Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

Lester Prairie City Council Minutes
March 11, 2014
The Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Mayor Heimerl called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Motion – Foust; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the February Minutes as submitted.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the February Treasurer’s Report as submitted.
Councilmember Angvall introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 6-14 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE DISPOSAL OF THE 2007 FORD POLICE INCEPTOR The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Foust and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 6-14 adopted by a unanimous vote this 11th day of March, 2014.
General consensus of the City Council was for MNSPECT to implement the penalty process, as stated in the Municipal Code, for rental properties not in compliance by the deadline of March 31, 2014.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; The City will not do any more than waiving the water and sewer charges for up to 10,000 gallons of water for residents running their water through out the City and up to 20,000 gallons of water for residents in the Turnback Project area.
Councilman Angvall introduced the following ordinance and moved for its adoption: ORDINANCE NO. 312 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING LESTER PRAIRIE MUNICIPAL CODE, SPECIFICALLY CHAPTER 7, TO ADD SECTION 7.14, ESTABLISHING A SOCIAL HOST ORDINANCE WITHIN THE CITY OF LESTER PRAIRIE The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Mayor Angvall and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Ordinance No. 312 adopted by a unanimous vote this 11th day of March, 2014.
General consensus of the City Council was to hold a public hearing on April 8th, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. regarding the replacement of the Flood Plain Ordinance.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To offer private/semi-private swimming lessons at the rate of $65.00 for 5 sessions and $15.00 per additional lesson if requested.
Motion – Messer; Second – Heimerl Carried – Unanimously; To hire Tiffany Shimanski as water aerobics instructor with the stipulation the guard wages will be taken from the nightly fees and the remainder will be split between Mrs. Shimanski and the City. The fee will be $4.00 per participant per time.
Motion – Messer; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To increase the wage rate from $10.50 to $11.50 per hour for April Lee and to hire Joey Madsen as Assistant Manager at the rate of $10.50 per hour.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Messer; Carried- Unanimously; To pay for the CPR and First Aid certification for April Lee.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To increase the wages for pool staff by $ .25/hr.
General consensus of the City Council was to table further discussion and consideration regarding recertification reimbursement to staff until the budget cycle.
General consensus of the City Council was further discussion would take place regarding the local match if the grant was awarded however, the Park Board would have to reallocate funds in the Park budget for the local match.
Motion – Heimerl Second – Angvall; Carried – Unanimously; To support the MN DNR Local Connections Trail Grant however, at the time of award, discussion will take place to determine the shared match amount.
General consensus of the City Council was to table discussion regarding the school athletic field agreement until the April meeting to give the Park Board more time to consider the fees and if any changes should be made in the agreement.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To authorize the purchase of waste receptacles for the park with the funds coming from the Park Fund.
General consensus of the City Council was table further discussion regarding Prairie Days until the April meeting at 7:15 p.m. with the hope more of the details will be finalized.
General consensus of the City Council was to table further discussion regarding an agreement with Clifton Larson Allen consulting services until the April meeting to give councilmembers time to review the agreement.
Motion – Foust; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To have the buildings used as a training burn at 100 Maple Street South. Award the asbestos removal to Dennis Environmental Operations at the cost up to $47,000.00, and the debris removal to Henning Excavating at the cost of $53,792.00.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Heimerl; Carried – To enter into an agreement with Clarke Environmental Mosquito Management, Inc. for 2014 mosquito control at the cost of $5,172.00.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To trade in the 2012 Zero Radius Turn Kubota for a 2014 Zero Radius Turn Kubota from Arnold’s in Glencoe at the cost of $4,800.00
General consensus of the City Council was to table discussion of lining problem sanitary sewer lines until the April meeting to give the engineers time to review the televised data.
Mayor Heimerl introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 7-14 A RESOLUTION APPOINTING A PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION MEMBER The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Messer and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 7-14 adopted by a unanimous vote this 11th day of March, 2014.
General consensus of the City Council was that during the school athletic field agreement, the school should be the responsible authority for cleaning the bathrooms at the Water Treatment Facility just the same as the Concession Stand bathrooms. The Park Board should consider including that in the agreement renewal.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To pay the claims as submitted.
Mayor Heimerl adjourned the meeting at 9:45 p.m.
Marilyn L. Pawelk
City Clerk-Treasurer
Published in the Herald Journal March 24, 2014.

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