Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

Lester Prairie City Council Minutes
November 13, 2012
Pursuant to public notice of a time change, the Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, November 13, 2012. Mayor Heimerl called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.
The purpose of the time change was for the City Council to meet as canvassing board for the 2012 Election.
Motion – Foust; Second – Heimerl Carried – Unanimously; To accept and certify as correct the election judge’s report of the 862 votes cast and declare the results of the City Election held on November 6, 2012.
Motion – Foust; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the October Minutes as submitted.
Motion – Mallak; Second – Angvall; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the October Treasurer’s Report as submitted.
General consensus of the City Council was that if committee members wanted to meet with the supplier (of the gazebo) and hear from them directly, the City Council would not have any objections.
Motion – Heimerl Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To pay part-time officers, that are going through field training, $9.00 per hour.
Motion – Foust; Second – Heimerl; Carried – Unanimously; To enter into an Agreement with McLeod County for assessment services at the annual sum of $8,379.00 for 2013.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Mallak; Carried – Unanimously; To enter into an agreement with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause to perform audit services for 2012.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To pay the registration fee for the Newly Elected Conference, as hosted by the League of MN Cities, should councilmember elect Sandie Adams-Bruins wish to attend.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Mallak; Carried – Unanimously; To purchase a used snow-blower from McLeod County, which has been in possession of the City for many years, at the cost of $25,000.00 if McLeod County accepts the offer. Further, Greg Mueller is to contact MacQueen Equipment to have the proper conversion work done on the snow-blower at the cost of $8,180.00 should McLeod County sell the snow-blower to the City.
Councilman Mallak introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 27-12 A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING RESIGNATION OF ASSISTANT CITY CLERK The foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Councilman Messer and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 27-12 adopted by a unanimous vote this 13th day of November, 2012.
General consensus of the City Council was to table further discussion until the December meeting in order for City Councilmembers to have the time to give thought to where they want to go with staffing.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To allow the use of accumulated sick time or vacation time to supplement an employee’s wages when they are on worker’s compensation however, it will only be allowed for that employee. Clerk Pawelk is to prepare a resolution to amend the Personnel Policy for adoption.
General consensus of the City Council was to assist Ridgeview Ambulance Service in getting the information to the public for the need of EMTs.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To allow the Police Department to trade in three outdated guns for the purchase of a Gen4 Glock 21 gun to be used as a backup duty gun for the department.
At 7:30 p.m., Mayor Heimerl opened the Special Assessments Public Hearing.
Those wishing to speak were allowed to do so. Being no further comments, Mayor Heimerl closed the public hearing at 7:45 p.m.
Motion – Mallak; Second – Angvall; Carried – Unanimously; To reduce the cost of the mowing special assessment to Enterprise Properties/Magenta VI for 17 lots in the Prairie Ridge Addition to $425.00.
Councilman Angvall introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 28-12 A RESOLUTION ADOPTING ASSESSMENT FOR UNPAID BILLS The foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Councilman Messer and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 28-12 adopted by a unanimous vote this 13th day of November, 2012.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Messer; Carried – To have cleaning work done on the drainage ditch contingent along the northerly and easterly city limits upon Clerk
Pawelk contacting McLeod County and the DNR to see if approval is required, that an onsite meeting is held with Duane Radtke to locate his property stake and discuss any issues, funding is determined and that Jerry Stibal pay $3,000.00 toward the cost.
Councilman Angvall indicated he was abstaining from vote as he is an adjoining property owner.
Motion – Messer; Second – Angvall; Carried – Unanimously; To pay the claims as submitted.
Mayor Heimerl adjourned the meeting at 8:04 p.m.
Marilyn L. Pawelk
City Clerk-Treasurer
The above is a summary version of the Lester Prairie City Council Minutes. Items not included in the above report are notices, communications, reports, complaints, discussions, resolutions in their entirety. The Minutes may be viewed in their entirety at the City Clerk’s Office during normal business hours.
Published in the Herald Journal Nov. 19, 2012.


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