<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 />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 />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 />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 />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 />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,