Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

April 10, 2006

The Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Monday, April 10, 2006. Mayor Angvall called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m..

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

Motion - Hoof, Second - Mallak; Carried - Unanimously; To accept and approve the March Treasurer’s Report as submitted.

General consensus of the City Council was for Clerk Pawelk to attend the Water and Sewer Rate Analysis Workshop in St. Cloud on April 18th.

Motion - Mallak; Second - Bruckschen; Carried - Unanimously; To recommend approval by MN Alcohol & Gambling Enforcement Division for an Off Sale Liquor License to Richard Pauly, dba: Lester Liquor from May 1, 2006 through December 31, 2006. Further, the license fee shall be prorated at $70.00.

Motion - Foust; Second - Hoof-, Carried - Unanimously; To designate Scott Qualle as the City’s building official.

Motion - Foust; Second - Bruckschen; Carried - Unanimously; To authorize the purchase of a new light bar at the cost of $1,357.00 with $1,000.00 being used from the Safe and Sober Inoperable Communications Award.

Councilmember Bruckschen introduced the following ordinance and moved for its adoption: ORDINANCE NO. 259 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 5, SECTION 5.1.16.67, SPECIFICALLY ZONING MAP EXHIBIT “A”, LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY DESIGNATING THE SAME IN THE PARTICULAR DISTRICTS OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Hoof and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Ordinance No. 259 adopted by a unanimous vote this 10th day of April, 2006.

Motion - Mallak; Second - Hoof-, Carried - Unanimously; To approve the Groundskeeper Job Description as presented.

Motion - Mallak; Second - Bruckschen; Carried - Unanimously; To have the job applications for the groundskeeper position reviewed by the Park Board and to authorize the Park Board to hire an appropriate candidate. Rate of pay shall be between $7.00 and $8.00 per hour depending on qualifications.

General consensus of the City Council was for the Park Board to concentrate on the entrance and a shelter area. They can plan a community work day on May 20th and to spend up to $8,000.00 at Sunrise Park. Trees that have already been planted will not be removed at this time nor will the entire south side be planted in evergreen trees since the area must be burned off every 3 to 4 years.

Motion - Mallak; Second - Bruckschen; Carried - Unanimously; To authorize work to be done by the playground equipment in the park by Fritz Bobcat Service that will include moving the timbers, adding more timbers, putting in more fill and the labor.

Motion - Hoof, Second - Mallak; Carried - Unanimously; To authorize the placement of a second sand volleyball court and the Park Board is to determine the location.

Motion - Angvall; Second - Hoof, Carried - Unanimously; To authorize Councilmember Mallak and Clerk Pawelk to work on a solution for a power source for pitching machines.

General consensus of the City Council was to advertise for pool staff.

General consensus of the City Council was for Councilmember Bruckschen to obtain a quote for street repairs and perhaps prioritize the areas if the cost seems to be excessive.

Motion - Hoof-, Second - Mallak; Carried - Unanimously; To authorize the replacement of a water hydrant in the park at the cost of $3,500.00 and to replace and relocate the curb stop by Indoor Boat Storage on Central Avenue.

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

Mayor Angvall adjourned the meeting at 10:37 p.m..

Marilyn L. Pawelk

City Clerk-Treasurer

The above is a summary of the Lester Prairie City Council Minutes of April 10, 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 report are notices, communications, reports, complaints, discussions and the complete ordinance.

Published in the Herald Journal April 17, 2006.


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