Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

Lester Prairie City Council
June 8, 2010
Pursuant to public notice of the time change, the Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, June 8th, 2010. Mayor Heimerl called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. The purpose of the early time start was to meet with downtown business owners and interested residents regarding business district sidewalks and merchandise stored thereon.
General consensus of the City Council was to table further discussion regarding the business district sidewalks and storage of material thereon until the July meeting. This will allow Councilmembers time to review the issues.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To approve the plan for the planting of flowers and shrubs around the gazebo at the downtown park, as well as, accept the donation of $500.00 from the Lions Club.
Motion – Foust; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the May Minutes as submitted.
Motion – Mallak; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the May Treasurer’s Report as submitted.
Scott Qualle from MNSPECT was in attendance to provide a Legislative update to the City Council.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To allow the Park Board to utilize the approximately $3,900.00 in a certificate for fencing and dollars from the Park Fund to replace backstop fencing for $2,250.00 and the fix up and labor items for ball field fencing with the total cost not to exceed $5,000.00.
Motion – Foust; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To have Hanson & Vasek Construction of Hutchinson remove some curb and gutter, rebuild a catch basin and install approximately 198 LF of new curb and gutter on Juniper Street South in the area of the downtown park.
General consensus was for Mayor Heimerl, Clerk Pawelk, and Engineer Saulsbury to serve on the City’s behalf as a working committee for a street turnback project, to begin with, and add appropriate people as necessary.
Mayor Heimerl acknowledged Robert Carlson for 10 years of service to the City and Clerk Pawelk for 30 years of service.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To issue a variance permit to John & Cynthia Grunloh at 128 Kennedy Avenue for a front yard setback reduction to nineteen (19) feet from the required 25 foot front yard setback.
Motion – Mallak; Second – Messer; Carried – To approve of the issuance of a temporary on sale liquor license to Long Horn Days Inc., dba: Prairie Days Inc. for July 16 & 17.
Motion – Mallak; Second – Hoof; Carried – To allow the swimming pool to close at 5:00 p.m. Saturday, July 17th.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Mallak; Carried – Unanimously; To approve of the sale of the strip of land from Les & Dorothy Baumann to Earl & Debra Heldt and not enforce the Repayment Agreement for Les & Dorothy Baumann as they will continue to own the home and remain living in the home.
Mayor Heimerl introduced the following ordinance and moved for its adoption: ORDINANCE NO. 288 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER SIX, SPECIFICALLY SECTION 4.5 OF THE LESTER PRAIRIE MUNICIPAL CODE The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Messer and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Ordinance No. 288 adopted by a unanimous vote this 8th day of June, 2010.
Motion- Mallak; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To pay the claims as submitted.
Mayor Heimerl adjourned the meeting at 9:15 p.m.
Marilyn L. Pawelk
City Clerk-Treasurer
The above is a summary version of the June 8, 2010, Lester Prairie City Council Minutes. The Minutes may be viewed in their entirety at the City Clerk’s Office during normal business hours. Items not included in the above report are notices, communications, reports, complaints, and Ordinance No. 288 in detail.

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