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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR <br />EDINA VILLAGE _COUNCIL HELTI <br />MONDAY, JUNE <br />MEETING OF THE <br />AT VILLAGE HALL ON <br />19, 1972 <br />Members answering rollcall were Councilmen Courtney, Johnson, Shaw, Van Valken- <br />burg and Mayor Bredesen. <br />POLICE DEPARTMENT COMMENDED BY MR. GRANT NORTH. Mr. Grant North, 5804 Hansen <br />Road, read a statement of appreciation for actions of the Edina Police Depart- <br />ment at his home on June 8, <br />record in recognizing the uncommon maturity and judgement shown by officers on <br />the scene, in thanking the policemen whose-skill and judgement minimized person- <br />al injury and property damage and in making the Council and citizenry of the <br />Village aware <br />constructive evolve from that otherwise terrible evening <br />thereupon offkred the following resolution and moved its adoption: <br />WHEREAS, on June 8, 1972, several members of the Edina Police Department were <br />faced with an emergency requiring action of great understanding and discretion; <br />and <br />'WHEREAS, the Edina Police Officers involved faced this situation with restraint <br />and bravery in the face of potential personal danger, both to several citizens <br />and to themselves; and <br />WHEREAS, the actions of the Edina Police were instrumental in preventing <br />violence and injury to those involved; and <br />IJHEREAS, this particular incident is only one of many during the past several <br />years in which Edina Police Officers have demonstrated rare ability to handle <br />difficult situations effectively;. <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Edina Village Council highly commend . all members of the Edina Police Department who were at the scene of this <br />emergency for their extraordinary bravery and rational conduct in this hazard- <br />ous situation; and <br />BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that particular recognition be made of the bravery of <br />Patrolman Pat Scott and Detective Dennis Sigafoos and that the commanding <br />officers of the Edina Police Department be commended for maintaining high stand- <br />ards of personnel selection, training and discipline which have resulted in the <br />kletrelapment of an excellent police force. <br />Motion for adoption of the resolution was seconded by Councilman Shaw and <br />carried. <br />He said that his family to go on <br />of these facts toward the end that something positive and <br />Councilman Johnson <br />RESOLUTION OF COMMENDATION <br />. <br />RICHMOND HILLS AREA STORM SEWER IMPROVEMENT NO. ST.S.-131 APPROVED. Mr. Hyde <br />recalled that the hearing for the Richmond Hills Area storm sewer had been <br />continued from Jund 5, 1972, to determine the exact location of the washed <br />out area on Mrs. LeBarods order to determine.if it would be feas- <br />ible to install a flume or open conduit along the washed out %rea rather than <br />the original system which had called for a series of catch basins. <br />Mrs. LeBaron's attorney said that while Mrs. LeBaron would be willing to have <br />some of her trees removed, it would irpa5r her property to install the flume <br />as proposed. He added that such an installation would make it impossible to <br />divide the lot at some future time. Mr. Dyer Powell, 5224 Richwood Drive, <br />speaking for property owners in the area, objected to the improvement on the <br />grounds that the storm sewer would only improve Mrs. LeBaron's property. Mayor <br />Bredesen pointed out that there is very little property in the Village that has <br />not been improved for one reason or another. <br />the Grocedure of assigning an 'kxtraordbary benef ittP to property which will <br />gain more than other properties in the storm sewer district, and suggested that <br />might be assessed at a higher rate at the time of the Assessment <br />Hearing. <br />flows over the curbs and recommended that the system be installed as originally <br />proposed. <br />Valkenburg and carried that the storm sewer be installed as recommended by the <br />Village Engineer with the understanding that extraordinary benefits be con- <br />sidered for Mrs. LeBaron"s property at the time of the Assessment Hearing. <br />(See Resolution Ordering Improvement later in Minutes.) <br />LINCOLN DRIVE IMPROVENENTS AUTHORIZED. <br />Hearings for Grading and Graxeling and Utility Relocation.No. P-rC-112, Perman- <br />ent Street Surfacing and Concrete Curb and Gutter BA-190 and Sanitary Sewer <br />No. SS-305 in Lincoln Drive had been continued from June 5, 1972, upon the <br />request of Mr. Wallace Kenneth. <br />hearings were conducted simultaneously. Mr. Stanley M. Taube, attorney repres- <br />enting Mr. Wallace Kenneth, said that Mr. Kenneth would prefer to develop the <br />road Mr. Dunn <br />confirmed the fact that Mr. Kenneth has already donated a: sixtf .%bot right-of- <br />way through his property. <br />Mr. O'Meara, <br />Councilman Johnson referred to <br />'Mrs. LeBaron <br />Mr. Dunn advised that he feels that there are times when the water <br />Councilman Johnson's motion was then seconded by Councilman Van <br />Mr. H$de recalled that Improvement <br />The imprbverdent's -.aff?cXing :the_.s'afne properties, <br />in an orderly fashion as he develops his abutting real estate. <br />Mr. Dunn recalled that the proposed road is a