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Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

November 10, 2003

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

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

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

Motion - Anderson; Second - Foust; Carried - Unanimously; To have the City Attorney address the issue of non-compliance regarding the rental housing inspections and send appropriate correspondence.

Motion - Hoof; Second - Foust; Carried - Unanimously; To approve Change Order No. 1 for the Trunk Water and Sewer Main Extension Project in the amount of $ 4,428.00 for the installation of two gate valves, boxes and 40 feet of pipe.

Motion - Angvall; Second - Foust; Carried - Unanimously; To have Councilmember Anderson make a final determination on the sign for Sunrise Park however, she is authorized to order entrance signs, a city hall sign and a sign for Sunrise Park made of the maintenance free engraved poly (in the color navy blue for the entrance signs), using the French curve design, with installation in the spring from Show Off Sales. The City's established date should be added to the bottom of the entrance signs.

Motion - Hoof; Second - Anderson; Carried - Unanimously; To not adopt a resolution nor endorse McLeod County for a county wide smoking ban but rather the issue should be left in the hands of individual business owners.

Motion - Hoof; Second - Foust; Carried - Unanimously; To have Doug Parrott prepare a list of critical inspections and an estimate for those inspections. That information should be reviewed by the Mayor and Clerk. In addition to the critical inspections, the City shall require some additional random inspections of the project, perhaps two to four times per week.

Motion - Hoof; Second - Foust; Carried - Unanimously; That an automated dialing system shall be installed for the lift station in the Juncewski Development and if a cell phone plan works, that is what should be wired.

Motion - Angvall; Second - Hoof; Carried - Unanimously; That sump pump facilities in the Juncewski Development are to be piped into the back yard of the property or directly into the storm sewer lines but not into the sanitary sewer lines.

Motion - Hoof; Second - Foust; Carried - Unanimously; To issue an On Sale Intoxicating Liquor License, a Sunday On Sale Liquor License, an entertainment license and a license for coin device machines to Dan and Dawn, Inc. and to approve of the issuance of the Off Sale Intoxicating Liquor License, all effective January 1, 2004, contingent upon the proper insurances being obtained as well as the purchase of the property.

Councilmember Hoof introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 43-03 A RESOLUTION ORDERING PREPARATION OF A FACILITY PLAN STUDY AND COST REPORT FOR IMPROVEMENT/EXPANSION OF THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITY The foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Councilmember Foust and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 43-04 adopted by a unanimous vote this 10th day of November, 2003.

Motion - Hoof; Second - Foust; Carried - Unanimously; To require that the sanitary sewer siphon be televised as originally required to insure there are no cracks, leaks, etc. in the line.

Motion - Angvall; Second - Foust; Carried - Unanimously; To bill the McLeod County Railroad Authority for the mowing and weed control of the railroad property located within the City.

Councilmember Hoof introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 41-03 A RESOLUTION ALLOWING A PREMISE PERMIT The foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Councilmember Ron Foust and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 41-03 adopted by a unanimous vote this 10th day of November, 2003.

Motion - Angvall; Second - Hoof; Carried - Unanimously; To remove Officer Paul Schermann from probationary status and to give him a $ .50/hr. pay increase effective this pay period.

Motion - Anderson; Second - Hoof; Carried - Unanimously; To authorize and direct the placement of "stop" signs on Fir Street North (intersecting Second Avenue North), Oak Street North (intersecting Second Avenue North), and a yield sign on Bluestem Lane (intersecting Prairie Ridge Lane).

Council member Foust introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 42-03 A RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 28-03 AND APPROVING THE SALE OF FORFEITED VEHICLE The foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Councilmember Anderson and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 42-03 adopted by a unanimous vote this 10th day of November, 2003.

Motion - Angvall; Second - Foust; Carried - Unanimously; To authorize and direct the Planning & Zoning Commission to review the City Comprehensive Plan and to contact Mid MN Development Commission for assistance.

Motion - Angvall; Second - Anderson; Carried - Unanimously; To have all of the bulbs replaced in the street lights on Juniper Street North by Lite Electric at the cost of $1,395.00.

Mayor Angvall introduced the following ordinance and moved for its adoption: ORDINANCE NO. 232 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 5, SECTION 5.1.16.67, SPECIFICALLY THE ZONING MAP EXHIBIT "A", LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY DESIGNATING THE SAME IN THE PARTICULAR DISTRICTS OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE The foregoing ordinance was duly seconded by Councilmember Hoof and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Ordinance No. 232 adopted by a unanimous vote this 10th day of November, 2003.

Councilmember Foust introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 40-03 A RESOLUTION ALLOWING AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES AT ANDY'S BODY SHOP The foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Councilmember Hoof and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 40-03 adopted by a majority vote this 10th day of November, 2003.

Motion - Angvall; Second - Hoof; Carried - Unanimously; To authorize Clerk Pawelk to accept and enter into an agreement with Virchow Krause & Co. for the 2003 audit.

Motion - Foust; Second - Anderson; Carried - Unanimously; To have Councilmember Hoof look at the hydrant located at the intersection of Cedar Street and Second Avenue South and determine if the hydrant should be replaced, removed or repaired.

Motion - Anderson; Second - Foust; Carried - Unanimously; To not pay the claims from R.J. McGraw and the McLeod County Regional Railroad Authority at this time and to pay the remaining claims.

Mayor Angvall adjourned the meeting at 10:59 p.m..

Marilyn L. Pawelk, City Clerk-Treasurer

The above report is a summary of the City Council Minutes which can be viewed in their entirety at the City Clerk's Office during normal business hours. The above report does not include notices, communications, report, complaints, discussions.


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