Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

Lester Prairie City Council Minutes
January 12, 2009
Pursuant to posted notice for a time change, the Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Monday, January 12, 2009. Mayor Andrew Heimerl called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.
At 6:00 p.m., Mayor Heimerl announced that he was closing the public meeting as a continuance of the December 8th, 2008, closed meeting regarding an employee performance review. At 6:25 p.m., Mayor Heimerl recessed the meeting until Monday, February 9th, 2009, at 6:00 p.m..
At 6:30 p.m., Mayor Heimerl reconvened the public portion of the meeting. Mayor Heimerl announced that the City Council will meet again in closed session on Monday, February 9th, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. to continue the employee performance review.
Motion - Foust; Second - Mallak; Carried - Unanimously; To accept and approve the December Minutes as submitted.
Motion - Mallak; Second - Messer; Carried - Unanimously; To accept and approve the December Treasurer’s Report as submitted.
Motion - Hoof; Second - Mallak; Carried - To allow the closing of Central Avenue between Maple Street North and Hickory Street North and Juniper Street between First Avenue South and the alleys on Juniper Street North for Prairie Days in July with the understanding that approval needs to be obtained from McLeod County.
Motion - Heimerl; Second - Messer; Carried - Unanimously; To authorize the purchase of a used Richo Aficio 2045E S/P black & white printer/copier/fax unit for $4,500.00 however, Clerk Pawelk is to see if she can negotiate a better price on the machine.
General consensus of the City Council was that in today’s economy, the City would not pursue or expend money for an engineers water treatment facility study at this time.
Motion - Mallak; Second - Hoof; Carried - Unanimously; To approve the claims as paid through December, 2009.
Mayor Heimerl stated this concluded the old business portion of the meeting. At this point, Acting Mayor Hoof administered the Oath of Office to Andrew Heimerl as Mayor. Mayor Heimerl then administered the Oath of Office to Councilmembers Ron Foust (two year term), Art Mallak and Robert Messer (four year terms).
General consensus was to table further discussion on the meeting time and date until the February meeting.
Motion - Foust; Second - Hoof; Carried - To accept the resignation of Nick Menth and the retirement of Jerry Pawelk from the Fire Department. To approve of Lucas Meyer and Nicholas Fosdick to become members of the Fire Department. To approve the elimination of the Local Fire Marshall position and also authorize Fire Chief Hoof to apply for grant funding for the purchase of an “Auto Pulse” unit at the cost of $15,000.00, a new vent saw at the cost of $1,500.00 and a PPV Fan at the cost of $2,300.00.
Motion - Heimerl; Second - Hoof;, Carried - Unanimously; To make the following appointments for 2009:
Acting Mayor Larry Hoof
Meeting Date, Time & Place City Hall
Assistant Weed Inspector & City Forester
Greg Mueller
Emergency Management Director
Stephen Berg
Official Newspaper Herald-Journal
Health Officer
Glencoe Regional Health Services
Park Board Members Troy Feltmann
(term expires December, 2009)
*(position yet to be filled)
(term expires December, (2009)
Larry Roth
(term expires December, 2010)
Christopher Schultz
(term expires December, 2010)
Planning & Zoning Commission Kristi
Carlson (term expires December, 2009)
*(position yet to be filled)
(term expires December, (2009)
Brian Duncan
(term expires December, 2010)
Charles Suedbeck
(term expires December, 2010)
Motion - Hoof; Second - Foust; Carried - To approve the following elected officers 2009:
Fire Department Officers
Chief - Jim Hoof, Assistant Fire Chief- Dave Horsman, Assistant Rescue Chief - Fred Pawelk, Fire Captain- Matt Tonn. Rescue Captain Andy Heimerl, Secretary - Maurice Tonn and Treasurer Don Hoof
Fire Relief Association Officers
President - Josh Foust, Vice President - Wade Schultz, Secretary - Justin Thompson, Treasurer Matt Tonn, Trustees Dave Dressler and Steve Klobe.
Motion - Heimerl; Second - Mallak; Carried - To not allow construction of the 50’ x 100’ x 27’6” storage building as requested by Milan and Barb Dammann at this time.
Motion - Mallak; Second - Foust; Carried - Unanimously; To appoint Jake Saulsbury of Bolton & Menk, Inc., Chaska, to serve as the City’s engineer for 2009.
Councilmember Mallak introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 1-09 A RESOLUTION ALLOWING AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES AT ANDY’S BODY SHOP The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Hoof and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 1-09 adopted by a unanimous vote this 12th day of January, 2009.
Councilmember Foust introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 2-09 AN AGREEMENT FOR A CONTRACT EMPLOYEE The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Messer and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 2-09 adopted by a unanimous vote this 12th day of January, 2009.
General consensus was for the City to hold another Christmas tree disposal day on the January 24th from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Motion - Mallak; Second - Messer; Carried - To pay the claims as submitted.
Mayor Heimerl adjourned the meeting at 10:23 p.m.
Marilyn L. Pawelk City Clerk-Treasurer
The above is a summary version of the January 12, 2009, 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 and the resolutions in full detail.
Published in the Herald Journal Jan. 19, 2009.


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