Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

Lester Prairie City Council Minutes
April 11, 2016
The Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, April 11, 2016. Mayor Angvall called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Motion – Messer; Second – Dahl; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the March Minutes as submitted.
Motion – Hoof: Second – Dahl; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the March Treasurer’s Report as submitted.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Messer. Carried – Unanimously; To waive the $60.00 permit fee for Prairie Days.
Motion – Messer; Second – Hoof; Carried – To allow use of the athletic field for Community Education sponsored kickball league however, if lights are used, there will be a $25.00 – $40.00 charge per time which will be determined at a later date.
Councilman Foust introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 21-16 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE AWARD OF A CONTRACT TO ELLINGSON DRAINAGE FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO THE SECOND AVENUE NORTH STORM SEWER (aka: SECOND AVENUE NORTH STORM SEWER PROJECT) The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Dahl and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 21-16 adopted by a unanimous vote this 11th day of April, 2016.
General consensus of the City Council was not to do sewer line CIPP work at this time.
Motion – Dahl; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; The City of Lester Prairie will provide a letter of support to McLeod County for funding of the McLeod County Historic Partnership Community Outreach Director position.
Motion – Dahl; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To authorize the Mayor to sign the agreement with Pyrotechnic Display Inc. for the Prairie Days fireworks.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; Clerk Pawelk, Adam Birkholz and Greg Mueller should review the street budget to determine if the business district light retrofit project could take place this year and the Central Park light replacement should be budgeted for 2017.
Motion – Dahl; Second – Messer; Motion – Withdrawn; To enter into an Athletic Field Agreement as presented.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Angvall; Carried; To enter into a two year Athletic Field Agreement with School District #424 with the rate to increase 4% in each of the two years.
Motion – Dahl; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To remove Chris Bahr from probationary status and give him a wage increase according to the wage scale.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To award the seal coating work to Pearson Bros. in the amount of $52,792.30 for 43,630 square yards at $1.21 per sq. yd.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To have Pearson Bros. seal coat the road in the Cemetery at the cost of $1,100.00 for 550 square feet.
Motion – Dahl; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To hire Bargen Inc. to crack fill the streets in the East Park Development and Prairie Ridge Development at the combined cost of $ 15,278.00 and to do the Wastewater Treatment Facility road at the cost of $450.00.
Councilman Hoof introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 19-16 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 19-16 adopted by a unanimous vote this 12th day of April, 2016.
Councilman Dahl introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 20-16 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF ABANDONED PROPERTY The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Foust and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 20-16 adopted by a unanimous vote this 12th day of April, 2016.
Councilman Dahl introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 18-16 RESOLUTION ALLOWING A PREMISE PERMIT The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Hoof and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution 18-16 adopted by a unanimous vote this 12th day of April, 2016.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Dahl; Carried – Unanimously; To enter into an agreement with Clarke Environmental for mosquito management at the cost of $5,712.00 less a 3% discount by paying it in full.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Dahl; Carried – Unanimously; To authorize Clerk Pawelk to attend a one day Human Resources training course in St. Cloud at the cost of $99.00.
Motion – Messer; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the three month actual budget as presented.
Motion – Dahl, Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To allow the Fire Department to close off a portion of Juniper Street North during the pancake breakfast on Sunday, April 17th.
Motion – Dahl; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To adopt a Policy for Oxygen-Fuel Gas Welding.
Motion – Foust; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the pool staff as presented, increase the pool rental rates to $100.00 per hour as requested, and leave the open swim and lesson rates the same.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To send a letter of support to the McLeod County Board of Commissioners for a Master County Trail Plan and if possible, Adam Birkholz should attend that hearing on the City’s behalf.
Motion – Messer; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To authorize up to $200.00 to be spent for flowers and plantings at the entrance signs.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Foust; Carried - To authorize up to $900.00 for the purchase of evergreen trees with the funds taken out of street. The evergreen trees will be placed on the Maple Street South property owned by the City.
Motion – Dahl; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; The City will not waive the Tort Liability limit for City insurance.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously: To approve and pay the claims as submitted.
Mayor Angvall adjourned the meeting at 9:30 p.m.
Marilyn L. Pawelk
City Clerk-Treasurer
The above is a summary version of the 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, recognitions, and detailed resolutions.
Published in the Herald Journal April 25, 2016.

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