LANCASTER CITY COUNCIL
The Lancaster City Council met for its
regular meeting on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. in the City
Hall. The following
members were present: Rice, Swenson, Barron, Olson and
Olson moved to approve the minutes of the May
11, 2011 regular 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 June 2011 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 discussed the recycling bin
The contamination and improper items being placed in the bin
has been increasing and this costs the city money for disposal. Clerk will send a reminder
to citizens regarding this issue.
At this time the council declined to join the
MN Association of Small Cities as the city belongs to the League of
MN Cities and they have represented small cities very
Rice and Swenson have met with George
Zondagh, City Public Works Administrator, for a job review. They recommend extending
permanent status to Zondagh along with the .25/hour raise that was
agreed to in the initial hiring process. Barron moved to extending
permanent status to Zondagh along with a .25/hour raise effective
June 1, 2011, second by Olson and carried.
Clerk reported that the Community Center
Savings account balance is $11,659.75 as may 31, 2011.
Council reviewed a Community Center donation
request letter that will be sent to businesses within and/or who do
business with Lancaster and its citizens.
Council reviewed the May City and Liquor
Store financial information, Liquor Store Daily sales and Gambling
The Liquor Store Cost of Goods are
stabilizing and Daily Sales averages are up.
Stenquist reported that the Liquor Store
leased a commercial freezer from Pizza Corner instead of purchasing
a commercial freezer.
Stenquist reported that due to additional
work on the Liquor Store/City Hall paint job there was an additional
cost of $485.00 for work completed by Davis Painting. Olson moved to allow the
additional cost of $485.00 for a total cost of $2785.00 to prep,
prime and paint (including the cost of paint) the Liquor Store/City
Hall building, second by Swenson and carried.
Sebenaler obtained a quote from Infratech to
make repairs to the Lagoon transfer structure of $4800.00 if special
mobilization is not needed.
This structure is heaving and needs gunnite and
moved to allow the Infratech quote of $4800.00, second by Olson and
Council Adjourned as there was no further
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