Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

Lester Prairie City Council

July 8, 2014

The Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014. Mayor Heimerl called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

Motion – Angvall; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the June Minutes as submitted.

Motion – Messer; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the June Treasurer’s Report as submitted.

Clerk Pawelk reminded the City Council their meeting date in August was rescheduled to Thursday, August 7th at 7 p.m.

Motion – Heimerl; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; Councilman Angvall and Maintenance Worker Mueller should prepare a plan to address the grinding and patching of sidewalks on Juniper Street and Central Avenue and look at curb replacement in the spring (Business District).

Motion – Angvall; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To allow Dan Dietel to coordinate with the City’s engineers’ to check into the placement of a catch basin and line for water drainage, to the City’s basin located in the rear of those properties. The installation, engineering fees, maintenance, etc. will all be at Mr. Dietel’s expense and if he proceeds with the project, there should be a legal recording on the property that it is a private line and maintenance is the responsibility of the property owner.

General consensus of the City Council was the same stipulations will apply, to the property at 1006 Bluestem Lane in the Prairie Ridge development as the Dietel property, should they wish to install a private water drainage line to the City’s catch basin.

Councilman Angvall introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 13-14 A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING A DONATION The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Hoof and following discussion there on, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 13-14 adopted by a unanimous vote this 8th day of July, 2014.

General consensus of the City Council was to not take any action regarding the claim by Dan Heiraas at this time as it appears residents are just getting their bills for work done during the extreme cold weather. The City will wait to the August meeting to see if there are any additional claims or requests for the City to pay residential bills for thawing of lines. Mayor Heimerl reiterated there is not commitment on the City’s behalf to pay any of the residential bills but the City Council would rather handle all issues at the same time.

Motion – Heimerl; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To allow Clerk Pawelk to order up to 100 commercial grade padded folding chairs and hanging folding chair cart based on funds in the budget.

Motion – Heimerl; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To enter into the three year agreement with Waste Management for sanitation service.

Motion – Angvall; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To acknowledge receipt of the six month actual budget as prepared.

General consensus of the City Council was to meet at 6 p.m. on August 7th to begin the 2015 budget process.

Motion – Heimerl; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To authorize the purchase of a chemical storage cabinet in the amount of $1,100.00 from Done Right Metals.

Motion – Heimerl; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; The purchase of the petunias will be taken from the Park budget and the Park Board is to plan for such purchases in their budget.

General consensus of the City Council was to not make any adjustments in the charge for mowing to Randy Diers and if he fails to pay the bill, it will be added to the tax roll. For Prairie Ridge, it is not an agriculture area and it cannot wait until it is long enough to make hay. If the areas are not cut by Monday, July 14th, Chief Carlson is to hire Mathews Lawn Service and have the lots cut.

General consensus of the City Council was for Mr. Hecksel to write up a synopsis of his bill and what he is seeking from the City for the August meeting.

General consensus of the City Council was to have the maintenance department raise the no parking sign located on Doug Hecksel’s property.

General consensus of the City Council was to not make any adjustments to the $280.00 fine billed to Bill Meloche for non-compliance for his rental property.

General consensus of the City Council was for information, regarding non-compliant rental properties, to be sent to the City Attorney so she can begin the legal process.

General consensus of the City Council was to keep the County Road 9 access to the compost site and the Maintenance Department should relocate the sign to that location. Regarding the City sign, general consensus of the City Council was for the sign to be placed further into the ditch and raised and installed by a contractor.

Motion – Heimerl; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To authorize Clerk Pawelk to be able to transfer funds, as needed, from General Savings to Turnback Project Savings to pay claims as submitted.

Motion – Heimerl; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To offer to split the bill for skunk removal with the property owner however, if she fails to pay the bill, it will be added to the property taxes.

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

Mayor Heimerl adjourned the meeting at 8:30 p.m.

Marilyn L. Pawelk

City Clerk-Treasurer

The above is a summary report of the July 8th, 2014 Lester Prairie City Council meeting. The minutes may be viewed in their entirety at the City Clerk’s Office during normal business hours.

Published in the Herald Journal July 14, 2014.


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