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MINUTES ' / <br />225 <br />OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE <br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL <br />AUGUST 1, 1977 <br />Answering rollcall were members Courtney, Richards, Schmidt, Shaw, and Mayor Van <br />Vallcenburg . <br />MINUTES of July 18, 1977, were approved as submitted by motion of Councilwoman <br />Schmidt, seconded by Councilman Shaw. <br />Ayes: Courtney, Richards, Schmidt, Shaw, Van Valkenburg - Nays: None <br />Motion carried. <br />C, C. LUDWIG AWARD NOMINATION PRESENTED TO FLORENCE HALLBERG, <br />presented a Certificate of Commendation to City Clerk Florence Hallberg as a <br />Mayor Van Valkenburg <br />permanent' reminder of the recognition given her for having been nominated for the <br />1977 C. C. Ludwig Award for municipal service which is presented axmually by the. <br />League of Minnesota Cities. The Mayor expressed the congratulations of the Council. <br />t <br />AMUNDSON AVE., DELANEY BLVD. STREET INPROVEMENTS CONTINUED TO SEPTEMBER 12, 1977. <br />Mr. dyde recalled that public hearings on the following street improvements had <br />been continued from May 16, 1973: <br />A. CONSTRUCTION OF GRADING AND GRAVELING IMPROVEMENT NO. P-C-124 IN THE FOLLOWING: <br />Amundson Avenue from Cahill Road to Dewey Hill Road <br />FOLLOWING: <br />Amundson Avenue from Cahill Road to Dewey Hill Road <br />Delaney Blvd. from Dewey Hill Road to W. 78th St. <br />IN THE FOLLOWING: <br />Delaney Blvd. from Dewey Hill Road to W. 78th St; <br />B. CONSTRUCTION OF PERMANENT STREET SURFACING AND CONCRETE CURB & GUTTER IN THE <br />C. GRADING ANI GRAVELING IMPROVEMENT NO. P-C-126 IN THE FOLLOWING: <br />D. PERMANENT STREET SUETACING -AND CONCRETE CURB & GUTTER IME'ROVENENT NO. P-BA-227 <br />The Mayor referred to numerous telephone calls and letters which had been received <br />in regard to these improvements'since che last hearing and said that the concerns <br />expressed hax Seen noted by the Council. <br />Hoffman reviewed the results of traffic studies which were.conducted during the <br />past two months on Cahill Road at its intersections at W. 70th Street, Dewey Hill <br />Road and W. 78th Street and advised that the major conclusions drawn from the <br />ar?alysis of the study are that 1) no closures of roads could be accomplished on <br />Cahill Road until I979 due to T.H. 100 construction; 2) the present roadway system <br />has the capacitytohandlkthe present traffic load; and 3) if no changes are made <br />to the roadway system, the traffic volumes will double West of the industrial park <br />increase under any plan and that most truck traffic in the area at the present t-ime <br />is due to constnction in the developing areas, and suggested that traffic will..be <br />somewhat relieved after T. H. 100 is completed becagse cars will save time by travel- <br />ing at greater speeds. He referred also to the possibility of constructing a cul- <br />de-sac on Cahill Road North of Dewey Hill Road and of constructing a "split inter- <br />sectionl'at the intersection of Cahill Road and Dewey Hill Road; Mr. Hyde referred <br />to the uncertaintiks of development in the area and said that 2,300 cars shou1.d <br />not be considered heavy <br />Mayor Van Valkenburg emphasized that Council has .not reached any.decision a& to .: <br />the improvements. 14r. Me1 Orenstein, attorney representing Mr. and..Mrs. Orin B. <br />Johnston, 5548 W. 78th Street, urged that Council reach a decision inasmuch as the <br />Johnston property is in the path of the Delaney Blvd. improvement as well as in the <br />path of Storm Sewer Improvement No. 140. He pointed out that grades of the John- <br />ston property are such that, if Delaney Blvd. is extended South, the City would have <br />to buy the property and requested that Council authorize the purchase of the entire <br />tract as a total unit if the plan is not abandoned entirely. Mr. Dunn recalled that <br />there is a pond on the Johnston land that is a part of the storm sewer plan and that <br />the revised plan for Delaney Blvd. would leave the house without access to the road. <br />He added that it is not absolutely necessary to acquire the Johnston property fbr <br />construction of the storm sewer, but that if the property is taken for the road, <br />then he would propose to run the storm sewer thru that property. <br />emphasized that his pond is a part of a natural pond which existed as far back as <br />1851. He objected to donating an easement to the City because the storm sewer is <br />needed "only for additional development which will increase the tax base for the <br />City" and said that those people should pay their proportionate share. <br />that City development in the area has increased the evaporation rate of the pond <br />and khat tb.2 City had rejected his offer to sell a piece of his land to it <br />for $l.OC. He contended that, after waiting eight years, he is entitled to know <br />what the City intends to do. <br />the recommendation that no action be taken at this time. He said that it would be a <br />With the aid of the view-graph, Mr. <br />. under full development. Mr. Hoffman emphasized that W. 70th Street traffic will <br />traffic for a collector road such as Dewey Hill Road. <br />Mr. Orin Johnston <br />He objected <br />. <br />Mr. Darrell Boyd, 7204 Shannon Drive, concurred with