New to the Area?

If you are new to Lester Prairie, we would like to welcome you as well as provide you with some useful information regarding the City. Please stop by City Hall located at 37 Juniper St. N. and ask for a new resident packet.

This packet includes the information regarding all the City's utility companies, organizations/clubs you can belong to and other useful information.



 
TO THE CITIZENS OF LESTER PRAIRIE
2020 POOL CLOSURE

 
During the past few months of this COVID crisis, The Park Board and City Council have been balancing the directives from the MN Department of Health along with the needs and desires of our citizens.  We have closed facilities and equipment as directed and opened them when we can.  Although many Cities have chosen to close pools, facilities and programs, we have held out in an attempt to open activities at the park and pool for our community this summer.

Although the State has allowed pools to open, the reality is that the criteria and protocols for operation are difficult to attain.  After a thorough review by our pool manager, public safety director and our safety consulting company, it has become clear that we do not have the staffing or resources to be able to open our pool.  We have worked diligently to meet the protocols published by the MN Department of Health to establish a baseline plan, be we cannot achieve what is necessary to operate the pool.  Unfortunately, we are not going to be able to open the pool this summer and we thank you for your patience and understanding.

 
The City of Lester Prairie
Mike Skrbich - City Administrator
June 11, 2020


"We are in the process of assessing the accessibility of the city’s website and its electronic documents to establish a plan to comply with and follow best practices set forth in website accessibility standards under Section 508 of the federal Workforce Rehabilitation Act and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 A and AA.”
 
 

What's Happening In Lester Prairie

Public Notice

CITY OF LESTER PRAIRIE

IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Statutory Election of said City in the Election District of Lester Prairie will be held at city hall in said City on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 8 p.m..
 
The following offices will be up for election:

MAYOR – 2 (two) year term

TWO COUNCILMEMBERS – 4 (four) year term

The first day to file an Affidavit of Candidacy is July 28, 2020. The last day to file for office is August 11th, 2020. Applications for filing are available at the City Clerk’s Office, (37 Juniper Street North, Lester Prairie, MN), Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. except, filing will remain open until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, August 11th, 2020. The last day to withdraw from candidacy is 3 p.m. Thursday, August 13th, 2020. The application filing fee is $ 2.00.


Dated: July 1, 2020

Marilyn L. Pawelk

City Clerk-Treasurer


***REMINDER: The water/sewer/garbage bill is due the 20th of each month; failing to pay the bill on or before the 20th will result in a $30 late fee on your account. For your convenience there is a payment drop slot on the outside of the City Hall building.


***Please visit MediaCom Channel 107 (or 7) on the local cable package to receive up to date announcements from the City. If you have an announcement you would like to be considered for the channel, please email the flyer to

***Alcoholic Anonymous meetings are held EVERY Tuesday at 8:00 p.m in the Lester Prairie City Hall; the Hall is located at 37 Juniper Street North. You do not need to pre-register to attend but if this is your first meeting, please come a little early.

*** The Park Board typically meets in regular session the first Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. at the Lester Prairie City Hall.

***The Economic Development Committee typically meets in regular session the first Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at the Lester Prairie City Hall.

***The Planning Commission typically meets in regular session the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Lester Prairie City Hall.

***The City Council typically meets in regular session the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Lester Prairie City Hall.

***The Lester Prairie Business Association typically meets the third Tuesday of each month at noon at the Longhorn Burger House.

 

McLeod County Recycling Calendar
 

 
Jetting of the Sewer Lines

The City of Lester Prairie will be jetting sanitary sewer lines beginning on June 8th & 9th, weather permitting. This includes East Park Estates. The plan is to have the jetting complete within two weeks. You are advised to keep your toilet lids closed.

 
 
LESTER PRAIRIE COMPOST SITE 2020

LESTER PRAIRIE RESIDENTS LIVING WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS THE COMPOST SITE WILL BE OPEN AS FOLLOWS, WEATHER PERMITTING

 
MAY THROUGH SEPTEMBER HOURS
MONDAYS & THURSDAYS 
4 P.M. - 9 P.M.
SATURDAYS 10 A.M. - 2 P.M.
THE SITE WILL BE CLOSED MAY 25TH, JULY 4TH AND SEPTEMBER 7TH.