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MINUTES OF THE REGULARMEETIhY; OF THE <br />EDINA.VIZ;LAGE -COUNCIL HELD AT V$LI&E WL ON <br />* -* -. >lONDAY, . .FEBRUARY 28, 1972 . - ~ <br />... <br />Members answering rollcall were Councidtmen Courtney, Johnson, Shaw, Van Valken- <br />burg and Mayor Bredesen. <br />AMERICAN FLAG PRESENTED BY MRS. REUBEN F. ERICKSON. Mrs. Reuben F. Erickson, <br />ni-don :of lthe former Mayor of Edina, p,resented an American flag which had been <br />received at the time of Dr. Erickson's death. Mrs. Erickson recalled the years <br />Dr. Ericlcson had served the Village and presented the flag as a memorial to her <br />late husband to show their esteem for the Village of Edina. <br />RESOLUTION OF CONDOLENCE OFFERED FOR ALFRED H. HIATT, JR. <br />of the death of Mr. Alfred H. Hiatt, Jr., Councilman VanValkenburg offered the <br />following resolution and moved its adoption: <br />Upon being advised <br />RESOLUTION OF CONDOLENCE <br />l*JHEREAS, the life of Alfred H, Hiatt, Jr., a long-time resident of the Village <br />of Edina, ended suddenly on February-6, 1972, at-the age of 69; and <br />WHEREAS, during his residency in the Village of Edina, Alfred H. Hiatt, Jr., <br />.. <br />did <br />sion from 1947 to 1959 and again from 1964 to 1970; and <br />VHEREAS, Alfred H. Hiatt, Jr., served as a member of the Steering Committee <br />which created the United Fund of the Minneapolis Area; and <br />ImIHEREAS, Alfred H. Hiatt, Jr., was active in the American Red Cross, serving <br />three terms as Chairman of the Minneapolis Area Chapter, three terms as an <br />elected board member, was named an Honorary Life Member of the Chapter's Board <br />of Directors and served the National Red Cross as Chairman of the Midwestern <br />Advisory Council and Midwestern Area of Volunteers; <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Village Council of the Village of Edina, <br />on behalf of all the citizenry of the Village, that deepest sympathy be ex- <br />pressed to the family of Alfred H. Hiatt, Jr., and that sincere appreciation <br />of the community be recorded for the untiring service to his fellow men of <br />ALFRED H. HIATT, JR.; and <br />BE IT'FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the <br />Edina Village Council and that appropriate copies of this resolution be trans- <br />mitted to Mrs. Hiatt, to the Reverend Susan Hiatt, to Mrs. Jean Hiatt Kramer <br />and to Dr. John A. Hiatt. <br />Motion for adoption of the resolution was seconded by Councilman Johnson and <br />carried. <br />serve his fellow citizens well as a member of the Edina Planning Commis- <br />I <br />JOSEPH E. ERICKSON REQUEST FOR PRD-3 ZONING FOR OUTLOT 2, SOUTHDALE OFFICE PARK <br />DENIED. <br />ordered placed on file. Mr. Howard Dahlgren, representing Mr. Joseph E. Erick- <br />son, reviewed the history of the proposal and introduced Mr. Les Blacklock, <br />consulting n'aturalist. <br />proposed plantings <br />birds sh2riildhoE be apt to fly into the glass walls of the building. <br />perty in question,,Outlot 2, Southdale Office Park, is located at the North- <br />wes't comer of I?. 66th Street and France Avenue andiis presently zoned C-3 <br />Commercial District. <br />of the Southdale-Residents Association and founder of the Lake Cornelia Improve- <br />ment Association, said that he was speaking for fifteen of his Zleighbors in sup- <br />porting the requesF for rezoning. <br />comparing the apartment building with a vacant lot and that C-3 development <br />would take place by default if the apartment building is not approved. Mr. <br />Dahlgren showed slides of site and development plans along with traffic stud$.: <br />figures which indicated that apartments generated fewer trips per day than any <br />of the uses under present zoning. <br />I?. 66th Street so that the pond could be enjoyed by others than the residents <br />of the apartment building. IvIessrs. Arthur S. Nelson, 6628 Brittany Road, Vice <br />President of the Woodhill Association', and dlay Snider, President of the Wood- <br />hill Association, objected to the proposal. They pointed out that the site is <br />not appropriate for apartment construction since the site is bounded by high- <br />ways an three sides, no pedestrian.crosswalks or overpasses have been planned <br />and that the intersection of 66th and France has the most traffic accidents of <br />any other intersection in the Village. <br />had been presented to Council at the previous hearing and said that a door-to- <br />door canvas indicated that 94% of the 483 homes contacted again vere still <br />opposed to the rezoning. <br />sented traffic flow maps of Edina and Hennepin County which indicated that the <br />intersection at France Avenue and W. 66th Street carries more traffic than any <br />Affidavits of Notice were presented by Clerk, approved as to form and <br />FIr. Blacklock showed the site plan and recommended the <br />The pro- <br />which would encourage ducks and pheasants and said that the <br />llr. Clifford Johnson, 6712 Cornelia Drive, Past President <br />He said that opponents to the proposal are <br />He added that a walkway could be built on <br />Mr. Snider recalled petitions which <br />Mrs. L. William Scott, 6613 Southcrest Drive, pre-