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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR <br />EDINA VILLAGE COUNCIL HELD <br />MEETING OF THE <br />AT VILLAGE HALL ON <br />, MONDAY, JULY 20, 1970 <br />Members answering Rollcall were Councilmen Courtney, Johnson, Shaw, VanValken- <br />bur$ and Mayor Bredesen. <br />MINUTES of June 22, 1970, were approved as submitted by motion of Councilman <br />VanValkenburg, seconded by Councilman Johnson and carried. <br />ASSESSMENT HEARINGS CONDUCTED FOR VARIOUS IMPROVEMENTS. Affidavits of Notice <br />were presented by Clerk, approved as to form and ordered placed on file. <br />to due notice given, assessment hearings were conducted and action taken as here- <br />Pursuant <br />inafter set forth: <br />A. STREET IMPROVEMENT BA-114 in the following: <br />Josephine Avenue from South line of Lot 10, Block 2, Normandale 2nd Addition <br />Wilryan Avenue from West 64th Street to West 66th Street <br />Tingdale Avenue from West 63rd Street to Vest 64th Street <br />Tingdale Avenue from N. 65th Street to West 66th Street <br />Mildred Avenue from West 63rd Street to the North line of Lot 14, Block 10, <br />Vest 64th Street from Josephine Avenue to Warren Avenue <br />West 65th Street from Highway #lo0 to Tingdale Avenue <br />Rolf Avenue from West 64th Street to middle of Lot 14, Block 11, Normandale <br />Mr. Hyde presented analysis of assessment showing proposed assessment of $11.12 <br />per assessable foot and/or $90.00 per building site for all side streets in the . <br />area. Estimted assessment had been given at $12.41 per assessable foot and/or <br />$90.00 per building site for the side streets. Mr. Hyde brought out the fact <br />that a considerable amount of spalling had occurred in the improvements which <br />had been installed in 1969, not only in the Village of Edina but in other <br />municipalities in the "-win Cities area as well. <br />investigated and the work will be replaced. No objections were heard, whereupon <br />Councilman Courtney's motion approving the assessment was seconded by Councilman <br />VanValkenburg and carried. (See later in Minutes where this motion was re- <br />scinded and the hearing continued to August 3, 197Q) <br />B, STREET IMPROVEMENT BA-134 in the following: <br />to West 66th Street <br />Normandale 2nd Addition <br />2nd Addition <br />Cause of the spalling is being <br />Sherwood Avenue from West 64th Street to West 66th Street <br />Ryan Avenue from North line of Lot 4, Block 8, Normandale Addition to the <br />North line of Lot 4, Block 18, Normandale Addition <br />Parnell Avenue from North line of Lot 4, Block 8, Normandale Addition to the <br />North line of Lot 5, Block 19, Normandale Addition <br />Virginia Avenue from North line of Lot 6, Block 1, Replat of Block 9, <br />Normandale Addition to West 66th Street <br />West 64th Street from East Service Road of Highway #lo0 to East line of <br />Lot 7, Block 11, Normandale Addition <br />West 65th Street from Sherwood Avenue to Ryan Avenue <br />West 65th Street from Parnel.1 Avenue to Virginia Avenue <br />Mr. Hyde presented analysis of assessment showing proposed assessment of $13.43 <br />per assessable foot or $1,656.75 per assessable lot as against estimated assess- <br />ment~ of $14.03 per assessable- foot or $f,753.09 per assessable lot. <br />made of a letter from Russell J. Gerde, 4860 14. 64th Street, requesting assessment <br />on a front foot basis for his p,roperty pf 30 feet; rather thah 80 feet; if the <br />project-should be assessed on a per foot basis. <br />from R. G. Soderberg, 6557 Normandale Road requesting that the assessment be made <br />on a front foot basis. <br />were Messrs. Morris M. Rasmussen, 6433 Parnell Avenue, James C. Church, 6500 <br />Ryan Avenue, H. L. Fredericks, 6401 Ryan Avenue, and Miss Helen T. Smith, 6400 <br />Ryan Avenue. Urging that the assessment be made on a front foot basis were <br />Messrs. Paul D. Mattson, 6516 West Shore Drive, R. L. Bjerken, 6524 West Shore <br />Drive, D. T. Meyers, 6553 Normandale Road, R. L. Kruppstadt, 6524 Sherwood <br />Avenue and two unidentified gentlemen. It was brought out that those with <br />smaller lots still use the street in the same proportion as those with larger <br />lots. <br />have more room to park cars in front of their houses. Mr. Hyde explained the <br />policy of the Village in assessing corner lots for street improvements, whereby <br />property is assessed for full frontage and one-third of the long side of the lot. <br />Following considerable discussion, Councilman 3ohnsag moved that the improvement <br />be assessed on a per foot basis, with a minimum charge of $1,420 per lot, based <br />on the usage of the street. <br />carried. <br />assessment because where there is a cul-de-sac there is not as much traffic. <br />Mayor Bredesen angg6stedEthat in the future, the Village recommend the method <br />of assessment before the hearing, so that there would not be arguments between <br />those who want a front foot assessment and those who want a per lot assessment. <br />(See Resolution Ordering Assessment later in Minutes.) <br />. <br />Note was <br />Note was also taken of a letter <br />Ur$ing that the assessment be made on a per lot basis <br />It was noted also that those with logger frontages benefit because they <br />Motion was seconded by Councilman Qlobrtney add <br />An unidentified gentleman who lives on Virginia Avenue objected to the