Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

Lester Prairie City Council Minutes
February 25, 2016
Pursuant to public notice, the Lester Prairie City Council met in special session on Thursday, February 25, 2016. Mayor Angvall called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.
The purpose of said special session was to hold a public hearing regarding a Business Subsidy Policy and a Revolving Loan Policy and to review and take action on the Employee Wage Compensation Study.
Mayor Angvall opened the public hearing at 6:30 p.m.
Economic Development Coordinator Birkholz provided an overview of the Business Subsidy Policy and Revolving Loan Policy. He explained they are economic development tools that would allow loaning out funds and procedures to be followed, as well as, procedures to be followed for establishing TIF Districts, tax abatements, etc. He stated a committee would need to be formed to review applications. The committee then would make a recommendation to the City Council. The City Council would make the final decision.
Question arose if funds could be used for retail business and Mr. Birkholz confirmed the City’s policies will allow funds to be used for retail business.
Clerk Pawelk informed the City Council no public input had been received either orally or in writing and no one from the public was in attendance to address the policies.
Mayor Angvall closed the public hearing at 6:40 p.m.
Councilman Hoof introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 10-16 A RESOLUTION ADOPTING A BUSINESS SUBSIDY POLICY AND CRITERIA The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Dahl and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 10-16 adopted by a unanimous vote this 25th day of February, 2016.
Councilman Dahl introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 11-16 A RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE REVOLVING LOAN FUND GUIDELINES AND APPLICATION The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Hoof and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 11-16 adopted by a unanimous vote this 25th day of February, 2016.
Councilman Dahl introduced the following Resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 12-16 A RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE WAGE SCALE MATRIX FOR FULLTIME AND PERMANENT PART-TIME STAFF. The resolution was duly seconded by Councilman Messer and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 12-16 adopted by a unanimous vote this 25th day of February, 2016.
Motion – Dahl; Second – Messer; Motion – Failed; To adopt the 2016 Wage Scale, including a 2% cost of living adjustment, based on the consultant’s findings, retroactive to January 1, 2016.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Foust; Carried – To begin the new wage compensation scale, including the 2% cost of living adjustment, for full-time and permanent part-time employees this current pay period.
General consensus of the City Council was to table further discussion and action regarding the part-time/seasonal staff wage scale until the March regular meeting.
Mayor Angvall adjourned the meeting at 7:34 p.m.
Marilyn L. Pawelk
City Clerk-Treasurer
Published in the Herald Journal March 7, 2016.

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