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224 <br />MINUTES <br />OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE <br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL <br />FEBRUARY 28, 1983 <br />Answering rollcall were Members Bredesen, Richards, Schmidt, Turner and Mayor <br />Courtney. <br />MINUTES of October 4, 1982, and February 7, 1983, were approved as submitted <br />by motion of Member Schmidt, seconded by Member Turner. I KENNETH NELSON COMMENDED FOR LONG TIME SERVICE TO CITY. Mr. Rosland commended <br />Mr. Kenneth Nelson for his many years of service to the City of Edina, beginning <br />with his volunteer service to the Fire Department in February of 1955. <br />began full time employment in April of 1956 with the Park Department and was <br />appointed to the Fire Department in July of 1962. <br />Cross instructor and EMT instructor for many years. <br />presented him with a silver pen bearing the Edina Logo. <br />his appreciation to the City Council. <br />PUBLIC HEARING CONDUCTED ON VERNON AVENUE IMPROVEMENTS. Affidavits of Notice <br />were presented by Acting Clerk, approved as to form and ordered placed on file. <br />Pursuant to due notice given, public hearing was conducted and action taken <br />as hereinafter set forth: <br />A. PERMANENT STREET SURFACING WITH CONCRETE CURB IS GUTTER AND SIDEWALK <br />Mr. Nelson <br />He has been an American Red <br />In appreciation, Mr. Rosland <br />Mr. Nelson expressed <br />NO. P-BA-259 IN THE FOLLOWING: <br />Vernon Avenue from Gleason Road to Londonderry Interchange <br />Mr. Rosland presented total estimated construction cost for Permanent Street <br />Surfacing with Concrete Curb & Gutter and Sidewalk No. P-BA-259 at $869,990.03, <br />proposed to be assessed against 3,743.85 assessable feet (Single Family) at <br />an estimated cost of $20.00 per assessable foot; 629 assessableunits (Multi Family) <br />at an estimated cost of $150.00 per assessable unit; 1,270 assessable feet <br />(Commercial) at an estimated cost of $40.00 per assessable foot. <br />ment is proposed to be assessed over a ten (10) year period; total estimated <br />cost to be assessed of $148,893.85 with the balance of the funds coming from <br />the Municipal State Aid (gas tax) account. Mr. Hoffman added that the areas <br />proposed to be assessed are those abutting the proposed street improvement. <br />However, notices were sent to all properties that would access this street <br />between Gleason Road and Londonderry Interchange. <br />to assess a portion of the improvement cost over the entire area. The proposed <br />project consists of constructing a new bituminous surface with concrete curb and <br />gutter the entire distance from Vernon Avenue to Londonderry Interchange. Addi- <br />tionally, a concrete sidewalk adjacent to the curb would be constructed on the <br />north and east side of the roadway, which ~ould be maintained by the City. The <br />proposed street would be 36 feet wide from Gleason Road to Habitat Court with <br />parking restricted on the south side. From Habitat Court to Londonderry Inter- <br />change, the proposed street would be 32 feet wide with no parking allowed on <br />either side. These dimensions are minimum widths required for use of Municipal <br />State Aid Funds. ‘The project would also include replacement-.of the current <br />structure over Nine Mile Creek, and-some minor storm.sewer installations. <br />Mr. Hoffman advised that eonstruction, if approved, could be accomplished in <br />1983, with the exception of a finishing seal coat which will be applied in <br />June, 1984. <br />ment due in 1985. <br />received regarding the proposed assessment district and the residents had been <br />informed that because of the vari’ations in types of property, i.e. single, <br />double and multiple dwelling units, church property, open space, etc. the <br />proposed total cost to be assessed would be between $148,893.85 and $220,027.00 <br />depending on how the Council chose to spread the assessment. Mr. Hoffman noted <br />receipt of the following letters: <br />who stated they are opposed to curb and gutter on Vernon Avenue; Connie and <br />Robert Ogilvie, 6105 Lincoln Dr., who agreed the road needs resurfacing but <br />objected to concrete curb and gutter and sidewalk; Mr. and Mrs. Darrell D. Stark, <br />5924 Walnut Drive, who expressed their objection to assessing property owners <br />on streets that may have access to Vernon Avenue. Mr. Hoffman explained that <br />curb and gutter are required for use of Municipal State Aid Funds. <br />to Member’Bredesen as to why Vernon Avenue was selected for State.Aid Funds, <br />Mr. Hoffman stated that Vernon Avenue is one of two chosen (the other being <br />50th Street) which are in the poorest condition. <br />Court, spoke in favor of the improvement but questioned whether emergency <br />vehicles would be able to get through. Mr. Hoffman indicated they would be <br />able to during the road construction with the only problem being during the <br />bridge replacement over Nine Mile Creek, but in an emergency a temporary passage <br />could be graded through. George Jenos, 6143 Artic Way, said he represented <br />This improve- <br />I The City Council may chose <br />.- <br />Assessments would then be levied in 1984 with the initial install- <br />He indicated that a number of telephone calls had been <br />Clayton and Jeanne Nitz, 6016 Tamarac Ave., <br />In response <br />Dr. William Price, 61Q5 Habitat