Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

Lester Prairie City Council Minutes
March 12, 2019
Pursuant to public notice of the time change, the Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Mayor Angvall called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.
Motion – Foust; Second – Dahl; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the February Minutes as submitted.
Motion – Dahl; Second – Meyer; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the February Treasurer’s Report as submitted.
Clerk Pawelk informed the City Council there has been 5 or 6 reports of frozen water lines. The General consensus of the City Council was to conduct interviews March 15 and March 16 at city hall. Mr. Fursman will contact candidate numbers 2,3,5,7 and 8 to see if they are still interested and to inform them of the interview process and times.
Motion – Foust; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To retain the Police Department and not contract out with the McLeod County Sheriff’s Department.
Motion – Dahl; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To authorize the purchase of a replacement pool pump at the cost of $ 7,417.50, including installation, from AquaLogic of Waconia.
Councilman Foust introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 15-19 A RESOLUTION ACKNOWLEDGING INTERNAL CONTROL PROCEDURES The motion was duly seconded by Councilman Meyer and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 15-19 adopted by a unanimous vote this 12th day of March, 2019.
Councilman Dahl introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 16-19 A RESOLUTION REGARDING REHIRE ELIGIBILITY FOR SEASONAL WORKERS POLICY 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. 16-19 adopted by a unanimous vote this 12th day of March, 2019.
Councilman Foust introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION 14-19 A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2019 BUDGET The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Dahl and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 14-19 adopted by a unanimous vote this 12th day of March, 2019.
General consensus of the City Council was to meet on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.
Motion – Dahl; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; Unfortunately, the City is not going to adjust utility bills for residents that need to run their water to keep their pipes from freezing as that is a precautionary measure they need to take. The City is not willing to pass that cost along to all the other utility users.
Councilman Foust introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION 17-19 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING BOLTON AND MENK INC. TO PROCEED AND PREPARE AN ASSESSMENT OF THE CITY’S STORMWATER PONDS The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Dahl and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 17-19 adopted by a unanimous vote this 12th day of March, 2019.
Motion – Ehrke; Second – Dahl; Carried – Unanimously; To direct City staff to work with the attorney to address the collapsed culvert and have it removed immediately to avoid potential flooding, with the cost to be paid by the property owner.
General consensus of the City Council was to purchase two sandbag chutes for the sander at the cost of $ 194.39 since the snow melt is taking place and the units could be obtained within a matter of days.
Motion – Foust; Second – Dahl; Carried – Unanimously; Effective immediately the mileage reimbursement rate shall be set at $ .58 per mile.
Motion – Foust; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To approve the purchase of a VM-550/VM-560 Utility Line Locater and potential attachments with the cost not to exceed $2,000.00.
General consensus was to not purchase benches at this time until confirmation is made regarding the previous donated benches and the opportunity given to those individuals if they wish to donate a new bench and have it engraved.
Motion – Foust; Second – Messer; Carried – To allow up to $250.00 to be taken from the Park Fund for the purchase of shrubs and trees should a donation not be received form the Lions Club.
General consensus was to authorize the Mayor to make the necessary purchases for the interview sessions.
Motion – Dahl; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To pay the claims as submitted.
Mayor Angvall adjourned the meeting at 9:12 p.m.
Marilyn L. Pawelk
City Clerk
Published in the Herald Journal March 15 2019.

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