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 />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
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<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 />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 />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