Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

Lester Prairie City Council Minutes
February 11, 2008
The Lester Prairie City Council met on Monday, February 11, 2008. Mayor Angvall called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Motion - Foust; Second - Hoof; Carried - Unanimously; To accept and approve the January Minutes as submitted.
Motion - Hoof; Second - Heimerl; Carried - Unanimously; To accept and approve the January Treasurer’s Report as submitted.
Motion - Angvall; Second - Hoof; Carried - Unanimously; To purchase Wildlife Habitat Signs for Sunrise Park. Three will be ordered so 2 can be installed and one kept as a replacement.
Motion - Hoof; Second - Foust; Carried - Unanimously; The City will select the All Hazard Strategy from Chapter 4 of the McLeod County Mitigation Plan which will focus on training.
Motion - Mallak; Second - Hoof; Carried - Unanimously; To approve the release of $150,000.00 in securities held at Wachovia Securities on behalf of Gridor Construction.
Councilmember Hoof introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 10-08 A RESOLUTION FOR THE DECLARATION OF LAND BOND FINANCED THROUGH THE MINNESOTA PUBLIC FACILITIES AUTHORITY PHOSPHORUS REDUCTION GRANT The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Foust and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution 10-08 adopted by a unanimous vote this 11th day of February, 2008.
Councilmember Hoof introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 11-08 A RESOLUTION EXPRESSING SUPPORT FOR THE CREATION OF A COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Foust and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 11-08 adopted by a unanimous vote this 11th day of February, 2008.
Motion - Foust; Second - Mallak; Carried - Unanimously; To accept and approve the 2007 Audit as prepared by Virchow Krause & Company and authorize Clerk Pawelk to published the portions of the audit as required.
Mayor Angvall introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 12-08 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE DISPOSAL OF UNCLAIMED PROPERTY The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Mallak and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 12-08 adopted by a unanimous vote this 11th day of February, 2008.
Councilmember Heimerl introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 13-08 A RESOLUTION ENTERING TO A CONTRACT WITH MCLEOD COUNTY FOR THE LEASE OF POLICE SQUAD COMPUTERS The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Hoof and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 13-08 adopted by a majority vote this 11th day of February, 2008.
Councilmember Foust introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 14-08 A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE POLICE POLICY AND PROCEDURES MANUAL, SPECIFICALLY CHAPTER 9 The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Mallak and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 14-08 adopted by a unanimous vote this 11th day of February, 2008.
Motion - Angvall; Second - Hoof; Carried - Unanimously; To amend the 2008 Police Department Budget as follows: Increase the Police Department Budget, line item “1355 Construction” by $13,000.00 which will allow for the remodeling, carpet, tile, fire door and additional sheetrock. Increase the Police Department Budget, line item “1356 Purchase of Property and Equipment” by $5,500.00 which will allow for the purchase of a VCR-DVD, new computers, office cubicles, evidence lockers and other small miscellaneous items. To decrease the Police Department Budget, line item “1306 Supplies” by $800.00 and increase the line item “1316 Rental of Property/Equipment” by the same amount. Total increase to the Police Department Budget of $18,500.00.
Motion - Hoof;, Second - Heimerl; Carried - Unanimously; To authorize Hydro Engineering to move the standby generator and complete the necessary work to allow use of the generator at the quoted price of $4,400.00. Clerk Pawelk will check with the Engineer to see if a fuel tank can be mounted to the generator, or not, in the #4 well building. If it is acceptable to mount the fuel tank, then Hydro Engineering is also authorized to manufacture a double wall 100 gallon fuel tank and mount it above the generator on a tank stand.
Councilmember Hoof introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 15-08 A RESOLUTION APPOINTING AN ENGINEERING FIRM The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Heimerl and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution 14-08 adopted by a unanimous vote this 11th day of February, 2008.
Motion - Hoof; Second - Mallak; Carried - To accept and approve the Fire Department’s 2008 election of officers as follows: Fire Chief - Jim Hoof, Assistant Fire Chief - Dave Horsman and Fire Captain - Matt Tonn and the RELIEF ASSOCIATION OFFICERS as follows: President - Andrew Heimerl, Vice President - Wade Schultz, Secretary - Jerry Christenson, Treasurer - Matt Tonn, Trustees - Steve Klobe and Dave Dressler, Gambling Manager - Steve Dietel.
Voting for the motion: Hoof, Mallak, Angvall and Foust
Voting against the motion: None
Abstained from vote: Heimerl
Motion - Heimerl; Second - Hoof; Carried - Unanimously; To authorize the trade-in of the City’s Kubota ZD28-72 mower unit at Arnold’s of Glencoe and replace the unit with the Kubota ZD331-72 unit at the net cost of $4,250.00 plus tax.
Motion - Mallak; Second - Hoof; Carried - Unanimously; To authorize Clerk Pawelk to invest $6,850.00 into a Certificate of Deposit for vehicle/equipment replacement in the Maintenance Department.
Motion - Hoof; Second - Heimerl; Carried - To inform McLeod County Planning & Zoning that the City does not have any objection to a variance permit being issued to Kerry & Deb Wuetherich in Bergen Township to reduce the required setback from 60’ to 20’ for the excavation of gravel (mining) from the centerline of a township road.
Councilmember Foust introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 9-08 A RESOLUTION REGARDING CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS ARE EMPLOYEES FOR THE PURPOSES OF WORKMAN’S COMPENSATION INSURANCE COVERAGE The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Hoof and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution 9-08 adopted by a unanimous vote this11th day of February, 2008.
Motion - Angvall; Second - Mallak; Carried - Unanimously; To amend the 2008 Budget by decreasing the City Hall budget, line item Property Taxes by $70,000.00 and increasing the General Fund budget, line item Property Taxes by the same amount.
Motion - Hoof; Second - Mallak; Carried - To pay the claims as submitted.
Mayor Angvall adjourned the meeting at 10:20 p.m.
Marilyn L. Pawelk
City Clerk-Treasurer
The above is a summary report of the Lester Prairie City Council Minutes dated February 11, 2008, and does not contain communications, reports, complaints, discussions, detailed resolutions, and claims. The Minutes may be viewed in their entirety at the City Clerk’s Office during normal business hours.
Published in the Herald Journal Feb. 18, 2008.


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