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The Lancaster City Council met for its Regular Meeting on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall.  The following members were present: Rice, Olson, Swenson and Barron. Stenquist was absent.   


Galen Nordin met with the council to request the purchase of the Lot 1 and the East ˝ of Lot 2, Block 3 in the Lancaster Addition to the city of Lancaster (this is the Murray property).  The council sold 1and ˝ lot across from this to Ray Johnson in 2006 for $500.00 with a $4776.00 Street assessment and 2 Rural Water assessments totaling $1096.71.  Nordin is in agreement with all the same terms.  Olson moved to sell Lot 1 and the East ˝ of Lot 2, Block 3 In the Lancaster Addition to the city of Lancaster for $500.00 with Street and Rural Water Assessments, the city will pay deed drafting and Deed Tax and Nordin will pay recording fees, second by Barron and carried.


Barron moved to approve the minutes of the February 8, 2012 annual meeting, second by Swenson 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 March 2012 Bills to be paid. Olson moved to approve the bills for payment, second by Barron and carried.  An abstract of bills will be posted with the minutes and are available upon request to the clerk.


Clerk reviewed the 2012 Fire Department Contract amounts with the council.


Council set Liquor Store Inventory for April 1, 2012 at 2:00PM.


Council received a written request from Mark Hanson, CEO for Hanson Manufacturing, regarding a revolving loan deferment.  Hanson requests to pay only interest from the Sept. 27, 2012 last payment until the January 27, 2013 payments will then continue for the remainder of the loan term.  Clerk reports that the loan balance is 52,297.06, the new payment amount as of January 27, 2013 would be $3099.43.  Barron moved to allow the payment deferral with the condition that Hanson manufacturing keep current on interest payments, second by Olson and carried.


Clerk reported that she will attend a League of MN Cities Insurance Trust Safety & Loss Control workshop in Fergus Falls, MN on March 28, 2012.


Clerk reported that the Employee Health Insurance Policy with Blue Cross and Blue Shield has revised the Employee Health Insurance rate to $280.50 per month effective April 1, 2012.  As this doesn’t exceed the current approved amount of #322.00/month no changes are needed.   


Rice reported that WSN, architects, are making necessary adjustments to the Community Center plan as required by the MN Department of Labor and Industry correspondence.  The changes are minor to the floor finish in the utility room and exhaust pipes. 


The community Center plans are complete for bidding purposes.  Olson moved to approve the final community center plan and have WSN proceed with the bidding process, Swenson seconded and carried unanimously.


Rice also reported that the Storm Sewer drainage for the back alley behind the new Community Center issue has been reviewed and the most cost effective path would be between Prime Security Bank and Kutting Edge, this property belongs to Lanvest, Inc.

Rice will work with properties owners to see if this path would be viable.


Barron reported that Rikee Olson would like to set a tent up behind the Liquor Store for her wedding in August.  Council did not feel that they could allow that as the Community Center construction would make a commitment possible.   


Council reviewed the February City and Liquor Store financial information, Liquor Store Daily sales and gambling reports.  


Rice appointed a workgroup to meet regarding plans for the city office and meeting space configuration for the current city hall.  The group will consist of the clerk, Barron, Swenson and Diane Glad and any other persons that are interested.


Chuck Olsonoski, Fire Relief Association Secretary, met to the council to present the Association Annual Report.


Council Adjourned as there was no further council business.



Carol Johnson, Clerk/Treasurer








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