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Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

March 10, 2003

The Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Monday, March 10, 2003. Mayor Angvall called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

Motion - Foust; Second - Hoof; Carried Unanimously; To accept and approve the February Minutes as submitted.

Motion - Hoof; Second - Anderson; Carried - Unanimously; To accept and approve the February Treasurer's Report as submitted.

Councilmember Hoof introduced the following ordinance and moved for its adoption: ORDINANCE NO. 227 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING CERTAIN CIVIL PENALTIES FOR LICENSE VIOLATION, REQUIRING COMPLIANCE CHECKS FOR ALL NONINTOXICATING LIQUOR AND INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSE HOLDERS, AND AMENDING PORTIONS OF CHAPTER 6.2 OF THE LESTER PRAIRIE MUNICIPAL CODE

The foregoing Ordinance was duly seconded by Councilmember Bruckschen and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken.

Mayor Angvall declared Ordinance No. 227 adopted by a unanimous vote this 10th day of March, 2003.

At 7:15 p.m., Mayor Angvall opened the Annexation public hearing. The property is owned by Roger and Katherine Krienke and Linda & Duane Plath. Notice was received from MN Planning Municipal boundary Adjustments that Bergen Township has agreed to the proposed annexation and its objection to the annexation was withdrawn thereby allowing the city to annex the area by ordinance. The area to be annexed is 92.97 acres lying in a portion of Section 1 in Bergen Township.

Those in attendance desiring to ask questions and provide comments were allowed to do so.

Mayor Angvall closed the public hearing at 7:15 p.m.

Councilmember Foust introduced the following ordinance and moved for its adoption: ORDINANCE NO. 228 AN ORDINANCE EXTENDING THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF LESTER PRAIRIE TO INCLUDE CERTAIN UNINCORPORATED UNPLATTED LAND ABUTTING UPON THE CITY LIMITS

The foregoing ordinance was duly seconded by Councilmember Hoof and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Ordinance No 228 adopted by a unanimous vote this 10th day of March, 2003.

Motion - Angvall; Second - Bruckschen; Carried - Unanimously; To hire Paul Schermann as a part-time police officer at the rate of $13.00.

Mayor Angvall introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 9-03 A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE SUPPLEMENTAL POLICY & PROCEDURES MANUAL FOR THE LESTER PRAIRIE POLICE DEPARTMENT

The foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Councilmember Bruckschen and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken.

Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 9-03 adopted by a unanimous vote this 10th day of March, 2003.

Motion - Hoof; Second - Bruckschen; Carried - Unanimously; To authorize Fire Chief Jim Hoof to purchase 24 sets of turnout gear, 26 helmets, 30 pairs of boots, 30 pairs of gloves, 6 surpass units, and 30 hoods for the total cost of $34,956.61 and the City's portion will be $3,495.66.

Councilmember Foust introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 6-03 SERVICE RECOGNITION POLICY

The foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Councilmember Anderson and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken.

Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 6-03 adopted by a unanimous vote this 10th day of March, 2003.

Motion - Anderson; Second - Bruckschen; Carried - Unanimously; To authorize the purchase of the following items from Aqua Logic for the total cost of $47,502.00: 3 lifeguard chairs with umbrellas, 1 10' water slide, 1 6' water slide, 1 16' diving board with short stand, 1 portable decktop pool vacuum, 5 stainless steel 3 step ladders and all depth markings and no diving tile markings.

Motion - Angvall; Second - Bruckschen; Carried - Unanimously; To authorize work to proceed with Aqua Logic and other contractors as necessary to do the work on the pool project provided that costs do not exceed the donations and that quotes are obtained as legally required.

Motion - Anderson; Second - Hoof; Carried - Unanimously; To allow use of the baseball fields for a Saturday Baseball Clinic as sponsored by the Lester Prairie Community Education at no charge.

Motion - Anderson; Second - Bruckschen; Carried - Unanimously; To authorize Chris Schultz to proceed with work on the baseball field pitchers mound at the cost of $250.00 and to coordinate work as necessary with Greg Mueller.

Mayor Angvall introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 7-03 RESOLUTION SUPPORTING COUNTY MATERIALS RECOVERY FACILITY PURSUANT TO MCLEOD COUNTY SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PLAN

The foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Councilmember Bruckschen and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken.

Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 7-03 adopted by a unanimous vote this 10th day of March, 2003.

Motion - Bruckschen; Second - Hoof; Carried - To proceed with working with McLeod County Highway Department to have seal coating done and add the wastewater treatment facility to the project.

Motion - Angvall; Second - Hoof; Carried - To authorize Councilmember Bruckschen to withdraw from having seal coating done if the cost appears prohibitive.

Councilmember Bruckschen introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 8-03 A RESOLUTION SUPPORTING LEGISLATION TO PROVIDE IMPROVED FUNDING OPTIONS FOR CITY STREET IMPROVEMENTS

The foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Councilmember Foust and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken.

Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 8-03 adopted by a unanimous vote this 10th day of March, 2003.

Mayor Angvall introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 5-03 RESOLUTION AMENDING THE DATA PRACTICES PROCEDURES POLICY

The foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Councilmember Bruckschen and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken.

Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 5-03 adopted by a unanimous vote this 10th day of March, 2003.

Motion - Hoof; Second - Foust; Carried: To approve of a variance to John & Celia Knoll for the construction of a detached garage with the following variances: 1. To reduce the required rear yard property line setback to three (3) feet. The Municipal Code requires a twenty-five (25) foot rear yard property line setback when the detached accessory building is located within six (6) feet of the principal building; 2. To exceed sixteen (16) feet in height by the construction of a garage twenty (20) feet in height; 3. The garage will cover more than ten (10) percent of the total lot area allowed for an accessory building.

Motion - Hoof; Second - Foust; Carried; To approve of a variance to Brian and Jill Duncan for the construction of a detached garage for the following: . To exceed sixteen (16) feet in height by the construction of a garage in overall height of twenty-one feet five and 1/2 inches (21' 51/2") with a 12/12 roofpitch.

Motion - Hoof; Second - Anderson; Carried - Unanimously; To inform McLeod County that the City Council does not have any objections to the rezoning request as submitted by Sam Montgomery to rezone property located in Section 25 of Winsted Township from Agriculture to Highway Business for an industrial park for various commercial uses.

Motion - Hoof; Second - Bruckschen; Carried - Unanimously; To issue a one day non-intoxicating liquor license to the Lester Prairie Sportsmen Club.

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

Mayor Angvall adjourned the meeting at 11:05 p.m.

Marilyn L. Pawelk, City Clerk-Treasurer

Note: The items, in their entirety may be viewed at the City Clerk's Office during normal business hours.


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