Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

Lester Prairie City Council
March 8, 2016
The Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, March 8, 2016. Mayor Angvall called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Motion – Foust; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the February Minutes as submitted.
Motion – Messer; Second – Dahl; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the February Treasurer’s Report as submitted.
General consensus of the City Council was to authorize Clerk Pawelk to have a Porta-Pottie placed in the park prior to March 20th and that the terms for Tiffany Shimanski to teach water aerobics as last year were acceptable.
Motion – Dahl; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the final audit as presented by Auditor Ryan Engelstad.
Councilman Hoof introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 17-16 A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE PLANS FOR THE SECOND AVENUE NORTH STORM SEWER PROJECT AND ORDERING ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Dahl and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 17-16 adopted by a unanimous vote this 8th day of March, 2016.
General consensus of the City Council was they would prefer to pay for the Storm Sewer Project from funds on hand since the interest rate would be higher for bonds than what the City earns in interest on the funds.
Motion – Dahl; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To deny the appeal as made by Stix and Brix Inc. for property at 36 Maple Street North and 225 Hickory Street South as the items cited in the letter from the Inspector’s Office were considered precautionary measures for life and safety issues.
Motion – Dahl; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To adjust the Police Chief’s base compensation to include the Emergency Services Director compensation rather than it be separate.
Councilman Hoof introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 16-16 A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING AN EMPLOYEE WAGE COMPENSATION MATRIX FOR PART-TIME AND SEASONAL STAFF FOR THE CITY OF LESTER PRAIRIE The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Dahl and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 16-16 adopted by a unanimous vote this 8th day of March, 2016.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Dahl; Carried – Unanimously; To have the shed from Central Park moved to the main park so it can be used for the batting cage materials and equipment.
Councilman Dahl introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 15-16 A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING VARIOUS RENTAL FEES AND CHARGES The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Foust and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution 15-16 adopted by a unanimous vote this 8th day of March, 2016.
Councilman Foust introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 14-16 A RESOLUTION HIRING A PART-TIME POLICE OFFICER The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Dahl and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 14-16 adopted by a unanimous vote this 8th day of March, 2016.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Dahl; Carried – Unanimously; Clerk Pawelk is to send a letter to McLeod County and Planning regarding the two conditional use permits.
Motion – Dahl; Second – Hoof: Carried – Unanimously; To have Clerk Pawelk work with Attorney Dohm to revise the Personnel Policy.
General consensus of the City Council was the Mayor should conduct an employee luncheon meeting.
Councilman Hoof introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 13-16 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE DISPOSAL OF THE 2009 FORD POLICE INCEPTOR The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Messer and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 13-16 adopted by a unanimous vote this 8th day of March, 2016.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To hire the following to do upgrade remodeling at the Maintenance Shop Office – Lee Ford Construction from Lester Prairie in the amount of $12,885.00, A-1 Electric from Waconia in the amount of $3,564.00 and Advantage Coating from Chaska in the amount of $3,627.79 if it is determined the same type of work is being done as the other contractor, and costs should not exceed $21,000.00 for the project.
Motion – Dahl; Second – Hoof; General consensus of the City Council was to allow City staff to determine when the compost site should be open and the times.
Motion – Foust; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To authorize the ads be placed for selling the 1996 International truck beginning with a minimum asking price of $10,500.00. The City shall be able to accept or reject any and all bids.
Motion – Dahl; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; The City’s city wide parking ban will be lifted as of Saturday, March 19th.
Motion -Hoof; Second – Dahl; Carried – Unanimously; To allow the advertising for pool staff.
Motion – Foust; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To order the street name and directional signs as quoted from M-R Sign Company at the cost of $5,203.74.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To pay the claims as submitted.
Mayor Angvall adjourned the meeting at 10:06 p.m.
Marilyn L. Pawelk
City Clerk-Treasurer
Published in the Herald Journal March 14, 2016.

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