Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

March 12, 2007

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

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

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

Motion - Hoof, Second - Mallak; Carried - Unanimously; To authorize Clerk Pawelk to pay the missed 2006 Fire Department Relief Association Contribution in the amount of $9,500.00 to the Relief Association.

Motion - Mallak; Second - Heimerl; Carried - Unanimously; To authorize Clerk Pawelk to send a flower memorial on behalf of the City for the Arthur Schwichtenberg funeral.

Motion - Heimerl; Second - Hoof-, Carried - Unanimously; To table further discussion regarding a downtown park for 30 days to give the committee time to look into funding.

General consensus of the City Council was that any additional plans or ideas for the downtown park should be addressed with the Park Board in conjunction with the original committee.

Motion - Hoof, Second - Mallak; Carried - Unanimously; To authorize Clerk Pawelk to have a 4’ x 8’ whitewood sign constructed by the Herald Journal at the cost of $296.00 for the compost/brush site.

General consensus of the City Council was that the owners of the property located at 100 Maple Street South have been served with the Summons and Order of Repair and the City’s Attorney should continue with the legal process as they have failed to provide information as agreed to in December.

General consensus of the City Council was to advise the City’s Attorney to proceed with legal action to get the 216/218 Juniper Street South in compliance as a rental unit.

Councilmember Foust introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 10-07 A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING REGULATIONS FOR THE CITY OF LESTER PRAIRIE PUBLIC CEMETERY The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Mallak and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 10-07 adopted by a unanimous vote this 12th day of March, 2007.

Motion - Hoof, Second - Mallak; Carried - Unanimously; To select the regular premium option with a $500.00 per occurrence deductible, with a premium credit of approximately 4%. The net premium is estimated to be $21,183.00.

General consensus of the City Council was for Councilmember Hoof to check into warning sirens and bring information back to the April meeting.

Motion - Foust; Second - Mallak; Carried - Unanimously; To allow a Girl Scout troop to have a sleepover in city hall on the condition that there are a minimum of 3 chaperones and there would be a charge of $20.00.

General consensus of the City Council was not to utilize the services of Cemetery Updating Services, at this time, as the expense is not a budgeted item and the City Clerk’s Office should look into other possibilities of computer programs or services.

Motion - Foust; Second - Mallak; Carried - Unanimously; To approve the Subordination Agreement for Alan M. Wiederholt and Lynise D. Wiederholt.

Motion - Heimerl; Second - Foust; Carried; To enter into a one year Athletic Field Agreement with School District #424 with the fee to be set at $2,678.00.

Motion - Heimerl Second - Mallak; Carried - Unanimously; To rehire Thayne Johnson as pool manager for the 2007 season.

General consensus was that should the Glencoe Regional Health Services wish to utilize the park on May 6, there are no objections however, if they wish to use the shelter, they would need to pay the $60.00 rental feel.

Motion - Hoof, Second - Mallak; Carried - Unanimously; To authorize Councilmember Heimerl to determine whether enamel or plastic bathroom stall partitions should be used at the pool bathhouse and make the appropriate purchase.

Motion - Heimerl; Second - Foust; Carried - Unanimously; To authorize the purchase of a 10’ merry-go-round from Gametime at the cost of $4,085.00.

Councilmember Hoof introduced the following ordinance and moved for its adoption: ORDINANCE NO. 266 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE WATER RATES AND SEWER RATES IN THE CITY OF LESTER PRAIRIE AND AMENDING THE MUNICIPAL CODE ACCORDINGLY The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Heimerl and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Ordinance No. 266 adopted by a unanimous vote this 12th day of March, 2007.

Motion - Hoof, Second - Heimerl; Carried; To enter into a three year Operation and Maintenance Agreement with PeopleService.

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

Mayor Angvall adjourned the meeting at 10:45 p.m.

Marilyn L. Pawelk

City Clerk-Treasurer

The above is a summary report for the Lester Prairie City Council Minutes for March 12, 2007. The Minutes in their entirety may be viewed at the City Clerk’s Office during normal business hours. Items not included in the above report are notices, communications, reports, complaints, the detailed resolution and ordinance.

Published in the Herald Journal March 26, 2007.


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