Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

March 7, 2005

The Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Monday, March 7, 2005. Mayor Angvall called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m..

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

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

Motion - Angvall; Second - Mallak; Carried - Unanimously; To allow interested department heads to attend the Loss Control Workshop sponsored by the League of MN Cities.

Councilman Foust introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 11-05 A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING EQUIPMENT RENTAL RATES FOR THE CITY OF LESTER PRAIRIE The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Bruckschen and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 11-05 adopted by a unanimous vote this 7th day of March, 2005.

Councilman Mallak introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 10-05 A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING BID FOR SWIMMING POOL RESURFACING The foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Councilman Bruckschen and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 10-05 adopted by a unanimous vote this 7th day of March, 2005.

Councilman Hoof introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: ORDINANCE NO. 248 AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 5.4 OF THE LESTER PRAIRIE MUNICIPAL CODE PERTAINING TO THE BUILDING CODE AND PROVIDING FOR PRE-CONSTRUCTION SITE SURVEYS The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Bruckschen and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Ordinance No. 248 adopted by a unanimous vote this 7th day of March, 2005.

Motion - Hoof; Second - Bruckschen; Carried - Unanimously; To authorize Fire Chief Jim Hoof to complete an application for FEMA grant funding for the purchase of 15 air packs and 30 pagers at the cost of $80,250.00 with a local 5% match.

Motion - Hoof; Second - Bruckschen; Carried - Unanimously; To authorize the McLeod County Sheriffs Department to have a communications antenna on the City’s water tower and one radio equipment cabinet placed in or near the base of the water tower. The City will absorb the electrical cost.

Motion - Angvall; Second - Bruckschen; Carried - Unanimously; To give Adam Birkholz a $.50/hr. wage increase effective immediately based on a favorable 6 month performance review.

Motion - Hoof; Second - Foust; Carried - Unanimously; To set a special meeting date for Monday, March 28, 2005, at 6:30 p.m. to discuss problems that have surfaced in the East Park Estates Development. Clerk Pawelk is to notify Len Juncewski and request he attend the meeting along with his engineer. She is to also contact SEH and request a representative be in attendance.

General consensus of the City Council was to barricade and landscape the East dead end on Blake Avenue to eliminate unauthorized traffic.

Councilman Hoof introduced the following ordinance and moved for its adoption: ORDINANCE NO. 248 AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 2, SECTION 2.4 WATERWORKS PERTAINING TO WATER SHUTOFFS The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Foust and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Ordinance No. 248 adopted by a unanimous vote this 7th day of March, 2005.

Councilman Foust introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 12-05 A RESOLUTION SUPPORTING A REDISTRICTING PLAN FOR MCLEOD COUNTY The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Hoof and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 12-05 adopted this 7th day of March, 2005.

Motion - Mallak; Second - Hoof; Carried - Unanimously; to contact LTP Enterprise in Hutchinson and request they televise the #2 well at an approximate cost of $1,200.00. Based on their findings, if it is practical, acid washing should take place at an approximate cost of $7,000.00. If they feel it is not a solution, a recommendation should be made and brought back to the March 30 special meeting.

Councilman Mallak introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 13-05 A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE GRANT The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Foust and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 13-05 adopted by a unanimous vote this 7th day of March, 2005.

Motion - Bruckschen; Second - Foust; Carried - Unanimously; To allow the rental of a brush hog to be used in Sunrise Park for the duration of approximately 1 week.

Motion - Angvall; Second - Hoof; Carried - Unanimously; To authorize the Lester Prairie Police Department to assist the MN State Patrol during saturation patrols within a 5 mile area of the City.

Motion - Mallak; Second - Foust; Carried - Unanimously; To authorize the purchase of fencing for one of the ball fields with the City’s cost not to exceed $2,000.00.

Councilman Mallak introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 14-05 A RESOLUTION FILLING PARK BOARD VACANCY The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Bruckschen and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 14-05 adopted by a unanimous vote this 7th day of March, 2005.

Motion - Hoof; Second - Foust; Carried - Unanimously; To pay the claims as submitted.

Mayor Angvall adjourned the meeting at 10:35 p.m..

Marilyn L. Pawelk

City Clerk-Treasurer

The above is a summary form of the Lester Prairie City Council Minutes for the meeting held on Monday, March 7, 2005. The minutes may be viewed in their entirety at the City Clerk’s Office during normal hours. Notices, communications, discussions, complaints and complete resolutions and ordinance are not included in the above report.


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