.
<br />An unidentified gentleman in the audience stated that high real estate values
<br />Pursuant to due notice given, public
<br />West 56th Street from Brookview Avenue easterly to Minnehaha Creek
<br />Mr. Robert Stiles,
<br />He stated
<br />He further pointed out that the proposed storm sewer