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MINUTES OF THE REGULARMEETING OF THE <br />EDINA VILLAGE COUNCIL HELD AT VILLAGE HALL ON <br />MAY 15, 1972 <br />Members answering rollcall were Councilmen Courtney, Johnson, Van Valken- ' : <br />burg and Mayor Bredesen. <br />by motion of Councilman Van Valkenburg, seconded by Councilman Courtney and carried. <br />"RESPECT FOR LAW WEEK" PROCLAMATION ADOPTED. <br />week of *May 22-29, 1972, as "Respect for Law I?eek** and presented the following <br />proclamation to Mr. John Phillips, president of the Optimist Club: <br />WKeREAS, crime and its effect upon the lives and property of our ditizens <br />continues undiminished, despite efforts by government, citizens' organizations <br />and many individuals; and <br />WHEREAS, the problems of crime touch and affect all segments of our society <br />undermining and eroding the moral and economic strengths of our communities <br />and their citizens; and <br />WHEREAS, there is still a reluctance on the part of many citizens to involve <br />themselves in actions to insure the protection, rights and well-being of their <br />fellow citizens; and <br />WHEREAS, Optimist clubs and their members continue to sponsor and support <br />programs aimed at combating crime and disrespect for law through year-round <br />efforts ; <br />NO", THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that I, Arthur C. Bredesen, Jr., Mayor of the <br />Village of Edina, Minnesota, do p.roclaim the week of May 22-29, 1972, as <br />mSPECT FOR LAN WEEK, and ask all citizens of Edina to join with the Optimists <br />in carrying the message of respect for law to other citizens, and by example, <br />exercise responsible citizenship. . <br />Minutes of May 1, 1972, were approved as submitted <br />Mayor Bredesen proclaimed the <br />"RESPECT FOR LAW WEEK" <br />PUBLIC HEARINGS CONDUCTED ON PROPOSED LMPROVEbiENTS. <br />presented by Clerk, approved as to form and ordered placed on file. Pursuant <br />to due notice given, public hearings were conducted and action taken as here- <br />inafter recorded : <br />A. CONSTRUCTION OF STORM SEWER IMPROVEMENT P-ST.S.-131 IN THE FOLLOWING: <br />Easement line in South 20 feet of Lot 11, Block 2, Richmond Hills 2nd <br />Richwood Drive from easement line to 160' -f- North <br />Affidavits of Notice were <br />Addition from pond to Richwood Drive <br />Mr. Hyde presented total estimated project cost at $13,487.19, proposed to be <br />assessed against 382,509 assessable square feet at an estimated cost of <br />$0.03526 per square foot. <br />ment which had been signed by nearly all of the residents in the area and <br />referred also to a letter from Mr. and Mrs. Neil Richardson who also oppose <br />the improvement. With the aid of the View-Graph, Mr. Dunn showed slides of <br />the area in question indicating the drainage of water from the entire area <br />over Lot 11, Block 2, Richmond Hills 2nd Addition, into a ravine and'into a <br />low spot. <br />ance but has been unable to prevent the erosian that has taken place. <br />response to a question of Councilman Courtney, Mr. knn e saiEf gr e gtat the berm had <br />been built higher than normaqkt that the water still/$r%ns ovgr the yard. <br />Mr. Thomas O'Meara, attorney representing Mrs. Donald LeBaron who ownes Lot 11, <br />reviewed the past history of the property which is located at 5236 Richwood <br />Drive. He recalled that Mrs. LeBaron had been told that nothing could be done <br />to alleviate the problem until the Vernon Avenue storm sewer was complete and <br />teqaested khat a".ostbi-m sewer should be ins talled .at this time/&$ercome Mrs . Le <br />Baron's problem. Mr. O"Mea,ra added that @&her stands in the low spot most of <br />the time and that it is a potential danger to children. He urged construction <br />of the storm sewer over the easement on Mrs. LeBaron's property, pointing out <br />that the pipe installed must be large enough to'accept the storm water from the <br />street as well as from the back yard area. Mr. O'Meara also requested that the <br />ravine which has been washed out over the years be filled in and sodded and <br />that the Village would be liable for alzy accidents which might occur in theb <br />permanent pond--which is proposed. <br />objected to the proposed storm sewer, stating that his property gets the runoff <br />from Mrs. LeBaron's property and that there has n'ever been water there for more <br />than two weeks after a long series of storms and that that water is never more <br />than I% 'feet deep. <br />the contractor installed the pipe under the road and drained water from the <br />other side of Vernon Avenue into this 1ow.spot on Lots 9 and 11. <br />that Mrs. LeBaron had not brought her problem to the neighborhood association <br />and that he would not be able to have a skating rink in his back yard if the <br />storm sewer is installed. Objections to the storm sewer were also heard from <br />Mr. Dyer Powell, 5224 Richwood Drive and Mr. C. L. Thompson, 5252 Richwood <br />Drive: Mr. Dunn added that Mrs. LeBaron's objections were not so much to <br />standing water as to the damage that the running water causes. <br />Mr. Hyde referred to a petition a$posing the improve- <br />Mr. Dunn advised that the Village has done considerable mainten- <br />In <br />Mr. Edward Getsch, 5233' Richwood Drive, <br />He recalled that at the time Vernon Avenue was improved, <br />I <br />He added <br />He advised an