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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE <br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL <br />JUNE 19, 1978 <br />Answering rollcall were members Courtney , Schmidt , Shaw and Mayor Van Vallcenburg . <br />Council.man Richards arrived later as indicated in the Minutes. <br />were Mr. Del Johnson and Mrs. Helen PlcClelland of the Conununity Development and <br />Planning Commission, Krs. Joan Lonsbury of the Park Board and Mrs. Barbara Jacoby <br />of the Art Center Committee. <br />Present also <br />PUBLIC HEARINGS CONDUCTED ON VARIOUS PUBLIC IPIPROVEMENTS. Affidavits of Notice <br />were presented by Clerk, approved as to form and ordered place& on file. <br />suant to due notice giveE, public hearings were conducted and action taken as <br />hereinafter recorded. <br />A. CONSTRUCTION OF BITUMINOUS STREET OVERLAY AND CONCRETE CURB AND GUTTER <br />Pur- <br />REPLACEMENT IMPROVEMENT NO. E"-BA-210A IN THE FOLLOWING: <br />Townes Road from W. 48th Street North to the East line of Lot 13, Auditors <br />Subdivision No. 319 <br />Mr. Rosland presented total estimated construction cost of $33,070.98, proposed <br />to be assessed against 1,418.36 assessable feet at $11.66 per foot. Residents <br />were advised that the hearing had been called as a result of a number of comp- <br />liants which have been received concerning the deteriorated condition of the curb <br />and that one-half of the total cost of the project is proposed to be paid from <br />General Funds of the City.-&. Hoffman referred to a letter signed by eight <br />affected property owners requesting that any special costs relating to curb <br />and gutter replacement at 4703 Townes Road should be assessed against that <br />property and not against the whole project. <br />snow plows caused 99% of the damage to the curb and gutter. <br />the roadway is in as good or better condition than neighboring streets and, <br />therefore, bituminous overlay on one block of Townes Road is premature and <br />desirable only because of the curb replacement. <br />antees that the City will pay the full cost of repairs if the snow plnws damage <br />new curbing, that the final cost will not exceed 110% of the estimate, and that <br />the property tax values will not be increased because of the replacement of curb <br />and gutter and the overlay. Mr. Hoffman agreed that the curb on the North end <br />of the street is in worse condition than the South end but pointed out that this <br />hearing is similar to a.hearing conducted in 1975 and is in response to a petition <br />requesting the improvement. <br />wall at 4703 Townes Road to minimize the possibility of future damage by snow <br />plows. (See Resolution Ordering <br />Improvement later in Minutes. <br />Signers of the letter Contendikl that <br />They also said that <br />The letter also requested guar- <br />He agreed to construct the curb six inches from the <br />No objections were heard from the audience. <br />B. CONSTRUCTION OF CONCRETE CURB AND GUTTER IMPROVEMENT NO. P-B-88 IN THE <br />FOLLOWING: <br />Concord Ave. from W. 58th Street to. W. 60th Street, East side; <br />Concord Ave. from School Road to W. 60th Street, West side <br />Mr. Rosland presented total estimated construction cost of $29,196.69, proposed <br />to be assessed against 1,457.08 assessable feet at an estimated cost of $20.04 <br />per foot. Mr. Hoffman recalled that this hearing is being conducted as the , <br />result of a petition and recommended that the City pay the cost of approximately <br />$2,000 to improve drainage in the area by lowering the street at the time the <br />curb and gutter is installed. He clarified that Barr Engineering ComDany had <br />advised that this would not help the flooding at58th and Concord Ave. but that <br />surrounding properties would be helped. <br />petition objecting to the improvement because of the cost had just been received <br />which petition was signed by 60% of the affected residents. <br />to the improvement were also received from Mrs. Muriel Sharp, 5905 Concord Ave., <br />and Mr. G. R. Luck, 5929 Concord Ave. who advised that they had not known the <br />cost at the time the origind petition had been submitted, A letter of objection <br />was also received from Mr. Everett A. Blasing, 5933 Concord Ave., who also <br />requested that the Engineers inspect damage to his driveway caused by recent <br />heavy rains. Mr. Luck also requested that "No Parking During Athletic Events" <br />signs be installed in the area. No further discussion being heard, Councilman <br />Courtney's motion that the project be abandoned was seconded by Councilman SIiaw. <br />Mayor. Van Valkenburg advised that a <br />Letters objecting <br />Ayes: Courtney, Schmidt, Shaw, Van Valkenburg <br />Nays: None <br />Motion carried. <br />C. CONSTXUCTION OF SIDEWALK IMPROVEMENT NO. P-S-23 IN THE FOLLOWING: <br />France Avenue from W. 70th Street to Gallagher Drive (West side) <br />Gallagher Drive from France Avenue to Parklawn Avenue (both sides) * <br />Parklawn Avenue from Gallagher Drive to W. 76th Street (both sides) <br />Mr. Rosland advised that this hearing has been called as a result of iiumerous <br />requests from residents in this area for better pedestrian access to the South- <br />dale/Yorktown commercial areas and noted that the project will be paid from