Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

Lester Prairie City Council Minutes
January 10, 2017
The Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, January 11, 2017. Mayor Eric Angvall called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Motion - Foust; Second - Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the December Minutes as submitted.
Motion - Messer; Second - Dahl; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the December Treasurer’s Report as submitted.
Motion – Foust; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the 2016 Actual Budget as received.
Motion – Dahl; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To approve the following 2016 claims as paid in December:
Motion – Second - ; Carried – Unanimously; To approve the 2016 claims as paid.
NEW BUSINESS 2017
Oath of Office was administered to Eric Angvall, Mayor and Councilmembers Tim Dahl and Robert Messer.
General consensus was to include the property west of the planned (Surface Water Drainage Project in Prairie Ridge) project as an option when obtaining quotes.
Councilman Dahl introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 3-17 A RESOLUTION APPROVING PLANS AND AUTHORIZING QUOTES FOR A PRAIRIE RIDGE DRAINAGE PROJECT The foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Councilman Messer and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 3-17 adopted by a unanimous vote this 10th day of January, 2017.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Dahl; Carried – Unanimously; To make the following appointments for 2017:
Acting Mayor – Larry Hoof
Assistant Weed Inspector & City Forester – Greg Mueller;
Emergency Management Director – Robert Carlson;
Official Newspaper – Herald-Journal;
Health Officer – Glencoe Regional Health Services;
Depositories – First Community Bank, Lester Prairie and 4M Fund (Municipal Money Market);
City Attorney: Gavin, Winters, & Long LLC
City Engineers: Bolton & Menk
Park Board Members – Troy Feltmann term expires December, 2017, Larry Roth term expires 2018, Chris Schultz term expires 2018, and Gene Starke term expires 2017;
Planning Commission Members – Merlin Mathews term expires 2017, and Fred Blaser term expires 2017; Jeremy Mullery term expires 2018 and Luke Meyer term expires 2018
Fire Department Officers – Chief 1 – Jim Hoof, Chief 2 – Dave Horsman, Chief 3 – Matt Tonn, Captain 1 – Scott Christenson, Captain 2 – Steve Dietel, Captain 3/Training Officer – Chris Bahr, Secretary – Shadd Dial, Treasurer – Paul Christensen;
Relief Association Officers – President – Josh Foust, Vice President – Wade Schultz, Secretary – Justin Thompson, Treasurer – Matt Tonn.
Economic Development Authority – Councilman Ron Foust – 2018, Gordon Birkholz Jr. – 2019; Councilman Tim Dahl – 2020, Paul Christensen – 2021, Dean Perry – 2022
Motion – Dahl; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To send a letter to the McLeod County Board supporting the position of the McLeod County Historic Partnership Community Outreach Director.
Motion – Foust; Second – Dahl; Carried – Unanimously; To grant sanitation waivers as requested for 210 Fir Street South, 111 Third Avenue South, 242 Hi-Mae Circle, 1025 Prairie Ridge Lane and 106 Hickory Street North.
Motion – Dahl; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To allow the Gaylord Game Protection league to conduct a raffle in city hall on January 21 during a benefit being held.
General consensus was for Councilman Messer to work on a policy and schedule as to how the City will charge for use of city hall for fundraisers. A decision would not be made regarding the Ambassador’s fundraiser until further discussion takes place at the February meeting.
Councilman Foust introduced the following resolutions and moved for their adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 1-17 A RESOLUTION ALLOWING AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES AT ANDY’S BODY SHOP; RESOLUTION NO. 2-17 A RESOLUTION TO CONTRACT WITH AN INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR FOR TRANSCRIBING SERVICES FOR THE CITY OF LESTER PRAIRIE Mayor Angvall declared Resolutions No. 1-17 and 2-17 adopted by a unanimous vote this 10th day of January, 2017.
Motion – Foust; Second – Dahl; Carried – Unanimously; To deny the claim submitted in the total amount of $ 65.60 for mailbox replacement as there was no evidence of the mailbox being hit by a City snow plow, the Municipal Code clearly states the City will not be responsible for any damage resulting from snow plowing operations and an employee had bolted the mailbox back onto the post as a helpful gesture.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To decrease the mileage reimbursement rate to $ .53 per mile effective immediately.
Motion – Dahl; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To pay the claims as submitted.
Mayor Angvall adjourned the meeting at 8:28 p.m.
Marilyn L. Pawelk
City Clerk-Treasurer
The above is a summary version of the January 10, 2017 Lester Prairie City Council Minutes. The Resolutions and minutes may be viewed in their entirety at the City Clerk’s office during normal business hours. Items not included in the above report as discussions, Fire Department annual recap, and pool slide replacement.
Published in the Herald Journal Jan. 16, 2017.

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