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182 MINUTES <br />OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE <br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL <br />JUNE 20, 1988 <br />Answering rollcall were Members Kelly, Richards, Smith, Turner and Mayor Courtney. <br />EDINA HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS' GOLF TEAM AND BOYS' TENNIS TEAM COMMENDED. Mayor <br />Courtney presented resolutions of commendation for the Edina High School Girls' <br />Golf Team and the Boys' Tennis Team for recent accomplishments in winning state <br />championships. The resolutions were adopted unanimously. <br />CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS ADOPTED. <br />Maber Turner to approve and adopt the consent agenda items as presented. <br />Motion vas made by Member Kelly and seconded by <br />Rollcall : <br />Ayes: Kelly, Richards, Smith, Turner, Courtney <br />Motion carried. <br />*MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETINGS OF MAY 16 AND JUNE 6. 1988 APPROVED. Motion was <br />made by Member Kelly and seconded by Member Turner to approve the minutes of the <br />Regular Meetings of Hay 16 and June 6, 1988. <br />Motion carried on rollcall vote, four ayes. <br />PUBLIC HEARING CONCLUDED: SIDEWALK IMPROVEMENT NO. P-S-45 ABANDONED. Engineer <br />Hoffman recalled that a public hearing was conducted on May 16, 1988 for Sidewalk <br />Improvement No. P-S-45 on West 62nd Street from France Avenue to Oaklawn Avenue as <br />the result of a petition from residents in the area. <br />the hearing and had referred the issue of traffic on the W. 62nd Street to the <br />Traffic Safety Committee for their recommendations. <br />of the Police Department had been stationed in the area and their reports showed a <br />large number of vehicles in excess of 30 mph, some in excess of 50 mph and that <br />the greatest number of violations occurred during the morning rush hour. <br />determined that West 62nd is typical of any other collector street, i.e. Valley <br />View or Wooddale Avenue. The action of the Committee was to recommend further <br />enforcement and the placing of oversize speed limit signs to attempt to educate <br />the drivers on the street. <br />had explained that a sidewalk on West 62nd Street is in the City's long range <br />Comprehensive Plan but that it is not yet scheduled in the Capital Plan. The <br />proposal of an asphalt path on the south side of West 62nd Street was made to <br />minimize cost with the expectation that the roadway would be rebuilt and the path <br />removed and replaced with a concrete sidewalk. During the hearing it was evident <br />that a concrete sidewalk should be constructed instead of asphalt. The West 62nd <br />Street residents oppose the walk even though all neighbors south of West 62nd <br />Street would be assessed for the construction cost. The new estimated assessment <br />amount would be $504.00 per lot to be spread over a three year period. <br />estimated assessment for asphalt was $270.24 per lot. Engineer Hoffman also <br />recalled that there was some question as to where the walkway should go with <br />regard to the property at 4301-05 West 62nd Street. It is felt that it should be <br />constructed on the east side of the property to connect to the sidewalk on Valley <br />View Road. <br />stating the proposed assessment for concrete. <br />been received in opposition. <br />alternatives: 1) Wait until West 62nd Street comes up in the Capital Plan for <br />reconstruction as a State Aid street; proposed assessment would be $20.00/foot for <br />properties abutting, with no assessment to non-abutting properties; 2) Proceed <br />with construction of the concrete sidewalk and assess the area bounded by West <br />62nd Street on the north to the Crosstown 62 on the south; and 3) Proceed with <br />project and assess all property owners in the proposed area except property owners <br />abutting West 62nd Street. <br />had discussed the issue of need for a sidewalk. <br />looked at the safety issue in terms of other collector streets in the area that do <br />also do not have sidewalks but had not debated it as the key issue. <br />Courtney then called for public comment. <br />sidewalk project were: Tim Jordan, 6232 Peacedale Avenue; Janice Thang, 6312 <br />Peacedale Avenue; Jerry Kopvetier, 4129 West 62nd Street; Silas Weir, 6301 Halifax <br />Avenue; Douglas Yarwood, 4111 West 62nd Street; Bob and Georgia Book, 6201 <br />Brookview Avenue, speaking for other five people in condominium; Robert Perrault, <br />6212 Peacedale Avenue; Ralph Schoenrock, 6228 Peacedale Avenue; and Randolph <br />Hippe, 4213 West 62nd Street. <br />Deusterhoff, 6320 Peacedale Avenue; Teri Ellis, 5223 Halifax Avenue; and Paul <br />Wyse, 6301 Peacedale Avenue. <br />for reconstruction. <br />or more. Member Smith asked how those streets that are scheduled in the Capital <br />Plan compare with West 62nd Street as to traffic hazard, etc. Engineer Hoffman <br />said that those street have as much or more traffic or the pavement is in worse <br />condition. Sidewalks have been an added extra for State Aid projects; prior to <br />1973 there were no sidewalks on any State Aid streets. <br />adopted a policy of trying to place sidewalk on at least one side of all major <br />streets. <br />been responsive to concerns about picking up/dropping off children where there is <br />a safety issue. <br />The Council had continued <br />The Traffic Enforcement Unit <br />It was <br />Engineer Hoffman recalled that at the last meeting he <br />The <br />He said that a reminder notice was sent to affected property owners <br />One letter and six phone calls have <br />Engineer Hoffman outlined the following <br />Member Turner asked if the Traffic Safety Committee <br />Engineer Hoffman said they had <br />Mayor <br />Speaking in objection to the proposed <br />Speaking in support of the project were: Jim <br />Member Kelly asked when West 62nd Street would be up <br />Engineer Hoffman replied that it would be at least five years <br />Subsequently, the Council <br />Member Smith commented that the Edina School District has historically <br />He said he did not understand how a sidewalk on the south side of
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