Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

Lester Prairie City Council
August 4, 2010
Pursuant to public notice of the date change, the Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Wednesday, August 4, 2010, due to the Primary Election on August 10th. Acting Mayor Hoof called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Motion – Mallak; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the July Minutes as submitted.
Motion – Messer; Second – Mallak; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the July Treasurer’s Report as submitted.
General consensus of the City Council was to reschedule the meeting with the Fire Department and Townships to Monday, August 23, 2010, in city hall at 7:00 p.m. to review the 2011 Fire Department budget.
General consensus of the City Council was for Clerk Pawelk to send a letter to the business district owners informing them that no explosive type materials should be stored on the sidewalks and as long as a four foot (4’) unobstructed walkway would be maintained, planters would be allowed and that light poles and street signs are exempt of the requirement.
Councilmember Mallak introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 17-10 RESOLUTION ALLOWING LESTER PRAIRIE POLICE DEPARTMENT TO UTILIZE THE DRIVER AWARENESS PROGRAM CONDUCTED BY THE MCLEOD COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Foust and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Acting Mayor Hoof declared Resolution No. 17-10 adopted by a unanimous vote this 4th day of August, 2010.
Motion – Foust; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; Mosquito control will be included as a line item in the general budget and Clerk Pawelk should contact the company to obtain a quote for one year and three years. She should also see if there is any additional discount if the agreement is reached yet this fall.
Motion – Messer; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To present a two year agreement to School District #424 for use of the athletic fields, concession stand, shelters, etc. with a 10% increase each year, which would bring the total amounts to $3,143.00 for 2010-11, and $3,457.00 for 2011-12.
General consensus of the City Council was for Councilmember Messer to go back to the Park Board and determine if a MN Twins grant was received, when would it be received; if work can be done prior to awarding of their grant and then submit a reimbursement request if a grant is awarded to the City; and to review their budget and the levy amount.
General consensus of the City Council was for Clerk Pawelk to check into the ability to have an appliance/electronic recycling day with Waste Management and report back to the August 23 meeting.
General consensus of the City Council was to send a follow-up letter to John Brunkhorst, McLeod County Engineer, providing a list of City requests for additional work to be completed elsewhere in the City in consideration of accepting the turnback.
Also, a request should be made for a confirmation that McLeod County plans on doing overlay work on Central Avenue as the City would want to complete several utility upgrades prior to the work being completed.
General consensus of the City Council was for a letter to be sent to developer, David Segal, to make him aware of the settling problems of the curb and street sections and see if he would pay for the repairs or a portion thereof.
General consensus of the City Council was for the Park Board to determine where the bleachers would be placed in Park and the School would need to be informed the City would not consider taking possession of the bleachers until they were assured the bleachers were up to code.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To pay the claims as submitted.
Mayor Heimerl adjourned the meeting at 8:55 p.m.
Marilyn L. Pawelk
City Clerk-Treasurer
The above is a summary version of the Lester Prairie City Council Minutes of August 4, 2010. Items not included in the above report are notices, communications, reports, complaints, discussions, and the detailed resolution. The Minutes may be viewed in their entirety at the City Clerk’s Office during normal business hours.
Published in the Herald Journal Aug. 9, 2010.

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