LANCASTER CITY COUNCIL
The Lancaster City Council met for its
Regular Meeting on Wednesday, February 8, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. in the
City Hall. The
following members were present: Olson, Swenson and Barron. Rice and
Stenquist were absent. Acting mayor, Michael
Swenson moved to approve the minutes of the
January 11, 2012 annual meeting, second by Barron 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 February 2012 Bills
to be paid. Barron moved to approve the bills for payment, second by
Swenson and carried. An
abstract of bills will be posted with the minutes and are available
upon request to the clerk.
Council reviewed the following final
financial information for 2011: City and Liquor Store
Balance sheets and profit and loss statements; Notes receivable and
Council discussed the status of the Hanson Manufacturing
Revolving loan that is 4 months in arrears. The clerk has made numerous
contacts with Hanson Manufacturing. At this point no plan for
repayment has been received.
Council reviewed the new GASB 54 Fund
As recommended by the Auditor the council reviewed the Fund
Balance Policy and Fund Balance Schedule of Designations. Barron moved to accept the
Fund Balance Policy and attached Schedule of Designations, second by
Swenson and carried.
Clerk presented the 2011 Pay Equity Report
for review. Barron
moved to accept the report as presented, second by Swenson and
carried. Report is
posted in the City Hall.
Clerk reported that the Employee Health
Insurance Policy with Blue Cross and Blue Shield has risen to
$287.00 per month
February & March 2012 and then rises to $322.00/month for April
2012, this number has
fluctuated on the billing invoices. The council discussed the
changes and fluctuations.
This monthly amount changes without notice. Swenson moved to increase
the amount the city covers for eligible employees to an amount not
to exceed $322.00 per month and this is to be retroactive to any
previous changes, second by Barron and carried. The clerk was directed to
pay any health insurance bills in full and then reduce the covered
employees after tax payroll by the amount exceeding $322.00 per
Clerk reported that the Community Center
Donations amount is $33,928.66 as January 31, 2012.
Council reviewed the January City and Liquor
Store financial information, Liquor Store Daily sales and gambling
Clerk reported that Attoney Nielsen drafted a
title opinion for USDA with a new land description provide by WSN
for the Liquor Store/Community Center separation.
Lancaster Lions requests approval for their
gambling application for 3 bingo events in 2012 to be held in the
centennial hall. Barron
moved to approve the application, second by Swenson and
Zondagh reported that the warning siren shaft
was broken and that the estimated cost to fix will be $200 to $300
by Koop Electric, the work has been started.
Council Adjourned as there was no further
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