Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

Lester Prairie City Council
November 10, 2014
Pursuant to public notice of the date and time change, the Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Monday, November 10, 2014. Mayor Heimerl called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m. The purpose of the date and time change was due to the Veteran’s Holiday.
Clerk Pawelk presented the election judges report and the Abstract of Votes cast for the precinct as complied from the official returns.
Motion – Foust; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and certify as correct the election judge’s report of the 542 votes cast and declare the results of the City Election held on November 4, 2014.
Motion – Foust; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the October Minutes as submitted.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the October Treasurer’s Report as submitted.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Angvall; Carried – Unanimously; To establish on call pay at the rate of $120.00/week for the maintenance department during extreme cold weather, update the personnel policy and the time frame will be determined based on weather.
Mayor Heimerl stated he would contact Darian Litzau and request a quote for addressing frozen water/sewer lines.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To have Clerk Pawelk prepare an ordinance amendment to increase the water and sewer service charges to $15.50 and $36.90 respectively effective January 1, 2015.
Councilman Foust said he has not had time to follow up with anyone regarding the subject of Sr. Housing and therefore, did not have an update at this time.
Mayor Heimerl introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption:
RESOLUTION NO. 18-14 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF ABANDONED PROPERTY The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Angvall and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken.
Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 18-14 adopted by a unanimous vote this 10th day of November, 2014.
General consensus was for the City to not clear the sidewalk for private parties.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Heimerl; Carried – Unanimously; To final out the structural, plumbing and HVAC portions of the maintenance building addition.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and enter into a ten year term Franchise Agreement with the bond increase to $20,000.00 with Mediacom.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To enter into an Assessment Agreement with McLeod County for 793 parcels at the rate of $10.50 per parcel.
Motion – Foust; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To give Jim Strom credit on his sewer rate for 36,000 gallons of water, in the amount of $252.00, that ran outside during his absence. He will still remain responsible for the water charges.
General consensus of the City Council was there were no objections for a group to hold Music in the Park events and for Councilman Messer to contact Hillard Klaustermier to discuss the idea further.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To allow Midwest Wireless Communications LLC/Verizon to install a diesel generator at the property they lease for a cell phone tower located at 1021 Second Avenue South. There will not be any additional leasing requirements.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Angvall; Carried – To approve of Fire Chief submitting a FEMA grant application for a vehicle exhaust system with a City match of 5%.
Motion - Hoof; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To pay the claims as submitted.
Mayor Heimerl adjourned the meeting at 7:08 p.m.
Marilyn L. Pawelk
City Clerk-Treasurer
The above is a summary version of the November 10th, 2014, Lester Prairie City Council Minutes. Items not included in the above report are notices, communications, reports, complaints, detailed election results and resolution, discussion with community members on a Trail Task Force Committee, and emergency call time for maintenance staff. The Minutes may be viewed in their entirety at the City Clerk’s Office during normal business hours.
Published in the Herald Journal Nov. 17, 2014.

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