Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

Lester Prairie City CouncilJanuary 8, 2019
The Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. Mayor Eric Angvall called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Motion – Foust; Second – Dahl; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the December Minutes as submitted.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Dahl; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the December Treasurer’s Report as submitted.
Councilman Foust introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 1-19 A RESOLUTION RECINDING RESOLUTION 44-18, DATED DECEMBER 11, 2018 The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Hoof and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken.
Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 1-19 adopted by a unanimous vote this 8th day of January, 2019.
Motion – Messer; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To authorize the purchase of the fifteen foot diameter spot cover and bases for the baseball field project.
Motion – Dahl; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To purchase a vacuum tank for sludge hauling from UFC in Winthrop at the net cost of $47,300.00.
Motion – Hoof; Second- Dahl; Carried – Unanimously; To sell the current 1980 Ag-gator at public auction in April.
Ben Shimanski was in attendance to discuss police coverage and the effect on the City’s budget and levy. He presented information for other communities that are under Carver and/or Wright County coverage. He did not provide any information for comparison with communities that have their own law enforcement. He provided information as to populations of those cities, the budgeted 2019 cost, the cost per capita and the hours included in their contracts. He voiced concern that his taxes continue to grow by double digits and commented about the school sending out a survey and how the community needs to keep and fund the school’s needs. Several other comments were made by those in attendance.
Mayor Angvall promised those in attendance that the City Council would look over the information supplied by Mr. Shimanski.
Councilman Dahl introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION 8-19 A RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 38-18 TO APPLY AN INTEREST RATE TO THE ASSESSED IMPROVEMENT COSTS AGAINST PROPERTY The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Hoof and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken.
Mayor Angvall declared Resolution 8-19 adopted by a unanimous vote this 8th day of January, 2019.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To approve the following 2018 Claims as submitted and paid.
Acting Mayor Hoof administered the Oath of Office to Eric Angvall as Mayor. Mayor Angvall then administered the Oath of Office to Councilmembers Ron Foust and Luke Meyer.
Mayor Angvall then recognized outgoing Councilmember Larry Hoof for his years as service to the city and his positive impact and involvement in many community activities. Mr. Hoof has served on the City Council since 1999, the Planning & Zoning Commission, and the Fire Department to name a few. He was presented with a key to the City and a gift card to Garber’s Meats.
Councilman Foust introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 2-19 A RESOLUTION ALLOWING AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES AT ANDY’S BODY SHOP The foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Councilman Dahl and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken.
Mayor Angvall declared Resolution 2-19 adopted by a unanimous vote this 8th day of January, 2019.
Councilman Foust introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 3-19 A RESOLUTION TO CONTRACT WITH AN INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR FOR TRANSCRIBING SERVICES 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 3-19 adopted by a unanimous vote this 8th day of January, 2019.
Councilman Dahl introduced the following motion and moved for its adoption: ORDINANCE NO. 348 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 5, LAND USE AND CONTROL. SPECIFICALLY SECTIONS 5.4 BUILDING CODE, 5.4.6 BUILDING CODE FEE, AND AMENDING THE MUNICIPAL CODE ACCORDINGLY The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Messer and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken.
Mayor Angvall declared Ordinance No. 348 adopted by a unanimous vote this 8th day of January, 2019.
Councilman Foust introduced the following and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 4-19 A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING VARIOUS FEES AND CHARGES The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Dahl and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken.
Mayor Angvall declared Resolution 4-19 adopted by a unanimous vote this 8th day of January, 2019.
Motion – Dahl; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To approve the 2019 City Councilmembers Areas of Responsibility.
Motion – Messer; Second - Meyer; Carried – Unanimously; To approve the purchase of 2 players benches at the rate of $1,151.38 and rental of a brush hog for $2,800.00.
The replacement of benches in Central Park, a zero turn mower and money to be set aside for East Park Estates Park were tabled.
Motion – Foust; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To make the following appointments for 2019:
Acting Mayor – Ron Foust
Assistant Weed Inspector & City Forester – Greg Mueller;
Emergency Management Director – Robert Carlson;
Official Newspaper – Herald-Journal;
Health Officer – Glencoe Regional Health Services;
Depositories – First Community Bank, Lester Prairie and 4M Fund (Municipal Money Market);
City Attorney: Gavin, Donley & Ostlund LLC
City Engineers: Bolton & Menk
Park Board Members: Troy Feltmann, term expires December, 2019; Larry Roth, term expires 2020; Chris Schultz, term expires 2020; and Gene Starke. term expires 2019;
Planning Commission Members – Merlin Mathews, term expires 2019; and Fred Blaser, term expires 2019; Jeremy Mullery, term expires 2020; and appoint Paul Christensen until 2020.
Fire Department Officers: Chief 1 – Jim Hoof; Chief 2 – Dave Horsman; Chief 3 – Matt Tonn; Captain 1 – Scott Christenson; Captain 2 – Steve Dietel; Captain 3/Training Officer – Chris Bahr; Secretary – Tifani Shimanski; Treasurer – Paul Christensen;
Relief Association Officers: President – Josh Foust; Vice President – Wade Schultz; Secretary – Keith Christen; Treasurer – Matt Tonn.
Economic Development Authority: Councilman Ron Foust – 2023; Gordon Birkholz Jr. – 2019; Councilman Tim Dahl – 2020; Paul Christensen – 2021; Dean Perry – 2022
Motion – Foust; Second – Dahl; Carried – Unanimously; To allow Bergen Township Board to continue to hold their meetings at city hall for another year at the rate of $50.00 per meeting with the understanding that there may be occasions when the requested meeting date will not work and will need to be rescheduled.
Councilman Foust introduced the following motion and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION 5-19 Resolution Receiving Report for Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Dahl and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken.
Mayor Angvall declared Resolution 5-19 adopted by a unanimous vote this 8th day of January, 2019.
Motion – Meyer; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To waive the sanitation fee for the property at 112 Hickory Street North and for the property at 124 Fir Street North as they are gone for the winter.
Motion Dahl; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the Pay Equity Report as provided.
Motion – Foust; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To hire American Environmental to clean approximately 4,500 feet of sewer line in the Prairie Ridge development at the cost of $ .95 per foot.
Motion – Dahl; Second- Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To allow the purchase of a printer for the Clerk’s Office with the cost not to exceed $50.00.
Motion - Meyer; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To pay the claims as submitted.
Mayor Angvall adjourned the meeting at 8:55 p.m.
Marilyn L. Pawelk
City Clerk-Treasurer
The above is a summary version of the January 8, 2019 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 communications, discussions, detailed resolutions and ordinance and listing of the claims.
Published in the Herald Journal Jan. 18, 2019.

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