Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

February 13, 2006

The Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Monday, February 13, 2006. Mayor Angvall called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

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

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

Motion - Foust; Second - Hoof; Carried - Unanimously; To accept the quote in the amount of $7,000.00 from Bargen Inc. for cracksealing work to be done this summer.

Motion - Angvall; Second - Foust; Carried - Unanimously; To determine the amount of fees charged by state agencies for water and pass those charges along to the customers of the City’s water supply.

Motion - Foust; Second - Mallak; Carried - Unanimously; To authorize Clerk Pawelk to send flowers for the funeral of Joe Halloran, husband of former Councilmember Rose Halloran.

General consensus of the City Council was that the contractors for the Wastewater Treatment Facility Expansion project will be required to apply for permits however, the City will pay the permit fees directly as this would eliminate additional cost added to the bids by contractors.

Motion - Foust; Second - Mallak; Carried - Unanimously; To accept and approve the 2005 Audit as prepared by Virchow Krause & Company and authorize Clerk Pawelk to publish the portions of the audit as required.

Motion - Hoof; Second - Mallak; Carried - Unanimously; To authorize the submission of a Variance Request Application to the MN Dept. of Health for a future fuel double walled storage tank to be placed within 50’ of the well for a standby generator.

General consensus was that Ron Foust and John Graupman as well as an engineer from Lester Buildings will meet on Tuesday, February 14th at 8:30 a.m. at the #4 well project side to discuss options regarding the construction of the new building in relation to the existing building.

Motion -Hoof; Second - Foust; Carried - Unanimously; To authorize payment to Hydro Engineering in the amount of $6,531.00 in relation to the #4 well project.

Councilmember Hoof introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 9-06 A RESOLUTION APPROVING PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS AND ORDERING ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS (FOR THE WATER MAIN RIVER CROSSING PROJECT) The foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Councilmember Mallak and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 9-06 adopted by a unanimous vote this 13th day of February, 2006.

Councilmember Hoof introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 10-06 A RESOLUTION CONTRACTING WITH BOLTON & MENK, INC. FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES DURING THE CONSTRUCTION OF A WATER MAIN CROSSING AT THE SOUTH FORK OF THE CROW RIVER The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Foust and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No.10-06 adopted by a unanimous vote this 13th day of February, 2006.

Mayor Angvall requested that information be brought back by the building inspector to the March meeting which may better justify or clarify the $50.00 fee the City is on record to charge for rental dwelling unit inspections.

General consensus was for the Police Chief to research the issue of the antennas for communications that McLeod County is considering and possibly speak with Midwest Wireless to see how they would react to the proposal.

Mayor Angvall introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 7-06 A RESOLUTION DECLARING A PART-TIME POLICE OFFICER FOR PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Hoof and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 7-06 adopted by a unanimous vote this 13th day of February, 2006.

Motion - Foust; Second - Mallak; Carried - Unanimously; To not make any changes in the Worker’s Compensation renewal and to continue with the $250.00 deductible.

Mayor Angvall introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION 11-06 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING WORKER’S COMPENSATION COVERAGE FOR ELECTED OFFICIALS The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Foust and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution 11-06 adopted by a unanimous vote this 13th day of February, 2006.

General consensus was for the City Council to meet in special session on Tuesday, March 28th, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. and host a town hall meeting to discuss underage drinking and its tragic effects on the youth and families.

Motion - Hoof; Second - Mallak; Carried - Unanimously; To accept and approve the Preliminary Plat as submitted for Lot 1, Block 1, Glencoe Regional Health Services Addition.

Councilmember Foust introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 8-06 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING DISPATCH AND USE OF CITY EQUIPMENT AND SERVICES BY MAYOR IN EMERGENCY SITUATIONS The foregoing resolution was introduced and moved for adoption by Councilmember Hoof and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution 8-06 adopted by a unanimous vote this 13th day of February, 2006.

General consensus of the City Council was to set a special meeting date for Monday, April 24th, 2006, at 6:30 p.m. to meet as Local Board of Review and to review, discuss and award bids for the Wastewater Treatment Facility Expansion Project at 7:15 p.m.

Motion - Mallak; Second - Hoof; Carried - Unanimously; To authorize the purchase of the demo 2006 Kubota mower unit with a 72” deck at the cost of $10.750.00 plus sales tax and the mulching kit with 3 blades from Arnold’s in Glencoe.

General consensus of the City Council was that the individual sewerage treatment system ordinance within the County was not an issue for the City as the City does not allow septic systems.

Motion - Hoof; Second - Foust; Carried - Unanimously; To authorize the storm sewer repair work in the area of Redwood Street North and Central Avenue at the cost of $5,074.00 and delay the storm sewer repair work at the Birch Street North and First Avenue North for the time being.

Motion - Angvall; Second - Foust; Carried - Unanimously; To have Councilmember Hoof check further into the water shutoff problem and determine what is the best way to solve the problem and have the work done at what he would determine as a fair cost.

Motion - Mallak; Second - Hoof; Carried - Unanimously; To authorize work on the 2006 Ford F-350 pickup to be done by L.J.R. Services of Dassel for the window rack, strobe light and flood lights however, not a mobile radio. Clerk Pawelk is to check with the Fire Department to see if they have a radio they are no longer using.

Motion - Foust; Second - Mallak; Carried - Unanimously; To authorize the purchase and installation of running boards for the 2006 Ford F-350 pickup with the Maintenance Department determining where the best place would be to have the running boards purchased and the work done.

Councilmember Mallak introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION 12-06 A RESOLUTION ADOPTING A REVISED COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FOR THE CITY OF LESTER PRAIRIE The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Hoof and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution 1206 adopted by a unanimous vote this 13th day of February, 2006.

Motion - Mallak; Second - Hoof; Carried - Unanimously; To approve the claims as submitted.

Mayor Angvall adjourned the meeting at 10:58 p.m.

Marilyn L. Pawelk

City Clerk-Treasurer

The above is a summary of the Lester Prairie City Council Minutes of February 13, 2006. The minutes may be viewed in their entirety at the City Clerk’s Office during normal business hours. Items not included in the above are notices, communications, reports, complaints, discussions and resolutions in their entirety.


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