LANCASTER CITY COUNCIL
The Lancaster City Council met for its
Regular Meeting on Wednesday, August 8, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. in the
City Hall. The
following members were present: Rice, Olson and Barron. Absent Swenson and
Barron moved to approve the minutes of the
July 11, 2012 regular meeting and the minutes from the July 16, 2012
Special 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 2012 Bills to
be paid. Olson moved to
approve the bills for payment, second by Barronand carried. An abstract of bills will be
posted with the minutes and are available upon request to the
Council reviewed the 2013 budget, suggested
that the clerk include 3% salary increase for all employees and that
the clerk hours be increased to 32 hours per week for the
preparation of the 2013 budget. Also, discussed were the
2013 water and sewer rates.
Tom Sebenaler submitted a plan to repair
concrete in front of the centennial hall and repair both steps on
the east side of the building.
review the plan further and get an estimated for the concrete
removal and replacement.
Clerk reported that filing for the Mayor and
2 council positions closes on August 14, 2012.
Council reviewed the USDA Loan resolution
Security Agreement for the $60,000.00 loan for the purchase of a fire truck. Olson moved to adopt the
resolution and allow the Mayor and clerk to execute all documents
pertaining to the loan, second by Barron and carried.
Clerk reported the Hartz foundation and
Wikstrom Grant requests for the community center have been
Clerk reported that Olson is working on
obtaining the fire truck bidspecs from the fire department. Olson moved to have the bid
opening at the September 12, 2012 at 7:00PM, second by Barron and
Clerk reported that the Community Center fund
balance is $40449.5 as of July 31, 2012.
Mayor set Liquor Store Inventory for
September 30, 2012 at 1:00PM.
Council reviewed the July City and Liquor
Store financial information, Liquor Store Daily sales and gambling
Council reviewed the new flood plain map of
the city, no changes were made within the city limits. The map is available to be
reviewed by any residents or landowners who wish by contacting the
meetings will be held at the Courthouse with the same maps available
for viewing. The dates
will be published in the local papers.
Rice reported that the Liquor Store south
door needs to be replaced with a commercial door as soon as
possible. Barron moved
to allow the replacement second by Olson and carried.
Clerk reported that Maintenance employee
would be available to help with construction of the clerk’s
office. He will provide
the council with an estimate of the construction cost and obtain an
Council Adjourned as there was no further
Carol Johnson, Clerk/Treasurer
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