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294 MINUTES <br />OF THE mGULAR MEETING OF THE <br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL <br />DECEMBER 1, 1986 <br />Answering rollcall were Members Bredesen, Kelly, Richards, Turner and Mayor <br />Courtney. <br />EDINA HIGH SCHOOL GIRL'S SWIM TEAM COMMENDED. <br />adoption of a resolution commending the Edina High School Girl's Swim Team for <br />their accomplishments in winning the State Championship Meet. <br />unanimously adopted. <br />Mayor Courtney presented and moved <br />The resolution was <br />I MINUTES of the Regular Meetings of September 15 and October 6, 1986, and the <br />Special Meeting of October 6, 1986 were approved as submitted by motion of Member <br />Kelly, seconded by Member Richards. <br />Ayes: Bredesen, Kelly, Richards, Turner, Courtney <br />Motion carried. <br />CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS ADOPTED. <br />Member Kelly to adopt the consent agenda, removing item 1V.A. <br />Motion was made by Member Bredesen, seconded by <br />Rollcall : <br />Ayes: Bredesen, Kelly, Richards, Turner, Courtney <br />Motion carried. <br />PUBLIC HEARING CONDUCTED ON CASCADE LANE BERMING AND LIFT STATION PROJECT; <br />CONCEPT APPOVED. <br />ordered placed on file. <br />proposed project for Cascade Lane Berming and Lift Station is the result of a <br />petition by property owners to reduce flooding and meetings with the Minnehaha <br />Creek Watershed District. <br />at 4609 and 4613 Cascade Lane had solicited the City's help in asking the Minne- <br />haha Creek Watershed District Board to consider a joint effort by the District <br />and the City to assist in.providing flood protection for their homes. <br />said that if the Council gave concept approval to the project that it would then <br />be presented to the Minnehaha.Creek Watershed Board with*construction proposed <br />during the winter months. The cost of this proposed improvement is estimated at <br />approximately $15,000.00 and is proposed to be assessed on a per lot basis against <br />Lots 3, 4 and 5, Cascade Falls with additional cooperative funding from the <br />Watershed District and the City. <br />4617 Cascade Lane had been notified and could participate in the project if they <br />so desired. <br />concerned from a precedent setting point of view with regard to getting involved <br />in the problem of flooding of yards by Minnehaha Creek. <br />position has been to not participate with funding for any rip-rap, retaining <br />walls or realigning of creek banks for properties where the flooding was.in yards <br />only. Mr. Hoffman then presented graphics showing flood elevations that would <br />occur given certain intensities of rainfall, elevations of the subject houses, <br />and berm heights required for protection at various flood levels. <br />the rainfall in June of this year equated to a 10 year flood event and pointed out <br />that the home at 4609 Cascade Lane would have flooding into the home with such an <br />event. The proposed project would protect against a 10 year flood event. <br />higher level of protection would cut off the view of the creek and would probably <br />not be desirable. Mr. Hoffman said that the Watershed District and the Minnesota. <br />Department of Natural Resources have reviewed the proposed project and feels this <br />type of project would not be detrimental to the district as a whole in terms of <br />restricting the flood plain thereby causing creek backup some place else. <br />shed District has indicated a willingness to participate with assessment to the <br />property owners and City participation. <br />in the creek is the responsibility of the City and its presence forces water <br />around it causing bank erosion to the subject properties. Mr. Hoffman said it <br />would not be economical to remove the cascade structure. He explained that the <br />affected property owners would be required to give a waiver to the City stating <br />that they understand that the project would only provide protection against a <br />10 year flood event and waiving any liability of the City for protection beyond <br />that level. <br />Mrs. Margaret Francis, 4609 Cascade Lane, who reiterated her opinion that no one <br />else in Edina has had the problem of direct flow of the creek into their home, <br />and Mrs. Elizabeth Anfinson, 4613 Cascade Lane. No other comments being heard, <br />Member Kelly made a motion for concept approval of the Cascade Lane Berming <br />and Lift Station project as presented. Motion was seconded by Hember Bredesen. <br />. <br />Affidavits of Notice were presented by Clerk, approved and <br />Engineer Fran Hoffman advised that this hearing and the <br />He recalled that in August, 1986, property owners <br />Mr. Hoffman <br />Mr. Hoffman said that the property owner at <br />He reiterated that both the City and the Watershed District had been <br />In the past the City's <br />He noted that <br />Any <br />The Watery <br />Their position is that the cascade structure <br />I Speaking in support of the proposed improvement project were <br />Rollcall : <br />Ayes: Bredesen, Kelly, Richards, Turner, Courtney <br />Motion carried. <br />*HEARING DATE SET FOR VARIOUS PLANNING MATTERS. Motion was made by Member Bredesen, <br />seconded by Member Kelly, setting December 15, 1986 as hearing date for the following-