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The Lancaster City Council met for its regular meeting on Wednesday, May 12, 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 April 14, 2010 Regular 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.

Council reviewed the May 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.

Burton land rent contract expires in 2010. The annual amount of rent is $994. Clerk was directed to talk to Burton regarding the renewal of the contract.

The garbage removal contract expires in 2010.  Rice is working with other local communities on a garbage pickup request for proposals.

The council discussed the 2011 budget and directed the clerk to work on various proposals.

Sebenaler reported that the city no longer has use for the sickle mower.  Olson moved to have the clerk advertise the sickle mower for sale, second by Stenquist and carried.

Sebenaler also reported that he will have a push mower and computer that the city will not need.  Their estimated value is less than $125.00.  Stenquist moved to advertise these for sale on the local cable channel, second by Olson and carried.

The council discussed the issue of excess water being dumped into the grindex pump system on the south end of Lancaster.  This causes the pump to shut down.   Rice and Sebenaler are working with Podco, LLC to reduce the water flow in order to protect the pump from damage.

Rice reported that John Beneke has agreed to sell the North 125 feet of his property, next to the Cemetery to the city for future Cemetery for expansion, for $1200.00.  Olson moved to approve the land purchase and pay all attorney fees, second by Swenson and carried unanimously.

Council discussed Centennial Hall remodel and repairs.  Various proposals will be reviewed at the next community meeting and reviewed by the council.

Council reviewed the April City and Liquor Store financial information.  The Liquor Store continues to increase sales and is doing very well.

Council discussed a request from the Caribou 4-H club that they be allowed to plant corn for a corn maze next to the Haunted House  on Highway 59.  Stenquest moved to allow the 4-H club to plant the corn as long as the corn was cleaned up in the fall after Halloween, second by Swenson and carried.

Council Adjourned as there was no further council business.


Carol Johnson


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