Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

Lester Prairie City Council
March 9, 2010
The Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, March 9, 2010. Mayor Heimerl called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Motion – Mallak; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the February Minutes as submitted.
Motion – Messer; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the February Treasurer’s Report as submitted.
All City Councilmembers stated they would attend, if possible, the Strategic Planning Retreat at city hall on March 20.
Councilmember Hoof introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 11-10 A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING A GRANT FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY THROUGH THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Mallak and following discussion thereon a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 11-10 adopted by a majority vote this 9th day of March, 2010.
Councilmember Messer introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION 10-10 CITY OF LESTER PRAIRIE RESOLUTION APPROVING THE JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT FOR CONSTRUCTION ON COUNTY STATE AID HIGHWAY 23 IN LESTER PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Hoof and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 10-10 adopted by a unanimous vote this 9th day of March, 2010.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Mallak; Carried – Unanimously; To authorize Engineer Saulsbury to resubmit the water treatment facility application to the state to see if the City can received a higher rating in the Project Priority List and also submit an application for the watermain along County Road 9 to loop the Prairie Ridge Development. Motion – Messer; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To enter into a three (3) year Operation and Maintenance Agreement with People Service for the Water and Wastewater Facilities.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To authorize the purchase of 14 tables from Menard’s in Hutchinson at the cost of $1,017.30 with Art Mallak providing delivery at no charge.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To not take any action regarding employee wage increases at this time but re-visit the issue again in July.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To send a letter to Todd and/or Laura Pruden requesting the house, at 107 Hickory Street North, that was burnt out in October, 2009, needs to be demolished and the area leveled. It currently is a safety issue, is abandoned property, and an attractive nuisance.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To allow a bike race to be held in Lester Prairie on May 29th with use of the park facilities.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Mallak; Carried – To allow Litzau Excavating to bring industrial/commercial wastewater, from the John Deere facility in Glencoe, to the City at the rate of $35.00 per 1,000 gallons of wastewater for the remainder of 2010 and there is to be seasonal/quarterly sampling prior to delivery.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Mallak; Carried – Unanimously; To have the water turned off to the property at 101 Central Avenue for non-payment in full of the utility bill. The water is to remain off until the bill is paid in full.
Mayor Heimerl, Councilmembers Messer and Hoof stated they would attempt to attend the Pipeline Safety Emergency Response Program on March 22 in Hutchinson.
Councilmember Hoof introduced the following ordinance and moved for its adoption: ORDINANCE NO. 286 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 5, SPECIFICALLY SECTIONS 5.1.2.13 AND 5.1.4.4 LAND USE, IN THE CITY OF LESTER PRAIRIE AND AMENDING THE MUNICIPAL CODE ACCORDINGLY Councilmember Messer seconded the foregoing motion and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Ordinance No. 286 adopted by a unanimous vote this 9th day of March, 2010.
General consensus of the City Council was for the Maintenance and Police Departments to survey corner lots for vision obstructions.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Mallak; Carried – Unanimously; To authorize Clerk Pawelk to work on computer replacement and purchase systems up to $3,000.00 for the office.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Foust; Carried – To pay the claims as submitted.
Mayor Heimerl adjourned the meeting at 9:18 p.m.
Marilyn L. Pawelk
City Clerk-Treasurer
Published in the Herald Journal March 15, 2010.


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