Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

Lester Prairie City Council Minutes
December 12, 2017
Pursuant to public notice of the time change, the Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. Mayor Angvall called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.
Mayor Angvall opened the Truth in Taxation Public Hearing at 6:30 p.m. Mr. Birkholz reviewed the property tax levies and rates history, along with the tax capacities. He noted the tax rate is proposed to come in at a 4.5% decrease from 2017. This should help encourage growth in residential and commercial development. The proposed levy is $757,015.00 which is an approximate 2% increase over the 2017 levy. This only equates to an increase of $14,843.00.
It was noted there were no rate increases proposed for the Water or Sewer Funds for 2018.
Clerk Pawelk informed the City Council there had not been any inquiries or comments received from the public regarding the 2018 levy or budget.
Discussion took place.
Mayor Angvall closed the public hearing at 6:44 p.m.
Motion – Foust; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the November Minutes as submitted.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Dahl; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the November Treasurer’s Report as submitted.
Motion – Foust; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To follow the 2018 Compensation Plan Wage Scale for employees and also approve a 2% cost of living increase effective with the first full pay period in 2018.
Councilman Hoof introduced the following ordinance and moved for its adoption: ORDINANCE NO. 342 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 5, SPECIFICALLY SECTIONS 5.1.3 AG DISTRICT, 5.1.13 ADMINISTRATION, 5.1.17 DEFINITIONS AND 5.10 ALTERATIVE ENERGY AND AMENDING THE MUNICIPAL CODE ACCORDINGLY The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Dahl and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Ordinance No. 342 adopted by a unanimous vote this 12th day of December, 2017.
Councilman Hoof introduced the following ordinance and moved for its adoption: ORDINANCE NO. 343 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 5, LAND USE AND CONTROL. SPECIFICALLY SECTIONS 5.1 ZONING, 5.1.2 GENERAL REGULATIONS, 5.1.17 DEFINITIONS, AND AMENDING THE MUNICIPAL CODE ACCORDINGLY The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Dahl and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Dahl and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken.
Mayor Angvall declared Ordinance No. 343 adopted by a unanimous vote this 12th day of December, 2017.
Councilman Dahl introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 26-17 A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING THE FINAL 2018 LEVY The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Messer and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 26-17 adopted by a unanimous vote this 12th day of December, 2017.
Motion – Dhal; Second – hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To adopted the 2018 Budget and Capital Improvement Plan as submitted.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To approve the issuance of the following 2018 licenses: On Sale Intoxicating Liquor, Sunday Liquor, Off Sale, Entertainment and one coin device machine to each: Natedawg LLC, DBA: B’s Bar and Grill and to Krause LLC, DBA: Krauser’s Dodge House.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To authorize Clerk Pawelk to pay 2017 claims as received during the month of December.
Councilman Foust introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION 28-17 A RESOLUTION ADOPTING INTERNAL CONTROL PROCEDURES FOR THE CITY OF LESTER PRAIRIE. The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Messer and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 28-17 adopted by a unanimous vote this 12th day of December, 2017
Motion – Dahl; second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To waive the sanitation fees for the property at 900 Second Avenue South, Lot 8 and at 223 Maple Street North through April 1, 2018.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Dahl; Carried – Unanimously; To authorize the contribution of up to $ 1,000.00 from the Park Fund budget to be used toward the engineering study for the Dakota Trail continuance from McLeod County Road 1 to Hutchinson. Also, to dissolve the Trail Task Force and thank them for the accomplishments they made as this trail may not have been realized without their efforts.
Councilman Hoof introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 27-17 A RESOLUTION TO CONTRACT WITH AN INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND RELATED COMPUTER SUPPORT SERVICES 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. 27-17 adopted by a majority vote this 12th day of December, 2017.
Motion – Foust; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To authorize the strainer, main drain valve and suction valve be repaired/replaced at the swimming pool at the estimated cost of $5,675.00.
Motion – Dahl; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To send a letter to Mr. Weise requesting he attend the January meeting to discuss missed deadlines agreed to between himself and the City and the lack of progress on his garage.
Motion – Foust; Second – Dahl; Carried – Unanimously; To pay the claims as submitted.
Mayor Angvall adjourned the meeting at 7:58 p.m.
Marilyn L. Pawelk
City Clerk-Treasurer
The above is a summary version of the Lester Prairie City Council December 12, 2017 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 notices, communications, reports, detailed ordinances and resolutions, discussions involving storm sewer work, code amendments, budget items and capital improvement projects.
Published in the Herald Journal Dec. 15, 2017.

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