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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE <br />SEPTEMBER 15, 1975 <br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL ON MONDAY, <br />Answering rollcall were members Courtney, Richards, Schmidt, Shaw and Nayor Van <br />Vallcenburg . <br />STREET 1WRClVEMENT NO. E-29 ASSESSMENT CONTINUED TO OCTOBER 6, 1975. As recom- <br />mended .by Mayor Van Valkenburg, Councilman Courtney's motion continuing the <br />Assessment hearing for Street Improvement No. E-29 to October 6, 1975, was <br />seconded by Councilwoman Schmidt and carried. <br />>IORNINGSIDE ARZA IIPROVEMENTS P-WM-299, P-BA-204, P-S-14, P-ST.S-145 AND P-L-14 <br />CONTISUZE TO NOVEMBER 17, 1975. <br />approved as to form and ordered placed on file. <br />Affidavits of Notice were presented by Clerk, <br />The improvements affecting the <br />I. <br />w w <br />same properties, public hearings were conducted concurrently and action taken as <br />hereinafter recorded on the following improvements: <br />A. W4TERMAIN AND HOUSE SERVICE REPLACEMENT ALUD NEW CONNECTION TO MINNEAPOLIS b <br />WATER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENT NO., P-WM-299 IN THE FOLLOWING: <br />All Morningside Area presently served by Minneapolis Water System <br />B. NEW AND REPLACEMENT CONCRETE CURB AND GUTTER AND NEW BITUMINOUS STREET SUR- - FACING INFROVEMENT NO. P-BA-204 IN THE FOLLOWING: <br />,411 Morningside streets except W. 44th Street and France Avenue <br />Morningside Area <br />Both sides W. 42nd Street from France Avenue West to Edina/St. Louis Park <br />City Limits; both sides Grimes Avenue from Sunnyside Avenue North to Edina/ <br />St. Louis Park City Limits; both sides Morningside Road from France Avenue <br />West to Edina/St. Louis Park City Limits; North side W. 44th Street from <br />France Avenue West to Edina/St. Louis Park City Limits; East side of <br />Inglewood Avenue from Grimes Avenue North to Edina/St. Louis Park City Limits; <br />both sides of all other Morningside area streets lying South of W. 42nd <br />Street. <br />All Morningside Area except France Avenue <br />C. STOIZM SEWER IPPROVEMENT NO. P-ST.S-145 IN THE FOLLOWING: h <br />M D. NEW AND REPLACEMENT CONCRETE SIDEWALK IMPROVEMENT NO. P-S-14 IN THE FOLLOWING: <br />' .. <br />c <br />E. OEXAMETJTAL STREET LIGHTING TMPROVEMENT NO. P-L-14 IN THE FOLLOWING: <br />Mr. Hyde advised that it is not proposed to take any final action at this time, <br />but rakiier to coatinue the fieQrings until it is determined if Federal financiai. <br />assistance is available for the projects. <br />to the-Area Director of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, explain- <br />ing the need and requesting funds from the Secretary's Urgent Needs Fund. He <br />added that he had also written to Congressman Bill Frenzel and to Senators <br />Humphrey and Moridale requesting assistance in financing the improvements. Mr. <br />Hyde presented estimated cost of the watermain at $1,339,461.25, $159,144.16 of <br />which is proposed to be paid by the City, leaving $1,180,317.09 proposed to be <br />assessed at .$1,934.95 per connection. The estimated cost of the street improve- <br />ment was given at $1,034.601.45, $167,982.08 of which is proposed to be paid by <br />the City, leaving $866,619.37 proposed to be assessed at $20.81 per assessable <br />foot. Estimated cost of the sidewalk improvement was given at $314,779.25, <br />proposed to be assessed at $7.92 per assessable foot. <br />storm sewer improvement was given at $94,099.83, proposed to be assessed at <br />$15.27 per 1,000 square feet. Cost of the street lightiog improvement was <br />estimated at $200,000.00, proposed to be assessed at $4.90 per assessable foot. <br />Mr. Hyde advised that, if all of these projects are approved, constructed and <br />assessed as proposed, the total principal amount and annual payment on a fifteen <br />year payment schedule at 7X annual interest would total $4,686125 for a typical <br />i5' x 200' mid-block lot, with the payment schedule running from $748.71 for the <br />first year through $334.29 for the fifteenth year. Mr. Leonard Fernelius, 4008 <br />Inglewood Ave., President of the Morningside Association, said that his group <br />represents approximately 20% of Norningside households. He clarified that the <br />association has not taken a position on the improvements, but that they believe <br />that certain improvements must be made so as to protect proper'ty values in the <br />area. <br />the proposed assessments and requested that hearings be continued for thirty days <br />so that residents could work further with the Engineering Department. Mr. Ron- <br />ald Ringling, 4238 Crocker Ave. , questioned the amount of the engineering fees <br />proposed to be charged against the projects. He also raised the question as to <br />whether Morningside should continue using Minneapolis water or change to Edina <br />water. <br />and that he favored the installation of the watermain but did not believe that <br />the "extras" were necessary. Mr. Hyde advised Pfr. Robert Edwards, 4207 Branson <br />Street, that Edina has not had a survey from the insurance services in the last <br />several years and that he was very thankful that-there has not been a serious <br />' <br />Mr. Hyde recalled that he had written <br />I <br />Estimated cost of the <br />L <br />Mr. Fernelius questioned the'ability of Morningside area residents to pay <br />Mr. Ed Young, 4206 Crocker, said that he spoke for the "silent majority"