Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

Lester Prairie City Council Minutes
April 12, 2011
The Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, April 12, 2011. Mayor Heimerl called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Motion – Foust; Second – Mallak; 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.
Pam Meyer from MN Pollution Control Agency, was in attendance to present the City the “Clean Water State Revolving Fund 2010 Pisces Award” plaque. The City was nominated for the Federal Award for performance and innovation using Sate Revolving Funds for the wastewater treatment facility expansion project for chemical and biological phosphorus removal equipment. The process results in approximately 85% less chemical use than would have been used in a chemical only system. She said this was a very big honor as only 36 facilities nationwide were given this award and two were in Minnesota.
Councilmember Messer introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 17-11 A RESOLUTION AWARDING THE CONSTRUCTION WORK FOR THE CENTRAL AVENUE UTILITIES PROJECT The foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Councilmember Mallak and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken.
Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 17-11 adopted by a unanimous vote this 12th day of April, 2011.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To authorize the purchase, for a blanket replacement. of all necessary street signs during 2011 and Clerk Pawelk is to develop a compliance plan for approval.
Councilman Angvall introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 18-11 A RESOLUTION FILLING PARK BOARD VACANCY The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Mayor Heimerl and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 18-11 adopted by a unanimous vote this 12th day of April, 2011.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To approve the final layout plans for the Veteran’s Memorial at Central Square.
Motion – Foust; Second – Angvall; Carried – Unanimously; The City remain with the $ 250.00 deductible for Worker’s Compensation Insurance Coverage.
General consensus of the City Council was to not obtain volunteer accident coverage.
General consensus approval was given for the 3 month actual budget as presented.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To enter into an agreement with Innovative Power Systems of St. Paul to retrofit the lighting in city hall.
General consensus of the City Council was for Councilman Messer and the office staff put together a city hall improvements list. They should also check into stackable chairs and compare blacktop vs. concrete for the parking area.
It was noted that state law does not allow the use of golf carts on city streets unless the applicant is disabled and the City issues special use permits with restrictions. Regarding raising animals within the city limits, the City codes do not allow farm animals.
Motion – Mallak; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To commit to the Elm Street milling and bituminous patching/overlay work however, due to the timing of the work, the fact this will be a patching repair project and not part of a larger street improvement project, it will not be assessed back to property owners.
Motion – Foust; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To pay the claims as submitted.
Mayor Heimerl adjourned the meeting at 9:15 p.m.
Marilyn L. Pawelk
City Clerk-Treasurer
Note: The above is a summary version of the April 12 City Council Minutes. The Minutes may be viewed in their entirety at the City Clerk’s Office during normal business hours. Items not included are topics of discussion, notices, communications, reports, complaints, and complete resolutions.
Published in the Herald Journal April 18, 2011.


April 12, 2011
Meeting Minutes Correction
The published April 12, 2011 minutes for the Lester Prairie City Council meeting incorrectly stated that the April meeting minutes and treasurer’s report were approved. It should have stated that the March council meeting minutes and treasurer’s report were approved at the April 12, 2011 meeting.
Published in the Herald Journal April 25, 2011.


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