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MINUTES <br />OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE <br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL <br />MAY 19, 1986 <br />139 . <br />I: m a <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 />If <br />The Planning Commission recommended <br />The Commission <br />Member Kelly commented that she would