Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

Lester Prairie City Council Minutes
April 14, 2009
The Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, April 14, 2009. Mayor Heimerl called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Motion - Mallak; Second - Messer; Carried - Unanimously; To accept and approve the March Minutes as submitted.
Motion - Mallak; Second - Hoof; Carried - Unanimously; To accept and approve the March Treasurer’s Report as submitted.
General consensus of the City Council was to notify McLeod County Highway Department that for safety reasons they would prefer, if an additional driveway access be granted to a property, a turnaround be constructed so semi type vehicles would enter and exit in a forward movement.
Motion - Heimerl; Second - Mallak; Carried - Unanimously; To have Wm Mueller & Sons Inc. from Hamburg do street patching of approximately 5,583 sq. ft. in the amount of $17,307.30.
Councilmember Mallak introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 10-09 A RESOLUTION AWARDING SEAL COATING WORK FOR THE CITY OF LESTER PRAIRIE The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Hoof and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 10-09 adopted by a unanimous vote this 14th day of April, 2009.
Motion - Mallak; Second - Messer; Carried - Unanimously; To delay the due date of the civil fine from One Eyed Willy’s until the court proceedings have taken place.
Motion - Heimerl; Second - Foust; Carried - Unanimously; To direct Jake Saulsbury of Bolton & Menk to submit an application for a future water treatment facility to see where the city would fall on a project funding list.
General consensus of the City Council was to extend the special meeting on April 20th and add the Safe Routes to School Project to that meeting in order to discuss and take action regarding bids for the project.
Motion - Heimerl; Second - Messer; Carried - Unanimously; To enter into an agreement with the McLeod County Geographic Information Systems for the sharing of information and documentation.
Motion - Foust; Second - Mallak; Carried - Unanimously; To make the following cuts and to amend the 2009 Budget accordingly: Park Fund - cut fulltime wages by $7,500.00, part-time wages cut $9,500.00, cut capital outlay by $10,000, cut purchase of property and equipment $3,000.00. Economic Development - cut capital outlay by $7,500.00. Maintenance Department - $7,500.00 be cut from capital outlay for a maintenance building. Street Department - cut $4,000.00 for trees, $3,000.00 cut for maintenance and repairs, and $2,500.00 be cut from engineering fees.
General consensus of the City Council was to allow the Dodge House to conduct their Bean Bag Tournament on June 20.
Clerk Pawelk reminded the City Council of the Local Board of Review meeting on April 20th at 6:30 p.m.
Motion - Hoof; Second - Messer; Carried - Unanimously; To set the compost site hours from April 1 through November 1, weather permitting. Hire Larry Burandt to help monitor the site and establish the hours as 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Councilmember Foust introduced the following ordinance and moved for its adoption: ORDINANCE NO. 284 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE WATER RATES AND SEWER RATES IN THE CITY OF LESTER PRAIRIE AND AMENDING THE MUNICIPAL CODE ACCORDINGLY The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Mayor Heimerl and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Ordinance No. 284 adopted by a majority vote this 14th day of April, 2009.
Councilmember Mallak introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 9-09 A RESOLUTION HIRING PARTTIME POLICE OFFICERS The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Mayor Heimerl and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 9-09 adopted by a unanimous vote this 14th day of April, 2009.
Motion - Heimerl; Second - Mallak; Carried - Unanimously; To hire the following as Swimming Pool Staff for 2009: Co-Managers - Thayne Johnson and Trent Grams. Lifeguards & Instructors: Ana Hartwig and Kayle Weinman; Lifeguards - Erin Klobe, Ben Schwanke, Kendall Messer, Megan Jurek, Matthew Madsen and Brooke Jilek. Sub Lifeguards and Concession Stand Workers - Nicole Simon and Derek Litzau. Concession Stand Workers - Michael Schnaser and Joseph Madsen.
Mayor Heimerl introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 11-09 RESOLUTION ALLOWING A PREMISE PERMIT The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Messer and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declare Resolution No. 11-09 adopted by a unanimous vote this 14th day of April, 2009.
Motion -- Foust; Second - Hoof; Carried - Unanimously; To pay the claims as submitted.
Mayor Heimerl adjourned the meeting at 9:35 p.m.
Marilyn L. Pawelk City Clerk-Treasurer
The above is a summary version of the Lester Prairie City Council Minutes from April 14, 2009. Items not included in the above report are notices, communications, reports, complaints, complete detailed resolutions and ordinance. The Minutes may be viewed in their entirety at the City Clerk’s Office during normal business hours.
Published in the Herald Journal April 27, 2009.


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