Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

December 10, 2007
The Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Monday, December 10, 2007. Mayor Angvall called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Motion - Foust; Second - Mallak; Carried - Unanimously; To accept and approve the November Minutes as submitted.
Motion - Foust; Second - Mallak; Carried - Unanimously; To accept and approve the November Treasurer’s Report as submitted.
Councilmember Hoof introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION 47-07 A RESOLUTION APPROVING A CHANGE ORDER FOR THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITY CONSTRUCTION PROJECT AND INCREASING THE TOTAL PROJECT COST ACCORDINGLY The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Mallak and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 47-07 adopted by a unanimous vote this 10th day of December, 2007.
Motion - Hoof; Second - Foust; Carried - Unanimously; To approve of the final pay request to Gridor Construction Inc. in the amount of $6,300.00 however, the ratainage shall be kept until everything is complete, including the paperwork.
Motion - Foust; Second - Hoof; Carried - Unanimously; To approve the termination of the General Stormwater Permit and submit the notification to MN Pollution Control Agency.
Motion - Hoof-, Second - Mallak; Carried - Unanimously; To have an additional manhole put in the sewer main located on Maple Street North with the cost not to exceed the estimated $5,055.00 as proposed by Litzau Excavating.
Motion - Foust; Second - Hoof; Carried - Unanimously; To authorize Clerk Pawelk to invest unspent funds for the Street Department, Maintenance Department, Police Department, Fire Department and others as she deems appropriate prior to year end based on the budget balances.
Motion - Foust; Second - Hoof; Carried - Unanimously; To authorize Clerk Pawelk to pay 2007 claims as submitted prior to year end.
Councilmember Hoof introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 42-07 A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING A GRANT FROM THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES DIVISION OF FORESTRY The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Hoof and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken.
Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 42-07 adopted by a unanimous vote this 10th day of December, 2007.
Motion - Hoof, Second - Mallak; Carried - Unanimously; To pay the claims for the rescue tools, air bags and strut set as covered by the Homeland Security Grant in the amount of $30,258.00 with the match of $2,150.00.
Councilmember Foust introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 44-07 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ACCEPTANCE OF A TRAFFIC SAFETY AWARD The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Mallak and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution 44-07 adopted by a unanimous vote this 10th day of December, 2007.
Councilmember Hoof introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 45-07 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PURCHASE OF A 1996 INTERNATIONAL 4900 PLOW TRUCK The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Mallak and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 45-07 adopted by a unanimous vote this 10th day of December, 2007.
Councilmember Hoof introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 46-07 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF A 1987 CHEVROLET TRUCK The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Mallak and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 46-07 adopted by a unanimous vote this 10th day of December, 2007.
Motion - Foust; Second - Hoof; Carried - Unanimously; To authorize Wayne Goodell Construction to proceed with the remodeling project at the police office and City Clerk’s Office at the estimated cost of $13,343.00 for both projects.
Motion - Foust; Second - Hoof; Carried - Unanimously; To allow the purchase of postage paid postcards and the printing of them for the January 9th open meeting. The total cost for 650 cards should be $227.50.
Motion - Hoof, Second - Foust; Carried - Unanimously; To rescind the “dangerous dog” designation as confirmed on November 13, 2007, for the Rottweiler dog, owned by John Richardson who resides at 1221 Prairie Ridge Lane, and to designate the dog as a “potentially dangerous animal” with the additional restrictions that the dog must be muzzled and leashed when it is not within an enclosure, there must be posted visible warning signs, and the dog must be supervised at all times.
Motion - Hoof; Second - Foust; Carried - Unanimously; To have City Attorney Winters request a review hearing with the court regarding the property owned by Corey & Clint Schmidt located at 100 Maple Street South and their non-compliance with the court’s order.
Motion - Hoof; Second - Mallak; Carried - Unanimously; To enter into a 5 year extended warranty through Ziegler Cat at the cost of $1,200.00 for the Jenset (standby generator) at the Wastewater Treatment Facility.
Councilmember Foust introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 43-07 A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING THE 2008 LEVY The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Hoof and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 43-07 adopted by a majority vote this 10th day of December, 2007.
Motion - Angvall; Second - Hoof; Carried - Unanimously; To provide the full-time employees and the permanent part-time employees an approximate 4% wage increase. To give the full-time employees a $25.00/month insurance allotment increase. To increase the call time to $30.00 per day for the Police Department. These changes shall be for 2008 effective with the first full pay period in January.
Motion - Angvall; Second - Foust; Carried- Unanimously; To increase the hourly pay rate for part-time police officers by $ .25 per hour effective as of January, 2008.
Motion - Foust; Second - Hoof; Carried - Unanimously; To increase the hourly rate for Maintenance Worker II to $13.00 per hour effective January, 2008.
Motion - Hoof, Second - Mallak; Carried - Unanimously; To pay claims as submitted.
Mayor Angvall adjourned the meeting at 9:10 p.m.
Marilyn L. Pawelk
City Clerk-Treasurer
The above is a summary version of the Lester Prairie City Council Minutes of January 10, 2007. The complete set of Minutes 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, discussions, and detailed resolutions.
Published in the Herald Journal Dec. 17, 2007.


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