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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE <br />SEPTEMBER 9, 1974 <br />‘ EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL ON MONDAY <br />&- 0 00 <br />p? W W <br />Members answering rollcall were Councflmen Courgney and Shaw, Councilwoman <br />Schmidt and Mayor :Van Valkenburg. <br />Minutes of August 5 and 19, 1974, were approved as submitted by motion of Council- <br />woman Schmidt, seconded by Councilman ‘Shaw and carried. <br />1975 BUDGET PRESENTED. <br />9 slight*.mil*sate ipcrease; and spoke of the need for additional fire fighters, <br />Mr. Hyde presented the Budget for 1975,showing proposal of <br />police and maintenance personnel. <br />meeting at 4:OO on September 12, 1974, in the Conference Room was seconded by <br />Councilman Shaw and’carried. <br />Councilman Johnson’s motion setting a special <br />ORNAMENTAL STREET LIGHTING‘ IMPROVEMENT L-9 ’APPROVED. <br />the hearing on Ornamental Street Lighting Improvement P-L-9 had been continued <br />Mr. Dunn recalled that <br />from August 19, 1974. He advise’d that, since the last meeting, he has revised <br />the estimates.of the system proposed at that time to slightly over $34,000, based <br />on recent bids taken by other municipalities. This would call for an assessment <br />of $388.54 per lot or .?3,7,7 per assessable foot. Mr. Dunn said that he had <br />checked with the State Aid people at the District 5 Highway Department and found <br />that lights at intersections could be paid for from State Aid funds, which would <br />bring the assessment to approximately $200 per lot. He advised further that <br />another alternative would be to use wooden poles with mast arms, a system that <br />would be installed by Northern States Power Company at a cost to the City of <br />$8,000, The orn’aiiiental: sysfeirr. wpuld be a post top mounted 20 foot light stand- <br />ard, with the poles possibly to be made of reinforced concrete: Mr. .Dunn, <br />then added that the cost to the City after installation of this type of post for <br />maintenance and current would be $66.00 per unit per year, against the cost for <br />the ornamental system of $36.60 per unit per year. Mr. Dunn clarified that, if <br />per. lot, :phis .$hF’ extra. cost to the City of $500 per year for maintenance and <br />current. Mr. Keith Young, Manager of Consumer Services from the Normandale Division <br />of Northern States Power, said that the wiring to the poles would be underground <br />and that the cost of $6,900 would be the difference in cost between the normal <br />overhead lighting system and the proposed under ground system. Mr. Dunn advised <br />an unidentified gentleman in the audience that there is no instdlation at the- <br />present time to serve an underground lighting system, <br />that has already been installed is for an.entirely different system, and that <br />there would be additional digging for either type of system. Mr. Larry Jordon, <br />4308 <br />Council expressing opposition to the project that may cause assessments to be <br />levied on the property owners in the area, based*on the fact that adequate <br />street lighting was present in the area and was,removed to allow the installa- <br />tion of sidewalks. Mr. Richard M. Wagenman, 4201 W. 70th Street, and Mr. Glenn <br />W. Hugo, 4444 197. 30th Street, spoke in favor of the wood poles and said that <br />lights arenot needed every 300 feet. They felt that one light in the middle of <br />the block and at intersections should be sufficient. They also expressed <br />objections to any assessment for the lighting system, stating that they had been <br />told that there would be no additional cost to property o~mers. ’Mr. Dunn said <br />that the City.generally goes by national standards in installing street lights. <br />Following considerable discussion, Codncilman Courtney said that, while he would <br />like to se’e ornamental lights throughout Edina, he felt that the difference in <br />cost should be considered. He then offered the following resolution and moved <br />its adoption for approval of the Northern States Power Company plan for wooden <br />poles at an estimated cost of $50.00 per lot: <br />- <br />J. <br />* State Aid f,unds were used, the cost of the wooden poles would be about!-$50;00 <br />He clarified that the duct <br />W. 70th Street made reference to a petition which had been received by <br />RESOLUTION ORDERING ORNAMENTAL STREET LIGHTIHG <br />IMPROVEMENT NO. L-9 <br />BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of the City of Edina, Minnesota, that this Council <br />heretofore caused notice of hearing to be duly published and mailed’to owners of <br />each parcel within the area propobed to be assessed on the following proposed <br />improvement : <br />1. CONSTRUCTION OF ORNAMENTAL ST~ET LIGHTING IMPROVEMENT IN THE FOLLCNING: <br />167. 70th Street from Highway 100 to France Ave. <br />and at the hearing heid’ at the time and place specified in said notice, the <br />Council has duly considered the views of all persons interested, and being fully <br />advised of the pertinent facts does hereby determine to proceed with the con- <br />struction of said improvement, except that Northern States Power Company’s <br />wooden poles shall be installed at an estimated cost of $50.00 per lot, ‘includ- <br />ing all proceedings which may be necessary in eminent.domain for the acquisition <br />‘of necessarjr easements and rights for construction and maintenance of such <br />improvement; that said improvement is hereby designated ‘and shall be referred to