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MINUTES <br />OF TIIE REGULAR MEETING OF THE <br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL <br />FEBRUARY 5, 1979 <br />43 i <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 />The <br />He explained the possibility of using Lake <br />Re suggested that a topographical drawing