Lester Prairie City Council Minutes
|Lester Prairie City Council
February 11, 2014
The Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, February 11, 2014. 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 Hoof; Second Messer; Carried Unanimously; To accept and approve the January Treasurer’s Report as submitted.
General consensus of the City Council was to inform Bergmann Interiors the City will not be paying for extra floor tile as it was not ordered by the City.
Motion Hoof; Second Messer; Carried Unanimously; To accept and approve the 2013 Audit Report as prepared and submitted by Baker, Tilly, Virchow, Krause LLC and have Clerk Pawelk publish the required portions of the audit report.
Motion Messer; Second Foust; Carried Unanimously; To authorize Innovative Power Systems to submit an application on behalf of the City, to the MN Dept. of Commerce for solar energy financing. If funded, the solar panels would be installed on city hall.
Motion Hoof; Second Foust; Carried Unanimously; To proceed with getting quotes from contractors to do asbestos removal for the March meeting.
Motion Foust; Second Hoof; Carried Unanimously; For residents in the Turnback construction project area, for the February billing, the City will use the resident’s average water usage and issue credit, above the average, up to 20,000 gallons of water used due to leaving their water run to prevent freezing.
Motion Foust; Second Messer; Carried Unanimously; To give Joan Kocourek a 2% pay increase effective immediately.
Motion Foust; Second Messer; Carried Unanimously; Clerk Pawelk should request a Worker’s Compensation Insurance quote for the same coverage and deductible as in the past. No volunteer or administrative board coverage, a $250.00 deductible and coverage for elected officials.
Clerk Pawelk informed the City Council a donation in the amount of $1,024.00 has been received from the Lions Club. The funds are to be used toward the Highway 7 sign.
Motion Foust; Second Messer; Carried Unanimously; To hire David Dressler for a part-time snow removal position at the rate of $ 12.50 per hour.
Motion Foust; Second Hoof; Carried Unanimously; To allow Mike Delaney to conduct his annual bike race on Sunday, May 25th and use the City’s main park for the starting and ending points as in the past.
Motion Hoof; Second Messer; Carried Unanimously; To authorize the purchase of a SCADA computer system for the Wastewater Treatment Facility at the quoted cost of $7,400.00.
General consensus of the City Council was the Ambassador’s would be charged 1/2 the rental rate for use of city hall for their “Princess for a Day” event.
Councilman Hoof introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 5-14 RESOLUTION ALLOWING A PREMISE PERMIT The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Messer and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken.
Acting Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 5-14 adopted by a unanimous vote this 11th day of February, 2014.
General consensus of the City Council was to leave the City Council meeting date as the second Tuesday of every month.
Motion - Hoof; Second Messer; Carried Unanimously; To approve the plans and specifications as presented and changed and authorize Clerk Pawelk to advertise for bids. Bids will be accepted for three areas, structural, electrical and HVAC and are to be reviewed at the April meeting.
General consensus of the City Council was to send the Lions Club a letter requesting a donation for funds to be used at city hall.
Motion Hoof; Second Foust; Carried Unanimously; To pay the claims as submitted.
Acting Mayor Angvall adjourned the meeting at 10:13 p.m.
Marilyn L. Pawelk
The above is a summary version of the February 11, 2014 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, discussions.
Published in the Herald Journal Feb. 17, 2014.