Laserfiche WebLink
MINUTES OF THE REGULARMEEYEQG , <br />OF THE EDINA CITY COUNCIL <br />HELD JUNE 21, 1976, 7:OO P.M. <br />AT CITY HALL <br />Answering rollcall were members Courtney, Richards, Schmidt, Shaw and Mayor Van <br />Valkenburg. <br />MINUTES of the meeting of June 7, 1976, were approved as submitted by motion of <br />Councilman 'Courtney, seconded by Councilwoman Schmidt. <br />Ayes: Courtney, Richards, Schmidt, Shaw, Van Valkenburg <br />Nays: None . <br />Motion carried. <br />IMPROVEMENTS NOS. P-BA-220, P-S-19, P-TS-1 CONTINUED TO JULY 19, 1976. As recom- <br />mended by Mr. Dunn, Councilman Courtney's motion continuing Improvements Nos. I <br />P-BA-220-, P-S- 19 and P-TS-1 to July 19; 1976 , was seconded-by Councilwoman Schmidt. <br />I Ayes: Courtney, Richards, Schmidt, Shaw, Van Valkenburg <br />Nays: None <br />Motion carrced. <br />PUBLIC HEARINGS CONDUCTED ON STREET IMPROVEMENT NO. P-BA-221 AND STORM SEWER <br />IMPROVEMENT NO. P-ST.S-151. Affidavits of Notice were presented by Clerk, approved <br />-m 3 <br />as to form and ordered placed on file. Due notice having been given, public hear- <br />ings were presented and action taken as hereinafter set forth. <br />A. PERMANENT STREET. SURFACING .WITH CONCRETE CURB AND GUTTER NO. P-BA-221 IN -THE <br />FOLLOWING: <br />Vandervork Avenue from Division Street to 514' 3- North <br />Mr. Hyde presented total estimated construction cost at $14,757.95, proposed to <br />be assessed against 533.33 assessable feet at an estimated cost of $27.67 per <br />assessable foot. Xr. Dum referred to conflictiFg information given out by a <br />member of the staff which had indicated that the City would pay full cost of the <br />footage abutting the park property, rather than one-third of the total'cost <br />as would normally be paid under City policy of assessing Corner lots. Mr. Hyde -0: <br />said that he could see how.there.could be a difference of opinion in this. parti-, <br />cular case, and recommended that the City pay its full half of the cost. Mr. <br />Warren Winsness, 4428 Vandervork Ave., said that when neighbors met with Mr. <br />Hughes and the Park Board to discuss the canoe landing at the end of Vandervork <br />Avenue: it had been his urzderstaading that the City wodd 3e paying half of the <br />cost of paving the street. He said that most of the traffic on the street comes <br />from people who are using the park. Nr. Hyde recalled that City policy has been <br />that on short blocks like Division Street where the frontage is on the other <br />street, if the street is improved the City assesses one-third of the Division <br />Street frontage and the other two-thirds was extended a half block each way. <br />Mayor Van Valkenburg said that the City would be following its precedent if the <br />-park property would be assessed on a fifty-fifty basis. <br />that he would like to have the corner lot policy clarified in writing. He then <br />moved that the improvement be authorized, with the recommendation that the <br />assessment be made on a fifty-fifty basis, so that the estimated cost per foot <br />would be approximately $17.71, rather than $27.67. Motion was seconded by <br />Councilman Richards. <br />Councilman Courtney said <br />(See Resolution Ordering Improvement later in Minutes.) <br />B. STORM SEWER IMPROVEMENT NO. P-ST.S-151 IN THE FOLLOWING: <br />Easement line along the South line of Lot 1, Block 3, The Heights 5th Addition <br />and North along the West line of said Lot 1, fronz the S.W. corner a distance <br />of 50' I-. <br />Mr. Hyde presented total estimated construction cost at $9,343.26, proposed to <br />be assessed against the property within the drainage district at a general rate <br />of $155.88 per 1,000 square feet of area within the district, with extraordinary <br />benefits proposed to be assessed against Lots 1 arid 2, Block 3, The Heights Fifth <br />Addition. <br />lot lines until construction of a swimming pool at 5701 Lois Lane tended to cut <br />of€ the flow so-that the water settled'in a low spot in the back yard of 5705 <br />Lois Lane. <br />cause trees, fences and hedges are in the way and added that drainage easements <br />would also be necessary before the improveinent could be constructed. Letters <br />objecting to the improvement were read from Mr. William F. Cunningham, 5716 Susan <br />Ave., Clyde H. Molde, 5709 Lois Lane, Richard, J. Petschaeur, 5717 Lois Lane, <br />Christopher Burger, 5700 Susan Ave., Charles W. Russell, 5712 Susan Ave., Oliver <br />J. Richardsson, 5713 Lois Lane and Xrs. Sally Goetzmann, 5705 SusaD Ave. The <br />letters pointed out that no problem existed before the swimming pool was con- <br />structed and that it is unfair to ask residents to pay to correct a problem created <br />because of the change in the level of one lot. Mr. James Elliot, 5705 Lois <br />Lane, said that he had never had any problem in the seven years that he lived in <br />his home but that it has now become necessary to install two large sump pumps <br />to drain the water from his yard. <br />Mr. Dunn advised that lots in this block had drained along the back <br />He explained that the cost of the improvement is relatively high be- <br />Mr. William Cunningham suggested that the plan