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Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

December 9, 2002

The Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Monday, December 9, 2002. Mayor Angvall called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

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

Motion ­ Angvall; Second ­ Bruckschen; Carried ­ Unanimously; To authorize Police Chief Carlson to sell or trade a Ruger Mini-14 .223 Caliber Rifle, a Mossberg 12 gauge shotgun and a Remington 12 gauge shotgun to a licensed firearms dealer and the proceeds are to be used to purchase a Remington 870 12 gauge rifle with a tactical light.

Motion ­ Hoof; Second ­ Anderson; Carried ­ Unanimously; To approve the preliminary plat for Spletze Addition as submitted and to set a public hearing for January 13, 2002.

Motion ­ Angvall; Second ­ Bruckschen; Carried ­ Unanimously; To give Increase employees 2003 wages as budgeted.

Mayor Angvall introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 31-02 A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE BASIC PERSONNEL POLICY FOR THE CITY OF LESTER PRAIRIE, EFFECTIVE JANUARY l, 2003. The foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Councilmember Bruckschen and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken.

Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 31-02 adopted by a unanimous vote this 9th day of December, 2002.

Motion ­ Angvall; Second ­ Bruckschen; Carried ­ Unanimously; To increase contracted employee, Joan Kocourek, hourly compensation $ .50/hr.

Motion ­ Angvall, Second ­ Bruckschen; Carried ­ Unanimously; To establish a policy or amend the Personnel Policy that will allow the Police Chief or Department Heads or Mayor to place employees on administrative leave, paid or unpaid.

At 8:20 p.m., Mayor Angvall opened the Truth in Taxation public hearing.

Clerk Pawelk reviewed the budget, the increase in insurance premiums, the state budget shortfall, the potential of state aid cuts and the levy increase.

Discussion took place.

No public input was received.

Mayor Angvall announced that there is a special meeting scheduled for Tuesday, December 10, 2002, at 7:00 p.m. to adopted the final 2003 budget and levy.

Mayor Angvall closed the public hearing at 8:45 p.m.

Councilmember Bruckschen introduced the following ordinance and moved for its adoption: ORDINANCE NO. 226 AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE REGULATION OF RENTAL HOUSING UNITS IN THE CITY OF LESTER PRAIRIE, PROVIDING FOR THE LICENSURE AND INSPECTIONS AND PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR THE VIOLATION THEREOF. The foregoing ordinance was duly seconded by Councilmember Anderson and following discussion thereon a vote was taken.

Mayor Angvall declared Ordinance No. 226 adopted by a unanimous vote this 9th day of December, 2002.

Motion ­ Hoof; Second ­ Bruckschen; Carried ­ Unanimously; The City Clerk is directed to send a letter, copy of the rental housing code and application form to owners of rental property.

Motion ­ Hoof; Second ­ Bruckschen; Carried ­ Unanimously; To authorize Clerk Pawelk to hire McCarthy Well Company to clean the well casing and screen at the #2 well at the cost of $ 7,860.00.

Motion ­ Anderson; Second ­ Foust; Carried ­ Unanimously; To authorize Clerk Pawelk to pay the 2002 claims as submitted prior to December 31, 2002.

Motion ­ Bruckschen; Second ­ Foust; Carried ­ Unanimously; To issue the following licenses: Ed Groff, the PortHole ­ Intoxicating Liquor License, Entertainment License, License for 6 Coin Device Machines and Sunday Liquor; Prairie Corporation, The Dodge House ­ Intoxicating Liquor License, Entertainment License, License for 3 Coin Device Machines and Sunday Liquor; Joni Olson, Jonio's Pizza ­ On Sale Non-Intoxicating Liquor License and approve of the issuance of On Sale Intoxicating Liquor Licenses to Ed Groff, The PortHole and Prairie Corporation, The Dodge House and a Wine License to Joni Olson, Jonio's Pizza.

Motion ­ Foust; Second ­ Bruckschen; Carried ­ Unanimously; To enter into an agreement with McLeod County Solid Waste Management for funding in the amount of $ 12,000.00 for the 2003 year.

Councilmember Foust introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 32-02 CONSENT TO ASSIGNMENT. The foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Councilmember Bruckschen and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken.

Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 32-02 adopted by a unanimous vote this 9th day of December, 2002.

Motion ­ Angvall; Second ­ Hoof; Carried ­ Unanimously; To permanently transfer $ 10,000.00 from the Liquor Fund to the General Fund, into a Certificate of Deposit, with the funds to be used for Employee Severance Payout purposes.

Motion - Angvall; Second - Foust; Carried - Unanimously; To approve the following transfers for the year 2003: Transfer from 1991 Debt Fund to 1998 Debt Fund (as the 1991 Debt is paid off) $ 694.97; Transfer from Water Fund to Water Tower Debt Fund - $ 52,415.00; Transfer from Water Fund to Park Fund (for the Prairie Ridge Park water line) - $ 3,950.00; Transfer from the Liquor Fund to the General Fund (for Employee Severance Payout) - $ 10,000.00.

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

Mayor Angvall adjourned the meeting at 10:50 p.m.

Marilyn L. Pawelk

City Clerk-Treasurer

Items not included in the above summary report include notices, communications, reports, complains, the resolutions and ordinance in their entirety. The complete Minutes may be viewed at the City Clerk's Office during normal business hours.


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