LANCASTER CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
The Lancaster City Council met for its Regular Meeting on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at 7:00 P.M. in the City Hall Meeting Room. The following members were present: Olson, Hilman, Bowlin and Peterson. Nordin was absent.
Bowlin moved to approve the Council minutes of the August 8, 2018 regular meeting second by Peterson 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 2018 bills presented this night; any other bills that have been paid prior to this meeting to avoid late payments, receive discounts & meet payroll and all payroll expenses as approved in the 2018 Rates Fees & Appointments Schedule. Bowlin moved to approve the bills, second by Hilman and carried unanimously. An abstract of bills will be posted with the minutes and are available upon request to the clerk.
Zondagh met with the council to discuss the Community Center refrigerator that has quit working. The compressor has failed and it has an internal coolant leak so it is very expensive and complicated to fix per the repair person. His recommendation is to purchase a new refrigerator. Council directed clerk to get a quote for a new refrigerator.
Mayor Olson opened the 4 bids for the sale of the Bush Hog Mower. The highest bid was $4,200.00 from Mark Bernstrom. Hilman moved to accept the bid of $4,2000.00, second by Peterson and carried. Mayor Olson opened 1 bid for the John Deere loader of $1,151.00 from Butch Kraska and Rodney Potrament. Peterson moved to accept the bid of $1,151.00, second by Bowlin and carried.
Scott Olson, Kittson County Emergency Manager, met with the council to discuss a possible fire mutual aid agreement with Emerson and Franklin, Manitoba. Council affirmed that Attorney, George Hanson, can do some research into cross border agreements.
Anderson Sanitation presented a list of delinquent garbage bills for the council’s approval to be placed on the tax rolls of the effected properties. Peterson moved to accept the list as presented and place the delinquent bills on the property tax rolls, second by Bowlin and carried.
Clerk presented special assessment addition agreement forms from Mary Joan Farbo and Gary and Diane Rice for their property in the Lancaster Addition to Lancaster for approval to add to the assessment rolls. Bowlin moved to place the Farbo and Rice assessments on the tax rolls, second by Hilman and carried.
Clerk presented an unpaid water and sewer account that needs to be added to the property tax roll for collection on the 2019 property tax. Bowlin moved to place the Water & sewer unpaid account on the 2019 property tax roll, second by Peterson and carried.
Mayor set the third quarter inventory for September 30, 2018 at 1:00PM
Council reviewed the changes made to the proposed 2019 budget as was discussed at the last meeting. The proposed overall general tax levy is $98,000.00 this is the same as the 2018 tax levy. The budget projection is that the city will use reserves of $ 52,606.00 for lagoon repairs; fire department building and equipment purchases. Hilman moved to set the final General Levy Budget at $98,000.00 for 2019, second by Bowlin and carried.
Council also reviewed Council reviewed the August 2018 City and Liquor Store financial information.
Kittson County requested that the council approve the parcel at 309 Central Ave N. for tax forfeited land sale. Peterson moved to allow the sale and execute the Certification, second by Bowlin and carried.
As there was no further business the council adjourned.
Carol Johnson, Clerk/Treasurer Approved: Mike Olson, Mayor
Approval Date: October 10, 2018
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