Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

Lester Prairie City Council Minutes
January 13, 2015
Pursuant to public notice, the Lester Prairie City Council met for an employee workshop beginning at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 13, 2015.
Mayor Heimerl called the regular meeting to order at 6:54 p.m.
Motion – Foust; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the December Minutes as submitted.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the December Treasurer’s Report as submitted.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Angvall; Carried – Unanimously; To increase the wage to $15.55 for Lee Ortloff.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To give a $.50 increase to both of the custodian positions.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Angvall; Carried – To raise the part-time snow plow operators wage to $13.00 per hour.
Mayor Heimerl presented a gift card to Brian Duncan, who recently retired after 22 years of service on the Planning & Zoning Commission, and thanked him for his years of service.
Councilman Angvall introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 5-15 A RESOLUTION RELEASING EASEMENT The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Foust and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 5-15 adopted by a unanimous vote this 13th day of January, 2015.
General consensus of the City Council was that they would support the submission of a Local Trail Connections grant application and would be willing to be the fiscal agent for the project.
General consensus was to have Payment Service Network and RevTrack representatives meet with staff and table further discussion to a future meeting.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To acknowledge, accept and approve the Actual 2014 Budget as presented.
Motion – Foust; Second – Angvall; Carried – Unanimously; To authorize Mayor Heimerl to sign a Zoning Approval Letter for T-Mobile’s proposed work at the water tower location to add a microwave dish and upgrading of equipment and that no zoning changes are required.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To approve the 2014 claims as paid.
Oath of Office was administered to Andrew Heimerl, Mayor and Councilmembers Eric Angvall, Ron Foust and Larry Hoof.
Motion – Foust; Second – Hoof: Carried – Unanimously; To make the following appointments for 2015: City Council Areas of Responsibility will remain the same as for 2014. Acting Mayor – Eric Angvall; Assistant Weed Inspector & City Forester – Greg Mueller; Emergency Management Director – Robert Carlson; Official Newspaper – Herald-Journal; Health Officer – Glencoe Regional Health Services; Depositories – First Community Bank, Lester Prairie and 4M Fund (Municipal Money Market); City Attorney: Gavin, Winters, Thiemann & Long LLC; City Engineers: Bolton & Menk; Park Board Members – Troy Feltmann term expires December, 2015, Larry Roth term expires 2016, Chris Schultz term expires 2016, and Gene Starke term expires 2015; Planning Commission Members – Merlin Mathews term expires 2015, and Fred Blaser term expires 2015; Jeremy Mullery term expires 2016 (Vacancy position term would expire 2016); Fire Department Officers – Chief 1 – Jim Hoof, Chief 2 – Dave Horsman, Chief 3 – Matt Tonn, Captain 1 – Scott Christenson, Captain 2 – Steve Dietel, Captain 3/Training Officer – Chris Bahr, Secretary – Shadd Dial, Treasurer – Paul Christensen; Relief Association Officers – President – Josh Foust, Vice President – Wade Schultz, Secretary – Justin Thompson, Treasurer – Matt Tonn, Trustee – Steve Klobe, Trustee – Dave Dressler.
Councilman Foust introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 1-15 A RESOLUTION ALLOWING AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES AT ANDY’S BODY SHOP The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Hoof and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 1-15 adopted by a unanimous vote this 13th day of January, 2015.
Councilman Foust introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 2-15 A RESOLUTION ALLOWING PURCHASES AT ANGVALL HARDWARE & MERCANTILE, INC. The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Hoof and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 2-15 adopted by a majority vote this 13th day of January, 2015.
Councilman Foust introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 4-15 AN AGREEMENT FOR A CONTRACT EMPLOYEE The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Hoof and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 4-15 adopted by a unanimous vote this 13th day of January, 2015.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To adopt a revised fee schedule: LESTER PRAIRIE FEES AND CHARGES January 2015 (Per hour charges are per hour or fraction thereof)
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To designate Bolton & Menk Inc. as the City’s engineering firm.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To authorize Mayor Heimerl to sign an acknowledgement with AWI Manufacturing Inc. of Winsted regarding Worker’s Compensation coverage for Lester Prairie Volunteer Firefighters employed by AWI Manufacturing, Inc.
Motion – Heimerl Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To have Clerk Pawelk send Mike Hilbelink a letter informing him the rezoning of property is being approved and he should relocate his driveway access to remove it from the Juarez property prior to May 1, 2015, as that is when their garage will be constructed.
Mayor Heimerl introduced the following motion and moved for its adoption: ORDINANCE NO. 318 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 5, SECTION 5.1.16.67, SPECIFICIALLY ZONING MAP EXHIBIT “A”, LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY DESIGNATING THE SAME IN THE PARTICULAR DISTRICTS OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Foust and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Ordinance No. 318 adopted by a unanimous vote this 13th day of January, 2015.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously: To pay the 2015 claims as submitted.
Mayor Heimerl adjourned the meeting at 8:32 p.m.
Marilyn L. Pawelk
City Clerk-Treasurer
The above is a summary version of the January 13, 2015 Lester Prairie 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, detailed resolutions and ordinance.
Published in the Herald Journal Jan. 19, 2015.

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