<br />MINUTES .
<br />OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE
<br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL
<br />JUNE 18, 1984
<br />Answering rollcall were Members Bredesen, Richards, Turner and Mayor Courtney.
<br />RESOLUTION OF CONDOLENCE FOR T. LEA TODD ADOPTED.
<br />Resolution of Condolence for T. Lea Todd which was unamiously adopted by the Council:
<br />.Mayor Courtney read the following
<br />RESOLUTION OF CONDOLENCE
<br />WHERAS, T. Lea Todd was a long time resident of the City, having brought his -
<br />family to Edina in 1937; and
<br />WHEREAS, he was held in high esteem by all who knew him for his many civic interests
<br />and his selfless and timeless efforts in serving his community; and
<br />WHEREAS, he served on the Planning Commission for a total of twenty years and was
<br />Chairman for ten years, during Edina's greatest period of growth from 1943 to 1968;
<br />WHEREAS, he was elected as President of the Village Council and served a two year
<br />term from January 1, 1944 through December 31, 1945; and
<br />WHEREAS, he was a strong proponent for the establishment of the first Edina Munici-
<br />pal Liquor Store with the proceeds thereof to be used for the development of parks
<br />and streets in a rapidly developing community, and
<br />WHEREAS, he was a charter member of the Edina Taxpayers Association which was -- organized in 1951;
<br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Edina City
<br />passing of
<br />on June 11, 1984, at the age of eighty-eight years,
<br />to his wife, Minerva, and to his children and their
<br />. T. LEA TODD
<br />Council does hereby mourn the
<br />and extends its condolences
<br />families ;
<br />BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this Resolution be entered into the Minutes Book of
<br />the Edina City Council and that a copy be presented to his family.
<br />MINUTES of the Regular Council Meeting of June 4, 1984, and of'the Special Meeting
<br />of June 7, 1984, were approved as submitted by motion of Member Turner, seconded
<br />by Member Richards.
<br />Ayes: Bredesen, Richards, Turner, Courtney
<br />Motion carried.
<br />PUBLIC HEARING ON W. 44TH STREET IMPROVEMENT CONCLUDED; RESOLUTION ADOPTED AUTHOR-
<br />IZING IMPROVEMENT NO. BA-262. Engineer Hoffman recalled that at the meeting of ,.___..
<br />May 21, 1984, the Council had continued the public hearing on proposed improvement
<br />of W. 44th Street to this meeting to allow staff to prepare a proposal which
<br />would address the concerns of the W. 44th Street residents as voiced at that
<br />Street on a block by block.basis, noting the years in which re-construction is
<br />proposed for the various segments. He stated that the project includes: a) structure
<br />replacement at Minnehaha Creek, b) concrete curb and gutter installation, c) concrete
<br />sidewalk (north side), and d) new bituminous surfacing. Mr. Hoffman recalled that
<br />issues of concern were: 1) street width, 2) parking restrictions, 3) structure
<br />location on Minnehaha Creek, 4) traffic volumes/speed, and 5) funding of the project.
<br />He then reviewed the possible alternatives: I) 36 feet wide (standard used by City),
<br />with parking allowed on South side and funding-through gas tax monies with standard
<br />assessment to adjacent property owners; 11) 32 feet wide, with no parking allowed
<br />and funding through gas tax monies with standard assessment; 111) 28 feet wide
<br />(subject to State Aid approval on traffic), with no parking allowed and funding
<br />through gas tax monies with standard assessment; and IV) no build. As directed
<br />by Council, Mr. Hoffman advised that staff has been working on Alternative I11
<br />and believes it may be possible to obtain State Aid funding but pointed out that
<br />state approval is dependent upon documentation that the traffic on W. 44th Street
<br />does not exceed 3,000 trips per day. A consultant has been brought in to verify,
<br />traffic counts and to prepare supporting data.
<br />an exception to the normal collector street policy for several reasons.
<br />right of way is only 50 feet wide instead of the normal 60 feet and the homes
<br />are sited closer to the street than normal. Mr. Hoffman advised that he had met
<br />with three of the properties owners who would be affected the most and that the
<br />28 foot width had been measured out so that they could see how it would affect
<br />their homes. With regard to the structure at Minnehaha Creek, it can be placed . '
<br />to align with the street so it will not impact the back yard of the Bonn home.
<br />The structure would have sidewalk on the north side and a viewing area on the
<br />south side, with screening at the viewing area to protect the Maxeimer's privacy.
<br />Mr. Hoffman noted that letters had been received from S, R. Maxeiner, Jr.,
<br />5L01 W. 44th Street, and David and Adele Hersey, 4412 Grimes Avenue So., copies
<br />of which have been given to the Council. Jim Welna, 5139 W. 44th Street, stated
<br />that'the residents on W. 44th Street continue to object to the proposed improve-
<br />ment, but that if the Council authorizes the project, Alternative 111 (28 foot
<br />Mr. Hoffman reviewed the average current.:width in feet.of West 44th
<br />He added that W. 44th Street is
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