Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

May 12, 2008
The Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Monday, May 12, 2008.
Mayor Angvall called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Motion - Mallak; Second - Heimerl; Carried - Unanimously; To accept and approve the April Minutes as submitted.
Motion - Mallak; Second - Heimerl; Carried - Unanimously; To accept and approve the April Treasurer’s Report as submitted.
Councilmember Hoof stated that he and Lee Ortloff will coordinate and handle things for the WWTF open house on May 31.
Councilmember Hoof introduced the following ordinance and moved for its adoption: ORDINANCE NO. 276 AN ORDINANCE RESTRICTING TRUCK TRAFFIC AND TRUCK PARKING WITHIN THE CITY OF LESTER PRAIRIE BY AMENDING CHAPTER 4, SPECIFICALLY SECTION 4.5, OF THE LESTER PRAIRIE MUNICIPAL CODE The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Mallak and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Ordinance No. 276 adopted by a unanimous vote this 12th day of May, 2008.
Motion - Angvall; Second - Foust; Carried - Unanimously; To direct the downtown park committee to prepare their plans and present them to the McLeod County Rail Authority for approval. Once approved by the Rail Authority, the plans should be taken to the park board for approval and then to the City Council for their approval. Once that is complete, the City will request Attorney Olson and Attorney McGraw work on an agreement that is acceptable to the Rail Authority and the City.
Motion - Foust; Second - Mallak; Carried - To proceed with the Safe Routes to School Grant Project as designed and approved for grant funding.
Motion - Angvall; Second - Mallak; Carried - Unanimously; To support up to the cost of $2,000.00 for advertising in a school/community calendar.
Motion - Foust; Second - Angvall; Carried - Unanimously; To use up to $2,000.00 from the Economic Development Fund to pay the City’s portion for advertising in the community/city calendar.
Motion - Hoof; Second - Heimerl; Carried - Unanimously; To notify Larry Gasow, McLeod County Zoning Administrator, the City does not have any objection to the issuance of Conditional Use Permit for construction of a shed, that would create combined accessory structure square footage of more than 2,000 square feet, on a lot in a Rural District, Lot 4, Block 1, of Bergen Estates in Section 3, Township 116-27 in Bergen Township, as requested by Daryl Adickes.
Motion - Foust; Second - Hoof; Carried - Unanimously; To grant a temporary rental dwelling variance to Scott Knight for property located at 15 Hana Street. The variance is to allow non-compliance on the requirement of a three foot aisle by the water heater and service switch based on the rental dwelling inspector’s letter and the fact that the water heater is not a gas appliance. This variance shall only be valid until the water heater needs repair and/or is changed to a gas appliance.
General consensus of the City Council was to contact the City’s engineer and have them look at the manhole on Third Avenue South. An estimate should be obtained and repairs completed as soon as practical.
Motion - Hoof, Second - Heimerl; Carried - Unanimously; To hire C & C Striping of Hutchinson at the cost of $3,165.00 for striping crosswalks, curb locations and parking spaces.
Motion - Heimerl; Second - Mallak; Carried - Unanimously; To re-hire Cory Dammann to do the City’s lawn mowing at the rate of $8.50 per hour.
Motion - Heimerl; Second - Mallak; Carried - Unanimously; To re-hire the following pool staff - Thayne Johnson as pool manager; lifeguards: Alyssa Gueningsman, Zach Hubert, Erin Klobe, Megan Jurek, Sara Mickolichek, Ingrid Tanner, Ben Schwanke, Kayle Weinmann; substitute lifeguards: Amy Birkholz and Heidi Jurek; basket/concession stand workers: Derek Litzau, Matt Madsen, Michael Schnaser and Heather Stutleberg. Each will receive a $ .25/hr pay increase as returning staff. To hire the following as new personnel: Lifeguard - Ana Hartwig (fulltime), Brooke Jilek (parttime) at the rate of $8.25/hr.; Concession Stand/Basketworkers - Alex Grunloh and Nicole Simon at the rate of $6.15/hr. Further, should Trent Grams wish to work as comanager with Thayne Johnson, he would be paid $12.00/hr.
Motion - Angvall; Second - Foust; Carried - Unanimously; To authorize Councilmember Heimerl, Clerk Pawelk, Maintenance Worker Mueller to work to get a company to correct the issues with the bathhouse floor as soon as possible so not to delay the opening of the pool.
Motion - Heimerl; Second - Mallak; Carried - Unanimously; To have rusted parts of the two pool slides sandblasted and painted with the cost not to exceed $2,500.00. If able, staff should obtain another quote for the work and Councilmember Heimerl will approve the contractor, however, the equipment should be checked before repainting is done to determine its integrity.
Councilmember Hoof introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 19-08 A RESOLUTION ENTERING INTO A JOINT AND COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT FOR USE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL AND EQUIPMENT The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Heimerl and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution 19-08 adopted by a unanimous vote this 12th day of May, 2008.
Motion - Mallak; Second - Hoof; Carried - To approve the itinerary for Prairie Days event to be held June 20 and 21.
Motion - Mallak; Second - Hoof; Carried - Unanimously; To hire Wm Mueller & Sons Inc. of Hamburg to do street patching work in the amount of $9,997.50.
Motion - Heimerl; Second - Foust; Carried - Unanimously; To authorize the following purchases for Sunrise Park: 2 trash receptacles and 3 benches at the cost of $2,634.00, a double sided message board for $790.50, and some black choke cherry and high bush cranberry bushes at the cost of $105.00.
General consensus of the City Council was to request Waste Management attend the June meeting to discuss appliance and electronic disposal options.
At this point in the meeting, Mayor Angvall tendered his resignation effective immediately and turned the meeting over to Acting Mayor Larry Hoof.
Councilmember Heimerl introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 17-08 A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING RESIGNATION OF COUNCIL POSITION, DECLARING A VACANCY AND APPOINTING REPLACEMENT The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Mallak and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Acting Mayor Hoof declared Resolution No. 17-08 adopted by a unanimous vote this 12th day of May, 2008.
Acting Mayor Hoof introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 18-08 A RESOLUTION FILLING COUNCIL VACANCY Councilmember Foust duly seconded the foregoing motion and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Acting Mayor Hoof declared Resolution No. 18-08 adopted by a unanimous vote this 12th day of May, 2008.
Acting Mayor gave the Oath of Office to Andrew Heimerl to fill the Mayor’s vacancy on the City Council.
Mayor Heimerl then gave the Oath of Office to Robert Messer to fill the Councilmember vacancy on the City Council.
Motion - Hoof; Second - Foust; Carried - Unanimously; To pay the claims as submitted.
Mayor Heimerl adjourned the meeting at 9:55 p.m.
Marilyn L. Pawelk
City Clerk-Treasurer
The above is a summary version of the Lester Prairie City Council Minutes of May 12, 2008. Items not included in the above report are notices, communications, reports, complaints, discussions, resolutions and ordinance in their entirety. The Minutes may be viewed at the City Clerk’s Office during normal business hours.
Published in the Herald Journal May 26, 2008.


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