MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE
<br />EDINA VILLAGE COUNCIL HELD AT VILLAGE HALL ON
<br />. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1973
<br />Members answering rollcall were Councilmen Courtney, Shaw and Van Valkenburg
<br />who served as Mayor Pro,Tem in the absence of Mayor Bredesen.
<br />SUBURBAN HENNEPIN COUNTY RELIEF BOARD APPRECIATION EXPRESSED.
<br />Hennepin County Department of Relief will be taking over the duties of the Sub-
<br />urban Hennepin County Relief Board, Councilman Shaw offered the following
<br />resolution and moved its adoption:
<br />WHEREAS, the 'Suburban Hennepin County Relief Board has served numerous munici-
<br />palities in Western Hennepin County since 1938; and
<br />TJHEREAS, during this period of time, the poor relief of the.cooperating
<br />municipalities has been administered wisely, economically and effectively by
<br />the Suburban Hennepin County Relief Board and by the office staff; and
<br />Noting that the
<br />RESOLUTION OF APPRECIATION
<br />WHEREAS, new legislation adopted by the 1973 Minnesota State Legislature trans-
<br />ferred duties heretofore performed by the Suburban Hennepin County Relief
<br />Board to the Hennepin County Department of Public Relief;
<br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by .the Village Council of the Village of Edina
<br />that most sincere appreciation be expressed to the Suburban Hennepin County
<br />Relief Board and to the members of the dedicated office staff who have been so
<br />cooperative in working with Edina officials in carrying out the administration
<br />of poor relief for the Village of Edina.
<br />Motion for adoption of the resolution was seconded by Councilman Courtney any
<br />on rollcall there were three ayes and no nays and the resolution was adopted.
<br />MINUTES of October 1 and 15, 1973, were approved as submitted by motion of
<br />Councilman Courtney, seconded by Councilman Shaw and carried.
<br />SANITARY SEWER IMPROVEMENT NO. SS-309 APPROVED. Mr. Hyde recalled that the
<br />hearing on Sanitary Sewer Improvement No. SS-309, proposed to be located on an
<br />easement line from Motor Street thru back yards to service from #4425 to #4521
<br />Brookside Terrace had been continued from October 15, 1973, in order to find
<br />out if there were any additional funds available and to reconsider the route
<br />for laying the pipes. Mr. Dunn said that he had not been successful in get-
<br />ting the price down to a reasonable cost.
<br />October 12, 1973, had come to a per connection cost which was close to $6,400
<br />and added that a revised plan which would call for a gravity line and lift
<br />statioqwhich would remove the necessity of the creek protection, would bring
<br />the cost per connection to $4,200. Mr. Dunn said that bids taken on October
<br />12, 1973, would'come to $3,400 per connection, leaving out the creek protection
<br />and that the contractor had agreed to do the job for that price;
<br />gested that if it should prove necessary to install the riprap, funds might be
<br />available from creek maintenance or provided by the Watershed District.
<br />Dudley Parsons, Jr., 4437 Brookside Terrace, and Mrs. Mary Ann Kaufman, 4425
<br />Brookside Terrace, questioned the new proposal and asked the possibility of
<br />running the pipe down the center of the creek.
<br />question of Councilman Shaw by stating that he did not believe the creek bed
<br />would be disturbed if the pipe was installed down the middle of the creek.
<br />Alison Fuhr, 6609 Brittany Road, and Mr. Parsons questioned why the Watershed
<br />District could not file suit against the City of St. Louis Park since the .
<br />silt which comes from upstream contributes to the enlargement of the island.
<br />Mrs. Fuhr said that she did not believe that the Department of Natural Resources
<br />would permit construction in the creek. Mr. Hyde said that the Village has many
<br />mileseof sewer along creek beds and added that the Village is trying to get rid
<br />of possible underground seepage into the creek bed by installing the Sewer.
<br />Nrs. Kaufman suggested that if the flow of the creek had noF been diverted
<br />because of the silt, no bank protection would be necessary. She added that, if
<br />the sanitary sewer should be constructed through the island, the island could
<br />be more clearly defined and be an attraction for wild life. Following consid-
<br />erable discussion, Mrs. Kaufman, Mr. Parsons and Mr. Charles D. Merta, 4517
<br />Brookside Terrace, agreed that they would not object to an assessment of $3,400
<br />for the sewer and $2,600 for the watermain. Mr. Dunn guaranteed that the cost
<br />of the two improvements would not exceed $6,000.
<br />from any persons in the audience.
<br />resolution and moved its adoption approving construction of the sanitary sewer
<br />with the understanding that the cost would not exceed $3,400, that the proposal
<br />be approved by the Department of Natural Resources, and furt$er, with the under-
<br />standing that it be recommended that the sanitary sewer and the watermain be
<br />He recalled that bids taken on
<br />He sug-
<br />Mr. E.
<br />Mr; Dunn responded to a
<br />No objections were heard
<br />Councilman Shaw then offered the following