Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

Lester Prairie City Council
May 11, 2010
The Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, May 11, 2010. Mayor Heimerl called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Motion – Foust; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the April Minutes as submitted.
Motion – Mallak; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the April Treasurer’s Report as submitted.
General consensus of the City Council was for Clerk Pawelk and Chief Carlson to check further into digital speed display signs and a pedestrian sign.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To have Chief Carlson, Clerk Pawelk and Maintenance Employee Mueller determine which signs would be appropriate for the reflective post blazers, as well as, talk to McLeod County Highway Department to see if they would assist with funding and installation.
Councilmember Hoof introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 14-10 A RESOLUTION OF ACCEPTANCE AND INTENT REGARDING AWARDING THE COUNTY STATE AID HIGHWAY 9 WATERMAIN CROSSING CONSTRUCTION PROJECT The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Messer and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 14-10 adopted by a unanimous vote this 11th day of May, 2010.
General consensus of the City Council was for pictures to be taken of the County Streets and sent along with a letter to County Engineer John Brunkhorst showing him the need of repair work on the county streets.
Councilmember Mallak introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 15-10 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE SOLICITATION OF QUOTES FOR STREET REPAIRS IN 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. 15-10 adopted by a unanimous vote this 11th day of May, 2010.
Councilmember Mallak introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 16-10 A RESOLUTION AWARDING STREET REPAIR WORK FOR THE CITY OF LESTER PRAIRIE The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Messer and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 16-10 adopted by a unanimous vote this 11th day of May, 2010.
Councilmember Foust introduced the following ordinance and moved for its adoption: ORDINANCE NO. 287 AN ORDINANCE REPLACING LESTER PRAIRIE MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 5.7.13.1 – 5.7.13.2 OF THE LESTER PRAIRIE MUNICIPAL CODE REGARDING RENTAL HOUSING VIOLATION APPEALS. THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LESTER PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA DOES ORDAIN THE FOLLOWING PROVISIONS TO BE CODIFIED AS 5.7.13.1 - 5.7.13.5 OF THE CITY CODE WHICH REPLACES 5.7.13.1 - 5.7.13.2 ESTABLISHING AN APPEAL PROCESS FOR RENTAL PROPERTY VIOLATIONS CONTAINED IN 5.7 OF THE CODE. The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Hoof and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Ordinance No. 287 adopted by a unanimous vote this 11th day of May, 2010.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To not waive the monetary limits on municipal tort liability established by MN Statutes.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To approve of the following individuals to serve as election judges for the 2010 Primary, General and Special City Elections: Elizabeth Bettcher, Shirley Dibb, Geraldine Hoernemann, Gordon Houk, Audrey Litzau, Shirley Weisenburger and Clerk Pawelk will serve as Head Judge. The City will pay the same rate as in 2008, for training, and refreshments during the election day.
Motion – Mallak; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To approve of the following as summer staff as the same pay rate as in 2009: Pool Co-Managers, Thayne Johnson and Trent Grams; Part-time Maintenance – Cory Dammann; Lifeguards – Erin Klobe, Ana Hartwig, Brooke Jilek, Matt Madsen, Kayle Weinmann, Kendall Messer, Nicole Simon, Megan Jurek, and Derek Litzau. Ana Hatwig and Kayle Weinmann will also serve as instructors. Joey Madsen, Miranda Buesing and Allison Christenson as Concession Stand/Basketworkers.
General consensus of the City Council was for Councilman Messer to discuss the field requests with the Maintenance Department and see what staff could do and obtain another quote for fencing. Delay further discussion regarding the dug outs until the quote from Jackel & Ross is obtained and reviewed by the park board. Request will be made for the Bathrooms to be opened by the Maintenance Department and locked by the Police Department. Tables and chairs will not be purchased as pool patrons can bring in their own chairs. Park Board should notify the coaches of the summer leagues requesting no softball practice or games on the baseball in-field.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To allow two new pitching mounds/rubbers/plates on the baseball field with the cost not to exceed $150.00.
Motion – Mallak; Second - Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To pay the claims as submitted.
Mayor Heimerl adjourned the meeting at 9:00 p.m.
Marilyn L. Pawelk
City Clerk-Treasurer
The above is a summary version of the May 11, 2010, City Council Minutes. The complete minutes may be viewed at the City Clerk’s Office during normal business hours. Items not included in the above report include notices, communications, reports, complaints, discussions, complete resolutions and ordinance.
Published in the Herald Journal May 24, 2010.


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