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
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<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 />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:
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<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 />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 />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 />Mr. Hyde recalled that he had written
<br />Estimated cost of the
<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"