Lester Prairie City Council Minutes
April 7, 2008
The Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Monday, April 7, 2008.
Mayor Angvall called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Motion - Foust; Second - Mallak; Carried - Unanimously; To accept and approve the March Minutes as submitted.
Motion - Hoof; Second - Heimerl; Carried - Unanimously; To accept and approve the March Treasurer’s report as submitted.
General consensus of the City Council was to get the landscaping done at the Wastewater Treatment Facility and hold an open house in June. Councilmember Hoof stated he would talk with the operator and bring a recommendation back to the May meeting.
General consensus was for a meeting to be held with the McLeod County Railroad Authority, a park committee member, a councilmember, a resident and legal counsel to discuss the easement issue for the downtown park location.
Motion - Hoof; Second - Mallak; Carried - Unanimously; To enter into an agreement with Government Today for website software with the cost not to exceed $1,000.00 per year.
Councilmember Foust introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 16-08 A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE USE OF FORCE POLICY OF THE LESTER PRAIRIE POLICE DEPARTMENT, SPECIFICALLY CHAPTER 11 The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Mallak and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 16-08 adopted by a unanimous vote this 7th day of April, 2008.
Motion - Mallak; Second - Heimerl; Carried - Unanimously; To allow the Girl Scouts to use city hall for a sleep-over on April 25th at the rate of $10.00.
Motion - Heimerl; Second - Mallak; Carried - To grant an extension to Bethel Lutheran Church, owners of the house located at 101 Lincoln Avenue, until June 1, 2008, to become compliant with egress windows.
General consensus of the City Council was to request Scott Qualle, owner of MNSPECT, to be in attendance for a special meeting on April 21, 2008, at 7:30 p.m. to discuss the City’s rental dwelling ordinance and compliance issues.
General consensus of the City Council was to scheduled a meeting on Monday, May 5th, 2008, at 6:30 p.m. with McLeod County Highway Department and the City’s Engineer to discuss the CSAH 23 and County Road 9 realignment project as well as the Safe Routes to School trail.
Motion - Hoof; Second - Foust; Carried - To allow the purchase of a Woods 52 tiller from Arnold’s of Glencoe in the amount of $1,592.18 with the cost to be taken from the Sewer Fund, Park Fund and Cemetery Fund.
Motion - Heimerl; Second - Mallak; Carried - Unanimously; To approve the construction of another ballfield for the younger youth (under 8 years old), in the area of the energy park with the understanding it will be kept away of the compost site road.
Motion - Heimerl Second - Mallak; Carried - Unanimously; To authorize the purchase of four new bike racks, up to $600.00 each, for the main park and Sunrise Park.
Motion - Mallak; Second - Hoof, Carried - Unanimously; To pay the claims as submitted.
Mayor Angvall adjourned the meeting at 9:34 p.m.
Marilyn L. Pawelk City Clerk-Treasurer
The above is a summary version of the Lester Prairie City Council Minutes of April 7th, 2008. The Summary version does not include notices, communications, reports, complaints, discussions regarding the pending resignation of the Mayor, a Truck Traffic/Parking Ordinance, a school/community calendar, hydrant replacement/installation. The Minutes may be viewed in their entirety at the City Clerk’s Office during normal business hours.
Published in the Herald Journal April 14, 2008.