MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE
<br />EDINA VILLAGE COUNCIL HELD AT VILLAGE HALL ON
<br />MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1967 .
<br />Members answering rollcall were Trustees Courtney, Johnson, Mac Millan and Mayor
<br />Brede sen.
<br />MINUTES of the meetings of September 18 and 25, 1967, were approved by motion of
<br />Trustee Johnson, seconded by Trustee TfacIfiXl:a6 and cakried.' - '.
<br />MORNINGSIDE NEIGHBORHOOD STORM SEWER APPROVED. Mr. Hite recalled to Council that
<br />this hearing for a storm sewer in the Morninaside neighborhood had been continued v from the meeting of September 18, in order that Village officials could continue
<br />negotiations with the City of Minneapolis and the City of St. Louis Park on the
<br />sharing of costs. He advised that Notice of Hearing had been republished in the
<br />Edina Courier on October 5 and 12, because of an error in the original publication.
<br />Affidavit of Publication was then presented by Clerk, approved as to form and ordered
<br />placed on file. Mr. Hite pointed out that while discussions with St, Louis Park were
<br />progressing*satisfactorily, the City of Minneapolis Engineering Department had not
<br />been receptivetto any cost sharing agreement. The matter is currently being taken
<br />up with the Minneapolis Legal Department. Mr. Hite pointed out that any action taken
<br />at this meeting should be contingent upon satisfactory cost sharing agreements with
<br />both St. Louis Park and with Minneapolis, and he presented a letter received from Mr.
<br />Fred Nissen reiterating objections made by him at the meeting of September 18.
<br />Trustee VanValkenburg entered the meeting at this time.
<br />possibility of deleting lateral pipes in Branson, Grimes and Crocker Avenues, which
<br />deletion would reduce cost of the proposed storm sewer by $81,600 and reduce estimated
<br />cost of assessment from 04.85~ to 03.6~ per square foot.
<br />stalled in the remaining segments of the system so that additional laterals can be
<br />added at a later date if necessary.
<br />4238 Grimes Avenue, Mr. John Dickson of Barr Engineering Company, noted that filling
<br />in low areas would not solve the problems but simply change the location of the prob-
<br />4213 Scott Terrace, Mrs. Charles Farr, 4211,Scott Terrace, and Mr, L. G. Simeon, 4307
<br />Oakdale Avenue, and Mr. Jack Peterson, 4101 Kipling.Avenue. Mr. George B. Haun, 4115
<br />Morningside Road and Mr. Robert S. Jackson, 4216 West 44th Street, both advised that
<br />water which settles in their yards during a rainstorm soaks into therground in a very
<br />short time and requested that their property not be assessed for the improvement.
<br />James Lushine, 4166 Monterey Avenue, questioned the need for additional buildable lots.
<br />A representative of Calvin Christian School advised that the school is not utilizing
<br />all of the property within the storm sewer district and requested that the unused
<br />property be assessed at a different rate.
<br />pointed out that properties on the north side of West 44th Street have already been
<br />assessed for storm sewer and that one-third of the cost was paid from General Funds.
<br />Mayor Bredesen replied that only the portion of the lot draining to the storm sewer
<br />district would be assessed and pointed out that if this property helps to create a
<br />problem, it must help to pay for the storm sewer.
<br />Terrace, was advised that this storm sewer would reduce the amount of water seeping
<br />into sanitary sewer pipes and could.possibly reduce the sanitary sewer back-up at her
<br />home. Mr. Regis J. Yunker, 4004 West 42nd Street, and Mr. Armond W. Halweg, 4200
<br />Branson Avenue, advised that if it is necessary to install pipes in Branson, Grimes
<br />and Crocker Avenues at a later date, it will be more expensive at that time.
<br />Daniel Smith, 4024 Grimes Avenue, urged that the storm sewer be authorized as proposed.
<br />In reply to allegations that the proposed storm sewer benefits Edina as a whole, and
<br />that the cost should be paid from General Funds, Mayor Bredesen advised that all other
<br />-areas in the Village had paid for storm sewers in their areas and that it would not
<br />be fair to them if this storm sewer should not be similarly assessed, Mayor Bredesen
<br />further recalled that residents of the Morningside area had received a 30 to 35%
<br />Village tax levy decrease along with improved services and streets when they were
<br />annexed to Edina, but that this fact had-not been noted by residents. In reply to a
<br />question concerning the possible use of surplus funds of the Village of Morningside
<br />at the time of annexation, Mayor Bredesen stated that this would not be fair to tax-
<br />payers who may need other services which might require use of those funds. Mr. Hite
<br />advised that most of the area not included in the proposed storm sewer was included
<br />within the area of the previously installed storm sewer, a portion of which had been
<br />paid from Morningside General Funds.
<br />properties should not be assessed at the same rate as owners of low properties, Mayor
<br />Bredesen advised that a similar assessment had recently been held valid in the courts.
<br />Trustee Johnson then recommended that the storm sewer be approved as proposed with
<br />the deletion of the Branson, Crocker and Grimes Avenue laterals, provided that the
<br />proposed cost sharing agreements can be reached with St. Louis Park and Minneapolis.
<br />Trustee Johnson then offered the following resolution and moved its adoption:
<br />Mr. Hite suggested the
<br />Adequate pipes would be in-
<br />In reply to a question of Mr. Clarence Viegersdyk,
<br />The question.of ."benefit" to their property was raised by Mrs. Donald S. Beggs,
<br />Mr. Leslie H. Hughes, 4206 West 44th Street,
<br />Mrs. Marion G. Taylor, 4209 Scott
<br />In reply to a statement that owners of high