Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

Lester Prairie City Council
September 9, 2014
The Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. Mayor Heimerl called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Motion – Foust; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the August Minutes as submitted.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the August Treasurer’s Report as submitted.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Messer; Carried – To split the cost of $400.00 with Dan Heirass for the frozen sewer line and Clerk Pawelk is to work with the City’s engineer to see what possible solutions there may be to minimize sewer line freeze-ups where the lines are shallow.
Motion – Messer; Second – Hoof; Carried – To adopt the 2015 proposed budget as amended with a $300.00 cut in the Planning & Zoning budget and $6,000.00 in the Park budget.
Councilman Angvall introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 15-14 A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING THE PROPOSED 2015 LEVY The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Messer and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken.
Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 15-14 A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING THE 2015 PROPOSED LEVY adopted by a majority vote this 9th day of September, 2015.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To authorize the installation of gutters on the maintenance building from Gutter Helmet at the cost of $1,798.00.
Motion – Heimerl Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To authorize the installation of attic insulation in the current portion of the main maintenance garage from Lee Ford Construction at the cost of $1,962.70.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To authorize the placement of a bituminous spillway between the two structures and a bituminous pad behind the new addition by Wm Mueller & Sons at the cost of $2,650.00.
General consensus of the City Council was for Clerk Pawelk to contact Gary Weiers from David Drown & Associates. Inform him the City is interested in obtaining their service and set something up after the first of the year for February or March. These would be separate meetings from the regular City Council meetings and those dates should be determined at the end of the year depending on the election results.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Heimerl; Carried – Unanimously; To use money in the Park Fund cash balance for the replacement of the filter system at the swimming pool at the approximate cost of $39,000.00.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To authorize the replacement of three doors and the countertops at the swimming pool at the cost of $3,936.96.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; Clerk Pawelk is to notify property owners that have not paid the late utility fee and inform them if it is not paid, it will be added to the tax rolls as an unpaid bill just like water, sewer, and garbage.
General consensus of the City Council was to schedule the Public Hearing for Special Assessments and Unpaid Bills at the October meeting.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To enter into an agreement with SafeAssure Consultants to provide employee safety training for one year at the cost of $2,800.00
General consensus was for City Councilmembers to consider options and how they wished to address them for possible water and sewer line freezing, should there be another extremely cold winter, and table further discussion until the October meeting.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To sign Mortgage Satisfaction documentation to release the mortgage against property owned by Myra M. Heuer.
General consensus of the City Council was to put information on the City’s website requesting persons contact city hall with their name, address, telephone number and whether resident, non-resident, business member, etc. and would like to serve on a trail task force.
General consensus of the City Council was for Clerk Pawelk and Chief Carlson to work with Attorney Winters to send a letter to Mahogany Bay informing them of the survey findings, have the boats and trailers removed from city property and to work on an easement to allow them access to their doors.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Angvall; Carried – Unanimously; To pay the claims as submitted.
Mayor Heimerl adjourned the meeting at 8:26 p.m.
Marilyn L. Pawelk
City Clerk-Treasurer
Published in the Herald Journal Sept. 15, 2014.

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