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Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

December 8, 2003

Pursuant to posted public notice of the time change, the Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Monday, December 8, 2003. Mayor Angvall called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.

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

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

At 6:40 p.m., Mayor Angvall opened the Final Levy and 2004 Budget Adoption Public Hearing. Clerk Pawelk stated the levy, as proposed, is $395,000.00 which results in a 13% levy increase. The budget as proposed is an overall 3% increase. There were no public comments received.

Councilmember Anderson introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 45-03 A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING AND ADOPTING THE 2004 LEVY The foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Councilmember Hoof and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken.

Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 45-03 adopted by a unanimous vote this 8th day of December, 2003.

Motion - Angvall; Second - Hoof; Carried - Unanimously; To adopt the 2004 Budget as proposed.

Mayor Angvall closed the public hearing at 6:45 p.m.

Motion - Hoof; Second - Anderson; Carried - Unanimously; To have Clerk Pawelk contact City Attorney Jodi Winters and have her proceed with legal action against the resident.

Mayor Angvall introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 47-03 A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING A COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP GRANT The foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Councilmember Anderson and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken.

Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 47-03 adopted by a unanimous vote this 8th day of December, 2003.

Mayor Angvall introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 46-03 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ACCEPTANCE OF A TRAFFIC SAFETY AWARD The foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Councilmember Foust and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken.

Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 46-03 adopted by a unanimous vote this 8th day of December, 2003.

Motion - Bruckschen; Second - Angvall; Carried - Unanimously; To authorize Police Chief Carlson to obtain a new radar unit for a squad car up to $ 3,000.00 for the unit and installation.

Motion - Angvall; Second - Bruckschen; Carried - Unanimously; To change the employment status of Travis Winter from a Police Reserve Officer to a Part-Time Police Officer for the Lester Prairie Police Department.

General consensus of the City Council was to table the issue of contracting with SEH for the preparation of a redevelopment concept for downtown commercial rehabilitation until the January meeting and that Councilmember Bruckschen would serve on a review committee.

Councilmember Anderson introduced the following resolution and moved for its approval: RESOLUTION NO. 48-03 A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING A GRANT FROM THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY The foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Councilmember Hoof and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken.

Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 48-03 adopted by a unanimous vote this 8th day of December, 2003.

Councilmember Hoof introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 49-03 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF FORFEITED VEHICLE The foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Councilmember Bruckschen and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken.

Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 49-03 adopted by a unanimous vote this 8th day of December, 2003.

Motion - Angvall; Second - Foust; Carried - Unanimously; To authorize Clerk Pawelk to pay the 2003 claims as submitted prior to December 31, 2003.

Motion - Hoof; Second - Bruckschen; Carried - Unanimously; To issue and approve the issuance of the following licenses: Ed Groff, the PortHole - Intoxicating Liquor License, Entertainment License, License for 6 Coin Device Machines, Sunday Liquor and Off Sale Liquor License; Joni Olson, Jonio's Pizza - On Sale Wine License and Non-Intoxicating Liquor License.

Councilmember Bruckschen introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 44-03 A RESOLUTION AMENDING CHAPTER 33 OF THE LESTER PRAIRIE POLICE DEPARTMENT POLICY & PROCEDURES MANUAL The foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Councilmember Foust and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken.

Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 44-03 adopted by a unanimous vote this 8th day of December, 2003.

Motion - Hoof; Second - Anderson; Carried - Unanimously; To approve the Declaration of Protective Covenants for East Park Estates as submitted by Len and Linda Juncewski.

General consensus of the City Council was the Park Inspection form should be more specific as to the equipment, as well as location, and to table further discussion to a future meeting.

Motion - Angvall; Second - Bruckschen; Carried - Unanimously; To authorize the 2002 trained elections judges to serve as election judges during the primary and special election for the vacant position in the MN House of Representatives as well as pay them $8.00 per hour and provide the noon and evening meals.

Motion - Angvall; Second - Foust; Carried - Unanimously; To authorize and approve the following transfers for the year 2003: Transfer from General Fund to Fire Equipment Fund (Fire Dept. DNR Grants) $2,660.29; from Economic Development Fund to Park Fund - $13,720.00; from Southwest Development Fund to Park Fund $30,300.00; from Park Fund to Economic Development Fund - $9,700.00; from Park Fund to Southwest Development Fund - $12,300.00; from Water Fund to the Water Tower Debt Fund - $55,362.00.

Motion - Angvall; Second - Hoof; Carried - Unanimously; To allow the Prairie Archery Club to host an archery shoot in the Lester Prairie Public Schools gymnasium on March 6th and 7th.

Motion - Hoof; Second - Foust; Carried - Unanimously; To approve the final plat as submitted, for a 1 lot subdivision in Section 1 of Bergen Township, on behalf of Stacy and Amy Meyer contingent upon approval of the Planning and Zoning Commission at their January meeting.

General consensus of the City Council was to turn the information for LongHorn Days and their requests over to the Park Board for their review and recommendations and bring the subject back to the City Council's February meeting.

Councilmember Hoof introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 50-03 A RESOLUTION ENTERING INTO AN AGREEMENT FOR INSPECTION SERVICES The foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Councilmember Foust and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken.

Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 49-03 adopted by a unanimous vote this 8th day of December, 2003.

General consensus of the City Council was to have Mr. Rucks work with water operator Dan Wroge to see if they can determine the cause of Mr. Rucks discolored water and resolve the issue.

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

Mayor Angvall adjourned the meeting at 9:15 p.m.

Marilyn L. Pawelk

City Clerk-Treasurer

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


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