Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

Lester Prairie City Council Minutes
October 13, 2015
The Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, October 13, 2015. Mayor Angvall called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Motion – Foust; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the September Minutes as submitted.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Dahl; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the September Treasurer’s Report as submitted.
Councilman Foust introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 34-15 POLICE P.E.R.A. DECLARATION The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Dahl and following discussion thereon a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 34-15 adopted by a unanimous vote this 13th day of October, 2015.
General consensus of the City Council was to have the engineer attend the November meeting to discuss the condition of the Second Avenue North storm sewer line and repair options.
General consensus of the City Council was snow fence would not be put up this year (across the trail) as it may be more of a hindrance to snow skiers.
Motion – Messer; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To accept the donation of a trash can and bench from Landscape Structures and if the dome cover was put on, it would be paid from the donated funds.
Motion – Messer Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To have the sign posts purchased through Angvall Hardware and the cost would come from the donated funds.
General consensus was that Mary Behrens should contact McLeod County Highway Department regarding attaching any additional signs to their street signs,
General consensus of the City Council was that the City’s website should be added to the informational signs.
Councilman Dahl introduced the following resolution and move for its adoption: RESOLUTION 33-15 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING POLICE ACCESS TO COURT DATA SERVICES The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Messer and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 33-15 adopted by a unanimous vote this 13th day of October, 2015.
General consensus of the City Council was to have Chief Carlson and Clerk Pawelk put together a draft resolution or ordinance amendment for the November meeting.
General consensus of the City Council was to allow fire fighter candidates go to the Glencoe Regional Health Services clinic in Glencoe.
Motion – Dahl; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To allow North Central Ambulance transport the City’s Fire Department UV to Duluth for the State Fire Chief’s Conference.
General consensus of the City Council was for Fire Chief Hoof to work with Councilman Dahl regarding light replacement project and bring information back to the November meeting.
Motion – Dahl; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To replace the exterior lights at the fire hall with the cost not to exceed $3,500.00. Should the cost exceed $3,500.00, then information should be brought back to the November meeting.
Motion – Dahl; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To hire George Gmach as a consultant to assist with a compensation study and pay plan. A committee will be formed involving employees and himself.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To award the 2015-16 snow removal work to Litzau Excavating at the rates quoted.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Dahl; Carried – To set the compost hours at 4-6 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays and from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturdays until the site is closed for the season.
Councilman Hoof introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 35-15 A RESOLUTION HIRING A PART-TIME MAINTENANCE EMPLOYEE The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Messer and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 35-15 adopted by a unanimous vote this 13th day of October, 2015.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To have Hydro Engineering inspect and work on the #3 well to see if they can determine why there is a loss in production and why it is pumping sand.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Dahl; Carried – Unanimously; To authorize Clerk Pawelk to close the Turnback Project savings account and disperse the funds accordingly to General Savings, Water Savings and Sewer Savings.
Motion – Messer; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To allow Councilman Messer to purchase spruce tips from Holasek’s, with the cost not to exceed $300.00, for placement at the three entrance signs and two pots at the gazebo.
Motion – Messer; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To authorize the purchase of two replacement signs for Sunrise Park at the cost of $184.00 each from HJ Marketing and Media.
Motion – Messer; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To approve the placement of steel siding on a storage shed in the park if donations are received to cover the cost.
Motion – Messer; Second – Dahl; Carried – Unanimously; To approve the removal of the additional four trees in the park at the cost of $1,600.00 yet this year with the cost to be taken from the 2015 budget.
Motion – Foust; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the 9 month actual budget as presented.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To authorize the purchase of a 2015 International 7400 SFA 4x2 Truck at the cost of $80,967.00 from North Central International Inc. plus the box and accessories from Crysteel Truck Equipment at the cost of $107,086.22.
General consensus of the City Council was to hold a Truth in Taxation and Budget Hearing on December 1 at 7 p.m.
General consensus of the City Council was to have the Porta Pottie removed from the City Park.
General consensus of the City Council was to see if the trophy cases and bi-fold door could be sold and to not install any additional coat racks at this time.
Motion – Foust; Second – Dahl; Carried – Unanimously; To pay the claims as submitted.
Mayor Angvall adjourned the meeting at 10:07 p.m.
Marilyn L. Pawelk
City Clerk-Treasurer
The above is a summary version of the October 13th Lester Prairie City Council Minutes. Items not included in the above report are notices, communications, reports, discussions, detailed resolutions and claims. Minutes may be viewed at the City Clerk’s Office during normal business hours.
Published in the Herald Journal Nov. 2, 2015.

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