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MINUTES <br />OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE <br />EDINR CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL <br />MAY 19, 1980 <br />Answering rollcall were mernbers Bredesen, Courtney, Richards , Schmidt, and Nayor <br />Van Valkenburg. Present 'also were Mrs.-Virginia Shaw and Mr. William Lord of the <br />Park Department, Mrs. Betty Carver of the Human Relations Commission, Nrs. Alison <br />Fuhr of the Traffic Safety Committee and Mrs. Helen McClelland of the Community <br />Development and Planning Commission. <br />RESPECT FOR LAW WEEK PROCLAMATION ISSUED. <br />ing Proclamation: <br />PROCLAMATION * <br />WHEREAS, crime and its effect upon the lives and property of our citizens continue <br />undiminished, despite efforts by government, citizens' organizations and many <br />individuals ; and <br />WHEREAS,. the problem of crime touch and affect all segments of our society, <br />undermining and eroding the noral and economic strength of our communities and <br />their citizens; and <br />WHEREAS, there is still a reluctance on the part of many citizens to involve them- <br />selves in actions to insure the protection, rights and well being of their fellow <br />citizens ; and <br />WHEREAS, Optimist clubs and their members continue to sponsor and support programs <br />aimed at combatting crime and disrespect for law through year-round effort; <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that I, James Van Valkenburg, Mayor of the City of . <br />Edina, do proclaim the week of May 26, 1980 <br />and ask that all citizens of the City of Edina join with*the Optimists in carry- <br />ing the message of respect for law to other citizens, and by example, exercise <br />responsible citizenship. <br />MINUTES of May 5, 1980, were approved as presented by motion of Councilwoman <br />Schmidt, seconded by Councilman Courtney. <br />Mayor Van Valkenburg issued the follow- <br />RESPECT FOR LAW WEEK <br />- Ayes: Bredesen, Courtney, Richards, Schmidt, Van Valkenburg <br />Nays: None <br />Mct ion carried. <br />PUBLIC HEARINGS CONDUCTED ON A-176 and L-20. <br />by the Clerk, approved as to form and ordered placed on file. <br />been given, Public hearings were conducted and action taken as hereinafter recorded. <br />Affidavits of Notice were presented <br />Due notice having <br />A. CONSTRUCTIOX OF STREET II!i?ROVEMENT NO. P-A-176 IN THE FOLLOWING: <br />W. 56th Street from Dale Ave. to Hansen Road <br />Mr. Hoffman recalled that this hearing had been called as the result of action taken <br />at the Council Meeting of April 21, 1980, so that notices could be sent to abut- <br />ting property owners as well as to residents living in an expanded area who are also <br />considered to*be benefited by the bitumhous surfacing of the street and is con- <br />sidered to be important in terms of public safety and quick access in emergency <br />situations. <br />be assessed against 41 lots at an estimated cost of $192.64 per assessable lot, <br />with the WestchesterApartments proposed to be assessed at an estimated cost of <br />$288.96. In response to a question of Mrs. Wm. McFadzean, 5600 Dale Ave., Xr. <br />Hoffman recalled that consideration had been given to vacating the road in 1974, <br />but that it is now used by over 300 cars per day as well as by emergency vehicles. <br />Mrs. McFadzean said that she thought the street should be widened if, in fact, it <br />is to be improved. Mr. Robert Sly, 5217 W. 56th St., was assured by Mr. Hoffman <br />that he is aware of the sub-soil condition and that the sub-soil will replaced <br />wherever necessary. Mr. Arthur P. Bein, Jr., 5216 W. 56th St., was told by Mr. <br />Hoffman that he does not believe that vibrations from the railroad have caused <br />break-up of the road. .Mr. Stanley E. Bourassa, 5605 Dale Ave., said that the <br />are already too high. <br />ments being heard, Councilman Richard's motion authorizing the improvement was <br />seconded by Councilman Courtney and unanimously carried. <br />ing Improvements 'later in Minutes.) <br />B. <br />Total estimated construction cost was given at $8,187.29, proposed to <br />* railroad should also be assessed for the improvement and objected that his taxes <br />No further com- <br />(See Resolution Order- <br />He suggested that the street be vacated. <br />CONSTRUCTION OF ORNAMENTAL STREET LIGHTING IMPROVEMENT NO. P-L-20 IN THE <br />FOLLOWING: ' <br />Light to be loc'ated on the lot line between 5817 and 5821 East View Lane <br />Mr. Hoffman recalled that this hearing had been continued fromathe Council Meet- <br />ings of March 3 and April 21, 1980, because affected property owners had been <br />out of town. <br />was proposed to be assessed against four assessable lots at an estimated cost of <br />$163.87 per assessable lot. Mr. Hoffman said that: he <br />will contact neighbors to find out what type of lights they desired before the <br />He recalled that the total estimated construction cost of $655.49 <br />No objections were heard.