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<br />MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE
<br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL
<br />SEPTEMBER 11, 1978
<br />7:OO P.M.
<br />Answering rollcall were members Courtney, Richards, Schmidt , Shaw and Mayor Van
<br />Valkenburg .
<br />Mrs. Helen McClelland, representing the Community Development and Planning Com-
<br />mission, and Mr. Homer Kinney, representing the Advisory Health Committee,
<br />were present.
<br />MINUTES of August 7, 1978, were approved as presented by motion of Councilman
<br />Courtney, seconded by Councilwoman Schmidt.
<br />Ayes: Courtney, Richards, Schmidt, Shaw, Van Valkenburg
<br />Nays: None
<br />Motion carried.
<br />1979 BUDGET PRESENTED.
<br />State Statute, and advised that Eudget Meetings will be held at 4:30 p.m. on
<br />September 13, 20 and 21, 1979, in the City Hall Conference Room.
<br />Mr. Rosland presented the 1979 Budget in accordance with
<br />No action was
<br />VICTORSEN'S TIXBERS GRANTED PRELIMINARY PLAT APPROVAL. Mr. Hughes presented Vict-
<br />orsen's Timbers for preliminary plat approval, recalling that, at the meeting of
<br />August 7, 1978, this-plat, located on the Northeast corner of the Crosstown Highway
<br />and Gleason Road, had been referred back to the Planning Commission so that they
<br />could further study questions as to grades and slopes, traffic safety and the pos-
<br />sibility of Crossview Lutheran Church platting its property in connection with the
<br />Victorsen property.
<br />road from Indian Hills Pass and Gleason Road and provided for a new access at
<br />McCauley Trail across property owned by Crossview Lutheran Church.
<br />access to the property provides for a 12% grade and construction of additional
<br />retaining walls. Mr. Hughes advised that the Community Development and Planning
<br />Commission had recommended approval of the plat, subject to the following condi-
<br />tions: 1) that a scenic and open space easement 100 'feet upland from Arrowhead
<br />Lake be required;
<br />District be submitted;
<br />keceipt of the required subdivision dedication and 5) receipt of an executed dev-
<br />negotiations with the church and come back to Council for final approval on October
<br />16, 1978. lfr. Keenan, representing Mr. and"Mrs. Victorsen, noted disadvantages to
<br />the revised plat from the developer's standpoint, advised that development would
<br />be more expensive and that there are 21, rather than 22, lots. Reference was made
<br />to a letter from Efr.JHarry A. Murphy, Jr., 6508 Indian Hills Road, stating his
<br />approval of the plat if a berm is constructed with a minimum height of 6 feet
<br />between the Victorsen property, the Ted Carlson property and his own lot, and
<br />if this berm will have plantings that will give it a natural look.
<br />representing Dr. Glenn Lewis, 6328 Gleason Road, expressed concern that the eros-
<br />ion problem had not been given adequate consideration and suggested that Lot 10
<br />be eliminated. He also requested assurance that access to his home would not be
<br />cut off during construction.
<br />and said that it would be preferable if the density for the site was aiz ehe base
<br />of the hill as had been proposed originally.
<br />Hughes dated April 26, 1978, from the Chairman of the Hennepin Soil and Water
<br />Conservation District and contended that most of the questions raised regarding
<br />erosion and water run-off were never answered. Mr. Robert Perkins, 6909 Dakota
<br />Trail, expressed concern that the developer is planning too many lots for the area.
<br />Mr. Calvin R. Kuhlman, representing Crossview Lutheran Church, said that the
<br />church membership would have to evaluate the proposal before a decision can be
<br />receive credit against any future dedication if it should dedicate a portion of
<br />its land for use for a road running thru its property at this time, Councilman
<br />Richards said that the overall effect of the development would have to be studied.
<br />Expressing concern also about lot sgze, possible erosion and storm water probleros
<br />was the resident at 6501 Cherokee Trail who requested that the Victorsens submit
<br />to the Hennepin Conservation District and the staff an erosion control plan. He
<br />said that the elimination of Lot 12 would reduce the average lot size from 34,393
<br />to 23,535 square feet. Mr. William Burke, 6409 Cherokee Trail, also expressed
<br />his concern that the Eastern side of the hill would be denuded and presented a map
<br />showing an alternative plan which he said would be more environmentally sound.
<br />Mayor Van Valkenburg said that he also has concern about the lot sizes, but that
<br />the Council does.not have the authority to require that the lots be larger than
<br />required by ordinance.
<br />He presented a revised subdivision which eliminated the access
<br />The new
<br />2) that a grading permit from the Nine Mile Creek-Uafei?shed
<br />3) that the proposed Erosion Control Plan be approved;
<br />Mr. Hughes recommended that the Victorsens continue their
<br />The attorney
<br />Dr. Lewis requested that all lot sizes be increased
<br />He referred to a letter to Mr. .
<br />I In response to a question of Mr. Kuhlman as to whether the church would
<br />He added that he believes that there has been a great