Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

LESTER PRAIRIE CITY COUNCIL
MAY 10, 2016
The Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, May 10, 2016. Mayor Angvall 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 – Hoof; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the April Treasurer’s Report as submitted.
Motion – Foust; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To allow the total purchase cost of petunias from Holasek & Son to be placed by the City’s signs with the cost not to $400.00.
Motion – Foust; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To have city staff dispose of the bi-fold doors.
Motion – Dahl; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; Pool staff is to follow the policy that anyone going in the door at the swimming pool is to pay the appropriate entry fee at all times, including no matter how much time is left for the day.
Motion – Dahl; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To City will not waive the late fee for the unpaid Water, Sewer, Garbage for Judy and Phil Baldwin.
General consensus was that questions raised and further discussion will take place at a future meeting regarding an archery range at Sunrise Park.
General consensus was to contact the City Engineer, have him assess the issue and provide cost estimates and options available to address the ground water issue in the Prairie Ridge Development.
Motion – Dahl; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To deny waiving the garbage service for Renee Vasko.
Motion – Dahl; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To deny the request from Renee Vasko to refund her payments for past garbage and tax charges in 2014.
Councilman Hoof introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 22-16 A RESOLUTION APPROVING STATE OF MINNESOTA JOINT POWERS AGREEMENTS WITH THE CITY OF LESTER PRAIRIE ON BEHALF OF ITS CITY ATTORNEY AND POLICE DEPARTMENT The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Messer and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken.
Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 22-16 adopted by a unanimous vote this 10th day of May, 2016.
Motion – Dahl; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To issue DDL & DML LLC a special use permit to conduct an Off Sale Liquor store business at 22 Juniper Street North effective August 1, 2016.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To allow Dan LaMott to hold a customer appreciation day on July 2, 2016, closing off a portion of Juniper Street North for the day, making arrangements with the Sheriff’s Posse for Security and the City receiving confirmation of such, use the old picnic tables from the city park and leave them at Central Park for the Prairie Days event the following weekend.
Motion – Dahl; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To allow a free swim day on Sunday, July 10th from 1-5 p.m., weather permitting.
Councilman Hoof introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 23-16 A RESOLUTION REJECTING BIDS FOR THE SALE OF THE 1996 INTERNATIONAL TRUCK The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Messer and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 23-16 adopted by a unanimous vote this 10th day of May, 2016.
General consensus of the City Council was to check into other options for selling the 1996 International Truck and table further discussion until the June meeting.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Dahl; Carried – Unanimously; To delay a street light retrofit to LED lighting until 2017.
Motion - Hoof; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To review the Police Department budget at a later date to see if funding is available to install exit lights at this time or budget it for 2017.
Motion – Dahl; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To adopt a revised personnel policy to include a regular version and a DOT version and authorize the employment attorney to meet with city employees to explain and review the policy.
General consensus of the City Council was there were no objections to the Conditional Use permit request as submitted by Lois Ernst for a Home Occupation to convert a barn into a reception facility however, concerns were expressed to insure there is adequate access and parking so no parking takes place along the highway or driveway and it was suggested a turn lane also be installed.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To authorize Clerk Pawelk to establish a temporary fund for the Second Avenue North Storm Sewer Project and to cash in all certificates for the Street, Storm Sewer, and Maintenance Departments to fund the approved purchases and projects related to those departments.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To pay the claims as submitted.
Mayor Angvall adjourned the meeting at 9:40 p.m.
Marilyn L. Pawelk
City Clerk-Treasurer
The above is a summary version of the May 10, 2016 Lester Prairie City Council Minutes. The entire Minutes may be viewed at the City Clerk’s Office during normal business hours. Items not included in the above report are notices, communications, reports, complaints, discussions and detailed resolutions.
Published in the Herald Journal May 16, 2016.

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