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The Lancaster City Council met for its regular meeting on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall.  The following members were present: Rice, Swenson, Barron, Olson and Stenquist.


Olson moved to approve the minutes of the May 11, 2011 regular meeting, second by Barron 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 June 2011 Bills to be paid. Barron moved to approve the bills for payment, second by Swenson and carried.  An abstract of bills will be posted with the minutes and are available upon request to the clerk.


Council discussed the recycling bin contamination problem.  The contamination and improper items being placed in the bin has been increasing and this costs the city money for disposal.  Clerk will send a reminder to citizens regarding this issue.


At this time the council declined to join the MN Association of Small Cities as the city belongs to the League of MN Cities and they have represented small cities very well.


Rice and Swenson have met with George Zondagh, City Public Works Administrator, for a job review.  They recommend extending permanent status to Zondagh along with the .25/hour raise that was agreed to in the initial hiring process.  Barron moved to extending permanent status to Zondagh along with a .25/hour raise effective June 1, 2011, second by Olson and carried.


Clerk reported that the Community Center Savings account balance is $11,659.75 as may 31, 2011.


Council reviewed a Community Center donation request letter that will be sent to businesses within and/or who do business with Lancaster and its citizens.  


Council reviewed the May City and Liquor Store financial information, Liquor Store Daily sales and Gambling Monthly receipts.

The Liquor Store Cost of Goods are stabilizing and Daily Sales averages are up.


Stenquist reported that the Liquor Store leased a commercial freezer from Pizza Corner instead of purchasing a commercial freezer.


Stenquist reported that due to additional work on the Liquor Store/City Hall paint job there was an additional cost of $485.00 for work completed by Davis Painting.  Olson moved to allow the additional cost of $485.00 for a total cost of $2785.00 to prep, prime and paint (including the cost of paint) the Liquor Store/City Hall building, second by Swenson and carried.


Sebenaler obtained a quote from Infratech to make repairs to the Lagoon transfer structure of $4800.00 if special mobilization is not needed.  This structure is heaving and needs gunnite and grouting.  Stenquist moved to allow the Infratech quote of $4800.00, second by Olson and carried.


Council Adjourned as there was no further council business.




Carol Johnson








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