Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

December 13, 2004

The Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Monday, December 13, 2004. Mayor Angvall called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m..

Motion - Foust; Second - Bruckschen; Carried - Unanimously; To accept and approve the November Minutes as submitted.

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

Councilmember Foust introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 39-04 A RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE 2005 LEVY The foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Councilmember Hoof and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken.

Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 39-04 adopted by a unanimous vote this 13th day of December, 2004.

Motion - Angvall; Second - Foust; Carried - Unanimously; To not do anything with the city hall floor tile but to replace the carpeting in the city office.

Motion - Anderson; Second - Hoof; Carried - Unanimously; To establish the following rate policy for community organizations: Organizations will not be charged a fee for business meetings, the school for testing, the bloodmobile, the community Christmas event, clergy meetings and the C.A.P.P. organization for holding community events. There will be a rental charge, for all organizations of the community, at one half of the room rental charge for all fundraisers. Banquets, and non-meeting events such as the Cub Scouts Pinewood Derby will be charged a rental fee of $ 20.00.

General consensus of the City Council was for the Park Board to discuss the Lions request regarding location for a circus in July at their December meeting.

Motion - Bruckschen; Second - Anderson; Carried - Unanimously; Effective the first full pay period of January, 2005, part-time police officers will receive a $.25/hr. pay increase, part-time maintenance workers I and II will receive a $.15/hr. pay increase, and the remainder of the employees will receive an approximate 4% pay rate increase based on rounding, and the contracted transcriber for the Police Department will receive a $.25/hr. increase.

Motion - Foust; Second - Hoof; Carried - Unanimously to accept and adopt the 2005 Budget as established.

Mayor Angvall excused himself at this time and the meeting was turned over to Acting Mayor Roland Bruckschen.

Councilmember Hoof introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 41-04 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF AGREEMENT The foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Councilmember Foust and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken.

Acting Mayor Bruckschen declared Resolution No. 41-04 adopted by a unanimous vote this 13th day of December, 2004.

Motion - Hoof; Second - Anderson; Carried - Unanimously; To authorize Clerk Pawelk to pay all 2004 claims as submitted prior to December 31, 2004.

Councilmember Foust introduced the following ordinance and moved for its adoption: ORDINANCE NO. 243 AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE PENALTIES AND ENFORCEMENT RELATING TO CLANDESTINE DRUG LAB SITES AND CHEMICAL DUMP SITES

The foregoing ordinance was duly seconded by Councilmember Anderson and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken.

Acting Mayor Bruckschen declared Ordinance No. 243 adopted by a unanimous vote this 13th day of December, 2004.

Motion - Bruckschen; Second - Hoof; Carried - Unanimously; To inform McLeod County Planning & Zoning Commission the City has no objections to the Conditional Use Permit as requested by DeVota Stoltenow enabling Western Wireless to construct a 395’ guyed communication tower with antennas, equipment shelter and fenced in area to be located in Section 9 of Bergen Township.

Mayor Angvall returned at 8:05 and the meeting was turned over back to him.

Motion - Angvall; Second - Foust; Carried - Unanimously; To authorize the transfer of funds from the Economic Development Fund to the Small Cities Grant Fund in the amount of $10,000.00 and $53,087.50 from the Water Fund to the Water Tower Debt Fund.

Motion - Angvall; Second - Foust; Carried - Unanimously; To dissolve the Liquor Fund and transfer all funds within that account to the Municipal Money Market Fund and to dissolve the Southwest Development Fund by putting $20,000.00 into a certificate for future curb and gutter work that needs to be done by Prairie Meadows Addition and the remaining funds shall be transferred to the Municipal Money Market Fund.

Motion - Bruckschen; Second - Anderson; Carried - Unanimously; To deny a resident request for a waiver regarding garbage service. Garbage service through the City will remain a requirement for all residents.

Motion - Bruckschen; Second - Foust; Carried - Unanimously; To renew the membership to the Sensible Land Use Coalition in the amount of $75.00.

Motion - Hoof; Second - Bruckschen; Carried - Unanimously; To authorize the purchase of a new computer system with the cost not to exceed $ 750.00 however, it is still to be determined which department will receive the new computer.

Motion - Angvall; Second - Anderson; Carried - Unanimously; To authorize Clerk Pawelk to invest the year end unused funds accordingly for the Police Department, with the funds earmarked for the 2005 police vehicle, and for the Fire Department if there is a surplus, the funds are to be added to the surplus certificate and if there is a shortage, the funds are to come from the surplus certificate.

Motion - Bruckschen; Second - Anderson; Carried - Unanimously; To approve the claims as submitted.

Mayor Angvall adjourned the meeting at 8:30 p.m..

Marilyn L. Pawelk

City Clerk-Treasurer

The minutes may be viewed in their entirety at the City Clerk’s Office during normal business hours. Items not included in the above summary are notices, communications, reports, complaints, resolutions and ordinance in their entirety.


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