<br />OF THE RtSGULhR MEETING OF THE
<br />EDINA CIT'r' COUNCIL HELD AT CITY K4LL
<br />JULY 11, 1977
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<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 />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 />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