<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 />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 />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,