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 />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 />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 $1,420 per lot, based
<br />on the usage of the street.
<br />assessment because where there is a cul-de-sac there is not as much traffic.
<br />Mayor Bredesen angg6stedEthat in the future, the Village recommend the method
<br />of assessment before the hearing, so that there would not be arguments between
<br />those who want a front foot assessment and those who want a per lot assessment.
<br />(See Resolution Ordering Assessment later in Minutes.)
<br />Note was
<br />Note was also taken of a letter
<br />Ur$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