Lester Prairie City Council Minutes
|LESTER PRAIRIE CITY COUNCIL
SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
The Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. Mayor Angvall called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Motion - Foust; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the August Minutes as submitted.
Motion - Hoof; Second – Dahl; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the August Treasurer’s Report as submitted.
Motion – Foust; Second – Hoof; Carried – To approve the per hour rate increase of $20.00 as requested by the City Attorney, effective January 1, 2017.
Motion – Foust; Second – Dahl; Carried – Unanimously; To have city hall and park concession stand bathrooms opened for Saturday during garage sale day.
General consensus was for Clerk Pawelk to check further into the need for potential electrical work to be done at city hall and the fire hall to make the generator usable at both locations.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Angvall; Carried – To allow the office to close at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, October 14th.
Councilman Dahl introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 29-16 A RESOLUTION OPTING TO INCREASE THE BENEFIT LEVEL FOR FIREFIGHTERS WHO ARE VESTED IN THE VOLUNTARY STATEWIDE VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER (SVF) RETIREMENT PLAN The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Messer and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 29-16 adopted by a unanimous vote this 13th day of September, 2016.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Dahl; Carried – Unanimously; To approve the purchase and donation of two thermal imaging cameras from the Fire Department Relief Association to the Fire Department, with the City paying the cost and being reimbursed by the Relief Association.
Motion - Angvall; Second - Hoof; Carried – To enter into an agreement for water tower cleaning and inspection work to be done by Maguire Iron, Inc. of Sioux Falls, South Dakota on a two year rotation at the cost of $14,750.00 over a ten year time period and confirm with them as to the recommended maintenance schedule. If they recommend another annual rotation, the agreement should be modified accordingly.
Motion – Foust; Second – Hoof; Carried – To allow Harvest Community Church to conduct hayrides on October 31 with the stipulations that there is a licensed driver, a slow moving vehicle sign on the trailer, there is adequate lighting and insurance.
Motion - Foust; Second - Dahl; Carried – Unanimously; To enter into an agreement with Safe Assure to provide safety training to city employees for the upcoming year at the rate of $2,856.00.
General consensus of the City Council was the proposed ordinances should go to legal counsel for review.
General consensus of the City Council was to authorize Adam Birkholz to put together a policy and procedures plan for the creation of an Economic Development Authority and utilize a consultant when needed.
General consensus of the City Council was to delay action on the Rental Dwelling Permit extension request for Stephanie Trosen until the October meeting at which time, they want a permit application, contractor and approved plans in place, with a completion date, for the roof work on the apartments.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To notify McLeod County Planning & Zoning there are no objections to the sketch plan as submitted by Eugene Feltmann in Bergen Township.
Motion – Dahl; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To establish the compost site hours for the months of September and October (fall hours) to be Mondays and Thursdays from 4-6 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Motion – Dahl; Second – None; Motion – Failed for lack of a second. To authorize additional mosquito spraying, depending on weather and vendor availability with the funding taken from the Park Fund.
Motion – Dahl; Second – Messer; Carried – To double the mosquito spraying line items for 2017 and increase the levy accordingly.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Messer; Carried – To approve the amended 2017 proposed budget.
Councilman Hoof introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 28-16 A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING THE PROPOSED 2017 LEVY The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Dahl and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 28-16 adopted by a majority vote this 13th day of September, 2016.
Motion – Angvall; Second – None; Motion – Died for lack of a second; To accept the revised offer from Innovative Power Systems
Motion – Hoof; Second – Dahl; Carried – To enter into a solar garden 25 year agreement with Geronimo Energy at the rate of $.01 per kWh.
Motion - Hoof; Second - Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To pay the claims as submitted.
Mayor Angvall adjourned the meeting at 9:23 p.m.
Marilyn L. Pawelk
Published in the Herald Journal Oct. 24, 2016.