<br />MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF -THE.
<br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL ON
<br />MONDAY, MARCH 18, 1974
<br />Answering rollcall were Council Members Schmidt, Shaw and Courtney who
<br />served as Mayor Pro Tem in the absence of Mayor Van Valkenburg.
<br />MINUTES of February 25, 1974, were approved as submitted by motion of Council-
<br />woman Schmidt, seconded by Councilman Shaw and carried.
<br />KARL KRAHL PETITION FOR REZONING PERMITTED TO BE FILED.
<br />.were presented by Clerk, approved as to form and ordered placed on file.
<br />Hyde recalled that at the last meeting he had suggested that an informal
<br />meeting be held with Mr. Gittleman,, the Viking Hills residents, Mr. Krahl,
<br />Affidavits of Notice
<br />Mr. Hanson, someone from the County Highway Department and owners of the land
<br />to the South of Viking Hills. He said that upon thinking the matter over, he
<br />had met instead with the Partnership Investments people, owners of the
<br />property immediately South of Viking Hills and had reviewed their plans
<br />as they pertain also fo the Robert Hanson plans.
<br />contemplate construction of forty to forty-six double bungalows which will be
<br />started as soon as the road pattern is determined.
<br />'Dunn and Mr. Luce had met also with Mr. Gittleman and.reviewed his new plan
<br />for development of the Krahl property, which plans call for three buildings
<br />of twenty-four units each.
<br />be destroyed
<br />approximately 70 to 80% disturbance if Mr. Krahl's single family plan goes
<br />through. Mr. Hyde said that he and Mr. Dunn had also met with Mr. Herbert
<br />Klossner, Hennepin County Engineer, who said, that the County's last. stand is
<br />that if the Frontage Road has to go in, it is all right as long as it is not
<br />on County or State right-of-way.
<br />information obtained in these meetings, it is his feeling that there is new
<br />evidence and the petition for rezoning the Karl Krahl property should be per-
<br />mitted to be filed. Mr. Luce said that he concurred with Mr. Hyde's recom-
<br />mendations. Mr. Marshall Pieczentkowski, 6137 Polar Circle, said that. he
<br />represented the Viking Hills Homeowners Association and the Walnut-Tamarac
<br />Mayor Van Valkenburg on March 1, 1974, at which members of the City staff
<br />were in attendance along with Mrs. Carolyn Dencker, the Krahls and Mr. Robert
<br />invite Mr. Melvin Gittleman since l%e had no vested interest in the situation
<br />being discussed that day".
<br />the development of the area were discussed at this meeting in hopes that
<br />they could come to a conclusion.acceptable to all parties conce'med and that,
<br />at the-close of the meeting, there was an understanding that there wou1d:be
<br />no further meetings prior to April 1, 1974, which was the date agreed upon
<br />in order to gather additional information so that a finalized plan could be
<br />presented on April 1 and Council could consider a petition to deny or permit
<br />for rezoning in keeping with Ordinance 811-A28. He said that those attend-
<br />ing the meeting had been'assured by the Mayor that no notice for public hear-
<br />ing would be permitted before April 1 and objected to the action taken by the
<br />Council on March 4, 1974, in setting a hearing for March 18, 1974 on the
<br />"Petition to Deny or Permit Petition fbr Rezoning Karl Krahl Property". Mr.
<br />Pieczentkowski also said that because a meeting of concerned parties set for
<br />March-9, 1974, had been cancelled, there cannot be the necessary information
<br />to produce a change of conditions.
<br />meeting, the Mayor, 'hFd said that without any change of conditions, the
<br />property would remain R-1 until another hearing after April 1, 1974.
<br />Pieczentkowski submitted that since the March 9 meeting was cancelled, the
<br />commitment made to the participants was not fulfilled and a presentation by
<br />Mr. Gittleman at this time is completely out. of order and that the zoning of
<br />the property should not be reconsidered unt'il after July 16, 19.74. Mr.
<br />Pieczentkowski said that Nr. Gittleman should limit his remarks at this
<br />meeting to matters germain to the issue of whether or not there has been a
<br />change of conditions.
<br />for March 9 had b'nly been tentative-and had been changed because he felt
<br />that he knew the positions of Viking Hills property owners, the Krahls and
<br />Mr. Gittleman ,and felt that it would be of more value to learn tlie opPnions
<br />of the others with whoni he did meet. He said that Mr. Pieczentkowski's
<br />recital of the fact that no hearing should be held before April 1, 1974, is
<br />germain because this is not a hearing on the merits o,f the new plan. In
<br />response fo Mr. Pieczentkowski's contention that the Notice of Public Hearing
<br />for this Hearing is illegal inasmuch as it referred to Ordinance 811, rather
<br />Partnership Investments
<br />Mr. Hyde said that he,,Bfr.
<br />A recreation building and a tennis court are also
<br />Mr. Gittleman had indicated that about one-third of the trees would
<br />and about one-third of the area distutt'bed by grading, as against
<br />Mr. Hyde said that on the basis of
<br />.Homeowners Association. He said that he had attended a meeting conducted by
<br />He said that Mayor Van Valkenburg had said that he had declined to
<br />Mr. Pieczentkoyski said that various plans for
<br />He also said that at the March 1, 1974,
<br />Mr. Hyde explahed that the meeting suggested by him