Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

Lester Prairie City Council Minutes
May 12, 2015
The Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. Mayor Heimerl called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Motion – Foust; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the April Minutes as submitted.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the April Treasurer’s Report as submitted.
General consensus of the City Council was for Police Chief Carlson to work on getting information into the school regarding the safety of children and be watchful of residents and children unnecessarily using the streets rather than sidewalks.
Councilman Hoof expressed gratitude to the chaperones and students that worked on service projects for the City on Friday May 8th. They worked in the parks and around city hall cleaning up brush and debris, laying some rock and cleaning up the stands at the park.
Mayor Heimerl recognized Police Chief Carlson for 15 years of service and Clerk Pawelk for 35 years of service. Each received a gift card in appreciation.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To authorize Clerk Pawelk and Attorney Winters to work with MCRRA to work out concerns with the MCCRA Lease Agreement and authorize the Mayor and or Clerk to enter into a Lease Agreement with MCCRA for all that part of the railroad right of way from the East line of McLeod County to the West line of County Road 1 for a trail system.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To allow Clarence & Julie Gjerstad to keep two to four bee hives on their property.
Motion – Foust; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To contribute $200.00 for Ashlee Lukes to attend the Minneapolis Aquatennial as an Ambassador for the City of Lester Prairie.
General consensus of the City Council was to allow use of the Maple Street South vacant property for Prairie Days.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To bring the cable TV equipment to city hall and enter into a service agreement with Mark Guggemos of Hutchinson at the rate of $50.00 per hour, have him assemble the equipment and determine what, if anything, needs replacing or upgrading.
Motion – Heimerl Second – Angvall; Carried – Unanimously; To authorize Clerk Pawelk to make arrangements for the rental of a handicap accessible porta-pottie for use at the main park.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To not waive the monetary limit on municipal tort liability.
Councilman Foust introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 17-15 REVISED RESOLUTION TO GRANT EASEMENTS ACROSS 100 MAPLE ST. SOUTH The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Mayor Heimerl and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 17-15 adopted by a unanimous vote this 12th day of May, 2015.
Motion – Heimerl; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To remove Carissa Bull and Kristen Madsen from the pool staff; to hire Shane Ehrke, Tyler Ehrke, and Joey Madsen as part-time staff; and hire Emma Leverich as an assistant manager.
Motion – Foust; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To authorize the purchase of petunias in the amount of $391.68 to be planted by the three city signs.
The following ordinance was introduced by Councilman Angvall and moved for adoption: RESOLUTION NO 15-15 ADOPTION OF THE MCLEOD COUNTY ALL-HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Messer and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 15-15 adopted by a unanimous this 12th day of May, 2015.
Mayor Heimerl introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 14-15 A RESOLUTION HIRING TWO PART-TIME POLICE OFFICERS The foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Councilman Angvall and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution 14-15 by a unanimous vote this 12th day of May, 2015.
Councilman Angvall introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 16-15 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF ABANDONED PROPERTY The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Messer and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 16-15 by a unanimous vote this 12th day of May, 2015.
Motion – Messer; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To purchase 10 round tables at the cost of $161.99 each and a round table holder at the cost of $186.99.
Councilman Hoof introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption:RESOLUTION NO. 18-15 A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING RESIGNATION OF MAYORAL COUNCIL POSITION AND DECLARING A VACANCY The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Messer and following discussion there on, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 18-15 adopted by a majority vote this 12th day of May, 2015.
Motion Heimerl; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To inform McLeod County the City has no objections to the Conditional Use Permits in Bergen Township as requested by Dunnick, Inc.
Mayor Heimerl introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 20-15 A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING A GRANT FOR MEDICAL SUPPLY REPLACEMENT The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Messer and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution 20-15 adopted by a unanimous vote this 12th day of May, 2015.
Councilman Messer introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 19-15 A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING CENTERPOINT ENERGY GRANT FOR THE PURCHASE OF UTV VEHICLE RESCUE EQUIPMENT The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Hoof and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Heimerl declared Resolution No. 19.15 adopted by a unanimous vote this 12th day of May, 2015.
General consensus of the City Council was to meet in special session on June 2nd with Tim Dahl, Aaron Hoover and Randy Mackenthun. They are all interested in filling the council vacancy.
General consensus was to table further discussion regarding Prairie Ridge development until the June meeting to allow Councilmen to consider options for the vacant land in the development.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously: To pay the claims as submitted.
On behalf of the City of Lester Prairie, Clerk Pawelk presented Mayor Heimerl a gift card and key to the City for his years of service.
Mayor Heimerl expressed his thanks and gratitude to members of the City Council and the employees for their work, commitment and dedication to him and the City.
Mayor Heimerl adjourned the meeting at 8:50 p.m.
Marilyn L. Pawelk
City Clerk-Treasurer
The above is a summary version of the May 12th, 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, discussions, and detailed resolutions.
Published in the Herald Journal May 18, 2015.

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