Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

Lester Prairie City Council
February 8, 2011
The Lester Prairie City Council met on Tuesday, February 8, 2011. Mayor Heimerl called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Motion – Messer; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the January Minutes as submitted.
Motion – Foust; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the January Treasurer’s Report as submitted.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the 2010 Audit Report as prepared and submitted by Baker, Tilly, Virchow and Krause LLP and to publish the sections as required.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; The City will not accept or allow disposal of septage at the City’s Waste Water Treatment Facility this point in time.
Councilmember Foust introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 10-11 A RESOLUTION APPROVING PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS AND ORDERING ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Messer and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 10-11 adopted by a unanimous vote this 8th day of February, 2011.
Councilmember Foust introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION 9-11 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A SPECIAL USE PERMIT The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Angvall and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution 9-11 adopted by a unanimous vote this 8th day of February, 2011.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To add compensation to Robert Carlson wages at the rate of $1,800.00 for the remainder of 2011 and to work on a job description incorporating the Emergency Management Director’s position in the Chief of Police position.
General consensus was the Police Department should review the issue and bring any suggestions back to the March meeting.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To adopt a Procession of Property Seized for Administrative Forfeiture policy for the Police Department.
Councilmember Angvall introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 8-11 A RESOLUTION CONSENTING TO MEDIACOM CORPORATE RESTRUCTURING The foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Councilmember Foust and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 8-11 adopted by a unanimous vote this 8th day of February.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Foust; Carried – To acknowledge the annual adjustment 1.5% to the annual maintenance and repair (non-capital) expenditure amount for the wastewater contract service by increasing the monthly amount by $94.00.
Information was received from County Assessor Sue Schultz. The annual Board of Appeal will be held on April 19th, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Messer; To allow up to $750.00 to be spent in cleaning out the drainage ditch west of Pine Street North and have Chief Carlson contact Litzau Excavating to discuss the work.
General consensus of the City Council was for Lee Ortloff to check into prices for a 4” pump, whether new or refurbished, and bring information back to the March meeting.
Clerk Pawelk provided the City Council with an update regarding the historic flag stitching that will take place in Lester Prairie on February 26th. Lester Buildings had been contacted and they contacted the City for a location. The National 9/11 Flag is from the September 11, 2001, collapse of the World Trade Center. It has been stitched back together and now patches are being placed on the flag to restore it. It will become a part of the permanent collection of the National September 11 Memorial Museum being built at the World Trade Center site. She has been in contact with individuals from the New York Says Thank You Foundation. They will bring the flag here and make all the arrangements. She did inquire if anyone had suggestions as to who would be appropriate to sing the National Anthem. It was suggested she contact Alan Holasek for the honor.
Councilmember Angvall introduced the following ordinance and moved for its adoption: ORDINANCE NO. 292 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING A TRUANCY POLICY IN THE CITY OF LESTER PRAIRIE AND AMENDING CHAPTER 7 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE ACCORDINGLY The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Messer and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Ordinance no. 292 adopted by a unanimous vote this 8th day of February, 2011.
Councilmember Angvall introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 11-11 A RESOLUTION DECLARING A PART-TIME POLICE OFFICER FOR PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Foust and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 11-11 adopted by a unanimous vote this 8th day of February, 2011
General consensus of the City Council was for Councilmembers Angvall and Foust to work on a plan for the City being able to give $2,500.00 for solar energy.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To pay the claims as submitted.
Mayor Heimerl adjourned the meeting at 9:25 p.m.
Marilyn L. Pawelk
City Clerk-Treasurer
The above is a summary version of the February 8, 2011, Lester Prairie City Council Minutes. Items not included in the above report are notices, communications, reports & complaints, ordinance and resolutions in their entirety.
Published in the Herald Journal Feb. 21, 2011.


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