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The Lancaster City Council met for its regular meeting on Wednesday, February 10, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall.  The following members were present: Olson, Nordin, Swenson and Stenquest.  Rice was absent. Nodin is the acting mayor as per 2010 appointment schecule.

Swenson moved to approve the minutes of the January 13, 2020 Annual meeting and the minutes of the January 27, 2010 Special 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 February 2010 Bills to be paid. Stenquist moved to approve the bills for payment, second by Olson and carried unanimously.  An abstract of bills will be posted with the minutes and are available upon request to the clerk.

The clerk presented the council with a final draft of the credit card use policy. Council added that the city be issued no more than 3 credit cards.  Olson moved to accept the policy with the max number of credit cards issued added, second by Stenquist and carried. 

Stenquist reported on the community center expansion project.  He also noted that Lancaster was removed from the State bonding bill and will not be eligible for any of those funds.  Wynne consulting will do a grant application to MN Dept of Economic Development for community center improvement funds.

Chuck Olsonoski, representing the Lancaster Fire Relief Assoc. met with the council to discuss the relief association.  He reports that the fund is stable and invested in bank certificates of deposits.

The acting mayor appointed Olson to act in the Mayors place as a representative of the city at the February 15th Annual Fire Relief Association as the Mayor will be out of town on this date.

Clerk reported that there has been a question as to whether individuals may bring their own liquor to the Centennial Hall when it is rented out for events.  Clerk spoke to the city attorney and he advised against this as the private individuals do not have liquor liability and the city could be brought into legal actions as the landlord of the Centennial Hall.  Council agreed that the only liquor allowed at the Centennial Hall must be provided and served by the Liquor Store with the proper liquor liability in place for each specific event.

Clerk reported that there will be a County meeting in regards the transfer of Municipal Highway funds to the rural highway fund.  As this seems to be adverse to the city Galen will contact the county engineer to discuss the issue.

Council reviewed the January City and Liquor Store financial information.

Stenquist requested that he be able to attend the Community Supported Ag teleconference in Crookston on February 16th. Swenson moved to allow Stenquist to attend and that the city pay the $45.00 fee, mileage and a per diem, second by Olson and carried.

Nordin reported that a new electrical service box is needed at the Centennial Hall. Olson moved to hire an electrician to put in a new service box in the east entry, second by Stenquist and carried.

Podco, LLC requested that the city subordinate the first Revolving Loan dated Nov. 17, 2004 to United Valley Bank, in order for Podco’s loan restructuring plan to be completed.  Stenquist moved to agree to the subordination, second by Swenson and carried.  Nordin abstained.  Stenquist then moved to appoint Swenson to sign the subordination as acting Mayor and also allow the clerk to sign the subordination, second by Olson and carried.  Nordin abstained.

Council Adjourned as there was no further council business.


Carol Johnson


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