Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

July 7, 2008
The Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Monday, July 7 th 2008.
Mayor Heimerl called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Motion - Hoof; Second - Foust; Carried - Unanimously; To accept and approve the June Minutes as submitted.
Motion - Mallak; Second - Hoof; Carried - Unanimously; To accept and approve the June Treasurer’s Report as submitted.
Motion - Hoof; Second - Mallak; Carried; To have the shrub removed in the City’s main park and the area re-landscaped. Councilmember Messer will provide a sketch for the area regarding the landscaping plan at the August meeting.
General consensus of the City Council was to not accept the donation of 5 poles from Millerbernd Design and Fabrication for the new ballfield as it is to be a tball/practice field for the smaller children and a backstop is not necessary.
General consensus of the City Council was for Councilmember Messer to obtain information and a price for a unit to replace the water wiggle at the kiddie pool and that it not be installed until next year.
Motion - Hoof; Second - Foust; Carried - Unanimously; To authorize the Mayor to sign documents releasing the securities for the Wastewater Treatment Facility as provided by Gridor Construction Inc..
General consensus of the City Council was to table the fall clean-up issue until the August meeting to allow Councilmembers to consider the options as well as the option of utilizing McLeod County and the City’s own compost site.
Councilmember Hoof introduced the following Ordinance and moved for its adoption: ORDINANCE NO. 277 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 5, SPECIFICALLY SECTION 5.7, OF RENTAL DWELLING REGULATIONS IN THE CITY OF LESTER PRAIRIE AND AMENDING THE MUNICIPAL CODE ACCORDINGLY The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Foust and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Ordinance No. 277 adopted by a unanimous vote this 7th day of July, 2008.
Motion - Mallak; Second - Foust; Carried - Unanimously; To authorize Mayor Heimerl to enter into an agreement with Distributed Website Corporation for web site services at the cost of $900.00.
General consensus of the City Council was that if the Lions desired to sponsor the circus, Mayor Heimerl and Clerk Pawelk were authorized to approve the event. As in the past, it could be held in the location of the old bandstand, a dumpster should be requested, as well as, a water tank from the Fire Department.
Councilmember Mallak introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 22-08 RESOLUTION ALLOWING A PREMISE PERMIT The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Hoof and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 22-08 adopted by a unanimous vote this 7th day of July, 2008.
Councilmember Mallak introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 23-08 RESOLUTION ALLOWING A PREMISE PERMIT The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Hoof and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 23-08 adopted by a unanimous vote this 7th day of July, 2008.
Councilmember Foust introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 23-08 A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING THE MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT RATE BY THE CITY OF LESTER PRAIRIE, EFFECTIVE JULY 7, 2008 The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Mallak and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 23-08 adopted by a unanimous vote this 7th day of July, 2008.
Motion - Mallak; Second - Hoof; Carried - Unanimously; To authorize the expenditure and participation should Councilmember Foust feel it would be beneficial.
Motion - Foust; Second - Mallak; Carried - Unanimously; To contact Ready Watt Electric and request they check the sirens. If they can be repaired for under $2,500.00, the work should be done. If the cost is over $2,500.00, an estimate should be obtained however, the sirens should not be taken out of service until the summer season is over.
General consensus of the City Council was to treat a water aerobics class like any other pool rental at the fee of $80.00 per time in order to keep usage consistent. It was also suggested that an aerobics class be considered for next year the same as other lessons whereby the instructor was paid by the City and the fee established by the City.
General consensus of the City Council was for Clerk Pawelk to check with SEH to see if they have a survey of the area before anything further is decided.
General consensus of the City Council was to table further discussion regarding possible options for unpaid utility bills until the August meeting.
Motion - Mallak; Second - Hoof; Carried - Unanimously; To pay the claims s submitted.
Mayor Heimerl adjourned the meeting at 8:58 p.m.
Marilyn L. Pawelk
City Clerk-Treasurer
The above is a summary report of the July 7, 2008 City Council meeting. The minutes may be viewed in their entirety at the City Clerk’s Office during normal business hours. Items not included in the above report are notices, communications, reports, complaints, discussions regarding the downtown park, park board vacancy, the complete detail of the ordinance and resolutions.
Published in the Herald Journal July 14, 2008.


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