Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

Lester Prairie City Council Minutes
January 12, 2010
The Lester Prairie City Council met on Tuesday, January 12, 2010. Mayor Andy Heimerl called the meeting to order at 7 p.m.
Motion – Foust; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the December Minutes as submitted.
Motion – Mallak; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the December Treasurer’s Report as submitted.
General consensus of the City Council was to keep the February meeting date as scheduled and not make a contribution to the Southwest Initiative Fund.
Brad Kollmann, liaison for the Office of Traffic Safety, and Gordy Pierce, were in attendance to present a second place Safe & Sober Challenge award to the City. Mr. Kollmann stated the second place award is a grant in the amount of $ 2,000.00, and is a Federally sponsored program to provide education, outreach and voluntary compliance.
Councilmember Hoof introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 3-10 RESOLUTION RECEIVING REPORT FOR WATERMAIN CONSTRUCTION AND ORDERING PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Foust and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 3-10 adopted by a unanimous vote this 12th day of January, 2010.
Councilmember Hoof introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 4-10 A RESOLUTION ENTERING INTO AN AGREEMENT FOR INSPECTION SERVICES The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Mallak and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 4-10 adopted by a unanimous vote this 12th day of January, 2010.
Motion – Foust; Second – Heimerl; Carried – Unanimously; To contract with Schauer and Son, the lowest responsible bidder, at the cost of $35,269.64 for roof repair at the city hall, maintenance shop, maintenance storage, pool bath house, filter building, equipment shed and open shelter as requested.
Motion – Foust; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To approve up to $2,500.00 to replace the vertical supports of the open park shelter should it be determined necessary.
Motion – Foust; Second – Mallak; Carried – Unanimously; To hire Muenchow Construction to remove the coping and recover the duct work at the Wastewater Treatment Facility at the cost of $3,900.00.
General consensus was Mr. LaMott would bring additional information to the February meeting that would give the layout of the event and that they would have permission to book the band.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To approve the 2009 Claims as paid.
Mayor Heimerl reminded members of the City Council there are a few appointments that need to be made and for those whose terms expired December, 2009 and that we currently do not have an Emergency Management Director.
Motion – Mallak; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To make the following appointments for 2010: Acting Mayor - Larry Hoof; Meeting Date, Time & Place - Second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. in City Hall; Assistant Weed Inspector & City Forester - Greg Mueller; Official Newspaper - Herald~Journal; Health Officer -Glencoe Regional Health Services.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Foust; Carried – To approve the following for 2010: 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.
Councilmember Foust introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 1-10 A RESOLUTION ALLOWING AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES AT ANDY’S BODY SHOP The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Hoof and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution 1-10 adopted by a unanimous vote this 12th day of January, 2010.
Councilmember Mallak introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 2-10 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. 2-10 adopted by a unanimous vote this 12th day of January, 2010.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Mallak; Carried – Unanimously; To approve the City Councilmembers Areas of Responsibilities as for 2010 as they were in 2009.
General consensus was that both the Safe Routes to School Trail (the entire system), as well as the downtown park, need to be maintained and cleared of ice and snow at all times and it should not require a policy be adopted.
Motion – Mallak; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To amend the personnel policy to pay time and one-half, in addition to the holiday pay, when the Maintenance Department is required to work on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day or New Years Day clearing snow, etc. and to pay them retroactive for the 2009 holidays that they plowed snow.
Motion – Messer; Second – Foust; Carried – To authorize the purchase of 13 holiday pole decorations in the 3’ forked snowflake design with LED lights. The cost should not exceed $3,500.00.
Motion – Messer; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To allow the purchase of up to 5 rolls of the protective cover for ball field fencing at the cost of $350.00 per roll.
Motion – Mallak; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To hire Hardline Asphalt of Mountain Lake to do crack sealing at the rate of $1.11 per pound for approximately 6,300.00 pounds of sealant.
Motion – Foust; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously: To send a certified return receipt letter to an owner of property informing her there will not be any adjustments to her utility bill and that if payment is not received before 8 a.m. on Tuesday, January 19th, her water supply will be turned off.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Mallak; Carried – Unanimously; To pay the 2010 claims as submitted.
Mayor Heimerl adjourned the meeting at 9:27 p.m.
Marilyn L. Pawelk
City Clerk-Treasurer
The above is a summary of the January 12, 2010 Minutes of the Lester Prairie City Council. Items not included in the above report are notices, communications, reports, complaints, resolutions in their entirety, discussions regarding a September 11 street dance, corner vision obstructions, etc.. The complete Minutes may be viewed at the City Clerk’s Office during normal business hours.
Published in the Herald Journal Jan. 18, 2010.




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