MINUTES OF THE REGULARMEETIhY; OF THE
<br />EDINA.VIZ;LAGE -COUNCIL HELD AT V$LI&E WL ON
<br />* -* -. >lONDAY, . .FEBRUARY 28, 1972 . - ~
<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 />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 />serve his fellow citizens well as a member of the Edina Planning Commis-
<br />JOSEPH E. ERICKSON REQUEST FOR PRD-3 ZONING FOR OUTLOT 2, SOUTHDALE OFFICE PARK
<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-