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208 <br />MINUTES OF TI-IE REGULAR IrlEETING OF THE <br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY MLL <br />JULY 10, 1978 <br />Answering rollcall were members Courtney, Richards, Schmidt, Shaw and Mayor Van <br />Valkenburg. <br />Advisory Board members present were Mrs. Paul Foss of the Edina Art Center, <br />Nrs. Pat Llona of the Human Relations Commission and Mrs. Helen McClelland of <br />the Community Development and Planning Commission. <br />3iIiWTES of May 1 and 15, June 5, and Special Meetings of June 15 and 26, 1975, <br />were approved as presented by motion of Councilman Shaw, seconded by Councilman <br />Courtney. <br />Ayes: Courtney, Richards, Schmidt, Shaw, Van Valkenburg <br />Nays: None <br />Motion carried. <br />VICTORSEN'S TIMBERS CONTINUED TO AUGUST 7, 1978. <br />presented by Clerk, approved as to form and ordered placed on file. Mr. Hughes <br />Affidavits of Notice were <br />presented Victorsen's- Timbers, generally located at the Southeast. corner .of the <br />Crosstown Highway and Gleason Road, for preliminary plat approval. lie reviewed <br />the history of-the site, advising that the staff believes that the most suitable <br />development for the site would be for a...multiple residence building located at <br />the base of the hill as was appr,ved by Council in 1975, but never platted. <br />Mr. Hughes advised that the Community Development and Planning Commission had <br />a tied vote on the request and pointed out problems that he felt should be con- <br />sidered by the Council: <br />1. <br />close to the intersection of McCauley Trail with Gleason Road (approximately <br />60 feet). <br />2. Access to the existing residence on Indian Hills Road appears to be <br />very difficult following 'roadway construction. <br />3. A lift station would be necessary to provide sewer service to lots 13, 14, <br />15, 16 and 17. <br />4. Extraordinary measures may be necessary to insure adequate water pressure <br />for portions of the subdivision. <br />5. Profiles of proposed roads should be provided to ascertain the extent of <br />necessary cuts and fills and resultant loss of vegetation. <br />6. The location and size of the proposed de-silting basins are inadequate, <br />based upon comments from the Hennepin Soil & Water Conservation District. <br />7. Access to 19 single family lots by way of a 1400 long curvinlinear cul-de- <br />sac having grades up to 12% is highly undesirable. <br />Mr.-Hughes recommended that, if the site is to be used for R-1 zoning, it should <br />be. developed with very large 1ots.with ackess *from McGauley Trail .rather :than <br />from Gleason Road, but pointed out that this property is owned by someone other <br />than the proponents. <br />access problem for the existing residence on Indian Hills Road and that the <br />Southerly cul-de-sac terminate approximately 400 feet Easterly of its present <br />terminus. <br />attention to the fact that the Victorsens have gone to considerable expense in <br />atterr:pts to find a development which the City would approve. <br />the 22 single family unit proposal now before Council <br />ing R-1 zoning, with the Western Edina Plan and with development of the Indian <br />Hills area, Mr. Keenan referred to a letter fromChief Buresh, advising that <br />he had reviewed the proposed plat and "consider it to be acceptable from the <br />standpoint of accessibility by emergency vehicles". Dr. Glenn Lewis, 6328 <br />Gleason Road, objected that Chief Buresh had not spoken of the safety of pri- <br />vate vehicles, and.referred to the fact that the staff had considered a large <br />apartment development to be the best use for the land. <br />6909 Dakota Trail, said that he represented the Indian Hills Association and <br />e-xpressed concern about the access to Indian Hills Pass and abotlt the safety of <br />children in the area. He said that R-l zoning is a compatible use, but that <br />the proposed density is too great. <br />Roger Christgau, 6500 Indian Hills Pass, Blr. Wilbur Berg, 6409 Cherokee Trail, <br />and Mr. Harry Xurphy, 6508 Indian Hills Road, who said that his driveway is too <br />steep and that he lives only 32 feet from the cul-de-sac. Concern was also <br />expressed that a request might be made at a later date for a use for Lot 12 <br />other than R-1. Mr. Erickson said that covenants could be set up to prevent <br />such a possibility. <br />ordinaBy <br />but declined to estimate how long tlme it would take before the silting area <br />would require any additional attention, inasmuch as making such an estimated <br />The intersection of the Northerly cul-de-sac with Gleason Road is much too <br />He further recommended that there be a resolution of the <br />Mr. Richard Rennan, attorney for the Victorsens, called Council's <br />He advised that <br />is consistent with exist- <br />I Mr. Robert Perkins, <br />Also objecting to the proposal were Dr. <br />Mr. Hoffman said it would be possible, with extra- <br />measures, to take care of any water and sanitary sewer problens,