MINUTES OF THE REGULARMEETING OF THE
<br />MONDAY, APRIL 20, 1970
<br />EDINA VILLAGE COUNCIL HELD AT VILLAGE HALL ON
<br />Members answering rollcall were Councilmen Courtney, Johnson and VanValkenburg,
<br />who. served as Mayor Pro Tem in the absence of Mayor Bredesen.
<br />MINUTES of April 6, 1970, were approved as submitted by motion of Councilman
<br />Courtney, seconded by Councilman VanValkenburg and carried.
<br />GRADING AkD GRAVELING IMPROVEMENT P-C- 102 HEARING CONTINUED. - As recommended
<br />by Mr. Dunn, Councilman Courtney's motion continuing the hearing on Grading
<br />and Graveling Improvement P-C-102 until May 4, 1970, was seconded by Council-
<br />man Johnson and carried.
<br />OLD LIBRARY SITE DISCUSSION CONTINUED. As recommended by Mr. Hoisington,
<br />Councilman Johnson's motion continuing discussion on the old Library site was
<br />seconded by Councilman Courtney and carried.
<br />PUBLIC WORKS 'STREET SWEEPER BID AWARDED.
<br />for the street sweeper for the Department of Public works had been continued
<br />Mr. Dunn recalled that award of bid
<br />from meeting of April 6, 1970, so that Council could study the matter further.
<br />He recalled Lhat, at the meeting of March 2, 1970, Mr. Hyde had explained the
<br />interest in purchasing a self-loading street sweeper (the Elgin Pelican)
<br />manufactured only by the Elgin Leach Corporation.
<br />to writing closed specifications so that only Elgin could bid, but after
<br />Council discugsion, it was decided to open the specifications to standard
<br />machines so that Elgin would not feel they had the whole field to themselves
<br />and bid accordingly. At the March 2 meeting, Mr. Dunn said, he had indicated
<br />that the difference in price begigeen2the standard machine and the Elgin Pelican
<br />might be $3,000 and that ke would ask approval of the high bid, Bids opened
<br />on April 1, 1970, showed Elgin Pelican bid of $14,233 was $3,743 over the
<br />$10,490 bid of Hall Equipment, but that Mr. Batko had figured that the self-
<br />loading feature of the Elgin Pelican would save $1,600 annually with reuse of
<br />'Buckshop and Class A Trap, in addition to savings in time and elimination of
<br />dumping sweepings in unsighly and unsafe piles for later ptckup by other
<br />standard sweeper, an additional Loadall unit unit would be required at a cost
<br />of $4,000, plus installatioh on a dump truck.
<br />ment introduced Mr. Bob Jensen who urged the award to Hall Equipment, stating
<br />that the Pelican concept is recognized as the most expensive system in use
<br />today and that additional trucks would be needed to work most efficiently.
<br />Mr. Harold Garver from MacQueen Equipment- toolc issue with Mr. Jensen, saying
<br />that it is not necessary to have more than one dump truck.
<br />able discussion, Counciltman Johnson moved award to MacQueen Equipment for the
<br />Elgin Pelican, noting that the redfiction of cost must be considered and that
<br />he is influenced by the judgment of Mr. Dunn and Mr. Batko who had studied the
<br />matter. Councilman Courtney seconded the motion, stating that he doesn't like
<br />avaarding to high bidder, but that the measurable and intangible reasons must
<br />be considered. Motion carried.
<br />Consideration had been given
<br />Mr. Dunn added that to accomplis-h the same *quality operation with a
<br />Mr. William Smith of Hall Equip-
<br />Following consider-
<br />NANCY LANE WATERWIN AND BITUMINOUS STREET SURFACING AND CONCRETE CURB AND
<br />GUTTER PETITION ACCEPTED and ordered placed on file and referred to the Eng-
<br />ineering Department for processing by motion of Councilman Courtney, seconded
<br />by Councilman Johnson and carried.
<br />urged that this work be done at 'the same time as improvements in Garrison
<br />Lane and Wooddale Avenue in the hope that cost of the project would be lower.
<br />ORDINANCE NO. 261-200 PUBLICATION DIRECTED.
<br />Council that Mr. Ijilliam Olsen has withdrawn his request for an additional time
<br />in which to develop his property South of W. 62nd Street, West of Countryside
<br />Park, North of the Crosstown Highway.
<br />now recorded and all conditions of the-agreement are met and recommended that
<br />the ordinance now be published.
<br />by Councilman Johnson and carried, directing the Clerk to publish Ordinance
<br />NO. 261-200.
<br />UTILITY VAN BID PJJARDED. Mr. Dunn presented tabulation of two bids received
<br />in response to Advertisement for Bids for one utility type van published in
<br />the Edina Sun on April 9 and in the Construction Bulletin on April 9 and 16,
<br />1970. Tabulation showed Westdale Ford low bidder for a 1970 Ford E-300
<br />Econoline Supervan at $2,574.00 as against Suburban Chevrolet bid of $2,680.00
<br />for a 1971 Chevrolet GE31305. Mr. Dalen aecommended award to low bidder, not-
<br />ing that the 1971 models have been brought out early by General Motors and that
<br />the year makes no difference since the Village uses iiis vehicles until they
<br />are worn out.
<br />Mr. Robert E. O'Keefe, 4505 Nancy Lane,
<br />Village Attorney Erickson advised
<br />He advised that deed restrictions are
<br />Councilman Courtney's motion was then seconded
<br />Councilman Johnson's motion awarding bid to SJestdale Ford was