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t <br />MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE <br />EDINA VILLAGE COUNCIL HELD AT VILLAGE HALL ON <br />JULY 16, 1973 <br />Members answering roll call were Councilmen Courtney, Johnson, Shaw, Van <br />Valkenburg and Mayor Bredesen. <br />MINUTES of July 2, 1973 were approved as submitted by motion of Councilman <br />Van Valkenburg, seconded by Councilman Courtney and carried. <br />POLICE PATROLMAN HILDING DAHL RETIREMENT RECOGNIZED. Mayor Bredesen thanked <br />Officer Dahl for his many years of service devoted to this community. Chief <br />Wayne Bennett remarked that there had not been a more faithful and honest <br />member of the Police Force, and noted he was given the annual Service of the <br />Year Award by the Optimist Club in recognition of service. <br />illustrations of Officer Dahl's integrity and thanked him for all of his good <br />work. <br />August 8th at the Interlachen Country Club and all are invited. <br />Shaw then offered the following resolution and moved its adoption: <br />RESOLUTION OF CONGRATULATIONS <br />WHEREAS, Patrolman Hilding Dahl has given many years of faithful service to <br />the Village of Edina, serving in the Edina Police Department since February 1, <br />1937; and <br />WHEREAS, during the long years of dedicated and unselfish service, Hilding <br />Dahl has earned the respect and admiration of all officers with whom he has <br />worked, through his devoted and dedicated service and his willingness to help <br />others at all times; and <br />WHEREAS, Hilding Dahl has reached the age of retirement from the Village of <br />Edina ; <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and Village Council express <br />best wishes for a happy retirement and the highest of appreciation for the <br />excellence of performance of Patrolman Hilding Dahl during the thirty-six <br />years of employment with 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 Hilding Dahl upon his retirement. <br />Motion for adoption of the resolution was seconded by Councilman Van Valkenburg <br />and carried. <br />Mr. Hyde gave <br />He also announced that the Police Association is sponsoring a dinner <br />Councilman <br />PUBLIC HEARINGS ON PROPOSED IMPROVEMENTS. <br />by Clerk, approved as to form and ordered placed on file. Due notice having <br />been given, public hearings were conducted and action taken as hereinafter . <br />recorded : <br />A. CONSTRUCTION OF NINE MILE CREEK CROSSING IN THE FOLLOWING: (P-BR-4) <br />Mr. ,Hyde explained that this project is the result of a petition two years <br />ago by 42 residents of the eastern Parkwood Knolls area expressing concern <br />over the traffic volumes generated past their properties because of the lack <br />of other means of ingress and egress in the western part of Parkwood Knolls. <br />Subsequently, cards showing four alternate possibilities of additional access <br />and egress were sent to 467 residents in the general area and 50.3 percent <br />were returned. Based on the questionaire results, the staff recommended that <br />the Council consider connecting Londonderry Road and Walnut Drive. <br />volves the construction of a bridge over Nine Mile Creek at a cost of $76,179.08. <br />The cost would be assessed against properties in accordance with the benefits <br />received. The proposed assessment shows 61 lots abutting Schaefer Road, View <br />Lane, Stauder Circle, Schaeffer Road to Londonderry, an estimated assessment <br />of $236.00 per lot; all other lots north of Nine Mile Creek, 327 lots, $157.00 <br />per lot; lots south of Nine Mile Creek, 129 lots, $78.86 per lot. Fletcher C, <br />Waller, Jr., 5601 Schaefer Road, stated that because of heavy traffic in the <br />west Parkwood Knolls area, urged the approval of the improvement. He further <br />stated that in 1971, the Traffic Safety Committee recognized a future problem <br />and recommended relief, one suggestion of which.was the connection of London- <br />derry Road and Walnut Drive. A traffic count in the spring of 1972 showed <br />1,800 trips a day past the corner of View Lane and Schaefer Road. Mr. Waller <br />also urged the development of a plan for northern access to County Road 18 <br />prior to any further development of the west Parkwood Knolls area. Theodore <br />Ryan, 5933 Walnut Drive, representing Walnut and Tamarac and the Western Home- <br />owners Association, presented a petition of 170 signatures in opposition to <br />the proposal. With the use of view graphs, he explained the invalidity of the <br />survey and the lack of necessity for the improvements. He further stated that <br />the connection of Londonderry Road to Count& Road 18 was a more viable alterna- <br />Affidavits of Notice were presented <br />Nine Mile Creek Crossing Connecting Walnut Drive and Londonderry Road <br />This in-