LANCASTER CITY COUNCIL
The Lancaster City Council met for its
Regular Meeting on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. in the City
Hall. The following
members were present: Rice, Olson, Swenson, Barron and Stenquist.
Swenson moved to approve the minutes of the
April 11, 2012 annual meeting, second 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.
Gordy Dale auditor, with Hoffman, Dale &
Assoc., presented the council with the 2011 audit. Dale reviewed various
documents within the audit.
He reported that the only issue is the cities lack of
employees to separate financial jobs within the city. He stated that the review of
bank statements and bills that the council does is very important to
maintain financial integrity.
Sebenaler also recommends that the riprap on
the lagoon be completed as soon as possible to avoid water and wind
erosion. Sebenaler has
an estimate of $10,000.00 from Anderson Bros. Construction. Barron moved to allow
Anderson Bros. Construction to install riprap the lagoon, second by
Stenquist and carried.
Tom Sebenaler met with the
council to discuss extending water to 13 more campsites in the city
estimated cost is less than $600.00 and the work would be completed
by Sebenaler and Zondagh.
Stenquist moved to allow the water extension, second by
Barron and carried.
Sebenaler discussed the south end lift
station issues and the sewer line repairs on 1st Street
The council reviewed the May 2012 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 reminded the council about the
Community Center Pre-bid meeting May 10, 2012 and May 17, 2012 both
at 2:00PM at the City Hall.
Kittson County is working on updating the 5
year hazard mitigation plan and the city can participate with the
county or would have to develop their own plan. Olson moved to participate
with the county hazard mitigation plan and authorize the clerk to
execute the agreement, second by Barron and carried.
The Council reviewed the final county
commissioner redistricting information received from the Kittson
Council reviewed the April City and Liquor
Store financial information, Liquor Store Daily sales and gambling
Council set Liquor Store Inventory for July
1, 2012 at 2:00PM.
Mike Olson reported that the fire department
is working on specs for a fire truck. He reported that there is a
need for a 20% down payment to hold a truck. The council would need to
act fast if an appropriate truck is found.
Council Adjourned as there was no further
Carol Johnson, Clerk/Treasurer
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