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 />Mr. Edward Getsch, 5233' Richwood Drive,
<br />He recalled that at the time Vernon Avenue was improved,
<br />He added
<br />He advised an