<br />OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE
<br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL
<br />MAY 19, 1986
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<br />Answering rollcall were Members'Kelly, Richards, Turner and Mayor Courtney.
<br />RESPECT FOR LAW WEEK PROCLAIMED.
<br />WHEREAS, crime and its effect upon the lives and property of our citizens is of
<br />utmost concern, and the continued efforts of our local government, citizens'
<br />organizations and individuals to curb this problem is greatly appreciated, and
<br />WHEREAS, the problems of crime touch and affect all segments of our society, .
<br />and can undermine and erode the moral and economic strengths of our communities
<br />and their citizens if unabated, and '
<br />WHEREAS, public awareness and determination to maintain the faith in the
<br />preservation of law and order and the appreciation of the importance of law
<br />enf.orcement officers and their role in preserving social order in a democracy
<br />is everyone.'s responsibility, and
<br />WHEREAS, Optimist clubs and their members continue to sponsor and support
<br />programs aimed at combating crime and disrespect for law through year-round
<br />efforts ;
<br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that I, C. Wayne Courtney, Mayor of the City
<br />of Edina, proclaim the week of May 22-28, 1986 as:
<br />RESPECT FOR LAW WEEK
<br />and ask all citizens of the City of Edina to join with the Optimists in carrying
<br />the message of respect for law to other citizens, and by example, exercise
<br />responsible citizenship.
<br />PROCLAIMED at the City of Edina, this 19th day of May, 1986.
<br />Mayor Courtney read the following proclamation:
<br />"RESPECT FOR LAW WEEK" PROCLAMATION
<br />EDINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC TEAMS COMMENDED. Resolutions of commendation for
<br />the following Edina High School athletic teams were unanimously adopted: Girls'
<br />Tennis Team, Boys' Swim Team, Girls' Swim Team,'Girls' Cross Country Running
<br />Team, Boys' Cross Country Running Team, Boys' Gymnastics Team, Girls' Gymnastics
<br />Team, Hockey Team and Wrestling Team.
<br />PRELIMINARY PLAT APPROVAL NOT GRANTED FOR DAHLE REPLAT OF WARDEN ACRES. Planner
<br />Craig Larsen presented the request for preliminary plat approval for Dahle
<br />Replat of Warden Acres, generally located south of Grove Street and west of
<br />Garden Avenue.
<br />(shown as Lot 2 on the proposed plat) would retain one lot for the existing
<br />dwelling and create two new outlots for future development and replatted when
<br />the anticipated east-west street of Oak Lane is constructed.
<br />that at its meeting of April 21, 1986 the Council had referred this matter back
<br />to the Community Development and Planning Commission to get their input as to
<br />sizes and suitability of the lots along the extention of Oak Lane. At its
<br />meeting of April 30th, the Planning Commission considered the following.
<br />the entire south frontage of the extension of Oak Lane is replatted at one
<br />tdw- it would be possible to plat eight conforming 75 foot lots. On the north
<br />Gkreet frontage with a combination of properties it would be possible to create
<br />three 75 foot lots and one 80 foot lot.
<br />approval of the subdivision modified as follows: 1) that the lots for the exist-
<br />ing dwelling and the new lot be approved at 72.8 feet in width each, and 2)
<br />that Outlot A and B be combined as a single outlot and be considered with the
<br />remaining property to the west when and if Oak Lane is extended.
<br />reasoned that lots of approximately 73 feet in width seem more appropriate and
<br />compatible than a single lot of 145 feet in width. Thomas Kafka, 5506 Benton
<br />Avenue, commented that if the south frontage of extended Oak Lane is platted
<br />with 75 foot lots they would not be compatible with the lots on Benton Avenue
<br />which they abut. Mr. Larsen responded that the graphic showing eight 75 foot
<br />lots is conceptual and in no way to recommend a plat. Speaking in opposition
<br />to the proposed plat were Richard Andron, owner of 5808 Garden Avenue and Jim
<br />Breitenbucher, 5424 Grove Street, who referred to the petition opposing the
<br />subdivision and Commented that it was signed by virtually the entire neighbor-
<br />hood bordering the subject property. Tory Dahle, proponent, commented that
<br />most of the lots in the neighborhood average 75 foot in width, except for a few
<br />newly developed lots north of Grove Street. He added that the subject property
<br />is a larger lot with an existing older dwelling which he plans to renovate;
<br />that the property is short only two feet plus in meeting the ordinance require-
<br />ments, and that it is the missing link for the extention of Oak Lane. Member
<br />Turner commented that she saw no unique circumstances to justify less than
<br />the ordinance requirements of 75 foot lot widths and that in terms of consis-
<br />tency with the neighborhood, while the 145 foot lot is larger than the proposed
<br />new lots, she felt that a width of 72.8 foot is too small and would be substand-
<br />ard. Member Turner then made a motion to deny preliminary plat approval.
<br />Motion was seconded by Member Richards.
<br />The proposed subdivision would create one new buildable lot,
<br />Mr. Larsen recalled
<br />The Planning Commission recommended
<br />The Commission
<br />Member Kelly commented that she would