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The Lancaster City Council met for its regular meeting on Wednesday, September 14, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall.  The following members were present: Rice, Olson, Swenson and Stenquist. Absent Barron.  Stenquist will take minutes as the clerk is absent.


Gary Burton met with the council to discuss moving the compost pile and old horse corral on the south side of town.  Gary suggested moving the compost pile to city land North of the golf course.  Maintenance will be consulted about this.  The saddle club owns the small building and corral and will also be consulted.   Gary also informed the council that the sewer work that was done on Joyce Glads property needs some additional restoration work.  Maintenance will be informed by the Mayor.


Swenson moved to approve the minutes of the August 10, 2011 regular meeting, second by Olson 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 September 2011 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.


Jerry Groves met with the council to discuss deer hunting on rural city property.  The Mayor informed Jerry that the council has previously allowed deer hunting by any person possessing a valid hunting license and is not exclusive to just one individual.


Council set the the 3rd Quarter Liquor Store Inventory for Oct. 2, 2011 at 1:00PM.


The council reviewed the deed from Landvest, Inc. for the property that part of the new community center would be sited upon.  This property is being donated to the city.  Olson moved to accept the property in Lot 9, Block 8 City of Lancaster, second by Swenson and carried.  The council wishes to thank Lanvest, Inc. for their generous donation.


Council discussed the Community Center Project.  The Architect will meet with community center workgroup October 5, 2011 at 7:00PM in the City Hall.  The Community Center Savings account balance is $18,343.41 as August 31, 2011. 


Olson moved to make a request for Legion Gambling funds for a flag pole and flag for the Gazebo Park, second by Swenson and carried.


The City was informed that the legacy parks grant match amounts have been changed and that they must resubmit their grant that was submitted last winter.  Swenson moved to reapply for the legacy parks grant, second by Olson and carried.


Council reviewed the delinquent garbage list submitted by Anderson Sanitation, these delinquent amounts will be added to the properties taxes.  Olson moved to allow the clerk to sign the document, second by Swenson and carried. 


Olson reported that the school shop class is willing to build the dugout boardwalks if the city provided the material.  Swenson moved to purchase the dugout boardwalk material and have the shop class build the boardwalks, second by Olson and carried.


Maintenance received a second estimate of $1,853.5 from Truedson Electric for the electric service repairs and upgrades  at the campground.   Swenson moved to have Truedson Electric proceed with the repairs and upgrades, second by Olson and carried.


Council reviewed an estimate of $229,000.00 from Heiman Fire Equipment for a new fire truck.  Council discussed that the city fire fund has $125,000 available for the purchase and would have to take a loan for the remainder at 3.45%.  No decision was made as more information is needed.


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


Council Adjourned as there was no further council business.



John Stenquist

Acting Clerk








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