<br />OF TIIE REGULAR MEETING OF THE
<br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL
<br />FEBRUARY 5, 1979
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<br />Answering rollcall were members Courtney, Richards , Schmidt and Mayor Van Valken-
<br />burg. Present also were Mrs. Helen McClelland of the Community Development and
<br />Planning Commission, Mr. Ray O'Connell of the Human Relations Commission, Dr.
<br />Walter Krafft of the Advisory Health Committee and Mrs. Alison Fuhr of the Citi-
<br />zens Safety Comcil.
<br />MINUTES of January 15, 1979, were approved as submitted by motion of Councilwoman
<br />Schmidt, seconded by Councilman Courtney.
<br />Ayes: Courtney, Richards , Schmidt, Van Valkenburg
<br />Nays: None
<br />Motion carried.
<br />PUBLIC HEARINGS CONDUCTED ON VARIOUS PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS. . Affidavits of Notice
<br />were presented by Clerk, approved as to form and ordered placed on file. Due
<br />notice having been given, public hearings were conducted and action taken as
<br />hereinafter set forth.
<br />A. STORM SEWER IMPROVEMENT NO. P-ST.S-16 1 located within the following described
<br />boundaries: Wooddale Avenue on the East, T.H. 100 on the West, the Edina
<br />Country Club Golf Course on the North 2nd W. 60th Street on the South
<br />Mr. Rosland presented estimated .cost of the improvement at $387,438.36, proposed
<br />to be assessed at an estimated cost of $4.27~ per assessable square foot.
<br />Mayor referred to letters which had been received from Messrs. Homer R. Kinney,
<br />4513'Oak Drive, R. L. Peterson, 4515 W. 56th St., and Kenneth Sundquist, 4708
<br />W. 60th Street. Mr. Peterson's letter referred to a four foot deep lake which
<br />forms behind his house if the rain is intense. Mr. Sundquist said that the
<br />School District should pay the majority of the cost inasmuch as they will benefit
<br />most from the project. Mr. Kinney emphasized that houses in the area were built
<br />on swampy soil and that they should have not been permitted in the first place.
<br />With the aid of the overhead projector, Mr. Hoffman explained three possible
<br />solutions to the problem: 1) Installing larger pipes in the area; 2) Aitering
<br />the water flow and providing dnor storage areas; 3) Making fewer pipe changes,
<br />but using larger storage areas. '
<br />Harvey for additional water storage and also of increasing the size of the pond-
<br />ing area in the school playground. Mr. Tony Angeliar, 5945 Concord Ave., said
<br />that his property has never had a water problem and objected to having to pay for
<br />the improvement. Mr. Hoffman concurred with Mr. Angeliar that the boundary of
<br />the draicage district may not be accurate and said that the Engineers would check
<br />into the matter. Mr. Lloyd Porter, 4809 School Road, Mr. Paul Nymark, 5604 Sher-
<br />wood Ave., Mr. John Clausen, 4528 W. 56th St., and Mr. Gerald Walters, 5832 St.
<br />Johns Ave., all objected to the proposed assessment, stating that many problems
<br />could be solved privately by installation of drain tile around foundations. Mr.
<br />Steven Tell, 5606 Sherwood Ave., said that they had already paid for Storm Sewer
<br />Improvement No. ST.S-19 installed in 1953. In response to a question from the
<br />audience, Nr. Hoffman said that Sto.rm Sewer 19 had bee2 properly installed under
<br />design criteria for that time. Mr. Kenneth Sundquist suggested that the City
<br />install a holdirig pond to' see if tbab would alleviate the problem before additional
<br />funds are spent. Mr. Donald Pryart Assistant Superintendent for Business Affairs
<br />for the School District, said that he had no objection to the improvement, but
<br />urged that construction be held up a few years until the soccer and baseball fields
<br />are no longer needed at: that location.
<br />be made of the area. Advising that their basements had been flooded over the years
<br />and urging that the improvement be insealled were Messrs. Earl W. Fisher, 5809
<br />Concord kve., W. C. Jones, 4601 Tower St., James Seyko, 4513 Tower St., and Mrs.
<br />Ann Becker, 5805 Concord Ave. Messrs. Jack Miller, 5841 Ashcroft Ave., and
<br />Wilford Olson, 5824 Ashcroft Ave., said that their back yards fill with water after
<br />a two or three inch rainfall. A lady who lives at 4712 I?. 60th Street was told
<br />that the entire School District would be assessed for the cost of the School
<br />District's assessment. Mr. John Hedberg, 4812 Lakeview Drive, said that his lot
<br />is the lowest lot on Lake Harvey and expressed concern about what would happen if
<br />the lake is used as a holding pond. Mr. John Peddema, 5717 Concord Ave., concurred
<br />with Mr. Hedberg's statements and suggested thatQit might be less costly just to
<br />reimburse the residents within the drainage area for the cost of damages incurred
<br />by the people whose basements are flooded. Following lengthy discussion, Council-
<br />man Richards moved'that the hearing be continued to April 2, 1979, so that the
<br />Engineer could have an opportunity to reassess the drainage district and investi-
<br />gate alternate methods of alleviating the problems. Motion was seconded by
<br />Counc ilman Courtney .
<br />He explained the possibility of using Lake
<br />Re suggested that a topographical drawing