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252 <br />- -\ I <br />1 --.+ <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 />taken. <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 />eloperts.agreement. <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 />reached. <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 />4) <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