<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 />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 />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.