Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

Lester Prairie City Council
February 5, 2013
Pursuant to public notice of the date change, the Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, February 5, 2013. Acting Mayor Angvall called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Motion – Foust; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the January Minutes as submitted.
Motion – Messer; Second – Adams-Bruins; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the January Treasurer’s Report as submitted.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the 2012 Audit as presented.
General consensus of the City Council was that better communication and education needs to be provided by McLeod County to its residents to keep them informed of the recycling programs and the services offered.
Councilman Foust introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 10-13 A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE 2013 INFRASTRUCTURE REHABILITATION PROJECT AND ORDERING ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Messer and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken.
Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 10-13 adopted by a unanimous vote this 5th day of February, 2013
General consensus of the City Council was to discuss the sewer lines again at the March meeting.
General consensus was to reconsider the aerial photography request during the 2014 budget process.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Heimerl; Carried – Unanimously; To allow Prairie Days to be held the 4th weekend of July and to make the park and shelter available for the event.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Angvall; Carried – Unanimously; To advertise to see if there is interest in individuals forming a Trail Committee. The committee should consist of approximately four members but they should not park board members. Councilman Messer would serve as the liaison to the City Council.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Messer; Carried – To direct Councilman Messer to contact the DNR regarding the use of Sunrise Park for an archery range and Clerk Pawelk should check with the City’s insurance, as well as, possible ordinance amendment to allow bow shooting within the city limits.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To allow Doug Jilek to purchase an Electronic Message Center, of his choosing, to be installed at Central Park and the City will assume the electric costs.
Motion – Messer; Second – Heimerl; Carried – To proceed with the City Hall renovation project by finalizing plans and specifications, the scope of work, provide an alternate quote to relocate one of the bathroom walls, have Councilman Messer serve as the project manager, and obtain quotes for the various facets of the project. Further, comparable Valspar paint colors should also be listed in the information.
Motion – Messer; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously: To have two outlets installed and purchase two additional snowflakes for pole decorations on First Avenue North and to take the money from the General Fund.
Motion – Messer; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously: To purchase lighted garland for the light poles and gazebo, and wreaths for the gazebo at the estimated cost of $3,900.00 with the money to be taken from the Park Fund.
Mayor Heimerl introduced the following motion and moved for its adoption: ORDINANCE NO. 302 AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO CRIMINAL HISTORY BACKGROUND FOR APPLICANTS FOR CITY EMPLOYMENT AND CITY LICENSES AND AMENDING CHAPTER ONE OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE ACCORDINGLY
The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Messer and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Ordinance No. 302 adopted by a unanimous vote this 5th day of February, 2013.
Motion – Angvall; Second Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To purchase a Kubota BT2670 TV Turf mower with a 60” deck at the net cost to the City $6,500.00 plus sales tax.
Motion – Foust; Second – Angvall; Carried – Unanimously; To purchase a salt sander with winches and wheels from Calvin Dolezal, Done Right Metals, at the cost of $616.00.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Heimerl; Carried – Unanimously; To authorize Clerk Pawelk to use her judgment to replace the announcement box for the cable channel and be able to spend up to $4,500.00.
Councilman Angvall introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 8-13 A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING RESIGNATION OF PART-TIME OFFICER The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Foust and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken.
Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 8-13 adopted by a unanimous vote this 5th day of February, 2013.
Councilman Foust introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION 9-13 A RESOLUTION TRANSFERRING THE CITY OF LESTER PRAIRIE LOCAL BOARD OF APPEAL AND EQUALIZATION POWERS TO MCLEOD COUNTY The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Mayor Heimerl and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No 9-13 adopted by a unanimous vote this 5th day of February, 2013.
Councilman Angvall introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 11-13 A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING RESIGNATION OF PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION MEMBER The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Foust and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 11-13 adopted by a majority vote this 5th day of February, 2013.
General consensus of the City Council was to place an advertisement for City staffing. A maintenance person would have a starting pay of $9.00 per hour. For the Receptionist/Assistant Clerk, the pay will range between $12.00 and $15.00, hours will vary for now up to 40 hours per week and applications will be taken until March 1.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To pay the claims as submitted.
Mayor Heimerl adjourned the meeting at 10:59 p.m.
Marilyn L. Pawelk
City Clerk-Treasurer
The above is a summary version of the Lester Prairie City Council Minutes. The Minutes may be viewed in their entirety at the City Clerk’s Office during normal business hours. Items not included in the above report are notices, communications, reports, complaints, discussions, detailed resolutions and ordinance.
Published in the Herald Journal Feb. 18, 2013.

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