Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

LESTER PRAIRIE CITY COUNCIL
January 10, 2012
The Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, January 10, 2012. 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 – Angvall; Second – Mallak; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the December Treasurer’s Report as submitted.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Mallak; Carried – Unanimously; To allow a grace period of 6 months prior to the rental permit license renewal ) and has not occupied the property as a rental property previously, 2) is not currently in violation of the existing rental license ordinance, and 3) applies for a rental license after October 1 of an odd year, shall have their license incorporated into the subsequent license cycle running from April 1 of an even year to March 31 of the next even year at no additional cost.
General consensus of the City Council was for Attorney Winters to work on the ordinance amendment (for new applicant rental housing).
General consensus of the City Council was the majority was not in favor of being involved with demo of the buildings at 100 Maple Street South and to close the meeting at the end of the regular meeting to discuss a dollar figure to offer Cory Schmidt for the property at 100 Maple Street South.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Messer: Carried – Unanimously; To authorize and approve the 2011 claims as paid.
Motion – Foust; Second – Mallak; Carried – Unanimously; To approve the final 2011 budget as submitted.
General consensus of the City Council was to discuss the Dakota Trail project in greater detail, and consider funding, at a later date.
Motion – Foust; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; Approval is hereby granted and authorized to proceed with the field lighting restoration project, excluding
any wiring, up to $ 23,432.00, contingent upon the auditor not having any additional concerns or determining if any legal process should take place.
Amy Bettcher was in attendance to present a check in the amount of $ 1,000.00 from the Lester Prairie Youth Baseball Association for the field lighting restoration project.
Councilmember Mallak introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 5-12 A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING DONATIONS FOR FIELD LIGHTING PROJECT
The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Messer and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 5-12 adopted by a unanimous vote this 10th day of January, 2011.
Motion – Foust; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To approve the use of the ball fields for a youth tournament June 15-17.
Councilman Foust introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 4-12 A RESOLUTION APPOINTING BOLTON & MENK, INC. TO PROVIDE ENGINEERING SERVICES TO THE CITY OF LESTER PRAIRIE The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Mallak and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken.
Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution 4-12 adopted by a majority vote this 10th day of January, 2012.
Motion – Mallak; Second – Angvall; Carried – To approve the following Fire Department and Relief Association Officers for 2012: Chief 1 – Jim Hoof, Chief 2 – Dave Horsman, Chief 3 – Fred Pawelk, Captain 1 – Matt Tonn, Captain 2 – Steve Dietel, Secretary – Maurice Tonn and Treasurer – Paul Christensen. Relief Association Officers: President – Josh Foust, Vice President – Wade Schultz, Treasurer – Matt Tonn, Trustee – Steve Klobe, and Trustee – Dave Dressler.
Motion – Messer; Second – Mallak; Carried – Unanimously; To approve the City Council Areas of Responsibility as established in 2011 and to make the following appointments: Acting Mayor - Eric Angvall, Meeting Date, Time & Place - Second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. in City Hall, Assistant Weed Inspector & City Forester - :Greg Mueller, Emergency Management Director - Robert Carlson, Official Newspaper
- Herald~Journal, Health Officer - Glencoe Regional Health Services, Depositories - First Community Bank, Lester Prairie and 4M Fund (Minnesota Municipal Money Market),
Park Board Members - Troy Feltmann (term expires December, 2013), *Larry Roth (term expires December, 2012), *Christopher Schultz (term expires December, 2012)
Unfilled position- (term expires December 2013), Planning & Zoning Commission - Sandy Adams Bruins (term expires December, 2013), Unfilled position - (term expires December, 2013), *Brian Duncan (term expires December, 2012), *Larry Hoof (term expires December, 2012), (note: Fire Department and Relief Association Officers were listed and approved earlier).
Councilman Foust introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 1-12 A RESOLUTION ALLOWING AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES AT ANDY’S BODY SHOP The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Messer and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution 1-12 adopted by a unanimous vote this 10th day of January, 2012.
Councilman Foust introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 3-12 A RESOLUTION ALLOWING PURCHASES AT ANGVALL HARDWARE & MERCANTILE, INC.
The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Messer and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution 3-12 adopted by a majority vote this 10th day of January, 2012.
Councilman Angvall introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 2-12 AN AGREEMENT FOR A CONTRACT EMPLOYEE The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Mallak and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken.
Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 2-12 adopted by a unanimous vote this 10th day of January, 2012.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Mallak; Carried – Unanimously; To allow the McLeod County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse to use Sunrise Nature Park on January 29th, 2012 for search and rescue training with their horses except, they should keep off the bridges and boardwalks.
General consensus of the City Council was for Attorney Winters to draft an ordinance amendment for Park Regulations stating that unattended personal property shall not be left on public property and it will be removed.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To authorize the additional expenditure of up to $ 1,300.00 for dirt to be used on the trails in Sunrise Park with the funds to be taken from the Sunrise Park certificate.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To approve the closing of Second Avenue South on July 20 and 21 for Prairie Days contingent upon approval of the McLeod County Highway Department.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To approve the 2012 claims as submitted.
At 9:00 p.m., Mayor Heimerl announced the regular meeting was going to be closed and the City Council would be meeting in closed session to discuss negotiation amounts for the purchase of property at 100 Maple Street South. Mayor Heimerl re-opened the public meeting at 9:20 p.m...
Motion – Angvall; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To offer Corey Schmidt $ 50,000.00 for the purchase of property at 100 Maple Street South and that would be for bare land. He must do the demo, obtain the necessary permits, fill any and all holes as well as bring the property to grade level. Clerk Pawelk, Mayor Heimerl and Councilman Mallak should review the City monies to determine where possible funding may come from.
Mayor Heimerl adjourned the meeting at 9:24 p.m.
Marilyn L. Pawelk
City Clerk-Treasurer
Published in the Herald Journal Jan. 23, 2012.


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