Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

Lester Prairie City Council
October 10, 2017
The Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. Mayor Angvall called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. The following were in attendance for all or portions of the meeting: Councilmembers – Dahl, Foust, Hoof and Messer; Clerk M. Pawelk, Adam Birkholz, Ivan Raconteur, Jake Saulsbury, Lori Pickell-Stangel, Jim Hoof, Dave Horsman and Matt Tonn.
Motion – Foust; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the September Minutes as submitted.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Dahl; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the October Treasurer’s Report as submitted.
Councilman Foust introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION 21-17 A RESOLUTION REVISING AND APPROVING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FOR THE CITY OF LESTER PRAIRIE The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Dahl and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 21-1 adopted by a unanimous vote this 10th day of October, 2017.
Councilman Hoof introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION 22-17 A RESOLUTION ADOPTING A PAVEMENT MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR THE CITY OF LESTER PRAIRIE. The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Foust and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 22-17 adopted by a unanimous vote this 10th day of October, 2017.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To have the sewer line on Lincoln Avenue and the storm sewer line on Maple Street televised at this time at the approximately cost of $1,600.00.
Councilman Dahl introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 23-17 A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING AN EMPLOYEE/VOLUNTEER CRITICAL INCIDENT STRESS MANAGEMENT PROGRAM The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Messer and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 23-17 adopted by a unanimous vote this 10th day of October, 2017.
Motion – Dahl; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; The agreement with Sand Creek Group Ltd., shall be effective November 1, 2017 and staff should continue to search out alternatives to The Sand Creek Group Ltd., to provide emergency counseling services to the City for future consideration.
General consensus of the City Council was to table a health insurance plan until sometime in the future and to continue with the insurance allotment to fulltime staff.
Motion; Messer; Second – Dahl; Carried – Unanimously; To approve Tifanie Shimanski as a member of the Lester Prairie Fire Department.
Motion – Dahl; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve of a $ 2,900.00 grant from Compeer Financial to the Fire Department for the purchase of a vent saw and battery operated portable light.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Dahl; Carried – Unanimously; To approve of the purchase of a second medical bag and medical supplies at the approximate cost of $800.00.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; The Fire Chief should proceed working with HGAC Buy for the pricing and purchasing of a fire truck.
Motion – Messer; Second – Foust; Carried – To approve of a $843.50 contribution to the McLeod County Historical Society to help provide free tours to the Lester Prairie residents.
Motion – Messer; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To authorize slab jacking be done for the pool heater concrete at the approximate cost of $900.00.
Motion - Dahl; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To allow the property owner at 71 First Avenue to remove the current sidewalk with the understanding that it does not mean that in the future there would never be a new sidewalk placed in that area. Further, should either of the other two property owners request to remove their sidewalk, they will also be allowed to do so at their expense.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To accept the snow removal quote as submitted by Litzau Excavating for the 2017-2018 season.
Motion – Foust; Second – Dahl; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the 9 month actual budget as prepared and submitted.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Dahl; Carried – Unanimously; To waive the sanitation fee for 201 Maple Street North as they will be gone for the winter.
Motion – Foust; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; City staff should continue to work with legal counsel in an attempt to rectify the issue of the three residential homes, between Oak Street North and Pine Street North, within the Central Business District, that would allow them to be rebuilt should they be destroyed by fire or natural disaster.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Dahl; Carried – Unanimously; To enter into a Joint Powers Agreement with the Southwest Metro Drug Task Force for the year 2018.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Dahl; Carried – Unanimously; To have an amendment to the Bio-solid Agreement with the City of Mayer that would increase the rate to $ .10 per gallon should the bio-solids need to be put into the City’s digester and land applied by the City.
General consensus of the City Council was to see if legal counsel would approve of diversion of parking ticket fine revenue to be paid to the McLeod County Food Shelf rather than the City and if the City could set a limit higher than the current $ 20.00 charge if the offender wanted to pay it to the food shelf. Further discussion will be tabled until the November meeting.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To pay the claims as submitted.
Mayor Angvall adjourned the meeting at 9:14 p.m.
Marilyn L. Pawelk
City Clerk-Treasurer
The above is a summary version of the October 10, 2017 Lester Prairie City Council Minutes. The Minutes may be viewed in their entirety at the City Clerk’s office during normal business hours. Items not included in the above report are the detailed resolutions, reports and discussions.
Published in the Herald Journal Oct. 20, 2017.

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