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.. . <br />MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL MEETING <br />182 ( <br />EDINA CITY COUXCIL <br />HELD JUNE 13, 1977 <br />94.5 PA. <br />OF <br />Edina City Council met in special session at 9:45 p.m. in the Council Chambers <br />of the Edina City Hall immediately following the adjournment of the Board of <br />Review. <br />Mayot Van Valkenburg expressed his concern about whether Edina (and Hennepin County <br />&ties generally) are using higher property market.values than either Anoka <br />or Ramsey Counties. In response to a question of Mayor Van Valkenburg, Mr. Swan- <br />son said that if the total of the market values for the City is reduced by Council <br />by more than 1%, then none of the actions taken to reduce those values are effect- <br />ive. <br />Minneapolis Tribune showing the assessment ratios was based'on limited value, <br />rather than on market value. It was then generally decided that the City Manager <br />should immediately send a letter to all Hennepin County City Managers asking them <br />for an expression of interest and for their thoughts as to what action should be <br />t akeR . <br />LOW/MODERATE INCOME HOUSING PROPOSAL DISCUSSED. <br />has been approached by Ryan Construction Company about the possibility of con- <br />structing 80 low to moderate income housing units in the Northeast quadrant of <br />W. 76th St. and York Avenue. <br />tion between the Ebecezer development and the single family units on Xerxes Ave., <br />as well as a method of satisfying.the Metropolitan Council as to their require- <br />ments for low to moderate income housing for the City. <br />that this matter should be further discussed at the Council Meeting of June 20, <br />* 1977. <br />I He clarified that unfortunately the valuations that were published in the <br />~ Mr. Hughes advised that the City <br />It was suggested that this might be a good transi- <br />It was generally decided <br />SALE OF LAND TO OUR LADY OF GRACE 'CHURCH DISCUSSED. <br />Kenneth Wanner had called on June 7, 1977, asking that he be given'an opportunity <br />to purchase the City land between the Wanner property and Our Lady of Grace <br />Catholic Church and that the City release the easement it owns through the Wanner <br />property. There was general concensus that the agreement approved by the Council <br />on June 6, 1977, to sell the land and the easement to the Church for church use <br />should 3e honored. <br />COUNTY ROAD 62 EXTENSION URGED. <br />Board is now considering the extension of the Crosstown Highway to Interstate <br />494 as originally planned. <br />lution and moved its adoption: <br />WHEREAS, the Crosstown Highway, County State ,Aid Highway 62, was planned many <br />Mr. Hyde advised that Mr. <br />I <br />Councilman Shaw advised that the Hennepin County <br />Councilman Shaw thereupon offered the following reso- <br />. RESOLUTION <br />years ago to ext_end from its present Easterly limits to near the City of Excelsior <br />on the West; and <br />WHEREAS, presently the Highway stops just Vest of County Road 18; and <br />TJIiEREAS, there is a definite need for the Crosstown Highway to be extended West- <br />erly at least to Interstate 494 in order to provide another major access point <br />to 494; and <br />WHEREAS, a major portion of Crosstown Highway, County State Aid Eighway 62, <br />through the City of Edina, has not yet been treated for noise abatement by the <br />application of an asphalt overlay; <br />NOW,,THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Edina that <br />the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners be requested to extend the Crosstown <br />Highway at least to Interstate 494 and to resurface the Crosstown Highway within <br />the City of Edina to effect greatly needed noise reduction. <br />Motion for adoption of the resolution was seconded by Councilwoman Schmidt. <br />Rollcall: <br />Ayes: Courtney, Richards, Schmidt, Shaw, Van Valkenburg <br />Nays: None <br />Resolution adopted. <br />Councilman Shaw's motion' for adjournment was then seconded'by Councilman Richards. <br />Adjournment at 10:45 p.m. <br />City Clerk d-