LANCASTER CITY COUNCIL
The Lancaster City Council met for its
regular meeting on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. in the City
Hall Meeting Room.
Members present were Mayor, Michael Olson; council members
Luke Nordin, John Stenquist, Mary Barron & Jim
Barron moved to approve the council minutes
of the April 10, 2013 regular meeting and April 29, 2013 Special
Meeting, seconded by Nordin 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 May 2013 bills to be
paid. Stenquist moved
to approve the bills as presented for payment, second by Hilman and
carried. An abstract of
bills will be posted with the minutes and are available upon request
to the clerk.
Stenquist moved to use $528.21 from the
community center savings to cover the costs of community center
clock and coat rack purchased this month, second by Hilman and
Council discussed proposal by Steven
Sjostrand to purchase city property directly east of hole 7 at the
golf course. Stenquist
& Olson will gps the area to calculate approximate acreage and
discuss the proposal with Sjostrand.
Council discussed needed repairs and the
issue of buildings and decks being constructed at the Highway 59
campgrounds and a possible campground addition. Olson and a work group will
meet at the 59 Park and review the park repairs, structures and
expansion on May 29th at
Council discussed whether the city would sell
city owned lots to individuals to put non permanent campers or
trailerhomes on them.
The previously stated intent by former councils was for these
lots to be used for permanent stick frames homes to be moved in or constructed. The council tabled the
Council discussed cooling needs and blinds
for the meeting room and clerk’s office. Hilman moved to allow the clerk to
purchase 4 blinds for the south facing windows in the meeting room
and office, cost not to exceed $250.00, second by Barron and
Council discussed signage for liquor store
dumpster to notify public that dumpster is not for public use. There has been persons
placing private garbage in the dumpster and this cost the city as
considerable amount of money.
The clerk will request a quote from Bear Graphix for a wall
sign and dumpster stickers notifying the public not to place their
garbage in the dumpster.
There is also an issue at the recycling bins, they are
already labeled for what qualifies for recycling but there has been
a lot of not allowed items and garbage in the dumpster. The clerk reported that this
past month the cost of contamination in the recycling bin is
council has a person
cleaning the recycling bin also and this costs $40.00/month. These are costs that
hopefully can be reduced with greater public awareness.
Council reviewed the April 2013 City and
Liquor Store financial information. The Liquor Store average
daily sales are up substantially for January through
Clerk reported that the new fire truck will
be delivered within the
next 75 days and that the final cost is $219,019.00 this
includes hoses and other additional items needed. The council discussed
the finances available
and how much the loan from the USDA should be for the truck. Barron moved to complete the
loan with the USDA for $60,000.00 for a period of 10 years/annual payments and
to allow the Mayor and Clerk to executed all documents that pertain
to this loan, second by
Nordin and carried.
Council discussed selling the loader from the
JD tractor on bids as it is not needed. Barron moved to advertise
the loader with the right to refuse any and all bids, second by
Stenquist and carried.
Council Adjourned as there was no further
Carol Johnson Clerk/Treasurer
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