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354 MINUTES <br />OF THE REGULAR FEETING OF THE <br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL <br />MARCH 2, 1987 <br />Answering rollcall were Members Kelly, Richards, Smith, Turner, and Mayor <br />Courtney. <br />FLAG CEREMONY CONDUCTED BY GIRL SCOUTS; GIRL SCOUT WEEK PROCLAIMED. The meeting <br />was opened by the presentation of the colors and the Pledge of Allegiance by the <br />Girl' Scouts from various troops. <br />following proclamation: <br />75TH ANNIVERSARY PROCLAMATION <br />WHEREAS, the 75th Anniversary of Girl Scouting is a celebration of the vitality <br />of the woyld's largest voluntary organization for girls; and, <br />WHEREAS, it is a celebration of a 75-year commitment to meeting the changing <br />needs of girls; and, <br />WHEREAS, it is a celebration of a spirit of adventure that challenges Girl Scouts <br />to learn new skills, to try new activities and to explore other cultures; and, <br />WHEREAS, it is a celebration of Girl Scouts' gifts of service and good citizen- <br />ship to our communities and neighborhoods; and, <br />WHEREAS, it is a celebration of a bright future for young women and for Girl <br />Scouting; and <br />WHEREAS, our community has been the direct beneficiary of this 75-year tradition; <br />and , <br />WHEREAS, the 30,000 girl members in the Greater Minneapolis Girl Scout Council <br />and the Girl Scout Council of St. Croix Valley will be the leaders of our future; <br />NOW, THEREFORE, I, C. Wayne Courtney, by virture of the authority vested in me <br />as Mayor, do urge the citizens of Edina to support the Girl Scouts in their <br />celebration; I now proclaim this week, March 7-14, 1987, as <br />Mayor Courtney welcomed them and read the <br />GIRL SCOUT WEEK IN EDINA <br />CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS ADOPTED. <br />Member Turner to adopt the consent agenda, with the exception of the removal <br />of iten V.A. <br />Rollcall : <br />Ayes: Kelly, Richards, Smith, Turner, Courtney <br />Motion was made by Member Smith, seconded by <br />Motion carried. <br />PUBLIC HEXRING CONDUCTED ON IMPROVEMENT NO. EA-265 TJEST 50TH STREET FROM EDINA <br />COUiZT TO HALIFAX AVENUE; CONTINUED TO 3/16/87. <br />by Clerk, approved and ordered placed on file. <br />Affidavits of Notice were presented <br />Engineer Hoffman recalled that - -- the Council gave concept approvil to the construction of West 50th Street in March <br />of 1985 and that the portion from Highway 100 to Edina Court was ordered and was <br />constructed in 1986. <br />the section from Edina Court to Halifax Avenue on which the Council gave concept <br />approval to rebuild the street to the existing width. <br />estimated as follows: Street Surfacing at $258,157.76, Watermain at $49,396.40, <br />Sanitary Sewer at $6,455.68,'Storm Sewer at $66,408.72 and NSP Overhead Wire <br />Removal at $130,000.00 for a total cost of $510,418.56. The project is proposed <br />to be funded through utility and state aid funds with no assessment to property <br />owners. Mr. Hoffman presented the following specific engineering recommendations: <br />A) Bury NSP power lines, E) Move North sidewalk to provide better boulevard, <br />C) Construct retaining walls of similar materials, and D) Reforest North boulevard - or plant-new trees in boulevard in between existing trees with ultimate removal <br />of existing trees. <br />lines it would be necessary to have ground mounted transformers in certain <br />locations. <br />the 9 existing elm trees and then to reforest. <br />the following: Alternate A - 1987 construction to start June 8 with completion by <br />mid-July with postponement of the France Avenue project. <br />after completion of the France Avenue project - probably 1989. <br />the Engineering staff would work with each property owner as the work progresses. <br />Since notices of the public hearing were mailed, a number of phone calls have been <br />received asking what we are proposing to do. <br />project has been proposed the residents living along Nest 50th Street have asked <br />that the trees be retained if possible. <br />Council regarding the France Avenue project, Mr. Hoffman explained that Minneapolis <br />did submit the plans to the State two weeks ago. In talking with William Crawford, <br />District 5 Engineer,'he explained that it would take 17 weeks from submission of <br />the plans until the contract is let. <br />mid-July. The project would be segmented with the portion from West 44th Street <br />north to Excelsior Boulevard being completed in 1987 and the segment south from <br />West 44th Street would be completed in 1988. <br />flexible and would work with Edina so that the West 50th Street construction and <br />the France Avenue project would not be scheduled at the same time. <br />4919 Arden Avenue, said he has a privacy fence along tworthirds of the length of <br />This hearing is for the purpose of discussing the design of <br />Construction costs are <br />He explained that in connection with burying the NSP power <br />It is recommended that serious consideration be given to removal of <br />As to timing, Mr. Hoffman presented <br />Alternate B - Construction I Mr. Hoffman said <br />Over the past two years that this <br />In response to questions raised by the <br />That would mean the job would not start before <br />Nr. Crawford indicated that they are <br />Charles Roberts,