Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

Lester Prairie City Council
November 10, 2009
The Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, November 10, 2009. Mayor Heimerl called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Motion – Mallak; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the October Minutes as submitted.
Motion – Mallak; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the October Treasurer’s Report as submitted.
General consensus of the City Council was to refer the portable toilet ordinance back to the Planning & Zoning Commission for possible modification and table further discussion on the issue to the December meeting.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Mallak; Carried – Unanimously; To enter into a one year agreement with MacNeil Environmental Inc. to provide a Health and Safety Program for the City with the option to renew in years two and three.
Motion – Mallak; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To authorize the purchase of an aluminum chlorine storage cabinet, for the swimming pool, through Hydro Engineering, Inc. at the cost of $2,725.31.
General consensus of the City Council was refer Ordinance No. 286 relating to vision obstructions back to the Planning & Zoning Commission for further review.
At 7:40, Mayor Heimerl opened the public hearing for unpaid bills. Clerk Pawelk said the notices were mailed out October 8th and since that time, the bills were paid for two parcels. No public input was received nor was any written correspondence received.
Mayor Heimerl closed the public hearing at 7:44 p.m.
Councilmember Foust introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 22-09 RESOLUTION ADOPTING ASSESSMENT FOR UNPAID BILLS The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Messer and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 22-09 adopted by a unanimous vote this 10th day of November, 2009.
Motion – Foust; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To enter into an Assessment Agreement with McLeod County for 2010 at the at the rate of $8,369.00.
Motion – Mallak; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To enter into an Agreement with the City of Greenfield to accept bio-solids from their Wastewater Treatment Facility at the rate of $.08 per gallon.
Motion – Foust; Second – Mallak; Carried – Unanimously; To agree to the terms, services and conditions as set forth in the Engagement Letter as received from Baker Tilly Virchow and Krause LLC. for the City’s 2009 audit.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Mallak; Carried – Unanimously; To authorize work to be done by Towmaster Inc. of Litchfield, on the 1996 International Truck, at the cost of $3,740.80 for work as quoted.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To authorize employees to work with the City Attorney as to the process that needs to be followed to clean up the exterior property at 118 Hickory Street South.
Motion – Messer; Second – Mallak; Carried – Unanimously; To approve of the base and flag pole installation for the Veteran’s Memorial at the downtown park.
Motion – Foust; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To authorize the expenditure of up to $250.00 for the purchase of holiday lights to be used in the downtown park area.
General consensus of the City Council was to not grant permission for Leo Meloche or a representative of his to go up the water tower to take photos due to liability concerns.
General consensus of the City Council was for Maintenance Worker to drive the streets on the South side of the City and determine the needs for 2010. Also, he and Clerk Pawelk are to talk with the engineers regarding work on Central Avenue and prioritizing street work. City Clerk is to also contact McLeod County Highway Department to see if Central Avenue is on their work schedule for 2010 or what the plans are for the City and add the subject to the December agenda.
Motion – Mallak; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To pay the claims as submitted.
Mayor Heimerl adjourned the meeting at 8:23 p.m.
Marilyn L. Pawelk
City Clerk-Treasurer
Published in the Herald Journal Nov. 16, 2009.


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