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The Lancaster City Council met for its regular meeting on Wednesday, June 9, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall.  The following members were present: Rice, Olson, Swenson and Stenquest.  Nordin was absent.

Swenson moved to approve the minutes of the May 12, 2010 Regular meeting and the minutes of the May 26, 2010 Special meeting, seconded by Stenquist 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.

Scott Nelson met with the council to discuss the lots that the city owns.  He expressed his thoughts that the city reconsider what type of houses that are required to be put on the lots in order for the lots to be sold to an individual.  The council discussed that they feel that the new addition to the city should be only for stick framed homes, but will look into allowing some other types of homes that meet certain conditions on some of the other lots.

Joan Sebenaler, Jack Weaver and Susan Weaver attended the meeting to express their concerns regarding the Memorial Weekend Flood and various drainage and sewer issues.  They requested that the council keep working with various government agencies to correct as many of the drainage issues as possible. Rice informed everyone present that the Kittson County Highway Department had already committed to installing a different culvert on County road 27 (Central Avenue).  Council member Olson discussed the need for a pump to move water in times like these.  Council directed Olson to speak to Sebenaler about obtaining a pump for emergency use.

The council reviewed the June 2010 Bills to be paid. Stenquist moved to approve the bills for payment, second by Olson and carried.  An abstract of bills will be posted with the minutes and are available upon request to the clerk.

Rice has spoken to Donald Burton regarding the land rent contract expires in 2010.  Burton is willing to continue the contract  for 3 additional years.  Stenquest moved to extend the contract for 2011 through 2013 in the amount of $994.00 per year, second by Olson and carried.

The state demographer report shows that the city population on April 1, 2009 was 320 and the number of households was 141.

Council discussed Centennial Hall remodel and repairs.  Stenquist reported that he and a carpenter looked over the kitchen area and bathrooms.  The contractor feels that the kitchen and bathrooms are salvageable.  John also proposes that a covered deck be added on the North side of the kitchen for use with grills for steak fry events.  John hopes to use volunteers with some help from a contractor to make the necessary improvements.  Olson moved to allow John to negotiate with a carpenter that would allow volunteer help the project is not to exceed $15, 000.00, second by Swenson and carried.

Council reviewed the May City and Liquor Store financial information. 

Council discussed the fill needed for the lots south of the Liquor Store where the building was removed.  Olson moved to have fill and gravel hauled into the lot and leveled, second by Stenquist and carried.

Jerry Groves has offered to maintain a “Welcome to Lancaster” sign if one was installed on the west side of Lancaster.  The clerk will find the costs of the 2 signs purchased in 2006 and get that information to Rice.

Council Adjourned as there was no further council business.


Carol Johnson



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