Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

Lester Prairie City Council Minutes
March 10, 2009
The Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, March 10, 2009. Mayor Heimerl called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Motion - Hoof; Second - Messer; Carried - Unanimously; To accept and approve the February Minutes as submitted.
Motion - Hoof; Second - Foust; Carried - Unanimously; To accept and approve the February Treasurer’s Report as submitted.
Motion - Mallak; Second - Hoof; Carried - Unanimously; To waive the current water, sewer, garbage billing in the amount of $90.00 for 78 First Avenue North and to suspend future service charge billings for the property due to the home being destroyed by a fire.
Councilmember Messer introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 7-09 A RESOLUTION FILLING PARK BOARD VACANCY The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Foust and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 7-09 adopted by a unanimous vote this 10th day of March, 2009.
Mayor Heimerl requested the City Council not take any action at this meeting regarding budget cuts however, further discussion would be tabled to the April meeting.
Councilmember Foust introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 5-09 A RESOLUTION APPROVING PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS AND ORDERING ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Hoof and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 5-09 adopted by a unanimous vote this 10th day of March, 2009.
Mayor Heimerl requested the issue of a water treatment facility or applying for stimulus funding be tabled until the April meeting.
General consensus of the City Council was there is not money in the budget to address work on alleys at this time.
Motion - Mallak; Second - Hoof; Carried - To allow the Dodge House to host a Bean Bag Tournament on June 6th with the closing of Juniper Street North as of 1 p.m. and allow the sale of food and beverages outside during the event.
Members of the Park Board and Downtown Park Committee were in attendance to receive donations to the City for the Downtown Park Project. Scott Christenson and Doug Minnick presented a check in the amount of $10,000.00 from the Prairie Days Committee and Lloyd Wortz presented a check in the amount of $500.00 on behalf of the Lions Club.
General consensus was for Mr. Feltmann to bring information and the final plans regarding a downtown park reader board back to the City Council once the details are complete.
Motion - Mallak; Second - Messer; Carried - Unanimously; To hire Hardline Asphalt to do crack sealing at the rate of $1.25 per pound of sealant up to approximately $7,000.00.
Councilmember Mallak introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION 8-09 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE SOLICITATION OF BIDS FOR SEAL COATING The foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Councilmember Hoof and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 8-09 adopted by a unanimous vote this 10th day of March, 2009.
Councilmember Mallak introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 6-09 A RESOLUTION HIRING A PART-TIME POLICE OFFICER The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Hoof and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 609 adopted by a unanimous vote this 10th day of March, 2009.
General consensus of the City Council was to table water/sewer rate discussion until the April meeting in order for City Council members to review the information and possibly present their own recommendations.
Motion - Foust; Second - Hoof; Carried - Unanimously; To have the Mayor and City Clerk sign the amendment to the Operations and Maintenance Agreement with People Service containing a rate increase of .10%.
Motion - Hoof; Second - Messer; Carried - Unanimously; To authorize the Clerk to pay the outstanding true-up utility bills to People Service and clear the account.
Motion - Mallak; Second - Hoof; Carried - Unanimously; To hire Advantage Coating, Inc. of Chaska to recoat the bathhouse floors, as proposed, at the cost of $3,368.64.
On behalf of the Little League Association, Troy Feltmann and Larry Roth presented a check in the amount of $250.00 to be used for athletic field lighting and maintenance.
General consensus was that if Cory Dammann was interested in doing the lawn mowing again this summer, he would be hired back.
Motion - Mallak; Second - Foust; Carried - Unanimously; To pay the claims as submitted.
Mayor Heimerl adjourned the meeting at 9:50 p.m.
Marilyn L. Pawelk City Clerk-Treasurer
The above is a summary report of the March 10, 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, and the complete detailed resolutions.
Published in the Herald Journal March 23, 2009.


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