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Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

March 8, 2004

The Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Monday, March 8, 2004. Mayor Angvall called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

Motion – Anderson; Second – Ron; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the February Minutes as submitted.

Motion – Bruckschen; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the February Treasurer’s Report as submitted.

Motion – Bruckschen; Second – Angvall; Carried – Unanimously; To rescind the motion of February, 2004 and authorize the Lester Prairie Police Department to assist the MN State Patrol during saturation patrols within a 5 mile area of the City.

General consensus of the City Council was to hold a public hearing on Monday, April 19, 2004, at 7 p.m. regarding the expansion of the wastewater treatment facility.

Motion – Hoof; Second Bruckschen; Carried – Unanimously; To establish the radio read water meter at the following rates and not install the radios at this time: 1 - 5/8” meter $250.00, one 1” meter $335.00, two 5/8” meters $365.00, one 5/8” meter and one 1” meter $445.00 and two 1” meters $520.00.

Motion – Hoof; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To issue a one day Non-Intoxicating Liquor License to the Lester Prairie Sportsmen Club for their annual banquet.

Motion – Anderson; Second – Bruckschen; Carried – To award the 2004 and 2005 lawn mowing and trimming contract to Mathews Lawn Service at the quoted rates of $8,662.50 and $8,888.88 respectively.

Motion – Hoof; Second – Bruckschen; Carried – Unanimously; To inform McLeod County Planning & Zoning that the City does not have any objections to the conditional use permit as requested by Darian Litzau in Block 12 of Bergen Township for the construction of a pole shed.

At 8:30 p.m. Mayor Angvall opened a public hearing. The purpose of the public hearing was to receive input regarding the final plat for the subdivision of property owned by Len and Linda Juncewski. No public input was received. Mayor Angvall closed the public hearing at 8:35 p.m..

Councilmember Hoof introduced the following resolution: RESOLUTION NO. 13-04 A RESOLUTION FOR VARIANCES, SUBDIVISION OF PROPERTY AND FINAL PLAT APPROVAL. The foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Councilmember Anderson and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 13-04 adopted by a unanimous vote this 8th day of March, 2004.

Councilmember Foust introduced the following ordinance and moved for its adoption: ORDINANCE NO. 236 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 5, SECTION 5.1.16.67, SPECIFICALLY ZONING MAP EXHIBIT “A”, LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY DESIGNATING THE SAME IN THE PARTICULAR DISTRICTS OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE The foregoing ordinance was duly seconded by Councilmember Bruckschen and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Ordinance No. 236 adopted by a unanimous vote this 8th day of March, 2004

Motion – Hoof; Second – Foust; Carried – To award the seeding and fertilizing of lawn alleyway by First Avenue South to Mathews Lawn Service in the amount of $375.00.

Motion – Hoof; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; Councilmember Bruckschen is to pursue getting curb and gutter along Second Avenue South only in the vicinity of Prairie Meadows, which is approximately 500 feet in length.

Mayor Angvall introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 15-04 A RESOLUTION DESIGNATING PARKING ON JUNIPER STREET NORTH The foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Councilmember Hoof and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 15-04 adopted by a unanimous vote this 8th day of March, 2004.

Councilmember Foust introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 14-04 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PARTICIPATION IN A WORTHLESS CHECK PROGRAM The foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Councilmember Foust and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 14-04 adopted by a unanimous vote this 8th day of March, 2004.

Motion – Angvall; Second – Bruckschen; Carried – Unanimously; To authorize the Police Department to obtain night vision goggles with the funding to come from a Homeland Security Grant.

Councilmember Anderson introduced the following Ordinance and moved for its adoption: ORDINANCE NO. 233 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 5, SECTION 5.4.2, SPECIFICALLY ADDING PROVISIONS FOR PERMIT RENEWAL FEES AND AMENDING THE MUNICIPAL CODE ACCORDINGLY

The foregoing ordinance was duly seconded by Councilmember Hoof and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Ordinance No. 233 adopted by a unanimous vote this 8th day of March, 2004.

Councilmember Hoof introduced the following ordinance and moved for its adoption: ORDINANCE NO. 237 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 5, SECTION 5.7 RENTAL HOUSING, SPECIFICALLY REPEALING SECTIONS 5.7.1 THROUGH 5.7.7 AND REPLACING IT WITH THE FOLLOWING SECTIONS 5.7.1 THROUGH 5.7.13

The foregoing ordinance was duly seconded by Councilmember Foust and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Ordinance No. 237 adopted by a unanimous vote this 8th day of March, 2004.

Motion – Hoof; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To work with Paul Waldron & Associates in preparing an Annual Letter and Building Code Update information sheet that would be available to persons inquiring about the permits required, work that would be exempt for permits, application, time limitation, expiration information for permits, how persons may change their plans, how to schedule inspections, final inspections, etc.

Motion – Hoof; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; The City will choose a $500.00 deductible per occurrence for worker’s compensation insurance and will request uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage on unregistered public safety vehicles.

Motion – Angvall; Second – Bruckschen; Carried – Unanimously; To authorize the purchase of 5 t-shirts for Greg Mueller and Adam Birkholz, 1 polo shirt and two sweatshirts for Greg Mueller and 2 polo shirts and sweatshirts for the Clerk’s Office.

Motion – Angvall; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To allow the Maintenance Department to wear jeans during their working hours as long as they are in presentable condition and not have holes, rips, fringes, etc.

Motion – Hoof; Second – Anderson; Carried – Unanimously; To pay the claims as submitted.

Mayor Angvall adjourned the meeting at 11:00 p.m.

Marilyn L. Pawelk

City Clerk-Treasurer

The above summary does not include notices, communication, reports & complaints, presentation of Safe & Sober Grant Challenge award, resolutions and ordinances in their entirety, discussions regarding the wastewater treatment facility expansion, Jake breaking, East Park Estates street addressing and dialer for lift station, park inspections, entrance signs, and emergency services director. The Minutes may be viewed in their entirety at the City Clerk’s Office during normal business hours.


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