<br />I OF THE REGUI.AE EIEISTINC OF THE
<br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD isr CITY HALL
<br />SEPTEMBER 8, 1980
<br />Answering rollcall were menbers Bredesen, Courtney, Richards , Schmidt and Mayor
<br />Van Valkenburg .
<br />1981 BUDGET FKESENTED. The Nayor recalled that, by law, the budget for the
<br />ensuing year must be presented at this meeting, and advised that the Budget for
<br />1981 will be studied by the Council on Seprember 15, 1980, at 4.:00 in the Con-
<br />ference Room of the City Hall.
<br />PUBLIC HEARINGS CONDUCTED ON VARIOUS ASSESSMENTS.
<br />hearings on the proposed assessments for Storm Sewer Improvenent No. ST.S-161,
<br />Lift Station Improvement No. LS-9knd Parking Lot Improvement No. P-12 had been
<br />continued from the meeting of August 18, 1980. Continued public hearings were
<br />then conducted and action taken as hereinafter recorded:
<br />Tihe Mayor recalled that public
<br />A. STORM SEWER IMPROVEMENT NO. ST.S-1'61 IN THE FOLLOWING:
<br />Generally bounded by the Edina Country Club Golf Course, Wooddaie Ave., Edina
<br />School Oistrict Complex and W. 6Uth Street as described in the Notice of
<br />Public Hearing
<br />Mr. Hoffman said that, following the continuation of this hearing, he made fur-
<br />ther field investigations and that the Edina Country Club and 6008 Parneil Avenue
<br />should be in the storm sewer district as proposed. He said that 4204 Philbrook
<br />Lane and 6U04 Ashcroft drainage waters flow to other storm drainage districts.
<br />Mr. Hoffman said that, in response to the comment that W. 50th Street was dam-
<br />aged by dump trucks, the street does not show any more reflective cracking than
<br />normal. Mr. Hoffman recommended that the School District assessment be reduced
<br />by $6,500 for the area used as a storm retention area, adaing that this area
<br />coiild be expected to contain water in any giver, year. He responded to a letter
<br />from Mr. John Hedberg, At312 Lakeview Drive, by saying that in the past, the City
<br />has assessed a lower rate for single tamily lots that exceeded 18,000 square
<br />feet by assessing the first 18,UOO feet of the lot at the full rate, and the
<br />remaining square footage being assessed at one-half rate. Be clarified that,
<br />it this were done, a total of $3,124.81 would be reduced on a total of 27 homes
<br />in the district. Nr. HoEfman suggested that, since bituminous work would have
<br />been required for Tower St. within che nmt couple of ~aar~, COS'; of the reductisri in
<br />assessmen% could be taken from the maintenance budget for street renovation.
<br />Mr. John W. Hedberg referred to nis ietter oE August 21, 1980, and suggested
<br />that, because theie was a scbstantial overrun, the increased costs should be
<br />taken out of generai funds.
<br />opinion in that everyone in a storm sewer distrj.ct benefits an6 recalled that
<br />this policy of assessment has been held up in court.
<br />4408 Philbrook Lane, was told by Mr. Hoffman that his entire yard drains to this
<br />drainage district. No further comrr,ents were heard. (See Resolution Ordering
<br />Assessment later in Minutes.) .
<br />The Mayor said that he differs from Mr. Hedberg's
<br />Mr. Kenneth iaidebrow;
<br />3. SAZi.I.TA!SY SEWELI LIFT S'JXTION NO. LS-9 Ih THE FOLLOWIMG:
<br />East side of France Ave. at W. 77th Street
<br />iqr. Itosiand recalied that this Lift Station had been continued because Winfiald
<br />Properties had said that they might not use the iift station for the5r proposed
<br />development and had asked to be removed from the assessment.
<br />of Bather, Ringrose ana Wolsfeid, representing Winkield Devefopment, said that
<br />his clienis had developed a number of placs which provide alternatives which
<br />would ali be capable of using gravity flow and asked that this property be
<br />deleted trom the project.
<br />said that it is possible to defer assessments for unimproved property, but Winfield
<br />Development was asking that it not be assessed at all. If not assessed, there is
<br />the possibility that. the City might never be paid for the improvement.
<br />son said that the City could reassess a piece of property if a mistake is made or
<br />the argument of .mis.take of illegality probably could not be macle.
<br />he did not know if the assessment could be made and then forgiven and that he
<br />would like to check the Statutes further.
<br />ing the hearing until September 15, 1980, as reconmended by the City Attorney was
<br />then seconded by CoLinciinan Bredesen.
<br />, Nays: None
<br />Mr. Frank Berg
<br />In response to a question of the Hayor, Mr. Erickson
<br />Mr. Erick-
<br />' if the assessment is illegal or invalid, but that, knowing these facts in advance,
<br />Aiso, he said
<br />Councilman Courtney's motion continu-
<br />Ayes : Courtney, Bredesen, Richards, Schmidt, Van Val-kenburg
<br />Motion carried.
<br />C . PARKING LOT IMPROVEMENT NO. P-12 IN THE FOLLOWING:
<br />Colonial Church of Edina