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MINUTES <br />OF THE RtSGULhR MEETING OF THE <br />EDINA CIT'r' COUNCIL HELD AT CITY K4LL <br />JULY 11, 1977 <br />205 I <br />0 <br />Anseering rol-lcall were members Courtney, Richards , Schmidt, Shaw and Mayor Van <br />i-alltenburg . <br />1 MINUTES of Special Meetings of June 13, 27 and 30, the Regular Meeting of June <br />20, 1977, and the Board of Review were approved as submitted by motion of Council- <br />man Ccurtney, seconded by Councilman Shaw. <br />Ayes: Courtney, Richards, Schmidt, Shaw, Van Valkenburg <br />Nays: None <br />Motion carried. , <br />RUSSEL R. WILSON SUBDIVISION OF LOT 6, PROSPECT HILLS FIRST ADDITION GRANTED <br />PRELIMINARY PLAT APPROVAL. Mr. Hughes presented Russel R. Wilson Subdivision of <br />Lot 6, Prospect Hills First Addition for preliminary plat approval, recalling <br />that this subdivision hed been continued from June 20, 1977, so that the Council <br />would have an opportunity to inspect the site. <br />ning Commission had recommended approval of the plat, contingent on receipt of <br />parkland dedication fees, acquisition of the existing outlot on the North end of <br />the property from the City of Edina, and obtaining a tree cutting permit prior <br />to construction on Lot B. In response to a question of the Council, Mr. Hughes <br />said that the smaller of the lots would be slightly more than one-half acre and <br />the larger of the Lots would be approximately 3/4 of an acre. <br />burg commented that the restrictions which had been placed on the property at <br />the time it was originally developed had expired and that he did not believe <br />that the proposed plat would establish a precedent in the area. <br />Shaw thereupon offered the following resolution and moved its adoption: <br />BE IT =SOLVED BY THE EDINA CITY COUNCIL that that certain plat entitled <br />"Russel R. Wilson Subdivision of Lot 6, Prospect Hisls First Addition", platted <br />by Russel R. Wilson, and presented at the Edina City Council Meeting of July 11, <br />1977, be and is hereby granted preliminary plat approval. <br />Motion for adoption of the resolution was seconded by Councilman Courtney. <br />He recalled also that the Plan- <br />Mayor Van Valken- <br />Councilman <br />RESOLrnION <br />Rollcall : <br />Ayes : Courtney, Richards , Schmidt , Shaw, Van Vaikeiiburg <br />Nays: None <br />Resolution adopted. <br />EDINA INTERCHANGE ~TH ADDITION GRANTED CONDITIONAL PraLmrNmy PLAT APPROVAL. <br />Mr. Hughes presented Edina Interchange 4th Addition for preliminary plat <br />approval, recalling that this hearing to replat Edina Interchange 4th Addition <br />fron twelve existing lots into seven new lots had been continued from June 20, <br />1977, so that the matter of the Northern States Power access to the South could <br />be studied. Fir. Hyde called attention to a letter from Mr. Steven E. Gage, <br />President of the Garron Corporation, agent: for and in behalf of New England <br />Mutual Life Insurance Company, the existing fee owner of the property, offering <br />to sell land to the City for the pnrposes of constructing an access road from <br />Ohms Lane to the Western boundary of the Edina Interchange Center Fourth Addi- <br />tion to service Northern States Power Company larid for the amount of $1.50 per <br />square foot plus the assalption of existing special assessments. <br />stated that the offer to sell shall be valid only until January 1, 1978, and that <br />the exact location of the proposed access road shall be as mutually determined <br />by the existing fee owner and the City, but, "in no event, shall said access <br />ro2d location act as a detriment to surrounding land owned by the existing fee <br />owner". <br />States Power Company and, while Northern States Power Company would not object <br />to the construction of the proposed road, they would object to being assessed <br />for the cost. Mr. Hyde emphasized that this will probably be the last chance <br />for the City to gain Southerly access from Northern States Power Company and <br />recomnended that the Council consider approval of the preliminary plat with the <br />road cut thru to the North, with the understanding that Northern States Power <br />Company will be assessed for at least one-half of the cost of the road. Nr. Hyde <br />said that he thought the City could assess Northern States Power for the road <br />inasmuch as N.S.P. had originally proposed to construct a sub-station on the site <br />and Sot the large office or the pole yard for the entire area. Mr. Gage said <br />that New England Mutual would be willing to deed the land for the road, provided <br />they could have access ic N. 74th Street through Le X:~.L~-.cix States Power <br />Company property, Councilman Shaw questioned whether or not the City can insist <br />on the dedication of'roadway for a replat. <br />The letter <br />Mr. Hyde said that he had met with Nr. Douglas Anderson of Northern <br />Mr. Gage suggested holdj-ng the lots