Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

The Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Monday, June 13, 2005. Mayor Angvall called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m..

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

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

General consensus of the City Council was that no changes would be made to the Zoning Ordinance that would restrict daycares in residential districts and no action will be taken at this time regarding the complaints of dogs being exercised in the storm water pond at Prairie Ridge.

Motion - Mallak; Second - Foust; Carried - Unanimously; To issue a variance to Midwest Wireless Communications for a 195’ self support lattice tower and a small building on a 50’ x 50’ piece of property owned by the City contingent upon a favorable agreement being reached.

Councilmember Hoof introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 20-05 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PURCHASE OF DISINFECTION EQUIPMENT The foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Councilmember Foust and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 20-05 adopted by a unanimous vote this 13th day of June, 2005.

Motion - Hoof; Second Mallak; Carried - Unanimously; To approve the following as it pertains to the wastewater treatment facility expansion project: There shall be an 8’ wide static screen with a compactor for the headworks building, energy recovery equipment will not be used as part of the ventilation for the headworks building as the cost does not justify it, the heating and ventilation systems in the headworks building and lift station will be replaced due to age and code requirements, the electric service entrance will be sized for 1200 amp to allow for additional future expansion, a new generator will be required and will be housed outside the facility buildings; the existing generator room will be converted to an electrical room to and the pedestrian door will be blocked up to help minimize noise, the oxidation ditch will be located approximately 20’ west of the current ditch due to soil conditions, and the issue of a dialer system for the lift station will be addressed at a future meeting.

Councilman Bruckschen introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION 21-05 A RESOLUTION AWARDING BID FOR TEST WELL DRILLING The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Mallak and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 21-05 adopted by a unanimous vote this 13th day of June, 2005.

Motion - Foust; Second - Hoof; Carried - Unanimously; To approve the Bergen Busy Bees 4H organization to use the bandstand area for a petting zoo on Saturday, June 18, 2005.

Motion - Hoof; Second - Foust; Carried - To issue a Special Use permit to Dan and Tina Heirass, which would allow them to have 3 adult dogs however, if they do not utilize the special use permit and have 3 dogs by June 30, 2006, the special use permit will expire.

Motion - Hoof; Second - Mallak; Carried - Unanimously; To issue a variance to Jeremy and Katie Radtke for the construction of a fence less than 6’ in height, 3‘3” from their front property line.

General consensus of the City Council would be to enter a 1 year agreement with no rate increase with School District #424 for athletic field/park use during the 2005-06 season.

Councilmember Hoof introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 22-05 A RESOLUTION PROMOTING A RESERVE POLICE OFFICER TO PART-TIME STATUS The foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Councilmember Bruckschen and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution 22-05 adopted by a unanimous vote this 13th day of June, 2005.

Motion - Foust; Second - Hoof; Carried - Unanimously; To inform McLeod County that the City does not have any objections to the variance as requested by Pat Feltman to construct a 22’ x 44’ garage with a reduction in the front yard setback to 90’ in Section 3 of Bergen Township.

Motion - Foust; Second - Hoof; Carried - Unanimously; To deny a request for an additional grave site along the northern edge of the current plotted grave sites.

General consensus of the City Council was for Clerk Pawelk to send a letter to the City’s engineers informing them of the quotes to place a walk/bike path in East Park Estates and suggest they provide a solution to the street width issue, at their expense.

Motion - Mallak; Second - Hoof; Carried - Unanimously; To issue a temporary non-intoxicating liquor license to LongHorn Days for June 17, 18, 19; to approve of the fireworks display by Melrose Pyrotechnics; the streets will be blocked off in the area as of 5 p.m. Wednesday; and the brush/compost site will be closed over the weekend.

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

Mayor Angvall adjourned the meeting at 10:17 p.m.

Marilyn L. Pawelk

City Clerk-Treasurer

The above is a summary report of the Lester Prairie City Council Minutes of June 13, 2005. The summary report does not include notices, communications, reports, complaints, discussions and the resolutions in their entirety. The complete Minutes may be viewed at the City Clerk’s Office during normal business hours.

Published in the Herald Journal June 27, 2005.


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