Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

LESTER PRAIRIE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
The Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Mayor Heimerl called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Motion – Foust; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the March Minutes as submitted.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Angvall; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the March Treasurer’s Report as submitted.
General consensus of the City Council was to waive rental charges to Social Services for supervised child visits.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Angvall; Carried – Unanimously; To purchase a style of NO PARKING signs for the park area that would cover overnight parking or parking for park use only.
General consensus of the City Council was to pay the full amount, less the 3% discount to Clarke Environmental for mosquito control.
General consensus of the City Council was to not give any additional credit to residents running their water to prevent lines from freezing.
General consensus of the City Council was for the slide to be removed immediately and the Park Board make a recommendation regarding replacement.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To approve the plans and itinerary as presented for Prairie Days and allow use of city hall.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To approve the Dodge House handling alcohol sales for Prairie Day. General consensus of the City Council was to allow use of city hall at no charge on May 4th for a Pancake Breakfast and May 14th for a motivational speaker as part of the Ambassador Program.
Councilman Foust suggested further discussion regarding consulting services be tabled to the May meeting, which would allow him time to contact other consulting companies that may be interested.
General consensus of the City Council was to table further discussion regarding the Second Avenue South sidewalk and snow removal until a later date.
At 7:30 p.m., Mayor Heimerl opened the public hearing regarding the replacement of the Clerk Pawelk explained the purpose of the ordinance update.
Those in attendance wishing to speak or ask questions were allowed to do so.
Being no other comments or public input, Mayor Heimerl closed the public hearing at 7:45 p.m.
Mayor Heimerl introduced the following ordinance and moved for its adoption:
ORDINANCE NO. 313, AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 5, SECTION 5.3, SPECIFICALLY FLOOD PLAIN MANAGEMENT, OF THE LESTER PRAIRIE MUNICIPAL CODE The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Angvall and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken.
Mayor Heimerl declared Ordinance No. 313 adopted by a unanimous vote this 8thday of April, 2014.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Angvall; Carried – Unanimously; To authorize a summary version of Ordinance No. 313 be published.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To waive rental charges to the following City organizations that use city hall for meetings, events and fundraisers as follows: Lions Club, Legion, Legion Auxiliary, 4H, AA, Girl Scouts/Brownies, Boy/Cub Scouts, Lester Prairie Ambassadors and Sr. Citizens.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To allow the Fire Department to close off a portion of Juniper Street North in front of city hall the morning of May 4th until approximately 2 p.m. to display the trucks during a pancake breakfast.
General consensus of the City Council was that a 2% increase (in the athletic field agreement with School District #424) was insufficient and the park board should further review the athletic field agreement and its terms.
General consensus of the City Council was to open the compost site effective May 1 in order to allow for the salt/sand to be removed from the area and the ground to dry out. The hours and regulations are to remain the same.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To authorize Jake Saulsbury of Bolton & Menk to put together specifications for the lining of a portion of Juniper Street North and Oak Street North.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To grant Glen Peters a one year extension to bring the two windows into compliance for units 2 and 4 and accept the window for unit #1 as it is only two inches out of compliance.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To deny the appeal made by George Schaust for his property at 101 Elm Street North and he is to bring the windows into compliance within 30 days.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To deny the appeal made by George Schaust for his property at 518 Central Avenue and he is to bring the window for unit 1 into compliance within 30 days.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Heimerl; Carried – Unanimously; To deny a rental dwelling license to Doug Tesch for his property at 28 Juniper Street North.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To grant Ramsey Farah a 30 day extension to get his rental dwelling painted and comply with the rental dwelling ordinance.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Angvall; Carried – Unanimously; To not issue a rental dwelling license to Karen Gooderum at 129 First Avenue North. She will have 10 days to provide the necessary smoke and carbon monoxide detectors for the property and the tenants have until June 30th to vacate the property.
Motion – Foust; Second – Heimerl; Carried – Unanimously; The penalties for 32 Juniper Street North apply and compliance must be made by June 9th or the rental dwelling license will be revoked.
General consensus of the City Council was to grant an extension to Debra Johns until June 15th to bring the windows into compliance for her property at 42 Maple Street North.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Angvall; Carried – To award the work for the Maintenance Garage Addition Project #1-14 to A-1 Electric Service of Waconia in the amount of $5,675.38 for electrical service, the plumbing and heating to Dietel Plumbing & Heating in the amount of $5,560.00 and the structural to RAM Buildings Inc. in the amount of $103,821.00. RAM Buildings Inc. will be required to apply for and obtain the building permit and include the actual permit fee in their cost.
General consensus of the City Council was for Greg Mueller to solicit quotes for sealcoating for the May meeting.
General consensus of the City Council was for Clerk Pawelk to contact other sanitation companies to see if they had interest in serving Lester Prairie and to obtain pricing information from them. Councilman Foust and Clerk Pawelk can meet with interested sanitation contractors and provide feedback to the City Council for the June meeting.
Motion – Foust; Second – Heimerl Carried – Unanimously; To set the 2014 pool rates as recommended by the Park Board.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Heimerl; Carried – Unanimously; To authorize the Park Board to remove the material at the playground area at Prairie Ridge and replace it with sand and the cost is not to exceed $4,500.00 as budgeted.
General consensus was to table further discussion regarding the Solar Incentive award until the May meeting.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Heimerl; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the 2014 first quarter budget as presented.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To remove Christine Dammann from probationary status and to increase her wage to $15.00 per hour effective this pay period.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To pay the claims as submitted.
Mayor Heimerl adjourned the meeting at 10:06 p.m.
Marilyn L. Pawelk
City Clerk-Treasurer
Published in the Herald Journal April 21, 2014.

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