LANCASTER CITY COUNCIL
The Lancaster City Council met for its
regular meeting on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. in the
City Hall Meeting Room.
Members present were Mayor, Michael Olson; council members
Luke Nordin, John Stenquist, Jim Hilman & Barron
Stenquist moved to approve the council
minutes of the June 12, 2013 regular meeting, seconded 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 July 2013 bills to
be paid. Barron moved
to approve the bills as presented for payment and to use $11,130.36
from the community center savings to cover the costs of landscaping
& propane relocate, second by Nordin and carried. An abstract of bills will be
posted with the minutes and are available upon request to the
Clerk reported that Zondagh has decided to
not install concrete around the storm sewer drain behind the
community center as there has been no wash of gravel or dirt coming
into the storm since the parking lot has been filled with
Council discussed obtaining quotes for
various aspects of the liquor remodel. Barron will work with Liquor
Store Manager on this. Mike Whitlock was at the meeting to discuss
heating and air needs for the liquor store and will submit a quote
for the project.
Zondagh reported that 1 of the 2 pumps in
lift station 1 needs to be replaced. He has asked for a
quote from ND Sewage and Pump. Stenquist will work with
Zondagh on this matter.
Correspondence was received from the city
attorney regarding the
MN courts new
requirement that cities ordinances codified in order for law
enforcement to be able to charge out city issues. The attorney suggested that
the cost of codifying all ordinances could be prohibitive for cities
and that the city could address the issue when needed. Council agrees that this is
an unfunded mandate and the issue will be addressed when
Kittson County Fair Board has sent the city a request for support
for the annual fair.
The council will have the clerk extend an offer to allow the
fair board a one time use of
the Community Center free of charge if they wish to hold a
fundraiser in the facility.
Council discussed the 2014 budget and directed the
clerk to pull together numbers for the budget for the council
to review at the next
Clerk reported that the total donations for
the community center are at $67,436.44 as of June 30,
Council reviewed the June 2013 City and
Liquor Store financial information.
Barron reported that she has had complaints
regarding the condition of the Leslie Tuura/David Woullet property at 309 Central Ave.
North. She will check
and see who are the current owners of the property so that the
council may contact them.
Casey Faken would like the metal changeable
sign that is on his property removed. Hilman will find out
if the Lancaster BusinessAssociation is the owner of the
Hilman reported that the sewer alarm at the
Highway 59 Grindex Pump Station is sounding quite often and he will
check with maintenance to see what the problem is.
Chris & Janet Johnson wish to remove the
broken and sinking sidewalk in front of their house as it is
becoming a hazard, fill the area with dirt and plant grass. Hilman moved to allow the
sidewalk to be removed and dirt fill to be placed in the area,
second by Nordin and carried.
Clerk requested that a couple of council
persons review the January 2013-June 2013 bank statements. Barron will review Prime
Security Bank City Statements and Stenquist will review United
Valley Bank Liquor Statements.
Council discussed the need to visit with the
Fire Chief regarding equipment and storage of equipment, fire truck
loan payments, budgeting and future needs of the fire
department. The Mayor
will request that the fire chief attend the next meeting to discuss
Council Adjourned as there was no further
Carol Johnson Clerk/Treasurer
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