Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

Lester Prairie City Council Minutes
May 13, 2014
The Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, May 13th, 2014. Mayor Heimerl called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Motion – Foust; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the April Minutes as submitted.
Motion – Messer; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the April Treasurer’s Report as submitted.
General consensus of the City Council was for the Maintenance Department to do an inventory of the alleys noting overgrowth and obstructions in the alleys. That information should be turned into the Clerk’s Office and a letter sent to the affected residents requesting their issue be addressed within 10 days or the City will remove the overgrowth and obstructions.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To enter into an agreement with CliftonLarsonAllen for a demand analysis study at the rate of $3,500.00 plus 10% for supplies.
General consensus of the City Council was to not make any changes in the sidewalk maintenance ordinance at this time.
Councilman Foust introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 11-14 A RESOLUTION HIRING A PART-TIME CLEANING PERSON The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Messer and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 11-14 adopted by a unanimous vote this 13th day of May, 2014.
General consensus of the City Council was to table a decision regarding the purchase of pool steps until the June meeting.
Motion – Messer; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To award the Prairie Ridge Park playground absorption material rework to RAM Landscape Services Inc. in the amount of $4,249.16.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To accept the $150.99 donation from the Lions Club for a poolside basketball hoop contingent upon approval from the insurance company that the City can have it.
Motion – Messer; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To allow the purchase of baby changing tables once it is determined how they can be mounted on the block walls.
General consensus of the City Council was to not get the soap dispensers or paper towel dispensers this year or the first aid fanny packs this year. The dispensers should be budgeted for next year, as well as, a determination as to where and how they will be located/mounted and style.
General consensus of the City Council was that first aid fanny packs are not necessary because it would be very difficult to administer first aid pool side. The individual will be wet and first aid supplies won’t adhere to the wet skin.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To purchase keychain style CPR barriers for the guards to keep on their whistles.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Angvall; Carried – Unanimously; To enter into a two year Athletic Field Agreement with School District #424 increasing the concession stand rate to $290.00 for the 2014-15 school year and $300.00 for the 2015-16 school year. The field rate will increase to $3,568.00 for the 2014-15 school year and $3,665.00 for the 2015-16 school year.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To proceed working towards have a solar photovoltaic system installed at the Wastewater Treatment Facility site and have Eric Pasi from Innovative Power Systems prepare a lease document, work with Xcel Energy and the engineers regarding placement of the system.
Motion – Heimerl Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To allow Grace Bible Church to conduct an outdoor archery tournament at the school playground on Sunday, May 18th based on the approval of School District #424 for use of their property.
General consensus of the City Council was for the City to try to work with Darian Litzau in attempting to locate the broken off pieces in the water lines. The City will try to camera the lines to see if the parts are still in the line or try turning off the water to see if there is resistance, as that could also be an indicator.
Councilman Angvall introduced the following ordinance and moved for its adoption: ORDINANCE NO. 313A A SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE 313 AMENDING CHAPTER 5, SECTION 5.3, FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT OF THE LESTER PRAIRIE The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Mayor Heimerl and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Ordinance No. 313A adopted by a unanimous vote this 13th day of May, 2014.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Angvall; Carried – Unanimously; To inform Mr. Schaust if he can produce an invoice confirming the order date of the windows, the City will grant a two week extension and if not, penalties will incur as of May 9th.
Councilman Angvall introduced the following Ordinance and moved for its adoption: ORDINANCE NO. 314 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING LESTER PRAIRIE MUNICIPAL CODE, SECTION 4.4, PARKING REGULATIONS, PROHIBITING OVERNIGHT PARKING IN CITY PARKS The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Messer and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Ordinance No. 314 adopted by a unanimous vote this 13th day of May, 2014.
Mayor Heimerl introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 10-14 A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE SUPPLEMENTAL POLICY AND PROCEDURES MANUAL FOR THE LESTER PRAIRIE POLICE DEPARTMENT The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Messer and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 10-14 adopted by a unanimous vote this 13th day of May, 2014.
Councilman Angvall introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 9-14 A RESOLUTION AWARDING SEAL COATING WORK FOR THE CITY OF LESTER PRAIRIE The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilmember Hoof and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 9-14 adopted by a unanimous vote this 13th day of May, 2014.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To hire Wm Mueller and Sons to reshape and repave the alley located between Hickory Street North and Juniper Street per their quote in the amount of $5,195.00 and not do any storm sewer placement.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Angvall; Carried – Unanimously; To approve and authorize Crysteel Truck Equipment Company of Lake Crystal to repair the truck bed floor of the 1997 International Truck and to replace the end gate and board pockets at the estimated cost of $7,337.78.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To give Chief Carlson a $200.00 per year increase (which is to be prorated for the remainder of the year) for his emergency management director duties and to work on updating the Police Chief job description to include the Emergency Services Director duties.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Angvall; Carried – Unanimously; The City will take the equipment out of the school, disband the channel and dispose of the system.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Heimerl; Carried – Unanimously; Clerk Pawelk is to notify Nu-Telecom the City is not granting permission for them to bury a fiber communications cable and equipment at this time. If they wish to proceed with any work, they will need a representative to attend the June City Council meeting.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To pay the claims as submitted.
Mayor Heimerl adjourned the meeting at 9:30 p.m.
Marilyn L. Pawelk
City Clerk-Treasurer
Published in the Herald Journal May 26, 2014.

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