<br />MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE
<br />EDINA VILLAGE COUNCIL HELD AT VILLAGE HALL ON
<br />MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1969
<br />Members answering rollcall were Councilman Courtney, Johnson, Shaw, VanValken-
<br />burg and Mayor Bredesen.
<br />MINUTES of September 29 and October 6, 1969, were app.roved by motion of Council-
<br />man VanValkenburg, seconded by Councilman Courtney and carried,
<br />SANITARY SECJER P-SS-290 ABANDONED. Affidavits of Notice were presented by
<br />Clerk, approved as to form and ordered placed on file. Mr. Hyde presented
<br />estimated construction cost of $34,317.80, proposed to be assessed against
<br />seven assessable lots at $4,902.54 per lot.
<br />at which the sanitary sewer pipes must be installed, the cost of the project
<br />is very high.
<br />ning through rear lots was given at $10,173.12, proposed to be assessed against
<br />three lots at $3,391.04 per assessable lot.
<br />nate plan was followed, it would mean that properties on the West side of the
<br />street would have to pay the whole cost when the more camplete sewer was
<br />installed. Elr. Hyde also said that while there is no real evidence of pollution
<br />of the pond or wells in the area, this has been a dry year and the situation
<br />could change very quickly. Mr. Dunn pointed out that the elevation of the pipes
<br />is dictated by the elevation of basement floors wgich are below street grade,
<br />and that this grade would not change if the pipes came in from the south.
<br />Charles M. Towle, 5013 Ridge Road, protested the installation because of the
<br />high cost and sa-id that he has an estimate of $740 for septic tank and drain
<br />field for his prqperty which has been approved by the Village.
<br />Bums, 5108 Ridge Road, Dean Scott, 5120 Ridge Road and Vm. Warmath, 5101
<br />Ridge Road, questioned the method of installation proposed and whether it
<br />would not be more prudent to serve the entire street with both sanitary sewer
<br />and water at the same time. Messrs. Harold Fischbein, 5009 Ridge Road, J. J.
<br />Liebenberg, 5112 Ridge Road, Senator Alf Bergerud, 5100 Ridge Road, Mrs. Roger
<br />McBride, 5012 Ridge Road, and the owner of property on the corner of Inter-
<br />lachen Blvd. and Ridge Road all spoke in opposition to the improvement, stat-
<br />ing that the expense is unwarranted and that they all had adequate systems.
<br />Mr. Wayne Nordgren, owner of Lot 3, Auditors Subdivision 325, said that he
<br />would welcome the sewer except for the high price. Mr. Eans.Skalle, who is
<br />having trouble with his syitem, urged that the improvement be authorized,
<br />stating that residents would save money in the long run. Mr. Hyde said that-
<br />the Village would prefer to install sewer and water at the same time, since
<br />some day all of Edina will be served by sewer and water. In reply to Council-
<br />man Shawls question about the alternate plan, Mr, Dunn advised that two of the
<br />property owners affected opposed the sewer.
<br />of the cost of the project, the signers of the petition had withdrawn their
<br />names, except for Mr. Skalle.
<br />in the health and sanitak$sconditions in the Village and that when there is any
<br />indication of pollution in the area, it will be necessary to install the sewer
<br />immediately. Councilman Johnson then moved that the project be abandoned,since
<br />there is no apparant need at the present time, with the undeseeazldfng: that
<br />sanitary sewer and watermain ljoth be installed for all Ridge Road properties
<br />as soon as any pollution is found.
<br />and carried.
<br />Because of the excessive depth
<br />An alternate estimate of cost which would provide for pipe run-
<br />Mr. Hyde added that if the alter-
<br />Messrs. Roy
<br />Mr. Hyde also noted that because
<br />Mayor Bredesen said that he is more interested
<br />Motion was seconded by Councilman Courtney
<br />ORDINANCE NO.. 261-193 GRANTED FIRST READING.
<br />sented by Clerk, approved as to form and ordered placed on file. Mr. Hoising-
<br />ton presented the request'of J. C. Penney Company for zoning change for
<br />Tract C, R.L.S. 1284 from PC-3 Commercial District to PC-3(4) Commercia;l
<br />C of R.L.S. 1284 and anticipates construction of a department'store and TBA
<br />(Tires; Battery and Accessory) facility on Tract C.
<br />to sell gasoline and petroleum products.
<br />site which is located at the end of BarGie Road on the South side of W. 66th
<br />Street. '%n.attorney from Faegre & Bensoq representing J. C. Penney Company,
<br />said that it is anticipated that most of the use of the TBA facility will be
<br />by customers of the departmehb-store.
<br />that Southdale_ is continuing to expand without expanding.their parking area,
<br />Mr. Hyde said that he had met with Southdale officials and that: akld$tBonal
<br />parking facilities are being added. He.noted also that penney's had insisted
<br />on more parking facilities before they started their building.
<br />noted that parking facilities are far in excess of the six-parking spaces per
<br />thousand square feet of floor area as required by ordinance. Mr. Hoisington
<br />added that Planning Commission had questioned the effect of the TBA facility
<br />on traffic but thought that it was not significant.
<br />Affidavits of Notice were pre-
<br />He reported that the J. C. Penney Company is acquiring Tracts A and
<br />The zoning change is needed
<br />Discussion ensued as to akcess to the
<br />In reply to Mayor Bredesen's conpnent
<br />Mr. Hoisington
<br />Mayor Bredesen reiterated