NINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE
<br />EDINA VILLAGE COUNCIL HELD AT VILLAGE HALL ON
<br />$lONDAY, SEPTEMBER '16, 1968
<br />Hembers ansdering rollcall were .Councilmen Courtney, Johnson, Shaw, VanValkenburg
<br />and Mayor Bredesen.
<br />HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION APPOIfiTED.
<br />He advised that this
<br />list does not include &y young people, since until September 13 he had only two
<br />names from which to chdose. More names have been submitted and recommendations -
<br />appointments from among Catholics, Jexiish, Portestants, negroes and whites so as to
<br />get a well-rounded commission.
<br />the following appointees for' the Human Rights Commission wa's seconded by Councilman
<br />Courtney and'carried, with Councilm& Johnson abstaining from voting:
<br />F. Kennddy , 1 year; Richard E. Byrd, '1% year; Mrs. Norman R. Carpenter and Earl C.
<br />Schier, 2 years; Rozmond H. Kennon and SaGuef L. Kaplan, 3 years;' (School Board
<br />Recommendations); Richard C. Johnson, 1 year elected; Charles F. Hansen, 1 year;
<br />Mrs. Warren R. Ford and Elwyn A. Anderson, 2 years; Father Richard H. Jeub and Lynn
<br />Odland, 3 years (Coundil Recommendations) .
<br />STREET IMPROVEMENT BA-114 APPROVED AT PGLIC HEARING..
<br />line of Lot 10, Block 2, Normandale 2nd Addition to Vest 66th Street; Wilryan Ave.
<br />from 57. 64th St. to I?. 66th St.; Tingdale Ave. from 8. 63rd St. to I?. 64th St.;
<br />Tingdale Ave. from8. 65th St. to IJ. 66th St.; Mildred Ave. from W. 63rd St. to the
<br />north line of Lot 14, Block 10, Normandale 2nd Addition; West 64th Street from
<br />Josephine Ave. to Warren Ave.; Vest 65th St. from Highway #lo0 to Tingdale Ave.;
<br />Rolf Ave. from 51. 64th St. to middle of Lot 14, Block 11, Normandale 2nd Addition)
<br />Affidavits of Notice were presented by Clerk, approved as to form and ordered placed
<br />on file. . Mr. Hyde presented total estimated construction cost at $177,596.62,
<br />proposed to be assessed as follows: $12.41 per faot of lot frontage for all lots
<br />facing streets paved; $12.41 per lot for 1/3 of the total side frontage paved;
<br />$90.00 per lot for all lots in the -pr?ject area as their share of the side street
<br />paving. Mr. Hyde noted that a "lot" is a single building parcel (the total land
<br />occupied by one house). If none of the streets in the neighborhood were already
<br />paved and all of the area were to be paved at one time, then all of the lots in the
<br />neighborhood Would normally pay a share of the side street paving.
<br />the Normandale Second Addition, some of the north-south streets have been paved; with
<br />$5-19 to $9.78 per fooc of lot frontage.
<br />include anything for paving the neighborhood's-side streets, the proposed project
<br />includes the assignment of a share Of the side street paving costs to lots already
<br />assessed for paving at their front.
<br />is to complete the permanent surfacing of a11 streets in the area bounded on the
<br />north by-the Crosstown Highway, on the south by T.J. 66th Street, on the east by .
<br />T. H. 100 and on the west by the M.N.& S. Railroad.
<br />permanent street surfacing in some streets in the area as well as letters favoring
<br />the improvement from Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Nelson, 6309 Tingdale Avenue, and Mrs.. Harold
<br />Hansen, 6409 Rolf Avenue.
<br />Mr. Hite that the streets will be 30 feet wide. Nr. John Scott, 6412 Wilryan, questioned
<br />the cost of the improvement, stating that-at the time the petition was presented,
<br />he had been given a lower estimate.
<br />that time, that the Village tries to give estimated costs on the high side, and that
<br />recent assessments for similar improvements have been $11.00 per foot.
<br />Hovey, 6443 Rolf Avenue, said the oiled street surfacing is very' adequate at the
<br />present time and that the improvement is not necessary, Mayor Bredesen said these
<br />unimproved streets require more maintenance and, therefore, additional maintenance
<br />costs must be paid from General Funds af the expense of other property owners ;in
<br />the Village. Councilman Johnson pointed out that permanent street surfacing in-
<br />creases property values at least to the extent of the improvement-cost. Concern
<br />was expressed about the oak trees on Rolf and Mildred Avenues.
<br />effort will be made to save all trges, but that streets will have to be at least
<br />thirty feet wide in order to permit 'on-street parking. The resident at 6433 &kldred
<br />Avenue inquired about a turn-around and was told by Mr. Hite that there will be
<br />some type of facility provided.
<br />out the matter. Mr. J. T. Rotherford, 6517 Tingdale Avenue, advised that if Ting-
<br />Dale Avenue is widened from the present 26 feet to 30 feet, fourteen trees will be
<br />must be at least 30 feet in width. An unidentified gentleman in the audience was
<br />advised that if bids come in lower than the estimate, this would be reflected in
<br />the assessment rate. Mr. R. B. Stevenson, ;6336 Mildred Avenue, recommended.that
<br />the improvement be installed as soon as possible in order to avoid rising costs.
<br />Gordon D. Snow, 6501 Tingdale Avenue, stated that side streets had no benefit from
<br />this improvement. He was advised that the improved streets will be used by all
<br />Mayor Bredesen presented the following list of
<br />'names.for approval by Council of the Human Rights Commission.
<br />I will be presented at the next meeting. Mayor Bredesen advised that he had made his
<br />Councilman VanValkenburg's motion for approval of
<br />Mr. Ronald
<br />(Josephine Ave. from south
<br />I .
<br />He froted that in
<br />'the cost of that paving assessed against the adjacent lots at rates ranging from
<br />Since these assessment rates did not
<br />M?. Hite advised that the intent of this project
<br />He presented petitions- for
<br />Mr. John Connelly, 6416 Mildred Avenue, was advised by .
<br />Mr. Hite stated that costs have risen since
<br />Mr. R. C.
<br />Mr. Hite said every
<br />He was asked to come to the Village Hall to wokk
<br />He was advised that if people want to be able to park on the street, it