Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

LESTER PRAIRIE CITY COUNCIL
March 13, 2018
The Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Mayor Angvall called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Motion – Foust; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the February Minutes as submitted.
Motion – Dahl; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the February Treasurer’s Report as submitted.
Clerk Pawelk informed the City Council the August meeting date will need to be rescheduled as August 14 is Primary Election Day.
Councilman Dahl introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption:RESOLUTION NO. 10-18 A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE PURCHASE OF PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT FOR THE SECOND AVENUE SOUTH PARK The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Messer and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution 10-18 adopted by a unanimous vote this 13th day of March, 2018.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To allow Gary Krause of Krauser’s Dodge House to hold a Freedom Fest event on Saturday, September 8, closing off a portion of Juniper Street North. He will be responsible for set up and clean up.
Councilman Hoof introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption:RESOLUTION NO. 9-18 RESOLUTION RECEIVING REPORT FOR SANITARY SEWER LINE REHABILITATION The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Dahl and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 9-18 adopted by a unanimous vote this 13th day of March, 2018.
Motion – Dahl; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To renew the City’s Workers Compensation insurance through the League of MN Cities Insurance Trust, taking the regular premium option at the premium deposit amount of $31,231.00.
Councilman Dahl introduced the following Ordinance and moved for its adoption: ORDINANCE NO. 344 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 5, SECTIONS 5.1.1.2 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Foust and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Ordinance No. 344 adopted by a unanimous vote this 13th day of March, 2018.
Councilman Hoof introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 11-18 AUTHORIZING THE PURCHASE OF A 2019 SPARTAN FIRE ENGINE The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Dahl and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 11-18 adopted by a unanimous vote this 13th day of March, 2018.
Motion – Foust; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To contribute $300.00 to Jamie DeBruyckere to represent the City of Lester Prairie at the 2018 Aquatennial in Minneapolis.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To advertise for seasonal staff.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; Staff will continue to work with and negotiate an agreement with Tiffani Shimanski to contract as a Water Aerobics Instructor for the 2018 season.
Motion – Dahl; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To prorate license fees to 9 months for Dan Precht, Premier Platinum LLC. The following licenses shall be issued: On Sale Intoxicating, Sunday Liquor, Entertainment and Coin Device Machines (3). The City also approves of the issuance of an Off Sale Liquor License.
General consensus of the City Council was delay action regarding mosquito control until the April meeting in order for staff to contact the local contractor and see if he is interested in commercial work.
General consensus of the City Council was to not lift the on street parking ban due to the narrowness of the streets but have the Police Department limit the enforcement unless there is a snow event.
Motion – Foust; Second – Dahl; Carried – Unanimously; To waive the rental fee for the Business Association on April 21 however, the deposit should be charged to be sure they clean up the facility when they are done and put things back in order.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Dahl; Carried – Unanimously; To pay the claims as submitted.
Mayor Angvall adjourned the meeting at 9:05.
Marilyn L. Pawelk
City Clerk-Treasurer
Items not included in the above report are the full versions of resolutions and ordinance, discussions regarding Prairie Days, election equipment replacement, water lines, and communications. The detailed Minutes may be viewed at the City Clerk’s Office during normal business hours.
Publshed in the Herald Journal March 23, 2018.

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