LANCASTER CITY COUNCIL
The Lancaster City Council met for its
Regular Meeting on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. in the
City Hall. The
following members were present: Rice, Olson, Swenson and Barron.
Stenquist was absent.
Galen Nordin met with the council to request
the purchase of the Lot 1 and the East ˝ of Lot 2, Block 3 in the
Lancaster Addition to the city of Lancaster (this is the Murray
property). The council
sold 1and ˝ lot across from this to Ray Johnson in 2006 for $500.00
with a $4776.00 Street assessment and 2 Rural Water assessments
Nordin is in agreement with all the same terms. Olson moved to sell Lot 1
and the East ˝ of Lot 2, Block 3 In the Lancaster Addition to the
city of Lancaster for $500.00 with Street and Rural Water
Assessments, the city will pay deed drafting and Deed Tax and Nordin
will pay recording fees, second by Barron and carried.
Barron moved to approve the minutes of the
February 8, 2012 annual meeting, second by Swenson 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 March 2012 Bills to
be paid. Olson moved to approve the bills for payment, second by
Barron and carried. An
abstract of bills will be posted with the minutes and are available
upon request to the clerk.
Clerk reviewed the 2012 Fire Department
Contract amounts with the council.
Council set Liquor Store Inventory for April
1, 2012 at 2:00PM.
Council received a written request from Mark
Hanson, CEO for Hanson Manufacturing, regarding a revolving loan
requests to pay only interest from the Sept. 27, 2012 last payment
until the January 27, 2013 payments will then continue for the
remainder of the loan term.
Clerk reports that the loan balance is 52,297.06, the new
payment amount as of January 27, 2013 would be $3099.43. Barron moved to allow the
payment deferral with the condition that Hanson manufacturing keep
current on interest payments, second by Olson and
Clerk reported that she will attend a League
of MN Cities Insurance Trust Safety & Loss Control workshop in
Fergus Falls, MN on March 28, 2012.
Clerk reported that the Employee Health
Insurance Policy with Blue Cross and Blue Shield has revised the
Employee Health Insurance rate to $280.50 per month effective April
1, 2012. As this
doesn’t exceed the current approved amount of #322.00/month no
changes are needed.
Rice reported that WSN, architects, are
making necessary adjustments to the Community Center plan as
required by the MN Department of Labor and Industry
changes are minor to the floor finish in the utility room and
The community Center plans are complete for
bidding purposes. Olson
moved to approve the final community center plan and have WSN
proceed with the bidding process, Swenson seconded and carried
Rice also reported that the Storm Sewer
drainage for the back alley behind the new Community Center issue
has been reviewed and the most cost effective path would be between
Prime Security Bank and Kutting Edge, this property belongs to
Rice will work with properties owners to see
if this path would be viable.
Barron reported that Rikee Olson would like
to set a tent up behind the Liquor Store for her wedding in
August. Council did not
feel that they could allow that as the Community Center construction
would make a commitment possible.
Council reviewed the February City and Liquor
Store financial information, Liquor Store Daily sales and gambling
Rice appointed a workgroup to meet regarding
plans for the city office and meeting space configuration for the
current city hall. The
group will consist of the clerk, Barron, Swenson and Diane Glad and
any other persons that are interested.
Chuck Olsonoski, Fire Relief Association
Secretary, met to the council to present the Association Annual
Council Adjourned as there was no further
Carol Johnson, Clerk/Treasurer
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