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MINUTES -3F THE REGULAR IGETING OF THE <br />EDIIA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL ON ElONDAY, <br />FEBRUARY 23, 1976 <br />Answering rollcall were members Courtney, Rlchards, Schmidt, Shaw and Mayor Van <br />Valkenburg. <br />XINUTES of February 9, 1976, were approved as submitted by motion of Council-. <br />woman Schmidt, seconded by Councilman Richards and carried. <br />3EW"NWA CREEK WATERSHED DISTRICT 13PROVEMENTS AUTHORIZED IN CONCEPT : PARKING <br />LOT AND CANOE LANDING LOCATIONS TO BE DETEFWNED LATER. Councilman Richards <br />advised that his firm represents the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District and left <br />the meeting during discussion of the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District improve- <br />ments. Acting City Manager, Kenneth Rosland, recalled that this matter had been <br />continued. from the Council Meeting of January 19, 1976, €or recommendations of <br />the Park Board and had subsequently been continued from the Council Meeting of <br />February 9, 1976, for lack of a voting quorum. He referred to minutes of the <br />Special Park Board Meeting of January 27, 1976, at which the Park Board recom- <br />mended the construction of a parking lot generally located at the extension of <br />Vandervork Avenue and a canoe landing located Northerly and TJesterly of the, <br />parking lot, the construction plans being subject to approval of the Edina Park <br />and Recreation Department. The Park Board also recommended deletion of the . <br />entire perimeter walking path around the Meadowbrook marsh and that the trail <br />center and kiosk facilities be deleted. Mr. Hughes said that the Environmental <br />Qual+ty Commission had recommended essentially the same plans as the Park Board <br />sxcept that the trail center portion of the plan should be kept in its entirety <br />but that they did recommend against the walking trail. <br />Circle East,' was told that the proposed parking lot would be located a3out 700 <br />to 800 feet from houses on Circle East. <br />4428 Vandervork Ave. objected that residents had not had sufficient notification <br />prior to the hearing. He said that neighbors believe that the proposed canoe <br />landing site is not good and that it would be undesirable to construct the parking <br />lot. <br />I&. L. Kelly of the Watershed District assured the Council that the Watershed <br />District is agreeable to whatever action the council decides to take. <br />that it will be necessary to submit the application to the Department of Natural. <br />Resonrces. FoIlowing considerabxe discussion, Councilman Courtney moved that the <br />Council adopt the recommendations of the Park Board with the understanding that -_ <br />the residents in the area could contact the Park Board with their ideas and that <br />the matter would-be referred back to the Council for final action at a later date. <br />A resident at 4360 Brookside Court was assured that, in accordance with Ghe motion, <br />the circumference trail would be excluded from the proposal. <br />seconded by Councilman Shaw and carried. Councilman Courtney then made the motion <br />that all of the additional projects proposed to be located in Edina, including <br />canoe landings, the portage trail, and portable picnic facilities at the Browndale <br />Dam and Utley Park, maintenance dredging upstream and downstream of W. 44th <br />Street, canoe landings and a portage trail in the vicinity of 54th Street and rock <br />dam renovation upstream of France Avenue be approved. <br />Councilmsn Shaw and carried. <br />contact man for the neighbors to discuss the location of the parking lot. <br />man =chards returned to the ineeting. <br />Mr. David Baldwin, 6 <br />An unidentified gentleman who lived at <br />Ee suggestes that the parking lot could be constructed in the present park. <br />He added <br />The motion was <br />The motion was seconded by <br />Mr. Rosland requested that Mr. Winsness be the <br />Council- <br />PUELIC HEARIEGS CONDUCTED ON NUMEROUS IMPROVEMENTS. <br />presented by Clerk, approved as to form and ordered placed on file. <br />Affidavits bf Notice were <br />Pursuant to <br />due notice given, public hearings were conducted and action taken as herein <br />recorded. <br />A- ORNAMENTAL STREET LIGHTING IMPROVEMENT NO. P-L15 IN THE FOLLOWING: <br />I Xerxes Avenue fromHeritage Drive to the East line of part of Lot 4, <br />Cassin's Outlots <br />Acting City Manager Rosland recalled that this hearing had been continued from <br />January 19, 1976, so that the'Engineer could obtain light mster readings on the <br />street and in back yards and could check further with the City of Richfield on irs intentions. k. Dunn referred to 'a tabulation of light meter readings . ., <br />taken by Northera States Power Company which indicated that the uniformity of <br />lights in other areas of Richfield is considerably greater than on Xerxes Ave. <br />He said that there was no light reading at all in the area South of 74th and <br />Xerxes Ave. Mr. Dan said that the City of Richfield has indicated that it will <br />continue with the installation of its lighting system whether or not Edina <br />participates. Nr. Ted L. Anderson, 6612 Xerxes Ava. S., objected that, inasmuch <br />as Richfield has 2% times the number of homes as Edina, they should pay a pro- <br />portionate share of the cost of the improvement and that he did not believe that <br />ornamental lights were necessary. Mr. C. L. Morrison, 6624 Xerxes Ave., also <br />obj,ected to the improvement inasmuch as it would cost Edina residents too much. <br />14r- D. E. Rallaway, 7708 Xerxes Ave., also objected to the proposed improvement.