Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

Lester Prairie City Council
June 10, 2014
The Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, June 10th, 2014. Mayor Heimerl called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Motion – Foust; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the May Minutes as submitted.
Motion – Messer; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the May Treasurer’s Report as submitted.
Councilman Angvall introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 12-14 A RESOLUTION AWARDING THE CONSTRUCTION WORK FOR THE 2014 CIPP SANITARY SEWER REHABILITATION The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Hoof and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 12-14 adopted by a unanimous vote this 10th day of June, 2014.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To give a rental dwelling compliance extension until January 1, 2015, for the property at 12 Oak Street North, to get the sleeping room window replaced.
General consensus of the City Council was to not assess any fines or do anything more with the properties at 35 Hickory Street North and 130 Elm Street North until they become active rental properties. If the required work is not complete by the extension date for 130 First Avenue North and 42 Maple Street North, penalties are to be assessed.
The property at 12 Oak Street North will not be assessed any penalties if they are compliant by January 1, 2015. If the properties at 1221 Prairie Ridge Lane and 101 Hickory Street South have not been sold, they will be assessed penalties for non-compliance. Fines will apply for the property at 100 Lincoln Avenue, 518 Central Avenue and 32 Juniper Street North for non-compliance.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To approve the issuance of an Off Sale Liquor License through the State of Minnesota and to approve the On Sale Liquor License, Sunday Liquor License, an entertainment license and coin device license and pro-rate the fees accordingly.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To approve of Nu-Telecom placing a fiber optic line from School District #424 to Pine Street North to Central Avenue and out to County Road 9 contingent upon approval of the City’s engineer.
General consensus of the City Council was for Police Chief Carlson to contact the homeowner regarding the skunks on the property. Also, the Police Chief and the building inspector should work together to address the condition and deterioration of the residential dwelling.
General consensus of the City Council was to meet in special session on Thursday, June 19th at 6:30 p.m. to discuss sanitation services. Companies submitting quotes should be invited to the meeting to discuss their proposal.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To authorize the purchase of 96 bulbs and 12 quartz sleeves from Minnesota Pump Works at the cost of $3,456.00.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Heimerl; Carried – Unanimously; To authorize the purchase and installation of five fiberglass doors at the wastewater water treatment facility.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Angvall; Carried – Unanimously; To authorize the purchase of a new hand-held water meter reading device at the cost of $5,700.00.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Heimerl Carried – Unanimously; To appoint the following to serve as election judges for the 2014 Primary, General and City elections: Shirley Dibb, Gordon Houk (alternate head judge), Audrey Litzau, Shirley Weisenburger and Marilyn Pawelk (head judge). Further, training, meals and incidental expenses will be paid by the City for the election judges.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Messer; Carried – To give Preston Voigt a $ .50 per hour wage increase and retroactive to the first pay period of January, 2014.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To adopt the revised Chief of Police job description as presented.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously, To notify McLeod County Planning and Zoning that the City does not have any objections to a conditional use permit being issued to Eugene Feltmann, allowing boat storage in an existing building.
General consensus of the City Council was to table further discussion on chair replacement until the July meeting.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Messer; Carried – To authorize Councilman Foust to begin the repair, raising and leveling of cemetery stones.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To have Councilman Angvall survey the business district sidewalks to determine if repairs needed, identify safety concerns and get repairs made as quickly as possible.
General consensus of the City Council was to change the August date to August 7th at 7:00 p.m. and November to the 10th at 5 p.m.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To pay the claims as submitted.
Mayor Heimerl adjourned the meeting at 8:47 p.m.
Marilyn L. Pawelk
City Clerk-Treasurer
The above is a summary version of the June 10th, 2014 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, discussions and the complete resolution.
Published in the Herald Journal June 23, 2014.

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