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Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

August 11, 2003

The Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Monday, August 11, 2003. Mayor Angvall called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m..

Motion ­ Foust; Second ­ Anderson; Carried ­ Unanimously; To accept and approve the July Minutes as submitted.

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

General Consensus of the City Council was to not make any adjustment in the city hall rental fee for the Crow River Watershed District.

Motion ­ Foust; Second ­ Anderson; Carried ­ Unanimously; To authorize Clerk Pawelk to pay $314.90 to Bergen Township for the 2001, 2002 maintenance costs for 175th Street.

Motion ­ Anderson; Second ­ Foust; Carried ­ Unanimously; To authorize the posting of the Sunrise Park area for "no hunting".

General consensus of the City Council was to allow the Archery Club hold a shoot in the park on August 23, 2003.

Mayor Angvall opened a public hearing for the vacating of the East-West alley located in Block 2, Sammon's First Addition. Discussion took place. Mr. Heldt stated he wished to withdraw his petition at this time. Mayor Angvall closed the public hearing at 7:38 p.m.

Motion - Angvall; Second - Anderson; Carried - Unanimously; Councilmember Hoof is to figure out the City's obligations and possible solutions to solve the problem of the water and drainage for the East-West alley located in Block 2 of Sammon's First Addition.

At 7:40 p.m., Mayor Angvall opened the public hearing for the final plat as submitted by Len & Linda Juncewski for East Park Estates.

Mayor Angvall closed the public hearing at 8:00 p.m..

General consensus of the City Council was to meet in special session on Monday, August 18, 2003, at 6 p.m. so they can review the area East of the City to determine the area they wish to plan for future development.

Motion ­ Angvall; Second ­ Foust; Carried ­ Unanimously; To approve the final plat for East Park Estates, Lots 1-12; Block 1, Lots 1-18, Block 2; Lots 1-19, Block 3 and the outlots, contingent upon a favorable developer's agreement being entered into between the City and the Juncewski's.

Motion - Hoof; Second - Anderson; Carried - Unanimously; To reduce the water and sewer connection fees for Rich Pauly, owner of the Depot, to $1,000.00 for each for the new carwash.

Councilmember Hoof introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 30-03 A RESOLUTION TERMINATING A LICENSE AGREEMENT AND ADOPTING A NEW LICENSE AGREEMENT

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

Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 30-03 adopted by a unanimous vote this 11th day of August, 2003.

Councilmember Foust introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 31-03 A RESOLUTION ADOPTING POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR THE SMALL CITIES DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

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

Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 31-03 adopted by a unanimous vote this 11th day of August, 2003.

Mayor Eric Angvall stated he would like to publicly disclose at this time that he intends on applying for a grant under the Commercial Rehabilitation portion of the SCDP Program.

Motion - Foust; Second - Anderson; Carried - Unanimously; It is the desire of the City of Lester Prairie for the Cable Commission to remain as a joint Cable Commission and proceed with recommending bylaws and the future goals to improve the local access and programming.

General consensus of the City Council was that Councilmember Hoof would meet with Greg Mueller to discuss the water drainage issue as well as the connections for water and sewer and Clerk Pawelk was directed to contact the City's attorney regarding a designation for a "minimum maintenance" portion of a street.

Motion - Hoof; Second - Anderson; Carried - Unanimously; To issue a variance to Jamie Stender for the construction of an attached garage which will be 6' from the West property line and 19' from the South property line rather than the minimum 8 ' and 25' respectively as required by the Municipal Code.

Motion - Hoof; Second - Foust; Carried - Unanimously; To not forgive the special assessments against the personal property of Erland Raduenz located on railroad property.

Motion - Hoof; Second - Foust; Carried - Unanimously; To authorize the Mayor and Clerk to execute the documentation for the City to enter into a five year Operation and Maintenance Agreement with PeopleService for the water and wastewater treatment plant.

Motion - Hoof; Second - Foust; Carried - Unanimously; To approve and authorize Clerk Pawelk to reimburse Travis Winter $ 1,454.77 from the POST Board Educational Opportunities Program and Reimbursement Program.

General consensus of the City Council was to add $ 2,000.00 to the budget for safety training expenses and further review will take place at the September meeting so the proposed levy can be submitted to McLeod County.

Motion - Foust; Second - Anderson; Carried - Unanimously; Effective January 1, 2004, the City's building permit fees shall increase by 15%.

General consensus of the City Council was to table further discussion regarding the water and sewer extension project until Monday, August 18, 2003.

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

Mayor Angvall adjourned the meeting at 11:35 p.m.

Marilyn L. Pawelk City Clerk-Treasurer


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