The Lancaster City Council met for its
regular meeting on Wednesday, June 9, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. in the City
Hall. The following
members were present: Rice, Olson, Swenson and Stenquest. Nordin was absent.
Swenson moved to approve the minutes of the
May 12, 2010 Regular meeting and the minutes of the May 26, 2010
Special meeting, seconded by Stenquist 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.
Scott Nelson met with the council to discuss
the lots that the city owns.
He expressed his thoughts that the city reconsider what type
of houses that are required to be put on the lots in order for the
lots to be sold to an individual. The council discussed that
they feel that the new addition to the city should be only for stick
framed homes, but will look into allowing some other types of homes
that meet certain conditions on some of the other lots.
Joan Sebenaler, Jack Weaver and Susan Weaver
attended the meeting to express their concerns regarding the
Memorial Weekend Flood and various drainage and sewer issues. They requested that the
council keep working with various government agencies to correct as
many of the drainage issues as possible. Rice informed everyone
present that the Kittson County Highway Department had already
committed to installing a different culvert on County road 27
Council member Olson discussed the need for a pump to move
water in times like these.
Council directed Olson to speak to Sebenaler about obtaining
a pump for emergency use.
The council reviewed the June 2010 Bills to
be paid. Stenquist moved to approve the bills for payment, second by
Olson and carried. An
abstract of bills will be posted with the minutes and are available
upon request to the clerk.
Rice has spoken to Donald Burton regarding
the land rent contract expires in 2010. Burton is willing to
continue the contract
for 3 additional years.
Stenquest moved to extend the contract for 2011 through 2013
in the amount of $994.00 per year, second by Olson and
The state demographer report shows that the
city population on April 1, 2009 was 320 and the number of
households was 141.
Council discussed Centennial Hall remodel and
reported that he and a carpenter looked over the kitchen area and
contractor feels that the kitchen and bathrooms are
salvageable. John also
proposes that a covered deck be added on the North side of the
kitchen for use with grills for steak fry events. John hopes to use volunteers
with some help from a contractor to make the necessary
moved to allow John to negotiate with a carpenter that would allow
volunteer help the project is not to exceed $15, 000.00, second by
Swenson and carried.
Council reviewed the May City and Liquor
Store financial information.
Council discussed the fill needed for the
lots south of the Liquor Store where the building was removed. Olson moved to have fill and
gravel hauled into the lot and leveled, second by Stenquist and
Jerry Groves has offered to maintain a
“Welcome to Lancaster” sign if one was installed on the west side of
Lancaster. The clerk
will find the costs of the 2 signs purchased in 2006 and get that
information to Rice.
Council Adjourned as there was no further