Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

Lester Prairie City Council Minutes
April 10, 2012
The Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, April 10, 2012. Mayor Heimerl called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Motion – Foust; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the March Minutes as submitted.
Motion – Mallak; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the March Treasurer’s Report as submitted.
General consensus of the City Council was a proposal is to be put together for city hall upgrades, no later than the June meeting and at that meeting, a decision is to be made concerning the solar project for city hall.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; A letter should be sent to offenders for blight and junk, giving a date for compliance. If it involves vehicles, a time should also be set for an officer to meet with them to be sure the vehicle is operable. If compliance is not met, the vehicles are to be towed. The City Council acknowledges towing and storing costs are not budgeted within the Police Department Budget however, those costs will come with enforcement and be recouped, if possible.
Motion – Mallak; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To approve the itineraryGeneral consensus of the City Council was to not charge for Police Coverage this year and to reassess the issue next year.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To replace the two No Parking signs on second Avenue North with larger, reflective signs and perhaps the school can place cones in the area with smaller no parking signs during events.
Motion – Mallak; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To hire Central Tank Coatings, Inc. from Iowa to wash out, inspect and clean the interior of the water storage tank and wash, spot clean, prime any bad or rust areas and repaint the tank exterior with the same design and color scheme for the price of $29,200.00.
Councilman Angvall introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 15-12 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PURCHASE OF A USED UTILITY TRAILER The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Foust and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 15-12 adopted by a majority vote this 10th day of April, 2012.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Mallak; Carried – Unanimously; To authorize bituminous work to be done in the area of the compost road, Water Treatment Facility and the well building at the cost of $20,880.00 as quoted by Wm Mueller & Sons and request the work be done no sooner than August.
General consensus of the City Council was to change their meeting date to Wednesday, August 15th.
General consensus was to acknowledge and approve the 2012 first quarter budget as submitted.
Councilman Angvall introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 14.12 RESOLUTION ALLOWING A PREMISE PERMIT The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Mallak and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution 14-12 adopted by a unanimous vote this 10th day of April, 2012.
Motion – Messer; Second – Foust; Carried – To give “returning staff” a $ .25/hr. pay increase.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To allow a water aerobics class to be held two nights a week after the pool closes and set the rate at $ 3.00 per night or $28.00 for a 10 punch card. The City will issue the instructor a family pass for her and her family in lieu of payment.
General consensus of the City Council was to not make any changes in the pool rates at this time.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Mallak; Carried – To pay the claims as submitted.
Mayor Heimerl adjourned the meeting at 9:15 p.m.
Marilyn L. Pawelk
City Clerk-Treasurer
The above is a summary version of the April 10th Lester Prairie City Council meeting. Items not included are notices, communications, reports, complaints, discussions, detailed resolutions. The Minutes may be viewed in their entirety at the City Clerk’s Office during normal business hours.
Published in the Herald Journal April 16, 2012.


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