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The Lancaster City Council met for its regular meeting on Wednesday, March 10, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall. The following members were present: Rice, Olson, Nordin, Swenson and Stenquest.  

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

Gordon Dale, the cities auditor, met with the council to review the 2009 audit.  Mr. Dale reported that the city has no audit issues and is financially strong but should pay close attention to funding because of the probable cuts to Local Government Aide that will adversely affect the cities finances and also talked about separation of duties.  The auditor also mentioned that the city should adopt an out of state travel policy because state law bars out of state travel reimbursement unless the city has an out of state policy.  The city has a hard time with separation of duties because they have only 1 part time office employee.  Nordin moved to accept the audit, second by Olson and carried.

Council discussed the recommendation from the city auditor to transfer specific funds that are currently designated for water and sewer updates and maintenance future use.  Stenquist moved to transfer Marshall Bank CD#48974 in the amount of $25,875.99 to the  sewer fund and Marshall Bank CD#48977 in the amount of $25,459.76 to the water fund and that  the American Federal CD#8000675330 in the amount of $35,333.17 is designated for street repair/maintenance along with any future interest earned to the specific uses as state if said certificates of deposit are renewed with different CD numbers they are still designated for the same uses, second by Olson and carried.


Nordin moved to transfer $30,000.00 from the General fund to the sewer fund and directed the clerk to purchase a Certificate of Deposit at American Federal Bank in for this amount, second by Swenson and carried.

Stenquist gave the council an update on the Community Center project. He has scheduled a community meeting for March 16th at 7:00 at the City Hall.

The council gave the clerk permission to attend the League of MN Cities Safety & Loss Control Workshop on March 30th at Mahnomen, MN.

Council reviewed the February City and Liquor Store financial information.

Council discussed the demolition of the old Homstad Garage just south of the Liquor Store.  Rice will obtain estimates for the demolition and bring the information back to the council for the next meeting.

Council Adjourned as there was no further council business.


Carol Johnson


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