Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

Lester Prairie City Council Minutes
September 12, 2017
The Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. 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 – Dahl; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the August Treasurer’s Report as submitted.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Dahl; Carried – Unanimously; To establish deadlines of November 10, 2017 for the building to be raised and the foundation replaced. November 30, 2017 the roof work is to be completed and July 1, 2018 for the siding and windows to be replaced. Should he not comply with the agreed upon deadlines, the City will proceed with the legal process.
Councilman Dahl introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION 19-17 A RESOLUTION ADOPTING AN ASSESSMENT POLICY TO ESTABLISH A FAIR AND EQUITABLE MANNER OF RECOVERING AND DISTRIBUTING THE COST OF PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS. The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Hoof and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 19-17 adopted by a unanimous vote this 12th day September, 2017.
Motion – Dahl; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To table further review or acceptance of the Pavement Management Plan until the October meeting.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To accept the Prairie Ridge Drainage Improvement Project as complete and make the final payment in the amount of $1,085.94 to Litzau Excavating.
Councilman Foust introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION 18-17 A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE BYLAWS OF THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF LESTER PRAIRIE TO ADD COMPENSATION FOR ITS MEMBERS. The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Messer and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 18-17 adopted by a unanimous vote this 12th day September, 2017.
Councilman Dahl introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 16-17 A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING THE PROPOSED 2018 LEVY The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Foust and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 16-17 adopted by a unanimous vote this 12th day September, 2017.
Clerk Pawelk announced that the Truth in Taxation hearing will be held on December 12, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Motion – Dahl; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the 2018 Preliminary Budget as presented.
Motion – Dahl; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To have Clerk Pawelk work with the employment attorney and Sand Creek to establish a policy and agreement for counseling services. This benefit is for employees only, no legal, financial or parenting counseling, up to three face to face counseling sessions, with focus on crisis management and grief counseling. The City wants an initial cap of $1,500.00 with the ability to increase that level should the need arise.
Councilman Messer introduced the following Ordinance and moved for its adoption: ORDINANCE NO. 341 AN ORDINANCE REPEALING LESTER PRAIRIE ORDINANCE 301 AND LESTER PRAIRIE MUNICIPAL CODE, SECTION 5.11 REGARDING SOLAR ENERGY EQUIPMENT AS AN ACCESSORY USE WITHIN THE CITY OF LESTER PRAIRIE AND CONTINUING WIND ENERGY MORATORIUM The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Dahl and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Ordinance No. 341 adopted by a unanimous vote this 12th day of September, 2017.
Councilman Hoof introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 17-17 A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING RESIGNATION OF PART-TIME OFFICER The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Messer and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 17-17 adopted by a unanimous vote this 12th day September, 2017.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To approve of the issuance of an Off Sale Liquor License to Natedawg LLC through December 31, 2017 and to issue an On Sale License, Entertainment License and Sunday Liquor License through December 31, 2017 at a pro-rated fee for 4 months.
Motion – Dahl; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To award the fencing work to Fritz Bobcat and Landscaping at the quote of $4,238.00 and the concrete work to Birkholz Concrete at the quote of $1,900.00.
Motion – Dahl; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To respectfully decline the request made by School District #424 to place the school emblems on the police vehicles.
Motion – Dahl; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To renew the contract with Safe Assure from Willmar, MN, to provide OSHA training to City staff at the rate of $2,913.12 for one year.
Motion – Dahl; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To remove one-half of the play structure at the City’s main park and modify the structure by replacing the failing parts. Also, the Park Board should research replacement structures and bring a recommendation back to the City Council.
Mayor Angvall introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 20-17 A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE BASIC AND DOT VERSIONS OF THE PERSONNEL POLICY The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Hoof and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 20-17 adopted by a unanimous vote this 12th day September, 2017.
Motion – Foust; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To allow the Lions Club to manage and stock the little libraries.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Messer; Carried – To allow the purchase of spruce tips to be placed at the City’s entrance signs at the cost of $254.05.
Motion – Dahl; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To direct Adam Birkholz to work on a Developer’s Agreement and continue negotiations with the Developer for small acreage lots in Outlot C of Prairie Ridge.
Motion – Foust; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To pay the claims as submitted.
Mayor Angvall adjourned the meeting at 9:52 p.m.
Marilyn L. Pawelk
City Clerk-Treasurer
The above is a summary version of the September 12, 2017 Lester Prairie City Council Minutes. Items not included in the above report are notices, communications, reports, discussions and complete resolutions and ordinance. The Minutes may be viewed in their entirety at the City Clerk’s Office during normal business hours.
Published in the Herald Journal Sept. 22, 2017.

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