- KLNUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
<br />OF THE EDINA CITY COUNCIL
<br />'HELD APRIL 19, 1976, AT CITY HALL
<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 />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 />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. 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 />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 Couricil.man Shaw.