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225 MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE <br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL <br />AUGUST 7, 1978 i Answering rollcall were members Courtney, Richards, Schmidt, Shaw and Mayor Van <br />Valkerhurg . <br />No advisory board or commission members registered as being present. <br />MINUTES of June 19 and July 10, 1978, were approved as submitted by motion of <br />Councilman Shaw, seconded by Councilman Courtney. <br />Ayes: Courtney, Richards, Schmidt, Shaw, Van Valkenburg <br />Nays: None <br />Motion carried. <br />VICTORSEN'S TIMBERS PRELIMINARY PLAT CONTINUED TO SEPTEMBER 11, 1978. Mr. Hughes <br />recalled that preliminary plat approval for Victorsen's Timbers, generally <br />located at the- Southwest- corner of Gleason Road and the Crosstown Highway, had <br />been continued from the meeting of July 10, 1978, so that the property could be <br />staked to indicate building sites and the center line of proposed roads SO that <br />Council and neighbors could make an inspection of the property on July 17, 1978. <br />He reviewed the history of the site, recalling that in 1975 Council had approved <br />a plat which would allow a single multiple residence building containing 140 <br />units located at the base of the hill, with the understanding that the portion <br />of the property not utilized by the apartment would be dedicated to the City. ' <br />He <br />time and that the present proposal is for approval to plat 23 single family lots <br />which would be served by a cul-de-sac from Gleason Road and by a cul-de-sac from <br />Indian Hills Road. Mr. Hoffman advised that cross sections of the proposed plat <br />had been received t3is afternoon, but that he had not yet had an opportunity to <br />study them thoroughly. <br />acceptable type but that maintenance of the facility would cost the City approxi- . <br />mately $1,400 annually, and questioned whether the water pressure wouid be adequate ' <br />for properties at the top of the hill. Council was also advised that the Traffic <br />Safety Committee had recommended that other access points to the plat be explored <br />in the interest of public safety. Mr. Richard Kennan, the attorney representing <br />Mr. and Mrs. Folke Victorsen, urged approval of the plat, advising that the <br />site in question is consistant with the general use of the neighborhood and that <br />the Victorsens have gone to great lengths to respond to.any engineering questions <br />asked by the City. <br />pressed concern that looping the watermain would disturb the terrain unneces- <br />sarily. Council was advised that McCombs YJzutson Enginnering Company had deter- <br />mined that the plan now before the Council was the optimal in terms of safety <br />and in terms of minimizing the engineering problems involved and in terms of <br />minimizing the interruption with the environment. In response to the Mayor's <br />questions as to exactly what had been discussed at this afternoon's meeting, Mr. <br />Hughes advised that the conversation was so general that it was difficult to sum <br />up any discussion which had taken place. He said that Crossview Lutheran Church <br />had indicated that they would be open to suggestions for subdividing their <br />property at this time in connection with the Victorsen site. <br />that it would not be feasible to cut a road thru the church property because the <br />severe cuts <br />representative from the church said that they would be open to suggestions as <br />indicated by Mr. Hughes, but that they had not been approached with any definite <br />plan for their property. <br />Lane, Mr. Keenan advised that there would not be any public access to the lake <br />thru the plat. <br />vegetation were Mrs. Ann Carrier, 6409 Indian Pond Circle, Dr. Glenn Lewis, <br />6328 Gleason Road and Messrs. William Burke, 6409 Cherokee Trail, and Vern Gund- <br />erson, 6405 Indian Pond Circle. Following lengthy discussion, Councilman Richards <br />moved that the matter be referred back to the Planning Comission so that they can <br />further study questions as to grades and slopes, traffic safety and the possibility <br />of Crossview Lutheran Church platting their property in connection with the Victor- <br />son property and the total impact of the development on the site. <br />stipulated that the plat be brought back to Council on September 11, 1978. <br />was seconded by Councilman Courtney. Mr. Harry Murphy, representing Crossview <br />Lutheran Church, said that the church would be very willing to cooperate with <br />Mr. Victorsen. <br />added that the property was not platted and the dedication not made at that <br />He said that the lift station proposed would be of an <br />He explained that'a 6 inch watermain is proposed but ex- <br />Mr. Bastyr said <br />which would be necessitated would cause the loss of many trees. A <br />In response to a question of Mr. Allen Cater, 6316 Post <br />Expressing concerns as to traffic safety in the area and loss of <br />The motion also <br />Motion <br />Ayes: Cour.tney, Richards, Schmidt, Shaw, Van Valkenburg <br />Nays: None <br />Motion carried. <br />MORINE'S ADDITION GRANTED PRELIMINARY PLAT APPROVAL. Mr. Hughes recalled that <br />Morine's Addition had been continued from the meeting of July 17, 1978, so that <br />the staff could prepare Findings of Fact for this property which is located on