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- KLNUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING <br />OF THE EDINA CITY COUNCIL <br />'HELD APRIL 19, 1976, AT CITY HALL <br />I <br />Answering rollcall were members Courtney, Richards , Schmidt , Shaw and Mayor Van J <br />Valkenburg . <br />MINUTES of April 5, 1976, were approved as submitted by motion of Councilman <br />Courtney, seconded by Councilman Shaw. <br />Ayes: Courtney, Richards, Schmidt, Shaw, and Mayor Van Vallcenburg <br />'MotLon carried. <br />.I* Nays: None <br />MR. AND MXS. JOSEPH B. MOORE AND MR. AND MRS. H. CLIFTON IHITEMAN RECOGNIZED FOR <br />GIFTS OF LAND TO CITY. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph B. Moore and Mr. H. Clifton Whiteman were <br />presentto receive Condemnation Awards for their generous gifts of land to the City <br />of Edina. Mr. and Mrs. Whiteman donated a portion of the land located by Mirror <br />Lake on Blake Road valued at $50,000. Mr. and Mrs. Moore donated a portion of <br />their land located at 5100 Grove Street valued at $35,000. Mr. Moore and Mr. <br />Whiteman expressed their confidence in the Council and in their pleasure in watch- <br />ing the City develop and still maintain its open space. <br />PUBLIC HEARINGS CONDUCTED ON VARIOUS IMPROVENENTS. Affidavits of Notice were pre- <br />sented by Clerk, approved as to form and ordered placed on file. Due notice hav- <br />ing been given public hearings were conducted and action taken as hereinafter <br />recorded. <br />A. STORM SEWER INPROVEMENT NO. P-ST.S-150 IN THE FOLLOWING: <br />Back lot lines Block 3, Viking Hills 2nd Addition and Block 1, Viking Hills <br />3rd Addition - Arctic Way to 300' East <br />Mr. Hyde presented total estimated cost at $5,764.33, proposed to be assessed <br />against the property within the drainage district at a rate of $35.08 per 1,000 <br />square feet of area, with extraordinary benefits proposed to be assessed against <br />Lots 1, 2 and 3, Block 3, Viking Hills 2nd Addition. Mr. Dunn advised that the <br />Engineering Department had been aware over the last two or three years that sur- <br />fwavce drainage from the Eastern end of the block is creating problems for properties <br />at the Western end, with wet back yards and at least one wet basement. He clar- <br />ified that the assessment would spread from $87.13 to $368.34, based on con- <br />struction at the estimated cost. Council's attention was called to a letter from <br />Mr. Ro3ert W. Nolan, 6153 Arctic Way, objecting to his proposed assessment of <br />$1,000 "to correct a drainage problem that was created by the developer and build- <br />ers on this hill, and also by the Village of Edina for failure to take corrective <br />action against the developer when our area was being platted". Mr. Nolan quest? . <br />ioned why the condemnation of the house at 6113 Arctic Way was-lifted without <br />proper drainage steps being taken by the builder to assure proper drainage, <br />David McEnary, 6119 Arctic Way, said that he is a Registered Civil Engineer and <br />questioned why residents in his area should have to pay for a storm sewer when <br />the City itself paid to drain a similar situation between Arctic Way and Vernon <br />Avenue. Mr. McEnary suggested that drain #3 should be eliminated because it is <br />above the low area and questioned whether this expense was necessary when the <br />problem existed only two or three times a year. Mr. Fred Ashenbrenner,6117 <br />Arctic Way, was told that the City would replace any landscaping that was disturbed <br />in construction of the improvement. <br />required developers to furnish .a complete drainage plan for their plats. <br />suggested that this area was platted before the Platting Ordinance became effect- <br />ive. <br />suggested. In response to a question of Mr. Duncan McDonald, 6121 Arctic Way, <br />Mr. Dunn said that more extensive swaling might solve the problem, but that the <br />City's experience with swales has not always been successful. <br />man, 6151 Arctic Way, questioned that construction of a more extensive swale <br />would alleviate the problem. <br />Councilman Shaw that the City Attorney investigate the law to determine if the <br />problem is the responsibility of the developer, residents or the City and that <br />the hearing be continued to May 17, 1976. <br />Mr. <br />Mr. Dunn explained that the City had never <br />Mr. Hyde <br />He added that the contractor had done all of the grading that the City had <br />Mrs. Lyle D. Alt- <br />Councilma Richards motion was then seconded by <br />' <br />Ayes: Courtney, Richards, Schmidt, Shaw, Van Vallcenburg <br />Nays: None <br />Mot ion carried. <br />B. STREET LIQ?ROVEMENT NO. P-BA-220 IN THE FOLLOWING: <br />W. 69th Street from France Avenue to Xerxes Avenue <br />South side W. 69th Street from France Avenue to Xerxes Avenue <br />W. 69th Street and York Avenue <br />C. SIDEWALK IMPROVEXENT NO. P-S-19 IN THE FOLLOWING: <br />D. TRAFFIC SIGNAL IMPROVEMENT P-TS-1 IN THE FOLLOWING: <br />As reconmended by Mr. Hyde, Improvements Nos. P-BA-220, P-TS-1 and P-S-1.9 were <br />ordered continued to May 17, 1976, to investigate the possibility of using State <br />Gasoline Tax funds by motion of Comcilman Courtney, seconded by Shaw.