Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

Lester Prairie City Council
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, January 8, 2013. Mayor Andy Heimerl called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Motion – Foust; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the December Minutes as submitted.
Motion – Mallak; Second – Angvall; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the December Treasurer’s Report as submitted.
Councilman Mallak introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 7-13 A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE BASIC PERSONNEL POLICY FOR THE CITY OF LESTER PRAIRIE, EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2013 The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Mayor Heimerl and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 7-13 adopted by a majority vote this 8th day of January, 2013.
Motion – Foust; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the 2012 Actual Budget as presented.
Motion – Mallak; Second – Angvall; Carried – Unanimously; To approve the 2012 claims as paid.
There being no further old business, Mayor Heimerl presented Art Mallak a desk clock and thanked him for his years of service on the City Council.
Eric Angvall gave the Oath of Office to Andy Heimerl as Mayor.
Mayor Heimerl gave the Oath of Office to Bob Messer and Sandi Adams-Bruins as City Council members.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To enter into a three year agreement with MNSPECT from Waconia for building and rental inspection services.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Foust; Carried – To authorize the Fire Dept. to purchase the proper batteries for the auto pulse unit.
Councilmember Foust introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUITON NO. 6-13 A RESOLUTION ALLOWING SURVIVOR BENEFITS TO BE PAID IN CASES WHERE THE FIREFIGHTER DIES BEFORE BECOMING VESTED The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Messer and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 6-13 adopted by a majority vote this 8th day of January, 2013.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Messer; Carried – To approve the following as Fire Department Officers: Chief 1 – Jim Hoof; Chief 2 – Dave Horsman; Chief 3 – Matt Tonn; Captain 1 – Scott Christenson; Captain 2 – Steve Dietel; Captain 3 – Chris Bahr; Secretary – Shadd Dial; and Treasurer – Paul Christenson.
Motion – Foust; Second – Heimerl; Carried – Unanimously; To approve the Areas of Responsibility for City Council members:
Motion – Angvall; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously: To make the following appointments for 2013: Acting Mayor – Eric Angvall; Assistant Weed Inspector & City Forester – Greg Mueller; Emergency Management Director – Robert Carlson; Official Newspaper – Herald~Journal; Health Officer – Glencoe Regional Health Services; Depositories – First Community Bank, Lester Prairie and 4M Fund (Municipal Money Market); Park Board Members – Troy Feltmann term expires December, 2013, Larry Roth term expires 2014, Chris Schultz term expires 2014, and Gene Starke term expires 2013; Planning Commission Members – Brian Duncan term expires 2014, Larry Hoof term expires 2013, and Fred Blaser term expires 2013.
Councilmember Angvall introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 1-13 A RESOLUTION ALLOWING AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES AT ANDY’S BODY SHOP The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Messer and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 1-13 adopted by a unanimous vote this 8th day of January, 2013.
Councilmember Messer introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 2-13 A RESOLUTION ALLOWING PURCHASES AT ANGVALL HARDWARE & MERCANTILE, INC. The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Foust and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 2-13 adopted by a majority vote this 8th day of January, 2013.
Councilmember Angvall introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 3-13 A RESOLUTION APPOINTING BOLTON & MENK, INC. TO PROVIDE ENGINEERING SERVICES TO THE CITY The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Messer and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 3-13 adopted by a unanimous vote this 8th day of January, 2013.
Councilmember Angvall introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 4-13 AN AGREEMENT FOR A CONTRACT EMPLOYEE The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Foust and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 4-13 adopted by a unanimous vote this 8th day of January, 2013.
Councilmember Angvall introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 5-13 A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING RESIGNATION OF PART-TIME OFFICER The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Messer and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 4-13 adopted by a unanimous vote this 8th day of January, 2013.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To approve the report as presented.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Heimerl; Carried – Unanimously; To enter into a County Road Maintenance Agreement with McLeod County as presented and requests the fund remain with the Street Department.
General consensus of the City Council they did not have any objections to the issuance of a conditional use permit to Brian Roushar for a commercial kennel for the purpose of training, boarding and breeding up to sixty-five dogs in Section 26 of Bergen Township.
General consensus of the City Council was they would need to see pictures of the mural, know the exact size, and make a determination at a later date since there will be some remodeling and updating of city hall.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Messer; Carried – To authorize Councilmember Foust to attend the Sheriff’s Sale on January 31, 2013 for the property at 100 Maple Street South
Motion – Angvall; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To pay the claims as submitted.
Mayor Heimerl adjourned the meeting at 9:07 p.m.
Marilyn L. Pawelk
City Clerk-Treasurer
Items not included in the above summary version of the Lester Prairie City Council Minutes are notices, communications, reports, complaints, resolutions in their entirety and the complete listing of claims. The Minutes may be viewed at the City Clerk’s Office during normal business hours.
Published in the Herald Journal Jan. 14, 2013.

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