Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

Lester Prairie City Council
January 11, 2011
The Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, January 11, 2011. Mayor Andy Heimerl called the meeting to order at 7:00 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.
Councilmember Hoof introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 6-11 RESOLUTION RECEIVING REPORT FOR CENTRAL AVENUE UTILITIES CONSTRUCTION The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Messer and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 6-11 adopted by a unanimous vote this 11th day of January, 2011.
General consensus of the City Council was for Mr. Wroge to obtain information regarding rates charged by other communities for industrial/commercial waste disposal and bring that information to the February meeting.
Councilmember Messer introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 4-11 A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE BASIC PERSONNEL POLICY FOR THE CITY OF LESTER PRAIRIE The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Foust and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 4-11 adopted by a unanimous vote this 11th day of January, 2011.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Mallak; Carried – Unanimously; To approve the payment of the 2010 claims as submitted.
Acting Mayor Larry Hoof administered the Oath of Office for Mayor to Andrew Heimerl. Mayor Heimerl administered the Oath of Office to Councilmembers Eric Angvall and Ron Foust. Councilmembers thanked out-going Councilmember Hoof for his service on the City Council.
General consensus was to approve the City Council Areas of Responsibility as discussed.
Councilman Mallak introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 7-11 A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE FIRE DEPARTMENT RELIEF ASSOCIATION BYLAWS AND ALLOWING AN INCREASE IN THE YEARLY BASE SUM PER YEAR OF SERVICE The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Messer and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 7-11 adopted by a majority vote this 11th day of January, 2011.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Mallak; Carried – To give authorization to the Lester Prairie Fire Department Relief Association to look into the details for membership in the State Volunteer Firefighters Pension Plan.
Voting for the motion: Angvall, Mallak, Foust and Messer
Voting against the motion: None
Abstained from vote: Heimerl
Motion – Foust; Second – Mallak; Carried – Unanimously; To allow Monty and Marion Klatt to obtain a third dog however, should any issues arise, they will be required to bring the number of dogs down to two and this additional third dog is only allowed until the older dog passes.
General consensus of the City Council was to discuss the issue of vehicles on property at the February meeting.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To make the 2011 appointments.
Councilman Angvall introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 1-11 A RESOLUTION ALLOWING AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES AT ANDY’S BODY SHOP The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Foust and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 1-11 adopted by a unanimous vote this 11th day of January, 2011.
Councilman Messer introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 2-11 AN AGREEMENT FOR A CONTRACT EMPLOYEE The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Mallak and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 2-11 adopted by a majority vote this 11th day of January, 2011.
Councilmember Messer introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 3-11 A RESOLUTION ALLOWING PURCHASES AT ANGVALL HARDWARE & MERCANTILE, INC. The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Foust and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 3-11 adopted by a majority vote this 11th day of January, 2011.
Councilmember Angvall introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 5-11 A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING RESIGNATION OF RESERVE OFFICER The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Mallak and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution 5-11 adopted by a unanimous vote this 11th day of January, 2011.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To authorize the purchase of a Falls Sander including installation, sander brackets, spill plates and dual manifolds at the cost of $5,734.91 from Towmaster Inc. of Litchfield.
Motion – Foust; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To allow Mike Delaney of Endurance Promotions to conduct a bike race from Lester Prairie on May 28th with use of the park however, Clerk Pawelk should inform Mr. Delaney to speak with McLeod County as to what the condition will be of CSAH 23.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Mallak; Carried – Unanimously; To adopt a Sanitary Sewer Maintenance Police and a Sanitary Sewer Emergency Response Policy for the City.
Motion – Mallak; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To pay the claims as submitted.
Mayor Heimerl adjourned the meeting at 9 p.m.
Marilyn L. Pawelk
City Clerk-Treasurer
The above is a summary version of the January 11, 2011 City Council meeting. The Minutes may be viewed in their entirety at the City Clerk’s Office during normal business hours. Items not included at the above are notices, communications, reports, complaints, resolutions in their entirety.
Published in the Herald Journal Feb. 14, 2011.


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