Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

February 12, 2007

The Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Monday, February 12, 2007. Mayor Angvall called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

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

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

Tentatively the City Council set a special meeting date for Tuesday, February 27th at 7 p.m. to meet with the Park Board regarding the downtown park proposal as well as other park related items. This meeting will be cancelled if it is not necessary following the February 20th special meeting.

General consensus of the City Council was for Chief Carlson to talk to the private contractors to see if there can be an adjustment in the time they are doing snow removal in residential areas.

General consensus of the City Council was to drop any further discussion or action regarding a Joint Powers Agreement for 175th Street with Bergen Township unless they sign the agreement.

Motion - Hoof, Second - Heimerl; Carried - Unanimously; To authorize Clerk Pawelk to order a new compost sign at the cost of $ 296.00 and continue working on the details of the days and times.

Motion - Mallak; Second - Heimerl; Carried - Unanimously; To accept and approve the 2006 audit report as prepared by Virchow Krause & Company.

Motion - Mallak; Second - Heimerl; Carried - Unanimously; To have Clerk Pawelk publish the portions of the 2006 audit as legally required.

Motion - Hoof, Second - Heimerl; Carried - Unanimously; Clerk Pawelk is to contact the City Attorney and have her proceed with legal action against Corey Schmidt and Clint Schmidt as the Order of Repair for 100 Maple Street South was originally served in October and to date, said repairs have not been made.

Motion - Hoof, Second - Mallak; Carried - Unanimously; To authorize Clerk Pawelk to transfer funds from the General Fund to the Water Fund for the purchase of water meters and radios at the estimated cost of $ 101,000.00.

General consensus of the City Council was to table further discussion regarding the utility rates until the March meeting.

General consensus was to table further discussion and for Clerk Pawelk to prepare regulations for the City’s cemetery for the March meeting.

Councilmember Hoof introduced the following ordinance and moved for its adoption: ORDINANCE NO. 264 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE LESTER PRAIRIE MUNICIPAL CODE TO PROVIDE FOR SEDIMENT AND EROSION CONTROL BY ESTABLISHMENT The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Mallak and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Ordinance No. 264 adopted by a unanimous vote this 12th day of February, 2007.

Councilmember Hoof introduced the following ordinance and moved for its adoption: ORDINANCE NO. 265 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE LESTER PRAIRIE MUNICIPAL CODE WHICH PROVIDES FOR COMMERCIAL PLUMBING PERMITS BY ADDING CODE SECTION 5.4.5 The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Heimerl and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Ordinance No. 265 adopted by a unanimous vote this 12th day of February, 2007.

General consensus of the City Council was to meet in special session on Monday, April 23, 2007, at 7 p.m. as Local Board of Appeals.

Councilmember Heimerl introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 9-07 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF FORFEITED PROPERTY The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Mallak and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared resolution No. 9-07 adopted by a unanimous vote this 12th day of February, 2007.

Motion - Heimerl; Second - Hoof, Carried - Unanimously; To allow the Winsted Wildcats to host a baseball game on the City’s field during Prairie Days.

General consensus of the City Council was to order the flume section for the slide at the swimming pool, order the replacement showerheads and the Park Board should talk to Thayne Johnson to see if he wishes to accept the position of pool manager. The City will not spend public funds on St. Peter’s Lutheran Church ballfield and either the Legion or school should probably be replacing the batting cage nets.

General consensus of the City Council was for Clerk Pawelk to follow up on the bathhouse floor issue and call the company if necessary.

Councilmember Hoof introduced the following ordinance and moved for its adoption: ORDINANCE NO. 267 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 5, SECTION 5.6.3, OF THE LESTER PRAIRIE MUNICIPAL CODE WITH REGARD TO PLANNING COMMISSION MEMBERS COMPENSATION The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Mallak and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Ordinance No. 267 adopted by a unanimous vote this 12th day of February, 2007.

Councilmember Heimerl introduced the following ordinance and moved for its adoption: ORDINANCE NO. 268 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 1, SECTION 1.4.1 OF THE LESTER PRAIRIE MUNICIPAL CODE WITH REGARD TO PARK BOARD COMPENSATION The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Mallak and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Ordinance No. 268 adopted by a unanimous vote this 12th day of February.

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

Mayor Angvall adjourned the meeting at 10:05 p.m..

Marilyn L. Pawelk City Clerk-Treasurer

The above is a summary version of the Lester Prairie City Council Minutes taken February 12, 2007. The Minutes may be viewed in their entirety at the City Clerk’s office during business hours. Items not included in the above report are the ordinances and resolutions in their entirety, notices, communications, reports, complaints and discussions.

Published in the Herald Journal Feb. 19, 2007.


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