MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE EDINA BOARD OF REVIEW
<br />HELD MONDAY, JUNE 9, 1980
<br />AT 4:OO P.M., AT EDINA CITY HALL
<br />Answering rollcall were members Bredesen, Schmidt and Mayor Van Valkenburg who
<br />served as Board of Review, which meeting convened pursuant to
<br />Board of Review Meeting" published in the Edina Sun on April 23, 1980, and
<br />posted on City Bulletin Boards on April 18, 1980. The Mayor explained that the
<br />purpose of this meeting was to give persons who considered themselves aggrieved
<br />by their property valuation, or those who wishdto complain that the property
<br />of another is assessed too low, an opportunity to show cause for having the
<br />assessment corrected. Mr. Johnson, City Assessor, explained that almost 100%
<br />of the residential property values had been increased 15% and that the real
<br />decision comes down to the market value of the property. The Mayor advised that
<br />the decision of the Board of Review could be appealed to the County Board of
<br />Review and could then be appealed to the State Board of Review.
<br />"Notice of
<br />Mr. Earl Nelson, owner of a commercial building at 4100 W. 76th Street, objected
<br />that he has no objection to the assessment for the building, but that he consid-
<br />ered $2.99 per square foot too high for the land value.
<br />4401 W. 76th Street which, he said, was $2.00 per square foot and to 4175 W.
<br />75th Street which he said was appraised at $2.90 per square foot and said that
<br />he believed that all should be assessed at $2.50 per square foot. He also re-
<br />ferred to a building on Parklawn Ave. which was sold in 1979 for $355,000, which
<br />building was smaller than Mr. Nelson's building but on a larger lot.
<br />property is presently assessed ;it $431,000.
<br />Ms. Helen Letson, 4505 Garrison Lane, objected to the increased assessment for
<br />her home from $78,200 in 1979 to the present value of $89,900, stating that she
<br />believed that the value should be $80,000.
<br />street from her house had recently sold between $95,000 and $110,000.
<br />Mr. Nelson referred to
<br />Mr. Nelson's
<br />The property will be reviewed.
<br />She said that larger homes across the
<br />Mr. Wm. Holm, 6925 Southdale Road, objected to the $79,000 value set by the Asses-
<br />sor, stating that, in comparison with values of neighboring property, his house-,
<br />should be valued at $74,000. The .property will be' reviewed.
<br />Mrs. Robert Cunningham, 6305 Maloney Ave., objected to the $500 market value for
<br />a 7% foot wide strip of land which they bought for back taxes.
<br />the land is useless for any practical purposes because it adjoins their property
<br />on which there is a 5 foot utility easement. In responSe.to the suggestion that
<br />the properties be combined, Mrs. Cunningham said that she had been advised not
<br />to take such action.
<br />less" property to be valued at $100.00.
<br />She explained that
<br />She said that she was told that the City considered "worth-
<br />A gentleman representing Metro Limited, owner of 7400 Metro Blvd.,
<br />the $3,100,000 value of this property which he said had increased $68,000 over
<br />last year's value.
<br />rate as One Corporate Center and requested a opportunity to compare his figures
<br />with those of One Corporate Center.
<br />objected to
<br />He suggested that his building is being assessed at the same
<br />Mr. James Grotz, 5513 Park Place, objected to the estimated market value of
<br />$84,100, stating that he believes that the value should be $72,000, particularly
<br />as his property compares with 5501 Park Place and in view of the.fact that 5528
<br />Park Place sold for $75,000 a couple of months ago.
<br />perhaps the other properties were assessed too low and that the values of the
<br />other properties could not be raised unless the owners are given notice that their
<br />values are being reconsidered. Mr. Grotz Tiill furnish surmaries of his notes.
<br />Mr. Kenneth Dragseth, 6904 Antrim Road, objected to his estimated market value 11
<br />of $89,300, stating that because of heavey traffic and speed on Antrim Road, his
<br />value should not be as high as if the house.:was on a les's travelred street. Mr.
<br />Dragseth said that his market value had been increased to $89,300 from last
<br />year's value of $77,700 and that houses valued up to $125,000 had lower taxes
<br />than his property. He also objected that residents on the West side of Antrim.
<br />Road have no sidewalks and have'trouble crossing the street to reach the park.
<br />Mr. Johnson advised that the location of a11 properties have been considered in
<br />arriving at values.
<br />Mr. W. A. Spanton, 4816 Roycar Road, objected to his market value of $108,700.
<br />He referred to an article in Corporate Report -- and asked how the Assessor could
<br />justify an increase of 15%.
<br />apolis Tribune dated August 4, 1979, which was furnished by M.L.S., and said that
<br />the two articles represented different time frames. He said that he had not used
<br />either article in arriving at his assessment figures.
<br />Mr. Johnson pointed out that
<br />Mr. Johnson referred to an article in the Minne-