Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

City of Lester Prairie MinutesFebruary 12, 2019
The Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. Acting Mayor Foust called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Motion – Dahl; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the January Minutes as submitted.
Motion – Dahl; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously: To accept and approve the January Treasurer’s Report as submitted.
Motion – Dahl; Second – Meyer; Carried – Unanimously; To authorize the purchase of a Kubota zero turn mower from Arnold’s at the net cost of $ 5,500.00, which includes the trade in of the Kubota tractor and the Woods tiller.
Motion – Dahl; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the 2018 Audit Report as prepared by Baker Tilly Virchow and Krause.
General consensus of the City Council was to approve the use of the City’s main park for the 1 day Prairie Day’s event of June 22, 2019.
Councilman Dahl introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 12-19 A RESOLUTION ORDERING PREPARATION OF REPORT ON IMPROVEMENT The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Messer and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Acting Mayor Foust declared Resolution No. 12-19 adopted by a unanimous vote this 12th day of February, 2019.
Motion – Messer; Second – Meyer; Carried – Unanimously; To allow Music in the Park on Tuesdays, May 28 through July 2 and waive the rental fee for the shelter.
Councilman Dahl introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 10-19 A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE SERVICE RECOGNITION POLICY The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Messer and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Acting Mayor Foust declared Resolution No. 10-19 adopted by a unanimous vote this 12th day of February, 2019.
Motion – Dahl; Second – Meyer; Carried – Unanimously; To authorize Clerk Pawelk to work with an employment attorney to prepare a policy simplifying the process to rehire staff.
General consensus was to agree to meet with members of Winsted City Council in a workshop setting to discuss if there are services that could be shared between the two cities. Once the date is established, those that can make it will attend.
General consensus of the City Council was to obtain a quote for pool pump installation costs prior to approving the purchase of the pool pump.
Motion – Messer; Second – Dahl; Carried – Unanimously; To authorize the purchase of a pool vacuum from Recreation Supply at the cost of $3,579.25.
Councilman Dahl introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 11-19 A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING RESIGNATION OF PART-TIME OFFICER The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Messer and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Acting Mayor Foust declared Resolution No. 11-19 adopted by a unanimous vote this 12th day of February, 2019.
Motion Dahl; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously. To remain with the regular premium option for Worker’s Compensation Insurance.
Councilman Dahl introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 13-19 A RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE FROZEN WATER LINE POLICY AND PROCEDURE The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Meyer and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken.
Acting Mayor Foust declared the “Policy and Procedures for Frozen Water Lines” adopted by a unanimous vote this 12th day of February, 2019.
Motion – Messer; Second – Meyer; Carried – Unanimously; To waive the sanitation fee for the property at 111 Third Avenue South until April 1 as they are out of the state.
General consensus was to not make any changes in legal representation at this time.
General consensus of the City Council was to table further discussion regarding the police department until an administrator is hired and a citizen advisory committee formed.
General consensus of the City Council was they did not have any objections to the issuance of a Mining Conditional Use Permit to Wm Mueller and Sons in Section 12 of Bergen Township.
Motion – Messer; Second – Dahl; Carried – Unanimously; To allow Assistant Clerk Damlow attend the Clerks Training Institute in St. Cloud and pay necessary expenses.
Motion- Messer; Second – Dahl; Carried – Unanimously; To authorize up to $400.00 to be used form the Park Board budget for an educational program during Prairie Days.
General consensus of the City Council was to table further discussion, of the Park Board liaison position, to the March meeting in order to give Councilman Messer time to either change the Park Board meeting dates, so he could attend, or determine if that was not an area of responsibility he could continue to assume.
Motion – Messer; Second – Dahl; Carried – Unanimously: To pay the claims.
Acting Mayor Foust adjourned the meeting at 8:59 p.m.
The above is a summary version of the February 12, 2019 Lester Prairie City Council Minutes. Items not included are notices, reports, discussions, detailed resolutions and invoice listing. The Minutes may be viewed in their entirety at the City Clerk’s Office during normal business hours.
Marilyn L. Pawelk
City Clerk-Treasurer
Published in the Herald Journal March 22, 2019.

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