CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
The Lancaster City Council met for its regular
meeting on Wednesday, May 12, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. in the City
The following members were present: Rice, Olson, Swenson and
Stenquest. Nordin was absent.
Swenson moved to approve the minutes of the
April 14, 2010 Regular meeting, seconded by Stenquist and
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.
Council reviewed the May 2010 Bills to be paid.
Stenquist moved to approve the bills for payment, second by Olson
An abstract of bills will be
posted with the minutes and are available upon request to the
Burton land rent contract expires in 2010. The
annual amount of rent is $994. Clerk was directed to talk to
Burton regarding the renewal of the contract.
The garbage removal contract expires in
Rice is working with other local communities on a garbage
pickup request for proposals.
The council discussed the 2011 budget and
directed the clerk to work on various proposals.
Sebenaler reported that the city no longer has
use for the sickle mower. Olson moved to have the clerk
advertise the sickle mower for sale, second by Stenquist and
Sebenaler also reported that he will have a
push mower and computer that the city will not need. Their
estimated value is less than $125.00. Stenquist moved to advertise
these for sale on the local cable channel, second by Olson and
The council discussed the issue of excess water
being dumped into the grindex pump system on the south end of
Lancaster. This causes the pump to shut
down. Rice and Sebenaler are
working with Podco, LLC to reduce the water flow in order to protect
the pump from
Rice reported that John Beneke has agreed to
sell the North 125 feet of his property, next to the Cemetery to the
city for future Cemetery for expansion, for $1200.00. Olson
moved to approve the land purchase and pay all attorney fees, second
by Swenson and carried unanimously.
Council discussed Centennial Hall remodel and
Various proposals will be reviewed at the next community
meeting and reviewed by the council.
Council reviewed the April City and Liquor
Store financial information. The Liquor Store continues to
increase sales and is doing very well.
Council discussed a request from the Caribou
4-H club that they be allowed to plant corn for a corn maze next to
the Haunted House on Highway 59.
Stenquest moved to allow the 4-H club to plant the corn as
long as the corn was cleaned up in the fall after Halloween, second
by Swenson and carried.
Council Adjourned as there was no further