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I <br />14a Q eo <br />(b <br />5 m. <br />I <br />I <br />MINUTES <br />OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE <br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL <br />MAY 21, 1984 <br />Answering rollcall were Members Bredesen, Schmidt, Turner and Mayor Courtney. <br />JERI MARTY COMMENDED. Mr. Rosland introduced Mrs. Jeri Marty advising that she and <br />her husband will be leaving the state. He commended her for her conscientious and <br />outstanding work as Administrative Secretary in the year's time that she has been <br />employed for the City and presented her with a silver pen bearing the City logo in <br />appreciation. Members of the Council also expressed their thanks and appreciation <br />and joined in wishing her well. <br />PUBLIC HEARING CONDUCTED ON STREET IBPROVEBENT NO. P-BA-262 (W. 44TH STREET); HEARING <br />CONTINUED TO JUNE 18, 1984. Affidavits of Notice were presented by Clerk, approved <br />as to form and ordered placed on file. Pursuant to due notice given, &a public <br />hearing was conducted and action taken as hereinafter set forth: <br />A. CONSTRUCTION OF PERMANENT STREET SURFACING WITH CONCRETE CURB AND GUTTER, SIDEWALK <br />AND MINNEHAHA BRIDGE REPLACEMENT IMPROVEMENT NO. P-BA-262 IN THE FOLLOWING: <br />West 44th Street from Brookside Terrace to T.H.. 100 <br />Mr. Rosland presented total estimated cost of construction for P-BA-262, West 44th <br />Street from Brookside Terrace to T.H. 100, at $356,063.23, with estimated cost to be <br />paid by State Aid funds of $338,753.23, and estimated cost to be assessed at $17,310.00 <br />proposed to be assessed against 865.50 asseszable feet at $20.00/per foot. Engineer <br />Hoffman advised that the proposed project corkists of constructing a *new bituminous <br />surface with concrete curb and gutter the entire distance from the So0 Line Railroad <br />to T.H. 100. Additionally', a concrete sidewalk adjacent to the curb would be con- <br />structed on the north side of the roadway.which would be maintained by the City. <br />The proposed street would be 36 feet wide from Brookside Avenue to T.H. 100 with <br />parking restricted on the north side; an alternate would be 32 feet wide with no <br />parking either side. He noted that these dimensions are minimum widths required for <br />use of Municipal State Aid Funds. <br />replacement of the current structure at Minnehaha Crzek. <br />could be accomplished in 1984 or early 1985. <br />1985 with the initial installment due in 1986. <br />assessed over a ten year period, with an annual rate of interest not to exceed the <br />amount allowed by law. <br />width in feet of West 44th Street and advised that a copy had been mailed together <br />with a letter to the residents who had presented a petition to the Council at its <br />meeting of April 16, 1984, and who had asked-to be notified of the public hearing. <br />West 44th Street is a collector street with approximately 2500 vehicles per day <br />and thus is eligible for use of gas tax funds. Staff feels that no significant <br />changes will occur as to traffic volume and speeds and that the area around the <br />bridge will be a safety improvement over existing conditions. <br />that the main issue of concern appears to be the width of the existing street versus <br />proposed widths. <br />each direction with parking on one side, or to ban parking along the street in the <br />project area. <br />ing standards applied to development of a city street system. Mr. Hoffman then <br />presented the following alternatives: 1) 36 feet wide with parking allowed on the <br />south side, fundable through use. of gas tax monies and standard assessment to <br />adjacent property owners,'2). 32 feet wide with no parking allowed'either side, <br />owners, 3) less than 32 feet wide with no 8arking allowed or parking with desig- <br />nated hours, funding unknown as to whether 'a variance could be obtained for use of <br />gas tax funds or by general assessment, and 4) no construction on the roadway. <br />14r. Hoffman then explained how alternatives one through three would be constructed <br />and also how the bridge structure could be positioned. Member Bredesen asked what <br />the logic was for building the roadway to the 32 foot standard. Mr. Hoffman explained <br />that studies have shown that on collector streets the safest configuration is one. <br />that has 12 foot-traffic lanes and that on a narrower street there is less of a safety <br />margin because there is no setback for the sidewalk. Member Bredesen then asked <br />when the portion of the roadway from Mackey Avenue to Wooddale would be improved <br />and if 44th Street would lose its eligibility for gas tax funds if the proposed <br />improvement were funded by other means. <br />Mackey Avenue to Wooddale is not presently in-the City's five year reconstruction <br />plan. Also, that 44th Street would remain on the State Aid system regardless of <br />the funding for the proposed improvement. <br />proposed improvement were the following: Kelsey Smith, 4801 W. 44th Street, Bob <br />Larson of Morningside, Walter Schulz, no address given, Jim Welna, 5139 W. 44th <br />Street, E. Dudley Parsons, 4437 Brookside Terrace, Terry Morrison representing the <br />Bonn family at 4383 Thielen Avenue, Bob Mazeiner, 5101 W. 44th Street, Dennis Coyne, <br />4601 W. 44th Street, Cathy Steim, 4520 W. 44th Street, Robert Drake 4164 W. 44th <br />Street and Marsha Jones, 4709 W. 44th Street. Concerns voiced were that widening <br />the roadway would change the character of the neighborhood, trees would be removed, <br />The major portion of the project would include <br />Assessments would then be levied in <br />The improvement is proposed to be <br />If approved, construction <br />Mr. Hoffman presented a graphic showing the average current <br />Mr. Hoffman noted <br />The project proposes to continue to have one lane of traffic in <br />This type of project is in character with normal modern day engineer- <br />. fundable through use of gas tax monies andstandard assessment to adjacent property <br />Mr. Hoffman responded that the portion from <br />Appearing and speaking in opposition to