Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

Lester Prairie City Council
July 12, 2011
The Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, July 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 June Minutes as submitted.
Motion – Mallak; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the June Treasurer’s Report as submitted.
General consensus of the City Council was to deny the request from St. Paul’s Lutheran Church to refund their rental fee for the shelter as they opted to not use the facilities on the day they had it reserved.
Councilman Messer introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 28-11 A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING A GRANT FROM KNIFE RIVER PARTNERS FOR PARKS The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Mallak and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 28-11 adopted by a unanimous vote this 12th day of July, 2011.
Councilman Mallak introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 31-11 A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE FIRE DEPARTMENT BY-LAWS The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Messer and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 31-11 adopted by a majority vote this 12th day of July, 2011.
General consensus of the City Council was to not invest in another generator at this time and should the need arise, one could possibly be rented.
General consensus of the City Council was to see if Township representatives would be available to meet August 2, 3, or 10th at 7 p.m. in the fire hall to discuss and review the 2012 Fire Department budget.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Messer; Carried – To issue a golf cart permit to James P. Miller, 2211 Hope Avenue, with the following stipulations: no operating the vehicle on First Avenue North, Central Avenue, and Second Avenue South between the hours of 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, no operating the motorized cart during night hours, golf cart MUST display the triangular slow-moving vehicle emblem, no rides are to be given to children other than the child/ren of the permit holder. This Special Use Permit is good for one year from issuance and must be renewed annually.
Councilman Angvall introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 29-11 RESOLUTION ALLOWING A PREMISE PERMIT The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Foust and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 29-11 adopted by a unanimous vote this 12th day of July. 2011.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To acknowledge the receipt of the six month budget.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Mallak; Carried – Unanimously; To inform McLeod County Planning & Zoning the City does not have any objections to the conditional use permit requests as submitted by Wm Mueller & Sons and Eugene Feltmann in Bergen Township.
General consensus of the City Council was for Clerk Pawelk to attend the court hearing on September 21 on behalf of the City, as well as, the insurance company/adjuster and legal representation, whether it is through the insurance company or the City’s attorney.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To allow employees the ability to donated up to three days/24 hours of accumulated sick leave to another employee once per year and a donation can only be made to two employees per year for a total of six days/48 hours. The person donating their accumulated time must acknowledge in writing that they are making the donation and are not entitled to have any unused time returned to them. The person receiving the donated time must have exhausted all their sick leave and vacation leave before receiving donated time.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Mallak; Carried – Unanimously; To authorize the purchase of an aluminum chlorine cabinet from Hydro Engineering at the cost of $2,350.00.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Mallak; Carried – Unanimously; To allow the Police Department to use the downtown park for National Night Out on August 2 and close Central Avenue from Maple Street to Juniper Street contingent upon approval from the McLeod County Highway Department.
Motion – Foust; Second – Mallak; Carried – Unanimously; To authorize an expenditure up to $ 300.00 for the Lester Prairie Ambassador program for the purchase of sashes and magnetic signs as advertising for the City of Lester Prairie. Funds will be taken from Economic Development to cover the cost.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To authorize the replacement of the ten foot gate and 260’ of fencing at the baseball with the cost not to exceed the quote of $5,870.00 for both items.
Motion – Messer; Second – Angvall; Carried – The City will accept the donation of approximately 10 outdoor chairs for the pool.
Motion – Messer; Second – Mallak; Carried – To purchase up to 10 outdoor chairs from Angvall Hardware.
Councilman Messer introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 30-11 A RESOLUTION OF SUPPORT TO SECURE STATE BONDING TO FURTHER DEVELOP THE LUCE LINE TRAIL The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Foust and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 30-11 adopted by a unanimous vote this 12th day of July, 2011.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Mallak; Carried – Unanimously; To authorize the replacement of the water hydrant at the corner of Elm Street and First Avenue South.
Motion – Messer; Second – Mallak; Carried – Unanimously; To pay the claims as submitted.
Mayor Heimerl adjourned the meeting at 8:58 p.m.
Marilyn L. Pawelk
City Clerk-Treasurer
Published in the Herald Journal July 18, 2011.


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