Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

April 9, 2007

The Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Monday, April 9th, 2007. Mayor Angvall called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

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

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

General consensus of the City Council was to pay the $125.00 bill from Bergen Township related to maintenance of the City’s portion of 175th Street in 2006 however, it should be noted to them that the City also plowed that portion of 175th Street twice but the City will not bill them.

Motion - Hoof; Second - Foust; Carried - Unanimously; To enter into a Mutual Aid Agreement with the Minnesota State Patrol and McLeod County Sheriff’s Department to assist with saturation patrols during the year 2007.

Councilmember Hoof introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 14-07 A RESOLUTION APPROVING A CHANGE ORDER FOR THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITY CONSTRUCTION PROJECT AND INCREASING THE TOTAL PROJECT COST ACCORDINGLY The motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Mallak and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 14-07 adopted by a unanimous vote this 9th day of April, 2007.

Motion - Hoof;, Second - Heimerl; Carried - Unanimously; To accept the proposal from Midwest Trenchless Technologies Inc. to pump the Wastewater Treatment Facility Oxidation Ditch at the rate of $200.00 per hour.

Councilmember Hoof introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 15-07 A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING QUOTE FOR A WARNING SIREN The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Mallak and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 15-07 adopted by a unanimous vote this 9th day of April, 2007.

Motion - Heimerl; Second - Foust; Carried - Unanimously; Since no interest was shown for the purchase and removal of the bandstand, the City employees are to remove it no later than June 1.

Motion - Foust; Second - Heimerl; Carried - Unanimously; To direct City Attorney Jody Winters to file the documents with the court regarding the Schmidt property due to their lack of response to the Summons and Order for Repair.

Motion - Hoof, Second - Mallak; Carried - Unanimously; To have the Clerk’s Office accelerate the utility billing cycles with the billings to be sent out for a two month time period and then to a monthly billing cycle. Residents shall be given until the 20th of the month to pay the bills once the system changes to a monthly billing cycle.

Motion - Heimerl; Second - Foust; Carried - Unanimously; To issue a temporary On Sale Non Intoxicating Liquor License to the Prairie Days Committee for June 15th and June 16th. To close off Second Avenue South on Friday, June 15 from 5 p.m. until approximately 10 p.m. for a mini rod pull. To have the maintenance department work with the Prairie Days Committee to relocate the barricades for the demolition derby pit and scrape the sod as necessary and fill with a clay material as supplied by the Prairie Days Committee.

General consensus of the City Council was to table further discussion regarding the handicap accessible entrance for the building at 518 Central Avenue until the May meeting.

Motion - Hoof; Second - Mallak; Carried - Unanimously; Clerk Pawelk is directed to inform McLeod County Planning & Zoning that the City Council does not have any objections to the modification of the Krienke Dairy Feedlot Permit based on the information received.

Councilmember Mallak introduced the following resaolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 12-07 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE SOLICITATION OF QUOTES FOR SEAL COATING SPECIFIC STREETS The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Hoof and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 12-07 adopted by a unanimous vote this 9th day of April, 2007.

Councilmember Hoof introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION 13-07 A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING QUOTE FOR SEAL COATING The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Mallak and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 13-07 adopted by a unanimous vote this 9th day of April, 2007.

Mayor Angvall informed the City Council he had received a letter from Sam T. Courey, Trustee of the Arthur Schwichtenberg Trust. The purpose of the letter was to inform the City that Mr. Schwichtenberg provided a bequest of Two Hundred Thousand Dollars specifically for the purpose of maintenance, repair, replacement and/or perpetuation of the swimming pool. Discussion took place.

Mayor Angvall introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO 11-07 A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING GIFT TO BE USED SOLELY FOR THE LESTER PRAIRIE PUBLIC SWIMMING POOL The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Foust and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 11-07 adopted by a unanimous vote this 9th day of April, 2007.

Mayor Angvall informed the City Council that 111 applications for over $11.5 million had been submitted to the Minnesota Department of Transportation for the Safe Routes To School grant funding. The City has received notice that it was selected as one of the twenty-three recipients to receive the grant funds. He noted that information will be forthcoming and congratulated Clerk Pawelk for her efforts to obtain the grant.

Motion - Mallak; Second - Foust; Carried - Unanimously; The city office remodeling plans as previously presented, should be provided to Councilmember Heimerl for his review and input. Furthermore, the focus should be to expand the Clerk’s Office into the room used by the City Council and not incorporate the Police Department into the plans at this point.

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

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

Marilyn L. Pawelk

City Clerk-Treasurer

The above is a summary version of the April 9th, 2007, Lester Prairie City Council Minutes. The Minutes in complete detail may be viewed at the City Clerk’s Office during normal business hours.

Published in the Herald Journal April 16, 2007.


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