CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
The Lancaster City
Council met for its regular meeting on Wednesday, March 10, 2010, at
7:00 p.m. in the City Hall. The following members were
present: Rice, Olson, Nordin, Swenson and Stenquest.
Olson moved to approve the minutes of the
February 10, 2020 Regular meeting, seconded by Stenquist and carried
A copy of the Minutes will be
posted at the
and U.S. Post Office and available upon request to the
Council reviewed the March 2010 Bills to be
paid. Stenquist moved to approve the bills for payment, second by
Swenson and carried unanimously. An abstract of bills will be
posted with the minutes and are available upon request to the
Gordon Dale, the
cities auditor, met with the council to review the 2009 audit.
Dale reported that the city has no audit issues and is financially
strong but should pay close attention to funding because of the
probable cuts to Local Government Aide that will adversely affect
the cities finances and also talked about separation of duties. The
auditor also mentioned that the city should adopt an out of state
travel policy because state law bars out of state travel
reimbursement unless the city has an out of state policy. The
city has a hard time with separation of duties because they have
only 1 part time office employee.
Nordin moved to accept the audit,
second by Olson and carried.
Council discussed the recommendation from the
city auditor to transfer specific funds that are currently
designated for water and sewer updates and maintenance future
Stenquist moved to transfer Marshall Bank CD#48974 in the
amount of $25,875.99 to the
sewer fund and Marshall Bank
CD#48977 in the amount of $25,459.76 to the water fund and that
American Federal CD#8000675330 in the amount of $35,333.17 is
designated for street repair/maintenance along with any future
interest earned to the specific uses as state if said certificates
of deposit are renewed with different CD numbers they are still
designated for the same uses, second by Olson and
Nordin moved to transfer $30,000.00 from the
General fund to the sewer fund and directed the clerk to purchase a
Certificate of Deposit at American Federal Bank in for this amount, second
by Swenson and carried.
Stenquist gave the council an update on the
Community Center project. He has scheduled a community meeting for
March 16th at 7:00 at the City
The council gave the clerk permission to attend
the League of MN Cities Safety & Loss Control Workshop on March
30th at Mahnomen, MN.
Council reviewed the
Liquor Store financial information.
Council discussed the demolition of the old
Homstad Garage just south of the Liquor Store. Rice
will obtain estimates for the demolition and bring the information
back to the council for the next meeting.
Council Adjourned as there was no further