LANCASTER CITY COUNCIL
The Lancaster City Council met for its
regular meeting on Wednesday, August 10, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. in the
City Hall. The
following members were present: Rice, Olson, Swenson and Stenquist.
Swenson moved to approve the minutes of the
July 13, 2011 regular meeting, second by Olson and carried. A copy of the Minutes
will be posted at the Lancaster City Hall and U.S. Post Office and
available upon request to the clerk.
The council reviewed the August 2011 Bills to
be paid. Stenquist moved to approve the bills for payment, second by
Swesnson and carried.
An abstract of bills will be posted with the minutes and are
available upon request to the clerk.
Sandra Peterson met with the council to
discuss building rental rates of the Centennial Hall. The council affirmed that
the rate for use of the Centennial Hall is $10.00 per day with no
Council reviewed the 2012 budget
proposal. Due to State
cuts to Local Government Aid and other uncertainties the council
expressed the need to have some flexibility in the General
Levy. The final levy
doesn’t need to be set until December 2011 but a proposed levy must
be certified to the county auditor by September 15. The levy can only be
decreased from the amount set as a proposed levy after September 15,
2011. Stenquest moved
to set the proposed levy at $68,000.00, second by Olson and
The city had received a letter from the
Kittson County Weed Inspector that there was an issue with noxious
weeds on the NW¼ of Section 7, Poppleton Township. Mayor reported that
maintenance has already taken care of the issue.
Rice and Stenquist reviewed the latest design
proposal for the Community Center that will seat up to 299
people. The Architect
will present the conceptual drawings for this at the next community
center workgroup meeting on September 13, 2011 at 7:00PM in the City
Hall. The council will
then review and if acceptable the request for bids can proceed with
a start date of early summer 2012. The clerk
reported that the Community Center Savings account balance is
$17,093.41 as July 31, 2011.
Council discussed the cedar “Welcome to
Lancaster Sign” for the
west side of town, the person that designed and built the other 2
matching signs has retired but has verbally committed to crafting 1
more sign to match for the city. Swenson moved to allow the
Mayor to negotiate a price and order the sign, second by Olson and
Clerk reported that Tom Sebenaler estimates
the labor and material to insulate and house in the water pipes so
that the water is accessible in the winter months would cost
approximately $783.00. Olson moved to have
Sebenaler insulate and house in the water pipes, second by Stenquist
Maintenance reported that the electric
service to some sites in the campground needs repair. Gatheridge Electric
estimated the cost to repair and upgrade the electrical service is
decided that a second quote should be obtained. Swenson moved to have
maintenance proceed with the repairs and upgrades using the lowest
quote, second by Stenquist and carried.
Sebenaler suggested that boardwalks placed in
front of the baseball diamond dugouts to reduce the amount of dirt
coming in to the dugouts.
Olson will discuss the issue with Sebenaler.
Council reviewed the July City and Liquor
Store financial information, Liquor Store Daily sales and Gambling
Monthly receipts. Clerk reported that the
Liquor Store account has adequate funds to set aside $20,000.00 for
remodeling and upgrades to the Liquor Store. Stenquist moved to designate
$20,000.00 for Liquor Store Remodeling and purchase a CD for said
amount, second by Olson and carried.
MN DOT sent correspondence reporting that
they will replace the city population sign with no charge to the
Olson moved to make a request for Legion
Gambling funds for a greens roller for the Lancaster Golf Course.
Second by Stenquist and carried.
Council Adjourned as there was no further
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