LANCASTER CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
The Lancaster City Council met for a special meeting on Wednesday, November 29, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall. The following members were present: Mayor Olson, Nordin, Hilman and Sebenaler. Bowlin was absent. Also in attendance was Casey Faken, Fire Chief; Tyler Swenson, Assistant Fire Chief; Clifford Steyn, Assistant Fire Chief; Volunteer Fireman and representatives of the Townships served by the Lancaster Fire Department.
The purpose for the special meeting was to discuss annual fire contracts with the townships that the Lancaster Fire Department serves. Olson reviewed the 2017 budget and the income statements for the previous 5 years. Olson reported that at this time the City and Fire Department are proposing to build a 50x80 storage building costing approximately $65,000.00 (land; material; concrete and wiring) for fire equipment. Olson also reported that the Department has purchased a SCBA fill station for $5000 plus approximately $3000 for installation. 6 SCBA’s will be purchased shortly at the cost of $34,000.00. Donations from CHS Canola plant of $1200.00; American Legion Post #214 of $1,000.00; Transcanada Corporation of $5,000.00 and various individual have been received to help with the cost of this project.
Olson reviewed a proposed 2017 fire contract schedule based on the current fire contract prorate agreement but proposed that the increase on total township contracts amounts would be increased 5% per year over the previous year’s total township contract amount for the years 2017-2019. The pro rata share would be based upon each township’s January 1 estimated market value in each year of the 3 years covered under the agreement. There will be small changes to the schedule each year as the Estimated Market Values change for each township.
Olson asked opened the meeting for questions and input from the townships officers and firemen in attendance. After some discussion Nordin moved to set the Township Fire Contracts would be increased 5% per year over the previous year’s total township contract amount for the years 2017-2019. The pro rata share would be based upon each township’s January 1 estimated market value in each year of the 3 years covered under the agreement, second by Sebenaler and carried.
Being no further business the meeting was adjourned.
Carol Johnson, Clerk/Treasurer Approved: Mike Olson, Mayor
Approval Date: December 14, 2016
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