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154 <br />MINUTES <br />OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE <br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL <br />MAY 161% 1977 <br />7 :00 P.M. <br />Answering rollcall were members Courtney, Richards, Schmidt, Shaw and Mayor <br />Van Valkenburg <br />MINUTES of April 18 and May 2, 1977, were approved as submitted by motion of <br />Councilwoman Schmidt, seconded by Councilman Shaw. <br />Ayes: Courtney, Richards, Schmidt, Shaw, Van Valkenburg <br />Nays: None <br />Motion carried. + <br />AtiiUNDSON AVE. /DELANEY BLVD. STREET IMPROVEMENTS CONTINUED TO AUGUST 1, 1977. Mr. <br />Hyde recalled that hearings for the street improvements for Amundson Ave. and <br />Delaney Blvd. had been continued from April 18, 1977, so that the Council and staff <br />would have an opportunity to study the matter further and public hearings were <br />resumed on the following improvements: <br />A. GRADING AND GRAVELING IMPROVEMENT NO. P--C -124 IN THE FOLLOWING: <br />Amundson Ave. from Cahill Road to Dewey Hill Road <br />B. PERMANENT STREET SURFACING AND CONCRETE CURB AND GUTTER IMPROVEMENT NO. P4A- <br />226 IN THE FOLLOWING: <br />Amundson Ave. from Cahill Road to Dewey Hill Road <br />C. GRADING AND GRAVELING IMPROVEMENT NO. P -C -126 IN THE FOLLOWING: <br />Delaney Blvd. from Dewey Hill Road to W. 78th St. <br />D. PERMANENT STREET SURFACING AND CONCRETE CURB AND GUTTER IMPROVEMENT NO. P -BA- <br />227 IN THE FOLLOWING: <br />Delaney Blvd. from Dewey Hill Road to W. 78th St. <br />Mr. Hoffman recalled that the improvements have been proposed in an attempt to <br />isolate the industrial park from the residential area and reviewed merits and dis- <br />advantages of alternate proposals which had been given consideration. He said that <br />the existing road patterns are all xight for the present time, but that the proposed <br />streets would be necessary if the area is developed according to long range plans. <br />Mayor Van Valkenburg referred to numerous letters received since the last hearing <br />from residents of the Braemar Oaks Apartments, opposing the improvements, as well <br />as to letters from Yumes. R. M. Rickenbach, 7216 Lanham Lane, and Alice O'Connor, <br />7101 Lanham Lane, Messrs. Marshall Everson, 6710 Cahill Road, Kermit Wilson, 7001 <br />Antrim Road, L. P. Youngblood, 6205 Lanham Lane and Mr. and Mrs. Larry Johnson, <br />7105 Lanham Lane. A petition in opposition to the closing of Cahill Road South of <br />W. 70th Street and further construction of Amundson Road, containing the names of <br />some forty property owners, was also noted. Mayor Van Valkenburg expressed his <br />concern about the effect of a road going through the park, about the cost of the <br />proposed improvements and about existing traffic counts and recommended the follow- <br />ing solution: 1) that the "lower ring" be constructed with some sort-.of barricade <br />so that'traffic from the industrial park would be forced to go South and not con- <br />tinue directly on to Dewey Hill Road; 2) that the "upper ring" not be constructed <br />at this time, but that land be retained so that the option to construct such a road . <br />would remain open; 3) that access should be provided so that co7uriercial traffic <br />around the Northern States Power building could go to the South instead of on to <br />14:70th Street ; and 4) provide access to apartments in the area from Cahill Road. <br />11r. Dunn expressed his concern about the difficulty of emergency vehicles reach- <br />ing the Windwood Apartments and the Edina Industrial Interchange, and also sug- <br />gested that this proposal would make Delaney Blvd. a truck route. Mr. Dunn further <br />expressed his concern about what to tell people who call to inquire about plans for <br />the area and recalled that an access to Interstate 494 at W. Bush Lake Road has been <br />considered an important issue.- Mr. Darrell Boyd, 7204 Shannon Dr., recalled that <br />task force which had studied the 3iestern Edina Plan had believed that it was <br />important to prevent traf f ic from the industrial area from going West, passing <br />three schools. He said that he believes that it would be a waste of money if <br />there is.to be no control of traffic on Cahill Road. Mr. Boyd suggested getting <br />access so that the plan can be developed at a later time after traffic volumes <br />have increased to a point where they are objectionable. Mr. Hyde emphasized that <br />the Matson property had never been included in the open space plan and had not <br />been acquired as the result of the Open Space Election. Mr. Kermit Wilson said <br />that there should be full access to the industrial park and expressed concern about <br />the Mayor's compromise. The resident at 5812 Dewey Hill Road said that he agreed <br />with Mr. Boyd's comments and urged that the Cahill Road cul -de -sac only be built. <br />Mr. Gordon Schuster, 5809 i)e,a,:y Hill Road, said that Council shoul4 consider the <br />long term needs and study, the matter further. Dr. Fred Cary, 6824 Gleason Road, <br />concurred with remarks made by Mr. Clement 1). Springer, 6828 Gleason Road, who <br />recalled that glans are being considered for the County Road 18 /Interstate 494 <br />IJ <br />I <br />