Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

Lester Prairie City Council
September 5, 2012
Pursuant to public notice of a date change, the Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Wednesday, September 5, 2012. Mayor Heimerl called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Motion – Foust; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the August Minutes as submitted.
Motion – Mallak; Second – Angvall; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the August Treasurer’s Report as submitted.
General consensus of the City Council was for Clerk Pawelk to contact Waste Management and see what they would be willing to do to help the City with the trash disposal for the Crow River Cleanup Project.
Motion – Mallak; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To approve the request for a Halloween Hustle 5k run to be held on October 27th.
General consensus of the City Council was for the Mayor, Len Juncewski and employee Greg Mueller to meet at East Park Estates and go over the easements, as well as, if there is a need for an additional larger easement for the City to get to the pond and maintain the area.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Messer; Motion - Failed; The City of Lester Prairie contribute one-third of the $26,826.15 toward paving of 951 feet from the McLeod/Carver County line to the West.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Mallak; Carried – Unanimously; To purchase a new 2012 John Deere 544K loader at the purchase price of $159,432.13 not including a trade in. The City may try to sell the loader out right and those funds would be used towards the purchase price.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Mallak; Carried – Unanimously; To hire Litzau Excavating to remove the old scale from railroad property and level the area for the prices as quoted and the funding is to come from the General Fund.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To authorize removal of three pine trees on railroad property at the cost of $250.00 each.
Mayor Heimerl introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 22-12 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF ABANDONED PROPERTY The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Mallak and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken.
Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 22-12 adopted by a unanimous vote this 5th day of September.
Mayor Heimerl introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 21-12 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF USED WATER EQUIPMENT The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Angvall and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken.
Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 21-12 adopted by a unanimous vote this 5thday of September, 2012.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To advertise the city wide cleanup date as September 22 from 8 a.m. – noon at the pool parking lot and the costs will be the same as those charged to the City by Waste Management.
Motion – Mallak; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To authorize the purchase of Vortex pump impellors for both pumps at the lift station at the cost of $1,590.00 plus tax and have Clerk Pawelk send a letter to residents in East Park Estates making them aware of the lift station problems including the costs incurred.
Motion – Foust; Second – Angvall; Carried – Unanimously; To direct and authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into an “Easement Acquisition Agreement”, for a temporary construction easement, with St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church. The compensation amount of $2,000.00 shall be paid in a one time lump sum.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Mallak; Carried – Unanimously; To direct Clerk Pawelk to open a Water Debt Savings Account at First Community Bank. She is also directed to establish a “Turnback Project Fund” effective January 1, 2013, for the construction project. Money from Water, Sewer and General Funds will be transferred to the Turnback Project Fund during the construction project.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Angvall; Carried – The City Council will accept the Aluma corr material from Councilman Mallak and have him work with the Herald Journal to have the sign made with the cost not to exceed $326.00.
Councilman Foust introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 23-12 A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING THE PROPOSED 2011 LEVY The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Messer and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken.
Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 23-12 adopted by a unanimous vote this 5th day of September, 2012.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To pay the claims as submitted.
Mayor Heimerl adjourned the meeting at 9:25 p.m.
Marilyn L. Pawelk
City Clerk-Treasurer
Note: The above is a summary version of the September 5, 2012, Lester Prairie City Council Minutes. Items not included are notices, communications, reports, complaints, detailed resolutions and discussions. The Minutes may be viewed at the City Clerk’s Office during normal business house.
Published in the Herald Journal Sept. 17, 2012.


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