Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

Lester Prairie City Council
June 12, 2012
The Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, June 12, 2012.
Mayor Heimerl called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Motion – Foust; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the May Minutes as submitted.
Motion – Mallak; Second – Angvall; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the May Treasurer’s Report as submitted.
Councilmembers inquired as to what the County plan is to who pays for the rest of the trail (Dakota Rail Trail) when it goes through McLeod County, the shared cost of the project, the awarding of the grant, and when they would have to make a decision regarding financial support.
Motion – Heimerl Second – Angvall; Carried – Unanimously; To allow One Eyed Willy’s to place fencing for an outdoor patio area but to work with Police Chief Carlson, Clerk Pawelk and the building inspector’s office to meet any requirements.
Councilman Angvall introduced the following Ordinance and moved for its adoption: ORDINANCE NO. 300 AN ORDINANACE AMENDING CHAPTER 5, SPECIFICALLY SECTION 5.1.2.7, DETACHED ACCESSORY BUILDINGS AND AMENDING THE MUNICIPAL CODE ACCORDINGLY The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Mayor Heimerl and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken.
Mayor Heimerl declared Ordinance No. 300 adopted by a unanimous vote this 12th day of June, 2012.
General consensus of the City Council was Clerk Pawelk could prepare a corner sketch, to be handed out with fencing requests that would indicate how the measurement from corners should be done in order to keep the area clear.
Councilman Angvall introduced the following Proclamation and moved for its adoption: CITY of LESTER PRAIRIE Proclamation
The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Messer and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken.
Mayor Heimerl declared the Proclamation adopted by a unanimous vote this 12th day of June, 2012.
Motion Angvall; Second – Messer; Motion – Failed; To proceed with the solar power project.
General consensus of the City Council was for Clerk Pawelk to send a letter informing the residents on Third Avenue Drive of the damage to the curb boxes and inform them repairs and replacement needs to take place at their expense.
General consensus of the City Council was for Clerk Pawelk to send a letter to the property owner on Elm Street South informing them the City will be digging up the water shut-off and they will need to remove the landscaping prior to the work being done or it will be damaged and or destroyed.
Motion – Heimerl Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To appoint Melissa Williams and Diane Czech as election judges.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Mallak; Carried – Unanimously; To authorize Litzau Excavating to repair the storm sewer line located at Pine Street and Second Avenue North at the cost of $975.00, excluding the tarring.
General consensus of the City Council was to not waive the charges (for a residential utility bill) because the water went through the system and the City has not waived such charges in the past however, they can set up a payment plan, as long as it is a consistent amount, until the bill is caught up.
General consensus of the City Council they were not in a position nor did they have any interest in doing anything with the property at 100 Maple Street South, at this time.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; If the price of $1,560.00 from McLeod County was for cluster signs, Clerk Pawelk should proceed in having the signs ordered and done. If they are not cluster signs, she should obtain a quote for cluster signs.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Mallak; Carried – Unanimously; To pay the claims as submitted.
Mayor Heimerl adjourned the meeting at 9:15 p.m.
Marilyn L. Pawelk
City Clerk-Treasurer
Published in the Herald Journal June 18, 2012.


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