Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

Lester Prairie City Council
May 8, 2018
The Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Mayor Angvall called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Motion – Foust; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the April Minutes as submitted.
Motion – Dahl; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the April Treasurer’s Report as submitted.
Councilman Foust introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 17-18 A RESOLUTION AWARDING THE CONSTRUCTION WORK FOR THE MAPLE STREET SOUTH STORM SEWER REPAIR The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Messer and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 17-18 adopted by a unanimous vote this 8th day of May, 2018.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; In order to attempt to correct an issue that may have been enhanced due to the 2013 Second Avenue South Project, the City will install a new water service line from the existing fire hydrant, located in the northeast corner of 201 Juniper Street South, and connect it to the existing water service line at the rear of the property as proposed. Also, the work will be included in the Maple Street South Storm Sewer Repair Project as a change order. The estimated cost is $4,000.00.
General consensus of the City Council was to table further discussion regarding tree removal/replacement at the City Cemetery until the June meeting.
Motion – Foust; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To have City Maintenance Staff remove the fencing along the presumed North and West property lines of the City Cemetery and cleanup the areas.
General consensus was to table the issue of chickens in the City until further research could be done.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To not charge the Prairie Merry Gardeners for use of city hall on May 21.
Motion – Dahl; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To offer the Assistant Pool Manager position to Kaylee Scheevel with the pay rate according to the wage scale.
Motion – Dahl; Second – Hoof; Carried; To offer a temporary part-time office receptionist position to Kaylee Scheevel. Voting for the motion: Dahl, Hoof, Angvall and Messer. Voting against the motion: Foust.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To authorize the City Clerk to execute an Independent Contract Agreement with Tifanie Shimanski to serve as the City’s Water Aerobics Instructor for the 2018 season.
Councilman Dahl introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 18-18 A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE JOB DESCRIPTION FOR THE ASSISTANT CITY CLERK 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. 18-18 adopted by a unanimous vote this 8th day of May, 2018.
General consensus of the City Council was for the Administrative Staff to advertise for the Assistant City Clerk position. It will be a fulltime position. An interview committee will consist of Adam Birkholz, Marilyn Pawelk, Mayor Angvall and Councilman Dahl. Should Councilman Dahl not be available, one of the other councilmembers will be called. The personnel policy shall be amended so that relatives of current employees will not be hired due to the conflict of interest. The employee will receive health insurance compensation however, if a health insurance plan is obtained, they will not have the option of continuing health insurance compensation.
Motion – Messer; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To approve the revised Athletic Field Agreement as proposed between the City and School District #424 with a 2% fee increase in each of the next two school years and submit the Agreement to School District #424 for their review.
General consensus of the City Council was for the Maintenance Department to check the condition of the folding chairs at the park shelter and replace as needed with the chairs from the fire hall and then the remainder should be offered to the Prairie Days Committee.
General consensus of the City Council was for the Maintenance Department to work on putting together a snow removal policy and including a proposal for snow removal plans for the Second Avenue South sidewalk.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To provide a variance to allow zero lot line setbacks between Lots 2 & 3, Block 2, Prairie Ridge Second Addition to allow for the construction of a new home.
Councilman Hoof introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 19-18 A RESOLUTION RELEASING EASEMENT The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Foust and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 19.18 adopted by a unanimous vote this 8th day of May, 2018.
Motion – Messer; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To authorize up to $500.00 to be spent for annual plantings around the 3 city signs and direct the Maintenance Department to diligently water them for the first 3 weeks.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To pay the claims as submitted.
Mayor Angvall adjourned the meeting at 9:00 p.m.
Marilyn L. Pawelk
City Clerk
The above is a summary version of the May 8, 2018, 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 notices, communications, reports, detailed resolutions and claims listing.
Published in the Herald Journal May 18, 2018.

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