Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

Lester Prairie City Council February 14, 2012
The Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, February 14, 2012. Mayor Heimerl called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Motion – Mallak; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the January Minutes Report as submitted.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the January Treasurer’s Report as submitted.
General consensus of the City Council was for Clerk Pawelk to obtain the necessary FCC license since it is unclear when the City will be switching over to the 800 MHz radios.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the 2011 Audit Report as prepared and submitted by Baker, Tilly, Virchow and Krause LLP and to publish the sections as required. Councilman Angvall introduced the following ordinance and moved for its adoption: ORDINANCE NO. 298, AN ORDINANCE AMENDING LESTER PRAIRIE MUNICIPAL CODE SPECIFICALLY SECTION 7.10, REGARDING UNATTENDED PERSONAL PROPERTY The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Messer and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Ordinance No. 298 adopted by a unanimous vote this 14th day of February, 2012.
Councilman Angvall introduced the following ordinance and moved for its adoption: ORDINANCE NO. 299 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING LESTER PRAIRIE MUNICIPAL CODE, SPECIFICALLY SECTION 5.7.3, RENTAL HOUSING LICENSE FOR FIRST TIME APPLICANT The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Foust and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Ordinance No. 299 adopted by a unanimous vote this 14th day of February, 2012.
General consensus of the City Council was to have Councilman Angvall obtain information as to what the cost would be to obtain four additional panels and have it determined if any work would have to be done to the roofing to prepare it for the additional weight of the panels. In addition, Councilman Messer should determine what upgrades and improvements to city hall should be made, as well as the estimated costs, so priorities could be set and funding of the projects determined.
Motion – Mallak; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To allow the Ambassador’s to host a fundraiser in city hall on April 22 and set the rental fee at $ 50.00; to allow use of city hall for the Royal Gathering on July 21 at no charge, and to pay up to $ 600.00 for float signage and sashes.
Motion – Mallak; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To allow the Prairie Days event to be held in the park July 20 and 21. The portion of park requested can be fenced off, the rental charge for the shelter will be $ 60.00 and it must be determined what the electric charge would be. Ground conditions permitting, the car show can be held on the grass and Second Avenue South can be closed off from Thursday until the tent is removed on Monday.
Motion – Mallak; Second – Messer; Carried – To transfer $ 45,840.00 from the General Fund to the Fire Equipment Fund, to cover the purchase of the 2006 pickup for the Fire Department, until July, 2012, at which time the certificate matures and the transfer of funds back to General Savings can take place.
Motion - Messer; Second – Mallak; Carried – Unanimously; To authorize the purchase of two more gold disk baskets and concrete work completed for the course.
Motion – Messer; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To appoint Gene Starke to the Park Board with his term expiring December 31, 2013.
Motion – Messer; Second – Angvall; Carried – Unanimously; To advertise the rental of the concession stand for a minimum of $500.00 ($100.00) per month for the months of April-August with the stipulation the concession stand is open during pool hours and they are responsible for keeping the grounds around the concession stand free of litter.
Motion – Messer; Second – Angvall; Carried – Unanimously; To approve replacement banners in a 24” x 48” size.
General consensus of the City Council was to not make any further purchase offer at this time for the property at 100 Maple Street South.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To not include coverage for commissions/boards or volunteers but have Elected Officials Coverage. Also, keep the same premium option of $250.00 per occurrence as last year.
General consensus of the City Council was to meet in special session on Tuesday, April 17th at 7 p.m. as Local Board of Appeal.
General consensus of the City Council was that as a budget cut, mosquito control will not be done this year.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Angvall; Carried – Unanimously; To hire Larry Hoof as a back-up snow plow operator at the rate of $12.50 per hour.
General consensus of the City Council was the access to the compost site will continue to be off County Road 9 until the Water Treatment Facility is complete and then it will be changed back to the previous access. They cited the speed limit on County Road 9 as well as, the debris that falls off the vehicles transporting brush as the main reasons.
General consensus of the City Council was it doesn’t matter which day of Memorial Weekend the bike race is held as long as the City was informed and an officer could be available.
Mayor Heimerl introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 8-12 RESOLUTION RECEIVING REPORT FOR SANITARY SEWER LINE REPAIRS The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Mallak and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 8-12 adopted by a unanimous vote this 14th day of February, 2012.
Motion – Foust; Second Angvall; Carried – To give full-time city staff and the permanent part-time staff, which includes Darla Simon, Lee Ortloff, Mike and Reada Lukes, a 2 1/2% pay increase effective this pay period.
General consensus of the City Council was for the Mayor to contact the complainant and inform her the City will not install a street light in the location of Third Avenue Drive and County Road 1.
Motion- Mallak; Second – Messer; Carried Unanimously; To pay the claims as submitted.
Mayor Heimerl adjourned the meeting at 9:32 p.m.
Marilyn L. Pawelk
City Clerk-Treasurer
The above is a summary version of the Lester Prairie City Council Minutes from February 14, 2012. The Minutes may be viewed in their entirety at the City Clerk’s Office during normal business hours. Items not included in the above report include notices, communications, reports, complaints, detailed ordinance and resolutions.
Published in the Herald Journal Feb. 20, 2012.


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