MINUTES OF THE REGULA3 MEETING OF THE
<br />EDINA CITY COuhTCIL HELD AT CITYbI-IALL ON
<br />JULY 7, 1975
<br />Answering rollcsll were members Courtney, Schfiidt, Shaw and Mayor Van Valkenburg.
<br />MINUTES of June 2, 1975, Board of Review and Special Meetings of June 18, 26 and
<br />30, 1975, were approved as submitted by motion of Councilwoman Schmidt, seconded
<br />by Councilman Shaw and carried.
<br />LEAGUE OF MINNESOTA HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSIONS AWARD PRESENTED. Mr. Joel Jennings,
<br />Chairman of the Edina Human Relations Commission, presented a plaque to the City
<br />and read a letter from Mr. David Cowan, President of the League of Minnesota Human
<br />Rights Commissions, extending congratulations to the Edina Human Relations Com- I * nissi.on upcn its receipt of the Fourth Annual Human Rights Award for its leader-
<br />cp 0 ot) m w w
<br />ship role- played on a-local and state-wide level.
<br />letter were the Commission's Family Life Workshops,
<br />for members of the Edina Police Department, development and implementation of an
<br />Affirmative Action Plan for the School District and publication and distribution
<br />of a Commission newsletter to interested individuals, clubs and community organ-
<br />izations. Mayor Van Valkenburg congratulated the Commission and read a telegram
<br />of congratulations from Congressman Bill Frenzel.
<br />also expressed her congratulations to the Commission.
<br />WATERMAIN IMPROVEMENT NO. P-W-294 CONTINUED TO JULY 21, 1975.
<br />Mr, Dunn, Watermain Improvement No. P-blM-294, proposed to be constructed on
<br />Doncaster Way from Croyden Lane to Ayrshire Blvd., and which had been continued
<br />from June 2, 1975, was continued to July 21, 1975, so that the amount of the bids
<br />would be known, by MOTION OF COUNCILMAN.COURTNEY, seconded by Councilman Shaw and
<br />Listed specifically in the
<br />human relations training
<br />The Honorable Mary Forsythe
<br />As recommended by
<br />COLONIAL CHURCH OF EDINA GRANTED CONCEPT APPROVAL. ORDINANCE NO. 811-A62 GRANTED
<br />FIRST READING.
<br />for zoning change'from PRD-2 Planned Residential District to PRD-1 Planned Resi-
<br />dential District for property located generally North of the Crosstown Highway,
<br />South of Olinger Blvd., East of Bredesen Park and Village 9 and West of Country-
<br />side Park -and the Edina Fire Station. Mr. Luce recalled that the hearing had been
<br />continued from June 2, 1975, so that the church could discuss the location of the
<br />parking lot and cutting down the hill with neighbors.
<br />ing the church, showed slides indicating adjustments made to relocate the protective
<br />berm so that the parking lot will be visibly concealed from the North.
<br />also explained that the proposed ring road will be eliminated as requested by
<br />neighbors. Council was advised that the Environmental Quality Commission had
<br />voiced no opposition to using part of the pond for the building site and that,
<br />"to the best of their understanding", the pond is not considered "public waters"
<br />inasmuch as it was developed by PemTom only two years ago. Mr. Hammel said that
<br />the Nine Mile Creek Watershed District had approved the plans and the concept has
<br />been developed with their considerable help.
<br />will be removed from the top of the hill to construct the berm, reducing the
<br />elevation from 892 feet to 880 feet at thg highest point. Mrs. Phyllis R. Sever-
<br />seike, 6244 Sandpiper Court, representing ten Village 9 families, objected to
<br />the location of the parking lot on the FJest edge of the site, which lot is proposed
<br />to serve members of the congregation who daily use the church facilities for meet-
<br />ings and for the-nursery school and which would be used by delivery trucks and for
<br />garbage pick-up. Mrs. Severseike suggested that the parking lot be replaced by a
<br />turn-around which would be used to service the church, aid the traffic flow, be
<br />.least disruptive to the natural beauty of the area, and which would prevent heavy
<br />daily traffic in the area closest to adjacent dwellings. Mr. Lawrence A. Laukka,
<br />member of Colonial Church, suggested the possibility of the church using the skating
<br />rink parking lot for future overflow.parking in the event the church expands from
<br />its proposed seating capacity of 660 to a possible 1,000. Mr. Laukka also clarified
<br />that the building plans have not yet been approved by the congregation.
<br />Virginia Scott, 6613 Southcrest Drive, was told that the construction of the church
<br />would not increase-the amount of water draining from the property to Nine Nile
<br />Creek, but wocld cause a more rapid run-off.
<br />ing coacept approval, with the suggestion that the church work with residents to
<br />the West in regard to the parking lot, was seconded by Councilman Shaw and carried.
<br />Councilman Courtney thereupon offered Ordinance No. 811-A62 €or First Reading as
<br />f ollows :
<br />Mr. Luce presented the request of the Colonial Church of Edina
<br />Mr. Richard Harnmel, represent-
<br />Mr. Hammel
<br />He clarified that ten to twelve feet
<br />COUNCIW4N COURTNEY'S MOTION grant-
<br />ORDINANCE NO. 811-A62
<br />AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE (NO. 188)
<br />BY ADDING TO THE P~hWED RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT (PRD-1)
<br />THE CITY CCUNCIL-OF THE CITY OF EDINA, MINNESOTA, ORDAINS: