<br />MINUTES OF THE IG3GULAR MEETING OF THE
<br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL ON
<br />MONDAY , FEBRUARY 25 , 1974
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<br />Answering rollcall were Council Members Courtney, Johnson,Schmidt, Shaw and
<br />Nayor Van Valkenburg. Boy Scouts from Troup 62 were presented and welcomed.
<br />MINUTES of February 4, 1974, were approved as corrected by motion of Councilman
<br />Courtney, seconded by Councilman Johnson and carried. The correction was that
<br />Edina would participace in an appeal of the Court's decision upholding the Hetro-
<br />politan Sewer Board Service Availability Charges at a cost not to exceed $2,000.
<br />SPECIAL SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 273 ELECTION OF MARCH 19, 1974, DISCUSSED. Mayor
<br />Van Valkenburg presenfed Dr. John Hoyt of Independent School District No. 273
<br />School Board, who presented the following referendum to be referred to voteis
<br />on March 19, 1974: "Shall Independent School District No. 273 (Edina)
<br />increase its tax levy permitted by Sec. 275.125, Subd. 2a(l) and (2) by four
<br />mills multiplied by the most recent assessed valuation of the school district
<br />($266,030,192 for the year 1973), which will result in a yield (tax increase)
<br />of approximately $1,064,120 to be collected in 1975? Dr. Hoyt's presentation
<br />was followed by statements and questions from Council members, Dr. Charles
<br />Baranaukas, 6808 Iroquois Circle, Mrs. Robert Bennett, 5612 Concord Ave., Mr.
<br />Jack Yarger, 6020 Arbour Ave., Mrs. Adelle Olson, 6825 Oaklawn Ave., Mr.
<br />George C. Hite, School Board Member, and Mr. Robert Foster. Following the
<br />question and answer period, the School Board adjourned to the Conference Room
<br />to complete its meeting.
<br />PUBLIC HEARINGS CONDUCTED ON PROPOSED IMPROVEMENTS. Affidavits of Notice were
<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 set forth:
<br />A. CONSTRUCTION OF PERMANENT STREET SURFACING AND CONCRETE CURB AND GUTTER
<br />IN THE FOLLOWING : (P-BA- 198)
<br />Brookview Avenue from West 58th Street, South and Uest to West 59th Street
<br />Mr. Dunn presented total estimated construction cost at $25,884.32, proposed to
<br />be assessed against 1,558.47 estimated assessab'le feet at $16.61 per assessable
<br />foot, advising that the improvement will include a 70 foot diameter cul-de-sac
<br />proposed to be constructed on I?. 59th Street. Mr. Robert Bergren, 5844 Brook-
<br />view Ave. , said that the cul-de-sac along I?. 59th Street would encourage
<br />parking in the park area and suggested that the cul-de-sac be constructed at
<br />the end of Brookview Ave.
<br />that serves Oaklawn Ave. properties also. Mr. Bergren added that the improve-
<br />ment would not improve the appearance of his property.
<br />possibility of installing curb and gutter at a later date, along with the idea
<br />of eliminating concrete curb and gutter-and using a bituminous curb instead.
<br />Mr. Bergren also said that he does want 187. 59th Street paved. Mr. I. 14. Learn,
<br />5901 Oaklawn said that.if the improvement does not extend down W. 59th Street,
<br />he would have much more snow to plow to get out of his property. Discussion
<br />ensued as to the matter of plowing the cul-de-sac and the inability of fire
<br />trucks to turn around. Mr. Kenneth Rosland, Director of Parks and Recreation,
<br />said that construction of curb and gutter along the -park would be preferable
<br />for better park maintenance. Following considerable discussion, Councilman
<br />Johnson's motion was seconded by Councilman Courtney and carried that the matter
<br />be continued to March 4, 1974, so that property owners could meet with Mr. Ros-
<br />land and Mr. Dunn to see if a satisfactory agreement could be reached.
<br />East Frontage Road Highway 100 from Payton Court to Vest 66th Street
<br />and Sherwood Avenue
<br />Mr. Dunn pointed out that W. 59th is a public street
<br />He also suggested the
<br />B . CONSTRUCTION OF WATERMAIN IMPROVEMENT IN THE ~OLLOVIHG : (I?-F?M-287)
<br />Mr. Dunn presented presented total estimated constructidn cost at $20,995.63,
<br />proposed to be assessed against 7 assessable lots at an estimated cost of
<br />'$2,999.38 per assessable lot. Mr. Dunn said that the improvement is complicated
<br />by the fact that this area will be altered somewhat at the time T.H. 100 will be
<br />negotiating to acquire portions of all of the affected properties.
<br />the City is proposing to install the watermain in the properties that the State
<br />is acquiring, so that it will be out from under any future construction that the
<br />State would do.
<br />seconded by Councilman Couktney and carried continuing the hearing to April 1,
<br />1974. Nr. Otto Byhre, 6705 Normandale Road, voiced his support of the motion.
<br />Mayor Van Vallsenburg advised Council of a call from Mr. Richard T. Cox, 6601
<br />Normandale Road, who said that he had paid a consumer deposit.
<br />He added that the State Highway Department is now in the process of
<br />Mr. Dunn said
<br />As recommended by Mr. Dunn, Councilman Johnson's motion was
<br />Mr. Dunn said