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MINUTES OF THE IUGULAR MEETING OF THE <br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL liELD AT CITY HALL <br />DECEMBER IC), 1977 <br />Answering rollcall were members Courtney, Richards, Schmidt and Mayor Van VaLken- <br />burg. <br />PUBLIC HEARINGS CONDUCTED FOR TAFT ' S ADDITION IMPROVEMENTS ; PLAT GIWTEI) F1NAL <br />APPROVAL. <br />tion were presented by Clerk, approved as to form and ordered placed on file. <br />As recommended by Mr. Dunn, it was decided to consider the plat for Taft's <br />Addition, along with the following public improvements: <br />Affidzvits of Notice for final plat and improvements for "aft's Addi- <br />A. CONSTRUCTION OF SANITARY SEWER IEPROVEEIENT NO. P-SS-347 IN THE FOLLOWING: <br />Scriver Road in Taft's Addition <br />Scriver Road from Blake Road to the West line of Taft's Addition <br />PEENANENT STREET SURFACIMG, CONCRETE CURB AND GUTTER AND GRAVELING IN THE <br />FOLLOWING: <br />Scriver Road in Taft's Addition <br />B. CONSTRUCTION OF WATEWAIN IHPROVEMENT NO. P-WM-331 IN THE FOLLOWING: <br />C. <br />The above named improvements and the plat affecting the same property owners, <br />public hearings were conducted concurrently. Mr. Rosland presented total esti- <br />mated construction cost for Sanitary Sewer Improvement No. P-SS-347 at $6,661.97, <br />proposed to be assessed at $1,665.49 per unit cost. Total estimated construction <br />cost for Watermaiil Improvement No. P-WM-331 was given by Mr. Rosland at $21,440.83, <br />proposed to be assessed against ten assessable properties consisting of 4 new <br />lots in Taft's Addition, 5 existing homes on Scriver Road (all except 5111, which <br />has been connected to the Blake Road Watermain) and one existing vacant lot on <br />Scriver Road, at an estimated cost of $2,144.08 per connection. Mr. Rosland <br />presented total estimated construction cost for Street Improvement No. P-BA-232 <br />at $16,271.50, proposed to be assessed at $4,067.88 per unit. Mrs. Remi L. Wrona, <br />5117 Scriver Road, asked that the record show that she had read a letter recalling <br />thzt the Council had rejected a proposal to bring water lines up Scriver Road <br />just a year ago because residents on Scriver Road had wells that were "more than <br />sufficient for our needs". Mrs. Wrona and Mrs. Niel Feinberg, 5101 Scriver <br />Road, explained that they were quite satisfied with their wells and did not want <br />to be assessed for connecting to the proposed watermain. Councilman Courtney <br />pointed out that many people in Edina are satisfied with their wells until a <br />problem arises, and then the City cannot respond quickly in those situations. <br />Mrs. Wrona further explained that she had already paid for the Blake Road water- <br />main and that she believed that it would be double taxation to charge.her for <br />another. Mr. Dunn reminded Mrs. Wrona that she had paid only for a trunk, not <br />a lateral, and that there would be very little difference in the cost between <br />connecting to the Blake Road or to the Scriver Road watermain. <br />the developer, complained that deleting lots along Scriver Road would increase the <br />costs for the proposed development, thus hurting his development plans. <br />Lynnae Nye, representing the Eberhardt Corporation, pointed out that Taft's <br />Addition and the three Western lots on Scriver Road would suffer econonically if <br />the other lots on Scriver Road are given the option of connecting to the Blake <br />Road watermain. She recalled that the owners of Lot 3, Block 1, Hyland Acres, <br />went on record last year in favor of having City water. <br />Mayor's suggestion that Lots 4 and 5, Block 1, be deleted from the project and <br />that the owner of Lot 3, Block 1, Hyland Acres, be given the opportunity to <br />decide to whic1i:watermain he would connect. Mr. Taft said that council is est- <br />ablishing an unfair precedent and urged that the watermain be installed in Scqiver <br />Road. The question was raised 2s to what would be done with the money that <br />would be paid by properties that might connect to the watermain at a future <br />date. Mr. Dunn explained that, as a part of the Developer's Agreement, the Taft <br />Addition will have to pay the assessments in full at the time the properties <br />are sold. The Mayor said that he believes that once the assessment is paid, the <br />benefit goes with the land. He added that if there is a major change witt1j.n <br />three or four years, the policy has been to reassess the project, but that if <br />changes have taken place in ownership, the assessments are often paid up and the <br />address'of the former owner is not known. The Mayor said that the City Attorney <br />would have an ogportunity to give his opinion on the matter before*it is more <br />properly taken up at the.Assessment Nearing. <br />Hyland Acres, was told that the Engineering Gepartment would check on her under- <br />standing that there is a sewer running beneath her house. <br />then offered the following resolution and moved its adoption: <br />Mr. David Taft, <br />Mrs. <br />Mr. Taft objected to the <br />, <br />The owner of lots 1 and 2, Block 1, <br />Councilman Courtney <br />RESOLUTION ORDERING IMPROVEMENTS NOS. <br />WATERMAIN NO. ~~-331, SANITARY SEWER NO. ss-347, AND <br />STREET IMPROVEMENT Bh-232 . BE IT-RESOLVED by the Council of the City of Edina, Minnesota, that this Council <br />heretufoire caused notice of hearing to be duly published and mailed to owners of