Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

Lester Prairie City Council
February 14, 2017
The Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. Mayor Angvall called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Motion - Foust; Second - Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the January Minutes as submitted.
Motion - Messer; Second - Dahl; Carried - Unanimously; To accept and approve the January Treasurer’s Report as submitted.
Motion – Dahl; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the 2016 Audit Report as completed and by Baker Tilly Virchow & Krause LLC.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Dahl; Carried – Unanimously; To table further discussion and possible action to the March meeting to obtain more information.
Motion – Messer; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To proceed with the purchase of the Avalanche Water Slide from Horizon Commercial Pool Supply at the cost of $36,650.00 and pay for it with funds on hand.
General consensus was to table further action regarding a fundraiser use policy for city hall until the March meeting.
Councilman Dahl introduced the following ordinance and moved for its adoption: ORDINANCE NO. 334 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS 5.1.7 B-1 CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT AND 5.1.8 B-2 HIGHWAY COMMERCIAL DISTRICT AND AMENDING THE LESTER PRAIRIE MUNICIPAL CODE ACCORDINGLY The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Hoof and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Ordinance No. 334 adopted by a unanimous vote this 14th day of February, 2017.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To waive sanitation fees as requested for the properties at 72 Third Avenue Drive, 900 Second Ave. So.- Lot 7, 112 Hickory Street North, 82 Third Avenue South, and 115 Third Avenue South.
Councilman Foust introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 4-17 A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE BASIC PERSONNEL POLICY FOR THE CITY OF LESTER PRAIRIE, EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2017 The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Messer and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 4-17 adopted by a unanimous vote this 14th day of February, 2017.
Councilman Dahl introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 5-17 A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE BYLAWS OF THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (EDA) The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Hoof and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 5-17 adopted by a unanimous vote this 14th day of February, 2017.
Motion – Dahl; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To accept the donation of a chalk machine and batter’s box marker from the Baseball Association or the donated funds and authorize the purchase of those items if the funds are donated to the City.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Messer; Carried – To authorize the sponsorship of a petting zoo for Prairie Days at the approximate cost of $400.00.
Motion – Dahl; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To allow the purchase of a 60 gallon boomless sprayer with the cost not to exceed $575.00 and the funds to be taken from the Park Fund.
Motion – Dahl; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To accept the $500.00 donation from Larry Ide to the Fire Department and allow the funds to be used towards the purchase of a new computer system.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Dahl; Carried – Unanimously; To approve the agreement with Bargen Inc. to provide crack sealing services at the pool parking lot for $2,400.00 and crack sealing on city streets with the cost not to exceed $ 7,000.00 for approximately 3,181 pounds of material.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Dahl; Carried – Unanimously; To continue membership with the MN Parks & Trail Council and make a $100.00 contribution towards that membership.
Motion – Foust; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To make a counter offer to contract employee, Joan Kocourek’s, pay increase request with a 3% increase or $ .50 per hour, making the rate $15.50 per hour.
General consensus of the City Council was for Clerk Pawelk to send a letter to commission members reminding them they are appointed agents of the City and need to present themselves accordingly.
Motion –Angvall; Second – Hoof; Carried – To direct the Maintenance Department to complete a sign inventory, determine a replacement program, obtain costs and provide a report to the City Council by June 1st, 2017.
Motion –Hoof; Second – Dahl; Carried – Unanimously; To pay the claims as submitted.
Mayor Angvall adjourned the meeting at 8:59 p.m.
Marilyn L. Pawelk
City Clerk-Treasurer
Published in the Herald Journal Feb. 20, 2017.

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