MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE EDINA BOARD
<br />OF REVIEW HELD TUESDAY, JULY 14, 1970,
<br />AT 5 :00 P.M. , AT EDINA VILLAGE HALL
<br />Councilmen Courtney, Johnson , Shaw, VanValkenburg and Mayor Bredesen served as
<br />Board of Review.
<br />also present. The meeting was convened at 5:OO p.m., pursuant to "Notice of
<br />Review Meeting" published in the Edina Sun and posted on Village Bulletin
<br />Boards on July 2, 1970.
<br />Mr. Robert Martin, Assistant Hennepin County Assessor was
<br />Hayor Bredesen stated that the purpose of this meeting is to discuss property
<br />values only and not the amount of taxes, noting that higher valuations in
<br />themselves do not make high taxes.
<br />on July 21, 1970, at 7:30 p.m. (probably at Valley View Junior High School)
<br />at which representatives of the School Board, Hennepin County and the Village
<br />will discuss budgets and at that time-taxes can be discussed. Mr. Ifartin
<br />explained that the County has had the responsibility of seeing that every
<br />community in Hennepin County is at the same median or "mid-level" and noted
<br />conditions which had brought about increases in property values over recent
<br />years. Mr. Kent Swanson, Village Assessor, explained that notices of 1970
<br />valuations had been mailed to residential property owners during April and
<br />that his staff had not yet had an opportunity to review all of &he approximate
<br />950 individual properties for which reduction of market value had been
<br />He advised that a meeting will be held
<br />Mr. George Watson, 6808 Normandale Road, requested reduction of his market
<br />value to the 1968 market value of $28,400, particularly on the grounds that
<br />the proposed up-grading of T.H. 100 has reduced adjacent property values and
<br />made property difficult to sell.
<br />attempted to analyze all aspects of the highway development in making its
<br />Mr.. Swanson said that his department had
<br />Mrs. R. L. Berge, 7011 Mark Terrace Drive, said that market value on her house
<br />had been set at $73,540 and protested that this value was not consistent with
<br />neighboring properties,
<br />block had been set from $8,400 to $8,700 less than prices for which these
<br />houses had been sold and that she would have to sell her house for $82,000
<br />in order to be consistent with the examples she had sited. She did not feel
<br />that her house would sell for that .price.
<br />Mrs. Emma Empanger, 5537 County Road 18, '1r7as represented by her son-in-law
<br />who protested the market value of her property which had been set at $30,000
<br />as against the 1968 market value of $18,000. He noted the three acre parcel
<br />in question is approximately 100 feet wide and 2,300 feet deep and that one
<br />acre is a peat bog.
<br />the depth of the parcel.
<br />perty existed only on its current zoning and not on any anticipated zoning or
<br />Mr. Samuel Schneider, 6620 Iroquois Trail, protested the increase of his
<br />market value to $101,350, $21,550 over the 1968 market value which he had
<br />protested at that time.
<br />and argued that values were not consistent.
<br />true market value would be $90,000.
<br />She added that market values on other houses in her
<br />He questioned the saleability of this property because of
<br />Mr. Swanson advised that the value set on any pro-
<br />He showed pictures of other properties in the Village
<br />Mr. Schneider suggested that the
<br />Mr. Leo Dvorak, 5605 County Road 18, said that market value for his five acre
<br />tract of land had increased from $30,900 in 1968 to $49,200.
<br />one-third of the property is low, abutting Nine Mile Creek.
<br />Council that $10,000 per acre is not an unreasonable price for land on today's
<br />market .
<br />Mr. Valdo Marelc, 5101 W. 44th Street, protested the market value of $8,100
<br />set by the Assessor for vacant lots adjacent to T.H. 100, stating that high-
<br />way construction would deter sale of these lots.
<br />sota Highway Department had already compensated Mr. Marek for the portion of
<br />his property which was taken.
<br />He added that
<br />It was noted by
<br />It was noted that the Minne-
<br />Mr. H. H. Bourgerie, 6317 France Avenue, protested the market value of $35,000
<br />set for his home. He stated that this is out of line for single family dwell-
<br />ings on France Avenue, particularly in view of the heavey traffic on France