MINUTES OF THE REGULARMEETING OF THE
<br />EDINA VILLAGE COUNCIL HELD AT VILLAGE HALL ON
<br />AUGUST 7, 1972
<br />Members answering rollcall were Councilmen Courtney, Shaw, Van Valkenburg and
<br />Mayor Bredesen.
<br />MINUTES of July 17, 1972, were approved as submitted by motion of Councilman
<br />Courtney, seconded by Councilman Van Valkenburg and carried.
<br />MRS. BERNICE JOHNSON RECOGNIZED UPON RETIREMENT. Mayor Bredesen noted the
<br />retirement of Mrs. Bernice Johnson who has worked for the Village for over
<br />twenty-five years.
<br />working so faithfully for every taxpayer in the community and extended his
<br />very best'wishes, Councilman Courtney then offered the following resolution -
<br />and moved its adoption:
<br />WJ33REAS, Mrs. Bernice M. Johnson has given many years of faithful service to
<br />the Village of Edina, serving in the Finance Department since December 1, 1946;
<br />and .
<br />WHEREAS, during the long years of dedicated, unselfish service, Mrs. Johnson
<br />has endeared herself to those with whom she worked with her willingness to
<br />assist others in any way possible; and
<br />WHEREAS, Mrs. Bernice M. Johnson has reached the age of retirement from the
<br />Village of Edina;
<br />NON, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that'the Mayor and Village Council express best
<br />wishes for a happy retirement and express also the most sincere appreciation
<br />for the excellent performance of Mrs. Bernice M. Johnson during the twenty-
<br />five years and eight months in which she served the Village of Edina; and
<br />BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be spread upon.the pages
<br />of the Minutes of the Edina Village Council and that a suitable copy be pre-
<br />sented to MRS, BERNICE M. JOHNSON upon her retirement.
<br />Motion for adoption of. the resolution was seconded by Councilman Van Valkenburg
<br />and carried.
<br />He complimented Mrs. Johnson on her outstanding 'record in
<br />, RESOLUTION OF! CONGRATULATIONS
<br />PARKING RAMP IMPROVEMENT NO. P-1 ASSESSMENT CONTINUED to August 21, 1972, by
<br />motion of Councilman Shaw, seconded by Councilman Courtney and'carried.
<br />GRADING AND GRAVELING IMPROVEMENTS C-102 AND C-113 AUTHORIZED. Affidavits of
<br />Notice were presented by Clerk, approved as to form and ordered placed on file.
<br />Pursuant to due notice given, public hearings were conducted and action taken
<br />as hereinafter set forth:
<br />A. CONSTRUCTION OF GRADING AM) CQI7L'C.UA'E APPJXGATION P-(2-102 IN THE FOLLOWING:
<br />Mr. Hyde presented total estimated construction cost at $156,057.44, propo-sed
<br />to be assessed at $33.48 per assessable front foot. Mr. Hyde recalled that
<br />this project had been the subject of a hearing on May 19, 1969,at which time
<br />total estimated construction cost was given at $271,194.98 and again on May
<br />18, 1970, at which time total estimated construction cost was given at $59,325.00.
<br />Mr. Hyde further recalled that as a result of the May 19, 1969, hearing and
<br />others subsequent to it, the project was approved on May 18, 1970, on a
<br />reduced basis, based on the abutting property owners entering into agreements
<br />with the Village to remove their own material from the right of way. Agree- '
<br />ments with enough of the owners' to allow the project to proceed had not been
<br />obtained as of January 1, 1972, and in order to facilitate'traffic movement
<br />in the area it was necessary Bo proceed with the project on the same basis as
<br />originally proposed. Mr. Hyde advised that bids had been taken on August 4 and
<br />the bids had come in at $90,743.QQ-;2 somewhat lower than the e'stimate.
<br />John Hedberg of Hedberg & Sons Co., 3725 W. 76th Street, recalled that his
<br />company had signed the agreement to remove their own material, but concurred
<br />with the Village'that there is a need for the improvement. He added that,
<br />because of the time element, he believed, that the only feasible way was to
<br />have an independent contractor remove the material.
<br />a portion of the project be assessed under a formula based gn the amount of
<br />material to be removed and to assess $t proportionate to how much benefit
<br />would be received from the material removed from the roadway.
<br />the balance of the improvement be assessed in the normal manner of front fobt-
<br />the ,Assessment Hearing, other property owners should receive credit far income
<br />already derived by Hedberg & Sons Company from the removal of material from
<br />their property. Councilman Shaw pointed out that Mr. Hedberg had advised him
<br />that the ,elevation is much the same now as compared to the elevation of the
<br />property to the East,. except for the area immediately adjacent to France Ave.
<br />where the cut was made for lowering France Ave.
<br />West 76th Street from France Avenue to Xerxes Avenue
<br />Mr. Hedberg suggested that
<br />He proposed that
<br />Mr. Hedberg objected to Mayor Bredesen's suggestion that at the time of
<br />Mr. Erickson suggested that