Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

Lester Prairie City Council Minutes
August 11, 2008
The Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Monday, August 11,
2008. Mayor Heimerl called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Motion - Mallak; Second - Hoof; Carried - Unanimously; To accept and approve the July Minutes as submitted.
Motion - Mallak; Second - Messer; Carried - Unanimously; To accept and approve the July Treasurer’s Report as submitted.
Motion - Mallak; Second - Messer; Carried - Unanimously; To conduct a fall cleanup on Saturday, September 27th at the pool parking lot utilizing option 1 as proposed by Waste Management and use their suggested fees.
Councilmember Hoof introduced the following ordinance and moved for its adoption: ORDINANCE NO. 278 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 2, SPECIFICALLY SECTION 2.4, WATERWORKS, IN THE CITY OF LESTER PRAIRIE AND AMENDING THE MUNICIPAL CODE ACCORDINGLY The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Mallak and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Ordinance No. 278 adopted by a unanimous vote this 11th day of August, 2008.
General consensus of the City Council was to delay the replacement of the 1981 pumper until 2018 if possible.
Motion - Messer; Second - Hoof; Carried.- Unanimously; To authorize the placement of a 10’ x 14’ concrete pad at the entrance of the football field at the cost of $561.00.
Motion - Messer; Second - Mallak; Carried - Unanimously; To hire Pellinen Land Surveying of Hutchinson at the cost of $800.00 to mark some boundary locations for Sunrise Park.
Motion - Messer; Second - Hoof; Carried - Unanimously; To accept the donated plantings, mulch and materials for the bicentennial garden located in the City’s main park and authorize the work to be done.
Motion - Messer; Second - Hoof; Carried - Unanimously; To accept the donation of poles from Millerbemd Mfg. and Design to be used as a backstop for field #4.
Councilmember Messer introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 25-08 A RESOLUTION APPROVING OF AN EASEMENT WITH THE MCLEOD COUNTY RAILROAD AUTHORITY The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Hoof and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 25-08 adopted by a unanimous vote this 11th day of August, 2008.
Motion - Mallak; Second - Hoof; Carried - Unanimously; To appoint the following persons to serve as election judges for the 2008 Primary and General Elections: Elizabeth Bettcher, Shirley Dibb, Geraldine Hoernemann, Gordon Houk, Audrey Litzau, Florence Mlynar, Shirley Weisenburger and Marilyn L. Pawelk, who will serve as head judge. Further the City shall pay the judges $9.00/hr. plus the meals and beverages.
Motion - Hoof; Second - Mallak; Carried - Unanimously; To set a $30.00 charge to residents that do not pay their utility bill on or before the 20th of the month it is due and should the bill remain unpaid for a period of two months, the water is to be turned off.
Motion - Hoof; Second - Mallak; Carried - Unanimously; To grant a variance to School District #424 for a 24’ x 40’ storage with a height of 20’ on property located in the Auditor’s Plat and just East of their current parking lot.
General consensus of the City Council was to obtain an estimate as to what it would cost to tear down the building at 100 Maple Street South and remove the debris.
Motion - Hoof; Second - Mallak; Carried - Unanimously; To authorize the expenditure of additional rip rap rock for the storm water inlets for the pond in East Park Estates at the cost of $3,485.00 as submitted by Litzau Excavating and the expense is to be taken from the Storm Sewer Department.
Motion - Hoof; Second - Mallak; Carried; To allow the Dodge House to host a bean bag tournament on September 27th, allow the closing of Juniper Street North during the event and waive the open container restriction during the event so that alcohol may be consumed outside of the establishment.
General consensus of the City Council was for Police Chief Carlson to contact the building inspectors office for site inspections and a report.
Councilmember Hoof introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 26-08 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AND ORDERING A SPECIAL CITY ELECTION Councilmember Mallak duly seconded the foregoing motion and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 26-08 adopted by a unanimous vote this 11th day of August, 2008.
General consensus of the City Council was that an open forum time at the meeting was a good idea and to table the issue until the September meeting.
Motion - Hoof;, Second - Mallak; Carried - Unanimously; to contract with Utility Service Co. from North Mankato at their quoted prices for the interior and exterior cleaning of the water storage tank. The cost should not exceed $6,695.00 plus tax.
Motion - Hoof; Second - Messer; Carried - Unanimously; To accept and approve the proposed agreement between School District #424 with a 5% rate increase and changes regarding the mowing and filed #4.
General consensus of the City Council was to meet in special session on Monday, August 18 th at 7 p.m. to work on the 2009 budget and any other business deemed necessary.
Motion - Mallak; Second - Messer; Carried - Unanimously; To allow the use of Sewer Fund Cash funds necessary to pay the Sewer Debt for the MN PFA loan.
Motion - Hoof; Second - Mallak; Carried - Unanimously; To pay the claims as submitted.
Mayor Heimerl adjourned the meeting at 9:13 p.m.
Marilyn L. Pawelk
City Clerk-Treasurer
The above is a summary report of the Minutes of the August 11, 2008, Lester Prairie City Council Minutes. 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 hail storm damage, deteriorated buildings, and the Safe Routes to School project.
Published in the Herald Journal Aug. 18, 2008.


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