Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

Lester Prairie City Council Minutes
January 7, 2014
Pursuant to public notice, the Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on January 7, 2014. Mayor Andy Heimerl called the meeting to order at 7 p.m.
Motion – Foust; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the December Minutes as submitted.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the December Treasurer’s Report as submitted.
Mayor Heimerl introduced the following Ordinance and moved for its adoption:
ORDINANCE NO. 311 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 1.2 OF THE LESTER PRAIRIE MUNICIPAL CODE PERTAINING TO THE MAYOR AND COUNCILMEMBER’S COMPENSATION The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Messer and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Ordinance No. 311 adopted by a majority vote this 7th day of January, 2014.
General consensus was to table discussion regarding the printing and mailing of a City newsletter.
Mayor Heimerl introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 4-14 A RESOLUTION FILLING COUNCIL VACANCY The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Foust and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 4-11 adopted by a unanimous vote this 7th day of January, 2013.
At this point, Mayor Heimerl requested Larry Hoof to come forward and take the Oath of Office to fill the Councilmember vacancy on the City Council.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Messer; Carried – To approve the payment of the 2013 claims.
2014 NEW BUSINESS
Motion – Messer; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To establish and approve the 2014 City Council Areas of Responsibility.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To make the following appointments for 2014: 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);
Motion – Angvall; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To make the following appointments for 2014: Park Board Members – Troy Feltmann term expires December, 2015, Larry Roth term expires 2014, Chris Schultz term expires 2014, and Gene Starke term expires 2015; Planning Commission Members – Brian Duncan term expires 2014, Merlin Mathews expires 2015, and Fred Blaser term expires 2015; 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/Training Officer – Chris Bahr, Secretary – Shadd Dial, Treasurer – Paul Christensen; Relief Association Officers – President – Josh Foust, Vice President – Wade Schultz, Secretary – Justin Thompson, Treasurer – Matt Tonn, Trustee – Steve Klobe, Trustee – Dave Dressler.
Councilman Angvall introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 1-14 A RESOLUTION ALLOWING AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES AT ANDY’S BODY SHOP The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Hoof and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution 1-14 adopted by a unanimous vote this 7th day of January, 2014.
Councilman Hoof introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 2-14 A RESOLUTION ALLOWING PURCHASES AT ANGVALL HARDWARE & MERCANTILE, INC. The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Foust and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution 2-14 adopted by a majority vote this 7th day of January, 2014.
Councilman Messer introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 3-14 AN AGREEMENT FOR A CONTRACT EMPLOYEE The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Hoof and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 3-14 adopted by a unanimous vote this 7th day of January, 2014.
General consensus was to table discussion of a pay increase to Contracted Employee Joan Kocourek until the February meeting.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To advise McLeod County Planning & Zoning the City of Lester Prairie does not have any objections to a Mining Conditional Use Permit for the mining of gravel on the Emmert Dose property located in Bergen Township as requested by Wm Mueller & Sons Inc.
General consensus of the City Council was they would need to charge Alyssa Meger for use of city hall to conduct a community weight loss challenge. The City Council would be willing to allow her to use it at the resident rate of $75.00 however, at this time, they would not reduce the cost any further.
Motion – Foust; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously: To approve and pay the claims as submitted.
Mayor Heimerl adjourned the meeting at 8:30 p.m.
Marilyn L. Pawelk
City Clerk-Treasurer
The above is a summary version of the January 7, 2014 Lester Prairie City Council Minutes. Items not included in the above report are notices, communications, reports, complaints, recognitions, detailed ordinance, resolutions, discussions, areas of responsibility, etc.. The Minutes may be viewed in their entirety at the City Clerk’s Office during normal business hours.
Published in the Herald Journal Jan. 13, 2014.

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