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Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

April 7, 2003

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

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

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

Motion ­ Angvall; Second ­ Hoof; Carried ­ Unanimously; To regretfully accept the resignation of Police Officer Glen Strom.

Motion ­ Angvall; Second ­ Bruckschen; Carried ­ Unanimously; To promote part-time officer Paul Schermann to a full-time position effective April 19, 2003 at the rate of $14.75/hr.. Following a 6 month probationary review, he will receive a $.25/hr. increase and after the completion of 1 year, he will receive a $.50/hr. increase, based on a favorable review. No wage increase will be given at the annual review in January, 2004. He will be allowed $400.00 for uniform allowance.

Motion ­ Angvall; Second ­ Hoof; Carried ­ Unanimously; Clerk Pawelk is to contact the LongHorn Days Committee and inform them Certificates of Insurance are required for all events, including the Fire Works Display.

Motion ­ Hoof; Second ­ Foust; Carried ­ Unanimously; To inform McLeod County Planning & Zoning that the City does not have any objections to the final plat for Lueck Estates as submitted on behalf of Craig & Barbara Lueck.

Clerk Pawelk reminded the City Council they will be meeting in special session on Thursday, April 24, 2003, as Local Board of Review at 6:30 p.m..

Motion ­ Hoof; Second ­ Foust; Carried ­ To authorize the repair of the roof at the Police Department by Laraway Roofing at the cost of $325.00.

Motion ­ Foust; Second ­ Anderson; Carried ­ Unanimously; To appoint Ed Mlynar to serve as project manager for the pool project.

Motion ­ Hoof; Second ­ Foust; Carried ­ Unanimously; To not go against the building inspector's compliance requirements for the rental unit nor grant an extension for compliance as this falls under a serious safety issue for the tenant in the rental unit.

Motion ­ Foust; Second ­ Bruckschen; Carried ­ Unanimously; To authorize the Mayor and Clerk to proceed with the purchase of property from Roger & Katherine Krienke and Linda & Duane Plath for the Habitat Park and to submit the documentation to the MN Department of Natural Resources for the grant funding.

Motion ­ Angvall; Second ­ Bruckschen; Carried ­ Unanimously; To accept and approve the updated employee job descriptions and comparable worth points as presented.

General consensus of the City Council was to amend the 2003 budget with the following budget cuts: Storm Sewer: engineering ­ $1,000.00 and $10,000.00 from repairs and maintenance; Economic Development: capital outlay ­ $5,000.00; Southwest Development ­ $ 5,450.00 (since the City no longer owns property in the development); City Hall: $6,000 from capital outlay; Park: $2,500.00 from capital outlay; Street: $500.00 from supplies, $2,000.00 from maintenance and repairs; Maintenance: $650.00 from maintenance and repairs, $100.00 from education and $2,000.00 from capital outlay; General: $4,000.00 from miscellaneous and $100.00 from bike safety (as that is a police department function). Total cuts ­ $39,300.00.

Motion ­ Hoof; Second ­ Anderson; Carried ­ Unanimously; to inform McLeod County Planning & Zoning that the City does not have any objections at this time to Conditional Use Permit No. 03-05 as requested by John Pafko for the construction of a storage shed within his front yard.

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

Mayor Angvall adjourned the meeting at 10:55 p.m..

Marilyn L. Pawelk

City Clerk-Treasurer

Note: The entire minutes may be viewed at the City Clerk's Office during normal business hours. The above summary does not include notices, communications, reports, complaints, discussions regarding water & sewer extensions, relocation of the compost site and composting services, and 175th Street maintenance.


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