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The Lancaster City Council met for its regular meeting on Wednesday, April 14, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall.  The following members were present: Rice, Olson, Nordin, Swenson and Stenquest. 

Nordin moved to approve the minutes of the March 10, 2020 Regular meeting, seconded by Olson and carried unanimously.   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 April 2010 Bills to be paid. Swebsib moved to approve the bills for payment, second by Stenquist and carried unanimously.  An abstract of bills will be posted with the minutes and are available upon request to the clerk.

American Legion Post #214 presented a renewal Lease for Pulltab sales at the Liquor Store, there are no changes the payment amount is 20% of gross profits per month less cash shortages.  Stenquist moved to accept the renewal and allow the Mayor to sign the lease, second by Olson and carried.

Clerk reported that the Liquor Store has adequate funds to transfer the last $10,000.00 that was transferred to the Liquor Store 2 years ago when the Liquor Store was not showing a profit.  Stenquist moved to transfer $10,000.00 from the Liquor Store fund to the General fund, second by Swenson and carried.

Leon Heath, with Northwest Regional Development Commission met with the council to update the council on the current economic development projects locally and region wide.

Clerk discussed the need for an updated computer, monitor and printer that was included in the 2010 budget. Nordin moved to allow the clerk to purchase the new system not to exceed $2500.00, second by Olson and carried.

The mayor reported on the demolition quotes for the old Homstad garage purchased from Donald Burton.  The quotes were from Glenn Anderson Construction in the amount of $11,750.00 and Ralph Twamley quoted $15,350.00 for the demolition and removal of the building and well closure.  Swenson moved to accept the low quote from Glenn Anderson Construction, second by Olson and carried.

The council discussed the purchase of the north 125’ of John Beneke’s property next to the Cemetery for expansion of the Cemetery.  The council directed the Mayor to negotiate a price with John Beneke.

Stenquist gave the council an update on the Community Center project. A fundraiser breakfast was recently served.

The council discussed the hiring of a part time person to collect camping fees and clean at the campground, this person would also clean at the sports complex and centennial hall. Swenson move to hire Cassie Nordin, second by Olson and carried.  Nordin abstained.

Council discussed future Local Government Aid cuts.  

Council reviewed the March City and Liquor Store financial information.

Council Adjourned as there was no further council business.


Carol Johnson


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