Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

September 12, 2005

The Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Monday, September 12, 2005. Mayor Angvall called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

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

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

General consensus of the City Council was to include wiring and sizing of the standby generator for a new siren warning system, that the old standby generator be used for the water wells rather than sizing the new generator to include well operation.

Mayor Angvall introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 36-05 A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE FIRE DEPARTMENT RELIEF ASSOCIATION BYLAWS AND ALLOWING AN INCREASE IN THE YEARLY BASE SUM PER YEAR OF SERVICE The foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Councilmember Hoof and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 36-05 adopted by a unanimous vote this 12th day of September, 2005.

Councilmember Hoof introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 37-05 A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING A GRANT FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY THROUGH THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY The foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Mayor Angvall and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 37 -05 adopted by a unanimous vote this 12th day of September, 2005.

Councilmember Mallak introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 38-05 A RESOLUTION APPROVING PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS AND ORDERING ADVERTISEMENT FOR QUOTES The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Hoof and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 38-05 adopted by a unanimous vote this 12th day of September, 2005.

Councilmember Hoof introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 39-05 A RESOLUTION CONTRACTING WITH BOLTON & MENK, INC., FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR THE DESIGN OF A WATER MAIN CROSSING AT THE SOUTH FORK OF THE CROW RIVER The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Mallak and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 39-05 adopted by a unanimous vote this 12th day of September, 2005.

General consensus was that if residents feel changes and staffing are necessary, a citizen committee should be formed that could make recommendations to the City Council as to the needs, wants, and concerns of the community.

Councilmember Hoof introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 35-05 A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING THE PROPOSED 2006 LEVY The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Foust and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 35-05 adopted by a unanimous vote this 12th day of September, 2005.

Mayor Angvall introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 34-05 A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE SANITATION RATES The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Bruckschen and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 34-05 adopted by a majority vote this 12th day of September, 2005.

Motion - Hoof; Second - Bruckschen; Carried; To notify Chuck Beisner, Real Estate Broker for Midwest Real Estate Services, that the City would be agreeable to enter into a land lease agreement for a 50’ x 50’ tower site at the rate of $450.00 per month for the first 5 years and an annual lease payment increase of the CPI or 5%, which ever is higher.

Councilmember Bruckschen introduced the following ordinance and moved for its adoption: ORDINANCE NO. 255 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 4.7 OF THE LESTER PRAIRIE MUNICIPAL CODE PROVIDING FOR REGULATION OF MOTORIZED SCOOTERS AND ASSISTED BICYCLES INCLUDING THE IMPOSITION OF PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Mallak and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Ordinance No. 255 adopted by a unanimous vote this 12th day of September, 2005.

Motion – Hoof; Second – Mallak; Carried – Unanimously; Clerk Pawelk is to inform McLeod County the City does not have any objections to the variance request as submitted for Brad and Anita Hoese to reduce the required setback from County Road 9 in Section 14, Winsted Township, for the construction of a 3 stall garage however, they request consideration be given should McLeod County ever desire to widen County Road 9.

Councilmember Bruckschen introduced the following ordinance and moved for its adoption: ORDINANCE NO. 254 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 4, SECTION 4.3 OF THE LESTER PRAIRIE MUNICIPAL CODE WITH REGARD TO EXHIBITION DRIVING The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Hoof and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Ordinance No. 254 adopted by a unanimous vote this 12th day of September, 2005.

General consensus of the City Council was to change their October meeting date to October 11, 2005, at 7:00 p.m. in city hall due to Columbus Day.

General consensus of the City Council was to not purchase any Christmas decorations this year however, Councilmember Mallak will look into purchasing banners for the non-holiday season.

Motion - Hoof; Second - Mallak; Carried - Unanimously; To authorize the placement of 3” x 25” x 42.5’ of blacktop surfacing behind the Police Office at the cost of $1,593.00.

Motion - Hoof; Second - Mallak; Carried - Unanimously; The alley between Hickory Street South and Juniper Street South may be improved by the placement of a blacktop surface according to City specifications, if the entire expense is paid by Earl Jr. & Debra Heldt. Councilmember Hoof will oversee the agreement and project.

General consensus of the City Council was to pay the congratulatory ad from the General Fund, line item miscellaneous.

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

Mayor Angvall adjourned the meeting at 11 :05 p.m.

Marilyn L. Pawelk

City Clerk-Treasurer

Note: The above is a summary of the Lester Prairie City Council Minutes of September 12, 2005. The Minutes may be viewed in their entirety at the City Clerk’s Office during normal business hours. Items not included in the above report are notices, communications, reports, complaints and the complete version of Resolutions and Ordinances.


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