<br />OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE
<br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL
<br />OCTOBER 15, 1984
<br />Answering rollcall were Members Bredesen, Schmidt, Turner, and'Mayor Courtney.
<br />PROCLAMATION READ FOR THE EDINA LEAGUE OF 'NOMEN VOTERS.
<br />declaring the week of October 22 through October 29 as League of Women Voters of Edina
<br />Week. Betty Sailor, President of the League, accepted the Proclamation.
<br />EMPLOYEE RECOGNIZED. Ken Rosland introduced Dr. Pat Lilja, who has worked with Edina'
<br />Public Safety Department in starting the Paramedic Program and has served as the City's
<br />Medical Director.
<br />accepted for Dr. Lilja last spring at the Volunteer Awards Banquet.
<br />M9yor Courtney read a proclamation
<br />Bob Buresh awarded Dr. Lilja the Humanitarian Award which he had
<br />PLAN AMENDMENT APPROVED FOR VERNON HILLS CONDOMINIUMS, JOHNSON BUILDING COEIPANY.
<br />Affidavits of Notice were presented by the Acting City Clerk, approved as to form and
<br />ordered placed on file. Mr. Hughes presented the Staff report from the September
<br />26, 1984, Community Development and Planning Commission pertaining to 2-83-7, Johnson
<br />Building Company; S-83-12, Vernon Hills Condominiums; and PRD-4, Plan Amendment. The
<br />particular location is the Biltmore Site, west of Vernon Avenue and south of West 52nd
<br />Street. Staff believes that every effort should be taken to redevelop this site for
<br />residential purposes; unfortunately, the original proposal did not meet the test of fhe
<br />marketplace. Theref ore, the proposed amendment represents a reasonable alternative
<br />to the original project: increasing the number of units, decreasing the size of the
<br />units, decreasing the enclosed parking ratio, replacing the soloria with screened
<br />porches, replacing the flat roof with a hip roof, and replacing the brick and stucco
<br />exterior with wood shingle siding.
<br />containing the following items:
<br />such that the first phase could stand alone; A demolition permit must be issued for
<br />the motel building prior to the issuance of a building permit Phase 1; No final in-
<br />spection of the condominium building shall be undertaken until the motel is completely
<br />demolished; Only one curb cut on Vernon Avenue will be allowed for both phases.
<br />Commission and Council should also approve the setback variance for the screened
<br />porches. Member Turner questioned the depth of the porches, and the builder, Mr.
<br />Johnson, explained that the porches would extend three feet from the building.
<br />Member Schmidt asked if neighbors would in any way be affected with this construction,,
<br />and Mr. Johnson said that there would be no hindrance to any neighbors.
<br />concern was based on the trees near the lot line and if they would be affected by
<br />the construction. Mr. Johnson indicated that the trees were on the lot line and
<br />therefore would not be affected.
<br />A separate development agreement must be executed,
<br />A lot line separating the two phases must be located
<br />The public's
<br />No further comment being heard, Member Schmidt's
<br />motion to accept the plan amendment was seconded by Member Turner. 1 Ayes: Bredesen, Schmidt, Turner, Courtney I
<br />Motion carried. I
<br />PORTION OF WEST 5OTH STREET VACATION APPROVED.
<br />by the Acting City Clerk, approved as to form and ordered placed on file. Mr.
<br />Affidavits of Notice were presented
<br />Hoffman explained the petition received regarding vacating a portion of right-of-way
<br />of West 50th Street, which involves a trade of seven feet for three feet on France
<br />Avenue. Mr. - Erickson felt that the three feet acquired by the City in this instance
<br />is appropriate. Member Bredesen introduced the following resolution and moved its
<br />RESOLUTION VACATING PORTION OF RIGHT-OF-VAY
<br />OF WEST 50TH STREET
<br />WHEREAS, a resolution of the City Council, adopted the 10th day of September, 1984,
<br />fixed a date for a public hearing on a proposed vacation of portion of right-of-way
<br />of West 50th Street; and
<br />WHEREAS,,two week's published and posted notice of said hearing was given and the
<br />hearing was held on the 15th day of October, 1984, at which time all persons desiring
<br />to be heard were given an opportunity to be heard thereon; and
<br />WHEREAS, the Council deems it to be in the best interest of the City and of the public
<br />that said street vacation-be made; and
<br />WHEREAS, the Council has considered the extent to which the vacation affects existing
<br />the authority of any person, corporation, or municipality owning or controlling electric
<br />or telephone poles and lines, gas and sewer lines, or water pipes, mains, and hydrants
<br />on or under the area of the proposed vacatibn, to contiKue maintaining the same, or to
<br />enter upon such street or portion thereof vacated to maintain, repair, replace, remove,
<br />or otherwise attend thereto.
<br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT =SOLVED by the City Council of the City of Edina, Hennepin
<br />County, Minnesota, that the following described portion of West 50th Street be and
<br />is hereby vacated effective as of October 30, 1984.
<br />That portion of West 50th Street described as follows:
<br />"The West 97 feet of the East 130 feet of the South 7 feet of the North 40 feet
<br />of the Southeast Quarter of Section 18, Township 28, Range 24."
<br />easements within the area of the vacation and the extent to which the vacation affects i