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Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

Jan. 13, 2003

The Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Monday, January l3, 2003. Mayor Angvall called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

Acting Mayor Roland Bruckschen administered the Oath of Office to Mayor Elect Eric Angvall. Mayor Angvall in turn administered the Oath of Office to Councilmembers Michele Ander-son, Roland Bruckschen and Larry Hoof.

Motion ­ Bruckschen; Second ­ Foust; Carried ­ Unanimously; To accept and approve the December Minutes as submitted.

Motion ­ Foust; Second ­ Hoof; Carried ­ Unanimously; To accept and approve the December Treasurer's Report as submitted.

Motion ­ Angvall; Second ­ Foust; Carried ­ Unanimously; To authorize Clerk Pawelk to invest all funds, except those committed to the purchase of the Irene Schmidt Estate property and for curb and gutter along the South side of the development, from the sale of lots in the Prairie Meadows Addition into a Certificate of Deposit.

Motion ­ Bruckschen; Second ­ Hoof; Carried ­ Unanimously; To authorize Clerk Pawelk to invest $20,000.00 from the General Fund, from savings in the Street Department Budget, into a certificate for a future Second Avenue South project.

Motion ­ Hoof; Second ­ Bruckschen; Carried ­ Unanimously; To recommend the City's representative at a meeting to be held in Arlington, to vote to return the grant funds for the Regional Sludge Cooperation Project however, not to dissolve the Joint Powers Commission at this time.

Motion ­ Hoof; Second ­ Anderson; Carried ­ Unanimously; To inform Mr. Segal that the advertising for the Prairie Ridge Development will have to be removed to comply with MN DOT requirements.

Motion ­ Bruckschen; Second ­ Anderson; Carried ­ Unanimously; To pay the 2002 claims as submitted.

Mayor Angvall introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 1-03 A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE BASIC PERSONNEL POLICY FOR THE CITY OF LESTER PRAIRIE, EFFECTIVE JANUARY 13, 2003. The foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Councilmember Hoof and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared

Resolution No. 1 -03 adopted by a unanimous vote this 13th day of January, 2003.

Motion ­ Bruckschen; Second ­ Foust; Carried ­ Unanimously; To deny the request from School District #424 amending the Athletic Field Agreement to allow fifteen working days for all clean-up and closures after the end of each season.

January 13, 2003 Councilmember Hoof introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 2-03 AUTHORIZING PUBLIC SALE OF FORFEITED LAND. The foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Councilmember Foust and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 2-03 adopted by a unanimous vote this 13th day of January, 2003.

Motion ­ Hoof; Second ­ Bruckschen; Carried ­ Unanimously; To accept the notification from Stanley Ehrke regarding the appointment to the Park Board.

Motion ­ Angvall; Second ­ Bruckschen; Carried ­ Unanimously; To establish the following appointments for the year 2003: 2003 APPOINTMENTS, Acting Mayor: Roland Bruckschen; Meeting Date, Time & Place: First Monday after the First Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in city hall; Health Officer: Glencoe Regional Health Services; Assistant Weed Inspector & City Forester: Greg Mueller; Emergency Services: Lester Prairie Fire Department; Depositories for City Funds: First Community Bank of Lester Prairie, unlimited deposit authorized, Security Bank & Trust of Glencoe, $100,000.00 maximum deposit limit, MN Municipal Money Market Funds, unlimited deposit authorized Schwab One Account, unlimited deposit authorized; Official Newspaper: Prairie Ad News; Park Board Members: Troy Feltmann ­ term expires December, 2003, Chris Schultz ­ term expires December, 2004, Mark Schwartz ­ term expires December, 2004; Planning Commission Members: LaJean Hoof, term expires December, 2003, Steve Jameson ­ term expires December, 2003, Brian Duncan ­ term expires December, 2004, Charlie Suedbeck ­ term expires December, 2004.

Motion ­ Hoof; Second ­ Foust; Carried ­ To inform McLeod County Planning & Zoning that the City does not have any objections to the 1-lot subdivision of property in Section 33 of Winsted township for Harlan Wegscheid on property owned by Thomas Wegscheid as presented.

Motion ­ Hoof; Second ­ Foust; Carried ­ Unanimously; To notify McLeod county that the City does not have any objections to the subdivision of property sketch plan as submitted by Craig and Barb Lueck.

Motion ­ Angvall; Second ­ Foust; Carried ­ Unanimously; To set a public hearing date for March 10, 2003, at 7:30 p.m. for the annexation of property as petitioned and direct Clerk Pawelk to notify affected property owners as well as the publication of the public hearing.

Councilmember Hoof introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 303 A RESOLUTION ALLOWING PURCHASES AT ANGVALL HARDWARE & MERCANTILE, INC. The foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Councilmember Foust and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 3-03 adopted by a majority vote this 13th day of January, 2003.

Motion ­ Angvall; Second ­ Hoof; Carried ­ Unanimously; To approve the 2003 Areas of Responsibility.

Motion ­ Hoof; Second ­ Bruckschen; Carried ­ Unanimously; To enter into an agreement with Jon Dammann authorizing him to remove debris up to a depth of 12 inches along 75 feet of the ditch running continuous with the property line of Doug Dollff and easterly therefrom for a distance of 75 feet. He will be responsible for all costs, allow lawful public access, hold the City harmless from any and all claims that may occur, maintain liability or contractor's insurance and be obligated to the City for any costs charges or expenses which the City would incur to complete the project in the vent he does not comply.

Motion ­ Angvall; Second ­ Bruckschen; Carried ­ Unanimously; To remove Officer Glen Strom from probationary status to regular permanent full-time status.

Motion ­ Angvall; Second ­ Bruckschen; Carried ­ Unanimously; To give Officer Strom a $ .25 per hour 6 month probationary pay increase.

Motion ­ Bruckschen; Second ­ Hoof; Carried ­ Unanimously; To pay the claims as submitted.

Mayor Angvall adjourned the meeting at 9:45 p.m.

Marilyn L. Pawelk, City Clerk-Treasurer


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